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Posted by SwissKnight on Dec 28th, 2012


I’d always hoped I’d never need to post a news update of this nature but anyone who has been following this mod will have noted the lack of updates that have occurred over the past year. The simple fact is that the staff behind Dawn of Victory, including myself, no longer have the time to continue this project and give it the level of quality you have come to expect and the project deserves. As such, we will be discontinuing work on Dawn of Victory and indefinitely postponing our release goals. Instead we will be releasing a demo of the mod sometime next year which will include all the assets we feel are release worthy; mainly a portion of the Soviet faction.

Dawn of Victory has been a major part of my life for nearly 8 years and as sappy as it may sound I have never been prouder, or enjoyed spending my time on anything as much as Dawn of Victory. Except for the podcast we released in ‘06 though, that thing was fucking awful.

But what strikes me most about this project and never fails to amaze me, are the talented people I have worked alongside with. When starting from an original idea you know that it will be much harder to find staff then when working on a project with “Star Wars” or “Half Life” in the title. It is immensely gratifying to know that the people who devoted their time to this mod did so not because they loved the franchise it was based on, but rather believed solely in the merits of the project.

My friends Hydrocarbon and Silver Mobius rank chiefly among these, you will find no better modders and no better people with which to embark on such a crazy idea like Dawn of Victory with. The fact that people of such talent would choose to spend it on a project with me is a tremendous honor and I could not be more grateful to them. Through their efforts; Dawn of Victory matched and at times exceeded the level of quality found in the original game, and continued to push the boundaries of what was possible in Sins of a Solar Empire.

And while I never missed an opportunity to insult, belittle or abuse our fans, know that about 60% of it was all in good fun. I have never come across an original project like Dawn of Victory that inspired more passion in its fans. At the time of this writing we have over 500,000 hits on Moddb. When I started Dawn of Victory I never would have imagined that a mod based on Soviets and Germans fighting in space could achieve such a following. My happiest moments in this project came from posting updates and awaiting the comments we would receive.

So does this mean we’ll never see Germany, The Democratic Federation or Japan? Is this the end of the DoVoVerse? Will Dirk Stryker and the Red Tribe of A Thousand Eyes rule the opium trade in Burma forever? Well, for the moment let’s just say if you’ve ever wanted to command the forces of the Orion Arm outside of the confines of a computer game, you might want to check our website in autumn of next year. We’re cooking something completely new based on the Dawn of Victory universe that many of you have been asking for. Oh, and it won’t have single player so suck it you bastards.

So until then, my most sincere thanks to the amazing individuals who devoted their time to this project.

The Dream Team

  • Swiss Knight
  • Cylon

The Cartography Crew

  • Silver Mobius
  • Opals25

He used to be part of what??

  • Hydrocarbon

The Visionary

  • Godwin

And all the rest!!

  • Backlit Avenger
  • Bismarck
  • Central
  • DS
  • Duck "Dukka" Duckblade
  • Harry
  • IPS
  • Mastermind
  • Red Leader
  • reddawn
  • Seth
  • Sicsided
  • Stuart Sparrowhawk
  • Tad
  • TehOwn
  • TopazFreno
  • Vince DN
  • Yoyomon

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hydrocarbon000 Dec 28 2012 says:


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SwissKnight Author
SwissKnight Dec 28 2012 replied:

**** you toke I was trying to be emotional!!!!

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Sanguinius Dec 28 2012 replied:

Another one bites the dust...

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Unikraken Dec 28 2012 says:

This hurts my heart. Sad to see you go, Comrades.

Also, any of the DoV team who do still happen to have free time are welcome to contact us over at SotP. We'll be more than happy to take in the refugees.

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SwissKnight Author
SwissKnight Dec 28 2012 replied:

22:56 PM - Swiss Knight: do you wanna work for sins of the prophets
22:57 PM - Hydrocarbon: i can make the master chief fly through space but i choose not to -

me: do you wanna work for sins of the prophets
Silver Mobius: uh
im gonna say no
unless they have deep pockets

I asked, but they aint into it.

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Unikraken Dec 28 2012 replied:

No worries man. Wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

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dukka Dec 28 2012 replied:

i will sell each of my finely tuned maps to the sotp team at the price of one very strange, but unique title in the credits (per map)

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Unikraken Dec 28 2012 replied:

Come over and help us design maps attuned to our play style and I'll give you one crazy title and heaps of attention. Also you're all be attached to ModDB's #2 Player's Choice for 2012.

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Unikraken Dec 28 2012 replied:

Autocorrect really ****** me on that comment.

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CanadaMan7 Dec 29 2012 replied:

Can't believe you guys are gone. This is honestly one of my favorite mods on the entirety of ModDB.

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Lavo Dec 28 2012 says:

I look forward to seeing what you folks have in store in a couple of months from now.

I see you aren't wasting any time and are poaching away already, Unikraken.

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Unikraken Dec 28 2012 replied:

I just hate to see talent slip away, and everyone on DoV has butt-tonnes of talent. I don't mean any disrespect, but I felt compelled to say it just in case.

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Darkfire7881 Dec 28 2012 says:

A shame, this was such an awesome looking mod D: its sad to see great mods die before their prime. I was truly looking forward to this, it was such an amazing idea! You had story, back ground history! name me a mod, name me a game! that had so richly done that. I am sad to see you go, please don't let this awesome idea be lost, keep it, save it, and maybe one day it will rise again (Like the Soviet empire)

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Unikraken Dec 28 2012 replied:

Looks like they're planning an FPS mod from the sound of it with the new stuff.

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SwissKnight Author
SwissKnight Dec 28 2012 replied:

naw, not a mod, not for a computer. That's all I'm saying!!!

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Unikraken Dec 28 2012 replied:

I think I get it then, and I approve. Good luck!

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Keksz Dec 28 2012 replied:

Not singleplayer? Not for computer?
Oh god please not another lame version of Monopoly...

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shortandpoor Dec 28 2012 replied:

Dawn of Monopoly perhaps?

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Vengefulnoob Dec 28 2012 replied:

Pass the Scinfaxi Quarantine Zone and collect $500?

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LoyalHaloFan Dec 28 2012 says:

Well, this is saddening.

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raeldrikp Dec 28 2012 says:

a moment of silence, and as we look beyond the crest

+7 votes     reply to comment
Monkeyshinex Dec 28 2012 says:

A little bit of me died inside.. That makes you murderers.

I wish you all the best of luck in your future work and in your real lives.

+9 votes     reply to comment
HaydenB Dec 28 2012 says:

ARGH ****! This is one of the mods I was really hoping would come through... I'm going to go sit and cry over at Dawn of the Reapers and Sins of the Prophets

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AussieWookie Dec 28 2012 says:



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Beez-one Dec 28 2012 says:

Oh come on!

[throws something from table into wall]

+13 votes     reply to comment
Benjin Dec 28 2012 says:

Sad to see this go, but at least the DoVoVerse won't be wasted because it truly is a unique lore I think.

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W.Schnaufer Dec 28 2012 says:

I though it'll be a good day since DoV has an update but... Even this end here... I can say that I'm glad to follow this mod for a long time as so much efforts and potential were put in to DoV. I respect the developers decision, so best of luck to the dev. team...

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IronXZ Dec 28 2012 says:

To express what i feel in words is too painful for me, so

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56er Dec 28 2012 says:

Sad Day for whole moddb. This mod was one of those few that made my look for new updates every day.

Any chance you guys get your stuff together anytime in the future and continue?

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SwissKnight Author
SwissKnight Dec 28 2012 replied:

If we got a huge influx of staff, or if our current staff somehow had tons more time, absolutely we would continue.

I held off on posting this update for a year hoping we might get lucky, but that was becoming unfair to you fine people who deserved to know the status of this project.

I'm still hopeful they'll be a DoV mod someday. Maybe in 5 years Homeworld 3 or something will be announced and we'll have the interest to try this whole thing over again.

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Unikraken Dec 28 2012 replied:

"If we got a huge influx of staff, or if our current staff somehow had tons more time, absolutely we would continue."

I think this should be like the bottom line of the post, in bold. Lots of talented people watch our mods and never volunteer to help because they think you may not need it badly enough. Know this one from experience.

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Keksz Dec 28 2012 replied:

Yeah...I for myself would be glad if I could help and I bet lots of others would like to do so too.

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hydrocarbon000 Dec 28 2012 replied:

Just to affirm, too, if we got some 3D/2D art staff I would absolutely continue supporting all our existing release plans into the future. I plan on doing tons of work already in preparation for the demo, and I have no time or burnout issues staying on.

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Keksz Dec 28 2012 replied:

Well...feel free to ask me.
I am not the best modeller out there but I can for sure UVW map stuff pretty good and texture it like mad. The stuff you guys did is no big problem for me to recreate (at least it seems so from looking at the pictures).

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Lucífer Dec 28 2012 says:



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xPearse Dec 28 2012 buried:


You guys can kiss my ***, your not gonna finish. What the hell are you thinking, did you plan this and then do this on purpose.

I bet you just did all this to get attention, I do remember people saying that in the comments before and they mentioned that you originally never planned to release it. I had a feeling that this was what happened with the mod but come on, seriously.

Everyone one is gonna disagree with me and hare me for it but it needs to be said.

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Unikraken Dec 28 2012 replied:

Everywhere you go stupid falls out of your mouth. Take your butthurt elsewhere you dumb ******* kid. People have lives that take precedent over games, this is a prime example of it.

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SwissKnight Author
SwissKnight Dec 28 2012 replied:

the entire mod was just a way for us to pick up women in bars. But after a score of 419 failures, 13 prostitutes and 21 dudes, it was getting too depressing to continue.

I don't understand it "hey baby, wanna see my odessa class battleship" was the PERFECT LINE.

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Keksz Dec 28 2012 replied:

You should have added a "If you know what I mean" - duh.

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dukka Dec 28 2012 replied:

as one of those 21 dudes i find it very insulting to learn you feel your experiences with me were 'insulting'

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lamenerd Jan 5 2013 replied:

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Kestral2 Dec 28 2012 says:

It's been an honor just to watch this mod grow after time. I wish the whole team the best and I'm glad you really showed true creativity and excellent persistence on the project. Overall you made me laugh, stare in awe and squeal like a little girl. *claps slowly*

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ComradeWinston Dec 28 2012 says:

In the long term, this was one of my most anticipated mods. Oh well... :\

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MrPerson Dec 28 2012 says:

Well I am sad now, I was really hoping to see this happen, but I completely understand why you cannot continue. best of luck to you.

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Karion Dec 28 2012 says:

Innocent's day anyone?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Landkreuzer Dec 28 2012 says:

Aww that's a damn shame, but i'm eagerly awaiting next autumn, inbefore it turns out to be hl2 multiplayer fps mod.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Geth_Prime Dec 28 2012 says:

Megszakad a szivem...

Good luck in your future endeavors crew.

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Chippothehippo Dec 28 2012 says:

I'm tearing up a little.... I'll miss you guys and your work, it was a great time seeing the teams updates for this beloved mod.

Good luck to you all! :^)

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Silvermarch Dec 28 2012 says:

What a shame because Dawn of Victory was one of the best original mod I have ever seen, and I wish you guys great luck in the future. Oh, and I can't wait to see what you guys have planned.

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zombiemike175 Dec 28 2012 says:

I am going to light a cat on fire in mourning of the death of this great MOD, then I will put my computer on a viking longboat and push it out to see and send it to the depths by shooting a fiery arrow, burning it and all it's possessions...I will see it again in the great gaming halls...

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