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Christmas Contest Starts!

Today at 11:00:52 AM by Enrique 'Blackbishop' E.

Hello comrades!

The time has come! Good luck!


INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Here will be posted the blurred pictures so anyone should take a look at this topic.
  • The theme of the pictures are units from Company of Heroes: Eastern Front.
  • Once a picture is posted, anyone can try to guess what it is and send a Private Message(PM) to me with the game you want to get and your guess.
  • If your guess is correct you get the game you asked. Only the first eight users who answer correctly will get their game.
  • If more than one user ask for the same game, it will be given to the first one who send the PM.
  • There will be ten rounds, so I expect everyone has enough chances to win.
  • After a picture is solved, between three to five minutes after getting the eight winners, the solution will be posted and a new blurred picture will be uploaded in the first post(OP) and as the latest post at that given time.
  • If someone doesn't specifiy what game he/she wants in case of answering correctly, it will be given lower preference to choose the games(so if someone sends a PM with the right answer and the desired game after one PM like the depicted in this rule, the former will be given the game first regardless if the latter wanted it because he didn't mention it before). Also, if after 30 minutes of the PM being sent without specifying a game, the user doesn't call back it will be forfeit and another user will be selected.


List of available games

Steam
Air Forte
Alien Breed Complete Pack
Aquaria
Astebreed
Atom Zombie Smasher
Bastion
Beat Hazard Ultra
Borealis
Broken Sword: Director's Cut
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
Cho Dengeki Stryker
Cities in Motion 2
Closure
Crayon Physics Deluxe
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
Darksiders
Dead Space
Defense Grid Gold
Dungeon Defenders
Dungeon Defenders + All DLC
Dynamite Jack
Ether Vapor Remaster
Flotilla
Fractal
Frozen Synapse
GIGANTIC ARMY
Garry's Mod
Jamestown
Magicka + 2 DLC
McPixel
Mirror's Edge
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
Natural Selection 2
Nightsky
Nightsky
Omerta, City of Gangsters
One Way Heroics
Orcs Must Die! 2: Complete Pack
Orcs Must Die! GOTY
Organ Trail: Director's Cut
Overlord, Overlord: Raising Hell, Rise of the Argonauts, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Operation Flashpoint: Red River
PixelJunk Shooter
Red Faction: Armageddon Path to War DLC
Sakura Spirit
Sanctum: Collection
Satazius
Serious Sam 3: BFE
Shatter
Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Solar 2
Space Pirates and Zombies
Splice
Stealth Bastard Deluxe
Suguri Collection
Super Hexagon
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Superfrog HD
Takedown: Red Sabre
Thirty Flights of Loving
Unholy Heights
Vanguard Princess
Waking Mars
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
World End Economica 1
Worms Armageddon
Worms Blast
Worms Crazy Golf
Worms Pinball
Worms Revolution Gold
Worms Ultimate Mayhem
Ys Origin


Origin
Battlefield 3
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising
Dead Space
Medal of Honor
Populous
The Sims 3
The Sims 3 Date Night Key
The Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff Key
The Sims 3 Late Night Key


Desura
Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos
Ether Vapor Remaster
Higurashi When They Cry
Jisei
Kansei
Pester
SanctuaryRPG
Satazius
Suguri Collection
War of the Human Tanks


GOG.com
Witcher
Witcher


First Round




Second Round




Third Round




Fourth Round

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Christmas Contest!

December 19, 2014, 09:06:38 PM by Enrique 'Blackbishop' E.

Hello comrades!

Christmas is just a few days away, so we have planned to make a contest and give away some free games. We did a similar event last year, but this one is more ambitious, because we have a lot of games to give away!


Here comes the list:

Steam
Air Forte
Alien Breed Complete Pack
Aquaria
Astebreed
Atom Zombie Smasher
Bastion
Beat Hazard Ultra
Borealis
Broken Sword: Director's Cut
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
Cho Dengeki Stryker
Cities in Motion 2
Closure
Crayon Physics Deluxe
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
Darksiders
Dead Space
Defense Grid Gold
Dungeon Defenders
Dungeon Defenders + All DLC
Dynamite Jack
Ether Vapor Remaster
Flotilla
Fractal
Frozen Synapse
GIGANTIC ARMY
Garry's Mod
Jamestown
Magicka + 2 DLC
McPixel
Mirror's Edge
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
Natural Selection 2
Nightsky
Nightsky
Omerta, City of Gangsters
One Way Heroics
Orcs Must Die! 2: Complete Pack
Orcs Must Die! GOTY
Organ Trail: Director's Cut
Overlord, Overlord: Raising Hell, Rise of the Argonauts, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Operation Flashpoint: Red River
PixelJunk Shooter
Red Faction: Armageddon Path to War DLC
Sakura Spirit
Sanctum: Collection
Satazius
Serious Sam 3: BFE
Shatter
Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Solar 2
Space Pirates and Zombies
Splice
Stealth Bastard Deluxe
Suguri Collection
Super Hexagon
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Superfrog HD
Takedown: Red Sabre
Thirty Flights of Loving
Unholy Heights
Vanguard Princess
Waking Mars
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
World End Economica 1
Worms Armageddon
Worms Blast
Worms Crazy Golf
Worms Pinball
Worms Revolution Gold
Worms Ultimate Mayhem
Ys Origin


Origin
Battlefield 3
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising
Dead Space
Medal of Honor
Populous
The Sims 3
The Sims 3 Date Night Key
The Sims 3 High End Loft Stuff Key
The Sims 3 Late Night Key


Desura
Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos
Ether Vapor Remaster
Higurashi When They Cry
Jisei
Kansei
Pester
SanctuaryRPG
Satazius
Suguri Collection
War of the Human Tanks


GOG.com
Witcher
Witcher


So, what do you need to do to earn one of these? The rules are simple, in the next 14 hours, we will begin posting pictures like this in the latest public announcement:


The first eight people than send a PM to the thread's creator with the identity of the thing depicted in the blurred picture will earn a key from one game on the list. The game to get it is up to the winner and the one who send first a PM with the right answer is who gets served first. This contest will have ten rounds and once the current picture got it's eight winners another one will be posted, so you need to stay tunned!

Once the picture is changed we will also post the normal version of it, so everyone knows really what it is.


Everyone can join in this event, just remember to have a registered account in our forums. So, good luck to all the contestants.

Meanwhile, if you haven't voted in the Mod of the Year 2014 event, feel free to do it. If you want to vote for this mod(or for other one) and you don't know how you can follow these steps (and if you want for other mod then replace EF with the mod of your preference). And remember to vote using your ModDB account.

Thanks for your support,

Archaic Entertainment Team

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Mod status and updates for future content

December 09, 2014, 10:47:19 AM by Enrique 'Blackbishop' E.


Hello comrades,

It has been almost four months of silence, so we decided to make an announcement, to tell you what's going on on the mod. But rest assured, as usual, we haven't stopped working on the mod regardless of our lack of announcements.


1) Models
We still have a lot of work on this front, but slowly things are getting done:

* T-60: As we have commented many times, now the T-90 is replaced by a T-60 light tank. It is a more solid unit for the Soviets than the previous one and there is more to it, but it will be a surprise until you play the new version. The texture is not final.


* T-34 variants: We are close to finish this new model, hopefully it will be ready by January thanks to the efforts of DMz and Beefy^. As you know, both will have access to cage armour (the requirements are still up to discussion), the flamethrower upgrade and will still be able to carry an infantry squad (unless you purchase the cage armour, then it can't carry anyone).


* SU-85 & SU-100: This model still needs a bit of work, but we expect it will be done before we launch the Steam version. It will feature the old cage armour upgrade (most likely it's requirements will match with T-34's upgrade) and it will be able to transport infantry just like the T-34 units (except when you get cage armour).

* 75 mm leichtes Infanteriegeschütz 18 (aka leIG 18): Burro has made a new model for this weapon, and it will be properly animated by Walki.


2) Balancing
Thanks to the feedback given, we have tweaked Ostheer and Soviets and the balance is better... it will be up to you guys to judge that when playing though. It really helps us when balance issues are discussed in the public section, so we are looking forward to more balance discussions in the near future.

Also, I would like to ask, if possible, for players to submit PvP replays of Ostheer vs Commonwealth. This is to improve the balance between those factions; Brits are known to be disliked by a lot of the CoH community, however, as they are part of CoH and Relic worked to balance them against their factions, it is our duty to make these scenarios more balanced.


3) Greenlight


We are not dead on that matter, if you probably think it has past a lot of time since we were greenlit and we haven't been added into the store. Perhaps you lost hope because The Great War 1918 was the first mod released even if Eastern Front was the first mod greenlit. But the problem is, mods don't run correctly in Steam at the moment and it is what Relic is working to get right. Thanks to their support we have hope that soon this problem will be fixed and we will release Eastern Front on Steam. We still stand on the decision to not release the mod on Steam until these problems are fixed because it will only cause troubles to every other mods around.

In other words, it means we are really close to get on Steam, so stay tunned!


4) New Patch ??


We are still working and discussing about when we could release the next patch and what additional content will have, and by additional content we mean the first reward tree for Ostheer. We are still working upon a few suggestions and discussions made about some problems we had for the current public version, so, if you want to know what we are discussing feel free to check our forums.


5) MOTY 2014


The time goes on, and we are again at the last month of the year, so, it is time to vote comrades! Last time we got the 4th. position, let's climb to the top!

If it is the first time you hear of the MOTY (Mod Of The Year) event, it is a yearly event where users vote for their favorites mods to contend for the title of MOTY, this contest is divided in two parts to make the more popular mods prevail:
  • Vote on the top 100 mods: In the first stage only these most popular mods will pass.
  • Vote for the top 10 mods: Once a mod pass the top 100 part, the next step is to win the top 10!

In order to vote for Eastern Front to achieve the top 100, click here and vote clickling the "VOTE FOR THIS MOD" button as it is displayed here:



6) New Event Manager
At last but not least, we are proudly to announce a new member of the crew, who will be working on orginizing events and posting articles for Eastern Front, his name is Floki.

If you are part of our Steam group of Eastern Front, you would have noticed events being announced since the last weekend, so expect we become a bit more active than before in our interactions with the community. If you are not, feel free to join us!


That's all for the moment, but stay tunned for more news in the coming weeks!


Thanks for your support,

Archaic Entertainment Team

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Eastern Front ver. 2.3.0.0

September 07, 2014, 06:04:00 PM by Enrique 'Blackbishop' E.

Hello comrades,

It has been a long time since the last announcement we posted. After several months of silence, yet working non-stop in the shadows, we prepare the release of the new version. A lot of things have happened so let's begin with the bad news so we save all the good stuff for the end...


Steam Greenlight
At the moment we are still working on bringing Eastern Front on Steam. So far we have some build to test, but unfortunately Eastern Front cannot run as a Steam game at the moment. Thankfully Relic is helping us with this and they have supported us during all the Greenlight process. Let's hope they bring good news to us soon :).

New Models
We are still working on some of the missing models for Ostheer and Soviets, hopefully we will have them for the Steam version. Which new models we are talking about? The new T-70, T-60, T-34/76, T-34/85, SU-85, SU-100, SU-76, Katyusha. We have other models to fix but these ones have priority.

Now let's focus on the rest of the announcement on the good news!


Changes for this version
As we said in our previous announcement, the Soviet and Ostheer armies got several changes for balance's sake, in our internal test the gameplay was improved, so we hope you can agree with us. We decided to call this version internally the "Pre-Steam" version, because it will be the last version we release only in ModDB. As such, it is intended to be like a beta of what the Steam version will be, and you shold expect some stuff not properly finished so, please report anything odd you find so we can fix it for the Steam version. This version already works with the latest version on Steam.

The ZiS-3 field gun will be added in the Support Barracks replacing the ZiS-2, while the former will be unlocked when picking up the Propaganda Strategy Tactics Tree second upgrade in the right hand side.

The Commissar call-in was replaced by a "Commissar" upgrade. When you unlock it on your Propaganda Strategy tree, it will enable an ability that allows you to select and instantly upgrade a conscript squad into a Shtrafnie squad. This new squad gets three PPD-38 submachine guns, increasing their firepower in close combat. Regular Conscripts also got an improvement so early game combat against enemy units is better. The most easily things to spot in this new version are:

  • The Soviet army now has a SG-43 Goryunov as heavy machine gun and anti-blob asset. It can be recruited from the Support Barracks. Thanks to DMz for the new model!
  • The Mortar team also got a new mortar model, courtesy of The Soldier and DMz.
  • The new Mustering Tent, Armoury and Support Barracks models are completely done, thanks to Burro and Walki.
  • The T-34 series now have an additional upgrade: you can replace it's hull mounted machine gun with an ATO-42 flamethrower.




And for the Ostheer army, they also had several improvements, first of all some units were reallocated to another tier and some Command Tree abilities were modified. There is no medic halftrack for Ostheer (at least in this version) and the veterancy has been tweaked according to the feedback received and our internal tests as well. We have changed some infantry squad upgrades to other type of infantry units to create a better gameplay as well, in example: No more light MG 34 team, but Panzerfusiliers can now purchase these ones instead of the submachine upgrade and Landsers now use the MP40/II and at the moment they get the squad leader after they get the MP 40 upgrade(that will change for the Steam version to "when they get Seargant Promotion"); Jagers no longer get the MP 44(or StG 44 as it is known as well) or Gewehr rifles, but now they get a Mkb42(H) that is customized to do both weapon's job.

The Support Army Troops command tree received several changes: the first ability available at the left hand side is a medic kit airdrop. These will be airdropped just like paratrooper units are and you need to "capture" them before using them and they have a fixed time of use before they are depleted and "die"; they can be targeted by the enemy to avoid giving a break to some injured infantry troops or can be captured if the opponent manages to get to the landing zone first and then it will heal the enemy infantry until it is depleted or destroyed. Wespe now comes in it's own call-in at the end of the Support Army Tree, and the Luchs was removed from the Schutzen War Camp along with the Panzerjägers from the Infantry Gefechts Kommand and are now available as group call-in in the second upgrade in this very tree in the right hand side. The Ostheer Halftrack also got some visual improvements and we have a new Elefant model(which still needs to be scaled up btw), but you will see this by yourself soon. Now, we also present a small gallery of screenshots with some visible changes they got:





About the incoming models, we have some pictures of the new T-60:


Once we have more to show, I'll post them here.

Hopefully, they will be finished before we sort out everything on Steam.


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At the moment we only have a full installer version and it is waiting authorization in ModDB so, to some of you it will appear as unavailable for a little while. Since it is a full version, the launcher is not going to detect it. We will add the mirrors as soon as we can.

Thanks for downloading and continue to enjoy,

Archaic Entertainment Team

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Changes for the next version!

March 17, 2014, 03:53:20 PM by Enrique 'Blackbishop' E.

Hello comrades,

It is time to talk about some of the upcoming changes for the Soviet and Ostheer factions in Eastern Front. Since we couldn't release our previous patch due to the issues with Company of Heroes updates, we continued working and improving the build, so we have now what we think it is more balanced and enjoyable to play rather than in previous versions. We will start talking about Soviets.

One of the big changes of the Soviet army, is the removal of the upgrades in the Support Barracks used to unlock the units, now they require additional buildings to be unlocked. We also replaced the ZiS-2 anti tank gun with the ZiS-3, because the latter was more common and the ZiS-2 is a much stronger AT gun and having the most powerful AT gun (zis-2) available so early in the game just looks/feels strange... so the ZiS-3 was a better choice. However, would that mean the end of the appereance of the ZiS-2 in Eastern Front mod? We don't think so.


ZiS-3 will be the regular anti tank gun that you can recruit from the Support Barracks. ZiS-2 now is a special unit for the Propaganda War Strategy Command Tree. You can get it unlocking the second right-hand side upgrade on that tree, and it will replace the ZiS-3. If you have several ZiS-3 units on the field, they will remain as it, but you can pay some resources to convert them into ZiS-2. If you recrew a lost ZiS-3 as Soviet player, you can upgrade it as well.

The Tank Hall also got some tweaks, being the most important ones: getting a third upgrade in order to unlock the mighty IS-2 and you can now use T-34/85 and SU-100 in the same match. We are still working to get the new models onboard, we hope to get the T-60 and the T-70 to replace the old models when this new patch rolls out.

Conscripts also got a boost, they now can recrew heavy weapons, although you surely know how delicate they are, so it is up to you how to use it in your favor. The Commissar call-in was also removed, in it's place you now get an ability that let you select a Conscript squad and convert it into the Shtrafnie squad(whose squad leader is equipped with a PPD-34 submachine gun).


And now, the last change to report about the Soviet Army... is that they now can use Heavy Machine guns. Yes, you are not dreaming nor drunk.

We tried several workarounds for blob suppression weapons based off vehicles, but all of them are gimmicky and do not work right.
  • First try was the Ford GPA, which doesnt work because it's destroyed by frontal assault with SMGs, fausts, schreck hits and Hafthohlladung as it's immobile while in suppression mode.
  • Second was T90 with lockdown, also doesnt work properly because it's also suffering the same problems as above.
  • Third is suppression with Red banner Strelky with DP28. Also doesn't work because it limits strategy. Always Red Banners + DP28 or you'll loose to lategame Axis blobs - without suppression they can just run through your army, much like the old USA rangerspam when they had no exhaust effect after "Fire Up", just that Axis do not even need it because Soviets can't suppress.
This is something that soviets already suffer from since a very long time. Only chance to fix this seems to be by adding a hmg type weapon to them... and so we did.


However, this weapon, the SG-43 Goryunov, it is just a temporal replacement as a heavy machine gun team. Our real goal is to finish this one:


Meanwhile, we will remain using the placeholder(Credits to DMz). There are more subtle changes for Soviets, but that will be for another time. For now let's talk about Ostheer...


The Sturmpioniers now get Gewehrs 41 when purchasing their combat upgrade.



Landser squads can now get three MP40 instead of a MKB42(W)



Or two Panzerbüchse 39 anti tank rifles.



Ostheer can now produce mortar teams when selecting the Support pool.



Panzerfusiliers no longer get MP40/IIs, they can get now MG-34s.



Jägers no longer have Gewehr 43 as upgrade; they don't have MP44s,
 but they use something similar...



The Support Army Troops tree no longer gives you either Wespe or Panzer 38t,
you now get a Panzerjager squad with a Luchs light tank for support.
(Wespe is it's own call-in at the end of the tree
and Panzerjagers are no longer available as regular unit)



First new unit: the Skirmish Commander, only one available at the field,
 just like the Soviet Command Squad... however both use different abilities.



Second new unit: Bombardier Team, composed of one soldier equipped
 with a Granatbüchse 39 and two more using MP40s. Replaces the LMG Team.


Thanks for your support,

Archaic Entertainment Team

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