I've touched upon this before, focusing on a different topic, and I know others have posted numerously about the swastikas, but my question is different. In the .65 readme, it says that an assload of swastikas, SS runes and DAK symbols were removed. Well, thats understandable for your German release of the mod. My question is however, why, when you know you're going to take them back off again, are the models made correctly in the first place? This is where I get frustrated at the lack of historical accuracy in the mod. Uniforms, and vehicles are made with correct insignia in the first place, only to be censored to hell for the release. Why? I know this topic is lost on some people, and a heated subject to others so the only big question left is, since you make the damn models with the proper insignia's in the first place, are you going to make a Historical Accuracy patch for .65 to put them back in? And a better question, why are they made in the first place to only be taken back out?
They're not allowed in Germany.
Also, we remove them now because those skins were made before we adopted the "no illegal stuff" policy.
Like lightning says below me.
Those skins (not models) were made before the no-illegal stuff policy was adopted.
I think that the swastikas should be in. Not for the sake of glorifying nazism but for historical realism and a more real ambience!
Magazines won't publish FH in germany if it's filled with nazi things. We won't be allowed to sell the DVD if we left swastikas in the game. Game cafes won't be allowed to run FH because of them etc. etc.
If someone wants they can create a swastika patch. Open each skin in photoshop and paste all the swastikas you want. Paste thousands of them because they make gameplay better!
You'll have to hope somone makes a realism symols pack.
Nevermind, someone beat me to it.
I spoke to a German guy at work and he said Germans can watch films like Indiana Jones, etc which are littered with swastikas, but if a dev (say) created something with swastikas in then that's definitely a different story (ie if it's done outside the country, it's not (so) frowned upon). At the end of the day, I can understand that people would like these symbols for accuracy's sake, but we hardly want devs arrested or whatever do we.
omg stop whining about this old discussion make like he said get the photoshop plugin for .dds files get .rfa extractor and paste some swastikas on the skins ...
I´m german, and the laws are made by idiots and ignorants of history!
Yes in movies swastikas are allowed ...but in a game YOU can play the german side ...they thought that if you play RtCW US, you see all these swastikas and then suddenly you can think: "Hey that looks cool ...Hitler was a great man, all these wonderful flags and symbols ...wow!" ...if you know what I mean.
Cause of this they forbidden symbols of the national-socialists.