Fallhope - New Van Buren

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Dude101, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
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    Aug 3, 2005
    I have mentioned these guys a few times in my blog (that no one reads) now. It is a Russian effort to make Van Buren. These guys are serious and they have a very solid team. Some very nice eye and ear Candy was made public today. Sorry, but I don't have a translation of the press release, I will ask.

    Music:
    Fallout Hope: Tibbets Breakout, Wild Dogs

    Eye Candy:






    Old screenies:






    Link:
    http://fallhope.forum2x2.ru/forum-f1/tema-t192.htm
    http://fallhope.narod.ru/fallhope.html

    There are other Van Buren goings on occurring else where as well...
     
  2. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    This stuff looks good, I hope it actually gets somewhere.
    Care to tell?
     
  3. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Sep 14, 2009
    Good Luck to our Russian friends, they have a mammoth task ahead of them, with the right people I’m sure they’ll release something worthwhile…they have my blessing to pillage all of my new artwork after RP 1.3 is released (if it’s of any use to them).
     
  4. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
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    Aug 3, 2005
    I really like this project. I wish they had access to our art, but it will have to wait. Hopefully BGE will be released this year, as they have allot of VB specific stuff that could be used. BGE + MR releases equal a hell of allot of art to seed projects like this and the FO2 modding scene
     
  5. cogar66

    cogar66 Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 16, 2010
    I get the feeling this won't last long if Bethesda hears about this.
     
  6. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
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    Aug 3, 2005
    Beth should not have a problem with these guys, as they are not using any of the demo resources...
     
  7. cogar66

    cogar66 Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 16, 2010
    Well, I wish them luck, I hope it turns out well, but my prediction is that these guys make a release date, don't make it, make another, don't make it, their site goes down, and all hope is lost for the old Fallout fans, personally I love all 3(main) games. So if Van Buren gets made I'll be happy, but unlike the rest of the guys here, I wouldn't really be torn up.

    Edit: I meant to say "But if it doesn't I wouldn't really be torn up."
     
  8. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
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    Aug 3, 2005
    The old fans have BGE, MR and Resurrection to look forward to, not to mention the new Restoration projects. There are allot of nice projects on the go at the moment (Ardents mod, Last Hope 2, Megamod, SD2).

    I wont write these guys off. Lack of support and belief in projects like these can actualy kill them. I know how hard it is to make a TC from experience, and I know how unlikely they are to succeed, but FO2 is so old now only the most hardcore sick-in-the-head-in-love with Fallout modders remain, so I think that puts the odds of success up.
     
  9. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I don't know... imo, a Van Buren in Fallout 1 and 2 graphic is somehow not the same. It breaks with the image in my head. :p
     
  10. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    I would personally rather it than no Van Buren at all. :)
     
  11. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    For fornication's sake, don't quote a gallery worth of images in a post if you've a one-liner to add. Snipped.
     
  12. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I don't really. Because I somehow get the feeling that it's not how it was intended.


    Also I checked out the music tracks right now. It doesn't fit the Fallout style. The beginning of "Tibbets Breakout" yes, but then it becomes way too fast and electronic. It's not good for ingame music. "Deeper" is more okay, but also a bit over the top, imo.

    I don't want to critize or destroy the work. It's just how I feel about it.
     
  13. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Of course it's not how Van Buren was intended.

    It was intended to be Fallout 3.

    But that ain't happening now is it.
     
  14. Demonslayer

    Demonslayer Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Aug 8, 2005
    The project sounds solid.

    I trust the fellow russians on this, i mean, they gave us already some nice works such the ones of TeamX. I guess it would be better if they launch it in small releases and then sharpen/extend them, etc. Trying to build everything at once will only demotivate then due the amount of work. But then again, russians have proven they can pull it off.
     
  15. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Sep 14, 2009
    To me the Fallout 1-2 engine (graphics, animations, items, and general style) is Fallout. Tactics got close, but Fallout 3 (which has some technical and artistic merits) is not Fallout. A faithful Van Buren can only really be built with the Fallout engine, but it will be necessary to build a lot of original art to complement the storyline…and that is where the difficulties lay.
     
  16. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 3, 2009
    Agreed. It needs to have it's own look and feel.

    The big plus i see with a Van Buren mod is that there's a lot of design already made.
     
  17. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    A -very- ambitious project... I hope it will be completed one day.

    Godspeed to the creators!
     
  18. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I see Denver as very complicated, as it was meant to have it's own worldmap with encounters 'n stuff.
     
  19. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
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    Aug 3, 2005
    Now news posted with "translated" press release:
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=53985

    And some comments from Allout
    I look forward to the demo.
     
  20. mavi85bmn

    mavi85bmn It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 24, 2009
    I remember seeing these screenshots a few years ago or so. Was it the same project back then?