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Dagobahn Eagle 10-14-2007 08:17 PM

The First Strike mod
 
First Strike is a Star Wars Total Conversion for Battlefield 2142 which replaces all content, down to rocks and other scenery, with new material. It currently features 5 maps, 2 factions (Empire and Rebels), and a handful of vehicles. It also introduces space combat, which is boring at first but really gets fun once you know what you're doing and not just flying about shooting random X-Wings. It's also a bit thin on the ground vehicle-wise, with only three infantry-only maps so far - the AT-ST is the only combat vehicle. I'm sure this'll change soon enough, though.

Present maps:
Looks like a certain movie scene, this.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...screen063a.jpg

Mop-up.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3.../screen025.jpg

Evacuating Hoth:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...screen182a.jpg

TIE Interceptor about to be shot to pieces.
http://img29.picoodle.com/img/img29/...1m_34e629b.png

Upcoming map:
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h2...Smap/pic77.jpg

Dagobahn Eagle 10-14-2007 09:44 PM

I'm in love.
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6121/briefingvj4.png

RoxStar 10-14-2007 10:09 PM

Looks amazing!


I may get Battlefield 2142 just for this!


Assuming the bugs have been worked out, of course.

Dagobahn Eagle 10-14-2007 10:15 PM

The server crashes are the worst right now. Bugs are pretty much ironed out.

I got the game just for this, too.

MrWally 10-14-2007 10:19 PM

It's honestly that good? To spend loads of money on a game simply for a mod seems kinda ridiculous to me.

On the other hand, I'm pretty poor. So...

Jeff 10-14-2007 11:29 PM

Looks pretty awesome, but I don't think I'll buy the game just to play this.

Dagobahn Eagle 10-15-2007 12:39 AM

The problem with FS is that since it's a mod, there's no way to download a demo for it or anything. You have to pay up for BF 2142 and then download FS, and if you don't like it, you've wasted your money.

I personally felt it was money well spent, though. I've played some hours of FS and not a single second of Vanilla BF 2142. Nor do I plan to play Vanilla any time soon.

Pho3nix 10-15-2007 05:23 AM

I'll definitely check it out if I buy BF2142, looks awesome.

Samuel Dravis 10-15-2007 11:14 AM

Wally, that is like saying Counterstrike can't be that good since it was a mod. :D

I do not like the ads in 2142 though. Can those be disabled (adding the adserver to HOSTS file, whatever)?

Dagobahn Eagle 10-15-2007 11:33 AM

There are no advertisements in First Strike. I give you my word.

swphreak 10-15-2007 03:52 PM

Doesn't matter. Battlefield 2142 installs a third party program to handle the dynamic advertisement stuff. Which is the one reason why I have yet to buy the game, even though I really want to play it.

Knowing EA, they'll do the same thing for Battlefield 3.

MrWally 10-15-2007 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samuel Dravis
Wally, that is like saying Counterstrike can't be that good since it was a mod. :D

I do not like the ads in 2142 though. Can those be disabled (adding the adserver to HOSTS file, whatever)?


Well yeah, but at the time I probably wouldn't have bought Half-Life just for Counterstrike either :p

Unless I'd actually experienced it's awesomeness first hand, of course.

Dagobahn Eagle 10-15-2007 10:17 PM

Heh, if you ask the devs, they give you this logic: 'You buy BF 2142, which is awesome, and get FS for free! You're paying $50 for two games!'.

But between the many of us, in a private chat one of them told me to be careful with buying the game just for the mod, and the general sentiment is that it's not all that great:p.

Young Jedi King 10-16-2007 12:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dagobahn Eagle
Heh, if you ask the devs, they give you this logic: 'You buy BF 2142, which is awesome, and get FS for free! You're paying $50 for two games!'.

Psst Dagobahn, the average price for 2142 seems to be rangeing from $29.99 to $26.99 it's not $50 bucks anymore lol

2142 isn't a bad game it does still have it's bugs, and it allways will your dealing with EA games here. I have tried First Strike Mod, and it's a blast on a 64 player server especially space battles.

Dagobahn Eagle 10-16-2007 01:37 AM

Depends on the store. I've seen places sell it for just about full price still.

milo 10-17-2007 10:56 PM

Now i really wish I could play 2142. :( Piece of crap computer...


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