Gauntlet update is finally available for people to try!
Lance is a long-time Gears of War PC mod that plays like a offline TDM. Anyone who owns the game for PC can play this for free.
This version includes too many changes for me to list all of them, but the major changes are the following:
-A new game mode (Gauntlet).
-Gauntlet is a dynamic, score/objective-based gametype.
-Gauntlet feature a new type of foes, the guardians.
-A load of tweaks.
-AI deal respective damage to players with every weapons now.
-Hardcore mode has been revised and when turned off is offering players a second chance on challenges.
-Hardcore makes the AI tougher in movement - they will roll at random intervals, making them unpredictable and dangerous.
Install and download
Known issuesStep 1:
Download the zip from Mediafire, HERE
Open the zip, and locate your "my games" folder under your "documents" folder from most windows platforms
You are NOT looking for the "C:/programfiles/Microsoft games/" ETC folder!
Drag and drop the files in \My Games\Gears of War for Windows\
IMPORTANT: When asked to overwritte, click yes.
Open the game and open the console (should be the key next to 1, Q and TAB keys)
type in the exact following: open lge_redalert
If it didn't work, make sure you have the latest patch installed.
If that's still the case, and you don't have a retail version of this game, I can not help you.
Otherwise leave a comment here.
There are some issues I am well aware of, and note that I have no power to fix them with the tools I/we have.
-Sniper AI will headshot you under extremely nonsense circumstances. (I which I could fix that)
-Anya's face is messed up when in cover facing left (Gears of War 3 models have different face bones).
-Anya's face is creepy as fk when reloading the Longshot.
-Anya doesn't gib (expect for the head).
-Anya is tagged as "Stranded".
-Anything else related to Anya.
-Some characters doesn't have their respective gibs. (We (modders, with the tools provided) can not make the custom gibs work from custom models)
All you need to know for Gauntlet
Gauntlet is won by accumulating points. You get these point by doing the following:
Regular kills: +20 ptns
Guardian kills: +160 ptns
Reviving a teammate: +180 ptns
Destroying an enemy crate: +320 ptns
Securing a friendly crate: +560 ptns
Currently, the goal limit is 3500. Once you've reach that mark, you will win the match very briefly.
IMPORTANT: The guardians will spawn if you haven't destroyed the enemy crate. You will still get points for killing them, but there will be NO MORE crates spawning until all guardians are erased.
Why only one map?
Currently, this beta version only has a single level, the reason for that is because Lance's visual code is held individually in every single maps, therefore it would be a major hasle to re-port all the maps when the beta has edded it's testing phase.
How many maps are planned for final?
Every single maps released before (revised) plus newer maps eventually. Do the maths.
Who is Burned and why his name is grayed out in the credits? Who else works on this project?
Burned helped me with this project as I've been inspired around 3 years ago. He has done the spawning system and supported me with the visual coding, I am in charge of everything else that you see in the mod. If you have any questions you should ask them to me.
What do you mean by easier install?
I am publishing the files in their respective folders, players just have to drag and drop the files in the right place.
Instruction are/will also be/made easier.