I am the producer for the Petrograd Mod; I also handle PR for the Space Cowboys development group.

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ben72227
ben72227 @ Petrograd

Yeah you could say that. A lot of the former members either went to work on the Lightspire and Casus Belli mod teams.

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ben72227 @ Petrograd

I don't think it's dead, but a lot of the team (including myself) left the mod back in September.

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ben72227 @ Casus Belli - Update #07

Very Nice!

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ben72227 @ September Update

Looks good SirBaron! It kind of reminds me of the mod I'm working on right now...

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ben72227 @ Tales of wenda switching to cry engine 2

As a CryEngine modder myself (Petrograd), I wish you the best of luck!

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ben72227 @ Petrograd - August Update

Me neither! I can't wait till we finish it and you guys get to play it!

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ben72227 @ Petrograd - August Update

lol yes we have a lot of guys from Sweden on the team ;-p

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ben72227 @ Petrograd - August Update

Yep, all those people listed ^^ are active in the mod right now.

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ben72227 @ Petrograd

Thanks!

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ben72227 @ Petrograd - August Update

Thanks for all the support Tokoya; it really means a lot to us!

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ben72227 @ Petrograd

Thanks for the positive comments! We appreciate it!

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ben72227 @ Petrograd

No, very much alive ;-p We posted a new update for August 2009 today actually.

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ben72227 @ Petrograd Rural Environments

We have our own Vegetation Artists (Rex Mcnish and Jared Robertson), but early on we used trees from the European Nature set by michi:be

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ben72227 @ Petrograd

Thanks!

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ben72227 @ Petrograd

We'll take that under consideration. Thanks for asking about it.

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ben72227 @ How do you manage your development?

Petrograd team uses Skype for communication, and SVN/Trac system for files.

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ben72227 @ 05 July 2009 - Sneaky Preview

Nice update!

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ben72227 @ Enemy Grunt

Ninjadave, it's not necessarily the texture of the grass that causes performance issues, it's the geometry and the physics. Remember this is CryEngine we're talking about.

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ben72227 @ WallPapers

That environment is actually very WIP (as you can see the ground is quite barren). I may not even include this in the final release, but I always like to show off what I'm working on just to give you guys an idea of all of the things we're considering implementing.

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ben72227 @ Enemy Grunt

Wow you really like to nitpick lol!
To answer your questions/comments though:

The enemy grunt models are being re-worked right now (see the last news update). The cloth bumpmap you see there is on an old build. And no, the face doesn't have that bumpmap lol!

The soldier may be unarmed, or maybe not. It will make more sense when you play it ;-)

As for the textures - the grass is probably being rendered as a sprite in that image (we're trying to make Petrograd actually *playable* on low-end computers so yeah you will see some performance optimizations like that every once in a while).

Ninjadave, I think you forget that this is a MOD right now, our team is all made up of volunteers, nobody is being paid to work on it. So if it's not 'perfect' like you want it to be, I'm sorry lol. We try, but modding Crysis is a lot more complex than making a mod for Unreal or Source - the level of detail required can be daunting.

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ben72227 @ Tractor

Yeah I get what you're saying. It is in the same sort of setting as STALKER (i.e. east europe/russia) so we get that comparison a lot...but Petrograd will more of an action game than STALKER was.

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ben72227 @ Petrograd - June Update

lol I know it took awhile, but it was worth it don't you think? ;-p

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ben72227 @ Petrograd - June Update

Thanks!

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ben72227 @ Petrograd - June Update

Thanks for the support!

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ben72227 @ Petrograd - June Update

haha well you know - we like to throw little 'Easter eggs' in every once in awhile. ;-p

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ben72227 @ How do you manage your team?

Skype!

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ben72227 @ Effective use of ModDB

Most of the stuff is pretty easy to do. What I'd like to know is how to get a super customized page like Dystopia has:
Moddb.com

I mean that doesn't even look like a normal ModDB mod profile.

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ben72227 @ Petrograd

We're working on it. Is there anything in particular you want to see in the next update?

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ben72227 @ ReUnion

Good Luck! I'm looking forward to it ;-)

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