============== BATTLEFIELD ============== xxx 1942 xxx ============== ======== Merciless 1942 Coral Sea TexturePack - Version 1.0 ========= ************** * DISCLAIMER * ************** We do not promote any actions or beliefs of Nazism nor Japanese Imperialism. This TexturePack was designed to provide Battlefield 1942 players with 100% true historic country symbolism. If this is distributed to any country where it is illegal to display or distribute any Nazi or imperial imagery, then you as the user, assume full responsibility, risk and liability, legal or otherwise, associated with the use of these files. Although we strive to achieve historic accuracy, due to texture mirroring and mapping restrictions, we're forced to omit or modify some markings. Do not assume that the textures contained in this addon are 100% correct. Due to the methods and techniques used to skin the ships and the fact that many share the same textures.It was impossible to make many of the changes we would have liked. Sorry guys! *************** * IMPORTANT * *************** In order to use this installer, you must already have installed the Merciless Creations TextureSets addon available at http://www.bf1942files.com, http://www.oc48gaming.com or http://www.bfcentral.com. Look for other Merciless Creations releases such as * Merciless Historic addon * Merciless Battle of the Bulge (BOB) TexturePack * Merciless Operation Market Garden (OMG) TexturePack * Merciless Bocage TexturePack * Merciless Omaha Beach TexturePack * Merciless Midway TexturePack You'll find all the latest Merciless releases listed on one page at http://www.bf1942files.com/file.stuff?body=MercilessCreations ********************* * ANNOUNCEMENTS * ********************* If you have questions relating to our addons, advice, ideas, bug reports or just want to get the scoop on what we're up to, be sure to check out our project forums at http://dynamic3.gamespy.com/~mercilesscreations/Ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi or visit our website at http://www.mercilesscreations.com. Preamble ----------- May 4-8, 1942 - The Battle of the Coral Sea. In the first naval engagement of history fought without the opposing ships making contact, U.S. carrier forces stopped a Japanese attempt to land at Port Moresby by turning back the covering carrier force. In the battle, the Japanese lost the light carrier Shoho and the U.S. lost the carrier, USS Lexington (CV 2). Task Force 17 (Rear Adm. Fletcher) with the carrier USS Yorktown (CV 5), bombed Japanese transports engaged in landing troops in Tulagi Harbor, damaging several and sinking one destroyer. They then joined the other Allied naval units, including Task Force 11 (Rear Adm. Aubrey W. Fitch) with USS Lexington (CV 2). On 7 May, carrier aircraft located and sank the light carrier Shoho. The next day, the Japanese covering force was located and attacked by air, resulting in the damage of the carrier Shokaku. Simultaneously, the Japanese attacked task Force 17, scoring hits on the Yorktown. The Lexington was struck by a torpedo to port. Seconds later, a second torpedo hit to port directly abreast the bridge. At the same time, she took three bomb hits from enemy dive bombers, producing a 7 degree list to port and several raging fires. By 1300 her skilled damage control parties had brought the fires under control and returned the ship to even keel; making 25 knots, she was ready to recover her air group. Then suddenly Lexington was shaken by a tremendous explosion, caused by the ignition of gasoline vapors below, and again fire raged out of control. At 1558 Capt. Frederick C. Sherman, fearing for the safety of men working below, secured salvage operations, and ordered all hands to the flight deck. At 1707, he ordered, "abandon ship!", and the men began going over the side into the warm water, almost immediately to be picked up by nearby cruisers and destroyers. Adm. Fitch and his staff transferred to the cruiser USS Minneapolis (CA 36); Capt. Sherman and his executive officer, Cmdr. M. T. Seligman insured all their men were safe, then were the last to leave their ship. The Lexington blazed on, flames shooting hundreds of feet into the air. The destroyer USS Phelps (DD 361) closed to 1500 yards, fired two torpedoes into the carrier's hull and, with one last heavy explosion, Lexington slid beneath the waves. ====================================== Textures included in this Texture set. ====================================== All ground textures have been modified to more closely resemble Pacific Island sand. --==Killah==--'s "USN Crew" Navy deck crew Uniform Reskin. This reskin was designed to represent the dungaree uniforms worn by crew members of the US Navy during battles in the Pacific. *Changed helmet colour to pacific blue. *Removed equipment harness. *Removed backpacks. *Removed Scout class helmet camouflage. *Changed texture cloth to simulate denim. --==Killah==--'s "IJN" Deck Crew uniform reskins. This reskin is meant to represent the uniform whites used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during the fighting in the Pacific theater. *All Soldier classes other than the Scout and Medic wear the plain IJN green helmet with IJN insignia. (Thanks Akira!) *The Medic helmet has been changed to a plain metal helmet and the Medic's insignia has been replaced by the IJN brass anchor. *Removed backpacks. *Removed Scout class helmet camouflage. Axis Vehicles (courtesy Akira) ---------------------------- Dai-Hatsu markings by Akira. Both the Zero and Aichi Val have had riveting, body lines, shading, markings and insignia replaced and or added. Their colours have been changed to represent the standard grey they shipped with. Note that in an effort to reduce the computer resources required during intensive battles, we've removed the alpha channels from the Japanese aircraft. Allied Vehicles ------------------ *Corsiar and Dauntless have had riveting, body lines, shading, markings and insignia added and/or replaced. *Allied carrier deck has been replaced to more closely reflect the planking actually used. ================= Using These Files ================= This TexturePack has been tested with and will work with the Battlefield 1942 Retail version 1.2/1.25(Road to Rome)/1.3 and 1.31. Feel free to use these texture files on your personal machine or share them with friends. DO NOT publish any modifications of any textures without first contacting us: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org *Special Thanks to Dietrich, Akira, BlackCat_UK and the entire Beta Crew for your input, suggestions and tireless dedication and fervent support. Merciless Creations reserves the right to review and approve their inclusion in any and all mods, texture sets and skin packs. Copyright ©Merciless Creations 2002
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