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Forget v1.77. Forget v2.0. Introducing: Modular Combat 2.0.0 - The extra .0 is what really matters. (We also announce a release date.)

Posted by matthewdryden on Jul 4th, 2010

Let me just get out of the way:

Modular Combat v1.77 is not coming out.

That being said... well, you've seen the title of the news post already. Modular Combat 2.0.0 is the next version that we will releasing. We're very, very excited about this release, and you should be to. We some amazing things that will be coming with Modular Combat 2.0.0!

But why?

The answer is simple: None of us feel very good about v1.77 because we've been working on it for the past year without much success. We've built feature upon feature with little bug testing and we have dug ourselves a hole that is just too deep to climb out of.

So.. what's the difference?

We will be scrapping all of the changes we've made in the past year.

Yeah. Just take a moment to let that sink in.

That being said, we're not abandoning them completely. We've instead chosen to implement only a few at a time, put them through proper bug testing, and then release them immediately.

So what does this mean?

It means that you, the players and our supporters, get to play a new version of Modular Combat! And I'm not talking an abstract time like "when it's done". We will be releasing as soon as we've run our short development. I believe the terminology is: Release early, release often.

Modular Combat 2.0.0 will be released this Thursday, July 8, 2010.

Here are the current features that will be implemented:

  • At least 4 new maps (thanks to Jack5500 for working these in)
  • The Flechette module
  • Updated scoreboard
  • Aperture faction buff now gives auxiliary power instead of armor
  • Players can now temporary switch factions to even the teams
  • Updated teleport blockers
  • Improved lag compensation
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Modular Combat v2.0.0

What does the extra .0 mean?

Technically speaking, it means a very small update; bug fixes. But in the grand scale of things, the extra .0 stands for a whole new method of developing Modular Combat. The extra .0 means more frequent releases. It means proper, well-tested releases.

It means we are ready to bring you what you all what you've been waiting for in the past year.

Modular Combat v2.0.0 Modular Combat v2.0.0

We have a new website.

I ain't even going to mess with you. It looks pretty bad right now, but that will change soon. It looks this way because I've been focused on getting the mod back together. That'll change soon. But be sure to check out the forums!

I mean it. Check out the forums. Sign up for them. Post your thoughts and hopes for future releases of Modular Combat. Upset with us? Let us know.

See you Thursday!

Mod Fidelity

We have a module for that.

(Special thanks to the Overgrowth team and Iiro J├Ąppinen for providing these nice icons!)

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Maxen1416 Jul 5 2010 says:


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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden Jul 5 2010 replied:

This reminds of me CSI: Miami.

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Maxen1416 Jul 6 2010 replied:

i said Dr.HAX style because he says it while shaking his big head with thumbs up!

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Auth3ntic0 Jul 5 2010 says:

Thumbs up !!

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden Jul 5 2010 replied:

At least two thumbs up!

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Ekonk Jul 5 2010 says:

As long as teleport is as fun to do as it is now, sure.
I'd love a new teleportation effect though. With that light-bending stuff that the strider cannon does as well. It'll be like Jumper.

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DuckSauce Jul 5 2010 says:

Looking good, nice job guys!

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56er Jul 5 2010 buried:


No Weapons Upgrades 0_0 FAIL FAIL and again FAIL!!!!!

It's not so nice seeing you guys doing almost nothing, but announcing stuff that you later reveal to be almost non existent and even if, not working. I'd give MC 1.77 a chance, but this is such a completly fail, I'll regeret from this game and will never play it again :(

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Samuk Jul 5 2010 replied:

So, it isn't enough that these guys are making this in there own time, for free?

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Dr.Sean Jul 5 2010 replied:

Leave 56er alone, he can barely dress himself in the morning. It's not his fault that his opinion doesn't matter, he can't help being retarded.

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56er Jul 5 2010 replied:

It is! But it's not cool anouncing something and never doing it (seemed so for me :(

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~Mapster(WFc) Jul 6 2010 replied:

I agree with 56er, but there's no reason to complain about it, they are trying their hardest to keep the mod going and i support them for that.

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden Jul 5 2010 replied:

Weapon upgrades are coming. I promise you this.

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56er Jul 5 2010 replied:

Okay, all them I'm fine :P

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nosfer4tu Jul 6 2010 replied:


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RockerFox Jul 5 2010 replied:

ok so even though they updated the maps, fixed many things and added a flechette module your still unhappy? sorry but go make your own mod or jump off a bridge. By the way, awesome update and will download since i have my new computer

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Jack5500 Jul 5 2010 says:

Thanks for mentioning my work on the maps

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GetSpookd Jul 5 2010 says:

Looks like fun.

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pvt.Johnson Jul 5 2010 says:

Sexy mod, keep up the hard work and don't let people discourage you!

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ForceHog Jul 5 2010 replied:

Sexy isn't the word I would use.

... but, yeah. It is isn't it?

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LORDDEREX Jul 5 2010 says:

awesome :)

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theM3nace Jul 5 2010 says:

Looks a hell lot better than what I had been expecting.

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GravityCat Jul 5 2010 says:

i know you said your scraping most of your work but will the 2.0 have the support for servers to create their own monsters if so please allow custom player models because ive always though having telly tubbies as player models a cool idea :P

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matthewdryden Author
matthewdryden Jul 5 2010 replied:

We're not scrapping all the work...we're just removing it and adding it back in slowly.

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GravityCat Jul 5 2010 replied:

OMG YES ive been telling modders to do this for years thank god your doing this :3

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Wonkehcheetah Jul 6 2010 replied:

gravity cat is now amused!

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GravityCat Jul 6 2010 replied:

Yes and gravity cat will be more amused on 8th july :3

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mOoEyThEcOw Jul 13 2010 replied:

The server side player models would be easy (actually, theoretically, it can be done now) the monster scripting will take time because we have to re-overhaul the monster system by hand so it may take a couple revisions but it will get in there sooner or later.

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Hubbles Jul 5 2010 says:

Dryden, Winston, you guys are the most awesome people in the world.

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tnathan475 Jul 5 2010 says:


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PhaserRave Jul 5 2010 says:


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Hannibal0 Jul 5 2010 says:

omg, I nearly **** my pants when I read the update! Flechette gun, yeah! Hm, I think I'm gonna keep my "Combine-Mage" instead of making a new "Aperture-Mage", wanna have a real staff like the Stunstick xD Can't wait for it, we want, u deserve, that's how it should be!

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Dan2025 Jul 6 2010 says:

The only thing that's going to be annoying about this is the constant need to DL new files. You guys are going to post a news update with every mod update right? Since I'm subscribed to your RSS feed at least I'll know when I need to DL the next patch.

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Silverfisk Jul 6 2010 says:

I have a feeling that this will come to Desura... :D

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PhaserRave Jul 6 2010 says:

So the new version is going to be released on the day of Team Fortress 2's engineer update (one of the big Team Fortress 2 updates)... TF2 is my favorite game, but MC is my favorite mod.
What to do, what to do... if only I could clone myself.

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Gordon_Frohman Jul 7 2010 says:

Will our accounts in each server be cleaned up and started over again? I had that problem before during one of the updates. My accounts came back in about a week, though.

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$n!p3r Jul 7 2010 says:

a teleport blocker ?
come ooonn....

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Dr.Goupyl Jul 8 2010 says:

It's still alive !
Good news !

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