On February 16th 2012 THQ-Relic launched the latest patch for DoW2:R 3.19.1 Shortly after that THQ-Relic dropped all support for the game. The problem was that the latest patch broke more things that what it actually fixed, leaving behind useless broken units, very abusable glitches and a questionable units' balance. More than 10 months have elapsed since then and there have been quite some attempts to fix the game trough mods but all these attempts have ended in drastic changes to the game core mechanics, adding more units and abilities and in many cases biasing the game's balance to favor specific armies. So as we stand today, there are only two ways to keep playing DOW2:R Either play a broken version or a total conversion that is no more DoW2:R. Because of this we are starting this initiative to start a community patch mod that will fix bugs and make balance changes to existing units without taking away the vanilla flavor
As promised here is the first release, please reefer to the included Readme file for a full details on the change log. *PLEASE NOTE: If you live in a country not supported by FileFront like most latin american countries, spain, france, italy or russia, you will need to download this mod form rapid share (you can find a link in the first comment on this release), for more information on countries supported by FileFront please visit FileFront's file hosting FAQ
-Fixed IG HWT missing lasguns and range
-Fixed Orks Mekboy hero teleport glitch
-Fixed a bug preventing IG vehicles not being properly displayed
-Most squad leads across all races now share damage (die last) this includes chaos aspiring champions, tactical space marines sergeant, assault marines sergeant, IG ogryn bonehead, all ork nob leaders, banshee exarch and warp spider exarch.
-Baneblade and Land Raider combat is not longer interrupted by the use of their abilities
-Zoans pop cost increased
-Zoans can no longer level up
-Ork nob squad can no longer level up
-Guardsmen leaders pop cost decreased but reinforcement cost increased
-Guardsmen deployable cover build time decreased
-Increased the lord comissar nuke minimum range and decreased its maximum range
-Found a way to add custom skins for the default chapters!
-Updated the IG Death Korps of Krieg skins, stormtrooper squad is now replaced by grenadiers (Note you need to have the DLC)
-Added the Black Templars custom skins for the default chapter (special thanks to Shuma who is the author of most of the models)
If you like this mod please help us to spread the word, we need to build our community cause everything this mod depends of it, from multiplayer matching to units balancing. YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS MOD. Your feedback is the most treasured asset we have
Now that we have figured out how to customize the chapter we will be working on adding fabulous new skins made by the modding community. we will be reaching known moders for their help but if you have what it takes to create custom skins or already have some work done please feel free to reach us!.
Steam Community and Help needed:
We are going to focus the next few days on setup a steam community than can be used for match making, feedback collection and mod promotion. we will need help to manage it so stay tuned for opening positions on our team. we will mostly need community managers and translators to help us reach those DoW2 players from Russia, Germany France and Italy