From: Rural Overijssel, the Netherlands
Spice up your War in the East 2 game with COREd imagery!
Right now all the model imagery has been painstakingly migrated from the original COREd War in the East and altered to match its successor, bar generic Axis imagery (if it's even used). Version 1.1 includes all factory imagery, as well as all leader imagery (except for 24 very camera-shy ones for the Axis minors), and even fills out some of the blanks of the original game.
One word of note: USSR ranks are easily recognizable by their collar tabs (or at least, they were with until late 1942). Furthermore I prefer my imagery to be genuine WW2 imagery, rather than opt for post-WW2 general photos, heavily laden with medals, just because the quality of the image is better. So the main goal has been to include as much WW2 footage, and use the starting rank of the general in 1941 as a rule-of-thumb. Even when that means that the overall quality of the image is affected by that design choice. So as you can see, Zhukov is still Army General rather than Marshal, Rokossovski a 'mere' Lieutenant General, etcetera. To me it just works in-game, but that is my honest opinion. It does credit to the original game though, as a lot of vanilla imagery is using the same base (though not as much as I have done). Furthermore I try to keep true to a proper 'passport photo' design, so tend to use upper torso shots as a rule.
Current version: 1.1 (regular release, September 25th, 2021, v. 1.01.09 compatible)
Moving forward I will try to keep updated with new patches and additions, but using version 1.x to signal it is a full set from here-on.
The installer can be downloaded here.
Alternatively, there is a ZIP file for those who are hesitant about using an EXE installer.
Also available is version: 1.3 (v. 1.02.01 public Beta compatible, November 6th, 2021)
As well as a ZIP file.
Be aware that some model numbers have been remapped between release 1.01.09 and the 1.02.01 public Beta, albeit small in numbers (around 10 or so). Version 1.3 will thus work for release 1.01.09 as well, provided you accept the odd misalignment of imagery. Most noticeable are the German air transport numbers A0068-A0070, which have been remapped to Ju 86E, Ju 86E-2 and Ju 86P-2 respectively.
To install please start the installer, browse to your game root directory, and extract. It might be advisable to make a back-up of the Dat\Art\Photo directory first, as the game imagery will be overwritten.
< Message edited by Hagar -- 11/6/2021 11:32:02 AM >
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Ex-CORE for Arsenal of Democracy developer COREd War in the East 2 - reworked aircraft, ground and leader imagery