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Battlestations: NG. What is this and why it shold be created.

Battlestations: NG. What is this and why it shold be created.

The title - Battlestations: NG is only temporary title. We can change NG or even Battlestations in the future. The title is really not important at this moment.

As we can read on Home Page - Square Enix decided to close Eidos Hungary. It means the old developper team is fired and they will not work on any new DLC or any new Batrlestations game.

And after months of researching we probably lost our hope for breaking MMOD format. A fileformat for units and models using in both: BSP and BSM. We also tried to get help from Eidos (it not working) and from Eidos Hungary devs (they answered to us, promised that "we will try to help you" but after 3 months of waiting we can only say that, they will not help us.

In short it means - we are alone. And Battlestations is intended to be extinct. Like dinosaurs.

With all these facts new Battlestations game created by us (Midway Modders) is the only hope.

We are not sure we can do it. We can promise that - we will try. We also have a hope for bigger support coming from community. It means - from You.

How much time it can take ? We don't know. A year, maybe two. We will see and we will keep informing comunity about progress.At this moment it's only a beginning.

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Just keep doing what yr doing peeps,everyone that still plays greatly appreciates all that the modding team are doing to keep this game alive.
Any thing that the team comes up with is better than what we have.
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A list of unit ideas is ready and at your disposal, Est.  And I have many ideas for maps.

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It's a great idea, will it be free to play? ae

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and how will we get people who aren't members of BS.EU to know to play?

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pillyg wrote:

It's a great idea, will it be free to play?

Yes - that's the main idea. Something like Wolfenstein Enemy Territory. Free to download, free to play. However, we must invest some money to buy some licenses. Especially license for game engine. So it's possible we will change status from freeware to donateware. But only for these who wants to donate.

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and how will we get people who aren't members of BS.EU to know to play?

BS.EU has 2200 unique visitors per month. Big number of them is interesting with playing BSM. New game will be very similar to BSM. We decided to try to create  it, because we want to add more units, more nationalities, more weapons and we can't do it with existing BSM engine. We also want to have control on graphic of the game - improve it a little. It's not so hard, because BSM was released almost 4 years ago, when Pixel Shader 2.0 was best  possible option. Now we have 4.0.

Have you aver tried to ask Google for "Midway Modders Mappack 1 download"??? There is about 40 sites offering our mappacks. And it's only mod. I'm ;a;smost sure, the game will be more easy to promote it. There is also big job for our members. Keep adding info about our project on some websites. Especially game websites. But not now. Hard to promote something what does not exists. Give us some time.

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When the game is finished, how do you plan on advertising this game?

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M0n3y wrote:

When the game is finished, how do you plan on advertising this game?

At this moment it's not so important - i just didn't think about this yet. But try ask Google for Midway Modders Mappack. As you will see, mappacks are offered not only by bs.eu ae

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O est, i didnt know all of that. Wow. BS.EG has gotten popular ab
NVM then

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perfect example of "if you want something get done, do it yourself."
Keep up the work!

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is global target definition done?

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no, as of yet nothing has been done concerning the engine.
In fact not much has been done in general.

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Idea is very good, but seems to be very difficult to put in process.

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I just would like to know, has anything been done regarding the game at this point?

ie. What we want, a basic idea of the style of the game (By this I mean are we going with a Midway type storyline with us focusing on one character going through WWII, or a Pacific style storyline where we don't follow a specific character), or even if roles have been established (By this I mean do we know who our core group of modders is for making this game)

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Oh, and BTW, as for an official title of this new game, well that depends on what direction we will go in.

ie. Are we just doing WWII, or will we also do WWI and the interwar period?
    Are we just doing the Pacific, or will we also do the Atlantic.  Perhaps even the African or Aleutian fronts?
    Are we going to do Ships and planes equally, or put more emphasis on one than the other? 
    (BTW, will we include Amphibious operations?  I'd like to have levels that have Tarawa, D-Day, and others like that)

  *Of course, we CAN NOT use "Battlestations" in the title, because Edios probably has copyright on that name

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