Absolute best way to kill time waiting for ns

MonsieurEvilMonsieurEvil Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 4Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
<a href="http://www.ea.com/eagames/official/battlefield1942/gamedemo.jsp?state=111" target="_blank">Battlefield 1942 MP Demo</a>

Despite having a million things to do, I still found a few hours this weekend to play this sucker, and all I can say is:


More fun than a barrel of playboy bunnies. This demo has become the number 2 online FPS in the past couple days (second only to CS), and for good reason. It's awesome.


  • CrematorCremator Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 27Members
    i'd download it if i had some damn internet...  (im in a library right now)
  • Evil_Sonic_Death_MonkeyEvil_Sonic_Death_Monkey Join Date: 2002-08-09 Member: 1125Members
    looks really cool <!--emo&:D--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'><!--endemo-->
  • SageSage Join Date: 2002-08-06 Member: 1086Members
    I can't get it to work right, everything is always black and all I see is my hands  <!--emo&:(--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('><!--endemo-->
  • BathroomMonkeyBathroomMonkey Feces-hurling Monkey Boy Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 78Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    I downloaded it just to try out the flying part.  It took a long time for me to finally get on an aircraft carrier with an available plane, and I was giddy with anticipation as I hopped in, fired up the engine, and then drove it directly over the edge of the ship into the ocean.

    Hopefully one day, I'll have enough time to learn how to play.
  • MonsieurEvilMonsieurEvil Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 4Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    There's a short but useful newbie guide over at 3DAP:

    <a href="http://www.3dactionplanet.com/features/articles/bfstrat/" target="_blank">BF42 MP Demo guide (3 pages)</a>
  • VoberVober Join Date: 2002-03-27 Member: 356Members
    no doubt, I play this as much as I can now, there is only one map, but the game is so sweet it dosent matter, only one problem, playing on a large, unorganized team sucks. Anyone wana play 8-) (I was thinking about joining a clan/guild/allaince/anyone who has a private server not filled with fools just for this reason...)
  • EosEos Join Date: 2002-06-08 Member: 738Members
    I play Battle Field 1942 as much as I can and I'n getting good a flying a plane too, I still crash it sometimes. <!--emo&:p--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'><!--endemo-->
  • ZcaliberZcaliber Join Date: 2002-01-26 Member: 93Members
    If only it would work for my prehistoric computer. ;_;

    God hates me...
  • JediYoshiJediYoshi The Cupcake Boss Join Date: 2002-05-27 Member: 674Members
    Yeah, it's fun. But there's a large problem on being <i>on</i> the ships. On a lagging game, everything goes whack. Once I've seen a plane fall to the back just by sliding. I also think they should have showed what servers need a password. But overall, a fun game.

    Jeep pwns!
  • SentrySteveSentrySteve .txt Join Date: 2002-03-09 Member: 290Members, Constellation
    Indeed, they say that they will have 64 players supported - but before they start making up crazy numbers like that they better put some <i>serious</i> work into thier netcode.  It was fun, but I want to wait untill the mad rush for the planes is over.  I just cant stand when we are losing flags on the ground and half are team is tking eachother for fear of the other guy taking a plane.  Once you get in a _good_ server, it can be fun.
  • GwahirGwahir Join Date: 2002-04-24 Member: 513Members, Constellation
    I kept having difficulty dloading it (fileplanet kept dropping me out of the line and I'd have to get back to the end), then when I finished downloading, the file was corrupt... not fun so far.
  • EosEos Join Date: 2002-06-08 Member: 738Members
    <!--QuoteBegin--JediYoshi+Aug. 26 2002,04:16--></span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td><b>Quote</b> (JediYoshi @ Aug. 26 2002,04:16)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE"><!--QuoteEBegin-->I also think they should have showed what servers need a password.<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    The red servers are passworded and the white ones are unlocked or unpassworded.
  • LegionnairedLegionnaired Join Date: 2002-04-30 Member: 552Members, Constellation
    I DLed it in 10 minutes (Yay working cable modem finally)

    I have to say although I cant fly worth crap, it's VERY VERY fun!
  • TomodachiTomodachi Join Date: 2002-08-16 Member: 1175Members
    My comp crashed every time I press the Esc button while in a game. I guess BF1942 is a ok game but it lags too much.
  • JediYoshiJediYoshi The Cupcake Boss Join Date: 2002-05-27 Member: 674Members
    <a href="http://www.neocron.com" target="_blank">Neocron</a>

    Well, I'm hearing it's an awesome game. So it's probably worth a dl.

    Note: It's bout 1.1 gigs
  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Members
    Hrm, downloaded it. It takes forever to get anywhere, being a gunner on a plane sucks, and i cant find where the ships spawn. The combat is sporadic and fleeting, and half the people there lag like crap. The flak cannon is friggen useless, and you cant tell where your shots are going. A direct hit from a tank does about half damage and you can magically heal yourself at a cabinet. The graphics are pretty ok, with mediocre weapon models and explosions.

    Im having fun though.
  • Silver_FoxSilver_Fox Spammer Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 34Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    I love BF1942 ...

    Being an infantry and just seeing a plane buzz by the houses by mere meters and tanks rolling into a village with the rocky stop action ... oh my ...

    The only thing I dont like about 1942 is the people who play it.  Unfortunatly it seems like CS players on speed ...
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    I think I'm a rather good pilot, I can hit any target now and can do mad barrel rolls.  Starting to become a pretty good tank driver too - actually starting to prefer it to the planes ... which <b>everyone</b> runs for on either team when ever they pop up - so it leaves my tanks more or less open ..
    <!--emo&:D--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'><!--endemo-->

    <!--EDIT|Silver Fox|Aug. 26 2002,19:50-->
  • C0nan_The_LibrarianC0nan_The_Librarian Join Date: 2002-07-31 Member: 1039Members
    my vodoo 3 cant handel batllefield 1942....
  • TzarconTzarcon Join Date: 2002-02-28 Member: 259Members
    I havent tried the MP Demo yet, but in The SP Demo I'm having a really bad problem

    Whenever I try to look up, its like it has trouble and the camera shakes alot. I have to struggle to look up. Does anyone have an answer?
  • FreemantleFreemantle Join Date: 2002-06-16 Member: 783Members
    My Tribes 2 Shrike skills translate to this game perfectly. Unfortunatly, my comp runs this game for 20 minutes and crashes. Stupid Drivers.

    P.S. I once parachuted from a zero, pulled out my sniper rifle, and killed to Yanks who were mining up the island. All before hitting the ground.

    P.S.S I once Ran over a swimming dude with the mini-boat thingy's. He didnt die, so i drove it next to him, hopped out, and loaded the boat with explosives (I was an engineer). I died troo but it was sure fun to see his body fly out of the water.
  • Silver_FoxSilver_Fox Spammer Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 34Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    heh, funny story re: 1942 ...

    I was in a jeep, trotting towards one of the cap points.  a friendly tank was blocking most the road, I was a bit annoyed, so I just figured I'd go around.  Well, when I swerve around the tank, I see our engineer had placed several land mines, so I put on the brakes and thought for exactly 1.7 seconds (I timed it).

    Seems an enemy jeep was clocking in the direction I was coming from, swerved to miss the tank like I had done and hit the land mine.  This did no damage to me, however the big mass of metal that was formally know as a jeep, landed <b>on top of me</b>.

    Not crashed into me, not rolled, slamed or nudged ...

    it became airborn, flew a bit, then landed right on top of me, killing me instantly ...

    <!--emo&:D--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'><!--endemo-->

    No one got the kill for it, but it was hella-funny.
  • ScytheScythe Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 46NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation, Reinforced - Silver
    It's incredibly satisfying when a mad bastage hoons right over the mines I carefully placed and goes flying overhead. Very cool. I love the sound of this game, literally. You hear the distant Poomp of shells being fired from an off-shore cruiser then the ka-thunp of them exploding on an enemy tank. And the low frequency rumble of depth charges going off. I managed to get my Logitech Wingman Force working for flying, this very cool.

    TychoCelchuuu: The AA guns are the best weapon in the game! I've taken out many a careless tank with them and you can't beat the feeling of blowing a parachuting zero pilot out of the sky with a burst of flak.

    Strangely enough, the hand-held weapons are the worst I've seen in any game. It's almost impossible to accurately aim with any gun as the netcode is so damn bad. Jerking and wobbling around with a ping of < 100.

    <a href="mailto:the_only_scythe@subdimension.com">the_only_scythe@subdimension.com</a>
  • Silver_FoxSilver_Fox Spammer Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 34Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    eh, as long as you play on the EA servers (EABFEC-#) the pings are actually pretty good.
  • ScytheScythe Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 46NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation, Reinforced - Silver
    When I'm on the east coast of Australia? I don't think so.

    One thing that really irks me is when your trying to type out the message: "You can't hit aircraft with <b>depth charges</b> you batty bastage" While in midair flying a torpedo bomber and for some reason the characters don't register when you type out the message, It usually comes out as "Yo c't t acft i thrge u btt btg". And I plunge into the big blue sea typing it out again. I've said it before and I'll say it again, <b>nothing</b> beats voicecomm.

    <a href="mailto:the_only_scythe@subdimension.com">the_only_scythe@subdimension.com</a>

    P.S. And yes, I was actually being shot at with shells being fired by massive deck guns and having depth charges going off under me whilst torpedoing this gunship.
  • NovakoalaNovakoala Join Date: 2002-07-17 Member: 962Members, Constellation
    /me sighs

    My Pentium 3 450Mhz just isn't up to it.

    I'll have to download DoD again. But it's not the same...
  • LegionnairedLegionnaired Join Date: 2002-04-30 Member: 552Members, Constellation


    Anyone have a machine with enough power to run this game as a server?

    Maybe we can borrow shodan?
  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Members
    scythe your killing me. I have scored direct hits on planes with this thing and they just fly around like nothing happened.
  • gutterclutchgutterclutch Join Date: 2002-06-30 Member: 850Members
    I am DEADLY. My and my Zero own the skies...and some of the ground. I'm also a good AA gunner and a ###### infantryman. I absolutely suck at the landfighting part of this game. When I get a tank and jump another, it invariably kills me. When I drive a jeep around (FUN&#33<!--emo&;)--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'><!--endemo--> A tank invariably kills me. When I snipe, Someone is invariably behind me or is already sniping and knows where I am. I'm a decent sniper, but I'm far better in the air...over just a few hours per day, a few days of play, I've racked up more air to air kills than I can count with my fingers...and that was pretty much subject to who was willing to get into the air with me.

    Best event: shooting up a dauntless, it turns around, we go head to head blazing guns. Since the dauntless was already trailing smoke, I blew it out of the sky and scored on both gunner and pilot...then flew straight into the burning wreckage and died <!--emo&:p--><img src="http://www.natural-selection.org/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'><!--endemo-->

    I must say the netcode leaves loads to be desired...it's tough for me to find a game where I don't lag in...but I'm persistant
  • BiomechanoidBiomechanoid Join Date: 2002-02-12 Member: 203Members
    my dogfighting skillz ownzorz joo all!!!!! yet I can't bomb anything worth crap... I usually end up dropping a bomb, then hitting the bomb while it's in air and killing myself...

    AAA is fooking awesome!!!! put me in one of those, and NO ariplane is safe, no parachute will hit the ground and damnnit, I can take out tanks too!!!

    ahh yes.. tanks. I use them as mobile AAA, thou I usually end up getting a plane to about 50% before they bomb me, but still..

    engineers own, sorry, but I always repair the carrier when I respawn.

    oh! and my favorite tactic!!!!: parking the gunship right next to the airport and use it like a seige cannon, just blindly blowing away the ariplanes and tanks, and spamming the buildings. if I've got a scout on the ground... then watch out, 'cause it usually takes me 3 shells (if the scout is good) to get a precision hit on a target.

    although I found out that the anti-ship gunnery is weak... I got into a standoff with my cruiser and two turrets, and despite the fact that they hit me with almost every single ####, I still took both turrets out.

    jeeps are cool! you can go from one side of the island to the other really fast!!!

    oh, and I love the troop transports: one driver, one gunner, and four people in the back... hell yea. speed out to the airfield or the norht base, hop out, call for bombardments, and voila!instant flag.

    one bug that I noticed is that on the north base there's a spot where you are at the edge of the water, but you're still capping the flag. I exploit it, but it's still lame.

    Oh, and you CAN rocket jump and survive!!!.... you just tend not to live once you hit the ground again.

    BTW, tailgunner sucks, but if your pilot is on a straight bombing run, then he needs someone to bite the fighters that will be on his tail.

    a great game. my former clan has a server for it, but due to only having 512 2700 DDR, it can't support more than 8 people. as soon as the 9th person joins, everyone's ping goes to 1023. wierd eh?
  • TomodachiTomodachi Join Date: 2002-08-16 Member: 1175Members
    Anyone know why my BF1942 crashes everytime I press Esc while in a game?
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