Faced by a united piracy and hacking scene and an alliance of many major street gangs, the United States fought an open war on its own soil. As it was defeated again and again, nations who had been the traditional enemies of psuedo-freedom and democracy paid close attention to the world's only super-power being weakened. Finally, some of the more daring nations launched their own offensives. Unfortunately, the failing NATO alliance was catalyzed into action, and over the next few months what little remained off civilization was irradiated into rubble.

Almost fifty years later, in 2054, in a few small settlements have carved out niches in the new world. The largest settlements have joined together as the Confederacy, a just -- if somewhat corrupt -- government, and the people within their new borders are being registered as citizens in a slow, but sure, process.

One such soon-to-be citizen is being registered in the Blue River Settlement, about to leave the Town Hall. That citizen is you.

Rule 12 is built on the Morrowind engine, but some major mechanics are changed.
Dialogue is usually unique to one NPC, with very few lines being shared. Right now, over 80% of the dialogue is filtered to a single character, giving everyone their own personality.
All classes receive abilities (replacing spells), which can be learned and trained in, and allow special actions. Some actions ingame require minimum stats. Using MWSE and MGE, even more abilities, like sniping and real night-vision, will be merged into the game.
Inventory is limited both by weight of items and by limits on the number of each type, affected by stats (eg, a weak character can only carry one rifle and one pistol, a strong character could have two of each).
NPCs are also improved, with schedules and script-enhanced AI.
Certain objects emit radiation, which can be detected with a Giger counter, but damages the player depending on how much radiation, how many objects nearby, and time spent near radiation sources.

Note: Help welcome & wanted. Contact for details: pk_peachykeen (here), peachykeen (Rethan Manor MW site, UFRForums, Official TES Forums).

Unfortunately, due to attempts at realism, this mod isn't for the young'uns

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Unfortunately for a time, I let the project slow down. I shouldn't have, and so, I'm not any more! :D

After shifting the project to my external hard-drive (giving me access from my better computer), I'll have far more time to work without booting up the old system this was on (which is now a Ubuntu server).

Plus, with new MGE features, I'll be customizing shaders for R12 even more. There will be tweaked versions of Smart DoF and trueBloom, as well as full atmospheric scripting. When I finish the code, I'll be adding true normal maps (and possibly parallax or height maps) to some of the important models.

Also, plans for the scope of the Base and main quest have both been pinned down and set in stone.

There will be a Base build, containing all resources and a number of quests, including the main quest. It will have the completed cities of Blue River Settlement, Oxide Oasis, and Copper Roads. The main quest will resolve around these cities and their dynamics.
A couple of other places will be added around, with more to come.

After the Base is completed, using the plugin-forgiveness of the Morrowind Code Patch, more cities and scripts will be released as a DLC/expansion system. Not only will this method allow a stable version to be released to players sooner, it will also allow more changes to the game-world, and faster work.

All in all, while R12 had dropped off, it's back in full swing now. I'll have screens up to prove it within the week, given no explosions or nuclear detonations around here. ;)

And in response to one comment:

keveen wrote:oh ok kewl do you have a projected tim as to when its finished?

Not at the moment. Using the old give yourself 3 times the estimate, I'd say in about 6 months. Hopefully far less.

General Update

General Update

6 years ago News 0 comments

It's been a while since I posted an update for R12, but development continues. The first two cities are essentially done, with a couple quests each (one...

New Site

New Site

7 years ago News 0 comments

In the past few days, I've built and opened a new site for Rule 12 (and Black Sun Studios). It has everything I've thought needed so far (image gallery...

Dev Build 2

Dev Build 2

7 years ago News 0 comments

After quite a while, we've finally gotten the point where we can release a full milestone build. After merging in a load of resources from the Ashes of...

Another Update

Another Update

7 years ago News 0 comments

Progress continues, albeit slowly. With a couple brief pauses, due to some things that had to be done first (y'know, those time-critical things in that...

Rule 12 is a post-nuked total conversion for Morrowind. It is currently is the middle stages of development. Set in a post-nuclear-war era, full of irradiated grit and grime, Rule 12 is designed to be a true RPG, filled with all kinds of people and places...
DX Quick Patch

DX Quick Patch

6 years ago Patch 1 comment

Apparently certain installs have a missing DLL error. This patch (a self-extracting 7z) should fix that, if extracted into the base R12 directory. It...

Rule 12 - Patch 2

Rule 12 - Patch 2

6 years ago Patch 0 comments

Updates Rule 12 to version 0.2c More clothes Blue River Settlement and Oxide Oasis almost finished Much more land built Copper Roads started IDs changed...

Rule 12 - v0.2b

Rule 12 - v0.2b

7 years ago Patch 0 comments

Large patch for Rule 12 0.2a (Dev Build 2). Adds ~3 times more clothing than vanilla Morrowind contained, as well as a significantly more complete Oxide...

Rule 12: Dev Build 2

Rule 12: Dev Build 2

7 years ago Full Version 1 comment

This is the second landmark build of R12. Full featurelist in readme. Brief: explorable BRS. Playable CharGen. Many resources.

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D3@DM4N Apr 28 2008 says:


sorry :(

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EKSelenc Aug 21 2008 replied:

Yeah, new "Howardt 3" is a piece of ****.
Every single fan of original Fallout (not "Fallout") knows that.
So what?

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pk_peachykeen Creator
pk_peachykeen Apr 28 2008 replied:

Yeah, and...? Honestly, I don't care. I'm not making this to totally pwn Todd. I'm making this cause I want to. You don't have to download it, you can buy FO3. Some might play both, I know I will. No competition, same theme, different games.
Not to mention if Bethesda goes all Obvs on it, that's *next* September, lol

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D3@DM4N Apr 28 2008 says:

in September Bethesda is releasing Fallout 3, and it is an online Post nuclear Apocolypse game with Oblivion Graphics and like full customizable characters, weapons, and vehicles. :P

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keveen Apr 19 2008 says:

Looks Cool

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Hendrix Apr 13 2008 says:

good luck with this, sounds cool.

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zawmbabwe Apr 8 2008 says:

Reminds me of ashes of apocalypse, too bad they let it die. Wish you guys luck!

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pk_peachykeen Creator
pk_peachykeen Apr 8 2008 replied:

Actually, once Fallout 3 is released, AoA will be back either on that engine or the Unreal 3 (2008) engine.
But, yeh, same general theme. Thanks for the luck.

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Nominee Apr 5 2008 says:

This is Crazy!!!
No wonder I can't wait till it comes out!

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faulk Apr 3 2008 says:

I'm glad to see there's others still interested in doing big Morrowind mods. Yours is looking pretty nice, too. Good luck!

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pk_peachykeen Creator
pk_peachykeen Mar 31 2008 says:

I have models, just not screenshots, since I've been busy making more models and textures. Sry about that, I'll try and get them taken and up ASAP.

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Theon Mar 30 2008 says:

The story is really awesome, however I doubt this mod will ever come to life. You should never post a new mod unless you have at least some models to show for it.

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