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Closed multiplayer?

Post by Elso Valager » Sun, 13. Dec 09, 21:50

I know this might attract more attention than it should, but i've simply got to query the modding community; there was alot of speak about making an X game an MMO, and i can totally understand why that went down the toilet, it wasn't practical and sort of makes it very difficult to play in the long run, if only appealing to play with friends.

However, how come they haven't had the idea to take what i can only call a GTA IV approach to the game, and allow players to invite others to their universe, whether they come in as a cilivian on a default ship or with a ship, or ships, of their own? Again, this isn't me trying to get into a fight with anything, it's me simply querying why either Egosoft aren't working on this idea, or looking into it, or, why someone in the modding community who has more of a know-how for game modding could do that? Alot of single player games are modded in that way over the internet, some being very sucessful.

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Post by AjaxDude » Sun, 13. Dec 09, 21:56

This has been dicussed before. It would a take quite a bit of time for even a team like Egosoft to make, and something that would probably be above modders abilities.
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Post by Cycrow » Sun, 13. Dec 09, 23:54

there isn't enough access to the core of the game for modders to make something like multiplayer properly.

and Egosoft wont do it, coz it would cost too much to add it in, and wont make them enough money back to cover the costs

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Post by Lord Dakier » Mon, 14. Dec 09, 00:03

Access can be granted though Cycrow :wink:

Alot of modding teams have done this with open source games and even non open ones such as Oblivion.

As I'm aware this does take some source files to be open however.

On a modders scale with some support from Ego of easing up SOME hardcode limits its possible.

After making a community mod [XTM] an actual game. it suprises me that they have not done this.
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Post by Aro » Mon, 14. Dec 09, 01:05

Should be possible to make a sort of universe commodity market to buy and sell stuff though that's not quite what most have in mind...

Wonder how many would try out a web based mud style x game (not like x-oa).

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Post by bounty_hunter66 » Mon, 14. Dec 09, 01:12

and Egosoft wont do it, coz it would cost too much to add it in, and wont make them enough money back to cover the costs
What if someone made a donation to Egosoft? A quite big donation.....

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Post by Aro » Mon, 14. Dec 09, 01:42

bounty_hunter66 wrote:What if someone made a donation to Egosoft? A quite big donation.....
If a individual/group wanted to do a business proposition to hire Egosoft they'd probably listen at least...

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Post by enenra » Mon, 14. Dec 09, 01:44

It's not possible. Point. End. Out. Amen. It has been attempted many times, proposed ten times more and every single time it was concluded that it is not possible.

There really is no point in discussing this an 1001th time. :|

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Post by jlehtone » Mon, 14. Dec 09, 10:50

And wrong Forum. This is a S&M Forum. You can ask here whether something is possible via modding, and if yes, how.

This particular question has been asked before, and the answer really was and is: No. Not properly. No multi.


The other question, "why Egosoft this or that (multi)?", has been discussed in dozens, if not hundreds of times in threads in the X-Universe Forum. Those threads are not hard to find. That discussion does not belong here to S&M.

If there are real, conrete, and feasible ideas for the Devs, those ideas do have a place: L3+ Ideas Forum. which has strict posting rules. More strict than this Forum.


The S&M question has been answered. The non-S&M discussion has other forums. Lock. :)

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