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Mineral
2014-03-18, 10:51
http://i.imgur.com/y80oL2v.jpg

Hi guys, here to bring you a little update on what's going on with the community mod of the Syrian Conflict.

If you haven't played the latest public release yet, the Syrian Rebels and the Sbeneh Outskirts map were included into the main build! The Syrian Rebels are representing all factions fighting on the opposition in Syria. We tried to give them their own unique look and feel and unlike the Iraq Insurgents in PR the Syrian rebels have access to logistics and deployable assets and have interesting and varied kit layout. We think they will offer a good balance against the MEC and offer for some nice new tactics. Feel free to provide feedback in the appropriate places on these forums for the so far implemented Syrian work. In this post I will first discuss the assets that were implemented so far and then move on to work that is still in progress.

Sbeneh Outskirsts Map (2x2km)

Sbeneh Outskirts, the new map with the latest release is based on a real place where today there is still active fighting. The map is almost a direct replicate of the real place, [R-CON]Rabbit truly made a beautiful map. It offers dense cities, orchards and compounds and so much more to fight in. It's a unique experience each time. You got to play it to believe it. For a short video I'll link you to the release update. (https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f604-pr-changelogs/127618-pr-bf2-v1-1-4-0-changelog.html)

http://i.imgur.com/cAKP7E7.gif

http://i.imgur.com/n5DHRGD.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/4Yf8fIi.png) http://i.imgur.com/F5lTAX0.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/4ztKcgP.png) http://i.imgur.com/me1pDmR.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/Eq3Vadw.png) http://i.imgur.com/y4pJz3o.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/1gyEUD8.png)


You might have noticed that the MEC is fighting the Syrian rebels on Sbeneh, this is because we haven't finished the Syrian Armed Forces yet. Which is still pretty far from being done. So for now the MEC will have to be placeholder for the SAF. But as said before, when the SAF is done they will be very much different from MEC :)

Zu-23-2 Anti-Aircraft Cannon & Truck

A new asset for the Syrian rebels ( and in the future other factions) that you can already find on Sbeneh is Ural-truck with a mounted ZU-23-2. There is also a stationary variant available. It is a soviet 23mm twin-barrel autocannon. It was made in the 1950's but is still used by many nations and unconventional rebel forces. This weapon also led to the development of the next point of this post :)

http://i.imgur.com/k7yBRRl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/etTuPRY.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/dzuJw5a.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/qhXkhSb.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/EFO5bZq.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/PT1A9kz.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/BnvTvad.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/2CufHut.jpg)

Zu-23-4 Shilka Air Defence Vehicle

Not featured in the current release due some annoying bugs is the Shilka. A new Air Defence Vehicle for MEC and later for the SAF. We are fixing it to go into a alternative layer of Sbeneh as initially planned. The model was originally made by BF2:USI. The shilka is a light armored,self-propelled radar guided Air Defence Vehicle. It uses the same 23mm barrels as seen on the ZU-23-2. It's often also called 'Zeus'.

http://i.imgur.com/KrqRbbL.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/OrPAhlg.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/lQZDQi0.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/dKGVow7.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/bBd6Axr.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/P60IFfc.jpg)

AKM & AKMS

We are working on the implementation of the AKM and AKMS, a weapon that the AK series in PR is still missing now for a long time. It will be seen on the Syrian Rebels and the army and possibly also in quite a few other PR factions as it has a broad range of implementation options. We got permission from Mr. Rifleman to use his truly amazing model and wonderful textures were done by Bull. For now the Syrian Rebels will be seen with the existing AK series as they still have to be coded(deviation & recoil classes) and implemented into to the kit layouts.

http://i.imgur.com/74w48Jn.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/fzeDik5.jpg)

Talbisah Map (2x2km)

In the works by [R-CON]Rodrigoma is a brand new Syrian map, titled Talbisah. Again based on a real place. You can expect both a dense urban area surrounded by farmland & lots of other interesting POI. The map is still being finished and layouts are still being discussed so for now you'll have to do with these beauty screenshots :)

http://i.imgur.com/9sEY8Vc.gif

http://i.imgur.com/cYP3coZ.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/LTsSnFn.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/uOhpZtv.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/5AHNwKt.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/2sfjuuj.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/0yxYz2K.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/g7UpTj6.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/nKuUUlU.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/1aTccLV.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/Cneobqt.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/DbX22m1.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/dI7enbr.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/XiqEeWW.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/3j3YJhO.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/YUEY7bs.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/Z6hgl3Z.jpg)

GAZ Truck Series

A new truck series for the Syrian army is still WIP as well but progressing well. It is waiting for a brand new set of textures in order to be finished. It will be used as transport and logistics truck for the army and might also be used as a flatbet truck for a AA-gun or other mounted weapons.

http://i.imgur.com/WSNcXMY.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/H7yvAzi.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/VWZDK0R.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/V9rccLL.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/xgh08kc.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/JBMKHqd.jpg)

RPG-29
As a new HAT for both the Syrian Rebels and the army we are making a RPG-29. The RPG-29 uses the PG-29V Tandem-warhead, one of the few warheads that can penetrate modern composite-armored MBT's.The model is nearly done but requires a talented 3D artist to finish. The original model was made by Frede.

http://i.imgur.com/4ForblP.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/mcgArqd.jpg)

MIG-23 & MIG-21
We also have 2 new jets in the making, the MIG-23(left on pictures) and MIG-21(right). They were made by Clivewil. They mostly lack decent PR-coding but since we have no maps in development to place these on it might take some time until you see these in-game. The MIG-21 is the most-produced supersonic jet in history, used by over 60 nations world wide. It is a fighter-jet with a 23mm GSh-23 cannon,AA missiles and 2 500kg bombs. The MIG-23 is a fighter/bomber from 1967. It features a 23mm GSh-23L cannon and can hold up to 3000kg of bombs and missiles.


http://i.imgur.com/UtzW6fI.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/wWV0Xxr.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/Etdog3Q.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/p6T8Nwm.jpg) http://i.imgur.com/ZlGXmQ0.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/q3aOLTB.jpg)

T-55 Medium Tank

We might also see a T-55 for the rebels. The T-55 is a medium tank from 1955, the most produced tank in history. It features a 100mm cannon and a 7.62mm coax. It would be a excellent alternative next to PR's T-62 tank for our unconventional forces. The model requires some heavy 3D work. The original model comes from the USI-mod.

http://i.imgur.com/FroqtQE.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/nbGNMNB.jpg)

Community Modders Needed

Other then those tasks it's mostly getting the kit geometries and player models done, which will take a while. Also quite a bit of work on re-texturing existing PR assets but we should be able to handle that.

Project Reality: Syria is largely a community developed minimod and we need the help of you, the community to help finish and polish it off. Take a look at our Community tasks (https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f388-pr-bf2-community-modding/127405-syrian-conflict-community-modding-tasks.html#post1988003) if you are willing to help.

For the latest updates and remaining tasks I will link you to our design plan. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AuM1JZ9L_rWidHNvYVhsVC1WZV9qWm5SM3ZVaUozc UE&output=html) Also keep an eye on the comfac forums to see some of our WIP assets and all the other comfacs of course.

We want to thank everyone who has helped so far. Being both people on the PR team and the community!

Hopefully this gives you a good insight on what's going on and what is left to do. Any people willing to help with this or other comfac,contact us or just start a thread about it :)

Nate.
2014-03-18, 11:50
Wow, you guys have made incredible work since you started! I am very impressed, I hadn't thought you would pull this off so quickly.
Very well done, the second map looks awesome aswell.

Pronck
2014-03-18, 12:00
VLnWf1sQkjY

When I read this highlight. I think the Syria Community Faction is a great addition to PR, I hope we will see it in PR2 as well after a few years.

[FSA]IrRahman
2014-03-18, 12:05
Holy shit, this AKMS looks gorgeous.
The assets are amazing and maps feel really Syrian.
Thank you Wouter and whole Syrian faction team!

K4on
2014-03-18, 12:12
Let me point out that also a few PR Team members have also put quite some energy in helping the Syrian faction team to get the release done.

GlaDi
2014-03-18, 12:13
DAT SHILKA AND RPG = heart attack :D Good job.

James2464
2014-03-18, 12:29
Amazing work! Keep it up!

Wayet
2014-03-18, 12:46
[QUOTE=B.Pronk(NL);1991313]VLnWf1sQkjY

lol i wanted to post that ... anyway looks aweomse

Dude_Nukem
2014-03-18, 12:54
Impressive stuff! We are getting spoiled up here, man. Really like the climat of the maps and just the whole faction, just the whole thing actualy. Keep it up and thank you all for this :-).

TBoy205
2014-03-18, 12:55
Wow. Much Syria. Many Rebel. So Reality.

Tim270
2014-03-18, 12:56
Good stuff!

cribbaaa
2014-03-18, 14:42
I love Sbeneh already but I don't care much for MEC so I'm really looking forward to the SAF faction :)

Roque_THE_GAMER
2014-03-18, 15:10
cool, much tings are coming!

and the Russian army will get that new RPG?

СпецнаЗ-TUR
2014-03-18, 16:29
Камаз would be better than Газ but anyway its looking really cool... And You guys should add new RPG to Russian Army too :)) Can't waiting for the new maaappsss..!

Rezza
2014-03-18, 20:57
Sweet work.

Jakoporeeno
2014-03-18, 21:03
so many new wars you're gonna have a lot of suggestions

Daniel
2014-03-18, 21:53
AWESOME update!! Shilka ftw! xD


K4on;1991318']Let me point out that also a few PR Team members have also put quite some energy in helping the Syrian faction team to get the release done.

What kind of "energy" did the PR team members have to put in to get the release done?
(no modelling, no texturing, or am I wrong? )


Камаз would be better than Газ but anyway ...

Pls explain those two words in our language. -.- thx :)

Kalasznikow47
2014-03-18, 22:48
Pls explain those two words in our language. -.- thx :)


It's Kamaz and GAZ

camo
2014-03-19, 02:10
Really awesome work, sbeneh is already one of my favourite maps i cant wait for more.

torenico
2014-03-19, 11:30
T-55 omnomnom, Migs!

Excellent stuff :)

karaya
2014-03-19, 12:48
Found some footage from the real Sebneh battle actually the town is called Al-Sabinah, the video includes footage of the Syrian army on the attack, i have still yet to find a video from the rebels side

Tlyv9Z3YLZk

Dukuu_npanop
2014-03-19, 15:53
Sorry guys, but GAZ-34 (6x6) was only an experimental model, never left USSR. GAZ-66 (4x4) is more widespread: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/%D0%93%D0%90%D0%97-66_%D0%B2_%D0%A5%D0%B0%D0%B1%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BE%D0% B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B5.JPG/800px-%D0%93%D0%90%D0%97-66_%D0%B2_%D0%A5%D0%B0%D0%B1%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BE%D0% B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B5.JPG?uselang=ru

Mineral
2014-03-19, 17:05
Sorry guys, but GAZ-34 (6x6) was only an experimental model, never left USSR. GAZ-66 (4x4) is more widespread

Yeah, the PR Team noticed this as well. This is unfortunately due to my bad research on the trucks. Although I picked the 6 wheeler mostly for it's length as I had fears that the back otherwise wouldn't fit all 6 soldiers.

It is still possible to turn it into a 4 wheeler but that would require yet another 3D artist to work on this when we already have practically nobody to do these tasks :( So for now work will continue on it like it is now.

GlaDi
2014-03-19, 17:27
Sbeneh is the map that I'd love to see on CE3 :D It's even better than Falujah! Great work. But I've got one question for Ya: When I 'll be able to shoot from Shilka or RPG 29?

Pvt.LHeureux
2014-03-19, 17:57
This is AWESOME!! :D

Glocknade
2014-03-19, 23:54
Wow guys, thanks for this awesome map! Sbeneh has to be my favorite map in the mod so far, great assets, great location, great action.

zloyrash
2014-03-20, 03:23
Wow! I love it! Great!
But I would love to see true GAZ (4x4)

Mouthpiece
2014-03-20, 12:46
Excellent work, guys! You define the community!

Curry
2014-03-20, 16:07
Now thats a highlight, awesome content. Great work Syrian Mod team, asymetric warfare at its finest. Looking forward to see more.

Keep it up!

cheers,
Curry.

Daniel
2014-03-21, 16:01
And, what is the progress like on the Shilka and Talbisah right now, soon a release of that 2nd epic map? :) 8)
(or where can I find it? Cause it is neither in Community Factions NOR in Community Modding or it's sub-forum "Community Maps", so pls tell me, where is it gone; Where can I find it??)

Mineral
2014-03-21, 16:26
It's made by [R-CON]Rodrigoma so naturally the map thread is on the PR-team forums :)

We will provide more updates and news when they are needed. Just wait for that :p

RazoR41
2014-03-21, 22:20
Sbenheh (Is that how you pronounce/spell it?) is a great map!

Great to hear that more updates are coming! :)

Microwaife
2014-03-21, 22:21
Theres no thread about Talbisah afaik.
But I think you can guess alot from the minimap :)

Insanitypays
2014-04-01, 01:46
Mineral;1991811']Although I picked the 6 wheeler mostly for it's length as I had fears that the back otherwise wouldn't fit all 6 soldiers.

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7404/asyrap002.jpg Different vehicle but the length looks about the same as the 4w

Human_001
2014-04-01, 09:06
Finally, The AKM!! I have to point out though that AKMS and AKM has straight shoulder stock. I hope you guys can change that.

ComradeHX
2014-04-03, 09:26
No one noticed the "AKMS" is using wrong stock? (both stock model and angle are wrong)

Mineral
2014-04-03, 09:39
No one noticed the "AKMS" is using wrong stock? (both stock model and angle are wrong)

I took the stock from the AK47 as otherwise we would have to model a new one and then the animations wouldn't work anymore. Not a really big deal anyway IMO.

ComradeHX
2014-04-04, 07:58
Mineral;1995612']I took the stock from the AK47 as otherwise we would have to model a new one and then the animations wouldn't work anymore. Not a really big deal anyway IMO.

Why not just omit the stock unfolding animation?

aryoseno12
2014-05-08, 09:34
i hope the syrian has the stg44 in pr, i hear they got a little of them

ryan d ale
2014-05-12, 08:48
i hope the syrian has the stg44 in pr, i hear they got a little of them

Indeed. Would be a nice novelty to see it featured.

watch?v=w3-tW24u8gc

Midnight_o9
2014-05-12, 09:59
They have the guns, but do they have the rounds for them? 7.92x33 isn't exactly a mass produced calibre bullet, is it?
Only very few countries still use those.

Hokunin
2014-05-22, 01:38
I think Syrian rebels should have such vehicles, as it is in RL :-o :

http://www.nairaland.com/attachments/1675168_lFNux_jpgbda690c61f2fd484209d8055b993bbe9

ComradeHX
2014-05-25, 09:24
I think Syrian rebels should have such vehicles, as it is in RL :-o :

http://www.nairaland.com/attachments/1675168_lFNux_jpgbda690c61f2fd484209d8055b993bbe9

Did they ever report on what happened to it?

Yugoslav
2014-05-31, 01:44
I check the Design plan every once in a while and was wondering if you could include a change-log when its updated? Really like the work you guys are doing.

Mineral
2014-05-31, 08:56
mmm, that's a bit though :p I also want to keep a few surprises so the changelogs might give a bit too much a way :)

What I can tell you that right now, most of the texture work has been done. Most vehicles,kits and soldier textures are done thanks to infinitypays(awesome community texture artist!). I'm in my exams right now but I hope to commit lots of time in july to the mod. Exporting the kit models(had lots of bugs last time), find people o finish the AKM and RPG29 and then we should be pretty much ready to go :)

Beee8190
2014-05-31, 20:45
I can't even tell you how much is that AKM anticipated ;)

Daxt2
2014-06-04, 04:05
Can't wait!

Rezza
2014-06-09, 20:15
Kind of on topic i guess :D

http://www.syrianperspective.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/BptStk0IAAAblSz.jpg-large.jpg

SyriousT
2014-06-11, 00:51
Nice to see my country in a very beautiful game, you make me very happy :)

Daniel
2014-06-11, 19:14
Nice to see my country in a very beautiful game, you make me very happy :)

Your profile says you're from North Korea... ? :p

SyriousT
2014-06-11, 19:42
Your profile says you're from North Korea... ? :p

There is no Syria :( so i picked our ally Democratic Korea

Daniel
2014-06-11, 21:20
That is really your "ally" ? o_O Wow...

Mineral
2014-06-11, 22:10
Aaaand no political discussion here. Stop it here :)

Thanks for showing interest!

SyriousT
2014-06-12, 19:11
Mineral;2013982']Aaaand no political discussion here. Stop it here :)

Thanks for showing interest!

you got it :)
ps: i read your "Aaaand" first "Assad" lol

Zulnex
2014-06-14, 03:57
Absolutely stunning! Keep up the fantastic work Developers.

matty1053
2014-06-20, 21:33
Da
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da
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DAYUM.

Death!
2014-06-27, 01:56
T-55 will be a wonderful adition to PR! With a bit more of work you guys could turn it into a Type 59D for the Chinese.

http://www.army-guide.com/images/type59d_01.jpg
http://www.army-guide.com/images/type59d_04.jpg
It could act as the chinese tank on insurgency or pretty much as a "heavy IFV" on AAS, since the Chinese got only BMP-2 copies on the game.

Same for AKM, looking forward for that. Great work!

Mineral
2014-06-27, 08:51
Yeah, I think the same with you :) Unfortunately at this point the T55 won't be making a first possible release of the SAF. The model needs some heavy work by somebody who knows how to export tanks to BF2. Things like setting up the tracks is not a easy task. So it's not looking good for the t55 :(

Orca19904
2014-08-15, 05:00
Funny thing is that some maps in the game have 'dead' T55 tanks in them already, yet no playable ones. Definitely a long time coming. I'm guessing that the T55's will not have a Commander's DShK machine gun like on the T62?

SyriousT
2014-08-20, 09:36
are you making a new soldier model or just re-texture of the MEC one?

Mineral
2014-08-20, 10:19
Given our limited resources we simply retextured the MEC forces. You can't really make new soldier models for vBF2. Kits we could have made ourselves but we decided to mix together existing PR kit geometries as they all were already pretty much ingame.

oaldyouli
2014-12-30, 17:03
Good job. :-)

J.Brawn
2015-01-04, 12:07
Looks very nice. :3

Wayet
2015-01-06, 19:49
awesome work

greg3000
2015-01-16, 17:37
soooo can we replace the ak-47 with the akm in all of the insurgent\taliban\malitan factions ?

Mineral
2015-01-16, 18:17
To some degree yes. We have placed the AKM on multiple factions so you'll see some replacements of AK47/AK74 for sure. But the AK47 will remain active in most factions that have them right now in PR. Just in lesser numbers.

Salaheddine
2015-01-16, 22:46
very good but no update since 9/24/2014.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AuM1JZ9L_rWidHNvYVhsVC1WZV9qWm5SM3ZVaUozc UE&output=html

still in development?

Mineral
2015-01-16, 22:47
Sort of. Not for a few months now. Not really worth the effort without some more maps to put them on :)

Salaheddine
2015-01-17, 00:54
Good to know, thanx.

Kurz
2015-02-16, 15:25
Looks nice :grin:

The_MDexs
2015-03-04, 07:36
Awesome