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Old 10-14-2007, 07:17 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 10-14-2007, 08:44 PM   #2
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I'm in love.

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Old 10-14-2007, 09:09 PM   #3
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Looks amazing!


I may get Battlefield 2142 just for this!


Assuming the bugs have been worked out, of course.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:15 PM   #4
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The server crashes are the worst right now. Bugs are pretty much ironed out.

I got the game just for this, too.

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Old 10-14-2007, 09:19 PM   #5
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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...



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Old 10-14-2007, 10:29 PM   #6
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Looks pretty awesome, but I don't think I'll buy the game just to play this.


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Old 10-14-2007, 11:39 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 10-15-2007, 04:23 AM   #8
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I'll definitely check it out if I buy BF2142, looks awesome.

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Old 10-15-2007, 10:14 AM   #9
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Wally, that is like saying Counterstrike can't be that good since it was a mod.

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


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Old 10-15-2007, 06:04 PM   #10
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Wally, that is like saying Counterstrike can't be that good since it was a mod.

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

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



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Old 10-15-2007, 10:33 AM   #11
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There are no advertisements in First Strike. I give you my word.

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Old 10-15-2007, 02:52 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:17 PM   #13
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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.

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Old 10-15-2007, 11:08 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:37 AM   #15
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Depends on the store. I've seen places sell it for just about full price still.

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Old 10-17-2007, 09:56 PM   #16
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Now i really wish I could play 2142. Piece of crap computer...


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