Although there exists an historical accuracy patch, even if unnofficial, there still could be one or two things done about the flags and icons for the Germans, instead of just hiding them altogether. While searching through the FH RFA files for the Polish flag,I stumbled on this.... Why it's not being used is beyond me, because it at least resembles the actual flag, rather than the Vanilla BF one which looks more like Iraq's flag for whatever reason. The swastika is replaced by the iron cross, which seems to be acceptable as it is already used in place of the swastika in most cases. And in other places where the swastika is equally unacceptable, other symbols are used, such as in this Justice League episode in which Superman and the League go back to WW2 to prevent stop Randall Savage from altering the course of the war by sending a single laptop computer from the present day back to himself in WW2, where its simple computing power and info could help the Nazis win. You can see the banner in the back, with familiar colors, and a modified SS symbol instead of a swastika. Same with armbands and other symbols, like this armband, and the insignia on the side of this Opel Blitz Green Lantern has hitched a ride under. Oddly enough, they also had a cryogenically frozen Hitler, which really wasn't covered up in any way. I just think it seems like the rule of censoring is to remove instead of replace, things like armbands or insignias, when a mock-symbol could be used instead, to add a little spice, and still keep everything nice and legal.
2nd May 2003
Actually, the "Iraqi" flag is the german pre-nazi flag. It's also in Hearts of Iron and other games. That cartoon reminds me of Bionic commando for nes... oh yes I think Otilokos used that flag in the Ramelle map
2nd September 2004
Good idea.. i really don't like the old modified unrealistic weimar republic flag.. and the flag you propose would be acceptable and much more accurate. And if anybody says they don't look at these anyway then why don't we put pink and brown flags? Edit : Hearts of iron is great :D
The Weimar Republic flag or the Imperial one? Yeah, I guess it is, now that I think about it. It's from top to bottom, black, white and then red. The Iraqi flag is the opposite. And then of course the German flag now is different, being stripes of black, red, then orange.
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30th August 2004
Hail of Nails And then of course the German flag now is different, being stripes of black, red, then orange.
No, it is black, red, gold. :)
Okay, gold. Sorry, my mistake again. As you can probably tell, I didn't do 100% of the research I could have, but then most of that was late last night after work and class.
I'm too cool to Post
30th April 2004
omg, who cares?! just put the right flags and everything in! honestly, how long could it possibly take?!
The real flags have Swastikas, which are banned in Germany and other countries. Even having a swastika stowed on your hard drive is illegal. A substitute would have to be used, but having one closer to the real thing is preferable.
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13th June 2004
I think this is a good idea for the German players. At least that way they can play the game semi-realistic flags and such without having illegal material. But I still think that this won't stop from non-German players still asking to have the un-censored material patch. Of course we already have the unofficial one but perhaps a new one will be needed in the newer versions.
Addicted to GF
7th September 2004
Hail of NailsThe real flags have Swastikas, which are banned in Germany and other countries. Even having a swastika stowed on your hard drive is illegal. A substitute would have to be used, but having one closer to the real thing is preferable.
what is the punishment for that?