Welcome to the first edition of the PR: ArmA2 Highlights Reel for 2011!
The last few months within PR:ArmA2 have been a little slow going in terms of having something physical to show the community. For one, we have stumbled upon a few problems, and have also started shifting the team's efforts towards the intricate coding and gameplay work. The updates may have slowed down, but you can be assured the work has not!
- British Mastiff 2
The PR Mastiff has had some work done over the last month and is now very close to importing into Project Reality. It's still to be decided what the initial load out will be, but either way it will be a great sight on the battlefield, and a realistic addition for the British Faction.
- British Jackal MWMIK
The SupaCat Jackal 2 is now finished, and like the Panther, is at the import stage. The Jackal will be a regular on the PR battlefield and will no doubt prove its worth for the British. We even have a woodland version should we require it in the future.
- British Army Base Soldier
One of our main problems recently, but we are now starting to get there. The initial model we had was causing the test server to lag badly, and had some serious LOD and Topology issues. We therefore took the decision to work on the Sample ArmA MLOD, and start from scratch.
A new helmet, daysacks, body armour and webbing have been modeled, and we are also working on different uniform variants to add realistic differences to the soldiers. This decision has set us back a bit, but it is something we have to get right. We still have variants of this model to create, however the end result will be worthwhile. We'll be providing some media in due course.
- Main Menu
The main goal of Project Reality is to deliver the best gaming experience possible. We realise your experience is not just about the gameplay itself; it starts before that. That's why you can look forward to a brand new main menu, designed to fit the Project Reality theme and to look modern, and of course to be as easy and pleasant to use. With that in mind, here's what we have so far.
- PR Sounds
The next vehicle to get the PR Team's sound overhaul is the mighty Challenger 2. The video speaks 'volumes', and shows how this beast sounds ingame:
- Other Ongoing work
Of course there are a lot of other things going on, including:
Wardak Map - Work continues on our Wardak map as always, and we now have an environmental designer on the team who has produced some great work already. In total, we now have 3 developers working on the map. This will also assist in the PR Objects Pack we are putting together.
UK C130 Hercules - We're currently working on a retexture, ready to resupply the British Forces.
Bandages - Will be applied to soldiers when they are healed, giving a visual representation that they are injured and have been attended to.
Remote Video Camera's / CCTV - Something we are looking into a little further now will be the ability to place remote cameras and have live video feeds. These will come in 3 versions and at present this is a proof of concept. We are also looking at a version being available for the Taliban, to counter the sheer power of the British Faction. More to follow on this in future updates as we develop this further.
Bridgelayer - This is probably around 50% complete, and will become a fully player controlled deployable and working bridgelayer. Again very WIP at present, and still a proof of concept at this stage.
Caves and Tunnel Systems - These will be used by the Taliban on some of our maps in the future, especially for the Counter Insurgencey mode. Tunnels and caves will not make the first release, but they are being worked on and will prove invaluable in the future.
British Panther - We have now imported our Panther into the ArmA2 engine, and need to code a few more areas so its ready to go. So far so good and we expect it to be released for testing soon.
- Project Reality - Social Networking
Project Reality takes great pride in keeping in touch with our large community, so whether you are on the move, have limited PC access or just want to find out that little bit more then feel free to join us on our Facebook page
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- Become a PR Developer or Contributor
The Project Reality Team are still recruiting talent, even more so than ever ! If you would like to be a part of an established development team, with some experienced developers and many more contributors, or you have a skillset within ArmA2 and would like to help out, please don't hesitate to contact any of the team, or email [EMAIL="firstname.lastname@example.org"][R-DEV]UK_Force[/EMAIL]. Whatever your skill, let us know. We are always recruiting. Our main area at present is for Importers to assist in the backlog of PR Models we need to bring into the game.
So thats it for now. We still have a lot of work to do, and a lot of this is coding. In our next update we hope to be able to provide a detailed changelog of what you can expect in PR:ArmA2 V0.1, as a lot of things in the updates will clearly not make the initial release. Thanks once again for showing interest in our Highlights Reel and supporting Project Reality as a community. Until the next time.....
- The Project Reality Team