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Darkstar
20-01-2004, 21:46:27
It's a whopping 250 Meg update, and brings BF to version 1.6. New maps, new features, new anti-cheating measures. If you are a BF player, take note.

Found mentioned at: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/battlefield1942deluxe/news_6086627.html

Editors Note: 31/1/04 The patch has now been released!

Beta1
20-01-2004, 21:59:27
woooooooohoooooooo

punkbuster time!

No more maphcking, fog clearing super snipers!!!!!

Beta1
20-01-2004, 22:06:11
Although it doesnt appear to be released yet and they have basically cut n pasted the press release from the battlefield web site.

Probably friday then, things always come out on a friday

Darkstar
20-01-2004, 22:19:41
Whoops! Sorry about that. I didn't think to CHECK to see if there was really a patch out. Who would release a statement that a patch is out, if it wasn't out? Oh well, due any second then, I suppose.

Venom
20-01-2004, 22:47:36
Fuck that's a large patch. Might even take 15 minutes to download.

Lurker
30-01-2004, 23:42:08
This thing is about a 2 hour download with cable. Although the d/l rate is horrible from the EA site (it's been averaging about 20 kb/sec for the past hour). If I weren't so cheap, I'd pay for the faster d/l access.

Might as well d/l it asap, b/c a lot of servers have already switched.

Drekkus
31-01-2004, 11:44:56
http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/1942/us/gamedemo.jsp?state=010010

So since I already use 1.5, i should only d/l the incremental one, the 143 mb version?

Nav
31-01-2004, 12:05:33
yep, that's the one I'm currently downloading.

Lurker
31-01-2004, 14:33:05
2 hours to d/l and now I can't even get it to work. The server browser doesn't show any servers and the game freezes. Great, just great.

Beta1
31-01-2004, 14:41:25
yaay.

Will upgrade tomorrow I suspect.

heres hoping the player kicking interface has been made nice and simple so even the smacktards can use it.

Drekkus
31-01-2004, 15:06:17
I have installed it, will try it tomorrow. Anyone here tomorrow, maybe we could finally set up some game. I must say I haven't played much since buying the game, so at least I want a chance to stab some american or brit CG poster to death.

Nav
31-01-2004, 16:33:18
Originally posted by Lurker
2 hours to d/l and now I can't even get it to work. The server browser doesn't show any servers and the game freezes. Great, just great. use ASE, I've had no problems so far.

Lurker
31-01-2004, 16:45:31
I fixed it. The firewall had to be reset to allow communications. You can't see the message for that while the game is loaded.

I've played for a couple of hours this morning. One of the problems with the kick player interface is that it seems to be abused by idiots and spammers.

I'll play in the morning my time, Drekkus. Not sure what time, probably around 8:30 or so. Maybe we can find a server together.

Nav
31-01-2004, 16:48:45
So what names is everybody using. So I can add/find if your playing?

Lurker
31-01-2004, 18:44:03
I'm Lurker. Beta is Beta. Venom is Twinkletoes and Drekkus is Dead Dutch Boy.

Nav
31-01-2004, 21:09:41
ok cool I'm Pulped.

Nav
31-01-2004, 22:42:03
hey, didn't manage to kill you. In fact only saw you once during the hour-ish we were on the same server!

Lurker
31-01-2004, 23:22:08
I thought you did kill me at the very end, right before the game ended, no? I was gonna say something but the game was over.

I saw you once but got killed before I could engage. I kept spawning as an anti-tank parachutist b/c I had a hard on for a tanker that was near the church and who kept coming back. I got killed about three times for every time I could get him.

That server had pretty bad lag. I bailed out of the next map about half way through.

Nav
31-01-2004, 23:32:46
yeah 64 player servers tend to lag a bit. I don't think the continual map voting helps.

I don't remember killing you. I did kill someone when the score was 18-18 (maybe that was you?). Excellent game that very close.

Anyway the only time I saw you close up was when we were on the same side, I followed you and shot you to try ang get your attention! (dont think it worked!)

Lurker
31-01-2004, 23:35:35
I never realized we were on the same side. Was that before you messaged me? I didn't know your player name before that.

Also, I get shot all the time, so that's not a very effective way to get my attention.

Nav
01-02-2004, 12:07:49
It was on Wake Island, you ran past me, so I followed you for a bit!

Funkodrom
01-02-2004, 12:13:09
Is this patch designed to make sure that no-one can play BF1942 unless they have broadband?

Nav
01-02-2004, 12:38:22
the game was always best suited to broadband users. in fact I suspect that 90% of players are on broadband. But it still should work. 64 player games have always had lag problems.

Drekkus
01-02-2004, 13:42:56
Anyone up for a game?

Lurker
01-02-2004, 14:19:29
I'm going to play now. If you're playing, I doubt you'll see this. I'll try to post what server I'm on.

Nav
01-02-2004, 14:40:13
Same here will have a look out.

Nav
01-02-2004, 14:49:44
Cant find anybody, so going onto EAUK13

Drekkus
01-02-2004, 14:53:13
damnit, gamus interuptus. family visits. :mad:

I'll try later, in about one hour.

Lurker
01-02-2004, 14:53:38
I'll try the same. If not there, try EA -13 Best of.......

Drekkus
01-02-2004, 16:03:41
I'm not at home right now. Hopefully in 30 minutes or 1 hour.

Can I search on those servernames you mentioned?

Nav
01-02-2004, 16:24:29
I'm taking a break. say 5pm ish, try and pick a server of max 40. (I can only see UK servers, to stop my router overloading)

Edit: watching enterprise so I'll have another go around 5.30

Lurker
01-02-2004, 16:39:07
I couldn't see the EAUK-13 server, so I played on the EA-13 one, which I assume is in the states.

I can only play for another half hour now (damn Dutch girl).

Drekkus
01-02-2004, 17:12:53
damn, it will take a while for me to play. Probably until 23.30 my time. Anyone there then?

Nav
01-02-2004, 17:28:45
are you an hour ahead? will probably be able to go online for abit at 10.30

Drekkus
01-02-2004, 22:01:45
I hope the g/f will go to bed in half an hour, so then I'll play some.

Drekkus
01-02-2004, 22:48:24
Nav, how do I find that server of yours?

Drekkus
01-02-2004, 22:50:07
Ah, I found it, but it's full. :(

Nav
01-02-2004, 22:51:12
why don't you attempt to get on one of the EA UK servers and I'll attempt to get on after you. However they're kinda busy.

Nav
01-02-2004, 23:02:11
ok cant see you, I'm just going to go on EAUK20 for a while.

Drekkus
01-02-2004, 23:10:42
I'm on EAUK 20 now, where are you?

Drekkus
01-02-2004, 23:55:50
OK, nav, I presume your were pulped in there. At the end of the el alamein battle you were gone?

Nav
01-02-2004, 23:56:06
didn't see you. Someone was on there called Drek though.

Nav
01-02-2004, 23:57:00
right I thought you were Dead Dutch Boy or something! I said Drek? CG? and got no response!

Nav
01-02-2004, 23:59:42
:) anyway I think I killed you.

I got extremely bored, that map isnt one of my favourites.

Drekkus
02-02-2004, 00:29:12
Yeah, of course that was me?! You said that? I didn't see that. And I suck at the game, never use the chat thingy either. But I found you anyway, that's promising.

Beta1
02-02-2004, 09:52:51
sorry wasnt playinf last night. Spent most of the evening setting up a shared internet connection so my girlf can steal my bandwidth and cause me to lag horribly.

Beta1
02-02-2004, 10:47:27
you guys having any problems with 1.6?

Been reading the planetbattlefield forums and there seem to be a lot of unhappy people...

Drekkus
02-02-2004, 10:52:39
ehm, no, not so far. I had the same thing Lurker had, that the firewall made the game freeze because it asked access. But after that, no problems.
What sort of problems do they have?

Beta1
02-02-2004, 11:16:25
massive lag, graphics and sound glitches.

Drekkus
02-02-2004, 11:25:59
I've had lag, but I thought that was because of people with slow connections.

Beta1
02-02-2004, 11:32:32
yeah this is people going from lag free to mega lag on the same servers after patching.

Lurker
02-02-2004, 12:23:41
Originally posted by Nav
right I thought you were Dead Dutch Boy or something!

:D

Hehe.

Drekkus
02-02-2004, 13:04:29
The damn thing doesn't recognize my joystick anymore. I jumped in a plane, and I couldn't do anything. And when I want to recalibrate, it doesn't recognize it.

Works fine in other games though.

Lurker
02-02-2004, 14:46:47
Maybe you should reinstall the joystick driver.

Venom
03-02-2004, 02:27:48
Maybe you should shove the joystick up your ass.

Beta1
03-02-2004, 09:38:54
Still cant get the patch!

Got to 90% and then lost it and the bloody ea ftp site doesnt allow restarts

Nav
03-02-2004, 11:26:47
I usually just queue on fileplanet, takes a while but it's no hassle and the servers are reliable.

Venom
03-02-2004, 13:24:23
So what's the word on this thing fucking up my game? Any official word on all the problems people have been having? I've got the patch but haven't installed it yet.

Drekkus
03-02-2004, 13:31:20
i played a bit yesterday, and it does have lag. A lot of lag at times. But for most of the time it's ok.

Lurker
03-02-2004, 14:10:38
Yeah, I agree. You really don't have much choice whether to install it b/c so many servers require it now.

Venom
03-02-2004, 14:52:27
Fuckers. So they'll send out a 275 MB patch in 2 weeks when they fix this problem.

Beta1
04-02-2004, 09:43:04
Finally got it. Ended up bit-torrenting it, much quicker.

Doesnt seem to make me slow down that much. A little stuttering when its accessing the punkbuster db but otherwise fine. Seems to be rather fewer deaths from snipers half way across the map and less random interceptions in the middle of nowhere so its cool by me.

Was on a EA server last night and kicked arse. On a stalingrad server I managed got ina big attack on the russian city base. 2 guys went in the back while 4 of us rushed the front. I got into round the back of the stairs on the ground floor while the other went up the stairs. Everyone else got killed but the russians never thought to check if the building was clear. So I stayed where I was until reenforcements turned up. While I waited I gunned down about 10 russians trying to get out of the building.

Finished up something like 24-20-5 and in third place which is pretty good for me.

Drekkus
04-02-2004, 10:12:56
random interceptions in the middle of nowhere??

Beta1
04-02-2004, 10:19:45
Sign someoone is using the minimap hack.

If you head way off in the middle of nowhere to a position theres no point being you always used to find someone would catch you very quickly.

Made it hard to sneak into an enemy flag from the back if they could always tell you were coming.

Great moment last night where I was heading out of the allied airfield in a jeep in bocage market garden and just saw the back of an axis jeep heading back towards our base. I did a quick U turn and headed off after him. Saw him pull up next to a newly spawned B17 but just before he got into it I ran him over in my jeep.

Venom
04-02-2004, 13:20:46
I once jumped a jeep over a tank. I was trying to ram it, but there was a nice bump in the way. I flew over the tank and started to flip over but I landed it. It was awesome. I think it was on the Guadulcanal map, over by the capture point on the west side of the island with the tower.

Drekkus
04-02-2004, 15:21:47
ramming a tank with a jeep never really worked for me, as in exploding in a ball of flames while the tank just kept moving like nothing happened.

But driving people over with the jeep is good fun. Unless they are carrying those bombpacks and throw one in front of you when you come speeding at them. That sucks.

Beta1
04-02-2004, 15:23:36
Trick is to load the backseat of the jeep with exppacks then as you head for the tank jump out and detonate. Normally you survive, normally the tank doesnt!

Jeeps are great. The ideal weapon for playing planecamper bowling.

Nav
04-02-2004, 15:32:18
though they are very susceptible to small arms fire if they see you coming!

Venom
04-02-2004, 15:43:53
If the tank is already damaged you can blow it up with a jeep. Or you at least damage it a little for your teammates.

Nav
04-02-2004, 15:45:58
This practice of suicide bombing jeeps must be stopped! It's just not decent, by jove!

Beta1
04-02-2004, 15:59:11
Yeah its not something I do a lot. Normally reserved for thise annoying bastards who sit just outside an uncapturable spawn and shell it for hours.

But true planecampers never take their eyes off the plane spawn point incase they miss their chance. They just all do their funny little dance around the spawn site then go flying through the air as I score a strike with my jeep. Now if you could handbrake turn the jeeps that would be cool.

I never really got the plane campers dance. Any half decent sniper still picks them off without any trouble.

I'm normally against playing BF in a daft or unsporting fashion. Except where it comes to spawn rapers, grenade spammers, plane campers and snipetards All of whom derserve a cool kicking at all times by any means.

Venom
04-02-2004, 16:02:56
I only ram tanks if there's no only choice. I'm not going to just sit there and let a tank hammer me. I'm going to attack dammit.

Drekkus
04-02-2004, 16:09:01
snipetards? Do you have a problem with snipers, or just some form of sniping?

Beta1
04-02-2004, 18:19:09
just the ones on my side who are a) shit and b) one of 12.

EG when playing omaha and everyone else spawns as snipers and either spend the entire game not moving behind a piece of debris on the beach or inone of the bunkers.

You just know if the allies reach the hill your stuffed as your the only guy up there with a automatic weapon. Or if your allies it means you have to storm the beach on your own.

Plus very few of them ever paint arty targets.

They are just there for their score line and contribute very little to the team. Most of them will end up with scores like 10-10-5. Its daft because by going in hard and fast you normally end up with more points and have a lot more fun...

Venom
04-02-2004, 18:43:56
Best way to score is capture flags, and snipers never do that.

Lurker
04-02-2004, 20:44:32
I have no problem with suicide attacks on tanks with jeeps. I haven't done it b/c I carry the anti-tank kit, so I feel like I have a chance against the tank anyway, but I've had it done to me effectively. Two or three enemy had just taken an unmanned capture point on Wake (seems to happen fairly often on that map that the remote points are unmanned, at least on one side) and I had been moving toward it with a tank as soon as the flag turned gray. If I had been able to settle in a return the flag to gray, they never would have gotten to spawn in that spot and they never could have held the point. One of the guys just rammed me full speed with a jeep and that was the end of me (yet again). Mission accomplished for the bad guys, but I thought it was a good sacrifice and good team play.

My biggest complaint about public servers are the plane campers and Tkers. You can be on a 40 person Al Amaien (sp?) map, and 10 of your 20 teammates will be scurrying around in circles at the airport, 4 more will be in planes, and six of you are left trying to control 3 control points. At least it's easy to get a tank.

I'll be playing for a while tonight, although you Eurotwats will probably have gone to bed by then.

Beta1
04-02-2004, 21:40:22
LOL I rolled a jap battleship this evening - hit it side on at full speed with a US battleship. Guns blazing crash, 7 kills.

Very funny

Lurker
04-02-2004, 21:45:59
Excellent! I need to practice piloting those things before I take the pilot's position in an MP game. Screw up the battleship or aircraft carrier and the game's over.

Beta1
04-02-2004, 21:50:36
this was on midway - they respawn pretty quick.

After KOing the battleship I got chased around by a sub for 10 minutes then sunk.