I was rather disappointed with the last Fan map pack.. as only a few..1 or 2 Mostly Korsun had the best feel to it playing in game.. but that's jut my own opinion.. I can't remember the 2nd map that was ok.. What I did notice is that several of the maps I had played when they were released for BF Vanilla having played them then.. their FH counterparts that were created had little to no changes save for the fact FH vehicles were in place.. which is what a few of the maps needed.. That said since the customs being submitted are from Vanilla maps.. a few suggestions as to maps to check out that would be worthwhile adding to FH that I've gone through.. Peleliu (The best of the group) http://battlefield1942.filefront.com/file/Peleliu_Final;27858 Corsica (Needs French I believe, so maybe in the future) http://battlefield1942.filefront.com/file/Corisca;27863 Dam Buster (Fun map) http://battlefield1942.filefront.com/file/Dam_Buster;29681 Ruhr Valley (Awesome layout & look) http://battlefield1942.filefront.com/file/Ruhr_Valley;22732 Truk Islands (Potential with some tweaking) http://battlefield1942.filefront.com/file/Truk_Islands;22874
Liberation of Harlingen (Might be in another mod not sure) http://www.fileplanet.com/files/130000/135251.shtml South of Caen (One of the better TWL used maps) http://www.fileplanet.com/files/130000/133100.shtml
I remember trying Corsica long ago, and in my opinion it's not good enough for FH. Major factor is that the whole island is in the map (way too unrealistic), also the textures aren't so good.
I wish I could remember some of the names of that original mappack. There were some great ones, that seem to have been taken out of FH? Anyone have names and pictures of some of the old removed maps?
Is it possible to get some screenies of those particular maps?!
Nancy was pretty nice too but in the second fan mappack all the maps seem of high level and are playtested so I'm sure the mappack will be better than the first.
The layout of the Corsica island in that map is nicely done and I never had any issue with the textures either everything was fine when I played it and the few times we played it during a Lan everyone really enjoyed the map.. albeit having the entire island.. If you click the links to the maps above I believe each shows screens of what they look like.. Peleliu is really outstanding among them all.. My greatest disappointment with the previous fan map pack was one aspect FH brought.. foilage.. and atmopshere.. There are trees scattered one here.. one there.. tiny bushes.. nothing real solid compared to the official FH maps.. which is what I was hoping bringing the custom maps into FH would tweak.. otherwise it feels like your playing an open field Vanilla map.. for me at least.. maps like Ruhr Valley make up for it with outstanding level design.. an entire Valley "flooded" with the chaos that is left over..very cool.. Just somethings to check out and worth a look in my opinion..