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Spring:1944 dev and testing

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FLOZi
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Post by FLOZi » 12 May 2007, 20:35

Sdkfz 250/9 replaced better known Sdkfz 222 due to better cross country mobility in russia.
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Post by yuritch » 12 May 2007, 21:33

This was a typical German vehicle, halftracks were very common in their army. Sd.Kfz.222 was obsolete by the start of war anyway, so it was replaced with sd.kfz.250 and sd.kfz.231, 232, 234 (all of which had many modifications).
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Post by Shadowsage » 12 May 2007, 23:11

If there is so few "metal" patches, how much will the flags "extract?"
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Post by SpikedHelmet » 13 May 2007, 03:13

T-34...

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Post by SpikedHelmet » 13 May 2007, 06:30

Man, I *love* the lighting on this map. It makes stuff look super super spiffy.

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T-34-85
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Post by Warlord Zsinj » 13 May 2007, 09:14

Looks good, but I'm not a fan of the writing. It looks very word-edited, not hand painted, and unusually large. IMO you want to avoid big individualistic things like that because it ruins the immersive nature of the game (ie: why would they have painted the same huge slogan on the side of every tank? etc).

And, I'm guessing I'd be better off not translating it ;P

Also, what is the strange brown thing capping off the top of the sdkfz250? That looks quite strange... Remember that most of the time the thing will be viewed from top-down, so it could end up looking pretty funky.
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Post by yuritch » 13 May 2007, 09:25

I've never seen such a slogan on a Soviet tank. This one reads "Kill all the nazis". They usually were more like "Death to all the fascists" because the word Nazi wasn't used much in USSR (it is the abbreviation of National-Socialist and Soviets didn't want to assotiate "socialist" with the bad guys).
Othere popular slogans were "For Motherland", "For Stalin", "Death to German invaders". Some tanks had names rather than slogans, like "The Sniper". This one has name "Leningradets" - the citizen of Leningrad:
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It's probably possible to have a few different names show up on tanks by having several pieces with name drawn and then randomly showing 1 of them at unit creation.
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Post by 1v0ry_k1ng » 13 May 2007, 11:50

these tanks are awesome.
from the last alpha, imo there should be a tech tree of tanks. it shouldnt be possible to build a vehicle factroy and just pump out the best tank avalaible 10 minutes in..
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Post by Dash_Riprock » 13 May 2007, 15:41

The skin looks really nice (though I have to agree the text is a bit big), and so does the Sd.Kfz. 250.

I see Spring is still mirroring models... Ah well, its not completely accurate, but its not like anyone is really going to notice. (though on second thought, allot of total nerds play this game :P)
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Post by SpikedHelmet » 13 May 2007, 15:59

Yeah. But it's relatively easy to fix, as I've done so:

(fixed writing too -- is that correct, Yuritch?)

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(yes, there's the finished T-34/76 too)
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Post by Dragon45 » 13 May 2007, 16:03

Might be a much, but maybe have those faces placed under the name 'tankGraf' or something and have likethis:

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Create()
{

   tank_rand =  rand(1,5);
   if (tank_rand == 5)
   {
      show tankGraf_1;
   }

   else if (tank_rand == 4)
  {
    show tankGraf_2
  }

  etc etc.
}
for a little variation.
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Post by Dash_Riprock » 13 May 2007, 17:03

Wow, a completely different skin for a different variant of the same tank- thats what I call motivation!
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Post by SpikedHelmet » 13 May 2007, 17:24

Lol

All I did was do the 76 turret, and then change colour saturation to make it a different shade of green :P Otherwise it's the exact same skin.

Dash, go on Lobby or MSN more often!
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Post by SpikedHelmet » 13 May 2007, 17:32

Soviet stuff done so far:

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Pretty much all within the last two weeks. Except the truck. And the ISU-152. And the best part is I didn't model any of them. Except the truck. Which I'm glad for.
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Post by yuritch » 13 May 2007, 18:31

SpikedHelmet wrote:...(fixed writing too -- is that correct, Yuritch?)
Remove the letter "K" and it will be correct. It should be "Смерть фашизму!".
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Post by rattle » 13 May 2007, 19:04

So what is it in english?
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Post by SpikedHelmet » 13 May 2007, 20:12

What there's no K?! CRAP!

It means "Death To Fascism".
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Post by FLOZi » 13 May 2007, 21:44

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And before anyone complains, yes, it's supposed to be that damn boxy
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Post by rattle » 13 May 2007, 22:28

*complain* :)

Is that a machine gun? The end of the barrel looks odd...
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Post by raikitsune » 13 May 2007, 22:45

rattle wrote:*complain* :)

Is that a machine gun? The end of the barrel looks odd...
looks more like a 6 pounder if i remember correctly. **crosses fingers** or is it a mk 3?
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