This mod is a High Definition redux of the original Battlezone II game. It is being made by bigbadbogie over 2014. Most likely release time is the end of the year.
This mod will bring remade models and textures to Battlezone 2 to bring it well into the 21st century in terms of graphics.
I have a proven track record of mod releases and am yet to abandon any mod that I have begun. I have already released 3 mods over 7 years.
I'm not currently working on any mods. It's my last year of University, and I'm trying to decide how I am going to spend it.
The way I see it, I have two choices. I commit to finishing the HD Mod 100% by the end of the year and spend all of 2014 working on it - or I ditch the entire idea and concentrate upon real life.
I love modding, as anyone who has seen or played QF2 will probably already realise.
My main concern with the HD Mod is circulation. Is it worth remaking the game if nobody is going to play it? Just how widely could it be circulated/advertised by the community?
It's quite simply too much effort to put into an mod that wouldn't be played much.
I need a way to gauge the liveliness of the BZ2 mod playing community.
Simply put; if the community shows the interest, it will receive the goods - and very probably this year.
There's no question that I'm capable of committing 100% and seeing projects right through to the end. This would be my 4th mod for Battlezone 2 in the last 7 years. I've finished and released three already.
My plan for Battlezone 2 - HD would be to rebuild all of the original models and remake all of the textures. I'd then integrate them into the original campaign, IA and multiplayer missions. I'd also go through them and adjust details to bring the level designs closer to QF2's standards.
While I'm in there, I'd add new DLL features from QF2 (like vehicle-taps) and fix the SP missions which are broken in the 1.3 patch.
It's a lot less work than QF2. I wouldn't have to build any new missions. All of the maps, missions, code etc are already there. It's just a matter of asset building.
Remember, more community enthusiasm means more likelihood that this will become a reality.