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Map markers after BF2 1.5 patch
Posted in: Coding
Posted 2009-08-20 at 00:32 by dbzao

Unfortunately DICE changed their settings related to the vehicle drop in 1.5, hardcoding the reload time to 60 seconds. It was their solution for the vehicle drop spam hacks. :?

We use that system today to allow the commander to place all the enemy spottings, waypoints and CAS markers without any delay, as it was a setting we could change. It has an instant reload time now, so you can place as many markers as you want, one after the other.

After 1.5 release it's confirmed that it won't work as it does today, allowing the commander to place only one marker per minute. :( We included a reload bar in the command screen to tell him when he can place another marker.

We are not happy with this, but we will have to live with it in PR v0.87 and we are already working on alternative systems for PR v0.9. ;)

Just a heads up, and please refrain any flaming in your comments. :!:
Updated 2009-08-20 at 00:45 by dbzao
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  1. Old Comment
    =Romagnolo='s Avatar
    Damn DICE... but in DEVs we trust
    Posted 2009-08-20 at 01:20 by =Romagnolo= =Romagnolo= is offline
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    Robbi's Avatar
    Shame, but that's the hand we are dealt sometimes chief.
    Posted 2009-08-20 at 01:45 by Robbi Robbi is offline
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    Wilkinson's Avatar
    Damn You DICE! why Make our Lovely DEVs Lives harder than ever.

    Keep kicking ass DEV Team
    Posted 2009-08-20 at 01:51 by Wilkinson Wilkinson is offline
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    Rudd's Avatar
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    dbzao: no flaming.
    Posted 2009-08-20 at 01:59 by Rudd Rudd is offline
    Updated 2009-08-20 at 14:53 by dbzao (flaming)
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    McBumLuv's Avatar
    Well, there is one good thing that comes out of this... No more large epeens covering the map

    Anyways, sad news otherwise
    Posted 2009-08-20 at 02:32 by McBumLuv McBumLuv is offline
  6. Old Comment
    I say we just don't download the patch, I trust the DEV's far more than DICE...
    Posted 2009-08-20 at 02:43 by snotmaster0 snotmaster0 is offline
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    sparks50's Avatar
    Being by a long mile the biggest mod for bf2, and responsible for making realism fans buy the game, you guys should definably have a bigger say in these things.
    Posted 2009-08-20 at 03:30 by sparks50 sparks50 is offline
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    Rhino's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by McLuv View Comment
    Well, there is one good thing that comes out of this... No more large epeens covering the map

    Anyways, sad news otherwise
    hehe, that will be nice

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by snotmaster0 View Comment
    I say we just don't download the patch, I trust the DEV's far more than DICE...
    The new BF2 patch although has its gay sides, also has some really neat stuff in it such as the 2142 prone deviation (ie, no more prone diving), wide screen support, anti-hack stuff (if it works) and quite a bit more.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sparks50 View Comment
    Being by a long mile the biggest mod for bf2, and responsible for making realism fans buy the game, you guys should definably have a bigger say in these things.
    ye, we should epically according to what it says on the BF2 box and what DICE/EA said before BF2 was released, ie, "BF2 will have loads of mod support"....

    but the fact is, we dont get any support



    Anyways from loosing this marker system all might not be lost, we might even get a better system by the end of it but we will have to wait and see what magic db can conjure
    Posted 2009-08-20 at 04:48 by Rhino Rhino is offline
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    Engineer's Avatar
    Well, if the 1.5 patch wont bring nothing else than trouble, maybe we can stick with the current patch.. But I suppose that won't be the case.

    Good luck for finding alternative method.
    Posted 2009-08-20 at 06:19 by Engineer Engineer is offline
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    Posted 2009-08-20 at 07:15 by Zrix Zrix is offline
 

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