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SonderKommando Revolt is a Wolf3D mod about real WWII revolt against the Nazis in the famous Auschwitz extrermination camp. The mod is made very realistic, moody, challenging and detailed.
It's a first part of trilogy of mods. The next 2 parts will be called "Sonder 2 - Warsaw Uprising" and "Sonder 3 - Mission:Treblinka".

Current Team members:

Doomjedi - graphics, story and managing
Tricob, AlumiuN and WLHack - coding
Dean, Ronwolf, Tricob - mapping

The engine is based on Wolf4SDL engine, and will feature very advanced
coding features, to make it one of the more advanced coding-wise wolf3d mod todate.
Graphically it'll feature many themes including Crematoriums, Block 11, Gas Chambers, execution, interrogation and torture areas...most of which are ripped/based off real pic from the real site.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Our project got an overexposure in recent days, mostly due to a trailer we've released (as the mod itself was on this site for 3-4 years now, without creating any special buzz). The overexposure took this little pixelated project way beyond it's context, proportions and intentions - to a point where this project is in real danger of cancellation. I can admit that we regret the decision to release a teaser trailer. Trailers in general tend to be over-dramatic and graphical, and to be a wrong representation of the project itself, while some people tend to prejudge the project by it's trailer.

This mod was made for modding fans, particulary for a quite limited community of Wolf3D fans, as Wolf3D mods (being mods of 18-year old game) are not much played nowdays. That community is used to all kinds of Wolf3D mods (most of which are fantasy mods anyway) - and we knew for sure our mod will not be taken more than "just a mod" - as all other mods of modding community. We knew that noone will take this in a wrong way, or try to learn or attach any historic or political meaning to it.
The lack of any additional "meaning" to a mod - is one of the basic rules of modding community in general, and the one we go by. This is the unspoken agreement/trust between a modder - and the one playing/reviewing it.

The trailer got overexposed beyond our wildest expectations (and intentions), and so reached a whole new audience that is very far from this understanding of modding concept, mentality and ethics. Though most of the responses were still good, the level of buzz itself, and some of the comments - made the team to feel really uncomfortable.
We as modders - don't do mods for publicity and do not seek it. While some good publicity is ok - if it's for the mods quality and talent - overpublicity is not something we see positively. And though we indeed made one of the more advanced Wolf3D mods ever - I refuse to believe such overexposure is not related in any way to the setting the mod is set in - and it's sensitivity to some people.

Any mod, even about birds and flowers - would make it's modders to feel uncomfortable with such level of overexposure - as it to be judged with such magnifying glass by people and organizations which are just waiting to find any "wrong" in it, even if nothing is.
We are private people who care much about our privacy - and any overexposure, even a good one - is bad news for our projects.

This mod was made by different people from different countries - that that really NOTHING in common but love of Wolf3D modding of any kind, and a will to make interesting and challenging gameplay to Wolf3D fans.
We, as makers of this mod - know the Truth. Our true intentions with this mod - and how little (or nothing) they have to do with some of the buzz this mod created, especially outside of the modding community.
Yet, we understand - that under such situation - our Truth - is not that relevant to some people who look to spill out negativity and looking for reasons to get hurt.
There is so much negativity and suffering in our World - that even by being totally misunderstood (or even deliberately manipulated) - we, as modders and as people, cannot afford to add even 1 drop to this.
We cannot afford to release a mod unless we'll know that it's seen no more than "just Wolf3D mod" - and won't hurt anyone's feelings.

I'm really sorry for all the Wolf3D fans out there - but the project is under question now, and no release date is set. I want to thank Wolf3D fans for their interest, support and positive feedback so far.

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Art and Mapping are finished, including Final Beta-Testing by Dean. Last coding features and bugfixes are in work, by our new coder, Havoc. Those mostly...

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Nice parallaxed sky was done, Title screen and some outside textures. The rest of the graphics is already done, so I hope the "serious" mapping...

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Sheikh1991
Sheikh1991

the most interesting mod i ever seen. i'm interested in this mod. i'd defiantly would play it, not for just killing nazi's and seeing intense scenes, but also explore around the compound. in school we learned about this place, but never was told much about the revolt, we only knew a revolt happened. the notion to play this, would put me in the thrill seat. i hope one day this mod, followed by the Sonder 2 will eventually be released.

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi

Now back to the mod itself - this is just a Wolf3D mod, it doesn't depict 1944 revolt in any way, this is not a historic learnware or any kind...While mod might pass some general Auschwitz feelings (as seen by a person who never even visited the actual place) - "explore around the compound" would add nothing to your Holocaust knowledge, on the contrary. To learn about Holocaust and 1944 revolt I suggest Wikipedia, books, TV documentaries...talking with actual survivors...visiting the actual place...Auschwitz or simular...not games...especially not fanmods of 20-year old nazi game, that wanted to make challengable and interesting gameplay for Wolfers, even by adding clear fantasy gameplay elements never existing in actual place.
I didn't work (or could implement on Wolf3D engine) any real camp map...but even more than that - feeling might be real, but everything else is made-up and doesn't fit to be a Holocaust learnware - never intended, claimed or otherwise.
As long as I don't claim it to depict the real place or event - I feel it's my right to make such free mods...as noone owns the Holocaust. This is not a copyrighted thing, and it's not "history rewriting" as some claimed.

So unless you want to play it just because you love playing Wolf3D and Wolf3D mods - I suggest you won't, as it'd probably be a dissapointment for you. Actually such high expectations (and historic references) of this mod support my decision not to release it to general public.

This mod will never be publically released, as it's sequels are cancelled.

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi

Thank you very much for the interest and support.
Yes, there was a revolt in 1944, sure far from the scale depicted in this mod (for obvious reasons), which I refer to as fantasy Wolf3D mod with some general elements of realism (relative to some other Wolf3D mods). Jews got used seeing themselves as victims (only) and use it for many goals, including when they lack a valid political argument or justification - so it's important not to forget such revolts. Despite having nothing to lose at that point - those can still be seen as acts a heroism.
As one said "The best alibi - is being the victim".
It's a general truth about life. Feeling victim you are never aware of the dark side of your own self...the rasism within your own religion, that proclaimes one race over all the others, making others sub-humans.
But it has nothing to do with the reasons for making this mod...that's just a personal sidenote, a few words of wisdom from myself.

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btc55
btc55

WHERE IS DOWNLOAD LINK !!!

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi

As public release of this mod was cancelled - there will never be a download link.
For a reasons why - just read the Notice, or just google "SonderKommando Revolt Game"...and put yourself in my shoes.

I'm sorry. Mods are made to be played, and it saddens me to see a mod cancelled. Especially a mod I was involved in myself.

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Machinehead420
Machinehead420

I know I am repeating my self, but I keep checking back to see if you guys are releasing the awesome mod! Please don't scrap it, you can release it please there is nothing stopping you, the world will not end if you release the mod I promise!

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi

The world will not end. But my world will.
Modding is a hobby, and when my personal life/space/privacy suffers - I have to remind myself it's just a mod...
After all the media buzz - I see no way it can go back to be (what it actually was) just a mod of 20-year old game played by a few devoted old fans who see it as nothing but a mod.
It became something more... And I want to keep it away from all people who might get offended. Being exposed in Wolf3D modding community, where it offends noone - is one thing...but being exposed to the whole world...

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LunaG
LunaG

machinehead420: "the world will not end"

lolx XD

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studiostok
studiostok

NOOO! How can you cancel a project like this? I am so frustrated here! You *have* to finish it! I haven't seen a mod this original since Counterstrike, 12 years ago. I have never in my life seen anything like this. You have created something truely unique here. It's original, it's well presented and it's controversial. It's like the work of a master. Yes, this is a masterpiece. And yes, it looks FUN to play too! Oh please, you can not abandon this project. It is simply too good!

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi

I can fully understand your frustration, it's legit (And again - I'm truly sorry for cancelling this mod, and you have the right to be upset about it). Naturally, it cannot compete with my own frustration cancelling a 4-year work.
So you can assume I have good reasons for cancelling it, and you can try to accept them, even if you cannot fully grasp them never being in a simular situation.

I want to thank you for all the kind words.

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Phoenix9000
Phoenix9000

I registered on this board specifically to address this issue. When I saw the teaser vid, your project caught my eye as the BEST project for Wolfenstein-3D I've seen, and it rekindled my interest in the game after a very long time. I just learned about what happened and I'm very sorry for the negative publicity you've received. I'm a long time Id game fan, and a modder myself, so please hear me out on what I am about to say.

The ADL and other organizations that are attacking your project exist for the sole purpose of knee-jerk reactions and generating bad press. They use the word "offensive" as a club to shut up people they disagree with. YOU know why you're making this game. WE, the game fans, know why you're making this game. Don't sacrifice everything you've worked for in an attempt to appease a narrow-minded minority that does not understand nor will not ever bother to try to understand what you're doing. You cannot make them happy, and their opinions DO NOT MATTER. Don't listen to them! Please find it within you to persevere. I know what kind of a loss it would be to throw all that away. I would be very saddened to learn your project was scrapped, and so would many others I know that have heard of your project and have been looking forward to it.

Nothing that you are doing in this project is morally wrong or objectionable. If people play your mod and decide to learn about the historical event it is based upon, that's not trivialization, that's a GOOD THING! If someone considers a game about killing NAZIS to be offensive, their sensibilities are completely backwards. Please, I urge you to continue this project. The gaming world would be suffering a tragic loss if you were to abandon it.

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi

Everything you say it's true...EVERYTHING. (and I'm sorry for the outcome)
The mod was cancelled not because I felt there is something wrong with it, or that ADL/Konami were right....it was more of a selfish decision. I didn't lose the arqument with them - I just decided I don't wanna discuss it at all...as those modders/gamers who know what it is - need no explanation from me, and supported this project all the way. Those who request such "explanations" - won't get it anyway, especially as some of them see only the benefit of juicy headline. Everything I did say was distorted and manipulated into a headline anyway.

You just ignore the fact that it directly affects my personal life...in a negative way. You ask for a real-life personal sacrifice/risk for a mod with no agenda, political or historic. We have to remind ourself - it's just a mod.
I'm not a martir - I'm just a Wolf3D modder :)

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