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Old 2014-05-16, 11:47   #1
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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 for Battlefield 2 at the end of this month.

Shortly afterwards, Electronic Arts announced via their Origin Twitter 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 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 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!

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Old 2014-05-16, 11:55   #2

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Dutch Forces?!?!!?! :O
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Old 2014-05-16, 11:56   #3
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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.

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Old 2014-05-16, 11:56   #4
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Damn Devs always surprising us with stuff we did not expect.
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Old 2014-05-16, 12:00   #5
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Awesome, the Dutch forces is a big surprise, I wasn't expecting this one!
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Old 2014-05-16, 12:09   #6
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Glad to hear about the gamespy workaround! Dutch forces too! Wow AM spoiling us.

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Old 2014-05-16, 12:16   #7
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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?
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Old 2014-05-16, 12:27   #8
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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...

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Old 2014-05-16, 12:28   #9
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The cheeseheads will take over PR!


Next paycheck I will donate some monaay.

We are staying up!
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Old 2014-05-16, 12:38   #10
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Never trust EA!

Awesome work DEVs and thanks for the workaround.

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