AN ALREADY GREAT-SOUNDING MOD IS ABOUT TO SOUND EVEN BETTER!

Black Bag is a weapons mod being created for Black Ops 2.0 (which runs on the Rogue Spear: Black Thorn engine, though that title is not required to enjoy Black Ops 2.0). It aims to improve weapon reloading and firing sound effects (already completed), create new AI capabilities (like throwing grenades or suicide bombing, already in the mod, or carrying non-weapon objects until confronted by RAINBOW), improve accuracy and recoil modeling, and implement NATO 3.5 ammo types (already completed), all for a more realistic playing game. Weapons will also be added.

Release History (files found at ModDB.com): v0.30 10-23-2022; v0.40 10-29-2022; v0.45 11-4-2022; v0.46 11-5-2022; v0.47 11-6-2022; v0.50 11-13-2022; v0.60 11-20-2022; v0.65 11-24-2022; v0.70 11-27-2022; v0.72 12-2-2022; v0.75 12-24-2022; v0.755 12-26-2022; v0.76 12-28-2022; v0.77 1-7-2023; v0.78 1-8-2023; v0.79 1-28-2023; v0.80 1-28-2023; v0.81 1-29-2023; v0.82 2-3-2023; v0.83 2-8-2023; v0.84 2-11-2023; v0.85 4-29-2023...

WEAPON LIST: (new reloading sounds were added in v0.30; many shooting sounds added by v0.45)
--Pistols:
----92FS
----92FS SD
----Desert Eagle .357
----Desert Eagle .50
----Five-seveN
----Glock 35
----K5
----Mark 23
----Mark 23 SD
----P228
----P7M13
----PM Makarov (replaces SPP)
----Python
----SPP (shooting sounds added in v0.60; see PM Makarov)
----Thunderbird .50
----TT-33
----USP40
----USP40 SD
--Machine Pistols:
----93R
----Glock 18C
----MP Five-seveN
----Thunderbird .50
--Shotguns:
----M1 Super 90
----Sawed-Off Double-Barrel
----SPAS-12
----USAS-12
--Submachineguns:
----K7 (shooting sounds added in v0.60)
----M12-S2 (shooting sounds added in v0.47)
----M12-S2 SD
----MAC-10
----Mini Uzi (correction of "Uzi"; shooting sounds added in v0.46)
----MP5/10 (shooting sounds added in v0.50)
----MP5/10 SD (shooting sounds added in v0.60)
----MP5A4
----MP5K-PDW
----MP5K-PDW SD
----MP5SD5
----MP7
----P90
----P90 SD (shooting sounds added in v0.60)
----PP-19 Bizon-2-01
----PP-19 Bizon-2-03
----PPSh-41
----TMP (shooting sounds added in v0.60)
----UMP45
----UMP45 SD
----Uzi
----Vz 61 Skorpion
--Assault Rifles:
----Ak 5 (shooting sounds added in v0.47)
----AK-47
----AKS-74
----AKS-74U
----AKS-74U SD
----AS Val
----AUG (shooting sounds added in v0.46)
----CAR-15 (shooting sounds added in v0.46)
----FAMAS F1
----FAMAS G2
----FNC (shooting sounds added in v0.47)
----G36K (shooting sounds added in v0.47)
----Galil ARM (5.56mm) (shooting sounds added in v0.46)
----HK53A3 (shooting sounds added in v0.50)
----K1A (shooting sounds added in v0.60)
----K2 (shooting sounds added in v0.60)
----L85A1 (SA80)
----M16A1 (shooting sounds added in v0.46)
----M16A2 (shooting sounds added in v0.46)
----M4A1 (shooting sounds added in v0.46)
----M4A1 SD (shooting sounds added in v0.60)
----M4A1 SD (.300 Whisper)
----M82 (shooting sounds added in v0.60; replaced by AKS-74U)
----SSG 551 SWAT (shooting sounds added in v0.50)
--Battle Rifles:
----FAL (shooting sounds added in v0.47)
----G3A3
----Galil ARM (7.62mm)
----M14 (shooting sounds added in v0.47)
--Sniper Rifles:
----AW Covert
----M82A1
----MSG90
----PSG1
----SR-25 SD
----SSG 3000
----SVD-63
----VSS Vintorez
----WA 2000
--Light Machineguns:
----HK21E3 (shooting sounds added in v0.50)
----K3 (shooting sounds added in v0.60)
----M249 SAW (shooting sounds added in v0.60)
----M60E3 (shooting sounds added in v0.47)
----RPD
--Explosives (some added in v0.65)
----69A1 (frags or flashbang rounds)

Extract the .zip file to your Mods folder and activate Black Bag in the Mods Menu, giving it priority in the Options > Mods menu. You may need to delete any previous installations of Black Bag, depending on how you install the newer version.

Your file hierarchy should look something like this:
Rainbow Six Black Ops
--mods
----Black Bag v?.??
------actor
------bitmap
------kit
------model
------NATO3 Manual (has information about NATO ammo types)
------sound
------text
------texture
------workspace
------actors.txt (beginning research for customizing tangos for each mission scenario)
------cartridge-interchange.txt (information on alternative calibers that can be fed into some firearms...RESEARCH and ask an expert for advice before trying it in real life!)
------ModContents.txt
------NATO3 Information.txt (information about peculiarities of the NATO mod and background on the team that made it)
------ReadMe.txt
------ToDoList.txt (reminders for work I intend to do)

This mod may not work with Rogue Spear or Urban Operations, as it has not been tested and some of the files reference files found in the Korean "Take Down" version of Rogue Spear.

Black Bag uses NATO 3.5's accuracy and recoil modeling for pistols and LWM 6's accuracy and recoil modeling for longer firearms. It also uses NATO 3.5's ammo types for player weapons. (There is presently a problem with assigning these ammo types to tango weapons. I believe it will be possible, but it will require work.)

Black Bag may also use user-interface graphics from other mods for weapons and equipment because I don't presently have the skill or desire to install and use the software that would be required to make my own. I will attempt to credit those mods when I do.

It might be possible to use this mod in competitive gameplay. Please share any video of attempts to do so, especially if it is amusing.

There are some alternate recordings included. You can swap them out by backing up the original file and then renaming the alternate to the default filename (referenced in the weapon's .kit file). There are numerous sound effects that I am not completely satisfied with, so I'll be keeping my ear out for replacement sounds for those.

--TacShooter #3427 on Twitch and YouTube

IN MEMORY OF MY FATHER, CONSISTENTLY MY BEST FRIEND AND GUIDE IN LIFE, WHO WAS A COMPLETIONIST WHO DID NOT LIKE TO BE TOLD HE WASN'T ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING AND DELIGHTED IN PROVING HIS NAY-SAYERS WRONG. HE COMPLETED ALMOST ALL OF THE RAINBOW SIX AND ROGUE SPEAR MISSIONS ON THE HARDEST DIFFICULTY WITH NO LOSS OF TEAM MEMBERS AND WOULD RUN THROUGH THE MET OVER AND OVER SHAVING SECONDS OFF OF HIS TIME. I WISH HE WERE HERE TO ENJOY THE INNOVATIONS I HAVE BROUGHT TO THIS GAME, WHICH WAS THE BIGGEST BONDING EXPERIENCE WE ENJOYED SINCE I WAS A CHILD. I WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE HE IS GUIDING MY MIND AND MY HANDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS MOD, BUT WHO CAN SAY? ARE WE LIVING IN A SIMULATION PLAYING SIMULATIONS? I CAN ONLY HOPE WE'LL PLAY MULTIPLAYER ROGUE SPEAR AGAIN ONE AEON.

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Black Bag v0.84 appears to be the most current stable version of the mod, so I have pinned that file at the top of the Files section. On the heels of dissatisfaction with some of my favorite games, my attention has returned to my efforts with Black Bag.

Black Bag v0.83 Released

Black Bag v0.83 Released

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Version 0.83 of the Black Bag mod for Black Ops v2.0 (which is a compilation of all pre-Raven Shield Rainbow Six content) adds the Beretta M12-S2 suppressed...

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Black Bag v0.84 [Believed Stable by Testing]

Black Bag v0.84 [Believed Stable by Testing]

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v0.84 cleans up some sound file weirdness, reworks the tango wounding and incapacitation sound effects, and corrects some stats in the weapon files.

Difficulty Absurd v1.00

Difficulty Absurd v1.00

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Increases the lethality and unpredictability of tangos to their highest levels. Designed to be used in conjunction with the Black Bag weapons mod, but...

RAINBOW Recoil Control v1.0

RAINBOW Recoil Control v1.0

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RAINBOW Recoil Control v1.0 is a Module that simulates RAINBOW's training in controlling recoil when firing in full-auto or bursts. It must be used in...

Black Bag Weapon Stats (spreadsheet)

Black Bag Weapon Stats (spreadsheet)

Guide

A spreadsheet of Black Bag's weapon stats. This spreadsheet will be used to detect stats that need to be fixed or tweaked.

Black Ops v0.88 [Stability Doubtful]

Black Ops v0.88 [Stability Doubtful]

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v0.88 adds the ability for tangos to fire their weapons in some of the lower fire mode selections, though they still can't switch between fire modes...

Black Bag v0.87 [Stability Doubtful]

Black Bag v0.87 [Stability Doubtful]

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v0.87 adds Desert Eagle pistols in .41 Magnum, .44 Magnum and .440 Cor-Bon and the APS Stechkin machine pistol in stocked and unstocked configurations...

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TacShooter Creator
TacShooter - - 154 comments

GOOD NEWS! Using an app called WinMerge (which allows me to compare folders) I believe I have isolated the crash to desktop to some actor file modifications I made. I should be able to release a stable v0.89 soon.

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TacShooter Creator
TacShooter - - 154 comments

So I did some testing and I believe v0.84 of Black Bag to be stable (or, at the very least, free from the crash to desktop bug that I haven't been able to debug).

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TacShooter Creator
TacShooter - - 154 comments

[UPDATE: Nope, this wasn't the problem.] Possibly Good News! I may have isolated the crash-inducing bug to the terrorist kit files. I ran a crash-prone tango hunt 4 consecutive times without it taking a dump. I'll keep testing to be sure. If that proves to be the case, then I may be able to release a version without the offending tango kit files until I nail down which tango kit files contain the bug.

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Guest
Guest - - 695,125 comments

Did you increase the distance which the AI hears/responds to noises, or increase the distance that weapons can be heard by the AI? Because maybe I'm just imagining things, but it feels like every single AI comes running the moment they hear a gunshot.

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TacShooter Creator
TacShooter - - 154 comments

Have you played Rogue Spear before? That's how it was. Different from Rainbow Six 1. But I'll take a look at that if I can ever figure out the crash-inducing bug on the more recent versions.

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TacShooter Creator
TacShooter - - 154 comments

I'll try to get back to work on this soon. The setbacks have been a real gut punch. But I think I have an idea for isolating what is causing the crashes on the Korean maps.

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TacShooter Creator
TacShooter - - 154 comments

I'm going to release a v0.89 which is not entirely stable because I found that v0.87 also has some instability. Users will just have to understand that the game will crash sometimes, especially on the Korean maps.

My plan is to rebuild the mod using the assets created. This will take some time, possibly finished by Spring of next year.

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TacShooter Creator
TacShooter - - 154 comments

Testing was going great (albeit, slowly but surely) until I got to the Korean maps in Tango Hunt. Crash to desktop is still there. I am going to roll testing back to v0.87, which I believe is stable (but I'll test it to make sure), and then work on the mod from there, if it is.

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TacShooter Creator
TacShooter - - 154 comments

I'm shooting for a stable update release by August 20th, if not one that smooths out some of the inconsistencies in weapon accuracy, handling and recoil modeling.

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TacShooter Creator
TacShooter - - 154 comments

I'm going to try to squeeze the F.R. Ordnance Internation Ltd./Imperial Defence Services Ltd. MC51 (also known as the HK51), a.k.a., the "fully automatic flashbang dispenser", into the mod. It won't have a belt, as in this video, but it will have a massive muzzle blast. It was used experimentally by the Special Air Service, so RAINBOW would probably have access to it.

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