Updated 1-26-2018 -- After the release of C&C3 TA 0.52 Beta released, due to health issues, lack of time and lost of interest, I decided that the mod is canceled for good and I have re-released the source code of the mod itself. I also decided to retire C&C modding for good. Anyone is welcome to finish on what I have started and it's better off with a new team doing this huge project that I could not handle on my own.
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls,
after several years of hard work, ideas and implementation through several pastime mods, the time is finally here. The first open beta release of this unofficial second expansion pack to C&C3, Tacitus Revolution. Although a bit rushed to make this release possible, there are a bunch of issues and errors. As of this release, only 13 factions are playable and there is no skirmish AI enabled for those sub-factions. There's also no new missions to play with at this time. So please enjoy this mod because it's going to get even more huge.
It is highly recommended that you must read the readme file before installing.
Please report any issues through this forum topic (and NOT on the comments section of the mod) and I will try my best to fix them: Moddb.com
The system requirements are pretty much similar to the original C&C3, but due to an enormous amount of content added into the expansion modification, you may need something larger than that.
-- a 4GB tool to patch C&C3 to use more than 2GB of RAM (use it for cnc3game.dat not the CNC3.exe file) : Moddb.com
-- Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD dual-core 2.0 GHZ or higher
-- 4 GB RAM (8+ GB RAM recommended)
-- 128 3D VRAM video card (GeForce 200/Radeon HD 2000 series and higher recommended)
-- at least 6 GB hard drive space (that’s huge for a mod!)
-- a widescreen HD monitor capable of using 16:9 ratio resolutions. Screens with 4:3 and 16:10 ratios are not recommended. For a best experience use a much wider widescreen monitor or dual monitors or a 4K monitor.
Notes when playing this mod:
1) If you are still getting an “out-of-memory” message error regardless if you used the 4GB RAM tool or not, you have to set your texture quality setting to medium and the anti-aliasing off to reduce RAM usage. Also if you did not patch cnc3game.dat to use 4 GB, please do only if you have 4+ GB of RAM.
If you cannot see the maps to be playable, you need Bibber's BIG extractor to extract the maps and put them into C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\Maps (if you are in Windows 7/8/10/Vista) or C:\Documents & Settings\your user name\Application Data\Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\Maps (if you are in Windows XP). They must be placed in folders. This issue has already been fixed in v0.52.
3) To run KW maps with KW textures, this ArtKW.big file comes with those KW textures. Just place it in "Core\1.0" folder of your C&C3 directory and re-edit and rewrite the config.ini with the line "add-big ArtKW.big" without the quotes.
4) For unlocking all Intel Database entries and changed hotkeys ingame, an RAR file was included. You put them in "your user name" profile in C&C3 where this path lies within: C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\ Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\profiles. Same goes with hotkeys.ini file if you want to run C&C3 using the modified key bindings.
5) For civilian assets, you can put WBData_1.1.big in "Core\1.0" folder of your C&C3 directory and re-edit and rewrite the config.ini with the line "add-big WBData_1.1.big" without the quotes. I wouldn't recommend running this mod with WBData_1.1.big in the skudef because C&C3 recognizes as another mod itself and not a combination of the two-in-one.
6) To run the mod with the Eurostyle UAW font shown correctly, you have to extract and install that Eurostyle UAW font that’s inside the TacitusA_0.52_Misc.big file (as an example).
7) To change the C&C3 TA launcher splash files, extract/replace them in the Launchers folder of your C&C3 directory.
8) Still as of now, only GDI/NOD/Scrin factions have skirmish AI.
All changes made in previous versions in Kane's Wrath Reloaded will be mentioned in the PDF readme file. Those added changes have been carried over to this expansion mod. Versions 0.4 and under were never released publicly.
Beta version 0.52 changes
- Fixed an issue where the list of skirmish maps cannot be shown in the skirmish/MP menu.
- Fixed MLRS and Combat Engineer units not showing up correctly ingame.
- Fixed a ScoutFlurryHero track not heard ingame.
- The six skirmish maps previously added to this mod now have sky textures.
- Replaced Rhino Tank from Red Alter with Madin's version of it due to a shader/texture issue. (but now the issue is that it can't be build ingame)
- Most Russian units now have voice taunts and experience veterancy.
- Some new units in new sub-factions have experience veterancy.
- Russia Heavy Tank health increased to 7000 (not 400).
- Russia Rig is now buildable from the War Factory.
- Due to an issue in the first NOD Mission of the C&C3 campaign, the GDI Wall Segment health for the concrete barrier is now decreased to 2300 while NOD Fanatic damage increased to 950 from 800. (that SP map itself will be fixed along with the other SP maps in a separate package to be released in the short future)
Beta version 0.51 changes (patch)
- Most missing defines are now mentioned in mod.str.
- All Nod factions have a buildable Repair APC.
- LEGION Refinery can now be built along with all other advanced structures.
- Removed LEGION Renegade Flame Tank for the original unit.
- SRF Stealth APC and Renegade Stealth Tank removed for the original units.
- Scrin Reaper unit is now a tier-4 unit requiring Signal Transmitter and Warp Chasm. It’s supposed to be large but a bug occurred since art assets conflicted with LEGION Cyborg Reaper.
- All Shield-98 structures have shields without models in them.
Beta version 0.5 changes
(Note that this is not a stable and balanced version yet.)
- LEGION, Special Recon Forces, Noble Air Force and Shield-98 factions mostly added with their units, structures, support powers, upgrades, unit abilities and eva voices. They are not finalized yet. Some fixes are done to those sub-factions.
- Russia faction partially added in with some of the buildable units such as Tesla Tank, Rhino Tank, Heavy Tank, Apoc Tank, Flak Tank, Phase Transport, Demo Truck and POW Truck. Harvester, MCV, Surveyor and all other GDI structures remain. Mig, Kirov Airship, Twinblade, Artillery Cannon and other unnamed units are not in the mod yet.
- Edited 25 music tracks in-game totaling over 600+ MB of data. Originally at 30 tracks but it may need the 4GB tool usage and may need a 64-bit PC to handle enough RAM to minimize out-of-memory crashes.
- Added five of my re-created RA3 maps converted from KW to this mod and including the new Unfair Advantage 3 map which was also created by myself. Unfortunately as of this release time, there are no sky textures for those maps yet.
- Kane is no longer buildable in skirmish, MP and SP missions.
- Not all art and sound assets are in the mod for some units.
- LEGION is currently not playable due to a required structure issue.
Alpha version 0.4 changes
- LEGION, Special Recon Forces, Noble Air Force and Shield-98 factions added. They are not finalized yet despite having some same upgrades and support powers from their vanilla factions. Same goes to new units and structures. Shield-98 will be using all shielded units and defensive structures from Traveler-59. All Traveler-59 units which previously have shields are now removed.
- All sub-factions of GDI/NOD/Scrin which previously start with 5 tanks are no longer used because they don't work once you start a skirmish. Once again by default, all factions shall start with the Construction Yard or Drone Platform.
- All new units pertaining to those new factions are now added and replaced but not finalized yet, especially unit abilities.
- All preliminary new units for older factions are included but not finalized yet.
- Scrin Reaper is a new tier-4 mega walker unit for the Scrin and Reaper-17 only using the Cyborg Reaper as the model but much enlarged. The idea of the modified unit is inspired by the Mass Effect Trilogy.
- GAF Sidam is a new unit to replace the APC.
- GAF Orca Gunship is a new unit to replace the Orca Paladin.
- NAF Demon is a new unit to replace the Cobra.
- Cyborg Dinobot is a new unit buildable for LEGION.
- Steel Talons Gauss Titan (from C&C4) is a new tier-4 unit to replace Golan's version of the Titan Mk II.
- New other tier-4 units: GDI Sheppard Tank (from C&C4) GDI Flash Tank, ZOCOM Mirage Tank (re-adapted), GAF Plasma Tank, GDI Zone Lancer, NOD Enlightened
- NOD Elite Confessor Cabal will now be a tier-3 unit for all NOD factions.
- Added new Intel Database entries from KW and added new entries for new GDI, NOD and Scrin units pertaining to the expansion mod.
- Added remaining roads, rocks, shrubbery and ambient sounds from RA3 Uprising and C&C4. Added some ambient sounds from C&C Generals/Zero Hour.
- Removed power usage to all vehicles since no one liked it.
- All upgrades reduce their research time, but most of them are 90 seconds.
- All previous fixes done in KW Reloaded 1.9 are now applied to this expansion mod.
Alpha version 0.35 changes
- Steel Talons, ZOCOM, GAF, Reaper-17 and Traveler-59 factions are added with their own abilities, upgrades and support powers as it is from KW Reloaded.
- Experience veterancy levels are now added to all structures and units.
- Added new sky textures and skyboxes to a total of 31.
- Fixed all remaining maps not showing sky texturing correctly.
- The Main Menu/Skirmish Menu videos are changed for now until decided to be permanent.
- Camera zooming settings are now correct when zooming in or out of the battlefield, allowing vision of the sky.
- ZOCOM Ore Purifier is now buildable from Construction Yard.
- All factions will start out with five tanks at the start of skirmish/multiplayer mode.
- Structural changes to art asset paths have been modified for all KW/C&C4 and newer units and structures.
- Added tier-5 structures of GDI/NOD Command Centers and Scrin Control Node. All epic units are now tier-5 and some units are tweaked to become tier-4.
Alpha version 0.3 changes
- Vanilla factions are re-edited with their own abilities, upgrades and support powers as it is from KW Reloaded.
- KW content of civilian/neutral objects, roads and ambient sounds are added.
- Some maps are fixed to be shown in the skirmish and MP menus, but some maps aren't showing sky textures yet including Ruined Arena.
- Added GDI Flash Tank, Nod Repair Mine Layer and Scrin Destroyer Warship units. Some shaders/textures aren't working yet.
- Scrin Defiler is now available to be built from the Warp Sphere.
- Most locomotor data pertaining to a unit is put into that unit.
- Description upgrades that require a building for all units are removed from mod.str.
Pre-Alpha version 0.2 changes
- All Engineers can now capture neutral/enemy vehicle units only if they are immobile.
- BootupSequence changed for a random texture when loading campaign or custom missions.
- Added preliminary sky texturing for inbounding maps.
- New modified skirmish and possibly campaign mission maps are added for better zooming and sky texturing added via Freecam, but need to figure out how to handle size of geometry health bars as fixed without changing (needs 1200 zoom). Same goes to the Tutorial Xbox 360 map. This affects skirmish AI unless the maps are edited.
Pre-Alpha version 0.1 changes
- Most AptUIs have been modified to use the Scrin purple theme, including the main menu but temporarily had the ShellEarth and its objects in the main menu unaffected due to conflicts of modding the original main menu.
- Replaced the new modified Tacitical HUD in-game thanks to permission from DetroyT[RU] via the Omega Group.
- MP/skirmish startup rules changed for credits from 5000 to 100000.
- Added stats to all factional units and structures via mod.str.
- Added Chronoshaders by Chronosheep and shadow.fx from C&C4.
- New main menu and options music present including the credits.
- New C&C logo changed in the main menu but no transparency.
- New C&C splash logos changed before C&C3 is loaded.
- New EA logo video from C&C4 before the main menu.
- Replaced Main Menu video from the C&C3 A New Experience mod.
- Modified the ShellEarth object and textures with the purple theme.
- Temporarily set the INIs and Eurostyle URW font imported from KW Reloaded.
• Bibber for the C&C Asset Extractor tool and his extra C&C3 Mod SDK tools and for helping me making this mod with some great tips and info. Also thanks to JonWil for his CNC tools and for some special FAQs and tutorials.
• Madin for the Scrin Destroyer (via TerroR), all defensive structures, custom Scrin shields and all other public source code releases such as Light Tank, Nod Tiberium Silo, Missile Tank, MLRS, Sniper Drone, Quad Cannon, MLRS, Repair APC, SAM Site, Turret, Bunker and other unit/structure source codes.
• Carnius for the Manta, Banshee, Defiler and Assault Mothership extracted art files, and Helge129 for the Banshee weapon FX. (used with permission).
• Challenger13 (aka gdi_commando) for the Mastodon, Cyborg Reaper, Spartan, Mirage Tank and Kane source codes as well as C&C4 materials.
• Black_Drakon for some of the source codes from C&C Legacy mod including the C&C4 Firehawk, C&C4 Vertigo, Service Depot, Orca Bomber and the tracer gun fixes to Wolverine and Scrapbus. (used with permission)
• Jvmnck for making the complete C&C3 and RA3 definitions for WrathEd and for some modding help.
• Ravendark for the Tiberium destruction coding and for some modding help.
• Stygs for the Slingshot art files, Kodiak/Salamander source codes, other KW art packs, Predator Tank source code with rocket upgrade, maybe the HEAT attack ability and the inspiration of the improved Rally Flag Marker.
• Crystal Nova for the Chemical Warrior source code and to Black Drakon for the unit model, and for the working Overlord’s Wrath and the Ironback modified source code.
• Jason Zombolt for the GDI Carryall and Nod V-Ox transport art files.
• Golan for the Smoke Grenade ability and the customized Titan unit.
• Lauren (aka Megumi/Asuka/Ju-Jin) for the special FX shader and WrathEd tools and Lauren/Dibelius for the Patriot Missile Turret source code. (all used with permission)
• CrazyGDIFan123 for some of the amazing unofficial C&C3 1.10 and KW 1.03 balance changes, the KW patch 1.02+ changes and of course, the Engineer Capture Delay improved source code.
• ConnorSynth for the source coding help of the Nod Bunker, Tiberium Field and the building of the Lightning Spike defense from the Drone Platform.
• Kodaemon for the CNC3 and KW subtitles on HD FMVs.
• MOK999 for the Nod Basilisk unit.
• Rebelmoon for the Alphamod source code.
• Skull-4- for the Skullmod source code.
• Pimpuigi (aka Sexykick) for his remade KW skirmish maps. (used with permission)
• Predatore for some of his created C&C3/KW skirmish maps. (used with permission)
• Noodlesocks for two of her created C&C3/KW skirmish maps. (used with permission)
• One special modder for the Ion Storm support power. I cannot recall the name.
• Overmind for releasing the Termination mod source code for some materials.
• CoreAngel and her team for releasing the Tiberium Birth and Kane’s Revenge mod source code for some materials including the custom unit crates.
• Special thanks to some of the modders giving me great feedback, help and suggestions.
• Special thanks to R. Schneider, Mr. Paul, and Eph-17 for providing great KW info.
• And to the rest of the CNC modding community for helping me making this mod and previous ones.
• Special thanks to Egozi44 for helping me some things out (ie. main menu edit)
• Special thanks to the Red Alter modding team for releasing some of the Russia source code files.
• Frank Klepacki for the C&C, UAW, End of Nations, Grey Goo and 8-Bit sound tracks, Bounce/Android Dreams music tracks, and other studio album tracks. (some used with permission) You can listen to most Frank Klepacki tracks at: Frankklepacki.com
• GC-Three (aka NewMessageN00b) for the Devil March 1-4, Moving Out, Face the Enemy 3 and Radio 3 music tracks.
• Chicajo for the Bog 2004, Ascension and Scrin tracks.
• Michael McCann for the Icarus track used in Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
• Tony Dickinson for the Hell March to the Apocalypse track.
• Jens Kiilstofte of Machinima for the Lock & Load track.
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