Its nearly been a year of Summer 101's development. A lot of progress was taken slowly but nicely during the year. As my first mod making Summer 101 so far has been a great journey and learning experience. I got to meet new friends and modders willing to help me which really touched me. Many members have come and gone as well as have been very busy. However it was still an amazing experience with modding so far.
At the moment many mambers have stopped working on it for a while, however I am mapping and writing more conversations with a unique story concept for single player and planning multiplayer to make it even better than DXMP. WCCC is kindly returning and helping me out with coding. DJ, who has given me a lot of code, textures and models has left the mod for a while but can still help in small amounts.
It has been a hard year with school and film making interfering with modding but it will improve later during Summer 1
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The illumonic forum is back online. I received word that Vodun will return soon so I can scrap my version of his replacement! I hope he returns soon as he is a very important person involved with this mod.
Stay tuned as DJ and I are going to be ready for more news soon!
My team has slowed down with their own real world responsibilities while I am speeding up as it is my holiday. The forum hosted by illumonic is down since the admin hasn't renewed the site. Vodun, my loyal mapper hasn't been around since April, sadly he did not give me his latest content, so I have to map the school my self hopefully without messing it up.
So far we are working on the new HUD, new maps, new textures, artwork and a lot of other things.
The old website forum is up again and will be used until further notice. Summer 101's progress is existing, only slowing down for a little while. But I assure you, you will be spoiled like crazy with media once my team speeds their progress up.
Our new and very experienced mapper Vodun has decided to make the interior from scratch. Using the ideas out of the previous map, he is reconstucting the interior to create a more realistic feel and look. Already he has done well for the main hall, and I wish him the best of luck finishing the whole map off!
Below is a nice screenshot of the main hall Vodun made:
As Vodun is mapping, I am doing some programming adding the new elements of the mod and getting it ready for testing. There is still A LOT more work to do but at least we all know that this mod is going nicely and WILL NOT stop!
I have made more pogress, however others are willing to help! Now I have
2 More assistant Mappers
1 voice actor
AND, I have milkshape 3D now! The above helpers will receive credit when their work is done. The first gameplay video is planned! Also there is a basic idea for the story AND the training mission! :D My new mapper VodunLoas is working on the interior to give it a much more bigger overhaul than before. He said that more is to come for the next 2 weeks! 3 weapons are currently being made as well.
So now, the mod is definately making progress, I am so excited to release the media! We just gotta make enough progress to make it blow all of your minds! I would like to thank everyone that helped me so far!
Recuriting more mapper(s) for the school exterior so that the Pre-Alpha stage of the school can be done and missions can be tested and more can be created! Also I need some new reskinned characters for prefects, nerds, bullies (like greasers), girls and teachers on the double!
At the moment, I'am fiddling around with some coding adding new things and changing stuff to make the mod unique.
If you are interested, send me a picture or two of your work then I will give you to details!
Just to clarify work is still being done, work is being done. Laro is finishing off probably the last map he is making with us. I am polishing up the interior with new textures and new models. Soon new characters will be requested, after it is working on the exterior of the school and the story will be written.
Sometimes it is good not to plan too far ahead but everything is under control with Summer's development. New things will be introduced soon and programmers will be needed. If hopefully we have some good helpers we can unleash more media than you could imagine!
One last thing bear with us! exams and assignments are interrupting the development by only slowing it down a tiny bit. Play The Nameless Mod during the wait! :D
The main focus so far was making the school interior map. My good mapping friend has made me a few small maps to add onto the overall interior map. So far it is huge and fun to explore. Once a couple more sections like the gym and cafeteria which will attract more screen shots are done, all that is left is adding detail.
I am getting an optimized tool for the music tracks for those with slower and/or low spec computers. Also I am seeking code help on some forums as well as modeling.
Good progress in almost 2 months, things are going good which means the mod is definately not going to be dead. To those who are waiting for more out of DX modding, a new mod is coming. Stick with The Nameless Mod in the meantime, hopefully after that Summer 101 will be a smash hit.
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