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Report RSS Totaler Krieg Update #12 December 2015 - Final Push!

A final push for a Christmas Totaler Krieg release! Best Way would like to make Totaler Krieg official supported by announcing Totaler Krieg on their Battle of Empires steam page, so I call on all Totaler Krieg fans to band together and help make one final push to finalise the mod for a proper Christmas steamwork shop launch! Mappers needed!

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Operation Nordwind,

Totaler Krieg has finally been released and with it Best Way have announced they are interested in making Totaler Krieg an officially supported mod for Battle of Empires. They have offered to announce Totaler Krieg on their steam page for Battle of Empires once I have released a steam workshop version of Totaler Krieg.

Totaler Krieg 1939-45 V1.1 Hotfix

Totaler Krieg 1939-45 V1.1 Hotfix


Thus, I call on the loyal fans and followers of Totaler Krieg to band together to help me make a solid, stable Christmas release of Totaler Krieg for steam.

I intend to upload Totaler Krieg to the steamwork shop page on the 24th of December, this will be Totaler Krieg v1.2, a single, non win-zipped, updatable, steam-friendly release.

However, from now until then I need to fix Totaler Krieg up to be as stable and fun to play as possible. On my side I'am bug fixing, however I request one thing from all of you....

I need mappers!

In the Totaler Krieg 'Work in Progress' map folder within the editor I have 6 maps, Basovka, Cherkassy and Hurgten, Ste Mere Eglise, Valkenswaard and Ramelle. I call on all mappers within the TK community to attempt to 'finish' these maps and make them Multiplayer ready by the 23rd of December. When I say finish, I mean bring them up to TK standard, take the initiative and don't involve me in the process, do what you think is necessary. Make them large, though not massive, add details, make them interesting, but give them polish.

Basovka (Work Required 3/5) - Is a map taking inspiration from the classic Red Orchestra map featuring the same name. In my opinion this map needs making wider, longer with more details around the train station and trenches. This would be a 1vs1 / 2vs2 map at the most. Take as much reference from the RO map as needed, I will post pictures below for help.



Cherkassy (Work Required 2/5) - Needs to be converted to a winter setting, this is a map that requires little work, just made slightly larger and textures changing to winter. More mud to represent a boggy, quad-marsh of a Russian village as the Germans march to Moscow in 1941. 2vs2/3vs3 map at the largest.


Hurtgen (Work Required 5/5) - Requires alot of work so only a dedicated mapper could undertake this in the time required. The map is laid out in its entirety, this is basically a forest verging on the edge of Hitlers 'Westwall' fortified line aka the Siegfried Line. What is required are small pockets of houses / farms around the map, a defensive trench line system in the middle of the map on the hill and more bunkers along the West Wall portion and general detailing to fill out the map.



Ste Mere Eglise (Work Required 1/5) - Requires little work, however detailing is required, something interesting, maybe Historical from a band of brothers scene, I feel the fields are a little bland and the village or spawn areas could do with some touching up. The map size is fine.


Ramelle (Work Required 3/5) - Needs to be made slightly larger, for a 2vs2 game, more reference to the Saving Private Ryan film, the town needs to be matched 1:1 scale to the movie will all houses, angles and items e.t.c matched as closely as possible. The map is a good base, but could be made better with the right dedication.


Valkenswaard (Work Required 2/5) - I like this map, but its too small and bland. This was supposed to be a 'Hells Highway' type map during Operation market garden. It needs to be made larger, with more larger open fields, gliders that have crash landed all over the map, jeeps burnt out, long tree lines and just generally more detail and interesting land marks added.


Details!

The Deadline is the 23rd of December.

I need the map in Win.rar format uploaded to a file host, with the link posted to my moddb inbox.

I do not request any contact during this period.

All submissions will be viewed and will be evaluated by me.

The best examples will be included in Totaler Krieg and will feature in the Launch trailer on the Best Way steampage and on Diplexheateds youtube page.

You're name will also forever be engraved in the Totaler Krieg hall of fame credits section of the mod.

Please help me, I would really appreciate any mapping support at this moment.


To edit maps, extract the map.pak file so you have a 'maps' folder instead of the .pak, that way you can edit the map.


Good luck to all of you!

Thanks,

Sturm.

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KriegStrunam
KriegStrunam

Huzzah! I am excited that it is now supported by BestWay, great work Sturm! Besides having the finished maps, will the Steam Workshop version also feature new human models or items, maybe some more camos and uniforms for both factions?

Ah but I am getting ahead of myself!

Congrats Sturm!
~K.S.

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asureka
asureka

Be Careful with Saving Private Ryan, you are not the first who trying to make it 1:1, but if you going officially, like now, most likely that one day you will get a official letter with request to remove Saving Private Ryan reference content withing 30 days or call for court. I'm not joking, there was some situations like that for mods in moddb before.

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Commander_M.Wittmann
Commander_M.Wittmann

Yes this is true, this has happened to the Battlefield 2 Forgotten Hope 2 mod with their Ramelle map. Please do be careful Sturm.

M.Wittmann

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EriLyout
EriLyout

The only request I have is to change skins of german grunts that they won't all be gefreiters, just like remove sergeants from english infantry. Or just include the ability to change it in 'textmod'.

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KriegStrunam
KriegStrunam

I do agree it is quite odd seeing an army of Gefreiters, as if they all got the pay increase and 3+ years of service.

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Herr_Sturmführer Author
Herr_Sturmführer

I will see what I can do.

Sturm.

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HardShitMakerCZ
HardShitMakerCZ

Is there any Idea how to play your mod on MoWAS1 ?

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ZombieZleeping
ZombieZleeping

No, it only works on BOE.

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Xerophrax
Xerophrax

This is toooo good

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Mopar_AUS
Mopar_AUS

Hi Guys,

I wish to volunteer my time and skills to help develop this mod further..

I am very interested in making & porting single player missions to this mod...

I now own the game after buying it for myself as an early christmas present...

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JudgeAlfred
JudgeAlfred

Congratulations Sturm.

This has been a long time wait for many, and I am so elated to see it finally nearing fruition. Hopefully any nay-sayers will be quashed upon release, or at least go back to their hermit holes.

Once again, Congratulations from one modder to another (Also, congratulations on Gates of Hell; sounds like a dream come true to me!)

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TheChefIsHere
TheChefIsHere

Will there be SS models with the regular field grey uniform and SS insignia anytime soon?

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Damiem
Damiem

Hi!, where is the new download 1.2?

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Damiem
Damiem

this mod is dead?

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Xerophrax
Xerophrax

Dead? Dude why would it be dead, haven't you been following this? Stop being so ignorant.

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Damiem
Damiem

because you disrespect me ?. I am not ignorant, tell me I'm impatient, not ignorant !. nearly two weeks announced that they would put the new patch, and the creator says nothing and just do wait impatiently.

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Xerophrax
Xerophrax

He has replied to several people that he's waiting for people to cpmplete his maps before he releases the next version.

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ElFrancis
ElFrancis

hey the download link are broken , help!!!

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ElFrancis
ElFrancis

anyone can help me providing the file of Totaler Krieg

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