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[WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« on: October 09, 2018, 02:33:51 pm »
The Great War of the Worlds




Hello everyone! Alinare and I are proud to show you the project we have been working on these months.

This mod is inspired by the science fiction classic, The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells as well as the great tabletop miniatures wargame All Quiet on the Martian Front, with some references of this post.

We have many resources in which we work constantly, although at the moment we do not have a definitive version ready.

The story goes like this:

In 1896, an unexpected invasion of Mars destroys England, one of the most powerful nations on the planet.
The United States and France support the reconstruction of the country, forging especially strong ties with the USA. The Entente Cordiale was created in 1904, composed of these 3 countries.

In 1908, with the Tungunska event, alien ships fall in different parts of Siberia and in the next 2 years they fall all over the world, silent and far away from everyone. Beginning in 1911 they begin their large-scale attack simultaneously and much of the world is occupied. They corrupt every land they pass by, turning it in a purple wasteland devoid of life. After a hard war of attrition and bitter human defeats, the Martian advance begins to decline by the end of 1913 and finally in September 1914 it stops.

Humanity unites and the survivors create the Coalition of Nations, also called the Eighth Coalition. The Coalition creates a special multinational team to support the joint global effort in the War to End All Wars. This group is formed in the image and likeness of the veteran British Expeditionary Force and is called International Expeditionary Force.
 
You will be in charge of different types of tanks and airplanes of the time and you will use small arms that a rifleman in 1914 would equip.

Alinare is working on creating new images for the mod (the cover of the mod is his own), as well as new tanks, missions, German and French soldiers and Tier II Tesla weapons. I'm in charge of designing the Geoscape, new modified terrains, planes, Tier I weapons and the British and Americans. We are adapting some resources to create the iconic tripods, albeit on a small scale.

Likewise, I have almost ready a compilation of music for the soundtrack that will be great.


The images that you can see is just a very small sample of what this project is. Includes the British basic uniform, the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield MkIII service rifle and your transport, the Conqueror APC (many thanks to bulletdesigner and ohartenstein23 for allowing us to use it), some MkIV Tanks  and a couple of modified terrains. Special thanks to Solarius Scorch and Dioxine, for their brand new Village terrain and Tekamthi, for his modified Alien habitat terrain. Also Hobbes for his invaluable help with my questions about Geoscape editing.

Feel free to comment and make suggestions!  All help/feedback/kind words are always welcome.
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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 08:02:04 pm »
Wow!  What a cool project!  Great way to insert an Extra-terrestrial war into an old Historical timeframe.  Looking forward to more!

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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 09:30:05 pm »
Image way of changing dynamically geoscape colors based on mission result. It will need lot of code to do but result could greatly fit this mod.

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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 09:57:46 pm »
I wish you good luck with developement of the mod! I'll be sure to play it once you have a release.

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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 10:40:50 pm »
Wow!  What a cool project!  Great way to insert an Extra-terrestrial war into an old Historical timeframe.  Looking forward to more!

Thanks, Ivan! We will releasing periodically new progress updates. ;D


Image way of changing dynamically geoscape colors based on mission result. It will need lot of code to do but result could greatly fit this mod.

Whoa, that would be definitely useful, Yankes. :0
Maybe could be a little easier a code that allows change the texture ID of an occupied country, as a result of a Martian Infiltration. I hope some code will be available soon. *is now on my wish list*


I wish you good luck with developement of the mod! I'll be sure to play it once you have a release.

Thanks for the nice words, Dioxine! We are working to prepare a playable alpha release soon. ;D


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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2018, 01:03:25 pm »
This looks very interesting, looking forward ard to trying this mod.

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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2018, 08:55:38 pm »
This looks very interesting, looking forward ard to trying this mod.

Thank you, Luke! We are planning to add your pyramids very soon. We're glad you liked our project!


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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2018, 09:00:25 pm »
Hi all:
Here we include some screenshots of the Tesla armament, which will include the mod, provisionally tested in TEW, (The Endless War).


Greetings.

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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2018, 09:20:18 pm »
Hi all:
Here we include some screenshots of the Tesla armament, which will include the mod, provisionally tested in TEW, (The Endless War).

Greetings.

Tesla weaponry are the Tier II in The Great War of the Worlds and reemplace the Laser weapons. Eventually we are going to include Tesla-powered armor and tanks and Tesla CraftWeapons.


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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2018, 01:06:35 am »
Great idea for a mod, would love to see more of it. I absolutely love the alternative world war 1 theme
Btw. might i suggest a few ideas?

First thing first I think it would be cool if the APC would get a re-color to distinguish it a little bit more from 40k version.

Secondly i know that in game year is 1914 but since the war with aliens has been going for quite some time it would be plausible to see some weapons that were used in World War 1 later on, such as for example "Fedorov Avtomat" or "Fusil Automatique Modèle 1917". Or maybe even M1918 BAR.

And the last thing, trenchcoats and bayonets, what a Great War would be without those after all.

Anyway, absolutly love the idea for the mod, good luck with it.

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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2018, 01:58:23 am »
Great idea for a mod, would love to see more of it. I absolutely love the alternative world war 1 theme
Btw. might i suggest a few ideas?

I'm glad you liked. And of course, your suggestions are welcome.

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First thing first I think it would be cool if the APC would get a re-color to distinguish it a little bit more from 40k version.

Ah, a tough one. Well, our greatest lack for both alinare and I are the MCD editing stuff. Eventually we are going to made some APC by ourselves, but until that, the 40k dev team kindly lend us their Chimera.

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Secondly i know that in game year is 1914 but since the war with aliens has been going for quite some time it would be plausible to see some weapons that were used in World War 1 later on, such as for example "Fedorov Avtomat" or "Fusil Automatique Modèle 1917". Or maybe even M1918 BAR.

Seems that you read my mind! For the initial release we are going to include some weapons to start on. This is the complete list:

British
*SMLE MkIII
*Webley Automatic Revolver

American
*M1903 Springfield
*M93 Trench Gun

German
*Gewehr 98
*Mauser C96

French
*Lebel 1896
*Chauchat LMG

Plus some CQB weapons. I'm going to upload some images tomorrow. :)

Your suggestions sounds doable, maybe as a Tier I 1/2. I'm going to add with this Gun pack one of my fav WWI guns, proudly Mexican: The 1908 Mondragón.

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And the last thing, trenchcoats and bayonets, what a Great War would be without those after all.

Anyway, absolutly love the idea for the mod, good luck with it.

These obviously couldn't be missing! Is what I'm doing right now. We are working in adding new damage types, one of them is the Black Dust, making a priority to research and equip your men with gas masks.

Talking about bayonets, only two of the starting four rifles are equipped with bayonets, the Lebel and the Gewehr 98. The SMLE MkIII and the Springfield are different, the first has a rapid fire almost as fast as a MG and the second has a integrated scope for long range combat.

Despite our little lack of news, we are constantly working on, keep tuned! :D


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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2018, 03:24:42 am »
Hello everyone!

This are a few screenshots of the Tier 1 weapons and armor concepts, a British trench coat and a German field uniform, drawn by alinare.
The guns, in orden from left to right are:

Webley Revolver, SMLE MkIII, M1903 Springfield, Winchester Trench Gun, Gewehr 98, Mauser C96 and Lebel M1896. The soldier has a Chauchat.

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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2018, 11:39:54 am »
Looks great. Keep up the good work.

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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2018, 12:51:25 pm »
Hi everyone!

We present new developments:  8)

We have adapted the USOs of the Deep Aliens mod from tollworkout and we have added the first set of Heat Rays weapons, modified from an old Civilian mod. These are somewhat slow, but they do a lot of damage and will burn anything they touch. In the attached image, a soldier and a Mark IV tank have already been set on fire.

We continue with the incorporation of new nations and their national equipment. Here the official field uniform of the UK and Commonwealth troops. It is a tedious thing to edit the spritesheets of the armors by hand, if anyone knows of any way to edit them easily, we would be very grateful.  ;D

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Re: [WIP] The Great War of the Worlds
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2018, 01:13:27 pm »
It is a tedious thing to edit the spritesheets of the armors by hand, if anyone knows of any way to edit them easily, we would be very grateful.  ;D

Maybe have some armors sprites have gas masks and/or enclosed helmets. I know it will make soldiers look less diverse but on the other hand lessen the amount of work and time spent on copying faces to new armors, also makes sense from lore standpoint since most of earth is contaminated so it only makes sense that some kind of specialized force used to make incursions into contaminated areas wears gasmasks/breathing devices/enclosed helmets. I made two examples of enclosed helmet sprites for heavier armors.

Also just as some inspiration here you have some images.
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