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0 Patch 2.2.11 out now!

Posted by OmegaBolt on February 13, 2019 in Tech Center News

It's been a couple of months since the last patch for YR Red-Resurrection and in that time some significant changes have been made. Since the release of 2.2 I have been reworking countries that I felt were lacking, and the last of those was the United Kingdom, who have finally been given the attention they need in this release.
 

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Calling in reinforcements from around the empire, the British Army is bolstered with special units capable of turning the tides of battle. Furthermore they gain the Pintail and Pop Shell, which replaces the Arms Jammer, and the Battle Fortress has been reworked.
 

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Not only have the UK received additions however, Yugoslavia gains the Ironsmith, an infantry equipped to render your tank divisions unstoppable! As always, new maps have been added as well.
 

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If you're interested in how those maps get made you can watch a timelapse of myself creating Close Encounter (2)! Remember to subscribe on YouTube for additional content.
 


Of course there are many balance changes, bug fixes, additional maps and more! Here's an overview of the entire patch:

Big Features
Reworked the United Kingdom, altering existing units and removing and replacing others, including-

  • The Colonial Bureau for the UK on T2. Provides units at intervals depending on your tech tier; the Skitter on T1 - a fast amphibious harassment unit equpped with mines, the Gurkha on T3 - a steadfast versatile soldier and the Wildcat at T4 - a long range anti-unit artillery.
  • The Pintail for the UK. An aircraft available at T3, replaces the Arms Jammer. Attaches a bomb to enemy vehicles that jams their weapons, and the weapons of surrounding vehicles, for 45 seconds.
  • The Pop Shell support power for the UK. Spawns a tank bunker anywhere on the map, allowing you to fortify an area on the fly!
  • The Ironsmith for Yugoslavia. And infantry on T3 who can attach charges to friendly vehicles which double their armour when activated!
  • A new client feature; the Pick Random Map button, available in skirmish and multiplayer. Selects a random map based on the number of participants in the game.
  • 7 all new maps in skirmish and multiplayer.
  • A dozen reworked existing maps for more interesting strategies and improved balance.
  • Many balance adjustments and bug fixes.

You can view the full changelog here.

The patch can be downloaded and manually installed, if you are unable to use the client updater for whatever reason.
 

MANUAL INSTALL


Remember you can always join our Discord for active discussion and first-look at every upcoming patch!
 

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0 A New Year Begins (summary of 2018)

Posted by mevitar on January 8, 2019 in Doom Desire News

A late new year update, 2018 brought Essence nearly to completion. As of now, all of their infantry are done, with only few units and maybe 2 buildings left. Most likely, I'll be now moving to Paladin infantry and Vintarid buildings.
But first, a summary of what was done in 2018.


Aphrodite Patrol Craft
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The Aphrodite Patrol Craft is an AI-controlled, low-altitude agile aircraft, meant to serve same roles in an army as a typical attack helicopter.


Magnetic Turbine
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An easily accessible source of energy for any Essence military base. They can be overloaded if the situation requires, releasing an electromagnetic pulse that disables electronic devices in vicinity.


Kerberos Powersuit, Revenant and Prowler
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Kerberos Powersuit: With dimensional portals available to transport troops and vehicles, it's logical they would also be used to transport ammo and payload to the battlefield. This powersuit puts that into practice.
Revenant: The dimensional portal technology doesn't come without drawbacks. When one of the side effects is being fused with your powersuit and going insane, dying in a violent eruption might be more preferable.
Prowler: The suit uses a miniaturized nuclear reactor to allow movement, including high-speed flight. The power can be diverted into a metallic wire that turns into plasma as it's flung at an enemy target.



Elysium Access Point and Gateway
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Elysium Access Point: One of the main reasons to gather so much Crystalline, these structures sustain portals to a place called Elysium, where EssentialTech is building something unprecedented.
Gateway: Various kinds of Gateways exist, some used to access Elysium itself, others to transport ordinance between different bases.



Barracks, Assembly Plant and Portal Catapult
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Barracks: These quick to field and highly customizable containers are widely used in military operations involving EssentialTech, either as barracks, equipment storage, field hospitals, or for civilain housing.
Assembly Plant: An EssentialTech drone manufacture line, modified to assemble heavy vehicles such as tanks.
Portal Catapult: Portal technology allows Essence to accelerate or decelerate an aircraft as it passes through another dimension. This eliminates the need for large runways.



Auroral Resonator and Amplifier Node
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Auroral Resonator: The pinnacle of EM wave weaponization, it can manipulate current weather conditions into their extremes. Or, ironically, prevent other means of affecting it.
Amplifier Node: The radio waves it generates cause a fatal resonance in the alien flyers, destroying them when conventional weaponry remained ineffective.



Crystalline Containment Cell and Armory
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Crystalline Containment Cell: This building was designed as storage for various chemicals and toxic materials. With additional modifications, it can keep the stored Crystalline isolated from the surroundings until it is properly utilized, making nearby personnel safe.
Armory: A small assembly plant inside each Armory allows Essence outposts to construct defenses and stall the attackers until reinforcements arrive.



That's it for now. Have a Happy New Year!

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0 Contra 009 FINAL released!

Posted by predator_bg on January 1, 2019 in Contra News (eng)

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As promised, we are bringing you Contra 009 Final in 2018!

The long wait is finally over! Over 200 bugs have been fixed, many and many balance and stability changes have been made! This is a well polished version. A lot of attention was put in all aspects by all people involved: developers, testers and collaborators! 009 Final introduces three new challengers: USA, China and GLA Boss. Skirmish AI was fixed and then drastically improved. Numerous crash and mismatch errors were found and fixed.

First of all, let us say that we are so grateful and thankful for all of your voting, which helped Contra to score very high in MOTY 2018 and boost Contra's popularity.
As a thank you, we have a small gift which is actually last minute model work. It will improve visuals even more.
Angels for Cybernetic general have been remodelled and improved.

 

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Angels are remade by Creator and dce.

This has been an amazing year for us, and for Contra. Our community grows each day. Many good and talented people are joining us, and helping us improving various segments.
But also, very important news is that Creator is back!

He will join us in our development, and help us achieve our goals and plans for next version, but even more.
Creator already improved some stuff like walking animations for spiders, walkers, projectiles and some more.

 

One of the new additions is hand-made map previews for all maps (by triatomic). A lot of effort and work is put on this one, everything in order to have better visuals for you!

 

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Of course, there is a brand new launcher made by Predator, with full ContraVPN support (made by tet too)! You no longer have to search people online, struggle with settings....Everything starts with this launcher. ContraVPN is maintained by the wonderful guy tet.

Use this power wisely. Meet other people, join online games, improve your skills.

 

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Of course, if you don't like to play multiplayer games, you can always compete vs improved AI (by Predator), or enjoy redesigned challenge games and fight even Boss generals!

If you need instructions for setting things up, Persun is your guy. His channel is better and better, and has more and more Contra content. Instructions video below!

 

 

We have no doubt that more of our friends and streamers will offer more content on their channels. Please check them, and subscribe, so you can be sure not to miss anything: Jundiyy, Maelstrom

 

One thing which you won't miss if you play Contra, are well-known super units. All of our super units have been voiced by voice actors who made really amazing job: Maelstrom, Matthew Vanston and George Exley

 

Thanks to WWB2 for big attention to details, helping us with challenge missions and bug hunting, Adriane for making new multiplayer maps and triatomic for the high-quality map previews and decals! Testing 009 Final to ensure quality release would not be possible without Dark_E_Swan, WWB2, Armanis, ParadoX, Persun, tet, triatomic, Marakar, Jundiyy, Adriane, Raven, Noctis, Falcon and Nizar_Haddad for continuous support with testing and reporting issues. Special thanks to Nizar_Haddad for close collaboration in fixing hard-to-fix bugs.

However, we need to warn you about possible Mismatch problems with AI. Blaming SAGE for such thing became a meme, but unfortunately it is a true one. We stretched this old engine in every direction, made sure to have everything polished, but with improved AI, and tons of new stuff, mismatch may happen often if you play online game with your friend vs. AI. So, please keep this in mind. Remove AI and it will be fine.

What more to say at the end of this year!? We wish you all happy and successful New 2019 Year!
See you in next adventure!

 

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Link to changelog

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2 Contra 009 FINAL - Official trailer

Posted by predator_bg on December 11, 2018 in Contra News (eng)

Dear all!!!

We want to thank you for voting for Contra in this year's MOTY.

Thanks to you, again, we are in second round. As a part of gratitude we made a short, but very tasty trailer for the stuff you can expect very, VERY soon :)
 

 

We hope you enjoy it, but also, vote once again for Contra so we can get even better results in MOTY second round! http://www.moddb.com/mods/contra

See you soon!

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0 Patch 2.2.10 released!

Posted by OmegaBolt on November 25, 2018 in Tech Center News

Patch 2.2.10 has been released, this time with the major theme being revitalising naval combat. Two new units have been added for that - the Gunboat and Zhaba - and existing units have been reworked, moved around on the tech tree etc. Hopefully it feels more well structured, chunkier and satisfying to play on the seas.

Europe has also received another dose of adjustments, with the addition of the Quantum Lab and Crackdown power, making them a bit more versatile and less rigid in their playstyle. Screenshots of those changes can be seen below.
 

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Big Features

  • REWORKED NAVY, including a new ship for both the Allies and the Soviets as well as rebalanced and reworked existing units for more sensible battles on the seas.
  • NEW CONTENT FOR EUROPE: the Quantum Lab on T2, which now provides the Quantum Leap ability, and Crackdown, a T3 power that equips GIs with riot gear!
  • NEW CONTENT AT THE SECRET LAB: the Magnetron! On T3, it now slows units to a crawl, and attaches a magnetic effect to them further slowing other nearby enemies. A highly useful support unit.
  • Lots of big reworks to existing maps with a navy focus, helping to further flesh out that area of the game.
  • 7 brand new, high quality maps for multiplayer!
  • Updated campaign missions to support the new navy as well as fix a few issues and adjust unit availability.
  • Lots of balance adjustments to existing units and bug fixes.

You can view the full changelog here.
 
YouTube Content
As always, the YouTube channel has been continually updated with new content - and that will continue! Subscibe to the channel for updates on every video.
 

 

The patch can be downloaded and manually installed, if you are unable to use the client updater for whatever reason.
 

MANUAL INSTALL

 
Remember you can always join our Discord for active discussion and first-look at every upcoming patch!
 

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1 Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert 1 remasters are next in line!

Posted by Banshee on November 14, 2018 in C&C Guild News

Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert 1 are being remastered at Petroglyph Studios and being published by EA. Frank Klepacki will be doing the music, of course. Here's the announcement from EA itself:

 

 


Fellow Command & Conquer fans,

 

A month ago, we let the Command & Conquer™ community know we were bringing the franchise back to the PC, starting with a remaster initiative.  The reaction from fans has been amazing, with many of you sharing your favorite C&C moments from the past 23 years. We have been reading these comments and listening intently.  And now, we are ready to reveal our first PC offering and how your suggestions are already influencing our approach.

 

Today, I’m thrilled to tell you we are going back to the beginning. We have decided to remaster Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn. And while this is incredibly exciting on its own, we’re also aware of how passionate the community is about the Red Alert universe.  So, we will also remaster the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert™.  But what about the classic expansion packs you may ask - Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath?  Well, C&C and Red Alert wouldn’t be the same without them, so all three expansion packs will be bundled with the base games into one remastered collection - without microtransactions.

 

In addition to the excitement and support of this remaster initiative over the past month, there has also been a healthy skepticism that we can pull this off. How are we possibly going to remaster these titles while maintaining the authenticity of the original experiences? Bottom line, there is no better way to achieve this than to partner with some of the talented developers who brought these original games to life.

 

So, after years of the fans asking for their involvement, I am humbled to announce that EA is going to partner with Petroglyph Games to develop the C&C remastered collection.

 

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Petroglyph Games includes many of the original developers from Westwood Studios, and some of the most influential members of the original Command & Conquer development team from 1995. Joe Bostic is known as the co-creator of C&C, having also served as the Lead Programmer on Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert. Steve Tall joined Joe as a Lead Programmer on Red Alert, and Mike Legg contributed to all forms of audio systems at Westwood, having been an employee since 1986!  All three members helped start Petroglyph Games in 2003 after the closure of Westwood and are joined by a veteran group of RTS developers from the past 15+ years. And don’t think we haven’t noticed the #1 request from the community in all the comments from the past month...  You want Frank Klepacki. So as a cherry on top for the fans, we are thrilled to announce that Frank will be re-joining Petroglyph Games to be our Composer and Audio Director for the remaster collection!

 

On a personal note, I can tell you the past few weeks have been surreal. During my first visit to Petroglyph, I was able to brainstorm “C&C feel” with Joe, sit with Frank and hear him recite Commando lines, and gab with Steve about whether we should fix the Tib Dawn Harvester AI.  Getting to chat C&C with the original developers has been one of the highlights of my gamer journey, and I can’t wait for all the incredible conversations to come.

In addition to the fantastic team at Petroglyph, we will also be partnering with Lemon Sky Studios to help bring these original games to 4k glory. Lemon Sky is one of the premier art studios around the world, with a unique specialty in remastering classic RTS titles.  After meeting their team and hearing their passion for C&C, we are incredibly lucky to have them team up with Petroglyph to develop the highest quality C&C possible.

 

The exciting part is that we haven’t started development yet. The community is literally getting in on the ground floor of this project and have every opportunity to help influence how we build this remastered experience. Please continue to engage on Reddit and community channels and help us create the best possible remasters of C&C and Red Alert!

 

Welcome Back, Commander!

 

Jim Vessella

 

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And here is a video as a bonus:

 

 

 

Our friends over Petrolution will also be covering these games. Discuss it here, share your ideas. And visit Petrolution to know more about the Alamo engine, which has great chances to be used in these projects.

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0 Patch 2.2.9 released!

Posted by OmegaBolt on September 24, 2018 in Tech Center News

Over the last couple of months another patch has been procured, this time the BIGGEST since launch. 2.2.9 contains big changes to a number of countries including Japan, Yugoslavia and the Confederation, as well as the 'completion' of European changes that began in the last patch. Take a look at a selection of changes below:

Big Features

  • NEW CONTENT for Europe: Bastion, a T3 defensive structure & reworked Chrono Freeze as a T4 power.
  • NEW CONTENT for Confederation: Dark Shroud, a T3 support power & reworked Cazador.
  • NEW CONTENT for Yugoslavia: Holographic Deception, a T3 support power & reworked Polarity Swap as a T4 power.
  • NEW CONTENT for Empire of Japan: Iron Grunt, a T2 support power, reworked Cryo Legionnaire, Research Institute, a Science Lab replacement & Plague Strike, a new T4 power.
  • 17 brand new, high quality maps for multiplayer.
  • Lots of balance adjustments and reworks of existing units.
  • Countless bug fixes.

You can view the full changelog here.

 

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YouTube Content
As always, the YouTube channel has been continually updated with new content - and that will continue! Subscibe to the channel for updates on every video.
 

 

The patch can be downloaded and manually installed, if you are unable to use the client updater for whatever reason.

 

MANUAL INSTALL

 

Remember you can always join our Discord for active discussion and first-look at every upcoming patch!

 

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4 Contra 009 work in progress - News Update 15

Posted by predator_bg on September 16, 2018 in Contra News (eng)

Hi guys!! (and girls, I hope there is at least one girl playing Contra mod)

Autumn did not officially start yet, but sometimes we like to be super crazy and break the rules.
So even before Autumn we are bringing you Autumn update (how crazy is that)!?

As we are heading towards Contra 009 FINAL release, we are polishing and improving existing units, AI behavior and gameplay.

In this update we will show you some of the updated units. Of course, besides just units renders, there are a lot of "touches" which you will notice when actually playing.
Once again, we are doing this all for you, so please be a bit more patient.

- First one is updated Microwave Tank for Laser general. Finally that old tuna fish can is replaced with better model. Yes, he is using Avenger bottom, and no, not every tank has to be super unique.

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- "Gate guardians" are cool guardian drones made only for Seraph mech. Due to game balance Seraph`s shield is removed. New drones are made by default, you don't have to spend money for them. They protect Seraph in pair. Repairing him while standing above him, destroying missiles with lasers, and shooting on both infantry and vehicles. Drones cannot be killed (nor targeted) until Seraph dies.

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- Cybernetic general Factory has been remade because of few reasons. First one is, old model had really bad UVW map where some parts of texture were stretched. When exported, few animation frames were cut (no one actually noticed and I never told anyone). And texture style didn't fit other USA structures. So now, you can see brand new factory which fits Ironhand style. Factory doesn't have dining room, sleeping room and other rooms like barracks, instead, there is a butchery needed for assembly of human and robot parts. Where are human parts from? Well, don't ask me. Ask general Ironhand who claims there are less homeless on the streets since he runs his program.

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- Another USA structure makeover is given to Airforce generals Superweapon. Again, bad UVW map and texture design, but also lack of night version led to improvement. Few more details added, looks neat in game.

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- China also got few things. Zhu Rong or Thermobaric mortar, got improved cannon and few details attached. Once you play general Bao challenge, you will know you are in Hell.

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- Contra doesn't have many public models in game. In fact, there is one only. It is famous Dragon Tank. I couldn't find a better concept for this true masterpiece, in order to make this tank unique for Contra. At the end, it would be just a slight variant of this unit. So, Dragon tank got his texture and UVW map improved to fit all other China tanks in Contra mod.

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- And at last, Tank general Overlord Headquarters got improved structure. We will all agree that old one was lacking details.

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And, at the end, as usual...

Please don't ask for release date as we don't know exactly. Yes, we are doing our best to release 009 FINAL this year. Both you and we are waiting for this very long. But keep in mind that we are trying not to release a version filled with bugs, or with broken gameplay where one general rules over others. We are aware that we won't be able to achieve a perfect balance, but we assure you that it will be much better than before. That's hard when you have so many unique units.

Anyway, thank you for patience, and thank you for support. It means a lot!

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0 August Update

Posted by OmegaBolt on September 2, 2018 in Tech Center News

The next patch is well underway and possibly the most game-changing yet as it includes alterations to several countries- more on those can be read on the relevant images below.
 

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As well as those, there is certainly more to come, the usual host of balance changes and many new maps.

Community YouTube Content
Lots of people have started uploading multiplayer games of Red-Resurrection. Check out their channels and subscribe to follow for future matches.
 
A 2v2 on Sovereign's channel:
 


A 1v1 from JackoDerp:
 


And a 1v1 from WavePy:
 

 
Often these videos feature some of the new upcoming content first, so worth a watch if you're interested in seeing how the latest changes play in action, and of course you can always join the Discord channel to get involved yourself!

That's all this update but as always the next patch isn't too far away and should definitely see the mod shape up into something even more complete, polished and fun to play!
 

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0 Patch 2.2.8 released!

Posted by OmegaBolt on August 2, 2018 in Tech Center News

Patch 2.2.8 for YR Red-Resurrection has been released! This one's been somewhat delayed but it has all been for good reasons. In the background, or rather on the discord channel, this patch has been gestating and tested on a weekly basis to include bigger changes than can be achieved in a simple one month patch!

Big Features

  • EUROPEAN COUNTRY REWORK- Chrono Legionnaires have been moved to T3, and Sonic Enforcers moved up to T4, with related balance tweaks. This is to help make Europe slightly easier to combat on T3, as the Sonic Enforcer/Bishop combo was incredibly powerful, but it also provides them with more mobility and versatility earlier on. Chrono Legionnaires were also underused in multiplayer, making them more relevant now. Furthermore, Speedways have been completely removed and instead Warp Nodes now also buff the speed of surrounding units.
  • UNIVERSAL SELF HEAL CHANGE- Thanks to a new feature from AlexB, the developer of Ares, it is now possible for combat to prevent self healing- and that is applied to Red-Resurrection. Now, a unit will not self heal for 10 seconds after taking damage. This is great as it prevents certain units being unkillable in certain situations due to out healing damage, such as a single Rocketeer vs a Crazy Ivan. This affects most units in the mod, so healing may be adjusted in future patches to compensate.
  • TWENTY-TWO BRAND NEW MULTIPLAYER MAPS- many made exclusively for this mod, and all of great quality!
  • And dozens more changes, including many balance adjustments, bug fixes and graphical tweaks.
Here are a few of the new maps.
 

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You can view the full changelog here.
 
YouTube Content
As always, the YouTube channel has been continually updated with new content - and that will continue! Subscibe to the channel for updates on every video.
 


The patch can be downloaded and manually installed, if you are unable to use the client updater for whatever reason.
 

MANUAL INSTALL


Remember you can always join our Discord for active discussion and first-look at every upcoming patch!
 

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