Hi there, this is Imperial_Ace from "The Futile". This mod started out a while back, with the hopes of adding a new race into Dark Crusade which has never been seen before in the 40k universe. And for the last time - no it's not going against GW's IP copyright -_-; there's a post on our own forums explaining why (you can find the link to our forums on most of our news posts at DowFiles). If there are people who still think it's a breach of copyright... You are stupid. The fluff we have created for the race shows they are not from outside the 40k universe. So we're not mixing things from the 40k universe with other things, or mixing races from different companies who hold IP for said races (for example we're not adding aliens from Halo). Right, now that's out of the way - what can you expect to see from The Futile? And how much progress have we made? Well The Futile will be a race of mostly hovering miner drones. There won't be too many of them on the field at once but they will be able to jump far and often. This will give them high mobility. There will be a couple of squad based units, simply because of the game mechanics. An army that can't reinforce at all is a dead army. If you want to learn the fluff behind our race and how they fit into the 40k universe, visit our forums. Progress so far: We have a mapper, honor Hand, who is mapping for us. We have three modellers, Myself, Divine Authority and Hybrid Reality. We have Two Animators, Divine Authority and Hybrid Reality. We have Two Texture Artists, Myself and Divine Authority. We have one UI Texture Artist - Zombie Dragon We do not have a coder/DoW mod tool veteran This means that we are all trying to learn how to code Dark Crusade. It's a little difficult but if no one turns up to help us I expect we'll get there. It will just take an age. Anyway, here are some images. ______________ Giga Drill This titanic drill is summoned by the "Orbiter" intelligence drone to burrow into the enemy base. It deals damage to nearby units and structures, it then releases a few swarmer drones into the chaos. Futility (Relic Unit) This giant hovertank mounts various mining and gem cutting lasers. It can cut down most foes with ease. This - combined with its mobility makes it a powerful unit on the field. Walker One of the few non-hover units in a Futile commanders arsenal, this is a large mobile tank killer. Dissassembler Once used by the miner drones to dissasemble slag and waste from mining operations, to be burned and possibly re-used. Now it slices and burns enemy infantry sections doing colossal morale damage. Combat Drone Your basic, non-squad based combat drone. Swarmer Drone The only swarm based squad unit the Futile use. Often deployed by the giga-drill. Small, with a front optical camera mounted centrally and no ranged weaponry. Effective in melee against most infantry. ______________ None of the above apart from the giga-drill have been textured completely. Most of them have no textures at all. All of the above models and textures were done by me with the exception of the Walker which was done by Hybrid Reality. We already have many more units, structures etc. Some more exciting than those above. I can't be bothered to post them all though. We all work in 3DSmax version 7-8. Thanks in advance for any offered coding support or comments - Imp
Hey man !! these models are really good !! go on !! :D
I don't know if you noticed my comment about a pair of scissors on dowfiles.com but for an advanced race of robot miners to leave wires open to the elements seems a bit backwards. Maybe you should put some form of cover over these? Otherwise Iam impressed and this mod looks like it's coming along nicely.
Yeah we've scrapped those wires now heh. Shame, they looked fun :( Too many poly's though :)
agreed they did look cool, wires do make things look more robotic. But you have to make things believable. Sorry for spoiling your fun ;)
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Good one DH. Got to it right before I did.;)