2002.12.15The Help Us! section was updated with the Web Designer role. Please review that if you think you can build a better layout for our main site.
2002.12.13PlaneShift is present on the premiere issue of Massive Online Gaming, a paper magazine dedicated to mmorpgs. Here you can find the first issue pic.
2002.12.08We created a mailing list to give you updates on the game. All news posted here will be also sent to that mailing list, plus some more additional infos.
You can register your email address here: http://www.coollist.com/subscribe.html Just place email@example.com and your email address in the form.
2002.11.18I have good news for you (still not the one you really want, though): the team added a lot of beautiful things to PlaneShift and we are close to the next release. Congratulations to all members and WTB members for their love and dedication to our project. PlaneShift is really in a good position to change something in OpenSource gaming community in the future.
The Setting team worked hard to stabilize the main storyline, players will be part of a big project made by the gods, that will decide the destiny of many many lives. We updated the history and races pages a bit to reflect this changes. The storyline will be part of the game in later releases, not in next one (MolecularBlue). Just a notice for everyone: Yliakum is the name of the big cavern, Hydlaa is the name of the first city.
The Engine team has made huge progress. Thanks to the synergy with the CS team and in particular Jorrit (thanks!), we have considerably improved the game performance. We also added some new features, like the possibility to customize the look of your character. Many other features are present to discover soon.
The 2D/3D team has added new places to visit and improved the ones you already know. You can find new pics of Hydlaa city in the pics pages, screenshot section. We now have also a completely new area: a cavern built centuries ago.
The Rules team improved the combat rules a lot. (Fighting will not be present in the next release). They are currently working on balancing stats and on improving available skills.
The Music team was creative and productive. We now have a good number of songs that will be present in the next release to please your ears.
The PR team expanded in size and quality. Recruting is going well.
I hope to see you on-line in next release soon!
2002.09.20We have added 2 renderings of the Kran in the pics section. That one still need improvements on the texture, so don't focus too much on the skin.
We have also added 2 new sketches made by Satat for our monster section.
The team is growing and improving! Thanks to Boonet for his great dedication on the 3D team.
During this period of time we:
- added the ability to interact with the world picking up objects
- added NPCs (standing)
- finalized the combat rules and the progression rules, magic is now in the work.
- expanded our setting documents.
- added more music to the game.
- added more players models, including some female ones!
- added more buildings. We finally connected Jayose library and inside of Laanx Temple to the main level.
Check the screenshot section for the new images! We will add some new rendering in the next days.
Next version is not yet scheduled, but can be ready in about two months.
Keep up supporting PlaneShift! Thanks to all fans!
2002.07.21One month has passed! We are so busy developing the game that we forget to give you updates! Here are some:
The team is performing better than ever. We have a stronger 3d team now and we made big steps ahead in the combat rules.
I know you want pics not words :) So check the screenshot section and you will have a preview of the new temple of Laanx.
Check also the rendering section where you can find the new enkiduaki model.
See you soon!
2002.06.27Thanks to the efforts of acraig the new server is up! It's running the tech demo 004. We would like to remember that this is not yet a GAME, but just a tech DEMO. This means that you can't fight, pick up objects, etc...
Get the 004 client from the download section then use this as server name: ps.gamiix.com
Enjoy! We are still searchig talented developers, please look at the recruitment page.
2002.06.16We are moving to a new more powerful server!! GAMIIX.COM is providing a new machine dedicated to PlaneShift (they were providing also the old one).
During migration of PlaneShift server you will not be able to connect to the tech demo. Please be patient.
2002.06.01We received many questions on the planeshift licenses and we decided to clarify better the reasons that are behind our choices. The focal point is to build a strong community while keeping high chances of success for the project.
You can find it here.
2002.05.22A new version of PS is available: 0.1.004. This version is REQUIRED to connect to the game. Version 003 doesn't work anymore.
Here's a list of what's changed:
- added credits page (click on the iron gem on main menu)
- moving mouse over a char displays his name
- first person view
- new gazebo model
- new library building
- more trees
- /spawn command
- /pos command
- a workaround to limit the "pass-through-walls" problem
- more code fixes
You can find the new version in the download section. Next time we will probably have an update server to reduce download size.
2002.05.17Bug Reports should now be filled at this address. This will simplify the process of categorizing and storing the bugs reports.
Be sure to fill the information outlined here.
2002.05.12Added some in-game screenshots taken from client 0.1.003.
Added some info to the guilds page.
We have moved the IRC fan channel to planeshift.ath.cx, please join the Tavern of the Crystal there! If you don't know how to use IRC, read our Guide!
2002.05.08Added a list of known bugs on the current distribution, you can find it here.
Please submit your bug reports following the template proposed in the FAQ section.
2002.05.02A good news for all our supporters and to our devs:
The Tech Demo is now available for download! Congratulations to all PlaneShift Team members!!
If you need help on connecting or creating a new char, read our player guide.
2002.04.27We have made an update to the FAQ page, and we started adding some info to the player guide.
Unfortunately a CS bug is preventing us to release the demo. The CS team is working hard to solve that.
2002.04.07We added a FAQ page to the Community section, check it out!
Thanks to the team's tireless efforts and the great work of the Crystal Space team we are finally very close to releasing our first tech demo!
We don't want to delay much more the 1st release of the tech demo and so we decided to deliver a first snapshot of the current development (it's a matter of days).
In this snapshot, you wlll create your character defining stats and skills, you will be able to walk around in the center of the first city and converse with other players. This is the first chance to meet other guild members on-line!
Since this is our first public release, we are expecting to encounter many problems and bugs. We ask your forgiveness and patience as we identify and fix these problems--after all, this is why we are releasing this now.
After that first snapshot we will release monthly updates adding more content (player models, skins, sounds, new buildings and objects).
I look forward to seeing you in our new reality!
Please post your comments and problems to our message board. We anxiously await your feedback on the world we are creating.
002.03.17In the Pics section there are five fresh new screenshots! You can see the part of the city that will be available in the demo. Have a nice journey!
002.02.18Our team has grown, it's healthy and productive in all departments.
Some news from our development team:
- Our server gurus had the first chat session in our PS client!
- We have modeled the plaza around the temple of Laanx, and we are working on houses and shops surrounding it
- We have now 3 good songs for the game. You will love them.
- Our setting team is working to define better the background history of all the races.
- We made an update to the overview of Yliakum pages to have it more readable.
Some news about the demo. We are working hard to bring you the demo as fast as possible, but it's important to clarify some key points about it:
- That demo will be basically a technology demo, we will show some of the functions of the Crystal Space engine and of our server engine.
- The players will be able to look around and chat, but the combat system will not be there.
- The models, animations and textures are now VERY simple. That will enable us to test the performance of the game and then make proper models with higher polycount. That means that in the future releases you will see better models, don't be fooled by the ones in the demo.
- The server will be up/down for testing, so there will be no continuity of service.
- The characters that will be stored will be probably removed with next released of the demo.
- The world elements, such as houses, shops, etc... are placed only for testing purposes but will be probably moved/changed in future releases.
The actual target for the 1st demo is end of March.
2002.01.04Look at the new screenshots of Jayose's Library in the Pics section.