Goals and background of "PMC Somalia" mod

PMC Somalia (ArmA), covering the somalia crisis

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Goals and background of "PMC Somalia" mod

Post by Snake Man » 2009-01-16 13:54:00

Some of you might wonder what modification this is, well it is a Somalia modification by PMC and the goal simply is to overall portray the Somali crisis.

In OFP history there has been just countless and countless "Black Hawk Down MODs" which each and everyone hyped up the community and then never produced any releases. This has been like the joke of the addon community really, the most wanted/hyped mod and then nobody gets around to release anything. Yes there have been few "Mogadishu islands" and so on, but nothing even remotely serious.

In ArmA we had the Black Hawk Down MOD by Linker Split's team, but it died away in late 2008 also (see the pattern here). Right now there is nobody else announcing any "BHD MOD" material.

So we here at PMC decided to make something happen, as usual we don't hype shit up, we just do it. We took a Google earth image from city of Mogadishu, drawed the road network from that and used it on WrpTool to build the city (road network). Then configure the chocolate chip camo RACS units and SF's to be used as US Rangers/Delta Force, as well as African American civilian units for Somali skinnys with AKs. We released this mostly config addon (and very lame wrp terrain), which was fully playable and available, it even worked ok on multiplayer. Naturally we didn't want to call this another "Black Hawk Down MOD" as its such a freaking clishe nowadays, so we just used the name "PMC Somalia" and thats it, with this overall name we can cover the whole crisis better, not just the one event.

Our goal was to represent the city of Mogadishu which is capitol of Somalia and troops to go along with it. Time frame for this mod is the overall crisis, everyone know the "BHD" event happened October 1993 but even now at 2009 there is still fighting going on in Mogadishu.

At the moment our main focus is the Somali rag tag khat eating thugs with AK47's as OPFOR and then US forces from the 1993 era which was historically correct, but we are also thinking of doing some Ethiopian troops which have been fighting there in recent times. We take pride that our Mogadishu city is portrayed with the proper road network, its as close to real thing you can get right now.

Anyways. Feel free to ask more specific questions about the goals of this modification and we'll try to answer them better.
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Re: Goals and background of "PMC Somalia" mod

Post by banana » 2009-01-16 21:14:04

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Re: Goals and background of "PMC Somalia" mod

Post by Snake Man » 2009-01-17 13:16:36

I have no idea what are you talking about, but tonal has nothing to do with Somalia.
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