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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

Economic Prospects

Economic Prospects

News 13 comments

Greetings Comrades, The time seems right to finally mention our plans for the resource system in Dawn of Victory. It may seem strange that such a vital...

Voice of the People

Voice of the People

News 24 comments

We’ve reached the point of development where we are in need of some voice actors to provide unit voices and other such audio things for Dawn of Victory...

People's Army

People's Army

News 9 comments

After what Soviet soldiers have taken to calling the “Hundred Hour Offensive”, Red Army representatives today announced that over 105,000 Soviet reinforcements...

The Language of Fire

The Language of Fire

News 7 comments

Right, situation is as follows, most of Braken City has been cleared of civilians. The Volksheer have a defensive line down Stoph Avenue a mile from the...

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Can we do nothing to revive it?

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we'd be onboard about finishing it if we had texture artists but we haven't got any staff in a very long time and those we have had have disappeared on us. if someone were to join that was skilled to finish up about the remaining 15% of the unit roster (honestly the majority of everything is done or can be completed in different ways than we thought), the mod could be released as originally intended and we might make plans for a second release. it really sucks that we are so close but the remaining pieces are vital to having something that isn't a mess.

the news post was simply to inform everybody that we can't continue in a holding pattern for staff recruitment and that we need to call it quits on a full-featured release at this rate rather than waiting around forever.

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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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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 Creator

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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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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Don't forget your towel

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"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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well now an intresting thing here.... i was looking forward to it. but maby since the main crew isnt working on it somebody else can finish it in there name......

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I wish you well in your future endeavours guys you deserve it was a fantastic amount of effort and time put into this mod

there is one thing id like to ask about the release of the materials you have developed would it be possible for you to release the overlay and gui without the ship mods to the public to use as a Awesome graphics mod? flame me if you want but i felt that this would be an important and neccessary question

thanks for all your hard work guys and laffs you have given the community

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no, **** sins

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