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Following our latest Dev Blog "From High To Low" we present a short video preview of the Sten Mk.II, which was modelled and textured by [TWDEV] brrr, animated by [TWDEV] chad509, and with SFX by [TWDEV] calgoblin.

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Following last week's update "From High to Low" we present a short video preview of the Sten Mk.II, which was modelled and textured by [TWDEV] brrr, animated by [TWDEV] chad509 , and with SFX by [TWDEV] calgoblin. We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest developer [TWDEV] RvtL , who is joining us as a level designer. We look forward to working with him.


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Jetcutter

You would never be able to aim the Sten that that well, while firing in automatic.

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SirApple Author
SirApple

Recoil is not at all final, the video is meant to showcase animations :)

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Jetcutter

Was not a 'Slam" just an observation. Sorry if it came off that way.

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Turkish007
Turkish007

Beautiful just as always.

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aidas2
aidas2

Everything looks nice, but as usual, the firing sounds feel like they were added after the video was shot. It's like the sounds are not in the game world, there's nothing to them. You really need to work on them, because it's a really big part of the overall gameplay and immersion.

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calgoblin
calgoblin

All our sounds are in game. (Apart from the Cromwell voices; Schieffer refused to be shrunk down into our virtual tank. Quite selfish of him really...)

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TheSoldier
TheSoldier

Incorrect firing posture, but what the heck - every soldier held it by the magazine, so you're fine. ;)

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Maniche
Maniche

Quoted by VonMudra;

"Here's the deal on the holding of the mag. Yes, regulations wise, you were not supposed to hold it by the mag. Repetitive use as such could bend the mag feed lips, causing misfires.

HOWEVER, regulations and general orders do not equate to what was done in field. The shroud had a terrible tendency to heat up, and as anyone who has fired WW2 era weapons knows, that metal conducts heat and FAST. I have burned myself just firing 3 or 4 rounds out of my K98k, then accidentally picking it up by the un-protected balance point. If a couple rounds from a bolt action can do that, imagine what rapid fire from a SMG can do. The MP40 was no different, and still the soldiers held it by the mag area. They were far more concerned with not burning themselves every time they fired it, and with getting accurate shots (the mag grip offers better control), than with the rarity of having a mag misfire if you used it many times in that manner. So yes, there are photos of guys using it by the shroud (mostly training shots, when regulations would be enforced), but there are just as many of them using it by the magazine.

In the end, the magazine hold is more iconic, so we went with that."

Maniche

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TheSoldier
TheSoldier

Indeed. Although I might counter holding the magazine increases accuracy - I have a shotgun and have fired it many, many times (skeet shooter), and with that, I doubt holding it so off to the side will actually do anything. But, a shotgun and an SMG are a world apart, that's just what I feel.

By the way, nice detail with the thumb gripping the magazine harder when it's fired. ;)

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Roughbeak
Roughbeak

Excellent job as always though, but I just want to make a observation here.
I think in the military they wanted you to hold the Sten (as Mudra pointed out) on the magazine, I'm totally fine with that.
What I see is that should the user's left hand be a bit more closer to the magazine well?
If you hold the magazine a bit more to the left (instead of the right) you get some feed problems, because it's not quite straight as it should be.

Just my thoughts though.

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LuckyOne
LuckyOne

Agreed with Roughbeak, the left hand should be closer to the well, even if this looks cooler! :D
And yeah recoil looks a little bit too "artificial", it lacks a bit of that natural feel of a real gun, and not a game model.

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War_Crimes
War_Crimes

I will ask my grandad and see what he has to say about it.

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Knez
Knez

Great

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Timberdrop
Timberdrop

I think you've improved on sound. The sten sounds better than the Lee Enfield (more physical, 3 dimensional...).

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