OK here is the roadmap proposal:
<LI>July 2001: Korax Mod 1.1
<LI>August 2001 - somewhen in Fall 2001: Korax Arena
<LI>July 2001 - who knows when: Korax' Heritage
Korax Mod 1.1
A lot of bugfixes are already done. What remains is making some new screens (credits & help screens), updating the manual, finishing up the possession spell, creating the berserker mode for the fighter and some smaller adjustments.
Optionally some more 3D models could be inserted. Plus, what I was thinking of, what about patching up the Winnowing Hall with some of the cool stuff we've got in the Korax engine? Like changing the top of the bell tower somewhat and putting up a cool 3D roof on it, or - yes hey, I nearly forgot about this one! - do you know the first door you see in Hexen, the one that leads into the chapel? It was a VERY cool effect back in '95 that the door didn't just slid up like in DOOM and Heretic, but actually opened like a real door... well, what about the door breaking down in KMOD 1.1? You want to open it, you hear a crash, you see splinters flying everywhere and the door is laying on the floor, broken... [img]images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
Other ideas for KMOD are also wanted.
Though Cooperative seems to be working fine in KMOD 1.1 (it doesn't work at all in 1.0), deathmatch doesn't make any sense with this single-player mod and there are no team multiplayer mods anyway. The idea is to create a multiplayer-only mod for Hexen with the Korax engine. The main points would be 1) that we've got more RPG features than any other multiplayer mod ever and 2) to invent absolutely new multiplayer modes you can't find in any of the shiny-new super-3D games out there... we've already 3 of them set down as an idea:
<UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Critter Hunt
<LI>Kill the Heresiarch
I'll explain them in another posting as this is basically about roadmap (and it's already too long)
Development of this main project would go on all the time... on KMOD, only Remi, Camper and I have to work and maybe one or 2 other ppl for a short time only (like if Kendrome is willing to create the roof and the breaking down door). And on Korax Arena, not all have to work neither, and also some parts of what we do there can be used in the main game as well.
Most important things for the main game are <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>to lay down the main story lines, design the world and make a list of the locations and their general characteristics
<LI>to find out exactly what 3D engine features will yet be implemented into the Korax engine so that final levels can be designed
Why this roadmap? Korax Mod seems to be relatively popular (we got a lot of feedback), and there are a few issues that have to be addressed (like the non-working multiplayer).
As for Korax Arena, I find it cool and also I find it a good way to help us learn how to work together as a team. Also, the mistakes we make there, we won't repeat in the main game where it might be much more crucial.
...OK, let the discussion begin! [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]