Eve of Destruction (series)

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Eve of Destruction (series)
Basic Information
EoD Devs Team
First-person Shooter
Digital Download
Microsoft Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux

Eve of Destruction (EoD), is a series of free PC mods for the first-person shooter Battlefield Game Series. EoD is set in Indochina, mainly Vietnam, covering a historic period from 1949 through 1973, known as the Indochina Wars. It is developed and maintained by volunteers (EoD Devs Team) organized as a community.[1]

The name of the series of mods was inspired by P. F. Sloan's protest song[2] released in 1965.

Maps: (also called "missions") special attention was given to maps development, with the creation of a great variety of landscapes, like tropical jungles, urban and ruined cities, rural villages, rice paddies, trenches, swamps, rivers, beaches, waterfalls, day, sunset, eclipse, night, fog, even Punji sticks booby traps etc. By the release of version 2.00, 150 original maps where already developed (see releases). All maps from the original Battlefield 1942 game where ported in a "Vietnam fashion", with appropriate vegetation and buildings, giving "vanilla" users some tactical advantage in migrating to this mod.

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A-H1 Cobra helicopter 3D Model

Coop: in "Coop" game mode, in which the game engine simulates other players (bots), AI was recoded to coordinate disembarking of bots from medivac helicopters by launching "colored smoke grenades" on landing zones.

Eve of Destruction Classic[edit | edit source]

Game: Battlefield 1942

First release: 0.10, released as "10% demo", June 8, 2003[3]

First stable release: 0.31 patch, March 14, 2004[4]

Current release: 2.10 patch and full, April 1, 2010

EoD Classic was the first EoD mod developed for the Battlefield Series. EA released Battlefield 1942 in 2002, and just some months later (2003)[3] Goetterfunke founded the EoD team to create a Vietnam modification for BF1942.[5] At the beginning it was called simply "Eve of Destruction", without "Classic" qualification adopted since the beginning of development of EoD2. Today it is maintained mainly by one developer (Lotte).[5]

Historic Details and References[edit | edit source]

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Screenshot of Pinup posters

Music & Audio: samples of music of the sixties or from movies can be heard on radios on several maps, and even while driving vehicles or aircrafts, that are turned on/off by co-pilot or front passenger through the use of "attack" function (usually left mouse button).

Pinups: On some US bases many playmate's covers and posters can be found:

Awards and mentions[edit | edit source]

  • PC Gamer's "Mod of the Year 2003".[6]
  • FilePlanet's "Best New Mod 2003".[7]
  • Dan Morris of PC Gamer noted in the March 2004 issue of PC Gamer, "While Battlefield Vietnam was still a twinkle in its developers' eyes, this standout mod debuted to a rapturous reception from the Battlefield 1942 faithful."[8]

Releases[edit | edit source]

List of all releases available showing the number of new maps at each release.

Click "show" to expand the table and "hide" to collapse again.

Note: only original EoD maps considered[4][9][10]

Eve of Destruction Vietnam[edit | edit source]

Game: Battlefield Vietnam

First stable release: October 26, 2004

Latest release: 0.16, 2010

In 2004, Battlefield: Vietnam was released, and the mod started to be ported to this game version. It was ignored for a long time, but a new version (including coop support, two new maps, and crash fixes) was released on Sept. 15th, 2010. It is unknown is development will continue.

Eve of Destruction 2[edit | edit source]

Game: Battlefield 2

First stable release: 1.00, 2007

Current release: 2.0, 2008

Third EoD mod developed for the Battlefield Series.

It has been announced on Project Reality Forums[11] a collaboration between EoD 2 and Project Reality developers to create "Project Reality: Vietnam" mod. It has been confirmed in an announcement[12] by Trahn Lee Liao, lead EoD 2 developer. Since the original announcement was made on April Fool's Day, it was also confirmed in another post[13] on Project Reality Forums as well.

Releases[edit | edit source]

Year Version Description
2007 1.00 Full
2008 2.00 Full

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Eve of Destruction official website. EoD Devs Team. Retrieved on January 14, 2010
  2. About EoD - Eve of Destruction · The Indochina Vietnam Conflict 1946-1973. EoD Devs Team. Retrieved on January 19, 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eve of Destruction Demo 10%. Gamespy. Archived from the original on June 8, 2003 Retrieved on January 19, 2010
  4. 4.0 4.1 EoD 2.10 Changelog. EoD Devs Team. Retrieved on April 23, 2010
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eve of Destruction History. EoD Devs Team. Retrieved on January 20, 2010
  6. Eve of Destruction v.3 Limited-Time Alpha Test. FilePlanet. Archived from the original on September 26, 2004 Retrieved on January 21, 2010
  7. FilePlanet's Best of 2003. FilePlanet. Archived from the original on February 9, 2004 Retrieved on January 22, 2010
  8. "10th Annual PC Gamer Awards". PC Gamer (Future Publishing). March 2003 
  9. EoD Classic - General Info's. dTM. Retrieved on January 20, 2010
  10. EoD Classic - Missions. dTM. Retrieved on January 20, 2010
  11. Project Reality Vietnam Announced!. Project Reality Forums. Retrieved on April 21, 2010
  12. Project Reality: Vietnam. EoD Devs Team. Retrieved on April 21, 2010
  13. Project Reality: Vietnam Update. Project Reality Forums. Retrieved on April 21, 2010

External links[edit | edit source]