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Achilles Minimod 3.0
Filename
ParadoxAchilles.rar
Type
Demo
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ferriswheel42
Date
May 18th, 2010
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As promised, we present the last version of the Achilles Minimod before it was canceled. Changes include a new main menu, plus two new units for the Soviets and Empire of the Rising Sun.


It has been a month and a half since we came up with the idea for this minimod. Things seemed to be going all fine and dandy, then BAM! We ran into lots of bugs and annoying glitches. Our coders tried hard to figure out where the problems were coming from, but it seemed to take forever. Eventually, the Achilles Minimod 3.0 was canceled, because too much effort was being put into fixing these silly little bugs and we were getting sidetracked from what people REALLY wanted to see: a full release.

This download includes the Achilles Minimod 3.0. Disclaimer: This build is a WORK IN PROGRESS, and has not been balanced tested to a significant degree. Please acknowledge that there are several known bugs; alerting these to the development team is redundant, especially since we have taken our focus away from the minimod.

Have fun!

EDIT: Updated, May 26 2010, using Mod SDK 3.0 (instead of 1.0 as was used previously). Stuff should work properly now.

Achilles Minimod 3.0
Comments  (0 - 50 of 55)
R3ven
R3ven May 19 2010, 10:11pm said:

And you guys said it would be prolonged indefinitely :P

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Kerensky287
Kerensky287 May 19 2010, 10:39pm replied:

It is. This one's broken.

By which I mean there's one tiny part of it that doesn't work quite as well as it should. Remember that this was at like 95% completion since around the release of CnC4.

+12 votes     reply to
IVI4tt
IVI4tt May 20 2010, 11:17am replied:

95% completed?
More complete than CnC4

+20 votes     reply to
tatki82
tatki82 Jun 27 2010, 12:32pm replied:

lol

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GearsGoAwryMan
GearsGoAwryMan May 20 2010, 2:06am said:

ah, well, it's certainly nice.

is there somewhere i can look up for the ''known bugs'', so i don't unnececairily annoy you?

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PsychoticLoner
PsychoticLoner May 20 2010, 2:31am said:

The Auto Go jump is quite a wonderful animation! I love the wheels turning into the pistons.

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Vader91
Vader91 May 20 2010, 7:53am said:

Wow, this was a surprise. Does the AI use the new units yet?

Anyhow, I will download this weekend after getting my RA3 working properly on my laptop.

Thanks Guys!

+2 votes     reply to
█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█ May 20 2010, 8:44am said:

Oh my god! It´s really a surprise!

Anyway, the AI know how to use the new units?

+2 votes     reply to
Nick200909
Nick200909 Jul 17 2013, 3:04am replied:

say so

+1 vote     reply to
horny97
horny97 May 20 2010, 11:18am said:

Anyone got a alternate link?

+2 votes     reply to
Graven_Image
Graven_Image May 20 2010, 1:59pm said:

I'll download this just as soon as I get home.

+2 votes     reply to
Galgus
Galgus May 20 2010, 2:40pm said:

I can't get it to work- I haven't had problems with the past mini-mods, but then again someone helped me put those in folder.

When I try to run the game with it now it says "Did you remember to build data?" on top of a huge list of errors.

I have ParadoxAchilles.big and ParadoxAchilles_3.0.skudef in a Paradox Achilles folder in the mods folder for RA3.

When I try to open the big file in notepad, it goes into "not responding".

I may just need to wait for someone who knows what they are doing to help- but any advice?

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moretanks!!!
moretanks!!! May 20 2010, 4:21pm replied:

are you sure you had the mod, not the source files?

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GriffinZ
GriffinZ May 21 2010, 10:28am replied:

well, that's strange, the skudef only conscist like 4 words saying achilles muinimod 3.0 mod BIG... Redownload it, maybe it's corrupted?

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vlamnire
vlamnire Jun 25 2010, 1:35am replied:

The skudef is suppose to tell the game what version the mod needs and the name of the mod file it needs.

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killer312
killer312 Jun 27 2010, 8:57pm replied:

i had your problem and i fix it like that

open the skudef file in the notepad
on the second line it must show
(add-big file ParadoxAchilles_1.0.big) or something like that
change the (1.0) to (3.0) and it may work

hope it helps

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Sydney
Sydney Sep 5 2010, 12:06am replied:

did not fix it for me. i dont get units or the new menu

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Sydney
Sydney Sep 5 2010, 12:13am replied:

i deleted my other mods did fresh copy of download still didnt work then i did the skudef thing and still vanilla ra3 showed so wat now?:(

+2 votes     reply to
devapath
devapath Mar 27 2011, 8:05am replied:

why is it so hard for you? simply create a new profile

+2 votes     reply to
Galgus
Galgus May 20 2010, 4:30pm said:

Yes. Downloaded the one I am posting about.

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Haggetti
Haggetti May 22 2010, 3:18am said:

One question is the auto- go ment to attack buildings

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HERPADERPII
HERPADERPII May 22 2010, 3:25am said:

Okay, I don't mean to sound offensive, but I am going to be blunt.

On the whole, some nice work guys, but what lets it down is the Auto Go and the Hawker. The Hawker appears to have an audio glitch that makes it's voice echo, hopefully this has been fixed or the lines have been re recorded before release.

And the Auto Go...it's voice is terrible! It doesn't even sound Japanese! It's just awful to listen to, with each of it's lines coming close to Most Annoying Sound.

On the other hand, I do think the Achilles and Mychette have nice voices - the Achilles sounds French, and the Mychette genuinely sounds Russian, so top marks for those.

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moretanks!!!
moretanks!!! May 22 2010, 5:16am replied:

er... the hawker echo was in 2.2 as well right? i think i might be intentional, since it's an older jet.

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Galgus
Galgus May 22 2010, 1:24pm replied:

The Hawker voice being as it is represents the loud engines of the jet and distortions in communication gear- I think that units in normal RA3 also have such distortions, albeit to a lesser degree.

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Kerensky287
Kerensky287 May 22 2010, 4:10pm replied:

For the Hawker, the echo is intentional. I seem to remember that the guy who did the voice acting for it wanted to re-record the lines, but the effect will probably stay the same or similar.

For the Auto Go, I find that the voice is something that grows on you. Unfortunately Japanese women don't seem all that interested in providing voices at this point in time (i wonder why) but I kind of like the substitute we have. I would honestly like it if the lines could be re-recorded because they're a little too quiet and difficult to understand right now though.

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HERPADERPII
HERPADERPII May 24 2010, 11:41am replied:

If you want voice acting, you'd have your work cut out. Alas, voice actors are a hard find, because most mods will just recycle soundbites, so voice actors - amateur, first time or professional - are a hard find in mod communities.

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HERPADERPII
HERPADERPII May 24 2010, 3:18pm replied:

Additional: I agree the effect for the Hawker needs to be changed. I'm all for making it sound like he's in the cockpit, but his lines do sound like a scrambled mess.

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GearsGoAwryMan
GearsGoAwryMan May 22 2010, 9:35am said:

going to download and hear pipsqueak now....

+2 votes     reply to
GearsGoAwryMan
GearsGoAwryMan May 22 2010, 9:36am said:

not that anyone cares...

+3 votes     reply to
Galgus
Galgus May 22 2010, 4:07pm said:

Nevermind got it downloaded. Had to delete old version.

+2 votes     reply to
Kerensky287
Kerensky287 May 22 2010, 4:12pm replied:

Ah! Glad you solved the problem. I was going to suggest deleting ParadoxAchilles.big and replacing it with the one from the file because I suspect the one in the .rar ends in 3.0 or something.... I'm pretty bad at troubleshooting sometimes.

+2 votes     reply to
Galgus
Galgus May 22 2010, 4:33pm replied:

Someone with more experience with computers than me figured it out- I think something had to be deleted for it to work.

+2 votes     reply to
Galgus
Galgus May 23 2010, 1:45am said:

I've been playing around on the mini-mod and found a lack of glitches outside of the Myech secondary- is that all thats bugged?

+2 votes     reply to
GriffinZ
GriffinZ May 23 2010, 5:48am replied:

No, it's primary is also bugged, the missiles should scatter like the V4's secondary.

About it's voice... I hate it, the quality is LOW, the worst part is that I know you can do better ("I rule ze skiez"). Hmm, gonna test it again and see if it really is that terrible.

+2 votes     reply to
PsychoticLoner
PsychoticLoner May 24 2010, 3:29pm replied:

I consider it better than what the very first Achilles voice sounded like. Then it sounded like a Canadian was randomly talking into your ear.

+2 votes     reply to
jiangyi
jiangyi May 24 2010, 9:15am said:

Hi, just downloaded Minimod 3.0! Ran into quite a bit of troubles though...

I can't load any skirmish games! (I tried deleting the skirmish.ini file, but it didn't fix it...) So I tried making a new account just for Paradox, but then it said "Did you remember to build data?" and then a long list of errors! This also happens when I try to change the resolution!

Any advice guys?

P.S. Keep up the good work! Can't wait for July 4th!

+2 votes     reply to
Blood-Russia-Mk2
Blood-Russia-Mk2 May 27 2010, 4:16am replied:

Change LOD to low.

+2 votes     reply to
googoo0202
googoo0202 May 29 2010, 11:25am replied:

i got some kinda of problem here too
somebody help?

+2 votes     reply to
Galgus
Galgus May 24 2010, 10:46pm said:

I had some kind of problem like that and someone else fixed it- try deleting old versions of Paradox.

+2 votes     reply to
Graven_Image
Graven_Image May 27 2010, 11:04pm said:

I put the ParadoxAchilles folder into Red Alert 3/Mods, but when I play the game, it's just vanilla RA3. What did I do wrong?

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SоrataZ
SоrataZ May 28 2010, 5:45am replied:

Rename the .big file to ParadoxAchillesTEST_1.0.big that should help.

+2 votes     reply to
Death5555
Death5555 May 28 2010, 10:25pm said:

Could someone tell me exactly where i save this file?

+2 votes     reply to
Kerensky287
Kerensky287 May 29 2010, 1:41am said:

On Windows XP, you save it in My Documents/Red Alert 3/Mods. If the /Mods folder doesn't exist, create it.

To play the mod, right-click the RA3 shortcut and add -ui to the end of the Target line. Then double-click on the shortcut. It should open up the Red Alert 3 Command Center. From there, just go to Game Manager and you should be able to play the mod.

Normally we have a Readme or at the very least a description with this info in it but this release is unusual in a lot of ways. :/

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Death5555
Death5555 May 29 2010, 4:15pm replied:

I did that and saved it to the mods folder but its a .rar file do i need to download anearlier version first? If so, which one?

+2 votes     reply to
Kerensky287
Kerensky287 May 29 2010, 6:10pm said:

A .rar file is an archive. The files you actually want are inside. To open a .rar file, you need a program like WinRAR. The trial version is free, doesn't run out, and can be found on Google. Plenty of other people (especially modders) use the .rar format anyway so you may as well have it for future use.

With Red Alert 3 mods, you don't need to download previous versions. If you want 3.0, all you need to do is download 3.0. Good luck, have fun.

+2 votes     reply to
SоrataZ
SоrataZ May 30 2010, 4:35pm replied:

I suggest you use 7-Zip, it's not only faster and saver, but also understands alot more different archive formats.

+2 votes     reply to
Death5555
Death5555 Jun 5 2010, 7:43pm replied:

Thanks its working now

+2 votes     reply to
moretanks!!!
moretanks!!! Jun 1 2010, 1:43pm said:

27 mb? i thought...?

+2 votes     reply to
Death5555
Death5555 Jun 5 2010, 9:11pm said:

i thought it was working but i dont know how to open it without getting just the original ra3

+2 votes     reply to
captinjoehenry
captinjoehenry Jun 17 2010, 1:26pm said:

how do you get it too worck?

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