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New Interview & Screenshots - 05 Dec 2005

We made a promise when we launched that there would be all cool and exclusive stuff on Monday. According to my calendar it's Monday so it's time to deliver! (you bet it is ;)

So we have some exclusive screens just for you :) Thanks to Adrian Arnese (Eidos Brand Manager) for these specials

I hope you will like these, and obviously we have more in our ScreenShot Gallery!

Moving onto the interview, I'd like to thank Mike Souto, Executive Producer CSF from Eidos Int. for answering all our questions.

TAFN interview with Michael Souto

Let us know if you have any questions..and visit our Forums (don't be scared, Paris Hilton has left)... till then, let the wind do the talking

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Revamped GME reports - 05 Dec 2005

Hello all!

Well look what the wind has brought us this time. No power outages but completely revamped GME reports with screens of the show and the game.


TAFN Staff  with Mike Souto at GME, from Left : Michiel (@m), Mike Souto (Exec. Producer CSF, Eidos) & Tom (sick)

The wind also whispered in some scores so obeying as we are to the almighty wind we've added them ;)

Check out the reports:

GME part 1

GME part 2

Happy reading!

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TAFN Re-Launched! - 03 Dec 2005

With hot violin strings, playing ride of the valkyries and trumpets blowing out ecstasy of gold.. TAFN comes riding back, back from a rich past, and awaiting a new future. Of course it isn't just an orchestral cacophony, this is the very moment of our relaunch! Welcome to the The Allied Forces Network!

With a brand new look, and a fresh direction to our motion, TAFN promises to bring you the best in niche gaming. Well let's get started on the network tour. First off..if you are reading this, it obviously means you are either on -

http://www.commandosfansite.com (formerly : commandos.tafn.info)

or

http://www.igfansite.com (formerly : imperialglory.tafn.info)

Kindly change your bookmarks to these new addresses, unless you are feeling rather lazy and/or would like to melt in old sub-domainic nostalgia.

As you can see, TAFN has undergone a huge design change (you could smell it from a thousand servers away). We have opted for a fixed hybrid; table & table less layout. It is optimised for 1024x768, but can be viewed on resolutions lower than that without any significant drawbacks (what I actually mean by that is, you need to buy a new monitor if you are still on 800x600). The colours still remain in the monochromas, rest assured being colourblind won't spoil your surfing experience on TAFN! If you feel that your time here is being wasted, kindly refrain from contacting any of the staff. That would defeat the original purpose and expedite the climax of boredom. If you are with me, we can read on (and admire how Gordon is being troubled by an army of ferocious TAFN logos)...

Our old network URL : http://www.tafn.info (yep, stays the same, but with a new design ;)

Back in 2001-02 TAFN boasted a community of over 3800 members, after many updates & database changes we had to relaunch our forums in early 2004.. although the original community was lost, we are trying hard to promote our discussion area, we currently have over 200 active members, and you could help us in our humble goal of getting the community back up and running. I am aware of the fact that 3800 members is a lot, and since we would like to do everything legitimately, kindly put an end to all thoughts of registering on the forums under different profiles. We can even allow discussions praising Doom3, but smurfing around would test our open-mindedness on these issues.

One new development at TAFN is that we will be serving standard size ads from now on. All these years we had a strict no-advertising policy. But it had to change considering the evolutionary changes, e-commerce and internet businesses have had over these past few years. I hope the ads aren't too intrusive, it is merely an addition to the 'wealth' of the content we have :) These will also help us sponsor site exclusive contests...and who doesn't like getting free stuff? (define "stuff" so that the meaning stays in the realm of innocence)

Feel free to ramble around, and drop in a comment if you like what you see (this very post inclusive.. it took me around a minute to write the whole thing and just about an hour correcting the grammar). Keep watching this space (above this post..) for there are many exclusives coming your way.. I think I see some new screenshots on the horizon :)

I trust you will enjoy the overall experience... interact with the staff.. join our community, do whatever you want.. just don't drink and surf!

Visit our Forums or check out our new Files Database

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Destination Paris - 26 Nov 2005

Just got a mail in my inbox, please use the following adress:

http://www.freewebs.com/getgameinfo/index.htm for download links, screenshots, bonus locations,... of the mod.

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Database temporary unavailable - 26 Nov 2005

Hiyas all,

We are currently reworking some of our back end tools and one of them is the database. I'll currently moving over the files to the new system so it's possible you might come across some troubles with it, I'll be sorting them out asap though.

Additionally the shout box is gone as I needed the database for testing purposes.

In the mean while check out our cool new front page

UPDATE: Please use http://downloads.tafn.info as your new source for the TAFN downloads, files are being added so not everything is there yet!

UPDATE: Filesizes have been adjusted

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CSF preview - 26 Nov 2005

Ah the silence is broken, a new preview!

GameSpot was at Eidos' fall press event and wrote a preview not much new but I'm sure other previews will follow.

So go check it out, now!

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Re-launch anniversary! - 26 Nov 2005

Well look at that, it's been a year since me and sick reported about the re-launch of TAFN and what a year it’s been.

Let’s sum up the most interesting parts:

IG interview

IG Preview

IG review

CSF interview

CSF Hands on report

More CSF Hands on


That concludes the list of articles but there’s more to say. With the re-launch we decided to make TAFN focus on more than just Commandos and cover other Pyro Studios games as well. The first game to get the honour was Imperial Glory. Sick integrated and extended his already existing fan page into the TAFN design. The integration proved to be a success as at the moment the IG section is more popular than the CSF section. This can partially be explained by the fact that CSF is yet to be released but mainly by the huge amount of mods for IG that the modding community provided to us. Those mods would of course not been possible if Pyro and Eidos hadn’t released the documentation for the interesting file formats.

Normally I hate numbers and everything accompanied by it, but for this one time I’ll make an exception and throw a number at you, namely the amount of unique hits our domain got in one year. It’s a stunning 62075 according to our server tools.

That leads me to end with a big thanks to all the people who visited the site, suggested improvements, made contributions in the form of mods or in another form. Not to forget to thank Jovan and ziili for who this is what the first year as a staff member. Just like all of us, they've done a tremendous job, you might not have always noticed it because it was a lot of behind the scenes stuff.

And of course none of this would be possible without the superb help we received from the Eidos UK (ex-)employees and Pyro Studios guys (you all know who you are  ), all those articles in the list above wouldn’t been possible without their help. So a lot and a lot of thanks go to them as well as they’re the reason we could make those articles

In order to continue the quality of the site and to make sure we have the latest news we have also two new members. iakovos a well know Commandos veteran who has already helped us many times in the past and will now help even more. Officerpuppy who's mods are the main reason the IG section is so popular will now inform you about his latest progress.

That’ it for now, we’ll continue to bring you the latest news so enjoy your stay!

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New team member - 26 Nov 2005
We are pleased to announce that iakovos will be joining the staff.

iakovos has been a well known member amongst the Commandos community and we are happy that he will help us to make TAFN even better.

His past experience includes working for the higly respected - and still source of information - Commandos Dropzone where he was in charge of the well known "News Flash".

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