ARCHIVES >>> 12/2006
Merry Christmas! by: StrangerThanFiction
25.12.2006 23:00 GMT
No mod stuff today, just best wishes of the day from the Forgotten Hope team, and some holiday graphical treats from McGibs and Lude.
That's it for today. When everyone gets back from their various holidays, we will have a regular update. In the meantime feel free to stop by our public forums.
Tanks in Sight by: StrangerThanFiction
16.12.2006 22:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to the latest news update for Forgotten Hope. We have some new ingame images to share with you, as well as some informtion and announcements.
First, Forgotten Hope and Forgotten Hope 2 both made it into the top 100 mods for 2006 on ModDB.com, which means both are eligible for the second round of voting, that ends on January 1st. Thanks to ModDB, and especially, thanks to everyone that voted! Also congratulations to all the other mods who made it to the second round of voting.
Before moving on to the rest of the news, a few words of explanation — ModDB has several different categories, both for released and unreleased mods. So Voting for an unreleased mod (like Forgotten Hope 2) will not affect the voting for any released mods (like Forgotten Hope). Also, the votes of registered ModDB members count for more than votes by guests, which only affect the outcome in case of a tie between the votes of registered members. So visit ModDB, and vote for the mods you think are the most deserving. We hope one or two of them are Forgotten Hope!
OK on to the good stuff. First, we have a selection of first-person vehicle views including some narrow "sighted in" views, as well as some driver views, that give a more open perspective. The driver view gives a limited forward arc that is adjustable within narrow limits. Players can toggle back and forth between both views. Please note that all of this is very "Work in Progress", and will be further developed in light of future testing. The sights were modeled, textured and coded by ctz.
Next we have ingames of the Panzerkampfwagen IV F1 and Panzerkampfwagen IV F2. Panzer IVs, especially the long-barreled F2 version, provided the Afrika Korps with its heaviest armored striking power, until the eleventh hour arrival of the Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger, shortly before its final defeat in 1943. Both Panzer IVs were modeled and textured by Omni, coded by zapfcreations with sounds by Citizen Soldier.
That's all for this today, but be sure to come back for another news update soon. Visit our public forums to discuss this update. Don't forget to vote!
Tommy Atkins, Reporting for Duty by: StrangerThanFiction
03.12.2006 03:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. Today is a special update, as we are able to reveal another player model, one of the most complicated things needed for the mod. But, before we get to the images and descriptions there are a few other items that are worth mentioning.
First, of all, the voting for the 5th annual moddb.com Annual Mod of the Year Awards has begun. Last year Forgotten Hope for Battlefield 1942™ was honored to be named #14 of the best mods of 2005 and and Forgotten Hope 2 for Battlefield 2™ was named the second most anticipated unreleased mod. If you think Forgotten Hope 2 should be honored a second year, click the moddb.com logo below, and then click the "Vote Now" button on the page that appears.
As a second bit of interesting news, Games for Windows Magazine, formerly Computer Gaming World, will have an article titled Keeping It Real: Military Mods for the True Wargamer. The article is about history and reality inspired mods in general, not just Forgotten Hope, but we anticipate that Forgotten Hope may be given a prominent place. The article will appear in issue #2 of GFW which goes on sale December 12th.
As you can tell by glancing at any of the images below, todays update features Forgotten Hope's "Tommy" or British Soldier. The explanations of how the name Tommy Atkins came to stand for all British soldiers are too numerous to mention here, but it is safe to say that the nickname was widespread during the First World War, and was still common during the Second.
Although not always the best led, or best equipped troops of World War Two, the armies fielded by Britain and the nations of the Commonwealth included some of the most tough and resilient soldiers of any nation involved. British troops endured years of defeat and disappointment, experienced repeated losses of equipment and changes of command, yet managed to find the will to continue. Forgotten Hope 2's Tommy was created by Rad. As you can see he not only made a meticulously crafted base model, he also created three different, highly individualized faces.Wallpapers section of this website.
That's all for this week, but be sure to come back for another news update soon. And don't forget to to visit our public forums to discuss this update. Oh - and if you haven't voted yet - don't neglect to do it soon. We recommend that you vote immediately. ;)