DracoNihil wrote on 2020-05-18, 09:33:
I'm not sure if I really remember this one...
The only "tribes-alike" game I ever heard of and played was called "Legends", which went through two major development milestones before suddenly migrating to the Torque Advanced Shader Engine and then that was the last I ever heard of that project. I can't seem to find the particular release of that before they overhauled some of the assets. (The old version had a really low quality set of sounds for the "Mortar" like weapon)
Yes, RenWerX was known for their Tribes mod called Renegades and they also started to develop their own standalone product called Ascension.
synrgy87 wrote on 2020-05-18, 10:22:
They didn't complete the project and moved on to other things, they released some unfinished code to the community and there might have been a testing build at one point released to a few people but you'd maybe need to check on a tribes related forum n see if any of the old timers were involved n still have the files.
That is correct, they did not complete the project, but they most certainly had multiple working builds. The zip file at their archived page I linked was the final working build. I just thought I would take a long shot and see if anyone had it around on their HDD here. I have a few emails out and unfortunately most of the Tribes players today are young and don't remember any of these things from a decade ago. Just wanted to grab the file for preservation's sake. I'll keep poking around. Thanks.
This most recent search of mine did lead me to the abandoned Starsiege 2845 project and I have been playing around with their Alpha Tech Release as they called it before shutting down. Quite good actually with a handful of vehicles to play with. It also uses the Torque game engine like Ascension did from GarageGames. Amazingly, GarageGames still exists and the Torque engine is open source now >> http://www.garagegames.com/products/torque-3d