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Homefront PC Details

The Homefront Website has a load of new details on the PC edition of Homefront, the upcoming military shooter in the works at KAOS Studios with assistance from Digital Extremes (thanks Dennis and SpectralMeat). They announce the game will use Steamworks, that it is available for pre-purchase on Steam. They also discuss PC-specific features such as NVIDIA 3D Vision support, the choice of first- or third-person perspective when operating vehicles, three different realism levels for piloting helicopters, extra vehicle abilities for co-pilots, support for flight controllers, multiplayer match recording, a dedicated server browser executable, LAN support, SLI/Crossfire support, and more. There's also a FAQ that talks about support for 32-player multiplayer games, lack of Linux support, spectator support, a repeat of the previously released system requirements, and more. Also noteworthy is a confirmation of plans to release the dedicated server software. Update: This story originally had an inaccurate comment about DRM which has been removed. Apologies for causing any confusion.

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37. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 30, 2011, 11:44 SpectralMeat
 
Podcast is live for more PC info: http://bash.podbean.com/2011/01/29/bash-177-homefront/  
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36. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 29, 2011, 02:29 Jerykk
 
Great to see a PC port get so much attention. It would be fantastic if other publishers followed suit.

That said, I saw no mention of AA in the interview...
 
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35. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 22:27 Prez
 
While I don't find a land-based invasion to be quite the fairy tale that Cutter does, I do find it a somewhat small concern. I was speaking more of the societal breakdown scenario laid out due to the EMP attack on the US. Be it from a weapon or an over-active sun , that is a very real threat if you consider the ramifications on the US infrastructure and way of life if the entire country's network of electrical grids were lost. An invasion at that point would be an ancillary problem. The USA we know could very conceivably cease to exist in any meaningful way even without a foreign power invading.  
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34. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 22:09 Grifter
 
keep living .  
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33. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 21:51 Cutter
 
Grifter wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 20:20:
Cutter wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 20:03:
finga wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 19:35:
The prequel novel for this game will be terrifying to you, then. It goes into a lot of detail as to how it happened, and while the actual journey of the main character is a bit off and the writing isn't of the highest quality, the actual concept leading up to the invasion is really well thought-out. They tick all the boxes, in my mind, that would lead to a feasible land invasion of the US.

ROFLMAO! This game is a wet dream for all the right-wing conspiracy kooks. A land invasion and occupying force is something that would never ever happen...ever. I love "what if" scenarios as much as the next guy, but this stretches the imagination beyond anything even remotely possible, so I can't suspend my disbelief and get into it.

actually its quite conceivable.

and u don't need to be a billion strong to do it

cyber attack on networks, followed by a nuclear strike, then followed by an invasion.

could be conceivable done

Yes, and the fact that America spends more yearly on its military than the rest of the planet combined, it's stockpile of thousands of nukes, bombs, missiles, etc. wouldn't come into play. Oh yeah, a land based invasion is totally feasible. LOL!
 
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32. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 21:14 Hump
 
finga wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 19:35:
Prez wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 18:52:
Not to be a downer here, (or worse, a thread hijacker!!! Shocked ) but the problem I have is that the premise for this game feels eerily close to a future I find myself contemplating fearfully from time to time.
The prequel novel for this game will be terrifying to you, then. It goes into a lot of detail as to how it happened, and while the actual journey of the main character is a bit off and the writing isn't of the highest quality, the actual concept leading up to the invasion is really well thought-out. They tick all the boxes, in my mind, that would lead to a feasible land invasion of the US.

from what I've seen in the videos its identical to the MP from Frontlines: Fuel of War except more polish and more weapons.
 
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31. Re: No THQ DRM for PC Homefront Jan 28, 2011, 21:03 Paketep
 
Icewind wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 19:58:
finga wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 19:39:
I don't think IW ever promised that stuff.

They did.

Indeed they did, but you shouldn't really believe anything that comes out of fourzerotwo's mouth. Since IW2, it seems the guy became a compulsive liar.
 
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30. Re: Homefront PC Details Jan 28, 2011, 21:01 Paketep
 
"a dedicated server browser executable, LAN support"

Damn!. I hate THQ's stupid pass idea, but after this, I have to support this game.

Hope it's better than whatwasitsname Frontlines Fuel something.
 
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29. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 20:20 Grifter
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 20:03:
finga wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 19:35:
The prequel novel for this game will be terrifying to you, then. It goes into a lot of detail as to how it happened, and while the actual journey of the main character is a bit off and the writing isn't of the highest quality, the actual concept leading up to the invasion is really well thought-out. They tick all the boxes, in my mind, that would lead to a feasible land invasion of the US.

ROFLMAO! This game is a wet dream for all the right-wing conspiracy kooks. A land invasion and occupying force is something that would never ever happen...ever. I love "what if" scenarios as much as the next guy, but this stretches the imagination beyond anything even remotely possible, so I can't suspend my disbelief and get into it.

actually its quite conceivable.

and u don't need to be a billion strong to do it

cyber attack on networks, followed by a nuclear strike, then followed by an invasion.

could be conceivable done
 
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28. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 20:09 bhcompy
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 20:03:
finga wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 19:35:
The prequel novel for this game will be terrifying to you, then. It goes into a lot of detail as to how it happened, and while the actual journey of the main character is a bit off and the writing isn't of the highest quality, the actual concept leading up to the invasion is really well thought-out. They tick all the boxes, in my mind, that would lead to a feasible land invasion of the US.

ROFLMAO! This game is a wet dream for all the right-wing conspiracy kooks. A land invasion and occupying force is something that would never ever happen...ever. I love "what if" scenarios as much as the next guy, but this stretches the imagination beyond anything even remotely possible, so I can't suspend my disbelief and get into it.

3billion chinese, 300million americans. Conceivable, at least, if the chinese found a reason to go to war with us. I'm sure the japanese said the same thing prior to ww2
 
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27. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 20:06 bhcompy
 
Techie714 © wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 18:23:
bhcompy wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 17:56http://battlefield.play4free.com/en/
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26. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 20:03 Cutter
 
finga wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 19:35:
The prequel novel for this game will be terrifying to you, then. It goes into a lot of detail as to how it happened, and while the actual journey of the main character is a bit off and the writing isn't of the highest quality, the actual concept leading up to the invasion is really well thought-out. They tick all the boxes, in my mind, that would lead to a feasible land invasion of the US.

ROFLMAO! This game is a wet dream for all the right-wing conspiracy kooks. A land invasion and occupying force is something that would never ever happen...ever. I love "what if" scenarios as much as the next guy, but this stretches the imagination beyond anything even remotely possible, so I can't suspend my disbelief and get into it.
 
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25. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 20:01 briktal
 
Verno wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 17:35:
BurntSoul wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 16:45:
It's great that they have all these things. It's a shame however, that we all are getting exited about it. For the most part, these PC centric 'bonuses' were once the standard.

In any event, Kudos to KAOS Studios for bringing back - the old school.

Yeah I was blown away by what a good port Monday Night Combat was because it had dedicated servers and all that. Then I realized holy shit, that was the fucking defacto release state just three years ago, it was sacrilege not to include those things.

Not only that, but the game has been slightly rebalanced for PC too, due to the advantages of a mouse vs a thumbstick for aiming.
 
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24. Re: No THQ DRM for PC Homefront Jan 28, 2011, 19:58 Icewind
 
finga wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 19:39:
I don't think IW ever promised that stuff.

They did.
 
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23. Re: No THQ DRM for PC Homefront Jan 28, 2011, 19:39 finga
 
maddog wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 15:39:
Wouldn't be surprised if they backtrack on this...

"dedicated server browser executable, LAN support,"

Seems to me, I remember InfinityWard stating they would support mods and map making. Have yet to see either of those.

Can't believe Kaos will be gracious enough to give the few things PC gamers really love.

MD
I don't think IW ever promised that stuff. They stalled until they announced IWNet as some sort of "improvement" for PC gaming online, which by that point everyone knew was going to limit the game tremendously.

And the core of Kaos is made up of the guys that made Desert Combat for BF1942. Love or hate that mod, that's about as legit of a PC-oriented pedigree as you're going to get in a AAA game developer now.
 
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22. Re: Homefront PC Details Jan 28, 2011, 19:39 StingingVelvet
 
I already have this pre-ordered for the singleplayer, so if multiplayer ends up interesting that's just gravy.  
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21. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 19:35 finga
 
Prez wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 18:52:
Not to be a downer here, (or worse, a thread hijacker!!! Shocked ) but the problem I have is that the premise for this game feels eerily close to a future I find myself contemplating fearfully from time to time.
The prequel novel for this game will be terrifying to you, then. It goes into a lot of detail as to how it happened, and while the actual journey of the main character is a bit off and the writing isn't of the highest quality, the actual concept leading up to the invasion is really well thought-out. They tick all the boxes, in my mind, that would lead to a feasible land invasion of the US.
 
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20. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 19:09 SpectralMeat
 
I personally have very little interest in the single player in this game, I very much looking forward to the MP.  
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19. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 18:52 Prez
 
I am really excited about Homefront myself. Almost enough to pre-order, but not quite.

Not to be a downer here, (or worse, a thread hijacker!!! Shocked ) but the problem I have is that the premise for this game feels eerily close to a future I find myself contemplating fearfully from time to time. Every time I watch the trailers for the game, specifically what looks like the intro movie, I sorta get creeped out because of how plausible the whole scenario is. Not necessarily about the North Korean invasion per se, but the whole societal breakdown-thing in the US. When I first heard about the premise of this game, I found myself thinking how much this would SUCK ***.
 
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18. Re: OT Batttlefield Jan 28, 2011, 18:23 Techie714 ©
 
bhcompy wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 17:56http://battlefield.play4free.com/en/
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I'm down if you still have any. Also in the 714(if that is what your name is indicative of)

WOOT O.C. FTW!
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