Pre alpha means that this is very early version and work in progress. Usually the release cycles go from alpha to beta to release candidate into the final release. So this release is the first and most incomplete. We just want to warn anyone who is interested to not get their hopes up, VTE team is not in the business to overhyping their work.
- - There are no normal or specular maps.
- All soldier models are re-textures.
- No new "ArmA models".
- No missions or campaigns.
- No shadows on ported objects.
- A "few" errors on arma.RPT file...
Anyways this release has been strongly anticipated by the community, the initial plan was to release this over a month ago but it was my fault that I was bit busy and now took so long time to fix the objects (vegetation, houses etc) to suit this release.
This release contains the following: A4, B52, CH-34, UH-1 Huey, O1 Birddog, M113 ACAV (3 machine guns), M14, M16A1, M21, M79, RPD etc NAM era weapons, retextued BIS soldiers for US Army, NVA and Vietcong. And of course the VTE objects/islands.
Disclaimer: If you create missions with this release, be prepared to overhaul them completely in the future when we release next version, we guarantee you that classnames and stuff will change to break your missions.
Screenshots: I cannot personally take screenshots since I run ArmA with all details set to low/very low. Earlier screenshots by granQ below.
M79 grenade launcher
Weapons 21st June 2007.
Future plans: We have alot of work to do, all of the models need to be reworked, textures done, islands... configs... oh boy, dont get me started, anyone care to help? Hehe. I'm looking forward to working for the NAM stuff, it will be great.
Download VTE_pre_alpha_09-06-07.rar - 138mb.
Mirror 1: megaupload
Mirror 2: bigupload
Mirror 3: sendspace
More mirrors would be welcome.
Patch 1 has been released 09-29-07.
--- fixes: pre alpha patch 1
- M119 and DSHKM gave hasdriver errors, fixed.
- Tweaked US soldiers loadouts.
- Changed pilot to VTE pilot for few aircrafts.
- Islands have ILS error, fixed.
- All personal weapon sounds updated.
- Added special ArmA low grass config for islands.
- Added CH47 Chinook port.
- Huey cargo proxys were configured wrong, fixed.
Download VTE_pre_alpha_patch-01.rar - 4.2mb.
Mirror 1: filefront
Mirror 2: bigupload
Mirror 3: mediafire
Read the text file inside the rar, its pretty clear. Unrar the files into the VTE root dir, then just execute runme.bat and patch is run. Do NOT unrar into VTE\Addons\ directory, unrar it to VTE\ directory.
Our dedicated server has been updated with the contents of this patch. Look it up from ingame browser under the name of "PMC Tactical (VTE)", have fun and keep on reporting the bugs.