Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

BF2 patch coming "very soon"

Last response: in Video Games
Share
July 1, 2005 11:25:19 AM

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

http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield...
--
Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
Check groups.google.com before asking an obvious question.

More about : bf2 patch coming

July 1, 2005 12:09:43 PM

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

"Andrew" <spamtrap@localhost.> wrote in message
news:nco9c1djdmnvpbbm1uav29aidhmagt3rh3@4ax.com...
> http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield...
> --
> Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
> Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
> please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
> Check groups.google.com before asking an obvious question.

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.
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 12:14:12 PM

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.
Related resources
July 1, 2005 12:57:37 PM

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

"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/battlefield...
>> --
>> Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
>> Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
>> please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
>> Check groups.google.com before asking an obvious question.
>
> 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.
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 1:33:54 PM

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

Andrew wrote:
> http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/battlefield...

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!
July 1, 2005 1:40:36 PM

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

"Nonymous" <noham@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:1YWdnRpSoJdVoFjfRVn-jg@giganews.com...
>
> "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/battlefield...
>>> --
>>> Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
>>> Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
>>> please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
>>> Check groups.google.com before asking an obvious question.
>>
>> 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.
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 2:37:52 PM

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/battlefield...

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

[Insert sig text here]
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 5:27:09 PM

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/battlefield...
>
> Something is better than nothing I guess. Although I'm disappointed
> there is no support for ASE

"ASE"? :-\
--
Regards,

Peter Reaper

The browser you can trust: http://www.GetFirefox.com
Reclaim Your Inbox: http://www.GetThunderbird.com
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 5:30:40 PM

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/battlefield...
>>>
>>
>>
>> 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
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 9:49:37 PM

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/battlefield...
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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.

--
Regards,

Peter Reaper

The browser you can trust: http://www.GetFirefox.com
Reclaim Your Inbox: http://www.GetThunderbird.com
July 1, 2005 9:49:38 PM

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/battlefield...
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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?
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 11:18:29 PM

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/battlefield...
>
>
> 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...
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 2:15:45 AM

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/battlefield...
> >
> >
> > 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.
--
"Number fourteen. The naughty bits of an ant." --Monty Python's Flying Circus
/\___/\
/ /\ /\ \ Phillip (Ant) @ http://antfarm.ma.cx (Personal Web Site)
| |o o| | and http://aqfl.net (Ant's Quality Foraged Links/AQFL)
\ _ / Please remove ANT if replying by e-mail.
( )
July 2, 2005 4:58:30 AM

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
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 2:23:36 PM

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

Peter Reaper <PeterReaper@NO-MORE-SPAM123mail.org> wrote in
news:D a3omk$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.
July 2, 2005 5:28:23 PM

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.
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 5:28:24 PM

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

bug <bug@example.com> wrote in news:o b5dc112usem97vs4qln05h3cvnpk3ck6l@
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.
July 2, 2005 7:49:31 PM

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

"bug" <bug@example.com> wrote in message
news:o b5dc112usem97vs4qln05h3cvnpk3ck6l@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.
July 2, 2005 9:05:10 PM

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:o b5dc112usem97vs4qln05h3cvnpk3ck6l@
>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.
Anonymous
July 3, 2005 1:25:54 AM

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/battlefield...
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 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. ;-)
--

Regards,

Peter Reaper

The browser you can trust: www.GetFirefox.com
Reclaim Your Inbox: www.GetThunderbird.com
July 3, 2005 1:25:55 AM

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

"Peter Reaper" <PeterReaper@123mail.org> wrote in message
news:D a6pnj$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.
July 3, 2005 4:56:59 AM

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/battlefield...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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.
July 3, 2005 11:46:06 AM

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.
--
Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
Check groups.google.com before asking an obvious question.
Anonymous
July 3, 2005 11:56:18 AM

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

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.
July 3, 2005 5:09:47 PM

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.
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 1:26:25 AM

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:D a6pnj$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". ;-)
--

Regards,

Peter Reaper

The browser you can trust: www.GetFirefox.com
Reclaim Your Inbox: www.GetThunderbird.com
July 4, 2005 1:26:26 AM

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.
--
Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
Check groups.google.com before asking an obvious question.
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 1:26:27 AM

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

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.


/CF

----== Posted via Newsfeeds.Com - Unlimited-Uncensored-Secure Usenet News==----
http://www.newsfeeds.com The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! 120,000+ Newsgroups
----= East and West-Coast Server Farms - Total Privacy via Encryption =----
July 4, 2005 3:19:48 AM

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.
--
Andrew, contact via interpleb.blogspot.com
Help make Usenet a better place: English is read downwards,
please don't top post. Trim replies to quote only relevant text.
Check groups.google.com before asking an obvious question.
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 1:39:58 PM

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/battlefield...
> > >
> > >
> > > 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

[Insert sig text here]
July 4, 2005 1:39:59 PM

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/battlefield...
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > 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.
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 3:25:06 PM

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.
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 4:16:53 PM

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
--
Regards,

Peter Reaper

The browser you can trust: http://www.GetFirefox.com
Reclaim Your Inbox: http://www.GetThunderbird.com
July 4, 2005 4:16:54 PM

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

"Peter Reaper" <PeterReaper@NO-MORE-SPAM123mail.org> wrote in message
news:D ab2aq$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.
July 4, 2005 4:42:49 PM

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.
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 6:48:43 PM

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:D ab2aq$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?

--
Regards,

Peter Reaper

The browser you can trust: http://www.GetFirefox.com
Reclaim Your Inbox: http://www.GetThunderbird.com
Anonymous
July 4, 2005 7:16:11 PM

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?...
1681446>

--
Stoneskin

[Insert sig text here]
July 5, 2005 3:02:52 PM

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
!