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InsanityPays did a very good job with these!
Unfortunately no, only one version and that will be the standalone version. It is not a matter of choice, but a matter of how everything is put together. It isn't possible to have SF and normal BF2 merged without making it standalone, because shader issues come up and ruins everything for the night maps and nightvision. Plus, there are a few more reasons in having it standalone that will take a long time to explain. ^^
Also, it is really nice having everything in one package. Yes, I know that it will be large, but not extremely large. :)
If you read through this mod page, then you will get answers to all your questions. :)
Good work mate, hope to see these in a future version. :)
Not dead, but finished...
Hi to you as well. ^^
That is question that is impossible to answer unfortunately. I am the only one working on the mod in terms of main progress and main content. I am struggling to find a 3D modeller and sound artist, and if I do get that kind of help, then it will significantly speed up the mod's progress.
Hi, well it is actually quite complicated and there are many steps involved that use programs such as the BF2 Editor, photoshop, 3rd party programs, and lastly, a lot of time. It took me more than 2 months to make all the vanilla map's satellite images in HD...
In the future I might consider making a tutorial for it, but right now I focus more on the progress of this mod than tutorials. :)
I will actually buy this game just for this gun and the SD variant...
All the cool guns that didn't make their way into BF4, made it into Hardline... that is so unfair. :(
Just to name a few, MP5, MP5SD, this gun, etc...
Not by myself no. If I can get someone to give me shaders that improve the graphics, then buy all means I will add them. I would love to get the FH2 shaders, but I haven't asked for that yet. Maybe I should contact the devs... :/
I can't say how glad I am to see this mod back! Thank you for reviving it FograinDaNoob!
I also took the time to launch the alpha version you uploaded, and so far I have to say that it is awesome! Blue Shift played through without error, and HL is just as good! One of the things I liked the most of the mod so far is the inclusion of the FMOD sound engine. It makes the game so much better, even more so when using the surround sound!
I must say, I cannot wait to see Opposing Force. Good luck with the development, you have our support!
Can't agree anymore! Speaking about Valve, I doubt they will even look at this, and if they do, I cannot see why they would take action since they have nothing to lose by allowing him to continue his work. If Valve lost money through this, it would have been different, but I doubt that they will take action just because someone is using valve code in a re-engineered version of the Goldsource engine.
On the bright side, I think this mod might even be beneficial to Valve in some ways, because this guy is promoting their games, and secondly, for them to not take this down, they give me more reason to respect them.
Not really, but I will increase the resolution of the ENV maps, which means that the stuff that is on the reflections will be better quality. Then, some of the weapons might have a stronger specular map, but I am still deciding on this. ^^
Thank you, I certainly will! :)
Thank you! :)
I am glad you are anxiously interested about this mod! Well, maybe not anxiously, but at the very least interested. :)
Good news is that the mod is already standalone, and that was the first thing that was done. Special Forces has already been integrated with the game without any issue and I am glad to say that the game is 100% playable with the integration.
Lately it is just content creation from my side which is the longest phase of development, mostly because I am working basically alone on this mod.
I fully agree with Netgraph as well, however, I fully respect Fograin's decision ultimately.
Thank you. :)
That is a good idea. Even though the original idea of this mod cannot go on like intended, it will be smart to draw all the little improvements that you have made up till now together and to release the mod as a mini improvement mod with subtitles. That is better than the alternative which is to drop everything. At least something good can come out of all the hard work that you have done up till now by doing this.
Even if you can't do that, we still appreciate and respect all the work that you have done here and we (by "we", I mean the reasonable people that track your mod that know what real life is) understand that **** happens and that is part of life whether we like it or not.
Lastly, do you have any other project plans for the future, maybe a source engine related project? I really like you work and would like to see more of it. :)
Thanks, well we won't have new shaders, but if we can manage to get some new ones then we would most likely implement them. However, we don't know where to get and therefore there will be zero for now. Even if we had, custom BF2 shaders won't impact performance really. :)
Yes, I plan for 2017, but early 2018 would be the latest.
Wishlist for BF5's P90:
1. Transparent mags
2. Classic built-in dot sight as an option in the customisation system.
3. Flashlight that is actually mounted on the sides! FFS DICE!
4. And some awesome gun sounds that will go with it. :)
I have already started working on it by adding more content to xpack, as well as modifying their maps and fixing vehicle glitches.
That sandstorm is such crappyness. Actually, it is alright, but they should have made a choice to disable it...
If you read the article, you would have seen that the release is somewhere 2017.
Thanks, I am glad that you like it! Actually, when it comes to vehicles in general, I won't be adding or removing anything to them that will change their gameplay. Only cosmetic changes will be made, for instance, slightly improved textures, HD HUD, more sounds added and general fixes that won't alter their role on the field.
About the weapons, I am still unsure if I should include these new animations with the first release, but most likely it will since the first release is still far away which allows my animator to fully complete his work. The weapons will still be the same, but they will feel a lot better and more powerful due to the higher quality animations. Their sounds will also be slightly different. As for the models and textures of the guns, I won't really modify those because it would be too much work to redo all the gun textures in the game in HD, including the models of them. But yes, more info on this will come later.
Thanks friend, I am glad people are appreciating what I have been doing here. I am already excited to reveal some more of what I spoke of in the previous article, but I got to wait a bit more till I have enough to show. ")
Uhmmm there is a very big difference between sharing content, and sharing copyrighted content. I have nothing against sharing content, but when it comes to copyrighted content, then it becomes a different thing.
That model is most likely a BF4 model, or a model from a different commercial game to which you have no rights.
Stop with these illegal ports already!