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 Kaylin Michelle Dean; Whom I have found to help me in ways I cannot begin to fathom. I'll never be able to repay you for what you've done, but I would like to think this would be a small symbol of my feelings on the matter.

Thank you.

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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5 comments by JudgeAlfred on Nov 16th, 2014

Hi! Just wanted to get back into the habit of making regular, monthly updates for everyone to ensure that:

A) We aren't dead, far from it
B) Keep the community alive (Although I understand that for the most part people aren't interested unless they get a release date or a download link...but that is the way things are and I get that.)
C) To keep everyone up to date as much as possible on the goals and current plans for the modification.

So while I have not been able to get much modding done lately due to the end of term assignment/exam pile, I'll soon have finished said pile and I will be able to start building the first variant of the modification which as described in the last post will contain:

Damage System
Cost modifications
Overall unit size changes (I hate four man units, so 4 -> 5 man, 5->6, etc.)

And not much else a the moment. Abilities and vanilla upgrade/setups will most likely remain the same, as the modding community has yet to successfully sit down proper with Relic and iron out what is okay and what isn't when it comes to models, units etc etc being added and so such.

Regardless, those wanting a more visceral and tactical experience in their CoH2 will get it soon enough and through the Steam Workshop I will be able to regularly ship out easily downloaded updates and fixes.

Now, onto the future! :)

I have been discussing concepts internally and I wanted to lay them out to everyone for the sake of doing so, and get some feedback and if nothing else show people where I am going with my logic. In CoH2, Doctrines are given five abilities which unlock automatically upon reaching the indicated number of Command points.

Our Commanders will represent divisions that fought during the war, starting from the timeline of June 6th on the Western front, and the beginning of Operation Bagration on the Eastern Front which began on June 22nd.

For those wondering, the reason that said dates differ and are not simply June 22nd for both fronts is that I am to represent divisions before they became fully embroiled in their respective combat operations. If one looks at divisional strength/loadouts later on in June and July some divisions outright disappear off the map or are, at best simply divisions on paper.

(An example is that many Panzer Divisions simply lost all of their main prime movers and vehicles and were down to a few hundred men and I have no desire to represent this at the moment.)

Every division will have the main roster, comprising of their own layout of units. These will unlock immediately upon choosing a Commander at 0CP and while we have made the decision to not make every divisional roster 100% unique in skins/unit names there will be a good number of rosters. Having 100% different unit entities and squads created for every single Infantry division of one country is simply too burdening. Unit rosters will differ in what the division has access to (Which will be unique) but the units themselves will not be.

For example, every AB doctrine will have the same type of infantry units. They're all going to be generically named units "Airborne rifle squad, Airborne Recon squad" etc. But what units/vehicles they have access to will differ. This allows us to create more divisions without the burden of clutter. It should simply be assumed that if the player is playing the 101st AB Division that his AB infantry is from the 101st.

Eventually, divisions with unique uniforms/setups (An example being the Panzer Lehr Division which was well known for wearing panzercrew tunics and not regular infantry tunics) will be represented in their own realm for the sake of variety and to set them apart as they historically were. But divisional symbols on infantry units and vehicles will not be present for now. This may or may not change later.

So, at 0CP you are given your regular roster. I have decided to allow one "Support" division or unit roster for every doctrine, which will not be a full roster outright as it is meant to compliment and not replace your main choice.

These will all unlock within a 3CP range depending on what level of "Support" they are. As an example, a support division that is a Volksgrenadier Division will unlock two CPs earlier than a support division of SS soldiers. This is to give a slight advantage to the former which will not only lack in general skill and prowess but also equipment. Of course, costs/upkeep/loadout and buildtimes will also balance these units anyway.

I currently do not have any ideas for the last three CP slots within Doctrines. These will be fleshed out at a later date, but I plan on making these revolve around helping the respective division. Off-maps, resource/income buffs, special call ins, something like that. Things that existed which supported the Main/Support division in question but were rare and thus are not regularly buildable and will be unlocked in the middle to late game instead of from the start.

I know that this is a wall of text, but I simply want to keep everyone informed of the "Goings on" so to speak. We do not have access to all the tools yet so it is either I tell you plans for the future and allow you as a community to be informed and give preliminary feedback or I say nothing at all. Sorry in advance.
Anyway, that concludes this update. Thanks for reading! :)

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Frenchy56
Frenchy56 Jun 9 2014, 11:51am says:

Heer doesn't work (crashes at 75% loading),reinstalled once, do I redownload?

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JudgeAlfred Creator
JudgeAlfred Jun 10 2014, 8:17am replied:

If the other factions work, it is most likely the load it puts on your RAM and the like.

PC Specs, and when it "Crashes" does it give you a "Not enough room in TEMP folder" error?

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Frenchy56
Frenchy56 Jun 10 2014, 12:22pm replied:

Exactly, I have 4GB RAM 3GB available, Intel Core Duo CPU 3.00 GHz
Eagerly awaiting instructions.

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JudgeAlfred Creator
JudgeAlfred Jun 10 2014, 12:41pm replied:

If it is giving you the error described above, my only recommendation is to turn your graphics settings down.

There will most certainly come a time where this will be less, and less of an issue. However, because the Alpha currently uses most if not all of Ken's content (Which is poorly done, and poorly optimized) this error will occur.

You'll be pleased to know that the ultimate goal is to get things to a level so that this error is nullified completely.

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Frenchy56
Frenchy56 Jun 11 2014, 1:55am replied:

Very well, I'll just arm myself with patience then.
Good luck for the continuation of the mod.

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pier2
pier2 Jun 7 2014, 1:06pm says:

Launcher ?

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JudgeAlfred Creator
JudgeAlfred Jun 8 2014, 6:03pm replied:

In the works, eventually.

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JudgeAlfred Creator
JudgeAlfred May 22 2014, 9:17pm says:

Just wanted to let everyone know that I haven't/won't start modding again until the start of next week at the earliest (May 26th).

My father has been working out of Copenhagen since January, and this is the second time I've seen him since then. Since he's only here for the week I've decided to spend more time with him and family in general.

Whatever lists are completely finished by the time I start will be the first ones I do, but please be aware that it is a large task and will take time.

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fallbarbarossa
fallbarbarossa May 23 2014, 10:36am replied:

I'll have the Russians done by then.

What's you plan for the new mod? (overall)

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JudgeAlfred Creator
JudgeAlfred May 23 2014, 11:06am replied:

I'll give you an overall, but vague description.

Currently, imagine every infantry soldier within all squads. Every soldier that has a different skin, and also a different weapon has his own respective file.

Every vehicle, of every division has it's own file.

What this essentially means is that in order to implement any overall changes to infantry, or armour I need to edit well over a thousand files. And that just really, really isn't viable. It's not viable for loading, and it isn't logical for time consumption.

Currently, doctrine call ins are basically just off maps of the same things you can get now.

The new format will consolidate all the buildings into logical orders. You'll be able to build any of the buildings and have the same format in all of them, so you'll know where everything is supposed to be.

Tiers will be implemented.
Squad sizes will be reduced overall.
Abilities for all squads will be redone.

All vehicles will be consolidated.

For now it's one for one for simplicity. Vehicles will display the Vehicles name, and not the division it belongs to. The division it belongs to is implied as it'll be in the same building and they'll have access to it.

Doctrines will eventually have their own benefits to income.

This doesn't mean you will see Sturmtigers, but you will probably start to see units that fought, but not very often.

As an example, the Kriegsmarine Infantry Divisions come to mind. These men weren't numerous, but they most certainly fought in our timeline. They won't be buildable, but will be an off map.

I want Doctrines to have their own feel and playstyle.

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fallbarbarossa
fallbarbarossa May 23 2014, 11:15am replied:

That sounds cool. I like it. Simplicity will help a lot, especially with speed and crashes. And, honestly, I like the idea of fewer, but more realistic, skins.

I think I speak for a lot of the more active followers of this mod when I say that we're not against helping. So feel free to ask.

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JudgeAlfred Creator
JudgeAlfred May 23 2014, 10:54am replied:

-mod EuropeanTheater1944, -dev is optional.

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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

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