got back to us saying they won't implement the fix because they've dropped support for Source SDK Base 2007
. That means we're porting to "2013
" - and we've already started.Continue reading for the original news post...
Now then, here's the latest:
As you all know, the release of our game is imminent - or it should be. Our goal was to have you lot already playing by now. A lot more work is going into this release these days than we had anticipated. We are working hard
and we're not quite done yet.
In late December we were blessed by a new addition to the team - a skilled animation artists who was able to bring our new weapons in-game. This is not the main reason for the delay but most of the old weapons had to be replaced before the release because of the lack of quality and some being of unknown origin or Valve
-content which we are not allowed to publish. Similar things happened with our (new) Tau'ri player model.
These things tend to bleed into other areas of the game: code needs to change, dependencies need to be tracked, everything needs to be tested. This in turn distracts from other important things that need to be done and the whole thing gets delayed. A map gets recompiled with a small error by mistake, the source of the error needs to be tracked down and the whole thing starts over.
Before we continue the story we'd like to offer you a small glimpse into what awaits you once you get your hands on the game. On the About
page we've added two new links: One leads to our work-in-progress Game Manual
and the other to a list of Known Issues and Planned Features
. A small consolation prize for not being able to play yet perhaps and you can start asking questions if anything is unclear and we can improve those pages.
Moving on... all the new content that was added over the last weeks sadly has made issue number one
on our known issues list even worse and more crazy stuff started happening. We're trying to contact Valve
about it but perhaps we need to port to a newer version of the Source Engine which would cost more time. We're exploring multiple options at the moment but we're not very happy with the current situation to put it politely. And please remember we're also just doing this in our spare time
Anyways, that's just some of what's currently going on behind the scenes and we're very sorry you can't play The STARGATE Mod
We hope you understand.