This is the final release of Heroes 7 Part 3 "Fall of Man" Episode 4b: Hell's Highway Part 1. Episode 4b is a movie gameplay. You can still play the map...
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UPDATE2: Game is now standalone! There will be MAC and Linux compatible versions. And in both x32 and x64 bits.
A new vid is up! Enjoy!
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.
A new footage is available! It is also WIP. Enjoy it! This may be the last work for the map as I will be busy for a month or so. So I won't be able to continuing mapping. I am about half way done though. Finished up about 3-4 scenes/6 scenes. That excludes polishing. I leave that to the last. (Scene 5/6 are short.) I will squeeze in some mapping in between.
Good news is, I may release the WIP. Meaning, you get to enjoy the Alpha or pre-beta version. I'll have to move a few things. The end of the map is as shown in the video (after the boat ride). Feedback is recommended. The commanding AI has already been included but is not final. You can play around. When I get around to releasing the Alpha, I'll provide a quick guide on how to use commanding AI. It's rather simple but buggy at the moment. I'll let you know when I release the Alpha.
As of now, enjoy the video!
Episode 4-5 is released! Yay!
A Company of Heroes Trailer: Drive.google.com
Episode 5 Guide: Drive.google.com
This is the release of Heroes 7 Part 3 "Fall of Man" Episode 3 "A Company of Heroes" part 1 (5 maps). Enjoy!
Merry Christmas!!! Happy Holidays!
It turns out that I have the latest backup of episode 3! I found it in my Dropbox (Thank God I have it!) Whew! Now I can resume. I just don't have the prefab, the main house, but I can rework on it and it won't take long. Now I can resume yay! I'll do both episode 3 and 4 and release as planned. Which is episode 3, 4, and 5. Stay tuned!!!
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.
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 but it's not a simulator, as much as I like simulators. 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.
The special forces group belongs to Special Elite Task (S.E.T) organization. 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.
Heroes 7 spans over 20 days. 20 days of July. Training starts on the 10th but preparation starts on the first day. In case you guys may not have understood the timeline since the first map starts on the 10th.
Day 1 is declaring war on Al-kab-dir, day 2 - 10 is getting ready and planning the troops, etc and send some oversea to be stationed closer to Al-kab-dir city. Some fights took place before the 10th but no gameplay, since just like war, just fighting. Not too significant till day 10 since that's when we get closer to the Al-kab-dir. Training spans over 4 days, day 10 to 14. Extra training is needed. Day 14 is on the road to Al-kab-dir city, attacking from the southwest. Some fighting took place on the 15th to 19th; there were breaks. Part 3 takes place on the 19th, around 10am that day. A special forces group is called in to scout the city to advance the attack so the armies can have tactics on how to control the city and kill Al-kab-dir. Day 20 is on the harborfront, episode 6 of part 3. Attacking Al-kab-dir city is also on that day.
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 "Endgame" (Find out who the traitor is and make your decision)
heroes 7 part 5 "Friend or Foe? Blacklist" (Epic ending to the series/story. Name and title is subjected to change.)
Part 3 is still in progress. Part 3 is split into 7 parts.
I have improved on my mapping skills and scripting skills. So in part 1, it's not great. Part 2 is better, part 3 is awesome. Part 4 should be the greatest of all parts.
Heroes 7 is about 7 characters trying to save the world. There are 8 but 1 of them(the leader) is killed tragically and you will found out in part 3.
Always looking for helpers!
Hope you get an idea of what Heroes 7 is about.
There are some issues that's stopping me from advancing any further and making more progress. Unfortunately, I have to say the project is on hold and finished. Sorry guys.
I enjoyed mapping. It's been almost a decade since I started! I enjoyed it so much. Now I move on to better things and potentially better ways of mapping. It's been a fun ride.
First of all, it's tough getting models with animations. My modeler wasn't able to get me a working model with animation on time, so I struggle to get any sort of gameplay going. I did worked out some good scripts in terms of gameplay features, such as FPS, TPS cam, RTS cam, teammate soldier cam and map. I can buy models but unfortunately, the good ones cost a lot of money so I am unable to afford them.
Another thing is, I am in my final year of study and I also work, so that cuts into less time to make the game. I did plan to buy models but I can't just spend the money. Models are expensive.
I do want to go back to COD4 for the simplicity and just finishing up the project but I just have no time for it.
Now, my only option is to finish school and then work on the game after work. However, I want to focus on the big picture. I do plan to open a studio (despite the difficulty in any start-up companies). I am a writer/businessman, so I plan to finish writing my novels and turn them into games and movies. The games for my novel would be the main games (where I used some of the names in my COD4 maps). The COD4 Heroes 7 mod will eventually be the mod for the main game. It is only then when I have a studio, I'll be able to have the resources to make games.
I may release episode 6 and the epilogue and episode 7/8 as is. Not final but alpha versions, just to get them out of the way.
I admit this is the hardest thing to do, since I have so many ideas still not put into the maps yet. I planned them but unfortunately, not enough time to work on them. I'll put them in my novels or the next time I resume making the mod and games.
So thanks for playing the series. For now, the project/mod is done. Thanks for playing. I appreciate the fan support!
You can replay them whenever you want!