Hey you! Yes, you!!! I’m talking to you! Don’t dare to make post more blog entries.
Hilarious, isn’t it? Yup, of course, you were right all the time. You are interested in Wolfenstein ET and its offspring projects ETLive and ET:Legacy, but we weren’t very verbose regarding our development status. But thou shall not know fear, we are working, but we are not working with the same effort all the time. The effort changes and has its up and downs. I think you all have some hobby projects which they can relate this situation to.
However, we don’t want to write about the philosophy of our work, we also have some interesting news for you. Since three months we welcomed Toni “hifi” Spets, as a new member to our team. He does a lot of server maintaining. The good part is that he brought a lot of vigor to the project and already put up a test server we are currently playing on.
Since the beginning of this project, browser vendors have actively been trying to kill off plugins and because of that, it became apparent that we should switch away from them. Google has just announced that the NPAPI (Netscape Plugin API) that is still widely used by third party plugin vendors will be disabled in the near future in Google Chrome. We have followed suit and don’t require a plugin to be installed anymore and instead use the same way Steam and others launch from the browser by using our own URL protocol.
The upcoming alpha will include secure authentication, nickname enforcing and a build of ET:Legacy client and mod. This approach is to ensure that the most basic functionality works and to get feedback on the ET:Legacy mod itself how it works for the players.
Players are encouraged to take game play feedback to ET:Legacy. Keep in mind that the mod is supposed to be competitive and not change the core game play ET has but to improve it from the original ‘etmain’ which was more targeted towards casual players.
Read more about ET:Legacy from their website at http://etlegacy.com/ and join the forces to bring the best out of ET yet!
We have realized our communication with the community hasn’t been at the level as it should have been and you can now chat with us in #etlive on Freenode IRC network. Hop in and talk with us about our development or about ET in general. Be sure to also check out #etlegacy where you can discuss with the ET:Legacy team. If you don’t have an IRC client, you can also use the Freenode webchat to join the discussion.
We will also be running a public ET:Legacy test server for testing the mod without requiring our authentication so stay tuned for the post containing the server address as well as recurring blog posts from now on!
UPDATE: You can now play the ET:Legacy mod on et.etlive.pro:27960. if you have ET:Legacy installed, you can connect using the link above. Otherwise you’ll find the server in your ET client server browser under the name of “ETLive Open (NL)” or you can use /connect et.etlive.pro from the console. It should be possible to play with any ET client, including 2.60b. The server might or might not be stable, we’ll see -hifi