With 1.4 just about to come out on NA, and the clan wars campaign finally over, Ive been busy getting several of my updates done that had been sitting on a list. Heres whats currently awaiting approval on the ModHub for 1.4:
- Ive fixed the MoE placement on the Caernarvon's 20pdr gun.
- Ive fixed the MoE placement on the T-44-100.
- Additionally Ive added support for the remaining 4 T-44-100 variants in the game files (B, R, Y and K).
- Ive fixed the MoE placement on the main gun of the ISU-130.
- Ive readded the crash model of the BL-10 to the ISU-152-2.
- Ive change the M103A2's engine exhaust from gas to diesel.
- Ive removed the frontal hull inscription from the M51 Super Sherman. I wanted to get it working properly, but right now it just wont work, so Im removing it until I can get it to work, or until I can add it somewhere else. If you have an inscription there, Id suggest removing it before installing this update.
For now that all the updates that actually have changes. Everything else should work in 1.4, but I'll be reuploading everything to the ModHub anyway, to update ther version numbers to version 1.4.
Its been a bit longer than a month... but whatever. It was a nice break. Im back at it now... and one of my first things is an update to a previous remodel. Those of you who have followed me for a while may know what it is.
Stalin's Fury has a new gun shroud (as well as a few fixed issues). Why did I revist it now? Because WGNA has finally put the ISU-130 up for sale, which means I finally own it. Take a look:
Nice owning that tank now. The barrel shroud looks pretty cool too. Had to remove some geometry from the hull to fix an issue with cosmetic paints, and I made the USSR national emblem the default, rather than the Moderator emblem. This was a nice way to easy back into the remodeling process, and Stalin's Might (the ISU-122S) will be receiving a similar update with a completely different gun model and the same barrel shroud.
After that I have a few more fixes lined up for a few tanks that you guys have pointed out to me over the past month (for the ISU-152, the M103A2, the Tiger II and the T-44-100). After those get fixed in the coming days Im going to be starting a brand new remodel for the T30.
Thats all for now.
By the time everyone reads this, most of the 1.3 updates should have been approved on WG mods. Everything has been uploaded and all of my mods are updated. Ive taken this time to retire 2 of them, the raised IS-7 machine gun and the T26E1-1 Super Pershing. Ive retired them just because I dont want to keep them updated. (Though eventually the IS-7 may return).
Anyway thats it for me until next month, when I'll be back to work on remodels and stuff. Enjoy your holidays and see you in the new year!
Ok guys. 1.3 is out. Things should work for the most part but youre gonna notice that emblems, MoEs, inscriptions, and clan icons arent appearing. I am aware. Everything needs to beupdated because WG shifted stuff around. Im gonna get to it and things should be done by tomorrow and approved on WGMods by the day after.
EDIT - 1518 hours pacific time: So updates are going to take a lot longer than I would like guys... WG has made some changes to how the game draws emblems and inscriptions... so I wont be able to make things reappear with out some pretty big changes and some help from a few friends... so updates may not appear for about a week or so (if not longer)... its a rather complicated explanation, just know that Im aware of things not working 100% and will fix them when I am able.
The time is almost upon us for a new patch. Rumors says the 13th or the 14th of this month. That means there will be updates appearing here. You guys pretty convincingly want the large decals added to my remodels, so once patch 1.3 drops I will be updating affected tanks with them. (There was a preliminary list in my last blog post).
Thats not all though, theres a new remodel undergoing review on WGMods right now. Its a remodel for the Tiger II, which I recently bought back and have been enjoying. Here it is:
The Pz. Befw. VIB Tiger II 'Faust' is an upgraded Tiger II, designed to serve as a command tank. As such the tank was given improved radios (thanks to TheFalkonett for allowing me to use his star antenna on this tank). In addition the tank has received upgraded range finding equipment and a longer 10,5cm l/70 main gun.
I had a great time making this remodel. When it goes live it should appear here:
... I hope... if it doesnt I'll update this link and the tanks page on this site.
In more general WoT news, the holiday event is starting up soon, meaning a festive garage and things to collect for cool camo styles and other things as well as the likely return of the Christmas loot boxes. So thats gonna be fun. (If you guys wanted to send some my way I wouldnt be opposed... :P But seriously, you dont have to).
Either way guys enjoy the holidays, because after 1.3 drops and I update for large decals I'll be taking time off from this for a month or so and just not doing anything, barring critical updates if something is uber broken. After that I'll come back and have something new hopefully.