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#1 12 years ago

Ive lurked these forums since early 2004 and now I have to speak. FH is my favorite mod and probably one of my top 5 games ever made. Pretty good for a free mod. The DEV team obviously loved their game with passion and it showed. To this day I consider it the best running (lowest game lag) online game with so much variation in pilotable vehicles. The consistent and vast updates made it never get old. When FH2 was announced I almost jumped i was so excited. I ended up uninstalling bf42 after a short while in preperation. I still cant wait. And thats the whole problem. BF2142 is now out. FH2 seriously doesnt look anywhere near its first release. The website still seems geared towards FH1. I havent seen every update but it seems there are only a handful of vehicles and a couple of planes ready for release. And UK player skins arent even out yet, right? At this point I would suspect that FH2 is only around 45% to initial release. Initial release being only UK vs Nazi in North Africa with primitive slow planes/tanks. By this time in FH1's schedule werent we at king tigers? So what happened? First its a full-conversion. Thats completely understandable. Another factor is that the dev team continued to support FH1 after BF2 came out. I think that was a mistake but thats my opinion. Admirable but set the tone for the slow pace of fh2. It also seems like the team has lost a lot of love for the mod. Its as if the leaders grew up and out of video games. The enthusiasm just doesnt seem to be there any more. So what am i saying? Im distraught. I seriously was looking forward to this mod more than almost anything else in my life. Yes Im a loser, but I love ww2 games and NOTHING else on the market compares to this free mod in terms of the massive battles and the variety of vehicles (with playable framerate). Its a shame this couldnt be paid for by the public because of EA. I would rather pay for FH2 to be complete with its hundreds (seemingly) of tanks and planes than 2142 which plays like a bastard child of bf2 and Unreal tournement. Now I know almost no-one cares for what I think. I know people are going to be mad at me for my opinion. Its a free mod, I know, but I WOULD pay for it. I think about these things every time I look at the main website and see barely any progress. And I felt the need to talk about it. Where else could I talk about it? I fully expect a few negative responses from kids that think fanboyism will land them a slot on the tester team, and really i dont blame them. Seems the only way anyone would be able to play this game before 2 quarter 2007. Im a bitter nerd. And ive waited at least a year to say this.




schoolkid

your mother is a beaver

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#2 12 years ago

oh god its another one




Lobo

All your base are belong to FH

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#3 12 years ago

Are you a FH1 vet?, I inform you we did need around 1 year to release our first version for BF42, and FH1 was not a total conversion, we were able to use tons of WW2 stuff from the original game.

Patience, mods don't grow by spontaneous generation under the rocks, you know?




charlesbian

I follow teh Moo!

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#4 12 years ago

what about the HL1 Natural Selection. The whole premise of that game is aliens that grow from bacteria!

Back on topic, yea, what lobo said. Fh1 began with using alot of BF1942 stuff. Plus, I hear Bf2 isnt insanely easier to code for, and the quality of the textures/models for a BF2 mod are so much higher than in Bf1942 its gonna naturally take more time. Not to mention the dev's ambitious plans to totally rework alot of the gameplay.

Don't worry, anticipation is what makes things even better. (except for kidney implants...you probably want those as fast as you can)




Cadyshack

Hey, you scratched my anchor!!

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#5 12 years ago

Not to mention, some devs are using baptisim by fire techniques and learning as they go. Also, they might be trying to get around some things, like inventing or discovering a randomization code. And, they have their own lives too ya know, its not like they all stay locked in the same basement working 24/7 on this. *hears bumps on basement door* Get back to work!!!!! Oh uh, nothing's down there, hehe. Nothing to see, LOOK A MONKEY.




DuoGodOfDeath

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#6 12 years ago
charlesbian;3284474what about the HL1 Natural Selection. The whole premise of that game is aliens that grow from bacteria!

Ahh you play that game too :D




granpa_jo

I bent my Wookie.

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#7 12 years ago

It always cracks me up when people talk like 2142 will render their copies of bf2 unplayable.

There must be some fairy dust inside of the 2142 cases that corrupt any and all bf2 data once its been opened.

Pandora's box anyone?




Lützow

Dread thinks I'm a special person

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#8 12 years ago
Size (client): 372MB Size (server): 20MB Vehicles: 36 of which: Air: 5 Naval: 2 Land: 29 (of which 14 tanks, from 4 nations) Maps: 2 Hand weapons: 17 Emplaced weapons: 4 Soldiers: 3 Kits: 20 Duration of development: 10 months 1 days 22 hours 48 minutes and 4 seconds. Average changes per year: 1093.51. Average changes per month: 89.82. Average changes per day: 2.99.
Total custom statics: 243

If you ask me, that's quite a lot, and I wouldn't be suprised if we saw the first release in this year... But it could take another 1/2 year aswell... You never know.




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#9 12 years ago

It always cracks me up when people talk like 2142 will render their copies of bf2 unplayable.

There must be some fairy dust inside of the 2142 cases that corrupt any and all bf2 data once its been opened.

Pandora's box anyone? Exactlly! Couldn´t agree more!




Thinner

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#10 12 years ago

It always cracks me up when people talk like 2142 will render their copies of bf2 unplayable.

There must be some fairy dust inside of the 2142 cases that corrupt any and all bf2 data once its been opened.

Pandora's box anyone? Exactlly! Could´t agree more!