UFO2000 can use TFTD maps now


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#1 serge

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Posted 08 January 2004 - 09:26 PM

You can download the latest beta-version of ufo2000 to play multiplayer games with your friiends using TFTD maps. What do you think about this?
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Posted 09 January 2004 - 01:20 PM

You mean you just stole the maps from TFTD? I thought you were meant to be remaking it... It doesn't sound like it's all that different so far :)
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Go check em out, UFO TFTD and Apocalypse all under one roof!!!

Also why not check out XCom : Colonisation over in the special projects forum. Won't kill you if you do, might kill you if you don't!

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 07:13 PM

Serge, you mean the map chunks, from which the battlescape was composed. And what about the lighting? I mean, the battlescape in TFTD has some blue tint. And also bubbles :)

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 05:47 PM

The Veteran, on Jan 9 2004, 04:20 PM, said:

You mean you just stole the maps from TFTD? I thought you were meant to be remaking it... It doesn't sound like it's all that different so far :spam:

UFO2000 goal is to remake the whole game at some point in the future. Currently we have a working remake of game engine, but have almost no our own graphics. So UFO2000 can use grahics and maps from X-COM and TFTD, but we do not distribute data files from X-COM and TFTD with the game. So getting a copy of X-COM and TFTD is up to the user (the user can buy it legally, download and use data files from X-COM DEMO with UFO2000 or even use illegal copy from a warez site - all this is not our problem).

That's not very convenient for users, I mean somewhat difficult install procedure. But it is better than having a working engine and do not use it at all but search for people to remake the graphics (and wait for another few years :) ).

A new remade graphics will be added to the game eventually (by the way, if there are skilled art designers reading this forum, you can join our project, you can mail me serge@lxnt.info), but  I don't think that the support for original X-COM data files will be ever discontinued.

X-COM engine still outperforms engines of all the other tactical squad based strategies. It supports multiple levels, realistic land surface (hills and mountains), is fully destructible. JA2 for example has only a single level (a roof does not count), flat landscape and limited destruction. UFO: Aftermath is even worse, you can't enter the buildings, and have many other limitations. That's why UFO2000 uses an engine very close to X-COM, this will allow us to have a superior X-COM remake in the future (IMHO of course :) ).

cyrus said:

Serge, you mean the map chunks, from which the battlescape was composed. And what about the lighting? I mean, the battlescape in TFTD has some blue tint. And also bubbles
Just try it yourself :)
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Posted 11 January 2004 - 12:58 AM

In geographical detail, yes, X-Com engine is more detailed. But in detalisation of combat, JA2 is a step further, I think. It has much more  different movement options, swimming, knocking down by explosion blast and so on.

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 07:51 PM

dizzy+knockdown is broken...

oh wait that's me being addicted to SW:G.  ignore that...

Anyway, I stopped playing SW:G and started TFTD actually, really refreshing.

Can't wait to see my first lobsterman. :devil:
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Posted 12 January 2004 - 12:10 PM

Bulma scratch made us a 100*100 4 level tactical arena :spam: If that isn't better than the one the originals use I don't know what is! It also uses graphics way better than the originals whilst still avoiding the crapness of Apocalypse :)

I know what you mean about complicated installs though :) We still have quite a few bugs as far as universal operations go! And you need about three or four downloads to run it at the moment :) Every release gets closer to finished though!
Welcome back to the wonderful world of Fan-fiction! (it's short for fantastic!)
Go check em out, UFO TFTD and Apocalypse all under one roof!!!

Also why not check out XCom : Colonisation over in the special projects forum. Won't kill you if you do, might kill you if you don't!




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