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Mental Omega News Bulletin #13 (9/03/2015)

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#1 Speeder



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Posted 09 March 2015 - 12:46 PM

First of all, good news! CnCNet now officially supports Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge multiplayer!
With their new client you can easily play online with other players, even up to 8 in a single match. 


What does this mean for Mental Omega? You can still play 3.0 on CnCNet4, while we will start internal tests of the mod on CnCNet5 to see how well it behaves on the new service. After seeing the differences in performance for Yuri's Revenge I have really high hopes for this.


The news bulletins usually appear once a week or two, depending on various factors, but if you want to get more frequent, smaller updates, you can follow me on Twitter


If you already do, you are probably aware of the big addition that's coming, or rather - returning, to the Epsilon arsenal. That's right, Yuri's army will get additional units for their air force and a new shiny Aerodome to go with it. The artwork for the Aerodome was created by Nooze, more information about the new aircraft Epsilon gets will be available as soon as their artwork is finished. 


With the addition of the Epsilon Aerodome come more changes to the requirements for certain units. To build the Invader, you will now require both Epsilon War Factory and the Aerodome. To build the Basilisk, you will need to have a factory, the Aerodome and an unupgraded Research Junction. There will be more tech tree changes like these for all sides.


Will there be a Moon mission? Yes, there will be a moon mission.

"What are we going to do on the Moon, Yuri?"
"Build gigantic space bases for everyone to destroy enjoy!"

Operation: Earthrise

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As you can probably guess by looking at these pictures, Yuri has quite a large settlement on the Moon with all kinds of weird and advanced technology. This is a late Act Two Soviet mission in which they will attempt to not only destroy Yuri's quite significant base but discover several secrets behind his motives as well. Additionally, Chitzkoi will become the first dog to land on the Moon, at least in this universe.


Map Preview #39: (4) Clash in America (temperate; "Fortress" map pool) by Moder.U
Map Preview #40: (8) Blood Paint (new-urban; standard map pool) by mir4d0r & Cesare

'(4) Clash in America' is yet another addition to our growing "Fortress" map pool. This one was made by Moder.U hailing from China, who is also helping us with graphics for several new units which will be revealed in the future. It's a uniquely shaped map where an assault from the air might turn out to be the biggest issue for the defending player, while he's busy keeping an eye on the three well-defended ground entrances to his base.
The addition of the Tech Defense Bureau will make all the defenses which are given to the defender at the start fully upgraded. This structure will be given to the defenders on maps where they have to fight at least 3 players. '(8) Blood Paint' is an extension of the popular 4-player map which I always thought was necessary. '(4) War Paint' is a great 2v2 map and so it has been "doubled" to cover 4v4 games.


We are still looking for someone experienced with UVW maps and texturing 3D models who can help with finishing the work on a set of new buildings within the aesthetic style of the game. We already have plenty of finished models to work with, be it in 3DS Max or Blender.

For more information write an e-mail to mental.omega.apyr@gmail.com


We are also looking for additional Voice Actors for new units and missions as well as Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge Mission Scripters to help with the ambitious campaign project we are working on as a part of Mental Omega. Singular contributions are also welcome. Use the e-mail address listed above.


Edited by Speeder, 09 March 2015 - 06:43 PM.


#2 MrFreeze777

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 09:45 PM

Will the Aerodome be an Epsilon campaign only building like the Soviet Airbase or will they be available in skrimish/multiplayer as well?

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 10:53 PM

It will be available in skirmish. Soviets might get something as well.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 11:32 PM

Are those new Gatling Cannons or do my eyes deceive me.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 02:00 PM

Yes, they seem to be reworked :) :mellowthumbsup:


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 03:17 PM

verrrrrry niiiice.


The Soviets might get their MiGs & YAKs back? And Chinook? And MAD tanks (replace Russian demo truck)? :D

#7 Csabi Fodor

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:44 PM

Final omega map editor?

#8 67ironwhale

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:02 PM

I got a stupid idea. Let's make the air supeority fighter for each faction as special ability which shoot every one in the sky with warning via arrival like old Kirov. Come in like Migs that drop the airstrike. But Auto shoot air unit instead.


Opponant : Sukhoi inbound

Me : Eagles engage

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:13 PM

Are those new Gatling Cannons or do my eyes deceive me.


TBH it took them long enough to finally do it.

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 02:39 AM

I wish the acolytes from 2.0 would be considered to make an appareance, at least in that particular mission, not like totally different units, but like a epsilon-skin-style touch for their cosmonauts :I


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#11 Eternity 6

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:42 AM

The moon I love the moon.

Is there a reason there is a yuri insigina watermark on the picture of the aerodome ?

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 05:35 PM

So certain rippers very creative "modders" don't try to use it in their lets-take-gfx-from-every-mod-without-asking-and-put-them-here creative mods :shiftee:.
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