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357mag

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#1 16 years ago

Forgotten Hope is a mod for Battlefield 1942. It's called an unofficial expansion. Why would anyone want to play it if it's not done yet and it's not sanctioned by the company? And who makes these mods? Are they programmers that do it for fun or do they get paid or what?




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#2 16 years ago

They are non for profit, and FH is very popular, as well as DC and a few others, alot of people from what I hear actually bought Battlefield 1942 just so they could play Desert Combat, try one of them out, I think you will be suprised, they work quite well, and the mod team try to stay on top of fixes quite well;)




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#3 16 years ago
357magForgotten Hope is a mod for Battlefield 1942. It's called an unofficial expansion. Why would anyone want to play it if it's not done yet and it's not sanctioned by the company? And who makes these mods? Are they programmers that do it for fun or do they get paid or what?

Hi 357mag,

You are new to the forums I see, and probably new to the world of online computer games also, but correct me if I'm wrong. The game "Mods" have a long lineage starting all the way back in prehistory almost, I remember playing "mods" for the original Wolf3D on a 25Mh 386, the good old days :lol:

the fact is the "Mods" are not backed by, or supported by, the makers of BF, that's true, but they do contribute to the success of BF and thus benefit the makers and distributors, so that game makers now actually encourage and promote "mods" by making their games easily "moddable" (is that a word?). How succesful "Mods" can be is demonstrated by CS (Counterstrike) for Half Life, which is community a "mod" even though it is now distributed as part of the Half Life package. The fact is it is still freely downloadable from the internet becuase Valve don't actually own it, they have an agreement with the mod makers that allows them to include it on the CD.

It is quite likely that one of the many "mods" of BF will be the Counterstrike of the BF Modding community. People still now buy Half Life simply for Counterstrike, and in years to come the same may true of BF, ppl will continue to buy it for a community "mod" that everyone still plays.

As for it not being finished, BF isn't finished (as witness the soon to be released 1.5 patch), they are still releasing patches that fix bugs, you might say we are all a giant beta test community for EA and DICE, and now also for the "mod" makers, all the feedback they get form the players help them improve the game.

BTW, welcome to the forums mate

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#4 16 years ago
357magForgotten Hope is a mod for Battlefield 1942. It's called an unofficial expansion. Why would anyone want to play it if it's not done yet and it's not sanctioned by the company? And who makes these mods? Are they programmers that do it for fun or do they get paid or what?

People like to play things that are different from the origional game as it can get repetitive. The Dev's of this mod must have done a very nice job for it to be called an unofficial expansion. And why do it when they don't get paid for it? Why not? If they have the talent to make such a nice mod, why not share their talent with the community to judge it? To see if others like it as much as they do.


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#5 16 years ago

lets put it this way, modders are some of the most hardcore gamers ever. they put hours and hours into projects purely for the community with the only reward being the satisfaction of knowing that (in DC's case) thousands of gamers are playing your mod. yes, they are not official, but there are some real kick*ss mods out there. i hope you will give them a shot. oh, i also recommend the eve of destruction mod, a vietnam based mod for bf.




357mag

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#6 16 years ago

Are these mods as sharp looking as the original store bought game? And what about the sound?




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#7 16 years ago
357magAre these mods as sharp looking as the original store bought game? And what about the sound?

it depends, desert combat is into its ba-zillionth release, and is very polished. with a lot of mods, they improve with each release. just give them a try (at least dc)




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#8 16 years ago

everyone makes mods its just the type of artisic people that work on them who make them look good and the effort that they put into it some mods may even look the same as the reg agme




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#9 16 years ago
Eversmeneveryone makes mods its just the type of artisic people that work on them who make them look good and the effort that they put into it some mods may even look the same as the reg agme

:agreed and these people rely on the communities support




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#10 16 years ago

25mhz?! Ha I remember playing Privateer on a 16Mhz Legend. :lol: But anyway, "Mods" can be a great thing or they can be a drag. But, I give much credit to those who have taken the time to create the adventures like FH, DC, and EoD. I enjoy them all. And because of EoD I'm definately looking forward to Battlefield:Vietnam. :cool: :fistpunch:




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