THR : Battlefield 1942 players?


June 23, 2003, 08:40 PM
Do we have any Battlefield 1942 players in these parts?

For those not in the know - BF1942 is an exceptionally good first-person-shooter video game. Beyond the standard FPS small arms (including the Springfield '04, the 1911, and the BAR), you get to play with :

- Sherman, Panzer, Tiger tanks and the M10 tank destroyer.
- B17 bombers
- Mustangs, BF109s, Mosquito light bombers
- Mobile artillery such as the Allied Priest and the German Wespe.
- AA guns
- Allied Jeeps, German Kugelcars
- Allied and Japanese -battleships-, including the massive 16 inch guns.
- Allied and Japanese destroyers
- Allied and Japanese submarines.
- coastal defense guns
- Half tracks, and the deuce-and-a-half

The game involves MASSIVE multiplayer battles recreating some of the biggest battles of WWII - including Omaha Beach, Battle of the Bulge, Operation Market Garden, Operation Battleaxe, Iwo Jima, Wake Island, Guadalcanal, and many others.

It's truly a fantastic game (I say that as an enthusiast) - I figured there'd have to be -someone- around here who plays.

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12 Volt Man
June 23, 2003, 08:50 PM
I played it quite a bit about a year ago. I have not had much time for games since I started building my house. It is a very fun game. I especially liked getting in the airplanes and jumping out behind enemy lines. :D

June 23, 2003, 09:48 PM
Do you have a link to a site with more info?
From your description it sounds like Everquest meets WWII.

June 23, 2003, 10:09 PM
I played the heck out of it, have the road to rome expansion.

Went to a LAN party in March, sooooo much better playing with people you know. Especially when they're in the same room.

Haven't played it since, just not the same without that instant communication to coordinate a strike, or yell out how you just completely 0wnZed someone!

Been playing a lot of Raven Shield since then...and the completely unrelated NeverWinter Nights expansion came out last week so I've been messing with that...

June 23, 2003, 10:13 PM
Good game had a lot of fun. Did the clan thing for a while but had to quit when my work schedule changed.

June 23, 2003, 11:56 PM
Do you have a link to a site with more info?
From your description it sounds like Everquest meets WWII.
Nah, it's not massively multi-player. IIRC 64 per server is the limit. There's also no monthly dues to play, like (for)Everquest and WW2 Online. A new expansion for BF1942 is due out before long (Secret Weapons of WW2). Battlefield Vietnam is probably going to be out around Christmas or so.

Here's a link:

BF1942 is good if you can get on a server without TKing wankers. I don't know how many times a teammate has fragged me while I was headed for a plane or something he wanted. The physics are rather similar to that of comic books.

Bartholomew Roberts
June 24, 2003, 10:00 AM
Yes, I've been playing since the release and have enjoyed it. I got it to play with some old college friends since we all live in different cities now; but I enjoy a quick game on the public servers.

As bad as the idiots are on public servers, I've found the recent patch helps encourage better teamplay and less idiocy. I enjoy doing the scout/arty thing.

June 24, 2003, 10:26 AM
I play '42 a few times a week with friends online. Pretty fun game that takes strategy and teamwork to dominate. Much better than a "shoot everything in sight" FPS.

June 24, 2003, 10:41 AM
I am a 1942 fanatic.

The new Desert Combat mod is fantastic.

Mp5, M4, AT4 stinger, M1 abrams, blackhawk with minigun. apache, T72 bradley, AC130, cobra, Hind D, MIGs
AK74, Mortars, missiles, chaingun A10 warthog.


download it at :

June 24, 2003, 11:53 AM
I am completely addicted to Desert Combat. :o

I need help. :(

June 24, 2003, 01:46 PM
where do u find servers for this game, non game spy?

June 24, 2003, 02:31 PM
Gamespy is garbage. Download and install The All Seeing Eye:

Bartholomew Roberts
June 24, 2003, 03:32 PM
Maybe we need to start a THR server or team?

June 24, 2003, 05:12 PM
Ive been playing Desert Combat alot. Ive also just now started playing the Eve of Destruction mod too, a vietnam mod. Its great fun, more team based than desert combat i think. I think it would be a great idea to make a Desert Combat clan.



Btw Im still having a heck of a time learning how to fly those choppers good.

June 24, 2003, 05:35 PM
In the filter name type desert and in the players to show only desert combat servers and enter 0 to filter out empty servers, click apply.

June 24, 2003, 09:26 PM
I think Paniolo is on to something here. In Desert Combat I shall now be known as.....

[THR] 762x51


June 24, 2003, 10:01 PM
hey 762x54 , i seen you in desert combat a yesterday.

June 24, 2003, 10:24 PM
I just recieved the latest PC Gamer, and there will soon be a Battlefield: Vietnam

US team gets 4(!!) different helicopters (Cobra, slick Huey, B model Huey gunship, Chinook). Americans get F-4s that drop napalm, and the NVA get MiG 21s. Both sides have tanks, but the game isn't tank centric. Supposedly, the game will attempt to model the Airmobile concept, with the Chinook able to sling load tanks. Some maps will be setup so that the Americans have to helo assault into an LZ and continue the mission.

The editor says it was even more addictive than BF:1942, and the version he was playing wasn't feature complete.

June 24, 2003, 11:03 PM
I have heard a lot of good things about Battlefield 1942. I just haven't found time to play it. I just can't seem to stop playing Soldier of Fortune II online TDM!:D
If you guys do start a THR server for 1942, let me know and I'll go get the game.

June 24, 2003, 11:18 PM
Completely addicted, though I only play Desert Combat mod these days, and only when I can find time.

See, there are these things called "work" and "real life" that have been distracting me of late.

June 25, 2003, 10:13 AM
Desert Combat v0.38 rules!!!!!!!!!!

June 25, 2003, 08:03 PM
Yup, Desert Combat junkie here, time permitting.

June 26, 2003, 11:12 AM
BF 1942 Junkie here!
DC is awesome also. My game pc hard drive smoked Monday so I'm going thru withdrawls, hope to be up soon.
A THR team would be a blast (pun??)

June 26, 2003, 11:59 AM
I'll probably start BF1942 soon. Right now, I'm still deeply engrossed into the online game of "Team Fortress Classic."

June 26, 2003, 12:05 PM
OK, last night I spent an hour playing Desert Combat 0.38 - my vote for the killer mod of the year.

This is the new Counter-Strike as far as I'm concerned - and that's saying a lot.

June 26, 2003, 02:15 PM
I'm planning on wasting the entire evening tonight playing. :D

June 26, 2003, 02:35 PM
Any of you 1942 players played America's Army from the DoD? How do they compare?

I tried BF1942 briefly and the cartoony-ness of it turned me off.

- Gabe

June 26, 2003, 03:12 PM
I've played Americas Army since the game came out. I think it's one of the best squad FPS's out there and has a very good level of realism. Battlefield is more arcady and based more around the vehicles and large wide open maps. Two totally different games and both good.

I'm a big fan of the SAW in Americas Army. :evil:

June 26, 2003, 05:29 PM
I agree with 762x51. They are both really good games of a different nature.

The thing I don't like about AA is that everyone looks so similar I end up sohooting my teammates more often then not.

DC is totally different...I am still trying to learn how to fly the helicopters well enough for combat...there is a definate learning curve there.

I forgot to mention that I play by the name of

Maj_Murder4Hyre{USA} (the USA is added since I play mostly on German servers)


June 26, 2003, 05:40 PM
I'll be up for some BF1942 later tonight. I use the same name every time I can, so...

AA is really good. The only thing I don't like about it is that some players play it entirely too much. It's not necessarily that they're better because of it, although it's often the case, it's that they have every corner, cover, door, edge, etc memorized of every map. When a new patch changes the map, many of these types get slaughtered until they memorize the new version (Bridge SE comes to mind). You can't beat the price, though.

June 26, 2003, 10:11 PM
Its best to practice flying the helicopter or the airplane offline, the mouse is good for aiming but the joystick is good for low ground flying and dog fighting and such. When you are flying the ac-130 or the blackhawk, press the trigger button so you can see what your teammates can shoot.

I love snipin bases because Im so far away and well hid they never find me.

June 27, 2003, 01:01 AM
Often I'll man the gun on the chopper and let other folks haul me around - leads to high scores! ;) :neener:

I play on the server 'iwaslikeweee' as 'infopimp'

June 27, 2003, 02:01 AM
im [THR]1 shot 2 kills

June 27, 2003, 10:35 AM
Often I'll man the gun on the chopper and let other folks haul me around - leads to high scores!

I used to be the pilot whenever a friend and i did Midway. He got hundreds of kills per game just by sinking the japanese/iraqi landing boats.

I used to be one hell of a pilot too, until they changed stuff in the .30 release.

June 27, 2003, 04:13 PM
Im going to try and see if i can get a friend to run a special {THR} server for us. He works for the company that operates the HOMELAN servers and sometimes use there stuff on the off hours. I think a THR clan would be awesome. Im going to change my name in D/C to {THR} Paniolo808 ......look for me, im always happy to supply a good *ss whopping!


BTW a ten point bonus if anybody knows what a Paniolo is.....


June 27, 2003, 04:47 PM
A Hawiian cowboy.

What do I win? :D

June 27, 2003, 06:03 PM
Grand Prize......

A trip for 2 into the most beautiful back country youve ever seen. Along with that trip a chance to shoot some good size wild boars and maybe even some stupid dogs in my pasture that seem to like harassing my cows this time of year. Also with that grand prize you will recieve unlimited ice cold beer and wide assortment of Poke' (raw fish with onions, shoyu,sesame,green onions, with hot mustard and soy sauce). All served out of the back of a Dodge pickup, although you may have to fight off my border collie for the food. BTW this offer is good to most all of you on this board. I am what you call "lurker" being as how i dont know much about firearms except that i like to shoot and i like to hunt and being able to protect myself, my family and my animals. Hopefully that is enough of a prize. If not then when i see you on a D/C server i promise not to OWN you!

Land of Aloha
Kauai, Hawaii

Malama Aina, Malama Pono

June 27, 2003, 08:03 PM
I prefer DoD myself. Better weapons, both as far as realism and models. I prefer the slow/fast pace alternations and I also like that the rifles aren't totally crap. :)

Battlefield, even with the so called realism mods, reminds me too much of Counter Strike. A pseudo-realism mixed with an action game.

June 27, 2003, 09:45 PM
I'll add the {THR} tag to my alias... give a shout if you see me.

Bartholomew Roberts
July 1, 2003, 11:54 AM
Heads up for everyone, I was shown a bad map exploit for Omaha Beach by another player who had just discovered it. I've also witnessed at least three others using it.

The exploit allows people to get underneath the left (west) bunker in the German trenchline. Once there, you are both invisible (as long as you crouch - if you stand you are visible and vulnerable from the waist up) invulnerable to rifles, grenades and bazookas but you can attack with all of these weapons right through the walls of the bunker with no problem.

It is particularly bad since you can dominate that whole section of trenchline along the front of the wall, the trench entrance to the left, and the beach below.

The only effective counter I've discovered for it is to shell the bunker with defguns or the destroyer. This kills the player using the exploit regardless. Tank shells seem to have a minor effect but since they can access ammo and medical from their hidey-hole, it isn't effective.

I haven't been able to test it; but I believe you can also expack them out. Trouble is that it is real difficult to get close enough to do it and live. If you approach from the barb wire on top of the trench behind the bunkers there is a blind spot where the exploiter can't see you. This should get you close enough to toss some expacks against the wall and they should work through it.


You can't use expacks - they are worthless. The only thing that works is the main tank gun (but you have to hit fairly close for it to be effective) and the artillery (defguns, destroyer guns).

Also, another bug where if you jump from a high place while looking up and changing weapons you can literally fly across the entire map like a plane.

July 1, 2003, 12:01 PM
There is going to be an expansion pack released in September and Battlefield Vietnam coming out in March of next year.

July 1, 2003, 12:13 PM
I have also added the THR to my name

I am now


July 1, 2003, 02:04 PM
In desert combat, if you put the portable mortar on the ground when you are looking up and the terrian is lower than the ground you can go underground.

July 1, 2003, 03:36 PM
Well, I finally decided to take a break for soldier of fortune 2, and picked up battlefield 1942 yesterday. My SOF2 clan said that they will be moving to battlefield with me.......... so now I got two great on-line games to play.
I'm still getting use to the game, but let me know what servers you all play at and I'll try and meet up with you in some games. I usually get on-line about 10 or 11 pm eastern time. My BF1942 ScreenName is :

Hope to see you in the virtual fields........

Later guys, and girls....

July 1, 2003, 04:15 PM
I havent played this yet. I will have to look into it now. I am thouroughly addicted to MOHAA(Medal of Honor Allied Assault), but dont like the gamespy crap. I am also addicted to JKII-JO, and TFC. I dont think I will ever get over the TFC addiction. I am "Your Maker" on TFC, holler if anyone sees me. I will have to add the [THR] to my name as well.


July 1, 2003, 07:56 PM
To filter for Desert Combat servers, type "Desert" into the filter field at the top of the list of sites... then hit Enter and the list will refresh with only Desert Combat servers. Make sure you have Battlefield 1.4 update and the 0.38 Desert Combat mod installed, and look for me ... I'm:

{THR} infopimp

July 2, 2003, 08:31 AM
Desert or dc and under players put in 0 to filter out empty servers and join a server almost full and has a low ping for little or no lag servers.

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