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Old 06-10-05, 10:39 PM   #49
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Default Re: BF2: Impressions Here!

just put a few hours in playing it, only took 3 hours to download via torrent.

It's pretty fun, more like bf1942 than vietnam, which is a good thing to me.

The classes are all pretty good, i like playing as a spec ops, you get a nice silenced pistol and some det packs. Sniping is also pretty fun, the massive maps and huge view distance make it fun like sniping in far cry was.

Vehicles are great, the choppers take some practise tho, very hard to control initially.

It has a nice radio interface, the controls are pretty responsive too. Although the mouse precision is a bit crappy, it seems to move 10 pixels at a time. Even on minimum sensitivity. :/

Graphics wise it's pretty sharp, and with the specs in my sig i can run it smoothly at 1600x1200 4xAA all settings on high. You do have to restart after changing graphics settings tho.

The sounds are ok, about standard fare really. Don't be tempted to enable hardware sound tho, it lagged me up something horrible, making the game play like bf:vietnam.

I only have 3 real complaints about it so far. First off, everytime you run it you have to watch the stupid intro videos and waste a minute. Considering you have to restart for settings to change that's a really sucky thing.

Then there's the lack of team balancing, which means some games turn into very unfair matches, 16 v 10 etc.

But the biggest one, by far, is the memory usage. This game uses a whole gigabyte of ram to itself, my peak commit charge was 1.3GB. when i quit the game it drops down to just below 300MB. I really can't see where all the ram usage comes from. But it does make the game lag a lot when you first load a map, you have to look all around to get it to load all the data back into main ram. This is my biggest issue with the demo so far.

All said tho, it's a great game and a good demo, the time limit is a pain, but i guess they want us all to buy the full game.

edit: there's your memory usage info, one minute after you asked for it, hehe.

oh also, regarding shadow bugs, i tried with 77.13 and there were shadow problems, installing the included 77.30 fixed them.
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Old 06-10-05, 10:52 PM   #50
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Running fine here at 1280x960 4xAA 8XAF all settings high except lighting on medium. Looks great, very smooth no graphical glitches at all. (using 77.30 drivers)

Getting the same key binding bugs as everyone else but other than that no problems.

I must say I'm a bit underwhelmed though. I was expecting this to be way more fun but it seems pretty much like BF1942 with a facelift to me. Maybe after I try a few of the new squad things or a few more of the vehicles I'll be happier.

Ah, well I have it on pre-order and I'm sure I'll play it.
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Old 06-10-05, 11:01 PM   #51
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Yeah, the 77.30s fixed all the issues I was having with BF2. It runs really well with those.
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Old 06-10-05, 11:02 PM   #52
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I like it. All I keep hearing is complaining.
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Old 06-10-05, 11:06 PM   #53
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Edit: deleted semi-duplicate post.

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Old 06-10-05, 11:23 PM   #54
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Running smooth for me at 1600x1024 70ref everything maxes. I like it alot, its BF but at the same time greatly improved.
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Old 06-10-05, 11:32 PM   #55
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Default Re: BF2: Impressions Here!

I had a pretty smooth framerate w/no AA, but I wish it supported my LCD's native res. That was a huge shock when all I saw was 1280x960.

My ping was great though. It never went above 25ms.
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Old 06-10-05, 11:37 PM   #56
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Running smooth for me at 1600x1024 70ref everything maxes. I like it alot, its BF but at the same time greatly improved.
That is the point. AE wants to build upon their success of BF1942. Why whould they go out and go away from a formula that worked? Those who didn't like BF1942 most likely wont like this.
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great game, I haven't had this much fun since BF'42, way better than vietnam, despite the small MP map they offered for the demo



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Old 06-11-05, 12:09 AM   #58
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ah, i think i fixed it, i just lowered my clock speed a bit, and now there isnt a problem,yet.
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To be honest ... ive been playing it a good part of the day .. and the gameplay is nice .. but the bugs blow total ass .. they need to really work at this game much more before they release it .. and I doubt they will. I give it thumbs up for gameplay .. but thumbs down overall. Im deleting this demo now.
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hey guys playing the demo, looks great and all, but one thing disappointed me. im unable to play with a high res (1280) it laggs up, especially with the card i have , i thought i would be able to max out. just wanna see if anyone is happy with there settings.
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