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protein
01-06-2005, 20:29:28
Until the release of the Battlefield 2 demo.


I can't believe I'm so excited about something so sad.

Beta1
01-06-2005, 22:00:58
WOOOOO HOOOOO

I want first turn with the sniper rifle!!!

LoD
01-06-2005, 22:55:49
protein plays Battlefield :eek:?

protein
02-06-2005, 00:34:30
For the last few months pretty much every night. For those of you that want to kill me my user name is now "don't shoot me!" and I'm often on the *uca* server.

Beta1
02-06-2005, 09:35:33
42 or nam?

protein
02-06-2005, 11:16:53
I play 42. I've got the secret weapons and road to rome thingies but I don't really play them.

King_Ghidra
02-06-2005, 11:33:33
cool, didn't know you were actively playing online

bizarrely i and my cowies are playing a BF1942 LAN this weekend against Audatex switzerland

but i am also totally amped about the prospect of BF2. What's the full release date? I heard it was virtually the same as the demo release.

King_Ghidra
02-06-2005, 11:35:17
oh june 21 apparently

http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=gone_gold

protein
02-06-2005, 11:44:21
woo!

I'll probably only be able to play it in a 64x64px square with all the graphics set to "retarded" but I'm pretty sure it will run on my machine.

LoD
02-06-2005, 16:06:01
Originally posted by protein
For the last few months pretty much every night. For those of you that want to kill me my user name is now "don't shoot me!" and I'm often on the *uca* server.

So there are CGers still playing the game... damnit, now I wish I'd have shelled out that 10 when I saw the game on the store shelf...

Lurker the Second
02-06-2005, 16:27:38
It was my favorite game until the damn lightening struck and did something to my computer.

Venom
02-06-2005, 17:44:37
It's gone gold. Really looking forward to this, I used to have a blast playing BF1942, but kind of fell out of it.

Beta1
02-06-2005, 17:46:22
Originally posted by protein
I play 42. I've got the secret weapons and road to rome thingies but I don't really play them.

cool, I havn't played it for a while but I'll find the disks and be looking out for you!

Lets hope they figured out how to make BF2 more fun than 'nam. The air craft (especially helis) were waaay too powerfull on that. Then again it took 4 patches to get the balance right in 42!

Beta1
05-06-2005, 10:18:57
bloody hell BF42 patch 1.6 is 274mb.

protein
05-06-2005, 11:45:07
I'm pretty sure you downloaded it and played against me a few months ago.

Originally posted by Beta1 ages ago
christ 1.6 is a 200mb download

Beta1
05-06-2005, 13:20:57
yeah but my HD crashed since then...

Got it now, just after the 1.61 incremental

Shining1
06-06-2005, 03:19:53
I can't believe I'm so excited about something so sad.

??

The British are weird...

Beta1
07-06-2005, 12:50:21
so whens the demo out?

protein
09-06-2005, 23:40:35
tomorrow (10th) :beer:

Beta1
10-06-2005, 09:45:15
great now I have to decide between shooting you in BF2 or shooting everyone in GTA:SA

Nav
10-06-2005, 11:41:02
do both! ;)

BigGameHunter
10-06-2005, 19:51:16
I know this is completely juvenile, but he acronym for this game makes me think of 'Boyfriend', thus rendering every thread about it impossible for me to read.

I can't seem to play shooters on my PC...too many keyboard controls.

protein
10-06-2005, 23:22:08
the demo is live!

Venom
13-06-2005, 01:07:26
And? How is it?

protein
13-06-2005, 01:17:31
shit

on my machine. i'd need to buy a new graphics card to make it look good.

What I don't understand is that this game looks shit on my machine and the old one looked great. Surely it should look the same or a little bit better.

BF1942 on my machine
http://www.loudmedicine.net/be/bf1942.jpg

BF2 on my machine
http://www.loudmedicine.net/be/bf2.jpg

Beta1
13-06-2005, 09:16:05
ouch jaggies

somethings not right there, have you tried playing around with the settings?

I'll download it tonight and see what it looksl ike on mine

King_Ghidra
13-06-2005, 09:51:36
i played a couple of hours worth on the weekend

looks like you have it running on the default video settings protein

on mine i bumped up the res to 1024x768 and the general graphical settings to high and it looks great. It can only go up to 1152xwhatever but i haven't tried that yet

gameplay wise it was very much like the desert combat mod, but some of the new touches were cool, for instance explosions now have the same kind of deafening and disorienting effects as CS:Source

the big new change is the commander feature and the ability to form up into squads. still not sure i realy understand how htis works, but the suspicion my cowies had before i played it was confirmed, on a public server no-one gives a fuck about some random stranger who is trying to 'command' them

medics are much cooler now, they can res you where you died before you respawn and also they can throw med packs around so you can run over them to get instant health

can't remember anything else of interest right now

Funko
13-06-2005, 10:06:35
protein's graphics card can't handle it that's why he has to take the lowest graphic settings?

Beta1
13-06-2005, 10:30:10
Originally posted by King_Ghidra

the big new change is the commander feature and the ability to form up into squads. still not sure i realy understand how htis works, but the suspicion my cowies had before i played it was confirmed, on a public server no-one gives a fuck about some random stranger who is trying to 'command' them



trying to capture a bit of the planetside thing I guess. Its a good idea though - even a moderately organised platoon (IE one that manages to stay grouped) is much more effective and much more fun.

King_Ghidra
13-06-2005, 10:33:57
yeah basically you can voluntarily form into squads, which means your squad members are highlighted on the minimap. I don't know if there's any other benefit, but it was quite cool advancing across cover in stages with my squad.

oh i forgot there's a sprint thing now, so you can run really fast in a kind of straight line until some stamina gauge runs out. very Useful.

Venom
13-06-2005, 13:21:02
:lol: at protein's screenshot.

protein
13-06-2005, 14:13:58
Bad isn't it. I've tried all sorts of settings and graphics drivers etc. It just looks shit on my machine. I can get it to look okay for a little at about 1fps before it crashes.

I'd need to buy a new gfx card to play this game properly.

King_Ghidra
13-06-2005, 14:20:00
yep, if not computer

basically it is trying to make your card and probably processor do things it can't do

one of my cowies couldnt even play it on his ti4600 at all, he was rather put out

protein
13-06-2005, 14:32:16
My computer should be okay according to messageboard I've read. It's a 3.2 P4 with a gig of ram.

I'm going to get an AMD Athelon motherboard & processor soon though. Need more power for pro tools.

Beta1
13-06-2005, 14:33:25
Originally posted by King_Ghidra


oh i forgot there's a sprint thing now, so you can run really fast in a kind of straight line until some stamina gauge runs out. very Useful.

Sounds great for lunatic engineers. I used to do that quite a lot in 1942. The old mad dash at a tank carrying a landmine thing. Thats when I wasnt whizzing around in a jeep with a back seat full of explosives.

Lurker the Second
13-06-2005, 16:12:07
I generally played on the ECGN server. Almost all the regulars there used teamspeak. I suspect that's easier and more effective than the commander feature.

King_Ghidra
13-06-2005, 16:22:47
yeah but i think the commander can do more than just co-ordinate people, i'm juts not exactly sure what yet...

i'm pretty sure they can call down artillery strikes and so forth, bugger to find info on for some reason, and obviosuly can't try it in game unless you're lucky eough to be commander...

Lurker the Second
13-06-2005, 16:43:56
Either way, I am going to have to fix my computer so I can play this game again.

protein
13-06-2005, 17:20:36
It all looks pretty good. Anyone want to send me a shit hot graphics card for free?

I'll send you psychic good karma.

LoD
14-06-2005, 01:12:44
Like:
+"resurection" by teammates.
+more realistic movement, physics
+more realistic explosions.
+much better bots
+concussions
+several other small things that I have forgotten by now.
+destroyable street signs, yeeehaaaw!
+George W. Bush teaching me how to operate the game ;).

Dislike:
-outrageous hardware requirements
-outrageous hardware requirements
-outrageous hardware requirements
-undocummented commander mode (I still don't know how to enter the commander view when I'm "it").
-the tank kit seams to be somewhat unbalanced.

Beta1
14-06-2005, 14:26:34
still downloading when I left this morning...

Nav
14-06-2005, 17:54:23
will have to wait the 10 hours on fileplanet to download!! (or maybe I can download the demo off bittorrent somewhere?)

Venom
14-06-2005, 18:03:47
Damn 7 hours last night on Gamespot.

Beta1
14-06-2005, 18:32:30
fuck lost the F**KING connection and have to restart.

estimating 12hrs+

LoD
14-06-2005, 18:41:59
www.3dgamers.com - still quite good (took me only 2.5 hours to download the demo), despite being taken over by IGN lately.

Just tried out the multiplayer on local (ie. I was alone on the map) - it has the larger version of the SP scenario, with more units etc. - such as VTOL planes, wheee!

Adding to the list:
+aircraft displays FINALLY have such unimportant information as speed and altitude.
+destroyable bridges.
+optically and laser guided missiles on aircraft.
+Dune buggies!
+climbing up the crane, sniping, and then running through the arm and chuting!
-bridges can't be destroyed seemingly by anything else than C4. I mean, even Abrams Tanks get damaged by light cannon fire, why don't wooden bridges show any sign of wear after being directly hit with a full barage of unguided missiles?
-the overall ease with which you can kill someone through bumping into him via vehicle. On several occasions I've managed to "run myself over" with the boat, just by basically being touched by it, as it slid down the shore.
-speaking of being ran over, the bots have an ugly tendency to do that, so if you hear honking, for Heaven's sake GET YOUR ASS OFF THE ROAD :D!
-first bug - I tried landing a heli on the crane. If stabilized it, and then exited the heli but... it was gone! Not fell down and exploded, simply gone!
-second bug - if you have poor hardware specs, don't think of becoming a pilot. Why? Because on low graphic settings you can't see some objects (like, say, buggys) until you are considerably close, probably too close to engage the target without doing a fly by.
+-if you eject from the heli, it remains in the air via autoration, so if you get out high enough, it is more probable that it will get out of the map bounds than that it will crash.

Hint on VTOL planes:
-hover mode - pressing and holding 'S' will activate it. You need to hold 'S' to retain altitude.
-normal mode - you don't need to hold any button to preserve speed.

I really need to get back to work :lol:...

Nav
14-06-2005, 22:28:38
for anybody still struggling to download, this seems to be a good torrent.

http://www.torrentspy.com/search.asp?mode=torrentdetails&id=326098&query=Battlefield

protein
14-06-2005, 23:27:03
i hate you all.

all you bastards with good graphics cards

protein
14-06-2005, 23:27:26
:mad:

LoD
15-06-2005, 00:10:58
Good thing to know you don't hate me then ;)

LoD, Proud Owner of the FX 5200.

Beta1
15-06-2005, 08:05:56
yeah, looks stunning on a GF6600GT

Nav
15-06-2005, 10:58:03
Downloaded it overnight, hope my Radeon 9800pro is still good enough! (had it for just over a year now).

King_Ghidra
15-06-2005, 11:44:06
i'm running mine on a radeon 9800 pro ultimate, so you should be fine

The Higgelhoff
15-06-2005, 11:53:33
I've still got a GeForce 3 - the original one.

I've not upgraded my computer in about 2 years. Although it's still pretty funky with a 2600 Athlon and 1GB Ram :D

LoD
15-06-2005, 12:36:38
I'VE FOUND THE COMMANDER MODE KEY :D! It's Caps-Lock.

There's a sort of an easter egg on the large demo map: get on top of the large hotel-like building (by the eastermost MEC base), either via aircraft or via climbing the ladder. Now, thanks to a plank there, you can jump into the pool below, and without killing yourself. Wheee!

protein
15-06-2005, 13:41:50
On my radeon 9200 it all just looks like shit and I hate you all. Waaaah!

*throws toy out of pram.

Nav
15-06-2005, 15:28:32
rob -> http://www.overclock.co.uk/customer/home.php?cat=650

Lurker the Second
15-06-2005, 16:07:56
Here's a lot of information on commander mode: Click here (http://www.ecgnetwork.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=222896#post222896)

Beta1
15-06-2005, 23:17:49
commander mode is cool - havn't got voip working but even so had some team work on a EA server. Once people see the commander is doing something they put in more requests.

Had a sniper up on the oil tanks for most of the game - kept him resupplied, had a squad leader with 6 guys who would follow instructions on which flag to attack and pissed off one sniper by repeatedly smacking him with arty strikes.

All while sitting safe in the AA turret of the carrier. Its quite hard to sneak up on the carrier when the AA gunner has access to the sat map. Got jumped by a havoc pilot who found the turret blind spot though.

you dont get many points (esp when you TK some annoying twat blowing up out planes) but very fun.

Also smacking down guys who try to parachute onto the deck and steal the planes is very funny. Guy on parachute v turret mounted gatling gun.... hmmmmm.....

LoD
16-06-2005, 19:07:38
OK, played some multiplayer finally today. It's quite alright, apart from the team coordination, which ranges from OK to awful.

Highlights the day:
-you know those action sequences in movies where the hero climbs onto a starting airplane from a moving car, which promptly gets crushed by the plane's wheels? Well, while I was in the MEC airbase, a dune buggy drove past by me and onto the airstrip, directly under the wheels of a taking of Su. What's interesting, is that the plane survived and took off without any problems. The dune buggy wasn't so lucky :lol:...
-being chased down by a helicopter in a car, avoiding the missile barage - and surviving.
-managing to defend a CP singlehandedly against an Abrams, an APC, and an infantryman.
-seeing the commander say, after being TKd: "I AM THE COMMANDOR!". No shit :lol:...


Hey, speaking of the game guys, how about forming a squad and playing together this WE?

Beta1
16-06-2005, 21:32:16
sounds good, don't know if I'll have time though

LoD
17-06-2005, 14:56:05
What about the rest of you guys?

Tried the commander today (as MEC). As Beta said, if you actually use the commander powers and give out your orders at least semi-sensibly, people will mostly listen to you. We won 75-0 despite there being only one squad (and I'm thinking there was only one person it :lol:, it was the best player 'though) and us being outnumbered by up to 33% :).

Does someone know whether the satellite scan shows up on the normal players' maps? I'm thinking it doesn't, but I'm not sure.

protein
17-06-2005, 15:10:21
:(

LoD
17-06-2005, 16:14:36
Hey, all of the above were experiances from playing on the lowest possible graphic settings (I've just realised this). Surely you don't have stuttering on those?

Beta1
17-06-2005, 16:20:55
Originally posted by LoD
What about the rest of you guys?

Tried the commander today (as MEC). As Beta said, if you actually use the commander powers and give out your orders at least semi-sensibly, people will mostly listen to you. We won 75-0 despite there being only one squad (and I'm thinking there was only one person it :lol:, it was the best player 'though) and us being outnumbered by up to 33% :).

Does someone know whether the satellite scan shows up on the normal players' maps? I'm thinking it doesn't, but I'm not sure.

scan doesnt, UAV does. So keep sending the UAV out to where you want people to go. Doing a right click and choosing spotted also plots that on everyones maps. Good way of giving fliers the hint to bomb something

LoD
17-06-2005, 17:00:41
Thanks for the hints.
By the way, I've noticed today that, while being a commander and viewing the map/orders screen, if you zoom all the way, you can see the actual forces in that area - troops, armour, everything. Quite helpful if you want to know exactly whats going in a specific place.

protein
17-06-2005, 17:20:52
Originally posted by LoD
Hey, all of the above were experiances from playing on the lowest possible graphic settings (I've just realised this). Surely you don't have stuttering on those?
I've been playing BF1942 on high at the highest reolution for months. This just looks so shit it's unplayable. I can't even see what's going on. Especially in the planes. There's no chance you could accurately bomb anything because by the time you see it you've crashed into it.

Beta1
17-06-2005, 17:32:03
Originally posted by LoD
Thanks for the hints.
By the way, I've noticed today that, while being a commander and viewing the map/orders screen, if you zoom all the way, you can see the actual forces in that area - troops, armour, everything. Quite helpful if you want to know exactly whats going in a specific place.

yeah but the zoom/move controls are so clunky its quiker to UAV it most of the time!

Still arty striking a sniper is very very funny

LoD
19-06-2005, 00:18:12
Originally posted by protein
I've been playing BF1942 on high at the highest reolution for months. This just looks so shit it's unplayable. I can't even see what's going on. Especially in the planes. There's no chance you could accurately bomb anything because by the time you see it you've crashed into it.

Are you sure you've got the view distance up to 100%?


Originally posted by Beta1
yeah but the zoom/move controls are so clunky its quiker to UAV it most of the time!

Still arty striking a sniper is very very funny

Have to agree on both counts :D.
What's your handle BTW? Mine is Raizok.

fp
19-06-2005, 09:59:59
From the GameSpy review:

But the biggest complaint that we have with the game is the steep hardware requirements. You'll need a beefy video card: the minimum is a GeForce FX 5700 or a Radeon 8500. If you don't have the proper card, or the proper driver, the game dumps you unceremoniously to desktop without as much as an error message. We've got machines here at GameSpy with GeForce Ti 4600s that are capable of running Half-Life 2 or DOOM 3 with solid framerates, but Battlefield 2 won't even run on these systems.

:( poor protein.

As much as I would love to play all the awesome PC games that are out there (and boy would I love to!), it's things like this that stop me from shelling out for a kick-ass machine. It's a very expensive hobby to keep upgrading your system to match the advancing requirements of the games. As a console gamer I never have that nagging moment of doubt about whether or not the wicked new game I'm about to buy will run on my PS2 or not. The downside is that, from a graphical and online point of view at least, the latest PC games wipe the floor with anything available on the PS2 (or any console). *shrug*

That's a discussion for another thread, though. :D

Beta1
19-06-2005, 15:55:21
Originally posted by LoD

Have to agree on both counts :D.
What's your handle BTW? Mine is Raizok.

Mines incredibly hard to guess

Its




Beta1

LoD
19-06-2005, 16:54:14
Oh right, you're not the one with the nick bearing resemblance to the name of a Diablo expansion pack :p.

What servers do you usually play on?

Beta1
19-06-2005, 17:58:36
which ever ones are on the top of the server list - the demo seems to hang if I mess around with the browser

been mostly on GTA:SA this weekend though

LoD
19-06-2005, 23:14:11
I need names :D!

Nav
23-06-2005, 09:53:36
Well I ordered it! should arrive on my doormat today or tomorrow. Can't wait (and I didnt even play the demo online!)

King_Ghidra
23-06-2005, 10:08:53
my cowie got his pre-ordered copy today.

I will probably be picking mine up from the shops tomorrow.

(Tekken 5 is out as well actually)

Nav
23-06-2005, 10:33:53
I also need to think of a new online gaming tag as my one usual one seems already taken on Battlefield 2... Any suggestions?! :D

MDA
23-06-2005, 12:12:33
Hell Razor
Angela Deth
Snake Vargas
Thrasher

:)

Beta1
23-06-2005, 13:51:27
Not_in_the_face!
Target_practice

Nav
23-06-2005, 15:57:14
ha ha I like Not_in_the_face! and Angela Deth.. hmm.. apart from the last one sounding like a grrl.

After looking at random things around the office I quite like:

PrecisionCutter (after a guillotine).. ;)

(my office is not very inspiring)

King_Ghidra
23-06-2005, 16:18:24
your office might not be inspring, but it certainly is terrifying

The Higgelhoff
23-06-2005, 16:31:03
*looking round office*

Team_Hasselhoff
Chaos
Lazy_Slackers

King_Ghidra
23-06-2005, 16:37:54
Audatex_Cultural_Beliefs
Professional_Tester
Simply_Oranges

The Higgelhoff
23-06-2005, 16:40:02
Only 19 more working-days left of looking at Audatex reports... woo!

King_Ghidra
23-06-2005, 16:52:31
:lol:

Lurker the Second
23-06-2005, 17:03:06
Pig_Sty

Nav
24-06-2005, 10:27:21
Played this lastnight. Didnt actually manage to get online. Wireless network cant cope with Server listings.. and couldnt find the drivers for my ADSL modem... pah.

Anyway had a go with some of the other maps on single player. Very impressive, AI is waay better than BF 1942. Also had a chance to practice being Squad leader. Although once I'd captured all the control points the AI commander kept attempting to command me to attack a point outside the playable map, d'oh.

btw I think the commo rose is definately a cool innovation.. Waaay easier than the previous F keys access, especially for spotting.

So VoIP? I gather a few people here are using it. What headsets do people recommend etc?!

Beta1
24-06-2005, 10:43:20
I'm using a seperate mic but its not so good. Worked well enough in plantside though.

The comms rose thing is OK I just wish the ones other than spotted would select a little more easily - it often jumps over the one you want.

Whats the manual like - theres a few things I just cant figure out in the demo - like how to pick up another guys kit.

I was briefly SL last night, the previous SL got kicked I think I think it works quite well - simply being a mobile spawn opint makes things more cohesive as lont as you dont try and lead from the front. As I usually play AT or sniper hanging 100m back from the target and playing support suits me quite well.

Not very impressed with the auto kick in the demo - with the current red/blue bug its very easy to get yourself kicked. I got kicked a few nights back when I shot the wrong APC and got three TKs. I saw 2 APCs both MEC design fighting it out, both were tagged as enemies. One killed the other then pointed its tuuret at me so I fired and killed it. Turned out to be on my side....


There seems to be a lot less chopper raping though - they are still tough but now theres enough viable AA to stop them hovering. Even the HMG on the dune buggies will take one out very quickly

Nav
24-06-2005, 12:51:02
I think the commo rose will take a bit of getting used to, but I never got on with the F keys, before Id be dead before I managed to select 'Tank Spotted'. :)

Manual is a bit spare, but it covers all the keys, game and player types etc. I cant remember that key off hand but it should show up in the options.

Also playing as a medic or engineer actually makes sense now. However being revived in a middle of a pitched battle by the AI is not always good. 'Pzzt' Get up soldier! Bang! 'Pzzt' Get up soldier! Bang! 'Pzzt' etc etc. Maybe in v real people this will not happen as much.

Beta1
24-06-2005, 13:24:01
your right there - people always shoot the medic first.

I defibbed a sniper on the top of the hotel once. That was funny, snuck up behind him (twat hadn't even claymored the roof) and zapped a couple of thousand volts up his ass.

Nav
24-06-2005, 15:36:07
oh I tried to register 'Not_in_the_face' but it was already taken. :bash:

LoD
24-06-2005, 16:32:14
:lol: @ Beta defibbrilator attack.

Err, to swap kits, you just point at them and press 'G'... works for me anyway.

Nav
27-06-2005, 10:32:29
Anybody else playing this over the weekend? I didnt get to play as much as I wanted, but I managed to put a few hours in.

Playing as part of a squad is definately makes the whole game feel much more cohesive. I played lastnight on a server where people werent playing as a squads and it wasn't nearly as much fun.

My speciality at the moment (apart from getting killed.. a lot) is running up to tanks with deto packs and blowing them to hell. This is a major change, before tanks were nigh invincible, now they're highly susceptible to foot soldiers if unprotected.

Lots of fun, definately thinking of getting a headset for some VoIP squad action...

Beta1
27-06-2005, 10:42:10
so your probably the twat I keep TKing with my rockets.

Its always the same you fire the rocket and just as its about to hit some prat charges the tank and gets in the way!

Am enjoying sniping even if the hit boxes appear screwed. The other day I got myself into a position a couple of hundred yards away from one of the beach flags but at 90 degrees to the angle of the main attack. Had a good ten minutes of picking off people who were looking for cover from the main attack before they figured out where I was.

Nav
27-06-2005, 10:57:28
ha ha. That actually has never happened. Other people have charged up to the tank just as I hit 'detonate' but that's their own fault for not paying attention!. Rocket launcher is a lot easier to use as well. Had a good hit against a fast reversing tank on Friday night.

Have you played on ranked server? I kept getting kicked by punkbuster. v annoying.

King_Ghidra
27-06-2005, 11:05:35
played a few hours on a german ranked server on the weekend (it was passworded, so not always full, unlike 99% of all other ranked servers)

frankly joining a game is the hardest and worst thing about bf2

for a start there are not enough ranked servers at all.
then there is the fact that the in-game server finder is a slow crock of shit ('find me servers that aren't full' filter was doing jack shit)
then there is the fact that it takes 1 thousand years (approx.) to connect to any server and load the map
then it fucks around checking your client info for half an hour

very very frustrating piece of crap

but then you can play and it's bloody brilliant

i managed to finish 2nd best player on a 64 player server on one of the maps, that was great fun

Nav
27-06-2005, 12:59:35
I got round the ingame server listing by using all seeing eye on a second monitor then manually connecting to an ip (shame eye cant actually launch the game though).

Also can anyone else see an option for 1280x1024 resolution? I don't understand why its not there?! v. annoying (especially as I want to dump my crt in favour of a 19in TFT and thats the native res,)

Beta1
27-06-2005, 13:46:16
theres no built in 1280x1024 option but theres apparently a way of doing from the command line when starting the game. Cant be arsed to hunt around to find it for you though!

I should get the full game tonigh if I can get out of work in time

Nav
27-06-2005, 13:52:29
no worries I can find out more myself, cheers. :)

I will probably have a game late this evening, depends how late I get home tonight though..

Beta1
29-06-2005, 13:54:10
whoah been playing on that map with dam construction site. Very cool. Got myself defending the flag on the middle of the dam with a sniper rifle on one of hte towers and didnt realise I couldnt't cover the lower approaches - hence the flag got turned BUT then my side got their other spawns within a minute or so. As a result I was stuck up the tower and couldnt come down BUT had almost perfect LOS into the spawn looking almost straight down over the edge. As soon as my side started attacking the respawning enemy would always head into cover and duck leaving me with perfect shots directly down into them. The semi auto mode on the dragonuv is great - even though it usually takes two hits to kill you can have the second one on the way so fast it makes no difference.

Havn't got onto a ranked server yet - all the low ping ones are full all the time :(

Lurker the Second
29-06-2005, 14:47:43
Installed this late last night, but the app won't start. It keeps telling me to be sure to insert disc 2, but disc 2 is already in the cd tray. It was late, so I gave up.

Beta1
29-06-2005, 15:55:28
I dont have a disc 2 - UK release is DVD

Lurker the Second
29-06-2005, 17:10:32
Both here. I don't have a DVD drive.

I think Civ 2 was the last game I ever installed that worked without a hitch after installation (exclusing patch issues).

I hope I don't have to uninstall/reinstall, but I don't know what else to do.

Venom
29-06-2005, 17:26:55
Search the web for the issue and see what other people say. Helped me solve my HL2 and Pacific Fighters install problem.

fp
29-06-2005, 17:32:44
Yeah that's right. Ask people on the internet. But not us. We know jack.

Venom
29-06-2005, 19:22:00
Some other dumbass is bound to have had the same problem as your dumb ass.

Lurker the Second
29-06-2005, 19:29:16
I searched for 20 minutes or so and found nothing. I need to fool with it some more when I get home. Like I said, it was late, I was tired and I didn't give it much of an effort.

Are you gonna get this game, Venom? I'd like a bit of revenge. ;)

Venom
29-06-2005, 19:51:56
I did destroy you in BF1942.

I'll get it eventually but I've got a back log of games to play right now.

Lurker the Second
29-06-2005, 22:51:00
lol, "Insert Disc 2" really means "Insert Disc 1".

It's gonna take a while to relearn all the controls and hotkeys.

Beta1
02-07-2005, 09:45:48
anyone got on a ranked server yet?

I cant the low ping ones are always full

Beta1
02-07-2005, 12:06:25
played on two this morning. Even less cooperation than usual- most of the squad leaders were flying around in single seater aircraft.

Formed my own and had a laugh for a bit but its majorly laggy. Much worse than non ranked. Must be something to do with the ranking info. Think I'll stick to the nonranked. Theres a good server at mox.eu.com - they are a TPF affiliate and most squads there are much more organised.