The focus of the first release was visuals and weapon realism. There are several enhancements to visuals, most notably full quality models at extreme distances and bombs visibly attached to aircraft. Most weapons (not all due to lack of research information) have been given the correct amount of ammo, muzzle velocity, rate of fire, reload time, and range of motion. For patrol boats, mines sink to hide just below the surface of the water and torpedoes are actually launched from the torpedo tubes instead of under them. There are also improvements to vehicles such as giving the jeep true 4 wheel drive or fully operational flaps on aircraft. Vehicle wrecks and dead soldiers remain on the battlefield much longer, only being limited for the sake of system performance and to prevent unrealistic clutter.

Here are some of the major updates included in release 2:

  • Iron sights for hand weapons
  • No crosshairs
  • Objects from official maps (Battle of Britain, Coral Sea, and Liberation of Caen) are accessed from the mod files rather than the maps and their vehicles have been given the same treatment as the other vehicles
  • Submarines can go deeper, have an AA gun, and more torpedo tubes have been added (there are now tubes behind the subs!)
  • No 'window fog', meaning it's possible to see inside buildings from a distance
  • Willy and Kubelwagen have working back seats and passengers can move their bodies (head bobbers, unite!)
  • Sea vehicles have moving rudders and propellers
  • Aircraft flaps fixed in multiplayer
  • Shells for aircraft and AA guns
  • Better cannon effects for ships and DefGun
  • Better ship smoke
  • Bullet marks last much longer
  • Longer refill/reload time for aircraft bombs
  • Map titles are actual battle names
  • Land and air vehicles don't self-destruct when critical damage
  • Music and background video

It is recommended that you visit the WWII Reality wiki page for complete details.
That same wiki is also being used for information that can help BF1942 modders, such as object details and game properties. BF1942 modders are encouraged to contribute.

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0 comments by Pilot_51 on Jul 15th, 2009

Here's an update for everyone on the progress of WWII Reality.

I haven't continued work on the mod apart from keeping notes since I got a job in late February, but this month (July) I'm on hiatus and have some time. I only have enough time for a small patch which can be expected before I get back to my job in early August if things go smoothly. The primary reason for this patch is to fix problems some people have reported with the iron sights, this patch will definitely not be released until I get that fixed. I'll need to figure out how I'll continue the mod while working my job without getting tired of working on stuff all the time, but that's another story for another time.

The patch will be called Release 2 Patch 1, or r2p1 for short as displayed in the game menu. It will mainly fix some reported bugs, but if I get the bugs fixed and still have time I may include some other things from my massive to-do list. There is no guarantee that all the planned fixes will be completed, sometimes a bug is tougher to fix than expected as I've encountered on several occasions. I'm hoping to make the patch cross-compatible with the core release, that is to say a patched client can play on an unpatched server and vice versa. All patches will be full patches; for example, you won't need patch 1 installed to install patch 2.

Here are the top objectives of the patch:

  1. Fix a few problems some people have with iron sights lagging or not aligning [lag supposedly fixed, aligning bug not fixed]
  2. Remove crosshairs for Pak40 and Ju88A [done!]
  3. Replace old logo with new logo [done!]

Update 2009-08-18: Alright, I've started my job so I didn't meet my hoped goal, but I've gotta finish what I started before it gets too stale. What I need is people with any iron sight problems to help test. One person contacted me a couple months ago about the lag problem and helped find a solution, but I haven't seen him since and I want to make sure it's fixed before releasing the patch. Another who has the alignment problem comes around occasionally but rarely at times convenient for both of us to work on it.
Please contact me if you're experiencing the bugs and want to help out, or even if you don't have problems and want to help, I could use all the assistance and encouragement I can get. My contact information can be found in the WWII Reality documentation.

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WWII Reality release 2 (Zip)

WWII Reality release 2 (Zip)

Feb 1, 2009 Full Version 8 comments

This is the Zip archive for WWII Reality release 2.

WWII Reality release 2 (Installer)

WWII Reality release 2 (Installer)

Feb 1, 2009 Full Version 8 comments

This is the executable installer for WWII Reality release 2.

WWII Reality release 1 (Installer)

WWII Reality release 1 (Installer)

Feb 3, 2008 Full Version 2 comments

This is the installer for WWII Reality release 1, provided by HotShot-(X).

WWII Reality release 1 (Zip)

WWII Reality release 1 (Zip)

Feb 1, 2008 Full Version 4 comments

This is release 1 of WWII Reality in a Zip archive.

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Mehnrues Aug 31 2014, 10:43pm says:

is this dead?

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scuryone Jun 25 2014, 12:58am says:

Will this work with battlefield 1942 from origin? I know a lot of mods won't.

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BlitzWithGuns Jun 9 2014, 7:24am says:

Can you make the iron sights easier to use? Some guns like the Russian medic gun dont really hve sights and it is really hard to shoot because the sights keep moving while you move. It wld be great if these issues can be improved. Thx! :D

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1982gonzo Nov 1 2013, 1:20pm says:

i don't even have a moddb account , but after playing your mod ... i have to create this moddb account to say .... Awesome mod \m/

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1982gonzo Dec 4 2013, 7:44am replied:

M1 Garand and Type 5 hand animation is bug ( i guess ? ) because they don't actually hold the gun in right hand , can you check for the next Release ? xD . Me and my friend share it to the local internet coffee ( we do not making this mod so we telling them This mod was creat by Pilot 51 ) , lots of people love this old graphic , we now have bad *** coop thank for Lan game xD

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stuka87 Jul 30 2013, 5:00pm says:

voce poderia criar breve uma atualização mais forte em relação aos sons das armas podendo expandir seu arsenal com mais armas autenticas como o famoso helker he-111 os caças bf109 E-3, E-4, G-2, F-2, também os ingleses como o avro lancaster e os mosquito tal como o huricaine, também poderia criar os do japoneses como b5n kate naval e o aichi beti bomber mais como esse mod é de realism não posso deixar de lhe dar um conselho que se puder trabalhar mais nos realismos dos porta-aviões tal como na II guerra havia o dicks e angares de plataformas dentro dos portas-aviões lembrando que os maiores portas - aviões da II guerra eram os japoneses............

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petrov2013 Jun 20 2013, 4:46am says:

lag when u do iron sight

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Maytckis Nov 15 2012, 9:30pm says:

Very nice! works fine
Hope now that BF1942 is free, this mod returns from dead!

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El_Greavesy Jan 5 2013, 3:30pm replied:

Doubt it..

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