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mojoman0
08-27-09, 09:12 AM
Finally. This is great news. Now there will be much more diversity in map selection now that everyone will have the maps!

After nearly a year of development and three public beta tests Battlefield 2 v1.50 is ready for release. The update will be released on Tuesday 1st September at 5pm UK, 6pm Europe. Stay tuned for release announcement in the near future!

As part of Update 1.50 we are glad to announce that not only is Highway Tampa now a required install included in the update but Euro Forces (Great Wall, Taraba Quarry and Operation Smoke Screen) and Armored Fury (Midnight Sun, Operation Harvest and Operation Road Rage) is now FREE for all Battlefield 2 players. Including the brand new map, Operation Blue Pearl this brings EIGHT new maps that everyone can play and will be added to ranked Battlefield 2 servers world wide. The Booster Pack content is included in the update and has made the file just over 2Gb in size.

Server providers around the world will have access to the client file so find your closest host for best download speeds. To install Battlefield 2 Update v1.50 you must have Battlefield 2 updated to version 1.41 or Battlefield 2 Complete Collection from EA Store installed. Thank you to all of the EAUK Forums (http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-2/ ) members who have given feedback and requests during the development of this update. The full change log for Update 1.50 is as follows:

Features:

Additional support for Windows Vista.

Added Highway Tampa as a required map.

Added a new map called Operation Blue Pearl.

Added Euro Force and Armored Fury as free to play content for all Battlefield 2 players.

Added Widescreen support

Allowed BF2.exe to use more than 2Gb RAM

Added support for the Novint Falcon controller (http://www.novint.com).

Gameplay Tweaks:

Changes made to both the J10 and F35B to make them more balanced.

AA targeting tweaked to make it more effective.

Added checks to prevent "runway grieving".

Various changes made to prevent cheating.

Tweaked the hit detection, hits will be more accurate to the model.

Occasional connection drops after being on a server a couple of minutes - Fixed

Prevented use of mouse wheel to provide speed boost to vehicles

Prevented use of mouse wheel to exploit parachutes

Players can now pass claymores by going prone

Update the HUD on TV Guided missiles to increase visibility on maps like Dragon Valley

Added Battlefield 2142 style prone deviation (going prone will now cause reduced accuracy for a brief period)

Bug Fixes:

Fixed the issue where picking up a players kit would cause CTD

Updated BF2OpenAL.dll from version 1.1.1.0 to version 2.1.8.1

Updated ch_gas_station collision mesh on Dragon Valley to be consistent with other gas station buildings

Fixed the issue where MEC artillery piece on Operation Clean Sweep changes to the USMC's control when they capture the Airfield flag

Updated the Challenger2 HUD to show the correct icon instead of the M1A2 HUD icon

Changed a PLA FAV to MEC FAV on Road to Jalalabad

Tweaked the artillery respawn time on Dragon Valley for to 360 seconds as other artillery uses

Included a delay after weapon switch for the Bizon (PP-19) to 0.666

Updated the F35B's lock delay to 1 second instead of 1.5 seconds to match other aircraft

Changed the Humvee camo on Taraba Quarry to be the correct design

Increased the splash damage of the UH-60 (Black Hawk) guns from 0.25 to 1.5

Updated the G36E HUD to react the same as other weapons during sprint

de><ta
08-27-09, 09:37 AM
About time too!

Best news I have heard in a while. How do you get the booster packs? Download them or do they come with the patch?

I hope this patch delivers. And there is no silly and annoying bugs.

Looking forward to an entire week of BF2 next week. WOOOT!!!111 :D

mojoman0
08-27-09, 10:01 AM
They are included in the patch, along with the recently released Highway Tampa map and the brand new Operation Blue Pearl. Just about every complaint was addressed and improved in this patch! Excellent!

Bigbuck
08-27-09, 11:00 AM
I was going to sell my copy of BF2 and BF2: SF but reading the news about that patch makes me want to try it again. Might take a week to download on my current connection though lol.

Retrolock
08-27-09, 11:03 AM
I wish EA would release the Battlefield series on steam...




On second thought, all EA games on Steam are way overpriced for other regions...

The Who
08-27-09, 11:08 AM
I loved BF2, I'm really glad to hear this. I had to stop playing because of all the cheaters. I hope it's playable again with the new "changes made to prevent cheating" for at least a week or two without all the pathetic losers that use hacks and cheats ruining it for everyone.

de><ta
08-27-09, 11:21 AM
I loved BF2, I'm really glad to hear this. I had to stop playing because of all the cheaters. I hope it's playable again with the new "changes made to prevent cheating" for at least a week or two without all the pathetic losers that use hacks and cheats ruining it for everyone.

Play on a server with active, good mods and cheaters are really not a concern. I usually play on FullContactWar and its an awesome server with most people using team speak. :D

BioHazZarD
08-27-09, 11:35 AM
wow amazing, so they actually did the booster packs.. not bad.

rudedog
08-27-09, 12:01 PM
wow amazing, so they actually did the booster packs.. not bad.

These where the expansion packs sold a few years back and what some say split the BF2 community into one, two or three groups.

I think this is great, everyone I know say their installing the game again, will be keeping an eye on the MP stats to see if BF2 can regain the number two spot it once held. One's cemented in stone by Half Life and recently CoD4 has taken over the number two spot once held by BF2

Logical
08-27-09, 12:17 PM
Great news, BF2 is 1 of my all time faves...the long awaited patch and included expansions is awesome news...cant wait to play BF2 in widescreen.

:)

mythy
08-27-09, 10:14 PM
Has there been any GRAPHICS improvements since the initial release of the game?

nekrosoft13
08-27-09, 10:16 PM
its not like it needs it, still looks sharper then COD4

mojoman0
08-27-09, 10:30 PM
I wish EA would release the Battlefield series on steam...




On second thought, all EA games on Steam are way overpriced for other regions...

I'm pretty sure a steam release is in the works. It is very much more likely after this patch comes out as well. I think they were waiting for it.

Erda
08-27-09, 10:32 PM
So awesome! Time to crack out my copy of BF2 and install it back on my rig. :D

rudedog
08-28-09, 05:17 AM
Updated QA for v1.50

DICE Producer, Barrie Tingle has been fielding questions in the EA UK forums about the upcoming Battlefield 2 v1.50 patch. Some informaton on how modding will affect the patch is also listed.

I see release dates for UK/Europe. What about NA?
North America will be Tuesday 1st September also but adjusted for time zone differences. So at around 9am Pacific.

Great news that the booster packs will be free. But why there won't be a full 1.5 patch, only incremental as you say 1.41 will be needed? First 540 MB 1.41 and then over 2 Gb 1.5. A full version would be a lot handier.
A full installer wasn't made to get Battlefield 2 v1.0 up to v1.50 due to a change in how updates were made between DICE Canada and DICE Sweden. We could have made one large update but it would have been almost the same size as the game install itself. To solve compatibility issues it was decided to have players update to version 1.41 (or have Battlefield 2 Complete Collection installed from EADM) before running Update v1.50.

if something go wrong. u gonna fix it? +is final working smoother then beta maybe?
Yes and yes

Baza, its up to the ranked server providers to update their servers, do you expect there will be a drop in available 1.41 servers before 1.50 will be made public? If so, for how long do you expect it to last?
Battlefield 2 v1.41 servers will run up to and including Tuesday when the update launches. You may see a drop in server numbers for a couple of hours before the client is released as they switch over server versions. I don't see a big drop, if any, before that time though.

Will the no DVD patch be delivered as an extra addon or will we never see this?
It is part of Update 1.50. There is no extra patch or file needed.

Will the hitreg will be really improved or for that year not many time was spent regarding this issue ?
All I will say is that Hit reg has been improved. We have a lot more happening than Counter Strike (64 players and vehicles for a start ) so it might not be pin point but its it better than it was.

Have you removed the notorious registration of the boosters to one account? Is it now just installing patch 1.5 and then play them?
Install the patch and any account that can play Battlefield 2 can play the Booster Pack maps. No need to link your BF2 soldier to EA.

Battlefield 2 v1.50 and Modding
Since Battlefield 2 v1.50 will come with the booster packs we have also updated our rules on mods.I have taken our existing rules from the old Battlefield.com page and updated to reflect the Euro Force and Armored Fury inclusion in the Update.

Questions raised regarding Update 1.50

Burnt_Ram
08-28-09, 07:19 AM
glad to see the booster packs are going to be included. i paid for them but now i might actually get to play them.

they should incorporate special forces maps into the rotation also! make it one big kick ass game :) i know thats not realistic but it would be kool ;)

Madpistol
08-28-09, 08:03 AM
Excellent! Finally, a reason to reinstall and play BF2 again. :D

dikinher
08-29-09, 12:20 AM
I've been wanting to play Battlefield 2 really bad lately but too lazy to reinstall it. Now that the 1.50 patch is finally coming, I cannot wait to finally play it.

rudedog
08-29-09, 06:43 AM
Note the 1.5 patch is only 1.9 Gig not over 2 Gig LOL,

mojoman0
08-29-09, 10:33 AM
does anyone want to somehow set up a nvnews game on Tuesday night or somehow find a server that we can join? or would that be too difficult

ATi
08-30-09, 11:38 AM
just reinstalled BF2:D patch it up in this order?

BF2
patch 1.41
patch 1.50
:o

$n][pErMan
08-30-09, 11:54 AM
people still play BF2?

ATi
08-30-09, 11:56 AM
[pErMan;2076658']people still play BF2?

of course:thumbsup:

Logical
08-30-09, 12:04 PM
does anyone want to somehow set up a nvnews game on Tuesday night or somehow find a server that we can join? or would that be too difficult

Sounds good...an East Coast server would be better for Europeans as far as ping is concerned tho.

de><ta
08-31-09, 07:03 AM
Lieutenant Colonel d3x74, up for battle!

Xfire: d3x74

http://bf2s.com/player/59816311/