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AncientMan
2009-08-13, 03:40
Hey there :)

Let me give the PR community a bit of insight on what is currently going on with PR.

We all know that DICE is trying to release a 1.5 patch for BF2. So what we have been doing is making a PR v0.87 hotfix which includes support for BF2 1.5, small fixes and the commander UAV.

At the moment, PR v0.87 is looking pretty much done, but we don't know what 1.5 final will bring that requires further tweaking/fixing. The patch will be quite small, hopefully less than 20mb if nothing further needs changing when BF2 1.5 final releases. However, the problem has always been "when".

We were on hold waiting for the release, but since it didn't come by the end of July, we decided to branch it out and start development work on PR v0.9. The initial plan for v0.9 has been polished, tasks have been allocated, and devs have already started commiting thousands of changes to the repository. It's definitely shaping up to be one of the biggest releases yet, with lots of new maps, vehicles, weapons, tweaks, fixes, and hopefully the IDF and Canadian factions. If all goes to plan, we're aiming at releasing at the end of the year.

After PR v0.9 release we have the plan to move into smaller release cycles. I think we will all appreciate faster updates from PR to keep things fresh.

So that's just a small insight on what is going on in the PR DEV world at the moment :)

[wow]titan
2009-08-13, 03:44
thanks for inform

Rudd
2009-08-13, 03:45
hopefully the IDF and Canadian factions.

very cool, no Germans though which kinda sucks...I mean...you could just add them with their maps in infantry mode :P (not many models needed to accomplish that?)

Ty for the insight, looking forward to the hotfix and patch

Scar
2009-08-13, 03:50
Wow! nice info! ... i cant wait for the release of 0.9v with new factions to use, just awsome.

Poi_Medic
2009-08-13, 03:50
Thanks. :)

I dont mind the long wait, I want a well polished released of 0.9.

Tannhauser
2009-08-13, 03:50
very cool, no Germans though which kinda sucks...

+1

But knowing the CF will be in 0.9 makes me all warm inside :razz:

Celestial1
2009-08-13, 03:55
Good to see that DICE's nutty schedule hasn't stalled PR DEVs (too much, anyway).

Can't wait (and yet, I will, patiently) for 0.9.




Glad to hear that the CF and IDF coming out to play, as well.

z0MbA
2009-08-13, 04:06
i thought the german forces would be in v0.9 they seem so far along in development

Tirak
2009-08-13, 04:09
No Aussies :(

Ah well, I like the new patch structure they're going with, and with any luck. .87 will be out before the PRT gets into full swing :D

charliegrs
2009-08-13, 04:22
i really love the fact that guys have been updating so much lately on everything thats going on with PR. definitly makes the wait between releases easier. keep up the good work!

gomimin
2009-08-13, 05:25
Thanx for the News - now let's see how long it takes for DICE to finish that closed final test and EA officials deciding what kinda Bonus will be given, besides not having the need for disk in drive in future...

Smaller update cycle is cool too as it also gives more advantage to have more factions and maps sooner...

btw. i hope this doesn't make poor PRSP Devs rack their brains over it too much ;-)

CyrusPI
2009-08-13, 05:33
Thank you all for the update and hard work. I noticed this important notice in cool blue in-game. Nice touch. :)

As a side note, so many previews and insights recently. Thanks again. :D

Qwerty1216
2009-08-13, 06:02
AncientMan;1110846']Canadian faction

YES, you have no idea how happy this makes me! :D

-Sauso-
2009-08-13, 06:34
Good to hear.

Keep up the good work.

RedAlertSF
2009-08-13, 06:54
Great news, even though there is no Germans in 0.9..

cyberzomby
2009-08-13, 07:22
wow! Nice touch to include the UAV!

single.shot (nor)
2009-08-13, 08:46
I cant wait for the only really sexy M16 variants in this world, and they're Automatic! Great job, lets hope u have time to include what you want to.

RedWater
2009-08-13, 08:52
Wait what?

Who going to have auto M16?

ChiefRyza
2009-08-13, 08:54
The Canadian C7 is a fully automatic version of the M16 :P Can't wait for it!

RedWater
2009-08-13, 09:01
Oh, didnt know that. Well in that case: YAY :D

although Im more lookin forward to the Germanz tbh :P

Owen
2009-08-13, 10:06
Thanks for the Update! Can't wait.

Polka
2009-08-13, 10:07
The usual december release eh ?

Zi8
2009-08-13, 10:30
i really love the fact that guys have been updating so much lately on everything thats going on with PR. definitly makes the wait between releases easier. keep up the good work!
True and meanwhile that BF2 patch has been stalling for ages - our DEVs rule :mrgreen: keep up the good work

Reddish Red
2009-08-13, 11:20
Well clearly Dice patches are released in Valve Time.

JDMT
2009-08-13, 11:23
AncientMan;1110846']Canadian factions.

Epic win.

Blade.3510
2009-08-13, 11:44
disapointed about no german forces :( how ever nice job with the patch and cant wait for more info on v0.9 :)

UKrealplayER666
2009-08-13, 12:09
me made funny noise wen me read this *shivers*

its like sex for the soul ;)

AfterDune
2009-08-13, 12:19
disapointed about no german forces :(
Literally thousands of files are being changed for this release, new maps, new weapons, new features, two new community factions will be included, etc, etc. I don't see any reason for anyone to be dissappointed. Plus, keep in mind what [R-DEV]AncientMan said:
AncientMan;1110846']After PR v0.9 release we have the plan to move into smaller release cycles. I think we will all appreciate faster updates from PR to keep things fresh.

wookimonsta
2009-08-13, 12:31
sounds awesome, of course the larger number of updates will be sweet, however it will mean alot more work for the devs i imagine.

space
2009-08-13, 12:35
Great to hear that 0.9 will be ready by the end of the year. I thought that German Forces would be in though considering its almost finished. I know there's 2 other factions being added, but the German players are a large part of the community, so I'm sure they'll be very disappointed.

Chuc
2009-08-13, 12:37
Just because we don't say it, it doesn't mean 'no'..

TheParadoX
2009-08-13, 13:11
Wow, good news :)

For the german forces, they will come eventually. Like we say in Germany, "Vorfreude ist die schönste Freude" :)

SkaterCrush
2009-08-13, 13:32
Still need someone to texture that damn C14 >.<

AfterDune
2009-08-13, 13:34
Great to hear that 0.9 will be ready by the end of the year. I thought that German Forces would be in though considering its almost finished. I know there's 2 other factions being added, but the German players are a large part of the community, so I'm sure they'll be very disappointed.
People, stop the "I'm so dissappointed" posts, it's getting rather pathetic now.

Blade.3510
2009-08-13, 13:41
AfterDune;1111204']People, stop the "I'm so dissappointed" posts, it's getting rather pathetic now.

sorry :( but we meen well :) its still good to hear that you guys are making such good work out of this :)

theflidgeface
2009-08-13, 13:43
thx for the update on whats going on, I can't wait to use the fastropes haha ;)

MMad
2009-08-13, 14:22
Cool update, thanks. :) 0.9 sounds awesome, and shorter release schedule sounds like fun for everyone involved. Good luck!

Wirtual
2009-08-13, 15:09
did you say canadians? woot woot!

EnermaX
2009-08-13, 16:50
Great news!

Can't wait!

agentscar
2009-08-13, 23:21
Sounds great guys,thanks for the insight,so I don't spend lonely nights wondering anymore,lol. :)

Dug
2009-08-13, 23:29
Can't wait for 0.9 :D

Dev1200
2009-08-13, 23:33
4 months till 0.9 and counting :(

SilentNoobAssasin
2009-08-13, 23:50
Oh that sounds nice....

Hotrod525
2009-08-14, 00:18
i cant wait for Canadian faction, we clearly deserve it. Leopard 2A6M (all green whit the mapple leaf) LAV25, LAV3, C7A3, C8A2, C9A1... all those lovely thing that i use in real life now in PR :D

Oddsodz
2009-08-14, 03:53
I just had too

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Do say it will have a GR9? ;-)

Rudd
2009-08-14, 03:55
AfterDune;1111204']People, stop the "I'm so dissappointed" posts, it's getting rather pathetic now.

:S most of the posts with that word have been balanced "I wish, but your other work is fantastic"...which is fair.

AncientMan
2009-08-14, 11:54
You guys might find this image interesting as well. This is basically the list of what we're "trying" to put into 0.9. Not all of it will make it though :(. No, you can't read it, but you can see how much work we've got ahead of us :)

http://realitymodfiles.com/ancient/09designplan.jpg

wookimonsta
2009-08-14, 12:02
wow, i can imagine that not all of it is gonna make it, but it looks very extensive. can't wait

Blade.3510
2009-08-14, 12:26
hes right i dunno whether id have the ettention spam for that :P

LittleFoX
2009-08-14, 12:44
I am a happy man ;)
Good luck! It looks very promising

Rudd
2009-08-14, 13:09
hmm...I wonder what the colours mean! *references ancient history, crytopgraphy, mathematics, pharmaceuticaly inspired visions*

ahah! I think the colours mean that som1 was referencing colours to do with cultures of the cradle of civilisation, while attempting to misdirect readers, thus the colours mean nothing statistically, but were probably chosen by som1 taking LSD....

I'm wrong aren't I....yeh

DankE_SPB
2009-08-14, 13:12
last time they bothered us with coded changelog, now its time for low-res changelog:-P

[A9]Bard
2009-08-14, 13:16
Must say it´s very good that someone finally got the grips how to market this exellent mod. My opinion is that too many secrets and too long between patches makes the gaming community go somewhere else.
Keeping this mod fresh and with alot updates makes the community happy.

I must say I´m impressed of the work you put in this mod and if I could contribute with something useful except money I would gladly help. As a member of the BF community since BF1942 I want you to know that this mod is one of two games that I enjoy. The other one is of course CS:S on occasions.

Also I feel proud to be apart of a gamingcommunity where the major part of members are mature and on point regarding nowledgement of how Team Play can make a game better!

*Imagine a cuddly bear and you in it´s warm fussy arms - - thats me hugging u all :)
Let´s alla join hands and sing... nevermind :)

00SoldierofFortune00
2009-08-14, 16:35
Great to hear that 0.9 will be ready by the end of the year. I thought that German Forces would be in though considering its almost finished. I know there's 2 other factions being added, but the German players are a large part of the community, so I'm sure they'll be very disappointed.

LOL, why do you guys care so much about playing with your countries' army/military? What's the big deal?I know "immersion" is cool and all, but that wears off after the first couple of games IMO. And just because the German's aren't going to be in the game doesn't mean it is going to drive German players off and if it does, they probably don't appreciate PR for what it is. I personally would take better maps over factions anyday because thats whats really fun. A couple of new weapons is cool, but nothing to complain about IMO. /rant

AncientMan;1110846']After PR v0.9 release we have the plan to move into smaller release cycles. I think we will all appreciate faster updates from PR to keep things fresh.

No offense, but hasn't that been said before? Smaller releases would be much better because that way the players could actually test the patches and see what is messed up and the DEVs could get more break time inbetween releases rather than loading up on one big project. But somehow it always turns into big releases? But really looking forward to the new maps and the large scale infantry ones have only been getting better.


O, and 1.5 apparently doesn't fix much from what I have heard. The insta-proning still exist and hit detection really hasn't been fixed, but I guess we will have to wait and see. Dice always takes long and usually breaks more than they fix, so no one should get their hopes up on it.

Outlawz7
2009-08-14, 16:40
last time they bothered us with coded changelog, now its time for low-res changelog:-P

Changelog for you, to-do list for us. :(

DankE_SPB
2009-08-14, 16:52
at least your to-do list is not low-res:-D

Zeno
2009-08-14, 17:13
sweet that thyr adding new deployable assets:D... or atleast doing something to it;)

Rudd
2009-08-14, 17:30
The insta-proning still exist

I doubt EA did much to it, but they have probably made the value changable now, which means the PR team can crank up the deviation penalty

thedare
2009-08-14, 19:59
you never know, we may see germans in 0.91/0.95

Hotrod525
2009-08-14, 20:31
LOL, why do you guys care so much about playing with your countries' army/military? What's the big deal?I know "immersion" is cool and all, but that wears off after the first couple of games IMO. And just because the German's aren't going to be in the game doesn't mean it is going to drive German players off and if it does, they probably don't appreciate PR for what it is. I personally would take better maps over factions anyday because thats whats really fun. A couple of new weapons is cool, but nothing to complain about IMO. /rant


I care about canadians cause first of all, i'm in canadian army, secondly, Canadian Force are always under estimated, never recognised, just bashed all the time. Even if we had some of the biggest military succes throug history. And since its P.R. that add them, i can be sure it will be pretty realistic. No one can say they hate canadians... we are just too much great people =D :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

Howitzer
2009-08-14, 20:35
Never enough WIN !

never

GrimSoldier
2009-08-15, 01:11
Woot for Canadian Forces :). Can't wait to see 0.9 im sure its going to be awesome with the new Canadian Force, new maps, vehicles ect..

themartini
2009-08-15, 10:55
and hopefully the IDF and Canadian factions.

Can you tell us whether there is any plan for inclusion of the Australian Armed Forces in 0.9 or some future release?
With the growing popularity of the GSA/BigD servers it might make for a good idea.

ChiefRyza
2009-08-15, 11:57
Can you tell us whether there is any plan for inclusion of the Australian Armed Forces in 0.9 or some future release?
With the growing popularity of the GSA/BigD servers it might make for a good idea.

GREAT IDEA MATE!
You should probably learn to look around the forums for your answers next time:
Australian Forces - Project Reality Forums (https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f206-australian-forces)

kstep
2009-08-15, 13:31
Really good news, cant wait.
AncientMan;1110846']small fixes
Examples? :)

Just an academic interest.

AfterDune
2009-08-15, 15:27
Can you tell us whether there is any plan for inclusion of the Australian Armed Forces in 0.9 or some future release?
With the growing popularity of the GSA/BigD servers it might make for a good idea.
Sorry, for v0.9, "only" IDF and Canada will be included. Future releases will be epic wins for the remaining community factions ;).

M_Striker
2009-08-15, 17:41
AfterDune;1113042']Sorry, for v0.9, "only" IDF and Canada will be included. Future releases will be epic wins for the remaining community factions ;).

:grin:IDF is what I'm looking forward to, so I'm happy.:grin:

Fractal
2009-08-15, 20:57
Thanks for info
New map is really cool

TofuwRice
2009-08-15, 21:22
The Canadians are coming the Canadians are coming!

bazza_1964
2009-08-15, 22:28
I predict a higher turnout of Canucks in PR......maybe some good Canadian clans will result? Canadian Forces have BARELY made it into shooter games, BF1942 being one( I think my Grandfather may have actually been in Caen in 1944), so this is an awesome bit of news for me personally. Good show guys!

ObeerBongKenobi
2009-08-16, 00:48
Im a huge fan of PR I have never played vanilla version bf2. I havent made a password or reg. login.
THis is exciting news and I am grateful for the dev's and artists who make these updates possible.
I know you all have lives and professions outside of PR. and its hard to find time. Just had to give you credit and your hard work is not for nothing you have a large fanbase and I just wanted say something to keep you guys motivated. Like all of us on here. not just me. keep up the outstanding work and make it the best you can. Dont rush it out just cuz people tell you. Just take it easy, keep focused and when you askyourselves what the hell am I doing? Just remember without you PR there wouldn't be the greatest pc game mod in the entire world.

Take care

SWIZZ=kettcar=
2009-08-16, 10:10
we will see what 0.9 have in.

SGT_Griggs
2009-08-16, 11:08
0.9 = one heck of a christmas present :D

=(DK)=stoffen_tacticalsup
2009-08-16, 16:46
Updates and new vehicles, bug-fixes, factions, ALL very welcome.
Indeed flowing updates are nice, but having all the updates arent bad either.

To give myself some credibility: veteran PR player since 0.6,
PR and the total war games are the only thing I ever play.

The point: We need more maps for PR, and/or more interesting layers of maps.
The rest is very gladly welcome, but if Rhino would make a map with the same quality of Muttrah (impossible, but hey, its worth a try?), new life will be boosted into PR :)

Mumble is great and renewing. BUT please, pretty please, give us more maps, and/or dramatically change the layers on the existing ones.

Stoffen out :)

John-117
2009-08-16, 19:07
cool. nice to know what to expect from you guys. thanks for making planning on making the downloads smaller. it was one of the thing that made me want to quit. well keep on truckin. Have a cookie!

Rudd
2009-08-16, 20:35
dramatically change the layers on the existing ones.

There is plenty of scope for this imo, surely the 128 layer is useable?

Rhino
2009-08-16, 21:58
There is plenty of scope for this imo, surely the 128 layer is useable?

nope, hard coded :p

Only 16, 32 and 64 layers are possible, give a layer any other name and the game will refuse to run it. Last time I checked anyways.

Seiran
2009-08-17, 00:56
Ok so just a small question - But is .87 being rolled into .9 and they will just be released as .9 later this year? Or is .87 going to stay an independent release and just waiting on the small little hotfix patch to be ready?

Rhino
2009-08-17, 01:05
Ok so just a small question - But is .87 being rolled into .9 and they will just be released as .9 later this year? Or is .87 going to stay an independent release and just waiting on the small little hotfix patch to be ready?

v0.87 will be released after BF2 v1.5 is released which will be "soon" according to EA, but it has been "soon" for almost a year now in typical EA fashion.

v0.87 is only designed to fix bugs caused by BF2 v1.5 so if they do not release BF2 v1.5 then there is no point in releasing it since it dont fix much else.

If BF2 v1.5 is released just before we release v0.9 then yes, v0.87 will most likley be scrapped.

fuzzhead
2009-08-17, 02:12
RE: Maps.

v0.9 is looking very nice for maps :)

Check all the PR Highlights threads and dev blogs, plus a few more that not announced yet.

Rudd
2009-08-17, 02:54
Rhino;1113982']nope, hard coded :p

Only 16, 32 and 64 layers are possible, give a layer any other name and the game will refuse to run it. Last time I checked anyways.

could you clone the AAS gamemode to 'AASb' gamemode, then make the extra layers, and the game will load the map in as if it is a different game mode? (the game would interpret this as the same as AAS -> INS...except its not INS, its AAS)

fuzzhead
2009-08-17, 05:12
Possible yes, but seeing how most servers never use the alternative layouts now or int the past, seems like a big effort that would probably never get used.

We really want to get away from aas in the future anyways, not focus more on it

Zrix
2009-08-17, 06:33
fuzzhead;1114171']We really want to get away from aas in the future anyways, not focus more on it
But.. but, free for all flags? :(


Or are you talking aas development here?

Rhino
2009-08-17, 12:39
could you clone the AAS gamemode to 'AASb' gamemode, then make the extra layers, and the game will load the map in as if it is a different game mode? (the game would interpret this as the same as AAS -> INS...except its not INS, its AAS)

Skirmish is already "AASb" :p

Rudd
2009-08-17, 13:11
plent of letters left in the alphabet lol :D

Spec
2009-08-17, 14:17
But.. but, free for all flags? :(


Or are you talking aas development here?

No flags at all is what they're aiming at, probably. "Objective gamemode" comes to mind :)

Rhino
2009-08-17, 14:40
plent of letters left in the alphabet lol :D

I'm pretty sure there is a limit on how many gamemodes you can have tbh, iirc but might be wrong :p

AM tested the 128 layer this morning to confirm what I had said and he found that even if he tried to run the 128 layer with crate local or a dedi server, it forced the 64p layer to load.

Rudd
2009-08-17, 14:44
Rhino;1114459']I'm pretty sure there is a limit on how many gamemodes you can have tbh, iirc but might be wrong :p

AM tested the 128 layer this morning to confirm what I had said and he found that even if he tried to run the 128 layer with crate local or a dedi server, it forced the 64p layer to load.

yeah that does sound like BF2, though you could remove the Counter Attack mode (nothing uses it anymore?)

only way around it would be to have mulitple seperate versions of each map, like loads of audits. Which does have possibilities imo, and would increase PR's lifespan as people wouldn't get bored of maps as quickly as so many things could be different on them for very little effort.

But I can also undestand if the PR team would rather have more unique experiences rather than teh same map with slight twinges.

Raptor007
2009-08-17, 19:02
fuzzhead;1114171']We really want to get away from aas in the future anyways, not focus more on it

Hmmm... Insurgency is fun, but I find myself enjoying AASv3 a lot more. I hope it will stick around.

Kilo_302
2009-08-18, 16:15
CF will be awesome.

Schroederfgson
2009-08-18, 17:30
Woot Woot Woot, The Canadians are coming, the Canadians are coming. My great uncle would be proud of you guys putting them in

Roddi
2009-08-19, 01:42
Sounds great. Can not wait for the releases. :mrgreen:

ma21212
2009-08-19, 19:40
so no germans in .9??

MCI
2009-08-20, 07:38
so no germans in .9??

Negative, only Canadians and IDF. Maybe we'll see the Germans in one of the next versions (0.95 or 1.0)

Rangu
2009-08-20, 14:41
Negative, only Canadians and IDF. Maybe we'll see the Germans in one of the next versions (0.95 or 1.0)

There will be quite a few, smaller releases between 0.9 and 1.0. Like the .86 patch, so germans will probably be in before 1.0.

SilentNoobAssasin
2009-08-20, 18:02
Damn i just can't wait for that!

DenniZ-NL
2009-08-22, 12:23
good to hear, cant wait for 0.9 to be out :P

thedare
2009-08-27, 10:51
just posted on BF2 website: Battlefield Blog (http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/bf2_2142/archive/2009/08/27/battlefield-2-update-v1-50-is-almost-here.aspx##)

Rhino
2009-08-27, 11:01
cheers! :D

DankE_SPB
2009-08-27, 11:05
- Added Battlefield 2142 style prone deviation (going prone will now cause reduced accuracy for a brief period)
this=win
also
Euro Forces and Armored Fury is now FREE for all Battlefield 2 players

does this mean you(dev-team) now can use statics from them?(or i missed something and you're already using them)

Rhino
2009-08-27, 11:08
we are already using them Danke, just very few of them since most of them are really, really bad, not considering the fact they dont have lightmap samples etc :p

Outlawz7
2009-08-27, 11:20
Actually what does 'free' mean? ie. if you already have BF2 you can get AF and EF for free?

DankE_SPB
2009-08-27, 11:25
Outlawz;1122042']Actually what does 'free' mean? ie. if you already have BF2 you can get AF and EF for free?

booster packs are included into patch, its size is over 2GBs:lol:

Outlawz7
2009-08-27, 11:27
yay I can finally make a minimod that puts AF's crappy A10 onto vBf2 maps without breaching any EULA :p

Polka
2009-08-27, 11:53
does this mean you(dev-team) now can use statics from them?(or i missed something and you're already using them)

That would be pretty tight, I also now regret buying AF.

ChiefRyza
2009-08-27, 11:55
I would rather have payed for them and then be able to play them after they have been given out for free :-P