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68 comments by SwissKnight on Dec 28th, 2012


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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Evil-Kommie Jan 8 2013, 3:58pm says:

I cannot believe I haven't seen this mod before!Tracking :)

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wombatleader Jan 14 2013, 5:41pm replied:

Dude, mod has been cancelled.

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SwissKnight Jan 8 2013, 11:54pm replied:

nobody tell him!!!

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Masterjon911 Jan 9 2013, 5:12am replied:


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Evil-Kommie Jan 11 2013, 3:45am replied:

FUUUUUUUUU-now I see that I have discovered a dead mod.I fail on so many levels 'Facepalms'

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noing Jan 12 2013, 7:35pm replied:

3 days
good job

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Evil-Kommie Jan 18 2013, 3:46am replied:

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

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noing Jan 18 2013, 7:37am replied:

Amen to that!

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XxChaosUndividedxX Jan 8 2013, 3:12pm says:

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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Spriggen Jan 7 2013, 12:15pm says:

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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hydrocarbon000 Jan 11 2013, 12:46am replied:

no, **** sins

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MarcN Jan 4 2013, 12:19pm says:

Damn, was really looking forward to this, but It's understandable why you can't continue. Good luck in the future, comrades.

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Guest Jan 2 2013, 3:32pm says:

The same ******** everywhere. Great and beatiful projects gets ****** by lack of time and community will never see a full version -.-

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LoyalHaloFan Dec 30 2012, 1:19pm says:

This announcement must be one hell of a early April Fools joke...

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CanadaMan7 Dec 29 2012, 9:31pm says:

I leave for barely two days and I return to find this.
I can't believe we won't talk **** to each other anymore, man.

What is this world coming to?

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airpenguin Dec 30 2012, 11:57am replied:

There will always be people to mouth off to. Maybe not like Swiss, but there will be none the less.

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