Devil's Brigade Lux

Game of universal domination. New dice available free upon request.
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Post by dustin » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:53 am

Sillysoft was recently contracted to make a game as part of the pormotion of a new TV mini-series "The Devil's Brigade" which is aring now in Canada.

If you want to get Devil's Brigade Lux you can download it here. It's made up of 1 funky lux map with a scenario.

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Post by MissChaos » Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:03 am

I really like this map, I have played it for an hour now on 'General' and it was really hard. The bot is too tough...grr
The music is great!
Well done!

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Post by Mike » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:10 am

nice work, what ai is the bot using.

The white armies of the 'dead' bot are interesting. Does that mean that there could be 'neutral' countries in future versions of lux?

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Post by Preacherman » Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:57 am

Nice one Dustin and mbauer - the map is great, it's nice with an almost 3D effect, and the music adds to the ambience. Shame it's just the one mission but it's a great marketing tool nonetheless.

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Post by sasquatch » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:15 pm

Isn't that the AHL theme? It's a beautiful map, but I think the difficulty level could be more challenging (I easily beat the Nazis on the first try on "General" setting). I see some SHCL members in the credits...
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Post by hoodie » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:31 pm

Very nice, I like. I defeat red Uzbek assholes, good times, king in the castle, king in the castle. :D

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Post by dustin » Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:57 pm

The opening music track is from the Devil's Brigade TV show. The second music track is taken from American History Lux. The bots used are Nefarious and EvilPixie on the higher levels. It was meant to be pretty easy, since it's free for all and meant for newb Luxers.

Mike wrote:The white armies of the 'dead' bot are interesting. Does that mean that there could be 'neutral' countries in future versions of lux?


Yes, this is slowly being worked on with the eventual intent of being included in Lux.

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Post by Dominator » Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:41 pm

hoodie wrote:Very nice, I like. I defeat red Uzbek assholes, good times, king in the castle, king in the castle. :D


somebody saw borat :D

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Post by Dang » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:06 pm

Very Cool map Dustin. A Classic frontal assault on a machine gun nest.

Any chance of it being added to the plugin manager?

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Post by Black Pope » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:18 pm

wow...what a hoot. Thanks, Dustin.

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Post by mbauer » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:04 am

All part of the Anti-Holy Church of Lux's plan to keep everyone happily entertained and to spread the gospel of Lux. I don't see the semi-holy cult providing fun and games to you, the masses of luxtopia...hmmmmm...I wonder who has your best interests at heart?


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Post by Preacherman » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:08 am

If the anti-holy cult's plan is to provide one map missions that can be completed by 3 year olds within a couple of tries even on 'General' level, then we are indeed all most impressed :P

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Post by mbauer » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:26 am

Ahhhh..leave it to the semi-holies to reduce themselves and this community to pety insults and name calling, thereby perpetuating a negative atmosphere. We need more of that! Way to go semi-holies!

As Dustin said the map was intended to be easy since the main audience are people who have never played Lux. We want to welcome them into our flock. We don't want them to feel defeated and ridiculed, as the semi-holies would wish.

A much harder game with many more missions will be provided shortly, the anti-holy church assures you of this.

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Post by dustin » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:14 pm

Dang wrote:Any chance of it being added to the plugin manager?

Possibly sometime in the future, but not at the moment.

If you go digging inside the DBLux install folder (Windows) or inside the application bundle (Mac) you can find the map and theme, and copy them into your Lux Delux folders.

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Post by el toro » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:51 pm

ok st00pid mbauer,
i was just looking at the credits for DBL, and it would seem that there is only one st00pid anti, and 12 semi-holies. so there you big st00pid stinky monkey butt.

PHHHHTTTT!


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Post by blackj3sus » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:16 am

ok, dang requested it and since i already made it multiplayer to play with my friends... i uploaded the multiplayer version (hope to see it on the pluger) :wink: (it will not ever be hosted or linked by me unless its approved!)

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Post by mbauer » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:12 am

blackj3sus wrote:ok, dang requested it and since i already made it multiplayer to play with my friends... i uploaded the multiplayer version (hope to see it on the pluger) :wink: (it will not ever be hosted or linked by me unless its approved!)


It's not yours to change/modify or upload so please don't do that again without the authors written consent. Thank you


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Those semi-holies that were included are only there in the anti-holy attempt to "reach across the aisle" and heal the wounds of luxtopia, which you semies are constantly ignoring. Besides there's only 2 semi-holies.

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is this still available?

Post by Todio » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:53 pm

I actually worked on the show as the sound recordist and downloaded the game. I had hours of fun playing with it.

I'm a Lux noob but now have Lux Touch

I recently upgraded my operating system and now it doesn't work and the site it was available from doesn't exist anymore. Since it was free does anyone have a version that works on Mac OS 10.5.5 ? Perhaps mine got corrupted somehow? (and now it's trashed)

Thanks!

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Post by Claudiu » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:26 pm

I checked the site, but I see no download for this promotion game. Where is it?

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Post by Packman » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:37 pm

My guess is the promotion is over - the original post is over 2 years old.

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Post by dustin » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:49 pm

Here is a download of Devil's Brigade for Mac OS X. I don't have a windows installer handy.

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Post by Odelay » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:58 pm

man this is tough on General.

Here is where I found it for windows.

Nice work btw. :)

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Post by Todio » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:30 am

Thanks for this, I really missed it. I just got into Lux and remembered I had it on the computer from a few years back and was disappointed that it seemed to have corrupted somehow. Great to be back on Mount Difensa again.

The show, by the way, was a Living History recreation. We took a squad of modern-day special services soldiers from USA and Canada (Green Berets, SEALS, JTF2, Rangers, guys like that) and brought them together in Helena Montana, the site of the original training camp for the 1st Special Service Force (FSSF) from WWII and put them through the original training regimen using WWII techniques and equipment. The idea was to see if the modern soldier, dependant on technology and modern training techniques, could withstand the rigors of the training back then. In essence, are they as tough now as back in the day?

The FSSF was nicknamed "The Devil's Brigade" by the Germans because they used to paint their faces completely black, sneak into enemy camps at night and pull off silent raids of supplies and such, leaving a sticker wherever they went that read (in German) "Das Dicke Ende Kommt Noch!" "The worst is yet to come." It terrified the Germans when they discovered these stickers (because it meant the FSSF had snuck into and out of the camp undetected) and a German officer wrote in his diary "These black devils, they come at night". Another, more gristly, tactic was to silently slip into a barracks and kill every third soldier sleeping in the bunks. The psychological effect was enormous because if you kill every third man everyone who wakes up wakes up next to a dead man and realizes how close he came to death.

After training was completed we travelled to Italy and recreated one of the FSSF's most famous battles, the Assault of Mount Difensa. A 13-hour, near suicidal night climb under cover of darkness, in operational silence to attack a heavily guarded German machine gun nest at the summit.

In the game you see a broad slope up the mountain and a narrow, steep approach up the back side. This is exactly how it was. The Allies tried numerous times to take the mountain by the "Easy Route" only to be repulsed time and time again. The FSSF made the nearly suicidal decision to climb the supposedly unclimbable cliffs on the North Face and flanked the Germans.

Strangely enough (at least on the lower levels) the game plays out much the same as history. You have to keep pounding and reinforcing along a broad front on the main slope to keep the enemy occupied while gently building a force to make a big push up the back side.

Here's a couple of Youtube links to the show

The opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cny7ud- ... re=related

The first Act http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9K_Jmr_9sA

I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I enjoyed making it!

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Post by 3DA » Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:23 pm

Super strange: I've tried to play three times now, and each time, after I hit fortify, the screen goes blank and I cannot get back to the game. I have to force quit to get the screen back. Any ideas?

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Post by Llama LluxaLlot » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:44 pm

me too

I am playing on a macbook. I had to unplug and take out the battery to reboot.

First time I didn't wait long enough after battery removal and the computer cam on with the same plank screen and music. I couldn't force quit or anything.

Second time I left power off for a few minutes and could reboot.

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