Last Resort Mod Blog

Ready Or Not Coop Video - December 4, 2021

You have to watch some new Alpha version footage of Ready or Not.   They finally added coop and it looks spectactular.

I have to say it looks like I am going to have to eat some humble pie because I was very doubtful this game would see the light of day.

From these videos alone I want to throw my money at it.  Enjoy the videos.

Single player with AI officers:

Multiplayer coop without AI officers:

UPDATE - New video of single player with AI officers:

UPDATE - New video of multiplayer coop without AI officers:

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Domain Renewed - November 18, 2021

It is that time of the year again where I had to spend $20 CAD to renew the domain.     It is strange to think I spent probably over $250 total keeping this website running since I am so slow at making this mod.

Speaking of which I must apologize for being inactive for a while.   I have been addicted to playing Stranded Deep this last month and recently started paying for Xbox Gamepass for the PC.  What a rabbit hole of gaming that has lead me down.

What have I actually done lately besides updating the website software regulary?  On the front page there is a link to the map texture upgrade progress.   I started doing an audit of how much work has been done and how much still remains.

This whole last year has been spent on working on the "framework" of the mod but not enough has been done on improving the actual textures.   These texture upgrades are what people really want to see so they can say "gee, the game looks so much better with this mod".

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NuWon Flurry of Activity - September 13, 2021

Suddenly there is a flurry of activity over at the NuWon network (also known as NeuWon)!

As you may recall NuWon are the replacement servers that will once again allow us to play Swat 3 online (as well as many other old Sierra games).    For the longest time the website for NuWon wasn't functioning properly as the owner Ben was busy with real life and didn't have time to fix it.     Just when I was losing faith I noticed that the website has been redesigned and fixed.   You can now once again log in properly and post on their forums.

Ben has also been emailing me in the last few days details about a new method to register the CD keys to play on the Swat 3 server.   The original method of using the Sierra account manager will be replaced with something that functions better.  This will need to be added to the Last Resort installer once the NuWon registration app is finished.

The last piece of the puzzle that I have been waiting on is the admin app so we can properly control troublemakers on the Swat 3 server.   Once all those things are accomplished we can finally release the updated Last Resort mod and start up the Swat 3 servers!

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Police Simulator: Patrol Officers - June 13, 2021

There is a new early access police game that has promise on Steam called Police Simulator: Patrol Officers.   I have followed the progress of several police simulator games and so far this one appears to be the best of the bunch.   While they aren't an action packed Swat style game they still will give the feel of being an everyday patrol officer.

Coop multiplayer is planned for Q3 of 2021.

Link to visit the official website.


Below are two videos of a Twitch streamer playing an early release version.

Important Note:  Click on "watch on Youtube" box at the bottom left to view the video properly




The game will be released June 17th if you think this might be your cup of tea.

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Zero Hour Coop Map Unlock (Updated) - May 19, 2021

The Swat style game Zero Hour has released a big update that includes 2 new maps.  I have updated the tutorial I made about how to unlock all of Zero Hour's coop maps.

One controversial feature with the game is that you have to unlock the maps one at a time with earned points. For casual gamers this can be a frustrating feature. You can thankfully modify your game file to unlock all the maps with a simple Hex Editor. I have also made the file available to download at the bottom of that tutorial.

Thanks again to Dark Synopsis for suggesting buying the game and for helping test the original hack.

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Forging ahead - March 24, 2021

I finished my side project of cataloging the list of shared textures in the official Sierra maps.   This will ensure that we have the largest version available of each texture since some maps used smaller versions of the same texture.  I hope that explanation wasn't confusing.

Today I finished the code changes to the Last Resort launcher and prepared all the files necessary to make an installer build.    As I type this I am updating one of my laptops for testing of this build.   I have also decided to include MPEG-4 versions of the Swat 3 movies in the installer to help with the Swat 3 startup crash.   Originally the replacement movies were encoded in the XVID format but after some research I have settled on MPEG-4 instead since Windows 7, 8, and 10 are supposed to natively support this codec.   Lets hope my internet research is correct, lol.

Soon I also want to get the Swat 3 game server back up and running.   I haven't forgotten about this important step in the process.

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