Rad-FH;3506955http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhhNuYHmS2o Awesome tutorial on how to destroy the ratte from the inside. Yeah it has a full interior with destructible doors. Nice pics at the end of it going up in a mushroom cloud and running along-side my King Tiger for size comparison.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBTZHzWAn6s The standard SW preview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV2Q7rQ6CvI Featuring pretty much only the Ratte in action
Download the mod: Who knows... I've been looking for it myself. Maybe one of our Japanese friends can help us out here.
As far as FH2 having a SW release?.. not likely. We'll show some crazy things time to time, but that's usally something just for the devs to have some stress release with. [COLOR=Red]I modelled the Ratte and Maus one night when I was all whacked out on Gummy Bears and Mountain Dew. I seriously don't even remember doing them. I've since learned to stay away from that lethal combination so those models probably will never get any further than what you've seen[/COLOR].[/quote]
[quote=FeelFree;3507089]Blame the japs, not the devs.
the red is what killed me
I personally hope that Secret Weapons-style won't be in FH2. There's always more and more real historical battles to do that I'd rather have represented before the realm of "theoretical what-if battles" is entered. Still a whole lot of battles out there that have never or rarely been portrayed. Like the Dieppe raid, for instance. As for FH3, I really hope the developers won't move onto FH3 until FH2 is 100% completed, as in a version 1.0 and not 0.7 (sure, the numbers are subjective, but I don't know if I'd call only one map with the Italians 100% complete :)). Assuming there will be an FH3, I wouldn't want to see it until every likely campaign and army that will be portrayed in FH2 is made in full detail, which of course won't be for many, many years. Judging by the trend of things, I wonder if FH3 will even be on a Battlefield engine. Judging by the rate at which EA is milking the franchise, BF3 will probably be out in two or three years, and will probably be a very bad rush job. The devs may not want to make FH3 on such an engine, and, if they decide to make FH3, will probably opt to wait for a later BF game (the 2012 date put forth earlier would thus not be unreasonable) or a non-Battlefield game entirely (assuming there's another engine with which to reasonably have FH-style play). It's no matter though, I highly doubt any real company will release a WW2 game of FH2 quality, and I won't be able to get a better computer for a few more years, so personally I don't care if the devs skip over "new OMG GRAPHIX" technology and continue refining FH2 until all desirable things have been added and refined. So if an FH3 does come, I wouldn't want to see it until FH2 is as perfect as can be and there's a great engine out there for FH3 to use.
I'm starting to think FH2 is a hoax by IBM trying to get us all to keep buying better and better computers :P
I think the only vehicle that really should get a mention that came from BF1942:SWW2 is the Sherman w. the Calliope on it? It was used , i guess not exactly extensively but it was used a fair bit. Peeerrrrhaps the Sturmtiger? The Sturmtiger could be good on a couple maps in the hands of someone who knows what to do with it. Although I can see it now, someone new to FH in his first game ever spawns as Axis and hops in a Sturmtiger and charges off to some American outpost..
I'd like to see the Sturmtiger spawn once per map on a Bulge map, as it did see action there in very limited numbers (something like eight I think). It was basically an uber-Brummbar, though.
Sherman with Calliope would be good too, as would the most super-secret weapons of all... motorbikes. Thanks, Dice.
Johannès;3508675I personally hope that Secret Weapons-style won't be in FH2. There's always more and more real historical battles to do that I'd rather have represented before the realm of "theoretical what-if battles" is entered. Still a whole lot of battles out there that have never or rarely been portrayed. Like the Dieppe raid, for instance. ..
Yep. What he said ^.