Developemental history of mod

Our released and not-released, but finished work

Developemental history of mod

Von Rundstedt
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06 Jul 2009, 21:26 #1

Ok this topics purpose is mostly serve nostalagic senses in mod members and show to you new folks how far we have come in 5 years. You're free to comment, criticize, applaud, laugh and have fun. I will be posting pictures of our weapon effords in here: models, textures (not current), screenshots, promo pics. Top of it all most of this stuff is internal forum material that you have never seen ;)

NOTE: All these pictures are taken in Oxygen or Oxygen2 and has not been tampered with PS or PSP. Every picture in this topic represents how they actually look ingame. I do not use Blender, 3Dsmax or Lightwave to give better impression of our work than it actually is, every picture is taken on my settings in ArmA (well buldozer).

M/31 Suomi smg
Such an fine SMG, defianently "father figure" of PPSh-41 down to drum magazine. Aimo Lahti would roll on his grave if he would know how we have humilated his master piece :rolleyes:

Very first model (second weapon model in mod) - 2004


First finished textures - 2004


Final OFP texture - 2005 - 2006



Initial ArmA model (OFP import) - 2007


Final ArmA model - 2009 (clicky on picture)


Next up M/27 Pystykorva!
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06 Jul 2009, 21:51 #2

One addition, please dont quote pictures incase you want to use quote.

M/27 Pystykorva rifle (all mosin style rifles included)
Bolt action rifle based on Russian Mosin Nagant, somehow it seems to be common in Finland to take rifles from russia and improve them. What to say about Pystykorva line? Lots trials and errors, until first viable was M/27 and soon actually good M/28-30 by Suojeluskunta made a huge difference. Then came silence until M/39 came out. Note that FWW2 mod hasn't have M/39 since very first model in OFP, why would we? We don't really have need for it yet.

First model and texture for M/28-30 and M/39 (mods first models) - 2004


Second texture for M/28-30 - 2004


3rd and last OFP texture for M/28-30 - 2005


1st ArmA model and texture M/1891 (M/27 was first, but don't have picture of it) - 2008


2nd & final ArmA model and texture for M/27 - 2009 (clicky on pic)


Tomorrow is time for AVS-36 Simonov
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06 Jul 2009, 23:38 #3

What a waste of good work... I mean, it was an shame, because FWW2 mod wasn't released for good old OFP. Take a look those details folks! I have not personally ever seen that good details in any OFP WWII-mods. Really, I'm serious now! And those weapons which are coming for ArmA, are absolutely beautiful :notworthy:

And oh yes, there will be blood if FWW2 mod won't be released in ArmA for some reason :ph43r:
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Von Rundstedt
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07 Jul 2009, 06:43 #4

Erasmus @ Jul 7 2009, 01:38 AM wrote: What a waste of good work... I mean, it was an shame, because FWW2 mod wasn't released for good old OFP. Take a look those details folks! I have not personally ever seen that good details in any OFP WWII-mods. Really, I'm serious now! And those weapons which are coming for ArmA, are absolutely beautiful :notworthy:

On my opinnion work that I made for OFP was horrible in comparison what I have been able to do for ArmA. However in OFP times we had huge aid from such people as b0zo, Hara_Kiri (was a while in ArmA too), Instructor and Skramble, losing them all hurt mod quite badly since their work was prime quality. For instance Instructor gave us beautiful island for OFP, which we really can't port since its not in .pew format.

There has been hope from time to time that OFP project would rise up and be released someday. However it would require dedicated team with people who has limited modelling skills (basic can use copy paste and sorting soldiers in usable level), config skills and with luck somebody who has texturing skills to fill up few models without textures or with WIP textures.

Now if that would happen there would be OFP release, but it wont be happening by actions of FWW2 core members. BTW I44 was by far more detailed as was Libmod too ;)

And oh yes, there will be blood if FWW2 mod won't be released in ArmA for some reason :ph43r:

Yes about that. I will be posting some news shortly regarding that subject.
Don't worry mod will continue in ArmA and we will release for it, even if it would take until doomsday.
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07 Jul 2009, 08:08 #5

Well I44 and Libmod were nice looking mods, but like I said: I was serious when I mentioned FWW2 to be best detailled. That is my opinion. I just can't understand that quality of textures! Especially in ArmA B)
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Von Rundstedt
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12 Jul 2009, 21:27 #6

AVS-36 Simonov
Now this is intresting looking weapon and against normal beliefs it wasn't first Soviet automatic rifle. Weapon was capable to fire semi- and full automatic fire. Had almost uncontrollable automatic fire, seized working at sub-zero temperatures and bunch other flaws, one might be puzzled how it managed to win tests against Tokarevs SVT at 1935. It didn't last long and was replaced by SVT-38. Yet it has rather elegant look on it and it was a pleasure to model it for ArmA (Skramble did OFP model).

First OFP model with Pystykorva rifle texture as placeholder - 2004


Modified model & first texture - 2004


New textures - 2005


ArmA model and textures (with horrible Soviet test soldier) - 2008


Final ArmA model & texture (aka 2nd version) - 2009


Next time something that never gets released.
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23 Jul 2009, 20:25 #7

Ok, it has been a while. Been sort of busy with other stuff but since I don't have real time to do anything worth while today I post another addition to nostalgy topic.
As promised this time I show something that will never get released by us, so stuff that was deemed as bad ideas :rolleyes:

MP-18 Bergmann SMG
One of first SMGs and certainly can tell it. Now Finland got quite a few of these through Suojeluskunta, but in so small amounts that its not worth of additional work to include them in mod. It would just postpone pending release.

Bergmann in OFP - 2004


And how it finally looked... Nah, thats from sadly cancelled project Finland At War for HL2.



FAI Armored car
Original idea was to add fast moving light armored unit for Soviets too, but unfortunantly it never got to ready state when Hara_Kiri got other priority work and then he went to army and we decided that we wont include it in ArmA release.

Last stage of FAI in OFP - 2005
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23 Jul 2009, 20:52 #8

Also as addition to last one, evolution of finnish soldier. I know its not weapon, but I feel its time to expand beyond those borders. Now these are the fellows who crashed our OFP release pretty effectively...

1st soldier based on Inv44's MLODs - 2004


1st winter soldier, still Inv44 MLOD - 2004


2nd soldier model, self-made and losely based to Libs models - 2005


3rd and final OFP soldier model (just when it started to look ok) - 2006


1st ArmA model, now remember I made body of this model by myself (I44 face and hands), it took conciderable work to get it work properly in ArmA (you can see fingers are f**ked up) - 2007


1st ArmA texture, now I couldn't do UV-mapping at the time becase it was made if OFPs Oxygen which didn't have UV - 2007


Final model and texture, still partially WIP (BIS MLOD used as base, complete redo on UV-mapping) - 2008


Next time we return to LMGs
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24 Jul 2009, 09:29 #9

Nice Pictures Von Rundstedt! :wohoo:

And who know Banana Phone??? :yay:

Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Banana Phone
Ding dong Ding dong Ding dong Ding Banana Phone

I've got this feeling ...
Ein Soldat ohne Waffe kann eben so wenig ausrichten wie ein Kind mit einer Waffe!

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26 Jul 2009, 04:18 #10

..So appealing... :yay:
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