Fallout mod for Hearts of Iron2.

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by doomtrader, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. doomtrader

    doomtrader First time out of the vault

    Dec 20, 2005
    Hello everybody.

    We would like to announce that works over compilation of best RPG and best strategy game ever has been started.

    We would like to introduce you: "The Fallout Mod for Hearts of Iron 2"

    Have you ever been thinking about reuniting USA as a human nation? Or maybe you would like to control whole factions from the back seat and decide who will get your energy? Have you been dreaming about defeating and conquer those weak humans and rotten ghouls when leading Mutants? Or maybe you want to take a leadership over the final cell of evolution and wipe out all biological trash?

    All those paths are awaits you in new mod that we would like to create as a tribut for two best computer series ever. Dangerous and undiscovered world known from RPG series Fallout taken into best strategy game Hearts of Iron 2.

    Join our efforts at www.terranova.dk in creating this mod. Help us to improve it and make it better.
    Thanks to thefantastic CORE and VIP community we can now start our works.
    Let's threat that site as a place when we can rest and tell stories about our adventures in wild Wastelands.
    Post your comments, opinions, ideas and thoughts about how this mod should look like. We are not mading it for ourselves. We are creating it for all the people who would like to once again follow the paths of the Chosen One.

    Wastelands awaits YOU!

    Everybody is welcome!

    Direct link to subforum:
    http://www.terranova.dk/viewforum.php?f=68
     
  2. doomtrader

    doomtrader First time out of the vault

    Dec 20, 2005
    To make this annoucement more clear I should probably said that we are looking people that would like to propose some ideas, thoughts, opinions about Fallout world. We would like to make this story interesting and very playable.
    We also need a people that would like to share with their knowledge about w Wastelands.

    This is going to be strategic game and the scenario won't be fitted excatly from Interplay games but we would like to implement that specific climate wich has been found by so many peoplel in RPG games.

    Please join our efforts and help us to create this mod so good that it will be worth to buy HoI2 only for it.

    So come on, go to the www.terranova.dk to "The Fallout Mod" section and take a look on what we want to do and help us to improve it.

    All of you are more than welcome.
     
  3. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    To make this announcement more clear, you should have edited the original post instead of adding another one.
     
  4. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    Interesting, How much work is it to mod HOI2?

    I have seen HOI2 in the shop and considered buying it. I get the impression that it is basicaly an advanced version of Risk.

    So will this mod be "Fallout Risk" for lack of a better term?
     
  5. doomtrader

    doomtrader First time out of the vault

    Dec 20, 2005
    HoI 2 is rather combination of RISK, steel panthers and Civilization.

    It's very very easy to mod it. You can change units statistics, map resources, countries provinces, technologies, ministers, military commanders. Most aspects of the game can be modded with using notepad (some part of graphics - like i.e leaders pictures or sprites can be modded to).
    If you are thinking about buying HoI2 better buy Doomsday It's a standalone expansion set (but it has got everything that is in full version) and it should be in stores around 7th of April (on-line stores are sending it right now).

    At teh first look it's somewhat confusing, but the tutoriall is pretty good and community is helpfull. If you like strategy games and modding then HoI2 is one of the best choices.
    I'm not kidding.

    Here you can get some info about Doomsday:

    http://www.paradoxplaza.com/heartsofiron2_dd.asp

    Here are the links where to download demo of DD:
    http://www.europa-universalis.com/forum/showthread.php?t=239402&page=1 (last for three hours of playing).

    Here is a forum regarding Hearts of Iron 2:
    http://www.europa-universalis.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=255


    If you've got any more questions PM me or post here. I'll try to answer them.
     
  6. doomtrader

    doomtrader First time out of the vault

    Dec 20, 2005
    I would like to present you some icons made for this mod:



    and latest version of map:

    East:


    West:


    Alasca:


    Mexico:


    Rest belongs to Wastelands but is controlled by Rebels.

    Please post your comments.
     
  7. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Just two board things: firstly, you have already been told not to double post, secondly, when posting several large pics, it's much preferable to post clickable thumbnails, which is just as easy with pics hosted on Imageshack.
     
  8. doomtrader

    doomtrader First time out of the vault

    Dec 20, 2005
    I'm sorry about that pictures, next time I'll post miniatures.

    I'm just trying to inform people how works are going. I also thought that if post merging is off then really important things could be posted separatly.
     
  9. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    Looks okay I suppose, but its hard to tell until you make a new interface.
     
  10. doomtrader

    doomtrader First time out of the vault

    Dec 20, 2005
    What do you mean by new interface?
     
  11. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Not a big fan of the Tictacs definition of the BOS. Nor robots. Ugh.

    Like the West California map, though. Although VC should be in the area directly south of Gecko.
     
  12. doomtrader

    doomtrader First time out of the vault

    Dec 20, 2005
    Tictacs?
    Does it means you don't like the names?
    Then how should it be?
    For sure we need a better name for Robots - any propositions?

    Thanks for a tip.
     
  13. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    I meant by that that I'm not a fan of Fallout: Tactics' handling of the setting, with the crap-ideas of an expansionist, nazi-esque fascist BOS and Vault 0/robots.

    The whole 'robots' faction in Tictacs suck, AT-AT style behemots with heavy machineguns mounted on them don't fit the Fallout setting in any way, nor those "pacification bots". Somebody from MicroForte must have watched Ghost in the Shell too much. For Robots in the FO world, see the brainbot or hoverbots, both heavily inspired on the 50's sci-fi style. See: Flash Gordon, Jetsons robots.
     
  14. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    Err you might find that a lot of people here think only Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 are the *real fallouts* though a few of us do except Fallout Tactics, any mention of FO:BOS (the console "game") is considered kind of bad.

    You could take a look at the Civ mod for a few faction ideas, as they got the same response to the robots (hey I liked the bots, just not sure how well they fit)

    As far as plot and unit types if you can go as much off FO1 and FO2 the more you will find people except it, though there were a few good deas in FOT.

    By interface I mean the GUI (graphics user interface), if you can give this a 'fallouty' appearence it will remind people of FO and help induce the "fallout feel". I know this is a little vague, but take a look at how I used the FO interface in my minigame "vertibird asualt", though the game wasnt really a fallout game a simple thing like using the FO interface made it at least remind people of FO.

    Look at Wooz's signiture and notice how the look is similar to the FO look, so his signiture has a FO look to it.

    Even using the fallout font (which you can download) will make a massice difference.
     
  15. doomtrader

    doomtrader First time out of the vault

    Dec 20, 2005
    Thank you guys. It's getting more clear now.
    The sad truth is that if we won't place enough many factions into the game will make it just boring.
    About the BoS that will mostly dependt from the player does it become facist or no (via internal policy sliders).

    About the font's. I'm not pretty sure can we really change it. But about the other parts of the interface it's quite modable as most of the things are in .bmp files.
    Below is a link for BoS interface background:

    http://rapidshare.de/files/17321502/Fallout_BoS.zip.html

    Take a look and tell what you think.
     
  16. XavierSS

    XavierSS First time out of the vault

    Apr 6, 2006
    Flag proposals. Author JRShield
    Any comments welcomed.
    fallout mod dev team



    arroyo
    den
    ncr
    necropolis
    robots
    shi empire
    wastelands
    mexican raiders
    mutants
    mexico
    hub
    west BoS
     
  17. XavierSS

    XavierSS First time out of the vault

    Apr 6, 2006


    five added: USA/Vipers/Enclave/Canada/east BoS
     
  18. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    OK, what was so Earth-shatteringly new in that last post that you couldn't just edit it into your previous one? One more double post like this and I'll vat the entire thread. If you have a dedicated forum there's no particular reason to flood this one with huge, nearly identical pictures unless you know there's interest.
     
  19. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    okay, I've looked at the zip file that you uploaded, can you show us an in-game shot with the new interface, since I'm not familiar with HOI2 I cant visualise whole thing.

    PS:
    I good image host is www.imageshack.us that has thumbnail support. Also dont get offended by the warnings for double postings, large images etc... I got warned by Roshshambo when I first joined up (NMA was the first forum I used so I didnt know I could edit posts), just learn from it and you're fit in fine :)
     
  20. doomtrader

    doomtrader First time out of the vault

    Dec 20, 2005
    Here is a ingame screen for West BoS.

    Hope you like it



    About the fonts, we have to figure it out how to replace them.
    Can be the Fallout 2 fonts downloaded from somewhere in .bmp file?