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JaqTaar
30-12-2007, 20:56
Hi folks,
just wanted to let you know that the venerated Steel Legion mod is now available in a version compatible to for the current DoW addon:
http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=175480


Notable Features:

- Diverse new race including over 30 units and 9 buildings.
- All units are army paintable.
- Many upgrades for units.
- Most units have a random displayed look.
- New scale for tank units, to be more equal to tabletop.
- Extended AI that let's you play against steel legion.

New Features specific to DC:

- Pick between 2 unique doctrines Mechanised Infantry and Armoured Company from the HQ building.
- New tanks.
- New upgrades
- New FX, new fixes, Sounds, etc.

Requirements:

- Original Dawn of War : Dark Crusade game made by Relic and distributed by THQ.
- Dark Crusade patch 1.2.

Download
http://dawnofwar.filefront.com/file/Dawn_of_Steel_Steel_Legion_Mod;85417

Some pictures:
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6668/relic00248ug7.th.jpg (http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=relic00248ug7.jpg) http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/1292/relic00253vy7.th.jpg (http://img175.imageshack.us/my.php?image=relic00253vy7.jpg) http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/589/relic00419sg0.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=relic00419sg0.jpg) http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/4258/relic00421ue5.th.jpg (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=relic00421ue5.jpg)

RavenMorpheus
30-12-2007, 21:15
What maps are the pics from?

I've got the SL mod but I haven't noticed those maps, mind u I only play on a few of the maps :D

Great mod anyway :)

JaqTaar
30-12-2007, 21:20
The first two are from a map that comes with the Witchhunters mod. The other two are from the official map Quest's Triumph.

RavenMorpheus
30-12-2007, 21:26
Oh cool, I'll have to take a look.

I love the SL mod but I can't stand the Skirmish AI - it's stupidly easy on easy and stupidly difficult on Standard :wtf:

Still gotta give Thud and his team credit for coming up with the AI and all the other guys over at the Adeptus Modificatus for coming up with all the quality mods that have been done, just hope they can all be easily converted to soulstorm when it comes out. :)

Deamon-forge
30-12-2007, 21:36
Woow kool thanks, downloading it now.

Tehkonrad
01-01-2008, 05:57
looks good-what are the new tanks?

JaqTaar
01-01-2008, 09:26
Do you mean new in general or new in this version?

If it's the latter: There's the Leman Russ Conqueror, an Assault Chimera (autocannon and hunter killer missile) and Stormsword superheavy for the mechanized infantry while the armoured company gets the Leman Russ Exterminator.

If it's the first, pretty much all Leman Russ variants, 2 superheavy variants, Rough Riders and a couple of others. ;)

Norminator
01-01-2008, 14:45
Have you fixed the sound problems? I remember there being some issues with the lasguns not sounding particularly good compared to the other weapons.

Arhalien
02-01-2008, 14:13
Sorry for threadnomancying this slightly, but I've downloaded the mode but I don;t know where to put it in my computer for me to play it.

Can anyone help?
Thanks :)

edit: I'm looking at the screenshots and feeling annoyed that my computer hasn;t got good enough graphics to make the game look like that :(

JaqTaar
02-01-2008, 16:20
Just install it into the game's root folder.

You should have a "Steel_Legion_DC" folder and a "Steel_Legion_DC.module" file in there.

Arhalien
02-01-2008, 16:39
So copy the whole zip file into the Dawn of War Dark Crusade folder?

Thanks :)

edit: I've copied it into the root folder and I'm trying to extract the files; it gets to about 100 bytes and then stops. Any advice?

JaqTaar
02-01-2008, 17:39
The zip file should contain an installer in form of an exe file. This installer lets you choose the directory. It should be able to detect the right one automatically, but if not you'd have to change it before starting the installation or cut and paste the files afterwards.

Arhalien
02-01-2008, 17:45
Ok. When I try to extract the files the default location doesn't work. I'm trying to extract it into the DoW DC root folder instead.

edit: SUCCESS! Thanks JaqTaar :)

edit2: erm, it doesn't seem to be working; I try to start the Steel Legion DC but it can;t find the exe file to play it. And it doesn;t appear in the standard DC game manager.
help!
Thanks :)

Jim
07-01-2008, 13:21
I've just downloaded this mod last night and was blown away by how professional it is...

It was very easy to download, the design of the bases and units (I won't spoil it by saying what extra's are in there - suffice to say I giggled like a schoolgirl when I saw some of the options!!!) is fantastic as well as the voices - well worth spending the time to download.

Finally a big well done to all those responsible for developing it an amazingly professional job from the fan community and a great experence for a 1st time downloader!!!

Keep up the great work!

James

PS @ Arhalien: have you managed to get it to work for you yet? - I'm no technical whizzkid but if I can be of help let me know and I'll try my best.

Arhalien
07-01-2008, 14:54
@Jim: yes, I got it working thanks :) I just needed to patch the game, which i hadn;t done yet.
I'd also like to second what Jim has said about the mod; very professional work allround :) The only flaw I can find is that neither the Tau or Necron commander appears on the main page; instead an Imperial commander in the last used colour scheme appears there instead, and this is a very minor thing.
Good work! :D

JaqTaar
24-12-2010, 07:28
The mod is now also available for Soulstorm:
http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?255981-Steel-Legion-SS-Release-Dec-23th-2010


Notable Features:
- Diverse new race including over 30 units and 9 buildings.
- All units are army paintable.
- Many upgrades for units.
- Most units have a random displayed look.
- New scale for tank units, to be more equal to tabletop.
- Extended AI that let's you play against steel legion.

New Features specific to SS:
- New upgrades (ie. Salamander can transport Commanders and be seen actually riding in the vehicle).
- New FX, tons of code fixes, additional Speech/Sounds, etc.
- Turbo-charged Skirmish AI = prepare to massively DIE!!
- New campaign "The Battle for Rokclaw Mountains" playable in the Skirmish map list.