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...
UPDATE 6: Youtu.be
A new video featuring a jet scene. Check it out on youtube or here on the mod page.
UPDATE 5: New RTS video uploaded.
UPDATE 4: Map is now about 90% done. Some more polishing up to do. I have implemented the RTS system, thanks for BigWigglyStyle. I am just testing it now. It pretty much works. Now the issue is the controls, since it can get pretty awkward. I can try making it like "Brothers in Arms", where you right click.
I also need to add in the dialogues.
I'll whip up some video progress or release the completed maps, whichever comes first.
The map is still split in half. The 2nd half of Harbordam will have more features.
Also, there is a prequel map for Part 4. I'll have to make a preview.
I plan to release a preview video of the prequel map.
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.
I will be developing the mod for COD4 (finishing up) and ARMA since it has great support and is good for military simulation, so I will be using it. This is a hobby but I like to share my work.
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 iinvasion. 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, 7-8 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 "Endgame" (Find out who the traitor is and make your decision)
heroes 7 Part 5 "Checkmate" (Epic ending to the series/story.)
Part 3 is still in progress. Part 3 is split into 7-8 parts.
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.
UPDATE: I made be able to put episode 7-8 into one map to shorten the download, production time and extra files. Nonetheless the last 2 maps in Part 1 will be in episode 7/8 as planned, since the 2 maps take place in the same location and the same story. As promised before, you get to play the last 2 maps/episodes of Part 1 in upgraded details! For the previous 3 maps in Part 1, I have no plan to upgrade them but I may as side project but since they are quick maps, there's not much to do with them. Besides, Part 3 is where all the fun is. :)
A prologue for Part 3 is still in the works. Stay tuned.
Part 2 may be redone in Part 4 as Part 4 is the continuation of Part 2, the story resumes. However, Part 2 is as good as it gets, there's not much to change, other than better voice files. The main focus is on 2-3 episodes. Yes, Part 4 won't have many episodes, just 2-3 or 2-3 maps only. 2 are about the history of story and the 3rd is the main storyline in continuation. Episode 1 is really short, so the map isn't that big. I'll try to fit it together with episode 2 to have only 2 maps in Part 4. Though, I may be able to keep all 3 maps into one. Part 4 will consist of 2 endings. Decisions, decisions.....
Part 5 will consist of 1 map to end the whole story with 2 endings, depending on what you did in Part 4. Though, you would be able to make 2 subtle decisions that leads to either ending. There may also be an epilogue....in a strange place....after what happened to the main character....
Video and screenshots Uploaded
This is trailer 3 for Heroes 7 Part 3 "Fall of Man" Episode 6 "Highway to Hell" and Episode 7 "Serpent's Lair". This shows the progress so far and the features to be included.
The airstrike is still in there but removed currently to fit the scene. It will still be available when the map is completed. This also shows the aircraft carrier, on deck and interior.
I also have MW3 Delta Forces but had to remove them for testing the map. There's some issues with the models, so I had to remove them for now.
I had a bridge extension beside the dam, but removed because the map wouldn't compile properly but I may be able to add it back.
Other features will be included on final release.
Episode 7 takes place on the opposite side of the dam.
Arma 3 Notes
The two maps are also featured in Arma 3 so far. An update to the Arma 3 island has been updated on Sunday so feel free to check it out. Link here: Steamcommunity.com
You can also check out the test map and the harbordam mission on stock Arma 3 map.
Test map: Steamcommunity.com
It's a good generated island. No image atm.
Harbordam/Episode 6/7 map: Steamcommunity.com
Mod File: 1drv.ms (I may be able to upload it somewhere else.
Story elements or teaser will be revealed in episode 6 and part 4. Be prepared to make decisions and see the outcome/endings. This is probably the best feature for the game. :) There's 3 endings or so.
I have decided to go back and map COD4 maps again! I'll be making mods for both COD4 and Arma. I have decided to finish COD4. I'll do the best I can to make the maps work. For Arma, it has good support and potential, so I'll be using making maps/missions for it. I also have my novel story that I can turn into missions in Arma. It's meant for it. Since I own the game, I need to get a whole game's worth out of it. This is the biggest task for me to accomplish but it's fun and worth it.
And I'll be doing the same mod for Arma, so if you have subscribed to Arma and play Arma, look out for it. I'll also be doing my own personal novel transition to gaming but since this is not the major thing that I'm doing (and it takes time, since it follows my story which is still in the works), it won't be available right away. More like a personal hobby that will last some time.
As for my own game, which I have started and did some work in Unity3D and tested, I'll have to put it on hold. Until I get the resources and people, I'll work on it. Again, this is a long term process as well.
So stay tuned!