[bf1942] Punkbuster confirmed for 1.6

Jon Wolberg MMmmGood at cox.net
Tue Dec 2 23:46:34 EST 2003

The problem I see with this is the Q3 engine, which is most well known for
having the auto map download, has VERY small map files in comparison to BF.

You'd either have to make it very fast, which would suck up a lot of
bandwidth, or no one will use it because no one wants to download a 40+mb
file at 10k

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scratch Monkey" <ScratchMonkey at SewingWitch.com>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 9:35 PM
Subject: RE: [bf1942] Punkbuster confirmed for 1.6

> --On Tuesday, December 02, 2003 5:46 PM +0100 Andreas Fredriksson
> <andreas.fredriksson at dice.se> wrote:
> > Well, I did the PB integration and carefully throttled the bandwidth
> > so that you'll hardly notice PB updates as a player on an ISDN link.
> As long as you're serving PB updates, how about adding support to serve
> map downloads? Right now it's near-impossible to put custom maps on a
> because the players don't want the hassle of manually downloading and
> installing them. Ideally the download should be "redirectable" so that a
> separate web server (such as a map emporium site) can supply the file.

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