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I don't know if any of you still play this or if I'm the only one. Either way, the latest update to BF2 was released today. Now it's version 1.5
Why is it significant?
I play it at LAN parties and that's about it.
fiber optic
QUOTE(MustangAficionado @ Sep 1 2009, 05:08 PM) *
Why is it significant?

•Additional support for Windows Vista

•Added Highway Tampa as a required map

•Added a new map called Operation Blue Pearl

•Added Euro Force and Armored Fury as free to play content for all Battlefield 2 players

•Added Widescreen support

•Allowed BF2.exe to use more than 2Gb RAM

•Added support for the Novint Falcon controller (

Gameplay Tweaks:
•Changes made to both the J10 and F35B to make them more balanced

•AA targeting tweaked to make it more effective

•Added checks to prevent "runway grieving"

•Various changes made to prevent cheating

•Tweaked the hit detection, hits will be more accurate to the model

•Fixed Occasional connection drops after being on a server a couple of minutes

•Prevented use of mouse wheel to provide speed boost to vehicles

•Prevented use of mouse wheel to exploit parachutes

•Players can now pass claymores by going prone

•Update the HUD on TV Guided missiles to increase visibility on maps like Dragon Valley

•Added Battlefield 2142 style prone deviation (going prone will now cause reduced accuracy for a brief period)

Bug Tweaks:
•Fixed the issue where picking up a players kit would cause CTD

•Updated BF2OpenAL.dll from version to version

•Updated ch_gas_station collision mesh on Dragon Valley to be consistent with other gas station buildings

•Fixed the issue where MEC artillery piece on Operation Clean Sweep changes to the USMC's control when they capture the Airfield flag

•Updated the Challenger2 HUD to show the correct icon instead of the M1A2 HUD icon

•Changed a PLA FAV to MEC FAV on Road to Jalalabad

•Tweaked the artillery respawn time on Dragon Valley for to 360 seconds as other artillery uses

•Included a delay after weapon switch for the Bizon (PP-19) to 0.666

•Updated the F35B's lock delay to 1 second instead of 1.5 seconds to match other aircraft

•Changed the Humvee camo on Taraba Quarry to be the correct design

•Increased the splash damage of the UH-60 (Black Hawk) guns from 0.25 to 1.5

•Updated the G36E HUD to react the same as other weapons during sprint
I'm kinda surprised they even released a patch for BF2. DICE has a pretty lousy reputation for post-game support. I figured if anything they'd patch up 2142 and concentrate on Battlefield Bad Company 2 and BF 1943 for PC.
I still play BF2 when I can.

I'm probably horribly out of touch, but does anyone even play BF2142 anymore?

I played the demo, and it was kinda Unreal...
I dunno how the servers are for 2142. I guess people would play? I played the demo and I liked Titan mode.

The real question is... does anyone still play Battlefield: Vietnam?
I play it every now and then for something different to do, but BF2 kills it.
BF2: commonly release updates still - a patch wasn't out of the assumption for me.

2142: Still have and still play more than others which is admittedly infrequent in gross. Not a bad game overall, unlocks are more useful and dynamic. Graphics aren't bad, more realist war theater (dust coming up from bullets, explosions, hovering jet dealie actually make a game-play difference). More teamwork to say the least - you command squads with incentives and put down spawn pads for pods as squad leader in strategic places. Hard to do much alone on a server with more than 12 people - especially on Titan whereas in BF2 a lot of people sit back and snipe or charge the front to just find stuff to kill.

Vietnam: Still easiest helicopter flying experience and therefore popular on LANs. Not a lot play it, but those who do mainly play it alone.
What are your soldier names Mustangaficionado?

I used to play all the time. Now it's a little more on and off. El_Drew is my soldier name for both BF and 2142. I may play when I visit my parents this weekend.

There were rumors of a 1.6 patch for 2142 last aprilsih which was supposed to include two new maps. I dont know what happened to that. But I am happy to see them tweak the crouching benefits in BF2. I hate claymores.
fiber optic
I played a little bit last night. I had a lot of "You have lost connection to the server" type messages. Resetting my computer fixed that. I haven't noticed any of the major gameplay changes. The Armored Fury and Euro Forces maps are a nice change, I hadn't played them before.

My character name is ATF_sushi-chef and I usually play in the "ATF Hump 'em and Dump 'em" server.
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