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tFighterPilot
01-18-2004, 06:54 PM
Just like Star Wars Galaxies is Ever Quest in space :p

Long time till the summer...

Hermie
01-18-2004, 07:45 PM
umm, technicaly, its not in space, but on different planet surfaces (galaxies too).


do you actually have a point?

and what on earth happend to your sexy av?

ExcelsioN
01-18-2004, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by imyourfather
Just like Star Wars Galaxies is Ever Quest in space :p

Long time till the summer...

Well perhaps we should be glad that LEC are taking some of the best games of our time and combining them with the best film franchises.

As a huge BF1942 fan, I'm glad I've got another BF-style game to play. :D

Silent_Thunder
01-19-2004, 06:42 AM
Am I the only one that enjoys Tribes 2 a heck of a lot more than Battlefield?

As long as the game is fun and "Starwarsy" I'll be happy to play it though :)... I just hope its a little closer to tribes gameplay (minus the jetpacks ofcourse) than Battlefield...

Anyone else think they should add some Darktroopers too? :D

The_One
01-19-2004, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by Silent_Thunder
Anyone else think they should add some Darktroopers too? :D

Damn straight, then the Rebel scum wouldn't stand a chance ;)

ExcelsioN
01-19-2004, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by Silent_Thunder
Am I the only one that enjoys Tribes 2 a heck of a lot more than Battlefield?

It seems like it. :p

I hope this game is more like BF, that way I can have my favourite game combined with one of my favourite films. :cool:

tFighterPilot
01-19-2004, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by Excelsion
It seems like it. :p

I hope this game is more like BF, that way I can have my favourite game combined with one of my favourite films. :cool: What's about the Star Wars mod for BattleField 1942?

ZBomber
01-19-2004, 06:18 PM
Originally posted by imyourfather
What's about the Star Wars mod for BattleField 1942?

But that wasn't official. This is the real deal, made by LEC themselves.

The_One
01-19-2004, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
But that wasn't official. This is the real deal, made by LEC themselves.

Not exactly. This game is licensed by LEC, and is being made by Pandemic Studios. There is a big difference between that, and LEC making the game themselves. They don't tend to make too many games in house these days...

tFighterPilot
01-19-2004, 06:49 PM
Pandemic Studios were great in Battlezone 2!

That just made me think this game will be even better :)

Alegis
01-19-2004, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by imyourfather
What's about the Star Wars mod for BattleField 1942?
I heard it was extremely laggy ;) and there is a big difference between a mod for a game made by ppl in their spare time, than a brand new game made by people who work for it..and get LEC support..

ZBomber
01-19-2004, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by The_One
Not exactly. This game is licensed by LEC, and is being made by Pandemic Studios. There is a big difference between that, and LEC making the game themselves. They don't tend to make too many games in house these days...

Aye, but you know what I mean. LEC gave permission to do it, and probably had many of the ideas. So they sorta did make the game, just not the way you were thinking.

ExcelsioN
01-19-2004, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by imyourfather
What's about the Star Wars mod for BattleField 1942?

That got told to 'cease and discist' (sp?) by LEC. Probably because they had started making this game.

The_One
01-20-2004, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
Aye, but you know what I mean. LEC gave permission to do it, and probably had many of the ideas. So they sorta did make the game, just not the way you were thinking.

OK, I forgive you - I was just being a pedantic little wretch ;)

Originally posted by Excelsion
That got told to 'cease and discist' (sp?) by LEC. Probably because they had started making this game.

Really? I hadn't heard that... It hardly surprises me though, especially now we know they had this game in the pipeline. I remember a similar thing happening with the Star Wars Unreal Tournament Mod - and that was right before Jedi Knight II.

ExcelsioN
01-20-2004, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by The_One
OK, I forgive you - I was just being a pedantic little wretch ;)



Really? I hadn't heard that... It hardly surprises me though, especially now we know they had this game in the pipeline. I remember a similar thing happening with the Star Wars Unreal Tournament Mod - and that was right before Jedi Knight II.

I heard that somewhere. They haven't had anything to do with planetbattlefield.com (PBF) for a long time. And their website dosen't work anymore.

Coward
01-22-2004, 12:27 PM
Last i knew they were still arond I think their knew site is http://www.swbattlefield.jolt.co.uk

The_One
01-22-2004, 03:05 PM
Ah yes, looks like it still is going.

It wouldn't surprise me if the LEC lawyers were set off on them, though. From LEC's point of view, they are making a game that could interfere with their sales of Battlefront...

tFighterPilot
01-22-2004, 03:35 PM
Mods like this makes me wish I had BF1942:(

ExcelsioN
01-22-2004, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by The_One
Ah yes, looks like it still is going.

It wouldn't surprise me if the LEC lawyers were set off on them, though. From LEC's point of view, they are making a game that could interfere with their sales of Battlefront...

Yeah, it obviously is. Theres been a few new maps on PBF (http://www.planetbattlefield.com) as well.

I can see what you're gettin at. If people see that they can download an almost-the-same mod for free, some cheap-ass peoplemight not buy Battlefront. But thats just being paranoid.

MentatMM
01-22-2004, 04:48 PM
I understand their reasons for sending out cease and desist orders, but don't agree. If they feel threatened by a Mod, that just makes me feel as if they have little confidence in their own game(s). If this BF1942 Mod is good enough to make them worry (and this goes for any Mod), they should be hiring these people, not threatening them. Just my two cents.

I like the idea of SW meets BF1942 and hope that this game works out for the best.

Am I the only one that enjoys Tribes 2 a heck of a lot more than Battlefield?

I enjoyed Tribes 1 and 2 a great deal but haven't played BF1942 enough to make a fair comparison. Tribes 1/2 seems to be aimed more at the hardcore competitive players, in my opinion, which is fine and dandy, but it's going to be much easier for newbian players to jump right in to a game of BF1942 (Battlefront) than Tribes 1/2. Many players will be attracted to Battlefront for that reason alone.

Coward
01-23-2004, 08:31 AM
I think that lucasarts main problem with the star wars battlefield mod was that they used star wars in their name.

Sounds Risky
01-31-2004, 12:46 AM
The Galactic Conquest mod is still being worked on and it seems they'll have a new release soon which will include a SPACE MAP, though they suggested the size of the download would be near a gig.

Tie Pilot
02-01-2004, 10:45 AM
No.... the download wont be near a gigabyte it will be closer to 400 or so... around what size the main component of Desert combat is now without the new patch... tahts about 500.

Its going to have 8 maps:

Tanaab(space map with flyable Correlion coravettes)
Hoth(redone and the echo base looks soooooooooo much better)
Tatooonie
Beggars canyon
Isd Judicator
Endor
Bespin
(mystery map)

These are the maps coming for it and there are 40 vehicles... pretty much every map ahs unique vehicles!

Now back on topic... i will buy Battlefront and i will Download gc... i find them both to be good they both offer different things...

Space map(gc)/At At(bf)
64 players(gc)/32 players(bf)

battlefront seems to be focused more on infantry classes and combat which is great but Gc is vehular so they both offer different things...

Check this website out the Gc mod has come on in leaps and bounds.
http://www.galactic-conquest.net/

Paragon_Leon
02-07-2004, 10:08 PM
Battlefield 1942 has dominated my gaming hours for the past one and a half year and is still going strong. I personally welcome all attempts to bring Star Wars to this type of game-engine. The tricky part is to make it as appealing as BF1942, meaning you need fast flowing gameplay, skill-based moves and tactics and an arcade-feel. Translated to Star Wars, that means all-out jungle warfare on Endor (admit it; you'd love to be a Rebel soldier during that battle, feeling part of a hugh broader war), defending Hoth (if choreographed well, it can be the ultimate SW-experience) or admiring the sights on Bespin.

The potential is there, but i believe players should get the feel they're being a part of a grander battle instead of simply having a flag to go for with Star Wars-skins slapped on an engine.

My two cents; i'll definitely be following progress on both Battlefront and the mod to see which one succeeds better at above description.

lukeiamyourdad
02-08-2004, 03:34 AM
Well the mod had its problem. Huge problems. Lag, crashes, etc.

As for SWBF, it won't be as good as BF1942, but it'll be good and I'm sure it won't feel like it's just BF1942 with Star Wars skin. SWGB made sure that didn't happen again and War of the Ring just continues to show the crappiness of just changing the skin.

And Hello Leon :D Weren't you busy panning your wedding?

Silent_Thunder
02-08-2004, 08:34 AM
"As for SWBF, it won't be as good as BF1942, but it'll be good "


Clouded.... This game's future is...

Tie Pilot
02-08-2004, 10:28 AM
Im Pretty sure the mod wont be as good as the swbf but.... bf can supposedly only support 32 players on the internet. For me that abit too low, so im going to get both of them because the Bf mod is free. Plus they have a space map with crewable corvettes :eek:

But then again Battlefront can do anything they want, ill just have to wait and see but dont bash the mod guys its getting better and better, check the interview at http://www.planetbattlefield.com/features/articles/Interviews/gc/

They are back on track and the mod will come soon :D

Battlefront will be great though i just wish gc could get an at at.

Alegis
02-08-2004, 02:05 PM
that interview was interesting, they thought of porting their mod to battlefront..

Gen. Disarray: What are your thoughts on the "Star Wars Battlefront" game? Do you think it will effect the mods direction in any way?

JayBiggS: Personally, I am interested to see what they will do with the game. It won't affect the direction of the mod as we are 2 different projects. I want to wish the Star Wars Battlefront team all the best of luck.

Gen. Disarray: Is there anything that you would like to add?

JayBiggS: Most of us plan to port to BFV when the time comes, depending on the popularity of the game. There are just too many cool features in BFV that our mod could utilize that it's almost a no-brainer.

Why the rivalty then? :D

about the battlefield vs front, i'm sure front will be better..since i never much liked battlefield, the things i found missing i find in battlefront already

lukeiamyourdad
02-08-2004, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by Alegis Gensan
about the battlefield vs front, i'm sure front will be better..since i never much liked battlefield, the things i found missing i find in battlefront already

Like what?

Tie Pilot
02-08-2004, 05:33 PM
No i Believe they are porting thier mod to Battlefield vietnam....

A move which i back up 100% that game is gonna add so many great things for them to do.

BFV means battlefield vietnam btw

Alegis
02-08-2004, 07:25 PM
Like what?
Like Star Wars :P and closer arenas

BFV->Battlefield vietnam
:eek: WOOPS my mistake ..Well it does make much more sense, and Vietnam does look awesome

Paragon_Leon
02-08-2004, 09:46 PM
Battlefield can support up to 64 people online, for the record...
Even though you almost always have loads of lag, it still is a memorable experience. In the right hands, 32 players can make enough of a ruckus online as well.
It all depends on how fast you can get to the action. Judging from the vehicles in Battlefront (speeder bikes, the likes) that will not be a problem..

And yes, Lukeiamyourdad, I'm in full swing for that.... Four months and counting !

Tie Pilot
02-09-2004, 10:14 PM
Wow, so many great games coming out that cater to my 2 likes in life


Battlefield vietnam( My interest in vietnam and the music during that era :D )
battlefront( What can i say, i love star wars )

lotr-sam0711
02-10-2004, 07:40 PM
Out with the old...In with the new!!!

Master Davio
03-03-2004, 12:18 PM
Yeh but BF1942 in space would be wicked!


duel: :lsduel: :syoda: :dsaber: : :manny: :max: :: :yodaball: :

McCusto
03-04-2004, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by Herminator_64
umm, technicaly, its not in space, but on different planet surfaces (galaxies too).


do you actually have a point?

and what on earth happend to your sexy av?

I agree

Glacius1
03-06-2004, 09:45 AM
SWBF will without a doubt be amazingly better than the GC mod for BF42. Although I like the BF games, there was just something about the handling that I didnt like. It was, sloppy. Im sure I read in the IGN preview that Battlefront uses the Unreal 3 engine. So Im sure it will be far from sluggish.

Even though I have the option to play the GC mod, I wouldnt and wont even give it a second thought as I shelf it for SWBF.

Sounds Risky
03-06-2004, 08:55 PM
Battlefront uses a new engine made specifically for it.

lukeiamyourdad
03-06-2004, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by Glacius1
SWBF will without a doubt be amazingly better than the GC mod for BF42. Although I like the BF games, there was just something about the handling that I didnt like. It was, sloppy. Im sure I read in the IGN preview that Battlefront uses the Unreal 3 engine. So Im sure it will be far from sluggish.

Even though I have the option to play the GC mod, I wouldnt and wont even give it a second thought as I shelf it for SWBF.

You've played the 0.1 version which is far from being complete. I'm not saying GC will be better then SWBF but for a free mod, you can't ask too much either.
I do agree that the handling was quite weird. The AT-ST kept falling and bouncing(yes, bouncing) back up. The Millenium Falcon is unflyable(when you're doing a left turn, you have hell of a hard time guessing how close to the ground the left side of the Falcon is).
The Hoth map doesn't attract a lot of people anymore and most of the time, you're fighting a 5 vs 5 game on a map that was obviously made for at least 32 players.

I've seen however, that GC will feature a space map while SWBF won't have any(or so we've been told). It's its only real advantage against SWBF.