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Computer Gaming Update 09/26/2003
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 26, 2003 10:02 PM
I know there's a few among us who are hardcore computer gamers. Sometimes you need a break to let the fumes dissipate and the paint dry. So with yet another weekend upon us, here's the latest news & information on computer wargames for my fellow gamers.

Enjoy. Smile [:)]

Battlefield Vietnam
Exclusive Battlefield Vietnam Video is available in both hi-res and low-res. The video is very well done and provides a glimpse into what's in store for us. This video is also available on FilePlanet.

Battlefield 1942 Patch
EA posted information about the upcoming patch (v1.5) and what to expect. In this next patch will be the Phillippines map. Included with the map are two new vehicles: the Elco 80 PT Boat for the US Marines and the Type 38 coastal craft for the Japanese.

Battlefield 1942: Desert Combat v0.4J
If you haven't been keeping tabs on Desert Combat, they released their .4 patch a couple of weeks ago. This mod is fantastic and very well done.

Battlefield 1942: Forgotten Hope
Now available, the beta for what EA predicts will be a very popular mod. The following was posted on the Battlefield 1942 website:

"These guys are set to release their first beta today. If you haven't been keeping track of this mod...you're missing out. This looks to be the largest mod ever made for Battlfield 1942. The content list is staggering and it looks to become a fan favorite. The entire Battlefield team at EA and DICE are looking forward to this mod."http://forgottenhope.bf1942files.com/main.html

This mod is also available on FilePlanet.

Call of Duty Gameplay Videos (ship date: 10/29)
Red Square: This exciting, original gameplay video shows the heart-pounding action of the Red Square level of the Russian campaign.

Jeep: Another original gameplay video from GameSpy, this Call of Duty video shows an action-filled scene of driving and fighting across the countryside.

Brecourt: FilePlanet and Founder's Club subscribers have the first peek of this gripping video from the Brecourt level of Call of Duty

Hearts of Iron: C.O.R.E. v0.6 Released
The C.O.R.E. team has been hard at work and released .6 recently. They also unveiled a new website for the C.O.R.E. project.

New Releases

Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour Expansion
Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Breakthrough
The Temple of Elemental Evil: A Classic Greyhawk Adventure

New Demos

Wings of Honour Demo
The demo of Wings of Honour will allow you to play one mission of this early 1900's WWI based combat simulation title.

Empires: Dawn of the Modern World (ship date: 10/22)
The multiplayer demo and single player demo has been released.

LotR: War of the Ring

LotR: The Return of the King
The demo for EA's upcoming release was made available this past week. The Return of the Kings demo is available on FilePlanet.

Previews

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle For Middle-Earth
EA has officially announced a The Lord of the Rings real-time strategy game, scheduled for release on the PC in summer 2004. GameSpy.com has published the first, worldwide-exclusive preview of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth.
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Posted by J-Hulk on Friday, September 26, 2003 10:17 PM
Zoiks![:0]
Look at all those new games!

While not a PC game, has anyone outside of Japan played Panzer Front or Panzer Front bis, on Play Station?
I've been groovin' on those 2 excellent real-time battle sims for the last 4 years or so, and always wondered if it was marketed only here in Japan.
Anybody heard of it?
~Brian
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 26, 2003 10:38 PM
thanks for the info Bayonet. J-hulk, I think Ive played that , but I belive its called something different here. describe the game a little. Ive played so many games , they all tend to blend in my memory. That, or its signs of gettin old.
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Posted by djrost_2000 on Friday, September 26, 2003 10:49 PM
Any new flight sims out there Bayonet?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 26, 2003 10:57 PM
Thanks for the update, Recon. I just finished a lan fest this last weekend, and I must say that Desert Combat was one of the favorites. The v.4 really rocks. Fly an A-10, anyone? How about an F-14?

demono69
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Posted by J-Hulk on Friday, September 26, 2003 11:11 PM
All these games sound so cool, but my rickety old system can barely handle Half Life, so...

Monster, the two Panzer Front games for PlayStation are real-time battle simulations, with you in a tank of your choice in a map of your choice. You're the commander, and you can have up to 4 tanks to command. You shift out of real-time to map mode, give orders, study recon, etc, then go back to real-time mode and duke it out. You also shift to gunner when you designate a target as commander.
It's PS 1 software, so the graphics are a little pixelly, but the tanks are dead accurate, the physics are very good, and the game play is excellent, in my opinion.

In Panzer Front bis, you can design your own scenarios using the maps and vehicles available.
I've had a blast leading a battalion of Maus (Mice?) against JS-3s at Kursk! And Taking a three-vehicle formation of Japanese Type 90 MBTs against a force of Soviet-built T-80s.

All kinds of nutty possibilities!
~Brian
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 26, 2003 11:23 PM
J-hulk, yep, Ive played it. Its been a while since Ive played it I cant remeber the name of it now. But it is called something different. I remeber one map I couldnt get past. It was ina blown up city and I kept getting surround by umpteen tanks and the blown up by a bomber. It was frustrating, fun though. And I agree abut the tanks, they really did look accurate. I hope they make a new version for the PS2. By the way, did anyone ever play Panzer General? Ive played them all, but even as plain as it was, the first one was the funnest.
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Posted by djrost_2000 on Friday, September 26, 2003 11:35 PM
Demono, I fly Jane's Fighter's Anthology and Jane's F/A-18. In Fighter's Anthology you can fly a LOT of jets from Vietnam era to present. I like to land on the carrier in fog with an ILS approach.

DJ
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Posted by J-Hulk on Friday, September 26, 2003 11:52 PM
Monster, that sounds like the Berlin scenario you're talking about. I think it's artillery that gets you, though.
You're in a Tiger II, with another Tiger II and a Hetzer to command. You have to run a gauntlet of Soviet T-34/85s, Su-100s, and JS-2s to make it to a "safe zone," while dodging the artillery.
That the one?
~Brian
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Posted by renarts on Saturday, September 27, 2003 12:01 AM
Good PS or PS2 games are hard to come by here in Central Florida. I was hoping that the PS2 would come out with either a half way decent flight sim (although I did here a rumor that they would be doing a MoH flight sim next year for PS2) and a decent tank either 1st person or external strategy version. (If they can do Warhammer, Warcraft, Battlezone2210 and any one of those, why not a good Tank shooter? The new PS2 version of MoH is supposed to be a Pacific Theatre scenario and its release is in November.

I envy you J-hulk. Japan has a much better selection of PS & PS2 games than are released here in the US.

Mike
Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
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Posted by J-Hulk on Saturday, September 27, 2003 2:41 AM
Maybe so Mike, but I've still been rather disappointed by the PS 2 games released so far, even here in Japan. I mostly use the console to watch DVDs these days.

Aside from Panzer Front bis (which is a PS1 game), the only other game I play much is Ace Combat 4, which is a really good flight battle sim with a wacky semi-futuristic story. Lots of cool aircraft, and a good flight feel to it.

Once I get a computer that can handle 'em, I'm looking forward to trying some of the PC games you guys are talking about.
~Brian
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 27, 2003 8:32 AM
J-Hulk, yeah, thats it. Berlin. I kept getting my butt blown off.I wish I knew what I did with that game. I dont think I sold it. I need to find it , it was really fun.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 27, 2003 10:16 AM
And, for those of us here that are DieHard Mech-Heads:
www.mektek.net's MekPak has gone Beta1.2!!
Soon, we'll all be able to start fighting one another in Marauders, Warhammers, and even Urbanmechs! But wait, there's more! MekPaks 2 and 3 are already in development, with the Crab, Solitaire, and Rifleman all being worked on!!
Also, a bit of a personal update:
My MechWarrior4:Mercenaries gaming clan has gone LIVE! Currently, it's just me, but I wouldn't mind recruitin' some of y'all! You can check us out at:
http://www.geocities.com/Confederate_Army_Base

That's all from the MW4 community!!!
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Posted by Wolfp on Saturday, September 27, 2003 10:21 AM
Ahh,

Homeworld 2 Just came out. Grabbed a copy a couple of days ago. Havent had time to load it due to being busy...aaaarghhhh. My weekend looks clear now, however. Put up the do not disturb signs, the anti-honey-doo forcefield, and will game away for a couple of days...hehe

J.B. http://photobucket.com/albums/a303/jbrunyon/

    

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 27, 2003 3:54 PM
ive got Panzer Front on the PS1 but the missions dont seem to go anywhere after ive copleted them
there was a good WW2 tank simulater a few years ago that id love to get to work with XP or a update
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 27, 2003 10:50 PM
PC? PS2? PS?! Where's the XBox love???
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Posted by J-Hulk on Sunday, September 28, 2003 5:11 AM
Hi, Jon.
Yeah, in Panzer Front 1, you finish the mission, and that's it! Go try another one. No story or anything.
In Panzer Front bis, it has all that plus a story, plus the maps and scenarios that you can create yourself.
If you have an opportunity to get one or the other, definitely get Panzer Front bis.
~Brian
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Posted by U-96 on Monday, September 29, 2003 3:34 AM
The lastest revision of Rowan's old Battle of Britain has been released recently. As a hybrid flight sim/strategy game, it's hard to beat. With access to the original source code and the aid some of the original development team, it's not just a straighforward mod, rather a complete strip-down and overhaul...

There's also a demo available showing off the new changes.

http://bob-ma.org/



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Posted by Dwight Ta-ala on Monday, September 29, 2003 6:16 PM
Guys, ever played Combat Mission?

It's a great strategy game with lots of tanks.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 29, 2003 7:16 PM
I bought Combat Mission:Beyond Overlord a month or so ago and still have yet to play it. I wish I had more time to do so.

I love Battlefield 1942, just an awesome online experience. Another favorite was Return to Castle Wolfenstein Evil [}:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 3:05 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Dwight Ta-ala

Guys, ever played Combat Mission?

It's a great strategy game with lots of tanks.


i do play combat mission : barbarosa to berlin , perhaps too much Big Smile [:D] its such a great game. anyone into armor modeling should realy give it a try , gives you a great perspective of what armored combat was like at compagny/battalion level

anyone interested in having a look they got a demo out at battlefront.com , also have a look at their forums they have a lot of very knowldegable people there if you dont understand how to play.
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Posted by Dwight Ta-ala on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 3:24 AM
I agree with you PantherLehr. I am playing Beyond Overlord. It is really a cool and realistic simulation of the war in western front. Tanks are realistically modelled. Tigers and Panthers are as tough as they really were and Shermans as ..well as Shermans were. I learn to appreciate how difficult it is for a Sherman to battle it out with them Tigers and Panthers.

I love this game. Much better that Close Combat.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 6:47 AM
How many out here like Falcon 4.0? Out of those that do, raise your hand if you heard about the newest exe patches from BMS. There are new patches coming out weekly now if you are into Falcon 4.0. for those that are into Falcon if you aren't faimilar with all the patches like 108.us, then SP3, then BMS and FF2, then go to http://www.frugalsworld.com and give it a good reading inthe Falcon 4.0 forum. Falcon 4.0 is nothing like it was out of the box. With all the patches, you can now fly any plane in the sim, and most with the correct cockpit and flight model. There are new skins available for just about any plane with all new 3d models that will knock your socks off.
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Posted by Jeeves on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 7:48 AM
Not sure if you guys have been following this one-- but if any of you fly the IL-2 series, they are currently working on a Real Time Strategy game that looks to be outstanding.

Shermanfreak might even be interested in this one as per the latest development shots...take a look at this link:

http://oldsite.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=83;t=000061
Mike
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