- May 4, 2009
Check out also the excel sheet leaked. The dates shown in properties are interesting: this is a copy/paste from this 3DRealms forum post [http://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showthread.php?t=35640]:
Its actually less than 5%-10%, as i replied:Psyrgery said:Didn't no one notice the the dates of the file?
Take a look at this:
I know it's in Spanish, but below are the translations:
Organization: 3D Realms
Creation date: 09/03/07 0:28
Last modification date: 29/07/08 23:04(Marked in red)
Last printed: 29/07/08 22:50
By that time, the supposed percentage of the game levels was about 60,8%
I've been playing with these dates on Excel, and found out this:
If I'm right, the last day developers were able to work on the game was on 05/05/09 (The previous day before 3DR closed down). If the dates in that file are correct and if we take them as reference (From the first day it was created, until the last day it was modified), in 508 days a 60,8% of the game had been developed. That is an approximate average of 0,119% from the total of the game levels creation per day.
It's been 280 days since the last update of that file on 29/07/08. If we follow the approximate level creation average per day, we'd obtain that an aproximate 30%~35% of the total of the game levels have been created by the day 3DR closed.
That is, ladies and gentlemen, the state of the levels was about 90%~95% finished the day 3DR shut down!!!
I can't believe they left the game when there was only 5%~10% of content left.
3D Realms might be closing (maybe, but it can be a publicity stunt - they made the whole industry and press and basically everyone look at them and George Broussard has said at the past that once the game is finished you will know it in a big way), but i find it very hard to believe that the game is cancelled.Bad Sector said:This is a linear calculation, however if we add crunch time in the equation where people work more hours at the end of a project so they will produce a bit more, we can assume that the game has reached if not 100% (completed) then at least something above at least 98%.
EDIT: i recalculated assuming the last three months they did a 55h/week cycle with the last 15 days a 75h/week cycle:
p is 99.24%Code:
a=60.8/508 b=a*(55.0/40.0) c=a*(75.0/40.0) p=698*a + 75*b + 15*c
Ok, assuming your calculations are correct (since i based mine on yours) and getting the above with a little grain of salt, then they're extremely close to completion now. If not finished.