The goal of Resistance and Liberation is to realistically portray the events and actions taken by the 82nd Airborne during their stay in Normandy. Our initial release will follow the regiments through a campaign that mimics that followed by the men themselves. The campaign will begin with players dropping into Normandy in the early hours of June 6th, with the ultimate objective of capturing the town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise. From there subsiquent maps will include missions based on other key areas after the D-Day.

Report article RSS Feed Alpha 3 Patch - MGs under the christmas tree

...or the holy night in Ste. Mere Eglise. We've been delaying that patch for way too long, so as a Christmas present to you and us, we decided to finally get it out. With this patch you will get two new maps and two new weapons; one MG per team. This is the last Alpha Patch build on the old EP1 code base.

Posted by WinstonChurchill on Dec 22nd, 2008

...or the holy night in Ste. Mere Eglise.

German NCO (Feldwebel) Germans defending Para troopers on a field

We've been delaying that patch for way too long, so as a Christmas present to you and us, we decided to finally get it out. With this patch you will get two new maps and two new weapons; one MG per team. This is the last Alpha Patch build on the old EP1 code base.

Release Notes & Known Issues:


  • MG42 Skin is a placeholder. We finally found a new texture artist, but there's no reason to hold this release back for a single texture.
  • MG Sounds are about to be redone aswell.
  • We are aware, that the bullet chains do not reflect the actual bullets left and do stay, even if you're out of ammo.

New Maps:

  • Ardennes is a small map suitable for lower player numbers made by our new Mapper Til "Albatros" Sichel, who's already working on his next map for RnL.
  • Ste. Mere Eglise is the oldest and biggest RnL map incorporating all the problems it brings. Due to it's size and open layout it might fail big time, but with all the work and effort it took, we feel it's worth the risk.
  • From all our maps this is the one with the highest grade of realism, without teamwork on both sides it just wont work and we are just as excited as you are to finally see it in action.

  • St. Come Du Mont and Ste. Marie Du Mont were both updated according to your comments and suggestions.


  • Autobolting is now optional
  • Bayonet sounds and impacts
  • Mortars now do damage
  • NCO map tweaked
  • Smoke nade exploit fixed
  • Black screen bug fixed
  • Default ticket count increased from 100 to 150
  • Ragdoll count decreased
  • Early fading of static props removed
  • A lot of minor fixes

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the whole Blackened Interactive Team!

We also encourage you to download the custom map rnl_adenau, a very nice looking urban style map made by Huri. With Eglise, Ardennes and Adenau you'll have three new urban style maps for some intense fire fights with the MGs.
Adenau is 1 file only with all resources zipped up, so the server owners among you won't have any issues distributing it.

Adenau Download:
Adenau Screenshots:

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D-Sypher Dec 23 2008, 4:25pm says:

Downloading Now!

I'll give feedback after I'm done playing!

Looks nice Nonetheless though! :D

(edit-)No Links in the Download Section yet...?

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Guessmyname Dec 23 2008, 6:17pm says:

Wait a second, RnL has been released!? When did that happen?! *downloads*

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NullSoldier Dec 23 2008, 6:54pm says:

Yeah they ninjad the alpha awhile back. I was ****** that they didnt make an announcecment but they did ti for a good reason. This is exactly what I wanted for christmas!

RnL is CLEARLY the best WWII game I have EVER played.

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vfn4i83 Dec 23 2008, 8:11pm says:


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InebriaticXP Dec 23 2008, 8:21pm says:

Lovin' it.

Don't know what NullSoldier was talking about with Ninjaing something. I've been without a connection for a while (and will continue to be without one; this is just a temporary fix) and I was like "WHOAH WTF" when I booted up Alpha 2 and wasn't allowed to join any servers.

So I checked ModDb and saw Alpha 3!!!!!


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MastaGunZ Dec 23 2008, 8:52pm replied:

He means that they already released this mod back in July, but they didn't make any big announcements.

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Tron619 Dec 23 2008, 9:45pm says:

I dont see any servers

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Mastix Dec 23 2008, 10:44pm says:

This mod just screams HIGH QUALITY!

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coolkid87 Dec 24 2008, 1:30am replied:

and it is only alpha!
ps cant wait for ob upgrade, or l4d whichever comes first

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swiftbluedragon Dec 24 2008, 2:27am says:

its an awesome mod but the crashes are just killing me

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eXoSolid Dec 24 2008, 7:25am says:

is Episode 1 needed ?

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Cece Dec 24 2008, 7:43am says:

There seems to be TOO much Saturation in the look of the mod, either tone down the HDR or just clean it up. Other than that RnL is a solid WWII shooter.

From what I experienced, it felt like Red Orchestra scaled down to a much smaller scale. Hopefully the team answers my only gripe about their project!

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Serensius Dec 24 2008, 8:51am says:

No iron sights? How the hell am I supposed to aim? Also, the weapons are WAY too close to the actor's face. Otherwise, awesome mod!

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Mastix Dec 24 2008, 9:23am replied:

This game have iron sights... Oo
Two types of them... not enough?

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MastaGunZ Dec 27 2008, 1:32am replied:

Uh use the scroll mouse wheel to change ironsights... Damn does nobody look at the controls?

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Tex1090 Dec 24 2008, 3:57pm says:

I'm still unable to join servers even though I'm on Alpha 3

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MrTambourineMan Dec 25 2008, 10:37am says:

Well done guys, DLing now (btw, make bigger announcement so that we'll have enough servers to play on :)

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stewball Dec 27 2008, 4:23pm says:

If you can't join any servers you're going to put the contents of into the mod directory:

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Lt.SnoWolf Dec 27 2008, 11:36pm says:

Cool beats CoD5:WaW big-o time!

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William Dec 30 2008, 10:15am says:

Resistance and Liberation Alpha 3 was mentioned during transmission 10435 of Podcast17:

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Palon Jan 1 2009, 1:10pm says:

Always wen i trie to join a server it says the server uses a diferrent class tabel i alredy have the new version

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