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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Played it!!
Jun 11, 2005, 05:05
Ant
 
Played it!! Jun 11, 2005, 05:05
Jun 11, 2005, 05:05
 Ant
 
Woah, BF2 demo is awesome! At first I was disappointed because the game was so choppy even though I had decent pings. I lowered graphic settings like lighting. Now, it is playable at 1152x864 resolution, v5.2 Catalyst driver, and everything else at maximum.

I love the special effects. I love when my visual goes BLURRY when I get hit by artillery or whatever. I love being the medic guy like in Return to Castle Wolfenstein multiplayer. Giving people med kits to use and reviving injured players get me points! Capturing flags/areas WITH buddies rock (see the attached screen shot -- see that chopper too?). Listening to poeple with voice communication (rad) -- I wished I could talk clearly!! Being on the huge aircraft. Wow. Seeing the realistic ocean. Driving through the city reminded me of videos from news and movies (e.g., Black Hawk Down).

Attached two screen shots of me playing! I am SO buying this game on the week of 22nd. I think I will sell BF:V, but might keep BF1942 for its Forgotten Hope mod (still need WWII theme!).

The game borrows cool elements from Natural Selection mod (commander, communication, etc.), Return to Castle Wolfenstein/Enemy Territory, Day of Defeat, etc. Running/Sprint is limited (you get tired after a while).

The bad parts: Long loading times. Configuring keys SUCK!! Too many introductions that can't be skipped.

Goodbye Desert Combat and Point of Existence mods! I can't wait to play more demo this weekend before my long summer of crunch times at work starts. Of course, I need to crank up my speakers and subwoofer. Muhaha!
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No subject
Jun 11, 2005, 05:00
No subject Jun 11, 2005, 05:00
Jun 11, 2005, 05:00
 
you can choose to invert for each section of the controls

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Re: GOD DAMN IT !
Jun 11, 2005, 04:41
Re: GOD DAMN IT ! Jun 11, 2005, 04:41
Jun 11, 2005, 04:41
 
Strange, I could chose 1280x960, not 1280x1024 though, which is my LCD's native resolution. Ran smooth on my x800 pro / A64 3200+ / 1GB RAM except slight stutter at map starts sometimes. And this was at maxed out settings. No audio issued when using hardware setting.

BUT, what really sucked was that I use invert mouse and that only inverted the mouse for my carry weapons. Wehicles, etc was NOT inverted. That sucks big time. Haven't they bug tested the demo?

Edit: must say I had fun though, all up until the game crashed due to some memory bug.

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Very Nice
Jun 11, 2005, 04:37
Very Nice Jun 11, 2005, 04:37
Jun 11, 2005, 04:37
 
Have to say i'm pretty impressed so far. Am running this on the same system I did with BF1942 and BFV. BFV never ran all that well, this runs much better.

I am able to turn all teh detail up and while in single player mode it's pretty awesome. Online things slow down a bit and it gets hard to aim so i have to step back a little.

I'm not getting the helo controls. I really like DC helo controls and these are defenitely made to be easy, game is a ton of fun.

No graphical problems for me, ran it all day long and it never crashed.

LONG LIVE BF2!!!

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Re: OMFG!!!!111
Jun 11, 2005, 04:36
Re: OMFG!!!!111 Jun 11, 2005, 04:36
Jun 11, 2005, 04:36
 
I don't particularly enjoy flying the planes, due to the mouse

get a decent joystick with rudder (twist handle) control. Much more fun/easy (it also makes flying choppers a 100 times easier)

You guys with the key binding issues are really retarded or something? If it says, the key is already bound, say to yourself OK I understand that. Now go to the key that is bound and press ESCAPE. That will delete the binding. Infact, maybe if you just click on every single key binding and press ESCAPE, you can do all of them how you want

thats not the issue. The problem is that there are some keys that the menu is claiming are bound in the common menu when they are clearly not. Keys affected are some of the keypad ones and the insert, delete, home and end keys. I use arrow keys rather than WASD so the former keys are critical for me.


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323.
 
GOD DAMN IT !
Jun 11, 2005, 03:47
GOD DAMN IT ! Jun 11, 2005, 03:47
Jun 11, 2005, 03:47
 
cant re-map the keys AGAIN !!! fuckin retards !!! WASD sucks , assholes -learn it ...AND the graphics still blow !!!!

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Re: OMFG!!!!111
Jun 11, 2005, 03:30
Re: OMFG!!!!111 Jun 11, 2005, 03:30
Jun 11, 2005, 03:30
 
I don't particularly enjoy flying the planes, due to the mouse, and the low missle capacity, but my biggest "oh crap" moments came from them. One was a friendly losing control and taking out my tank as I watched helpless, and another came when 5 of us were at the end of the carrier, waiting for something to spawn so we could get off the damn thing. No one had the gun (I had just gotten out after wasting two minutes of not seeing a target), and a plane came in at us. The guy came in too fast and clipped the edge of the runway, blowing up, but the remains of the plane skidded across, taking out every single recently spawned marine in one kamikaze move.

Awesome yet terrible.

321.
 
Rebooted my PC
Jun 11, 2005, 03:18
Rebooted my PC Jun 11, 2005, 03:18
Jun 11, 2005, 03:18
 
I haven't seen this feature in a game in a while, it just rebooted my PC when changing from 1024x768 to 800x600
Funny ...

320.
 
Re: No subject
Jun 11, 2005, 03:10
Re: No subject Jun 11, 2005, 03:10
Jun 11, 2005, 03:10
 
Edititiful, if you start a 32 multiplayer game for yourself you can test some planes and helis. And if you are the only player in the game, you won't have to worry about the timer

Good idea, I was just on a server and saw the planes and choppers. The server was nice and smooth too, no lag issues for me though I did see some other people chunking across the screen. The game was pretty much chaos, I guess that will get better as people learn the map.

ANT I had problems creating an account, seems I already had one. So I just entered a bunch of crap (fake email ect) and got in NP. Also I have the exact same card as you, I'm running 1024 with everything on med, looks good to me. I havent tried turning up the settings yet so do not know how much more I can go.

EDIT I'm also running 5.2 cats.

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Re: No subject
Jun 11, 2005, 03:09
Re: No subject Jun 11, 2005, 03:09
Jun 11, 2005, 03:09
 
Also, I had no graphical problems, no stuttering, and thought it looked good, but was no HL2 or Far Cry.

Speaking of, this demo will delay me from finally beating Far Cry, but not by much. I still find creeping around in the jungle sniping a bit more fun, if only because I never end up too far from the action, which seems to happen to me in these games sometimes.

Load times are a pain, though, and my computer is a beast, so if I'm having issues, I can't imagine what someone with lower specs is. They aren't terrible, but a bit annoying. Not as annoying as 45 seconds of intro movies, but what can you do?
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Re: No subject
Jun 11, 2005, 03:04
Re: No subject Jun 11, 2005, 03:04
Jun 11, 2005, 03:04
 
Interesting to see so many complaints about the keyboard options screen. It was the first thing I noticed. Just a pain in the ass. Yes, you can hit escape to clear it, but I had to go through hitting escape on every screen just to start setting things up. And once I hit escape before hitting a square, only to lose it all. Not to mention the mouse resetting to the center of the screen, rather than where it had previously been.

Single Player is funny. Let the CPU drive and he runs over all his teammates. And no aircraft means my chopper skills blow.

Multiplayer is fun. Much better than BF1942, which I thought was just ok at best. Not certain I'd buy the game, but I'm certainly enjoying screwing around, except for when the US is stuck with only the carrier. When that happens both sides seem kind of stuck sitting around with nothing to do.

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Re: Can't log in?
Jun 11, 2005, 03:04
Ant
 
Re: Can't log in? Jun 11, 2005, 03:04
Jun 11, 2005, 03:04
 Ant
 
Hunterzyph: Thanks! I got in. Gah, my game is choppy. I need a new video card! ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AIW can't do it with everything at max at 1152x864. Time to tweak my settings.
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No subject
Jun 11, 2005, 03:01
No subject Jun 11, 2005, 03:01
Jun 11, 2005, 03:01
 
Now I am extra glad I upgraded my ti4200 to a 6600GT!

The game is fun. I like 42 a lot better but that's probably because I haven't learned this one yet.

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Re: All this whining...
Jun 11, 2005, 03:00
Re: All this whining... Jun 11, 2005, 03:00
Jun 11, 2005, 03:00
 
The days of PC gaming are gone. Think not? Name a game in the next 12-18 months besides BF2 that has you by the balls?

Thats right. Guess you went to E3 right? NOTHING for the pc. Enjoy your last year or two with your computer.

Computers are a pain in the ass, too hard to develop for, piracy kills them, everyone has a different configuration and that, in the I.T. world spells disaster, loss of productivity and loss of income. Adios.


They better make those console games playable with a keyboard and mouse or they are shit for your reality to happen. Enthusiasts will play PC games until consoles can support true large scale multiplay and a keyboard and mouse! Using a joystick is like riding a bike with training wheels.

Will say though BF2 stutters like shit (is this Unreal 2?), but then again Im use to smooth free movment and great netcode ala Tribes and games like Quake.

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314.
 
Re: Can't play
Jun 11, 2005, 02:53
Re: Can't play Jun 11, 2005, 02:53
Jun 11, 2005, 02:53
 
Heh, same here....and I *still* tried playing right-handed =P Limited success, probably better than most righties can play left.

Well good. At least I know it's not just me.

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Re: He best Multiplayer fps ever.
Jun 11, 2005, 02:44
Re: He best Multiplayer fps ever. Jun 11, 2005, 02:44
Jun 11, 2005, 02:44
 
I was disappointed at the lack of widescreen, most current games support it. Not really my kind of game anyway, though.

312.
 
Re: Can't play
Jun 11, 2005, 02:33
Re: Can't play Jun 11, 2005, 02:33
Jun 11, 2005, 02:33
 
"Well, I'm left handed, and I can't set up my controls to play using the keypad. It refuses to let me set up those keys. I don't know, maybe I'm missing something. Oh well. Back to the Matrix."

Heh, same here....and I *still* tried playing right-handed =P Limited success, probably better than most righties can play left.


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Re: Can't log in?
Jun 11, 2005, 02:32
Re: Can't log in? Jun 11, 2005, 02:32
Jun 11, 2005, 02:32
 
www.planetbattlefield.com has a write up on the login issue.

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Can't log in?
Jun 11, 2005, 02:19
Ant
 
Can't log in? Jun 11, 2005, 02:19
Jun 11, 2005, 02:19
 Ant
 
Is anyone else having problems retrieving account? I assume it uses GameSpy since I tried retrieving my password which was the same password I typed in!
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Can't play
Jun 11, 2005, 02:16
Can't play Jun 11, 2005, 02:16
Jun 11, 2005, 02:16
 
Well, I'm left handed, and I can't set up my controls to play using the keypad. It refuses to let me set up those keys. I don't know, maybe I'm missing something. Oh well. Back to the Matrix.

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