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To start things off, this will be the last Zero Hour Update this year. There will be nothing else said on it (in terms of updates) until 2009. As those who have been following this project will have noticed by now, it has become silent. This isnâ€™t because it has been cancelled, or has stopped. Just that progress is going very slow at the moment (slower than normal). On top of that, Iâ€™ve got a lot going on at the moment, so lack time there.
Anyway, the good news is a release date. All I can give you is 2010. I say this because, if Zero Hour hasnâ€™t been finished and released by 2010, Iâ€™m going to give up on it. Itâ€™s as simple as that. Iâ€™ve been on this project for the best part of two or three years, and itâ€™s far from a completion stage. Come fall, 2010, Iâ€™ll assess the situation, see what Iâ€™ve got to do, and will then make a decision on it.
In regards to content, the four races have now been extended to six. The Breen and Tholian were going to make an appearance as map races, and I was going to create an expansion a few months after the release, completing the Breen and Tholian, and turning them into a fully playable sides. With the slow progress of what I already have however, I fear an expansion will never be done, thus Iâ€™m going all in, with everything.
As always, Iâ€™m after help with this project. For the moment, it is just me and Aad who are working on it. I have received the occasional aid from others every now and then, though nothing recent. Anyone who can help would be appreciated, though knowledge of the Armada II game, coding and layout is a must. Iâ€™ve not got time to train people up. In addition, modellers and those who can texture would be greatly appreciated (as they always are).
If anyone wishes to help (be it full time, or part time) then please do e-mail me.
Screenshots included are all those I have on my HDD. Iâ€™ve created a new logo and banner which Iâ€™ve sent in to A2Files too, so hopefully theyâ€™ll be up in the mod centre at some point (even though that appears to be severely dead at the moment).
In addition, those who know of it, the project forums over at MSFC could do with some discussion. The site has a few problems at the moment, and Majestic has disappeared. One such problem resides in the gallery, so no new screenshots there for a while.
This is more of a basic note that things are still happening. When I get some more time, Iâ€™ll get some new screenshots together, and get a few polls going (Iâ€™ve lots of questions that I need answering, in regards to what people would prefer to see) â€“ Nebula Variants, Heroes, Special Weapons etc.
Anyway, until 2009, this will be all. I hope interest follows.
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