[MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear and Storm of Steel (Full Version)

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maitrebongo -> [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear and Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 9:43:37 AM)

Hi,

Faced with the disastrous graphics of the PC game (compared to those of the boardgame, especially the 2nd edition) and faced with the certainty that no patch will come to fill this gap, I decided to take things in hand and publish a patch which allows to upgrade the PC game to the graphics standards of this second edition.

To replace that:

[image]http://wargameinfrance.free.fr/CoH/German_Sniper_Squad.png[/image] [image]http://wargameinfrance.free.fr/CoH/PaK40_AT_Gun.png[/image] [image]http://wargameinfrance.free.fr/CoH/PTRD_AT_Rifle_Squad.png[/image]

By that :

[image]http://wargameinfrance.free.fr/CoH/Ger_Sniper.png[/image] [image]http://wargameinfrance.free.fr/CoH/Ger_AT_Gun_PaK40.png[/image] [image]http://wargameinfrance.free.fr/CoH/Rus_Rifle_AT_PTRD.png[/image]

And all the units that require it (there are mostly in SOS that has not been updated as was ATB)...

Just download the zip files corresponding to each installed game (ATB and/or SOS) and unzip them in the Chits folder (for AtB units) and SOS_Chits folders (For SoS units) of the Data/UnitDecals folder of your game (You can make a backup copy if you want to come back to the previous version of these graphics).

Download the ATB units Improvement Kit here

Download the SOS units Improvement Kit here



I have made too a graphical improvement of the Awakening the Bear and the Storm Of Steel's boards, to put them at the graphical standard of those of the second edition boardgames.

To replace this :

[image]http://wargameinfrance.free.fr/CoH/Before.jpg[/image]

By that :

[image]http://wargameinfrance.free.fr/CoH/after.jpg[/image]


All the maps corresponding to the AtB scenarios are available for download.

Download the ATB map for Firefight (scenario) 01 here

Download the ATB map for Firefight (scenario) 02 here

Download the ATB map for Firefight (scenario) 03 here

Download the ATB map for Firefight (scenario) 04 here

Download the ATB map for Firefight (scenario) 05 here

Download the ATB map for Firefight (scenario) 06 here

Download the ATB map for Firefight (scenario) 07 here

Download the ATB map for Firefight (scenario) 08 here

Download the ATB map for Firefight (scenario) 09 here

Download the ATB map for Firefight (scenario) 10 here



All the maps corresponding to the SOS scenarios are available for download.

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 01 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 02 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 03 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 04 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 05 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 06 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 07 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 08 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 09 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 10 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 11 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 12 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 13 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 14 here

Download the SOS map for Firefight (scenario) 15 here

Just download the zip files corresponding to each ATB and SOS scenario map (ATB01, ATB02... SOS01, SOS02...) and unzip them in the Maps folders of the Data folder of your game (You can make a backup copy if you want to come back to the previous version of these graphics).
These files are heavier (80 Mbytes per map) than the originals since the maps are more detailed and better resolution (almost equivalent to the ATB GiantMaps).

It's amazing, I replayed all the ATB and SOS scenarios with the new chits and maps and I really felt like I was playing a new game.
That's what this game should have always looked like.
It's a shame that this game no longer has any support from the developers, but I still think it's a very good base to make it a complete system of boardgames simulation, especially that Paper versions of Conflict of Heroes are very well made.




zakblood -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 10:42:42 AM)

nice, ty

[&o][&o][&o]




maitrebongo -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 11:09:28 AM)

Thanks to you,

Fortunately you follow the evolutions of this game ...
Sometimes I wonder if other than you and me and a few, other people are still playing this game ...
Anyway, I would do all these improvements even if I was alone to play.

The simple idea that this gaming system (and all others like it) can be forgotten is unobjectionable for me. I have been waiting for this type of game for so long that I will not give up.




zakblood -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 11:26:13 AM)

yes at times i do wonder, but then again there loss tbh, so many many thanks, as i love the maps, mods and new counters




Cataphract88 -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 2:17:59 PM)

Thanks very much for these updated unit graphics, Maitrebongo, I still play, enjoy and recommend the game (and board version).

It would be great if you could improve upon the boards; I only wish I had the skills to do this. [:)]




Ratzki -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 3:36:48 PM)

Yes, thanks for all the work that you are putting in.




schascha -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 4:20:53 PM)

I would like to get this game but I read some bad reviews on Steam.
Is work run corectly on win 10 ??
Is it bug free ??

With two "yes" I'll buy it on the Steam sales.




maitrebongo -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 4:32:28 PM)

Yes, it works fine for me in Windows 10
It is bug free too...
But (There is always a "but") if you want to use the mods we made here, you have to agree to tinker a little with files and folders.
Nothing complicated, but you should know that the developers of the game no longer support it and we, the players, should take control of the fate of this game.

In my opinion, for the price, it's worth it.
I bought the 3 games Awekening the Bear, Storm of Steel and Ghost divisions recently on sale at Matrixgames.
If you ever want to buy only one, and you want to enjoy future mods, I advise you to take only Storm of Steel (since a design defect prevents ATB from running mods when it is standalone on the other hand it works if SOS is installed in addition).




schascha -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 4:39:25 PM)

Thx very much for this quick reply.
Another question, how is the AI ???




VPaulus -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 5:13:50 PM)

It is looking great, maitrebongo. [:)]




maitrebongo -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 5:14:15 PM)

Keep in mind that this is just my personal opinion.

I find the AI quite good but I can not say if it's because it is scripted in the scenarios provided by the game.
In the few scenarios I created, the AI seemed to be doing well (without scripting)... But I do not have enough perspective as a scenario creator.




Cataphract88 -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/28/2018 10:41:34 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: schascha

I would like to get this game but I read some bad reviews on Steam.
Is work run corectly on win 10 ??
Is it bug free ??

With two "yes" I'll buy it on the Steam sales.


It works fine for me on Windows 10. [:)]




maitrebongo -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/2/2018 8:27:19 PM)

Well,

I finished redesigning all the Storm of Steel maps to the graphic standards of version 2 of the game and I started uploading them.
You can download them from the first post of this thread that I updated with the download links.

Replay an SOS scenario with these new graphics and tell me what you think about it, please.
I am curious to know if it will make you the same effect as me ... [:'(]




Cataphract88 -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/3/2018 7:58:01 AM)

Like your earlier counters, this does really improve the look of the game considerably.

Thank you very much for sharing your efforts with the forum. [:)] [:)][:)]




maitrebongo -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/3/2018 11:20:56 AM)

Ok,

Finished to upload all the SOS maps and updated the download links in the first post.




dox44 -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/3/2018 2:24:34 PM)

hey thanks for update!




maitrebongo -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/4/2018 6:41:32 PM)

Ok,

Updated with the 10 high resolution Awakening the Bear's maps, re-designed to the second edition graphical standard.
You can download them from the first post of this thread.




VPaulus -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/5/2018 9:23:41 AM)

Getting better. :)




zakblood -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/5/2018 9:40:06 AM)

thanks
[&o][&o][&o]




Nicholas Bell -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/14/2018 5:13:14 AM)

How do I switch from viewing the 3D map to these excellent top down maps? Installed per your instructions. Switching the camera view to top-down in game keeps the ugly 3D map, so I must be missing something obvious. Thank you, and many thanks for your artwork, maitrebongo.




maitrebongo -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/14/2018 10:56:39 AM)

Just select "YES" on the boardgame style map preference

[image]http://wargameinfrance.free.fr/CoH/Guadalcanal_install_10.jpg[/image]




Bradley62 -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/14/2018 8:16:34 PM)

Beautifully done sir. New game!




maitrebongo -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/14/2018 8:28:17 PM)

You're welcome [:)]




Nicholas Bell -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/15/2018 6:11:07 PM)

Thank you - totally overlooked that. Yes is better than Giant-Sized.

Now if only my tactical skills were as good as your artistic skills.




maitrebongo -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/15/2018 6:18:18 PM)

Thanks

But It's not my skill... it's those of the creators of the boardgame.
I am only updating a game that should never have been abandoned by its developers and follow the evolution of the boardgame as patches.




Rosseau -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (3/16/2018 1:17:15 AM)

Real nice. Also appreciated your scenarios from the past. Would be great to have new tanks, too!

I notice that loading any maps into the editor makes the game crash. Never got so far to create a scenario from scratch, so never noticed this. Any thoughts?

Thanks again for your excellent work now and in the past.




Cataphract88 -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (5/12/2018 11:11:02 AM)

Hi Maitrebongo,

Was you planning on updating the boards for the 'Frontier Firefights' and 'Commanding Heights' scenarios, so that they match the quality of the improved boards you made for the other scenarios?

I do hope so, because your changes made the game look so much better. [:)]




whippleofd -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (12/28/2018 3:43:09 PM)

I just discovered this game. Thank you for the graphic mods.




nikdav -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (12/30/2018 3:05:34 PM)

Very nice maps, they remind me of the atmosphere of the best Close Combat maps!




Simulacra53 -> RE: [MOD] Graphic enhancement kit for Awekening the Bear ans Storm of Steel (2/9/2019 12:16:55 PM)

Thank you for your time and effort!




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