Category: MBF Blog
Created on 10th Aug 2012
Written by Aayrl
It's been about a month since I've posted on the blog, and a lot of you are probably confused as to why the past three fridays have had no blog entries for Marble Blast Fubar. Luckily for you, since today is Friday, I'll tell you all about it!
On July 15th, my laptop became infected with a rootkit that completely trashed the OS hard drive. Since I made regular backups (And regular backups of the backups, of which were also backed-up), I did not lose any data. However, being without the Laptop made progress on Fubar fairly impossible. I managed to work on the game for a few hours on my Desktop, but lost interest and spent the time rebuilding my laptop properly.
Several days later, the laptop became infected again. I searched the machine more carefully when I discovered a chunk of data that remained persistant on my laptop's RAM. Using roughly 64KB or space, the RAM would constantly re-install the rootkit whenever my machine was turned off and then back on. After more work, I managed to revive the laptop once more and finally removed the malware for good.
So I brought my laptop back to life around July 25th, about the same time IsraeliRD approached me with Lonestar to discuss more details about the project they requested my assistance with earlier this year. I began focusing me extra time and resources into developing an early version of Project X, but was not satisfied with the result. I am currently working with IsraeliRD and Lonestar to finish up Project X for public display later this month (at least, that's the goal). So what about Marble Blast Fubar, you ask?
Project X I can assure you plays a large role in the release of Marble Blast Fubar. In fact, I think you'll find Project X as the core of Marble Blast Fubar, and many other mods. You have no idea what I am talking about, but that's okay, because everyone will know about Project X very soon. This weekend I intend to work more (Finally) on Marble Blast Fubar and release an updated Beta Build the following week. I intend to release Marble Blast Fubar (in full) sometime before the end of September. No more pushing back the date, I'm committed this time to finishing it for good (and, of course, releasing content patches as needed).
Beta Testers - keep your eyes on the Beta forums for more information regarding the next phase of testing. Keep in mind you will probably gain access to Project X as well (when we deem it is ready enough for public testing), and will be committed to providing feedback as usual.
Oh, and I will no longer be posting Fubar Fridays. I think it's easier for me to release news posts as the speed of which I develop the game into its final stages rather than rush the completion of some code to have my Fubar Friday preview available. I will attempt to maintain news posts on Fridays, but there will be no guarantees...
Happy Friday folks, enjoy the weekend!