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More cancelled games + cops trailer and images - 21 Jul 2012
Over on the Eidos forums, zeppelin found out that Pyro was working on another project, named: InZero which was planned for Xbox 360/PS3 and was a  RPG Shooter.

He also managed to find a trailer and some images for COPS:
http://www.unseen64.net/2009/11/04/cops-x360-cancelled/

With some more searching I also managed to find that Pyro was also working on a game called: Gifted which was a 2nd generation Wii project. Some models can be viewed here.

They were also working on a prototype called Planet One.
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Pyro Studios today & Pyro's cancelled games - 14 Jul 2012

The latest game with the name Commandos dates back to 2006 with Commandos Strike Force.

Before that there was Commandos 3: Destination Berlin which was released in 2003. While this had the ingredients of Commandos it wasn't a true Commandos game for everyone. For some the latest great Commandos games dates back to 2001, when Commandos 2: Men of Courage was released.

I was curious about what Pyro has been doing since then and why we haven't seen a new Commandos game.

Let's try and find out.

Heart of Stone

Before focusing on Commandos we go back to 25/05/2000 when IGN releases a  preview and screenshots of a game called Heart of Stone. Heart of Stone is named as a "a strategy game with plot". Unfortunately if we look at the linkedin profile of David Punset Martinez http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidpunset, we learn that the game was cancelled. There is another cancelled project as well which we'll discuss later.

With the exception of IGN's preview and screenshots, the only media available on the game is the following cinematic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z9AXKiIoVM

People familiar with the Commandos series, will recognize the voice of the narrator.

Departure of key people

After the release of Commandos 2 we saw the departure of key people behind the Commandos series. The project leader and co-founder of Pyro Studios, Gonzalo Suárez and the lead programmer Jon Beltrán founded Arvirago Entertainment (in september 2002) and started working on The Lord of the Creatures.

Along with them about 12 people behind the Commandos series went with them.

Gonzalo Suárez is still president of Arvirago entertainment. In 2009 Digital Legends bought the rights to The Lord of the Creatures for iPhone and ipad. It is planned for a 2012 release.

Jon Beltrán has moved on and is now CEO of Mouin a company that specializes in making  mobile apps for the web.

Ignacio Pérez Dolset, another one of the key people behind Commandos and the founder of Pyro Studios still works for Pyro. He later founded Illion Animated Studios and is co chairman of the ZED mobile group.

Praetorians, Imperial Glory, CSF

In 2003 Pyro releases Praetorians a 3D real-time tactics game. Later in 2005 Pyro releases Imperial Glory, another real time tactics game. In 2006 we see Commandos Strike Force. While maintaining the name Commandos, the game abandons the isometric view and the strategy concept of the original series.

COPS & Planet 51

If we look back at the linkedin profile of David Punset Martinez we see another game listed. We believe that that game was called COPS and was developed between the release of CSF and Planet 51.

Planet 51 was released in 2009 for Xbox 360 and PS3. There was also an animated movie called Planet 51, created by Illion Animated Studios.

Cops was also cancelled and we do not know what kind of game it could have been. The only media we found is a video presentation (rather poor quality) and a demo reel.

http://www.tafn.info/cops/content/trailer.mp4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhxwHzvt-5Y&feature=related

Just like with Heart of Stone, it is unclear why the game was cancelled.

Pyro studios today

After the release of Planet 51 Pyro Studios moved toward the social space (facebook etc.), where they published a couple of games under the iZ label . Pyro Studios also started a spin off studio for mobile games.

Knowing this it seems the chance of seeing a new Commandos game as we know and love is pretty slim. Perhaps we will see a mobile or web version in the future?

And if not, a release of the tools behind the Commandos games would be very welcome. With Strike in Narrow Path, and Destination Paris, the community has already shown what it can do, even without the proper tools.

Update:
I've contacted Pyro Studios to get a comment on if they are working on a new Commandos game or not or if they have plans in that direction. Haven't heard anything yet.

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Commandos 2 patch for 64 bit Windows - 16 Jun 2012
I recently installed Commandos 2 on Windows 7 64 bit and encountered an error when trying to install the patch.

After some googling I found the solution: an extracted copy of the patch. All you need to do is download the files and copy paste them in your C2 directory. That's all!

The file is located here:

http://www.tafn.info/phpscripts/filesdb/details.php?file=170
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Strike In Narrow path stand alone - 29 Mar 2011
The mod Strike In Narrow path is now available as a stand alone download from the following site:
http://sites.google.com/site/strikeinnarrowpath/

Mission 6 will be released on April 2, 2011

Thanks to herbert3000 for informing us in the forum.
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Commandos: Strike in Narrow Path mission 4 & 5 - 13 Feb 2011

A while ago I posted about the expansion pack Strike in Narrow Path, in the mean time mission 4 and mission 5 have been released.

source: http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=113763

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Installing Commandos BEL & BTCOD on Vista 64 - 13 Feb 2011

The following was posted a long while ago, but I only just got around to posting it on the site.

Some people are experiencing problems with installing the game on Vista 64 or Windows 7 64. The following should solve the problem:

quote:

) Create the following Folders one by one in program files (x86), follow exactly the same---> C:Program Files (x86)Eidos InteractivePyroCommandos, Beyond the Call of Duty OR C:Program Files (x86)Eidos InteractivePyroCommandos

Explanation:

-First you create the folder named Eidos Interactive in the program files(x86),
-Next, Double Click to open up the Eidos Interactive folder that you have just created, and create another new folder in it, named the new folder as Pyro
-Then Open up the Pyro folder that you have just created, and create another new folder inside it and named it as Commandos (for Behind Enemy LinesL) or Commandos, Beyond the Call of Duty (for BTCOD) Dont forget the Coma (,) and spacebar for BTCOD.

2) Once you have created those folders i mentioned above, You need to copy the files from the CD to the folder that you have just created inside your prgoram files (x86)

Explanation:

For Beyond the call of duty,

copy all the files inside the folder "coman_mp" <---This file can be found in the CD itself..Remember, Copy all the Files located INSIDE The folder of Coman_mp, and paste it into the folder "Commandos, Beyond the Call of Duty" that you have just created in step 1.

Don't Copy the Folder Coman_mp itself, But copy the files inside the folder of Coman_mp to C:Program Files (x86)Eidos InteractivePyroCommandos, Beyond the Call of Duty

Files inside the coman_mp are as follow:

Datos,
mplayer
output
video
coman_mp.exe
mpserver.exe
MSS16.dll
MSS32.dll
mssb16.tsk
tutorial.exe
WAR_MP

You may not want to Copy the folder "video" from the CD as you still need the Disc to play.

For Behind Enemy Lines

copy all the files inside the folder "COMANDOS" <---This file can be found in the CD itself..Remember, Copy all the Files located INSIDE The folder of COMANDOS and paste it into the folder "Commandos" that you have just created in step 1.

Don't Copy the Folder COMANDOS itself, But copy the files inside the folder of COMANDOS to C:Program Files (x86)Eidos InteractivePyroCommandos

Files inside the COMANDOS folder are as follow:

Datos,
mplayer
output
video
comandos.exe
mpserver.exe
MSS16.dll
MSS32.dll
mssb16.tsk
WARGAME

You may not want to Copy the folder "video" from the CD as you still need the Disc to play.

3) Once you have copied all the files to the respective folder, open up a notepad and paste the following codes inside the notepad:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodePyro]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodePyroCommandos]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodePyroCommandos1.0]
"DirCd"="D:\Comandos"
"DirIns"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Eidos Interactive\Pyro\Commandos"
"Type"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodePyroCommandos1.0MP]
"DirCd"="D:\COMAN_MP"
"DirIns"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Eidos Interactive\Pyro\Commandos, Beyond the Call of Duty"
"Type"=dword:00000003



NOTE: You may want to go to Control Panel ---> Classic View ---> Folder Options ---> View Tab ---> Uncheck "Hide Extensions for known file types" Before continuing to step 4.

4) After you have pasted the above codes inside a notepad, save the notepad as Pyro.reg and save it to your desktop.

5) once the file is saved, Double Click on the Pyro.reg that you have just saved/created and click on Yes and Yes/OK...and thats it!!!

So thats it guys..Try running the game now, see if you can save or load the game..Remember you need the CD to play...

If you do not understand or anything..simply add me at MSN at death_zone@eminem.com or email me at hafitz@live.com

I will guide you further...

NOTE: FOR STEP 3, Copy the whole codes including the first line Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00, you just need to do that step once and it will work for both BEL and BTCOD.

Yours Sincerely,
Fitz

Post has been corrected by Grent, 2nd post of this thread. Credits to Grent for correcting "Comma ndos" and "DirIns"="C:Program Files (x86)Eidos InteractivePyroCommandos" which is within the codes....so you guys can simply copy and paste the codes above now...

source: http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=87752

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Strike In Narrow Path trailer - 26 Sep 2010

Following the release of the expansion pack yesterday there is now also a trailer for you to enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNRLXZLfpAg

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C:BEL expansion pack - 25 Sep 2010

Hello there! It's been a while since we had anything to post about the Commandos game(s) but now we have something very cool.

C5 STUDIOS have released an expansion pack for Commandos Behind Enemy Lines. Their pack includes the following:

  • Accessibly buildings - but be careful, the enemy can enter them too
  • Civilians - some of them are loyal to the Nazi regime, some are not
  • Beautiful graphics - from Commandos 1, 2 and 3
  • Increasing difficulty level - from moderate to
  • Real Commandos feeling, back to the roots!
  • More missions will come soon...

The pack features mission 1-3 and can be downloaded from the following location: https://sites.google.com/site/commandosmod/Strike_In_Narrow_Path.rar

In a forum post C5 studios' Coralsundy will be finished in a month. To keep up to date on C5 studios head over to their site

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