From: Boise, ID - USA
ORIGINAL: Chad Harrison
While waiting endlessly for CM:Normandy (is it safe to mention that in here?)
Certainly not, Sir!
You'll have to be tarred and feathered!
What news from the Dark Side?
Will they have 1:1 representation; and has their attitude to modding changed?
Not so much the dark side as a common brother in arms. These days just to have *any* wargame that is not going mass market watering down is nice. BFC and Matrix are the only places I look for computer games anymore.
Anyways, CM is coming along great - in my opinion atleast. They (BFC) rewrote their code from the ground up and included such things as 1:1 representation, better graphics, a much more robust and realistic TO&E and many other things. It was a bit of a rough release a couple of years ago their first game with this new engine, but things have smoothed out very, very nicely now. There were three add-on modules for this game and a standalone game from a Russian developer. BFC is finishing up their return to WWII now, and honestly, I havnt been this excited for a release since WitP:AE.
Modding, as far as I know, is limited to visual and sounds aspects. But the scenario editor got much, much more functionality.