Seeking shelter underground to escape the nuclear winter they caused, the inhabitants of the Citadel have had no contact with the outside world for hundreds of years. Now as the radiation levels die down they are poised to reclaim the surface of their world. Taking the role of a new trainee Commander, you will take charge of a squad of marines sent on missions to rediscover the desolate surface of the planet. Fighting against the bands of savages that now call the ruins of civilization their home, you will become embroiled in epic conflict taking place both on and off the battlefield, for the world has changes since the war, and nothing is quite as it seems…

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After three long years Squad Commander is finally out. It been along road getting here with lots of up and downs, but the first full build is now online and ready to play.

Posted by vagabond1982uk on Mar 20th, 2008

Squad Commander is an RTS total conversion for the unreal engine. Featuring intense squad based action, spanning six story driven levels. Made over the past three years while I was doing my Masters in Creative Games, Squad Commander grew from its very different turn based concept, (think X-Com) to the real-time action game that it is today. Along the way encountering all the problems associated with game development. Giving me many a sleepless night, as builds wouldn’t work and testers found game breaking bugs, and also the joy of watching it all slowly come together. But with the first full build is now online and ready to play, and all that left for me to do is say a big thank you to everyone who’s helped me over the course of its development.


The Squad Commander Trailer


First off Richard Boon, thanks for all the help you've given me over the past three years, without which itwould have all turned out very different. From testing the game each week, to going over gameplay mechanics and of course going to the pub to 'discuss' the game (not to drink, oh no). Next, thanks to all the students from the Computer and Videogames Design course at Saford Uni, for testing my game, finding bugs and giving me lots of feedback. Finally thanks to everyone else who's played a part in the development this game, for giving me the help and support I needed to follow this path. As for me, I'm going to get some rest, before starting my next project 'Hexytrench' as an indy developer.


Clearing out a 'Savage' camp


Enjoy Squad Commander

Philip Muwanga.

Download Philip Muwanga's Squad Commander Version 1.0

Fighting over the fog Spec Ops Fighting the savages

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Varsity
Varsity Mar 20 2008, 10:50am says:

"Squad Commander requires UT2004 version 3186 or later, but the version on your computer is older (you have version 1)."

Buh? I've got the latest patch installed, and the value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Unreal Technology\Installed Apps\UT2004 is correct.

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kingsqeerel
kingsqeerel Mar 20 2008, 11:25am replied:

Do you have the Bonus Content Patch installed? And I run it through UT2004 first, then enable it through Community.

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Varsity
Varsity Mar 20 2008, 12:32pm replied:

I've got everything, including both CBPs.

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MCDT
MCDT Mar 22 2008, 3:50pm replied:

Everyone who can´t install it because of the wrong version-error:
Try using the UMOD extractor. Acordero.org

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vagabond1982uk Author
vagabond1982uk Mar 27 2008, 6:29am replied:

Ok boys and girls, the source file are now online. sorry about the wait but i couldn't get them uploaded from my parents house. Anyway the problem is apparently caused by the unreal megapack setting the version number to 1 (thanks for the heads up on that on grimallq) so everyone who has the megapack installed need to use the source files or just install the patch by hand before using the .umod file. I hope this helps you guys.

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ambershee
ambershee Mar 20 2008, 11:24am says:

That sounds like the error I got trying to install Killing Floor. Never solved it.

I'd love to try this out, but alas, UT2004 doesn't run properly on my gaming machine :(

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vagabond1982uk Author
vagabond1982uk Mar 20 2008, 11:29am replied:

I'm uploading the source files now, so that people can manually install it if the .umod file won't work for them.

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Varsity
Varsity Mar 21 2008, 6:19am replied:

Are they waiting to be authorised?

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stenchy
stenchy Mar 25 2008, 12:42am replied:

no, they haven't been uploaded yet

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gregfriis
gregfriis Mar 20 2008, 2:50pm says:

This really makes me wish I had UT2004.. It looks awesome.
vagabond1982uk, are you a fan of Warhammer 40k? :P

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kingsqeerel
kingsqeerel Mar 20 2008, 3:44pm replied:

Yeah, it certainly looks like theres lots of influence from 40k.

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BlackLiger
BlackLiger Mar 23 2008, 1:35pm replied:

Yes he is

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vagabond1982uk Author
vagabond1982uk Mar 20 2008, 5:11pm says:

Yeah, I've been a huge 40k fan since I was about 8 years old. This game was originally meant to be a computer version of Necromunda but I ended up changing to to my own ip.

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c4Menace
c4Menace Mar 20 2008, 6:03pm says:

cool mod - especially since valve released the epic pack on steam for 60$.. post around and youll get some good fanbase

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Darknet
Darknet Mar 20 2008, 8:02pm says:

Nice Mod and nice video.

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Arkanj3l
Arkanj3l Mar 21 2008, 4:22am says:

An original IP with original gameplay, which looks really fun.

You've achieved what some try to achieve, and not as many people probably need to want to try to achieve. Congratulations.

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Henley Staff
Henley Mar 21 2008, 7:49am replied:

wow that comment made my head explode... i think he means good job :P

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Ennui
Ennui Mar 22 2008, 12:27am says:

Does this work with the Steam version of UT2k4?

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NinjaWursti
NinjaWursti Mar 22 2008, 3:24pm replied:

Of course it does. Well, the Steam-version is not different from the "normal" one.

BTW: Looks great, glad i've ut04 still installed on my computer, I'll download it immediately.

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SinKing
SinKing Mar 22 2008, 4:40am says:

looks like a real cool mod. I never heard about either of the two great new mods for Unreal and I now regret having uninstalled UT2004 to free a couple of gigs on my drive.
I'll probably have to reinstal and give it a shot. This really seems like an original game, completely different from any other Unreal mods, I know.

Congrats!

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Killerbox
Killerbox Mar 22 2008, 9:03am says:

this game looks almost like warhammer 40k but it looks pretty cool :)

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MCDT
MCDT Mar 22 2008, 3:49pm says:

Yeah, I like it, but I miss the build-your-base parts :/! It would be a good RTS.

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myles
myles Mar 23 2008, 12:35pm says:

Hmm nice idea and the gameplay is great but your maps could do with alot of work.

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BlackLiger
BlackLiger Mar 23 2008, 1:38pm says:

Congrats, Phil. As said, if you ever want hosting, just ask.

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VagabondPraetor Online
VagabondPraetor Mar 24 2008, 8:17am says:

Alright, I am a bit of a newbie here when it comes to this, but I never installed a mod from a umod file before. I extracted the files out, but right now, am totally lost to what additional setup I need to do, or what batch file will I need to create to launch it.

Apologies.

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grimallq
grimallq Mar 24 2008, 5:29pm says:

"Squad Commander requires UT2004 version 3186 or later, but the version on your computer is older (you have version 1)."

This error is usually caused by the Megapack. Megapack includes patch 3369 but after installing it, sets game version to 1 instead of 3369. One way of fixing this is to manually install patch 3369 after installing Megapack.

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ambershee
ambershee Mar 25 2008, 8:03am replied:

That's good to know. Cheers =]

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tman123
tman123 Mar 24 2008, 6:39pm says:

I cant seem to get this installed. When i click the file its doesnt do anything and I tried the umod extracter but I dont know how get it to run.

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