BF1942 Patch Update

The Battlefield 1942 Website (thanks Frans) has word on the upcoming version 1.6 patch. Here's the update. which is accompanied by screenshots of the two new maps:
Attention Soldiers! We're going to talk about a couple of things in todays update. First the upcoming 1.6 patch and then the Battlefield 1942 Map Making Contest. So without further ado...

1.6 Update Battlefield Command has busted butts to get the 1.6 patch done as quickly as possible. Our sincere hope was to release it before the December holidays. Unfortunately, our commitment to releasing clean patches means that we cannot release the patch in its current state. We still need some time to clear up a few glitches. So, you at least have something to look forward to in January when you've finished playing with all the toys and goodies you've received over the holidays!

Here's a short-list of some of the features you can look forward to:

  1. Punkbuster support
  2. New in-game GUI for map and kick-voting
  3. New game server allows hosting of different mods, maps and modes in the same server rotation
  4. Chat lag fixed
  5. Russian Ilyyushin IL-2 added to Kursk and Kharkov
  6. New Battlefield 1942 map
  7. New Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII map
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Great! Another decent shooter that's going to get screwed because of Punkbuster! Goddamn, can one games developer out there put together some anti-cheat technology of their own specifically for their game? PB causes a hell of a lot more problems than it solves and it doesn't work any better than semi-frequent patching by the developer that eliminates the cheats (which DICE has been doing a great job of with BF1942). So what's the freakin' point with PB? It's just going to screw the player base just like it screwed the player base in Enemy Territory and Raven Shield. It's no good having a game based on online play if no one can actually connect to the server to play against you!

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