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Report article RSS Feed Forests, Defenses and Cliffs!

We've been hard at work since our latest release, despite the small amound of beta feedback, we have more goodies to show

Posted by TotalSnappy on May 16th, 2011

Forests and Cliffs!
Firstly, we've had custom trees in Frontline since our first map spotlight however they are only small and do not "blow" in the wind at all. We have recently replaced these with new trees for both temperate and snowy theatres. These trees are extracts from Command & Conquer 4 and even blow in the wind!

Frosty Canal was always the awkward map of the second beta. Something just wasn't right. After discussion, we narrowed the problem down to the cliffs and ocean layout and after playing too much Command & Conquer 4, we concluded to using the arctic cliffests from the game as seen below in the remapped Frosty Canal and a new demo map!

Forests, Defenses and Cliffs! Forests, Defenses and Cliffs!

Forests, Defenses and Cliffs!

Anti-Air + Anti-Ground Minicannons
Even before our second public beta, we discovered the general pattern of Frontline games resulted in games being too short and almost impossible to pull back if you were losing. To counter this trend, we are introducing mini cannons! These are essentially base defenses that do not require power and will rip through almost any target with great speed. They are located around HQs and points of contention on all Frontline skirmish maps.

Forests, Defenses and Cliffs! Forests, Defenses and Cliffs!

They may not be able to take out a full invasion force alone, but they can certainly weaken it and hold the line long enough for you (the defender) to pull back the game. When destroyed, they will automatically regenerate after a set amount of time and do not require any money to rebuild, so the attacker needs to get in, blow the cannons and do as much damage to the HQ as possible. HQs still cannot be repaired so any damage is permenant so make it count!

Future Releases
With the second beta release we had high hopes to rustle together a community by hosting matchmaking, events and showing off replays on our youtube channel. Even though we are still a small mod, the feedback we did get was minimal to say the least. As such we will most likely wait until the mod is done before making further public releases. Thank you to those that did submit their thoughts, opinions, comments and suggestions, you're the ones keeping us going!



Don't forget to drop by our matchmaking thread for beta 2 on moddb and join our facebook page, youtube channel and steam group for sneak peaks among other goodies before we post them here on moddb! When we hit 25 "likes" on our facebook page, we'll post another sneak peak!

Finally, don't forget to comment on our posts and track us, the community is the driving force of Frontline!

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PsionicAssassin
PsionicAssassin May 16 2011, 5:26am says:

Whoa... Trees that blow in the wind?
O_O Niceee

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TotalSnappy Author
TotalSnappy May 16 2011, 5:30am replied:

Credit where it's due, it was taken from C&C 4 where it did just that.

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PsionicAssassin
PsionicAssassin May 16 2011, 10:22am replied:

Yea I never thought trees would do that in the ra3 engine.

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar May 16 2011, 11:24am replied:

There's a few trees in RA3 that sway in the wind, but only a few.

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Paddy84
Paddy84 May 16 2011, 6:34pm says:

can you switch on unity or udk engine pls ?

not every advance wars fan like RA3 or will buy it for this awsome mod..........

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R3ven
R3ven May 16 2011, 9:12pm replied:

No.

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TotalSnappy Author
TotalSnappy May 17 2011, 2:09am replied:

If we did, then basically everything non-art related would be lost including the maps and I don't fancy remaking them all especially since I'd need to learn how to use the new level editor and then make all of the terrain props.

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