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Feeling down because the Celestial Impact servers are empty and you have noone to play with? Worry not!

Recently, a Social Modding Club group was formed over at moddb.com and they have included Celestial Impact as one of the games they are playing. According to the group owner:

The goal of this group is to allow members to easily plan and schedule events for gamers to play together. My hope is that this will allow gamers to experience some of the amazing online mods that don’t always have a large user base.

Bring your friends and hook up with other people from all over the world to schedule playing hours for Celestial Impact and several other games.

Check out the Social Modding Club

1.10b Optional patch

A small optional patch is now out

This patch should solve the problems some people had with not beeing able to see or connect to any server.

While this patch is not needed to still be able to play Celestial Impact online, it is recommended that everyone download it since it also contains some other bug fixes.

The patch also brings a few gameplay changes:

  • Grengun has bigger explosion radius and slightly higher damage.
  • Grengun fire delay is higher
  • Hitting someone with the railgun now requires slightly more precision than before
  • Players drop their current weapon when killed

These changes will be in effect for all players on a 1.10b server, even for those still using 1.10

The 1.10 to 1.10b patch can be found here
Also a 1.10b full is available

Patch time! CI v 1.10 is out

First patch of Celestial Impact brings us alot of bug fixes and some new content.

 A select few changes are:

  • Support for linear gravity added (all disoriented people rejoice!)
  • New map Donot utilizing the irregular CI gravity
  • Melee weapon now also deforms the world
  • Some weapon reload and firing tweaked
  • Radar upgraded to display enemy crystal  (in CR) and home base (in CC)
  • Lots of hud and ui changes
  • The map Hyper slightly modded (less caves) and the map Yum has been decorated with 4 new props.
  • More benefits from holding the crystal during CR
  • Handicap system added. If you feel too good for the rest, lower your max hp and armor.
  • New command wo_undo. A 1-step undo for forge.

The patch, for those of you who are upgrading from v1.00 and are running windows, can be found here

For those not having the old version or are running a server on Linux/FreeBSD, the full v1.10 can be found here

If you experience any trouble with upgrading your CI version, be sure to check our support forum.

Celestial Impact 1.00

Celestial Impact has dug its way out of beta stadium and into version 1.00

The full version can as usual be found on our downloads page.

More info about the game can be read at the About page.

If you are having trouble running the game or if you have any general questions/suggestions, stop by our forum and drop a post.

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Press Release
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The team behind Celestial Impact is proud to present Celestial Impact 1.00
After almost one year of public beta, the game has now reached a complete version.

What is Celestial Impact?

Celestial Impact is a free multiplayer-only game available for PC.

Celestial Impact is a team based multiplayer first person shooter (FPS) set in space on an asteroid with spherical gravity. What makes this FPS really special is that the landscape is fully deformable in all directions.
Each player is equipped with, apart from a commonly seen weapon arsenal, a special tool called Dirtgun. With the Dirtgun, players can add or remove terrain during combat as they see fit, simply by aiming and firing the dirtgun. Depending on the chosen action, this will either add or remove a chunk of dirt from the landscape.

Ran in to a wall that is too high to jump over? No problem, just build a slope and walk over the wall, or perhaps dig a tunnel going under it.
Need a breather from intense combat? No sweat, dig a cave and go hide inside.
Since the layout and flow of the landscape in the maps depends on the player’s actions, playing a particular map will be a different experience each time.

Celestial Impact features several game modes such as a classic CTF (Capture The Crystal in this case), a regular deathmatch mode and Crystal Rounds. Crystal Rounds will prompt the players to defend one of their team-members alternatively assault one of the opposing team-members depending on which team currently has the crystal in their possession. Build and dig your way around the landscape in various strategic ways as you seek out and steal the crystal from your opponents.

About the developers

Celestial Impact is a PC game developed in Sweden that started with a few university students having an idea of an unusual and fun game. The idea evolved into a larger project and has now reached a complete version. The team behind Celestial Impact currently consists of only three persons all three living in Stockholm and they have created the game from scratch during their spare-time.

Celestial Impact is currently competing as an entry in Swedish Game Awards 08

Celestial Impact Beta 9

Celestial Impact Beta 9 is out and can be found on the downloads page.

Not much noticeable changes for this version. Alot of bugfixes and cleaning up has been made. The new game mode feels promising though, it can be really intense at times.

Some new features in Beta 9 are:
* A new map “Yum” with a new set of world materials added
* a new game mode, Capture the Crystal (CTF style)
* Some major bugfixes

Expect to see more upcoming maps with unique world materials in the future.

As usual, see the forum.
for a full changelog

Direct link to Celestial Impact Beta 9:
Ci Beta 9

Make sure your graphics card drivers are up-to-date!

Henning goes gameawards workshop

On Saturday March 1st our main programmer Henning Tegen will make a one hour presentation during the Swedish Game Awards Workshop at 5:30 pm. Henning is going to give a crash course of the Quake 3 source code, the game that so many people thought Celestial Impact was built on (which it’s not!).

The theme of the evening is modding, but since the Quake 3 source code is open source there is no limitation to what you can do compared to making traditional mods for it, so Henning will go deeply technical into some of the major parts of the code to shed light on some techniques that are still used in today’s game engines.

UPDATE!
The presentation can be viewed here:
Quake 3 source code with Henning Tegen

Celestial Impact Beta 8

A long time has passed since the last new post. We’re not dead, we just haven’t had much to post about up until now. Now, all I need to say is that we have a new Beta available! Celestial Impact Beta 8 is out and can be found on the downloads page.

Some new features in Beta 8 are:
* New renderer, much faster than the previous.
* Linux and FreeBSD dedicated server support
* New game mode forge. Create maps of your own with your friends.
* Melee weapon
* Three new official servers located in the US
* New player model
* Lots of programming and bug fixes

For a full changelog see the forums.

Direct link to Celestial Impact Beta 8:
Ci Beta 8
Mirror:
Warzone.nu (Thanks Zapy!)

Make sure your graphics card drivers are up-to-date!

Server creation guide

A short server creation guide is now available at our forums. It can be found here.
The guide contains brief instructions on how to create your own dedicated public Celestial Impact server as well as a few useful server commands that can be used to control the server.
Also, the User’s manual has been updated with the same information.

Celestial Impact Beta 6

Celestial Impact Beta 6 is now out and can be found at our downloads page. Finally you can experience the asteroids for yourselves, destroying and creating terrain as you please while you and your team battles for the crystal.

This is the first open beta of the game so we will be using this version to test the servers stability over longer periods. We will be having at least one public server online at all times but you will also be able to create a server of your own that other players can join.

If you discover anything you think might be a bug or if you want to write suggestions or comments in general, please register at our forum and make a post.

Want something to deform? You’ve certainly come to the right place!

The Celestial Impact beta, out soon

We are working very hard trying to create a version that could function as a beta that will be playable for everyone. We initially promised to have one right after the SGA Grand Finale, but since we didn’t win we felt we could delay the beta a bit to be able to add some extra stuff to improve the game speed and to fix the master-server so that you’ll be able to see all public CI-servers.

We are hoping to have one ready some time during the upcoming weeks.