Level Designer, 3d Artist & Lead Animator at Archaic Entertainment. If you have issues with Company of Heroes: Eastern Front write it in my comments I'll try to sort them out as fast as possible.
Well, basicly there is no disadvantage. The Ostheer is already quiet well protected against base rushes (flak38 can even damage light armour). I even see a clear advantage of the Off map spawn because you are able to plan your defense a little bit longer than if just your tank gets destroyed while rolling out of the factory. In addition the Off map spawnpoint is close to the HQ on nearly every map so it won't make a huge difference.
Yes, we even made the rockets sticking in the back of the tubes disappear after every shot. As you may see it also creates dust puffs on the ground after every shot.
I think we answered this question quiet a lot of times now.
"We are going to continue and push out Ostheer." If possible before CoH2, as a "warm-up".
There are going to be some (no numbers here) patches before it.
Yes, it will work. Check this Steam installation guide: Easternfront.org
They come off map so no need for that.
Yes, they are basicly a giant trench and they get build like it.
We are currently trying to find a good balance so the texture fits on every surface :P.
No there won't be a MG. I don't think a guy would survive a rocket barrage sitting on top of it. The steam coming out of the barrels would just kill him :/.
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You are able to unlock all missions again. Create a new shortcut and attach "-unlock_all_missions" to it. Then all missions should be unlocked again.
How to create a shortcut? Click here: Easternfront.org
We already thought about such an ability but I think it won't get included.
Yes, it's true.
No, it's not released, yet.
I'll report this one to our AI coder. Thanks for your heads up ;)!
This is caused by using an unsupported patch (a patch before 2.602). Please update to the latest patch (2.602).
Could you describe your problem a little bit more accuratly? Are Soviets locked for you or does Company of Heroes start up without modifications?
Yes. You don't need 3.5 if you got 4.0
We are currently making Alpha tests and ran into a lot of issues. So it probably will take a while sorry.
Sure it will ;). What would be the Eastern Front without a Panzer III? :P
Yes, you are.
Yes you can.
Yes, we'll use the German Company of Heroes sound files and if we find out how, we'll also record & use our own.
No, we have an installation guide even for steam users. Check this maybe it will help: Easternfront.org
It's Relic's obiously :X.
Thanks for your support :).