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.

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A long awaited Resistance and Liberation Press Release. Mod development status, open beta 1.0-1.5 recap, Desura news and more.

Posted by InsaneSniper on Mar 17th, 2011




Today, we on the Resistance and Liberation Mod team need turn to the community for help; help to ensure the longevity and continuance of this mod. As many of you who have followed RnL over the years is likely aware, the team is always looking for skilled developers to donate their time to the betterment and eventual completion of RnL. However, over the last several years the RnL team has struggled to fill a much more difficult and important position, that of Lead Developer.

Over the six years that RnL has been in production, nearly one hundred different developers have contributed to this mod. Each and every one of these contributors deserves our thanks. Just over a year ago, a group of dedicated community members helped to beta test the mod, and with their help the developers were able to provide six releases in less than five months. Since these releases, RnL has been plagued by a series of issues. Some of these issues have been resolved, while others still require attention.

During that active release our community members were invaluable, helping not only identify bugs but layout how they could be recreated. Their assistance allowed the team to quickly tackle bugs and move forward in production. For this help and their continued support, the community has our most heartfelt thanks. Unfortunately since the beta 1.5 release, many of our most active contributors have succumbed to the demands of real life. Without an active development team and more importantly an enthusiastic and motivated Lead Developer, there is little hope that RnL will ever see completion.

We therefore implore the community, if you feel you are capable or know of anyone who can help contribute to RnL please head over to our sign up page and submit an application. Not to sound melodramatic, but the continued development of RnL does depend on new talented members joining the development team to assist, and take the reins from those past contributors who are no longer able to help.

The positions that need to be filled are as follows:

1. Lead Developer – A motivated and enthusiastic individual to take the reins and provide creative direction for RnL. As this is a very important and sensitive position, candidates should have some sort of relevant experience. This position will provide excellent experience for anyone pursuing a career in game development, and will make you generally loved by the community for being awesome.

2. Coder – There is need of an experienced coder who can look at and tackle the multi-fire bug that has plagued the mod and alluded coders. The programmer should be familiar with C++ and past experience with source coding would be beneficial.

In addition to the positions above, the development team is always looking for skilled individuals to fill up positions in the team. So, if you feel like you're up for it or know anybody who would be interested in contributing to the mod then see www.resistanceandliberation.com/join for more details.

On to other news.

Concerning the release of the open beta 1.6. The team has worked hard adding the finishing touches to the patch. Due to the limited resources especially in the coder department, the release has been postponed quite a few times already. The current team is however aiming for a Q2 2011 release.

Still, to achieve that, there's still few large bugs and issues to solve which might postpone the next patch even more. So keep your fingers crossed, the team is trying to deliver you a next version as soon as possible.

If you follow us on Twitter then you are already aware of our continued media tweets. Knowing full well that we can't post a press release and not show some sort of eye candy, here is a render that even the twitterers haven't seen.

 

For our last bit of news...


RNL was released on Desura earlier this year. Desura is "a community driven digital distribution service for gamers, putting the best games, mods and downloadable content from developers at gamers fingertips, ready to buy and play." You can visit RnLs profile on Desura here and give it a go. If you haven't tried out Desura yet, you can download it at www.desura.com .

That will conclude this news post. Thank you for your attention and we hope to return with Patch 1.6 shortly.

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Bioknight
Bioknight Mar 17 2011, 8:13pm says:

"and will make you generally loved by the community for being awesome." :D
good news ;)

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FuzzyMcDoodle
FuzzyMcDoodle Mar 17 2011, 8:17pm says:

Thanks for delivering an awesome game, if only I had modding talent...

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March-In-March
March-In-March Mar 17 2011, 9:24pm says:

Good luck with recruiting. Hope that GIANT BUG gets squished soon.

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EvilAngel
EvilAngel Mar 17 2011, 9:52pm says:

Lool desura

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Masterglitcher
Masterglitcher Mar 17 2011, 10:16pm says:

Yay new version i still playing this mod, however theres not manypeople in the servers, 10 max :/

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arlooo
arlooo Mar 17 2011, 10:44pm says:

Just a heads up, If you get an application from someone named David Prassel for Lead dev, DONT RESPOND!!!! XD

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deadrawkstar
deadrawkstar Mar 17 2011, 11:10pm replied:

I hope someone steps up to the plate, i'd love to review this in its finshed state someday.


"Just a heads up, If you get an application from someone named David Prassel for Lead dev, DONT RESPOND!!!! XD "

That made me lol.

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noyart
noyart Apr 3 2011, 4:09am replied:

oh that orion guy? =(

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Grimreaper905
Grimreaper905 Mar 17 2011, 11:40pm says:

Great! An update!

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JuQu
JuQu Mar 18 2011, 1:39am says:

When I saw the link, I knew this might be the end of RnL... Then I opened it and I saw that cross. My face was like D:

Of course these are still troublesome news, but great to see theres still some hope left. Good luck for finding new devs!

Egu o/
RnL o/

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KodY
KodY Mar 18 2011, 7:30am replied:

same here, little shock for a moment there

I hope you guys find someone for the positions.

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Torabi
Torabi Mar 18 2011, 12:53pm says:

As much as I would like to apply for Lead Developer. I have no prior experience, just never had the chance to do it.

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Ztormi
Ztormi Mar 18 2011, 4:23pm says:

I've been following this mod since it's birth and it's impressive. However the progress of the mod has been extremely slow and updates are scarce. Why would anyone like to join a team which seems dead or dying? This mod has huge potential.

I don't want to sound like a **** but that's what I'm thinking.

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JuQu
JuQu Mar 18 2011, 5:38pm replied:

"Why would anyone like to join a team which seems dead or dying? This mod has huge potential."

You answered your own question. ;P

I would join, but a lack of coding skills and free time thats just not possible.

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LordDz
LordDz Mar 24 2011, 10:46pm replied:

To keep it alive? Better than starting on a new mod heh? ;)

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ChuckN0rr1st
ChuckN0rr1st Mar 18 2011, 6:19pm says:

im looking forward to you RELEASE!!!

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Serathis
Serathis Mar 19 2011, 6:14am says:

There should be a "mod-off". Who wins by releasing sooner? Darkest Hour or RnL? Maybe they get over taken by the release of RO 2? Would be interesting to watch!

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c4ble
c4ble Mar 20 2011, 12:14pm says:

I love this Mod as it is, but I also think you should consider to start all over and change to UDK or CE3 SDK etc. in case you don´t find any Teamleads or Programmers for HL2!

It might be easier to find devs for one of these Engines as most aspiring developers I know prefere these Engines over the aging HL2 SDK not only in terms of visuals!

Either way I wish you good luck and I really hope that RnL will live on (and get more Players) as it is one of my favorite Mods of all times!

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SwishyHD
SwishyHD Jun 21 2011, 7:58pm says:

If anyone wants to play any mods on this thing. Add me SwishyHD. Thanks :)

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