The Ultimate Apocalypse mod team proudly presents to the Dawn of War: Soulstorm players and fans, an eagerly awaited and packed with epic content game experience, the Ultimate Apocalypse mod! Imagine a mod featuring massive Warhammer 40,000 battles where all 9 races in Soulstorm (and more!) have a chance at epic victory. A mod where there's no shortage of all new units, buildings, abilities, and even titans! A mod where there's nearly no limits holding you back. It's all about all out, massive war. Wanna nuke your enemies? You can. Gloriously epic titan duels are your thing? Ultimate Apocalypse has you covered. Not only that, but Ultimate Apocalypse is continuously tested to ensure the epic battle experience it delivers remains unique while being completely awesome. Thanks to you (yes, you!) and everyone playing, Ultimate Apocalypse has been steady within the top 20 ranked mods for years.

Post feature Report RSS Fate and modding capabilities of the UA mod (RESOLVED)

RESOLVED - Relic released an immediate patch. The latest steam patch of Dawn of War Soulstorm broke the Ultimate Apocalypse mod, and we are very sorry for the inconvenience. Within this article, here, we will describe this even though frustrating, but detailed premise of everything you need to know about the latest steam patch of August 07, 2014.

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ULTIMATE APOCALYPSE UNPLAYABLE FOR STEAM!



RESOLVED


Thank you everyone for your support, especially relic company who takes very good care of Dawn of War. My heart goes out to you guys for this FAST fix, and the Ultimate Apocalypse mod team are forever grateful of your quick fix and many more patches to come!


Latest steam patch broke the Ultimate Apocalypse mod for some reason and we are working out some sort of solution. Sadly with such a feature released, the Ultimate Apocalypse mod team is unsure of what to do to solve this issue:

UA_Player wrote: I have download the mod and there is a glitch where the top and button buttons on my units and buildings are gone but the middle buttons are there. So for a example i can click on my builder but he can't build anything because the building button is gone unless i use a shortcut but then some the buildings are missing and vise verse with a barracks some of the units are missing. Help please

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so basically its impossible to play the mod until the problem is fixed? :C
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ok i have a new bug ... builder units cant build anything???? the only option the have is the green move arrow and the red stop icon.


Links:

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So basically, the User Interface for the Ultimate Apocalypse mod (and perhaps others) are indeed broken with a presumably original screen layout of the gameplay. What this does is removes builder icons so that the players are unable to build anything and make move orders properly. On top of this, without the interface handy, players are forced to memorize each and every single unit and hotkey in order to build anything within the mod.


All abilities are no longer available. All structures are irregularly placed, and most factions are unable to build turrets, Listening Posts, and generators. The ONLY faction playable with hotkey memorizing would be Tyranids.

So with the latest steam patch, everything has gone terribly wrong and the Ultimate Apocalypse mod team are unable to fix this issue. We do not know how to, simply put. Patch notes are unclear as to what was changed to make our UI broken, and we are ignorant of how the developers of the game - Dawn of War works around these things and fix bugs. If it is an internal thing to fix, then this will never be fixed by UA mod. The mod team went back and forth figuring out the problem by guessing, troubleshooting, looking at log files and error logs, hours and hours straight... We have been at it for days.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but we don't know what to do to fix this problem, and we hope that the developers in charge of the steam patch will aid us in our time of need. In the meantime, we STRONGLY recommend all players buy the disk to play this mod. It actually fixes a lot of current bugs...

As far as we are aware, this mod is not the only mod at stake. Two other mods are rendered unplayable by the steam updates through time, and we may fear that other mods might be affected. To be honest, this won't be the only issue we will face within the future patches of steam workshop. We fear that this is the start of how bad this mod can be broken, and we may fear that this could be the end of the Ultimate Apocalypse mod for steam if somebody does not do anything.

This article is mostly a request to the developers of Dawn of War; Ultimate Apocalypse mod near death to steam and seeking their help. This mod is a popular mod that keeps the game alive at its greatest point. We are high supporters of steam, and if the issue is not fixed, the fanbase of this mod and the game in general will drop SUBSTANTIALLY throughout the months/years (if lucky) and we could potentially lose a lot of players of Dawn of War.

In the meantime, like we said, we tried everything, and if somebody has any info. or possibility to fixing this issue, we would be forever grateful. :) Our priority is version 1.74 now as we have tried to accomplish the steam fix and nothing works to our professional knowledge.

We need to get the next version released, everybody misses Daemonhunters, and we want A LOT of players (at the highest potential possible) to play them non broken via steam patches when they are released. We like steam, and we want this problem fixed very badly. If the issue is not fixed in the meantime, the mod might as well not continue anymore. As stated before, we are not inspired by passion anymore to mod this. We do it for the fans, enjoyment of feedback, and we also do it for our donators who brought us this far all within our free time. But we can't fix these critical issues, and the headaches we get from it won't be worth the modding hobby anymore. In the meantime, we STRONGLY recommend all players buy the disk to play this mod. If anyone has any information that could help the developers of either Dawn of War Soulstorm or Ultimate Apocalypse mod, please inform IMMEDIATELY by PMing a member of the mod team or contacting me by email at jabic6(at)yahoo.com

Team members to contact:
Lord_Cylarne
Rocket Banana
Jazz Sandwich
Tyrantarmy6

While the rest of the team does not handle with issues like this or is currently busy. Thanks! :)

Comments
ViVisektVi
ViVisektVi

or just download a retail copy and input your legally bought cdkeys, you paid for the goddamn thing.

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#k
#k

He is right, it is legal to torrent a copy and place it in the THQ folder as long as you have a legally obtained CD key. Which you can get from the Steam library.

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Karchedon
Karchedon

actually a torrent copy is illegal as files which you are seeding are not yours - direct mirror download is legal - search in forums :)

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MrPerson
MrPerson

as long as you have legal codes, it does not matter where you get the game itself from.

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SuperSchokokeks
SuperSchokokeks

Damn. This mod was a reason, why I bought this game. I should have bought the steamless version -.-

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AxsaelRayne
AxsaelRayne

i knew i hated steam for a reason. good thing i didnt buy the steam version.

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lvl5hyperspace
lvl5hyperspace

yeah steam is cancer

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

Please don't blame steam. They only manufacture and sell games.

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lvl5hyperspace
lvl5hyperspace

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so im not aloud to say my opinion on steam?
steam fanboys be butthurt

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Kriegtooth
Kriegtooth

Well it is steam's fault, in that to my knowledge, if you dont manually tell it not to, it will automatically patch games

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YourDEATH311
YourDEATH311

so dont blame steam but blame their auto-patch that you can simply put it off...

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Beaver-Titan
Beaver-Titan

(buried)

This issue is clearly a statement of the great relic-mechanicum: "Stop to fu**ing mod our great game it is good as it is and your mods are the greatest techheresy since M18"

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ReV_VAdAUL
ReV_VAdAUL

Would it be possible to create your own rollback patch that rolls back Soulstorm to a version that works with UA?

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

A good possibility. If we can acquire specific files of the latest steam patch, we could potentially cure things. But I am not sure how much we can go.

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Kriegtooth
Kriegtooth

Ahhhh thats terrible :( Everybody needs the disc!

I wonder why they are so deadset on making the game unplayable with mods? Guess they reeeallly want everyone to move to Dawn of War 2 or something

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RAVE--PMW
RAVE--PMW

My pirated copy works great :D I downloaded the newest pirate copy and no issues lol, And yes I do have a legit steam copy too. Looks like I'll have to go buy the retail version...

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darklink11
darklink11

dont update soulstorm on steam if you dont update the game you got no problems

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Talic
Talic

No longer possible to avoid update, there is only three 'update this game' options:

Always keep this game up to date
Only update this game when I launch it
High Priority - Always auto-update this game before others

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darklink11
darklink11

it is possible you can start the game with ultimate apokalypse in the steam DOW Soulstorm folder and you can stopp the patch download (start soulstorm exe) i tried it and it works

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Jude1313
Jude1313

I own the disk and the steam version but I lost the CD-Key years ago:(

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CheeseyBiscuit
CheeseyBiscuit

Due to the original servers being down, i would recommend everyone who is using a non-steam version to use a 3rd party program like tunngle in the meantime.

And to the devs, we all appreciate what you are doing for this mod and hope relic open their eyes to help fix what they broke.

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Guest
Guest

dammit - ive been uninstalling and reinstalling thinking this was a problem at my end - - but its all steams fault.

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

Please don't blame steam. They only manufacture and sell games.

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VoidLight
VoidLight

Will the 1.74 be released for the people that own the CD?

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

Public like usual. And we're going to have to deal with all the non disk players afterwords. At that rate, we simply will not continue 1.75.

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adamk2
adamk2

well relic noticed there is a problem and they aren't doing **** about it and what did this "patch" fix in the first place

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moddlord1
moddlord1

Damn this is bad hope you guys find a way to fix this!!

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Lord_Cylarne Author
Lord_Cylarne

100% apologies, this article was supposed to be posted as private and nobody was supposed to see it yet as it was in draft phase. The private checkmark was checked, and for some reason, the article still displays as public.

100% apologies for the inconvenience.

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CheeseyBiscuit
CheeseyBiscuit

As of now, Steam has released another patch and i can confirm it now works again!!

They saw my post in the forums and must have acted on it quickly once they saw this thread. :)

Steamcommunity.com

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Beaver-Titan
Beaver-Titan

Nah it seems relic is not like the mechanicum:
Against the progress and any sort of tech heresy :D

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BlackBloodstain
BlackBloodstain

I can post a cd key if you guys want to use it coz they can be used infinite number of times :)

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NEEDACODE
NEEDACODE

i dont know if someone already said this, but why not use the files from the cd that make it work and then move it to the steam version.

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Judas-Israel
Judas-Israel

Not needed anymore Steampatch fixed the Problem.

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nhinhonhinho
nhinhonhinho

Well I have steamless version...so it's not my problem =.=

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Kriegtooth
Kriegtooth

Im curious, people always talk about how Steam has an offline mode(which is supposed to calm my dial up ***, sorry bruh, you have to get on some broadband to make an account and activate your game, even if you buy it at Wal-Mart. Go to Wal-Mart and look at a game if you dont believe me...)

How exactly can you play DoW and Ultimate Apocalypse online, if the game service it uses is set to "offline"?

Anyway, glad to hear that its been resolved. Love the mod. And keep making it disc compatable! Dial up still exists, and people who dont want to play online anyway, and have been playing DoW since the beginning, need to be kept in the loop!

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CheeseyBiscuit
CheeseyBiscuit

You have to use the key code on steam to download the steam version to play online, as they've taken over all the servers :)

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Kriegtooth
Kriegtooth

So basically, people who have the disc game just need to stay away from Steam?

Which means, that as long as Relic/THQ/Satan keeps making crap patches that disable mods, people who wanna play mods, cant if they use the "new version" of the game?

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CheeseyBiscuit
CheeseyBiscuit

Unless they want to play online... For me its not an issue, just have 2 versions of the game, the disc and steam version, steam for online with friends and the disc for the security. (saying that, there is 3rd party software such as tunngle which will allow you to play on the disc version).

However this time Relic has fixed the issue, and have said they will try find another way to patch what they wanted to patch without breaking mods such as UA. IMO that's what makes a good developer, they don't have to make the game work with mods but as they know so many people use them they don't want to limit what their fans can play. :)

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littlenobull
littlenobull

I don't know what the fuss is all about...just played a 4-player game with my friends on UA with steam and it played just fine.

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