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1 hour ago, ApexMods said:

First of all, Ghost Recon may take a whole lot longer to load with Heroes Unleashed installed, so be patient.

If it doesn't load at all, make sure that your Heroes Unleashed download is uncorrupted (watch for error messages during or after extraction). To unpack the 7z file I recommend using the original 7-zip (https://www.7-zip.org), as that works best (e.g. WinRAR and other utilities often have problems extracting files that have been created with the latest customized maximum compression settings). If 7-zip reports any errors during extraction, you will have to download Heroes Unleashed again.

For HU beta 9, the 7-zip file is 6,719,176,703 bytes (6.26 GB) in size, the extracted/installed Heroes Unleashed folder weighs 16,545,652,736 bytes (15.41 GB).

ok i got it to work now by just waiting like 1 min after clicking on it, is that normal that it takes that long?

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Depends on your hardware specs / how fast your computer is, e.g. hard drive, CPU, etc. The mod is quite big, and e.g. a fast SSD does wonders for loading time.

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2 hours ago, ApexMods said:

Depends on your hardware specs / how fast your computer is, e.g. hard drive, CPU, etc. The mod is quite big, and e.g. a fast SSD does wonders for loading time.

here are my specs cpu:AMD Phenom II X6 1050T ram: 8 gb ddr3 motherboard: asus m5a97 r2.0 gpu:gtx 1050 ssd: 250 gb samsung

 

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2 hours ago, ApexMods said:

Depends on your hardware specs / how fast your computer is, e.g. hard drive, CPU, etc. The mod is quite big, and e.g. a fast SSD does wonders for loading time.

i have a very fast SSD and my windows boot time is almost non existent. however HU does take a good several seconds to load up. your miles may vary but just be patient

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27 minutes ago, matthi321 said:

here are my specs cpu:AMD Phenom II X6 1050T ram: 8 gb ddr3 motherboard: asus m5a97 r2.0 gpu:gtx 1050 ssd: 250 gb samsung

Good specs. Your system is more than adequate for GR:HU and should launch the game quickly enough.

Just timed it roughly. On my little MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017), 1,3 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3, Intel HD Graphics 615 1536 MB, the game launches in just under 2 minutes with the new HU 1.0 installed. Admittedly, the new version is twice as large as HU b9, and I'm running GR inside a virtual machine (Wineskin), so that probably slows it down a bit, but keep in mind that HU contains about 140,000 files that are indexed by the game upon launch.

So yes, some patience is required. :) 

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23 minutes ago, ApexMods said:

Good specs. Your system is more than adequate for GR:HU and should launch the game quickly enough.

Just timed it roughly. On my little MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017), 1,3 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB 1867 MHz LPDDR3, Intel HD Graphics 615 1536 MB, the game launches in just under 2 minutes with the new HU 1.0 installed. Admittedly, the new version is twice as large as HU b9, and I'm running GR inside a virtual machine (Wineskin), so that probably slows it down a bit, but keep in mind that HU contains about 140,000 files that are indexed by the game upon launch.

So yes, some patience is required. :) 

ok its good to hear i have good enought specs this game tyvm for you help

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1 hour ago, matthi321 said:

ok its good to hear i have good enought specs this game tyvm for you help

You're welcome. Have fun with Heroes Unleashed! :)

11 minutes ago, AlexKimov said:

Check and mate Ubisoft.

Huh? :hmm:

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Ha, managed to squeeze the download size to just under 10 GB, after all. :)

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Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed 1.0.0

 

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PRESS RELEASE

 

GHOST RECON: HEROES UNLEASHED 1.0.0

THE WORLD WIDE WEB -- Friday, April 13th, 2018 -- ApexMods announce the release of Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed, the ruthlessly unforgiving tactical shooter based on Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon.  After nearly two decades of one-man development and nine previous betas, the full version 1.0 of this hardcore tactical realism modification is available today, as free download for Mac and PC.

Although Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon is still going strong with the open-world Wildlands, it’s the 2001 first entry in the series that many still consider the best tactical shooter.  Following up on the genre-establishing Rainbow Six which focused on urban close quarters combat, Ghost Recon refined the tactical realism concept and carried its torch outdoors, into the wide open environments of military battlefields that promoted real-time planning and cautious execution.  The Heroes Unleashed mod is raising the bar even further by taking the game's immersive realism and addictive replayability to unprecedented new heights.

Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed offers a ruthlessly unforgiving tactical FPS experience by maximizing realism in every aspect of the game.  Weapons match their real-life counterparts in accuracy, effectiveness, and handling.  AI displays terrifying acumen in trying to outmaneuver you.  Missions take place in open-world locations and are entirely nonlinear, with a minimum of scripted events and utmost randomization, for infinite replayability.

The mod pushes tactical realism to the extreme, setting it light years apart from anything you are accustomed to in today’s ubiquitous action shooters.  One shot can kill.  There is no magical healing, fantasy gear, sci-fi enemy markers, handholding, or guide towards certain victory.  It is just you and your squad, on your own behind enemy lines, with caution as your best bet to survive.

Whether you choose to play online or alone, with friends or AI, Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed delivers a rivetingly realistic squad-based military combat you won’t find anywhere else.

Since initial launch, the popular Heroes Unleashed mod has matured immensely, now weighing in at just under 30 GB installed (about 10 GB to download).  In addition to its rejuvenating audio-visual makeover for the classic original game, its impressive catalog of hardcore realism enhancements, and a host of new features, the latest release of this monumental opus offers 300 maps and missions, an arsenal of more than 400 weapons and equipment items, 100+ vehicles, over 1,000 character models, and in excess of 100 single and multiplayer game types.

Hundreds of thousands of mod downloads and an avid online multiplayer community are an impressive testament to the lasting appeal of original Ghost Recon from 2001, the legendary "thinking man's shooter" generally credited with defining the squad-based military tactical FPS genre and widely considered to be one of the best tactical shooters ever created.

For more information and to download Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed, please visit HeroesUnleashed.net.

 


FEATURES

• Absolute focus on true hardcore tactical realism
• Nonlinear gameplay, real-world physics, ultra smart AI
• Huge single player and cooperative multiplayer campaign
• Infinite replayability with hundreds of maps and missions
• Massive arsenal of authentic weapons and equipment
• Various international special forces multiplayer teams
• Detailed 3D models, hi-res textures, realistic sound
• Included add-on mods for personal customization
• Cross-platform compatible for Mac and PC

 


TESTIMONIALS

"You will literally never need another shooter. Ever."

"Hands down one of the most well put together mods of any mod from any game I've played."

"It's not even funny how much better this is than every other Ghost Recon game."

"Breathes new life into the old classic in a way I didn't think was possible."

"One of the most ambitious mods I’ve ever seen. There’s so much new stuff, it’s insane."

"I love the attention to detail on everything, that amount of polish and consistency."

"A complete overhaul to make the game better in every single way. The dedication is amazing."

"Do yourself a favor and download the Heroes Unleashed mod."

 


REQUIREMENTS

• Mac OS 9.2 - 10.x, Windows 9x/ME/2k/XP/Vista/7/8/10 (x86/64)
• 1.0 GHz processor
• 1 GB RAM
• 128 MB graphics card
• 30 GB available disk space (up to 40 GB during installation)
• TCP/IP connection (for network / internet play)
• Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon (2001)

 


AVAILABILITY

The Heroes Unleashed mod is available as free download for Mac and PC at HeroesUnleashed.net.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (2001) is available from digital distributors like GOG and Steam.

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RELEASE NOTES

 

GHOST RECON: HEROES UNLEASHED 1.0.0

Almost ten years after the mod’s initial public beta, and the better part of two decades of development, I’m happy to at last present you with the full (non-beta) release of Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed.

In view of severe development time constraints due to other work/life obligations, tracking down and eliminating bugs and stability issues, as well as finalizing the organization of file and folder structures was my primary concern for this development stage. To finally take the mod out of its prolonged beta phase, I focussed mainly on fixing important things "under the hood" rather than adding new content, and while I still could not resist to sneak in a couple of new things here and there, I decided to postpone any further feature expansion until future point release updates. A modder's work is never done... ;-)

Once again, I’d like to thank the amazing GhostRecon.net community for their unwavering support. You folks keep me going in this seemingly never-ending endeavor, and without your feedback and suggestions, your rigorous testing, as well as your ongoing development of bug fixes, improvements, and add-ons for both the game and its mods, neither our beloved Ghost Recon nor Heroes Unleashed would be what they are today.

Here’s especially looking at you, Wombat50 and AlexKimov! Huge thanks to both of you, for invaluable help in fixing a boatload of map model and texture properties tagging issues (e.g. AI transparency)! As Alex and others are creating new mod tools like texture and 3D model plugins for modern development software, laying the groundwork for a full SDK, the future looks brighter than ever for modding original Ghost Recon.

There is a huge amount of new stuff I’d like to add/implement in future updates, but for now I hope this full release of Heroes Unleashed will allow you to recapture that unparalleled original Ghost Recon feeling and enjoy the true spirit of unfettered tactical realism.


KEY FEATURES

• Absolute focus on hardcore tactical realism gameplay
• Closer to real-world bullet penetration and wounding system
• Improved overall opponent and friendly AI capabilities and behavior
• More realistic weapon characteristics, handling, and ballistics
• Intricate AI stealth / enemy detection and alertness routines
• Overhauled realistic map environments (viewing and drawing distance)
• Countless new high-resolution textures and more detailed 3D models
• Boosted audio dynamics and scores of authentic new sounds
• Nonlinear randomized SP / CO-OP mission and game type execution
• Enhanced and extended Ghost Recon trilogy SP / CO-OP campaign
• Novel random mission generator for SP / CO-OP on all maps
• Dynamic mission weather change (precipitation, intensity, direction)
• Comprehensive SP / CO-OP tactical score / rating system
• Huge choice of 300 worldwide maps, available in all SP / MP games
• Loads of authentic weapons and equipment items (more than 400 total)
• Extra characters (more than 1,000 total) with many new attachments
• Supplementary military and civilian vehicles (more than 100 total)
• Added MP teams (Navy SEALs, SAS, Delta Force, KSK, Spetsnaz, etc.)
• Many new and improved game types (100+ total for SP / MP combined)
• Expanded SP team character appearance (varying character skins)
• Additional marksman character for SP Ghost team and all MP teams
• Innovative new weapon sight zoom effect (visible weapon scope)
• Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) updated to Advanced Combat Uniform (ACU)
• Reworked SP kits and MP unit and equipment restrictions setup
• Revamped equipment kit selection menus (quick equipment browsing)
• Cinematic mission intro & outro cutscenes for single player
• Automated save game function for single player missions and games
• Updated user interface (menus, HUD, command map, PDA, sounds etc.)
• Optimized for current 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio HD displays
• Tons of technical and gameplay fixes, adjustments, fine tuning, etc.
• Customizable to personal preference via 50+ included add-on mods
• Included development tools and essential modding information
• Streamlined file / folder naming and structure for easier modding
• Elaborate measures for compatibility and discrete modular content
• Immeasurable treasure in game- and mod-related bonus content
• Cross-platform compatible (same download for Mac and PC)


CHANGELOG

• Added actors / characters
• Added character attachments
• Added developer resources and add-on mods (XTRAS)
• Added maps and re-ordered map sequence
• Added missions
• Added mod customization add-on mods (XTRAS)
• Added modding resources (XTRAS)
• Added NPC factions
• Adjusted file and folder structure
• Adjusted map / mission dates and times
• Adjusted map / mission locations
• Adjusted map / mission names
• Adjusted map / mission sequence
• Adjusted map / mission weather
• Adjusted map dynamic ground cover
• Adjusted map skybox models / textures
• Adjusted map textures
• Adjusted menu backdrop
• Adjusted UI
• Changed expansion pack requirements
• Changed game type sequence
• Changed map file dependencies
• Fixed add-on mods menu backdrop
• Fixed add-on mods weapon sounds
• Fixed character motions preloading
• Fixed command maps
• Fixed crash issues with game saves
• Fixed effect categories
• Fixed effect dependencies
• Fixed file and folder locations
• Fixed file and folder names
• Fixed file dependencies
• Fixed map model properties tagging
• Fixed map skybox models / textures
• Fixed map stationary weapons
• Fixed map texture properties tagging
• Fixed specialists equipment kits
• Fixed typos
• Removed obsolete / deprecated items
• Updated (E)XTRAS bonus content
• Updated documentation

 

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Amazing, meticulous, remarkable, awesome!!!

Congrats on the release - and THREE DAYS EARLY TOO!

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Thank you for all the hard work APEX :D

Can't wait to sit down and play a real ghost recon game this weekend.

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Thanks, folks. Glad to finally reach 1.0... we're now officially out of beta! Yeah!

Decided to go live early because of... reasons. :)

Another little heads-up: There's now a demo version of Heroes Unleashed available for download.

As a compact introduction to Ghost Recon: Heroes Unleashed, e.g. for people with limited download bandwidth or data caps, the demo with reduced content (1.70 GB download, 5.72 GB install) is intended to give you a first impression of gameplay and features.

Also, HU 1.0 no longer requires Desert Siege or Island Thunder to be installed. It's still fully compatible with both, but there are now compatibility add-ons included that can you install if you want to play the mod without the official expansions. Please see the included manual or quick start guide for details.

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When are you going to take that long deserved break? I swear the last version only came out a week ago!

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16 hours ago, Eisenhauer said:

Hello, congratulations on the release, unfortunately it crashes in the dedicadet server mode

Hmm... seems to work just fine here. When does the dedicated server crash on you? Right upon loading, in the middle of a mission?

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