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We're going to approach to release in a different way.

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C&C Generals Evolution, Change of Plans & Complications ( C&C )


Hey guys, it's me again, yet again.

What's going on?

Let's get straight to the point, GenEvo is far from being finished and I've decided to take another approach to it. Believe it or not, but GenEvo is a serious project to me and I take everything about it very close to heart.


Let me elaborate.

Since October 2017 I finally sorted my life out and finally had some free time to work on GenEvo again, I had a hard long look at the situation with GenEvo from the inside and estimated release date for it, which initially was December 31st 2017, I've spent at least 8 hours a day, every day, working on GenEvo, cleaning up code, working on structures and new features, but sadly there was no chance we could release something big this early. It was devastating for me, I REALLY wanted you to enjoy this thing, for which I spent YEARS of my life. So me and sgor00 decided to change plans and release at least something for the new year and we did, I also thought that I could manage full release if I will take just another month by spending ALL my free time on GenEvo, and I did. I really really did.

Sadly, spending nearly 100 hours a week is not enough for project of this magnitude to finally finish it up, I've been fighting through a lot and managed to fix a TON of stuff, enhance already existing and learn new things which will help me in the future of this project. Working on Red Alert 3 engine is a test of patience, since it was strictly designed for Red Alert 3 itself, a lot of stuff has been cut or simply non-functional anymore, you can't just copy and paste features from C&C Generals and expect them to work, you basically have to re-do everything from scratch using "clutches" and hacks, and that's what I've been doing for past 4 months non stop.

Where is this going?

All I want to tell you that there won't not be any kind of release at February 1st, I've decided to take undefined amount of time to TRULY finish what I've started. Remember when I said that you should lower you expectations? In truth it was real painful to say that, because what was initially planned to release wasn't my vision of GenEvo RC2. The one thing I can assure you is that GenEvo will be released somewhere in 2018, that's all I can finally promise you for now.

What's exactly left to make it to the RC2 Release?

To fully realize my vision for RC2 I've created a roadmap of what's need to be done for full release, you can take a loot at it here :

C&C Generals Evolution : RC2 Roadmap


Yes, this is how much features are still missing from GenEvo, do you really want a release with those features absent from the game? Thats exactly my entire point, I don't want to waste your time with unfinished project full of bugs and disappointments, I want you to enjoy your time playing it, simple as that. I hope you understand that..

So what can you expect?

You can expect frequent random media updates and I'll be always here to answer your questions.


How can you help?

We're always looking for model contributions from fellow C&C Generals mod makers, we especially need replacement for Quad Cannon, we're also in the need of random models, which will be new units for GenEvo, hit me up if you want to share something with us.

In Conclusion

I'm both sad and happy as I'm writing this. Sad because I wasn't able to keep my promise to you all and I wasn't able to let you enjoy GenEvo. But I'm happy because I have much more time to finally integrate my vision into RC2, to see it how it's mean to be.I also can now concentrate on my real life, I was ignoring everything for past 4 months and it isn't great, again I'm in the need to sustaining myself. I think I'll take a month off just to sort my things out. Stay tuned for future updates and take care.


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thebluemenace
thebluemenace

Shame to hear it, but you can't rush art. Take it slow and make it the best it can be! Best of luck.

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VectorIV
VectorIV

It's fine, really. Take as much as you need :P

Most modder don't really have a suitable number of people in the group to met ideal deadlines, and you're doing it in your free time after all.

Cheers.

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero

Real life must always come first. You're doing way way too much and will suffer from exhaustion like that. Neither do you owe us a release nor a deadline.

What you describe here, spending months with daily sitting for 8 hours in front of your pc to recreate a Zero Hour mechanic in Red Alert 3... you don't need to take it that far I think. If it looks like Generals and kinda plays like it, which it already does when I check out your media, thats awesome.

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

Yeah, it was tough, for around 2 months I was a hermit, barely been outside, but I've done so much towards this project, fixed ton of bugs, done many optimizations and learned thing or two about AI. I will continue keeping up great work, except now I am not limited by close deadline, feels kinda great.

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WolfETPlayer
WolfETPlayer

Take your time man. Удачи!

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Tleno
Tleno

Take your time dude. And probably take a break, don't overwork.

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guruguru07
guruguru07

Red Alert 3 must be a hard game to mod. Remember what happened to Paradox? Such time and potential wasted. Anyway, do your best and I wish you a lot of luck on your endeavor.

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RequiemLux
RequiemLux

My own mod has fallen almost 1.5 year behind schedule just last week, so believe me when I say I can relate to this kind of situation. The best advice has already been given to you "take your time, no hurry", but from my personal experience I'd like to add a little bit more: even if it will prolong the release date further, make sure to enjoy to the fullest the time your spending on your project. Trust me, it will resonate in your whole work.
The passion you display for GenEvo just assure that every delay will be more than worth it in the final result, it already shows.

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ÐetroyT[RU]
ÐetroyT[RU]

(buried)

*:facepalm:*

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CadianK36
CadianK36

You take your time friend. I sincerely hope you'll be and stay as passionate as you've always been about this very project. Best of luck, you know you've always got us regulars here!

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Chetech
Chetech

I don't mind if you take more time, even years. You're doing this for free and life gets in the way.
Also I know how hard must it be to work with the Ra3 engine, EA didn't really take the time to make it Mod Friendly enough like General and even C&C3; were.

So, keep up the good work, we are all patient.

Ps. Fix your Patreon link, I've had an hard time clicking on it.

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Zeke_Dlyoung
Zeke_Dlyoung

This is why we don't post release dates and just use vague words like "Soon(TM)" :P

It is a shame, and I really hoped it wouldn't happen, though I expected as much. It's not you, that's just how these "in your free time" hobbies go.

If you need more ZH models and stuff, you know where to find me :thumbsup:

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Gunship_Mark_II Author
Gunship_Mark_II

Yeah, I had the same thought actually, that I should learn from you and NLS, you seem to never set dates, yet your work comes out amazing, always.

At this point I feel like I've already asked you too much, but thank you, really, maybe I'll get enough courage to ask again c:

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Guest
Guest

your great!!

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Phantimfuzzy
Phantimfuzzy

Aim small; miss small! Keep up the good work on your schedule. We all will be ready and waiting when it’s complete!

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Plokite_Wolf
Plokite_Wolf

Eh, no biggie. It'll be better when it's baked a little more.

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Arailius
Arailius

For someone who, like so many others, grew up playing C&C Generals, this mod is a dream come true. The beautiful graphics will bring in new community, and hopefully this becomes a platform for others to build upon. But for those who have played countless hours on C&C Generals and Zero Hour, you'll have given us a taste of what it is like to play C&C Generals for the first time. You can't really put a price or deadline on that, and for that I say, take all the time you need.

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

Keep it up man! It'll be worth it

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TheFeliX
TheFeliX

Just wanted to say : Keep it up :D
Some things go at its own pace.

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IvanderLim
IvanderLim

Keep it up with your hard work mate

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