[bf1942] The 1.61 patch

Cameron cameron at aberdeenlanparty.co.uk
Tue Dec 7 12:25:29 EST 2004

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Fredriksson" <andreas.fredriksson at dice.se>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 8:05 AM
Subject: [bf1942] The 1.61 patch

> Hi folks,
> let me give you some background to why the Linux patch is late. The bug
> 1.61 fixes is a bug affecting game clients only. The patch was produced
> at the DICE Canada office, and a slip of communication made them forget
> all about the Linux versions.
> Once the mistake was discovered we had a big problem. We're in the
> middle of a BF2 crunch in Stockholm, my dev boxes are all upgraded for
> BF2 and wouldn't compile BF1942 no matter the amount of force you used.
> Furthermore, to get the Linux codebase compiling in Canada Andy had to
> downgrade his entire environment too and ran it to a series of problems.
> He's up and running now so expect new executables shortly.
> In short, there was a communications mistake and now the Linux server
> has to pay for it in terms of patch turnaround time. It was not a
> deliberate attempt to try to discontinue the Linux server or anything
> like that. I've forwarded my concerns to all parties involved already.
> Andreas Fredriksson
> ==============================
> Programmer, Battlefield II
> "The only thing in life achieved without effort is failure." -- Unknown

I can understand what has happend but it does seem pretty strange that both
the win and the linux devs arent speaking to each other. but these things
happen and I sould imagin its pretty hard when you are in 2 countrys and
time zones.

The question I would like to ask is what sort of Admin support is going to
be given by EA Games / Dice in BF2? are you intending to include a built in
server and remote server manager with the game ? I would consider it an
insult if you didnt after the fiasco with Black Bag Ops, it would be nice if
there was a site dedicated to running a BF2 server in Windows and Linux not
just a forum. It really pisses me off that anytime I look for command's for
any game server I always have to go to a community site. Its surely in the
games dev's interest to help us, the community make running a successful
dedicated server as easy as possible. As the more people playing there game
means more games being bought. I would never have bought BF1942 if not for
playing at lan parties which ment I also bought Road to Rome and Secret

So how about you helping us out for a change instead of thinking we should
be happy with what we are given. This I have to say is not aimed at Andreas
personaly but he is in the BF2 loop so must know what we the server comunity
will eventually get when BF2 goes gold



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