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New major project - newbie modders welcome

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Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:21 am

New major project - newbie modders welcome

This post is directed primarily to newbie modders, but experianced ones and especially modders with who i have already worked with are very welcome to read it and to join the project.

The whole thing is about my new project called
Freelancer: Infinity Total Conversion

(The forums and site are still in work but will be opened very soon, I will let you know about it. At the date/time of this post you wont have access yet.)

...continued in next post to keep 1st one small...


edit: Here is the link to our forums:
Infinity TC site and forums

Infinity TC Mod Leading Developer

Edited by - LordFjord on 9/28/2004 12:28:09 PM

Edited by - LordFjord on 10/11/2004 1:34:59 AM

edit: fixed typo in your subject title - para

Edited by - parabolix on 11/11/2004 2:34:27 PM

Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:24 am

I will give you a veryvery short overview about the project, a lot more detailed information can be found on our site soon.

- it will be a RPG mod, once it reaches a good state we will provide an "official" server for it, but it will also be available here on TLR for download.

- the setting is completely independant from FL. we found that the existing FL universe has been overexploited by many servers, we want to have complete freedom in designing and shaping the universe. all with an eye on balance and longtime-playability and extendability.

- the mod or better call it total conversion will touch nearly all areas of modding, some in a similar way like the Excelcia mod, my previous project, did. We have already many custom ships, many worked out concepts and designs for the mod - and a whole new universe - less but very well made and bigger systems as known from vanilla FL.

- we have a core team consistin of 4-6 modders right now, some of them are very experianced modders. (like me )
however, we need more support, and this is why i post this thread here in this forum. this is where YOU , yes, you the newbie modder comes in.
We intended to get some new faces for the project, train them for the required tasks, helping them to learn more about FL-modding (in exchange they make small parts of the project).
If they are willing, patient and dedicated then i can promise them to learn a LOT about FL modding in general, but also about designing huge FL projects like ours. They will touch many areas of modding, including some fancy things that will be unique to the place (i am, ... hmm.. known for weirdo ideas )
you will get an insight of the workings of the "magic" inis, you can bring in your own ideas and shape a part of the universe we will create.

Why do i do this?
Reasons are pretty obvious. I have a big project, I want to get it done asap so i need more manpower, as my time is limited to 24 hours a day. I hope to catch some attention and popularity for the mod and project, so when its done we can form a nice RPG community and enjoy playing with our work.
Most experianced FL modders are already running some projects, so i am trying to build and tutor a team from scratch.
I have written quite some (and quite good imo) tutorials already and i tutored many modders of my team (and others) myself.
I already built a huge and successful mod (Excelcia). I learned from my mistakes back then and i want to make things even better. I enjoy tutoring people and see how they develop and see some new genuisses (spelling?) come up.
One reason (yeah i admit it) is kinda to bind new talents in one or another way to the project. if they see how we work, if they see and enjoy success then they are a lot more likely to stay with us, which is important in the long run.

With this post i would like to invite everyone who has:
- time
- patience
- dedication to a project
to our site and forums (opened soon for public, watch the news till then).
Be part of one of the best planned TCs ever made for FL - learn FL modding - enjoy your time with a nice team.

Fjord aka "Teh Fjord Monster"

pls post here if you want to comment this whole new idea (so far noone attempted something like this) or if you want to sign up. would be nice to have the support of lancers and some old modding vets for this (tell me what u think bout this, i need/want feedback)

icq - see my profile (nick: SilentBob)
msn - (only msn, no mail pls)

Edit: This is an experiment. It mihgt go well, in this case im happy, but if it fails then we will make this mod the "normal" way.

Infinity TC Mod Leading Developer

Edited by - LordFjord on 9/28/2004 12:28:34 PM

Edited by - LordFjord on 9/28/2004 12:40:20 PM

Edited by - LordFjord on 9/28/2004 1:02:21 PM

Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:45 am

Hi, id love to help out in this project. Unfortunatly, i know nothing about modding but i do knowa few things about computers andhow to fiddle with things in folders, programs etc
same for email

Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:23 pm

Sry, PizzaPete, but you have already made yourself a name here. I do have a good memory on some (if not many but still some) incidents that happened here some time ago.

to make it short:
1 2 3
= a NO for you. unlike you I DO HAVE a reputation to lose

can the moderators pls delete any flames in this thread?

i really want to try this experiment and hlp newbie modders. but only ones who meet the 3 requirements. of Pizzapete i DO know that he wont be much use. sorry dude, this is how things turn out in the end. its nothing personal. its not your name. but the attitude.

Tnx, Fjord

Infinity TC Mod Leading Developer

Edited by - LordFjord on 9/28/2004 1:24:15 PM

Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:26 pm

Awwww, but i knew what i did was wrong and i havent done anything like it lately.
I really hoped i could help out, ieven have some ideas that could change everything and i know that these things are possible if enough work is putin

Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:52 pm


Count me in, basically what I am doing right now is editing ini's check out my cruiser for a small piece of my work.

a child of five could understand this....
fetch me a child of five

Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:10 pm

hey fjord....if you need another guinea pig i can help you've helped me tons in the past like chips did... so i would love the honor of returning the favor

if you are interested in ym help please by all means ask i am sure as shootin ready

"To live is to die....but living is to die slowly..why waste time on trivial things just play as hard as you can"

Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:00 pm

tnx guys, you will be very welcome. Its just a matter of a few days till our site admin has finished messing with the site and forum final touches, you wont miss it.
I will also take all my old tuts over to the new forums and overwork/finish them.


Infinity TC Mod Leading Developer

Post Tue Sep 28, 2004 10:12 pm

Hey dude if u need any help with systems im your man but there are a couple of things the i dont know like how to get population zones to work and placing NPCs at bases also make jumpgates face the right way, so like is said i can make a system.

Talking About Art Is Like Dancing About Architectur (David Bowie)

Post Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:22 am

thats great fjord!...just post when the site is ready. Can't wait!

"To live is to die....but living is to die slowly..why waste time on trivial things just play as hard as you can"

Post Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:07 am

If I wasn't working for an unknown mod for an unknown server, I would help you out Fjord (This ISN'T a joke )!

If you got any problem though, ask and I'll try to answer my best

btw I think I didn't thank you for the awesome help you gave me for my mod (1M mission and all). You should see it available really soon

Edited by - Friendly_Fire on 9/29/2004 9:07:30 AM

Post Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:08 pm

You're being unfair to pizzapete. He deserves a second chance to prove himself to us.

Leader of the Republic Mod Team.
"Criminal Organisations don't just spring up overnight. It's a conspiracy" - overheard on a a Liberty comm frequency

Post Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:25 pm

@Zack : He invented a story about a super big mod and maintained it up for alot of time... How the hell could Fjord trust him? He could do whatever he wants, and maybe ruin his own rep again, and Fjord's one by the same way..

My 2 cents..

Post Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:38 pm

I know exactly what he did. I was around at that time.

Leader of the Republic Mod Team.
"Criminal Organisations don't just spring up overnight. It's a conspiracy" - overheard on a a Liberty comm frequency

Post Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:12 pm

I really want to try at least a bit of modding to see how its done and mabye so i can toy around withother mods and things like that.
Im sorry bout what i did before and i really want to prove that.
Even if you wont let me try modding then can i do some testing please?

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