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So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
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  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
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  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.

A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.

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  • and you didnt even mention karelian front! which is imo BY FAR the most interesting mod!! since the attempts to make a game out of Finland's and Russia's fights are left to just a few...
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    • Originally posted by dazman76 View Post
      Did we ever get a manual for the game itself? I keep forgetting to check!
      Yup. We translated the pdf to a text-based version:

      Although I can't find the pdf, I'm sure it is mentioned somewhere on the forums.
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      • Originally posted by swatx View Post
        Yup. We translated the pdf to a text-based version:

        Although I can't find the pdf, I'm sure it is mentioned somewhere on the forums.
        Ah nice, thanks for the link swatx


        • Originally posted by View Post
          isnt that falling fighters?
          no, I think he means the one with the statue of the kids singing ring-a-ring-a-rosie
          Even the Aliens know it:

          Genesis of IS2


          • Thanks TWI!

            I wish I had some experience with map making but to learn from scratch seems like a task too time-consuming as the girl-friend complains now and then already.
            Has anyone noticed lower pings?
            So modders and map makers work your magic. It will be appreciated!

            I hope to see some maps make a comeback from ROOst like Berezina (was that the long one with the river crossing at the end? Epic!) as well as completely new ones!

            Los los los!
            Edgar Lindner


            • Cant wait realism mutators and new sweet maps!

              tnx twi
              [B][COLOR="Silver"] Surviving on the RO battlefield since 2007.[/COLOR][/B]


              • Great! Thx! Finally I can start my soundproject!

                Soooooo, is there ANY soul out there, who can explain thow to edit the existing sounds or making new ones into a soundmutator??? Cause I haven't ANY simple explanations regarding the basics of how the editor works with sounds and how to change/edit the existing sounds or how to make new ones.
                Also how to put them all into a mutator and let it play on my server (for and example).

                Everything people are discussing is mainly mapmaking, models, textures blablabla. But who mention sounds??? This is a big part of a game and I would love to come back to the RO2 scene and make a "total conversion" soundmod for RO2.

                Would gladly take any kinds of advices and support I could get!


                • Aaaaaaaarghhhh!
                  Latency is as bad or worse. Just played a round on TOGA server Spartanovka and there were 3 players out of 64 with a ping under 100...!


                  Any news on when this could be fixed TWI? It is really annoying and as many times said before it spoils the fun quite a bit.
                  Sad as I had so much hope for this patch.
                  Edgar Lindner


                  • So are there any servers with new maps? have not played since release because of content


                    • Originally posted by Ginastic View Post
                      So are there any servers with new maps? have not played since release because of content

                      There has been 2 new maps for a little while now.

                      We , and others , run them.


                      • so i just have to join your server without downloading anything??


                        • Originally posted by Ginastic View Post
                          so i just have to join your server without downloading anything??
                          After you join the server, you download the map from the server and it's installed on its own.


                          • Originally posted by Ginastic View Post
                            So are there any servers with new maps? have not played since release because of content
                            Very limited numbers - say maybe 5 or so servers running one or both of the "new" maps. However, now we have proper server downloading in place of manual download and "install", we should see plenty more Both of the custom maps are excellent, and there are at least 2 others in the pipeline right now. Good times indeed


                            • Way to kickstart 2012 you guys

                              Graviteam - for the true Grognard.


                              • Thank You TW. Great update!
                                Now we just need few more maps