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The moddb awards are upon us again and being such the FW:ToW mod team is taking a look back at all the accomplishments and milestones this year in a three part article series!

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The summer months were a great time of progress for the mod and as a Freelancer as a whole. What I mean by this is that W0dk4 added some functionality that has never before been seen in this game, and many people, including me, didn't even know was possible.
The first, was bringing the graphic engine of Freelaner up to date with the DX9 conversion project. W0dk4 first showed the power of this in his simple bloom and colour correction video which took the FL community by storm:>




At the moment, W0dk4 is working on getting the kinks out of specular mapping and normal mapping for the mod. This will allow us to create extremely high detailed models without increasing the poly count or computer requirements. He has shown us his prototype work and we will be releasing more information on this very, very soon!

Another amazing feature that W0dk4 added was a zoom function. This is a marvelous addition to Freelancer, particularly for capital ships.

The last huge feature W0dk4 added to Freelancer was his new tactical mode. Essentially, this mode will allow players to quickly survey the battlefield in an instant. It allows for more strategic and tactical battles. Below is the video blog describing the feature:



It's amazing what W0dk4 has done for this mod and for Freelancer. I say that because as soon as we release this mod, W0dk4 will work on a way to adapt these incredible features so the entire Freelancer Community can profit for his efforts. I look forward to seeing what will happen to the modding scene with this amazing features released to all mod developers.

The last thing I wanted to talk about in this year in review of FW:ToW development was the marvelous work of FriendlyFire, our resident effect designer. Instead of describing all the epic work he has done, I will let the videos speak for themselves:

Capital Ship Fuses and Explosions:

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And with that I will end this article. As you can see, the team has made some fantastic progress over the year on many fronts with the goal of creating the best Star Wars multiplayer space simulator as possible.

We hope like what you see and give us a vote for the MOTY awards.

As always, any questions, comments or suggestions are welcomed!

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KiwiWarrior
KiwiWarrior

you guys have the mod of the year in the bag =P

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

Oh, I doubt that but thank you for the enthusiasm.

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TWZCatinHat
TWZCatinHat

Use the force Sushi... use the force XD

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Radar11m
Radar11m

Good luck on getting the award I've voted for ya.

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

We'll need all the luck we can get. I'll be thrilled to be in the top 100 and over the moon for top 10.

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KodY
KodY

Was one of the first mods I voted for :)

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

Thank you!!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK

It is good to see all the progress you've made over the course of the year, well done guys, not long now eh?

Besto of luck for the MOTY.

:)

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

Ya, Beta is scheduled for April 2nd...it's coming fast.

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

The mod is looking great. It's simply amazing how much effort you all are putting in to it. Personally I can't wait to see the finished product. Best of luck with MotY!

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi

Many thanks, BoP. You have always been a voice of support for this mod and we appreciate it!

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ponyus
ponyus

what they said (and by they i mean the hundred of people loving this mod!)^^

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