Brothers In Arms seeks to pull away from the clichéd mass of World War 2 shooters and put you in a first person World War 2 historical experience. Covering seven days, starting at midnight on D-day, you play an Allied paratrooper Sergeant from the 101st Airborne leading his squad through enemy lines. The squad is responsible for helping secure the area for the landing army and the events are based on history.

Your squad is separated by fireteams, one of which is a tank in some missions. As you play as Sgt. Matt Baker you are free to assist either fireteam, or blaze your own path. Your squadmates are all unique and identifiable, helping to push this game to the next level of story telling.

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There have been plenty of updates to this mod since the last news article. I'll go back to highlight some of the progress over the last few years another time, but you can check the ReadMe if you can't wait. For today, let's just take a look at the latest mutator.


Real Tank Shells Mutator
Ever get bored of the tank-to-tank combat slugfest in Brothers in Arms? Two tanks kind of just park facing each other and just fire shell after shell. It goes on for a while, then one of them blows up. No real sense of danger or realistic tank combat. Well, I fixed that.

Old Damage Model: Pea Shooters
In the default unmodded game, tank shells do the minimum damage to other tanks no matter where they hit: front, side, or rear. They do less than any other anti-tank weapon in the game. They also often did no damage when hitting the direct front or rear of the larger tanks.

New and Improved: Deadly Cannons
With the RealTankShells mutator, tanks take more damage from enemy tank fire, especially from the side or rear. It will use the same damage model as with other anti-tank weapons such as the Panzerfaust, and the damage can be scaled using the CustomWeapons mutator. Direct hits to the front or rear will now register as a hit, fixing an old Gearbox bug.

With the CustomWeapons mutator, you can also increase the anti-tank weapon damage, which means you can set it so that a tank will be destroyed with only one hit to the rear from an enemy tank's cannon.

Now, Tactics!
With these changes, tank battles will require much more maneuvering, forcing you to position your tank to do maximum damage while protecting it from more devastating fire. Try distracting enemy armor, setting up an ambush, and luring it into your line of fire.

Natural Weapon Sway
You will also note that the weapon sways a bit in your hands in first person view with the RealSights mod. It's a small touch, but you should feel the "weight" of the weapon a little more.

Bug Fixes and Other Stuff
I won't mention them all here, but it includes some fixes to grenades' flight path with WZGravity and some new CustomWeapons settings for scopes and damage amounts. I also tweaked the WarZone AI a bit to try to make it less aggressive in advancing.


Mods For Mac OS X!
In case you missed it, I finally posted a Mac version of the mods. The install is not easy, and I can't really help you with it since someone else figured it out for me, but it is possible. Check the downloads for more.

The Modding Continues
I haven't given up modding this game yet. In fact, there's been a bit of a resurgence in this game. Check out these new mods for Brothers in Arms, posted just this month!

I still get suggestions for this mod quite often. If you found a bug, then by all means just send me a PM or an email.

However, if you have some new ideas for features or changes, then I another way to get the word out (besides leaving a comment here) is to share it with the other fans on the Gearbox Forums. I have a thread dedicated to this mod going there already, so join the discussion and make some new friends!

Rendroc's WarZone and CommandMod v4.37 for EiB
Rendroc's WarZone and CommandMod v4.37 for EiB

Rendroc's WarZone and CommandMod v4.37 for RtH30
Rendroc's WarZone and CommandMod v4.37 for RtH30

HollywoodFX and Real Gun Sounds Make BiA Even More Badass

HollywoodFX and Real Gun Sounds Make BiA Even More Badass

Rendroc's WarZone

Some seriously cool effects improvements for every bullet impact, blood spurt, and explosion with the HollywoodFX mutator. Plus, jmoney's Real Gun Sounds...

Realistic Sights, Mantling, and More!

Realistic Sights, Mantling, and More!

Rendroc's WarZone 5 comments

More realistic sights and the ability to mantle over obstacles are the biggest additions to Rendroc's WarZone for Brothers in Arms. Also: more bug fixes...

WarZone Update and... Bastards in Arms?

WarZone Update and... Bastards in Arms?

Rendroc's WarZone 1 comment

The latest info on WarZone v4.17. Even more new mutators, and some exciting new customization features for the die-hard Brothers in Arms fans. Plus, a...

Rendroc's WarZone and CommandMod v4.0

Rendroc's WarZone and CommandMod v4.0

Rendroc's WarZone 3 comments

Introducing some new mutators to customize and increase the realism and battle immersion for Brothers in Arms. Improved AI bots and more soldiers for...

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MRW: HD characters mod

MRW: HD characters mod

Demo 2 comments

This is still a beta! HD facial textures for most of the us characters HD helmets HD patches and gallons

MRW: Marcomix's personal custom mod

MRW: Marcomix's personal custom mod

Marcomix's Real Weapons: Brothers in arms Edition Full Version 4 comments

This version regroups all the previous mods. Including textures, animations and my personal Rendroc.ini file with my RealSights custom This mod is intended...

Rendroc's WarZone and CommandMod v4.38 for RtH30

Rendroc's WarZone and CommandMod v4.38 for RtH30

Rendroc's WarZone Full Version 11 comments

Enhanced realism and immersion for Brothers in Arms, the ultimate WWII gaming experience. Latest updates: Added Rendroc.ini for control of various mod...

Rendroc's WarZone and CommandMod v4.38 for EiB

Rendroc's WarZone and CommandMod v4.38 for EiB

Rendroc's WarZone Full Version 4 comments

Enhanced realism and immersion for Brothers in Arms, the ultimate WWII gaming experience. Latest updates: Added Rendroc.ini for control of various mod...

Marcomix's Hip rifles mod

Marcomix's Hip rifles mod

Full Version

Hello there! I made this mod to emulate a famous E3 gameplay of BiA HH. The weapon models has been tweaked and repositioned to the Baker's hip. Now, the...

Marcomix's Realsight tweaks + Widescreen fix

Marcomix's Realsight tweaks + Widescreen fix

Patch

NOTE THAT THIS PATCH IS INTENDED TO BE USED WITH THE REALSIGHT MUTATOR BY RENDROC AND THE MRW REALSIGHT VERSION DEFINITIVE EDITION 2.0 (THE FILE HAS BEEN...

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Simcardo
Simcardo

Anyone know how can i edit the textures?
and extract and repack the files?

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Simcardo
Simcardo

oh hmm; figured out i gotta use the SDK for it.. (but i'm win7 and i can't use vmware cuz no xp disk)

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xX[Warrior250]Xx
xX[Warrior250]Xx

Me and Rendroc found a way to counter this, please check out the GB forums.
Forums.gearboxsoftware.com

Additionally, you can use this Unofficial SDK Wikia.
Modelspecialist.be

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cordenand
cordenand

I miss the days when we had good games like these, hell even COD was still good back then.

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SomeFriSauce128
SomeFriSauce128

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nice name GAYGAY8 LOL

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figalot
figalot

I dont get it. Are trying trying to point out how much you love the ****?

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

awsome game on the ps2, love it on the wii as well, its pure awsomeness

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Gaygay8
Gaygay8

This was such an amazing game it was something different

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MarcusFlaviusAquila
MarcusFlaviusAquila

This is an example on why you don't give your friends the password to your account.

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Puma659
Puma659

so when will it be ready?

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