The mod is complete! Finally, after years of hard work, it's done!
NOTE: This project was originally for COD2 and WW2 era but because of the improvement in coding and background for the COD system, I transferred to COD4. I may go back and continue with WW2 but I may not. I love WW2.
This is a hobby but I like to share my work.
A quick synopsis from one of my voice actors, I couldn't have said it better myself. This sums up the backstory and the current (spoilers):
"There was a private military group, named SET that got picked up by the UN and believe that there is a terrorist group still active in Iraq even though they aren't leading Iraq, but no one believes them because Iraq is an ally. So they do undercover missions to try and snuff out the terrorist and when they catch him they find out that he got so far because of a traitor."
A fictional leader, Al-kab-dir, wants war on the friendly nations, the US, Britain and Russia. The friendly nations, have declared war on Iraq first. This is pre-WW3.
Heroes 7 strives to be realistic and may be a simulator in ARMA. There are some unrealistic events but Heroes 7 always have that sense of realism, especially when there are squads, huge teams, covers, battlechatter - which still needs some work (AI speaking to each other where enemies are), evading difficult situations instead of going through it. Heroes 7 always going to have teammates unlike the later Modern Warfare game where only 2 "heroes" having super health and taking out everyone. We all know war isn't fought or won with 2 people. Even though part 4 and 5 is based on two people, there'll always going to be teammates or resistance in part 5.
A special forces group belongs to Special Elite Task (S.E.T) organization and is tasked to scout out a city for the main invasion or so it seems. This organization consists of many groups of soldiers, such as U.S. Army Rangers, Airborne, S.A.S, etc. This group is very diverse and is the largest ethnic organization. It is a global defense headquarters.
The special forces group consists of 8 soldiers called the "Heroes", famously known as "Heroes 7". They are in Squad 5 "Forward Strike". One of them is Colonel Markens, but since he died early, I didn't consider him a "hero" and he was technically an enemy before. Teaser! There are a few other squads supporting too for the invasion. However, everyone is a hero, it is a Company of Heroes.
Was it really a scout/recon mission or was it a suicide mission? Find out.
History will be revealed in Part 4 and a teaser in Part 3 Episode 6.
1960's, 1970's, 1980's - uprising of Al-kab-dir's family, General Bradley, General Hershey, Colonel Eric Leonovich Markensov (Markens' official name in Russian), Captain Seewin, Sgt. Parker (revealed in Episode 6) and the whole story between them. There is a connection to why the war got started. They met each other several times years ago. The story leads up to the year 2020, and that's when the tension eventually explodes and causes WW3.
Heroes 7 spans over 20 days in July. Preparation for war starts on July 1. Training is on the 10th.
Day 1: Declaring war on Al-kab-dir
Day 2-9: Getting troops to be deployed in England for training.
Day 10-13: Training (Part 1)
Day 14: Deploying in Iraq. Fighting on the road to Al-kab-dir city. (Part 1)
Day 15-18: Fighting
Day 19: Al-kab-dir uptown invasion (Part 3) - Episode 3 teaser decision-making but only 1 was canonical.
Day 20 - D-Day: Grand assault/invasion on Al-kab-dir city and harbor. (Part 3, Episode 6, 7 and episodes of Part 1) - Episode 6 has 3 endings, 1 is hidden and canonical. Ooohh...
Day 32: Prisoner of War and Brothers in Arms (Part 2 and 4)- Make decisions to result in 2 different endings.
Day ?: WW3
Day ?: New York City Invasion - War at Home (Part 5) - Your Part 4 decisions/ending carries forward to part 5 (you may be able to reverse/change the consequences by making the other decision in Part 5) Make decisions to result in 2 different endings. Both endings are canonical but there is no next series/parts. 2 official endings to end the series.
After eliminating Al-kab-dir and getting ready to be evacuated from the area, Heroes 7 and squad mates' ride were shot down. They crashed into an unknown part the desert. Al-kab-dir's forces were in the area, or Al-kab-dir junior should I say, were in the area. Heroes 7 found a nearby jeep and decides to ride their way out when the enemies started firing on them. Captain Seewin fought with Al-kab-dir junior while Heroes 7 tries to escape. However, they couldn't leave him, so they went back and try to rescue him. The enemies were too many and Heroes 7 were outnumbered. All of the teammates were presumably dead but a couple made out alive but still horrifying. Al-kab-dir captured the player and Captain Seewin.
Part 2 is "The Great Escape". Takes place a week after the event of part 1. The player and the Captain has been taken hostage as their entire team has been wiped out, as it "seems". They are on their own and has to escape the prison. Little do they know, they are at the heart of a war factory. Two groups are inserted to assault the factory but as it appears, they encounter the player and the Captain. The player and the the Captain are able to escape back to friendlies to avoid further complications.
Starting with part 4, the title changes since it is no longer Heroes 7. Everyone dies. :( Except the player and the Captain. Part 4 and 5 is called "Brothers in Arms" (literally), Blood Brothers or the Formidable Two. (All made up and not copied from real life)
Part 4 takes place on the same day of "The Great Escape" part 2. I'll tell you a bit of what's happening. A traitor is meeting up with the enemies at an airfield. The player, and the Captain is ordered to find out what the meeting is and what is up with the traitor. Just escaped prison and they're on a mission again! It's going to be fun! There'll be alternate endings depending on your actions.
Part 5 takes place 5 days after part 4. The allies are stationed in New York. Enemy counter attack. And the player and the Captain are considered "rogue". Friendly allies would target them but there are some "resistance" supporting them. An all out warfare between the allies, enemies and resistance. Find out what happens to the player and the Captain. An epic ending to the series. This is WW3.
Now, not every characters/teammates from Heroes 7 are deceased. ;) Find out who survives the devastation back at the desert. Still depressing, b/c most were killed. :( Heroes 7 salutes!
There are 5 parts to Heroes 7.
Heroes 7 Part 1 (outside the city and inside the city)
Heroes 7 Part 2 "The Great Escape" (Prison)
Heroes 7 Part 3 "Fall of Man" (Part prequel, part sequel, outskirt of city to inside of city)
Heroes 7 Part 4 Brothers "Endgame" (Find out who the traitor is and make your decision)
heroes 7 Part 5 "Checkmate" Homefront - War at Home (Epic ending to the series/story.)
Word of Dedication:
So much have happened every day and continue to happen.
I dedicate the mod to all the men and women that sacrifices their lives to save others, whether regular people or service men and women, dead and alive, past, present and future. Thanks for your generosity.
I also dedicate this mod to a friend whom I hardly knew but my brother does. I have spoken to him, not much, but we are all friends. He had an illness but thought he would recover. He's so young. His recent passing came as a shock to us all. Especially to me, he was only 1 year younger than me. Although, it was expected but we had the hope that he would make it. It's sad and difficult to see a young man go. This mod is dedicated to all people that sacrifice their lives and to him. We should cherish everyone when we have the time. Salute! This mod is dedicated to their names.
The mod is finally completed! Thanks for sticking with it through the end!
The maps are all available to download. Part 1 and 2 however are raw files and require you to build the map yourself. I know most of you won't know how but they are available.
I do plan to make an installer, maybe a web installer, so the mod auto-updates. I don't how but I will dabble with it. Part 1 and 2 will be built.
There will also be a custom main menu.
In doing so, I will go back and fix minor bugs and tweak a bit more but this is not guaranteed. The maps works fine and no major bugs currently.
Due to time constraints, mainly life, I may not be able to tweak but I will do it when I get a chance.
The installer won't be available anytime soon but I will inform of its availability when I work on it.
For now, just do it the manual way of extracting. It isn't very difficult. Also make sure you have enable console turned on in the options to be able to play custom maps. All you need to do is extract the zip files to the root COD4 folder and create a shortcut with the following target: +set fs_game mods/Heroes 7. You need to download the mod to play. Some maps don't require the mod but the mod will greatly enhance your gaming experience. Also, don't forget to download the add-on videos for full immersion in the story. In game, press ` or ~ and type in map mapname (mapname is the name of the map file or the zone file. Check in zone/english for the map name in the zip file) to play.
There is a bonus dream map but I don't know if I will be working on it. I will be on holiday for two weeks so I won't be able to do any work.
Other than that, thanks for playing and enjoy!
Any comments, issues, errors, let me know by PMing me, or commenting on this mod page (includes this article, downloads, add-ons)
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