Last time, we allowed you to vote on what you guys wanted to see in the next update. It seems it didn't matter as long as we just gave you guys more, more, more, so that's what we're giving you! This week, we are showing off particle effects, all made by CBoidy8888.
First up we have the A1 Skyraider dropping 250 lbs bombs and their resulting explosions. Next is the F105 dropping 500 lbs bombs. The F105 and A1 will also have the option of dropping napalm, an effect shown in previous updates. The M48 Patton tank has new smoke particles applied to it resulting in a more realistic firing sequence.
CBoidy8888 also created a very nice missile effect and smoke trail. AultN8R continues modelling the NVA infantry; this week we are showing the NVA Officer who will command the NVA squads.
AntiSocialKindaGuy, our resident coder, has been grinding along getting the USA side ready for the Pegasus Release. He believes we will be ready to begin private beta testing in a month. That's right, in October, we will be able to begin selecting beta testers assuming all goes well! If you have not done so, sign up to be a Beta Tester! Be sure to read the instructions on how to apply or your application may not be selected. We will be sure to keep you all updated on when exactly this will happen, provided no major bugs pop up. All selected beta testers will be contacted by e-mail and a forum accouncement will be given when the time comes.
Although the USA side has been locked with the current content, the NVA and VC sides are still open to your ideas! Stop by our forums and tell us what type of features YOU would like to see in the mod. The Idea's thread is ever growing and expanding with ideas from the fans. Let your voice be heard and check it out here.
This Month in Vietnam - August 4, 1964
The captain of the U.S.S. Maddox reports that his vessel has been fired on and that an attack is imminent. Though he later says that no attack took place, six hours after the initial report, a retaliation against North Vietnam is ordered by President Johnson. American jets bomb two naval bases, and destroy a major oil facility. Two U.S. planes are downed in the attack. On August 7, 1964, the U.S. congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, giving President Johnson the power to take whatever actions he sees necessary to defend southeast Asia.