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Thursday, April 19, 2001
 
Soldier of Fortune 2 .plan Started
10:43 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

PlanetQuake has recently posted the start of Jake Simpson's .plan file for Soldier of Fortune 2. As we posted yesterday, SOF2 is the upcoming sequel to the highly popular FPS Soldier of Fortune, which allows players to target specific body areas on enemies to produce realistic effects, such as shooting someone in an arm to force an enemy to drop a weapon without actually killing them.


The .plan discusses the new Ghoul2 engine. The original Ghoul engine is what allowed for accurate target modeling in the first game, and the new engine sounds even better:

I've been working on building Ghoul2, which is our next generation
animation system. It's not actually based on Ghoul1 since that was mesh based, and Ghoul2 is all truely hirearchical
skeletal based. It still gives all the same sort of good stuff Ghoul1 one did, but it's got a host of new features
besides. Look for an interview on VoodooExtreme sometime soon that will give more details.
For the graphics techies out there, Simpson notes that the earlier announced ROAM engine isn't actually the Real-time Optimally Adapting Meshes approach, but is his team's own design.


Though there is no official word as of yet for a Mac version of this title, the odds are quite good, as the game is being built on the portable Quake III Engine. For more details regarding a possible Mac port, a link below leads to an earlier IMG story on the subject. Don't forget to check out Simpson's .plan as well for more information regarding SOF2's development.

Mac SOF2 Possibility?
PlanetQuake - SOF2 .plan


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3dfx Finalizes Sale of Assets11:19 AM
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Alchera Project Comes To An End10:20 AM
Red Faction Complete for PS2, Site Updates9:19 AM
Escape Velocity Nova Update8:57 AM
Diablo II Expansion Interview, Beta Starting8:51 AM
New Myst III:Exile Preview8:45 AM
Status of 3D Cards, Makers8:40 AM
MacSoft Update on Hasbro, Vampire, More8:33 AM
 
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Soldier of Fortune 2 Officially Announced (For PC)9:19 AM
Oberin Gains New Users, Forums9:01 AM
Steve Jobs Fireside Chat at WWDC8:35 AM
id Working on Quake 3 Point Release6:00 AM
Myst III: Exile Previews6:00 AM
StarCraft Cinematics DVD Available6:00 AM
 
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