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What's happening with PR:BF2?
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Posted 2013-12-04 at 05:26 by [R-DEV]AncientMan


Let me start this off by saying that PR:BF2 is not dead. So if it's not dead you ask, then why haven't we been releasing updates? The answer to that one is a long one.

At the present time, only I have the ability to make updates. After v1.0.36.0, I was forced to stop doing PR work as I had to focus on my final semester of University. When you're pulling 18 hour days for almost 2 months, working on a mod in your spare time (spare time?) isn't going to happen. Sure though, other devs were in the same boat, having to focus on real life stuff, but the main problem was pretty much me and the inability for anyone to make builds.

But that's now done, I passed (yay!), and while I'm hunting for game development jobs, it's about that time to get PR happening again .

The first thing that is going to happen is I'm going to train up a few devs on how to make builds and updates, and give them the access that they need to achieve that. I already had this done essentially with BloodyDeed, but with him retiring around the same time that I needed to focus on Uni, that left the team with no one able to make builds. So, the problem of development stopping since I bailed is going to be fixed, because that wasn't good at all.

We have a bunch of stuff ready to go for a new update (which will be a big one), but we also have a few more things that still need to be done and/or finished off. We're still looking into the issues with stability and performance, but to be completely honest, we have no fucking idea what's going on there. Yep, exactly. So maybe we might get lucky, maybe we won't, but we haven't given up yet. The next update has a whole bunch of things in there to address some of the issues, and we'll see if it helps at all. Heh, that sounds promising doesn't it...

Additionally, there's various bugs that have been fixed, and there's some really cool new features as well that should make things a bit more interesting. Not sure if all of them will be in the next update, but we'll see.

If everything goes well in testing, we should have the next update out before Christmas. Hopefully anyway...

As for the plan after that. There are a few maps that are WIP and are very near completion (Sangin!!!), and there's some other features that are being worked on as well. There's also Falklands and Normandy that can hopefully get finished to PR quality by the community and released properly as well. So yeah, there's still stuff we can do

But in the grand scheme of things, you're not going to see massive updates anymore, not after v1.0. It's going to be small updates every now and then instead. Pretty much as long as there's players, there should be developers making stuff.

Alright, so that should be enough to let you know what's going on in PR:BF2 Dev Land. As for some other news, looks like ModDB's Mod of the Year (and IndieDB's Indie of the Year) competition is up and running again, so be sure to vote for PR:BF2 and PR2, links are below. Remember to log in before voting!



And that should be about it. Be on the look out for a new update soon. Enjoy

PS: If you're interested in my Uni major project, it's called Downfall, and you can check it out here. But be warned, it's horribly unoptimized, likely won't run on your machines above 30 FPS, it's missing a lot of features like sound, has some bugs, so it's pretty much what you'd call an alpha. But it's still pretty cool IMO, not bad for a 3 man team in 8 weeks from complete scratch . Maybe it might get finished sometime down the road.
Updated 2013-12-04 at 05:51 by [R-DEV]AncientMan
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    SANGUE-RUIM's Avatar
    it all comes down to good news

    thx
    Posted 2013-12-04 at 09:59 by SANGUE-RUIM SANGUE-RUIM is offline
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    K4on's Avatar
    This blog entry was strongly needed.
    Posted 2013-12-04 at 10:31 by K4on K4on is offline
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    camo's Avatar
    SANGIN! SANGIN! i'm so pumped for that map.
    Posted 2013-12-04 at 11:04 by camo camo is offline
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    Steeps's Avatar
    Don't accept a shitty developer job when you have this entire mod on your portfolio!

    Good job with your degree! (Well I assume you got a degree)
    Posted 2013-12-04 at 11:10 by Steeps Steeps is offline
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    DesmoLocke's Avatar
    In a perfect world, you'd get a job at DICE and help fix BF4 while making the big bucks! But I hope for even better things for you. Congrats!
    Posted 2013-12-04 at 12:24 by DesmoLocke DesmoLocke is offline
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    ChallengerCC's Avatar
    Nice unity game.
    For an alpha its a realy cool game.
    Posted 2013-12-04 at 12:25 by ChallengerCC ChallengerCC is offline
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    Wakain's Avatar
    Thanks for giving clarity about PR, and congrats with your uni!
    Posted 2013-12-04 at 12:32 by Wakain Wakain is offline
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    Kerryburgerking's Avatar
    YES SANGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Posted 2013-12-04 at 14:34 by Kerryburgerking Kerryburgerking is offline
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    XSHADOWGX's Avatar
    Thanks for the update. Congrats on your exam!
    P.S. you could have talked about PR 2 just a little bit : you little tease!!
    Posted 2013-12-04 at 15:39 by XSHADOWGX XSHADOWGX is offline
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    Thanks a lot for all of your work!
    Posted 2013-12-04 at 18:19 by InFA~Bullet~ InFA~Bullet~ is offline
 

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