24.07.2005 22:00 GMT
Welcome back for another Forgotten Hope news update. This one is devoted to revisiting some familiar faces that will get a fresh new look for Forgotten Hope 0.7. Some of these, of course, will also be showing up in FH2, even if they don't have an FH2 Compatible logo yet.
Before I get to the new things for the mod, we want to thank Adamward and Rogue of Macologist.org for their efforts in bringing Forgotten Hope, as well as many other mods, to the Macintosh game community. The initial port of BF1942 for the Macintosh was unable to support the heavy demands made by some of the largest mods, including FH. The folks at Macologist.org were able to help game publisher Aspyr identify the bug and test a patch, which seems to have been very successful. More details about the patch are available here, and FH 0.67a for the Macintosh can be downloaded here.
Starting off our second looks, we have a major remake of the Bren Mk I, the primary LMG used by British, as well as many Commnwealth forces during WWII. The Bren was based on the Czech ZB vz.26 LMG with modifications to accept a .303 rimmed round, and the appropriate magazine. Reliable and accurate, the Bren was popular with British troops, despite its weight and comparatively low rate of fire. The new FH Bren was modeled and skinned by McGibs, based on the original model by Omni.
Rad has also been giving attention to some old familiar faces. The M10 Tank destroyer and the M8 Greyhound both carry the extra baggage and equipment that Allied crews tended to accumulate during a campaign. In addition Rad gave the Greyhound a new turret interior and new wheels, as well as improving the skin.
That's all for this week. Be sure to check back next week for another update, and, in the meantime, feel free to visit our public forums to discuss this update and other news.