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Shedding a little light.
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Posted 2013-09-02 at 12:32 by Chuc

Hey guys, hope you all are enjoying v1.0.
Here's a little sneak peek on one of the new things we have in the works.

Tim's doing up a wonderful 'generic' flare gun to be used by both unconventional and conventional forces for illumination and signalling. The texture, audio, kit allocation and illumination effect are still being worked on.




40mm UGLs will also tout a new parachute flare round, which will function as a means for a squad to illuminate a large area for up to under a minute, allowing the squad to more effectively fight under low light conditions.

By Tim as well (a real sport, considering this next model isn't really a test of his hi-poly modelling skills..), is the M17A1 Flare Launcher (colloquially referred to as the Pop Flare), which is a one-shot self-contained flare launcher, fired by slamming the bottom of the launcher.


A 2D sketch mock, planning the animation for the Pop Flare.

Look forward to playing with these toys in a future patch!
Updated 2013-09-02 at 13:11 by Chuc
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    Originally Posted by titsmcgee852 View Comment
    This is gonna lag like it does in FH2 won't it? Nonetheless, looks really cool.
    It doesn't lag in FH2. The spotlight do though.
    Posted 2013-09-02 at 15:42 by Pvt.LHeureux Pvt.LHeureux is offline
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    Hulabi's Avatar
    Militaries atleast use flares that do not ignite the second they leave the barrel, this would be borderline suicidal because it would give away your position.
    The flares ignite about 5 seconds after they leave the barrel and they do not last that long, usually they're anywhere between 7-15 seconds max (a pistol fired flare) a mortar fired illumination round lasts up to 45 seconds usually.

    But great work nontheless
    Posted 2013-09-02 at 16:00 by Hulabi Hulabi is offline
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    Death!'s Avatar
    I just hope you guys are doing dark maps FOR REAL with it. No more goddamn full moon.
    Posted 2013-09-02 at 16:24 by Death! Death! is offline
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    I hated these things in the army, always messing up my eye adaptation when in the receiving end.

    Might as well bring night vision back if you're going to introduce more low light fighting.
    Posted 2013-09-02 at 16:47 by splatters splatters is offline
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    I don't see this working well. Damn good job Chuc though.

    This is gonna be spammed constantly, I know it as a fact. Plus, IRL... does soldiers actually have flare guns? no,.
    Posted 2013-09-02 at 17:30 by matty1053 matty1053 is offline
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    Hulabi's Avatar
    Originally Posted by matty1053 View Comment
    Plus, IRL... does soldiers actually have flare guns? no,.
    Why not? I sure know i had one, just like my squad leader had one, and my platoon leader.
    Posted 2013-09-02 at 17:38 by Hulabi Hulabi is offline
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    Redamare's Avatar
    AWESOME Just a some feed back! I find it weird in some instances that a squad leader would want to use a flare gun :l I do indeed like the Hand held flares

    Flare gun should be Anti personnel Kit, Pilot kit, spotter kit and Heavy MG kit

    The Crewman kit should have the placable road flares or pop flares as well as the Engineer kit
    Posted 2013-09-02 at 17:51 by Redamare Redamare is offline
    Updated 2013-09-05 at 22:17 by Redamare
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    Arc_Shielder's Avatar
    Very impressive guys. Keep up the good work.

    Can we count on mortar flares in the future as well?
    Posted 2013-09-02 at 17:52 by Arc_Shielder Arc_Shielder is offline
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    Can soviet flares be modeled? (mostly just a tube+some labels that are easy to add)
    Posted 2013-09-02 at 18:32 by ComradeHX ComradeHX is offline
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    Originally Posted by matty1053 View Comment
    Plus, IRL... does soldiers actually have flare guns? no,.
    Yes they do.
    Posted 2013-09-02 at 19:34 by Hurricane Hurricane is offline

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