‘Frustrated’ Fallen Earth owners focus on thwarting cheaters, rewriting source code

    
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As the summer has gone by, Little Orbit — the purchaser of GamersFirst and all of its library of titles — has found itself simultaneously frustrated and resolute concerning the issues that Fallen Earth faces. These are, according to the most recent state of the game post, an “ancient mess” of code, server lag, instability, missing source art, and rampant cheating.

It’s this last issue that the company sees as the most dire for the post-apocalyptic MMO, and as such, Little Orbit is working on a “custom server-side cheat detection system” that will be coming to the game without disrupting it too much.

Progress is being made on Fallen Earth in other quarters, too. The team reports that it is rebuilding the core server code (which is about 10% complete) and grabbing in-game art assets to improve and then install into a new engine. The code project in particular is “slow and tedious” — but at least it’s happening.

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Oleg Chebeneev

That screenshot doesnt look like its from Fallen Earth

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Bruno Brito

Really? Because i reckognized right away o_o

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Bruno Brito

Thank god they’re being actually honest. The biggest issue with FE wasn’t the rampant…everything, but G1 attitude towards it. As the game grew more insanely pumped with crap, they didn’t give a shit, and now, the ball passes and someone else is fixing the pipes.

And they said it before: The code is dumpsterfire. FE is plagued with a shitload of duping exploits, and hell, i got a duped item because of lag, and warned people in chat, they just said “not again…”

Yet, people are not happy with the idea of a complete reset. Honestly what FE needs is a complete rewrite of the game in a new engine, and then, a new server. And then you fix the vertical power issues with certain items.

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Castagere Shaikura

Don’t they need to take the game off line to really do a good job on it?

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cursedseishi

Not necessarily. FF14 did its recreation in part during the initial 1.X run. A lot of the work, at least at the moment, looks like its all developer side rather than anything necessarily client/server side. And unlike FF14, this is going to be within a new engine environment, so really nothing has to be done with the game until they’re ready to import/switch the release client to it. At which point? Yeah, it might go down temporarily, maybe a month maximum, while they possibly import and bring over character data (if possible) into the ‘new’ Fallen Earth.

I imagine they’d be much further along though if G1 had preserved their initial assets and didn’t have them scouring and ripping it out of the game. Doesn’t hurt keeping a ‘master’ copy of these things, guys! Silent Hill HD Collection and Shenmue 1&2 HD would definitely agree with that.

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Paul

With the disappointment that Fallout 76 has become this is our best bet for a good Post Apoc MMO

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Greaterdivinity

Aren’t there a few FPS survival MMO’s around? Escape from Tarkov or whatever and a few others? I haven’t looked much into them, but I feel like they’re a thing.

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packagegrope

if they could fix it enough to bring the gambling back, i’d return for a bit.

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Real

Hats off to them in their effort. Loved Fallen Earth way back when.