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

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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.com

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: Renegade-x.com


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 Renegade-x.com

We will be playing on the "RenegadeXServer.com 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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Website: Renegade-x.com

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Ferkhat
Ferkhat

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!
K!K!

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--
--JoKeR--

if they will do this ea will kill them^^

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PurpleGaga27
PurpleGaga27

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

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Mischa_Silden
Mischa_Silden

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

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ıodɐɥs
ıodɐɥs

EA will do what they did to WESTWOOD :O

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feillyne StaffSubscriber
feillyne

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

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X988123
X988123

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
Kalenov

clearly you don't understand copyrights.

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Jashin
Jashin

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

This does look terrific.

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar

Good, the old Frontend never worked for me.

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Zealot671
Zealot671

Lol save me from the horrors of flash

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[NE]Fobby[GEN] Author
[NE]Fobby[GEN]

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 StaffSubscriber
feillyne

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

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[NE]Fobby[GEN] Author
[NE]Fobby[GEN]

Oooh, sorry to hear that.

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MattyG
MattyG

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
Gunship_Mark_II

Holy ****, great work!

You should spread it trought steam too :)

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar

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
TheNodCommander

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
AirborneSn1p3r

Very nice job the pics look awsome

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GooberTrooper
GooberTrooper

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

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Lucífer
Lucífer

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
Kelazun

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

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flamingvipir
flamingvipir

A#awltjjl4ja^:L4k

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]

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
pandemic--hour

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

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THE_GMoD
THE_GMoD

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
renegadekiller

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
evilfishy

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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