|Science Office Report|
Welcome to my seventh public report as a Science Officer, way late on account of being a absentminded professor like Science Officer besides trying to be a mad scientist ;).
CA:SCO: Admiral Darkhill is currently still working on a new patch installer for X-Wing Alliance (which should evolve into a format for all games) and a new asteroid patch for TIE Disk. Also he made a model for the “Genko” Shippack.
SCOA: After consideration Admiral Darkhill has, like I have, decided to go without an assistant for a bit longer. My apologies to the people that applied – thank you for showing interest, we’ll keep your application on file and dig them up once we do need more help.
New Site: What still needs to be done is mostly php work: the File and Patch archives have been designed to become a compendium much like the Battle Centre: with mirrors for the files, data on each patch, ratings, reviews and bug reports.
XWA Patch installer: Providing a simpler way to install patches to varied slots in all windows operating systems via an actual program instead of the current batch files. Should make it easier to install patches besides each other and to see which replace what. In research stage mostly, which is what the SCOA is mostly needed for.
XvT/BoP/TIE95 Ship patches: This project’s goal is to add all the original and Order of Battle craft that are still “missing” from these games, like the SSD in TIE and XvT, the Medium Transport in all etc While pretty far already (about 77% done), working on XWA craft at the moment.
XWA Ship patches: Primarily the plan is to clear out the backlog of craft arranged by earlier SCO’s and such, like the Trithan Interceptor (Kermee), the Hyperion (Den), the Alvaakian Craft (me) and the new fighter for Avenger Squadron (AES). The Trithan Interceptor is now ready, working on the Hyperion – which should be done this week.
XWA Enemy Ship Packs: The plan is to create several multi-ship patches that install 5 different enemy craft of a particular theme at once on the same 5 slots for each pack. The first pack is that based on the “Genko System” (2 fighters, a transport a capital ship and a platform.). Modelling is 80% done, texturing 25%. Further texturing is on hold for the Ship patches projects to clear but can be finished shortly after that.
I think that's it - If I've forgotten anything or if you have comments, suggestions or corrections, let me know via email. Don't forget that all the projects are described in more detail on the SCO site.
(use only firstname.lastname@example.org for official SCO mails.) or ICQ (9706474).
Preferably do not mail large files to me, but DCC them via IRC – I’m practically
always online at #emperor’s_hammer and #tiecorps using the nick MindB_ndr
Until next time, good luck and have fun!