News Archives: April 2005

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Rise of Caesar Mod V0.002.1 Alpha

Cassius Allanus has released an alpha version of his "Rise of Caesar" Mod for Rise of Nations T&P. Plans for other civs include Egyptians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Seleucids, Parthians, Germanics, Gauls, Iberians, Britons, and a combined Norse-Slavic civ. These may change in the future. You can download this release from here.

New RoN Scemarios

Just catching up on the annoucements, but since the last scenario rush. We've collected quite a number of new ones since then.

This time we have "The Rebellian of Halifax 1823" by Spitfire_Pilot. This scenario is for T&P and is about a fictional rebellian in Halifax.

Metallica_rocks contributes to the scenario rush this round with a couple of scenarios, the first is called "The Moscow Trade", where you play a cop named "Sergent Harrison" trying to take down an arms deal between Russian and North Korean arms dealers. He also contributes a second scenario called "Drug Raid". Again you play as a cop "Sergent Harrison" in bringing down drug lords. Both are T&P Scenarios made using Kingroy1's ERA mod, so you will need that mod to play them.

Le_Grande_Puba takes a tried and true road of a WW2 scenario for T&P, where you will then take the role of General Patton in operation Overlord and liberating France from Germany. This one is called "1944-St Mere Eglise".

Finally, monkeyrock joins in with "Street By Street", where you play as Britain defending against a fictional invasion by France in the modern world. This is scenario is for the original Rise of Nations.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Thunder Drops by for Multiplayer Ideas

Graham "Thunder" Somers dropped by our forums to solicit ideas for multiplayer features for their next title. They've have a programmer fully dedicated to this endeavor now, which they didn't have for Rise of Nations. So get your requests and ideas in now!

Friday, April 22, 2005

DonTheDime's Global Conquest Campaign 1.03

Due to popular demand, DonTheDime has uploaded the latest version 1.03 of his Global Conquest Campaign Mod for Thrones & Patriots. You can download it from here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Hint of a New Game from BHG

After a thread by ReadyMan challenging the staff at BHG for a game of Rise of Nations. Thunder drops by to answer the challenge...sort of. Well, instead he hints at a new game from BHG which he said will be announced pretty soon!

Friday, April 15, 2005

Big Huge Games Looking for Programmers

Big Huge Games has put up a humorous ad, but the job offer is quite serious of course, for a programming position that they have available. It features an add made to look like C++ code, so you better be able to read it if you even want to be considered for the job. You can check out their ad here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

1814 - The Battle of Toulouse

Le_Grande_Puba has you in this historic battle with his latest offering. The last major battle of the Peninsular War was fought over the important southern French city of Toulouse. It was also an unnecessary battle as Napoleon Bonaparte had abdicated four days earlier, but Wellington didn't know this. Give it a try here.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

RoNTP Scenario Assault with a RoN Campaign Attack!

We were inundated with a rush of scenario submissions this weekend. We have half a dozen releases. First is a initial attempt at scenario design by Metallica_rocks called "Crash Site".

King Walker contributes to the flood with "Time SWAT: Target Hitler". In which you play time travelling cops sent back in time to assassinate Hitler in 1933.

Le_Grande_Puba visits Pearl Harbour where you play the roll of the Japanese navy in attacking Pearl Harbour. Can you duplicate their sucessful surprise attack?

Tiger_VIB releases version 1.0 of his "Gates of Fire" scenario. A multiplayer scenario where you play as the out the events at Thermopylae between the Persians and the Greeks.

monkeyrock contributes to the effort by storming the Beach_Head, where you play France in an attack on Britain. Tbis is a scenario for the original Rise of Nations.

Crushavill creates a campaign for the original Rise of Nation, called "Rome :Birth of the Empire". You can play from Ancient to Medieval Age.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Battlefield 1943 Mod for RoNTP

uthum876 is 1st out of the gate with a World War 2 Mod for Rise of Nations's T&P expack. It's called Battlefield 1943 and features more than 17 historically accurate World War two civs such as the Finns, Waffen SS, the Polish, and the Hungarians. Other major changes have been made to existing civs such as the Americans and Germans. Plus more than 50 historically accurate WW2 skins, among others features. Version 2.0 is already in the works, but for the time being Version 1.5 is found here.

Monday, April 4, 2005

WW2 German Campaign for RoNTP

Le_Grande_Puba has created a Campaign for Rise of Nations:TP where you play as Germany during WW2. You invade, conquer and in some cases defend against all odds in this camapign and see if you can win the War for Germnay. You can download it here.

The Battle of Austerlitz Scenario

Meat Puppet calls up the Grand Armee once again! This scenario was designed using RON TaP Scenario Editor, with custom scripting and new custom sounds and based on KingWalkers work also was designed using the CTW units, including Imperial Guard, Junkers, Red Coats and others. You, as Napoleon, have taken Vienna but have not yet conquered Austria. The Emperor Francis II has allied with Tsar Alexander of Russia and together they face you near the Austrian town of Austerlitz with a combined army that exceeds yours. You can download this scenario here.

Saturday, April 2, 2005

Sumerian Nation Mod

One of my favourite civs from AoE gets the Rise of Nations treatment from HomenPizza as he converts the Incas into the Sumerians. For lovers of AoE he even includes a scenario for the RoR expansion. What more could a Sumie fan ask for?

Operation: Torchbearer Scenario

Metallica_rocks has created a scenario using KingRoy1's Empires Rise Again Mod. This scenario features what promises to be a humongous city, after an apparent terrorist bombing of an Olympic stadium. It's your job to sort out the mess and take out the perpetrators with this download.

World War One Total Conversion Mod Alpha Release

KingRoy1 has released an alpha version of his closely followed World War 1 Total Conversion Mod. It's supposed to be around 30% of what is the total mod and it already has not of stuff. So download this Mod now to get a taste of what's to come!

Friday, April 1, 2005

Rise of Nations 2 Sneak Preview!!!

Someone got wind of an early alpha of Rise of Nations 2, and decided to post a sneak preview on their website. You can take a gander at some amazing screenshots here! Quickly before they take it down! ....It's Just an April Fools Joke!

New RoN Scenarios and Mods

Forumer, Tiger_VIB has created a multi-player scenario where you can re-enact the battle of Thermopylae, called "Gates of Fire". You can take charge of the forces of the Spartans or the Persians. Start the battle with this download.

King Walker has created a Mod (based on another mod) which allows you to use CTW unique units in the scenario editor, and thus design a scenario using those units. You can download the mod here and then play a scenario he created using this mod called Waterloo: The Battle.