New Moudon: Fog of War Trailer

Black Shard Studios, represented on GameReplays.org by forum member domidragon, have released another teaser for their upcoming Company of Heroes machinima production Moudon: Fog of War. This trailer covers the story and setting of the film, the film being set to be released in Summer 2010. Here it is:

It’s really inspiring to see how much good cinematography can be produced using the Company of Heroes engine — as in the latest video, the quality is far beyond what you’d expect an RTS engine to deliver. This machinima is certainly one to watch, and the trailer shows just how far along they’ve come. Fog of War is certainly looking like every Company of Heroes fan’s summer blockbuster!

Watch Company of Heroes 2.600 Replays in 2.601

With new patches, invariably come new problems. While this patch is relatively mild in such matters, one problem from the very beginning of Company of Heroes still lingers. That is, the incompatibility of replay files between versions. Short of reinstalling and patching only up to 2.600, your old replays won’t work. However, with a little bit of extra effort, you can make them work again.Continue reading

Company of Heroes 2.601 Patch Released

The 2.601 hotfix for Company of Heroes has been released. This is a minor patch, fixing a Panzerkrieg exploit and making the game easier to mod.

To download the patch, simply log into Company of Heroes as normal and you’ll be prompted to start the download. If you’re worried that this download may be too slow, Relic has also put out the patch as an HTTP download and a torrent.

Although this is but a minor patch, it is nice to see that Relic is still working on improving this game so long after release. Hopefully this proves to be a precursor to a full blown patch. So get going CoH players! Your patch awaits!

  • Download the Patch over HTTP
  • Download the Patch over BitTorrent

Company of Heroes Online To Be Released By March 31st, 2010

THQ’s recent earnings report revealed that Company of Heroes Online, a free-to-play version of Company of Heroes, is due to be released this fiscal year. The game, which is currently being developed in cooperation with Shanda, a Chinese online game operator, has been playable since early this year.

While THQ has declined to comment specifically on Company of Heroes Online, with the recent success of free-to-play games like EA’s Battlefield Heroes it seems the perfect time to start working on the English version of title. As the game uses the same assets as normal Company of Heroes, the only work that needs to be done on the English version is translating the game’s launcher and website, and setting up a payment system for American and European customers who wish to buy premium content.

THQ will be looking to fill out their otherwise meagre 2010 lineup and Company of Heroes Online could be just the thing. It has the potential to reach a large sector of the market and bring in a lot of new Company of Heroes players.

Company of Heroes Replay Pack Contest

Post your replays and make some cash! There has been a dearth of replays, particularly replay packs, over the last few weeks. So, I call on you, good citizens of [my blog], with a challenge…

Go through your 2.501 replays, pick five or more games that exhibit great play, unique strategies, or good humor. These can be 1v1s, team games, or even Panzerkrieg matches. Post them in the replay pack forum. Whomever submits the best pack in terms of usefulness, hilarity, scale, scope, etc., will be awarded $30. All submissions must be in by Monday, the 20th of April.

Good luck everyone!

Falaise Pocket, Trun: Swatting Flies

This is a strategy or walkthrough for beating the first mission in the Tales of Valor campaign Falaise Pocket, called Trun: Swatting Flies, which has you defending the town of Trun from a massive Allied invasion. Your objective in this first mission is to protect vulnerable Panzers from American armor and aircraft.

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CoHO Wallpapers

Just did some CoHO wallpapers as I’m playing on a biggish screen for a change. All of these are copyright Shanda and/or Relic, I did not make them, I just took a screenshot and cropped it.

16:9. 1920×1080coho-header

16:10. 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800.

4:3. 1400×1050, 1280×960, 1024×768, 800×600.

Weird. 1280×1024, 1024×600.

CoHO for Company of Heroes Players

Company of Heroes Online (or CoHO for short) is a MMO real-time strategy game produced jointly by Relic and Shanda, a Chinese online gaming company. In essence, it’s a combination of an MMO-like lobby area and the gameplay of the original Company of Heroes (or CoH for short). This guide will explain the differences between the two games and hopefully inspire you to give it a try.

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CoHO Heros

In this guide, I’ll write a description and rating of each hero available for purchase or crafting in Company of Heroes Online, the Chinese MMO-like port of the Relic RTS Company of Heroes. More heroes will be added as I acquire them. For help on purchasing heroes, see my previous post on buying CoHO points.

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