- New items (weapons, attachments, armor, drugs); - better progression; - added an option for easy difficulty; - added an option for vanilla icons; ...
Combat Evolved is a mod overhaul for the Jagged Alliance - Back in Action game that expands/improves the vanilla game in many ways, from adding items, fixing bugs, increasing difficulty, balancing gameplay features to the point of restoring some of the soul the Jagged Alliance mercs used to have.
The variety of weapons and items is greatly expanded with weapons starting from the WWII Pecheneg to the exotic AAC Honey Badger, the ballistic protection is more varied and now has an alternative that can be worn underneath the clothes, the AI will now engage in better tactics, different behaviours based on the enemy type, the gameplay progression will feel more balanced and challenging, personality has been breathed in all the characters, all the gameplay will feel different in a better way.
To date, except the translations, this continues to be a one-man project so the development might be slow at points, depending on my time, but I'll always try to deliver compatibility patches with the latest game version within 24 hours from release. Other than that, if you feel like contributing in some way, drop me a line.
First of all, a huge thanks to sbobovyc for his tools, without those none of this would be possible.
Kevin MacLeod from Incompetech.com for "Junkyard Tribe" (main menu song).
Thanks to MrRaven for his great UI mod and for allowing me to make it a part of CE and modifying where needed.
I particularly want to thank daedalusxxi for the spanish localization, Calippo for the italian one, DaBoss for the german translation and emmanuuel for the (groovy!?) french localization.
Thanks to Confus for the initial brainstorming, the nudge that I needed to get things moving and some weapons descriptions.
Credits to the JA2 1.13 team for some weapons descriptions that I shamelessly ripped.
Credits to SirTech for the mugshots.
My girlfriend for not busting my balls while I was doing this and even for assisting me with some data checking.
Download link for the latest mod version (compatible with game patch 1.13e to 1.13g): Download CE v1.07.300812 (49.4 Mb)
If you feel like supporting this mod (which is in no way mandatory but is really appreciated due to the fact that JA: BiA modding tends to eat up my time in which I could be otherwise productive ) you can
Note: If you have a vanilla savegame, a new game is highly advisable since there are too many changes that won't take effect and unwanted behaviour might occur. If you have a 1.05/1.05b CE mod savegame, it should be compatible, except for the fact that things like stats for the already hired mercs and content for the already looted containers won't come in effect.
Combat Evolved is a mod overhaul for the Jagged Alliance - Back in Action game that expands/improves the vanilla game in many ways, from adding items...