BF2 patch coming "very soon"

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http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    "Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
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    > http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
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    > Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
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    Don't forget that this update also announces the 5th delay for the tools,
    now they are hoping to get them out in July, something that was originally
    supposed to be out in April.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    Hurry for a quick release

    Boo for a thin list of fixes.

    L.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    "General" <g@eneral.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
    > news:nco9c1djdmnvpbbm1uav29aidhmagt3rh3@4ax.com...
    >> http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    >> --
    >> Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
    >> Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
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    >
    > Don't forget that this update also announces the 5th delay for the tools,
    > now they are hoping to get them out in July, something that was originally
    > supposed to be out in April.

    Good. I'd rather they fix the game first.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    Andrew wrote:
    > http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005

    Community Update - 6/30/05

    Update 1.01 Coming Soon
    That's right, the first Battlefield 2 Update is coming your way very
    soon. We've kept quiet about this update so far, but today we're going
    to reveal the major fixes coming with the Update. The best part is,
    every fix in this update is a result of Community feedback on the demo
    and retail game release.

    Fixes

    -Fixed issues that caused the Multiplayer Browser to become unresponsive.

    We've added some new functionality and buttons to the Multiplayer
    Browser that make finding an open game of Battlefield 2 much, much
    easier. Issues users have encountered involving zero ping servers or
    browser hangs have all be addressed.

    -Fixed an issue where some game controls were not available to be
    rebound within the Options menu.

    Some functions previously were not available to be rebound in the
    Controls Options menus. These items have been added to make rebinding of
    functions much easier.

    -Fixed a crash with rebinding LMB

    Users who rebind the Left Mouse Button to "Move forward" rejoice!

    With these fixes and more, it should be much easier to get in to a game
    of Battlefield 2 and that much easier to play it the way you want to
    play it. Look for this update to be deployed into battle some time next
    week!

    Linux Server Build
    Many of you have made us aware of issues with the previously released
    retail Linux server (2442) in both 32-bit and 64-bit environments. DICE
    has finished work on a replacement build and QA has been working hard to
    validate something that we can release to the community. Our goal is to
    get a fully operational version of the Linux server out to the Community
    ASAP. Stay tuned to this spot for updates.

    BF2 Editor Update
    Those of you who have been watching this space over the last couple of
    weeks are aware the BF2 Editor was intended to be released to the
    Community by the end of June. While we feel we are on the homestretch
    now in terms of being able to release a complete Battlefield 2 Mod
    Development Toolkit, we will not be able to meet our previously stated
    goal. At this time, we are committed to getting the Open Beta of the
    Battlefield 2 Editor released some time in July. Stay tuned to this
    space for more details.

    Advanced Tactical Center for Battlefield 2 Releasing!
    Tomorrow marks the initial release to the community of a tool built by
    Foolish Entertainment especially for Battlefield 2 - the Advanced
    Tactical Center for Battlefield 2. This easy to use tool allows your
    clan to communicate tactics easily and evolve them together in real
    time! There are also some new tools to the ATC like "zoom", "export
    tactic" and a "Custom Map Wizard" that builds upon the already large
    library of tools! Create and manage your squad before even joining a
    server with ATC. For more information on ATC, visit
    www.foolishentertainment.com

    Have a greath 4th everybody!
  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    "Nonymous" <noham@nospam.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "General" <g@eneral.com> wrote in message
    > news:y-6dnWEB9JcZr1jfRVn-pw@rogers.com...
    >>
    >> "Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
    >> news:nco9c1djdmnvpbbm1uav29aidhmagt3rh3@4ax.com...
    >>> http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    >>> --
    >>> Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
    >>> Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
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    >>
    >> Don't forget that this update also announces the 5th delay for the tools,
    >> now they are hoping to get them out in July, something that was
    >> originally supposed to be out in April.
    >
    > Good. I'd rather they fix the game first.
    >

    Except that is different people working on the tools than are working on the
    game itself. They hired guys a while ago to work on the tools along with a
    mod community manager.
  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    Andrew left a note on my windscreen which said:

    > http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005

    Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
    there is no support for ASE and still no EAX fix for Audigy 2 ZS owners.
    --
    Stoneskin

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  7. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    Stoneskin on 01.07.2005 11:37 wrote:
    > Andrew left a note on my windscreen which said:
    >
    >> http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    >
    > Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
    > there is no support for ASE

    "ASE"? :-\
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  8. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    Peter Reaper wrote:
    > Stoneskin on 01.07.2005 11:37 wrote:
    >
    >> Andrew left a note on my windscreen which said:
    >>
    >>> http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >> Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
    >> there is no support for ASE
    >
    >
    > "ASE"? :-\

    All Seeing Eye, a great game server browser.

    regards,

    Achtung Ecco
  9. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    Rasmus Dyhr Frederiksen on 01.07.2005 13:30 wrote:
    > Peter Reaper wrote:
    >> Stoneskin on 01.07.2005 11:37 wrote:
    >>
    >>> Andrew left a note on my windscreen which said:
    >>>
    >>>> http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
    >>> there is no support for ASE
    >>
    >>
    >> "ASE"? :-\
    >
    > All Seeing Eye, a great game server browser.

    Which uses/requires ActiveX and/or .NET, which are both unacceptable for me.

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  10. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 17:49:37 +0200, Peter Reaper
    <PeterReaper@NO-MORE-SPAM123mail.org> wrote:

    >Rasmus Dyhr Frederiksen on 01.07.2005 13:30 wrote:
    >> Peter Reaper wrote:
    >>> Stoneskin on 01.07.2005 11:37 wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Andrew left a note on my windscreen which said:
    >>>>
    >>>>> http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
    >>>> there is no support for ASE
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "ASE"? :-\
    >>
    >> All Seeing Eye, a great game server browser.
    >
    >Which uses/requires ActiveX and/or .NET, which are both unacceptable for me.

    Just curious, why is ActiveX / .Net unacceptable?
  11. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    Stoneskin wrote:
    > Andrew left a note on my windscreen which said:
    >
    >
    >>http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    >
    >
    > Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
    > there is no support for ASE and still no EAX fix for Audigy 2 ZS owners.
    Whats the problem for the Audigy 2 ZS? I have one it is runs beautifully...
  12. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    In alt.games.ea.battlefield Bob Robertson <brobertson@aol.com> wrote:
    > Stoneskin wrote:
    > > Andrew left a note on my windscreen which said:
    > >
    > >
    > >>http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    > >
    > >
    > > Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
    > > there is no support for ASE and still no EAX fix for Audigy 2 ZS owners.
    > Whats the problem for the Audigy 2 ZS? I have one it is runs beautifully...

    Ditto. Didn't find anyh problems unless I missed something.
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  13. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942 (More info?)

    The only patch they realy need to make fast is to let TI videocards
    work on BF2
  14. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    Peter Reaper <PeterReaper@NO-MORE-SPAM123mail.org> wrote in
    news:da3omk$jev$1@domitilla.aioe.org:

    > Which uses/requires ActiveX and/or .NET, which are both unacceptable
    > for me.

    Note that BF2CC, the BF2 server manager, requires .NET, because it allows
    all the devs to work in their favorite languages. The server-side component
    runs under Project Mono, the open source implementation of the .NET API.
  15. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942 (More info?)

    On 2 Jul 2005 00:58:30 -0700, "Mark1" <vonkenboer2004@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >The only patch they realy need to make fast is to let TI videocards
    >work on BF2

    Probably won't happen. Much of the tactical environment in BF2 is a
    function of the ground foliage. There can't be an option not to render
    it, as that would give the non-renderers a significant advantage. Trying
    to "fake it" with CPU + Ti-series capabilities is certainly do-able but
    not at playable framerates.
  16. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942 (More info?)

    bug <bug@example.com> wrote in news:ob5dc112usem97vs4qln05h3cvnpk3ck6l@
    4ax.com:

    > Probably won't happen. Much of the tactical environment in BF2 is a
    > function of the ground foliage. There can't be an option not to render
    > it, as that would give the non-renderers a significant advantage. Trying
    > to "fake it" with CPU + Ti-series capabilities is certainly do-able but
    > not at playable framerates.

    Which is funny, because Tribes 2 had foliage 3 years ago.

    But EA/DICE has a partnership with nVidia, and pandering to the older
    hardware doesn't sell new cards.
  17. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942 (More info?)

    "bug" <bug@example.com> wrote in message
    news:ob5dc112usem97vs4qln05h3cvnpk3ck6l@4ax.com...
    > On 2 Jul 2005 00:58:30 -0700, "Mark1" <vonkenboer2004@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>The only patch they realy need to make fast is to let TI videocards
    >>work on BF2
    >
    > Probably won't happen. Much of the tactical environment in BF2 is a
    > function of the ground foliage. There can't be an option not to render
    > it, as that would give the non-renderers a significant advantage. Trying
    > to "fake it" with CPU + Ti-series capabilities is certainly do-able but
    > not at playable framerates.

    BUG, you are incorrect, this game supports cards (ATI 8500 series) that are
    slower and not as powerfull as TI series. So framerate ain't the issue. Dice
    chose to support 1.4 (I believe) shaders and above only.
  18. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942 (More info?)

    On Sat, 02 Jul 2005 10:30:04 -0500, ScratchMonkey
    <ScratchMonkey.blacklist@sewingwitch.com> wrote:

    >bug <bug@example.com> wrote in news:ob5dc112usem97vs4qln05h3cvnpk3ck6l@
    >4ax.com:
    >
    >> Probably won't happen. Much of the tactical environment in BF2 is a
    >> function of the ground foliage. There can't be an option not to render
    >> it, as that would give the non-renderers a significant advantage. Trying
    >> to "fake it" with CPU + Ti-series capabilities is certainly do-able but
    >> not at playable framerates.
    >
    >Which is funny, because Tribes 2 had foliage 3 years ago.

    One of the best foliage environments was the original "voxel space" that
    was used in the first Delta Force. It actually "behaved" more or less
    like weed-covered ground should have and it was running fine on 200 MHz
    machines with Geforce2-generation cards. <sigh>

    Didn't have the eye candy that tne newer gen games do but a great FPS.
  19. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    MB said on 01.07.2005 20:41:
    > On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 17:49:37 +0200, Peter Reaper
    > <PeterReaper@NO-MORE-SPAM123mail.org> wrote:
    >
    >> Rasmus Dyhr Frederiksen on 01.07.2005 13:30 wrote:
    >>> Peter Reaper wrote:
    >>>> Stoneskin on 01.07.2005 11:37 wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Andrew left a note on my windscreen which said:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
    >>>>> there is no support for ASE
    >>>>
    >>>> "ASE"? :-\
    >>> All Seeing Eye, a great game server browser.
    >> Which uses/requires ActiveX and/or .NET, which are both unacceptable for me.
    >
    > Just curious, why is ActiveX / .Net unacceptable?

    Very many of the many security holes in Internet Explorer (and thus in
    Windows) are attributed to ActiveX. Also, it's an attempt by MS to
    lock-in vendors and users with tech that largely already exists in
    "open" form elsewhere, at the expense of the users' security.

    ..NET I just don't trust and see little use for, because it offers little
    that is "new" and again merely serves to lock-in vendors/users and lock
    out competition. No thanks!

    PS. Read my tag-line. ;-)
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  20. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    "Peter Reaper" <PeterReaper@123mail.org> wrote in message
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    > Peter Reaper
    >
    > The browser you can trust: www.GetFirefox.com
    > Reclaim Your Inbox: www.GetThunderbird.com

    I love the way some people bought into the hype about how firefox is so much
    more secure.
  21. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    On Sat, 02 Jul 2005 21:25:54 +0200, Peter Reaper
    <PeterReaper@123mail.org> wrote:

    >MB said on 01.07.2005 20:41:
    >> On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 17:49:37 +0200, Peter Reaper
    >> <PeterReaper@NO-MORE-SPAM123mail.org> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Rasmus Dyhr Frederiksen on 01.07.2005 13:30 wrote:
    >>>> Peter Reaper wrote:
    >>>>> Stoneskin on 01.07.2005 11:37 wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Andrew left a note on my windscreen which said:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
    >>>>>> there is no support for ASE
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "ASE"? :-\
    >>>> All Seeing Eye, a great game server browser.
    >>> Which uses/requires ActiveX and/or .NET, which are both unacceptable for me.
    >>
    >> Just curious, why is ActiveX / .Net unacceptable?
    >
    >Very many of the many security holes in Internet Explorer (and thus in
    >Windows) are attributed to ActiveX. Also, it's an attempt by MS to
    >lock-in vendors and users with tech that largely already exists in
    >"open" form elsewhere, at the expense of the users' security.
    >
    >.NET I just don't trust and see little use for, because it offers little
    >that is "new" and again merely serves to lock-in vendors/users and lock
    >out competition. No thanks!

    As a software developer I have to disagree with this. I was a
    Microsoft developer who bought into the Java/Open Source hype for a
    number of years, and soon realized what a non-platform "open source"
    stuff is. All of us here, I believe, are running BF2 on WinXP, which
    in itself uses DirectX which is a MUCH greater "security threat" than
    ActiveX or .Net.. .Net is not a security problem any more than
    Java. As far as competition in the software development industry, I
    think it is healthy and I like to see it coming. But everytime one of
    the "heroes" of open-source tries to come to our rescue, it seems we
    discover they are even more greedy, money grubbing control freaks than
    Microsoft. Ive been in the business over two decades now, and that's
    just what I've observed.

    For 14 years now I have been hearing how Linux will take over the
    world but the fact is we are still using Windows because it serves our
    needs the best. When that fact changes, I will adjust my attitude
    (and career) accordingly.

    For the most part, Firefox is another "Netscape" (only less powerful
    because it never had momentum) and if it really wants to succeed it
    needs to constantly play catchup with IE compatibility.

    ..Net technology is where it is because it solved a lot of problems
    that Java couldnt. More and more on large, scalable sites, I see
    ".aspx" in the URL. Microsoft, if nothing else, excels at taking a
    look at the mistakes of the competition and leapfrogging them.

    I have made a career programming in over 30 languages total.
    Microsoft's stuff generally results in a better experience for the end
    user. That's why we are playing BF2 on WinXP and not Linux, OS/2,
    Tiger, etc.
  22. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    On Sat, 2 Jul 2005 15:50:52 -0400, "General" <g@eneral.com> wrote:

    >I love the way some people bought into the hype about how firefox is so much
    >more secure.

    As I have been using it for over a year and I don't have any sign of
    spyware on my machine, I don't have to buy into anything. Even when
    security vulnerabilities are discovered they are patched in a matter
    of days rather than the months or never that MS take with IE.
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    MB <nospam@please.net> wrote in news:2grec11qndevg4d3uvpdc08jlkgjgftlqd@
    4ax.com:

    > Microsoft's stuff generally results in a better experience for the end
    > user. That's why we are playing BF2 on WinXP and not Linux, OS/2,
    > Tiger, etc.

    Well, no. We're playing it on Windows because of the lock-in. With most of
    the customers owning it and not a competitor (in part due to bullying of
    hardware vendors into dropping any competition), it makes no sense for
    commercial app writers to build something for the competition. For those of
    us not making money off our games, building on a different platform is much
    nicer. When something weird is going on, I don't have to fret about what's
    going on inside the MS black box. I've got the source to my OS, almost all
    the way to the metal (but for the nVidia binary driver) so I have a much
    better knowledge of what demons lie in the tall grass.
  24. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 07:56:18 -0500, ScratchMonkey
    <ScratchMonkey.blacklist@sewingwitch.com> wrote:

    >MB <nospam@please.net> wrote in news:2grec11qndevg4d3uvpdc08jlkgjgftlqd@
    >4ax.com:
    >
    >> Microsoft's stuff generally results in a better experience for the end
    >> user. That's why we are playing BF2 on WinXP and not Linux, OS/2,
    >> Tiger, etc.
    >
    >Well, no. We're playing it on Windows because of the lock-in. With most of
    >the customers owning it and not a competitor (in part due to bullying of
    >hardware vendors into dropping any competition), it makes no sense for
    >commercial app writers to build something for the competition.

    While there are parts of this argument that could be applied to
    operating systems in general, I don't see how you can really believe
    there is any sort of "lock in" for games. There are many Microsoft
    agnostic game platforms that someone could write for. BF2 could have
    just as easily been a PS2 title.
  25. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    General said on 02.07.2005 21:50:
    > "Peter Reaper" <PeterReaper@123mail.org> wrote in message
    > news:da6pnj$s01$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
    >> Peter Reaper
    >>
    >> The browser you can trust: www.GetFirefox.com
    >> Reclaim Your Inbox: www.GetThunderbird.com
    >
    > I love the way some people bought into the hype about how firefox is so much
    > more secure.

    I'll never understand the irrational skeptics:

    19 Secunia Advisories - Mozilla Firefox 1.x
    http://secunia.com/product/4227/

    83 Secunia Advisories - Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x
    http://secunia.com/product/11/

    Pretty much a no-brainer; and definitely not "hype". ;-)
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  26. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 21:26:25 +0200, Peter Reaper
    <PeterReaper@123mail.org> wrote:

    >Pretty much a no-brainer; and definitely not "hype". ;-)

    There are loads of features I prefer to use Firefox for, the fact it
    is far more secure than IE is just a bonus for me.
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    In article <ephgc1t2fnf3ib8c82tkqg6q2a87hosbpc@4ax.com>,
    spamtrap@localhost. says...
    > On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 21:26:25 +0200, Peter Reaper
    > <PeterReaper@123mail.org> wrote:
    >
    > >Pretty much a no-brainer; and definitely not "hype". ;-)
    >
    > There are loads of features I prefer to use Firefox for, the fact it
    > is far more secure than IE is just a bonus for me.
    >


    here's something to try with firefox:

    load up a page on a shared drive, set this page as your "homepage".
    disconnect the network drive, then try to restart firefox.

    good luck.


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  28. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    On Sun, 3 Jul 2005 16:55:34 -0400, Colonel_Flagg
    <colonel_flagg@NOSOUPFORJ00-internetwarzone.org> wrote:

    >here's something to try with firefox:
    >
    >load up a page on a shared drive, set this page as your "homepage".
    >disconnect the network drive, then try to restart firefox.

    Oh, that really represents what I do in real life! What a pathetic
    response.
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  29. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    left a note on my windscreen which said:

    > > >>http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
    > > > there is no support for ASE and still no EAX fix for Audigy 2 ZS owners.
    > > Whats the problem for the Audigy 2 ZS? I have one it is runs beautifully...
    >
    > Ditto. Didn't find anyh problems unless I missed something.

    Do you get EAX effects on your sounds tho? Do you get a significant
    change in the echo when firing a gun inside a hanger to in the middle of
    a runway?

    I have no issues with the actual sounds in the game. Sounds are clear
    and no crackling etc. But I don't get the EAX effects in the game (Set
    to Hardware, High, EAX enabled).
    --
    Stoneskin

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  30. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    "Stoneskin" <no@thanks.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.1d330637382f6eb8989b9f@nntp.dsl.pipex.com...
    > left a note on my windscreen which said:
    >
    >> > >>http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield2/us/editorial.jsp?src=communityupdate_063005
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > > Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
    >> > > there is no support for ASE and still no EAX fix for Audigy 2 ZS
    >> > > owners.
    >> > Whats the problem for the Audigy 2 ZS? I have one it is runs
    >> > beautifully...
    >>
    >> Ditto. Didn't find anyh problems unless I missed something.
    >
    > Do you get EAX effects on your sounds tho? Do you get a significant
    > change in the echo when firing a gun inside a hanger to in the middle of
    > a runway?
    >
    > I have no issues with the actual sounds in the game. Sounds are clear
    > and no crackling etc. But I don't get the EAX effects in the game (Set
    > to Hardware, High, EAX enabled).

    Come to think of it, I've almost never seen a game offer that ability that
    the EAX api provides. The game does seem to offer some of EAX's occlusion
    abilities: If your in a building and a gun is fired on the other side of a
    wall, it'll be muffled a bit than if you were outside right on the other
    side of the wall.
  31. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    MB <nospam@please.net> wrote in news:bk6gc19402m6l7k6nsptihbprf8vbncbjt@
    4ax.com:

    > BF2 could have just as easily been a PS2 title.

    Are there enough keys on a PS2? I've never been a fan of consoles because,
    lacking a keyboard, they're so much more oriented towards games with simple
    control schemes. There hasn't been any way to control a fast game with a
    large strategy element requiring a complex control scheme.
  32. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    Colonel_Flagg on 03.07.2005 22:55 wrote:
    > In article <ephgc1t2fnf3ib8c82tkqg6q2a87hosbpc@4ax.com>,
    > spamtrap@localhost. says...
    >> On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 21:26:25 +0200, Peter Reaper
    >> <PeterReaper@123mail.org> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Pretty much a no-brainer; and definitely not "hype". ;-)
    >> There are loads of features I prefer to use Firefox for, the fact it
    >> is far more secure than IE is just a bonus for me.
    >
    > here's something to try with firefox:
    >
    > load up a page on a shared drive, set this page as your "homepage".
    > disconnect the network drive, then try to restart firefox.
    >
    > good luck.

    That's a very uncommon scenario. Here's a common one:

    Here's something to try with Internet Explorer:

    Surf the Internet with IE. Watch PC get slower and slower as
    spy-/ad-ware pours in. Watch IE crash. Observe lack of tabs, built-in
    search-bar, ...

    good luck. :-P
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    Peter Reaper

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  33. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    "Peter Reaper" <PeterReaper@NO-MORE-SPAM123mail.org> wrote in message
    news:dab2aq$2ju$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
    > That's a very uncommon scenario. Here's a common one:
    >
    > Here's something to try with Internet Explorer:
    >
    > Surf the Internet with IE. Watch PC get slower and slower as spy-/ad-ware
    > pours in. Watch IE crash. Observe lack of tabs, built-in search-bar, ...
    >
    > good luck. :-P
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Peter Reaper
    >

    Funny how I have been using IE for years and I have never seen that scenario
    take place.
  34. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    On Mon, 04 Jul 2005 11:25:06 -0500, ScratchMonkey
    <ScratchMonkey.blacklist@sewingwitch.com> wrote:

    >MB <nospam@please.net> wrote in news:bk6gc19402m6l7k6nsptihbprf8vbncbjt@
    >4ax.com:
    >
    >> BF2 could have just as easily been a PS2 title.
    >
    >Are there enough keys on a PS2? I've never been a fan of consoles because,
    >lacking a keyboard, they're so much more oriented towards games with simple
    >control schemes. There hasn't been any way to control a fast game with a
    >large strategy element requiring a complex control scheme.

    I'm not a console player so I can't give specifics, but yes to my
    knowledge you can buy keyboards for any of the major consoles. Also,
    many console games seem to be able to accomplish the same things (or
    sometimes more) with only a gamepad... in ways that someone who is
    used to PC gaming might be annoyed by, but that console players seem
    to be fine with. I'm always amazed when I see how fast I am able to
    enter an address into my car GPS, and all with what is basically a 4
    directional joystick and and enter key.
  35. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    General on 04.07.2005 13:52 wrote:
    > "Peter Reaper" <PeterReaper@NO-MORE-SPAM123mail.org> wrote in message
    > news:dab2aq$2ju$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
    >> That's a very uncommon scenario. Here's a common one:
    >>
    >> Here's something to try with Internet Explorer:
    >>
    >> Surf the Internet with IE. Watch PC get slower and slower as spy-/ad-ware
    >> pours in. Watch IE crash. Observe lack of tabs, built-in search-bar, ...
    >>
    >> good luck. :-P
    >
    > Funny how I have been using IE for years and I have never seen that scenario
    > take place.

    Hmmm, so IE has "never" crashed on you? And your IE has tabs and a
    search bar? LOL. :-D

    PS. If you have "never" gotten spy-/ad-ware while using IE, then I
    wonder if you surf much, or use other protective measures... Have you
    ever run ad-aware?

    --
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    Peter Reaper

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  36. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    Nonymous left a note on my windscreen which said:

    > >> Ditto. Didn't find anyh problems unless I missed something.
    > >
    > > Do you get EAX effects on your sounds tho? Do you get a significant
    > > change in the echo when firing a gun inside a hanger to in the middle of
    > > a runway?
    > >
    > > I have no issues with the actual sounds in the game. Sounds are clear
    > > and no crackling etc. But I don't get the EAX effects in the game (Set
    > > to Hardware, High, EAX enabled).
    >
    > Come to think of it, I've almost never seen a game offer that ability that
    > the EAX api provides. The game does seem to offer some of EAX's occlusion
    > abilities: If your in a building and a gun is fired on the other side of a
    > wall, it'll be muffled a bit than if you were outside right on the other
    > side of the wall.

    World of Warcraft is one. When inside cavernous buildings I get a cool
    echo effect as EAX does it's thing.

    Apparently Audigy 2 owners will get EAX effects in BF2 but Audigy 2 ZS
    cards don't seem to want to play ball.

    More about the problem here;
    <http://www.forumplanet.com/planetbattlefield/topic.asp?fid=13392&tid=
    1681446>

    --
    Stoneskin

    [Insert sig text here]
  37. Archived from groups: alt.games.battlefield1942,alt.games.ea.battlefield (More info?)

    Bummer, no sign of a fix to the sniper kit. Those guns (actually, the zooms) aren't
    powerful enough on these big maps. my 2c

    T
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