Author Topic: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War  (Read 27778 times)

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #90 on: 21-08-2009, 13:08:24 »
Nice stuff but I wanted a date  :P

Btw, I love those trenches!
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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #91 on: 21-08-2009, 13:08:52 »
most classes have been discussed before

most of them are the same as in africa
at classes loose the at rifles and get rocket(and piat) weapons

nothing out of the obvious, sure you get some nice pickupkits  but those are supposed to be more of a secret.
of course americans get semi auto rifles and on those maps mostly germans get G43 in a limited fashion to counter that advantage.

some people will love their mg42 lafette,
Jürgen:"hey hans i think i saw some movemnt in the bushes over there"
Hans: "OK"
*brrrt brrt brtt*
Hans  MG42-Lafette  Private Miller
Hans  MG42-Lafette  Sergeant Paula


goodtimes :D
« Last Edit: 21-08-2009, 13:08:26 by Die Happy »
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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #92 on: 21-08-2009, 13:08:53 »
After playing a few betatesting sessions of this map, I must say it has the best rock - paper - scissor style gameplay of any map we have.

To pu Ionizer's question diffenrently, with all maps done, and perhaps all needed hardware and armies, is there any more between us and the release - Or are we left with simply the time for cleanup and packaging?

We're getting close to release, its no secret. Cleanup is the last step now indeed, however we're still in the dark about how long this will take. I won't even bother giving an estimation, as the next estimation will likely be official.

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #93 on: 21-08-2009, 13:08:00 »
Plain and simple the map is well balanced and play´s wery well.
Like Agromann already said the bloody typhoons are anoying as hell for the german tanks but iff the german pilots and the wirbelwind does it job, well then the tigers are to be feard.(Also the germans dont have Tigers from the start/timespawn or flag related dont recall)
This map is all the tankers/pilots out there dreams come thrue. and ontop off that it have 5 plaines. But not to forget the wery importens off the inf. role on this map.
I would also like to add there is no way in hell enyone will be able to walk thrue this map and then be able to say afterwards this looks to Vanilla like, or resembles vanilla.
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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #94 on: 21-08-2009, 13:08:28 »


I couldn't help to notice that dice helped, how did u get them to assist you? I thought they left the modders do their own work. Nice anyhow :D I hope it was Dice sweden that helped u and not dice canada ;)



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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #95 on: 21-08-2009, 13:08:39 »
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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #96 on: 21-08-2009, 13:08:42 »


I couldn't help to notice that dice helped, how did u get them to assist you? I thought they left the modders do their own work. Nice anyhow :D I hope it was Dice sweden that helped u and not dice canada ;)

The map is from one of DICEs boosterpacks, with new statics and vehicles.

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #97 on: 21-08-2009, 14:08:43 »


I couldn't help to notice that dice helped, how did u get them to assist you? I thought they left the modders do their own work. Nice anyhow :D I hope it was Dice sweden that helped u and not dice canada ;)

The map is from one of DICEs boosterpacks, with new statics and vehicles.
With new everything. AFAIK only the heightmap is from DiCE.
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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #98 on: 21-08-2009, 14:08:00 »


I couldn't help to notice that dice helped, how did u get them to assist you? I thought they left the modders do their own work. Nice anyhow :D I hope it was Dice sweden that helped u and not dice canada ;)

The map is from one of DICEs boosterpacks, with new statics and vehicles.
With new everything. AFAIK only the heightmap is from DiCE.

Let's make it clear once and for all:

Only the heightmap was borrowed from DICE's original map. A heightmap is the 3D shape of the landscape, every hill, bump, river and lake is part of the heightmap.

The rest; buildings, vehicles, vegetation, playermodels, kits and all kinds of smaller changes that you would never even think of was created by the developers of Forgotten Hope.

In conclusion: this is FENRING's map. DICE provided the inspiration for him to create the map.

/edit: Oh, yeah, and Toddel helped too. ;D
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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #99 on: 21-08-2009, 14:08:18 »


I couldn't help to notice that dice helped, how did u get them to assist you? I thought they left the modders do their own work. Nice anyhow :D I hope it was Dice sweden that helped u and not dice canada ;)

The map is from one of DICEs boosterpacks, with new statics and vehicles.
With new everything. AFAIK only the heightmap is from DiCE.

Ye I just backed up and read Fenrhids post

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #100 on: 21-08-2009, 14:08:06 »
Really nice update, full of new toys to play with  :D

Will the Beetle be included in many Africa maps or not ?

Another question that come to my mind, I remember that somewhere Lightning classed the 2.15 maps depending on their accuracy (terrain-wise). Giarabub and Sfakia were very accurate while Aberdeen was deemed 99% inaccurate. How is it for 2.2 maps ?

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #101 on: 21-08-2009, 14:08:29 »
Congrats FJ! The VW "Käfer" is cool but I wun my Kübel more. Hehehe.

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #102 on: 21-08-2009, 14:08:46 »
Will the Beetle be included in many Africa maps or not ?
I think it's only on El Alamein.

Another question that come to my mind, I remember that somewhere Lightning classed the 2.15 maps depending on their accuracy (terrain-wise). Giarabub and Sfakia were very accurate while Aberdeen was deemed 99% inaccurate. How is it for 2.2 maps ?
It depends how you count really. If you do not take into consideration the vehicles and the soldiers (there are placeholders in 2.2), then I would list the maps as being:
Pointe Du Hoc - 100% accurate (Google Map minimap)
Purple Heart Lane - 100% accurate (Google Map minimap)
Lebisey - 100% accurate (Google Map minimap)
Operation Goodwood -90% accurate (Google Map minimap)
Operation Totalize - 5% accurate (Google Map minimap)
Operation Lüttich - 30% accurate (Google Map minimap)
Falaise Pocket - 85% accurate (Google Map minimap)

Apart from Lüttich and Totalize, all maps are very accurate. Much more so than any of the Africa maps. They are nearly all exact copies of the actual terrain with the correct scale. (Which is why none of them has planes, they simply wouldn't fit.)


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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #103 on: 21-08-2009, 15:08:46 »
Ok thanks for the reply, I thought that Mortain was more accurate ;)

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #104 on: 21-08-2009, 15:08:59 »
Good news to here about the vehicle layout, and even more about experiences on the map itself  ;D

I think we need a training video for this kind of warfare!!! Impulsive and infantile of me, no?
I support this idea, I know this will effect the release date (if it isnt already in the works) but doing a tutorial on 'the normandy campaign' would be a excellent promo video. The general idea being what the differences (warfare wise) between this and the africa campaign (i.e. bushes for ambushes, CQB, German tanks > Allied tanks, etc).
(although this may give new players the wrong idea for exmaple making them think that they must go germans because they have the better tanks, then again...this my prove to be a great counter-balance to the fact that most western players want to play allies, you never know  ;)).
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