Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War delivers a level of visual detail never before seen in an RTS. Hundreds of units clash on the battlefields of the dark future, unleashing massive destruction through a stunning battery of long-range weaponry before closing in for the finish. Incredible kill animations bring science fiction combat to life like never before, and the gritty future-gothic Warhammer 40,000 setting provides a striking tableau for the chaos and carnage of this grim, dark future, where there is only war!

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About [DC] Veteran Mod with 4 comments by GreenScorpion on Apr 20th, 2014

People should know by now that i am not used to remain in my corner idle when there is something i can be experimenting with. That way i always try to get some experiments done on my free time. The modding experiments represent part of those experiments. As i can't show you things like the bug hunt i've done in the last few days, here is something more visually for you.

Tired of those menus only having the commander as a personalized part, i decided to add a few things. Now Veteran Mod features a WIP customized main menu. What do you think?

Other recent developments

Renegade Champion with army banner
Instead of an approach simillar to a IG standard bearer i decided to try and give renegades some sort of greater champion carrying the standard with its trophies. Any thoughts?

Renegade Champion with army banner

Tank traps with IG building animations
Pretty much i didn't like the idea that the tank traps would be built but with no building animation. This concept tries to address that issue. I will probably have to remove the decal (doesn't feel right to me) but i am thinking of leaving the randomized IG objects in there which would justify giving some cover to areas with tank traps.

Tank traps with IG building animations

Tank traps for chaos with building animations
Simillar concept to the IG already shown but for the followers of the chaotic gods.
Tank traps (environmental object) are from DOW Kingdom mod for DC by Etherdragn.

SM and ork tank traps with building animations
Tank traps for Space Marines with building animations also.
Tank traps (environmental object) are from DOW Kingdom mod for DC by Etherdragn.

SM and ork tank traps with building animations

Tau healer drone
Pretty much a tau drone with the capability of making emergency healing operations, using its medical precision laser to close any wounds that might by reducing the soldier's physical capabilities.

Waagh Walls concept
Using the walls that come in Ultimate Apocalypse and a Waagh Banner i decided to create something that could look like a wall with upgradable turrets.

Waagh Tunnel Entrance concept
Based on Rocket-Banana's comment i decided to try and create something simillar to what he suggested: a tunnel entrance system simillar to the one from GLA in C&C Generals. Any thoughts?

Waagh Tunnel Entrance concept

Now some older stuff that i would like to show:

Finnally some worse news: Life is really getting from busy to busier and so this should be the last update in a few weeks or even months. Despite of that you can be sure i will be continuing my work on this mod until it is completed. The time that it will take to be completed, i am starting to suppose will be extremely long as my focus on a good gameplay and innovation takes me to corners of DoW modding that can wield awesome results but are not always easy to navigate and so things are done slowly.
As always if you have some suggestions or comments relating to what was shown feel free to post them here.

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Combiner Mod
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Combiner Mod

Apr 18, 2014 Combiner Mod Full Version 0 comments

the module file simply drop into your Soulstorm directory like the rest of your mods.

Soulstorm: Strongholds [v1.12 patch]
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Soulstorm: Strongholds [v1.12 patch]

Apr 8, 2014 Soulstorm: Strongholds Patch 5 comments

Strongholds v1.12 is here at last - unfortunately due to technical problems of the exploding PC variety I haven't been able to implement the Dark Angels...

Cadian Elites 1.0 ALPHA
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Cadian Elites 1.0 ALPHA

Apr 5, 2014 Cadian Elites Full Version 0 comments

The 1st available version of Cadian Elites. This adds the classic DOW guardsmen to soulstorm

Ultimate Apocalypse Patch - 1.73.4
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Ultimate Apocalypse Patch - 1.73.4

Apr 5, 2014 Ultimate Apocalypse mod Patch 39 comments

REQUIRES ULTIMATE APOCALYPSE VERSION 1.73!!! - Extract all files to your Soulstorm directory. - overwrite version 1.73 version files with this patch...

Ultimate Apocalypse Full Version (1.73)
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Ultimate Apocalypse Full Version (1.73)

Mar 31, 2014 Ultimate Apocalypse mod Full Version 149 comments

IMPORTANT NOTE: Delete any previous versions of the mod before installing 1.73! Do NOT merge the installments. -- The long awaited 1.73 release is out...

DoWPro: SoulStorm 3.59.58 Update
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DoWPro: SoulStorm 3.59.58 Update

Mar 29, 2014 DoWPro Patch 3 comments

New update for the mod, contains several bug fixes and tweaks on balance. YOU MUST HAVE DOWPRO: SOULSTORM 3.59 PREVIOUSLY INSTALLED.

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Nurgle Feb 26 2005, 8:01am says:

does anyboy know where the Necron mod is for dawn of war??

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Nurgle Feb 26 2005, 7:59am says:

hey guys is there a manual on how to use this dawn of war editor/contruction set thing becauase there must be one because otther people are makin stuff

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Nurgle Feb 26 2005, 7:53am says:

Hey Do you guys Know how to activate the map editor and is the army painter do more than just paint armys like map maps and ecessory to make new weapos and stuff and vehicles and infantry???????????????????????

thanks for looking :):):):)

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IamSeph Feb 16 2005, 8:14pm says:

Excellent game, possibly too much orientated on close-combat, and special characters dominate, I finished one mission with just the commander, librarian, colonel and inquisitor (just to see if I could).
Tabletop players only:
If you care to calculate the numbers, in the time it takes for a unit of orks to get into hand to hand combat you will get off about 1/2 of a round of shooting, not the 2 or 3 rounds you should get.

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GabrieltheGray Dec 9 2005, 3:12pm says:

Thanks for the reply.

I have DOW game of the year edition, which does not allow for incremental patches (as far as I can tell).

What happens when I run a mod is that the games loads (skirmish) but
1. It says that I have no victory conditions selected, but it only offers timed game and it is selected
2. It loads a game but the small map is blacked out, the lower buttons are blacked out or don't work and the top right nav buttons don't do anything and I have to force quit to get out.

I will try the tyranid mod. If I could just get one to work then I will at least have a control group.

Any further ideas on any of this are appreciated.

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TheVipersFang Feb 20 2006, 6:34am says:

Yep I used to play 40K on the tabletop.
Always been a Space Marine player.
Started with my own Chapter then went to Imperial Fists (largest army ever at over 5000 points with only 4 vehicles!) then I settled on the "new" Blood Angels which suit my agressive playing style well. But unfortunately the constantly changing rules and lack of decent opponents made me give it all up :-(

Now I play WWII wargames on the tabletop, which is harder but more satisfying.

Shame GW has such high prices and flakey rules... Thank god for DOW !!!

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Modmodder Jan 16 2005, 2:39am says:

Copy the web adress on the link to your adress bar

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asmdjackal Jan 2 2005, 8:12pm says:

I'd like to check out some of the mods that are posted here, however none are available on this server the the file front servers dont have them either? Does anyone have these mods?

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Lion-Beast Dec 31 2004, 7:59am says:

Hey I want to ask something. Will there be an official expansion of the game there are atleast 4 more races. I saw their computer animated figures on one of the official Banners and Bagers site. I want to know will there be an official expansion than, pls tell me! :)

Oh, and one more thing can some one tell me from where i can download or find Dawn Of Wars Music? :)

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Flagg Dec 22 2004, 11:18am says:

But it still bugs me with all the crashes...
Thought the 1.10 patch would fix my random crashes but nope....

Let's see what they will release after the hollidays. =)

Otherwise a RTS in my taste!!! Love the frontline battles over capture points instead of that booring old destroy everything to win.

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Highest Rated (19 agree) 10/10

For 6 years now I have been playing Dawn of War. Modding it gave me that extra plus.

8/10 because it is a really good game. I am however ashamed that Relic stopped at Soulstorm.

10/10 because I always experienced something new in it.

10/10 100% warhammer

10/10 for Dawn of War I and Winter Assault campaign

7/10 for Dark Crusade and Soulstorm campaign

10/10 for your epic stories and hard work combined.

Oct 27 2011, 4:50pm by Lord_Doofus

Lowest Rated (2 agree) 5/10

So much more could have been done, that was ignored during development.
Betas should of had more input.

Only saving grace is that there is a Modding community with which to complete the incomplete game... :(

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