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Battlefield 2 Demo

As promised, the Battlefield 2 demo is now available for download, offering the chance to sample the military shooter sequel from Digital Illusions (DICE). The demo offers the Gulf of Oman map, 16-player single player, and 16 and 32-player multiplayer support. The 547 MB download has debuted on GameSpot. The demo is now mirrored on 3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, 4players.de (Germany), ActionTrip, Battlefield 2 Files, Boomtown (registration required), Computer Games (Romania), Download.com, eXtreme-Players.de (Germany), Filecloud (registration required), FileFront. Filerush (torrent), FileShack (registration required), Fragland.net, FZ.se, GameDaily, Gameguru Mania, Gamer's Hell, Gaming4All (Germany), and Worthplaying.

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367. Re: Nice thread! Jun 11, 2005, 16:24 Beamer
 
I originally said go find the Controls file and edit there, but everyone just bitched and bitched. Then someone hand held everyone and told them EXACTLY how to do it. I did it in-game and it took less than 4 minutes. No longer than anyother game. sheesh. People act like they have never setup a game before.


First of all, you should never have to go to config files. Yes, bluesnews players can do it, can the average joe buying a PC game? Do they even know what a config file is? Telling people to go to the config files is a workaround for a bug, nothing more.

Secondly, 4 minutes is a lot. It's still asinine that I can't change an infantry button for forward because it conflicts with a helicopter button for accelerate. Will the two ever be conflicted in-game? No. It's asinine that you have to clear from one place in order to set from another, it should clear automatically, or at least have a "clear all" button. It's asinine that the mouse keeps resetting to the center of the screen. And it's asinine that the clear button is escape, which is also the button to leave without saving changes.

Stop making excuses for it. It's very poorly implemented. Changing the config should be the most user-friendly part of a game. Going from WASD to ESDF shouldn't take 4 minutes. It shouldn't take a single minute.

 
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366. Re: No subject Jun 11, 2005, 15:38 ZzeusS
 
Fileplanet hosting 2 hours 40 minutes behind schedule! Winner!

Torrent is 80 percent done usign Azureus, so .. F FP.

 
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365. Re: No subject Jun 11, 2005, 15:17 xXBatmanXx
 
what exactly was the crap i was spouting that you enjoyed so much?? the fact that I enjoyed the game immensely?

knock yourself out, dude


werd. what he said.

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364. Re: Very Nice Jun 11, 2005, 15:14 4D-Boxing
 
I have to agree ... I'm impresssed with the demo as well.
Playing on a p4 3.2@3.8 with an x800xt at 1024x768 everything maxed out plus 4xx fsaa .....no stuttering no bugs just great action.

 
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363. No subject Jun 11, 2005, 15:03 space captain
 
what exactly was the crap i was spouting that you enjoyed so much?? the fact that I enjoyed the game immensely?

knock yourself out, dude

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362. Re: Nice thread! Jun 11, 2005, 14:43 xXBatmanXx
 
I particularly enjoyed the crap that space captain and xXBatmanXx where spouting...but the funniest thing must have been when xXBatmanXx started by flaming any and all who had problems with the demo...and then he had problems himself! Oh, the irony

You must have missed the part where I said it ran great.
It messed up when I was playing with all of the settings.
Couldn't get it to work smooth again, so I did an uninstall and re-install.

Now runs just as smooth as the first time around.

BONG.

(and it is funny that everyone was complaining, and then I said play with sound and graphical settings, and amazingly....people starting saying it worked! wow. Imagine that!)

Honestly. I don't understand the fuss about redefining keys. I originally said go find the Controls file and edit there, but everyone just bitched and bitched. Then someone hand held everyone and told them EXACTLY how to do it. I did it in-game and it took less than 4 minutes. No longer than anyother game. sheesh. People act like they have never setup a game before.

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361. Re: Nice thread! Jun 11, 2005, 13:53 ZzeusS
 
Fileplanet shows they will host it at 1pm, but I'm showing 1:52, EST. Guess they don't pull the time from your machine to create the webpage. Anyone have any idea what timezone they are talking about when they say '1pm'?

 
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360. Nice thread! Jun 11, 2005, 13:51 MacD
 
I particularly enjoyed the crap that space captain and xXBatmanXx where spouting...but the funniest thing must have been when xXBatmanXx started by flaming any and all who had problems with the demo...and then he had problems himself! Oh, the irony

The list of cool games coming up for the PC has me kind of stoked too...some cool shit coming up I'd add Serious Sam 2 on there, aswell.

Haven't had time to play the demo myself though, what with work/study and GTA San Andreas, but after I install it tonight, I'll add my "how my p4 2.6, 1 gig, 9800pro, fared with the demo" bit to the board. I just ain't looking forward to redefining my keys after what ppl posted

Gotta say that I do like Blue's when all the little tips&tricks come out of the woodwork to help solve little niggles like that, though!

 
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359. Re: Crap intro screens Jun 11, 2005, 13:46 Ihya
 
So are people too busy playing to comment now?

 
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358. Re: Crap intro screens Jun 11, 2005, 13:04 doktor_tchock
 
wanted to personally thank you BATTLE4MY. that's what i just came here to ask.

 
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357. Re: All this whining... Jun 11, 2005, 12:21 tron
 
1. Prey
2. Quake 4
3. Spore
4. Enemy Territory - Quake Wars
5. Anything Bioware.
6. NeverwinterNights 2
7. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
8. Gothic III
9. A Vampyre Story
10. Alan Wake
11. F.E.A.R.
12. Dreamfall
13. Call Of Duty 2
14. Hitman: Blood Money
15: Tomb Raider: Legend
16: UT2007 (soon, perhaps not in a year though?)
17: Countless mods for the above games.


i can add:

18: Dungeon Siege 2
19: Star Wars: Empire at War
 
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356. well... Jun 11, 2005, 12:10 subx
 
After giving this a bit of play time, I can't quite figure out what all the people previewing it were getting so excited about, the gameplay seems pretty much the same as the original to me. Infantry combat still feels as disconnected as ever.

Think I'll leave this one for a few patches and see if it matures.


 
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355. Thank You Jun 11, 2005, 11:59 NoGodForMe
 
Thanks for the newsgroup post. It worked fine on the Bellsouth servers.

Demo plays fine on my machine. I'll have to see if I get hooked.

 
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354. Re: GOD DAMN IT ! Jun 11, 2005, 11:53 Geese
 
Strange, I could chose 1280x960, not 1280x1024 though, which is my LCD's native resolution.

Add this to your BF2 shortcut:

+szx 1280 +szy 1024

Works like a charm.

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353. Re: Demo up on YouSendIt Jun 11, 2005, 11:52 Beamer
 
I wish it was easier to get a guy kicked. I was on a 64 player server, and a guy was spawn-tking. Not only that, when aircraft appeared he'd quickly C4 them. In the 64 player game, 42 people needed to vote kick him. We were consistently getting about 15-22. One side didn't really care, and the side being TKed had plenty of people not even realizing what was happening (I mean, the demo had been out all of two hours then.)

If you get the majority, or even a third, of your own team voting to kick you, you should be gone. The other team shouldn't matter.

 
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352. Re: Demo up on YouSendIt Jun 11, 2005, 10:53 Corn Wizard
 
I think you need the full version to run on a newer sytem- you also will have to run glquake.exe or winquake.exe

 
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351. Re: All this whining... Jun 11, 2005, 10:51  famished 
 
All game companies are going to make console games first.

I've heard it all before. Anyone remember 3DO, the console that was supposed to kill pc gaming forever? The console didn't really last long, they started making pc titles and eventually went bankrupt.

Each time a new console is released (and we are coming around to that time again) I keep hearing this "pc gaming is dead" nonsense.

 
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350. 12minute time limit hack Jun 11, 2005, 10:41 hippieschuh
 
@server admins, here is a way to disable the stupid 12min limit:

This is a procedure as to how to get rid of the timer for server side configuration. I'm pretty sure we aren't breaking any laws here considering how all the stuff there was basically opened for configuration.

Open up the file gpm_cq.py with notepad, it's under Battlefield 2 Standalone Demo Server\mods\bf2\python\game\gamemodes

Locate the line

host.registerHandler('TimeLimitReached', onTimeLimitReached, 1)

Place a # in front of it so it appears like

#host.registerHandler('TimeLimitReached', onTimeLimitReached, 1)

This will make the 12 min timer still appear but once it hits 0:00 the clock will disappear and you will be able to play until the tickets expire.

Please note: This is not my work, I am just the messenger boy.

 
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349. Re: Demo up on YouSendIt Jun 11, 2005, 10:33  famished 
 
" There are shit faces still playing the shareware version of quake."

Speaking of which, and somewhat off topic, I would like to join this legion of shit faces and run the shareware version of Quake. Trouble is when I start the exe the splash will pop up for a second and then quit. I try it direct from a DOS promt and get some kind of general protection fault. I've tried the compatibility modes and other things with no luck. Anyone had this problem before and fixed it?

 
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348. Re: Lefty Relief Jun 11, 2005, 10:20 Term
 
Thanks for the heads up on the timelimit workaround, works like a charm for me!

 
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