Hello and happy new decade everyone! As some of your may be aware, I've been mostly absent for the past few years as I dealt with a few issues in the "real world" (as opposed to the intergalactic space of Sundog). Thus the process of pushing updates and new Beta releases sputtered to a halt. Fortunately, Kailef has done a fantastic job of keeping the forums alive and access to the Beta for new testers. I owe him a debt of gratitude! (And maybe a few rounds of beer in a pub on a planet of his choice!)
So, looking forward, I will be settling back into the daily activities here, though it will take me a bit to catch up on everything. This means we will be pushing forwards with development and hopefully finalizing the game. I've already began reworking some graphics to eliminate my shoddy visual glitches that have bugged me over the years, and I've also began enhancing the Enlie graphics to give them a slightly more menacing atmosphere and extra visual pizazz. If anyone has graphics suggestions for improvement / fixes, drop a note in the TEXT / GRAPHICS / SOUND bug report board.
Wai has also indicated he has more spare time coming up, so he will be working on coding fixes. So hang tight and give us a little time and we'll get a shiny new Beta into your paws in the not-so-distant future. Thank you everyone who has been a part of this project for so long!
I am so glad to see activity here again! I've been following this project for years, and was sad when it seemed to have died off. I'm aware that this is a slow process, but I would like to add my voice to the cheers of good news. Thank you for everything you have done, and will be doing again.
waltd: Hey guys. What version (and date) of BETA is everyone working with> BETA 0.3.6, does everything, but work...
Feb 17, 2020 22:25:43 GMT
Kailef: Waltd, please do me a favor and keep specific discussions about the Beta Test inside the "Beta Testing Discussion" forum rather than here in the public shoutbox. Thanks!
Feb 18, 2020 4:49:40 GMT
gamefan: I was a developer for Atari - we did telecommunication software and a couple simple games
Feb 21, 2020 2:58:20 GMT
lathanuel: So any idea when a new beta might be available? I went back and played one through of the original Sundog on PaCifiST, but ending bugs out and no holotificate, so I loaded up a just before final croygen save of remake to have an ending!
Feb 25, 2020 6:47:28 GMT
dhollister: Thanks for the access Kailef! Played this game in the 80’s and miss it terribly. Can’t wait to try it.
Apr 8, 2020 16:35:15 GMT
johnspin: Just joined! Played this back in '86 and am still a big fan. Looking forward to helping out with the beta and playing it too!
Apr 28, 2020 9:52:13 GMT
luth0r: Hi just signed the NDC and made a forum account cant wait to beta test current build
Apr 30, 2020 8:28:30 GMT
dunofrey: I can't believe SD is back, I have searched for a remaster every few years for many decades, beyond excited.
May 2, 2020 4:54:12 GMT
aaronuk: hmmm i buy stocks in warehouse in another galaxy come back to another galaxy to sell said stocks why cant i retrievee my stocks im a missing something new game for me sorry
May 7, 2020 7:45:53 GMT
aaronuk: and yes lathanuel i played pacifists to theres no many bugs really but this version is way better more food more wrecks more cities more everything love it so far jsut confused with how to retrieve stocks form another galaxy confused im trying to find out
May 7, 2020 7:47:05 GMT
sundog78: Bonjour a tous, je viens de signer le NDC et attend avec impatience que le modérateur me donne accès. j'ai joué a ce jeu quand j'étais jeune (de 85 à 89 environ) sur ATARI 520Stf et j'ai hate de pouvoir participer a la résurection de ce jeux.
May 8, 2020 16:44:48 GMT
sundog78: Sundog est mon loging depuis toutes ces années, c'est vous dire l'impact qu'a eu ce jeu sur moi...
May 8, 2020 16:45:29 GMT
sundog78: j'avais 20 ans a l'époque
May 8, 2020 16:46:22 GMT
sundog78: dans mon post précédent il faut lire j'e suis pressé de participer a la resurection de ce jeu. (mauvaise traduction du mot francais"Hate" en détester)
May 8, 2020 16:48:33 GMT
lecaouec: Même chose pour moi sundog78, j'ai passé un nombre incalculable d'heures sur ce jeu, à faire des allers-retours entre les planètes pour acheter et vendre, et aussi pour trouver Banville (il me semble) à la fin, pour le dernier cryogen...
May 18, 2020 17:31:17 GMT
willcx: completed my first game, 3 days of fond memories
May 23, 2020 18:33:30 GMT
Jake: I'm pleased to report that the Jondd system is officially COVID-19 free! Enlie, on the other hand, is not. (It's hard to socially distance when mugging people on the street.)
Jul 14, 2020 14:57:48 GMT
banville: I should think that the muggers of Enlie at least wear masks.
Jul 16, 2020 16:15:01 GMT
banville: Although I always thought that the troubles on Enlie weren't muggers but that there was an active war going on.
Jul 16, 2020 16:15:45 GMT