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It is May 15th, time for the Open Beta release! Just to reiterate some important information: Do not be mistaken as this is NOT the actual Beta release. Before we can release beta in full, we need feedback. Following this build, there will be subsequent builds to add other game pieces/maps for testing and bug fixes. We have disabled all private server hosting. With this, we have designated server hosts that will run beta test servers for the duration of this public beta test.

Posted by WinstonChurchill on May 15th, 2010



It is May 15th, time for the Open Beta release!

Just to reiterate some important information: 

Do not be mistaken as this is NOT the actual Beta release. Before we  can release beta in full, we need feedback. Following this build, there will be subsequent builds to add other game pieces/maps  for testing and bug fixes. We have disabled all private server hosting. With this, we have designated server hosts that will run beta  test servers for the duration of this public beta test. These servers are dedicated to beta testing and will be watched over by the hosts' admins. Also, there will be an official   bug report thread so that we can  get constant feedback.  It cannot be  stressed enough that this is not a full release, but a restricted beta  test build to allow the Developers to restrict the content being tested and get quick feedback.

Besides the ModDB download, we also host a .torrent file, for those of you who prefer this type of distribution: Torrent


While that is downloading, I am sure you will be nearly jumping out of your seat with anticipation. Please relax, take a deep breath, and peruse through the in game screen shots and change log below.

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Resistance and Liberation Open Beta 1.0 media Resistance and Liberation Open Beta 1.0 media

Change Log:

  • Completely rewritten code
  • ! New grenade system that utilizes one button. The longer the button is held, the farther it will be thrown. Burns the fuse simultaneously. This is still a work in progress.
  • ! New ironsighting method. Click once to ironsight, hold to supersight. To simulate holding of breath, the longer this button is held, the worse weapon sway up to the sway of standard ironsights.
  • ! New Allied player model and skin.
  • ! New menu visuals including a new main menu background, new MOTD, new Team Selection screen, and new Squad Selection team. (A Map info panel will be added later)
  • ! New or tweaked sounds for almost everything.
  • ! New loading screen system. Loading screens are still being made to fit the new system, so some are unreadable at this point.
  • ! New tip system for loading screens. Loads tips from a translatable file. Able to include button binds. See "rnl/scripts/loading/loading_english.txt" for the syntax and examples
  • ! New objective and task system. Allows for parent objectives comprised of multiple tasks. The objective is taken when all tasks are completed.
  • ! New destruction tasks. Along with this, new Allied and Axis explosives added to the new Engineer class.
  • ! New mapping entities to encompass the completely rewrite and the new objective system. See the Wiki for details.
  • ! New map overview script. See the official maps and associated scripts for examples.
  • ! New map-specific squad scripting system. Allows for more control for the mapper. Each script more easily determines the makeup of each squad and what equipment each class carries. See official maps and associated scripts for examples.
  • Added the ability to reload a garand in mid-clip accompanied by a new animation.
  • Added the ability for deployed MGs to look around themselves by using the "+alt1" command. Bound to ALT by default.
  • Added the ability to ditch MGs while undeploying for fast getaways. Just drop the weapon while undeploying.
  • Added the Engineer class. (See new destruction tasks above)
  • Added the Radioman class. [Non-functional] (See known issues below)
  • Added the Browning Automatic Rifle as a per-map replacement for the Browning .30 Cal MG. (Determined by map scripts)
  • Added the M1 Carbine as the primary weapon for the Engineer and Radioman classes.
  • Added the ability to drop clips (or boxes) of ammunition for each weapon. (.30 Cal and G43 are using temporary placeholders)
  • Updated St Côme du Mont for the new mapping entities as well as encompassing visual upgrades, bug fixes, and slight gameplay tweaks.
  • Updated Ardennes for the new mapping entities as well as encompassing visual upgrades, bug fixes, and a completely gameplay overhaul.
  • Updated MG firing to tweak things like recoil.
  • Updated the skin of the MG42.
  • Changed leg-damage to also reduce the maximum stamina a player can have.
  • Changed the map to be a panel shown by holding down the button bound to "+showmap" rather than a model and animation.
  • Across-game visual upgrades via new models and textures, and the new effects from the OrangeBox engine.

Known Issues List:

  • Missing G43 models. K98 serving as a temporary placeholder until G43 can be finished.
  • Along with the above issue, G43 midclip reload leads to the gun getting "stuck" temporarily because K98 doesn't have a mid-clip reload animation.
  • Higher pinged players may experience animation glitches.
  • On dedicated servers, weapon animations may behave weirdly on first few seconds of spawning. Switching weapons seems to fix it.
  • MG42, 30Cal, Axis Explosive, and Allied Explosive animations are placeholders.
  • Some BAR and Carbine animations are yet to be finalized.
  • No map information displayed in the initial panels (such as MOTD, and Team Selection)
  • Climbing may put you in some solid geometry if you don't pay attention.
  • Radioman class holds no extra functionality. It is merely a visual class at the moment.
  • German Radioman has no radio on his back (No German radio has been modeled...)
  • When in spectator mode, animations of players and environment stutters.
  • Allied player model is not weighted correctly, sometimes causing it to pose incorrectly. (Thumb jutting out sideways when holding a weapon)
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RocKRebel
RocKRebel May 15 2010, 6:05pm says:

I just saw this on the official website !

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stoopdapoop
stoopdapoop May 15 2010, 6:06pm says:

nice, downloading

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Color-Copycat
Color-Copycat May 15 2010, 6:12pm says:

This looks awesome, but I think I'll wait until the full beta release. Keep up the great work!

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HellsHigh
HellsHigh May 15 2010, 6:48pm replied:

Party pooper. :C

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Turj
Turj May 15 2010, 8:15pm says:

A lot of the new features reminds me ArmA 2, thats is not a bad point!
Really good job, downloading right now.

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Spooboy
Spooboy May 15 2010, 9:17pm says:

Hum, I'm not seeing any servers. Is this a known problem and if so could someone kindly direct me to a fix?

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Barnaby/Pizzaroma
Barnaby/Pizzaroma May 15 2010, 9:46pm replied:

They were all full. Make sure it's not set to filter out full servers.

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Spooboy
Spooboy May 15 2010, 9:58pm replied:

Its not, still tells me no servers available. Could I get an IP address maybe?

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Cypher05
Cypher05 May 15 2010, 9:58pm replied:

Yeah, I don't see any servers either, I don't have any filters on.

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chav
chav May 16 2010, 8:50am replied:

sometimes the server browser is a bit finicky :/ turn off all the tagged **** ;)

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Shoelip
Shoelip May 15 2010, 10:02pm says:

I'm a bit confused. How is this not a Beta release? Isn't the whole point of a Beta to test for bugs and stuff?

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Spooboy
Spooboy May 15 2010, 10:07pm replied:

Yeah, who says you cant do that? Technically all a beta means is "its not final" and most mods these days are constantly in the beta stage.

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Malivil
Malivil May 16 2010, 12:00am replied:

In our versioning system, it's not considered a "release" until it is nearly bug-free and has all the features we want in it.

Our Alpha releases were design-wise incomplete.
Our Beta releases are getting closer to completeness, and the Open Beta that is going on now is being used to test for bugs and things.

When we actually release Beta 1.0, it will be when we have fixed many of the bugs and it is as feature-complete as we have planned for this stage of development.

If and when we ever do a "RnL 1.0" release (removing the Alpha/Beta/whatever tag), then it will be feature-complete compared to our initial design for the game, and as bug free as possible.

This may seem confusing, but we basically have 3 sets of objectives. What we wanted in Alpha, what we want in Beta, and what we want to do all-in-all.

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Leicheh
Leicheh May 17 2010, 11:39am replied:

Is there any way to see any servers >:I ?

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 May 15 2010, 10:44pm says:

I'll wait for the full one, unless you guys really need beta testers that bad

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HellsHigh
HellsHigh May 16 2010, 2:27am replied:

We are just continually adding new stuff...

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 May 16 2010, 12:16pm replied:

get on steamworks? =D I'd definitely get it then, I hate manually downloading updates =/

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Malivil
Malivil May 16 2010, 7:49pm replied:

We've been trying...

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 May 17 2010, 7:12pm replied:

oh my bad =(

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Cypher05
Cypher05 May 16 2010, 12:28am says:

Downloaded the .rar, when you put it in the mod folder be sure to name the folder RnLBeta or else you won't find servers. What did you do from alpha to beta that makes the guns lag when free looking, and even worse when iron sights? The pistols were the worse when ironing. I couldn't test it anymore with that many problems just trying to aim.

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Bromfitsen2
Bromfitsen2 May 16 2010, 2:48am replied:

Ported to Orange Box. There seems to be major issues with prediction, whether it is because of the way the RnL code works or the OB prediction system having issues ( even in the clean SDK code ) I couldn't say. Unfortunately it doesn't look like it'll be getting fixed any time soon.

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Wisp
Wisp May 19 2010, 6:53pm replied:

I don't understand why RnL is so heavily impacted by this issue, but other games are not. How does Valve get around this? They must know about it and have a fix, because none of their games have these problems.

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Croco15
Croco15 May 16 2010, 12:56am says:

Just played it, don't hesitate to download! Even this early version is amazing! There are huge glitches though.

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|KILroy|
|KILroy| May 16 2010, 3:21am says:

Great job with everything. So far, I've noticed the issues that were already stated in the changelog (like the glitchy ironsight animations and getting stuck on places you're climbing.)

One thing I'm not sure was mentioned was the menus. For some reason, my resolution of 1360x768 seems to misplace everything. It's like my screen was moved up half-inch to an inch.

Effects such as the vignette effect during ironsight doesn't seem to look proper...it's like the vignette "box" was also moved up.

But besides the GUI mess up on my wide-screen setup, the game played well. I love the new blood effects.

I also enjoyed the new sounds. They really pack a punch.

Marvelous improvement on the ironsight and nade-cook mechanics.

I think the most memorable aspect of this beta is the voice system. The whole idea of proximity feels so new to me (I've only seen a small scale done on DOD1.3 on the 29th ID server long time ago.) It is just hysterical hearing other players. It also gives the game a deeper depth in realism. It makes me feel like I'm in the game and the new voice features really give this game a visceral experience in terms of strategy and traversing.

Overall, fantastic progress, I hope to see the G43 model soon! Glad you guys added it to balance things out.

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|KILroy|
|KILroy| May 16 2010, 3:31am replied:

*EDIT* I noticed when going from window to full made the whole menu mess up. Starting game in full screen fixes it.

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itsjustguy
itsjustguy May 16 2010, 5:13am says:

sooo wheres the engy ?

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Deathace13
Deathace13 May 16 2010, 10:24am replied:

Engineer only appears on some maps with destruction objectives.
It's purpose is like in DoD:s. Blow up enemy vehicles (static props, Undrivable).

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theM3nace
theM3nace May 16 2010, 5:22am says:

it's awesome
just downloaded the mod
so when is the primetime of this mod?

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Blandr3ws
Blandr3ws May 16 2010, 5:22am says:

Change list looks good, downloading now :)
Will miss the model/anim map - I know the old implementation wasn't perfect but i'm sure you'll crack the projection, attachment, rendering to dynamic texture or w/e method you choose at a later date :)

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps May 16 2010, 6:20am says:

i tried the earlier version of this mod, and i liked it a lot.
although it was hard to impossible for me to see from a distance who was a axis soldier and who was a friendly one. what made that i was banned for the server, probebly because i did shoot at my own people.
another reason i can't think of, and also was not given.
is there a setting where you can make this difference better seen?

leon

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Malivil
Malivil May 16 2010, 7:51pm replied:

The allied player skin is being made lighter in the next patch to help out.

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leon.ladisic
leon.ladisic May 18 2010, 11:43am replied:

Dont!
In the real world,it IS hard to tell an friendly from foe.
So i take this as a feature,not a bad thing.

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Malivil
Malivil May 18 2010, 10:45pm replied:

Yea, but it was darker than intended.

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pyronious
pyronious May 16 2010, 6:56am says:

love the shaders :D

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Torabi
Torabi May 16 2010, 7:40am says:

Lovely! Can't wait to try this one out.

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bliblix
bliblix May 16 2010, 9:53am says:

Can't wait to try the new version! When are the servers going to be online?

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HellsHigh
HellsHigh May 16 2010, 10:59am replied:

Um, they are online...

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bliblix
bliblix May 16 2010, 1:20pm replied:

Erm, my server browser doesn't find anything.
I downloaded the .zip version.

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Malivil
Malivil May 16 2010, 7:53pm replied:

Make sure you name the mod folder "RnLBeta"

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Anddos
Anddos May 16 2010, 1:52pm says:

Its bad team damage is on ,on most servers has its hard to see whos on your team in dark rooms.

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Stubby
Stubby May 16 2010, 2:21pm replied:

Welcome to a realistic game

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RKotern
RKotern May 16 2010, 1:57pm says:

Don't worry [RnL]Ryan_C, everyone know, that this mod is the best ;)

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yaik7a
yaik7a May 16 2010, 2:27pm says:

I learned about this on facepunch.

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bliblix
bliblix May 16 2010, 2:35pm says:

Okay, installed the .exe version, it works now.
If you don't want to install it again, try editing the folder's name to RnLBeta

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Turj
Turj May 16 2010, 2:50pm says:

Awesome work, the M1 has a great feeling, graphics improvements looks ok too. The gameplay tweaks are justified, but i don't like the new MG placement system. It's sometimes very hard to set it up on windows or stairs for exemple.

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egu
egu May 16 2010, 2:54pm replied:

The MG placement will be fixed along with the new animations. Patience :)

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GriffinZ
GriffinZ May 16 2010, 3:11pm says:

"This acount is in use by another computer"

Is this a mod related problem or should I suspect a ninja stole my acount?

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX May 16 2010, 3:17pm says:

Awesome

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Raneman25
Raneman25 May 16 2010, 3:44pm says:

Germans seem to get their ***** handed to them every round. Look into that.

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Rawket
Rawket May 16 2010, 4:12pm replied:

probably because their weapons happen to be ****** up.

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