High folks. I'm a web developer that has some serious love for the X Wing series. I have waited over a decade for another space sim from LA but they simply have not delivered. I am looking to get some help in starting a fan based remake of TIE Fighter and figured perhaps talking to some folks here (especially the people that have done the total conversion for XWA) would be the best place to get help.
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I think a fan remake is entirely within reason and the resources are there. It is simply too much work for me to do alone and would take forever to complete on my own. If anybody is interested in helping with this, please post in this thread.
It's been tried before, and it comes down to manpower and time. I've got the remains of one attempt after the lead programmer gave up. Yeah, a new TIE game would be awesome, but realize there's a very strong possibility that it won't get finished.
We all want a new X-Wing-style game or successor, but more than passion is required. Unless at least a core group of people can spend full-time on a game, it'll take so long that it'll be far outdated by the time it comes out. That's not to say that a lot of people from this community don't want to do something along these lines, just that it'll take something big to get it started. And less likely things have happened... sometimes. Something like what you described is my dream, too, but I'd need to have a lot of money first.
That said, most of the models for ships from TIE Fighter are complete. So... >.> What would you be asking the community to do? Most of the members of this community skilled in making game content are artists. If you want to program the game, you can use placeholders and then ask for permission when the engine is done.
I hate to necro a thread, especially for my first post on XWAU, but I remade all the Tie Fighter music for another project, and if anyone is still interested in remaking this game, I can provide high-quality versions of EVERY song in Tie Fighter, from the Intro to the battle music (and I mean the original iMuse battle music, not those boring Redbook Audio versions).