Battlefield 2 demo out this week!

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by MikeH1, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    0
    Its slated for Friday, June 10th. Word on the street is that it will be multiplayer with more than one map.

    For current information you can check out www.bf2gaming.net

    Personally, I can't wait for this and the reviews are saying BF2 is fantastic. The game should be released sometime at the end of June.

    Hope to see some of you out there [​IMG]
     
  2. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    0
    Demo is out!

    Check gamespy for download or download.com


    We'll be hosting it at Wolf for the public soon, I'm at 93% download [​IMG]

    I'll update when its available
     
  3. Bruce Hedtke

    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 1999
    Messages:
    2,249
    Likes Received:
    0
    So, how big is the demo?

    Bruce
     
  4. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    21,380
    Likes Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    575 megs or so
     
  5. Kain_C

    Kain_C Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2002
    Messages:
    1,036
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am a HUGE BF fan. I played the original in demo mode back when the Wake Island hack was out. I didn't get Secret Weapons because I felt Road to Rome was severly lacking and I didn't like the ridiculous scifi-ish tones the rocket pack provided. I bought BF:Vietnam, which I thoroughly enjoyed for it's immersion and fun factor. I know alot of people didn't like it.

    I downloaded the demo and wow! It's great! Anyone who is familiar with Desert Combat will definitely feel some Deja Vu, but the better graphics and increased gameplay make it more than just an upgrade. I like how there are more options for vehicles, such as afterburners and countermeasures on jets. I can't wait for it.
     
  6. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    21,380
    Likes Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Really pissing me off, when i put in my email and password it tells me they are not right.... when i get my password sent to my email.... its the password i used =(

    I cant play
     
  7. Mike Fassler

    Mike Fassler Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    0
    the demo is fun, althou a little buggy still, the gameplay is great and it runs super good on high resolutions for me. the ingame VOIP is a nice touch as well, good to see another game other than counterstrike to offer this.
     
  8. Kain_C

    Kain_C Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2002
    Messages:
    1,036
    Likes Received:
    0
    Posten, I had the EXACT same problem. You should be able to just start a new user name thing. I did.

    I do really hate how easy it is to TK and be TKed. Alot of 'auto accidents'. If you just nudge a car or vice versa, you die just like that.
     
  9. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yep, like a typical EA battlefield release there's a zillion bugs. Have any of you seen the red tag bug yet? Its when a soldier will come up with the red tag but he's in fact a friendly and you get a teamkill. And it doesn't look like no accident as your chasing him and mowing him down....

    Hopefully EA will have a patch out soon after release.
     
  10. Shawn Shultzaberger

    Shawn Shultzaberger Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2000
    Messages:
    705
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've been playing the demo for a bit now. So far I'm pretty happy with it and won't cancel my preorder.

    I did find one neat bug; when you get killed you respawn right where you got killed and in the same position you were in.



    I run the following and do just fine in 800x600x75Hz but I really want to crank the resolution up to see if it looks any better.

    - Windows XP Home
    - AMD Athlon XP 2200+
    - ATI Radeon 9200/128Mb/4xAGP
    - 512Mb cheap memory (PC2100)

    Do you think that a new Video card and 1Gb of good memory would help out with wanting to crank up the resolution above 1024x768x75Hz and still keep a good frame rate?
     
  11. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, the BF2 engine is actually quite forgiving. The game takes on new life with higher resolutions and settings, I haven't seen the lower settings myself but many are saying its a night and day comparison.

    A great bang for your buck card is the 6600 GT and a fair price is linked below.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122206

    The game is a memory hog as well and 1 gig is a must. Since your using PC 2100 I would max out your memory if at all possible.

    For more information, check our BF2 forums

    http://wolfgaming.net/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=25
     
  12. KyleC

    KyleC Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2003
    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey guys I'd like to invite fellow HTF users over to our gaming community and BF2 server. Our forums are located at www.ninjaserve.org and our BF2 server is 66.235.160.38. We also have a teamspeak voice server setup and that IP is 63.85.17.90:8767.

    Hope to see you all on there sometime. [​IMG]
     
  13. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bah, Stryker, you beat me to the pimp. [​IMG]

    Actually, I sometimes check your kicked and banned forums at Ninjaserve to see which Smacktards can be added to our ban list. I don't know how long you've been at Ninja for but I can't help stop laughing when I think about poor Bupo. He visited you guys first last fall (I belive he got his own "tard of the year" thread in your forums) and then some months later payed us a visit trying wondering why he couldn't join the Forgotten Hope server.

    Anyhoo, I'll see you out there!
     
  14. Ike

    Ike Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2000
    Messages:
    1,672
    Likes Received:
    0
    The demo crashes my computer anytime I try to join a game, single player or multiplayer. I hear the Window's error noise, and then it gives me the load screen until I power my PC down. Any ideas what this could be?
     
  15. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    0
    It could be a few different things.

    Check some BF2 tech forums, theres a ton out there and if you click on the link I have above you'll see one.

    What kind of video card you have? The older but still popular GeForce 4 Ti/Mx series cards are not supported...
     
  16. Ike

    Ike Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2000
    Messages:
    1,672
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a Radeon 9600XT, which I think is supported.
     
  17. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    0
    yep.

    Whats your other pc specs?

    You got XP Service Pack 2 installed? Some have had problems with crashing upon loading and installing SP2 sometimes helps.

    Also, try the 5.1 drivers for your card, seems many ATI drivers are troublesome but the 5.1 work for many.
     
  18. KyleC

    KyleC Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2003
    Messages:
    846
    Likes Received:
    0
  19. MikeH1

    MikeH1 Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,492
    Likes Received:
    0
  20. Ike

    Ike Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2000
    Messages:
    1,672
    Likes Received:
    0

    I'm running XP SP2, Athlon 3200, 512 megs of ram.
     

Share This Page