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WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL RELEASE THREAD OF PROJECT TRUE VIKING! Project True Viking aims to represent the fictional Nordic country of Askeland in Arma 3. Our team has worked over many years, many iterations (ASTFOR), and many problems to get to the point we are at now. We aim to firstly provide a highly detailed mod covering the entire Askeland Defence Force--including a vast and rich history that intertwines with real-life history, giving the existence of our fictional nation more plausibility in sounding like something than can truly exist in real life! Our next step will be to get the actual nation of Askeland in game before introducing the public services, and some of Askeland’s most prominent enemies. Welcome to Askeland: Askeland (Old Norse: Askrland), a country borne from the ashes of volcanic fire and home to warriors so fierce that even their fellow Vikings were scared of them…or so the legends say. According to surviving pieces of an Askelandic saga, it got its name from when its originally Norse settlers first saw it's beauty and vast ash trees. It was nicknamed after Ask (Old Norse: Askr which means literally "Ash Tree"). According to sources such as the Poetic Edda, Askr and Embla were the first man and woman created by Odin, Hœnir and Lóðurr and went on to be granted a home in Midgard. To some, as often found in Germanic paganism and mythology, these ash trees became something sacred to its people. Some scholars hypothesize that there existed notable amount of ritual and reverence shown, especially by its warriors. Many boat and spear were made from these revered "children" of Askr and Embla as well as burnt ash from these trees ritualistically rubbed into the skin before battles or raids. This lead to them also being known--according to the 11th century German (Saxon) Historian and Geographer, Adam von Bremen's historical writings called the "Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclasiae Pontificum"--as the nickname of Ascomanni, or "Ash Men". Askeland Today: Modern day Askeland is very different from the days of yore, it is a vibrant and cultural Scandinavian nation. Askeland has a budding tourist industry taking advantage of the natural vistas and sports facilities dotted all over the island. The people enjoy the benefits of modern politics in the Scandinavian union, their embassies across the world allow them to play a key role in the modern world. Askeland is, on the face of it, just like Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Below the surface however there is a darker side to Askeland. Recent political troubles in Europe has led rise to multiple extremist groups becoming more open in their actions across the country. The Askeland Defense Forces face a troublesome future, though they have years of tradition and a proud history to maintain morale their resolve is being tested. They face a war on multiple fronts, maintaining their NATO commitments overseas, preparing for a potential threat to Scandinavia by Russia, and helping the public services at home. No matter the threat, no matter the cost--these sons and daughters of Askeland--like their ancestors, will face any challenge with the same amount of bravery and ferocity as their ancestors. Til Valhall! THE LATEST RELEASE The latest release at the moment is our first (Alpha) release. In this pack you will find enough gear to get a squad together along with many weapons that have been used by the Askelandic Defense Forces both past and present. THE TEAM Project Lead: Jobo Developers: RobertHammer HorribleGoat Jones Tasksoldier121 ThePugLife Specter Wessex CREDITS We wish to thank the following people who have taken the time to support us by contributing during the lifetime of development for Project True Viking. We appreciate all of your help throughout our development. And it is with your help and support that helped us make it here to our first ever release. We appreciate the help more than than you'll ever know!: WR5, Kiory, RedRogueXIII, Hell, Crash, Tenoyl, MikePhoeniX, Christian Øelund, Stefan Engdahl, Iansky, Kouoaeha,Troska, Toadie, SPS Team, da12thMonkey, Tom3dJay, Syn, Tigg, Thanez, ArtemSh, warden_1, JSRS Studios, Ca Chua, hatchet, Zeealex, Reyhard, Darkstorn, Sylon, MediumSolid. A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU StalkerGB, Folkward, R0adki11, Da12thMonkey, Adacas, Slatts, Sabre, Jawolf55, CrazyCorky, Sgt. Potter, Laxeman, Vilas, and so many more people both on the Bohemia Forums past and present as well as our old Facebook page that had always supported and cheered for us for so long since our beginnings with Project ASTFOR! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: Wait, I'm confused. Is this still Project Astfor or totally something else? Q: What made you decide to come back? Q: What happened to all the stuff we saw with ASTFOR? Because PTV feels a bit lightweight and really lacking compared to all the WIP pictures from ASTFOR. Just saying.... Q: So what now? Where does Project True Viking go from here? Q: What kind of help does PTV need? MEDIA In-Game: Misc: (equipment and assets in various stages of completion) SUPPORTED MODS Requires CBA! OPTIONALS/COMPATIBILITY The PTV mod includes currently 2 completely optional compatibility pbo's to run if you run @ACE: • ptv_ace_compat_Optics: This is a test version of a few of our optics utilizing the ACE PIP Framework. • ptv_ace_compat_throwables: This is for ACE compatibility for our flash bang grenade. LICENSE AGREEMENT Project True Viking Mod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Using the Project True Viking Mod on monetized servers is strictly forbidden. Bohemia Interactive's approval of your monetization scheme does not grant you rights to waive this clause of our EULA! We expressly prohibit the distribution of any content of this package by itself, or as part of another distribution, using the Steam Workshop by anyone other than official members of the PTV Development Team. CHANGELOG DOWNLOADS SOCIAL MEDIA FACEBOOK