Hello Far Cry 2 fans. I go by JMareel and have been keeping tabs on this game and very anxious for its release. I have created a mod idea and "fleshed-out" most of the mechanics of how it would work; and now bring it to the Far Cry 2 fans and forum community to gather a mod team together to further its development.
Details: The mod idea I have is to virtually create different hunting clubs/lodges with accompanying firing ranges around the nation and/or the world. Each hunting club/lodge will have its own firing range where you can target practice with the numerous weapons choices that are offered or enter an online shooting competition.
- Each individual firing range located at each hunting club/lodge will have the typical stationary and moving targets for practice in addition to special target practice specific to each club/lodge. I am hoping that the mod team can virtually recreate the affect of gravity and wind so it will require talent and skill to make each shot. I have a few ideas on how to model the affect of gravity as simple as possible but I will have to wait to run it across the talented people gathered in the mod team. As far as wind is considered it looks as though we'll be able to use the current wind system in the weather effects on the bullet projectile... but we'll have to see as we get deeper into the mod development. There would be nothing better than to load up the HUNTING & FIREARMS MOD (unofficial name as of yet) and load my favorite weapons and 'plink' around at some targets after a stressful day at work.
- In a 20 player sample server running the mod there could be 10 people competing in a shooting competition trying to win a Supermagnum .338 Lapua Custom Match hunting rifle while the other 10 are increasing their "skill" scores by target practicing with the numerous other choices of weapons they have already won and own. Each player then would have his/her own personal weapon collection based on what online shooting competitions he/she enters and win. Competitions would range from: typical stationary/moving targets for long range, hand gun, shotgun, submachine gun, etc. to obstacle courses and timed competitions. I would love to spectate on the server some shooting competitions especially some handgun obstacle course matches that are quick and rely on reaction and a good eye.
After you have had enough of fraternizing, target practice, and competition shooting you could throw on some camo and go to some of your favorite hunting spots the particular hunting club/lodge has to offer and hunt some game such as duck, pheasant, quail, hog, deer, moose, or even some exotics such as water buffalo or African gazelle with the choice customizable weapons you own. There could possibly be a hunting competition where you compete against others in a group to track and shoot a gazelle before the others.
- Each hunting club/lodge will have its own hunting area with several hundreds of acres and different terrain types such as woodlands, marsh, savannah, plains, jungle, etc. I personally would prefer the small game and fowl hunting. This I see very feasible based on how friendly the Far Cry 2 team seems to be making the game.
Those are the basics of the mod at this moment. There are a few extra features I would like to include but I will wait to see what kind of response this idea receives. Seeing as we have plenty of time between now and its release, I hope we could put together such a strong mod team that is recognized by Ubi and the Far Cry 2 team that we could get some mod help in the form of tools and engine support directly from the Far Cry 2 dev team as other games do with their mod teams. Reply to this post if you are interested in joining the mod team or helping in any way, or if you have any comments or questions. Thanks and look forward to what we, the community, can pull together.
HUNTING & FIREARMS mod Founder
P.S. I am also looking for a mod team to completely change the look, feel, and future of online competition throughout all games, using Far Cry 2 as its debut platform. If you want to know more and are interested in also seeing a change in online competition and professional tournaments then private message me. Thanks and I am very anxious to start.
This is all counting on the release of an SDK with FarCry 2 which I don't expect to happen on release day. There may be a map editor, but there won't be any of the tools needed to add new content to the game (other than maps, textures, models etc). The SDK will probably be released after a few patches have come out and the devs believe the game to be perfectly stable. This will probably be 3 - 6 months after release.
Ofcourse I could be wrong, and they could do a godsend by releasing the SDK on game launch.
Thank you for your reply GlobalNetwork. Well so far I am surprised there is not a seperate forum within this forum for mods -- to further help the gathering of mod teams and ideas. I was actually waiting to make this post for help earlier, based on the assumption that a MOD forum would be created.
I am hoping that I would be able to gather a team and enough support that we can approach Ubisoft for help and get the tools earlier than release. But first I have to actually gather a team. I am a little confused that not one reply has been made in interest to this idea and/or from people willing to help put this mod together. This mod is not the run-of-the-mill fps shooter "CS clone" -- but one that I think brings the joy back into fireams and the skill behind using them, in addition to interacting with the African environment provided by this game with these weapons.
So please if you are interested in being a part of this mod team then please reply so we can build this team up and petition for an SDK. Even if you don't have the knowledge (animation, modelling, code, etc.) then post other ways how you can help such as helping the search for people to work on this mod, possibly building a webpage, etc. I think this is a different idea then most other shoot-em up mods and would have picked up faster than this. Hopefully there are many more people out there that feel as I feel so we can create this mod. Thanks and look forward to the replies.
Founder of HUNTING & FIREARMS mod
After looking at the new media released for Far Cry 2 exhibiting what the DUNIA engine can do, I am even more compelled to get a mod team together to make this Hunting & Firearms mod a reality! If you still haven't seen this new media then hop over to Gametrailers and see.
I need your feedback on this mod idea! Tell me what you like or don't like about it, what you would like to see added or taken away, any and all ideas. Please post your comments, suggestions, and most importantly replies to wanting to be part of the mod team here. Then we can gather a large enough mod team and community to show Ubisoft we need mod support. Thanks and look forward to your replies. Are there any actual competition shooters among the Far Cry 2 forum community here? I will be in need of people to consult with to make the firing ranges and shooting events as realistic and current as possible. Appreciate your replies as well here on this thread.
Founder Hunting & Fireams mod