20.06.2005 20:00 GMT
Hello folks, and welcome back for another update of the Forgotten Hope Mod. First of all, a little news about Bug$. His wandering days will come to an end on the first of July, and he should be back full time, as soon as he can get connected.
Ok, on to the goodies! Todays update is all about wheeled transport. Each of these vehicles should see the elephant in Forgotten Hope 0.7, but were modeled and skinned with the requirements of the BF2 engine in mind. This means they will all be available for use in Forgotten Hope 2, with a minimum of extra tweaking.
The first model on the runway is the new Kubelwagon Type 82, which was modeled and skinned by Rad. This vehicle was first produced in the late 1930s based on the civilian design that would later gain fame as the VW Beetle. The first version did not peform well, but an improved design, the Type 82, did better, and went into mass production in 1940. The Type 82 had good off-road performance, despite lacking four wheel drive. It was used in large numbers in all theatres of the war where German forces were engaged.
The Gaz 67 was the Soviet solution to the need for a tough, compact vehicle with good offroad performance. First produced in 1943, the Gaz remained in production for a decade, and over 90,000 were eventually built. Although harder to keep running than the Willys Jeep it was even better for off-road conditions. Like the new Kubelwagen, the FH Gaz includes a working windshield. The Gaz was modeled by Mange and Rad, and was skinned by Rad.
Next, for a change, we have a vehicle that was not used by any army, a civilian truck. Soldiers that have developed their hotwiring skills may find these vehicles useful for a quick transportation fix. They are unarmed and unarmored, but have room enough for a friend or two in the back. The civilian truck was modeled and skinned by Mange.
For a sportier look, we have a new civilian coupe in a variety of colors. These are suitable for racing, launching and playing chicken, as well as the more mundane task of getting around the battlefield. The civilian coupes were modeled by Mange, Rad and Lobo, and skinned by Rad and Lobo.
That's all for today, but be sure to stop by our public forums to discuss this and other news updates!