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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #150 on: 22-08-2009, 22:08:34 »
I also hope you will do a map of the Battle of Hurtgen Forest .

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #151 on: 23-08-2009, 02:08:48 »
I also hope you will do a map of the Battle of Hurtgen Forest .

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I was thinking the same thing the other day.



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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #152 on: 23-08-2009, 02:08:44 »
Hurtgen Forest was in one of the official Map Packs for FH1, iirc.

US push into the forest (with bunkers and such as a defensive line for the Germans), then something like one or two flags behind that still in the forest, then the last flag in a town up north.

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #153 on: 23-08-2009, 10:08:57 »
Todtenbrüch


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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #154 on: 23-08-2009, 12:08:12 »
We all know those mappacks don't work, when released mappack should be added to the next build.

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #155 on: 23-08-2009, 12:08:14 »
Great update guys.
My guess is a release date of the 1st - 3rd September for obvious reasons (70th Anniversary of the start of WW2)

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #156 on: 23-08-2009, 13:08:21 »
Great update guys.
My guess is a release date of the 1st - 3rd September for obvious reasons (70th Anniversary of the start of WW2)
Might be a possible. but we're still missing 2 vital units for the Americanos

A artillery piece
A truck
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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #157 on: 23-08-2009, 13:08:49 »
Yes, Flippy... I was refering to Todtenbrüchearlier... Lovely map... Not sure how it plays in MP, but in SP, with those lobing 88s and costant arty fire, it was murder! Loved the intensity... with spliters from tress flying ever which wat... and it appears FH2 tress provide a bit better cover than those skinny things from FH1 - Maybe a lack in splinters, but here we have folliage and birds, no?

I'm not sure we should expect anything other than the release date, TheTA0123... Don't forget the types of maps that exist for the Americans... And what the devs said about models depending on maps to accomodate them

The Americans are in:
Luttich - Only map that may employ American tanks, let alone artillery
Purple Heart lane
and Point du Hoc... No need for armour or allied arty in any of those last 2... So expect the largest BANG being caused by American mortars

About the G4MC, That usually can be found in major conquest maps - In Luttich, it appears the Americans are defending, so very unlikely there too.. I think we've seen all we would before release... Not a bad thing, when you think about the implications :-)

Sure wish I can get my rig up before then - Its been almost 4months without a good PC

About the realism rating for each map - Can anyone link me to where the North African maps were rated according to their percentage true-to-life-ness?



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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #158 on: 23-08-2009, 15:08:56 »

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.)

Is it this you are looking for?

About seeing the release the 1 September,
I highly doubt that we will see it then, that's in just 1 and a half weeks. Remember we must have the "road to 2.2" first. It's possible that they announces the release date on that day.

We can always hope

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #159 on: 23-08-2009, 16:08:33 »
The 'road to' has never been a weekly event... Unless I'm mistaken it was pretty much a daily affair until the release... And for me, once that starts, FH2.2 is already out :-)

... and erm, no I was referring to the North African and Cretan maps...

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #160 on: 23-08-2009, 16:08:47 »
The 'road to' has never been a weekly event... Unless I'm mistaken it was pretty much a daily affair until the release... And for me, once that starts, FH2.2 is already out :-)
Going on the last 3 releases, the first Raod to... will give the release date (which will be a Friday).  The second Road to... will be on the wednesday beforehand and will have the PW torrents.  There will probably be a third Road to... on the thursday, followed by the release on the friday.

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #161 on: 23-08-2009, 16:08:08 »
Contrary to previous releases however, we have already shown nearly everything that will be in 2.2, so there isn't enough stuff left to make 3 updates.

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #162 on: 23-08-2009, 16:08:41 »
ah ok, I don't think I've seen that list.
but don't they usually release a passworded file like a week in advance? I don't know, maybe I'm mistaken my self  :-\

I just remember how it was for fh42, I was out of the country on all the fh2 releases and missed all those "road to"  >:(

hopefully I'll catch this one, I've just started to study at the university and the upcoming first two weeks is always filled with a lot of alcohol themed parties  :P
So if I can stay sober for the release day I'll be there playing.

edit: by the way, any ideas on how big the release file will be? Patch, full release or both?

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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #163 on: 23-08-2009, 17:08:09 »
ah ok, I don't think I've seen that list.
but don't they usually release a passworded file like a week in advance? I don't know, maybe I'm mistaken my self  :-\

I just remember how it was for fh42, I was out of the country on all the fh2 releases and missed all those "road to"  >:(

hopefully I'll catch this one, I've just started to study at the university and the upcoming first two weeks is always filled with a lot of alcohol themed parties  :P
So if I can stay sober for the release day I'll be there playing.

edit: by the way, any ideas on how big the release file will be? Patch, full release or both?


Im no expert, but 7 maps plus all the additions that normandy brings would probably put the patch probably on the 1.5-2Gb mark (depending on the compression). the full build however, will be quite a bit larger  :P
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Re: Forgotten Hope News Update: 20th August 2009: Total War
« Reply #164 on: 23-08-2009, 17:08:14 »
If my memory service me right, I think I've read something about only releasing a full download just so they don't have problems with broken patches. But don't quote me on that, my memory is not what it just to be  :-[