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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 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 PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

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0 comments by TehGlitch on Aug 6th, 2012

  • included zero's "M.E.R.C. is back" with his permission. Many thanks, again;
  • changed new mercs portraits, gear, stats and looks to fit CE;
  • fixed an issue where the additional info was not displayed in the right textbox for the new mercs;
  • decreased range for 7.62 NATO chambered ARs and rebalanced stats accordingly;
  • tweaked accuracy and durability for some weapons;
  • increased range for 5.45 chambered ARs;
  • tweaked some stats for sniper rifles;
  • changed syringe medical requirement to 0 as it should've been (thanks Gen. Drax);
  • modified some merc stats;
  • added icons in weapon picture for weapon types and removed weapon type from text descriptions;
  • added 7 new weapons (PPSh-41, Mosin-Nagant M59, AK-74, OSV-96, Skorpion vz. 82, SPAS-12 and baseball bat)
  • changed loadout for some enemy soldiers;
  • rebalanced the numbers and levels of enemies in some sectors;
  • rebalanced some mercs;
  • modified loot sectors and trader inventories (this is spreading across several versions);
  • modified a few dialogues for immersion purposes;
  • made Deidranna slightly more difficulty and slightly more paranoid;
  • fixed Blood not being able to use his medkit (thanks reVurt);
  • fixed Steyr Scout magazine size (thanks reVurt);
  • fixed AKS-74U attachment point (thanks Specter);
  • fixed a problem with the Neoprene skull mask textures - this time for real! no joke! (thanks Aemun and Guy);
  • fixed Nightblind and Night Ops tooltips (thanks Specter);
  • fixed a loading screen tip about CQB (thanks Blondy);
  • fixed the flat cap not having a name and description (thanks Landwalker);
  • removed laser sight light ray;

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.

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CombatEvolved mod v1.07.300812

CombatEvolved mod v1.07.300812

Aug 31, 2012 Full Version 8 comments

- New items (weapons, attachments, armor, drugs); - better progression; - added an option for easy difficulty; - added an option for vanilla icons; ...

Combat Evolved mod v1.06.60812

Combat Evolved mod v1.06.60812

Aug 6, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

New mercs, new weapons, tweaked overall weapon stats, changed loots for a smoother progression.

Combat Evolved mod v1.05b for Jagged Alliance: BiA

Combat Evolved mod v1.05b for Jagged Alliance: BiA

Jul 24, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

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...

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***Geroj*** Sep 26 2012, 1:05pm says:

This mod is great, BUT its too hard. All enemies in my game after few days upgrade to lvl4-5 and they have somehow magicaly enhanced statistics (better accuracy as mine soldier with 100 accuracy+best morale+exper sniper/assault rifle perk) and they are even better eqquiped AND are far more numerous. My band of 3 mercs vs 50 lvl 5 soldiers in city is almost impossible to beat. Its just load save load save

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sx1 Oct 4 2012, 4:53am replied:

3 mercs against 50 soldiers? Maybe you could buy some more mercs or capture some less protected areas... ;)

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yauleong Sep 8 2012, 10:39pm says:

A lot of JaBia mod i try.
CE is the best mod until suit,weapon and game balance..
I hope next version add more military suit and weapon.

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sx1 Sep 7 2012, 12:57pm says:

this is a "must have"-mod if you like JAbiA!
Cool & realistic enemy-styles on the maps (i love those hillbillies!), realistic weapons&ammo, "older" merc-icons from original JA, and and and...

Works fine with patch v1.13g (also a "must have"!!!!). Now this game feels also more like original JA! :o))))

Keep up the work! :)))

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Altheniar Aug 15 2012, 8:07am says:

Some stuf (bizon and new wps) dont apear, the armors and helmets shows un textured (red pink)


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TehGlitch Creator
TehGlitch Aug 25 2012, 4:53am replied:

That's rather weird, try unpacking the file with the latest version of winzip.

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yauleong Aug 7 2012, 9:17pm says:

why the concealable ballistic vest is stealth,i cant see the
my version is 1.13e

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TehGlitch Creator
TehGlitch Aug 25 2012, 4:55am replied:

Well, that's what concealable means, it's worn underneath the clothes, but due to how limited the modding tools are and how the models work, I simply made it not to show even if you're naked.

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Tunjung69 Aug 7 2012, 4:52am says:

I only have JA:BIA patch 1.13a. can work with your mod?

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TehGlitch Creator
TehGlitch Aug 25 2012, 4:56am replied:

No, unfortunately it's not working with 1.13a. It requires any game version from 1.13e to 1.13g.

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