To better check on us, you can track Cross of Iron on ModDB as well.
We would heavily appreciate if feedback on the mod is sent to cross.of.iron.mod [AT] gmail [DOT] com. Though we will still continue reading the feedback posted in here, it will be much easier to have it all organized in our shared e-mail address.
For questions and feedback regarding the installer/updater please PM Captain828.
Cross of Iron is a Company of Heroes (CoH) mod that’s main aim is to balance the four factions in the game and their respective doctrines.
Its secondary aim is that of historical accuracy, but without making severe compromises in gameplay.
One of the main features of this mod is that it intends to do the above without making major gameplay changes to the original CoH experience, so no one-hit-kill AT shots or huge-range Howitzers.
A very important feature of Cross of Iron is tailoring the units, abilities and upgrades to be more specific for each Army Doctrine, balancing cons with pros, while also adding some new build options.
As examples, the fearsome Knight’s Cross Holders are now available only to the Wehrmacht Terror Doctrine in order to give them a better late-game infantry unit and more incentive to play with, while the Panther needs an extra 'phase' in order to unlock it and the US receive an AT Bazooka Squad to better counter Axis armour.
Another important feature would be the usage of High-Quality community skins that better differentiate one 'army' from the other as well as make the game more immersive, with different camos and accessories. These HQ skins carry on to the SP Campaigns as well.
Cross of Iron 1.20 released!
The much expected Cross of Iron 1.20 is here and brings with it expanded doctrines for all the factions in CoH as well as some new units.
Here's an example of how they look:
The US Infantry company now also has Anti-personnel mines, a 40mm Bofors AA Gun and a Sherman 105mm available.
More details on the new expanded doctrines are available on our ModDB page.
HD screenshots from CoI 1.20 (Bandwidth intensive!)
Grille Ausf. M 15cm Self Propelled Gun/Howitzer
M3 T48 (6 pounder) Anti-tank Halftrack
M5 76mm Anti-tank Gun
Wespe 10.5cm Self Propelled Howitzer
M36b1 and M36 "Jackson" Tank Destroyers
HD screenshots from CoI 1.10 (Bandwidth intensive!)
HD screenshots from CoI 1.00 (Bandwidth intensive!)
You can find a lot more HD screenshots on our ModDB image gallery.
Cross of Iron 1.20 Full Setup [ Changelist ] - ModDB | GameFront | Torrent
Cross of Iron 1.10.1 Hotfix [ Changelist ] - ModDB | GameFront | Torrent
Cross of Iron 1.10 Full Setup [ Changelist ] - ModDB | GameFront | Torrent
Cross of Iron 1.00 Full Setup - ModDB | GameFront | Torrent
There's a lot of people I wish to thank, and a lot who deserve credit for directly making contributions to this mod or allowing me to include their released works in my mod as well.
There's far too many to list in this post, but I would like to especially thank Relic for making this great game which we all love to death.
The attached CoI Copyrights.txt file (which is also included in the mod's releases) has an up-to-date list of everyone's contributions to Cross of Iron.
In the past, people have been releasing mods and skinpacks including other people's work without asking permission or giving credit to the original authors... including one where large parts of Cross of Iron were ripped off with the author claiming it to be his own work.
Due to this, anyone wishing to use any work from Cross of Iron with the intention of possibly releasing/making available to the public, will have to ask myself for permission and outlining exactly what they wish to use.
Also, keep in mind that most of the skins and models used within Cross of Iron are the property of authors not directly involved in this mod. See the attached CoI Copyrights.txt file for a full list of who owns what. Let's put a stop to this rubbish and make sure everyone gets credit for their hard work!