False Dawn is set a number of years after the events of Quake 4, where you assume the role of the best of a new breed of soldier, the Stroggified Marine. You can go where no regular human can and have been called upon to save humanity from the threat of a mysterious new super weapon developed by the vicious Strogg!

Some key features include:

  • Modern Visual Fidelity: Powered by purpose built version of the immensely popular Sikkmod. False Dawn brings Quake 4 into 2014 with contemporary visual effects techniques designed specifically for the mod.
  • Meaningful Story: Get engrossed in a plot to destroy humanity that is not as black and white as it may first appear.
  • Full Voice acting: The player is guided by their helpful Commanding Officer General Nokes. However, for an unknown reason the player also seems to intercept transmissions between a duo of powerful Strogg's that are clearly not meant for human ears.
  • New Health system: Use Stroyent, The Stroggs own energy source against them!
  • New Weapon Damage system: Machineguns/Shotguns might decimate soft, fleshy targets, but you will need something more powerful to penetrate the armor of the very well equipped Strogg Forces!
  • Guided Non-Linear Gameplay: You have multiple objectives to complete, in whatever order you want. Change the enemies and hazards you will face based on which objectives you complete.
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22 comments by little_gears on Jul 17th, 2014

Finally.

After years of development and wrestling with Quake 4, False Dawn is finally ready to be set loose in the wild.  Just in time for Quakecon 2014, you can now attempt to save the human race from the brink of extinction from a newer, more powerful Strogg foe.  This enemy seems familiar, but much has changed in the years since Cpl. Matthew Kane defeated the Makron and Destroyed the Strogg's communications Nexus.  Prepare for ~90-120 minutes of gameplay that will challenge not only brawn, but brains and reflexes.  

I must thank absolutely everybody involved in the development of False Dawn.  It's been a long road with many bumps, but we've made it.  Special mention must first go out to Sikkpin who contributed not only the amazing Sikkmod, but also a whole raft of custom effects and features specific to False Dawn.  Next up is Vlad 'Titan Slayer' Zhuravlyov, who has most kindly supplied the soundtrack for False Dawn.  He even produced a remix of a classic track from the Quake universe that is included somewhere in the mod.  I must also thank Gaute Rasmussen and Andy Nokes on their stellar jobs in voicing two of the three characters featured in the mod.  I can't speak highly enough of these fine gentlemen, without whom this project would have never been the same.

To wet your appetite prior to downloading the mod, I would like to quickly introduce the two other zones that make up the facility of False Dawn.

The Air Filtration Facility

The Air Filtration Facility (AFF) is the oldest and least reliable part of the Facility.  This is an issue due to the fact that the AFF houses Atmosphere Control which maintains the oxygen levels Facility wide.  If Atmosphere Control were to fail, it could potentially flood entire areas of the Facility with Toxic gas.

Air Filtration Facility - Entryway

The Nerve Centre

Very little is known Nerve Centre other than it controls all networking, security and logic systems within the Facility.  What is known however, is that unlike the rest of the Facility the Nerve Centre is kept in immaculate condition.  There are no flickering lights, or exposed wires to be seen here.  Surely such a vital area would not be without formidable protection.

Nerve Centre - Entry Lift

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Area unknown.  No reliable intel available.

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Now, go, download False Dawn and enjoy it.

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InFiNiGhTe
InFiNiGhTe Sep 23 2014, 3:06pm says:

Currently playing this mod. I'm so impressed so far. Superbly done quality wise aswell. The voice-overs are fantastic and the audio engineering is what i appreciate so much in this community!

So far its 10 out of 10. But of course, i'll just have to play the mod through first ;)

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InFiNiGhTe
InFiNiGhTe Sep 24 2014, 2:23pm replied:

Finished the mod yesterday. My 10/10 still stands!

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little_gears
little_gears Sep 28 2014, 7:48pm replied:

Really glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. Thanks heaps for playing :)

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douglas_quaid
douglas_quaid Aug 6 2014, 9:23pm says:

Ah, great to see this finally released. You must be so pleased with yourself. Congrats. Have to give this a go soon. It'll give me a good reason now to re-install Q4.

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little_gears Jul 30 2014, 9:28pm replied:

Easy! Install Q4 through Steam then Download the mod installer from here. When you install the mod it should detect your Steam installation of Quake 4. Install the mod there and run the False Dawn batch file from either your start menu or your '...steamapps\common\Quake 4\bktq4sp1\' directory.

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little_gears
little_gears Jul 28 2014, 8:25pm replied:

Does it crash while loading the level or once loading is complete?

Also, what are your system specs? The level does need at least 2gb of RAM to load.

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mohammedmeshal
mohammedmeshal Aug 4 2014, 6:34pm replied:

"once loading is complete"

I have 4gb and it crash when level completely loaded

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little_gears
little_gears Aug 10 2014, 10:55pm replied:

I haven't encountered this issue before. Does your computer have any trouble loading any of the standard Quake 4 levels?

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mohammedmeshal
mohammedmeshal Aug 20 2014, 4:51pm replied:

No , i complete the game more than 3 times

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This was a fantastic campaign, all the detail and challenges were amazing. I just wish we could have gone a little farther after the ending, but I understand that to make maps of this detail, requires time.

Aside from that the voice acting for the Strogg is a little weird, personally I thin it just doesn't fit them but its only an aesthetic factor, I just wonder if there's going to be more because this is a professional mod for Quake 4.

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