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Renegade X brings you a development blog of its upcoming singleplayer mini-campaign, Operation Black Dawn.

Posted by [NE]Fobby[GEN] on Jun 27th, 2011

Renegade X is a Tactical FPS mod for Unreal Tournament 3. Soon, Renegade X will be a standalone indie game - starting with the singleplayer
"Black Dawn" demo release, then by the multiplayer UDK version.

So... while we were under a rock working hard on the upcoming versions of Renegade X, we noticed that it's been months since we've made an update. With our level editors, environment artists, programmers, audio engineers, and testers all busy developing the game and using up our quota of elbow grease, we were too busy to notice a bastion of fans waiting at our front door for us to bring home the bacon.

But what was there to show? The cinematics we've been working on, perhaps? Maybe a premature beta release of some kind? While some would enjoy these kinds of updates, we are, unfortunately, perfectionists. Is that unfortunate? On the negative side, you'll have to wait for the goodies, but when they come, they'll be good-ee indeedy.

A lot is happening behind the scenes - Black Dawn has gone into its testing and polishing stage, and many preparations are being made for multiplayer before we go all-out on it. Before we do any big updates, we wanted to slip in a Work in Progress development blog with pretty pictures to warm you all up for what's coming.

Operation Black Dawn: Work In Progress
Black Dawn will be the first standalone iteration of Renegade X. It is a singleplayer mini-campaign, and you will play as GDI commando Captain Nick "Havoc" Parker. After invading a Nod island stronghold, your objective is to rescue captured GDI scientists and POWs. Most of the resources used in Black Dawn will be used again in multiplayer, so therefore, Black Dawn is a necessary (and fun) stepping stone to that future release.

Here are some fresh images:

To see more images, wallpapers, and videos, visit

Renegade X 0.554 Frontend Update!
On the 23rd, we released an autopatch for Renegade X 0.55 for Unreal Tournament 3. This patch was dedicated entirely to the Frontend (server client), adding new features to it. The new Frontend includes an IRC Chatroom, where players can communicate with each other and organize games more easily. It also includes a new compressing system for speedy downloads and better error reporting.

You can upgrade to 0.554 simply by launching your Renegade X Frontend and approving the update. If you have any issues, feel free to report to this thread:

Dev Night - July 2nd and July 3rd!

Time to get back to the battlefields, and now that summer has officially rolled in, you've got no excuse. On Saturday July 2nd and Sunday July 3rd, be a renegade! Join some members of the development team for a game of Renegade X v.0.55 for Unreal Tournament 3. This is your opportunity to play with the Renegade X developers, ask questions, and team up with us or against us.

Both events will occur starting at 3:00pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)

If you haven't tried the beta yet, what are you waiting for? Pick up Unreal Tournament 3, get the latest patch, and download Renegade X 0.55 at

We will be playing on the " Slaughtehouse #1" server.

See you there!

Looking for help!
The team is looking for:

1. Programmers with experience in Unreal Script. We will also accept those efficient in C++, C#, Java, and other languages who are willing to start learning Uscript.

2. Character Artists capable of creating high-poly and low-poly characters, normal maps, and 2048x2048 textures.

3. Environment Artists with Unreal Editor experience. We will also accept prop artists with no editor experience.

Farewell for now!


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Ferkhat Jun 27 2011 says:

You guys should fully develop this and put it on market. I don't think we deserve a brilliant indie game for free..

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K!K! Jun 27 2011 replied:

Yeah, I agree with Ferkhat. You guys could totally make a few bucks off this. I know I would buy it haha

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--JoKeR-- Jun 28 2011 replied:

if they will do this ea will kill them^^

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PurpleGaga27 Jun 28 2011 replied:

Free is better for this mod, making it commercial isn't going to make EA happy about this.

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Mischa_Silden Jun 28 2011 replied:

Free or commercial, this project will look brilliant on your portfolio. Can't wait to play this :)

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ıodɐɥs Jun 28 2011 replied:

EA will do what they did to WESTWOOD :O

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feillyne Staff Subscriber
feillyne Jun 28 2011 replied:

Westwood? You mean hire and then fire for being too slow to their way of thinking...

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X988123 Jul 4 2011 replied:

u need to remimber these guys the renx team made all of this thay can sell it as thay wish as i see there no trademark issues it not like that have any thang in the game that "ea made" so yea i would so buy it as well.

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Kalenov Jul 5 2011 replied:

clearly you don't understand copyrights.

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Jashin Jul 10 2011 replied:

You can strip out all the cnc elements, the name can stay.

This does look terrific.

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Commander_RealWar Jun 27 2011 says:

Good, the old Frontend never worked for me.

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Zealot671 Jun 27 2011 says:

Lol save me from the horrors of flash

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[NE]Fobby[GEN] Author
[NE]Fobby[GEN] Jun 28 2011 says:

If any ModDB admins are on here, why did it take 20 hours to authorize the post? :( We never made it to the front page...

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feillyne Staff Subscriber
feillyne Jun 28 2011 replied:

The main ModDB editor, Dave Traeger, who checks and authorises everything, seems to "have destroyed" his right ankle:

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[NE]Fobby[GEN] Author
[NE]Fobby[GEN] Jun 28 2011 replied:

Oooh, sorry to hear that.

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MattyG Jun 28 2011 says:

If this plays the same as the original Renegade, I'm definitely going to be checking out the demo.

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Gunship_Mark_II Jun 28 2011 says:

Holy ****, great work!

You should spread it trought steam too :)

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Commander_RealWar Jun 28 2011 replied:

That'd be cool, having it hosted on Steam as one of their F2P games. I would totally like to get a Nod Militant helmet for TF2. But with this whole "Origin vs Steam" feud, it'd be more likely to be hosted on Origin.

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TheNodCommander Jun 28 2011 says:

Excellent work guys! Cant wait to see the results of what you've been cooking there!

Oh and guys? Please, pleeease put up the time in GMT 0 too, its a LOT easier for us Europeans.

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AirborneSn1p3r Jun 28 2011 says:

Very nice job the pics look awsome

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GooberTrooper Jun 28 2011 says:

Great Job guys. You have me drooling for the release!

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Lucífer Jun 28 2011 says:

Next time you do a video to advertise and interest people, write down what you're going to say and then read it. It stops you from saying 'Erm' or 'err' and stuttering...Its a lil'painful to listen to :V

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Kelazun Jun 28 2011 says:

Great news!
(Just release it before black mesa source)

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flamingvipir Jun 28 2011 says:


ahem. Sorry. My jaw dropped so far it smashed on my keyboard. Multiple times.

On a side note, have you done any voice work for the game? Or will you just be reusing Renegade sound bites?

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[NE]Fobby[GEN] Author
[NE]Fobby[GEN] Jun 28 2011 replied:

About 70% of the sound bites are from Renegade's always.dat folder (a lot of them were unused), the other 30% is custom.

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pandemic--hour Jun 28 2011 says:

impressive work gents (in other words Holy **** ! awesome work guys)

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THE_GMoD Jun 30 2011 says:

Fancy, a new Single Player campaign? I was kind of hoping for a remake of Renegades campaign, but this is good to...

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renegadekiller Jul 3 2011 says:

thats it, i will find UT3, wipe my drive for space, install it, patch it and grab RenegadeX. i mean i have not seen a revamp of such a classic game for so long, and this by far is a fantastic amount of work.

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evilfishy Jul 11 2011 says:

after you guys finish this, make a game for profit. with what I've seen so far, im convinced that it would be amazing.

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