Hi all! We, the Back2Fronts mod team, are proudly announcing the Back2Fronts Mod for Call Of Duty 2. The mod wants to bring much more intense, realistic and full battle experience. We want to achieve this by giving the player more options and more diversity. Mod will be separated into SP and MP part and those parts will also be released separately.
Results of the Mosin-Nagant poll and introduction of new animations and last changes in menus.
Posted by MCh2207Cz on May 29th, 2011
Hi all! I have got really happy info for you. But lets switch to the Mosin-Nagant results first!
Please note that a new article informing about work of our team member Fainyance11 has been added.
You, our fans have chosen the Mosin-Nagant M1891/30 + PU (with cloth) in a final score cloth (14) vs. noncloth (8).
Those who wanted noncloth version, don't be sad! After the pre-alpha is out a noncloth patch will be released as well. Of course if we don't find a way how to include both versions with reasonable game results...
There are some pretty good news. I have been recently experimenting with constraints in Maya and browsed several tutorials till I finally got it. I have found a way how to make, adjust and control the weapon's magazine using the player's hand. Simply said, you "stick" the magazine to the hand when you need it - so when player is reloading. This way you can save a lot of time because you don't have to animate magazine and hand separately, which is awfully slow.
The result of these tests is G-43's animation. I didn't like the original CoD2 G-43. Not only it was historically incorrect but also ugly (both animation and model). I decided to make it nice and correct. Enjoy the (already presented) Back2Fronts G-43 model with brand new animation and sounds! Coming in pre-alpha!
You can watch here, or use image section.
You can watch here, or use video section.
CoD2 B2F G-43 (pre-alpha)
This video shows pre-alpha Back2Fronts version of G-43 (unscoped). Animation is pure new stuff, sounds as well, model uses original CoD2 G-43 UV scheme and has been already presented before.
CoD2 B2F G-43 + ZF-4 (pre-alpha)
This video shows pre-alpha Back2Fronts version of G-43 + ZF-4 (scoped). Animation is pure new stuff, sounds as well, model uses original CoD2 G-43 UV scheme and has been already presented before.
I also adjusted some mistakes (not many) in my "final" Tokarev SVT-40/AVT-40 animation. In the pre-alpha, there will be a specially made Tokarev SVT-40 model using original CoD2 UV scheme. But pictures are worth a million words, see below how it looks...
CoD2 B2F Tokarev SVT-40 (pre-alpha)
This video shows pre-alpha Back2Fronts version of Tokarev SVT-40 (unscoped). Animation has slight improvements, sounds have been presented before, model uses original CoD2 SVT-40 UV scheme (so it is different from the "final" version).
When I put stuff stated above into a test, I decided to capture some frames of it so you can see as well :-)
CoD2 B2F bot MP test (pre-alpha)
This video shows pre-alpha Back2Fronts bot MP test. I needed to test out new stuff such as G-43's and SVT-40's animation plus sounds so I captured it to show something from it. Note that the MP-44 still uses the original CoD2 animation schemes (yes a bit adjusted, but anyway). I had no time for making a new animation so far...
The Back2Fronts menu is undergoing quite heavy development. I must say that it is a true teamwork there. I am cooperating on it with our team's head scripter - Tomalla and our history seeker - Vassili_Tzaitsev who helped me with image searching. Thank you guys for your time!
On the other hand we are still struggling with some menu issues (alpha channeled images). The save/load menu is under construction, hopefully successful. Also mission selections should be reworked. In short, quite a lot to go...
All in all, I corrected some values in "MAIN MOD FEATURES" to correspond the present state...