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  FileFront Network Insider #161 - Network News
  Posted by: Danny on 09-12-2010 @ 18:58
This News Item has been viewed 184,442 times
Welcome to all, for the 161st version of the Filefront Network Insider, there have been a lot of new files this week for more of the network sites including the usual maps, a few modifications, lots of maps and of course lots of news from the Network Sites as well as from Gaming Today. The news from Gaming today includes more news from Penny Arcade Expo (PAX 2010) including more news from Portal 2, as well as a preview of Star Wars the Old Republic, and more info on Fear 3, Fallout New Vegas, Lord of the Rings Online and more. There has also been a review on Halo Reach on the Xbox 360 and more which can be found Here

So as normal for the Network Insider we have listed all the major gaming happenings, the biggest modifications and files within the last week for you below. Remember; if you see something that you would like to be added to the Insider, or you have any suggestions that you think may improve the insider then simply drop us an E-Mail at The Insider, or email it to me at Danny[at]filefront[dot]com (please put "Insider" as the subject though smile ).

If you like the Network insider please feel free write a comment as I would love to hear any critism (constructive though please as this is the only way that I know how good or bad the insider is and it would help me to improve this further)

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Filefront Gaming Today News: Blizzard Releases First Ever Official StarCraft II Custom Map

No doubt you’ve been poring over our ongoing How To series on modding StarCraft II and are dutifully busy getting used to useful-but-confusing Galaxy Editor. So far, that tool hasn’t been officially supported, Blizzard’s position being, basically, that it’s a courtesy, so don’t get your hopes up for changes to the tool based on player demand. Too late. Consider our hopes officially upped. Yesterday, Blizzard released their first ever official custom map, “Burning Tide”.

Apparently not named after an 80s action movie, it’s a 3v3 map that repurposes elements from the single-player “The Devil’s Playground” mission for a multiplayer game whose goal can be best summed up as “gotta get that scrilla”. Expect co-op play and ruthless competition as grizzled teams battle it out to seize total control of game specific limited resources. Plus, timed lava surges and collectible mineral caches. It’s just like American Foreign Policy in the Middle East! Minus Toby Keith.

Read: Blizzard Releases First Ever Official StarCraft II Custom Map
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Filefront Gaming Today News: Break Original Video: Geek and Gamer Girls Anthem

The folks over at the Break.com Creative Lab are serving up a little treat for you guys this weekend. Below, you’ll find an original video starring Seth Green and the gamer girls from Team Unicorn.

If you’ve ever wondered if gamer chicks have a theme song, wonder no more. The answer lies right…down…there…

If you dig it, you can also grab the MP3 version of the song (plus check out the lyrics) right here on FileFront. You can also download the video as well.

EMBED-Geek and Gamer Girls Song - Watch more free videos

Read: Break Original Video: Geek and Gamer Girls Anthem
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Filefront Gaming Today News: Gandalf Announces Lord of the Rings Online Free-to-Play Launch in New Trailer

OK, I’ve been impressed with several TV commercials for games over the past few weeks. The Halo: Reach commercials are awesome, the Madden 11 ones aren’t bad, but my new favorite has to be the new Lord of the Rings Online ad.

Designed to officially launch LotRO’s free-to-play conversion, the ad features Gandalf exiting the Turbine offices and making the announcement in what I think we can all agree is appropriate Gandalf fashion.


Read: Gandalf Announces Lord of the Rings Online Free-to-Play Launch in New Trailer
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Filefront Gaming Today News: Gearbox Details Next Borderland DLC

So, Borderlands. Gearbox’s quirky shooter/RPG gained a big following upon its release, consuming many of us here at FileFront. Not only did we play the original game to death, but we grabbed up all the DLC and played that too. Given all that, you’ll understand our excitement with the upcoming DLC, Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution.

Unlike the General Knoxx add-on, this DLC won’t raise the level cap. However, Gearbox is issuing a free patch prior to the release of this DLC that will raise the level cap for everyone by eight levels. If you only have the original game, you’ll be able to level to 58. If you own General Knoxx, you’ll be able to get all the way to level 69.

The Revolution DLC puts Claptrap in the forefront, opening with a diorama-style tale of Claptraps revolting, taking over, and beginning to modify the populace. You’ll be able to adventure across six new zones. These zones are targeted at foot travel, so the emphasis on vehicles is much less than it was in General Knoxx

Read: Gearbox Details Next Borderland DLC
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Filefront Gaming Today News: Halo: Reach Review

I was sick of Halo. Don’t get me wrong. I loved it, ever since the beginning. But in the gaming world, everywhere you go, there’s Halo. Halo 3 is still the #1 most played game on Xbox Live, and it’s been three years since release. “The Fall of Reach,” a novel inspired by the Halo universe, is a New York Times Bestseller. There are six novels. There’s a “Halo Legends” anime. There are action figures galore. The internet is flooded with Halo machinima.

It’s not just that Halo has permeated pop culture. It’s knocked big holes in it. I’d followed and loved the series, but I was overloaded.

That is, until I played Halo: Reach. It did what I cynically doubted it could do: it brought me back like a prodigal son, and gave me exactly what I was looking for. Halo: Reach is the best Halo game by far, a giant, feature-rich Halo party celebrating the series in all its glory.

I am seriously at a loss for where to start with this review. There’s a lot going on in Halo: Reach. I’ll attempt a summary.

(More Here: Halo Reach Review

Read: Halo: Reach Review
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Filefront Gaming Today News: New Portal 2 Co-op Trailer is Awesome

We’ve seen this trailer before, but all we had was the captured version from PAX last weekend. Now, Valve has rolled out the primo footage of the two robots you’ll play as in your co-op adventures.

Check out all the footage of the Cooperative Testing Initiative in the embed below, or jump on our fast, free servers and download it to your PC.


Read: New Portal 2 Co-op Trailer is Awesome
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Filefront Gaming Today News: PAX 2010: Dungeons and Dragons Online Video Interview

Lord of the Rings Online wasn’t the only Turbine game we saw at PAX last week. We also got the chance to interview Fernando Paiz, Executive Producer, and Ian Currie, Design Director with Dungeons and Dragons Online.

DDO is celebrating its one-year anniversary of going free-to-play, and so Turbine has a lot of statistics, deals, and more to share with you. Check out the video below to see all the goodies ofr yourself, or head over and download it yourself from our fast, free servers.


Read: PAX 2010: Dungeons and Dragons Online Video Interview
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Filefront Gaming Today News: PAX 2010: Hands-On with Donkey Kong Country Returns

When I was a kid and had an SNES, I didn’t have a lot of games for it, so I just played the ones I had over and over again, with the main titles being NFL Quarterback Club 96 and Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2. I also had the third Donkey Kong Country, but I didn’t really like it much.

So while I, as I tend not to, have no real nostalgic desire to get my hands on Retro Studios’ Donkey Kong Country Returns, I was certainly curious to see if it could stand up next to those SNES titles I loved so much, because if I don’t get my hands on it myself, how am I supposed to know whether or not I should make fun of the folks who will inevitably be obsessed with it once it arrives in November?

So I knew when I paid a visit to the Nintendo booth at PAX that I had to give it a try. Well, guess what. I liked it.

For my demo, I chose to try out the new game’s mine kart level. I mean, of course I did. In the level I found mine karts. And I found barrels that shoot me across the screen. And I found the letters that make up the word “Kong” scattered throughout the level. And it felt all so very familiar. In terms of design and controls, what I found was a bona fide Donkey Kong Country game. Happy wuz me.

Read: PAX 2010: Hands-On with Donkey Kong Country Returns
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Filefront Gaming Today News: PAX 2010: Hands-On with Fallout: New Vegas

I have been a hater. For a while now, I’ve been talking s**t to my friends about this game. From what I had seen in the game in trailers and screenshots, I saw very little to set apart the environments in the game from that of Fallout 3, and I resented this because Point Lookout managed to deliver a unique environment while only costing me $10.

But I was absolutely wrong. I finally got a chance to play New Vegas at PAX on Friday, and I discovered something that corrected my ignorant-ass worldview: there are hilarious giant geckos in it.

And that’s just what I learned from watching other people play it. Once I actually got my hands on it, even if I only played for ten minutes, I completely changed my negative tune. Here’s the thing. Yes, it is very similar to Fallout 3, but it’s also a distinctly new place, almost like Point Lookout.

Read: PAX 2010: Hands-On with Fallout: New Vegas
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Filefront Gaming Today News: PAX 2010: Hands-On with FEAR 3

What’s up with FEAR these days? Well, it’s now in the hands of Day 1 Studios, who are the folks who handled the console ports of of the original FEAR and more recently developed Fracture. And they have, immediately, put their own stamp on this third entry in our favorite first-person-shooter horror franchise.

This game is co-op. Yes, the lead is the same nameless clone soldier from the first game, but now a second player can tag along in the role of, you didn’t guess it, Paxton f**king Fettel. That’s right. Here’s the dynamic: Point Man uses guns and slowmo, like always. Fettle, on the other hand, does not use guns. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-? Yeah. Instead of guns, Fettel has red glowing hands.

Umm, so what’s the point of that? Well, Fettel has a few tools. He can punch people. He can throw red energy balls at people. When Point Man puts everybody in slowmo, he can do this pretty rad shockwave thing. Oh, and he can pick people up with a red tentacle that comes out of his left wrist. And once he’s done that, he can possess them.

Read: PAX 2010: Hands-On with FEAR 3
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Filefront Gaming Today News: PAX 2010: Lord of the Rings Online Video Interview

Last weekend, our intrepid ground team at the Penny Arcade Expo has a chance to visit the awesome folks at Turbine. Not only did they get some nice information, but they actually let us record the interview.

The voice your hear is is Aaron Campbell, one of the Producers for Lord of the Rings Online. You may remember his name from our behind the scenes preview of the new LotRO update.


Read: PAX 2010: Lord of the Rings Online Video Interview
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Filefront Gaming Today News: Sony Marks Playstation’s 15th Anniversary with Giant Infographics

Fifteen years ago today, the Playstation launched in North America. And, obviously, this is a big deal to Sony, and so somebody over there at SCEA put together a pair of bulky infographics about Playstation stuff. The first is just random fun facts about the preferences of the people who like Playstation.

Read: Sony Marks Playstation’s 15th Anniversary with Giant Infographics
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Filefront Gaming Today News: PAX 2010: Star Wars: The Old Republic Hands-On Preview

For anyone who played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, you’ll know that BioWare is not new to the Star Wars series. They’re also infamously good at converting licensed material into fun games (i.e. D&D in Baldur’s Gate/Neverwinter Nights), so I was excited to see how they’re doing here.

We fired up a build of the Trooper class, the equivalent of the “Tank” in the game. The Trooper is the guy you send in to the front lines, blasters a’blazing.

The demo starts out aboard a transport ship. We’re headed to the planet of Ord Mantell, where a group of Republic separatists have hidden a very powerful bomb. You can initiate a couple conversations with “Gearbox,” a fellow Trooper.

More Here: Old Republic Preview

Read: PAX 2010: Star Wars: The Old Republic Hands-On Preview
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Filefront Gaming Today News: Treyarch: Good Multiplayer is its Own Online Pass

EA’s Online Pass and other similar offerings are the industry’s latest attempt to combat sales of pre-owned games. But according to Call of Duty: Black Ops developer Treyarch, you don’t need an online pass to discourage users from trading in their games.

In an interview with MCV, Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia said that the multiplayer in their upcoming shooter will discourage gamers from trading in their games.

"Multiplayer is critical to the success of this series. It has such tremendous staying power – there are millions of people playing Call of Duty every day. It’s entertaining people on a magnitude that’s mind-blowing and we work really hard to make sure it’s supported for a long time."

"The effort that goes into the multiplayer is a living thing – we have a team that continues to work on it for World At War. We’ve done that for a long time and expect to do so for this game."

Treyarch: Good Multiplayer is its Own Online Pass
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Armada 2: Antares
I am a fan of pre-TOS and TOS era ships, and I like to make as many as possible. I've always wanted to do the remastered version of the Antares from "Charlie X", a classic TOS episode. I'm learning how to create my own textures using GIMP and make all my models with Milkshape. With the exception of the Stress Puppy's bussard caps everything else is mine. I'm thinking of releasing it, its got 1533 polies and 512 and 1024 texture maps. See for yourself...

Read: Antares
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Battlefield 2142: New Hotfix Released
A new hotfix is out!

This update will fix a few issues including making the Battle of Yavin map stable for players using Nvidia graphics cards at long last. There are also a number of tweaks based on player feedback to the release, and the return of the Mortar Freerunner, which we hope now will prove to be crash free.

Simply use your FirstStrike Launcher to update your mod. It might take a little while for servers to update, so if you are having problems connecting to them immediately after updating, wait a while. This is just the first of a number of updates we have planned to improve your First Strike experience. You'll find the full changelog below:

Strike at Parmel:
- ALL Spawn time of TIE/D and A-Wing increased
- ALL Changed behaviour of TIE/D and A-Wing missiles,
also now limited to 2

Read: New Hotfix Released
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Call of Duty: Call of Duty Files Staff Wanted
Call of Duty Files is currently looking for a number of positions to be filled within its ranks, these are the positions it is looking for and what their responsibilities they have:

File Poster - You will responsible for posting files on the site, also getting a chance to review files before they are published into the public domain. Your job will also include going around and asking developers if you can host their files on CoDFiles, making this site even bigger and even better.

News Poster - You will be responsible for posting news, this can range from mod news to game news, this is an essential part of the site in terms of making this site bigger and more community based.

Vice Admin - Your roles will be similar to that of the Site Admin, you will be responsible for making sure that all areas of the site are covered, in terms of new files are posted (within our 3 day agreement with the community) and also news is posted for mods and game news.

We also have a new page where our vacancies will be advertised you can find it on the left hand menu under the Picture of the Month or you can go to it

Read: Call of Duty Files Staff Wanted
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Call of Duty: Post-MP Reveal PC FAQ
JD_2020, Community Manager over at Treyarch published what he calls a "Post-MP Revleal PC FAQ", in which this should answer most PC players questions about the game: After Call of Duty: World at War, we set out 3 goals for our next PC title:

* 1] PC gets every single game feature that the consoles get, but in a way that makes sense for PC.
* 2] PC gets even more features – the ones that PC gamers want like dedicated servers and more customization.
* 3] Keep it fun. Protect the integrity of the title through design and post-launch support.

Keep that in mind as you read through the decisions outlined below in our FAQ.

Call of Duty: Black Ops PC Multiplayer FAQ

Full feature support: Confirmed - Ranked Servers: earn XP and currency. Wager Servers: gamble your currency. Customizable Unranked Servers. Combat Training against practice dummies. Theater. Create-a-Class "2.0." Contracts. Emblem editor. Everything the consoles get. Implemented in a way that makes sense for PC (*cough* no lobbies *cough*).

PC Features: Confirmed - Dedicated Servers. New Server Browser. Dev console. /record. Customizable game modes, perks, killstreaks, classes, and higher player counts on unranked servers. Map rotation. RCon. Kick & Ban. MOTD. In-game custom Server Banners. And more.

Read: Post-MP Reveal PC FAQ
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Company of Heroes: CoH:O Lead Dev Killed in Car Crash

GameReplays.org has just learned and is sad to announce that Brian Wood, the Lead Designer of Company of Heroes: Online and designer of Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor was fatally injured in an automobile accident on Friday, September 3rd near Oak Harbor, Washington. Mr. Wood was killed instantly when an oncoming vehicle entered his lane. Washington State Police report that the other vehicle, a Chevrolet Blazer, struck Mr. Wood's Subaru head-on and drove over the top of the vehicle.

Further information about the tragic events leading to Mr. Wood's death can be found here. In the name of FileFront and our Company of Heroes community I would like to express our sincere condulencies towards his friends, family, and especially his 6 months pregnant wife who fortunately survived the accident with only minor injuries. Our thoughts are with you.

Read: CoH:O Lead Dev Killed in Car Crash
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Dawn of War: Soulstorm: The Future Apocalypse
Hello guests, members and staff. I am proud to introduce to you the mod of great memories and epicness. The Apocalypse 1.58 just got posted and should be up soon. When it does get downloadable then enjoy it and conquer with new features. Also, stay tuned for the XP1 (Total Destruction) which should be validated a week after the release of 1.58 Actual.

Now for the really important news. XP2 (New Races). That's right, new races will later be available for 1.58. I really hope so anyways if we are allowed permission from the creators. The new races we hope to see are the Tyranids of course and the Inquisition Daemonhunters. We will perfect both races for the Apocalypse and add the extra features to them like we did to the other nine in 1.58 Actual. Though I fear it may take another month or two or three. We are basically applying the same stuff to both races like we did in Apocalypse 1.0, 1.19 and 1.58. All of their buildings will have extra build radiuses, all units besides the major units will be unlimited, all builders will be set to the required cap limit, all commander wargear will be available, all codex weapons will be done and both will contain superweapons and tier IV, V and VI. But it will take a while.

Read: The Future Apocalypse
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Grand Theft Auto San Andreas: GTA IV - First Person Shooter Modification
Grand Theft Auto IV is, no doubt, one of the greatest games ever made. It richly deserved the endless fawning, including that perfect 10 IGN threw at it before they gave themselves time to think about the fact that no, wait, actually GTA IV is kind of a disappointing let down.

The crummy, catharsis-free ending aside, GTA IV really is an incredible game. Its version of Liberty city is one of the most amazing, fully realized gaming environments every created (even though it has its bugs), and it’ll be years before someone tops it. But how much better would it have been if you got to berate Roman from first person POV? As it turns out, it’s extremely much better. Modder C06alt put this together and the results speak for themselves:

You can Get this mod from here - FPS GTA IV
Read: GTA IV - First Person Shooter Modification
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Half-Life 2: Dystopia: September 2010 - 1.30 Release Date!
We're pleased to say that we're finally nearing the end of the road with version 1.30. Dystopia's upcoming patch will add Steamworks functionality, bug fixes, balance tweaks and a host of other download-worthy changes all on top of the Orange Box engine. We're very excited to be nearing the end of this leap for us, as bringing over Dystopia to a newer engine, performing code rewrite after code rewrite and frequent map recompiling, has made us more impatient than ever to share it with the general public.

Between the last news update and now, longstanding Dystopia third party map developer Fedio was made into an official Dystopia developer. With him, he brings the community favorite Fusion and a lot of level design talent. Fusion has since received a design and art overhaul and has quickly escalated itself to the favorite among Supporters who have played it. We're very excited to show for the first time, the official 1.30 revamp and release of Fusion!

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Read: Dystopia: September 2010 - 1.30 Release Date!
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Half-Life 2: Debauchery: Caught on the toilet
These two images demonstrate quite clearly the foolishness of using the toilet during an altercation, and indeed the consequences henceforth. One must always keep his rifle at the ready, as these deceased gentlemen are now aware. (Hands are being added shortly). Click pictures for the full view.

Debauchery needs a programmer to take over for the wonderful JLea of Ivan's Secrets, because he needs to concentrate on that excellent mod. Please contact me if you're interested. There's not that much left to code; basic gameplay is done and there are just a few more features I have planned that aren't yet coded. A gameplay video is also coming soon.

Read: Debauchery: Caught on the toilet
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Half-Life 2: Half Life 2: Extinction - News from the Frontlines
After some time working on the third level there still seem to be areas that overload a certain part of the source engine. I am still working hard on fixing this and i hope it wont be a future concern on other maps. The map sadly has not made any progress cause of this issue as optimizing is a big step in mapmaking.

Instead i have aswell begun working on the last level. I personally dont like to get stuck nor to have a lot of loose ends so its a good way to make progress in both ways. The so called "endgame" will also be the end of the first chapter in the storyline.

Im also aware that its taking me forever to make this mod but its cause i am lacking time. Real life just comes first as many of you know. Its either making it very short or making it halfway decent in the length wich i preffer since i still have a few ideas for the game. Afterall its a huge project for me and i hope you all understand.

Read: Half Life 2: Extinction - News from the Frontlines
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Half-Life 2: Fistful of Frags - Beta 3.1 announced.
Hey, I'm glad to announce a new version of our western themed modification. Beta 3.0 was a big step for us, at least in the technical side of things. The game perhaps changed too much for some players, too little for others, in any case I'm very proud of its current state. Well, there were bugs to fix, new ideas to be implemented and lot of feedback was taken in consideration to create our upcoming release. Please watch this informative video smile

In short:
* new realism aim mode meant for duels, this is the real deal!, * capture zones and team enabled loot (CTF gameplay), * axe combat beefed up: higher player speed, faster throws, easier to aim, * new skill 'quick hands': retrieve ground items much quicker, extra HP gained per dropped pack, * new map duel_darktower: try to reach the Peacemaker before being blown up or killed by snakes, * walk function: accuracy increase at the expense of slower movement speed,
  • several important anti-cheat measures added

    Read: Fistful of Frags - Beta 3.1 announced.
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    Half-Life 2: The Deception - Update 1
    So we have been hard at work on The mod, we still really could use a modeler and coder but we can make do with what we have. Work on Chapters 1 and 3 have been very good, some screen shots are posted below. Our music man, Phirune has made some nice samples of music, expect them to be uploaded sometime next week. We will be having a Shout Cast, if anyone would like to ask one question, PM me and ill maybe answer it in the upcoming Shout Cast. Anyway, Enjoy the screen shots.

    Read: The Deception - Update 1
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    Halo 2: The Deception - Update 1
    Due to Uwsar's recent departure, I have been left with sole control over Halofiles.com I am working my way through various files and sections so expect file path changes soon. No file uploaded before August 17th will be removed.

    That is where the requests comes in: I was able to get some of the files plauged by the recent download errors from August 17th onwards, but not all. So, if anyone knows the following uploaders, or if any of the following uploaders mentioned in this article has the requested files, would you kindly be willing to upload the files so that I can get them properly set up?

    Read: The Deception - Update 1
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    Lord of the Rings Online: LotrO Free to Play Promo Trailer
    Here we have the Lord of the Rings Online Promo trailer for Free to Play which is coming out in less than a week!

    Read: LotrO Free to Play Promo Trailer
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    Lord of the Rings Online: LotRFiles Clan for LotrO Free to Play!
    I would just like to announce that there will be an LotRFiles clan for Lord of the Rings Online when it goes free to play. The name of the clan will be "League of the Rohirrum" and I will be advertising as soon as free to play launches on the Evernight server.

    This will be a clan where I will help as many people as possible and those of us that join will all help each other progress through the game. I'm not a high level as I only started playing recently but I want this to be a real community clan and I'm sure many of you will want to play LotrO when it goes free to play. There will be no requirements to join the clan other than you must be on the server [EN] Evernight (sadly I live in the EU and this clan will only be EU based until further notice). So make sure that you make your characters on the [EN]Evernight server if you want to join the clan!

    I'll be looking to remove any gold barriers for my account later on so we can have a nice big guild house.

    Read: LotRFiles Clan for LotrO Free to Play!
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    Lord of the Rings Online: PAX Prime Interview with Turbine
    An interview took place during PAX to Turbine staff about Lord of the Rings Online Free to Play, which included questions about the general state of the game to questions about the future of the game like including Isengard, which Turbine did not deny!

    Q. There’s been speculation with the release of F2P that we’ll see content releases more frequently, can you comment on this? Something before X-Mas?

    A. Yes!!! Between now and the end of the year we can expect F2P, Fall Festival and a separate Patch/Update. The Fall Festival will not come until October (no specific date) – but it will be similar to last year’s time frame. However, there is a patch planned between Fall Festival and the end of the year. Here are some of the details. There will be some adjustments to both RK’s and LM’s. The RK’s fire trait line is going to get some attention. Unfortunately, I did not get the details on the LM. In addition, they are planning another update to the Vault that will include a mechanic for naming chests, make it easier to move items between chests, and more. This is in addition to changes coming with F2P.

    Q. Can you confirm Isengard is next year and if so, when?

    A. Regarding Isengard (not the program), they said it definitely the plan to get there next year. This is not new and they were not specific on a timeline.

    Q. When will we see more new dungeons? Classic dungeons converted to scale? New raids? New Skirmishes? Are you going to have any group instances in Enedwaith?

    A. The answer was “soon” but not in the upcoming Patch. They plan to continue to scale the dungeons. I asked about the mustering horns in Enedwaith and commented that there were not instance portals. They grinded and said “that is interesting. No comment.”

    Read: PAX Prime Interview with Turbine
    More Lord of the Rings Online News: FileFront's Lord of the Rings Online Files

    M O D I F I C A T I O N S

    Battlefield 2: BF2PC - Beta - Weapons and Artillery Modified
    Battlefield 2 Pure Chaos Beta - Weapons and Artillery Modified, M24 Sniper Rifle has increased zoom, and explosive ammo. M67 Grenades have the explosion force of the Artillery. M249SAW fires hydra_70 rockets, and doesn't heat up so much. Jackhammer can be used to propel you across the map or send you into the skies. 95FS Pistol fires a modified tank round with increased explosion force. ERYX now fires a javelin type missile that exceeds at long range attacking and has Increased Zoom. Both US Artillery and the MEC/CH artillery fire nuclear warheads with a deviation of 500 and a explosive range of 400 allowing you to still escape the nuclear blast.

    Special thanks goto sac3r for the nuclear bomb effects. Becareful when playing against the AI. They WILL attack you with the modified weapons.

    Download: BF2PC - Beta - Weapons and Artillery Modified
    More Battlefield 2: FileFront's Battlefield 2 Files

    Company of Heroes: Authentic Warfare - Customization Mod

    About the file
    This modification with an incredible file size of 1.6 GB will greatly enhance your Company of Heroes experience by making the game more canon and "historically correct" by adding uniforms, flags, language files and medals.

    Staff Impression
    I am not entirely sure about this one really. Personally, I am a fanatic for historical accuracy and as high quality as possible, which this mod sure provides. I am not a big fan of swasticas being present in a game which is accessable for minors though, even if you only intend to use them as target practise for the allied forces. So in regards of parents, use at your own risk.

    Download: Authentic Warfare - Customization Mod
    More Company of Heroes: FileFront's Company of Heroes Files

    Empire at War: FoC Enhancements Reloaded
    This latest version of FoC Enhancements feature completely redone particles and a brand new Galactic Conquest based around the Pirate Faction. Along with this comes brand new units for the pirates as well as a variety of other additions. Some bug fixes to fix glitches that were present in the older versions of the mod are also included. Be sure to keep your eye on this mod as the next version will be featuring an era shift.

    Download: FoC Enhancements Reloaded
    More Empire at War: FileFront's Empire at War Files

    Half-Life 2: Firearms Source 1.0e Client Release
    Firearms: Source is a team based first person shooter, rooted in the traditions of the Firearms mod for Half-Life. Firearms: Source brings the best aspects of Firearms to the Source engine, and then takes them a step further. You'll see a host of familiar weapons and maps, but you'll find the streamlined game play to be faster, focusing on aggressive, skilled play. From nearly the moment you spawn you can expect to be engaged in furious action.

    The FaS team is proud to release Firearms Source 1.0e, a huge improvement on our previous Firearms Source builds. After public testing the game the past week, we have been receiving great feedback. With this release, they are finalizing FAS 1.0 and are putting are heads back down and going to work on their Attachment System for 1.1.

    Download: Firearms Source 1.0e Client Release
    More Half-Life 2: FileFront's Half-Life 2 Files

    Half-Life 2: Seizure Of Power
    Gordon Freeman with Alix sent to one of the captured rebel forces bases on Mars. In an alarming post Eli at The Citadel-17 "- the local stronghold of the Alliance - open teleport through which teleports reinforced by Strider, attack, and other superior enemy forces. Freeman to penetrate there and cut down the reactor to teach more than was the Alliance.

    This is a Episode One Modification

    Download: Seizure Of Power
    More Half-Life 2: FileFront's Half-Life 2 Files

    Jedi Knight III: Battlestar Galactica Vehicle Pack
    Hoo boy, it has been a century and a half since I've seen a good vehicle mod, and THIS will definitely do...

    So, Battlestar Galactica, yet another one of those sci-fi series I never really watched. This pack, however, brings intrigue to me. Pra Viilon, a long time clan leader, has taken advantage of a modeller name Coxxon's collection of Battlestar Galactica vehicle models that were "free game to the public," and brought them to JK3 for us.

    Before I begin, I must say that all of these models are beautifully done, so hats off to Coxxon for his magnificent work there. Now, all of these vehicles share between 3 vehicle weapons, so fortunately for you all, there won't be a huge overload of vehicle weapons(since there is indeed a limit.) The weapons are as follows:

    Download: Battlestar Galactica Vehicle Pack
    More Jedi Knight III: FileFront's Jedi Knight III Files

    rFactor: Monza 1971
    This is a model of Monza set in 1971. I have used numerous books, magazine articles and the internet to get as good a likeness to the track in-period as possible. Set up for 12 teams / 24 cars to run. The main buildings were created in SketchUp and all of the advertising hoardings were drawn by me, copied from the originals. Credits for other objects/materials; Bob’s Track Builder of course, Ennis Fargis for road textures etc. Weird Beard for Hayward Club textures (excellent Xpack), Grandstands Xpack too, but can’t find whose work that is, sorry!!

    Trees are from Great Britain (RBR) & Old Uk Advertising. Both excellent XPacks!! The track is an ongoing project, so as I find more details I will build them into the mod. Likewise any problems will be looked into, should they arise. I hope you enjoy this mod, I sure enjoyed building it!

    Download: Monza 1971
    More rFactor: FileFront's rFactor Files

    M I N I M O D S

    Bridge Commander: BC Aftermath TNG Romulan Addon
    This latest pack fleshes out the Romulans in the TNG Era, as with almost all star trek mods the Federation has the most ships however this pack attempts to rectify that to some degree by introducing a large ammount of ships for the romulan star empire. These ships are taken from other star trek games and some are new design, or designs inspired from other star trek mods. Ofcourse canon designs are also included.

    The designs taken from older star trek games (Armada 2 and SFC3) are touched up and alterd to fit within star trek bridge commander and match the quality of all the other ships in the mod.

    Download: BC Aftermath TNG Romulan Addon
    More Bridge Commander: FileFront's Bridge Commander Files

    Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare Cod2 (0.1)
    This file was posted so that it could be a faster download for the people coming to ZH server on 1.0 I hope it helps it changes all the weapons, changes your menu, adds a lot of ammo to each gun, and it changes the title of the gametype for example if it says Team Deathmatch then it would say Modern Warfare Team Deathmatch.

    Download: Modern Warfare Cod2 (0.1)
    More Call of Duty 2: FileFront's Call of Duty 2 Files

    Half-Life 2: Radar 56 (Full Version)
    At the nearby residents City-21 came into effect psy-rays. Rebel forces have managed to figure out what is one of the experiments Alliance and the place is to install a radar, emitting psi-wave. On the sweep area sent Gordon Freeman with the support of the rebels.

    Download: Radar 56 (Full Version)
    More Half-Life 2: FileFront's Half-Life 2 Files

    Half-Life: Scientist Hunt (v1.2)
    A Steam compatible version of Scientist Hunt has been released! This is small update fixes errors when running on the Steam platform, such as lack of key bindings.

    Scientist Hunt is a Half-Life modification which makes murdering scientists the objective of the game. There are two teams, and each team must compete to murder more scientists than the other team in one of three seperate modes of play. SH also features two non-team-based modes of play with entirely different player scenarios, named Live In Fear and Madness. New features include enhanced scientist physics, completely new scientist AI, and much more.

    Basically, you blow scientists heads off with hammers, crowbars, chainsaws, and almost all other half-life weapons. Very sweet, they run around. Good targed practice.

    Download: Scientist Hunt (v1.2)
    More Half-Life: FileFront's Half-Life Files

    Jedi Knight III: NPC Droid Pack
    Like, an insane amount. I've never seen and recorded these many astromechs, let alone in game before. There are a total of THIRTY-SIX droid npcs alone, not counting the available vehicles in this pack. That's right, you can drive some droids as well.

    So basically, the best way to sum up this pack is to call it a big ol' recolor pack. Sounds kinda crude, I know, but that's about accurate. The majority of the droids are simply recolors of the base textures. Some are good, some are weird, others are repeats, but most of them are not. It's a pretty interesting pack, and some of the designs are really appealing. I like the imperial recolor of the R5 in particular, along with some of the green R2/R5's. Quite intriguing.

    Now, what about these vehicles? Pretty simple, you get to drive a regular R2, an imperial R2, and a regular R5. Now what Helena here has done that's quite ingenious is using the VH_ANIMAL vehicle class, which unlike the walker class, will NOT run over everyone you see, which was an unintended feature in some of the other packs I've seen. It kinda makes it difficult when your R2 unit's rolling by you and he accidentally mows you down.

    Download: NPC Droid Pack
    More Jedi Knight III: FileFront's Jedi Knight III Files

    Jedi Knight III: Over the Shoulder View + 1st and 3rd Person
    Know then that it is the year 10191, the known universe is ruled by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV and I am in love with Dune.

    Regardless, Pande brings us a script that lets you toggle between 1st person, 3rd person, and - wait for it - over the shoulder view. You can see the over the shoulder view in the screenshots, and, quite honestly, I love it. Though it takes some getting used to, it does make a nice change. S'pose it might work for the RPers amongst us too, but that's just me.

    Download: Over the Shoulder View + 1st and 3rd Person
    More Jedi Knight III: FileFront's Jedi Knight III Files

    Jedi Knight III: Ultimate Expanded Universe
    FATAL ERROR...don't you just hate Cyclical Redundancy Checks? Anyvay, gaze and be humbled at another Jaden Male expansion pack. This one adds the following:

    All in all, I'd say these'd be very interesting additions if you use Jaden Male. Additionally, there are two skins, one being compilation of the custom skins, the other being a whole different skin, with a fusion of a shadowtrooper crystal, ribbed torso, and a torn hem on the coat. Pretty neat, if it weren't for the whole cliche scar over the eye thing going on, but looks alright. These two skins have team skins, NPCs, and Bot Support. Majestic, I know. There are some additional extras, like a splash screen, main menu music, and the red saber is available in singleplayer. Overall, quite a potent pack. THE END. Yes, I just said The End, get over it.

    Download: Ultimate Expanded Universe
    More Jedi Knight III: FileFront's Jedi Knight III Files

    Operation Flashpoint: Resistance: Police Unit (0.90)
    For many years, the Ford Motor Company has made police cars for law enforcement use. The most fame and popular police car everybody has seen since the movie "Blues Brothers" to "SWAT" is the Ford Crown Victoria LTD, P72 and P71. The P71 is built and sold only to police departments, county sheriff’s department, state authorities and other municipal agencies within the United States and territories. Since Chevrolet stopped producing the Caprice, Ford has had a near monopoly on the market for police vehicles due to the Crown Victoria’s preferred V8 and rear wheel drive, even though DaimlerChrysler has introduce the Dodge Charge and Chevrolet the Impala 9C1 and 9C3.

    Besides stiffer suspension and less mechanical restrictions for speed, there are not many differences between the civillian version of the Crown Victoria and the P71 mechanically wise as the P71 still uses the same Ford 4.6L 2V SOHC V8 Ford Modular engine and 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission as the civillian version does; however there is very noticeable body work and interior modifications such as the black trimming and trunk configurations. The P71 is able to be further modified to accept a wide range of lightbars, pushbumpers, radio consoles, laptop consoles and partition cages. Though there are many lawsuits and criticism towards Ford Motor Company for 2003-2005 models, Ford still and for many years to come will continue to manufacture the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor for Law Enforcement use throughout the United States of America.

    Download: Police Unit (0.90)
    More Operation Flashpoint: Resistance: FileFront's Operation Flashpoint: Resistance Files

    Star Trek Legacy: Final Phaser Textures (final)
    Here is Tomtyka'a federation phaser retexture pack, they are a fair liking to the ones seen in the show, and depending on your own astetic tastes they may suit your armada quite well. Recommendations are to back up the texture files you are replacing if you dont like them, so save a re-install.

    Download: Final Phaser Textures (final)
    More Star Trek Legacy: FileFront's Star Trek Legacy Files

    M A P S

    Armada 2: Orion Nebula beckground (beta)
    This is a beta version of the orion nebula BACKGROUND i made for the singleplayer (fed mission "Invasion") campaign of Armada 2.

    Download: Orion Nebula beckground (beta)
    More Armada 2: FileFront's Armada 2 Files

    Call of Duty United Offensive: Modern Warfare Cod2 (0.1)
    We at THE [40] Clan have found that there are a great number of well designed maps in the UO community that do not match our favourite game type. So we updated some classic standards, and old favourites to include the Headquarters gametype. Website: http://www.40novervets.com Game Server: Modern Weapons. Haven't Visited Lately? We Feature New Maps Every Month. Come on by for an Old Fashioned UO Butt Kickin like you remember.

    You will find full credit to the original map makers on each and every splash screen, when such information has been made available. We have neither designed, nor constructed these maps, only updated them to include the HQ GT. All credit for the maps go to the original map makers.

    Download: Modern Warfare Cod2 (0.1)
    More Call of Duty United Offensive: FileFront's Call of Duty United Offensive Files

    Company of Heroes: Omaha beach (4)

    About the File
    This is a fairly simple attrition-warfare map, featuring battles on (you guessed it!) Omaha Beach. The warfare is fairly linear, however, the large amount of open space means flanking attacks are possible at all times. That same amount of open space makes infantry near-useless, as the almost total lack of cover means they will be shredded by enemy fire.

    Staff Impressions
    A very good premise, and something we don't see much of around here. True attrition maps are rare, and always welcome, but this map leaves something to be desired graphically.

    First, the beach doesn't look very... well, beach-like. Instead of a gentle slope from shore to the ocean, it suddenly drops at the edges, and doesn't even extend to the horizon (like a real beach), but simply forms a small square to play on. Just because it's outside the playable area doesn't mean you shouldn't pay attention to it, you know. Texture-wise, the beach is what can be expected (it's a beach, after all - variation is a bit much to ask), but the grassy area sorely needs it. Likewise with objects - there's no variation there, either, and they're too few and far between on the grassy section.

    Download: Omaha beach (4)
    More Company of Heroes: FileFront's Company of Heroes Files

    Empire at War: Hutt Hoth Base Invasion
    I was really enjoying this map until I wanted to buy something. It was at that point I realized that I was short on mineral pads. Then I realized there were none to be found anywhere on this rock. So it's a slow go to win this one, esp. with all the Hutt forces around the map in groups big enough to pose a problem. Other than that, it's good first map and would make an even better first map revision.

    Download: Hutt Hoth Base Invasion
    More Empire at War: FileFront's Empire at War Files

    Empire at War: (ZM) Imperial Stronghold
    If you've been with FileFront for a while, then you know how much I love big maps. Which may bias my opinion sometimes, because it's hard to make a large map that I don't like. That being said, I enjoyed this map very much (duh). Besides the size, there are other aspects that make this map worth playing. Such as, multiple paths to war, a well defended Empire base, pirates, and mountain paths. The downside, texturing and terrain. Although it's not bad, it needs a little variety.

    Download: (ZM) Imperial Stronghold
    More Empire at War: FileFront's Empire at War Files

    Farcry: mp_aircraft_carrier FINAL
    mp_aircraft_carrier is the same map as Carrier (the single player campaign) except that all AI have been removed, we can not move objects (boxes, chairs ....) to avoid the lag except for doors, I added weapons and ammunition across the map and I put 23 points of respawns in the map.

    Download: mp_aircraft_carrier FINAL
    More Farcry: FileFront's Farcry Files

    Farcry 2: Sniper Tower (3)
    Here is the new version of my Sniper Tower.

    - Revision of decorations
    - possibility of changing weapons in the middle of the game
    - optimization of the map for a bigger fluidity

    Download: Sniper Tower (3)
    More Farcry 2: FileFront's Farcry 2 Files

    Half-Life 2: TDM Mountaineer (v2.1)
    # Map Information:
    -big environment/map, -great fight places, -funny secrets, -jump&run feature! "mario" smile, -traps, -teleporters, -big end secret, -labyrinth, -teamplay or "who's the first on rock" or "king of the hill"

    Download: TDM Mountaineer (v2.1)
    More Half-Life 2: FileFront's Half-Life 2 Files

    Jedi Knight III: The (JAWA) Temple
    It's centered around (or more precisely within) a speeder bike track, although for obvious reasons the spawn points are all away from the track itself. The main area of the map includes a large council building with a three-doored lobby, featuring some greenery and the clan emblem, a couple of elevators to the bar, and of course the waiting room and council chamber. Other areas in the main portion of the map include the "Shrine of the Founders", near the bar, which has statues of clan founders Matt and Iniowe, as well as Link, who's led the clan since 2005. Continuing along from the Shrine of the Founders is a bridge over the main area of the map to the target range. This features targets that actually do something when shot.

    Outside there's also an elevator down to the main level of the map, with room for several people. Near the elevator on the main level is a large arena with galleries for observers. Other areas outside include a small park near the "Great Gate of the Jawas," a large park partly under the speeder track (check out the skylights on the track itself), which kept growing more elaborate throughout the development of the map, a small arena for training, also with working health dispensers, a swimming pool (try the diving board!), and a couple of false doors to buildings that couldn't really have finished interiors due to the complexity of the map.

    Download: The (JAWA) Temple
    More Jedi Knight III: FileFront's Jedi Knight III Files

    Left For Dead: Agla Room Survival
    Survive in a room full of musical instruments!

    - All Instruments are working (Drums,Guitars,Bass,Microphones),just shoot,hit or jump at them!
    - Shoot the light switch if you want disco lights on (optional)
    - Start the radio to begin survival
    - After 4 minutes (Bronze medal)a fire pentagram will burn on the floor centered where the knife is!
    - After 7 minutes (Silver medal)the door at the top of the drums will unlock and a ladder to the attic will apear! (Best place to survive)
    - After 10 minutes...well let's not spoil it all! Survive and you'll see

    Download: Agla Room Survival
    More Left For Dead: FileFront's Left For Dead Files

    Left For Dead: Forage (Beta 6)
    Forage is an open map for Left 4 Dead's survival game mode. My intentions were to provide a space that gives players options so that they may develop a defense strategy amongst themselves that fits their play style, rather than force them into one or two specific strategies or areas to defend like many survival maps.

    Download: Forage (Beta 6)
    More Left For Dead: FileFront's Left For Dead Files

    Left For Dead: Revenant Rack
    Revenant Rack is a Left 4 Dead map that I created over the course of around 4 months, slowly chipping away at recreating my own home inside the L4D universe. I included "an experimental map" in the description of the map as it quite literally is my house floating in the void, and I began the production without much direction purpose-wise. Weapons, ammunition and health supplies are all scattered around the building in strategic places - some will make you come out of any camping spots you might discover. There are also some positions such as the roof and outside the grounds (in the void/ skybox area) that will noticeably have an effect on the difficulty; play it how you like - properly or not!

    Download: Revenant Rack
    More Left For Dead: FileFront's Left For Dead Files

    Star Wars Battlefront: Karccev: Forest
    Ty294 returns from a modding hiatus with this map, Karccev: Forest. The map is a war between a Mandalorian-like faction (the Taung Confederacy) and the Sinyan Imperium (stormtroopers, basically). The map takes place on a snowy planet. Essentially, the map is a snowy plain with a bunch of trees scattered around. There are some turrets and walls you can construct, but other than that the map is pretty barren. This isn't bad, though, because it feels natural and doesn't require a lot of objects in order to feel like an actual landscape. There are about 5 or 6 CPs to fight over. Four of them are in a line for the two playable factions to fight over, and the other one is set way off to the side for the native faction to spawn at. You can capture this one, but it's really out of the way and doesn't offer much benefit.

    The map's sides are pretty basic, though they are new. Both sides have a rifleman unit, a unit with a missile launcher, a unit with a rifle and repair tool, a unit with a sniper, and a commander unit that has a special weapon. The Mandalorians have a knife in place of the pistol for close quarters combat, and the Imperials' special unit have an "artillery strike" that can be used to destroy a large area of the map at once. The Mandalorian special unit has a chaingun instead of a pistol like the opposing special unit does.

    Download: Karccev: Forest
    More Star Wars Battlefront: FileFront's Star Wars Battlefront Files

    Star Wars Battlefront 2: Korriban Valley of the Dark Lords
    "Korriban: Valley of the Dark Lords," by martin105038, is a large map set on the Sith planet Korriban, which has been featured in many different kinds of media. This looks like it probably inherits the most from JKA's Korriban, but it's certainly not slavish in its design to any other game's map. It's a pretty ambitious map for a new mapper, and I'll definitely say that it has more positives than negatives. There's been a really good job using a combination of stock props and, I assume, some new models to make a pretty solid Korriban map. I don't know how much of the tunnels section is newly modeled and how much of it is simply repurposed stock models, but the work done there is easily the most impressive part of the map. The choice to open up some of the tunnel areas and have it surround lava pits looks really nice.

    On the other hand, it's a large map. Really large. Too large, if I may be so bold. There's a lot of running to get from one CP to another, and while it's not as egregious as it is on some over-large maps, it could definitely be toned down here. The biggest size-related issue is simply the number of AI, which goes hand-in-hand with the map size and the relatively low number of CPs to make for a map on which the human player doesn't get to feel like he's doing a whole lot. Rarely will the human player be able to capture CPs (even as a hero!) because of the large number of AI spawning at any given time.

    Download: Korriban Valley of the Dark Lords
    More Star Wars Battlefront 2: FileFront's Star Wars Battlefront 2 Files

    Star Wars Battlefront 2: Ryloth: Nabat
    The map itself is essentially a small village/town thing set in a valley between a bunch of mountains. Outside of the valley but on the same level there is a landing area with two gunships that serve as the clones' starting CP. The CIS start at the very other end of the town. There are a bunch of control points in the town and a few on the cliffs overlooking the town, which is a good place for snipers to camp out. Pretty much every building in the map is destructible, so go hog wild shooting at everything. Explosions are rampant, though since the buildings take a while to blow up the map will still be mostly intact at the end. The map is pretty well put together, especially for a first map. Terrain is smooth and natural looking, and the buildings are well placed.

    Sides wise, you have your standard clones vs. droids layout. There are some new units for the CIS, who have a lot more than the clones do. Most of the units are equally powerful, so you really can't go wrong choosing one over the other. The units are reskinned also, and the skins are pretty good. Even those units that are stock have been changed up a bit, so it feels like a fresh new experience. Considering that the clones are probably the side most expanded upon and (in my opinion) overused, it's saying something that the units felt fresh.

    Download: Ryloth: Nabat
    More Star Wars Battlefront 2: FileFront's Star Wars Battlefront 2 Files

    Team Fortress 2: Arena Coalyard
    Here is a map based upon a Train Yard, well it has four tracks in total (so not really a yard as such with so few tracks) however this map does have a fair few oportunites for either ambushes, or just generally hiding in the buildings or well anywhere on the map itself. However that being said the map is only an alpha version meaning that the textures haven't been finished and there are no doubt a few bugs waiting to be fixed, although for a first map its not that bad.

    Download: Arena Coalyard
    More LTeam Fortress 2: FileFront's Team Fortress 2 Files

    Team Fortress 2: CP Titan (v4.0)
    Ultimately decommissioned in 2006, the Titan family of rockets were considered too expensive and too finicky compared to alternative rocketry technology to be used in mainstream space exploration. Fortune favors a thrifty shopper however, and as the Titan I was phased out for its successor, RED and BLU both scrambled to snatch up the memoirs of the past decade of expendable rocketry. Seeing an exploitable opening, both groups feverishly worked on retrofitting the technology into their own plans of world domination, and though the aforementioned fortune can be kind, it can also maintain a sense of irony - for now both RED and BLU have each other in the crosshairs, rockets pointed squarely at each other.

    With three control points per side, controlling the forward base that oversees the transportation of rocketry parts is only the first step. You'll need to then capture their storage shack which houses technological marvels from decades past, as well as their fuel reserves. Finally, you're ready to strike at your final goal - the control point directly behind the rocket in their control room terminus. Sabotaging their rocket will assure victory for your side, as well as assuring their carefully laid plans (as well as their base) goes up in an explosion of steel and fire!

    Download: CP Titan (v4.0)
    More LTeam Fortress 2: FileFront's Team Fortress 2 Files

    Team Fortress 2: KotH Watermill (Beta 1a)
    A somewhat small yet open, alpine-themed koth map where the control point resides in a building (the map's namesake) that sits in the middle of a river. Attack the control point from unexpected directions, build a forward base to support your team's push, control of the roof is key but anyone can get there.

    Download: KotH Watermill (Beta 1a)
    More LTeam Fortress 2: FileFront's Team Fortress 2 Files

    Team Fortress 2: PL HighTower (Beta1)
    The author literally dreamed this level up. The main difference from the dream being that the map was about five times as large and had full HDR lighting with bloom, which doesn't work on his computer.

    So basically The Blu team has to push the cart up a long and high-up series of ramps into the Red base in the sky. In the Red base there is a tractor beam that pulls up players and the cart. Once the cart reaches the top of the tractor beam, the beam deactivates, the blu team wins, and the bomb drops straight back down to the bottom center of the map and blows up.

    Download: PL HighTower (Beta1)
    More LTeam Fortress 2: FileFront's Team Fortress 2 Files

    S K I N S / M O D E L S

    Armada 2: 6 high resolution planets retextures [final]
    Here are some replacement textures for stock Armada 2 planets. And if you keep in mind how ugly stock planets are these should be a welcome package. Please note that these textures are pretty heavy for Armada 2 standards, they need quite some memory (which could cause some trouble for older graphic cards).

    Download: 6 high resolution planets retextures [final]
    More Armada 2: FileFront's Armada 2 Files

    Armada 2: Super Star Destroyer
    This is an updated version of my conversion of Eviljedi's SSD. This is a high end (9000 polies) command ship and should be used as such. This version fixes the insidious glare problem and includes some additional features. Thank Thunderfoot for doing most of this work as my originals where lost in a HD crash. Definitely worth a download. You know you want the ship-- either as a means by which to conquer the galaxy, or because a target that big is just asking to be shot at and brought down.

    Some of Y'all who are registered over at A2Files are already well familiar with Starfox's work. He won a contest over there with this ship. As with eveything he does, it is excellent and as faithful a re creation as he can make to the original. I found out recently from him his old computer crashed and took this very fine piece of work with it. So it is with great pride and pleasure I present to you a version of his work which he thought lost. This version of his Super Star Destroyer is done nearly to perfection. It includes some additional material by yours truly which makes this already fearsome weapon into what can only be described accurately as the GodShip of Godships. Starfox made no attempt to balance her with Stock A2. And no apologies for not doing so either. So the additional materials I've added are in the same vein. If you're gonna have excess, excess with style is the ONLY way to go. Enjoy the ship. I know I have.

    Download: Super Star Destroyer
    More Armada 2: FileFront's Armada 2 Files

    Bridge Commander: TOS Yamamoto Battleship
    Here is the U.S.S. Yamamoto NCC-1997 which Battleship for the TOS Era, Yamamoto-class battleships are large starships with a main battery consisting of heavy phaser emplacements and multiple photon torpedo tubes. Battleships are larger, better armed and shielded than cruisers and destroyers. As the largest armed ships in a fleet, battleships are used to attain command of entire sectors of space and are a major factor in both diplomacy and military strategy. The presence of a Yamamoto-class battleship along the Klingon and Romulan Neutral zones has great psychological and diplomatic impact. The role of the Yamamoto-class is to sweep the enemy from the space, while the work of escorting, blockading and raiding might be done by cruisers or smaller vessels; the presence of the battleship is a potential threat to any convoy escorted by any vessels other than capital ships.

    Download: TOS Yamamoto Battleship
    More Bridge Commander: FileFront's Bridge Commander Files

    Bridge Commander: U.S.S. Aventine (re-texture)
    This mod provides you with more detailed and canon textures of a Vesta class starship U.S.S Aventine. It is based on official design by Mark Rademaker. Here is the link of his picture:

    Download: U.S.S. Aventine (re-texture)
    More Bridge Commander: FileFront's Bridge Commander Files

    Empire at War: Twighlight Fighter
    Maybe we can use this to get some fans of the Twilight series to visit our site and see how awesome EAW is. Or we can rebrand it as the Twilight Princess fighter and get some Nintendo player to come to the dark side and play PC games. What? Neither of those? Ok, well anyone who appreciated art and fine modeling already knows what to expect with Warb Null. This is a model of the Twighlight Fighter, The Twighlight is a specialized scout fighter for the Alliance in the Legacy era. It can be seen in the legacy era sourcebook The model comes complete with code and icon. Some additional coding is required to get it ingame

    Download: Twighlight Fighter
    More Empire at War: FileFront's Empire at War Files

    Empire at War: Models with extra Bones
    In addition to what looks like more bones added to the Tartan and the Nebulon B, now we've got two new additions to the party. Looks like fun.

    Download: Models with extra Bones
    More Empire at War: FileFront's Empire at War Files

    GTA IV: Suzuki GSX-R
    Here is a Japanese built Suzuki GSX-R, a highly detailed and very well made motorcycle that will replace the NRG 900 or any other motorcycle of your choice within GTA IV. This motorcycle also includes a custom handling as well as a choice of several different colours (although you can add more if you like to match the colour that you want!) and much more. The Suzuki also looks very accurate when compared to the real life version of the bike, although when I say accurate it almost looks fairly realistic in the game itself.

    Download: Suzuki GSX-R
    More GTA IV: FileFront's GTA IV Files

    GTA IV: Yamaha RD 135
    Here is the Yamaha RD 135 a detailed and well made motorbike that will replace either the PCJ 600 or any similar bike of your choice within GTA IV. The bike itself includes a custom handling as well as the choice of several different colours (although no custom ones have been included with this unfortunately) and a very detailed model. The Yamaha RD 135 is fairly accurate to the real life version and also looks very good in the game itself as well as being fairly fun to drive around Liberty City!

    Download: Yamaha RD 135
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    Jedi Knight III: DT's Dark Forces 2 Kyle
    So, there's been a lot of attempts to reskin ol' Katarn back into his Dark Forces II threads. This, however, will probably crown all the other attempts, methinks. Why? Well, how many of them can say they use a whole new model? Not many. This Kyle model literally blows the old kyle out of the water tenfold. So, starting from head to toe, let's see what's gone on here.

    ...So, anyway, the head. There's so many things about this that puts the Raven Kyle model to shame. The overall head itself is much more crisp and smooth, and doesn't feel as jagged as the old model did. The nose is perfectly rounded off, instead of terminating in that pointy tip that some of you may noticed the old one does. The moustache is no longer grafted into the model, so people who inevitably reskin this will not have to contend with that ugly moustache blurring into their fresh faced characters.

    Now, the neck and torso, which also made me go "WHOA!" are a lot more vivid and lifelike. I've never really cared much for the old Kyle's shirt, as it felt grainy and generally unpleasing to look at. It didn't even feel like a real shirt so much as it did a bad texture. DT has changed that immensely, and the shirt now feels like it's an actual article of clothing instead of a texture applied to a generic body.

    Download: DT's Dark Forces 2 Kyle
    More Jedi Knight III: FileFront's Jedi Knight III Files

    Jedi Knight III: Sith Lord from TOR
    I'm surprised there hasn't been more pre-TOR mods lately, but from what I've seen and heard, the game may turn out to be a trainwreck. Oh well, only one way to find out...until then, we got a new skin of that anonymous Sith man.

    So, I guess I've missed some things, as I don't recall seeing this guy without a mask, but whatever. Skinned off of Hapslash's infamous Anakin model, I gotta say this guy looks really ugly. Not quality ugly but character ugly. I don't know what it is with Bioware and disfigured Sith Lords(although that seems to be a trend all throughout Star Wars as well,) but this guy's face looks like he tried to shave with his lightsaber one afternoon and paid dearly for it. Now that's what the actual character looks to have done; the SKIN, however, seems to have taken it to the next level. It looks far more severe, and it looks like it was just delivered. It reminds me a lot of the saber scorchmarks that show up on characters in singleplayer. Otherwise, does it look like the character in question? Eh...not really. Just looks like a sith anakin with mandalorian chest plating and interesting wrist gauntlets.

    Download: Sith Lord from TOR
    More Jedi Knight III: FileFront's Jedi Knight III Files

    Jedi Knight II: TK-962's AT-AT Pilot for JK2 (1.0)
    I bet some of you were reading the AT-AT Pilot review on JK3 and seething with madzors when you saw it wasn't for JK2. Well, 'taint the case no more.

    You can find the old review here, and see what you're in for, but otherwise, be cautioned that TK didn't too much testing, so he inevitably missed the chance to correct the sounds.cfg so that it's compatible with the JK2 entries. A shame. Methinks a hotfix may be in order.

    Otherwise, if that don't bother you, then FREE PILOT FOR YOU.

    Download: TK-962's AT-AT Pilot for JK2 (1.0)
    More Jedi Knight II: FileFront's Jedi Knight II Files

    Knights of the Old Republic II: Jesse1066's HK 47
    In addition to making HK 47 more "worn out," which has been done many times before, my reskin increases the resolution and has changes I haven't seen on other HK 47s.

    The Major changes (in addition to those already stated) are: Improved details in areas with exposed wires, Exposed wires on "torso" above/behind "waist," HK 50 "waist" (weathered, of course, like everything else), and, most importantly, buttons on HK 47's left arm, for his button pressing idle animation that seemed so strange before I made this reskin. With the increased resolution, I also cleaned up some of the lines. Most noticeably, I smoothed the lines around HK 47's "mouth," which was very pixellated before.

    Download: Jesse1066's HK 47
    More Knights of the Old Republic II: FileFront's Knights of the Old Republic II Files

    Knights of the Old Republic II: Sith Soldier Armor Mod
    This mod allows you to obtain the 4 Sith Soldier Armor's that I've created. These can be obtained ingame using the giveitem cheat, or obtained during the game by progressing in the storyline: You will get one after Peragus, after Telos, after the battle on Onderon and one after the Battle of Telos IV.

    Download: Sith Soldier Armor Mod
    More Knights of the Old Republic II: FileFront's Knights of the Old Republic II Files

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault gloves Final
    Added Fingerless gloves for Spearhead and Breakthrough, aswell as Allied Assault. glove texture tweaked a little.

    Download: Allied Assault gloves Final
    More Medal of Honor: FileFront's Medal of Honor Files

    Medal of Honor: Shotgun of two Cannons
    This skin changes it clears the shotgun from of the game by one of two tubes. It is valid for MOHAA, spearhead and breakthrough. In spearhead and breakthrough the German grenade launcher is replaced by the gun. Ideal to kill zombies.

    Download: Shotgun of two Cannons
    More Medal of Honor: FileFront's Medal of Honor Files

    Star Trek Legacy: S31 AR Venture Class Texture Upgrade
    STLegacy brings us a quick texture update to the S31 Alternate Reality Venture Class he recently submitted. This upfate features a rextextured deflector dish and bussard collectors. A more fitting colour scheme to a devilish organisation. Download if you weren't a fan of the old scheme. Here's a texture update for the Section 31 Alternate Reality Venture Class! Thanks to kid_jr for giving me the idea to change the textures a bit! All blue/light blue areas on the ship have been made orange/red, it suits the ship better. I hope that you think so as well! This download is not necessary, if you prefer the ship with blue bussards and a blue deflector, then you shouldn't download this

    Download: S31 AR Venture Class Texture Upgrade
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