Battle Field 1942

By Didou
Aug 23, 2002
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  1. Has anyone tryed the multiplayer demo yet ?

    It's looking very sweet. It reminds me of MOHAA a lot but with vehicules you can drive.:)

    I've downloaded the demo but haven't ahd time to try it out. Here's a good article on it -> 3DActionPlanet

    The MP demo can be downloaded here -> 3DGamers

    Here are a few pictures taken from the 3DActionPlanet article for those that want to click.;)

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  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    The maps look huge too. The difference with MOHAA is that you can really go anywhere you want on the map ( that doesn't mean you won't get killed doing so ... ;) )

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  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    You can even use the boats that dropped you in the Overlord MOHAA mission.

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  4. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,537   +92

    Nice. Downloading it as we speak. Maybe this game with vehicles will be bridge the gap between games like CS and Operation Flashpoint. You can have people who are specialised driving/piloting particular vehicles without going to the extremes of having ex-military drivers/pilots as can be found in Operation Flashpoint clans....
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I'm downloading it now too. Looks quite good - graphics wise from the screenshots. The people who play multiplayer OpFlash are crazy :dead:

    There are sooo many WW2 games out today, i.e.: DoD, RtCW, MoHAA...for the sake of variety I hope this one is good :D

    :eek: just noticed it was 130 MB...dial-up users I think you're out of luck.

    Maybe we should set up a tourny for this as well? :grinthumb
  6. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,537   +92

    Quite laggy, but looks like it has a lot of potential. Anyone managed to successfully flight a plane yet? So far I get to the end of the aircraft carrier and then plumet into the sea :(
  7. Cucumber

    Cucumber Newcomer, in training Posts: 203

    I played it today for the first time, Damn its gud...im a hardened CS player...but this :eek: ...Requires a monster of a PC though, the Pc's i tried it out on had GF3's and it wasnt running very well at all! Had to turn the gfx down to their lowest settings to make it playable:blackeye:

    If u havent already got it, then get it for sure:)
  8. Top_gun

    Top_gun Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    I wish EA would work on the controls on flying the damn plane. I mean flying them is hard enough, trying to bomb something and fly is really hard. grrrr
  9. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,537   +92

    It ran reasonably on my 1.7Ghz P4, GF2Go 32mb 512mb DDR laptop. Haven't tried it on my Home 1.4Ghz Athlon(at 1.5Ghz) with GF3 64mb yet....
  10. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I have all the settings turned up @ 1152x864 w/ my Radeon 8500 and XP 2100+, and I haven't gotten a single little skip yet :D.

    I've played it alone just to get a feel for the different character classes; vehicles, ships and all that...Haven't played it multiplayer yet though. I'd love to play with some of you guys :evil:
  11. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I haven't even been able to take off yet...:haha:

    From the aircraft carrier or the land base. I keep running into buildings cuz I can't bloody see!!! :( :haha:
     
  12. Top_gun

    Top_gun Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    I can manage to get in the air. Then I have to spend the rest of my time trying to keep my plane in the air. Anyone know how to switch to 3rd person when flying?
  13. Cucumber

    Cucumber Newcomer, in training Posts: 203

    Press C ;)
  14. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I have been playing this game quite a bit with my roommate, and it is pretty nice. We have had problems with loading every once in a while, but other than that it is running very good. I can't wait for the real thing to come out. Flying the plane is hard, but if you hit F9 it will get rid of all that cockpit crap, and if you hit F10 it will put you behind the plane looking forward on it. These might help a few people. I know that F9 helped me quite a bit, but I still suck.
  15. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    Quality Game. Kind of a cross between the uber-realism of Op Flash and MOH:AA.

    It is easy to fly planes using the K/b as opposed to the Mouse. And use the External View.
  16. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Topic Starter Posts: 5,899

    Patch out for the demo

    We've definitly passed a milestone when even demos get patched. Anyways here it is -> http://www.3dgamers.com/dl/games/battlefield1942/mp_demo_client_patch_1.1.zip.html

  17. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Patch for a demo? Never heard of such a thing! :eek:

    Apparently just because it's so popular, there were some glaring problems in it, and the full game isn't even out yet ;)
  18. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Agreed Vehem, there were some pretty bad problems. The patch helped quite a bit, IMO. Game still rocks and I can't wait until it comes out. Does anyone know a date by chance?????
  19. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

  20. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Alright, it appears that it is supposed to come out this weekend. But I can't wait for the single player missions. They look really fun.......I am gonna get my hands on it as soon as I can......Well that's all I got for now.......until it actually comes out....cya
  21. Top_gun

    Top_gun Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

  22. DogStar

    DogStar Newcomer, in training Posts: 142

    1.Read the manual (+install guide)
    2.practice (those f'n planes)
    3.have fun



    p.s. have P3 850,SE-440BX,Winfast GF3,256Ram...cant max everything out but almost,still playing with ratios tho, but runs fine and looks sweet---except 4 load times


    when u get full V...coz u will:D

    but basically i like the concept of being able 2 switch roles, and even the respawn, and tank driving is dang cool--especially over a 'bump' , be it an enemy soldier or dirt.
    Sure ther's a *cough* few *cough* bugs, but the potential is there. ;)

    if ur FPS r bad ...examine sound settings...disable and try again, then go from there
  23. deskjet390

    deskjet390 Newcomer, in training

    so how is the game overall..........better that Ut2k3 or not?
    i have ut2k3 and i personally think it is the best game i ever played
    thats only because im a diehard DEATH MATCH bad to the bone dude that loves the hard core and intensity of UT.......not into Mohaa but hey i see that the graphics are awsome
  24. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Battlefield 1942 was award both Game of the Year and Multiplayer Game of the Year from PCGamer. I think it was well-deserved :D

    Congrats to Battlefield 1942's dev team, Digital Illusions! :D
  25. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Nice...
    I agree with the multiplayer game of the year, but single player is a bit of a let down...
    But it's still great on LAN parties! :)
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