Two screenshots of a the alpha version of The Bloody First have been let out. The images and a brief review appear over at Pocket Tactics. Slitherine development director Iain McNeil gives some insight on the problems with the original engine and why we are moving to 3D. The screenshots show two camera angles which will be the only two angles of view. The ability to zoom will also be there. We have started a discussion in the forums here.
Gateway to Caen has entered its beta phase. Many testers come right out of the community here and from Matrix Games. Release date is June 6th and it will be available via Steam.
The Kharkov mod for The Longest Day that was released in March 2014 has a WAR version as well. Its completely identical but runs on TLD which is great for anyone who didn't buy WAR. You can read Drizzt's post on release about the WAR version here. Download the WAR_Kharkov_Mod_v2.2_installer.zip.
A new soundmod for WaR has been released by vobbnobb. He has replaced most of the small arms sounds with softer more realistic samples. Download WAR_RealSounds_v1.0_installer.zip.
Digs has modified a soundmod for Cross of Iron. This is mainly an update to RD_Deathdealer's soundmods released in 2009. The difference with Digs' mod is that he changed the deploy music, which in turn enabled him to combined both of RD_Deathdealer's soundmod plugins into one file. You get all same weapon sounds RD_Deathdealer added minus the deploy music and multiple plugins. Download COI_RealismSoundMod_Modified_by_Digs.zip here.
All of Mafi's tools have been updated to the latest versions in the downloads section. Eleven in total which are 5CC 1.22, BED9 1.09, CC2OvEdit.zip 1.02, CC2Spriter.zip 2.95, CCBmaker.zip 1.03, CCVehShEdit.zip 1.01, MyMookX_v3.zip 3.0 and RtBTool.zip 2.39. All these modding tools are available in the Toolbox section in the downloads area. For the absolute latest versions and updates from Mafi visit his CC2 Revival Site.
TeamSpeak is hosted again on CCS. Download the TeamSpeak3 Client and connect to 22.214.171.124, leave port number blank.
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