News Archives: July 2005

Sunday, July 31, 2005

El_Capitan's Gaming Strategy Blog

After taking over Out4Blood's Strategy Blog, El_Capitan has decided to set out on his own and create his own gaming blog site. Don't miss his expect Rise of Nations strategy advice and visit his new site from this link. He has also recently uploaded a couple of his recorded games showing some of his great strategies. You can check them out here.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

WW2 Scenarios for RoN T&P

We got a couple of WW2 scenarios for Rise of Nations T&P for the weekend. The first is "Battle of the Bulge" by Shaw DA MAN. The second offering is "Generals: Europe WWII" by Metallica_rocks.

Friday, July 29, 2005

New RONH Downloads

Diplomacy isn't the first word to come to mind about the Wild West but then they do say that war is the extention of diplomacy by other means. 6 Indian and 2 American players duke it out in the early 1860s here. Better yet, get version 2, which came out the next day!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Dave's DonTheDime Fix V. 2 for RoNTP

DonTheDime CTW Mod continues to inspire others, and Battleman aka Dave has fixed a number of bugs that was still haunting the original version, and added some touches of his own. You can download it here.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Forum Down for Maintenance July 23-24

The forums will be unavailable for most of the July 23rd - July 24th weekend for database maintenance and updates. Please be patient as we make the site work even better for you. Thanks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

New Mods and Scenarios for RoNTP

The Mods and Scenarios keeps coming in! This time Montero updates his "Modern Civilization" to version 1.02. Shaw DA MAN also contributes a mod that adds more skins to his Darkknight skin mod. This set called "Darkmen" adds elite pikemen and arquebusiers. Finally Feonor updates his "Middle Earth" Scenario to version 2. While Wallenstein
takes us back to the 17th century with his scenario "Thirty Years War".

Sunday, July 17, 2005

New RoNTP Scenarios

Our loyal RoNTP community continues to create new scenarios for our enjoyment. This time King Walker, contributes "Pirates of the Caribbean". This download actually has 2 scenarios, you should play then by this order: 1st,Escape of Marseille; 2nd,Pirates of the Caribbean. Spitfire_Pilot contributes "Invasion of Shanghai 1937". To win this scenario u have to capture all the cities on the map. You play as the Japanese. A version playing as the Chinese is in the works.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Mods abound

Been a week for modding again with three new downloads. Mexican Montero has some new skins, Holy War changes Egyptians into Muslims and Medieval units are reskinned to look like Crusaders and also borrows a knight skin from another mod. Last but not least, the Black Knight mod gives the gunpowder age knight black armour.

The scenarios haven't been neglected, however, with one new release. Rev _Matis_pl is a rookie whose first scenario is about the Chinese so help him out with good comments and encouragement.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Rise of Legends Dev Diary #1

Gamespy has started a series of developer diaries for Big Huge Game's next title, Rise of Legends. Tim Train, Vice President of Operations and Development of Big Huge Games, kicks off the series. Start with this link as you rise with the Legends of game design!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


LOTR seems to be one of those recurring themes for inspiration and it's inspired Feonor to release Middle Earth V1. V1 because he intends to improve on it as and when. You can keep track of its development here.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Rise & Fall Heaven

Heaven Games is proud to announce a new Heaven! Many Rise of Nations fans were fans of Stainless Steel Studios previous titles like Empire Earth and Empire: Dawn of the Modern World. Now we can have more merriment with "Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War"! Visit this new slice of Heaven from this link.

Saturday, July 9, 2005

Diplomacy Europe 1346 Ver 3 MP Scenario

Berlin9487 returns to the MP scenario scene with a new European Diplomacy scenario. This one involves Europe during 1346. Europe is in a time of change. Nations are emerging out of the chaotic feudal system of the Middle Ages. You can grab it here.

Thursday, July 7, 2005

RONTP Scenario and Mod Downloads

We got a pair of goodies this time round. We have a new American revolution scenario by zenithian. Actually there are two scenarios but both come in a package. One for Lexington and Concord (Paul Revere's ride) and the other for Yorktown. The Mod is a new skin mod by Shaw DA MAN, that adds some detailing for some German and American units.

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

IGN's Rise of Legends Alim Unit Showcase Part 1

Just checked out the BHG site and they've got some news on Rise of Legend's "Nations" and its units. "Some of you long time Rise of Nations fans will remember the unit showcases that were hosted on IGN. They have a similar series of articles in store for you that will reveal the fantastical units of Rise of Legends! Part one is now online, giving you the first look at some of the more common units of the desert dwelling Alim race." You can check that out from this link. The site also features over a dozen screenshots (some new, and exclusives and some old).

Rise of Babel Taunt Pack for RoN T&P

The Masters of RoN Team is proud to announce the release of the final version of Rise of Babel (RoB) taunt pack for Rise of Nations : Thrones & Patriots. You can dowload this MoR exclusive at their download site. The Taunt pack not only includes a staggering 999 taunts, but the collection of the most popular scripts and a few scenarios to boot.

Monday, July 4, 2005

More RoN T&P Downloads

We also have a couple of new scenarios this time, Battleman comes out with a Napoleonic scenario called "Battle of Toulon. You are Napoleon trying to drive the English out of Toulon harbor in this one. iamcanadian also has a scenario where he creates a Conquer the world like scenario that isn't turn based, and names it "Conquer The World" appropriately enough. He also asks for fan reviews and ratings for his creation.

Last Man Standing Tourney by AoI Clan

Army of Insegard has prepared a fresh and unique competition for the Rise of Nations community and you are all kindly invited to take part in it. You have 4 more days to sign up. This competition is nothing like you've seen before because it will require of you much more than merely Rise of Nations skills. Check out AoI clan website for more information.

Friday, July 1, 2005

Thunder Answers on Rise of Legends

Graham "Thunder" Somers, BHG's community relations manager, drops by our RoL forum to answer some questions about Rise of Legends. He covers some of the advances they have already made with the game's scenario editor and moddability. Check it out in this thread.