• News Update #28: Faire La Guerre

    The past few weeks have been exceptionally busy time for the team so we must first apologise for the interruption in our series of weapon previews. They will return in the near future but in the meantime we firstly would like to share a new atmospheric in-game concept featuring a British infantry section by [TWDEV] volcol.



    The piece "Faire La Guerre" has been previously featured as the backing track to our weapon update videos but we thought we would share the full version for your enjoyment following the positive response it received. The piece was composed by [TWDEV] Callum Bidgen and arranged by [TWDEV] Callum Bidgen & [TWDEV] SwadianFC.



    We get a lot of questions about the game from the community. We enjoy responding to these but two of the more common questions we thought we would share for clarification.


    Q: WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM SPECS?

    A: There is extensive testing and optimisation yet to be done but tentatively the minimum specs are as follows:

    • Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz or better (a multi-core processor is strongly recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
    • Video Card: nVidia 8800GT 512MB RAM, ATI 3850HD 512MB RAM or better (SM 3.0 minimum)



    Q: WILL I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE GAME?

    A: Traction Wars is PLAY FOR FREE. We have no plans to charge for the game or to have any form of in-game store.


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    17 Comments Comments
    1. Alakazou's Avatar
      Alakazou -
      Nice stuff, I can't wait to try it

      I just hope you will make the lifebuoy flamethrowers
    1. CanadianSquirrel's Avatar
      CanadianSquirrel -
      HOLY *Insert Censor sound here* SCHNITZEL! Uhmm... Do you guys think you can make a 1280x1024 wallpaper version of it? I need to see that all day long!
      [Gotta remplace my D-Day + Bowser + Charizard Photoshop one]
      As i say here in Quebec: Tabarnak de belle job les gars!

      -Squirrel
    1. Swaffy's Avatar
      Swaffy -
      I'm only 21, but I sound old sometimes when I say ... that music moved me. I love it. Ever heard the Band of Brothers soundtrack? Holy God it's moving. Or the Saving Private Ryan soundtrack. This seems up there with those.
    1. calgoblin's Avatar
      calgoblin -
      I'm only 21, but I sound old sometimes when I say ... that music moved me. I love it. Ever heard the Band of Brothers soundtrack?
      Thank you very much. This one was very much influenced by Band of Brothers, but then there's some Saving Private Ryan on our inspiration list as well; so I suppose that broad bold style will be everywhere in the Traction Wars soundtrack.
    1. Troy's Avatar
      Troy -
      Nice soundtrack, but what im really loving is the 3rd ID troops on the picture at the top
    1. Nic727's Avatar
      Nic727 -
      Cool Can't wait to play this game
    1. Nic727's Avatar
      Nic727 -
      there is an error in the title on youtube. It's not Fair la guerre, but Faire la guerre
    1. volcol's Avatar
      volcol -
      noted - waiting on an the fix update
    1. General Naga's Avatar
      General Naga -
      Well spotted Nic. The title has been corrected
    1. ScheifferB's Avatar
      ScheifferB -
      Beautiful music, Beautiful image, Beautiful.
    1. CanadianSquirrel's Avatar
      CanadianSquirrel -
      • Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
      • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz or better (a multi-core processor is strongly recommended)
      • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
      • Video Card: nVidia 8800GT 512MB RAM, ATI 3850HD 512MB RAM or better (SM 3.0 minimum)

      Pleasant to know you have 15GB Ram and an I7 Quad Core.
    1. Pascucci's Avatar
      Pascucci -
      My new PC should handle it well, which is really good to know. Also, the soundtrack seems to be coming along great!
    1. Blindfire's Avatar
      Blindfire -
      I have a Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT with the same amount of RAM I believe. Dont think there would be that big of a difference right?

      My specs are as followed:

      Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz
      2.00 GB of RAM

      Im guessing they cover the minimum?
    1. Maniche's Avatar
      Maniche -
      Yep, should cover the minimum specs.

      That being said, CE3 on minimum is still looking awesome!

      Maniche
    1. calgoblin's Avatar
      calgoblin -
      That being said, CE3 on minimum is still looking awesome!
      Provided Maniche makes the maps properly
    1. Blindfire's Avatar
      Blindfire -
      Maniche, how many maps are you planning to make for the release? Any relative details would be nice as well
    1. Maniche's Avatar
      Maniche -
      Maniche, how many maps are you planning to make for the release? Any relative details would be nice as well
      We're currently looking at levels consisting of thousands upon thousands of objects, mapped down to as realistic as possible, which obviously takes some time. That being said, I believe one could anticipate a good number of maps, which all would be varied, interesting and fun!

      Maniche
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