Hi everyone and welcome to the latest community roundup! We've put together this update to summarize what has been happening in the community over the course of the past few months! Since the launch of W3D Hub we have seen over 400 users sign up to the forums. This is pretty good, but in the coming months we aim to do much better than that. Here are some of the things tha...
Posted by One Winged Angel
28 Jun 2015
TS:Reborn Testing Video (June 13th 2015)Hey everyone. Sorry about the recent silence, we have been busy. VERTi60 has recorded some neat footage from yesterday's test however, and I thought I would share it to you:
Just a few notes:
HUD was an experimental change in this patch, it isn't finished.
The reason for the missing health and ammo displays is because I forgot to inclu...
Posted by Generalcamo
14 Jun 2015
AR: Blast from the pastHello there people of W3d Hub!I think it is time I shared some good old videos of Apocalypse Rising that most of you probably have never seen before or are just really old.Time for a blast from the past!
AR awakensWhen AR was launched, the developers were really enthusiastic about it and were pushing a development blog every week, containing a load of progress images and sometimes videos. ...
Posted by moonsense715
6 Jun 2015
June is End Boss Month!No this strictly isn't C&C or W3D Hub news, but it's something legendary that occurs only once a year! Following a tradition that has occurred for a number of years now, June is end boss month. But what does this mean?Nobody knows how it started, but the celebration of End Boss month is actually over 10 years old. Started in a dark corner of the internet one day, this event aims to celebrate t...
Posted by One Winged Angel
1 Jun 2015
[17-05-15] Maintenance WindowBetween 1400 and 1600 BST today (Sunday 17th May) there will be a maintenance window for all W3D Hub services, during which time several updates will be applied to improve security and resolve bugs.During this maintenance window the forums may be unavailable for a short period of time. We do not anticipate any downtime for the launcher....
Posted by danpaul88
17 May 2015
W3D Hub Game Night - Friday 8th Sorry that this announcement is a bit late guys, but we're organising another game night that is set to kick off tonight at 8PM (GMT)!We'll be playing some more Unreal Tournament 2004 like last time, as well as maybe kicking into some OpenRA or other free games that everyone can play! If you have some free time, make sure to stop by for a game or two and say hi! :DWe'll hopefully see you on ...
Posted by One Winged Angel
8 May 2015
Maps added to the serverJust a quick note to mention that Timeau's maps are back on the server because he's updated them to be compatible with the latest version of Reborn!
All you need to do to get the new versions is join the server, since the maps will be downloaded automatically when needed.
The maps that are now back in rotation again are: OmegaCity, Tiber and Dam.
Posted by triattack
24 Apr 2015
RA2:AR Beta 4 Testing VideoBeta 4 testing has recently kicked off, so VERTi60 has recorded some neat footage from the latest playtest! This is the first of many smaller updates to come in the future! Here's the video; we hope you enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmPgGrsCl1w Feel free to ask questions and leave comments!...
Posted by One Winged Angel
21 Apr 2015
W3D Hub tester hiring resultsHello everyone! It took a little bit longer than anticipated but we've decided on who to hire for our testing team. Those who have been hired are:Eternity6NodGuyShnappzDasfoniaAprimeLitenDentistmanMetaLuigi1Congratulations to all of you! If you cannot yet visit our testing forums, don't worry, your permissions will be sorted out soon! To those who didn't make the cut, don't worry, there ...
Posted by Nodlied
12 Apr 2015
Tiberian Sun Reborn Teaser VideoHere's a teaser video I've made for Tiberian Sun Reborn!
Expect a couple more informative videos for Tiberian Sun: Reborn and a number of other W3D Hub projects in the future! I'll be discussing the overall gameplay, mechanics, and development of Tiberian Sun Reborn in the next video!
Posted by Zee Hypnotist
9 Apr 2015
W3D Hub is a new modding and community hub for all W3D engine based games and associated spin-off games.
They are not demos and not pay-to-win.
The games are 100% free for everyone to play.
The site has been founded by several prominent members of the W3D modding community and will provide a range of
services to our members regardless of their game and community affiliations.
W3D Hub Launcher
The W3D Hub launcher is a one-stop shop for your W3D gaming needs, providing game downloads and automatic updating,
an integrated server browser, centralized management of in-game options and many other features. As one of our core products
we will continue to evolve this service and add new and exciting features in the future, such as a server chat lobby and buddy lists.
W3D Hub Stats
Whilst we appreciate that many communities and servers already run their own stats service, we believe there is still a great
deal more that can be done to improve stats in the W3D community. To this end we are developing a brand new stats system which is
more tightly coupled with the game server engine and provides more in depth stats than ever before, all linked directly to your
W3DHub user account regardless of which username you choose to use in-game, or even which server you play in (as long as they run
our stats system, optionally alongside their own). Whilst many of the details are still being worked on and finalized, here is a
short list of the features we are hoping to offer:
- Cross-game stats integrated into a single stats profile
- Detailed breakdown of stats on a per game, per map, per team or even per match level for any player
- Achievements linked directly to in-game actions
- Rich support for clans (aggregating clan stats from all members, both in total and average per player)
- Leaderboards for both individuals and clans
- Query interface for generating signature images / integrating into your own community website
(example usage: host a competition and track scores based on game sessions in your own servers)
Also in development is a new server deployment tool which will allow server hosts to install, update and manage their servers
and the bots which are installed upon them. More details on this will be announced once they are available.
Tiberian Sun: Reborn
Tiberian Sun: Reborn is a standalone game that aims to recreate the atmosphere and combat of Tiberian Sun in a FPS.
After the end of the First Tiberium War, Nod's leader, Kane was presumed dead. Now he resurfaces from his hideout with improved military forces and new Tiberium-enhanced technologies, determined to convert the world to tiberium.
The Global Defense Initiative (GDI) is trying to prevent the world from falling into the hands of Nod, this time with the very means of the extraterrestrial Tiberium substance.
A third faction, the Forgotten (Tiberium mutants), are caught in the middle of this fight as they would do anything to survive, often raiding Nod and GDI bases alike.
Expansive Civilian Warfare
Expansive Civilian Warfare (ECW) is a free for all game where you can buy houses, drive cars, fight the police, survive disasters and make a living for yourself. It also has side games that allow you to fight mutants and even hunt wildlife.
- A massive land that's 100,000 x 150,000 meters to explore.
- Over 100 different weapons and items.
- Over 47 different player controllable vehicles which include: Tanks, Cars, Boats, Helicopters, Jets, Mechanical Walkers and more.
- Jobs: Fishing, Cashier, Train Conductor, Police Officer and more, to make it easy for the player to make money.
- Smart AI that can drive vehicles, form teams, and decide if they like a player or not based on the players actions.
- Houses that can be bought by the player, and be customized to their liking.
- A cell phone system, which is one of the most useful pieces of equipment in ECW. It allows the transfer of money into the bank; the ability to "call" other players; the option to buy houses, vehicles, and weapons; trigger certain weapons; and many other things!
- An inventory system that the engine had previously never seen the likes of. When a player dies, they keep all of their weapons for their next life.
- When you get tired of that, a Mutant Assault mode, which comes with its own surprises and fun!
- And many more things that wouldn't fit this list!
Red Alert 2: Apocalypse Rising
Red Alert 2: Apocalypse Rising, brings Westwood Studios' popular real time strategy game, C&C: Red Alert 2 into the FPS pespective.
You will be able to experience, first hand, what it feels like to fill the boots of an Allied GI battling the communist might of the Soviet Union, or a Soviet Conscript vowing to take back what was lost to the Allies during the first great war.
Classic units return such as the versatile Allied IFV to the mighty Soviet Apocalypse Assault Tank to the gargantuan Allied Aircraft Carrier to the mad Giant Squids. This game features all of the units and structures for the Allied and Soviet sides from both RA2 and the Yuri's Revenge Expansion.
The Apocalypse is Rising Commander. Are you prepared for it?
Battle For Dune: War of Assassins
Set in the Dune universe, this free indie game aims to turn Emperor: Battle For Dune into a first/third person shooter. More features are on the way, such as spice fields, capture buildings and explorable vehicles.
The Emperor is dead. The Guild has taken over the spice production on Arrakis until another great house claims it. Three great houses remain after the long fighting on Arrakis. The noble Atreides, the evil Harkonnen and the insidious Ordos. All three houses are after control of Arrakis, for control of the Spice and for control of the known universe.
Drive a Buzzsaw across the wastelands of Gidei Prime, hover across the ice and snow of Draconis 4 in a Laser Tank, pilot a Ornithopter over the grassy plains of Caladan or rush over sand dunes as a Fremen on Arrakis!