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Like Lazarus... or not.

Posted on August 24, 2008 by Nighthawk

It's been quite some time since I've had a news post here. Work has been slowly continuing behind the scenes on the campaign missions. However, I've decided to put the mod on temporary hiatus. This is because, although the mod currently runs under RockPatch 1.10, I plan on moving it over to RockPatch 2 once it is released.

Now, RP2 may or may not have all the features of 1.10, so I've halted development so that the mod can be planned and redesigned in light of the new feature set. I mean, what's the point in developing more stuff that may not be doable with RP2.

This is not the end of the mod. Depending on what RP2 offers, you could see vast improvements. But either way, it's paused until RP2's eventual release.

~Nighthawk.

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Beta 2.1b

Posted on August 3, 2007 by Nighthawk

I know I said I would release it on Sunday, but due to the recent forum inactivity, and the fact that I'm away a lot, I'm releasing it now. This is a very small update, only fixing one issue. So, to counteract the minuteness of this update, I've also included the game font I was originally going to distribute with Beta 2.1 (but forgot :lol:). It's the YR logo font converted to a size suitable for the game. Please note, there are no Arabic, Cyrillic, Hebrew or any other foreign characters in the font, so it may not work with some games.
I wasn't able to get the weapons fixed on the F.F. Pillbox - the solution I was using made the weapon go completely haywire. I tried several other things, but no joy. So, the only unit fixed is the Soldier, which now fires in a straight line.
Again, it comes in Cumulative and Incremental versions. Download the Cumulative if you've only got one of the earlier versions. Download the Incremental if you've got Beta 2.1.
Now, as I said, this is the last bugfix version. I'll now start work on Beta 3.0, which means no more public beta testing. I will also be looking for some help graphic-wise with this version, as it'll need a bit more work, so keep an eye on the news.

Cumulative Version (download if you use Beta 2.0c or earlier): Download Link.
Incremental Version (download if you use Beta 2.1): Download Link.
RockPatch 1.10 is required. It is included in the zip files, but if for some reason it doesn't work, try getting it from here or here. The included version is 1.10 #0036, the last one released.
You may also need the Terrain Expansion. (Actually, you won't yet, but I'd advise you to download it anyway).

And, don't use the NPatch with this mod. You will get errors, and it won't work properly. Using it with a mod that clearly states it doesn't work with the NPatch is sheer idiocy. If you tell me the mod won't work and you're using NPatch version x or y, your post gets deleted. Nuff said.
Lastly, don't distribute my game font.

Nighthawk.

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Battlefield Report

Posted on June 14, 2007 by Nighthawk

From: Agent 'Nighthawk', Allied Intelligence
To: Allied Commander, Eastern Seaboard

Commander, the Future Forces seem to almost have their Ion Cannon fully ready. Its weapon seems to have been improved beyond what we originally saw. If you see any Uplinks on the field, Commander, take them out, or better yet, capture them, and we can turn their satellite against them.
Captured video of their upgraded cannon in action.
Or go here if your browser won't work with the first link.

--REPORT ENDS--

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The Third War Beta 2b

Posted on June 9, 2007 by Nighthawk

This version fixes several bugs and balance issues in The Third War. It does not include the entire mod, so please download the original files from the other post before downloading this. Just overwrite the files in the YR directory with these files. You should probably also run the exe file contained within this archive.
A list of what this version fixes is included in the archive, but I may as well post it here too:

Gameplay Changes:

  • Future Forces Laser Cannon sight increased by 1 (from 8 to 9)
  • Names of structures altered ('Future' prefix changed to 'F.F.')
  • Future Forces Stealth Miner maximum ore load decreased (from 20 to 15)
  • Future Forces Stealth Miner speed increased (from 4 to 6)
  • Future Forces Stealth Miner cost decreased (from 1600 to 1550)
  • Future Forces SuperComet Laser Upgrade damage decreased (from 150 to 100)
Graphical Changes:
  • Future Forces War Factory animations fixed
  • Future Forces now have a more YR-standard loadscreen
  • Future Forces have their own interface graphics now.


Download Link

Please download the mod, play it, and report any more bugs that you find, but more importantly, have fun.

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Apologies for the lack of updates.

Posted on March 10, 2007 by Nighthawk

As the title says, apologies for the recent lack of updates, but my week has become busy again, with GCSEs closing. Beta testing is still continuing behind the scenes, and most of the bugs have now been worked out. I'm not going to give a possible release date as my free time is rather erratic at the minute. This should reduce in 3 weeks when I'll be off for my holidays :crazed:

And just to prove I have been working away, here's a little something:

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Beta Testing

Posted on February 1, 2007 by Nighthawk

It may be a year later than originally planned, but I'm now looking for people to beta test this version of the mod, this includes the Future Forces side and all other additions to the Allies, Soviets and Yuri.
If you want to be a beta tester, please first read this topic. Then send me a PM if you can meet the requirements there.

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Future Forces database online

Posted on January 18, 2007 by Nighthawk

President Dugan has decided to lift his 'Future Forces Information Secrecy' Act after we captured a data module located in one of their signal devices, called a Guardian Outpost. This module has data on practically all of their units and structures. For all we know some parts of this may be false, Commander and partial to change, but we have uploaded a new database containing all the data. It looks similar to the last one, but to access it you need to proceed to this page instead to access it. The online interface will be updated accordingly. The database is still being uploaded at present, so you may not get an immediate connection, or some pieces may be missing. It will all be there soon Commander.

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Yuri Invasion Confirmed!

Posted on November 27, 2006 by Nighthawk

Urgent Battlefield Report - Eyes Only
From: 'Nighthawk', Agent, Allied Intelligence
To: , Commander, Allied Defense Forces
Commander, while we've been pre-occupied trying to get as much information on the Future Forces as possible, we seem to have neglected the other threat to our peace, Yuri. We originally thought he did not pose as much of a threat as he seems to have been holed up in Antarctica all this time doing God knows what, but he appears to have re-organised his forces entirely. Today at approximately 0200 hours, Yuri troops under the name of the 'Atlantic Legion' have seized the Russian city of Novgorod. The Soviets, who only had a small garrison in the city, were forced to retreat. The city is now in Yuri's hands. One of the Soviet soldiers stationed in the garrison, a Mladshiy Leytenant Rovodinsky, managed to snap a sizable view of one of the Yuri occupation zones as he retreated from the city in a MiG bomber using the bomber's black box. Here is that picture, unfortunately with most of Novgorod's power grid in chaos there are very few light posts running in that area of the city, and Yuri's "mood lighting" doesn't help much either, so we have lightened some of the areas so you can get a clear view of the area.
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It seems that this 'Atlantic Legion' uses different vehicular units to those normally used by Yuri, we can see several heavy-tank like vehicles driving down the main road, and one rather large double barreled unit in the centre, which was unfortunately the poorest lit of all. The Soviets believe it to be an improvisation on their Apocalypse tank, but we are unsure of its armament. We have a glimpse of one of Yuri's new Sniper Turrets. These are basically the British Sniper in turret form, though we've seen them use various types of ammo before. We can also see several civilians being kept in the base, most likely for use in Yuri's Bio Reactors, and we can also see that they are being closely guarded by one of Yuri's rumoured Special Operations infantry, a Savant. Be careful of those Commander, they are armed with high-energy railgun weapons, though until now they have been largely unseen.

More information will be brought in on this incident as we can get it Commander, but for now, Novgorod is a no-go area without clearance from Command, but the Soviets seem keen to send in a strike force to retake the city, Command's not going to risk arguing with them, but you are not to intervene until ordered.

Agent Nighthawk, Allied Intelligence
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Out-of-character note: I thought I'd go back to the 'in-character' news posts again, they seemed to get the story across better than normal posts :thumbsupsmiley:.

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Mod Progress as of 16/10/06

Posted on October 16, 2006 by Nighthawk

Progress with the mod so far has unfortunately been slow, due to the need for RP 1.08 SE to implement the majority of the stolen tech units, and me getting swamped with coursework, leaving me with little time to work on it. All of the Future Forces infantry, units and buildings are finished, as are all the upgrades, though stolen tech is not due to my lack of time. I have however uploaded the colour version of the picture of the Future Forces base, and replaced the black and white pictures in the database with the colour versions. The second photo and anything from it are still in greyscale however. Though, on the plus side, in the short spaces of time I've had to work on the mod I have been adding small bits and pieces to it, mostly to Yuri, which is now composed of four Legions instead of two. More information on this will be released at another time. Until then, you can see the colour images on the Future Forces page of the site here.

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Urgent Report

Posted on August 24, 2006 by Nighthawk

Commander, a Soviet Spy Plane recently took a blurry photo of a Future Forces base guarding the temporal vortex. The anti-air defenses pictured here shot down the Spy Plane shortly after it took this photo. Alliance analysts are trying to enhance and colourise the photo so we can get a better look at what technology is at work here. We have started a database on their forces, but at the minute, everything is speculative and we have no idea if these structures and units are what we think they are.

See the photo and information at this link

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