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[BF:BC2] BF Bad Company 2 "singleplayer" 
Friday, 2 April, 2010, 02:04 - Battlefield
Posted by ned
Battlefield Bad Company 2 is a recently released shooter for PC, PS3 & XBOX 360. The original Battlefield Bad Company game was released on console only.

I don't know how the console players received this game but from what I've seen, PC players are loving it. From Battlefield veterans to Call of Duty players, many are loving this game for it's online element. For me though I think Battlefield 2 (v1.5) is the superior online game but that's another story.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 has a singleplayer campaign.

Many PC players will be saying..

--What's a singleplayer?
--BF:BC2 has singleplayer?
--Yeh that's what you do when your internet is down...

BF:BC2 has given me some of the best singleplayer gaming I've ever experienced.


Serious game - NO
Did I mention FUN? - YES

Before I started the campaign I really wasn't expecting much. I thought at best it may look good but will probably be a token addition to the game. I was wrong!

Dense jungles : deserts : snow-torn mountains : destructable environments.. You'll get about 8 hours of play so two nights will do it for most. I highly recommend playing this singleplayer campaign. The game is worth the money just for this alone..... and then there's the online modes..

I give the BF Bad Company 2 Singleplayer Campaign 9/10. The only reason it doesn't get a 10 for me was the lack of Co-op. Being able to share the experience with friends would make this Campaign close to perfect. I would love to see this in a future patch! Spending a day with mates playing as 'B' Company working our way through the Campaign..


You can discuss it - here -


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[BF2] v1.50 patch includes Booster Packs FREE 
Monday, 21 September, 2009, 10:39 - Battlefield
Posted by ned
Battlefield 2 patch v1.50 is bundled with the Euro Force and Armored Fury Booster Packs - FREE! Besides that this is an impressive patch. See below for details and links. The 1.5 patch is about 2GB in size.

-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 (

-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)

-Fixed the issue where picking up a players kit would cause CTD
-Updated BF2OpenAL.dll from version to version
-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

Euro Force sees the introduction of the all-new European Army in 3 new maps. Aside from new soldier models, the Euro Force army gets access to new weaponry and vehicles to take to the battlefield with.

3 New Maps
4 New vehicles
7 New Weapons
1 new award

Armored Fury brings all-out war to American soil for the first time. Battlefield 2: Armored Fury drops players into a deadly confrontation between the Middle Eastern Coalition, Chinese Army and U.S. forces following an attempted invasion of America.

3 New Maps
6 New vehicles
1 new award

Installation order.

Here's the install order to utilise the 1.50 patch.
(thanks to TOG Pahkiller!)

BF2 Special Forces (if you have it)
BF2 v1.41 patch
BF2 v1.50 patch

Battlefield 2 Patch v1.41 - link -
Battlefield 2 Patch v1.50 - link -
Battlefield 2: Euro Force info - link -
Battlefield 2: Armored Fury info - link -

As good as this patch is I still had to edit my Controls.con file to allow me to bind LEFT SHIFT to Crouch.

Currently none of my BF2 server are available. News of this soon.


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[BF2] v1.50 beta patches & insta-prone noobs 
Wednesday, 13 May, 2009, 08:20 - Battlefield
Posted by ned
Many people know that the 1.50 patch for Battlefield 2 is in a public beta testing phase - LINK. Beta 1 was released to the public late April. There were some nice things in this like additional support for Windows Vista, a new map, various changes made to prevent cheating, added support for Widescreen resolutions, and increased the time to go prone after jumping from 0.3 seconds to 0.7 seconds. The last two I thought to myself FINALLY and GOOD WORK!! Full details - HERE.

Beta 2 has just been released. I read the changlog and could not believe my eyes.
Consensus to revert to 0.3 second delay between jump and prone - Fixed


Beta 2 full details - HERE -

The beta patches can be discussed over at The Older Gamers Public FPS Forum ... tches.html

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[BF2] all Battlefield 2 content now in blog 
Saturday, 25 October, 2008, 12:12 - Battlefield
Posted by ned
All of the Battlefield 2 content from the forum is now in the blog. See the links block to the right for details.

Content includes:

Servers List
Battlefield 2 (BF2SP64 (co-op) v2.5 mod) server
Battlefield 2 (Australian Forces v1.01 mod) server
Battlefield 2 (Battleracer v1.29 mod) server

Gaming Info and Links
My BF2 mod servers 'to do' list

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[BF2] Battleracer mod server 
Wednesday, 11 June, 2008, 12:31 - Battlefield
I've updated a server I started quite a while back. It's a BF2 Battleracer mod server. This was prompted by the *AUS* Clan Battleracer Championships - link - Contact me if you would like to use the server for practice.

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It's a lot of fun and I can see it working well at LANs :)

server details - here -

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[BF2] Australian Forces mod update 
Friday, 12 October, 2007, 08:54 - Battlefield
Battlefield 2: Australian Forces is a singleplayer and multiplayer modification for the team-based modern warfare game Battlefield 2. The aim of the Australian Forces modification is to replace the United States forces with Australian forces; including new player, weapon and vehicles skins, HUD changes, and new weapons and vehicles.

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This mod has been updated to v1.01

updates includes:

Added: F89 Minimi
Added: Gsid's added for maps
Added: Highway Tampa map
Added: Intro video
Added: Kubaysah Cement Factory Night map
Added: Night Vision Goggles
Change: Crosshairs removed from handweapons
Change: Enemy nametags removed many changes to weapons/vehicles and maps including damage stats, sounds and bug fixes... full details in the above link.

I've set up this mod for co-op play - here -

The latest version of Australian Forces can always be played on the official server.

Internode AusForces #1
Players: 24

Give this mod a go!

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[BF2] BF Pirates 2 update! 
Saturday, 6 October, 2007, 00:54 - Battlefield
BF Pirates 2 has been updated to v1.2

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1.2 is not a patch, instead it is a full installer. Therefore, it is vital that you uninstall the previous version of BFP2 from your hard drive.

update includes fixes, changes and new content!
details - here -

The download includes a well presented manual in .pdf
have a look at it :)

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[BF2] BF Pirates 2 mod released 
Thursday, 20 September, 2007, 09:07 - Battlefield
release 1.0 of the BF Pirates 2 mod is out ;p

total conversion
Undead v Peglegs

This really is an impressive mod. A massive amount of work has gone into this. All I can say is it's well worth a look! DOWNLOAD IT NOW !!

I'll definitely be setting up a server for this... some great LAN fun here =]

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[BF2] Co-op server update 
Monday, 7 May, 2007, 08:58 - Battlefield
I've found a single-player/coop mod that will work online with a few tweaks and includes the three maps that default BF2 doesn't support in Co-op mode. The mod is called Bf2SP64 v2.31.

Now ALL maps are available to play Co-op ;]

details - here -

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[BF2] Australian Forces mod 
Friday, 27 April, 2007, 11:33 - Battlefield
I recently looked at the Australian Forces mod for BF2 and I have to say, I'm impressed!

From the official FAQs
Q: What is the Australian Forces mod about?
A: Battlefield 2: Australian Forces is a singleplayer and multiplayer modification for the team-based modern warfare game Battlefield 2. The aim of the Australian Forces modification is to replace the United States forces with Australian forces; including new player, weapon and vehicles skins, HUD changes, and new weapons and vehicles in future releases.

We aim to base the mod as closely to the real ADF as possible, although we make no excuses for sometimes sacrificing this realism to keep the gameplay balanced and fun in terms of the Battlefield 2 universe - after all, that is why we play and develop mods!

This mod is well worth a look!
For full details see the official site:
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The Co-op element of the game adds to some of the standard maps that are not available to play with standard BF2:
Kubra Dam
Mashtuur City
Wake Island

There is also a custom map available:
Kubaysah Cement Factory

I've setup a Co-op server for the AUS Forces mod.
details - here -

I had to edit an .ai file to get the BOTs to work how I wanted them ie. team size and balancing using the standard BF2 coop server settings. Details on how to do this are - here -

See the following server to play Conquest:

Internode AusForces #1

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