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Like Lazarus... or not.

Posted on August 25, 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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Looking for beta testers

Posted on February 9, 2008 by Nighthawk

With the start of the new version cycle, I'm hiring private beta testers again. If you're interested in beta testing for this mod, then take a look at this topic. If you feel you can meet those requirements, send me a PM.

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I've not left yet!

Posted on January 30, 2008 by Nighthawk

As the title said, I've not abandoned the mod. Yes, I did take a bit of an extended break over Christmas, but I've already started private beta testing with the next version cycle. And to prove I've done some work on the mod over the Christmas and New Year period, here's some screenshots of the changes to the mod:
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The Soviet Battle Jeep. This replaces the Scout Tank for the Soviet countries.

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A squad of Mextli Gunners. These minigun-armed units replace the Elite Corps for the Antarctic Legion.

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Shift Tanks. These Neutron Cannon-armed units replace the Italian Rocket Tank.

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The new background on the Battlefield Select screen. It's a bit of an edit on a file photo of Abrams Tanks in Iraq.

The mod's not dead yet.

Nighthawk.

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New website, and Update 2.0c

Posted on June 30, 2007 by Nighthawk

As you can see, if you're reading this on the site, I've changed the design, again.
This time, it's using an actual design template, rather than something I cooked up in FrontPage with some tables and layers.
As well as the new site, I've uploaded the next bugfix patch to the server. There are two different versions you can download, an incremental one, and a cumulative one. If you installed the last update, then go for the incremental one, but if you haven't installed the update, go for the cumulative one - it contains 2.0b as well.
Remember, post any bugs in the topic entitled 'The Bug Thread' in the forums.
Please download and enjoy.

Nighthawk.

Later Update: There is a missing file from both the incremental and cumulative updates. Please download the file 'expandmd40.zip' from post #7 of this thread for the mod to work correctly.

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Urgent Message

Posted on June 1, 2007 by Nighthawk

Just to let you all know, before I start getting people saying to me "D1s M0D w0nt w0rk!!!111", the current beta up on the site is NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ROCKPATCH 1.10. Do not try to run the mod with RP 1.10, do not even think of doing it. And before you start saying "Make it wrk wit 1.10!!1", I won't. Yes, you did just read that. I will not be making this mod 1.10 compatible. This is because I see no reason to do so, it works perfectly with CE #0052, and upgrading to 1.10 will just mean pointless overhauls of existing code.
Besides, in the help files, VK stated that the fourth side logic may change again in the next version, which would mean another overhaul whenever he releases the next version.
Say what you will, but this decision stands. The Third War will not be 1.10 compatible. This is due to both what I stated above and reasons of my own.
If you want to play the mod, use CE #0050, #0051 or #0052.

Nighthawk.

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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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Spy Plane Report #2

Posted on September 12, 2006 by Nighthawk

Commander, with the increased threat of an invasion force coming through the vortex, the Soviets have dispatched Spy Planes to constantly survey all areas near the vortex. One of the planes sighted this picture, unfortunately though, the picture was taken around midnight (local time) and, as usual, the Spy Plane's camera isn't the best quality photography device. However, it appears to show a group of FF units heading out of the vortex area toward the south via a small bridge that they have lit up. This photo also gives us a glimpse at some of their naval units, and a better look at some of the ones we couldn't really see in the previous report. Don't worry Commander, we are stil working on improving the quality and colour of the previous picture, but you may have to wait. This one will eventually be improved and colourised too, once our analysts get around to it. Study this picture Commander. We will update the database shortly with the new information.
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