Cross of Iron is a Company of Heroes (CoH) mod that’s main aim is to balance the four factions in the game and their respective doctrines.

Its secondary aim is that of historical accuracy, but without making severe compromises in gameplay.
One of the main features of this mod is that it intends to do the above without making major gameplay changes to the original CoH experience, so no one-hit-kill AT shots or huge-range Howitzers.

A very important feature of Cross of Iron is tailoring the units, abilities and upgrades to be more specific for each Army Doctrine, balancing cons with pros, while also adding some new build options.

As examples, the fearsome Knight’s Cross Holders are now available only to the Wehrmacht Terror Doctrine in order to give them a better late-game infantry unit and more incentive to play with, while the Panther needs an extra 'phase' in order to unlock it and the US receive an AT Bazooka Squad to better counter Axis armour.

Another important feature would be the usage of High-Quality community skins that better differentiate one 'army' from the other as well as make the game more immersive, with different camos and accessories. These HQ skins carry on to the SP Campaigns as well.

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6 comments by LethalDosage on Jul 1st, 2014

G'day guys.

LethalDosage, the lead developer of Cross of Iron here.

There's been a long silence from us Devs around these parts. In that silence many of you have wondered if the mod's dead, and i think it's about time i made it official.

Cross of Iron is dead.

Sadly work stopped about two years ago due to unresolvable crashes, frustratingly poor AI (and lacking the talent to rewrite script and improve it), CoH's transfer to Steam, and the lack of free time stemming from real life distractions.

Everyone here on the CoI dev team has moved onto other projects, and i've been forced to not only move away from CoH 1 modding, but cut back on gaming in general.

I myself in particular have poured years of constant work into this mod, from it's humble beginnings as a balance and bug-fix mod, to what it currently is. It has truly been a pleasure developing this mod and bringing it to all the CoH players who've tried it and loved it, and i thank you all for sticking with my mod and following it to this quiet end.

Thank you all, and good night.

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Cross of Iron 1.20 Full Setup

Cross of Iron 1.20 Full Setup

May 8, 2011 Full Version 23 comments

The full setup for Cross of Iron 1.20. Enjoy and don't forget to send us your feedback.

Cross of Iron 1.10.1 Hotfix

Cross of Iron 1.10.1 Hotfix

Aug 23, 2010 Patch 3 comments

A hotfix for the CoI 1.10 release. You will need Cross of Iron 1.10 installed.

Cross of Iron 1.10 Full Setup

Cross of Iron 1.10 Full Setup

Aug 17, 2010 Full Version 14 comments

The full setup for Cross of Iron 1.10. Enjoy and don't forget to send us your feedback.

Cross of Iron 1.00 Full Setup

Cross of Iron 1.00 Full Setup

Nov 6, 2009 Full Version 15 comments

The initial Cross of Iron 1.00 full release. Enjoy!

Cross of Iron Teaser Trailer

Cross of Iron Teaser Trailer

Oct 15, 2009 Trailers 2 comments

Cross of Iron Teaser Trailer in full HD glory. Bitrate: 8mbps; Resolution: 1280x720p H264 (1.31 Aspect Ratio); Audio: 192kbps AAC+v2

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Volsky Dec 17 2012, 11:15pm says:

Lethal, would you be able to throw up a screen of the DD Sherman? I found the 'Unused Relic Stuff' thread on relicnews, where the DD was mentioned (and as being in CoI), but sadly most of the images there are no longer hosted.

The mod, I must say, looks fantastic. Very well put together!

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LethalDosage Creator
LethalDosage Dec 21 2012, 9:49pm replied:

I'm afraid the DD Sherman was an unfinished model we threw in for a while, while attempted to add other amphibious craft and boats. I'm sad to say that due to how Relic coded water, it simply wasn't possible to code units that could pass through both "impassible" water and drive on land, at least not while also driving straight through all other impassible objects like buildings and cliffs.

That, combined with the fact that the model was unfinished and very poorly skinned resulted in us removing it some time ago. I do believe the vehicle is still in the mod's folders, just not available ingame. You should still be able to view the vehicle in Worldbuilder.

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i416834 Dec 1 2012, 7:16pm says:

can this be used for 2.602 tales of valor?

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LethalDosage Creator
LethalDosage Dec 2 2012, 3:45am replied:

Yes it can.

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LethalDosage Nov 28 2012, 4:29am says:

Sorry "Guest", can't reply directly to your comment.

"Hey, do I need to buy opposing fronts and tales of valor in order to run this mod? I am mostly concerned with being able to play with other people that have all the dlc/expansions already."

They aren't needed, but you do need the latest patch to play online, and Opposing Fronts and/or Tales of Valor are needed to access all the factions and some functions, like the unlockable units in the Rewards tab.

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__johnny__ Nov 2 2012, 5:09pm says:

Doesnt work. Like every mod I get for this game....

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acesim Dec 1 2012, 6:39pm replied:

well thats your own fault

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LethalDosage Creator
LethalDosage Nov 3 2012, 12:10am replied:

If no mod works, then it's probably something your doing wrong, or wrong with your game.

What version of CoH do you have?

Are you running the mod from the Cross of Iron shortcut on your Desktop (and NOT the normal CoH one)?

When installing and playing the mod, are you logged in as the Administrator, with full permission to install and run programs?

Is the mod being correctly installed to the CoH directory, and not to a Compatability folder somewhere?

If you have Steam, there are Steam-specific guides to installing mods available online.

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MANOAT Oct 11 2012, 9:03pm says:

used simply because German shermans strip on the floor all your work. sounds like a repressed desire that the Germans won WWII.
sad, seemed a good job.

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Qkixhan Aug 29 2012, 5:17am says:

lethal help me same problem as funamushi :(

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crazychameleon Oct 3 2012, 12:38pm replied:

do you use steam?

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LethalDosage Creator
LethalDosage Sep 5 2012, 9:05pm replied:

I'm afraid i can't offer much more advice without checking these things.

"Are you using the Shortcut added to your Desktop by the installer, or the standard CoH shortcut? Cross of Iron does not alter the original game in any way, you have to use the Cross of Iron shortcut to start it.

Also, make sure you are logged into your computer as Administrator, have permission rights to install things, and are running both the mod's installer and the mod's shortcut as Administrator.

Furthermore, open up the location you installed the mod to, and make sure that there is a Cross_of_Iron or CoI_mod_Dev folder, and associated .module files installed there, and not into a compatability folder."

Perhaps after trying these things, could you post exactly what you did when installing the mod?

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