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Old 08-27-09, 09:12 AM   #1
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Default Battlefield 2 Patch 1.50 Release Sept. 1 Booster Packs FREE

Finally. This is great news. Now there will be much more diversity in map selection now that everyone will have the maps!

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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
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Old 08-27-09, 09:37 AM   #2
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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
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Old 08-27-09, 10:01 AM   #3
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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!
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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.
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Old 08-27-09, 11:03 AM   #5
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I wish EA would release the Battlefield series on steam...




On second thought, all EA games on Steam are way overpriced for other regions...
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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.
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Old 08-27-09, 11:21 AM   #7
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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.
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wow amazing, so they actually did the booster packs.. not bad.
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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
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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.

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Has there been any GRAPHICS improvements since the initial release of the game?
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its not like it needs it, still looks sharper then COD4
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