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Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks

The Battlestar Galactica Online Forum has details on plans for open beta testing of BigPoint's upcoming free-to-play Battlestar Galactica MMOG. They say that they plan on opening up the beta to all on February 8, and explain server localization and languages to be supported, though they add that "Fleet chats, System chats and Open chats are restricted to be used as English only chats." Thanks Big Download.

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19. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 16:02 Creston
 
Wildone wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 03:39:
Because no one's done one yet that even resembles 'next gen' If they could bring the awesome feel of say Freespace 2 & X-Wing with all the graphics other genre's have enjoyed for years, why couldn't it be a hit.
None of this 3rd person shit either.

Because it's a genre that's just not very much in demand. You can make the most awesome game ever, but if it doesn't have Call of Duty or Halo on the box, apparently the braindead sheeple won't buy it.

Sad, but true. Freespace 2 and X-Wing sold okay. And 'okay' just doesn't cut it for publishers anymore.

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18. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 13:51 Ant
 
webfellow wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 13:48:
Ant wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 13:36:
Suddenly_Dead wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 13:25:
Ant wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 12:15:
Wasn't there a mod to enhance that old game? I know X-Wing Alliance has one.

I don't remember one, but the Collector Series / X-Wing Trilogy version is kind of that; it's got X-Wing and Tie Fighter running in the X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter engine. I can't seem to find any videos of it, maybe I'll have to upload one.
I remember that, but I thought there was a fan-made mod. Maybe I am just too old.

These aren't the droids are the mods you're looking for:

X-Wing/Tie Fighter mods thanks to Reddit

There we go. Reddit FTW. Digg FTL.
 
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17. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 13:48 webfellow
 
Ant wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 13:36:
Suddenly_Dead wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 13:25:
Ant wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 12:15:
Wasn't there a mod to enhance that old game? I know X-Wing Alliance has one.

I don't remember one, but the Collector Series / X-Wing Trilogy version is kind of that; it's got X-Wing and Tie Fighter running in the X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter engine. I can't seem to find any videos of it, maybe I'll have to upload one.
I remember that, but I thought there was a fan-made mod. Maybe I am just too old.

These aren't the droids are the mods you're looking for:

X-Wing/Tie Fighter mods thanks to Reddit

 
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16. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 13:36 Ant
 
Suddenly_Dead wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 13:25:
Ant wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 12:15:
Wasn't there a mod to enhance that old game? I know X-Wing Alliance has one.

I don't remember one, but the Collector Series / X-Wing Trilogy version is kind of that; it's got X-Wing and Tie Fighter running in the X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter engine. I can't seem to find any videos of it, maybe I'll have to upload one.
I remember that, but I thought there was a fan-made mod. Maybe I am just too old.
 
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15. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 13:25 Suddenly_Dead
 
Ant wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 12:15:
Wasn't there a mod to enhance that old game? I know X-Wing Alliance has one.

I don't remember one, but the Collector Series / X-Wing Trilogy version is kind of that; it's got X-Wing and Tie Fighter running in the X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter engine. I can't seem to find any videos of it, maybe I'll have to upload one.
 
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14. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 12:16 Ant
 
Steelcamp wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 11:53:
I would prefer the modernized Tie Fighter.... That was awesome!
Agreed. X-Wing and X-Wing Alliance were good too, but not good as TF!
 
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13. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 12:15 Ant
 
Suddenly_Dead wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 11:38:
CommunistHamster wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 11:32:
Does X Wing work on XP or 7?

Original runs in a DOS emulator, and I'm pretty sure the Collector's Edition works fine in XP.
Wasn't there a mod to enhance that old game? I know X-Wing Alliance has one.
 
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12. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 11:53 Steelcamp
 
I would prefer the modernized Tie Fighter.... That was awesome!  
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11. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 11:38 Suddenly_Dead
 
CommunistHamster wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 11:32:
Does X Wing work on XP or 7?

Original runs in a DOS emulator, and I'm pretty sure the Collector's Edition works fine in XP.
 
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10. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 11:32 CommunistHamster
 
A modern X Wing with all the new physics tech (for destruction effects, imagine starships exploding into bits with deforming, scorching and tearing metal instead of the old "boom...boom...BOOOM**gone**") and new graphics techniques (headsway in the cockpit, seeing enemies from further away, new fancy HUDs). Stick a basic FPS engine on and you can have boarding parties.

Does X Wing work on XP or 7?

EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSt-jucEv0s
That's 14 year old tech. Imagine how amazing it could look now.
 
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9. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 06:22 ibm
 
This is the browser based one isn't it? Pretty sure I remember it being in a browser at GDC anyway.  
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8. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 30, 2011, 03:39 Wildone
 
Because no one's done one yet that even resembles 'next gen' If they could bring the awesome feel of say Freespace 2 & X-Wing with all the graphics other genre's have enjoyed for years, why couldn't it be a hit.
None of this 3rd person shit either.
 
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7. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 29, 2011, 23:58 zincthallinide
 
Epicly killing things over and over and over and over  
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6. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 29, 2011, 22:29 Creston
 
BobCalli wrote on Jan 29, 2011, 21:14:
Would anyone else rather have a BSG space combat sim rather then MMOG like this is gonna be? Seems like making a game where you get to fly around in Vipers would be a no-brainer.

A no-brainer to fans of the series and fans of spacesims, yes. But to publishers, it's not that easy. Space combat sims haven't sold very well historically, and it's basically an almost dead genre.

Making it a F2P MMO was probably the best way for them to see a profit out of it. If the space combat is at least entertaining, I'll definitely play it. (and the trailers for the space parts look pretty decent. The scale is definitely epic.)

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5. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 29, 2011, 22:01 Ant
 
BobCalli wrote on Jan 29, 2011, 21:14:
Would anyone else rather have a BSG space combat sim rather then MMOG like this is gonna be? Seems like making a game where you get to fly around in Vipers would be a no-brainer.
Or both options.
 
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4. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 29, 2011, 21:14 BobCalli
 
Would anyone else rather have a BSG space combat sim rather then MMOG like this is gonna be? Seems like making a game where you get to fly around in Vipers would be a no-brainer.  
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3. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 29, 2011, 21:11 zincthallinide
 
I wonder whether it will involve endlessly killing the same things over and over again.  
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2. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 29, 2011, 18:51 Ant
 
Did anyone try it yet? If so, then is it any good? The screen shots don't look that good to me.  
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1. Re: Battlestar Galactica Online Open Beta in Two Weeks Jan 29, 2011, 15:55 AnointedSword
 
Loved the original TV series;I will give her a shot just because.  
If you were right, I would be agreeing with you.
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