They really do add so much to the world! Small things like door handles we have found make a ton of difference in the game. Before we had boarded up doors signifying a non entrance, but it was just lacking without the door handle. Ukulele is going through our horde of props and replacing all the borrowed content with our own unique stuff and once he's done that its straight onto skinning all the unskinned vehicles and static weapons we have cluttering up maps.
Talking of maps, all of them are progressing very well with Gold, Radar and Pegasus nearing completion. I have also taken on-board Spine's map 'Archery' to do final detailing of, as sadly he doesn't have time to finish it and it would be a shame for the map to never be released. Arnhem has had a bit of trouble in the balancing department but we believe we've now fixed it with the addition of some sneaky back routes.
In previous new updates you will have noticed we are using the Day of Defeat German player model, not any more! Jed has started the process of getting SacredLizard's player models in game and we currently have the base player (minus webbing and kit) model for the Rifleman (M40 helmet) and Assault (M43 cap) in game. The support guy I hear wears a rather natty smock, but you'll have to wait to see that. Look closely in a few of the in game shots and you can see the work in progress German strutting his stuff.
Code wise SteveUK has continued tinkering away with the code and the "To Do" list for first release is shrinking at a rate of knots, down to less than a page! Work on the Orange Box port is also progressing but focus is being given to getting the first version out on the Episode one engine rather than delaying for another few months to release on the Orange Box.
Whilst we're not a huge fan of renders we thought we'd show you these renders of what Jenn0 has done for us as at the moment we are experimenting with normal and phong maps in game.
Next month we will hopefully have another video for you that fingers crossed, will show a lot more of the skinned weapons. As we speak I'm looking at a work in progress version of the MG34 and it looks good!
See you in a month.