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I'm glad to announce that I'll upload the beta version of Hoth for public beta testing! It's looking beautiful: every texture has been redone, there are new props, new sky and background, something I'll call "3d enhancing" (for flat textures) and much more... I just have to finish balancing a very nice looking "dust wind" effect I recently made for the map (you'll see what I mean in the video, it's annoying in some regions).

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Realistic Hoth : Open Beta Testing


Hello dear community, I'm glad to announce that Hoth Beta is ready to be downloaded and tested! -> DOWNLOAD LINK

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section!


It's looking beautiful: every texture has been redone, there are new props, new sky and background, something I'll call "3d enhancing" (for flat textures) and much more... You can find it in my mod site.

Why beta? Well, in my opinion it is far from finished, but it looks good enough for you to test. I want to make sure it works properly for everyone and to be tested online (I don't play online) before even thinking of a final version.

So, what's missing? mostly details I still need to work on but don't affect playability: some textures like the consoles in the command center, small generators, the small lights and doors in the rebel hangar, etc. Those are resized stock textures that will be replaced in the future. The area out of the battleground (le'ts call it landscape) is temporal too, it will be better designed for the final version. I focused on the priorities first!

This is how the map looks using my Graphics Mod. I warn you that the map may look dark without it, since I balanced the whole map to be used with the GPX mod (Reminder - white color triggers bloom...)

Hoth imperial outpost

Here you can see some of the new props included + the redone HD turrets.


snowspeeder

Beautiful Bf3 snowspeeder using Delta's GCW mod. (the map doesn't include new units)


ATAT hoth walkers

Added that blueish look by mixing map effects + my Hd graphics mod. Resembles the new BF look.


Hoth bunkers 2

I took some artistic license with the bunkers... hope you like them!


Credits: Gogie for the awesome looking crates and Delta's GCW mod.

As usually, not recommended for really old PC (meaning you can't handle BF2 + the graphics mod) as it looks best with the graphics mod on and I only care about improving graphics! I'm sorry :(

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Jugador0
Jugador0

It will be awesome, if you could put a General Trench in middle of Hoth, where are nothing, because, it will be look more like in the Empire Strike back...

Is only a Suggestion of a fan of your job...

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Harrisonfog Author
Harrisonfog

If you have time please send me a proper screenshot and I'll do it for the final version.

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emarkmark20
emarkmark20

I don't know if its my computer or not but I have been experiencing some lag issues on hoth when using this mod. I am using a gaming computer with a Nvida Geforce GTX card 860m.

But my god, the trenches are soooo much better and it looks like a real battlefield on Hoth! I really want to use this version of Hoth so badly!

If you don't mind me asking, how did you get the 3rd person over the shoulder camera?

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Harrisonfog Author
Harrisonfog

1 - What Issues?
2 - Thanks, it looks more real right? :)
3 - Delta GCW mod

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emarkmark20
emarkmark20

1- I have been experiencing constant slowdowns throughout the map. Framerate drops are like everywhere. I should note that I am using the ultimate pack, not sure if that causes the issue.

2-It definitely looks very real.

3- Got it, thanks!

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Harrisonfog Author
Harrisonfog

Well... I don't think it's the Ultimate Pack. I know it's supposed to be ok but in my opinion laptops have this kind of problems (same as AMD cards). Maybe it's the CPU, because the map uses some FX that require CPU power. I play with a really overpowered PC (i7 7700, 6GB GPU)...

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Delta327
Delta327

its to bright but still like it

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Harrisonfog Author
Harrisonfog

Did you set in game brightness and contrast in 50?
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Also, I noticed switching your monitor contrast affects the Graphics Mod, so you should correctly configure that too. (I recently got a new monitor and had configure it correctly)

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Delta327
Delta327

well i never change my brightness or contrast at all have it a 50/50

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