Howdy folks! Sorry for not having a news post for such a long time. Between real life & spring time activities, seems SG development has slacked off a bit. Tequila is ready for a 1.1b5 test, but I asked him to hold off in the hopes that we'd have a little something extra to add in the way of revised or new maps. Unfortunately, not much of that has happened amongst the dev team mappers so far although there are some works in progress. (I'm to blame as much or more than anyone... dang it.)
However, I do have some news to report. First off a big ol' YEE-HAW
is in order for Pardner & his new bride! That's right, there is a Mrs. Pardner now!
Swing by this forum thread
if you'd like to offer congratulations. Yippee-kai-yay Pard!
Seems there is a Smokin' Guns contest that's taking place!? I grabbed this news snippet from IRC. (Lucky I was idling there at the time. Otherwise, this might have been missed. Post stuff like this in our forum amigos!)[13:57] <v1__> if any of you are interested, and you don't already know, rmrcomic.com is holding a SG contest, the rules are on the site, or you can ask me (aka Jacob [in the game])
[13:57] <v1__> it's going all month.
Looks like they're rewarding some pretty cool prizes to the winners! Several different style t-shirts, shoes & a skateboard! Check it out here
& muchas gracias to rmrcomic.com
for such a nice contest! Head over to their server for a chance to win! Here's a photo of one of many prizes up for grabs.
Torhu has released an update for his independant SG (& other Q3 based games) server browser. Read about it here.
It's a highy recommended download for Windows users & many of us here use it daily to check server activity. Plus, it's a very quick way to find rmrcomic.com's server!
I have upgraded our TeamSpeak server
to the new TeamSpeak3.
!NuB!Donut has posted screenshots & a download to a first attempt, with assistance from !NuB!Muffin, at a new SG Level. I'm sure they would appreciate it if you gunslingers would give this map a try & post feedback here.
Always good to see new folks trying their hand at level design & we should all encourage new mappers to keep at it.
Joe Kari has posted a new tutorial
for making map models that will surely come in handy. Plus, the tool that he explains how to use is free for download!
Please forgive me if I've forgotten anything. Reply here if I have, so I can add any further newsworthy notes.
So what's the outlook right now? Version 1.1b5 will be next... hopefully with something in the way of a new, official map. But I don't want Tequila to wait forever, so we'll release something soon whether we can do that or not. It's so hard to sit behind a pc when spring is in the air.