Title: News on Other Mods
Description: News of other DOW modifications!
BadgerNun - May 27, 2006 05:55 PM (GMT)
Just seen this mod on DOW Files...DOW Rebirth Mod
Zany Reaper - May 27, 2006 09:24 PM (GMT)
yes, I asked Mirage knight there if we could merge, but he liked the low lethality rates of DOW, so he declined.
the Tabletop round-up mod here isn't quite as tabletop-close as Dawn of warhammer 40K is (It isn't called the Rebirth mod anymore). the TTRU mod is based around tabletop rules, but more towards the fluff & fiction stories than Dawn of 40K.
That is why Necrons are very powerful in the TTRU mod (next release) & that Eldar vehicles are faster than normal.
BadgerNun - May 29, 2006 03:29 PM (GMT)
Ooooh, heres another good one... DOW RPG
Zany Reaper - May 29, 2006 08:00 PM (GMT)
DOW heroes? I wonder, does that work with the Fatality mod?
It'd be great if it works with our TTRU mod here.
BadgerNun - May 30, 2006 09:50 AM (GMT)
Yeah, it does look quite good.
Stim - May 30, 2006 10:05 AM (GMT)
Hm... I wouldn't recommend you downloading this version, it looks quite bad this time, screwed damages - so it looks completely different from what it should be... Looks like mockery of Fatality mod ;)
BadgerNun - May 30, 2006 03:02 PM (GMT)
Damn. Just lost my copy of WA to my mate, and I think he's giving it to someone else to borrow. Dammit...
Minaithnir2005 - June 26, 2006 04:23 AM (GMT)
have you guys seen the new tyranid units? for the tyranid mod and the trygon animations!!!!!!
check it out "http://tyranids.dowfiles.com/portal.php" this is their forum, just go to the gallery and check them out, they have come a long way since their last release. Gotta respect their determination! :)
Zany Reaper - June 26, 2006 06:10 PM (GMT)
Why is it that the Tyranid is making such slow progress? Are there issues with the animators or what?
Yes, the trygon does look pretty good, though there aren't many other new models in-game yet, aren't there?
Minaithnir2005 - June 27, 2006 02:46 AM (GMT)
yeah half of them are ingame, slow progress due to attention to detail. models very fluffy
Zany Reaper - June 27, 2006 12:48 PM (GMT)
Does anyone know why it's said that the DOW game engine doesn't do Tyranids justice?
If the Nids mod team has already got about half of their models working, then what's the problem?
Have they got Gaunts working in-game yet?
Those bio-morphs would be spectacular if they worked.
Most would be researches, some would be just separate units like Termagaunts & hormagaunts.
However - Which ones would be upgrades for the units themselves? You can't get the weapon beast upgrade anymore - so no Venom Cannon gaunts!
DOWXP - another Table-top mod. However, the damage values aren't changed much aren't they?
How is it different from Our mod & the Dawn of Warhammer mod?
Minaithnir2005 - June 28, 2006 03:58 AM (GMT)
they say they have gaunts ingame and they have lictor and carni 2
Zany Reaper - June 28, 2006 12:57 PM (GMT)
Any media links & proof for evidence of this?
Minaithnir2005 - June 28, 2006 11:28 PM (GMT)
pics on forum and word of mouth only im afraid
Edit: Anyone here visited the BFG mod forumn recently? They need some help aqquiring concept art, see Here
Bloodrage - August 23, 2006 11:33 AM (GMT)
The Steel Legion Mod is worth a look in. Totally complete, full models etc and AI. Steel Legion Mod
Zany Reaper - August 23, 2006 12:27 PM (GMT)
We now have working AI for most of the units in our mod anyways.
The Steel legion mod is practically complete though. The same team are now working on the Armageddon mod, which focusses on Orks rather than the Steel Legion alone.
In fact, we actually have some of the Ex-steel Legion mod things that were for Orks & Eldar.
Those are the Gunwagon, Grotz gangs, Grot tanks & Eldar Jetbikes.
They were removed from the later versions of the Steel legion mod though.
Minaithnir2005 - September 1, 2006 04:02 AM (GMT)
BFG Mod is getting places, thudmiser has even joined us! we looking good to go soon, plus dark crusade demo out today :)
Stim - September 1, 2006 06:16 AM (GMT)
DoW40k mod beta4 is outDL from here
Zany Reaper - September 1, 2006 04:26 PM (GMT)
Damn. More competition...
Stim - September 1, 2006 08:24 PM (GMT)
Yep, but they were first, so you could watch some nice ideas in action and steal them :P
Zany Reaper - September 4, 2006 03:43 PM (GMT)
Tell me the ideas here in secret, & I might take note of them...
Minaithnir2005 - September 27, 2006 11:41 PM (GMT)
Just som enews on other mods
BFG Mod- got half the tau fleet moddelled alongside random imperial naval vessels, and a few stations, we are starting texturing, animation, fx and coding , well pretty much now
Skynet Mod - Pretty much where it was last time.
Zany Reaper - September 28, 2006 03:32 PM (GMT)
Skynet mod is probably a lost cause. BFG however IMO should've been done in Homeworld 2, but anyways...
Who's your animator?
Minaithnir2005 - September 28, 2006 11:30 PM (GMT)
Kaffl i believe, he is also coder, im his helper. We have 2 of thudy's guys for moddelling and texturing, and thud will give us ai guys to help me with the ai
Zany Reaper - September 29, 2006 07:03 PM (GMT)
I need AI info from Thuddy on how to make AI for a new race.
Minaithnir2005 - September 29, 2006 11:29 PM (GMT)
its easy if you are using skirmish ai, i can do it it just takes ages, its just a case of rename rename and rename and revalue
if you were interested in leaving your mark on BFG mod then just apply on forums and we can find a one off for you :D
Zany Reaper - September 30, 2006 08:07 PM (GMT)
... I think I'll wait for DC to come out instead.
Minaithnir2005 - March 4, 2007 12:43 AM (GMT)
More BFG Mod News
BFG Mod team now has some more modelers and work is steaming, stuff is in game and moving (only ramming currently but, though funny, guns come soon)
Following pictures are from our forums (http://z3.invisionfree.com/BFG_mod/index.php) , please visit for more Eye Candy, no new news yet as we are too busy but some of you will appreciate the time i've taken to post pictures, those who don't well... you know the rules, opinions to yourselves
Minaithnir2005 - March 4, 2007 12:44 AM (GMT)
Zany Reaper - March 4, 2007 09:21 AM (GMT)
Wow, talk about quality models!
Some of those look really high-polygon models however. Are you sure that they're within the polygon limit of the game.
None of the bigger things should have any more than 4000 polygons maximum. Smaller ships perhaps about 2000.
Minaithnir2005 - March 5, 2007 05:10 AM (GMT)
The Ramiles Class Starfort is 1.4million Poly's, its a movie piece, its corporeal counter part in the game will be similar but less up close detail, the ships are on bat, we now have a full SM fleet
Zany Reaper - March 5, 2007 01:30 PM (GMT)
1.4 million polygons = f**k me!
Seriously, that many? Damn...
So how many is the game counterpart then?
Minaithnir2005 - March 6, 2007 05:12 AM (GMT)
Dunno, its being scaled as we type, um 5000 maybe, we get away with high polys as each player has max of 5 buildings and 10 ships at a time anyway
Zany Reaper - March 6, 2007 08:51 PM (GMT)
5000 is still too high, should be roughly half that amount. I think you should invest in a better texture instead.
Minaithnir2005 - March 7, 2007 02:22 AM (GMT)
ok, largest detail (planet killer) is 3000 polys
@Zany - would you like to beta when the time comes, im particulary interested in returning the favour plus your love of eldar, apply here "http://z3.invisionfree.com/BFG_mod/index.php?showtopic=101&st=0&#last" and i'll run you through the process, even if you just have a go at the eldar beta
Zany Reaper - March 7, 2007 05:41 PM (GMT)
DOn't know really, I'd rather play a version that has more content. What does the beta have in it?
Thanks for the offer, but I need more info.
Minaithnir2005 - March 8, 2007 06:33 AM (GMT)
beta will have tau, sm or IN, only 2 of above though, then we release expansions with full races until all races and ships in there, eldar release will be eldar plus the 3 races from previous releases, we need an eldar enthusiast who doesnt play bfg to give insight
Zany Reaper - March 8, 2007 07:33 PM (GMT)
I'm interested in the Eldar version then.
However, I'm not interested in signing up on the forum as it means I have another forum to worry about & spend time in, which I simply don't wanna do.
So I'm interested in the beta, but I just don't wanna sign up for it.
You can sign me up however :)
Minaithnir2005 - March 9, 2007 09:08 AM (GMT)
You can sign up for forums, post your app and then post your findings, 2 posts then you never have to visit again
Zany Reaper - March 9, 2007 11:57 AM (GMT)
But it's still worrying! Can't you just sign me up instead?