The Open File: Many Happy Returns – Files from the Front – November 24, 2008

Star Trek Legacy: Trek Battles 2 imageThe Open File, Gaming Today’s feature piece on the news and interests of the FileFront network of file sites returns this week after a long hiatus. In the spirit of great cooperation we’ve aligned with the producer of the Filefront Network Insider to provide user submitted news blogs and links to recently updated modification files and maps hosted among the various file communities.
The complete text of the Network Insider follows the break but here are some quick and dirty highlights for Gaming Today readers:
  • Star Trek: Legacy Files has an update from gdata on two Total Conversions for Bethesda’s Star Trek title: Resistances and Trek Battles 3.
  • IKS_Your_Moma also has an update on ST:Legacy mod Aftermath and its change from a full modification to a more add-on centered approach.
  • Battlefield 2 modders Experience World War II (XWW2) issued their fall status update and revealed that they’ve added a new modeler to the team as well as updating on two mapes – El Alamein and Crete.
  • Half-Life turns 10! Black Mesa, the team actively working to truely update and enhance the original Half-Life experience using the SOurce engine celebrates what Half-Life meant to them and shows some updated images from their re-imaginings.
  • Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War: Soulstorm mod team HorusHeretic show off their updated Terminator models, a new Chaos lord unit: Greater Daemon Tzeentch, Lord of Change and announce opennings on their staff for animators and texturers to join the high crusade.
The Network Update also includes a number of links to modifications and maps for games like Company of Heroes, Battlefield 2, S.T.A.L.K.E.R and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
You can get all the info after the jump.

G A M I N G   N E W S

Star Trek: Legacy: NG Total Conversion Development News

Today we are proud to post some progress on our TC development statuses. Yes, the plural form. As many of you know we are developing a total conversion called Resistance, but we decided to start again with the development of Trek Battles 3.

Read: NG Total Conversion Development News
More Star Trek: Legacy News: FileFront’s Star Trek: Legacy Files


Star Trek: Legacy: Aftermath News: Change of Pace and a New Team Member

A new month and a progress report on what is going on with Aftermath. This news post will take a different direction to all the previous ones as this one there will be some bad news but there is good news too. It not all doom and gloom.

Read:Aftermath News: Change of Pace and a New Team Member
More Star Trek: Legacy News: FileFront’s Star Trek: Legacy Files


Battlefield 2: Large Newspost from the XWW2 mod
XWW2 has posted some info about an update of theirs, so feel free to read!

Read: Large Newspost from the XWW2 mod
More Battlefield 2 News: FileFront’s Battlefield 2 Files


Half-Life 2: Black Mesa source – A celebration of the last decade!
The black mesa source just posted some news and media for the first time in nearly a year (about time)…Check it out!

Read:Black Mesa source – A celebration of the last decade!
More Half-Life 2 News: FileFront’s Half-Life 2 Files


Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Visions Of Chaos Lord Of Change Preview and Updates
HorusHertic here on the hunt once again to bring the worshipers of chaos a might gift of sights that shall please the dark gods themselves! Read more!

Read:Visions Of Chaos Lord Of Change Preview and Updates
More Dawn of War: Soulstorm News: FileFront’s Dawn of War: Soulstorm Files


M O D I F I C A T I O N S

Company of Heroes: Ace40k’s Sound Mod

Once again we welcome back [i]Ace40k[/i] to the stage so that he can deliver to you, the Company of Heroes gamer the next version of his extremely popular sound modification! If you enjoyed his previous release…or, if you missed out on it, and you are of the mind that the weapon sounds that you hear while playing Company of Heroes lack that certain something, then count yourself lucky, as you are about to download a mod that will improve what you hear!

Download: Ace40k’s Sound Mod
More Company of Heroes: FileFront’s Company of Heroes Files


Battlefield 2: Stargate: La Relève

Stargate : La Releve (“The Relief” in English) is a French mod developed on the Battlefield 2 engine. The ambiance of the TV show is reincarnated in video game form to give you a new battlefield experience.

Download: Stargate: La Relève
More Battlefield 2: FileFront’s Battlefield 2 Files


The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Oscuro’s Oblivion Overhaul (v1.32f)

dev_akm is now carrying over development after Oscuro’s retirement; Oscuro’s Oblivion Overhaul aims to make Oblivion a much more interesting, challenging, realistic and dangerous place, and also offers great rewards for the daring adventurer regardless of your level.

Download: Oscuro’s Oblivion Overhaul (v1.32f)
More Oblivion: FileFront’s The Elder Scrolls Files


Supreme Commander: Commanders Revenges Extreme Edition
This is the newest version of the “Commanders Revenges” modification that has been uploaded by this developer, however, this one comes with a few notable changes…

Download: Commanders Revenges Extreme Edition
More Supreme Commander: FileFront’s Supreme Commander Files


CnC 3: Fast Fun and Crazy : Lite (v0.230)

Fast Fun and Crazy : Lite is a modification that edits a lot of the different units and structures in the game. This modification tries to make the gameplay faster while trying not to go out of control or unbalanced.

Download: Fast Fun and Crazy: Lite (v0.230)
More Command and Conquer: FileFront’s CnC 3 Files


Call of Duty 4: Silenced M21
A modified M21 that is silenced, has better accuracy, more ammo, less sway, and increased zoom for the scope. Enjoy!

Download: Silenced M21
More CoD 4: FileFront’s Call of Duty Files


The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Otherworld Episode 1 Beta (v2)
Adds a quest line and large land based off of Celtic mythology lore and my own lore. This large land includes new creatures, new loot, new quests, and new ruins.

Download: Otherworld Episode 1 Beta (v2)
More Oblivion: FileFront’s The Elder Scrolls Files


Star Wars Battlefront: =AaTc= Jet Mod
This Modification Edits The Jet Trooper And Makes It Really Unbalanced,But Fun!First It Makes The Jet Trooper Red And It Also Changes The Weapon Setup.

Download: =AaTc= Jet Mod
More Star Wars Battlefront: FileFront’s Star Wars Battlefront Files


Supreme Commander: Experimentals Wars
This modification will contain one experimental spaceships by tech for each race and some others units

Download: Experimentals Wars
More Supreme Commander: FileFront’s Supreme Commander Files


M I N I M O D S

Company of Heroes: NHCmod | OF

Making a return engagement, ab2531 has submitted his updated version to his super-popular mod! NHCmod is what you want to download if you’re looking for a more juiced-up Company of Heroes!

Download: NHCmod | OF
More Company of Heroes: FileFront’s Company of Heroes Files


Stalker: Random Mod
This mods main purpose is to add a little variety to the gameplay of Clear Sky. Check out the feature list!

Download:Aliens vs. Predator 2 Master Server Patch
More Aliens vs Predator 2: FileFront’s Aliens vs Predator 2 Files


Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory: Voice Chat Icons
This mini-mod adds Fire Team Chat-Commands in normal Voice Chat and many Commands now appear with an Icon.

Download: Voice Chat Icons

More Return to castle Wolfenstein: FileFront’s Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Files


Jedi Knight III: Throwable Stuff

This is a nice surprise…a very useful mod by our buddy, Jose: “Throwable” objects! First order of business….the PK3 is named “throwable_sfutt.pk3″ Sfutt? Made me laugh…..sfutt. XD

Sorry, just had to point that out.

Download: Throwable Stuff
More Jedi Knight III: FileFront’s Jedi Knight III Files


Company of Heroes: Dartborne Mod

Open up your bandwidth and submit! Submit, I tell ya! MUHAHAHAHAHA!! …errm *cough* yeah. Dartborne is here with what would appear to be the largest of the mods that are at your disposal…this bad boy weighs is at a whopping 430+ megs! And it is worth every kilobyte!

Download: Dartborne Mod
More Company of Heroes: FileFront’s Company of Heroes Files


Call of Duty 2: Big German Grenade (1.0)

Ever felt like your German potato masher just wasn’t enough? Well this is definitely your fix, how about not two potato mashers, but six of them! These grenades actually existed during World War Two under the name Geballte Ladung. Probably something pretty hard to scream as you are running away from it in battle.

Download: Big German Grenade (1.0)
More CoD 2: FileFront’s Call of Duty Files


Stalker: Faction Commander

Faction commander is a powerful mod that allows you to dictate orders that your faction follows. The command system of this mod is composed of six types of commands and three classes of action codes.

Download: Faction Commander
More Stalker: FileFront’s Stalker Files


Knights of the Old Republic II: Restored Doors/Rooms

It wasn’t long ago when GobDemoMaster gave us a mod where we could open doors that were locked in the game Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. Now he has come through with yet another version!

Download: Restored Doors/Rooms

More Knights of the Old Republic II: FileFront’s Knights of the Old Republic II Files


Jedi Knight III: SM Cool saber effects

This is a simple tweak to saber colors and trails. By simple, I mean that a person who knows what they’re doing can probably replicate these effects in 10 minutes or less. I don’t think this 10 minutes was wasted, though.

Download: SM Cool saber effects
More Jedi Knight III: FileFront’s Jedi Knight III Files


Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory: AOE Sound Pack
This Fun sound pack includes all of the taunts from the Age of Empires I game. It was created to add some extra AOE fun atmosphere in the game.

Download: AOE Sound Pack

More Return to castle Wolfenstein: FileFront’s Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Files


Call of Duty: United Offensive: Revolt 4x UO (Final)

Finally, what many Revolt fans have been waiting for, Revolt 4x — a version of Revolt you can play without crashing your entire game! smile This version features a number of key bug fixes that contributed to the instability of previous versions of the oldest CoD total conversion!

Download: Revolt 4x UO (Final)
More CoD: United Offensive: FileFront’s Call of Duty Files


M A P S


Far Cry: rll_Lucifer Island

After a bit of an absence, we are lucky to have Robin back with us to once again‘ wow’ you with some fantastic Far Cry adventure! This time your gaming experience will get a little spooky, with a bit of a dark ambiance…so if you’re scared of things that go bump in the night, then you shouldn’t leave furniture in the hallway…and you shouldn’t visit the far away island Lucifer Island!
Download: rll_Lucifer Island
More Far Cry: FileFront’s Far Cry Files


Company of Heroes: A Peaceful Moment

A Peaceful Moment is a screen shot captured by the author depicting a German officer overlooking a river beside a bridge. It actually is a quite peaceful screen shot, it’s a nice change of pace from all the action packed screen shots that are regularly viewed. This picture can also be used as a wallpaper if it fits your fancy.
Download: A Peaceful Moment
More Company of Heroes: FileFront’s Company of Heroes Files


Doom III: Kings Cemetery

From the maker of the popular mappack: Insomnia, this developer has decided to create, and release, another map in the [i]‘Hell’[/i] style. WarlorD69 has stated that he made this map with the intentions of it being both beautiful and terrible…a tough combination to pull off, if you ask me! however, I think that he has done a fine job of it!
Download: Kings Cemetery
More Doom III: FileFront’s Doom III Files


Far Cry 2: Crater Lake (v2)

For those of you that enjoyed the original release (and those of you that may have missed it) bigdane is back to tantalize you with his newest version! All of you sniper-lovers, don’t fret, there are still plenty of places to pick from…Essentially, Crater Lake (v2) is more or less, a total remake of the original Crater Lake, which will provide you with even more Far Cry 2 goodness and some serious Assault action!
Download: Crater Lake (v2)
More Far Cry 2: FileFront’s Far Cry 2 Files


Dawn of War Dark Crusade: The Last Palace

The Last Palace is a 4 player map based on a war torn city in which 2 players start at a ruined Imperial Palace. This map is greatly detailed with craters, bombed out buildings, building rubble, and etc are littered throughout the map to give that warn torn city look; and coupled with custom decals, it just adds more to the experience.

Download: The Last Palace
More Dawn of War Dark Crusade: FileFront’s Dawn of War Dark Crusade Files


Star Wars Battlefront 2: Game_Jedi’s Map Pack
In Game_Jedi’s Map Pack, he gives us four maps for our perusal: Dantooine: Destroyed Enclave, King of the Hill, Mini Fort Warz, and Valley of the Dark Lords.

Download: Game_Jedi’s Map Pack

More Star Wars Battlefront 2: FileFront’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 Files


Elite Force: rpg_dy100a
This is Gigon’s update of his DY-100 Class RPG Map. Compared to the previous version we have on the site this is such a massive improvement its almost a different ship

Download: rpg_dy100a
More Elite Force: FileFront’s Elite Force Files


Company of Heroes: Lafayette

Lafayette is a very small map that is built for 4 players mainly designed for instant action as the game starts due to how the points are laid out. Teams start at forested regions of the map which are located at opposing sides of the map and a road way is located in the middle.

Download: Lafayette
More Company of Heroes: FileFront’s Company of Heroes Files


Dawn of War: Tropic Thunder

Nope, this isn’t based on the firm, but rather a map from D2tm called Tropic Thunder :D Here we have a eight player map that is based on the topical landscape which isn’t done that bad; added in are few foliage, trees, canopy and the like to make the map more detailed.

Download: Tropic Thunder
More Dawn of War: FileFront’s Dawn of War Files

Far Cry 2: Canyon

Hot on the heels of the release that was just mirrored, DobiKuba has gone about sending in another rather large map to rouse the old killer instinct in you and to show off his mapping skills!

Download: Canyon
More Far Cry 2: FileFront’s Far Cry 2 Files


S K I N S / M O D E L S

Jedi Knight III: Final Fantasy VII Compilation

Before we begin I will hold up my hands and admit I’m a Final Fantasy fan, I attend regular mettings to kick the habbit so wish me luck there. Anyhow, FF VII being my favorite of the series I just had to grab this file and set traps around it to keep those other reviewers off. Now onto the review…..

Download: Final Fantasy VII Compilation
More Jedi Knight III: FileFront’s Jedi Knight III Files


Stalker: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-F.I.L.E.S.-Computer Screen
Compatible with all patches and all mods, this

Download: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-F.I.L.E.S.-Computer Screen
More Stalker: FileFront’s Stalker Files


Star Trek: Legacy: Federation Guardian Class

This is the Guardian Class, Oberth refit. Many of you should recognize this baby as it has popped up in a few news posts recently. Well its been a good wait for this to be finally done and dusted and props to Phoenix for getting her finished! Phoenix has also uploaded this as an entry to the ever growing list of entries to the Starship Contests.

Download: Federation Guardian Class
More Star Trek: Legacy: FileFront’s Star Trek: Legacy Files


Jedi Knight III: SM Steel Lasersword
This is a random lightsaber-sword-thingy that this developer made with photoshop and 3DS Max.

Download: SM Steel Lasersword
More Jedi Knight III: FileFront’s Jedi Knight III Files


Stalker: Colt-1911- Texture -
This mods reskins the Colt 1911 in the game. It is a great quality reskin, just check out the screenshot below.

Download: Colt-1911- Texture -
More Stalker: FileFront’s Stalker Files


Star Trek: Legacy: Ambassador Class

This is the Ambassador class and “Late Refit” originally released for BC by LC/Legacy and ported to Legacy by yopyop. This is a really high quality model which showcases yopyop’s impressive reworking of LC’s impressive model from BC.

Download: Ambassador Class
More Star Trek: Legacy: FileFront’s Star Trek: Legacy Files

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