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My computer had a problem. Was trying to upgrade my computer but didn't work out, had to install Windows 8 to see if it works but then my harddrive got messed up. All files are lost (maybe able to recover using a recovery program but I doubt it). I have some backup files but not all, especially the newer files, like sound files, new map progress, etc. This is really stupid and I knew this would happen one day.

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Update 9:

All right guys, hang in there. I'll release the 3 maps soon. And just to add, after the 3 missions is where the fun really begins! It's the battle at the harbour! An all out warfare, use airstrikes and armour at your disposal! It'll be fun! Still trying to finish the last map of 3 and working a bit on the harbour map. I'll try to release a vid to show you guys the excitement! Hang in there! And also need to get some new custom models to show properly. After it's all done, enjoy the battlefield, fans!


Update 8:

The next episodes 4 and 4b are pretty much done. I am working on episode 5. Episode 4b is a video or movie. You can still play the map if you like. There's no dialogues or soundtrack though. I decided to go with the movie format b/c it's easier to work on. I may make it a playable map in the future but for now it's just a movie. Adds more diversity to the game anyway. I'll release all 3 episodes when I finish up the last episode. Right now, enjoy the movie, which is also available here to preview.

Update 7:

This is the release of Heroes 7 Part 3 "Fall of Man" Episode 3 "A Company of Heroes" part 1 (5 maps). Enjoy! Version 1 and 2 are up!!!!!

This map is a very interesting and important map. It has a little bit of explaining the story, though I can't spoil it yet until Part 4. In this map, you'll get to see how teammates work together and also the situation going on in the mission.

Sorry that this is of late release, been busy and there were power outages so I can't do much mapping.

This is not the final release as I had to rush the final bits but for the most part, they turn out perfect. Everything works fine. There are virtually no errors. I may re-release the map.

I would be releasing the next 2 maps after the new years at the latest.

Thanks!

Enjoy!

Wait until the file is processed so you can then download it.

Enjoy!

Merry Christmas!!!!! Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!

Update 6: A teaser has been uploaded. It is also episode 4's intro video. A credits video is also uploaded. Planning to release episode 3-5(6) this holiday. So stay tuned! Coming soon! Enjoy the video!

It's also on xfire. Teaser: Xfire.com Credits: Xfire.com

The credits video is subjected to change. It is only a sample video. It is a mixture of new content in video and an old credits video. The final version will be a bit different. This is only a sneak peak. Enjoy!

Update 5: I have a modeler helping me get new models from other COD games and this will make my mod better than ever! Stay tuned!!!

It turns out that I have the latest backup of episode 3! I found it in my Dropbox (Thank God I have it!) Latest backup as last I have mapped. Whew! Now I can resume. I just don't have the prefab, the main house, but I can rework on it and it won't take long. Now I can resume yay! I'll do both episode 3 and 4 and release as planned. Which is episode 3, 4, and 5. Stay tuned!!!

It would greatly appreciated if some of you can be my voice actors! Contact me on steam or xfire for details. Steam: sam_fisher3000 xfire: samfisher3000

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My computer had a problem. Was trying to upgrade my computer but didn't work out, had to install Windows 8 to see if it works but then my harddrive got messed up. All files are lost (maybe able to recover using a recovery program but I doubt it). I have some backup files but not all, especially the newer files, like sound files, new map progress, etc. This is really stupid and I knew this would happen one day.

This is really hard for me b/c I have to redo the maps again when I have the layout done already.

Now, I still want to finish the maps but b/c of this issue (which I mentioned before a while back in case of this happening and it almost did), I may work on 1 or 2 maps to finish off the story. I can work on part 4 and 5, instead of the remaining part 3. I still want part 3 though. However, b/c things have changed, I need to make things easier for me. Would be nice if I had helpers but it's been a solo project, since no one wants to help.

I did start using CryEngine 3 and a bit of Unreal Engine. I do want to convert to a standalone game. However, at the moment, it's unlikely b/c I don't have a lot of experience with these SDKs. If I can get some help, that would be appreciative.

I have 3 ways to do this. I can redo all maps again, do part 4 and 5 or convert entirely to the SDKs (CryEngine mostly). I am not sure. I am also busy, so my project has been delayed. It's on hold for now. Sorry guys! I am nearly done, literally, just had to put voices in and fix some bugs but it turns out this is lost for now. I'll get back to you guys when I have a solid idea of what to do next. Right now, I am trying to sort out my computer. I only have Windows 8 preview installed but I need a permanent OS and also thinking of changing motherboard and my old computer has an issue too. Try to get those sorted first.

Sorry guys! I'll update when I can. Thanks for your patience and loyalty to the project!

UPDATE 2: The recovery at the moment is unsuccessful, files are found but recovered but cannot run them. :(

The option I am going with is do part 4 and 5 before going back to part 3. I know the storyline may be off but it's the best option for me right now. I don't want to redo part 3 episode 3, takes too long. I have some backups for part 4 and 5, so I can resume immediately.

Damn Windows 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For messing up my harddrive! GRR! And proprietary PCs!!!!!

Note: If you're a gamer or just a casual PC user, custom build PC is the way to go! I know I said casual but the transition is much simpler and you have more options and more bang for your buck if you go custom build! Trust me! Next PC is going to be completely custom built. Besides, it's very easy for build your own, especially the motherboard! And no windows 8 unless you're going mobile!!!

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AyCe
AyCe - - 242 comments

Too bad for you :(

But this is really strange, why do all people say their harddrive crashed or the data was lost because it got messed up? Never happened to me. Also, keep backups :)

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sam_fisher3000 Author
sam_fisher3000 - - 85 comments

How else would you say it? The harddrive was messed up and therefore I lost my files. :S I have backups but not very recent backups that means I have to start further back instead of resuming.

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AyCe
AyCe - - 242 comments

I understood that. I was just wondering because I've heard and read a lot of people complaining about harddrive crashes.

To be honest, I don't think I myself would be motivated enough to start over or resume with old backups. So if you can do it, great!

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sam_fisher3000 Author
sam_fisher3000 - - 85 comments

Read the updated news, I found the latest backup, which is pretty much what I have last finished off. Yay!

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