Minimods rock! I do not wish to discourage you, but starting a new, independent minimod for FH1 at this point seems difficult, because of the timing, The main point of modding, IMO, is to have fun making something interesting, but it is more fun if other people play with and appreciate what you have made. I suggest you consider, as alternatives, either learning about the BF2 engine, or maybe joining an existing FH minimod. Either way coders (which is the role you seem mostly interested in) are rare and valuable in the mod community. The existing minimods may be happy to incorporate many of the interesting gameplay ideas you have described in this thread. The FH minimods (that I know of) are not based in English-speaking countries, so there may be some language difficulty, unless you know a little Norwegian, Hungarian or Japanese. On the other hand, they may be happy to have a skilled speaker of English on board to help them communicate with the broader FH community. If this does not appeal to you there is always BF2 modding. The skills you develop for BF2 will be valueable farther into the future, too. I am not saying "don't start a new FH1 minimod"-- just to consider all the alternatives first. :)
Though I support your ideas (they are very good), FH42 is only going downhill now that work is all for FH2. I say you should wait until FH2 is out, then start working on an FH2 mini-mod.
Yeah that, Id never discourage it. How about a mini-mod for single player? Im always playing singleplayer at the laundromat!!! Zielona Gora is a favorite and Apache-whoring Battle of the Bulge DC. Those suck-ass bots are goin DOWN!!!
At least I'll be playing FH42 for a while into the future. Thums up for mini-mods!
stylieThose suck-ass bots are goin DOWN!!!
In Forgotten Hope, Bots own you!
LOL ever try EOD SP? Ridiculous! They'll snipe you through the trees nowhere near battle.
hey guys, thank you for all your feedback.. you are right about saying it would be unadvisable to try and release before fh2, now that FH1 is going downhill (hopefully not for a while i just redownloaded!) but i won't be playing bf2 or fh2 for that matter on account of my computer, which sucks.. although i have a new job now.. what's a good graphics card that i could pick up for under 300 dollars.. coupled with an extra stick of 512 mb ram.
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9th December 2003
The 13th RaptorIm going to be straight with you.
Starting a minimod for FH right now would be a waste of time, FH .7 and everything related is only going to lose players now that the mappack is out. And why would someone download your mod? The features are nice, but they are relatively small changes. I dont see a mod such as this attracting a large enough playerbase, and keeping them for any amount of time when people can just play FH .7 on well astablished, popular and often full server.
Why dont you join a BF2 modding team? I think your time would be best spent there, if thats not an option, settle for offering costom textures and sounds, a whole minimod.. like i said, probably a waste of time.
Sad but true, sure the end result of the project would rule but thee audience to enjoy the hard work would be very very small. Trying to join a BF2 mod, a minimod for an upcomming mod such as FH2 or joining a minimod team would be the best and most rewarding thing to do.