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Mortal Online Steam Release

So, as of just now Mortal Online is release on Steam.

Not much to say about it aside from that the Steam SDK has been implemented, some achievements were added.
Recently the movement speed curve has also been adjusted so lower dexterity characters have generally become faster.

Next up Magic Update?


Steam Development Update 1

Steam Development Update 2

Steam Development Update 3

Steam Development Update 4

Sarducaa Release, May 17th 2015

The long awaited big patch that will introduce the second continent Sarducaa will finally release on this Sunday, May 17th 2015.

In addition to Sarducaa there will be new creatures, new things to discover, many more items, supposedly improved AI and a lot of stepping stones for other systems to be introduced in the future. Sarducaa will also bring with it the new Heat system that will force you to consider your surroundings more when moving around in the open.

It’s one of the – if not the the biggest content patches, I’d say, since release. But in my opinion people expect too many immediate changes from it and setting their expectations too high.

For me all the Sarducaa patch introduces is new things to explore including a new continent that is bigger than Myrland, a lot of other content to play around with, especially with the new creatures and hopefully improved AI. The rest for me is pretty much just a stepping stone and getting closer to the Magic Revamp and more actual content. The heat system will mostly apply to Sarducaas hot temperatures, Myrland will mostly stay temperate. I know that a lot of people expect miracle balance and things like that which was never what they said it would be about.

The patch also won’t just let you go over to Sarducaa in an instant, the community will have to combine their efforts to rebuild the Bridge between the continents for anyone to get over for the time being. This might as well take a prolonged time and turn into a slaughter fest. It will be interesting to see what the community does about it.

For a landmass I’m personally still more looking forward to Nordveld and the cold climate. Blainn and Kallard for life. 😉

They have also released a lot of lore for Sarducaa, which I have linked below.

Star Vault has already released the updated client as a standalone torrent for you to pre-load and the automatic patches for the patch system will go life on Sunday.
Be advised that the standalone torrent is not the best way to update and you won’t be able to use an updated client until Sunday so trying to update before that will render your client useless until Sunday.

Either way, if you have any opinion on this post it in the comment section.
I hope to see a few of you old timers back and new people are always welcome.
Join us on the community IRC channel and see you all on the continent, and before that on the bridge!


Summary of some of the features (More in the updates below):

  • Sarducaa is approximately 85 square kilometers. Myrland is 64.
  • We have added around 100 new NPCs and AI for you to encounter.
  • 20 new titles for you to find.
  • 30 new fishes have been added.
  • 5 new fully craftable armors have been added to the game.
  • 5 new songs have been added to the soundtrack
  • There are 300+ new items to find.
  • The internal patch notes have over 300 entries.
  • We have added around 4 gigabytes of new content.


Update: The patch is now live.

Sarducaa Trailer:
Patch Notes:


Previous Development Updates:
Development Update 7 (Final)
Development Update 6
Development Update 5
Development Update 4
Development Update 3
Development Update 2
Development Update 1
Lore Galore:
Sarducaa Stories
Sarducaa Lore
Torrent Download:
Sarducaa Standalone

Unity 5 Release and you get all the features for free, just as Unreal Engine 4 becomes free as well

Unity 5 just got release a bit ago and even the free Version (Personal Edition) includes all of the technical features of Unity Pro. So they did finally react to the cheap subscription fee that had many people go to Unreal Engine 4.
Unity 5 Professional Edition offers extended support and services, better team features, monthly free assets, access to beta version, the source code and more.

So far I haven’t had any problems letting Unity upgrade my old projects and automatically converting settings and code to the new conventions (aside from some third party plugins).

Announcement :
Comparison (Free vs. Pro):


Shortly before this there was an announcement that Unreal Engine 4 is now also free.



So now Game Developers and other  visual simulations developers both as a hobby and professionals have all the options available and can choose whatever they like to make awesome things.
This can only be a good thing and I’m looking forward to the amazing things this will bring us. And obviously my own development efforts. 😉

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year2015
From the Aegis Imperium to all old and new members, and all of our friends.

It’s now midnight AI and SV time. All other times are irrelephant, else we might as well just spend the whole day posting.

GitHub Student Developer Pack including free Unreal Engine 4 license

Unreal Engine 4 License and other goodies, like cloud hosting and support services for free for students on GitHub.

Check it out.

Install cloud applications in a single click
Business 3 plan (normally $49/month) for one year

Crowdsourcing and data enrichment platform
Access to the Crowdflower platform (normally $2,500/month) and $50 in worker credit.

Simple cloud hosting, built for developers
$100 in platform credit

Simple DNS management with one-click services and a robust API
Bronze hosted DNS plan (normally $3/month) for two years

Powerful collaboration, code review, and code management for open source and private projects
Micro account (normally $7/month) with five private repositories while you’re a student

Live programming help available 24/7
$25 in platform credit

.ME Domain from Namecheap
One year domain name registration on the .me TLD (normally $8.99/year)
PositiveSSL from Namecheap
One year SSL certificate (normally $9/year)

Unified database as a service including search, key/value, graph, and events
Developer account (normally $49/month) while you’re a student

Screen sharing for collaboration in teams
Individual account (normally $9.99/month) while you’re a student

Email infrastructure as a service
Student plan (normally $4.95/month) for one year

Web and mobile payments, built for developers
Waived transaction fees on first $1000 in revenue processed

Travis CI
Continuous integration platform for the open source and private projects
Private builds (normally $69/month) while you’re a student

Unreal Engine
A complete suite of game development tools made by game developers, for game developers
Unreal Engine (normally $19/month) while you’re a student

Small Update on Game Engines and Technology

Just a bit ago the Unreal Engine 4 turned free for colleges and universities.
Unreal Engine Educational License

At the recent Unite 2014 the Unity team released a public beta of Unity 4.6. Which features the long awaited new GUI system.
The first Unity 5 beta build has been said to be sent to pre-order customers in the next few weeks as well.
Unity 5 Information

Also recently the Oculus Rift DK2 has been shipped to most customers. We’ve got a few in our lab as well. It has gotten a few upgrades since the DK1 but there are still some problems with it and sadly it’s gotten even more inconvenient in some ways for people with glasses.
Oculus Rift DK2 Information

And a kickstarter for Project PERCEPTION NEURON: Motion Capture, VR and VFX a wireless full body motion tracking system will end. Working with these kind of things and knowing what these systems usually cost – with way less features – this is pretty much a gift package if they can realize it. I’m tempted to get one myself for private use and development.
Project PERCEPTION NEURON: Motion Capture, VR and VFX Kickstarter

Aegis-Imperium opening business again


The Aegis-Imperium has started recruiting again. After a lovely dip in activity we have found new goals to achieve. We are looking for players that want to take on challenges of all sorts in Mortal Online.

Always wanted to know how the game works? Help out in figuring out how to cook? Or just looking for a cool bunch to hang around with and have some fun? Well what are you waiting for? Jump on mumble (and check out the forums) and join the Imperium…..

We get shit done (again)!

You can download mumble here
Port: 36099