[News] Copy is no more

Copy will be closing their doors. The service will remain active until May 1st 2016.

If there are any dead links, post them here in a comment and we’ll see if it can be re-uploaded.

This also means that the Downloads page here on RVF will be gone at some point. Most of the downloads will be transferred to re-volt.me. However, we won’t be able to upload everything there due to bandwidth limitations.

[Link] That was the year 2015 – A Gallery Retrospective (by Mozchops)

Go check out Paul’s portfolio: That was the year 2015 – A Gallery Retrospective!

https://www.behance.net/gallery/32870165/That-was-the-year-2015-A-Gallery-Retrospective

I can’t even find words to describe this.
The new space themed artworks came as a surprise as his recent works more or less focused on fantasy or themes of a more organic nature. The amount of detail in each of the pieces is amazing. There lighting is spot on, everything is sharp and defined, really authentic!

[Article] The War on Re-Volt

I just received a brilliant pingback from
http://pretendracecars.net/2015/12/26/reader-submission-71-the-war-on-re-volt/

My favorite passages:

At this point, the Re-Volt community should have launched a petition demanding WeGo to give their IP’s to the community. I personally would like to the Re-Volt community do that. 

[…]

Damn, WeGo’s got some crazy motherfuckers on the staff.

Thanks to FMecha and James. It’s well worth reading it.

I didn’t even think about making a petition. Demanding that they transfer the IP to us might not work at all. There are way too many stupid people who enjoy (how?) the turd that WeGo produced. They are probably making money with it. The only reason to give the IP to us would be the bad publicity that we produce (we already kicked them off GOG for their audacity).
Now, this story has been published on Kotaku (yes, there is an article!) and the aforementioned blog. I also talked to some of the original dev team and they’re all outraged.
As of now, they don’t even seem to care about ‘Re-volt 2’ anymore. Their Facebook page has been quiet for quite a while now and support from their side doesn’t look good (at least they hired someone who speaks English but that doesn’t help).

See, any publisher or dev studio that cares about the franchise would be all over supporting the game, improving upon it and, most importantly, support the community. WeGo does not give a dime about what the game means and how it actually was designed. They transformed the whole thing to appear to the dumb mainstream mobile market, leaving nothing of the original shine of the name Re-Volt. This game has a character, a story, a community, all of which they completely ignore and disrespect (remember when they told us to remove the Re-Volt Live logo? Remember when they just use(d) assets from the community without even asking?) .

WeGo, if you’re reading this: You fucked up. We probably won’t ever take you seriously again and most of us probably don’t want to collaborate anymore. That is your fault for the many reasons mentioned above. If you want to fix things, take Re-Volt 2 down and develop a proper sequel to the game (or at least order someone with taste and understanding for game design to do it, since you’re not even capable of making a patch for the version you had on GOG.) As a bonus, here is a list of all the things you have done wrong.
First I was excited to see the game on GOG, seriously. It just sucks that you audaciously stole the patch. Thus, start respecting the community, fund the development of 1.2 and RVGL, let us do whatever we want with the game. Wouldn’t it be a solution to fund huki and jigebren? The game could then be sold while the patch would still be free to download for people who already own the game. You just need to cooperate. Otherwise the community will hate you forever.

This game means a lot to us. Should we revolt against WeGo before worse things happen? Should we not do anything and just hope for the best? Should we beg Throwback Entertainment to buy the IP back (Throwback seems to be doing well at the moment, so…)?

 

[News] Local Tournament Upcoming

As you may have noticed, there is a new page called Tournaments. On that page you will find information about the next tournaments (in the city that I live in) as well as some general ideas and rules for Re-Volt LAN parties.
I hope you’ll be able to try them out one day (we used to have a lot of fun back then!). If you have more ideas for LAN parties, be sure to leave a comment on the Tournaments page.

[News] That new header…

I’m sorry for posting so much irrelevant stuff lately. There just aren’t so many interesting things happening.

So, I finally went with the new header image that I designed some months ago. The old one was way too bland and basic. I think it’s been around since 2012? Not sure if this is permanent, though. There is a topic up on RVL that you can check out and I encourage you to post there. I am still looking for the perfect header image.

However, the new one is inspired by the Acclaim logo. It also features an actual element of the game, namely the “RV icon that WeGo so politely borrowed” [Quote, hope that’s okay]. All in all, I like the concept. The font is debatable at best. But again, please leave your feedback either here or on RVL: http://z3.invisionfree.com/Revolt_Live/index.php?showtopic=4085

Not that a header is that important… It’s just that I’d like to do some more things with the website. We’re heading towards 2016 and thus far we haven’t had more visitors than last year. There is an insane amount of content that is sleeping on my HDDs that needs to be cleaned up and posted here. Those things are mostly related to the tutorials, Re-Volt’s history and more fancy things from the past. I would also like to take over many parts of the Re-Volt wiki to RVF, the main reason being the eternal chaos that is the wiki. However, some parts did turn out to be pretty useful.
Keep on Re-Volting.

-Marv

Things WeGo Stole

I found that one post that disappeared! Once again went through the things I saved to my HDD… They might have the rights to do some of these things, but still… Not so nice. I once published this post as ‘Things WeGo stole”. Not sure why it disappeared. Here goes.

The RVF Re-Volt bolt

Toby's Volt Logo

It even made its way int to Ripoff-Volt 2
It even made its way int to Ripoff-Volt 2 (why the hell is it mirrored?)

 

My picture: They uploaded this on my birthday after they told me to shut down the Mac port that I maintained at that point. Thanks.

My picture: They uploaded this on my birthday after they shut down the Mac port that I maintained.

The ‘RC Stories’ AMW model. Wego refused to take it down when the developer contacted them.

Pirog's AMW model. Wego refused to take it down when he contacted them.

Here’s the original: http://www.moddb.com/mods/re-volt-rc-stories/images/amw-final-texture#imagebox

Monster Energy Logo and Cliffside1014212_10200694978393361_2042175950_n

Look at the sides of the black car. There also seems to be the OSX logo on the hood of the car. Recognize the track? That’s R6’s Cliffside:
http://revoltzone.net/tracks/3559/Cliffside
R6 stated in his readme file that any use of the track has to be credited. No credit was given.

This obviously is the map cs_italy from Couter Strike.

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This as well as the screenshot above were concept renderings for a potential remake by WeGo that never saw the light of day.

They used the Re-volt 1.2 beta patch on a release on GOG. Well, GOG was cooperative.

They used the Re-volt 1.2 beta patch on a release on GOG. Well, GOG was cooperative.

You know how this one ended. Why did they not use the alpha? Nobody knows.

Here’s a bonus:

nzzwgtp

Link to this video
How can you buy the IP of a game and not know how to install custom tracks?

[News] New Download

I added a new link to the Downloads section. Don’t even ask me why I’m using OSX again… I might add RVHouse support soon, I got some nice new ideas… As of now it has a shiny new redbook soundtrack and the latest 1.2 patch. Pretty much vanilla. It weighs about 200 MBs, I hope to cut it down in the future.

It’s been a bit quiet around here lately. I’m studying computer science, no time for anything else. Help me.

Thanks for reading this blog, if you’re still around.

-Marv

[META] Downloads are down!

Downloads seem to be back online.

Someone liked something that I hosted a bit too much and downloaded it a couple of times. My copy bandwidth seems to be exceeded for this month (September).

I have no proper place to host things. I do have a local server but that is running at 300% over its capacities.

Please bear with me until I find a better place.

[News] The Tutorials are Coming

I barely have the time to care about the tutorials at the moment, sorry. -Marv (Dec. 2015)

Hello fellow Re-Volters!

For some time now I’ve been planning to make a series of tutorials for track creation. I really want to make them as helpful as they can be, so I prepared some questions.

http://goo.gl/forms/fnN3LfGM2e

If you’re interested in track/car making (even if you’ve already released something), please fill out this short form. The results will be public and can be, but you also don’t have to provide any personal information.