WWII Online Trial Download

Strategy First has announced that the World War II Online free trial client is now available for download from Gigex, allowing you try out Cornered Rat Software's massively multiplayer war game for up to 14 days (story). The client weighs in at a hefty 107 MB, and for those having difficulty with their set-up, Gigex also sent us this direct download link, but you'll still need to register for the game in order to play.
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Re: Good game
Feb 9, 2002, 00:36
anon@24.66
Re: Good game Feb 9, 2002, 00:36
Feb 9, 2002, 00:36
anon@24.66
 
People have a right to be negative about it, and I respect that. But when people post completly incorrect comments on about a game they haven't played in months, I call that ignorance. For the FPS players who are complaning about joystick only vechicles, stick to infantry and stop complaning. You are a FPS player anyways, thats what you should do best. Anybody who's played a flight sim recently should know that you need a joystick to fly. You'd be laughed at if you sent a complaint to Janes because you can't play F/A-18 well with a keyboard, why is this any different? I do agree that tanks and trucks would be best done with the keyboard though, there's no way I can deny that.
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Re: Good game
Feb 8, 2002, 18:51
anon@137.237
Re: Good game Feb 8, 2002, 18:51
Feb 8, 2002, 18:51
anon@137.237
 
If people are so negative about the game now, is that their fault and/or 'ignorance,' or is it CRS's fault for releasing something so messed up. I don't think its anyone's fault but CRS's if people don't want to take the time to look into the very deep hole CRS dug for itself and see if a good game is at the bottom of it.
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Re: Good game
Feb 8, 2002, 15:44
Re: Good game Feb 8, 2002, 15:44
Feb 8, 2002, 15:44
 
Yeah, I agree wholeheartedly with all the good and bad points you made. That's also why I'm looking forward to the next patches, because now CRS is focusing on a completley new infantry model and interface. Up to this point they'd been having to focus more on stability issues, but now they can start focusing almost completely on gameplay, polishing, and additions.

In its current state, I find it to be the most compelling, fun, and addictive game I've ever experienced. Don't get me wrong, I really like Quake 3, Counterstrike, Day of Defeat and those types of games, and I used to play them all the time. They have plenty of nonstop twitch action, which can be nice, but they're not what I've always wanted in a game - a realistic, combined arms virtual battlefield.

WWII Online really conveys the combined arms thing well; it's all about teamwork and land, air, and sea fighting together against an enemy. I've seen so many things happen in my time playing the game. I've seen massive fleets of ships battling in open water channels, with planes dogfighting each other and strafing boats from overhead. I've seen formations of 30 tanks advancing on towns with trucks towing 88 mm artillery guns. Or 20 infantry rushing across a river to attack an army base while tanks provide covering fire. I've strafed trucks full of infantry from my fighter plane, and I've carpet bombed enemy towns from 10,000 feet above the ground with the help of another player manning the bombadier position. I've run from a burning transport as a stuka dive-bomber's tracers spatter the ground around me and other fellow infantry. The complex physics system used means that all battles have so many variables involved that the moments of "luck" are there, and that all units have their own very specific weak points and strengths.

It does have a learning curve, so if you've never played simulations before it can seem daunting at first. But even in that case, it just takes some time untill the controls and such become second natured.

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Re: Good game
Feb 8, 2002, 11:22
Re: Good game Feb 8, 2002, 11:22
Feb 8, 2002, 11:22
 
I hope to see you in the game!! Thanks for the good words!! If you need any help in game look for Sloan!! And if you want to join an Axis Squad go to http://www.dhb60lai.com

125.
 
Good game
Feb 8, 2002, 10:52
anon@152.3
Good game Feb 8, 2002, 10:52
Feb 8, 2002, 10:52
anon@152.3
 
WWIIOL is a good game (after week of playing J).
Few good points:
1. It is NOT FPS, it’s a simulation. Don’t play it like Quake, (rushing = fast death)
2. Combined arms and coordinated attack/defense = victory (fun)
3. Very realistic

Bad points:
1. Ugly interface
2. Still some bugs
3. Long learning time
4. Infantry needs some tweaking
5. Capture flag/territory rules need tweaking too.

Overall, I like this game and going to buy it
AL
124.
 
sorry bout the double post (n/t)
Feb 8, 2002, 00:04
anon@24.66
sorry bout the double post (n/t) Feb 8, 2002, 00:04
Feb 8, 2002, 00:04
anon@24.66
 
n/t
123.
 
WW2O Fixed
Feb 8, 2002, 00:03
anon@24.66
WW2O Fixed Feb 8, 2002, 00:03
Feb 8, 2002, 00:03
anon@24.66
 
For those of you who are having fun bashing WW2O so called bad frame rate, buggey interface, and lack of players, you must not of played the game in quite some time. The game has been completely updated and is now running smoothly and effectivly (with the exception of one notable Win-XP "no-go" bug). The major trend in this thread is simple ignorance, all you have to do is take a look though the games manual, or AT LEAST play it recently to realize how wrong these negative threads are. Of course this game isn't for everyone, it has an extremly hard learning curve and takes some time to get used to, and you can't expect much action in your first playing. If your intrested in a good realistic (as realistic as it gets at least) WW2 simulation, try out the trial, it's free after all. If you like non stop action and high kill counts, play Return to Castle Molfenstien or Medal of Honour (both are awsome games).
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WW2O Fixed
Feb 8, 2002, 00:03
anon@24.66
WW2O Fixed Feb 8, 2002, 00:03
Feb 8, 2002, 00:03
anon@24.66
 
For those of you who are having fun bashing WW2O so called bad frame rate, buggey interface, and lack of players, you must not of played the game in quite some time. The game has been completely updated and is now running smoothly and effectivly (with the exception of one notable Win-XP "no-go" bug). The major trend in this thread is simple ignorance, all you have to do is take a look though the games manual, or AT LEAST play it recently to realize how wrong these negative threads are. Of course this game isn't for everyone, it has an extremly hard learning curve and takes some time to get used to, and you can't expect much action in your first playing. If your intrested in a good realistic (as realistic as it gets at least) WW2 simulation, try out the trial, it's free after all. If you like non stop action and high kill counts, play Return to Castle Molfenstien or Medal of Honour (both are awsome games).
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Re: I hate you all
Feb 7, 2002, 15:34
Re: I hate you all Feb 7, 2002, 15:34
Feb 7, 2002, 15:34
 
if you feel lost at all in the game, please don't hesitate to ask questions through the chat interface; many WWII Online players (including myself, Sniper34), will be happy to help you out

This comment was edited on Feb 7, 15:35.
120.
 
Re: I hate you all
Feb 7, 2002, 15:32
Re: I hate you all Feb 7, 2002, 15:32
Feb 7, 2002, 15:32
 
yes


119.
 
I hate you all
Feb 7, 2002, 13:44
I hate you all Feb 7, 2002, 13:44
Feb 7, 2002, 13:44
 
since no one wants to put a yes or a no, i will just down load it and give it a go.

Doin' it Big
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Re: Should i download it?
Feb 7, 2002, 10:17
anon@195.102
Re: Should i download it? Feb 7, 2002, 10:17
Feb 7, 2002, 10:17
anon@195.102
 
Here is my theory(s) as to why people dont like this game.

They don't like reading manuals (In fact you thought "I dont need manuals" when they saw the link to d/l it right next to the link to d/l the actual game). Sure then manual doesnt mention everything cos if it did it would come in 3 bible sized volumes and then u definitely wouldnt read it. It covers the bear essentials and then u learn through community, getting iorganised, joining squads, etc I remember the bitches on this subject with T2, but every player that persevered loved that game in the end.

They don't like communicating (either in-game, the forums, or the hundreds of fansites, squadsites, and help sites). There has never been a question in this game I havent had answered within 10 secs when in-game by all the other very helpful players)

They like games where you press up arrow continously, left/right arrow and pressing fire continuously for hours on end. Thats what Q3, UT, T2, MOHAA, RTCW, consist off. Don't get me wrong they can be fun - I am a clan member for all of those games, but they are no-brainers and get boring after 1 hour.

You are right, FPS games dont need a joystick, but this aint a FPS game DUH!!!!!

Personally I use joysticks for space games, flight games, and racing games. You cant control these with keyboard / mouse. You need the finess of control a joystick offers for accurate shooting and maxing your speed out of a bend.

Can't find a player in WWII online!!!! Jesus you guys must be selecting the "Defend Dover" mission when the frontline is at somewhere like mid-france most the time.... DUH!!!! Believe me you will see a fair few players if u look at the map and actually go where the fight is. That is what the mission system is for.DUH!!! When I finish setting up a work server Ill put up my ftp with my screenshots and you tell me this game is empty ROFL!!!!

117.
 
Should i download it?
Feb 7, 2002, 09:19
Should i download it? Feb 7, 2002, 09:19
Feb 7, 2002, 09:19
 
I like war games, I love DOD. My question to all of you is should i waste my precious bandwidth to download the free trial?
I dont want spamming, just a simple yes or no will suffice

This comment was edited on Feb 7, 13:45.
Doin' it Big
116.
 
Games Games Games
Feb 7, 2002, 09:16
anon@172.190
Games Games Games Feb 7, 2002, 09:16
Feb 7, 2002, 09:16
anon@172.190
 
http://www.ferrago.co.uk/index

Great site for game news almost as good as Bluesnews
115.
 
Great Game
Feb 7, 2002, 09:08
anon@172.190
Great Game Feb 7, 2002, 09:08
Feb 7, 2002, 09:08
anon@172.190
 
When the free d/l became avaliable i was very excited, being from England its not out here. After the setup and learning offline and apon entering my first online session i have to say i was some what overwhelmed and confused and was ready to jack it in but i stuck at it and found out for myself how the map worked etc and joined a battle in Antwerp docks i think it was, i died several times in about 10mins and was getting very frustrated and pissed off, but i was playing like it was some kind of Quake clone a very bad idea. After 2 days of playing i can not remeber in all my 18 years of playing games of haveing such a greta feeling of a planned attack between infantry armour and airbourne and capturing our goal which we set out to do, A game of this scale is so far ahead of its time that CRS should be applauded in even attempting to make such a good job of it, ok the graphics aint much but theydo the job perfectly,he odd glitch here and there ok np,nothing compares to playing as a team of 30-50+ defending or attacking. what a great game this is.
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WWII Online
Feb 7, 2002, 00:40
anon@63.231
WWII Online Feb 7, 2002, 00:40
Feb 7, 2002, 00:40
anon@63.231
 
3600+ people on. Sounds great. Im glad its getting better then it was 4 months ago when I tried it.
113.
 
Re: WWII NoBody-Online
Feb 6, 2002, 23:44
Re: WWII NoBody-Online Feb 6, 2002, 23:44
Feb 6, 2002, 23:44
 
Hmmmm, thats funny. I played tonight and there was 3600+ people on. Not bad for one damn "zone"!!! And I saw no one complaining about FPS they were to busy playing the game!!

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WWII NoBody-Online
Feb 6, 2002, 22:07
anon@63.231
WWII NoBody-Online Feb 6, 2002, 22:07
Feb 6, 2002, 22:07
anon@63.231
 
My biggest problem with the game was that there was nobody playing. Whats the f'ing point to having a "war" when youll barely have 1000 people on at one time. Talk about lame. And even then all the "chatter" is about how their frame-rates suck.

I gave it my best shot....but oh well.

111.
 
WWII Offline Sucks
Feb 6, 2002, 21:42
anon@66.185
WWII Offline Sucks Feb 6, 2002, 21:42
Feb 6, 2002, 21:42
anon@66.185
 
#41 I'm with you, giving money to these bastards who ripped people off says its ok to do that. Enough is enough with buggy software that doesn't live up to its promises.

If any other industry ripped off consumers like this, they'd be sued and butt-f*cked right away.

Maybe they should rename the game WWII Online 3000?
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There are 2 things wrong with WWIIOL
Feb 6, 2002, 21:30
anon@64.193
There are 2 things wrong with WWIIOL Feb 6, 2002, 21:30
Feb 6, 2002, 21:30
anon@64.193
 
And only 2...

1) Lack of user continuity: The interface provides very poor methods of grouping together. There needs to be a clear way for people to form up squads BEFORE they enter the game.

2) Poor sound: There is a huge lack of perception continuity in this game. All the complaining that everone does about how it just "feels" weird can be attributed to the buggy sound system, or the lack of quality sound samples. Nothing sounds right, and not much works right with their 3d sound system.

Fix those 2 things and the game gets much more interesting IMO.
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