This mod aims at modifying Dawn of War 2 Retribution to portray combat in a more lore-accurate manner. Prepare to find Space Marines as powerful as the books depict them, ork hordes in their hundreds, and dozens of Guard tanks shelling into an incoming tyranid horde!

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This is the Beta release of my Vengeance of the Blood Ravens mod. Unpack into your main Dow II Retribution folder, and launch with Astartes.bat Enjoy, Imperator

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Vengeance of the Blood Ravens Beta -OUTDATED-
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Eternal_Crusader
Eternal_Crusader

I found a bug for the death guard their tact squad in game, half of them have black boxes around them?

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

Thanks, already fixed!

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ciamek
ciamek

I have no idea how to lunch it, could you show me what lunch properties(i hope i wrote that good) to set?

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ciamek
ciamek

Windows cannot find "\steam.exe" I have steam games not on a C disc, i gues that is the problem (at least it was with other dow 2 mods)

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

Yes , please try to edit the Bat file to match your directory. You can edit it like a text file.

OR

You can try to simply launch the mod with a steam launch properties! Try -modname Astartes

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LeGrandHonker
LeGrandHonker

I clicked on the launch options in the properties tab on steam, but it says its only for "Advanced Users Only" can you help with that? And i dont quite know how to, or in what way to change the Bat file to match my directory.
Any help would be most thankful.

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LeGrandHonker
LeGrandHonker

*UPDATE* I have managed to get it working by adding -dev to the Bat file, but all Space Marine, or Chaos factions do NOT work, i have not tested the Tau, any help?

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Wardude12110
Wardude12110

Can you simplify that for my feeble brain?

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Guest
Guest

Got same error can't fined steam exe. manage to launch with -dev -modname Astartes , but got CTD when try to lunch skirmish :o

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

Please try it with -modname Astartes without the -dev. The new Beta does not require a dev mode, and crashes if its used.

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TheSaltyBrit
TheSaltyBrit

I seem to be having issues.

The .bat that is included doesn't work; "Windows cannot find '\steam.exe'.

However, I can get the mod to run by setting the launch options to:
"-nomovies -modname Astartes"

It seems to crash whenever I run a Skirmish and a few models seem to be missing in the Army Painter (Khorne Beserkers, most of the Tyranid units and some others).

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ciamek
ciamek

So i am not the only one... at least i got lunch options.

Lets be patient, its just first version :).

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

Seems like an odd install, I'll look into it. What settings do you use for your graphics?

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

The army painter is a bit bugged yet.

Hm... what other mods do you got installed? What races did you select in Skirmish? Could be that there is an error with one race in particular. (I'm trying Chaos against Nids right now, all seems fine so far. )

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TheSaltyBrit
TheSaltyBrit

I do have other mods installed, but I didn't think that it'd interfere with other mods as you usually activate them individually (I'm not a modder, so I have no idea if that IS true).

I think what I may do is totally reinstall Retribution again and then install this mod. I'll let you know if anything continues to mess up.

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

It can be. I know that Elite mod and Codex Edition dont mix.

I did uninstall every mod I had before testing the Beta to make sure it runs.

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TheSaltyBrit
TheSaltyBrit

That may be the issue then.

Tomorrow, I'll reinstall and let you know how it goes.

Great work on the mod regardless! :D

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caksz
caksz

06:45:42.50 GAME -- *** Beginning mission 2p_calderisrefinery (1 Humans, 1 Computers) ***
06:45:42.53 GAME -- Recording game
06:45:42.66 2 GameObj::m_loadState = LOAD_Stats
06:45:42.66 VIDEO -- Texture Memory Before Shrink Memory: Video [2417MB] Total [2402MB] Available [2329MB] Used [73MB].
06:45:42.72 VIDEO -- Texture Memory Before Shrink Memory: Video [2417MB] Total [2402MB] Available [2367MB] Used [35MB].
06:45:42.73 3 GameObj::m_loadState = LOAD_Game
06:45:43.20 Session::GetState - info, session's state changed to [1:STATE_DISCONNECTED].
06:45:43.20 PeerRemoveAll - flushing local session peer data
06:45:43.20 Session::Reset with reason 999 and MatchInternal::PeerRemoveAll
06:45:43.25 GAME -- Precaching Action
06:45:47.03 GAME -- Loading Animators
06:45:57.01 Transport::Update median kBPS [highest/current] sent = 0/0, recvd = 0/0, total = 0/0, max unsent 0, version mismatches 0 and blocked 0
06:46:04.45 VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [2417MB] Total [2402MB] Available [2376MB] Used [26MB]. Unable to create 262 x 512 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED
06:46:04.46 VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [2417MB] Total [2402MB] Available [2376MB] Used [26MB]. Unable to create 262 x 512 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED
06:46:04.46 VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [2417MB] Total [2402MB] Available [2376MB] Used [26MB]. Unable to create 262 x 512 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED
06:46:04.47 VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [2417MB] Total [2402MB] Available [2376MB] Used [26MB]. Unable to create 131 x 256 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED
06:46:07.17 VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [2417MB] Total [2402MB] Available [2376MB] Used [26MB]. Unable to create 62 x 62 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED
06:46:07.17 VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [2417MB] Total [2402MB] Available [2376MB] Used [26MB]. Unable to create 62 x 62 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED

using -modname Astartes , got these error during skirmish load

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

What races were you using? How good is your pc?

I tested up to date Chaos, SM, IG, Eldar, Nids and Tau after release, but no problem so far.

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andresalmuna3
andresalmuna3

I had the CTD problem when using World Eaters in 4 and 6 players skirmish, although 2v2 worked fine. As those models are very detailed, I thought it was a graphic quality problem, so I used the automatic graphic settings and no crashes since then. It seems to be something about the textures and model quality, since having those options in ultra and high seems to solve the problem, with a heavy fps drop when there are a lot of units at the same time, wich I didn't have before when using lower settings.

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andresalmuna3
andresalmuna3

I reduced shadows and effects quality and got a huge performance improvement. All races work fine and no crashes.

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AssClapEarthquake
AssClapEarthquake

my game crashes on loading screen when space marines are in your skirmish wether your playing as them or not :(

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

Thanks, so the crash may be just the game needing more memory.

Yes some of the models may need high quality settings, but shadows and antianalising and such can be turned off I think.

Maybe try turning the resolution down?

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andresalmuna3
andresalmuna3

In my case were just the effects settings, my GT430 has always had problems with particles and such things. My native resolution (1366 x 728) works fine even with the maxed out models and textures. However, I found the same black boxes another guy saw near the Death Guard marines and some models doesn't appear in the army painter.
Also, I have two suggestions that would be nice if you could put them in the mod:
1-You could make the specific legion models paintable, for better customized thematic warbands.
2-Sonic weapons for Emperor's Children's dreadnoughts and daemonettes instead of bloodletters for that legion.

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

I'm sorry, but that's beyond my ability to do.

I'll look into Death Guard.

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AssClapEarthquake
AssClapEarthquake

how do I increase th memory for ma game? don't know very much about this kinda stuff :(

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

I do not know either I'm afraid.

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AssClapEarthquake
AssClapEarthquake

k thanks anyway though.

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

Death guard bug found and fixed. It was a typo on my part.

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Guest
Guest

Everytime I try and launch a skirmish my game crashes on load any advice? was playing legion space marines vs eldar

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

I tried all races and they do work.... I dont know what the problem is.

Try checking your warning log and post it on this site to me as a message, maybe it can help me.

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AssClapEarthquake
AssClapEarthquake

where can I find warning log?

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

In your documents, my games, dawn of war ii retribution, logfiles folder.

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AssClapEarthquake
AssClapEarthquake

ok here it comes may be quite big though......

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AssClapEarthquake
AssClapEarthquake

19:44:36.36 -- DOW2 Warnings Log --
19:44:36.36 C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dawn of War II - Retribution\DOW2.exe started at 2014-02-13 19:44
19:44:36.36 OS NT 6.2, 5844 MB Physical Memory, 3772 Mb Physical
19:44:36.36 USER: 'cameron'
19:44:36.53 MOD -- Initializing mod 'Astartes', version '1.0', locale 'english'.
19:44:36.68 APP - Multi-threading Enabled
19:44:36.68 XTHREAD: Detected 4 core(s) with 4 hardware thread(s)
19:44:36.72 ParentalControls: Games Explorer found.
19:44:36.72 ParentalControls: Module found.
19:44:36.73 ParentalControls: IGameExplorer::VerifyAccess() call succeeded (0x00000000).
19:44:36.73 ParentalControls: access granted.
19:44:36.90 NetworkManager::Create - creating network manager
19:44:36.92 SteamService: region is GB
19:44:36.92 Net::ThreadFunction - Entering network thread function...
19:44:36.92 MessageInternal::CreateChannel: Created channel GSTP
19:44:36.92 Session::Initialize - info, initializing session object, using threads.
19:44:36.92 Transport::Connection request to 255.255.255.255:6112
19:44:36.92 AutomatchInternal: Instantiating
19:44:36.92 PartyInternal: Instantiating
19:44:36.92 MessageInternal::CreateChannel: Created channel PRTY
19:44:36.92 MessageInternal::CreateChannel: Created channel QCKM
19:44:36.92 Session::Initialize - info, initializing session object, using threads.
19:44:36.92 Transport::Connection request to 255.255.255.255:6112
19:44:36.92 GAME -- Dawn of War 2, EXE Version: 3.19, Build 6123
19:44:38.98 Detected Device Vendor:0x8086 DeviceID:0x0116, Product:0x0009, Version:0x0011, Subversion:0x000A, Build:2867
19:44:39.06 ShaderDatabase : shader [DATA:Shaders\TERRAINOVERLAY.SHADER] specifies an undefined inputlayout terrainbasemesh.

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AssClapEarthquake
AssClapEarthquake

that's just one 16th of my warning log

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

I'm sorry, that really does not tell me anything.

All that I can say that is your PC seems good enough to run the mod, being way better than my old one was.

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AssClapEarthquake
AssClapEarthquake

ok my actual warning log is waaaaaaaaaay bigger than that

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AssClapEarthquake
AssClapEarthquake

and whoever said black textures are only fixed on high or above texture quality is right

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Worfus93
Worfus93

When I am playing for or against SM, while loading the map appears the error report. kind of error:
GAME -- *** Beginning mission 2p_legishighstratum (1 Humans, 1 Computers) ***
GAME -- Recording game
2 GameObj::m_loadState = LOAD_Stats
VIDEO -- Texture Memory Before Shrink Memory: Video [512MB] Total [2249MB] Available [2219MB] Used [30MB].
VIDEO -- Texture Memory Before Shrink Memory: Video [512MB] Total [2249MB] Available [2231MB] Used [18MB].
3 GameObj::m_loadState = LOAD_Game
Session::GetState - info, session's state changed to [1:STATE_DISCONNECTED].
PeerRemoveAll - flushing local session peer data
Session::Reset with reason 999 and MatchInternal::PeerRemoveAll
GAME -- Precaching Action
GAME -- Loading Animators
Transport::Update median kBPS [highest/current] sent = 0/0, recvd = 0/0, total = 0/0, max unsent 0, version mismatches 0 and blocked 0
Uncompiled shaders are not supported in this implementation of Spooge. Precompiled shader missing for ''
Uncompiled shaders are not supported in this implementation of Spooge.
VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [512MB] Total [2249MB] Available [2238MB] Used [11MB]. Unable to create 131 x 256 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED
VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [512MB] Total [2249MB] Available [2238MB] Used [11MB]. Unable to create 131 x 256 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED
10:43:07.30 VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [512MB] Total [2249MB] Available [2238MB] Used [11MB]. Unable to create 131 x 256 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED
VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [512MB] Total [2249MB] Available [2238MB] Used [11MB]. Unable to create 131 x 256 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED
VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [512MB] Total [2249MB] Available [2238MB] Used [11MB]. Unable to create 31 x 31 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED
VIDEO -- Texture Memory: Video [512MB] Total [2249MB] Available [2238MB] Used [11MB]. Unable to create 31 x 31 texture. pool: D3DPOOL_MANAGED

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simongames
simongames

The Game crashes during the loading screen. How can I fix it?

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simongames
simongames

Ok it crashes when I take, play with or play against Space Marines.
I play on low settings.

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

I would say re-download and reinstall.

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simongames
simongames

Already done...
Didn't work

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flyingmonkey789
flyingmonkey789

having trouble with the launch options myself :/

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flyingmonkey789
flyingmonkey789

There is something wrong with the .bat file, it doesnt seem to be any good :/

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stonejohnson
stonejohnson

all the modules are black boxes,how to fix it

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TheSaltyBrit
TheSaltyBrit

I've played this mod so many times and I really do enjoy it!

There are however a few issues that I've been having, and from the looks of it, several other people have mentioned it as well. That being that whenever any Space Marine army is in the battle (with or against), it seems to crash the game and go to the desktop.

Aside from that (and the Death Guard black box issue which you've fixed), everything seems fine and dandy to me!

Also here's something I've been wondering, would this mod be compatible with the Retribution campaign?

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DeusImperator Author
DeusImperator

OUTDATED! New version is uploaded, and hopefully soon approved!

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TheSaltyBrit
TheSaltyBrit

Fantastic! :D

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