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AncientMan
2014-05-16, 11:47
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If you haven't been living under a rock for the last few months, you may have heard the news that GameSpy will be shutting down online services (http://www.poweredbygamespy.com/pricing/) for Battlefield 2 at the end of this month.

Shortly afterwards, Electronic Arts announced via their Origin Twitter (https://twitter.com/OriginInsider/statuses/453955565182783488) that they were working on transitioning Battlefield 2 so that it would still be playable after the shutdown. However, contrary to their original statement, they recently announced (http://www.ea.com/news/update-on-ea-titles-hosted-on-gamespy) that they would not be doing this, and that Battlefield 2 online services would be shut down at the end of June.

Have no fear though! Ever since the original announcement from GameSpy, the Project Reality Team has been hard at work on developing our own solution to keep Project Reality: BF2 online, and our players playing. In partnership with the Forgotten Hope 2 (http://forgottenhope.warumdarum.de/) team, we have quickly developed our own custom master server, and I am happy to confirm that Project Reality: BF2 (and Forgotten Hope 2) will continue to be playable online after the GameSpy shutdown.

The update that will provide this new functionality will be released in our upcoming v1.2 patch, scheduled to be released before the shutdown occurs. Not only does it replace the GameSpy online services with our own, it also includes the Dutch Forces, several new maps, as well as loads of tweaks and improvements.

For the regular players of PR:BF2, the only difference you will notice with the new online services is that upon updating to v1.2, your existing player profiles will be deleted, and you will be required to make a new online account if you wish to play online. The account management system in the PR:BF2 Launcher, the ingame server browser, and PRSPY will continue to function as normal.

As we're nearing our 10th year since Project Reality was founded, we look forward to seeing Project Reality: BF2 continue long into the future!

Enjoy,
The Project Reality Team

crazygamelover
2014-05-16, 11:55
Dutch Forces?!?!!?! :O

Murkey
2014-05-16, 11:56
Excellent news, with some new stuff to boot!

Nice work to everyone involved, maybe a name change to xXx=Snip3rSt3v3=xXx is in order to celebrate :P

Cheers, Murkey.

MADsqirrel
2014-05-16, 11:56
Damn Devs always surprising us with stuff we did not expect:smile:.

Midnight_o9
2014-05-16, 12:00
Awesome, the Dutch forces is a big surprise, I wasn't expecting this one!

SyntheticCoyote
2014-05-16, 12:09
Glad to hear about the gamespy workaround! Dutch forces too! Wow AM spoiling us.

Stulander
2014-05-16, 12:16
Awesome!

So, uh, any improvements to the British APCs? The scimi is a potato in its current state, realistic or not it's useless against more or less everything.

Any plans to stop people stealing usernames when the change occurs? Or will it be first come first serve?

H.Maverick
2014-05-16, 12:27
Sweet! does this mean that all our old accounts will be deleted so we can get our old account names which we've forgotten both the email and password and therefor can't get them back?

Also dutch!? SWEEEET!

still waiting on the Norwegians tho...

Pronck
2014-05-16, 12:28
The cheeseheads will take over PR!


PR DEVS SO MUCH LOVE FOR YOU! FULL HOMO!

Next paycheck I will donate some monaay.

Geronimo
2014-05-16, 12:38
Never trust EA! ;)

Awesome work DEVs and thanks for the workaround.

SANGUE-RUIM
2014-05-16, 12:59
good news, it's hard to believe it's been 10 years already! good job!

Nate.
2014-05-16, 13:02
HUP holland HUP.


I am just a bit worried - How will the new account-making affect Server Administration? (Reserved slots, banlists, ... ) ?

HunterMed
2014-05-16, 13:05
Thanks so much!

PR 4 life :)

Glimmerman
2014-05-16, 13:08
Surprise! :D

simeon5541
2014-05-16, 13:13
Great news for PR community.
Also I am really glad about Dutchies,it must be an honor getting your country included in something epic such PR.

camo
2014-05-16, 13:20
Absolutely awesome news, cannot wait to use the bushmaster!

mockingbird0901
2014-05-16, 13:25
Love you guys :smile:

mries
2014-05-16, 13:26
THIS IS FANTASTIC!
Thank you ooh mighty DEVlords!

Devilskills
2014-05-16, 13:29
you guys are just an awesome Team ;D
thx for caring about all the "arround issues" of online gaming too, while other games are still floating arround...and dont know their future without GameSpy,
BF2:PR is save.
And to hear i can kick Dutch butt`s soon too, makes me just happy :D

Keep up the great work...

Dr_Death
2014-05-16, 13:53
so i can finally leave the stupid "xxnitramxx" behind and ACTUALLY create the REAL DOCTOR OF DEATH?!!??!?!


AUZUM!

Draakon
2014-05-16, 14:00
What about CD key hashes? I know you can permanently ban someone from a server using these hashes, will that still remain or have anything to authenticate that the person is using a legit copy like Gamespy did? What overall changes can we expect in this department?

samthegreat4
2014-05-16, 14:07
Fennekkkssss!!!!! Yaaaayyyyy
:shock::shock:

Midnight_o9
2014-05-16, 14:42
It's funny how people say they can finally create a new account... When in BF2 you can create an account with a fake address, so you're pretty much unlimited. I have like 5 or 6 BF2 accounts, since there are no stats track on PR, it doesn't really matter.

Can't wait to get my hands on the Dutch C7 and riding on the CV90!!!

Bluedrake42
2014-05-16, 14:53
NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER SURRENDER!

temexter
2014-05-16, 15:06
Congrats to Dutch Faction, you made it!

And ofcource thanks to Devs for making it possible to play this amazing mod until hell freezes ;)

paul161616
2014-05-16, 15:30
SWEET! Good job devs, nice to see the bf2 modding community coming together :D.
Also i was told the name reserving is on a 'dibs' system so.... dibs on WiccabluedrakeRuddRhinoandersisgreat_16

TheAndrew1987
2014-05-16, 16:08
can't wait ! :D

xXxnuttyxXx
2014-05-16, 16:13
You guy's should just buy battlefield 2 from EA!, you guy's will be pretty much running it for them anyway. Keep up the good work! :firing:
http://www.image-share.com/upload/2230/232.jpg (http://www.image-share.com/ijpg-2230-232.html)

labonte95
2014-05-16, 16:22
Long Live PR!!!!

eversmen_br
2014-05-16, 16:37
cool :D
But what this mean for bf2 serial keys ? will still be needed ? *_*

Rhino
2014-05-16, 16:38
cool :D
But what this mean for bf2 serial keys ? will still be needed ? *_*

They will still be needed in order to install vBF2.

Daniel
2014-05-16, 16:41
Glimmerman;2005944']Surprise! :D

Wow!!! :D And you told me not long ago it would take several years probably... xD Funny joke was that! :p ;)


So all my settings/controls will be deleted with the new profiles?? :( -.- come ooon...

Rhino
2014-05-16, 16:44
So all my settings/controls will be deleted with the new profiles?? :( -.- come ooon...

They will be backed up before deletion and can be later manually merged with your new profiles but in order for the transition to work we have to delete your old profiles.

eversmen_br
2014-05-16, 16:48
..."to install vBF2" only to install ... MMUAHAHAHHAHAH



But what this mean for bf2 serial keys ? will still be needed ? *_*

Rhino;2005990']They will still be needed in order to install vBF2.

Acemantura
2014-05-16, 17:21
Didn't AIX have a type of fix for lack of a master server?

bromley
2014-05-16, 17:32
Will we be limited to one username/account per cd-key now or can we make multiple profiles?

ctbear1996
2014-05-16, 18:27
great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

farna
2014-05-16, 19:00
I was seriously worried when i red about this here EA to shut down online services for 50 titles - CVG US (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/463083/ea-to-shut-down-online-services-for-50-titles-next-month/). Directly after reading that i got here and found out that you DEVS ARE AMAZING! Definitely time to donate now.

Spook
2014-05-16, 19:14
It's funny how people say they can finally create a new account... When in BF2 you can create an account with a fake address, so you're pretty much unlimited. I have like 5 or 6 BF2 accounts, since there are no stats track on PR, it doesn't really matter.

Can't wait to get my hands on the Dutch C7 and riding on the CV90!!!

People mean they can finally play with the nicks they always wanted, since they will not be used by anyone else already.

Midnight_o9
2014-05-16, 19:34
Yeah I realised it might be that a little later, hehe

Beer.114
2014-05-16, 19:38
I need to reset my buttons do?

ddeo
2014-05-16, 20:31
Great news and congratulations for everybody behind Dutch Forces!

Lajning
2014-05-16, 21:08
Proper work!

This gives me a chance to get a username which you Imperialists actually can pronounce properly, oh the joy!

Guess it's time to revive the 'ol paypal-account and send you some ones and zero's.

crazygamelover
2014-05-16, 22:50
So when is this update coming out? Just before May 30 or just before June 30?

RazoR41
2014-05-16, 23:20
Wasn't expecting the Dutch forces! And i can finally change the name of my account to something else! :D

Dr_Death
2014-05-16, 23:36
Rhino;2005990']They will still be needed in order to install vBF2.

But will we need actual serials? not to promote piratery or anything, but while we still can get BF2 on steam its kinda pointless to ask for proof of purchase of an game over 10 years old that lives mostly because of the mod support.

Rhino
2014-05-16, 23:51
So when is this update coming out? Just before May 30 or just before June 30?

From the OP:
AncientMan;2005915']The update that will provide this new functionality will be released in our upcoming v1.2 patch, scheduled to be released before the shutdown occurs. Not only does it replace the GameSpy online services with our own, it also includes the Dutch Forces, several new maps, as well as loads of tweaks and improvements.

Can't say excatly when it will be right now, but it will be before gamespy shuts down so there will be no interruption to you being able to play PR.

sharpie
2014-05-17, 00:21
Lovely, thanks to all who worked on the master server!

AnA10Warthog
2014-05-17, 03:01
FOR THE NETHERLANDS!

matty1053
2014-05-17, 04:21
Man.... i am worried about the names though.


If it's "first come first serve"


I imagine....



someone will take someone elses name.


Or how about, you must register on forums to get your name???

aimatsoul
2014-05-17, 05:18
Bye GameSpy,Thank you PR Team!

Dr_Death
2014-05-17, 05:27
Man.... i am worried about the names though.


If it's "first come first serve"


I imagine....



someone will take someone elses name.


Or how about, you must register on forums to get your name???

i think that's too restrictive, and there isn't really a good sync between the PR account systems and the forums.

Glimmerman
2014-05-17, 06:18
Absolutely awesome news, cannot wait to use the bushmaster!

As the Uruzgan map is still not finished the chance is very big that it wont make the initial release, So as the Bushmaster is an asset that we use primarely on Desert maps(Afghan).
As of yet Uruzgan is our only Desert map that is suitable for the Bushmaster as the other maps are woodland and winter.

The same goes for our CV9035NL model and the Gill HAT kit, its not ready yet and we can only include stuff into 1.2 that is 100% ready.

camo
2014-05-17, 06:38
Glimmerman;2006086']As the Uruzgan map is still not finished the chance is very big that it wont make the initial release, So as the Bushmaster is an asset that we use primarely on Desert maps(Afghan).
As of yet Uruzgan is our only Desert map that is suitable for the Bushmaster as the other maps are woodland and winter.

The same goes for our CV9035NL model and the Gill HAT kit, its not ready yet and we can only include stuff into 1.2 that is 100% ready.

Judging from a few pics on facebook did you guys manage to model the upgraded c7 and c8 with all the fancy rails?

Antol
2014-05-17, 08:32
Well done Devs. Long Live PR! Will play it for next 2 years for sure:)

ComradeHX
2014-05-17, 09:19
Treacherous EA scum defeated yet again.

IWI-GALIL.556FA
2014-05-17, 09:54
Thank The Dev's!!! Good Work!

MasterX
2014-05-17, 12:19
Great job on the devs, and I can't wait for you guys to try out this faction! :D And indeed, surprise! :D

Careless
2014-05-17, 12:26
I'm sorry for asking this but; won't this get you into legal problems somehow?
Also; will the players experience any lag due to the online services being less stable or any of that kind?

Swaggzor
2014-05-17, 13:04
I can remember 4 years ago when me and Sander were playing PR and talking about how neet the DAF was coming along.... memories :'), it's finally here! AD, Glimm and all those community modders from my country and the rest of the world. THANKYOU

FFG
2014-05-17, 13:11
What about getting bf2. Like people cant buy it off origin and steam?!?

BloodyDeed
2014-05-17, 13:13
Also; will the players experience any lag due to the online services being less stable or any of that kind?
No, servers are still dedicated.

RollingInTheHurt
2014-05-17, 14:53
So are we going to see any public beta testing to stress test and bug find in this new login system?
Or are the devs just going to wait till the GameSpy system is shut off and *hope* their system works?
lol

Mineral
2014-05-17, 15:36
So are we going to see any public beta testing to stress test and bug find in this new login system?
Or are the devs just going to wait till the GameSpy system is shut off and *hope* their system works?
lol

Thanks to Ancientman we can build private test builds and provide them to our team and then we can test it out. We don't have to wait for the shutdown, AM has already replaced gamespy. We simply tell the game to use our servers now instead of gamespy's servers :)

Brainlaag
2014-05-17, 15:56
Mineral;2006191']Thanks to Ancientman we can build private test builds and provide them to our team and then we can test it out. We don't have to wait for the shutdown, AM has already replaced gamespy. We simply tell the game to use our servers now instead of gamespy's servers :)

Ah yes, the internal "testing". So many good things have been gifted to us through it, like german ATs crashing servers, or UAVs crashing servers, or vehicles crashing servers, or doors crashing servers. Good times.

SOOORRRYYYYY, I simply had to:razz:.

Will the result get anyhow influenced by the higher player count on regular server(s), or the multiple dedi servers in general, or is the online service completely independent from those?

Mineral
2014-05-17, 16:09
Ah yes, the internal "testing". So many good things have been gifted to us through it, like german ATs crashing servers, or UAVs crashing servers, or vehicles crashing servers, or doors crashing servers. Good times.

SOOORRRYYYYY, I simply had to:razz:.

https://www.realitymod.com/forum/testers.php?do=bf2

Brainlaag
2014-05-17, 16:56
I don't meet the necessary requirements Mineral.

AncientMan
2014-05-17, 17:23
Or are the devs just going to wait till the GameSpy system is shut off and *hope* their system works?

Isn't that how everyone does it these days? Just wing it, she'll be right mate...

:D

RollingInTheHurt
2014-05-17, 17:44
Mineral;2006197']https://www.realitymod.com/forum/testers.php?do=bf2
lol everyone knows beta invites are only given to buddies of Devs... :roll:

AncientMan;2006209']Isn't that how everyone does it these days? Just wing it, she'll be right mate...
And that boys and girls is how you get the herps. :lol:

bromley
2014-05-17, 17:45
Will we be limited to one username/account per cd-key now or can we make multiple profiles?

Nebsif
2014-05-17, 17:49
Time to donate (again) :D

K4on
2014-05-17, 18:41
Our team has only very little time to test while we have quite a lot stuff to analyze for 1.2.
Even if we would find all bugs, there will be probably not enough time to fix'em all in time.
GameSpy shutdown isn't waiting for us to be ready :-/

lol everyone knows beta invites are only given to buddies of Devs... :roll:
Be reliable, dedicated and have enough time.
If you believe you have what it takes, apply for a tester position here:
Project Reality Testing Team - Project Reality Forums (https://www.realitymod.com/forum/testers.php)

FFG
2014-05-18, 02:26
But how will people re download BF2, they pulled it from origin?

Rhino
2014-05-18, 02:41
Mineral;2006197']https://www.realitymod.com/forum/testers.php?do=bf2

lol everyone knows beta invites are only given to buddies of Devs... :roll:

If that where true we wouldn't give you that tester application link you quoted from Min...

As K4on said, anyone who is up to and dedicated to the task of helping us actually test the mod and has the right attitude etc can easily become a tester. The problem is most people who think they want to become testers as they can "get a first look at all the cool stuff before anyone else" and "play around and have fun with it" actually don't understand the requirements of being a tester at all and quickly get board of standing around getting shot over and over again to test weapon damages, jumping into every vehicle and every position and checking every single thing works which takes a lot of time and is on the whole very boring... We only do "play tests" very rarely where we actually play with new stuff in the mod before releasing it as its not a very effective way of actually finding bugs/issues and we only are able to find a small amount of truly dedicated testers which means play testing with only a few people is actually quite hard when it comes to it as at best its just squad vs squad gameplay even with devs/cons involved.

But how will people re download BF2, they pulled it from origin?

Well personally I wouldn't advise anyone to buy off of Origin for that kinda reason :p

As for a solution to that problem, most people have hard copies of BF2 and for those who don't, we will probably have to look into some kinda solution in the long run to try and help them but that's a bit of a delicate matter.

DonDOOM
2014-05-18, 02:57
But how will people re download BF2, they pulled it from origin?

*cough* Battlefield 2.iso Torrent Download (http://torrentz.eu/3d994bed750e1e1cc66bea1fd92bafb15c72ecf4)

You should get your CD key separate even via Origin right?

Daniel
2014-05-18, 03:43
But how will people re download BF2, they pulled it from origin?

Where did you get this idea from that it isn't on Origin anymore?? xD lol it was even 5 ? or so a few weeks ago... :)


Btw. also downloadable on Amazon for 7 ? : http://www.amazon.de/Battlefield-Complete-Collection-PC-Download/dp/B007LTOOQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400384674&sr=8-1&keywords=battlefield+2


Btw. the tester application is bugged anyway, no wonder the DEVs are lacking testers..
-OR, you are just not able to stand the first test and make it work.-


And thx for your reply Rhino! :)

stupi

Dr_Death
2014-05-18, 03:44
*cough*...

oh, yes, downloading a pirate game but owning the key, a very infamous move.

CR8Z
2014-05-18, 04:03
LIKE LIKE LIKE!!!

Thanks to all!

IINoddyII
2014-05-18, 07:13
On second thoughts.

Providing the link to the torrent is no illegal in the context provided.... If somebody has a damaged disk with a legit key - is the act of downloading a backup copy illegal ?

Dr_Death
2014-05-18, 07:24
IINoddyII;2006317']On second thoughts.

Providing the link to the torrent is no illegal in the context provided.... If somebody has a damaged disk with a legit key - is the act of downloading a backup copy illegal ?

no, that's the same excuse the guys at piratebay use (or one of them) but the main problem is that many can use the torrent, even the torrents itself work by people downloading them at the same time, so its kinda pointless to upload a game for just 1 guy who already owned the game.

ElshanF
2014-05-18, 12:48
I hate to sound sad, but because of all of the famous PR players should they not be given first piority to get their names back in the new release? Then I might think OH SNAP there's SLORG or BlueDrake nd Phlupple but it isn't them..

Bluedrake42
2014-05-18, 13:45
I hate to sound sad, but because of all of the famous PR players should they not be given first piority to get their names back in the new release? Then I might think OH SNAP there's SLORG or BlueDrake nd Phlupple but it isn't them..

I've already asked the devs to see if they'll allow this, if not I guess I'll just have to be on my toes when the release comes out so I can secure my handle before any trolls or imposters do.

sapper1893
2014-05-18, 14:07
AncientMan;2005915']http://media.realitymod.com/headers/prbf2_update.png

If you haven't been living under a rock for the last few months, you may have heard the news that GameSpy will be shutting down online services (http://www.poweredbygamespy.com/pricing/) for Battlefield 2 at the end of this month.

Shortly afterwards, Electronic Arts announced via their Origin Twitter (https://twitter.com/OriginInsider/statuses/453955565182783488) that they were working on transitioning Battlefield 2 so that it would still be playable after the shutdown. However, contrary to their original statement, they recently announced (http://www.ea.com/news/update-on-ea-titles-hosted-on-gamespy) that they would not be doing this, and that Battlefield 2 online services would be shut down at the end of June.

Have no fear though! Ever since the original announcement from GameSpy, the Project Reality Team has been hard at work on developing our own solution to keep Project Reality: BF2 online, and our players playing. In partnership with the Forgotten Hope 2 (http://forgottenhope.warumdarum.de/) team, we have quickly developed our own custom master server, and I am happy to confirm that Project Reality: BF2 (and Forgotten Hope 2) will continue to be playable online after the GameSpy shutdown.

The update that will provide this new functionality will be released in our upcoming v1.2 patch, scheduled to be released before the shutdown occurs. Not only does it replace the GameSpy online services with our own, it also includes the Dutch Forces, several new maps, as well as loads of tweaks and improvements.

For the regular players of PR:BF2, the only difference you will notice with the new online services is that upon updating to v1.2, your existing player profiles will be deleted, and you will be required to make a new online account if you wish to play online. The account management system in the PR:BF2 Launcher, the ingame server browser, and PRSPY will continue to function as normal.

As we're nearing our 10th year since Project Reality was founded, we look forward to seeing Project Reality: BF2 continue long into the future!

Enjoy,
The Project Reality Team

Hi all, just read this about the gamespy workaround and about having to set up new accounts. Will this be linked into Mumble as well, as I've always had a problem with my player name not matching my Mumble name. I have 3-4 player names:
player 1
player 2
player 3
player 4

If I click on player 2 player 3 is selected and os doesnt match my mumble name. If this account reset includes mumble then that might help solve problem.

dutchcourage78
2014-05-18, 17:52
Thank you DEV's This awesome. you already had me worried! Its a shame to say i don't even know what the Dutch forces entail. Did I understand correctly that for BF2 a similar solution does not exist? This is great news! Now we can extent our PR playerbase bringing over the lost souls of BF2 into our realm! moehahahaha. Soon they will ALL play PR....
I bow my gingercheesehead, overcome with respect for your backbreaking code crunching!

P.S. Im not worried about the nicknames, we know each others voices quite well. But can we expext problems with mumble?

AfterDune
2014-05-18, 18:27
Problems with Mumble? No, shouldn't be any issue at all.

Jolly
2014-05-19, 01:21
Cheers, but wait. dutch??


I've been live under a rock for weeks. :/







A quick question.
Since Gamespy shut the account down, how would u prevent piracy?
AD and BF2CC ban people through their CDK. So Is that means u gonna have to find another way for ban?

RazoR41
2014-05-19, 01:35
So what will happen when you first launch PR.exe after the 1.2 update? Will there be some sort of notification telling you to create an online account?

And for existing online accounts, when the servers change from Gamespy to the new server, will I be able to use the same email as I did with my previous account?

I might have mentioned this before, but I can't wait to play as a Dutchman! ;)

Rhino
2014-05-19, 01:49
A quick question.
Since Gamespy shut the account down, how would u prevent piracy?

Its not our job to prevent people from pirating BF2. While we are not going to encourage it, if EA/DICE has a problem with that then they should have probably made good on their promise to provide a new gamespy alternative so they could have controlled that.

So what will happen when you first launch PR.exe after the 1.2 update? Will there be some sort of notification telling you to create an online account?

And for existing online accounts, when the servers change from Gamespy to the new server, will I be able to use the same email as I did with my previous account?

I might have mentioned this before, but I can't wait to play as a Dutchman! ;)

When you first launch PR after updating to v1.2 you will be promoted with this message (or something similar):
http://i.imgur.com/1lzJQu3.png

As per the message above, you will need to create a brand new account with our server as we can't use the gamespy accounts, and you can use emails you have previous used to make gamespy accounts without issues as well.

Jolly
2014-05-19, 04:01
Rhino;2006511']Its not our job to prevent people from pirating BF2. While we are not going to encourage it, if EA/DICE has a problem with that then they should have probably made good on their promise to provide a new gamespy alternative so they could have controlled that.


Nah, I mean if Gamespy shut BF2 down, Server admins can't ban people anymore coz they can simply change another key.

Rhino
2014-05-19, 04:21
Nah, I mean if Gamespy shut BF2 down, Server admins can't ban people anymore coz they can simply change another key.

Banning will still work.

Dr_Death
2014-05-19, 05:22
Rhino;2006524']Banning will still work.

How? IP?

Rhino
2014-05-19, 05:24
We are not going to go into any details for obvious reasons but its more advanced than just IP banning. Rest assured that banning will still work and we will also be looking at improving the system overtime if need be.

fatalsushi83
2014-05-19, 06:12
You guy's should just buy battlefield 2 from EA!, you guy's will be pretty much running it for them anyway. Keep up the good work!

EA should just donate the BF2 engine to the PR devs and give them all medals or something because they've created the most immersive and rewarding gaming experience ever without even getting paid :grin:

cribbaaa
2014-05-19, 15:11
I'm actually glad you guys are doing this work, seems like there will be more possibilities to improve the service when compared to a Gamespy->EA transfer.

Zoddom
2014-05-19, 17:25
EA should just donate the BF2 engine to the PR devs and give them all medals or something because they've created the most immersive and rewarding gaming experience ever without even getting paid :grin:

and which exists longer than their game...

this is a sad and a happy news simultaniously...

ctbear1996
2014-05-19, 18:36
So Dutch Force will use HK416 or C7A2 right?

Midnight_o9
2014-05-19, 18:48
Both but mostly C7
https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f203-dutch-forces/76779-dutch-armed-forces-media-thread.html
https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pL2Xn-Zha2kfS9o0NGPzyOw

Brainlaag
2014-05-19, 19:09
This was probably the cutest and most random off-topic I've seen so far.

Midnight_o9
2014-05-19, 19:16
This was probably the cutest and most random off-topic I've seen so far.

How's talking about Dutch Forces off topic?

The update that will provide this new functionality will be released in our upcoming v1.2 patch, scheduled to be released before the shutdown occurs. Not only does it replace the GameSpy online services with our own, it also includes the Dutch Forces, several new maps, as well as loads of tweaks and improvements.

Brainlaag
2014-05-19, 19:20
How's talking about Dutch Forces off topic?

Lulz, I forgot the content of the post and entirely focused on the title. My fault:mrgreen:.

Dr_Death
2014-05-19, 22:55
So Dutch Force will use HK416 or C7A2 right?

damn, i cant wait to see the 416, i hope that we see them more.

RazoR41
2014-05-19, 23:36
damn, i cant wait to see the 416, i hope that we see them more.

I agree. :)

Weapons made by Heckler and Koch are some of my favourite weapons. :D

Dr_Death
2014-05-20, 04:35
I agree. :)

Weapons made by Heckler and Koch are some of my favourite weapons. :D

because germans ;)

Midnight_o9
2014-05-20, 05:23
damn, i cant wait to see the 416, i hope that we see them more.

This is why we need the Norwegians!
416s everywhere!

RazoR41
2014-05-20, 06:46
This is why we need the Norwegians!
416s everywhere!

The Norwegians would be awesome to have in PR! :-D

camo
2014-05-20, 06:56
Glimmerman who made the c7NLD for you?

AfterDune
2014-05-20, 07:02
We don't have the C7NLD yet, unfortunately.

Glimmerman
2014-05-20, 07:07
yeah still looking for someone to make them, we were trying out so put sone together from existing rifle model parts but this didnt really look that good.

Airsoft
2014-05-20, 18:42
Rhino;2006296']

The problem is most people who think they want to become testers as they can "get a first look at all the cool stuff before anyone else" and "play around and have fun with it"




It's what i've been doing all along. HA HA!



:p

combattank
2014-05-20, 22:49
Rhino;2006511']Its not our job to prevent people from pirating BF2. While we are not going to encourage it, if EA/DICE has a problem with that then they should have probably made good on their promise to provide a new gamespy alternative so they could have controlled that.

What EA is doing is a thievery, it is spit into face of players!
They may be releasing BF2 for free as BF1942, otherwise I think posting some guides to play it free (not here ofc) may keep playerbase alive.

Spush
2014-05-21, 01:48
What EA is doing is a thievery, it is spit into face of players!
They may be releasing BF2 for free as BF1942, otherwise I think posting some guides to play it free (not here ofc) may keep playerbase alive.

Still doesn't justify piracy.

Dr_Death
2014-05-21, 01:54
What EA is doing is a thievery, it is spit into face of players!
They may be releasing BF2 for free as BF1942, otherwise I think posting some guides to play it free (not here ofc) may keep playerbase alive.

i dont see the point of making an 10 years old game that nobody buys free just months before nobody cant play it anymore

Spook
2014-05-21, 14:57
Its not piracy if you cannot officially buy or use the product.

Well yeah ofc they still have the rights on the game and such, but morally there is no problem getting the game elsewhere if you cant buy it anymore imo.

Ts4EVER
2014-05-21, 17:20
Just goes to show that it takes more than switching of some servers to destroy PR and FH2. :D

SilentNoobAssasin
2014-05-21, 19:40
deleting our old accounts :/ man... saddens me

Daniel
2014-05-21, 19:43
deleting our old accounts :/ man... saddens me

Why? Gamespy "shutting down" means they will PROBABLY delete all the data (if not keep it stored somewhere, not accessed by internet I guess) profiles, and you can of course keep the old gamespy profile on your HDD (as the PR update will do), but what you wanna do with it? :p

It is basically encrypted password in the profiles, I guess... so, should be safe.

doop-de-doo
2014-05-21, 20:58
So now we can qualify for assets?

Ron-Schultz
2014-05-22, 13:22
Maybe they could finally release the sorcecode so we can say bye to the emgine limitations? that would be awesome, but i doubt ea is that nice...

Spush
2014-05-22, 14:49
Maybe they could finally release the sorcecode so we can say bye to the emgine limitations?

Lol why. There's better out there, ie Unreal Engine 4, get a subscription for like 20 bucks a month, get the SDK, source code, examples, documentation, tutorials, and the community to help.

ComradeHX
2014-05-23, 02:47
Lol why. There's better out there, ie Unreal Engine 4, get a subscription for like 20 bucks a month, get the SDK, source code, examples, documentation, tutorials, and the community to help.

PR:BF2 is still a BF2 mod.

BloodyDeed
2014-05-23, 06:06
I think he knows that since he was a PR:BF2 Dev ;)
What he's saying is that it wouldn't really be worth looking into that code and putting time and effort in BF2 itself.
He thinks you would better spend it on a more modern engine.

baltimore
2014-05-23, 09:09
Correct :)

Excavus
2014-05-24, 11:49
So...patch soon?

SANGUE-RUIM
2014-05-24, 16:49
So...patch soon?

yes, before the shutdown... it's written on the first post :-o

ThomT99
2014-05-24, 18:09
Great news on the update!


Dutch forces? :lol:. when's the last time they fought a war?

should have included a proper army.

Mineral
2014-05-24, 19:25
Great news on the update!


Dutch forces? :lol:. when's the last time they fought a war?

should have included a proper army.

Such as? Russia hasn't had a proper war in years but in PR they still fight canada,china,US,GB every day :D It depends more on what a new force can bring in terms of new interesting map locations,weapons and new vehicles. And not really if they have any active conflicts/wars going on.

People still make WW2 games!Has also been a while...

AfterDune
2014-05-24, 20:44
Great news on the update!


Dutch forces? :lol:. when's the last time they fought a war?

should have included a proper army.
Recent? Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Mali. What more do you want?

Rudd
2014-05-24, 21:03
Don't mess with the Dutch, they are pretty...pretty badass.

Midnight_o9
2014-05-24, 21:19
AfterDune;2007879']Recent? Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Mali. What more do you want?

He's probably gonna tell you these are "peace keeping missions" and not "wars".
That's what the French medias try to feed us with about our "wars".

Dr_Death
2014-05-24, 21:58
Mineral;2007870']Such as? Russia hasn't had a proper war in years but in PR they still fight canada,china,US,GB every day :D It depends more on what a new force can bring in terms of new interesting map locations,weapons and new vehicles. And not really if they have any active conflicts/wars going on.

People still make WW2 games!Has also been a while...

AfterDune;2007879']Recent? Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Mali. What more do you want?

guys.... guys..... its sarcasm, calm down...

The_MDexs
2014-05-25, 08:31
Hell Yea, the Dutch arrived !