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67 comments by SwissKnight on Dec 28th, 2012

Comrades,

I’d always hoped I’d never need to post a news update of this nature but anyone who has been following this mod will have noted the lack of updates that have occurred over the past year. The simple fact is that the staff behind Dawn of Victory, including myself, no longer have the time to continue this project and give it the level of quality you have come to expect and the project deserves. As such, we will be discontinuing work on Dawn of Victory and indefinitely postponing our release goals. Instead we will be releasing a demo of the mod sometime next year which will include all the assets we feel are release worthy; mainly a portion of the Soviet faction.

Dawn of Victory has been a major part of my life for nearly 8 years and as sappy as it may sound I have never been prouder, or enjoyed spending my time on anything as much as Dawn of Victory. Except for the podcast we released in ‘06 though, that thing was fucking awful.  

But what strikes me most about this project and never fails to amaze me, are the talented people I have worked alongside with. When starting from an original idea you know that it will be much harder to find staff then when working on a project with “Star Wars” or “Half Life” in the title. It is immensely gratifying to know that the people who devoted their time to this mod did so not because they loved the franchise it was based on, but rather believed solely in the merits of the project. 

My friends Hydrocarbon and Silver Mobius rank chiefly among these, you will find no better modders and no better people with which to embark on such a crazy idea like Dawn of Victory with. The fact that people of such talent would choose to spend it on a project with me is a tremendous honor and I could not be more grateful to them. Through their efforts; Dawn of Victory matched and at times exceeded the level of quality found in the original game, and continued to push the boundaries of what was possible in Sins of a Solar Empire.

And while I never missed an opportunity to insult, belittle or abuse our fans, know that about 60% of it was all in good fun. I have never come across an original project like Dawn of Victory that inspired more passion in its fans. At the time of this writing we have over 500,000 hits on Moddb. When I started Dawn of Victory I never would have imagined that a mod based on Soviets and Germans fighting in space could achieve such a following. My happiest moments in this project came from posting updates and awaiting the comments we would receive. 

So does this mean we’ll never see Germany, The Democratic Federation or Japan? Is this the end of the DoVoVerse? Will Dirk Stryker and the Red Tribe of A Thousand Eyes rule the opium trade in Burma forever? Well, for the moment let’s just say if you’ve ever wanted to command the forces of the Orion Arm outside of the confines of a computer game, you might want to check our website in autumn of next year. We’re cooking something completely new based on the Dawn of Victory universe that many of you have been asking for. Oh, and it won’t have single player so suck it you bastards.

So until then, my most sincere thanks to the amazing individuals who devoted their time to this project. 

The Dream Team

  • Swiss Knight
  • Cylon

The Cartography Crew

  • Silver Mobius
  • Opals25

He used to be part of what??

  • Hydrocarbon

The Visionary

  • Godwin

And all the rest!!

  • Backlit Avenger
  • Bismarck
  • Central
  • DS
  • Duck "Dukka" Duckblade
  • Harry
  • IPS
  • Mastermind
  • Red Leader
  • reddawn
  • Seth
  • Sicsided
  • Stuart Sparrowhawk
  • Tad
  • TehOwn
  • TopazFreno
  • Vince DN
  • Yoyomon

 

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ZTT1997
ZTT1997 Jan 27 2013, 6:28pm says:

What if some one is willing to revive it. Lets say put together a team to start work on the pieces. I would love to work on somehting like this. I am new to the modding world but if i could get some people to help we might be able to bring the dead to life. I know....I know...Your wondering who this guy is. Well I'm a beginning modder with a crappy laptop. My dad has a Dell XPS he is willing to give me if I can fix it(not that hard of a fix. I am in Highschool as a sophmore so I would need a team to help out with the time management. I think i will also need a tutor. But any way. I am willing to work on something similar if some one is willing to help.

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hydrocarbon000
hydrocarbon000 Jan 29 2013, 10:43pm replied:

yo im 15 my uncle works for linux and i own five unlicensed copies of photoshop cs2. lets do this

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SwissKnight
SwissKnight Jan 28 2013, 1:12am replied:

yes... yes... my god you're right! A team of people who don't know what they're doing is exactly what this project needs! If I give you admin of this moddb page how quickly can start posting untextured ****?

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Mixhael
Mixhael Jan 20 2013, 3:10am says:

I have followed this mod from its beginnings. My interest in Halo and C&C:Generals brought me to Halogen. It's closure by Microsoft let down me and my friends, since I had promised to kick their collective butts at it. After that, I found out about Slipstream productions. Though the follow-on mod from Halogen (Asylum and later Signal) died, there came a glimmer of hope from a project known as DoW. I watched the first story video and was hooked. I read the updates, watched the videos, saved the artwork, voted it mod of the year, waiting for the day I would finally be able to play it. And now it's dead. But even so, I thank the team for their efforts into it. The regular updates. SwissKnight. It was a fun journey. They themselves would probably regret them not completing the mod more than we do.
So long, and thanks for all the fish.

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Ρrʌжis
Ρrʌжis Jan 22 2013, 10:04am replied:

Don't forget your towel

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atlas117
atlas117 Jan 12 2013, 7:29pm says:

"And while I never missed an opportunity to insult, belittle or abuse our fans, know that about 60% of it was all in good fun"

ill miss moments like this most of all

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wombatleader
wombatleader Jan 14 2013, 5:41pm replied: Online

Dude, mod has been cancelled.

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noing
noing Jan 12 2013, 7:35pm replied:

wow
3 days
good job

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Kommandant.12
Kommandant.12 Jan 18 2013, 3:46am replied:

Yes,my intelligence has failed me,but for the last time!

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noing
noing Jan 18 2013, 7:37am replied:

Amen to that!

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