War in the East : Map Mods
There’s a frantic moment where you try to find something only to realize it’s gone. Keys maybe? Or a credit card? Or, god forbid, your passport! This happened to me when I reinstalled War in the East and realized that Jison’s WitE mapmod is no longer on his website.
In our digital age information is both infinitely permanent and intensely fragile. Luckily I was able to find someone who had it mirrored on the Matrix forums. But still, this is a damned well done mapmod and I thought it needed another home. I’m not entirely sure why Jison halted, the only post I can find is rather cryptic.
Jison did an amazing job and this is one of the best looking maps I’ve ever seen for a PC wargame. Matrix should really take note for any future games on how much a good map can do for a game. The map for War in the West was a bit of a disappointment especially after seeing how good a map can look.
The second version was Jison’s modified by Chemkid and posted on October 13th 2016. See Chemkid’s post here.
I have two versions along with a fix for the Rainy Day map. One version is the original while the other is darkened slightly. Both look pretty good. Here’s some comparisons from one to the other.
And finally get the mods here! All credit goes to the original creators. I did not create these, I’m just making sure they don’t disappear into the dustbin of the internet. Please thank Jison and Chemkid.
Fix for A Rainy Day in Russia (corrects a hex that is marked one type when it’s another)