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42 comments by Jerion on Jun 24th, 2015

Hello all!

Production on Revision 1.0 is finished. Some of you are wondering why we aren’t shipping yet. We’re addressing that today.

A while back we started incorporating tech into Revision that was a step beyond what anyone had ever done with this game. We implemented engine-level bug fixes and tweaks for the game’s rendering system, such as allowing decals (e.g. bullet holes) to appear in mirrors, ensuring footstep sounds occurred correctly, and increasing the limits for BSP geometry to ensure that our environments could be more detailed and more stable. We started using portions of what has been named the Revision Framework (so named because we led to its creation, not because it is exclusive to the inner workings of our project), a piece of tech that makes it relatively easy to expand on the game’s content and systems. We are quietly working on RF, intending for it to be released to the DX modding community.

Concerning the game's content, we have tied in continuity threads to the official entries in the franchise in the form of emails, logos, and other references. We also discovered some potential copyright problems in both our in-game and promotional graphics; we’ve been very busy reworking things to make sure those don’t become troublesome later on.

All of this lead us to feel extremely cautious- we want to ensure that when we release, there are no potential land mines waiting for us. So we approached Square Enix with the intent of making sure that everything we had planned was going to be fine. They’ve been very helpful and supportive; the processes has gone on longer than anyone anticipated, and we're taking advantage of the time to implement little fixes and bits of polish that were otherwise slated for the 1.1 update. On the one hand, we would love to get Revision out the door ASAP. On the other, we’re committed to making sure that we can release it and maintain it in the best possible way, and with as few stumbles as possible.

Thank you for your continuing support and patience. We almost have everything in place. And the satellites are ours when we need them.

[July 9 Update]

A few of you have been expressing concerns that Revision is related to Mankind Divided or will be a paid-for release. Neither of these things is the case- we have no involvement in the promotion of Mankind Divided, and have never considered making Revision a commercial product. We are not providing precise release dates for a pretty straightforward reason: We're holding some confidential talks with Square Enix to make sure everything is okay, and to make something cool happen, something that we aren't talking about yet, because it's not finalized yet. We've been having a series of back-and-forths to make sure that everybody on our team is happy. There are no real problems, just technicalities that have needed to be ironed out. At this point (July 9), we're expecting these things to be wrapped up shortly.

Everything is pretty much OK, and we're in a position where we have to talk to some people to make some things happen, and the timeline for making those things happen should be pretty fast, but is partially out of our control. All we ask of you is to please be patient.

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MonarchX 19hours 31mins ago says:

Woah-woah! What's this Windows 10 incompatibility people are talking about? Windows 10 is the first well-optimized OS since Windows XP and there is no reason why Never-Vision ("Revision" if it actually comes out) shouldn't work perfectly on Windows 10!

So what is the surprise, btw? Stand-alone Steam version? How is that a big deal? Bring us DirectX 12 renderer instead!

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SpecShadow 10hours 7mins ago replied:

"Windows 7 is the first well-optimized OS since Windows XP"
fixed that for ya

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MonarchX 9hours 46mins ago buried:


No indeedness flowed through that statement. Windows 10 is leaner, meaner, more optimized, has lower CPU and GPU overhead (even for DirectX 11.x, likely due to WDDM 2.0) than Windows 7, which was a service pack for Windows Vista, which was a failure. It does take some time to disable a crapload of things in Windows 10 after installation, but even with that crapload of things enabled, Windows 10 is still faster than Windows 7!

OH I KNOW WHAT THE SURPRISE IS! We're going to get Windows Store version of Never-Vision App - a 2D platformer for $3.99! It would be a lot more modern, a METRO upgrade for Deus Ex!

No reason to re-write the entire render system for Unreal Engine 1. Just port the damn thing onto Unreal Engine 4.5 and be done with it! Its as simple as:
- Save Unreal Engine 1 project (Never-Vision)
- Uninstall Unreal Engine 1 Editor
- Run CCleaner and restart
- Install Unreal Engine 4.5 Editor
- Load Never-Vision project, apply DirectX 12 API
- Save as Unreal Engine 4.5 project!

There - porting complete! I mean it is so common sense that I cannot believe you guys still working on Never-Vision!

I think this is how Arkham Knight was ported from consoles to PC's and what a success it was!

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ʟogan 8hours 47mins ago replied:

You hear that? Those are the words of a (man?) gripping by the husk to the last few throes of delusion that he hasn't been wasting his time and energy over basically nothing

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FastGamerr 2hours 54mins ago replied:

No, I wasted time and energy over basically NOTHING.

I love it how these people are still around after multiple attention whoring "I'm leaving!" posts.

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SpecShadow 8hours 18mins ago replied:

And he thinks it's all "drag'n'drop" to software which port everything and become ready to release.
PS. I'm not changing Windows simply because more game become unplayable for me and I don't play that much new games (I buy maybe 1-2 new games every year?).
Yeah I know, I'm savage living in the stone age, against the progress blahblablah.

Have a nice day. Next week is gonna be +39*C and I'm sure Rev won't be released, otherwise I would die from overheating by excitement.

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MonarchX 1hour 12mins ago replied:

99.9% of games that ran on Windows 8.1 run on Windows 10, including very old games like Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate 2, Fallout 2, and you name it - Windows 10 runs it.

Of course it is all drag & drop! I can't believe all these games optimized for consoles are not optimized for PC's because developers did not want to want to wait extra hour by pressing "Port" (from console to PC) and selecting "Full Optimize". Instead, they just do "Port" and then "Quick Optimize". I know these things :D. They also don't defragment games for PC, telling the user to do it! Right, its not my job to make files transparent, which is what degragmentation truly does.

P.S. I can't believe you didn't realize I was sarcastic about all this... :D.

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bjorn98009_91 Creator
bjorn98009_91 19hours 6mins ago replied:

I know of no inompatibility. From our limited tests it seems fine, but I'm sure there are plenty of bugs to go around with the OS and drives this first period before everybody has sorted things out.

If you happen to know 3D programming then you are happy to help out rewriting the entire render system for Unreal Engine 1.

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fleet84 Online
fleet84 Jul 30 2015, 8:48am says:

Homer: Now, we play the waiting game.


Homer: Ahh, the waiting game sucks. Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos!

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SplatteredNavarre Jul 30 2015, 5:16am says:

Sigh....patience seems to be waning among many and the masses are getting hostile. The rioting may end up intensifying to a point where you may not be able to contain it....You'd think you guys were waiting on a cure for Grey Death or something.

Chill out. Ya'll don't really have a choice anyway. Just wait - it'll be worth it.

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xerx 16hours 22mins ago buried:


I beginning to think this is a hoax.

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Drewie 19hours 56mins ago replied:

What bothers me is that people THINK that they do have a choice or say in the matter. It really gets on my nerves because they are insulting the developers' hard work, imo.

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FastGamerr 12hours 52mins ago replied:

Still commendable that this mod avoided entitled twats until the last few months.

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SplatteredNavarre 12hours 8mins ago replied:

Drewie and Fast - couldn't have said it better myself. The underclasses started rattling their cages as soon as CC mentioned a finished product.

But but but - we've waited so long! We want it now! Gimme gimme! What do you mean NO???

In an age of almost instant gratification - patience is a lost virtue. These sad people don't realize they're not only insulting several years worth of hard work, but making fools of themselves. The sad thing is, they probably wont even appreciate it even after they get it and play it, and will be the first to critique and condemn Revision.

I just can't wait to savor every second of this fresh, new Deus Ex version. It's going to be so sweet, and well worth waiting for.

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FastGamerr 2hours 21mins ago replied:

Oh, we already know they're gonna whine over who-knows-what when it's released.

Not that anyone who matters will care when the media release frenzy starts. And it's gonna be gorgeous.

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dev221117 Jul 29 2015, 11:15pm buried:


Can we please get a Revision lite download? One without the HDTP and New Vision mods integrated? I don't like having to download huge files and I don't want to play with those mods activated. I would prefer getting levels to load fast over some pretty textures and models. It's possible to pretty up Deus Ex levels without New Vision's textures or HDTP's models.

While at it, maybe delete the Shifter and Biomod branches from this lite version too. I don't care one bit for those mods, and if they occupy too much space, better to have them gone.

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Guest 19hours 38mins ago replied:

They should delete the readme, takes up too much space

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kiba999 Online
kiba999 23hours 20mins ago replied:

Congratulations. You have succeeded in expressing an opinion that is even more preposterous than waiting for Squenix.

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bjorn98009_91 Creator
bjorn98009_91 Jul 30 2015, 5:35am replied:

Our levels are optimized for HDTP and their placements and some levels won't even load with New Vision turned off since we use some textures that are specific to NV that's not in vanilla.

Now if you want to mess around yourself and disable them you can do that on your own risk, however we won't offer a download without them.

The Shifter/Biomod takes up around 5MB each, not that bad.

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raz3rITA Jul 30 2015, 3:46am replied:

Dude do you have a wooden PC? Seriously Deus Ex vanilla with New Vision runs flawlessly on a potato.

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dev221117 15hours 11mins ago replied:

New Vision is horrendously unoptimized. EVERY texture is 1024x1024. What was he designing, textures or pornographic wallpapers?

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FastGamerr 2hours 23mins ago replied:

1024x1024 or higher textures all over the place.

Best. Mod. Ever.

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SubTonic 21hours 51mins ago replied:

Tell that to my old laptop. Less than 30 FPS in some areas. I mean hell, my freakin' PS2 games ran better than that laptop (and I bought it a mere THREE years ago). I should consider donating it to a museum of potatoes.

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