The tyrant, and the server browser.

This is an old post from the year 2012 recovered from the Web Archive.

Hi everyone. Sorry for the downtime yesterday! The hosting company was having some issues, but they’re fixed now.

I’d like to highlight some recent work done on things, starting with the tyrant. Everyone’s favorite gigantic alien beast is being animated by the very talented gavlig, who did a great job with the dretch! The completed tyrant will very likely be in alpha 3, along with the retextured dretch and some other models. Here’s a look at some progress on the animation:

We’ve also had progress on our server browser, which is being worked on by Qrntz, in addition to his work on the localization code. He’s titled the browser Osavul, which in his native Ukrainian translates to a military rank roughly equivalent to fleet commander. It’s being made in Qt, and you can expect these features in it:

  • Filtering by game type.
  • A search function to find players and clans.
  • A small, embedded IRC client.
  • System tray support.
  • Localizations.

He’s provided me with two shots of it, to give you an idea of how it looks.

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Main tab, with servers displayed.

The Osavul built-in IRC client.
The built-in IRC client.