Does anyone know if there is a mod, either finished or in production, that lets you use bots in LAN matches?
You CAN use bots in LAN matches, however it is a workaround. The person who is hosting the game needs to know his computers IP address on the LAN. Usually something like 192.168.0.4. He then starts a SP game and his friend who wants to join his SP game can start BF2, select multiplayer, click the button that says "connect to IP" at the bottom of the server list and enter the other computers IP address and off you go.
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Unashamed pimpage mode: 30 player COOP on 'near 32' player size maps.
Grab it here http://users.on.net/~codebasher/index.htm
====== What's been done ======
I took the 16 player single player maps, upped them to 30 bots, overlayed 32 or 64 player boundaries to open up space (except for one), then added control points and equipment close to the perimeter of the 16 player pathing mesh resulting in a whole new experience. For the flyboys, where practicable I also added missing aircraft to the airfields even though spawn points were not necessarily close by.
The end result was much larger maps than 16 player with six to seven control points instead of only three or four. This altered the flavour of some to give a new perspective on a number of maps. Sharqi Peninsula being my favourite.
Sadly only seven maps lent themselves to the process.
Dalian Plant Gulf of Oman Operation Clean sweep Sharqi Peninsula Songhua Stalemate Strike at Karkand Zatar Wetlands
map previews here:
http://users.on.net/~codebasher/map1.JPG http://users.on.net/~codebasher/map3.JPG http://users.on.net/~codebasher/map4.JPG http://users.on.net/~codebasher/map5.JPG http://users.on.net/~codebasher/map6.JPG http://users.on.net/~codebasher/map7.JPG http://users.on.net/~codebasher/map2.JPG