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Welcome one and all to the 132nd FileFront Weekly Insider!
It's that time of the week again, and I am back! :) Therefore we have listed all the major gaming happenings for you below, and remember, if you see something that you would like to be added to the Insider, or have a suggestion, simply drop us an E-Mail at The Insider! Continuing on with the Staff Profiles, we have another for your reading pleasure, along with a review, enjoy!
- Hi I'm Falcon93, I currently work at MohFiles and have been since July of 2007. I used to work at SimsFiles, which was in dire need of a manager. My first position working for FileFront was Site Manager for SimsFiles. I requested that I be the manager because I know HTML and have had experience running websites and moderating forums and Gaming Servers. I changed SimsFiles from an almost dead site with no one to upload files, to a thriving community of modders and skinners. After about 6 months I had to resign my position because school had started back up, back in 2005. At the time I had been playing Medal Of Honor for quite some time and started visiting MohFiles, which sparked my dream of becoming it's Site Manager. The site did not have any openings so I just went back to being in a clan and focused my self on that. Then in 2007 the Site Manager resigned and I quickly made my move and sent in an application to be the Site Manager of MohFiles. After a quick interview with Ronnie, I became the new Site Manager. I quickly built up a staff, so I could actually keep up with the work load! So here I am now helping one of my favorite communities with my favorite staff, MohFiles. I would encourage any one who loves first-person shooters to try Medal of Honor. There are 3 demos out that INCLUDE online multiplayer, which is completely free! Spearhead is the most popular one so start there. I look forward to seeing some new members on MohFiles! I would also like to mention and thank my minions, I mean Staff, Crissi and PKM for all the hard work and effort they put into the site. I guess I should thank our modders/skinners/mappers as well because out site would not exist if they didn't submit their work to us! Medal Of Honor is an old game, about 7 years old to be exact, that is still thriving because of them!
This week, the review will be coming from my keyboard, and it will be by no means 'professional-like' with this week's editorial about a modification based on an older game, but still a classic!!
The WildWest Mod - A mod for Return to Castle Wolfenstein
- First, a little history -- Back in the day when I was playing
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (for about five hours a day, and non-stop on the weekends, :) ) I was always looking for different things to add to the game to make it a little different...because of this, I was forever downloading every new map, mod and skin that I could find. Naturally, this is how I found my way to RTCWFiles, and soon after that, I was on my way to the GamingForums (which eventually bacame known as FileFront Forums). It was on the Forums that I became a regular in the close-knit 'family' type group that called the WildWest Sub-Forums their home. For me, this was the first time I had ever been exposed to such a wide range of international gamers, and was made to feel as welcome as any of the others. It was the best time that I had in my internet life, from Hewster and his 'bollucks', to Iggy and his team member interviews ;) and Squint with his WildWest songs...Gaming was never as fun as it was when BITE_ME, Dragon, Angle Eyes, Queeg, Hacko, Jaden, English Rose, Shotglass, and of course, PassDeSkins and PassDaBong! There were plenty more, and I regret that I cannot post all of their names...sorry dudes!
Because this mod was created by a small number of people, and they called the WildWest Forums their official forums, everybody knew everybody that played, with regular games and chat sessions on teamSpeak. The team changed their name to InSynerate and although they no longer actively work on this Mod, they still play often and the game itself is in a happy state with little to no work needed for playability.
The WildWest Mod changes the world of 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' from the War times of 1945 to a turbulant 1850; Gone are the Axis, Allies, machineguns, artillary...in their place you will have a Henry repeater rifle, some Colt .45s, a Volley (which is a shotgun-esque weapon), with the teams comprised of Cowboys and Mexican Bandits. This Mod is the perfect game for any person that wants something a little different from the endless loop of Spawn-->get killed-->Re-Spawn-->etc.
The Official Description:
Set in the later half of the 19th century around the Western states of America bordering Mexico. A land plagued with disputes, lawlessness, gunfights and some of that periods most gruesome characters. An ex-Mexican army captain turned bandit, driven by a personal vendetta, has formed a mob of some of the most ruthless Mexican bandits to sweep a reign of terror through the land. Players can choose to take on the role of a Bandit or Cowboy as these two groups confront each other in all out gunfights through various scenarios. Like RTCW, Each side has access to four classes based on those of RTCW and each class has access to various weapons. There are many new authentic and 1 not quite so authentic WildWest weapons to choose from, including colts, Harper's Ferry musket, Molotov cocktails, Volley rifles, dynamite sticks, and much much more. We intended for WildWest to play at a slightly slower pace than RTCW. We hope that this will make it more like the old western movies and Clint style action where taking cover behind a rock or hiding in a clump of brush can be more beneficial than legging forward with all guns blazing. We aimed to make team play more important in the WildWest than in RtCW, and to this end we believe we have succeeded. Unlike Wolf, taking hits will cause you injury and slow you down. This is great when you're the attacker as you can see the results of your attack on the enemy but if you're the one taking the damage you'll find yourself praying you can make it to cover before your finished! Players can now recuperate some health by resting. If your stamina is at full, you will regain health up to a maximum of 70. Again this should highlight the importance of taking cover when you're under fire or hit, and working as a team.
I invite each of you to download this awesome Mod and enjoy a game that promotes teamwork, along with a some sweet gaming fun! Come say 'hi' to a bunch of avid gamers, and for you Forum Veterans, you may be surprised at some of the names you see!
- InSynerate (formally WildWest Dev team) Team is:
- Capt. Queeg
- El Dragon
- English Rose
Thanks for reading! =WW= Hfx-Rebel Uber Elite Alpha TesterSource for the partial description Official WildWest information/Download site - Closed but still available Download The WildWest at RTCWFiles Official Forums at FileFront Forums Unofficial Official Forums at Hang 'em High
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Battle for Middle Earth: Submit your own reviews of Conquest! If you thought the reviews were completely wrong or you didn't agree with them, or even maybe you did, write your own review for conquest and submit it in using the submit news option! Read: Submit your own reviews of Conquest! More Battle for Middle Earth News: FileFront's Battle for Middle Earth Files
Battlefield 2: Rise of Kobol Has Been Resurrected! The Rise of Kobol team has moved back to BF2 from BF2142 and have changed the name of the mod to Rise of Kobol II. RoKII will combine all the elements in the game. There will be lots of fighters (Flying and Starships) like commanding Titans in 2142, however there will be a real need for for foot soldiers... Read: Rise of Kobol Has Been Resurrected! More Battlefield 2 News: FileFront's Battlefield 2 Files
CnC 3: Red Alert 3 Patch 1.07 Official Announcement Hot on the heels of the recent Holiday Patch 1.06 comes the next premier support update for Red Alert 3, and the first patch of what is set to be a fantastic 2009 for the C&C community... Read: Red Alert 3 Patch 1.07 Official Announcement More CnC 3 News: FileFront's CnC 3 Files
Battlefield 2142: First Strike 1.4 Release Review Now that the dust has settled after a seasonal session of good solid fragging over the Christmas and New Years holidays, it is time to take stock, and see how First Strike 1.4 was recieved when we finally released it just prior to Christmas... Read: First Strike 1.4 Release Review More Battlefield 2142 News: FileFront's Battlefield 2142 Files
Empire at War: Moddb Mod of the Year Awards: EAW Mod Nominations You may have heard of the ModDB Mod of the Year Awards. This composes of an annual event to find and celebrate the best creations in the indie game and modding scene. In an effort to reward those who pour their blood and sweat into modifying games and into creating an all new gaming experience the Mod of the Year awards set out to find the best of the best...Check it out. Read: Moddb Mod of the Year Awards: EAW Mod Nominations More Empire at War News: FileFront's Empire at War Files
Jedi Knight III: Roleplayer Weekly: Final Issue So, last issue we talked about making a character, now we gotta test that sucker out in the wild! When entering an RP server, you'll wanna make sure that you keep your character consistently interesting...Read more! Read: Roleplayer Weekly: Final Issue More Jedi Knight III News: FileFront's Jedi Knight III Files
Battle for Middle Earth: Killer reviews for Conquest-The worst of them all! CVG, GamesRadar and GameCyte clearly didn't like Conquest, they rated them quite low, all under 5/10 which really sucks as the expectations for this game were really high, maybe Pandemic just couldn't handle the pressure of weren't up to the challenge....Have a look at what they say... Read: Killer reviews for Conquest-The worst of them all! More Battle for Middle Earth News: FileFront's Battle for Middle Earth Files
Star Wars Battlefront 2: Conversion Pack and Mod of the Year 2008 UPDATE! This year, one of the Battlefront community's own mods, the Star Wars Battlefront Conversion Pack, is in the running in the Mod of the Year competition. The first round of voting - the one mentioned in the last newspost - narrows down thousands of mods to a mere 100. Read more... Read: Conversion Pack and Mod of the Year 2008 UPDATE! More Star Wars Battlefront 2 News: FileFront's Star Wars Battlefront 2 Files
Empire at War: EAWFiles Exclusive Thrawn's Revenge Interview Read all about the interveiw with Arbiter as a guest for this EAWFiles Exclusive Interview. For those of you that do not know him he is the leader of the upcoming mod Thrawnâ€™s Revenge... Read: EAWFiles Exclusive Thrawn's Revenge Interview More Empire at War News: FileFront's Empire at War Files
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Battlefield Vietnam: BFV Arsenal Full Install Part 1 This is the next installment in the premier modification for Battlefield Vietnam. This next version of Arsenal will give us all of the features listed, and then some. Download: BFV Arsenal Full Install Part 1 Also Download: BFV Arsenal Full Install Part 2 More Battlefield Vietnam: FileFront's Battlefield Vietnam Files
Half-Life 2: Stargate: The Last Stand (1.0 Beta - Server Files) Over the past 6 months, Interwave Studios has picked Stargate: The Last Stand back off its feet and rejuvenated the whole game with all new higher quality content...so after many months of hard work, we are proud to announce that we are going to release the first built of Stargate: The Last Stand... Download: Stargate: The Last Stand (1.0 Beta - Server Files) More Half-Life 2: FileFront's Half-Life 2 Files
Knights of the Old Republic: K1 Force Pack Well, if you needed something to spice up your play in the 2003 game of the year, Knights of the Old Republic, we got a modification here that will do just that. Youâ€™re getting tons of new Force Powers to play with and if you need some changes in the way your character attacks with the Force in this game, this mod will give you just that. Download: K1 Force Pack More Knights of the Old Republic: FileFront's Knights of the Old Republic Files
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