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New Vehicles Inbound by: B.F. Pierce
30.10.2004 22:00 GMT
Welcome back to another update from the Forgotten Hope Mod team! I'm happy to announce that after a slight break we're going to be doing weekly news update in anticipation of the release of the next patch for Forgotten Hope. This patch will be fixing many of the bugs we've found in the previous release. However that's not everything, we're also going to be including new content, including 1 or 2 new maps, and several new vehicles and hand weaopns, plus a number of remodelled and retextured equipment! Every patch is another step forward in the quality level of this mod.
First up I'd like to present the redone Crusader Mk I British tank, modelling done by Omni and skinning by Aaron Ash. This tank is yet another of our early tanks that has been completely redone to match the high quality of the rest of our models and skins!
Our second model being presented today is the North American A-36A Apache, which was the first incarnation of the "Mustang". This dive bomber served in the skys over the African front and the Italian front, although it was later replaced by the P-51 mustang and the p 47 thunderbolt as they were better suited to the role. There were about 500 of these aircraft made by 1943.
Also if you hadn't noticed yet, we've begun updating the map section of the mod's webpage, this is still a work in progress, but i'm hoping to have it all completed by the next update to the news page. So head on over to our maps section and check it out, all of our current custom maps are in there.
That's all for today's news update folks, but stop on back next weekend for another update from the Forgotten Hope team! And a small reminder, there are less than 30 days left until all sumissions for our custom fan map pack are due in, so get cranking on those maps and send them our way!
Custom mappers report in! by: B.F. Pierce
24.10.2004 22:00 GMT
We've got some good news for all of you mappers out there today! As with every major release of Forgotten Hope, we're compiling a custom fan map pack release for the mod.
If you've previously released a map in earlier fan map packs then update your map so that it works with version 0.65. If you don't have a map and would like to submit one there is still plenty of time to do so, so get workin!
Your final submission should be a .zip or .rar file containing the following:
A readme.txt file with all of your contact information, plus any info you'd like to convey about the map. This readme must also include an agreement allowing Forgotten Hope to distribute the map, as well as make changes if necessary.
The map itself, either a working .rfa file or an uncompressed directory. Either or is fine, however the map must work with Forgotten Hope version 0.65.
All maps must be free of swastika's or other symbols deemed illegal throughout the world (if you're changing skin files for your map). This ensures that we can distribute the map pack all over
If your map meets the above criteria then pack it up and get ahold of ArminAce in one of the following manners
Only the best maps will be included in this fan map pack. The deadline for all submissions is the 26th of November, so there is plenty of time to start a map now and get it finished in time! The person who submits the best map will be given a prize, to be disclosed at a later date.
One thing to keep in mind, using content in your map from any mod other than Forgotten Hope, game, or something that is not yours is grounds for automatic disqulification. We only want original content.
Also keep in mind that any mapper that really shines, and their map has not been given out to other people may be given the option of including their map as part of the common Forgotten Hope download. There is a weath of information at your disposal if you're having questions about mapping, just stop on by our public forums and ask away. There's always an expert mapper hanging out on our boards!
The Fans have spoken! by: B.F. Pierce
17.10.2004 22:00 GMT
Hello again everyone! Despite the obvious problems we've had over the last weekend with the password going out ahead of schedule, the release went very well indeed. Over the weekend we hit into the top 20 overall of the mods out there on all engines, which we consider quite a feat for an engine that's fighting with tons of other quality titles out there! So we'd like to say a big thank you to all of the fans out there supporting us by playing the mod!
If you've already downloaded the mod and are having difficulties finding servers using the battlefield 1942 ingame browser, we recommend using the All Seeing Eye for finding servers. It has a much better chance of finding servers for Forgotten Hope and any mod for any game engine you have installed. You can get it here.
If you haven't tried out Forgotten Hope yet, and were wondering what we're all about, you'll be pleased to see that all of our pages are back after using a redirection method to help keep our site from bogging down during the release. You can check out all of the pages for the content included within the mod. Plus I've added some more mirrors for downloading Forgotten Hope version 0.65 as well. In our downloads section you'll find links to download the mod as one whole file, or you can download it in three smaller parts. It's all up to you, but we'd recommend downloading the mod in smaller peices, as it decreases the chance of a corrupt download, plus you don't have to leave your computer running for quite as long.
If you're still having trouble deciding on whether you want to try out Forgotten Hope version 0.65, be sure to check out our trailer. You'll find mirrors of it below!
Forgotten Hope version 0.65 Video
Still having trouble deciding!? Well we have a special treat for you all today. Recently we threw a fan screen shot contest, and today I'd like to post the winning shots. We had so many really good shots that 24 ingames screens from the latest installment of Forgotten Hope version 0.65 were chosen to be put up on the main page. Special thanks goes out to Rikupsoni, Spit, James Doolittle, PunkRockerDave, A$$A$$IN, Al Capone, Beefcak, stg. monkfish, schmoppa, and FactionRecon for these quality screen shots. You can check out all of the screenshots in our public forums, as well as post your very own if you wish
That's all for this update. Once again thanks to all of the fans out there playing the mod. Be sure to stop by our public forums to discuss this news update.