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June 13, 2005 5:53:49 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942 (More info?)

Hello,

Is there anyway to use the larger map sizes for the single player game
in the demo? Would be nice to get some offline practice w/the Heli and
planes. I can do it creating a local server but the game won't start
until at least one other player joins the game, so this really isn't a
good option.
June 14, 2005 12:30:21 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942 (More info?)

"Clint" <cfinch@swcp.com> wrote in message
news:D 8ko8f$57u$1@iruka.swcp.com...
> Hello,
>
> Is there anyway to use the larger map sizes for the single player game in
> the demo? Would be nice to get some offline practice w/the Heli and
> planes. I can do it creating a local server but the game won't start
> until at least one other player joins the game, so this really isn't a
> good option.

This is pasted from a post in alt.games.ea.battlefield:

I have applied all the tweaks and it works ok, except - 31 bots lags my
machine to hell and the bots don't work very well in the enlarged map...

just to make things easy, lets combine all known tweaks into one post
smile.gif

1) to run BF2 in 1280x1024 resolution:

add these parametres to your BF shortcut
"C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2 Demo\BF2.exe" +menu 1
+fullscreen 1 +szx 1280 +szy 1024


2) to remove the tutorial voice:

open the Common_client.zip file in mods\bf2\ and in the sound\english
directory in the archive there is a directory called "help_vo" just
delete this directory and the tutorial voice will bother you no more
smile.gif

3) to remove the intro/nag screens:
in the directory mods\bf2\movies there are all the bik files that get
played when the game is run...

just replace the bik files with text files of the same name (eg delete
the EA.bik file, then create a new text document called EA.bik ...
just leave it as an empty file) replace all of the file in the movie
directory except for the menu, menu_loggedin & noise bik files... they
are the main menu background videos...

4) to remove the SP timelimit: (thanks masterpie smile.gif )
To get rid of the single player time,

open the following file in wordpad: gpm_cq.py
Find the following line host.registerHandler('TimeLimitReached',
onTimeLimitReached, 1), put a # in front of it.

5) to increase the bot # higher than 16: (thanks shadowknight
smile.gif )

edit the mods\bf2\ai\aidefault.ai file with notepad. Rem out the 3
lines above the section mentioning the unsupported bot numbers, and
then un-rem the 4 lines below..
you can change the number of bots from 32 to whatever... 50 seems a
good maximum number for the gulf of oman 16 player map... nay more and
it gets too bottlenecked

feel free to add stuff to this post


http://dynamic.gamespy.com/~bf42players/index.php?s=c57...


============================================================

And another link from the previous site

============================================================
Enables the 32 singleplayer map (I tried it, it works but the AI path
finding is all messed up... The bots do fly the heli's and fly them
well



http://forums.totalbf2.com/showthread.php?t=5718


============================================================
June 14, 2005 12:30:22 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942 (More info?)

This is some great info but I'm not seeing where it tells me how to run
a singleplayer game with the larger map.... maybe I'm just missing
something....

Schrodinger wrote:
> "Clint" <cfinch@swcp.com> wrote in message
> news:D 8ko8f$57u$1@iruka.swcp.com...
>
>>Hello,
>>
>>Is there anyway to use the larger map sizes for the single player game in
>>the demo? Would be nice to get some offline practice w/the Heli and
>>planes. I can do it creating a local server but the game won't start
>>until at least one other player joins the game, so this really isn't a
>>good option.
>
>
> This is pasted from a post in alt.games.ea.battlefield:
>
> I have applied all the tweaks and it works ok, except - 31 bots lags my
> machine to hell and the bots don't work very well in the enlarged map...
>
> just to make things easy, lets combine all known tweaks into one post
> smile.gif
>
> 1) to run BF2 in 1280x1024 resolution:
>
> add these parametres to your BF shortcut
> "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2 Demo\BF2.exe" +menu 1
> +fullscreen 1 +szx 1280 +szy 1024
>
>
> 2) to remove the tutorial voice:
>
> open the Common_client.zip file in mods\bf2\ and in the sound\english
> directory in the archive there is a directory called "help_vo" just
> delete this directory and the tutorial voice will bother you no more
> smile.gif
>
> 3) to remove the intro/nag screens:
> in the directory mods\bf2\movies there are all the bik files that get
> played when the game is run...
>
> just replace the bik files with text files of the same name (eg delete
> the EA.bik file, then create a new text document called EA.bik ...
> just leave it as an empty file) replace all of the file in the movie
> directory except for the menu, menu_loggedin & noise bik files... they
> are the main menu background videos...
>
> 4) to remove the SP timelimit: (thanks masterpie smile.gif )
> To get rid of the single player time,
>
> open the following file in wordpad: gpm_cq.py
> Find the following line host.registerHandler('TimeLimitReached',
> onTimeLimitReached, 1), put a # in front of it.
>
> 5) to increase the bot # higher than 16: (thanks shadowknight
> smile.gif )
>
> edit the mods\bf2\ai\aidefault.ai file with notepad. Rem out the 3
> lines above the section mentioning the unsupported bot numbers, and
> then un-rem the 4 lines below..
> you can change the number of bots from 32 to whatever... 50 seems a
> good maximum number for the gulf of oman 16 player map... nay more and
> it gets too bottlenecked
>
> feel free to add stuff to this post
>
>
> http://dynamic.gamespy.com/~bf42players/index.php?s=c57...
>
>
> ============================================================
>
> And another link from the previous site
>
> ============================================================
> Enables the 32 singleplayer map (I tried it, it works but the AI path
> finding is all messed up... The bots do fly the heli's and fly them
> well
>
>
>
> http://forums.totalbf2.com/showthread.php?t=5718
>
>
> ============================================================
>
>
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June 14, 2005 12:30:22 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942 (More info?)

"Schrodinger" <no@1way.com> wrote in message
news:w1mre.481480$CV1.2878@fe02.news.easynews.com...
> "Clint" <cfinch@swcp.com> wrote in message
> news:D 8ko8f$57u$1@iruka.swcp.com...
>> Hello,
>>
>> Is there anyway to use the larger map sizes for the single player game in
>> the demo? Would be nice to get some offline practice w/the Heli and
>> planes. I can do it creating a local server but the game won't start
>> until at least one other player joins the game, so this really isn't a
>> good option.
>
> This is pasted from a post in alt.games.ea.battlefield:
>
> I have applied all the tweaks and it works ok, except - 31 bots lags my
> machine to hell and the bots don't work very well in the enlarged map...
>
> just to make things easy, lets combine all known tweaks into one post
> smile.gif
>
> 1) to run BF2 in 1280x1024 resolution:
>
> add these parametres to your BF shortcut
> "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2 Demo\BF2.exe" +menu 1
> +fullscreen 1 +szx 1280 +szy 1024
>
>
> 2) to remove the tutorial voice:
>
> open the Common_client.zip file in mods\bf2\ and in the sound\english
> directory in the archive there is a directory called "help_vo" just
> delete this directory and the tutorial voice will bother you no more
> smile.gif
>
> 3) to remove the intro/nag screens:
> in the directory mods\bf2\movies there are all the bik files that get
> played when the game is run...
>
> just replace the bik files with text files of the same name (eg delete
> the EA.bik file, then create a new text document called EA.bik ...
> just leave it as an empty file) replace all of the file in the movie
> directory except for the menu, menu_loggedin & noise bik files... they
> are the main menu background videos...
>
> 4) to remove the SP timelimit: (thanks masterpie smile.gif )
> To get rid of the single player time,
>
> open the following file in wordpad: gpm_cq.py
> Find the following line host.registerHandler('TimeLimitReached',
> onTimeLimitReached, 1), put a # in front of it.
>
> 5) to increase the bot # higher than 16: (thanks shadowknight
> smile.gif )
>
> edit the mods\bf2\ai\aidefault.ai file with notepad. Rem out the 3
> lines above the section mentioning the unsupported bot numbers, and
> then un-rem the 4 lines below..
> you can change the number of bots from 32 to whatever... 50 seems a
> good maximum number for the gulf of oman 16 player map... nay more and
> it gets too bottlenecked
>
> feel free to add stuff to this post
>
>
> http://dynamic.gamespy.com/~bf42players/index.php?s=c57...
>
>
> ============================================================
>
> And another link from the previous site
>
> ============================================================
> Enables the 32 singleplayer map (I tried it, it works but the AI path
> finding is all messed up... The bots do fly the heli's and fly them
> well
>
>
>
> http://forums.totalbf2.com/showthread.php?t=5718
>
>
> ============================================================
>
Thanks for the tips.

On the Movie remove tip number 3, I just renamed the "Movies" folder to
"Movies original" and then made a new empty folder and named it "Movies".

Lou
June 14, 2005 12:30:23 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942 (More info?)

"Clint" <cfinch@swcp.com> wrote in message news:42ADFA8E.6010500@swcp.com...
> This is some great info but I'm not seeing where it tells me how to run a
> singleplayer game with the larger map.... maybe I'm just missing
> something....
>
> Schrodinger wrote:
>> "Clint" <cfinch@swcp.com> wrote in message
>> news:D 8ko8f$57u$1@iruka.swcp.com...
>>
>>>Hello,
>>>
>>>Is there anyway to use the larger map sizes for the single player game in
>>>the demo? Would be nice to get some offline practice w/the Heli and
>>>planes. I can do it creating a local server but the game won't start
>>>until at least one other player joins the game, so this really isn't a
>>>good option.
>>
>>
>> This is pasted from a post in alt.games.ea.battlefield:
>>
>> I have applied all the tweaks and it works ok, except - 31 bots lags my
>> machine to hell and the bots don't work very well in the enlarged map...
>>
>> just to make things easy, lets combine all known tweaks into one post
>> smile.gif
>>
>> 1) to run BF2 in 1280x1024 resolution:
>>
>> add these parametres to your BF shortcut
>> "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2 Demo\BF2.exe" +menu 1
>> +fullscreen 1 +szx 1280 +szy 1024
>>
>>
>> 2) to remove the tutorial voice:
>>
>> open the Common_client.zip file in mods\bf2\ and in the sound\english
>> directory in the archive there is a directory called "help_vo" just
>> delete this directory and the tutorial voice will bother you no more
>> smile.gif
>>
>> 3) to remove the intro/nag screens:
>> in the directory mods\bf2\movies there are all the bik files that get
>> played when the game is run...
>>
>> just replace the bik files with text files of the same name (eg delete
>> the EA.bik file, then create a new text document called EA.bik ...
>> just leave it as an empty file) replace all of the file in the movie
>> directory except for the menu, menu_loggedin & noise bik files... they
>> are the main menu background videos...
>>
>> 4) to remove the SP timelimit: (thanks masterpie smile.gif )
>> To get rid of the single player time,
>>
>> open the following file in wordpad: gpm_cq.py
>> Find the following line host.registerHandler('TimeLimitReached',
>> onTimeLimitReached, 1), put a # in front of it.
>>
>> 5) to increase the bot # higher than 16: (thanks shadowknight
>> smile.gif )
>>
>> edit the mods\bf2\ai\aidefault.ai file with notepad. Rem out the 3
>> lines above the section mentioning the unsupported bot numbers, and
>> then un-rem the 4 lines below..
>> you can change the number of bots from 32 to whatever... 50 seems a
>> good maximum number for the gulf of oman 16 player map... nay more and
>> it gets too bottlenecked
>>
>> feel free to add stuff to this post
>>
>>
>> http://dynamic.gamespy.com/~bf42players/index.php?s=c57...
>>
>>
>> ============================================================
>>
>> And another link from the previous site
>>
>> ============================================================
>> Enables the 32 singleplayer map (I tried it, it works but the AI path
>> finding is all messed up... The bots do fly the heli's and fly them
>> well
>>
>>
>>
>> http://forums.totalbf2.com/showthread.php?t=5718
>>
>>
>> ============================================================


The link at the bottom (just above this text) goes to the single player
large map mod.

Maybe there is still hope for the single player BF gamers.
!