Developers: Teridax, AlCapowned, Doublez-Down, and Tronovision

Synopsis:
It is approximately 22 years after the Skaarj Empire's humiliating defeat at the hands of humanity in the 7 Day Siege. The Empire has been struggling to maintain their grip on Na Pali ever since, as human and alien mercenaries alike gleefully tear away at the rest of the Empire's resources.

After the deaths of all personnel situated near a string of Nali temples dedicated to the god Ehactora, the Skaarj high command had enough. The Queen's Blade, a large cruiser filled with experimental weaponry and elite soldiers, was dispatched to Na Pali in order for the Skaarj to reclaim that section of space. However, a mercenary attack forced the ship into Vandora's Eye, a massive, ancient, and seemingly impenetrable storm that the Nali have long attributed to their god of lightning.

Command assumed the worst. Attempts to reestablish contact failed; signals were able to penetrate the storm, but nothing could get out - until today. The ship's crew was, for a few minutes, able to signal command for help.
To say the least, their screams suggest that the locals are not particularly friendly. As part of an elite team, you have been tasked with finding the ship and recovering the crew.

Features:
-7 maps in part 1
-12 to 14 total maps in the full campaign (including an intro and outro)
-Some new weapons, enemies, and items
-A new HUD with the option of choosing a larger, more detailed version
-Particle effects courtesy of the Unreal 227 patch (an earlier version of the system will work for UT)

There are currently four people on the team. Things are progressing nicely and help isn't required, but anyone who is interested is welcome to volunteer! We aren't going to update this page every week, so don't think the project is dead due to a lack of activity here.

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3 comments by Alcapowned on Apr 6th, 2014

With the news that Gamespy will be ceasing all hosting, we've decided to focus on making Resurgence a stronger single-player experience at the expense of a little convenience for co-op players. The mod will be co-op compatible, but players will need to download and install it before joining a server (as opposed to being able to download everything from a server without having the mod). This is because we will be using the particle system from the Unreal 227 patch for Unreal users. UT users will use an older version of the system, which was compiled by .:..:  (Dots) to work without the 227 patch. Since the emitter system requires a *.dll file to work, UT players who try to join a co-op game of Resurgence will find that their games crash because they cannot download the *.dll file. Unreal 227 players won't have to worry about this, since the 227 patch already comes with the required file.

The main reason we're requiring the Unreal 227 patch and/or the UT 436 patch is for skeletal animation support. Skeletal animation allows us to create a lot of cool scripted sequences that would be much more difficult with the old vertex mesh system, and in general it's much easier for me to use.

We're not sure if we should release the Unreal and UT versions separately, or if we should include the required files for both in one package with instructions for installing the right version. Some packages, like our SkCampMeshes.u file, will be the same for both Unreal and UT. Others, like our SkCampClasses.u file, will be different depending on which game you want to play.

Mapping progress is going well. I'm very happy with what Teridax has made so far - you can see some images of his progress here.

Thanks for reading!

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Alcapowned
Alcapowned Jul 31 2014, 1:23pm replied:

Teridax is the leader of this project, not me (even though I'm maintaining the ModDB page). My work on part 1 of Resurgence is mostly done, to the point that if I stopped working on everything, the project would still be able to finish.

I cancelled the MCoop project because there were too many annoying problems to fix. It just wasn't worth it when very few people gave me any feedback on something that I didn't like working on.

Besides, I released what I had for the MCoop mod, so even if this project were cancelled (not that it will be) there would still be something released.

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Alcapowned
Alcapowned Jul 12 2014, 11:11am says:

Just a heads up that while the project is still ongoing, there won't be many more updates. I've already spoiled a lot of the new stuff that's going to be in the campaign, so I don't want to spoil the rest by posting a bunch of screenshots of the maps.

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Xyus
Xyus May 19 2014, 1:04am says:

Player play as Skaarj, will be other skaarj friendly to us? Or like Nali in original Unreal - friendly until get attacked by player?

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Alcapowned
Alcapowned May 20 2014, 11:48am replied:

I'm planning on either a three strikes rule or a damage requirement for determining when friendly Skaarj attack the player. I haven't decided which yet.

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Xyus
Xyus Jun 29 2014, 9:54am replied:

Some questions, nali will always afraid player, or when attacked? On your videos brutes are enemies, but in Unreal they are frendly to skaarj, its planned or just for testing purposes? Аnd what about to add human enemies?

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Alcapowned
Alcapowned Jun 30 2014, 9:50pm replied:

The Nali will generally be subservient to the player, but they'll cower when attacked. The brute in the video was just for testing purposes, so only the Bigman brutes will attack you. There won't be any human enemies; the story doesn't really allow for it, and we might have too many different enemies as it is.

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phillon
phillon Apr 18 2014, 9:53am says:

Tracking you guys on here and UnrealSP; best wishes for the mod, I hope it goes all the way to release! It looks incredibly good thus far. Thanks for all the hard work you guys are putting into it.

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SteadZ
SteadZ Apr 13 2014, 11:56am says:

Looking forward to playing this one, especially the fact of playing as a Skaarj :D

Keep up the awesome work guys!

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SZ
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Alcapowned
Alcapowned Apr 17 2014, 10:35am replied:

Thanks!

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