Monday, June 8, 2009

Hello everyone! And yeah yeah, we know, it's been a while. You guys must be wondering what the hell we have been doing since the Trailer announcement... well, I have some good and some bad news to tell you about this sudden silence. I'll start with the bad news first and get it over with.

Well, the lack of updates is mainly due to my sickness. I have been struggling with a heart condition (actually it started a long time ago). My health drastically worsened beginning of this year. I have gone through a very difficult period with many examinations and visits to doctors and cardiologists. They still haven't diagnosed my condition but I started a treatment with medicines and thankfully my heart stabalized quite a bit, not 100% though and I probably won't be the same ever again, but it makes living easier. I'm telling you this because I feel you all have the right to know this. You guys have been following us for so long and that's the least I can do, telling you the truth and being honest. But of course, care or don't care, that's your choice. Anyway, my contribution to the movie has never been so low and I'm afraid it has had a huge impact on the production timeframe. I'm feeling sorry and hope you guys will understand its not in my control. I'm feeling better though and I already promised Donkey that I will (slowly) pick up my work when I'm ready for it and I hope this will be very soon! But I'm sure it is.

So yes, the movie has had some delay because of this but I can garantuee that Donkey has not stopped working on it. In fact, and now I'm moving to the good news portion of this update :) ... Donkey has already finished his work on the soundfx. So that's another huge task that has been completed in post. That being said, he started to work on the tweaking part last month. Tweaks on the editing, adjusting imagery, finetuning the sounds, for just naming some are all part of this job. Not to underestimate though because this will put the movie in it's final cut. Another thing he's working on right now is the dialogues and voices. Donkey has been in touch with some people that will support us on voiceacting and he's doing tests with them as we speak. Definitely looking forward to that.

Another thing I'm really, really excited about is that SoF will officially be released in HD. In contradiction to earlier reports (we always said the movie would be in standard PAL) we decided to go with modern techniques and formats. We will be upscaling and rerendering the movie in HD format (720p resolution) to get the best possible image quality that this movie deserves. I have seen test results of the intro and it looks amazing and very promising to what the rest of the movie will be like. This will probably take some extra work but after 4 years, who cares... right? :) But as a result you will be able to play this movie in Full Screen on your PC and Home Theater setups. Here's an example of what the Intro will look like in HD (notice the removal of the widescreen bars).


And to conclude this update, we are very pleased to announce that our latest trailer has won 3 awards on the recent Game Movie Awards'08 hosted by planet-videos. The trailer won awards in Best Cut/effects, Sound and Trailer categories. Actually, this came as a big surprise to us because I stumbled upon this news by accident. But nevertheless, I guess it's very cool that we were able to win (with a Trailer) from other machinima.

That's it for this update, next time I try to update a bit sooner, really promised ;).

84 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ohhh really??

Anonymous said...

Hey hes living :p

I wish you much luck and a (hopefully) to improve or even cure your disease

And,i cant wait of SOF <3

Gravehunter said...

O_o

Working with an italian / belgian 'limburger' can have its tol on ones health condition :p

But you know we 'll be here waiting untill its released, so you wont get rid of us that easily ^;)

Leeroy said...

Best wishes Strupie, hope the docs figure out what's going on!

Waited a while now, a little longer definitely won't hurt.

HD will be amazing :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the team is still alive. Hope you'll get better with that disease. The HD 720 p thingie is really amazing, that movie deserve it a thousand times ^^. I just wonder how many Gigaoctets the movie will take XD !

Good luck guys !

Oh and one last thing : You've given all the "music" work to another guy, right ? How is it going for this side of the project ?

Anonymous said...

Sorry for double post but i had one last question: Do you plan to release any subtitle file with your project ? At least English, so other communities could translate it...I hope so...

VishnuSixDix said...

It's ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE! :D

Anonymous said...

HD is very good! Stay alive brother :). This movie will be the best movie ever.

stlava said...

Screw the movie take care of yourself.

Kitteh said...

Good to hear from you guys again, been lurking this blog for like 3 years now and was wondering where the 2009 update was..

Best of luck with your health.

Maurits said...

it's good taht i gona by in HD
i can't wait!(i'm waiting al for 4years:)

fusionfoto said...

From spain, hope you good mate, good luckto you man.

Greetings and you rules

Andres Gutierrez

pylote said...

Good luck guys !
!!

An Old Friend said...

G E T
W E L L
S O O N !

Neurotic said...

Project is dead in the water now :( What a shame.

Shwan said...

lol, you wish :D

Anonymous said...

hey guys, what about an update ? pls comen on!

Neurotic said...

Nah Shwan. I just got the word from Donkey myself. Strupie has taken a turn for the worse and as of right now there are no plans to finish this, at least before 2011. He said he just can't finish it without Strupie by his side right now.

R.I.P. SoF

gooch said...

OMG...this movie MUST be released. Or at least a documentary about it.

Shwan said...

lol @ Neurotic..

Too bad for you I know these guys personally. Don't make sh*t up kid ;)

Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing that i'm still visiting this site, for like 3-4 years now. I would really like to see some progres with this movie. Stopped playing battlefield long time ago, but this movie i can't stop remembering.

Hope i will be finish soon! Like this year?
Keep it up guys! People are still waiting for this hure movie ! :P

Anonymous said...

yep! we need it now!!! remember this joke? true :D

Anonymous said...

U dont have to make it done. Just show us what u got. Just for us! WE WANT MOVIE FFS!!!!!!! I WANT MOVIE !!! EVEN IF ITS UNDONE! I CAN FINISH IT IF U CANT?! XD (joke) I have been waiting for this movie about 5 years and this must be some kind of record. WE WANT SAND OF FIRE GRRRR

Anonymous said...

AYYY!

Anonymous said...

Well at least some info or update! :(

Pechcore said...

Update this danieleeeeee


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Anonymous said...

My birthday is on October 7, can I get an update for my b'day? LOL :D

waiting again said...

Happy Birthday to You Anonymous! and yes, you can. at next next next b'day ;D

Anonymous said...

Update please!!!! :(

Anonymous said...

Starting to give up on this movie
:(

justbitch said...

R.I.P.

Praedator said...

I won't consider the movie dead yet. They would have updated us about such a severe turn - I think it will actually make it through as well as Strupie will. I've been following the development of this movie quite a while (like - oh wait - 3 years by now) and I don't think they will give up [and if they would, they would inform us].

Keep your heads up and wait - show them your support!

Anonymous said...

RIP

Shwan said...

Oh no, they are NOT DEAD! In fact, they are sooo frickin' busy with it. They don't even have time making a blog update! :D

I'll keep u updated! xD

Anonymous said...

come on. pls make an update and finish the movie pls!!

Anonymous said...

an update would be fine...

:(

Anonymous said...

an update is on it's way, they are just finisching up some stuff

Anonymous said...

nice. if true :D

Anonymous said...

Cool another updated.
Then wait another 6 months hahahaha

Anonymous said...

COME ON GUYZ!!!

Anonymous said...

hey what does your time table look like June was the last time we heard from you guys

StRuPiE said...

I'm alive guys, still a bit struggling but I'm not going to give up that easily. Thanks for caring! It means a lot!
As for the project, it's still alive but in a different format...
I'm trying to get an update out soon explaining this.

Anonymous said...

"A different format" ? Uh-Oh. That doesn't sounds too good :( But I hope I'm wrong...

Anonymous said...

It's great to see StRuPiE write something himself so we know they haven't really given up! :D

Anonymous said...

oh no different format...

Anonymous said...

Update please! :):):)

Anonymous said...

don't be patient...


lol! :P

Anonymous said...

Just got word they lost part 3 of this movie in pc crash.

VishnuSixDix said...

just got word that idiotville's most esteemed inhabitant escaped onto the internet...

uberpromaster said...

just got word they make Snow Of Fear on BF:BC2 engine

Anonymous said...

Still waiting.

Anonymous said...

sry but THIS SUCKS!

Make an Update PLS!

Anonymous said...

Cmon man! Give us an update please!

Anonymous said...

Some belgian guy told me that this project is canceled because the producer is dead or something :(.

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Praedator said...

This is getting ridiculous... I would really appreciate an update in this year but as the update frequency of 6 months seems to be usual for this year, I'm still looking forward for it.
If you guys need any help, ask the com... they would sure be proud to help ;)

Best regards from Germany,
Praedator

Anonymous said...

(TF2 Spy Style) Hu-hum...Gentlemens ? Shall we re-iterate our demand for an update ? No, I think not. This will be the last time you see me...

Anonymous said...

EPIC FAIL PROJECT.

Anonymous said...

maybe fail, but not epic. we always have 3 trailers... ))

Anonymous said...

OMFG! .
Someone please post an update.

Just say something.

"The project has been canceled"
"The movie will be done finished January 2010"
"both directors are dead = no movie"

Just post something guys.. Cmon

Anonymous said...

so he died and the movie is now officially canceled *sigh*

Someone you used to know.... said...

At the rate this is going, I estimate the movie is finished somewhere at the end of 2014...

If I had known this in the beginning I wouldn't have spent so many hours/days taking part in the recordings...
What a waste of time...

Anonymous said...

Would you guys please be patient ? Posting such stupids comments won't make this huge project finish any faster you know ?

Anonymous said...

What about a "We´re alive!" post?

PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!


As a present for christmas!

:-(

Anonymous said...

Yeah! You don't have to write a novel... Just something!

A present for the new year!

Anonymous said...

it isn't new year yet so maybe we are lucky to get an update.

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Dart Herohito said...

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Dart Herohito said...

hm, not yet

d34dpr0j3ct said...

FIRST A.D. 2010!!1

Dennis said...

dead project is dead

Anonymous said...

i think it too :(

crap of water said...

it's gonna be ok! it's gonna be ok! (gta4 paramedics...)

Anonymous said...

Hellooo! Anybody in there? How hard can it be not to post even the shortest message?

Shwan said...

SoF is alive and kicking buts people! More info soooooon!

Anonymous said...

Soon is already over...

Anonymous said...

fail.. FUCKING FAIL!

Anonymous said...

my stupid provider blocking blogger.com. but i anyway can read this dead blog. double fail :(

Anonymous said...

we'll get some wtfpwnage soon since its been so long

Anonymous said...

Isnt it just clear as day: U dont hear ANYTHING from developer team for maaaaany months = Project is dead.

They might want to keep "fans" waiting if they hope they can assemble new crew to finalize the movie with, but all that is just hoping.

If they would really be working with this, they would surely even post a word like "too busy now, updating when we can" etc, takes 20sec to do that max.
No word from developers means only 1 thing, dead shit :( shame tho after all these years.

Even more shame that they cant declare it being dead, and their mates keep on saying "its alive its alive" wich its certainly is not. Movies cant turn to life, everybody knows that, not even 3d movies even tho they look so real, theyre just movies, not living things :P

Last time im ever waiting something to finish for many years tho, this was gooooood learning that when it takes too long, it never finishes.

Just sad, so sad...

Now i do a favorite to mods and post ""2011 XMAS GREETINGS FROM SANDS OF FIRE CREW""!!

Thisway, when the mods next time shows their face (around next xmas i assume if timeframe stays same as this far), their next update has been posted alraedy in blog :))
Aint i helpfull :)

Anonymous said...

FAIL project

sof exfan said...

f*ckin' sad but f*ckin' true. imo :(

Shwan said...

lol, wait and see.. wait and see..

Anonymous said...

Com on guys sitting here beta testing Battlefield Bad Company 2 and think man these guys could make a great movie out of this engine... I would love to see this finished!