[bf1942] Official WW2 mod for BFV, server files?

Rick Thompson fortweb at fortweb.com
Sat Aug 21 20:06:38 EDT 2004

BF1942 continues to out sell BFV servers 10 to 1 for us, I personally 
bought and played both although I still prefer 1942. I don't see what the 
big deal is over releasing new games, nobody has to buy or play them. 1942 
still obviously has a larger userbase and since it is coming down in price 
and the machines that will run it well are more commonplace, I see no 
reason why it would not have a good 4 to 6 years of life left in it.

If you don't like the new games, don't buy them, that simple. As a host, we 
are fine with having a family of games that appeal to a broad cross-section 
of players. BFV is so close to 1942 in resource requirements on a nix 
server, we don't care one way or the other. As long as BF2 does not go 
crazy with CPU time, we will be happy to support it as well.

As far as upgrading 1942, unless there are security issues, I don't see any 
reason to patch it. You can tweak an engine forever and I understand a 
company moving on to new software to stay in business. In fact, better they 
move on to new games than to radically change existing ones. Can you 
imagine how many people would have left the game if they had changed the 
1942 engine so choppers in DC flew like the ones in BFV?

Be thankful they are not "upgrading" our beloved game and forcing everyone 
into new engines.


At 04:32 PM 8/21/2004 -0400, you wrote:

>Yes, BF1942 could stand another patch.  I agree with that.  The thing you're
>not taking into account is that a whole different segment of DICE created
>BF:Vietnam.  So the time they put into creating the WWII mod wasn't time
>away from patching 1.6.  DICE Canada had nothing (or very little) to do with
>BF1942, so you're barking up the wrong tree there.
>I also don't think that everyone that purchased BFV has BF1942.  While it
>would have been nice to get a larger set of maps with the new mod, since
>there is no map download facility built in to either engine, it gives those
>who haven't had a chance to play BF1942 just a little more opportunity to
>have some fun.
>Sure, as I said, I'd love to see a BF1942 patch, as the client JUST came out
>for my Platform of choice, the Mac. I love both games, and will still buy
>BF2 when it comes out, Hopefully for both Platforms (Which means I'll end up
>buying 2 copies, just as I did with BF1942...), but as Andreas said a bit
>ago, time on a BF1942 server patch or something is time away from BF2.
> > From: Stefan Engbersen <stonex at freebsd.nl>
> > Reply-To: bf1942 at icculus.org
> > Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 21:16:19 +0200
> > To: bf1942 at icculus.org
> > Subject: Re: [bf1942] Official WW2 mod for BFV, server files?
> >
> > May I ask why this mod is released ?
> > Does Dice think all BF1942 will move over?
> > To continue on the BF1942 Petition topic, this is another waste of time,
> > nothing the community has asked for.
> > Only BF:V people will start playing this mod, BF1942 people are
> > forgotten again, but still the more played game
> > throughout Europe.
> > This time could have been better invested in a new BF1942 1.7 patch with
> > a load of bugfixes, which the petition people
> > (http://www.so-fragged.com/bftv/)
> > have signed for and never had any reply from Dice, a freaking petition
> > with 8500 unique votes has never been shown for any game on the internet
> > !!!!!!
> > Good job DICE, really!
> > Anyway I am glad to report the amount of BF:V has DECREASED since the
> > v1.1 patch and the amount of BF1942 has INCREASED a little again and I hope
> > Dice ever sees the light (again).
> > And please flame me, because i'm a real dedicated community person.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Stefan aka stx
> > Clanbase.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Steven Hartland wrote:
> >
> >> We are already been asked about this so any chance we can get the
> >> server release early so we can be prepared? Pleaseeeee.
> >> 
> http://www.eagames.com/official/battlefield/vietnam/us/editorial.jsp?src=ww2m
> >> od
> >>
> >>
> >>    Steve / K
> >>
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