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BSS_Goat
03-15-2004, 06:50 AM
I've got a friend that plays it, does anyone playit, is it any good or just another FPS?

BSS_Goat
03-15-2004, 06:50 AM
I've got a friend that plays it, does anyone playit, is it any good or just another FPS?

SeaFireLIV
03-15-2004, 06:58 AM
If you mean BattleField 1942.

It`s actually a pretty good game... but not in the same way as FB. Everything is basically arcade FPS mode. Flying aircraft is atrocious if you`re used to more realistic flight simming.

I was quite a fan of the FPS (soldier) side of the game and it can get quite immersive, even though the bots are dense. The real enjoyment is in multiplayer online.

Unfortunately when silly stuff like jet packs came out I lost interest. It also lost much in the way of meaning, unlike FB... It became a pointless kill blast in the end.

(p.s. There is a very good mod where you fight the Iraq war as either side. It`s very professional. Still arcade though).

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Breeze147
03-15-2004, 07:08 AM
Don't waste your money on it, it is pure crap. Call of Duty is da bomb for WWII FPS. The Medal Of Honor series is a good second choice. Lots of Brit action in both, for those who need that. An entire Russian campaign in COD. Pavlov's House level could be the single hardest level I have ever played in any FPS. Pegasus Bridge is an excellent Brit level. I'm telling you, taking part in the American airborne assault the night before D-Day will leave you awestruck. I really hope there will be a sequel. FB will have to gather a little dust when and if a COD sequel comes out.

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S 8
03-15-2004, 07:35 AM
I think it´s not a waste of money to get it.First it´s not that exspensive anymore and with the Forgotten Hope,Battlegroup 42 and Experience WW2 mods it´s even greater.For a little modern warfare you have Desert comabat and Silent Heros mods.Do remeber that it´s mainly for online games which it do great.That is my though of it. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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WOLFMondo
03-15-2004, 07:45 AM
BF1942 is an excellent game. Theres no emphasis on any realism (nor do they claim that it is realistic.). Its an arcade shooter that allows you to pilot planes, drive Tanks, Jeeps and Artillery and captain Ships and submarines and servers can take upto 64 people. The physics are a bit odd at times but the game play is good and allot of fun online.

Its very different from a sim like FB and shouldn't be compared.

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MackZ
03-15-2004, 07:46 AM
Judge for yourself. I personally think it's a really fun game after several patches or so, but don't expect a tremendous amount of realism. Otherwise, if you're not too snooty to play an arcade game, you will most likely enjoy it. Call of Duty has to be most overrated game of all time by the way.

Angelus897
03-15-2004, 08:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Breeze147:
Don't waste your money on it, it is pure crap. Call of Duty is da bomb for WWII FPS. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Umm, kinda two different games? BF1942 is an online FPS (if you plan to play single player, then forget it). The game is arcade, but it's a lot of fun (It also gets updated frequently with new maps/vehicles/armies). The people who don't like it, either don't like fun, or just aren't too good at it. I'm not even going to start talking about the Desert Combat, which is the most popular mod out today.

BTW, isn't it a little late to talk about this game; BF Vietnam came out today.

JG27_Arklight
03-15-2004, 09:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
If you mean BattleField 1942.

It`s actually a pretty good game... but not in the same way as FB. Everything is basically arcade FPS mode. Flying aircraft is atrocious if you`re used to more realistic flight simming.

I was quite a fan of the FPS (soldier) side of the game and it can get quite immersive, even though the bots are dense. The real enjoyment is in multiplayer online.

Unfortunately when silly stuff like jet packs came out I lost interest. It also lost much in the way of meaning, unlike FB... It became a pointless kill blast in the end.

(p.s. There is a very good mod where you fight the Iraq war as either side. It`s very professional. Still arcade though).

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Actually, for a game, the helicopter FM (Desert Combat Mod) isn't half bad. It is actually pretty realistic.

BF1942: Desert Combat Mod is probably one of the most fun games I have ever played period. MUCH more fun, IMO, then Call Of Duty (also an amazingly fun game).

With BF1942 you get a lot more options then Call Of Duty but you should, it is a completely different game. In terms of longevity with regards to playing (how long before you get bored) BF1942 kicks it's *** up and down simply because you have Mods like Desert Combat which are an absolute blast to play.

I'd get both if you don't have either and have the finances to do so. Both are awesome and both are different. You can't go wrong with either.

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papaboon
03-15-2004, 09:55 AM
I enjoyed BF1942 when it first came out but then all the mods started flooding the servers I couldn't keep up with it all.
Why they converted the game to "Desert Combat" is beyond me, if they wanted to play a game with modern weaponry, play "Desert Strike" or "America's Army" etc.....
Imagine a perverted version of FB with modern jets and helicopters flying around.....BLASPHMEY...STONE THEM!!!!!


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LeChuck59
03-15-2004, 10:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Breeze147:
Don't waste your money on it, it is pure crap. Call of Duty is da bomb for WWII FPS. The Medal Of Honor series is a good second choice. Lots of Brit action in both, for those who need that. An entire Russian campaign in COD. Pavlov's House level could be the single hardest level I have ever played in any FPS. Pegasus Bridge is an excellent Brit level. I'm telling you, taking part in the American airborne assault the night before D-Day will leave you awestruck. I really hope there will be a sequel. FB will have to gather a little dust when and if a COD sequel comes out.

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COD and MOH are both mixed bags. While there are some fantastic levels, such as the Normandy Beach level in MOH and the Pegasus Bridge, Red Square, Dawnville, sequences in COD, the designers throw in too many silly covert ops levels that do nothing for me. They're also both highly scripted, so that there isn't a great deal of replay value as the level design is opressively linear. There's also very little connecting one mission to the next so unless you know some history, you won't understand the importance of what you're doing. You also won't give a damn about your buddies as you have an infinite supply of replacements. They're also both very short, only about 10 hours. In short, the game's are involving, but not at all compelling.

As for the "Brit action", I don't remember any in MOH, while there is the previously mentioned Pegasus Bridge series in COD.

And finally, though I've never played MOH online, COD multiplayer can be tremendously fun. Most servers take away your hud making it rather realistic. The only downside is when the server loads one of the previously mentioned silly covert ops levels that have no place in a serious WW2 squad level combat game, sim or otherwise.

Hunde_3.JG51
03-15-2004, 11:12 AM
My quick opinion.

Hidden & Dangerous 2 is easily the best WWII shooter. But I hate to call it a shooter because it is very complex and more like a simulation. Tactics are very important and control over squadmates is good (can give numerous orders and equip them before campaign). It's not scripted so replay value is high. Very good graphics and realistic environments. Different area like Norway, Burma, African desert, etc. Maybe the best single player game I have ever played. Unfortunately multiplayer has not caught on.

BF-1942. One of my favorite games of all time. There really is no single player game but multiplayer is awesome. Incredible graphics, lots of different areas, vehicles, ships, and aircraft all controllable and effective. Just a great time.

Call of Duty. Very scripted and Hollywood-ish. Some environment graphics are nice but are otherwise cartoon-like. Characters are over the top and the replay value is nil because it is scripted. Don't like multiplayer either. I thought this game would be better though I still enjoyed it in a quick fix sort of way.

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gates123
03-15-2004, 11:14 AM
I'm in Clan Paradigm Shift. www.paradigmshift.cc (http://www.paradigmshift.cc)

We won the cal league 12v12 bf invite league just a few weeks ago. I was one 4 pilots for the team. If you like arcade shoot'm up its fun but it gets old after awhile. Most ppl that play on public servers online are just idiots. FB/Aces just showed up at my house this last weekend and I'm sucked into the "perilous world of a ww2 fighter pilot". This p-38 is not only a beauty but she's FAST...and I even won a turn fight with a 109. I hate to say this but this is the best "game" out there for ppl that enjoy flying.

ajafoofoo
03-15-2004, 11:34 AM
What were the idiots thinking when they did the FM for the planes in bf1942.

They fly like console "roller coaster" airplanes.

They only succeeded in making the planes harder to fly effectively than Il2.

What a joke.

That game would be much more fun with IL2's old table based FM, models, cockpits, and gunnery.

I bet the game could handle that.

JG27_Arklight
03-15-2004, 11:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by papaboon:
I enjoyed BF1942 when it first came out but then all the mods started flooding the servers I couldn't keep up with it all.
Why they converted the game to "Desert Combat" is beyond me, if they wanted to play a game with modern weaponry, play "Desert Strike" or "America's Army" etc.....
Imagine a perverted version of FB with modern jets and helicopters flying around.....BLASPHMEY...STONE THEM!!!!!


Only the dead know the end of War!---Plato---<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Uhhh...they didn't convert BF1942 at all. What the heck are you talking about?

The Desert Combat Mod is to BF1942 as Counterstrike is to Half Life only much more interesting and fun.

As far as "converting BF1942" is concerned...that just doesn't make any sense.

You never lose the orginal when you install the mod, it just gives you more types of games to play.

The Desert Combat Mod is MUCH better then actual BF1942 game is, but that is my opinion. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I can't wait for BF:V this week! WOOHOO!!!

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Teufel_Eldritch
03-15-2004, 01:33 PM
BF1942 & it's mods are cool games. Yes they are. However.......the ppl that play them are not so cool. Every single server has as least 1 teamkiller. The servers are populated with lamers of the worst sort...teamkillers, exploiters, cheaters, griefers...not to mention that no one plays as a team.

Buy it if you will play only at lans or against bots. Dont buy it if you wish to avoid a totally lamer filled online experience.

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Monty_Thrud
03-15-2004, 01:52 PM
BF1942...its fantastic, treat yourself the tanks and jeeps are great fun, so are the planes ( they even have an IL2 in there now, see what youve done Oleg).
You can dominate a battle if you get good at flying in BF1942 , theres a B17 (bomb the living cr@p out of the enemy),Mustang,Spitfire,JU88,BF109,Stuka, also Tiger tank,Panzer,Sherman,Motorcycles,APC's,Submarines,D estroyers,,BIG..BIG Battleships,BIG Aircraft carriers, Defgun....Jet bomber...endless ..too many hours of fun...just find a map you like and familiarise yourself with it ...and most importantly...HAVE FUN http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif..its a laugh a minute!...Invasion of the Philipines , Operation BattleAxe.El Alamein,Mimoyeques,Iwo Jima...are my favourites to name a few but youll need the patches..plus they have punkbuster (anticheat..not sure it works)...yep i reckon youll love it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/smileys-gun2.gif

Oh! and offline is only good for practice ..its online where the fun starts

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Agamemnon22
03-15-2004, 02:21 PM
I've been playing it since the demo, which is like...uhmm more than 2 years now? I don't even remember?
Anyway, I love it, especially when you go to a server with a few buddies (or a clan, should u choose to be in one) and actually play as a team. Desert Combat is great also, though I'm playing the original these days.

JG27_Arklight
03-15-2004, 02:37 PM
One thing I LOVE about BF1942 and its Mods are the sounds both up close and in the distance (especially the distance).

VERY COOL.

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JG27_Arklight
03-15-2004, 02:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
If you mean BattleField 1942.

It`s actually a pretty good game... but not in the same way as FB. Everything is basically arcade FPS mode. Flying aircraft is atrocious if you`re used to more realistic flight simming.

I was quite a fan of the FPS (soldier) side of the game and it can get quite immersive, even though the bots are dense. The real enjoyment is in multiplayer online.

Unfortunately when silly stuff like jet packs came out I lost interest. It also lost much in the way of meaning, unlike FB... It became a pointless kill blast in the end.

(p.s. There is a very good mod where you fight the Iraq war as either side. It`s very professional. Still arcade though).

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You are referring to the Desert Combat Mod. It is one of my favorite games/mods ever.

I am almost strictly a helicopter pilot in the game but once in a while I get on the ground and run around like an ***. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

The only problem I have with BF1942, and its respective mods, are the people on SOME of the servers. Although I don't see TKing that often at all now, when I first started playing I was on some servers that were simply stupid in this respect.

The best part about the Desert Combat Mod with regards to idiots is that it isn't as mainstream as the "open the box and install" BF1942. This helps greatly in keeping many of the losers/wierdos/dingbats/smacktards out simply because, I would assume, many of the idiots don't have the patience to dl. the darn thing.

The thing that pisses me off the most in the Desert Combat Mod is on some of the more loser controlled servers you sometimes get guys who will shoot you down if you take an airplane/helicopter because they want it. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif

Overall though, it is a very addictive game!

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hobnail
03-15-2004, 03:53 PM
If you're going to play BF1942 then there's only one mod out there for the IL2 fan. Forgotten Hope (http://forgottenhope.bf1942files.com/main.html) was designed by guys who were obviously inspired by Oleg's flight sims.

V.6 is out now and includes such favourites as the LA-5, the Polish Pzl-11, the King Tiger and even towable artillery.

It's a massive download (&gt;1gig) but that's reflective of how much new stuff is in this mod. Not to mention that the makers are realism nuts and the run n gun mentality of DC/Vanilla games is on the outer.

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WOLFMondo
03-15-2004, 04:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Teufel_Eldritch:
BF1942 & it's mods are cool games. Yes they are. However.......the ppl that play them are not so cool. Every single server has as least 1 teamkiller. The servers are populated with lamers of the worst sort...teamkillers, exploiters, cheaters, griefers...not to mention that no one plays as a team.

Buy it if you will play only at lans or against bots. Dont buy it if you wish to avoid a totally lamer filled online experience.
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Sounds like you've been playing on bad server. I help run 7 BF1942 servers at wolfgaming and cheats are no longer an issue. Fog hacks are said to work but punkbuster updates very frequently and with 1.6 theres very few accustions of cheating compared with 1.5...thats cause cheating is very difficult now.

teamkillers, exploiters, cheaters, griefers are all kicked/banned from are servers and all servers are admined. You'll only get those sorts on the official EA servers.

You can get an excellent online game from BF1942 if you play on the right servers. Apart from wolfgaming, 6thAD, ECGN, SYN and some other clans and game communities have excellent administrated servers where theres clan and community members who love the team play aspect and many of them have TS servers that anyone is free to join in on.

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Teufel_Eldritch
03-15-2004, 06:26 PM
I've played on a lot servers....& a quality game is hard to find. I admit you can find them however inevitably some lamer will join & mess it up. It's just the way it is. If it isnt that then its the fact that even when lamers arent around no one acts like a team. They all go out driving, flying, running around on thier own. How often do you see Bradley's or BMP's in DC being used as a APC? Rarely. What happens is ppl die, spawn, run for thier fav vehicle & take off by themselves. A 'Screw everyone else! I'm gettin' mine!' type of mentality.

Not a question of whether or not the game is bad really because I do like the game & if I had 64 friends that I could trust I would play it.

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JG27_Arklight
03-15-2004, 08:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Teufel_Eldritch:
I've played on a lot servers....& a quality game is hard to find. I admit you can find them however inevitably some lamer will join & mess it up. It's just the way it is. If it isnt that then its the fact that even when lamers arent around no one acts like a team. They all go out driving, flying, running around on thier own. How often do you see Bradley's or BMP's in DC being used as a APC? Rarely. What happens is ppl die, spawn, run for thier fav vehicle & take off by themselves. A 'Screw everyone else! I'm gettin' mine!' type of mentality.

Not a question of whether or not the game is bad really because I do like the game & if I had 64 friends that I could trust I would play it.

YANKEE ROSE
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They are always used as APCs on the servers I play on. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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julien673
03-15-2004, 08:20 PM
if u want real game... try Hidden and dangerous II ... some bug but... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif