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  • #57116

    sscadmin
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    Hi Everyone

    The members of the elite-games.ru community gave SSC the ok to help spread the word about FFED3D which is a D3D remake of Frontiers: First Encountiers. With elite gamers website being in russian it is a little difficult to navigate and find all the info on FFED3D so thought it would nice to have a english area and a file repository to store mod files and updates to this remake.

    You can access the download area here: downloads.php?cat=37

    If people can to make it easier navigating the threads if you post something directly to the forums just let people know it is a FX, Model, Music or texture file.

    So upload your ship mods, music, videos, meshes etc and have fun chatting about FFED3D in the forums and do let people know this area exists so people can try this great project.

    -D1-

    #64280

    Steve
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    Do the videos work with FFED3D (I see you’ve got them for download). It was my understanding that they won’t work until the next release 😕

    #64281

    sscadmin
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    I will have to test them or ask the question on elite-gamer and find out unless someone can let us know. All I have to do is change the description on the download put its up there.

    #64282

    PINBACK
    Member

    Excellent work Darkone.

    theres about three bugs that I can think of ,off hand.

    1 Vista user may encounter a bug with the icons in the hud.

    Which forces them to click just below the icon to get it to work.

    the solution to this is to turn off the Areo interface and side bar.

    2 There are two new eagle models but only one of them can be used in the game.As using both causes

    a graphical glitch.

    3 IIRC there is a mission which will crash the game when you jump into that system.

    It also happens when you are not playing the mission.just can’t remenber which system it was.

    Darkone wrote:
    I will have to test them or ask the question on elite-gamer and find out unless someone can let us know. All I have to do is change the description on the download put its up there.

    You only get sound at the moment in the vids.I think the next build will have them in along

    with the targeting tunnels.

    #64283

    Steve
    Member
    PINBACK wrote:

    theres about three bugs that I can think of ,off hand.

    1 Vista user may encounter a bug with the icons in the hud.

    Which forces them to click just below the icon to get it to work.

    the solution to this is to turn off the Aero interface and side bar.

    There’s a much nicer solution to this which I posted at the Frontier Forums here – it operates just when you run FFED3D so you don’t have to keep switching Aero on and off 🙂

    PINBACK wrote:

    2 There are two new eagle models but only one of them can be used in the game.As using both causes

    a graphical glitch.

    Yeah, it will be nice when that one’s sorted

    PINBACK wrote:

    You only get sound at the moment in the vids.I think the next build will have them in along

    with the targeting tunnels.

    Yay, FFE videos 😆

    #64284

    PINBACK
    Member
    Steve wrote:
    PINBACK wrote:

    Yay, FFE videos 😆

    Good to see someone else from the Frontier Forum posting here 😀

    #64285

    PINBACK
    Member

    I just go the game to work on my netbook with its Atom processor,integrated graphic and 1gb of ram. 😀

    What I cannot belive is that the game playes faster on this than on my Vista box. 😮

    Now all I have to do is down load all the new models again.

    And buy a mouse as these mousepad thing are useless.

    The tube station is just awesome.

    station2.jpg

    Pity the dublin lettering spoils it,hum I need to go ask a question.

    #64286

    sscadmin
    Member

    So that tube station model I uploaded should look like this one? That is a nice station model. It’s nice that FFED3D is pretty portable. You can throw it on a USB stick and off you go.

    #64287

    PINBACK
    Member

    Anyone wanting a F.A.Q about FFE have a look at this link.

    http://www.jades.org/ffefaq2.htm

    DreamZzz test of a new water shader

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8JzYYI3ne8&feature=related[/youtube]

    Link for the English forum on Elite games.

    http://www.elite-games.ru/conference/vi … hp?t=47373

    And the main Russian forum for FFED-3D.

    http://www.elite-games.ru/conference/viewforum.php?f=43

    As D1 noted in the sign up thread you need to use a translator here.

    Guaranteed to drive you nuts with it translation, 😀 but worth doing as theres lot of

    interesting stuff here.

    #64288

    PINBACK
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    boa.jpg

    Check out the landing gear bridge animation on the new boa freighter

    AWESOME

    You can find some save games on jades site here.

    http://www.jades.org/download.htm#commanders

    #64289

    Woffin
    Member

    Hi there, I just stumbled across this project on the web, saw some videos and screenshots of the released version and it looks ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! 😀 I used to to play this game non stop as a child and would love to do so again, only one problem. I have a mac lol.

    Is there any version of this remake that would work on a mac? Or is there any way of getting my mac to run this? Let me know and keep up the fantastic work 🙂

    #64290

    PINBACK
    Member

    Hi Woffin

    As far as I kown Iam afraid your out of luck for a mac version of the game.

    Inless theres any way you can emulate a windows system on a mac. ❓

    #64291

    Woffin
    Member

    There is a way, by using an application called Bootcamp. It allows you to partition your hard drive and run Windows off it, letting you choose between OSX and Windows on bootup. Only thing is that it requires a valid copy of Windows to install in the first place lol, and it seems a bit OTT installing an entire operating system just to play one game 🙂

    Thanks for the help though!

    #64292

    Stardreamer
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    Woffin, if you sell your Mac you should be able to buy at least two similar spec PC’s to run FFE on. Worth thinking about. 😆

    I also love what the Russians are doing for this old game but I can’t help but wish that they could do something about the terrible flight system. Combat in FFE is still a joke. Still, if you can get past that it really is a gorgeous mod. Dammit, now I want to play it with all the new ships and models in. I think my weekend is going to be a busy one!

    #64293

    sscadmin
    Member
    Stardreamer wrote:
    Woffin, if you sell your Mac you should be able to buy at least two similar spec PC’s to run FFE on. Worth thinking about.

    Guess I might have to make a PC or Mac thread in the polls area, the flame wars are about to begin 🙂

    There are quite a few russian made space games that look good over the years that just never got ported over. FFED3D is one of the better elite remakes most definitely, Oolite not technically a remake but still has the same premise.

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