Has it really been 25 years already?

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Has it really been 25 years already?

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Post by Forceflow » Sat Mar 30, 2024 10:58 am

Okay, so I must admit that date kinda slipped below our radar, so thanks @unmarcz for pointing it out. On the 23rd of March 1999 X-Wing Alliance was released. Which, looking at my calendar, was now 25 years (plus a few days... :ops:) ago.

I know there hasn't been much communication from us lately, but that's not to say we aren't keeping busy. In fact we are hard at work, creating and improving and testing loads and loads of things to get the next big patch out. And unfortunately the next patch is getting bigger and bigger all the time. @Ace Antilles has been super busy going over pretty much all existing OPTs, making sure the material files are up-to-date and correct, smoothing the models for better looks and making tons of other tweaks as well.

Some existing models have gotten some pretty substantial upgrades, while yet others have been completely redone plus a few new ones are in the works as well. @blue_max and @JeremyaFr have been busy doing their magic enhancing overall visual fidelity and gameplay features and a complete rework of a as of yet fairly untouched area of the game is also being done right now.
Some of the new features have been teased before and we don't want to spoil too much, but @Vince T agreed to give you one sneak-peak at two of the newest additions that will hopefully be included in the next patch once it's ready:
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The next patch is going to be huge, not only in content but there's also a lot of other stuff that should make everything a lot better going forward.

So we hope you'll stick with us and enjoy the ride!
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Post by CrisGer » Sat Mar 30, 2024 11:41 pm

the new work is looking really good, very much looking forward to it
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Post by Michal » Sun Mar 31, 2024 7:52 am

Thanks for the update!
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Post by Black_Knight » Sun Mar 31, 2024 1:42 pm

Kinda mind blowing how fast the time has gone. As a long time lurker/player of this project, it pleases me to see it still being worked on. A true passion project! I wonder if this is one of the longest running dedicated mod team ever? :)

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Post by PunkFriday » Sun Mar 31, 2024 11:31 pm

Getting better with age! thank you all for your hard work!

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Post by Marcos_Edson » Mon Apr 01, 2024 1:30 am

25 years... A whole generation!
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Post by Erd » Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:06 pm

Thanks for touching base.

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Post by Old_Jedi » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:35 pm

Kudos to all you guys for the incredible work you are doing on XWA. Keep it up, we appreciate it!

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Post by stafdady » Thu Apr 04, 2024 12:40 am

Wow, that is hard to believe! This has to be the longest running game I still play regularly, thanks to all the things you guys keep doing to it. Very appreciative.

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Post by darklord » Sun Apr 07, 2024 1:44 am

25 years and still nothing that comes close to beating it (But then there has only been the 1 real attempt...) :\

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Post by Porkins_BB » Sun Apr 07, 2024 5:16 pm

Awesome work as always. I'm grateful to all the contributors and the community that keeps this game alive. Here's to another 25 years!

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Post by Avarice1987 » Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:47 pm

I don't even want to know how old you were when you started, I'll be 37 this year, but I haven't wanted to miss the game for 20 years ^^

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Post by KCDodger » Tue Apr 09, 2024 4:46 pm

It's honestly pretty incredible work y'all been doin' all this time. I need to get a HOTAS again, dedicate more time to playin' all this stuff.
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Post by AstroNomad » Thu Apr 11, 2024 11:24 pm

thank you for all the hard work! after getting a Force Feedback joystick, I am waiting for the right moment to start a first full play-trough. Might still figure out how to get the 33% and 66% detents/effects as I wait for the next patch. :)

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