#1 2022-11-08 17:17:34

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My return to the first 2 Battlefields in video

Hey guys,

Long story short I used to play BF1942 Secret Weapons Demo, religiously as a kid, plus a little retail and Vietnam, through connecting to non Aussie servers off 8MB/s, basically til MW2 came out.

Not really looking to get clapped in 250-450ms again but I am back to help you guys get the word out a bit. And host Aussie servers with some of my own and willing others' mods in the hopes there's some Aussies that might return and stay around to play PvP and internationally.

Also, I'll be uploading many of my games here and in BFV on my youtube channel. I'm probably not going to be super dedicated over the long term (though assuming they don't shit themselves, the servers should be). I'm a semi-competitive RTS player & tournament commentator (Age of Empires series) and looking to start working remotely away from good internet most weeks of the year. Guess the plus side is most of the other titles I upload are from a similar era to 1942->2142.

Battlefield 1942 Playlist

Battlefield Vietnam Playlist

Also, I managed to get Eagles Nest Infantry Only with bots in CTF/TDM/CQ working. Have done the same with Hellendoorn. I am probably just going to add bots to the rest of the modes for the other SW maps but not edit vehicles.

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#2 2022-11-25 10:45:20

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Re: My return to the first 2 Battlefields in video

Hey folks,

I've expanded the map list of my servers substantially lately.

I'm now running all of Retail 1942 and expansions, plus desert combat final and the Team Simple New Maps. All the Co-op ones anyway.

Up to 10 maps across SW and retail converted to TDM/CTF/CQ-COOP, but two (Hellendoorn and Stalingrad) don't seem to be working as SSM, while the rest do.  Am distributing my modded files on the gametracker page for 1942 though so check there if you're running into crashes on a map you want to jump on.

For Vietnam I'm running Retail Vietnam, WW2 Mod and WW2 Mod Extended, plus the Co-op maps from Hello Clan's Mission Possible Map Pack

For all custom content just check the gametracker page for either server and it's all explained and linked accordingly.

Anyways, some video:
BF1942 custom maps & DC
Sadiz Assault (Team Simple Map Pack)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIjSb6-Y4kQ

Island-64 (Team Simple Map Pack)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGXTaDBkTrM

Battleaxe TDM COOP (Ardy's "Supposed-to-be-SSM" map edits pack)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp4zIg-Nj7o

Desert Shield (Desert Combat Final)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOAZgrS73yI

BFV:
Camp Lovely (Hello Clan Mission Possible Maps Pack)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUc7NOPfwZo

Graveyard (Hello Clan Mission Possible Maps Pack)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kv9Hi0S-FU

El Alamein (WW2 Extended Mod)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvqWlf6sh7c

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#3 2023-01-29 09:17:10

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Re: My return to the first 2 Battlefields in video

Hey guys, bit of an update. I've now got a slew of old COOP-able DC_Final maps now on the 1942 server (plus Battle of Africa for retail). Install link's up on the gametracker page for the server.

Battlefield 1942's Strangest Map? "Immersed" - Available For Either Desert Combat Final Mod OR Battlefield 1942 Retail - And It's Infantry-Only So It Could Be A Competitive Map!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK46BQHg_zo

Some other nice maps in the pack:
Charlie Don't Surf - Ported from Eve of Destruction mod for Battlefield Vietnam at some stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSdcDcqZ9cY

Compound, Day 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO6l3IkWlPQ

Also I'm now done with modding my Vietnam COOP maps SSM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epl68ROotFo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX9BRk-oosA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8ryKSV8huo
ALL maps now have helicopters, and 2 more now have planes. Less tanks on most of the maps too.

As a side note, I've had to turn off the TDM/CTF bots maps on the 1942 server for a little bit. Going to try redo the same and more maps completely SSM rather than with a couple that were CSM in the mix due to my modding skill limitations at the time. May be a few months before I get to this though.

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#4 2023-01-29 17:11:49

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Re: My return to the first 2 Battlefields in video

Number 1 wrote:

Hey guys, bit of an update. I've now got a slew of old COOP-able DC_Final maps now on the 1942 server (plus Battle of Africa for retail). Install link's up on the gametracker page for the server.

Battlefield 1942's Strangest Map? "Immersed" - Available For Either Desert Combat Final Mod OR Battlefield 1942 Retail - And It's Infantry-Only So It Could Be A Competitive Map!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK46BQHg_zo

Some other nice maps in the pack:
Charlie Don't Surf - Ported from Eve of Destruction mod for Battlefield Vietnam at some stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSdcDcqZ9cY

Compound, Day 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO6l3IkWlPQ

Also I'm now done with modding my Vietnam COOP maps SSM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epl68ROotFo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX9BRk-oosA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8ryKSV8huo
ALL maps now have helicopters, and 2 more now have planes. Less tanks on most of the maps too.

As a side note, I've had to turn off the TDM/CTF bots maps on the 1942 server for a little bit. Going to try redo the same and more maps completely SSM rather than with a couple that were CSM in the mix due to my modding skill limitations at the time. May be a few months before I get to this though.

Nice maps. Jim2102 made Immersed, he was a good friend and excellent modder. Him and I worked on numerous mod projects together.

As I side note it might be possible to allocate more CPU time to bots to make them come alive and much smarter. There is a command for it but I don’t know if it’s server side or not.

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#5 2023-01-30 10:03:40

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Re: My return to the first 2 Battlefields in video

Nice. Turns out a number of the big guns have had input on it lol.

Beyond the "AI difficulty %" (game tab) and "COOP Bot AI % CPU" (server tab, below description) settings in BFSM/BVSM? Got both those maxed. I have noticed having lots of extra vehicle spawns (talking tripling an airfield on a map like Khe Sanh) and/or lots of indoor on Vietnam maps in particular will lock them all up defending a point even when they otherwise have properly functional ai (Quang Tri '72 and '68 UNMODDED has this issue lol)

If anyone does have a set of the ctf-coop/tdm-coop maps for bf1942 I'd love to have them. Found on some maps like Stalingrad and Gothic Line I couldn't get the ai working without making some changes that I assume are what is causing them to now not function SSM.

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#6 2023-02-02 19:30:45

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Re: My return to the first 2 Battlefields in video

vietnam! yeah!
is hueyBob still online??

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#7 2023-02-06 07:53:34

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Re: My return to the first 2 Battlefields in video

Haven't seen him on lately, but I mainly only play Powerstomp's Easy Prey server and my own BFV server.

Doesn't look like he's been on Hello Clan server for a couple of months though

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