Countdown - Development Update 1



So it's been a week since we announced the release date for the mod, and the hype has been unanimously resound across the blog and the forums.

We've had a very interesting 2 weeks in development...

  • The TARDIS is very almost complete, with its explorable labyrinthine interior mapped and its Mechanical and Power systems bug-free and fun to customise.
  • The alternative Desktop Theme plays like a treat, and whilst it needs a tad more graphical tidying, it's functional and beautiful at the same time.
  • Regeneration has had a major overhaul this weekend. Beautiful new effects shaders play host to some stunning regenerations, along with a fully randomised physical appearance and skills shift. The Fob Watch, Chameleon Arch and Biodata Matrix functionality also allows you to retain you vanilla character's perks and switch between being a Time Lord Hero/Antihero and standard human wastelander at will which surprisingly balances out the game nicely.
  • The Pacifist play through has also taken a very nice developmental twist this weekend (I'm working on it at this very minute), granting you unique perks and buffs depending on the path you choose your Time Lord to take.
  • The two new skills as aforementioned in the past weeks have also been implemented and work beautifully (Piloting & Temporal Engineering, more on these soon).
  • The game is full of a menagerie of custom modelled FWV equipment and miscellaneous items; from the legendary Sonic and Laser Screwdrivers, to River Song's deadly Alpha Meson Blaster, Chronon Coils and TARDIS circuitry, raw materials such as Dalekanium and Jethrik, and ingestible food cubes, antivirals and much, much more (we're nearing 100 unique items at time of writing).
  • There's a LOT of content classic Whovians will relish in (Validium anyone)?
  • To round this dev update off, last night was spent importing the second monster into the new build. The Silurians have now touched down in the Wasteland; albeit with a slight twist. Expect to navigate vast subterranean jungle-like caverns and lava canals (again, more on these coming soon).
So, for now, I'm pipped. My life is consumed by development. Spyduck has taken a well-deserved fortnight off, and I'm powering on every day with scripts and maps to ensure this lives up to its reputation.

Demeggy

71 comments:

An Avid Fan. said...

Looks great, really looking forward to this.

Cwang92 said...

My my my... This is "Fantastic"! I'm going to go sit down for a minute, I've gotten light headed for some "Ood" reason... But anyway... 20 days...

Griever28 said...

Sounds like its all coming together nicely, and that second control room looks splendid love the detail and the time rotor!! :)

just cant wait for this mod sounds like a total belter!!!

20 Days

Simsparrow said...

O__O I wan't THAT TARDIS right NAOW!

CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!

Raverbane said...

Sounds like excellent progress!

Anonymous said...

Sounds amazing! What level character would you say FWV is best suited for?

Cwang92 said...

19 days...

Cwang92 said...

18 days...

Cwang92 said...

17 days...

Griever28 said...

even tho I just realised I have a ton of assignments,Im taking the weekend off to watch doctor who and play the mod ;) cant wait!

Cwang92 said...

16 days...

Cwang92 said...

15 days... We're half way their comrades... But hold on tight because this is "where things get complicated"...

Cwang92 said...

14 days... Two weeks. We have hit the two weeks mark... I have a feeling this is going to be a loonngg two weeks..

Cwang92 said...

13 days...

Cwang92 said...

12 days... But not till Christmas.. Till Fallout Who!

Kitsudragon said...

Well then...

On the First Day of Fallout Who, my true love gave to me...

(Fill in the blanks, anyone? :) )

Kitsudragon said...

Actually, on second thought, make that...

On the First Day of Fallout Who, the *Doctor* gave to me...

:)

Jakeman said...

One TARDIS humming...

Cwang92 said...

And on the twelfth day of Fallout Who,
The Doctor gave to me
Twelve Daleks Humming
Eleven bow-ties tying
Ten Time-Lords crying
Nine Autons melting
Eight suns exploding
Seven Angels Weeping
Six K-9's barking
Five Zygons flying
Four Calling Boxes
Three sonic screwdrivers
Two beating hearts
And a paradox in a space-suit!

Cwang92 said...

11 days...- "Bow ties are cool!"

Anicarth said...

me and all my mates have requested the 30th off from work. if i don't get that day off i'm going to call in sick with leprosy or something.

if you hear of a leprosy outbreak, don't worry, its just fallout who.

Anonymous said...

10 days...- "Ten timelords flying"

Simsparrow said...

10 Days... "Allons-y!"

Cwang92 said...

Oh wow, you guys beat me to the punch.. Oh well... "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry..."

Ebenezer Spyduck said...

why in duck's name is everyone singing

scrooge himself said...

It's nowhere near Christmas.

Cwang92 said...

Well you see Mr Scrooge.. The children.. They umm.. Wait a minute! Spyduck?! Is that you?!?

Cwang92 said...
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Cwang92 said...

That was a double post, and then I deleted it.. Sorry everybody, I let you all down..

Cwang92 said...

9 days... "Fantastic!"

Winnie said...

i wish i could sleep for 9 days straight :D

Raverbane said...

This is gonna sound like an odd question. I need to figure out what shift I am working on the 30th. Is there any idea what time that day the mod is going live?

Cwang92 said...

8 days...

Anonymous said...

@Raverbane Theres a clock here

http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20130330T000159&p0=127&msg=FWV

I don't know if it's gonna be released on the second but...

Cwang92 said...

7 days... One week. Wow, we're almost there. "Is this how time normally passes?... Very slowly.. And in the right order?.."

cinnykitty said...

lol coincidental timing i just bought a new laptop. IM SO EXCITED !!

Anonymous said...

6 days... "Fantastic!"

Cwang92 said...

I don't want to live through these next 6 days... is it at all possible to invest in a chyrogenic stasis pod?... Perhaps I can just hibernate. That seems to work for animals...

Winnie said...

@Cwang92 I Wish i could hibernate as well..

Kitsudragon said...

Hibernation? Really? C'mon, people!

That's what the TARDIS is *for*! :)

Anonymous said...

people david tennets tardis is now in fowv what consle room are you choseing i pick both but david tennet all the way thats why i am going to sit down and watch alot of doctor who bye

Kitsudragon said...



Ah... That was fast... whoever he was. :)

Anyway, I had an interesting idea pop into my head as I was reading Anon's message.

I saw a TARDIS control room filled with random junk. The console is half-assembled, and there's bits hanging off of it. Some of them aren't even connected yet, and the only way to make stuff work is to actually touch wires together.

A Companion walks in on this, gives the Doctor a long look, and asks, "Please tell me you get these things working before you switch out to them!"

The Doctor gives them a grin and a dismissive wave. "Of course I do. Do you really think I'd launch the TARDIS with a half-completed control room?"

Just then an alarm sounds, the Doctor lunges forward and hits a switch, causing the central column, currently hanging off the side, to begin moving. Wires spark, and the doors close. When the Companion gives the Doctor a level stare, the man only shrugs and grins.

"First rule of the Doctor," he says as he starts mashing things together. "I Lie."

Anonymous said...

"I saw a TARDIS control room filled with random junk."

Isn't that every control room XD

Anonymous said...

5 days... "Impossible..."

Anonymous said...

4 days 11 hours 14 minutes 20 secons...

Anonymous said...

3 days... Damn, just 3 days. ALMOST THERE!

Anonymous said...

And what happened to Cwang92? We miss you!!! DD:

Cwang92 said...

Ha! Sorry guys.. I've been slacking off... Anyways.. 3 days... "A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting."

Anicarth said...

have you all watched the prequel to the bells of saint john? its definately a must!

Winnie said...

That prequel got me hooked on watching every single episode of doctor who again lol

Griever said...

loved the prequel was very awesome, actually can't wait for Saturday, gonna be the best

amren jolly said...

For a bit I started wondering if Cwang92 had actually gone into hibernation...
I think the wait is getting to me.

Cwang92 said...

*Initiating hibernation mode in 3...2...1...*

Tardisblue said...

The Silence is coming...

Somthing old somthing new said...

Oh god it's so close now. I'm bursting with excitment!

Geronimo!

Winnie said...

“Bowties are cool”

Dear Doctor! Only 24hrs more till FWV!. Im About to flip my pancakes! 0_0

Raverbane said...

Hmm, pancakes. International House of Pancakes sounds like a good idea this morning. Thanks!

Cwang92 said...

Well, here we are gang... On the eve of both Fallout Who and Doctor Who! And, if all goes to plan for the next 24 hours... This Saturday is going to be-excuse the pun- *Out of this World*!

BrainiacEL said...

I can't wait! 1 more day :D

Oh, by the way, I know you guys don't really update your MODDB page but why does it say the release date is the 29?

Just curious.

Cwang92 said...

I can't really speak for the Fallout Who team, because I'm just a fan, but I think that was a typo... mostly because the overhead logo for the page says "30-03-13"...

BrainiacEL said...

lol

ChrisR said...

hello what time will become available to download at.

An very excited fan said...

Hello!, I just like to thank you for the Mod, and i'm excited to see it come out soon, Thank you and the crew for all your hard work :D, Have a great easter!

Anonymous said...

Finaly it's today it gets released today i'm so excited :)

Anonymous said...

Waiting for the download to apper

Jakeman said...

It's only 10:23 here in the UK, people. I don't think they're up yet.

Anonymous said...

it's only 6 30 where they are so be calm and watch doctor who

Tarminuus said...

Well it's 2:14 PM up here in Scotland xD

Anonymous said...

It's 11:38 in the uk now i'm sure they will get it up soon

Btw where do they live?

Anonymous said...

new york

Kris said...

I'm in the UK