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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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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 18hours 18mins ago buried:


I beginning to think this is a hoax.

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Drewie 21hours 52mins 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 14hours 48mins ago replied:

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

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SplatteredNavarre 14hours 4mins 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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TheDalekCaan 1hour 11mins ago replied:

Nah. People bitched and moaned before Black Mesa came out. When it did come out, though, no one whined anymore.

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FastGamerr 4hours 18mins 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 21hours 34mins ago replied:

They should delete the readme, takes up too much space

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kiba999 Jul 30 2015, 2:19pm replied:

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

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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 17hours 8mins ago replied:

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

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FastGamerr 4hours 19mins ago replied:

1024x1024 or higher textures all over the place.

Best. Mod. Ever.

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TheDalekCaan 1hour 10mins ago replied:

Hi-res textures don't always go hand-in-hand with low-poly geometry.

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FastGamerr 24mins 14secs ago replied:

Often very true, but in DX's case I find that they improve even the vanilla maps immensely.

But each to their own.

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SubTonic 23hours 47mins 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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