Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45

Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45

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{RP}Alan Jan 19, 2013 @ 10:03am
RealPanzer expansion for Darkest Hour.
RealPanzer expansion for Darkest Hour.
Information portal for the RealPanzer expansion for Darkest Hour.

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For all true enthusiasts of WW2 tank combat we have made an expansion to RO to make the tanks as historically accurate and as true to life as possible so that you can experience the true combat capabilties of the steel giants of the second world war.

Through the improvements and extra characteristics a whole new world of tactical possibilities is now open for players to have an exciting and demanding tank battle experience on the eastern front as part of the Russian Red Army or the German Wehrmacht.

Russian and German Tanks. Why Russian? Because they are big and tough and can offer the Germans an even fight. And all this with the superier DH code.

Real engine sounds.

Historically correct armour and cannon penetration values.

Gun optics are historically accurate.

Historically accurate and better looking vehicle skins.

Lots of new vehicles taken from just about all RO and DH mods and expansions.

Vehicles have front, side and rear armour rating for the hull AND turret. The armour thickness is correct and includes a parameter for the slope of the armour.

Most tanks have at least 3 sorts of ammo, those that do not have special rounds like HEAT or APCR have smoke screen rounds.

Shells have the correct speed, weight and explosive effect. The tank shell tracer can only be seen from back of the shell and does not glow like in all directions like in the stock games.

Ammunition is correctly identified.

Vehicles are accessible to crews of both sides so it is possible to capture and use enemy equipment.

Correct Turret rotation speeds.

Correct reload times.

Correct vehicle speeds.

Damage model now includes damage to tracks (they come off and the tank slews in a circle), optics, turret rotation, gun elevation, individual crew member deaths, engine fires.

When you climb out of the tank from the turret you stand on the tank.

No more waiting in the Spawn for additional crew members.

Smoke launchers (button 4) on some tanks not all.

Grenade launchers (button 5) on some tanks not all.

Infantry can ride on the back engine deck of any tank in the game.

When destroyed, tank turrets and bodies come flying out.

Player down load package is located below so that you can install all the files on your pc to save down loading from server from time to time. Also you will be amoung the first on the map and can grab the best tanks at the start. Simply extract and place in your Darkest Hour folder.
You can find all info here at our Steam group page.



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ABT.510Sturm Feb 4, 2013 @ 1:54am 
A few maps do not have fastdownload, can you fix it PLZ.
{RP}Alan Feb 5, 2013 @ 6:29am 
Yes there was a problem with the fast down load server, it is not a case of there not being fast down load copies of the maps, rather that the fast down load service does not work reliably for any any sort of data. We have made a complaint to the server host and lately the fast down load service has improved.

As protection against not having the maps you can down load all the maps and RP files and install them on your PC from this location https://dl.dropbox.com/u/38097529/RealPanzer.zip

Plus there are instructions on how to install the files on this Steam group site.

Hope that helps and look forward to seeing you on the server again soon.

ABT.510Sturm Feb 6, 2013 @ 12:33am 
Thanks Al
Got all the maps now.
{RP}Alan Mar 29, 2013 @ 11:09am 
Check out this great vidoe someone made of our mod in action.


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ABT.510Sturm Mar 29, 2013 @ 1:16pm 
Nice video
Jaywalker Jun 4, 2013 @ 4:14pm 
still having trouble with fast download, but I'll get the Mega-Pack!
{RP}Alan Jun 9, 2013 @ 6:48am 
A number of people have said that the fast down load has been a bit slow lately, sorry about that, I will have a word with the service provider and see if they can improve their game a bit. Most of the time it is good and works well.
Jaywalker Jun 13, 2013 @ 5:20am 
All right, thx!
{RP}Alan Jun 16, 2013 @ 5:25am 
Also remember that with the mega down load pack you get the lions share of the mod data however some of the newer maps and tanks are not yet included and so you will almost always need a bit of data down loaded off the game server.
Jaywalker Jun 25, 2013 @ 3:26am 
All is going swimmingly, thx again.
{SHD}scianblood Jul 4, 2013 @ 11:28am 
Love the server but i just want to play the game.

everytime i log in there are multiple updates.
I really think they come to mant too often.
I think updats should only be added once a week or so.
I don't have the time to sit and wait for every or what seems like every map to update when i just want to get a few quick games in. Just my opinion.
{RP}Alan Jul 4, 2013 @ 12:01pm 

Apart from a few new maps there have been no updates to the mod as a whole.

What does happen though is that on a standard installation of RO/DH the game cache empties every 30 days. This means that you have to re download all the game files and maps before you can play roughly once every month.

What we have done to help is to put a lot of the mod files and maps into downloable installable packages. You can find them on the front page of the RealPanzer steam group site, on the right near the top. Installing these files on your pc will keep the need to download files from the server at a minimum.

Also in the discussion and help pages on the RealPanzer steam group site there are other things you can do like setting your cache to never empty so that it does not empty itself every 30 days, then you have all the mod files for ever.

The mod is big and there are a lot of custom maps and so if you have to download the whole lot every month or so this can be quite off putting however we have done all we can to help.

All the best

Hans Roths Oct 13, 2015 @ 6:00pm 
How come all the Maps, and System files have dissapered ? Now I cannot download as my orignal file was removed (big mistake by me !!)
{RP}Alan Oct 14, 2015 @ 9:43am 
90% of the mod is downloadable, the maps have all changed since the last update and are no longer current and so for now have been removed. The system files are never offered as a download as they are often updated and if you had those hard installed in your game you would get file mismatch errors when trying to enter the server.
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Date Posted: Jan 19, 2013 @ 10:03am
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