This month I have some good news and some bad news to report but don't get worried right now.
Let us start with the good news first, shall we?
The mod is scheduled to be released on the 25th of December 00:00 GMT. Consider this my gift to you on this holiday season.
This video refers a short description of what will be available on this release and contains a short version of this news.
As a preview of what is available in the mod consider this set of images:
I really hope you enjoy playing this mod :)
2018 and forward
Now for the bad news.
I am leaving modding temporarily but it can be become a permanent exit.
I am on the early phases of a completely new project: my own RTS game.
That means starting 2018 I will be spending most of my time off work developing things for this new project which leaves no time for modding (especially because my job takes a considerable time as well). It is something I have been planning to do over the past years and I simply cannot delay it any longer.
My plan is to try and get some funds during the development process to pay for voice actors, 2D/3D artists, sound artists... that might assist me during development. But it is not going to be easy.
I have setup a patreon page to try and help me with this part ( Patreon.com ), so we will see how it goes.
Currently I am saving for a powerful desktop to help me with the development of art assets, lets see how that goes as well.
I expect lots of work but it is something I have been considering to do for over a decade. I have not named it yet but my first project is a fantasy medieval RTS, I have some background written already, as well as unit lists and starting 2018 I will focuse on concept art and later actual 2D/3D art. The game itself will follow a pay me what you want monetization scheme, so people can get it for free or pay what they think the game is worth (I expect most people to get it for free), with the money being saved to pay for the artistic assistance of this project or future projects. If I get lots of funds I might use it to acquire additional development hardware/software but I have no intention of having profit with this sort of thing.
Thanks for reading and I will see you around, in a different context, yet still around.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
- This mod is for Dawn of War Dark Crusade but the race mods required as well as the objectives point mod are the versions from Dawn of War Soulstorm.
This is due to some art/sound assets updates done on those versions in relation to the Dark Crusade versions.
1 - Download Veteran_Mod_main_1_001.7z from this location:
2 - Download Veteran_Mod_additional_1_001.7z from this location:
3 - Download Inquisition Daemon Hunters mod for SS from this location:
4 - Download Steel Legion mod for SS from this location:
5 - Download Objective Points mod for SS from this location:
6 - Extract Veteran_Mod_main_1_001.7z and Veteran_Mod_additional_1_001.7z in your Dark Crusade folder.
7 - Install/Extract the remaining mods in your Dark Crusade folder as well.
8 - You should be ready to go, have fun :)
Good luck! BTW I have some prepositions about developing RTS game. If you're interested, please send me a pm. :)
Thank you and thanks for the offer :)
Hope you can get your long awaited Veterans mod out to the masses so then you can move on. I'm still working on two major faction mod right now and those will go internal-release soon as I was on sabbatical for some time doing other DoW1 work (AI and voice scripting) for a long time. Labor of love of course. :)
Hope to see your final submission soon!
Thanks thudo, your work and assistance is very much appreciated by myself and many other modders in the community :)
I say it's definitely good news that you're expanding your game development horizons. Between finishing the Veteran mod & even creating your own unique RTS, I really hope you get more support from now on, my friend!
Best wishes of success for your project!!!
Thanks! Your mod is also something I will keep an eye on, or sometimes even both ;)
Hey! Good news and good luck to You!
Thanks jONES1979 :)
Sounds quite ambitious, GL GreenScrorpion!
Thanks, luck will be necessary :)
Im interested to learn more about that new RTS you will be working on.
Best of luck, man!
I will be releasing some details about it in the first months of 2018 as I want to make an announcement with at least some decent concept art to ilustrate it.
Hey GreenOne :)
good project, will try to give a hand if ever you need some help with ...anything i can do...which is not much.
see you and good luck
I will keep that in mind.
Hooray so finally you released them! You always have been generous and also came up with very good ideas and skills.
Why is that you are keeping them in DC? What's wrong with SS?
In the other hand, good luck with your project. Dreams are to be accomplished and enjoying doing that.
PS: plz don't disappear as some other modders, your advice is necessary
In what relates to DC versus SS it is merely a matter of personal preference. I know that from a modding point of view SS is more complete due to the new additions but I have always prefered playing DC. I mod for what I play ;)
Thanks, all luck will be necessary :)
I will be around, there are still new mods to be played :D
Seriously now, I will be checking moddb often and from what I can tell indiedb shares the message system and other things so I will be reachable.
I'm so happy this got released! Also, Bon voyage bro! Good luck on your game, I wish you all the best! (and maybe consider giving your supporters a free copy ^.^)
Thanks, I hope you enjoy the mod.
In what relates to the free copy, well...
(from the news above)
Ahhhhh..... *gulp* (Peer pressure)
But good luck on the game bro! ^.^
Hi, is there a campaign in this mod ?
Yes there is the regular Dark Crusade Campaign.