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A Republic at War news update for the month of May, 2013.

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Current Project Status
Over the past few months, the majority of the team has been busy cleaning up bugs, applying balance adjustments, as well as working on some custom video content.

z3r0x has been unable to work on the project and isn't expected to be back to work for a little while. His presence is required before we will be able to begin the Republic at War v1.2 beta period.

We've decided that it is in our best interest to release a content patch this quarter, regardless of when we finish development of the expansion. An in-between game patch will be made available this June. It will resolve the majority of the player complaints that we've been receiving.

More information can be obtained here.

We appreciate everyone's patience and look forward to pushing something out in this first half of the year.

Steam & Disc compatibility Solution
As most of you know, we have been in contact with Petroglyph over the multiplayer compatibility issues between disc and Steam users. The process has become quite lengthy. I'm still waiting on a 4th round of responses regarding the official patch. Because of this delay, we'll be releasing the in-house patching application that will allow FOC players to sync up their games and enjoy playing with their friends who are using a different game medium.

The application supports most popular mods (including Republic at War) but will work just fine for those playing vanilla FoC. A short readme is included. The application is available on ModDB.

This functionality will be built into the upcoming Republic at War 1.2 game launcher as well.

May the 4th be with you,
The Republic at War Mod Team.

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Super_battle_droid
Super_battle_droid - - 725 comments

Well its an update, I guess not really good or bad news but can't complain, May the 4th be with you as well.

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Kimplin
Kimplin - - 280 comments

If i had to pick one or the other id pick bad news. I dont have a problem complaining.

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Null12
Null12 - - 111 comments

Well, it may not be what most of us were hoping for, but as I have said before, and will say again - better to wait for a good, high-quality mod, than have them rush out a half finished buggy mess. I'm still having plenty of fun with the current version! Keep up the amazing work, and I look forward to hearing more news! May the Fourth be with you!

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Admiral-Ash
Admiral-Ash - - 1,811 comments

I already knew this was the type update we would see, not a release, which what some people thought it was.

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khoatran
khoatran - - 39 comments

So ..... Maybe at Q4 of 2013, the beta will release ???

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Clumsy_Dragon
Clumsy_Dragon - - 5 comments

Your eyes serve you well, my young padawan.

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Kryptonater
Kryptonater - - 241 comments

Sigh, the whole Hangman thing was kinda of a **** move, im just saying, it got a lot of peoples hopes up.

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kerndaddy
kerndaddy - - 81 comments

yeah it was pretty idiotic.

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jordanthejq12
jordanthejq12 - - 304 comments

Honestly, guys, REALLY? The Hangman thing had us all believing that we were going to get a download, and now it's just a news update telling us we have to wait until October for something. I agree with JAS, we should get a patch sooner.

I would also please ask that we have some more frequent news updates, because I'm interested in the progress here. Please, please, PLEASE give us something, ANYTHING, in the near future!

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TirpitzLuminare
TirpitzLuminare - - 10 comments

In total agreement here. I have been watching this mod for a long time like most of you here. I actually made an account just to post this. I get that you all have real lives and it takes time to finish. Honestly I am willing to wait, its no big deal.

However throwing out this charade of "Hangman" getting the community really excited for 5 days in anticipation of a potential 1.2 download, just to have their hopes crushed by stating it won't be out till the end of the year is B.S.

This is a really big disappointment. Bad move on your part guys.

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jordanthejq12
jordanthejq12 - - 304 comments

On the bright side, we did squeeze a concession out of them. If anyone has read the now-edited post, we'll have a patch our in June. I am content with that.

I believe, however, the team owes the public an apology. (Fortunately, KillerHurdz has issued one on the main page.)

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XKiwiIsAwesomeX
XKiwiIsAwesomeX - - 27 comments

Relly disappointing I know. That is what I was looking forward to.

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KillerHurdz Author
KillerHurdz - - 1,661 comments

I didn't authorize it and took the images down.

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.JAS
.JAS - - 488 comments

You guys would please a lot of fans if you released a bug fix patch sooner than Q4, at least to address the biggest issues. Nothing crazy, no new units or anything, just some updated XML and Lua.
Just my two cents, I don't think it's an impossible feat. Either way, RAW is a great mod and worth the wait, thank you for doing what you do and keep it up.

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jordanthejq12
jordanthejq12 - - 304 comments

Not to worry, they will. (Let's hope.)

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kerndaddy
kerndaddy - - 81 comments

Norton just blocked two attacks on this page.

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alenoguerol
alenoguerol - - 622 comments

a year left..

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NikolaiChekhov
NikolaiChekhov - - 249 comments

Filefront is going to be closed down by IGN, btw.

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SovereignReaper
SovereignReaper - - 906 comments

More bad news... ****.

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius - - 5,719 comments

Dear god Q4 @_@. So after 5 days of screwing with us with that little game, you disappoint everyone with this horrible news. I did not expect such a **** move from you guys. May the 4th be with us all :(

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mentatjedi
mentatjedi - - 204 comments

something bad must have happened. they really seemed ready to release and i don't think they'd have that game of hangman just to screw with the community. i hope all is well!

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khoatran
khoatran - - 39 comments

Yeahooo !!Patch 1.1.5 will release in this June \m/ !!! Thanks you guys so much :))

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kubli
kubli - - 1,936 comments

Can you guys also ask Petroglyph to fix the Steam version of SWEAW since Steam treats FOC as an expansion so it always opens EAW? :(

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KillerHurdz Author
KillerHurdz - - 1,661 comments

They're aware but it's not likely that we'll be getting an official fix.

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khoatran
khoatran - - 39 comments

Do I need to uninstall the previous version RaW 1.1 to play this patch 1.1.5 ??

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ScubaSteve3465
ScubaSteve3465 - - 206 comments

Wow.... just shoot me in the foot, smack my ***, and beat my monkey. That is all.

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Makropony
Makropony - - 19 comments

Oh my god, last patch was JANUARY 2012, it's been over a year now, and here it clearly says that there won't be another patch till at least Fall 2013. The mod right now is unplayable at least for me, since CIS is ridiculously OP...

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Rex331
Rex331 - - 46 comments

Well gentleman, it seems that it was indeed an elaborate ruse after all.

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jeremylucas
jeremylucas - - 15 comments

I for one personally love the mod and am happy that someone in the world would put time and effort into such a project. This mod is one word. AWESOME! even though the bugs and AI that doesn't attack often, This is really an awesome game. Was waiting for a mod like this a long time. Keep up the good work. Eagerly waiting for the patch in june and 1.2 :))

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komori190
komori190 - - 42 comments

pls make the ai don't be so aggressive in early game..

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RadTR1
RadTR1 - - 1 comments

Any fixes to the CIS inactivity in the galactic conquest map?

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GhOsTxYOLOx
GhOsTxYOLOx - - 44 comments

when this supposed to come out

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