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#1 11 years ago

Right........

I am trying to make up my collection of trek games and Elite Force 1+2 is the next step, but are they worth getting?

I remember buying EF1 on the PS2 and i have to say it was pants, to put it lightly. But, having said that, i did enjoy the story line hence why i kept it and didnt chuck it in the bin.

The thing that makes me say it is pants were the graphics. I dont know what the EF graphics are like on the PC, if they are different, but on the PS2 they were awful.

I also dont know how different the EF2 graphics are to the first one, so a heads up on that would be nice.

Are the EF games easy to come across, or do i have to buy it off of some smelly man from the corner of the street?

Last but not least, mods. Are there any mods that might make me want EF more available on the Filefront site? Also, how easy, or hard, is it to mod the EF games? I am an Armada 2 modder so i don't know if any A2 modding experience would come in handy.

Answers to these questions would be a great help. Thanks.:)




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#2 11 years ago

They are!

If you don't have played it you will love them. STV EF for its multiplayer, RPG-X and Tonns of maps and Mods. ST EF2 for its very good Singleplayer and nice loocking.

You can massivly tune on PC the grafics!!! A2 Modding expiriance do not help very much, but at last you have a basic undesrtanding of it all, this does help for sure. You need to know that this games are totaly different, in thair tech. So the ST EF2 does have a very nice c++ based script language wich allows you to crate Multiplayer Szenarios with single player chars. STV EF does not support this, it does have it's own script language wich is totaly diff, but it haves allredy much stuff to try out.

Oh i forgot there is a desintegrations Leuga running atm: http://www.st-gaming.de.am/ (btw it's german, but i bleive they will support engisl as well some time) Not all teams are german, also an American Team is in this lauge, and many clan Members for those clans are from the UK.

You can tune or change the AI Parameters, the Menue Look and functions, the char behavior, almost everything wich is not related to the engine it self in EF2. But the Online Playing comunity is very rar, about 50 - 60 ppl on good times (notice that they are not all online at the same time).




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#3 11 years ago

Thankyou for your input. However, i would like to see a few more comments before i think about purchasing it. :p




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#4 11 years ago

Although our community is somewhat lacking these days, there are projects still carrying on. For example RPG-X 2 for Elite Force One and Star Trek Explorer (my project) for Elite Force 2.

http://eliteforce2.filefront.com/

Have a browse through the files and you will probably like the sound of alot of them ;)




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#5 11 years ago

I had (and still do have occasionally) a good deal of fun with Elite Force. If you're into FPS, it's worth giving a try. The bad news? It's powered by Q3 engine.

Dunno about EF2. I don't have it, and I'm not really interested enough to go through the insane amount of effort I'd have to go through to find a copy, never mind acquire it.


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#6 11 years ago

Elite Force II is based on the Q3 Engine as well, but very improved by Ritual Entertaiments Ɯbertools. The Engine Comes with a c++ simular scripting Language for very powerfull level scripting.

About the Projects, currently are the following Projects known as still active: A Gate tow Birds and the butiefull Sky (GBS, opensource Mod) Forgotten Danger (By Avenger)




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#7 11 years ago

Kouen;3511757I had (and still do have occasionally) a good deal of fun with Elite Force. If you're into FPS, it's worth giving a try.[/quote] Well i have had a thought about getting EF1 and i have decided against it, since i have it on PS2, i can only assume it is going to be the same on the PC.

Kouen;3511757 Dunno about EF2. I don't have it, and I'm not really interested enough to go through the insane amount of effort I'd have to go through to find a copy, never mind acquire it.

EF2 however i may give a go and "try" to look for a copy of it. I know i had to get my copy of EF1 from ebay, i hope this isnt the case with EF2.

[quote=AdmiralHocking;3511563]Although our community is somewhat lacking these days, there are projects still carrying on. For example RPG-X 2 for Elite Force One and Star Trek Explorer (my project) for Elite Force 2.

http://eliteforce2.filefront.com/

Have a browse through the files and you will probably like the sound of alot of them ;)

I havent actually had a look at the EF Filefront site, perhaps that is something i should do when i get some free time.




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#8 11 years ago

PC EF1 > PS2 EF1, for the custom content if nothing else.

The Q3 engine variant used on the PS2 (which I believe was also used for Q3R and UT) is pathetically weak, even compared to the PC incarnation. So, the PC version will by all means be a better gaming experience.

Plus there's a lot of custom content, which will give the game so much more life than the PS2 version, which (knowing how console ports work) probably didn't even have half as much content as the basic PC installation.


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#9 11 years ago

Gavin1701Well i have had a thought about getting EF1 and i have decided against it, since i have it on PS2, i can only assume it is going to be the same on the PC. [/QUOTE]

The mods you can find on EFFiles will improve the quality of the game by far, there are many different mods available making the game far more enjoyable than the PS2 version.

I bought Elite Force One on both the PC and PS2, and to be honest I spent 5 minutes with the PS2 copy and haven't gone back to it since. However I frequently open up the PC version.

[QUOTE=Gavin1701]I havent actually had a look at the EF Filefront site, perhaps that is something i should do when i get some free time.

I would recommend it, the site will give you a better idea of whats available. Also I put this up yesterday, its from one of the now canceled mods, but Explorers work is none the less amazing.

http://eliteforce2.filefront.com/file/STVCOI_Defiant_Class_WIP;75342




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#10 11 years ago

Gavin1701;3506341The thing that makes me say it is pants were the graphics. I dont know what the EF graphics are like on the PC, if they are different, but on the PS2 they were awful.

I also dont know how different the EF2 graphics are to the first one, so a heads up on that would be nice.

Drop a Google Image search.

EF2 Looks nice, and there are good images here on Filefront. http://eliteforce2.filefront.com/info/ef2review

EF looks good for a Quake 3 game, made almost a decade ago. http://www.macgamezone.com/screenshots/?id=82&tag=eliteforce

Although, they are weak for a PS2 game. But better than a Playstation 1 game. The PC version is definately better than the hacked PS2 version.




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