And finally, this is currently a project I'm doing 100% on my own, but if it sounds interesting to you and you know C/C++, give me a shout! I'd love to get more things moving more quickly. https://github.com/x6herbius/afterburner-game
All I want the Alpha 0.1 release to be able to do is to let players play against each other in deathmatch maps. The last things that need to be completed on that front are making the menus acceptable and ensuring there are no massive bugs.
In Alpha 0.2 I'd like to include bots, so that testing and iterating core gameplay "in anger", so to speak, is much easier to do moving forwards.
The game should run on Windows, Mac and Linux, and play should be supported between any and all of these platforms. Support for Android and others could come in the future, but is not something I'm focusing on right now.
I recently upgraded my development laptop to a Dell XPS, so have the joy of being up close and personal with Windows again to get support working! 🤔
For player models we currently have the three most generic characters from Nightfire multiplayer: MI6 Stealth, Suit and Tux. The original meshes have been temporarily translated to use HLDM animations because the Nightfire animations (while actually artistically worse) use a more complicated rendering system. Adding support for this is planned, but will take significant work.
Getting the maps to work took a while, because my initial attempts to load in the genuine source files came up against a brick wall. The solution now is to de- and re-compile the maps into a Xash3D engine-friendly format.
Hence, we have (IMO) the two best Nightfire maps: DM Power and DM Island. These are brushwork only at this point - I'll explain why in a moment.
So progress hasn't been all that fast, because unfortunately I have this thing called a day job, but it has been steady. The current target is to be ready to build an Alpha 0.1, which will be the bare minimum required to play a cross-platform multiplayer deathmatch: a handful of weapons, player models and maps from the original game.
After playing Nightfire for a bit tonight, I came up with some cool gameplay ideas that I could implement in Afterburner when porting various aspects across.
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Gonna clean up some of my furry follows on here. If you haven't already, go follow @x6herbius!
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