(OT) Babylon 5: I've Found Her prequel campaign released

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(OT) Babylon 5: I've Found Her prequel campaign released

Postby Bekenn » Sun Dec 28, 2003 8:24 am

Apologies in advance if this is too far off-topic, but I thought people here might be interested:

For those not in the know, I've Found Her is a non-canon, fan-made computer game; it's a space combat sim based on the show. It has been in development for two or three years, and now, a prequel campaign (think of it as a demo for the upcoming full game) has been released.

I've been playing it quite a bit over the last couple days, and the level of detail and polish that shows through here is just amazing -- as in, beyond what I've come to expect from commercial games. It uses a fully newtonian flight model, so you can pull off all those neat Starfury tricks; it looks and feels fantastic. And then there's hyperspace. Regardlesss of whether or not you've played space sims before, you've never experienced anything quite like hyperspace in this game. It's difficult to describe, except to say that it's a very dangerous place, even (or especially) when nobody else is around. If you go too far off-beacon, you're pretty much screwed.

Anyway, I've rambled enough. Here's the link:

http://ifh.firstones.com/
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Postby Jal » Sun Dec 28, 2003 11:06 am

trying to download it for several days, it`s a 220mb download though and i`m not on broadband :!: :cry:

got about 4% done so far, i`m real glad they got this lobour of love completed. :D
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Postby Darke » Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:33 pm

That game is great - and I only started the training.

(just got "killed" from the 2 Alphas in the first training fight - hard to fly with keyboard and mouse, but hopefully it will become easier the longer I play)

Really really great game.

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Postby ronbogard » Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:12 am

I downloaded it but it wont play for me. :cry:
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Postby Bekenn » Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:34 pm

What exactly is the trouble you're having?
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Postby ronbogard » Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:33 pm

When I press 'Play Game' it loads up but then the screen shows the desktop or webpage if I am on the net. I don't see the mouse pointer on screen and I can not do anything. Luckily I can hit Ecs and get out of it.
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Postby Bekenn » Thu Jan 01, 2004 4:55 am

Hmm... okay, that is odd. Try posting about it at the IFH forums, which you can reach through the link above.
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Postby Morden » Sat Jan 03, 2004 5:03 am

Well, this is really cool. Thanks for the link!

So I started playing it and also got killed by the Alpha. It took awhile to figure out the controls since I'm not as flight sim savvy as some. Regardless, this begins to make up for the cancelled Sierra game.

Hyperspace is wicked cool.
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Postby ronbogard » Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:10 am

I got it to work now. I installed some windows XP undates and thats what did it. :D Very cool game!
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Postby Bekenn » Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:12 am

Excellent.
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Postby August » Thu Jan 08, 2004 12:40 pm

This is a truly excellent game. The instructor lessons are very nice, though they and the interface seem very much like a well-done re-engineering of the Freespace engine and system. Not that this is a detriment to me; I loved Freespace and its Sequel, but it is something that struck me... along with several pulse lasers (sadly).

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Postby Bekenn » Thu Jan 08, 2004 8:50 pm

The engine is entirely new (it's also used for a game called HomePlanet, but it was developed for IFH), but certain aspects are no doubt inspired by other space sims. Simply playing them gives you an idea for what works and what doesn't, so it's rather difficult (and probably a bad idea) to not be derivative of them to some degree.
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Postby Enlightened Bystander » Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:57 pm

A very good demo, can't wait to see what happens next. If you can dl it, do.

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