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Submitted by Justin Eslinger, posted on January 29, 2002




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After one year of development, it is finaly complete! Tropical Storm 1.01 has been released.

Story:
It's quite simple. Marxist rebels, working along with drugrunning Facist insurgents, and terrorists from the Greenland Liberation Army have established several bases on small islands in the Pacific Ocean. As a commando with a fairly dramatic-sounding name, it's your job to blow them to bits.

Your mission will be complicated by the large number of identical looking Commie soldiers prowling around the island. Moreover, using ancient Marxist reincarnation technology, they will reappear alive and well at a bunker, several seconds after being killed. So, you have to move fast to destroy all the buildings you can with your absurdly powerful grenades. You can't blow up the bunkers, so don't even try.

Mission Objectives:
The objective for each mission is the same-destroy all the brick buildings. The concrete buildings are indestructable respawn bunkers.

Features:
  • 6 single player missions.
  • Random map mode
  • 3 Distinct Weapons ( Bizon, USP, Grenades )
  • Mp3 Playability
  • Dynamic Terrain
  • Particle System
  • Skeletal Animation
  • Menu System
  • 3D Sound
  • Justin Eslinger
    Team Leader/Programmer
    Digital Awe
    http://www.impact-gaming.com/digitalawe/


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    Jonathan Brenner

    January 29, 2002, 10:30 PM

    No, you were right, they are working together. That's utterly absurd, and that was itentional. The backstory is no more serious than the randomly generated commando names...

     
    Rasmus Christian Kaae

    January 30, 2002, 02:17 AM

    the ai code needs a freshup (so does the zbuffer on the bech).

     
    Blyx

    January 30, 2002, 04:52 AM

    I currently develop an application using OGL on this machine and i don't have any trouble.

     
    Trevor Tiks

    January 30, 2002, 05:26 AM

    "The Russians spent a lot of time and energy over the years fighting fascism"

    But not because they hated fascism. It all boils down to being the only superpower in the region. So I wouldn't rule out the fascist-marxist alliance (if the marxists are good old Soviet Union time russians)

     
    AndyM

    January 30, 2002, 05:42 AM

    That deformable terrain is really impressive - seems to have some LOD on it to..
    Can you tell us about the terrain engine?
    A*

     
    Tristan

    January 30, 2002, 06:35 AM

    Communism

    1. A theoretical economic system characterized by the collective ownership of property and by the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members.
    2. Communism
    1. A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.
    2. The Marxist-Leninist version of Communist doctrine that advocates the overthrow of capitalism by the revolution of the proletariat.

    Fascism

    1. often Fascism
    1. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
    2. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
    2. Oppressive, dictatorial control.

    I highly doubt a fascist-marxist alliance. They are two completely seperate extremes. And no it wasn't just all about being the only superpower in the region.

    For example Lenin was dead set in the ideas of Carl Marx. One of his closest friends once said (in round about words) "Communism was a great experiment for Lenin. Lenin valued the experiment first and the people second"

    Hitler also strongly believed in fascism. He did believe Jews were inferior to the Aryan race. Russians were also very high on his list of hated races. When stalin sent a whole heap of soliders to fight hitler, alot of them at first surrendered to the germans, thinking that they would be treated better under German rule. They soon found otherwise when the german troops simply gunned them down. So a Soviet German alliance doesn't sound very likely (other than the treaty signed between the two countries to by time before WWII).


     
    Jonathan Brenner

    January 30, 2002, 09:32 AM

    Switching to 32-bit color mode should clear up the z-buffer artifacts. The AI however, will remain stupid at any color depth.

     
    Trevor Tiks

    January 30, 2002, 11:02 AM

    Dear Tristan

    Please check my profile, especially location.
    Now, when one lives in a country that has been occupied by both of these systems, you would think that one knows a little bit about both fascism and communism (especially russian version of it). Now, please read my previous post again.


    Thank You

    Trevor

     
    Tristan

    January 30, 2002, 05:58 PM

    I understand your arguments and agree with you that alot of the drive from the Germans and Soviets was being the most powerful superpower in the region. Both wished to expand and to spread their idealogies, but I still don't believe in a fascist-marxist alliance. The two idealogies conflict too much. Even as the idealogies break down, there are still many people that believe in the values of the idealogies. Estonia has seen the worst of both idealogies. Although both occupants might have terrible, that doesn't mean that they would work together.

     
    Trevor Tiks

    January 31, 2002, 01:57 AM

    A small history lesson:

    Before WW2 Stalin and Hitler made a small agreement called Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. It was basically a nonagression pact with a couple of extras (influence spheres).

    So there already have been some co-operation wetween those idealogies.


    http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1939pact.html

     
    TheDeathLord

    January 31, 2002, 03:56 PM

    yup much like the way netscape saves on bandwidth by being incompatible with nearly everything, and refusing to follow basic standards... =

    This is purely in response to flaming IE, think before you say something totally uncalled for such as the above.

     
    Tristan

    January 31, 2002, 04:47 PM

    I mentioned that before in my first post I believe. That was simply to buy time before WWII for both sides, hardly an alliance.

     
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