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  1. Hi all, What are the recommended system requirements of all W3D hub games? I'm using windows xp and remember reading somewhere that the minimal OS was vista... Before I upgrade to vista I wanted to known if that was true. 32-bit os or 64-bit?
  2. Heya, Raap here, aka the guy who promised some sort of APB contributions but failed to deliver 1/3rd of it. How is things around here these days, and does APB stil have an audience? Despite how I left things during a 'heated moment', and despite an attempt to finish up my last contribution in august was just not working out due to a long excuse-train of reasons I don't believe are worth mentioning, I can't help but feel this nagging feeling of having some unfinished business. So I wonder, is there a point for me to consider making the time available to finish the Hostile Waters revamp that got stuck in a development hell? I'm speaking of this thing here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7fULGRONJ7dNldqVHVRQVhRSGc/view I put a lot of work on various art related things earlier this year to finish it but I just wasn't able to pull through, and unfortunately there is still a lot left to be done unless I trim down the development scope a lot (like axing the completely untested underground railcart system). So, TLDR: Do people still play APB?
  3. And oh yes, it is! Roland JV-2080 included as well as a vibe from Red Alert.
  4. So this is an extremely minor issue that won't affect gameplay at all and is mostly about aesthetics, but I'm going to bring it up anyway. I was showing a friend of mine APB who had never played it or Renegade before and when telling him about how the technicians and engineers work, I started thinking that the repair tool is kinda ridiculous. Engineers already have the golden wrench, so I was thinking it would be really easy to replace the repair tool with a non-golden wrench. Now, I do realize that swinging a wrench at a MCT to repair a building doesn't really make that much more sense than pressing buttons a a flip phone, but I do think it would be a little more intuitive to new players. I also think it might drive home the point to new players who have played Renegade before that repair tool doesn't work the same as in Renegade (although this is admittedly hardly an issue anymore). Plus it is more RAlistic, as in Red Alert you repair buildings by clicking the wrench icon and then clicking on the building. And also the repair tool doesn't really fit in the the time period, since Red Alert is supposed to take place in the '50s and a repair tool is some pretty advanced technology. The only downsides I can think of are that this may cause some confusion with the mechanic wrench vs. the technician wrench, and also nostalgia for the repair tool and 56K sound effects. So what do you think. Should we keep the repair tool as it is or replace it with a wrench?
  5. In continuance of my (now fixed) discovery of terrain in CanyonRiver; Was I supposed to be able to get here? It doesn't really provide any tactical usage, sadly, but it didn't feel very intentional. Looks like I can see some end-map glitches? On that note, guess the map
  6. Does anyone know if the setting is broken or something? I can't seem to actually get it to work even if i turn it on in-game :/
  7. Should Yaks be added to Ridge War?
  8. Red Alert: A Path Beyond Update [blurb]In which the "old style" Grenadier is given a new lease on life, mid-tier infantry eat their Wheaties, and the Medic is cut down to size AGAIN[/blurb] Infantry Health All non-Volkov infantry take slightly more damage from direct rocket/tank shell hits (0.3 -> 0.333) Health of most infantry has been increased across the board, the main exceptions being free infantry and ones that already have 100+ health: Flamethrower and Spy are up to 60. Thief is up to 80, but no longer has armour. All 60-health infantry are up to 70. All 75-health infantry are up to 80, except the Sniper who is up to 90. I'm sure this will be seen as fairly controversial so I'll give you my reasonings ahead of time so you don't need to ask first. Engineer Golden Wrench power down by 12.5% (except when capturing) Flamethrower Death explosion now hurts health of other flamethrowers. Mechanic No longer automatically heals armour of occupied vehicles. Officers M60/PKM damage multiplier to building exteriors down (0.15 -> 0.1), DPS -33.33% M60/PKM damage multiplier to no-MCT buildings up (0.1875 -> 0.2), DPS +6.67% M60/PKM damage multiplier to heavy vehicles adjusted (0.4/0.4 health/armour -> 0.45/0.3), DPS -10%. M60/PKM damage multiplier to mammoth vehicles adjusted (0.275/0.275 -> 0.3/0.2), DPS -12.7%. However in both cases they handle heavily damaged (no armour - heavily into combat or tripped an AT mine) vehicles better. Rifle Soldiers, Medic (weapons share same warheads) MP5 rate of fire down (15 -> 12.5). DPS to infantry -9.1%. AK-47 secondary rate of fire down (10 -> 9) AK-47 secondary inaccuracy down (3.75 -> 2.75) M16 Trishot ROF up (1.5 -> 2) "Spray" damage penalty (used by AK-47 secondary and MP5) to hard targets reduced (-16% -> -10%). For AK-47 this changes nothing; for MP5 this means its DPS to hard targets is only -2.6%. M16/AK-47/MP5 damage multiplier to MCTs up (0.18 -> 0.1875). DPS +4.17% for M16/AK-47, +1.5% for MP5. Rocket Soldiers Soviet one is no longer called the "Grenadier"; he's back to being an RPG Trooper and having a Makarov as a sidearm. Shotgunners Remington slug damage vs vehicles is now always the same as dragonsbreath damage. TOZ flechette damage vs vehicles is now always 50% higher than dragonsbreath damage. (Previously these both had different anti-armour settings to dragonsbreath.) Remington/TOZ dragonsbreath damage multiplier to light/air vehicles adjusted (0.5/0.375 -> 0.6/0.3), DPS -6.7% to all the armoured ones, but +20% to Supply/Demo Trucks. Remington/TOZ dragonsbreath damage multiplier to heavy vehicles adjusted (0.375/0.25 -> 0.4/0.2), DPS -11.1%. However in both cases they handle heavily damaged (no armour - heavily into combat or tripped an AT mine) vehicles better. Remington/TOZ dragonsbreath damage multiplier to mammoth vehicles lowered (0.25/0.15 -> 0.25/0.125), DPS -11.1%. Spy Fixed bug where radio commands were showing up in the wrong colour. Grenadier Retooled into a budget anti-tank/anti-building-exterior/anti-infantry splash unit, available to both sides and does not require a Barracks. Against vehicles, its damage varies. Against light vehicles, its damage is similar to the Flamethrower, but against heavier vehicles it's a little better and against mammoth vehicles it's a LOT better, but still nowhere near the power of proper anti-tank units (2 grens take a little longer to kill an ore truck than 1 RS does, but it takes 4 flamethrowers to kill it in that much time). It's a much stronger anti-tank unit than the Captain but also riskier. Against building exteriors, its DPS is slightly better than a Flamethrower, though it has no MCT bonus (not that it's safe to try using it against most MCTs anyway). This is its main area of expertise, and while the RS does it better due to more damage, range and survivability, the Grenadier does it cheaper and defends itself better against infantry. Against infantry, its damage potential is the same as the "RPGrenadier"'s frag grenades, except now it's available in infinite supply. This is a little worse than the flamethrower in DPS and lacks the flamer's perks of afterburn damage, cover penetration, safe CQC use and an easy arc, but is still worlds better at splashing than the LAW/RPG are. Its low price of 150 credits and high movement speed give it a place at the start of the match and during desperate times if your money is low or you lack a WF and need to move fast. Before the overhaul that turned the Grenadier into an "artillery infantry", Soviets didn't really have much of a reason to buy them because Flamethrowers cost barely more than them. Should be a bit of a different case now that there's a 300 credit gap between the two units, and buying a Flamethrower before the first dump pretty much prevents you from buying ANY vehicles for a while, whereas a Gren lets you buy some vehicles and if you cause enough havoc you can even afford a HT. Range is not as ridiculous as before; it can only throw as far as a Shock Trooper can shoot. So it can't outrange base defenses, rifles/captains/flamers, or any vehicle. As a result it should also be easier to detect. Its main downside is a lack of armour - this renders it very vulnerable to splash damage, both its own and that of enemy tanks. This means that smart positioning is very important when dealing with enemy tanks and artillery since you can't just eat up splash damage like an RS can, trying to use them as a CQC splasher like the Flamethrower is not recommended as you'll be hurting yourself more than you hurt them, and Medics can't solve either of these problems with their armour cache. It also lacks a sidearm, so it MUST maintain some distance from infantry in order to hurt them safely. Vehicles Light Tank No longer has strongpoints/weakpoints, putting it in line with other light vehicles. Minelayer Adjusted suspension a bit, shouldn't get stuck on Refill Pads anymore. AP mines actually kill medics now. Ranger Damage multiplier to building exteriors down (0.15 -> 0.125), DPS -16.67% Damage multiplier to no-MCT buildings up (0.1875 -> 0.2), DPS +6.67% Damage multiplier to heavy vehicles adjusted (0.4/0.4 -> 0.45/0.3375), DPS -10% (see Officers) Damage multiplier to mammoth vehicles adjusted (0.275/0.275 -> 0.3/0.225), DPS -12.7% Tesla Tank Damage up (210 -> 240). DPS +14.3%. Can now kill Longbows in two shots! Damage multiplier to buildings down (0.2 -> 0.18), DPS only +2.9% Damage multiplier to stealth vehicles down (1.5 -. 1.375), DPS only +4.7% Aesthetics Added ambient sounds for MCT/new computers in base buildings. Buildings Power Plant Fixed some fences that did not have collision. Fixed a bug that was causing players' weapons to aim strangely when indoors. Ore stuff Molten ore warhead changed from SplashFire to Fire, so it can actually hurt flamethrower infantry again. Silo now has a vehicle blocker on top so helis can't touch its molten ore and get perma-damaged. War Factory Old props no longer overlap with new ones in certain Soviet interior layouts. Maps On all air maps, C4 will now disappear when placed at very high parts of Tesla Coils, Gap Generators and Ore Silos (or floating near said parts, so no C4-Longbow foolishness). RA_Bonsai Removed Allies' WF turret. RA_GuardDuty Raised some of the blockers around the hills. Most of the dirt roads are now bifurcated ala RA/various other maps. Shrunk a couple of trees that were frequent Yak suicide spots. RA_Metro Soviet service depot is more accessible from the Barracks/War Factory sides. Soviet service depot has a miniature concrete wall between it and the bridge, short enough that repairing tanks can shoot at enemies on the bridge, but tall enough that it's very difficult for Allied tanks on the bridge to line up a shot against the SD itself, and impossible for caps/rifles without breaking the wall, making it harder to destroy the SD. Unfortunately, this makes it less accessible from the front, but from what I've seen the Soviet SD rarely survives long enough for Soviets to even use it, so what difference does it make? Removed barricades in front of the Soviet Barracks; their existence was vestigial thing from the Beta version - albeit updated with a more modern appearance - but they really just get in the way of Minelayers. Exposed Allied truck-side silo a bit more. RA_Pipeline Sandstorm particles are 50% smaller. Fixed missing texture on spare pump parts. RA_RidgeRacer Hopefully fixed the map timer (should be 5 minutes) RA_Zama Fixed out of bounds zone not counting as a no-beacon zone.
  9. As promised @NodGuy, a Steam tutorial. Was going to PM you, then thought why not a thread for others to use. Disclaimer - Red Alert: A Path Beyond is not and will not ever be available on Steam. As much as we all would want it, we cannot forget copyright and all that. Okay! So if you have me, Silverlight, Pushwall, or ChopBam as friends on Steam you may have seen us playing Red Alert: A Path Beyond from the Friends List. In this tutorial I will show you how to do this. Step 1. Add a Non-Steam game to your Library Probably your easiest step, I hope. Just open your Steam account and find your Library tab. And then find + ADD A GAME... and then select Add a Non-Steam Game... Step 2. Locating your APB game.exe Once you select Add a Non-Steam Game... you'll come across this. Select Browse... and search for wherever you placed your W3D Hub Launcher. My preferred method is simply finding your shortcut and opening the file location; Find your games folder; Open apb-release; And select game Of course, you can also find it by going this other route: OS (C:) >>> Program Files (x86) >>> W3D Hub >>> games >>> apb-release >>> game.exe Once you have done that, your game.exe appears in the list of programs to add and is checked off. Select Add Selected Programs and done! Step 3. Renaming game.exe and connecting to the server. You now have APB in your Steam library, though as you can see it is using its file name. Not only that, if you start it from this shortcut now you will only launch single-player LAN mode. Here's how to change that. First we right-click on game and select Properties. You will then come across this. Here we are going to want to change two things; the Title and the Target. 1. Where it says game, delete that and type in Red Alert: A Path Beyond. Silverlight and the others prefer the full Command & Conquer: Red Alert: A Path Beyond title. Whichever you prefer is fine. 2. In the Target: copy and paste this at the end after the quotes. +connect +playername YourNameHere +multi Important: Note the YourNameHere in the Target and change it to your ingame username. Can't have several people all trying to connect under the same name. What you should come out with is this. And in your Library you now have Red Alert: A Path Beyond! You can now hit Play and join the server right from your newly created Steam shortcut! And your friends will see that you're online too! End Tutorial And that concludes this Steam tutorial! As it is a Non-Steam game your playtime will not be tracked, but when you hop ingame you do get the Steam overlay. Just hit Shift+Tab and it opens. You can then take screenshots through Steam and chat with your friends while playing! Thank you for your time. I hope this tutorial becomes of use to you and I'll see you ingame!
  10. I have Ideas to improve either to fissure, forest of illusion, or rock trap. Idea #1 how about player controlled cannons? They would have limited health and might be something for those who are not good at infantry combat to do. (Remember cannon or turret; not pill, not flame, not m60, nor machine gun.) Idea #2 (fissure only) capturable oil pump? It allows some who don't like infantry combat to instead go for a moneymaker. what do you guys think?
  11. How much memory is APB supposed to use? It seems to take up to 3 GB at times but that doesn't seem right, which impacts other running applications. Is there a memory leak somewhere?
  12. Time will tell, sooner or later... But anyway, it took me two days again to finish another script for Red Alert A Path Beyond - an alternative script for Chronotank. In overall, it is a crazy unit for "Lunar Paradox" map. However, new Chronotank, as well as Chronosphere, may cause Chronovortex which would try to destroy buildings and units of your teammates. Joked at the end of video
  13. I personally have never really loved this map, but I used to like it a lot more before the mammys were removed. I have never seen the Soviets win against a competent Allied team without using a flare. We had 4 V2s hit the WF at once... only to have an engineer golden repair it. The Allies have the vastly superior base since it is much tighter and has better defenses with a pillbox/turret combo pretty much ruining an attack route for the soviets. Then, they have the front of their base well defended with a more spread out combo that is much harder to attack undetected than the soviet flame towers. there are only 3 soviet flame towers, and the one on the hill I have never actually see fire at anything. So effectively, the soviets have this giant spread out base with 3 separate ways to get into it with many blindspots, and poor offensive capabilities. The Allies have phases, and GREAT anti infantry so using infantry when tanks fail is rarely an option when they can just insta kill your whole squad with an APC/Ranger/Phase. It leaves your only option for victory as a soviet to have Russian James Bond sneak in and nuke the base. If the allies even have one competent engineer with a ranger, their base is nigh invincible. If anyone has any other things they have noticed, please speak up because I don't have a great inner understanding of the balance of this game but I know for the fact the Tesla Tank is NOT a counter to the phase or the constant med/phase spam the Allies can muster.
  14. As I have mentioned before in-game, I think there are many flaws with the carcinogenic map known as RA_Siege, A.K.A "who even made this map?" or "!skip pls". I know there are some people out there who like it, but it's my impression that most players don't. I might be wrong, though. I also have the impression that players usually leave when this map comes in. Now, what's wrong with siege (note: this is my very own personal opinion): 1- It's way too big (we all know that). 2- Also due to the size, it takes a lot of time for the harvester to get the ore. 3- A lot of unused space in the castle (See first picture). Some AI "ghosts" would be good, like in the church on Stormy Valley. 4- The rainy weather makes that map depressing. This may have a psychological effect on players. Rainy weather = bad weather; rainy map = bad map. 5- This section of the Soviet base (see second picture, compare to third picture). Additional suggestion: How about a secondary path for vehicles/infantry over the lake? (See fourth picture) I think it would be good to make a community-designed map, so we could all contribute with ideas and make something great. Also, what happened to Fissure? And who designed Siege? I am open to discussion.
  15. It took me two evenings to make a little demo of what also could be made for Red Alert A Path Beyond. Including few hours for moving resources of this game back to my experimental lab for Commando Assault and for exploring them. Did not know there is already Level Editor and source codes for APB, thanks to CMDBob for the tip.
  16. I'm sure others are sick and tired of their Artillery and V2 vehicles slightly moving when trying to line up a shot. You could try exiting and entering the vehicle but on some terrain this just doesn't work. I don't know if it is the game or my 180 ping but it's very annoying. My suggestion is the option to press Q to 'deploy' the vehicle. I use quotations because there would be no animations for this, it's not really deploying but the vehicle would simply stop moving completely, like the Nod Artillery from Reborn. This would save so much time when preparing to attack enemy defences and buildings. Speaking of the Nod Artillery, it would be awesome if when the Artillery is deployed we get the previously removed slight pivot to the left and right back. This was extremely helpful for me when hitting defences. For those who don't like the pivot then they just don't deploy and use the vehicle like it is now. I'll throw a poll up so people can vote if they would like this or not, although I don't see why not as those who are against can simply never press Q while in these vehicles.
  17. Red Alert: A Path Beyond Update [blurb]Medic and Volkov cut down to size, Sergeants more suited for center-mass shots, new building props, two more bot-friendly maps, and Militant Force! What more could you ask for?[/blurb] General Mines and non-main structures are no longer subject to the splash cover system (only relevant for arty/V2/C4/nukes vs mines, and nukes vs non-main structures). Because of this, nuke damage to these objects is reduced again. Simplified collisions on dead vehicle and trilight props, should be much harder to get stuck against these. Esc help screen remade and updated by A4R91N to include a rundown on all of Delta's base structures. Infantry Saboteurs C4 charge time down from 1 to 0.25 seconds. (Not zero because zero means desyncs if you happen to have it equipped and are holding fire on a vehicle when you eject from said vehicle.) Clearing charges now have the same charge time as C4, for the same reason as above. Tanya C4's "Kiss it bye-bye" is now played globally. Repairmen Repair Tool now uses handgun character animations, allowing bots to use them properly and giving a slight range increase since they're held further forward. (Less importantly it's also more true to the first-person animation.) Medic Health up (75 -> 100) Auto-heal is reduced (3 -> 2.5) Auto-heal now only activates after 1 second of not taking damage. So concentrated fire, burn damage or scuba diving will prevent it from taking hold. Medic kit no longer heals infantry armour. Medic kit now has a 1.5-second charge time and an 0.5-second cooldown, instead of no charge and a 2-second cooldown; this means you can no longer rapidly swap between the kit and MP5 to fire the kit at up to 4 times faster than its intended refire rate. Medic kit no longer has a one-time use insta-heal. Added the "Armour Cache" signal flare (weapon slot 3); this causes friendly infantry within 25m to become uncrushable, refills their armour, and upgrades it to take 2/3rds less damage from mundane explosions (excluding AP mine) and become unstrippable. This flare provides its effect for a minute before expiring, and can be disarmed in half the time it would take to disarm a C4, so placing it anywhere near enemy spawn points is not recommended unless you're just using it as an emergency one-off armour refill. Shotgunners Dragonsbreath afterburn damage up (2.5 -> 4). Dragonsbreath afterburn now works against Flamethrowers and Volkovs. Fixed armour penetration on TOZ flechette shot which was accidentally 37.5% instead of 50% like the other shotgun rounds. (Volkov's "armour" had the correct setting here but that kinda never comes up... ) TOZ flechette shot damage to infantry down (80 -> 75), though with the above fix this is only a "nerf" to unarmoured infantry. Dragonsbreath armour shredding up (50% -> 75%). Slug and flechette armour shredding up (25% -> 100%). Thief Fixed bug where his stealing script would still play out if he died while inside a stealing zone. Volkov KovNade splash radius up (7 -> 8 ) KovNade splash damage down (15 -> 12.5) KovShotty damage down (60 -> 50) Vehicles Yakovlev Yak-9P Kills against Yaks are now recorded properly on the kill feed. Buildings Various buildings have been updated with new props from CMDBob's technology centre - computer consoles, mainframes, chairs and shelves. In most buildings this means extra cover, but in some they replace older props so it just ends up being an aesthetic thing. Tesla Coil Now detects infantry at 120m instead of using the anti-vehicle range (150m). Aesthetics The music track "Militant Force" will now play over the endgame scoreboard, overriding the map jukebox. Technician's flailing animation now works when running with "handgun" weapons and C4 and flares. Technician no longer does his flailing animation when running with large two-handed weapons. Repair Tool's screen glows in the dark. Makarov uses its old first-person animations again as the Beretta ones introduce some awful clipping. Added some new purchase quotes: Sergeant (Carville): "Moving to intercept" Starshina (Topolov): "Za Rossiyu" (For Russia) Captain (Esling): "There is still much to be done" Kapitan (Kukov): "Take the fight to them" Missile Silo basement now has a window into the missile tube, with a shutter that closes during launching. Performance Airfield's runway lights no longer eat up a huge amount of draw calls. Oil pumps use less draw calls and no longer have performance-hungry multimaterials. Bots Bots in the "engineer" group actually do their job now. Sort of. Instead of basically just being worthless pistol defense bots, they will head to a friendly MCT and use the Repair Tool on it endlessly, until the building is dead at which point they may move to another one. At a later date I plan to refine this so that they only repair buildings that NEED repairs, but I haven't had time to figure that part out yet. Bots in the "engineer" group may now spend their money on Engineers for extra survivability instead of only buying Technicians - not like they're ever going to spend it on vehicles or offensive infantry. Small-arms infantry bots will now "ignore" buildings - that is, if these are the only targets in their range, they will shoot them but will move forward at the same time in hopes of finding better targets. Allied bots can now buy Medics; however they do not know how to use their medic features intelligently so they just use them as a CQC commando. Infantry now treat MCT rooms as their "objective" - they will try to reach these areas if no other targets are getting in their way. Once they do so they will shoot the MCT. Infantry preferences are now set on a per-map basis: On small, cramped maps, they will buy more Sergeants, Medics, Flamethrowers and Tanyas, but no Snipers. On open, vehicle-heavy maps they will buy more Captains and Rocket Soldiers, but no Sergeants or Medics. On maps that fall somewhere in between, they get a good mix of everything. Maps RA_CanyonRiver Removed rocks that are completely underwater or hidden in marsh-grass since you really have no way of noticing and avoiding them. RA_Fissure Removed "Militant Force" music track. RA_LunarParadox Auto-healing on superboats down (10 -> 5). Chrono dustblowers collide with Service Depots properly. SPAM Site no longer announces that it is "under attack" when a spy temporarily destroys it. RA_Metro Bots can now be enabled. Same method as usual. On this map they will buy rangers. Base radar markers are present now. (Not that the map was particularly complicated before, but their absence was causing bots to derp out.) War Factory spy zone no longer needs the spy to jump to activate. Fixed the long silence after "Eaten Alive" music track. RA_Pipeline Fixed some misplaced barrels at the Allied pump. Fixed rainbow door. Added a collision safety net between the walkway and top of the oil silo so you can't fall down. Moved dead Allied turret near shore slightly to reduce stuck issues. Shorelines are now lit properly. RA_RidgeRacer Both types of cars are a little slower than before. This leaves them easier to control since high-speed driving doesn't go well with lag in this engine. The Soviet ones are still faster and more slippery than the Allied, but should be less slippery than before - while the Allied ones should do a much better job than before of sticking to the road and being able to take corners at their full speed. Time limit for each checkpoint has been raised to 70 seconds to be more in line with the slower pace of the game. RA_RidgeWar Removed external SDs and the defenses near them. Added additional AA defense on the far east side of each base to compensate (near Soviet Refinery and Allied Conyard). RA_ToTheCore Out-of-bounds border no longer bleeds into the basement of the Allied Construction Yard RA_Under Naval structures are now snow-capped. Deepened water around Allied base. RA_Wasteland Bots can now be enabled.
  18. Hey all, Under sure is a fun map lately... if you are the Allies that is! Look at all this fire power! those communists can't even step out of their base without getting blown back to Stalingrad! And by cutting off their income we've made certain they have no hope of ever sending large scale retaliation, very clever if i do say so myself. Whats that cadet? The soviets have a cost effective infantryman equipped with an RPG that is capable of destroying our glorious fire power? THEY ARE HIDING IN THE TUNNELS RIGHT NOW READY TO STRIKE?? Oh never mind they either all died in that explosion or they had to retreat Hahaha! but you know that last attack has me thinking cadet... if the Soviets had some form of access tunnel linking from their base to the top of the hill we might actually have to do some fighting for once, those RPG troopers could actually pose a viable threat from up there! but its a darn good thing that there isn't said tunnel so instead the soviets all die horribly to our assault isn't that right cadet? TL;DR I've been noticing a sequence of events unfold in the Under map in the same manner more and more often, the total allied mechanized dominance over the center, once this stage gets reached it usually concludes in the demise of the soviets sooner or later, now the factors leading to this circumstance could range from V2s being harder to use in the small map, or to the allies advantage in terms of mechanic units repairing what little damage soviets manage to do to allied tanks and artillery, however I would like to propose a map adjustment for the dev team to mull over. The core concept is an access tunnel either leading to the top of the hill exiting like so Or a tunnel exiting to the North west end of the map near or around the watchtower area, both of these are mainly to create access points for infantry to reach the center area and contribute to the combat without being slaughtered as soon as they leave base, thus giving opportunities to attack enemy vehicles and put up more of a fight like so obviously these two access points should be accessible for both teams however I would think the paths back to their respective bases should be team locked to prevent even more infantry rush routes, anyway that is up for debate as well, but really let me know what you all think of the idea, talk about your reasoning behind why you think it's either good or bad, necessary or unnecessary, lets hear it all!
  19. As I promised, here are the weird messages I get on APB. The second one in particular is disturbing, and makes me wonder what kind of people are behind APB and W3D.
  20. This will make Tanya/Engin even more viable/fun in the field. With the change in the disarm system, we won't need to worry about throwing the C4 up too high so it can't be disarmed.
  21. View File Deep Red and Green Bullet Tracers This is a texture pack that changes the colors of the bullet tracers used in Red Alert: A Path Beyond. Allied tracers are now green, while Soviet tracers are a deeper, more vibrant red - Pretty much a throwback to the old tracer colors as seen in Beta/NW and parts of Gamma. Submitter Pyryle Submitted 06/06/2017 Category Custom Textures  
  22. Version 1.0.0


    This is a texture pack that changes the colors of the bullet tracers used in Red Alert: A Path Beyond. Allied tracers are now green, while Soviet tracers are a deeper, more vibrant red - Pretty much a throwback to the old tracer colors as seen in Beta/NW and parts of Gamma.
  23. So it seems the medic is still a problem, but outright nerfing him would just make him even more useless on vehicle maps and I really want to figure out a way to make him more useful for those. What if, in exchange for his medic kit equip time and healing to other medics being dialed back a bit again as a general nerf, he got given a secondary fire that instantly refilled a portion of teammates' HP (say 50 health plus also starting the gradual heal) but can only be used once and also starts a long reload on his medic kit which he must wait out (equipping the MP5 prolongs this as it would with any other reloading weapon) before he's able to use his normal healing mode again (say 5 seconds)? Due to how the aoe weapons work, this would still not heal the Medic himself nor would it be possible to do so without making it a separate weapon entirely. But naturally it can be made to heal other Medics less just like the gradual heal. The big thing about this is that Supply Trucks would be able to refill the ammo that the secondary fire uses as well as circumventing the reload, thus essentially giving him more charges of this ability on maps where STs spawn in the field or can be bought and kept behind front lines without too much trouble. Or if he can get home to refill on non-vehicle maps. I've already tested this out and it can be done without technical issues - though KOTG's one-shot medic kit crate will have to be upgraded to a one-shot insta-heal kit as adding the instant-but-limited-use secondary fire requires making the normal firing mode use no ammo, but given that that item almost never comes into play anyway, I guess there's no issue with that. The same limited-ammo thing could easily be done for Mechanics. Not considering doing it though, just pointing it out since I'm sure someone else would have raised the question given how similarly the weapons behave. If this is a little ridiculous, we can also use this thread to try to brainstorm ways to make the medic useful outside of infantry maps that don't also make the medic too ridiculous inside infantry maps, or act as a general nerf to infantry that aren't being medic'd or overhaul too much again (so ditching the regen system entirely is probably out of the question).
  24. Red Alert: A Path Beyond Update [blurb]The infantry overhaul we tested before has been refined and introduced to the game for real - as well as a few map updates![/blurb]The infantry overhaul we tested before has been refined and introduced to the game for real - as well as a few map updates! As usual, in the changelog, look for bolded entries for the main gamechangers - but since this is a refinement of the previous temporary patch, if you've already read the experimental version's patch notes, just look for underlined entries and everything after Volkov, as those are the ones that have actually changed since the first iteration. General Changes to nuclear explosions (Demo Truck and A-Bomb Flare): Both now deal extra damage to infantry (0.13125 -> 0.225). This translates to 180 and 225 point-blank damage with demos/flares (was 105 and 131.25), but as noted the infantry section, is reduced to half through terrain, and degrades more sharply at range for demos. Demo Truck's anti-unit/aux structure explosion radius down (120 -> 100). It still damages main structures in its original 120 radius. Both deal reduced damage to Volkov compared to normal (0.225 -> 0.15). Both deal increased damage to mines (0.375 -> 0.625) to compensate the cover penetration since buildings count as cover. Infantry General Headshot/helmetshot damage multiplier increased from 3 to 5. Neckshot damage multiplier decreased from 3 to 1. Getting an actual "headshot" is therefore harder. Armour penetration of various weapons is altered. For the weapons that are penalised by this, bodyshots are therefore worse than they were before, except against "naked" infantry. Remaining machineguns, tank shells, rockets 75% -> 87.5% Assault rifles, MP5, Pillbox 62.5% -> 50% Pistols, snipers, KovShotty 50% -> 37.5% Armour shredding of various weapons is reduced: Machineguns 150% -> 100% Tank shells, rockets 200% -> 100% Flame weapons 150% -> 50% M16, AK, MP5, Pillbox 100% -> 25% Slug 150% -> 25% Cover penetration of various weapon explosions is reduced: Nuclear explosions 100% -> 50%. This does not affect their damage to main structures; just units and non-important structures. Flame weapons 50% -> 33% Artilleries 25% -> 20% Phase/Mammoth/Turret 25% -> 0% Infantry now regenerate 5 HP per second instead of 3. Tank shells/rockets damage multiplier to infantry down from 0.375 to 0.3 (0.625 -> 0.5 for Volkov). Infantry can now begin to see stealth units from 25m away (was 20). Headshots and helmetshots now use a distinct sound. Height differences between infantry have been narrowed. Infantry hitboxes have been overhauled; all infantry now have completely identical ones (this time for real), except for Flamethrower's backpack, and they are generally smaller than before (especially the head). Pistol users Accuracy penalty when jumping up (1.5 -> 3). AI pistol users (such as techie bots) now have a special variant of the pistol with the same inaccuracy as the M60/PKM. So now you shouldn't get your entire infantry squad wiped by an Ore Truck technician while trying to cripple the enemy's economy. Repairmen Engineer no longer has extra armour. Engineer is no longer fireproof. Engineers now have 5 Clearing Charges. Clearing Charge blast radius down (10 -> 7.5). Clearing Charge damage down (500 -> 250). This only really matters for hedgehogs as it has an overkill damage multiplier against mines. Repair Tool ROF down (10 -> 1). Repair Tool repair/disarm damage up (1 -> 10). Golden Wrench ROF down (13.33 -> 5). Golden Wrench repair damage up (3.33 -> 10). Golden Wrench ammo down (100 -> 50). So now it repairs 500 building health (as much as a normal building has) in 10 seconds, instead of 333 (two-thirds) in 7.5 seconds. Repair Tool and Golden Wrench abusability overhaul: They are no longer area of effect weapons; instead, they are invisible hitscan beams (like a pistol) with splash damage at the end. You will now need to point directly at an object to repair it. So no more repairing the Soviet Barracks MCT through the floor above. For disarming c4/flares, you just need to point in their general direction. The hitscan has 3m range and the splash has 3m range. (Previously it was an AOE around the user with 3.5m.) As long as you can use the full length of the hitscan beam (for example, you're out in the open trying to disarm a C4 on a silo/coil) then you essentially have a longer disarm radius of 6m, but if you're trying to disarm through a wall, you're slightly worse off than before - you can no longer disarm C4 on a Soviet Barracks MCT through the floor above. Disarming through walls is still totally possible (which it needs to be to allow disarming flares on auxiliary buildings), there's just less places that you can do it. Now has 180 degrees of inaccuracy while bunnyhopping. This has a severe effect on repair attempts and makes C4/flares take at least twice as long to disarm. Long story short, if a repairman is being shot at and needs to bunnyhop to survive, his repair capability is significantly worse than before, but if he's undisturbed it's business as usual, except that the Golden Wrench is a little better. Disarming a flare is now only worth 500 points (was 750). Disarming a C4 is now only worth 50 points (was 75). Officers Firing sound radius down (130 -> 120m). PKM rate of fire down (12.5 -> 12, a ~2.7% DPS decrease). Price up (250 -> 300). Rifle Soldiers Range down (100 -> 90m). M16 Trishot accuracy penalties are now only 0.25 lower than primary (was 0.75 lower). So now it only has perfect accuracy when crouched. M16 Trishot rate of fire down (2.25 -> 1). Firing sound radius down (120 -> 100m). No longer has a crabwalking accuracy penalty. Damage multiplier to MCTs up (0.175 -> 0.18); a ~2.9% DPS increase. Flamethrower Firing sound radius down (70 -> 30m). Fireball explosion sound radius down (250 -> 150m). Range up (90 -> 100m). Splash damage up (30 -> 35). Splash radius down (9.5 -> 8). Direct hit damage multiplier to infantry up (0.4 -> 0.5). Health is now completely immune to fire splash; however, armour depletes at the same high rate that it would against normal infantry. So you still don't want to splash yourself, but you can't kill yourself by doing so. Price up (300 -> 450). Still doubled on Fissure. Rocket Soldiers F1 Grenade direct damage up (15 -> 20). RPG-7/LAW accuracy penalty when jumping down (2 -> 1.5). AT launchers firing sound radius down (140 -> 100m). Mechanic Health up (50 -> 60). Wrench AOE radius increased (10 -> 12.5m). Medic No longer has extra armour. Health up (75 -> 100). Rate of fire up (13.33 -> 15), a ~6.2% DPS increase. Bullet velocity down (500 -> 250m/s). Accuracy penalties changed: 1.5 standing/jogging, 5 jumping (was 1.25 standing/jogging, 3.75 jumping) Firing sound radius down (120 -> 90m). Medic kit AOE range increased (10 -> 12.5m). Medic kit DOT effect heals at two-thirds the normal rate against other Medics. Medic kit equip time shortened to 0.5 seconds again. Price up (500 -> 800). No longer a viable insta-rush option for tiny maps... but it's better once you can afford it. When not in multi-medic groups at least. Shock Trooper Direct hit DOT effect now deals 12.5 DPS for 2 seconds, for a total of 25 damage (was 7.5 for 3 = 22.5 total). Accuracy penalties changed: 0.5 standing/jogging, 0 crouching, 0.25 crabwalking, 1.5 jumping (was 0.4 standing/jogging, 0.1 crouching/crabwalking, 1.75 jumping) Shotgunners Remington Slug damage to infantry down (40 -> 30). Primary damage spread out over 10 pellets (was 8). Remington reload time down (3.33 -> 3 seconds), a ~3% DPS increase. TOZ reload time up (3.33 -> 3.5 seconds), a ~1.5% DPS decrease. Firing sound radius down (100 -> 90m). Price up (150 -> 200). Sniper Damage up (55 -> 60). ROF down (0.75 -> 0.5). Firing sound radius up (275 -> 300m). Price up (500 -> 650). Spy/Thief Damage down (12.5 -> 10), same as a normal Beretta. You still kill most infantry in the same amount of headshots as you would with higher damage anyway. Thief's money stolen from Silo is down (33% -> 25%) Tanya No longer has a depletable armour bar; instead, she has 150 health, the same 50% explosive damage resistance that the Engineer has, and fast regen like Volkov/Medics. This renders her tougher against most field infantry/vehicles, improving her ability to help Allied tanks push against Soviet infantry, but renders her more of a glass cannon against most small arms which makes her a riskier infiltration unit. Firing sound radius down (150 -> 100m). Range up (60 -> 70m). Volkov No longer has a depletable armour bar; instead, his health always takes the same damage as an armoured person would, so he essentially has infinite armour - but only for splash damage and most small arms; direct hits from any large projectile and the APC's Browning act as though he's unarmoured. AP mode targeting range is now 100m to match the Kovnades (was matching the Kovshotty instead, but why are you even trying to hit things with the shotgun at that range?) KovNade now explodes on impact. (Multiple variations on Beta's "bouncy" and Delta's "sticky" have been tried and they all have horrible clipping issues that render them terribly unreliable.) KovNade direct damage down (70 -> 25). KovNade direct hit now uses the pistol warhead, so even with the new impact explosion it still can't hurt buildings. KovNade splash damage down (30 -> 15). KovNade splash radius down (12 -> 7). KovNade ammo usage down (4 -> 2), can now be fired 6 times before reload. Vehicles Light Tank Health up (250 -> 300) Armour class down to Light. Reload time down (1.225 -> 1.2), a ~2% DPS increase. Mammoth Tank Scaled up +15% to match the size of the MAD Tank. Tusk launchers now fire in the same order as the cannons. Mi-24 Hind Damage to infantry down (7.5 -> 6). Tesla Tank Direct hit DOT effect now deals 10 DPS for 4 seconds, for a total of 40 damage (was 7.5 for 5 = 37.5 total). Splash damage down (17.5 -> 15). Yakovlev Yak-9P "Gradual self-damage" threshold down from 30 to 27.5m/s, so it should no longer feather engines or whatever while banking hard. Base damage up (25 -> 30) - maximum damage to any vehicle's health in a single pass up from 250 to 300, damage to base defenses up from 75 to 90 Damage multiplier to all buildings except defenses down (0.3 -> 0.25) - so damage to them is unchanged from before Damage multiplier to non-Ranger light vehicle shields down (1 -> 0.9) - maximum damage to them in a single pass up from 250 to 270 Damage multiplier to heavy vehicle shields down (0.625 -> 0.4) - maximum damage to them in a single pass down from 156.25 to 120 Damage multiplier to mammoth vehicle shields down (0.5 -> 0.4) - maximum damage to them in a single pass down from 125 to 120 Buildings Radar Dome No longer causes Tanya/Volkov to become unavailable on death. (This was more a placeholder "feature" for until something useful came along, i.e. the backup War Factory thing.) Aesthetics Mammoth Tank's side stars are moved back slightly. Mammoth Tank's mantlets now tilt appropriately with the barrels. Repair Tool's sound now matches the first person animation. Kill strings from neutral entities (for example, Stormy Valley's partisans) now correctly show up in white instead of Allied blue. Grenadier now has a proper model for his 9K32 Strela-2 anti-air rocket launcher, made and textured by Furs with texturing refinements by Chaos_Knight! Maps RA_CamosCanyon_Bots Is now merged into the main Camos Canyon map to save size and reduce confusion with the server's set next map command. To enable bots on RA_CamosCanyon while playing in LAN mode, press F8 to open the console, and type botcount 30 (or whatever number of bots you want; 30 was the previous default). RA_Complex Tech Level up to 5. The Supply Truck tunnel's connection to the central tunnel is now blocked by tank wrecks, preventing other vehicles from interacting with it - no more dropping a demo/MAD down the side tunnels and cheapshotting the enemy base, or using Rangers/tanks to intercept infantry teams travelling down the side tunnel. This also prevents a team from taking the other team's truck and concealing it safely within their own base so that it can never respawn for the enemy - it can only be taken to the other end of the side tunnel. Removed floating crates by Allied WF. Spire by the Light Tank wreck is not so comically tall anymore. RA_Fissure Tech Level down to 1. Both teams now have an additional 2 credits per second income that cannot be prevented. RA_GuardDuty Expanded some of the map boundaries, particularly in areas ground vehicles can't easily access or have little reason to. Flight ceiling up from 80m to 125m; warning up from 67.5m to 105m. RA_Pipeline Repair Tool can now capture neutral structures; however, this takes about 12 seconds for a neutral one compared to 2 with the Wrench. (Capture logic is tied to ROF and not damage, hence why the ROF/damage per shot changes had to be made.) RA_RidgeRacer Added a vertical physical collision mesh around all the elements of the track border that aren't already completely vertical. So now you should never get stuck or flipped by track borders unless you charge into them at max speed. Fixed the seam on the final stretch. Added a bunch of new billboards by A4R91N. Hedgehogs are now rusted to make them stand out more, especially in areas where they're on roads. Allied and Soviet rangers now behave differently; Allied ones are "grip" rangers that have a weaker max speed/acceleration but stick to the road much better (good for newcomers or high pingers) and Soviet ones are "drift" rangers, which are difficult beasts similar to the rangers in previous versions of this map, and have a high speed/acceleration but need extra care when handling corners. They can potentially finish earlier than grips if you can control them. Reduced number of cars to 16. Spread out starting positions more so you can't get stuck behind unoccupied cars and are much less likely to accidentally hop into a car you don't want. Replaced music track with Motorized from RA2. Country Swing ramp is lower so it should be much harder to flip when landing. Final snow ramp is lower so it should be harder to crash/flip on the concrete wall ahead. Time limit set to 5 minutes. RA_Siege Moved coil outside the walls. Moved positions of all the AAs that aren't on the refill areas; they're now all outside the walls except 1 on the WF roof. Soviet SAMs now only really cover the rear/centre of base just like the Allied AA guns. Cannon damage up (200 -> 250). RA_StormyValley Partisan health/speed now reflects the stats of the units they're "copying" (rifle = 50 health/6.5 speed, shotgun = 60 health/7 speed, rocket = 50 health/6 speed), instead of being an all-powerful 75 health/7 speed for all of them.
  25. Hello , can i get a standalone package to download because your Launcher doesn't seem to work for me ( as always ) thank you for your time and convienience. (It just says installation failed and doesnt download anything on a new harddisk and computer )