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Year in Review Quarter 03 July through till September 2012.

Posted by Henley on Dec 7th, 2012

Wow 2012 you were certainly a feature packed year. Every mod that flew the flag of release this year expanded our horizons, crushed expectations and fulfilled fantasies. In order to make the battlefield for the 2012 Mod of the Year awards even we have compacted a whole year into 4 different articles to make it easier for you at home to cast your votes. Here is the third article ranging from July right up until the end of September for twenty dozen.

The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod tries to fix to the best the developers beind the mods abilities the issues The Sith Lords had due to being rushed. TSLRCM contains a host of restored content, most important ones the HK factory and your party members appearing on Malachor. Also this mod fixes many many bugs left inside TSL. More than a thousand bugs have been fixed, from small dialog issues to gamebreaking bugs. The end result is that this mod gives you the most polished and full TSL experience possible, the best possible chance to get the full experience Obsidian tried for when making the game.

GTA IV: San Andreas is a total conversion mod for Grand Theft Auto IV and The Episodes from Liberty City, which will bring back the good old San Andreas map into GTA IV, using the powerful RAGE Engine. Which includes a whole mess of features bringing the game closer to perfection. Regardless of missing singleplayer content the world is abundant and multiplayer is awesome. Don't miss this train CJ.

Grey is a total conversion Half-Life 2 horror modification where the player must solve puzzles, fight to survive, and find out what is happening to the world around you. The devs have made a lot changes to the base Source engine and have added countless new mechanics in the mod such as the objective indicator, portable medkit, donator based extras, pickup animations, failed reloads, new picture based GUI elements and much, much more! One of the best horror mods to release this year and most definitely worth your time!

Other Featured Releases in Q3:

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RaoDaoZao Dec 7 2012 says:

What about all us poor sods that didn't get featured? ;_;

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dunadan101 Dec 7 2012 says:

KOTORII's banner redirects to Brutal Doom.

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Kazioo Dec 7 2012 says:

Where is Black Mesa?

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Hassat_Hunter Dec 7 2012 says:

Just a note, the trailer posted there isn't from TSLRCM, but from M4-78EP, a sister-mod. Also, it's a year old.

Just mentioning it...

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Henley Dec 8 2012 replied:

Yeah they did not have much there to use. Anything about it really was spoilers. Its a hard mod to showcase in video.

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Hassat_Hunter Dec 8 2012 replied:

It's my (well, our) mod ;).
And yeah, I can see it being difficult. Bao might have done, but it's only 5 seconds. Tobin is good too, but maybe too spoilery.

It's just that zbyl (lead of M4) wasn't too fond to see promintently the old trailer of M4-78EP there, while we're working on a new better one. C'est la vie.

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SirMick Dec 8 2012 says:

StarCry for Crysis is missing too.


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Henley Author
Henley Dec 8 2012 replied:

Released in October.

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SirMick Dec 9 2012 replied:

No, released in september (21th).

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Henley Dec 9 2012 replied:

I go by featured news post date.

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SirMick Dec 9 2012 replied:

Latest news date is september (posted 21th, edited 30th). First release date is sept 21th (22 for the validation on moddb). At the top of the moddb page : "Crysis mod | Released Sep 21, 2012".

Anyway, the mod is not mentioned for the Q4... It was the first mod of moddb for a few days and always in the top 100 in october and november, with more views than half of the "featured" mods of the list.

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Dman757 Dec 8 2012 says:

NMRiH 1.05 was released at the beginning of September. We had one update every Quarter this year actually.


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grimmquest Dec 10 2012 says:

Thanks for the mention guys! :)

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Aro Dec 13 2012 says:

Twisted Insurrection Public Beta 4 was released mid-September and that has made it into the top 100 three years in a row. Nevermind.

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