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Darkest Hour release - 31st January 2009

Nestor Makhno

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Darklight Games is pleased to announce that the official release of the Darkest Hour mod of Red Orchestra will be January 31st 2009. The method of release will be announced at a later date. There will be updates every 3 months after the initial release.



The release will include polished versions of some of your favourite maps from the beta releases as well as one or two new future classics. Finalised details will be posted in our Christmas media release.

There will be new material as well as tried and tested equipment and classes for both sides.




Call for testers
If you wish to help in the testing of the official release and have your input count in the look and gameplay of the mod, contact me via PM through the DH forums and he will give you details of how to get set up.

All active testers of the official release will have an easter egg placed on their favourite map with either a picture of them or an inscription of their game name. Only the level designer and the recipient will know where the easter egg is located.

Get in touch now - testing starts next Sunday (7th)!

 
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Gardner

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Smocks & Volksgrenadiers?

Smocks & Volksgrenadiers?

Out of curiosity, since you have posted smocks and Volksgrenadier wallpaper, does that mean that there will be some Battle of the Bulge maps included?

I'm thinking that gear looks too warm for the Normandy campaign, especially the head gaiters/scarves.

Forgive my ignorance if this information is somewhere else...I haven't been following the mods that much.

Thanks....
 

Sidus Preclarum

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Out of curiosity, since you have posted smocks and Volksgrenadier wallpaper, does that mean that there will be some Battle of the Bulge maps included?

I'm thinking that gear looks too warm for the Normandy campaign, especially the head gaiters/scarves.

Forgive my ignorance if this information is somewhere else...I haven't been following the mods that much.

Thanks....
*cough* not following the mod as in "skipped directly to the 3rd screen and missed the first" *cough* ?

:p


Ardennes maps (those and others) are the currently most played, btw.
 
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protector

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Battle of the Bugle maps are currently being played on our beta version and will also be included in our Official release.
 
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Jono

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This looks great fellas'. Looks like it's going to be a real quality mod :cool:
 

protector

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Out of curiosity, since you have posted smocks and Volksgrenadier wallpaper, does that mean that there will be some Battle of the Bulge maps included?

I'm thinking that gear looks too warm for the Normandy campaign, especially the head gaiters/scarves.

Forgive my ignorance if this information is somewhere else...I haven't been following the mods that much.

Thanks....

Just so you guys know there will be more variants of the player models.
 
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Atomskytten

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Glad to see the mod making progress and I am looking forward to next release.

However I am dissapointed that the Panzer VI B was not released to vanilla RO before it being used in a mod :(
 

Shurek

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Glad to see the mod making progress and I am looking forward to next release.

However I am dissapointed that the Panzer VI B was not released to vanilla RO before it being used in a mod :(
Sorry mate. Believe me, I tried. The KT was originally destined for DH anyway with the Porsche turret before Captain Obvious and I tackled his Henschel version. We were just never able to get it done together for a variety of personal reasons. We should just all be happy that the DH crew have the personnel and resources (and goodwill) to get it done and into the game finally. You can bet on it that I will see to it that the King Tiger will stalk the battlefields of the Ostfront at some point after the DH release.
 
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TheAncient

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Looks to me like it belongs on the Eastern Front just as much as the JS-2.

Officially designated Panzerkampfwagen VI Sd.Kfz 182, the King Tiger was placed into service early 1944. It served in the western and eastern front notably in the battle of Normandy, operation "Market Garden" in Holland, and the offensive in Ardennes. It also served in various other operations in Poland, Hungary, Minsk and a small number also defended Berlin in April and May 1945.

The IS-2 tank first saw combat in the spring of 1944. IS-2s were assigned to separate heavy tank regiments, normally of 21 tanks each. These regiments were used to reinforce the most important attack sectors during major offensive operations. Tactically, they were employed as breakthrough tanks. heavy tank regiments, normally of 21 tanks each. These regiments were used to reinforce the most important attack sectors during major offensive operations. Tactically, they were employed as breakthrough tanks.
 
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fOgGy

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Out of curiosity, since you have posted smocks and Volksgrenadier wallpaper, does that mean that there will be some Battle of the Bulge maps included?

I'm thinking that gear looks too warm for the Normandy campaign, especially the head gaiters/scarves.

Forgive my ignorance if this information is somewhere else...I haven't been following the mods that much.

Thanks....
I'm pretty sure they are going to be used for the Battle of the Bulge maps.

Hey another thing, can TWI maybe use DH's German winter uniforms as the official axis skins for RO snowy cold-weathered maps ?
 
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M.Serenatas

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Feb 19, 2009
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goodness this mod is great. 29th ID is tryna help gain more recognition for this mod since our unit is fully dedicated to this mod.

Used to only get few days where there was pubbers but not we get regulars all the time :] More and more people are constantly joining into the Darkest Hour Community
 

ightenhill

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Only just started looking at this but have to say the Ardenne maps are superb.. The lighting and textures are so immersive.. I just wish the servers were more occupied..
 

COOL SHADOW

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the Home of the Heroes!
Hello!

I have ROO not installed anymore. Do I need to install it again if I wanna play DH? :confused:
(I ask this cause my steam account would let me install DH, but says nothing about installing ROO first)

thanx.
 

CelMcN

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Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

I would love to have this mod but my estimated download time is 20 hours!! Is this available on disc please?