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Offline Leviathan

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Newsletter 6
« on: January 11, 2006, 02:15:20 PM »
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Newsletter 6

- Happy New Year
- Reunion On The Horizon
- Welcome New Members
- Community Projects
- Gamers List
- Hamachi
- Wiki
- Forum Update
- End

- Happy New Year

A big happy new year from all at the Outpost Universe.

- Reunion On The Horizon

Finally at last we are able to say that the next Outpost Universe reunion event is on the horizon :) It's not far away now, but the question is when would you like it? When is the most convenient for you? When are you sure that you can make it online for some or all of the weekend?

The options are as follows:

February 17th - 19th
February 24th - 26th
March 3rd - 5th

The reunion will include:
- Outpost 2 Update (New version of Outpost 2, version 1.3.4)
- First 4 missions for Outpost: Renegades, a new single-player campaign for Outpost 2.
- More Outpost 3: Genesis info and screenshots.
- Anything else that gets submitted in time :)
- And more.

We would like final versions of people's projects they wish to include in the Outpost 2 update by one week before the reunion. These may be maps, colony games, tools or whatever.

Also, if you're working on a project please donít release it until the reunion. The more we can have released at the reunion the better :D

Most people Iím sure will be able to put something into the reunion. Everyone can have a go and produce something to release. Map making and coding is now easier than ever! There is plenty of help available, just post on the forum and you'll get help. Try the new mapper if you haven't already! Maybe you're a graphics person, then produce a Outpost wallpaper, or graphics for a new tileset :) Whatever you can do, or want to do, we're here to help and we would really appreciate it if you helped and gave some input to the community. And remember anyone can add content to the wiki, it's a community thing and we need all the help we can get.

We have a poll on the forum which can be found @ http://forum.outpostuniverse.net/index.php?showtopic=2460

The result of the poll will most likely decide when the reunion takes place.

- Welcome New Members

A big warm welcome to all new members of the community, its always great to see new members and players, old and new joining and taking part. we hope you will stay with us for many years to come and keep enjoying the Outpost series with us. Please post on the forum to help keep it active and come on IRC when you are online. And you could even produce some new content for Outpost 2 :D

- Community Projects

The first 4 missions for Outpost: Renegades, a new single-player campaign for Outpost 2 by Eddy-B are complete and will be released at the reunion. The Outpost 2 map editor is now at version 2.2.1 and includes unit support and code generation and more improvments, making it even easier to create your own maps and missions for Outpost 2. New colony games have been started by Eddy-B and spirit1flyer and new multiplayer maps are being made. The OPU Tool has been updated to 1.3.2. A new novella has been written by Kalshion called Conestoga 5, Planet Laverdon, you can read it on the forums. And finally, a new Outpost game is under development, named Outpost: Colony Wars. Finally, if you didn't know by now, there is a new 3D Outpost game under development (yes another) named Outpost 3: Genesis, which appears to be moving along quite well!

For more infomation on any projects be sure to check out the forum and wiki.

- Gamers List

If you need any info updated on the gamers list please talk to Mez as he is the primary editor for it now. More info @ http://forum.outpostuniverse.net/index.php?showtopic=1516

- Hamachi

Since gamers have been using Hamachi to play Outpost 2 it has allowed more players to play. Just a reminder to all Hamachi users (which is most of you) please leave the network when you go offline. If you don't do this you still count as being part of the network even when you are offline, meaning someone else can't use that spot. There is a 12 user limit. Likewise, please be on IRC when you're in Hamachi. People who are in Hamachi but not on IRC will be evicted from the network. We use IRC to talk and arrange games, not the Hamachi chat.

- Wiki

We have a wiki which all users can help out with. To get a Wiki account please contact op2hacker or Leviathan. Visit www.wiki.outpostuniverse.net to check it out. We really need every to help out with the wiki, there is a lot to do, so please help out if you can. Ask op2hacker or Leviathan for info on how you can help.

- Forum Update

We now have installed the IBStore mod on the forums like it used to have. Enjoy.

- End

Well until next time, keep playing Outpost 2 and posting on the forums! See you on IRC! Check forums and IRC for latest news and updates!
Hope to see you at the reunion!

- The Outpost Universe Team
WEB: http://www.outpostuniverse.net/
IRC: #Outpost2 @ irc.quakenet.org
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