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Gore
2009-11-06, 12:02
A little something I put together last night. A tribute to PR.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCXSy-30NIQ

ZCXSy-30NIQ

Hulabi
2009-11-06, 12:13
hmm.. did PR really have those maps before? started playing at 0.86 so i dont know really :P But if they were, why were they taken off then? I mean snow / night maps would kick ass.

Gore
2009-11-06, 12:23
Yes. Indeed it would kick ass, I believe Jabal and Basrah night are being made, don't know if they will make it though.

billdan
2009-11-06, 12:35
great nostalgia clip!
just needs a better ending

Chuc
2009-11-06, 12:40
A great overview of mapping history of PR :)

CareBear
2009-11-06, 13:12
very nice indeed :D

dbzao
2009-11-06, 14:04
People can't complaint there weren't many maps :p

goguapsy
2009-11-06, 14:07
why did they remove those maps? they look so cool, like Operation Phoenix and the many other ones, and night maps!...


P.S. Al Bashrah... had an A-10??? was that even playable by the insurgents??

Zrix
2009-11-06, 15:05
Very nice vid, thanks for that retro trip :)

ma21212
2009-11-06, 15:13
greasy mullet...i wanna play dmmit

NyteMyre
2009-11-06, 16:20
P.S. Al Bashrah... had an A-10??? was that even playable by the insurgents??

Bashrah had A10 and Cobra in 0.5, but back then it was still all about capping flags.

And Jungle Fever was THE map that sold me to PR :p
PATROL BOAT !!!!!!!!!!! COVER!

MaxBooZe
2009-11-06, 16:56
That was nostalgic, I remember all of the awesome games I had on basrah 0.4/5 and some of those awesome oldtimer maps.. *sigh*

HunterMed
2009-11-06, 17:23
yup some cool memories on those maps... although I dont remember all of them

Zeno
2009-11-06, 17:48
i would love to update some of theese maps to pr 0.9 standard!!!:D

sad that we lost so many chinamaps and other awsome maps:D

Gore
2009-11-06, 18:15
I actually ran into a 0.5 server a few days ago and played there a little, but it isn't there anymore.

Outlawz7
2009-11-06, 18:35
Seeing the old 0.5 maps brought a tear to my eye. :)

And 0.5 Basrah was in theory unplayable since USMC had so much air and ground power, but it was balanced by the fact that everyone soloed tanks and teamkilled each other over the A10 :p

Anhkhoa
2009-11-06, 18:47
You can really see the difference in mapping styles and innovations.
The pre- 0.809 maps use vBF2 undergrowth and buildings and have the feeling of Karkand, while the newer ones have different feelings and look entirely different from vBF2.

Sidewinder Zulu
2009-11-06, 19:16
Why were those maps taken out?
They look awesome! :?

Adriaan
2009-11-06, 23:39
Steel Thunder and Op. Compton look very cool :).
Nice vid, as well for people like me who joined after most of those maps where removed

bosco_
2009-11-06, 23:44
Oh the memories.

ben748
2009-11-07, 02:42
Beautiful movie, beautiful movie, sad how few maps have survived thru the years, really miss some of the old maps. Why cant we have a snow map again .

Truism
2009-11-07, 04:33
why did they remove those maps? they look so cool, like Operation Phoenix and the many other ones, and night maps!...


P.S. Al Bashrah... had an A-10??? was that even playable by the insurgents??

Night maps just outright didn't work. They emptied servers. Not being able to see targets beyond about 30 meters slows the game right, right down.

Many (most) maps were removed because they contained vBF2 stuff AFAIK.

=Romagnolo=
2009-11-07, 11:29
Ah... the nostalgia ...

Nibbit
2009-11-07, 11:57
Man this brings back memories, nice vid man, I still think Zhangjiang Security Area is the best map ever made, the tall grass was THE awesomeness!!!!

Nibbit
2009-11-07, 11:59
P.S. Al Bashrah... had an A-10??? was that even playable by the insurgents??

actually, it used to have 2 A-10's :) and yes, they were usable and you could hear them everywhere on the map :P

MaxBooZe
2009-11-08, 13:16
yup some cool memories on those maps... although I dont remember all of them

Oh Hunter, Remember C6B1, Kyongan'ni you as Tigers Alpha SL? The awesome APC jumping tactic, first time I played in tournament and it was awesome..

HunterMed
2009-11-08, 19:35
Oh Hunter, Remember C6B1, Kyongan'ni you as Tigers Alpha SL? The awesome APC jumping tactic, first time I played in tournament and it was awesome..

hehe yea I remember that... :D I got crushed by the APC

AfterDune
2009-11-08, 19:52
Nice :)

Alex6714
2009-11-08, 21:15
Oh Hunter, Remember C6B1, Kyongan'ni you as Tigers Alpha SL? The awesome APC jumping tactic, first time I played in tournament and it was awesome..

Same here, I was driving one APC iirc.:D That was an awesome battle.

Tim270
2009-11-08, 21:36
Used to love raid on moysike(?) and karkand night. Someone needs to get some of the back in PRSP or convert them into updated skirmish maps :)

Gore
2009-11-09, 17:53
I'm just hoping Basrah and Jabal night will make it. Nightmaps are über awesome in PR, regardless of the issues with them.

BogusBoo
2009-11-10, 08:20
Really nice video.

Rudd
2009-11-10, 08:25
I'm just hoping Basrah and Jabal night will make it. Nightmaps are über awesome in PR, regardless of the issues with them.

I'm sorry Gore, but true night maps have bugs that we cannot circumvent in BF2. The latest graphics cards have huge problems with lighting. Dark maps can be done, but not true nightmaps.

They work in Bf2SF though which is a bummer

BogusBoo
2009-11-10, 08:34
At least Muttrah City Night map?

Rudd
2009-11-10, 08:37
Let me describe what happens with a proper night map (i.e. NVGs etc) atm, if a light or dynamic light (e.g. an incendiary grenade or muzzleflash) comes in contact with a static (i.e. a building) the affected static turns black for the duration the light is in contact with it.

This only tends to happen in teh newer nVidia cards, this doesn't occur in BF2SF.

Bonsai
2009-11-10, 11:10
Well done! Nice Video...

Mad-Mike
2009-11-10, 16:58
Really good video m8, Brings back good old memories. R.I.P Bi Ming (Night):cry:

Gore
2009-11-14, 20:57
During filming in the night maps there were alot of buggy shades all over the buildings, especially when going up high, but simply turning of dynamic lighting fixed it.

Thanks for the replies, glad you guys liked it.

Mutherpucker
2009-11-29, 23:37
lol so much pain!

HughJass
2009-11-30, 04:26
those were the times.

BlackMagikz
2009-11-30, 04:38
hopefully we can bring back some escort maps and ramp them up to today's standard. Shame about the night maps

LtSoucy
2009-11-30, 10:22
:hissyfit:I Al Basrah back! All the memories of M1A1 Abrams going up verus T-55's was just so epic. But great video mate! :p

Yongy
2009-11-30, 11:52
wow, all these earlier maps that i missed out on...
what a shame...

Gore
2009-11-30, 15:00
hopefully we can bring back some escort maps and ramp them up to today's standard. Shame about the night maps

Could be cool. Alot of these old maps deserves a comeback.

hx.bjoffe
2009-11-30, 20:29
Great movie. Although Kozelsk got very little credit. ;)
Never got to retry Mao Valley while the retro maps where still popular, that bugged me out. All in all i think the PR team has done a great job screening maps throughout the history of the (mini-)mod.

Oh Hunter, Remember C6B1, Kyongan'ni you as Tigers Alpha SL? The awesome APC jumping tactic, first time I played in tournament and it was awesome..

Funny mention, that was last time i played PRT, tiger bravo i think :)

Gore
2009-12-03, 17:59
Kozelsk got very little credit. ;)


I'd like to see those cameras in game though :) Actually a guy suggested it once, but don't know if the devs took notice.

Zulnex
2009-12-08, 00:47
Splendid video8-) Excellent work.

Sgt. Mahi
2009-12-09, 12:05
What was the name of that horrible map from 0.7 where it was PLA vs. US. US started in some barracks at very low ground while the PLA started at the higher grounds. The map wasn't that big so it was nearly impossible to sneak around the PLA forces and they just stood on the hill spamming grenades down in the heads of the US army. Most frustrating map ever... I didn't see it in the video?
Also I still miss Zatar Wetlands even though it was a VBF2 map...

maarit
2009-12-10, 08:19
i just love those forest maps and maps that have little different sky that we have now in maps.
no more bright sunshine maps!!!
and no more desert maps!!!
its little confusing to see news about new maps what are coming.
insurgency and desert...
4km just desert and sunshine,its just boring.
4 km maps,cloud on sky,no sunshine,evening or dawn and put there trees a lot.
not quinling type forest that theres one tree there and one tree there.
but the video is good:)

Guard81
2009-12-13, 21:34
There were some lovely maps in the earlier versions. Is there anything stopping us from being able to use them with the latest updates?

Gore
2009-12-14, 07:44
What was the name of that horrible map from 0.7 where it was PLA vs. US. US started in some barracks at very low ground while the PLA started at the higher grounds. The map wasn't that big so it was nearly impossible to sneak around the PLA forces and they just stood on the hill spamming grenades down in the heads of the US army. Most frustrating map ever... I didn't see it in the video?
Also I still miss Zatar Wetlands even though it was a VBF2 map...

I think that was Hills of Hamgyong. The PLA had some kind of fortress and the Brits just basically had a single flag at the bottom. It was pretty good when there were some teamwork going on, and the PLA fortress had a secret entrance to it 8)

I miss Zatar very much, Oman as well and Daqing oilfields. Those were awesome maps with the PR style of play.

Gunslinger51
2009-12-17, 03:48
Hey what was the name of the song you used? I think I have the perfect use for it.

Gore
2009-12-17, 17:28
It's early PR music by D|sciple, you can find it here (https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f10-pr-general-discussion/45052-unofficial-project-reality-0-8-soundtrack.html).

Welcome to the forums by the way.

Col.Sanders34
2009-12-17, 19:13
man i miss greasy mullet. had some intense games on that map playing in infantry sqauds and trying to avoid the tanks by advancing through trenches.

Ive been playing since the mod started and for whatever reason i dont remember gulf of aqaba. what version was this in?

Gore
2009-12-18, 06:24
Aqaba came in with 0.4, it was an extraction map.

Cpt.Future
2009-12-18, 11:21
Helmand Province was a great map, I think it felt very realistic.

:35_rip:

Gore
2010-01-11, 17:21
Helmand Province was a great map, I think it felt very realistic.

:35_rip:

It'll be back in a mappack.

Jarhead[NL]
2010-01-11, 18:32
I liked the VIP mode on 0.5v of Al Basrah. Bringing the VIP in the SUV from the Palace to the Airport was really hard but fun at the same time. You could expect a ambush on every corner you took...

Let 0.9 overrule every version of PR!

H.sta
2010-01-11, 19:02
Aqaba came in with 0.4, it was an extraction map.

oh i miss that one, mining the roads and waiting for the VIP, then getting a couple kills with the shotgun when the enemy tried to clear it

and i must say i love the video, especially the transition betwen Bi Ming and Bi Ming night

Gore
2010-01-13, 20:06
Extraction mode was great. Could be cool to bring it back for internal scrims and clan matches. The VIP would often succed, it depended on the teamwork, as it does now.

Lindahl
2010-01-14, 11:39
Damn sad, played BF vanilla since release but never discovered PR until 0.8.
The old maps looks awsome!

Gore
2010-01-18, 16:44
Damn sad, played BF vanilla since release but never discovered PR until 0.8.
The old maps looks awsome!

Oh PR has only gotten better :) It's the players that's getting worse you know.

Gore
2010-02-01, 10:40
Can't wait to make another one as PR gets more maps. It's a good way of promoting PR I think.

SGT.JOKER
2010-02-02, 13:11
.5 Basrah was the best and is what kept me playing PR (It was the only thing I played during .5!)
Playing as insurgent had a very "sneaky" feeling to it since there where some underground tunnel's you could go through in the village areas on the map. I remeber playing as an insurgent and using the closest one to the city as a flanking route with an SVD. I also remember how to hold the original village flag, you get a squad or 2 of insurgents down in the basement and camp the entrence, the USMC would spam their smoke grenades trying to get down there.

And almost nothing beat assaulting the village or the facility flag and seeing the A10 swoop in for gun runs, or thinking I was as cool as the delta snipers in black hawk down and trying to sniper people from the black hawk with the M21....oh how naive I was back then :lol:

Gore
2010-02-02, 20:17
Yeah that was great. The hidden dual-uzi pickup was win :)

Serbiak
2010-02-02, 21:49
It somehow even made me a little sad... But nice video

Someone should make a list when which map came into Pr and when which one was taken out.

shribey22
2010-02-02, 22:17
serbiak I think they do have that list somewhere... as well as all the gameplay changes over the years. Ill try to find it when im not so lazy..

EDIT: Its a sticky in General Discussion... but they don't have retired maps listed. Whoops.

Serbiak
2010-02-02, 22:28
serbiak I think they do have that list somewhere... as well as all the gameplay changes over the years. Ill try to find it when im not so lazy..

EDIT: Its a sticky in General Discussion... but they don't have retired maps listed. Whoops.

Too bad that would be a really fun thing to look at after playing Pr for so long

steve_06-07
2010-02-03, 01:14
Ha .5 Al-Basrah, running around as the Insurgent that looked like a MEC Special Force guy with an AK-101, good times...good times....I might tear up a bit now...

Gore
2010-02-04, 22:36
The history of Project Reality (http://www.texasteamplayers.com/index.php?topic=74308.0)

Doom721
2010-02-12, 07:54
Brings back sweet memories of the early days of PR :D

Maps sure have changed a LOT, not to mention there was smaller maps + SL spawn, then rally points came in WITH SL spawn, then SL spawn gone... bigger maps came along rallies got changed over and over until FOBs > Rallies today

Mao valley was the best classic PR map ever though, the grass was so tall throughout the map ( Even though it wouldn't render at longer ranges, a gripe of earlier versions )

I would hide in the long grass near the capture point, and we would have a rally hidden in a back wall of the cave - old assault kit with grenade launcher + ammo would tear people up back then :D

MadTommy
2010-02-12, 08:04
^^ not to mention the hours i spent setting up claymore traps on Mao.... crawling around followed by frenzied knife attacks, c4 into bunkers.. oh i do miss the old Mao Valley days!

PR is a different beast these days.

Gore
2010-02-20, 11:53
PR is a different beast these days.

Players have definitely gone from skilled to üb3r1337.

TKMR
2010-02-22, 17:49
I think the map I miss the most has got to be Airport. idk what it was about that map but I just loved it. And the old Helmand Province was awesome. Way too small by todays standards, but with a little effort it could easily be made larger and brought back, that would be awesome imo. Oh how I hated the old Fallujah Region map, with the dust storm. Operation Phoenix was an awesome map, pretty large too if I remember correctly, should totally be brought back with updated statics. P=

There were only a few maps I didn't recognize. Probably during my PR break when I was frustrated with all the noobs.

I'm proud to have been apart of PR through it's development. It's been so cool watching it evolve, even if I don't agree with many of the changes the devs decided to make. ;)

Gore
2010-02-27, 12:24
Yeah most of them were fine maps. Some of the original BF2 maps was a 100% better played in PR, could also be nice to see them come back someday.

Naruto-kun
2010-02-27, 14:21
Bi Ming Night was the first time i ever killed a guy in PR

PlaynCool
2010-03-06, 17:08
:cry: Mestia that was probably the first map i played in PR and one of my favorite ones among with Kashan and Al Basrah.

Gore
2010-03-15, 17:14
Bi Ming Night was the first time i ever killed a guy in PR

I remember mine being on Sharqi night from the tv station, with an AR think, with NV goggles on.

Pathfinder
2010-03-19, 22:12
Wooa, never knew about the night maps in PR.. . :o Would be awesome, havent played nightmaps since BF- SF a few years ago.. :)

laban
2010-03-28, 16:26
That was a joy to watch, good job. I remember playing on Thors brigade a long time ago.

Gore
2010-03-28, 19:14
I remember playing on Thors brigade a long time ago.

Yeah, and GloryHoundz :)

laban
2010-03-28, 19:36
Oh yes :D

laban
2010-04-06, 14:21
are you gonna make a new one, since 0.9 brought new maps

Gore
2010-04-06, 15:24
No I'll wait 'till they bring up a few more. Gotta fit a song you know.

laban
2010-04-09, 19:57
i see :)

TheOldBreed
2010-04-15, 00:53
it would be nice to play a couple of the oldies again. *sighs, looks into the distance*

Gore
2010-07-09, 07:48
it would be nice to play a couple of the oldies again. *sighs, looks into the distance*

look no further.

https://www.realitymod.com/forum/f376-pr-event-news/83030-tactical-combat-community-pr-v0-5-night-saturday-10th-july.html

PrScyth
2010-07-15, 15:27
very nice wish i could have played some of those

Maverick
2010-07-16, 10:34
Brings back ALOT of memories :'(:(

Gore
2010-07-29, 04:29
yeah i wish they'd keep all of the maps regardless of quality. there's been put effort into every map and they deserve to be played as long as theres a pr.

Warno000
2010-08-14, 15:46
Really is a good remembrance of just how much awesome work the Devs have put in over the years. Thank you DEVS!