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
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like Dawn of War II: Retribution - Community Patch. We love games like Dawn of War II: Retribution that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Steam Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Whether it is for fun, for laughs or for the challenge, modding is what sets PC gaming apart from our closed off friends in the console and mobile gaming worlds. And based on the recent outpouring of support for mods after the concept of paid modding was explored, we are not alone in our love for mods and open platforms that embrace them.
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built kicks-ass. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2015 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
To thank those who participate in spreading the love and awareness, we have partnered up with many awesome mod-friendly games (Killing Floor 2, Mount & Blade Warband, Space Engineers, Insurgency, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Black Mesa, Contagion, Amnesia - get involved) & have hundreds of keys to giveaway. To win one of the games, after you have linked to a mod on Mod DB (or anywhere else) in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post, let us know by leaving a comment with a link to your post. At the end of the week we shall be picking members at random who followed these rules, and will send them a key from one of these games.