25.01.2007 07:25 GMT
Hello and welcome back to todays news update for Forgotten Hope. This update is to let you know the results of ModDB.com,'s Mod of the Year 2006 vote. Extra special congratulations to our fellow BF2 mod Point of Existence 2, the #1 Mod of the Year for 2006! The #1 Most Anticipated Mod of the Year for 2006 went to the atmospheric and impressive-looking Black Mesa, for Half-life-2.
Forgotten Hope 2 and Forgotten Hope did not go unrecognized, however. Forgotten Hope 2 was voted #2 Most Anticipated Mod for 2006, and Forgotten Hope received an Honorable Mention in the released mods category. Thanks to all the people that voted, but especially for those that voted for Forgotten Hope and Forgotten Hope 2!
Finally, be sure to visit this page on ModDB.com for a special trailer made especially for the awards
Before we get to the goodies, we would like to remind you that all the progress we have made has taken much time and many hands. As always we are on the lookout for more skilled hands to make the work go faster. At the moment, we are particularly looking for skinners and modellers, but will always consider interested applicants in other areas, as well.
Everything in today's update has been seen in some sense before, but has either changed significantly since the last time it was shown, or is being displayed ingame for the first time. Furthermore, all of the model and texture work was created by Rad and coded by ctz. To start things off, we have updated gun sights for the British, German and U.S. armies.
Also from from Rad's workshop is the Panzer III Ausf J (early version). This model was first shown in the news update which announced Forgotten Hope 2's focus on the Western Desert campaign. Now it has taken the field and is ingame. The first Ausf J's manufactured included a 50mm L42 main gun. This was an improvement on the 37mm cannon used in most earlier Panzer IIIs, but was still considered inadequate and was eventually replaced with the harder hitting L/60. The the Panzer III Ausf J was coded by ctz and Rad,
Our last exhibit is Rad's Long Range Desert Group Chevy. This sturdy and flexible vehicle took the soldiers of the LRDG on recon missions, delivery of SAS sabotage teams, and assaults through the trackless depths of the Western Desert. Armament varied, but this one carries a water cooled .303 Vickers machine gun as well as a Lewis Gun, which are also by Rad. The LRDG Chevy was coded by ctz and Rad