Normandy 1944: European Theatre


Normandy '44: European Theater combines a higher level of realism with a more elaborate doctrine system, which incorporates almost 50 different military units that took part in the campaigns of Jun-Sept. 1944. This spectrum ranges from battalions of free Polish and French units serving under the main allied armies to volunteers from the Eastern Front that served in the German Wehrmacht. This is only a small portion of the doctrine variety however, as this mod feature numerous well known units of all factions as well. The mod also features numerous new abilities and custom made units each with a completely revamped size and structure. Between custom made units and structures with historically correct skins, Normandy '44 offers over 150 NEW UNITS, making for an almost endless variety of different scenarios and unit actions. Combined these factors provide for an experience unlike any other mod for COH that has earned us a spot in the Top 100 Mods THE LAST THREE YEARS RUNNING.
I hope you'll join us.

DEDICATIONS:

To Steve Mullins, whose passing was truly tragic and untimely. I'll miss you, my friend.

And to Alfred, my faithful Cat who sat and continues to sit by me whilst I pour hours and hours into this modification. His love and playful personality are what keep me going no matter how hard both modding and life can be sometimes. Thanks, Alfie.

Regardless of my own personal dedication, this mod continues it's dedication to our former team member and hallowed friend, Christian Werner von Schlippenbach, who contributed so much.



DOWNLOADING & INSTALLING

You can play Normandy 1944: European Theater with ANY VERSION OR COMBINATION OF VERSIONS OF Company of Heroes. Whether it be either of the stand alone versions, COH: Opposing Fronts, COH: Tales of Valor or the base, "Gold" or "Game of the Year" editions.
Any form will work just fine with our modification.
ET44 v2.0 Alpha IS FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH COH v2.602

Simply download either the MANUAL OR AUTO-INSTALLER version of v1.7 or the necessary installaion files for the v2.0 ALPHA from our DOWNLOADS section , install and then follow the icon creation instructions in the READ ME or in our Field Manual, available HERE.
Do not download any of the versions labeled "OUT DATED".


Playing with a Steam version of COH is also not an issue either. Simply install the mod to your proper folder under this path "Steam > SteamApps > common > (YOUR COH FOLDER)" and follow the icon creation instructions in the READ ME or in our Field Manual, downloadable HERE.



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Hello everyone.

Firstly, my most sincere apologies for not posting more often. I have recently had to move from my current home to an apartment, and the family issues surrounding this have taken it's toll.

I suppose some may rightly ask "Why is he posting this in the CoH1 variant?"

Well, that is because after much waiting, discussion and deliberation I think I will be moving back to Company of Heroes 1. The sequel while enjoyable does not currently offer the kind of tools I require to give what I need to everyone, and it does not show any sign of improving on this matter anytime soon.

It will take some time and much effort for me to revamp the CoH1 modification to a standard that I find acceptable. I have learned much from my experiences in testing and balancing the basics of the CoH2 variant of the modification, and I hope to carry that knowledge over to this variant of the mod.

Many people have stated and will continue to state that in comparison to "Sweeten's" version of Normandy 44 mine was...lacking. I must say that regardless they are quite correct. I did not have the time nor the experience that Sweeten did when I first took over this modification and not only did I not share all of his sentiments on where this modification should go and how it should play, but I did not (and still do not) understand his organization of the various files, folders of the modification. This made it very difficult to change things effectively and slowed progress down.

However; I would like to say that I will be looking into fully revamping the CoH1 variant of this modification. I do not currently have a modeler or a dedicated skinner (The latter I need very, very badly to replace performance killing skins), so if there are people looking to fill that position please contact me.

Firstly I will work on unifying the systems I perfected in the CoH2 variant of the modification and applying them to this version. Infantry aren't going to die from one burst of a .50 Caliber on a tank anymore, and in general gameplay will be much more manageable for the player. I will attempt to unify and fix as many bugs as possible, but please understand how big the modification is and how individualized the file are.

Most do not know that every individual soldier and vehicle have their own file (plus a squad file). So a squad of 12 men will most likely have at least 6-7 different files, and at most 13. I will look into attempting to condense this as best as possible but it will take much time and effort to do so.


Thanks for reading. I will post another update somewhere around the end of the month, or most likely after April 7th which is when my studies for the semester end.

December Update: We've moved!

December Update: We've moved!

News 0 comments

Just summarizing the current status of the next Alpha version, and the change of page from CoH1 to CoH2 officially on Moddb. Final update on this page...

November Update: Progress & Doctrine Concept

November Update: Progress & Doctrine Concept

News 6 comments

This is simply an update post for the month of November from a personal perspective, as well as an update regarding the future composition of Doctrines...

Mod Tools!

Mod Tools!

News 3 comments

pewpew mod tools are totes released and stuff. :D YaaaaaaY

June: Aus der traum?

June: Aus der traum?

News 12 comments

Lone Ranger up in hurrr~ Nah, but really this blows chunks.

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A Hotfix which fixes the issues with various ranges on vehicles. Everything should now be as it should be placeholder wise.

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Part five of five of Normandy 44 1.1; I hope you enjoy it!

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Part two of five of the New Years Release of 1.1; I hope you enjoy it!

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Part three of five of the New Years Release of 1.1; I hope you enjoy it!

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Part one of five of the New Years Release of 1.1; Hope you enjoy it!

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scarts
scarts

How good will the AI be in your port to COH 2? Can't wait just hope the ai uses all units and abilities

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JudgeAlfred Creator
JudgeAlfred

The AI will be as good as the regular CoH2 AI. They'll build the same units and use them in the same way as before, abilities and so such included as I haven't removed any of them.

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Jack__Sparrow
Jack__Sparrow

I have 2.700 version of COH and mod works perfectly except the ai. So my question is is the mod compatibly wiht 2.700 or only with 2.602?
Or did I do something wrong when installing it. Im not new to the mods i have 5-6 CoH installed at the moment but each has its own Coh copy so dont say that its not a clean installation of the game

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JudgeAlfred Creator
JudgeAlfred

The newest variant of CoH1 is the one it is meant to work on. Otherwise I cannot give you a genuine answer but I can say that it probably won't work.

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Guest
Guest

thanks for this awesome mod, but i didnt like damage system. just one rocket salvo enough to destroy all buildings.

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Modscrub
Modscrub

I have to agree. Any prospective users of this mod be aware of this.

The core issue for me is that the lethality of units has gotten out of control. I have played this mod since its beginning, and sure that was a key feature ever since then, but now you have infantry with basically zero survivability and artillery spam for days. The result is that there is no tactical, or even strategic room for manoeuvre. I did not enjoy having to micromanage every individual squad. Because that is now what you have to do; before you can even react, your squad will be annihilated.

I understand that a lot of time has gone into this mod, and CoH was not exactly conducive to modding in the first place. I am appreciative that someone took the reins and saved the unfinished and buggy alphas from oblivion. But creatively I think there were too many missteps and despite the hard work, I'm afraid the mod has somewhat regressed.

For what it's worth, I had a lot of fun with version 1.6 of this mod. Gameplay wise, it was perfect. I hoped the new release would have followed the spirit of this version and simply added units and fixed bugs, but I suppose I can just continue to play the old release.

I know this is long and mostly critical but I hope the mod leader understands that I took this time because I really care. If I had the time and knowledge I'd certainly like to help mod, but for now all I can do is offer an opinion. Finally, one little thing: for any newcomers to the mod, try out version 1.7 if you didn't like this release.

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JudgeAlfred Creator
JudgeAlfred

As far as I am concerned the variant for CoH1 was a platform from which I was internally testing damage systems. I never said it was complete, I never said it was going to work.

People wanted what I was working on, so I gave it to them. All in all the harsh reality was that there was little to no organization whatsoever on the original product, and any attempt to fix this product resulted in more issues, crashes, slowdowns and bugs.

I have moved to Company of Heroes 2, and I am closing in on completing the first version for it. I'm just getting my ducks in a row, and I can tell you that the damage is no where near as plagued with the lethality issues that are in the modification on the CoH1 variant.

I value your opinion but overall I don't concur that the mod has regressed and I only say this because after six months of work I began to realize that the modification was doomed regardless of any work I could put into it.

Fixing it in any capacity beyond simply bugfixing would require scrapping the entire modification and starting over. Instead, I opted for a platform to allow for continued support from the community while testing various features to see how they worked.

Regardless, feel free to comment and download the CoH2 variant when it releases. That will give you a far more accurate depiction of the damage model we are going for, which is most certainly not present in the CoH1 version as it was meant more for testing than for actual gameplay.

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Warblood
Warblood

CoH2 is partially on the Humble Bundle this week - you can get the Oberkommando West and the US and OKW as opponents for 3.72USD (along with some other games, including Empire Total War). Next Tuesday additional games will be unlocked - there's a chance for more CoH content... Also I believe it's for sale on Steam as well (though not sure if the time ran out).

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ConstantinoP.
ConstantinoP.

Hello, I am sorry if this has been asked before, but will 1.1 be the final version of this mod for COH 1? Thank you.

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JudgeAlfred Creator
JudgeAlfred

Yes.

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ConstantinoP.
ConstantinoP.

Thank you for the response.

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Blitzkriegrekrut
Blitzkriegrekrut

an insult after all the wait, but complain when someone uses the models (Platoon Leaders Mod) but creates at least something.

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JudgeAlfred Creator
JudgeAlfred

Go whine and moan somewhere else. Your lack of brains is getting rather annoying.

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Highest Rated (13 agree) 10/10

This mod updates the classic CoH flavor, with increased tactical play! No longer are you invaded by swarms of infantry or tanks. No longer are there OPed units to dominate the map. And the better selection of units?! What else can I say! I really love this mod!

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Hi guys i need assistance i have been trying to download this mod but it wont let me i get through the instillation but then it tells me some website made it and from there i dont know what any assistance would be greatly appreciated

Feb 27 2011 by MrNolan94

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