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Traction Wars is moving to PlayForFree CRYENGINE3! The mod is to become a stand-alone game on the cutting-edge CRYENGINE3.

Posted by [TWDEV]_General_Naga on Oct 14th, 2011

Traction Wars is moving to PlayForFree CRYENGINE3! The mod is to become a stand-alone game on the cutting-edge CRYENGINE3.

After carefully weighing up the pros and cons between continuing to use Crysis Wars and moving up to CRYENGINE3 we decided the benefits greatly outweighed the disadvantages. The more advanced engine provides better optimisation, smoother physics and better graphics which enable us to make richer and more absorbing environments and even more exciting gameplay.

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If you think you might be interested in working on the team you can find out more about our open positions and the team philosophy at www.twmod.org/recruitment

FAQs

DOES THIS MEAN I'll HAVE TO PAY FOR THE GAME?
Nope. Traction Wars will be released Play For Free! Even better, you won't need to buy any other games in order to play it. Traction Wars will be completely standalone and absolutely free!

WHY MOVE?
You may wonder why we've chosen to move if our intentions are not commercialisation. A large contributing factor is CRYENGINE3 opens the door to a wider player base. The superior power, optimisation and freedom of development that CE3 offers in comparison to CE2 allows us to create a far more visually compelling, immersive WWII gaming experience.

WHAT SOFTWARE WILL I NEED?
None! Traction Wars, when released, will run standalone so you don't need to go buy/download any other game to play it.

WHAT SYSTEM SPECS ARE REQUIRED?
The game is at an early stage of development so we cannot provide an accurate guide but an estimate would be:
Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP1) or Windows7
2GHz Core2 Duo or 2GHz Athlon 64 x2
2GB RAM (3GB for Vista)
512MB Graphics Card (Nvidia 8800GT, ATI 3850HD or better)
Direct9c or better

WHEN'S THE RELEASE DATE?
When asked, we've always responded "when its ready" to the question. Internally we did have a date planned for the Crysis Wars release. However, the move to CRYENGINE3 will push back our target date by a few months. We assure you we are continuing to work hard towards a reasonable release date.

WILL YOU RELEASE THE CRYSIS WARS VERSION?
In short; No. We are making a full move to CRYENGINE3 with no intentions of developing Traction Wars on any other game engines.

CONSOLE SUPPORT?
Unfortunately the non-commercial CRYENGINE3 SDK does not allow console support.

WHEN WILL WE SEE GAMEPLAY?
We've only had the new tools for a few weeks but have already made rapid progress in transferring our existing work to CRYENGINE3 in addition to lots of fresh progress. As development progresses the opportunities for videos will increase but there will be some surprises on release.

ARE YOU GETTING PAID?
No-one on the team is receiving money or any financial benefits developing Traction Wars.


 
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volcol
volcol Oct 14 2011, 10:15pm says:

Sounds good, although I purchased Crysis Wars for this :( - hit me up if you need any 3D work

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BlueSunsleader
BlueSunsleader Oct 14 2011, 10:15pm says:

sweet

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Chompster
Chompster Oct 15 2011, 1:01am says:

nice! now ill be able to enjoy this game when it comes out!

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MaTudre
MaTudre Oct 15 2011, 2:21am says:

Damns, I also bought Crysis Wars for this mod. Could u at least rls some crude alpha-version for Crysis Wars that we can experiment with and give feedback to you guys while u work with the cryengine3?

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AtlasTasume
AtlasTasume Oct 15 2011, 3:54am says:

Maybe you should write out that the "Requiered systemspecs" means "Mninimum" and then write out what you need for medium and highest settings as well? Just saying...

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[TWDEV]_General_Naga
[TWDEV]_General_Naga Oct 15 2011, 4:44am replied:

Good suggestion which we will do once we start performance testing and we're able to give a better estimate.

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konsol132
konsol132 Oct 15 2011, 6:39am says:

is it battlefield 2?

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Oct 15 2011, 12:26pm replied:

No, omg...read?

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nadanova
nadanova Oct 15 2011, 7:32am says:

I remember when you made the switch from battlefield 2142 to crysis wars and redesigned the entire aspect of the gameplay and storyline of the mod. Can you assure me that this will not happen again with this new engine change?

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hannibaldinski
hannibaldinski Oct 15 2011, 8:05am replied:

We can assure you we will not change the aspect of Traction Wars. CE3 gives us more freedom.

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nadanova
nadanova Oct 16 2011, 5:49am replied:

I'm very glad to hear that, the new map image does look stunning so I continue to wish the devs the best of luck on their new engine.

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Sparky245
Sparky245 Oct 15 2011, 2:11pm says:

Sounds good, don't need Crysis 2 which is nice. And CE3 is very well optimised, ofcourse it also depends on the models in the mod too.

I love WWII mods, this looks fantastic. Can't wait to see more, and maybe help out a little :)

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SirApple
SirApple Oct 15 2011, 2:41pm replied:

/models in the game too ;)

Hehe. Thanks for your kind words, sparky!

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