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BioHazZarD
09-21-05, 11:07 AM
This Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood demo includes one singleplayer mission and one skirmish map which you can play in single- or mutiplayer mode (LAN only though).

http://www.fileshack.com/file.x?fid=7690

OWA
09-21-05, 11:18 AM
Thanks for the info. Have you got it downloaded yet?

It's also available at Gamer's Hell. I had to get in line at fileshack (14 minute wait and still waiting). Gamer's Hell is about full also. I started a download there on a server 98% full and the download speed is horrible (40k/sec).

Superfly
09-21-05, 11:21 AM
no thx - not for me.

Mr_LoL
09-21-05, 12:25 PM
Call of duty 2 is what I want. Anyway downloading now.

Lfctony
09-21-05, 12:30 PM
I was really disappointed with BIA, staying clear of this one. :(

OWA
09-21-05, 12:45 PM
It looks pretty good and runs well with settings maxed (even HDR) so that's a plus. I haven't done much with it yet though so I can't really comment on gameplay except to say I'm not sure how to aim yet. I guess the circles are supposed to be telling me something. :)

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BioHazZarD
09-21-05, 12:46 PM
Good screens now if only the demo would not cut now 2 times in a row while downloading aargh.

Geordan
09-21-05, 12:49 PM
When someone plays this, can you let me know if they've updated anything on the tech side?

BIA is a three year old game, and it would be a shame for Gearbox to release yet another "could-be-fantastic-but-isn't" game that's stuck in 2002.

The first BIA was one of the biggest disappointments of my life. I can't express how badly I wanted that game. Gearbox suck at coding games. A good story in a video game is pointless unless it's backed by some decent gameplay. Good gameplay (which BIA had) is worthless unless it's backed by at least a moderate level of modern technology.

EDIT: Still looks bad, but if you say it runs well? That's at least a step in the right direction - or maybe it's cause you have two 7800's :p

-Geordan

OWA
09-21-05, 01:09 PM
When someone plays this, can you let me know if they've updated anything on the tech side?

EDIT: Still looks bad, but if you say it runs well? That's at least a step in the right direction - or maybe it's cause you have two 7800's :p

-Geordan

Yeah, it could be. I keep forgetting my performance may not be what everyone else sees. Anyway, below are the performance options. Under the video options they just have the normal stuff, although I didn't see any option for AA. It looks like the main technological feature is HDR/soft lighting.

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/948/eib20050921140136403kp.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=eib20050921140136403kp.jpg)

zoomy942
09-21-05, 01:49 PM
the only thing i didnt like about the orginal was the EXTREME inaccuracy of your gun. it was insane. so, if thats been changed some i'll give this a try.

SH64
09-21-05, 02:03 PM
Cool another demo for the download list ;)

OWA
09-21-05, 04:26 PM
Okay, I need to qualify my earlier statement. It runs really well in skirmish mode but in story mode, I sometimes drop into the upper 20s when using 1600x1200, 16xAF and HDR on. It's marginal.

Nitz Walsh
09-21-05, 04:54 PM
Okay, I need to qualify my earlier statement. It runs really well in skirmish mode but in story mode, I sometimes drop into the upper 20s when using 1600x1200, 16xAF and HDR on. It's marginal.
If that's with your dual 7800GTX system, that's truly pathetic.

Arto*
09-21-05, 05:33 PM
ill dl it just cause im bored from all the games i have now.
cant wait for cod2 and fear!!

OWA
09-21-05, 05:55 PM
If that's with your dual 7800GTX system, that's truly pathetic.
It was. I'm now using the SLI value that was used for the Brothers In Arms and with that value, it's a little better. The area I was hitting the upper 20s in is now in the low 50s.

superklye
09-21-05, 06:58 PM
The graphics seem to have been updated. Good.

Amuro
09-21-05, 09:12 PM
no thx - not for me.
Not for me either. I have the first game it was a disappointment. I was fooled by the good reviews it got, LOL. If it had a demo I wouldn't have bought it. Anyways, looking forward to COD 2.

svetli_pp
09-22-05, 02:25 AM
Why don't you go playing CS and stop flooding forums with oppinions which are ridiculous. The game is wonderful as was the first one and it is not your casual FPS so everybody that looks for a generic gameplay why don't you look elsewhere.

Amuro
09-22-05, 05:40 AM
You're being unreasonable and ridiculous. You have no right to tell me what to play and where to look for what. And people who don't agree with you must shut up? What happaned to freedom of speech?

Oh, if you think the first game was wonderful good for you, but please go to the official BIA forum for the PC version, and see for yourself how many people were not happy about the first game.

Arto*
09-22-05, 01:26 PM
wow, the second worst game i ever played. the first was the first BiA.

OWA
09-22-05, 03:01 PM
I like it but I'm having a hard time aiming when not using the zoomed view. It has also taken me a little time to get used to having to tell the guys what to do. For the most part, I'm a casual player and don't want to have to deal with a lot of details. That is, in a game like this, I'd rather someone else be in charge so I'd just have to worry about following orders, completing my objective, staying alive for more than 5 minutes, etc. So far, I've been getting my guys killed almost immediately and that doesn't do much for my morale.

Rytr
10-12-05, 04:59 PM
Just got around to trying this one out and played it for the last couple of nights. Graphics are better and the AI is much more aggressive and do not stand around waiting for you to shoot them. They tend to regroup if the situation is not to advantage and you have not pinned them down adequately with your squad. If you are at a disadvantage they will charge you. The commanding a squad is what separates this game from others of the genre.

Staying on the plus side, the game is very stable and frame rates at 16x12 with max AA/AF is very good with gameplay very smooth with a GTX.

OWA
10-12-05, 08:57 PM
I got the game tonight. Runs pretty well and looks pretty good. I'm still trying to get use to shooting though. I can also safely say that someone else really needs to be in charge.

Rytr
10-12-05, 09:35 PM
I have tried to hand the responsibility off several times but none of the AI's are scripted to do that. :D

I think the aiming is better than the first one but still not as easy as some of the of the other games. If you have noticed you have to aim and 'pull the trigger' based on your breathing. I have lucked out a head shot a time or two.

OWA
10-12-05, 10:37 PM
I have tried to hand the responsibility off several times but none of the AI's are scripted to do that. :D

I think the aiming is better than the first one but still not as easy as some of the of the other games. If you have noticed you have to aim and 'pull the trigger' based on your breathing. I have lucked out a head shot a time or two.
I'm getting better at it...slowly. :) The game looks really nice, at least in the first part of the story that's at night. The HDR/soft-lights looks good.

Edit: Changed the screenshots so there was more of a variety.

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