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[BF2] v1.50 patch includes Booster Packs FREE 
Monday, 21 September, 2009, 10:39 - Battlefield
Posted by ned
Battlefield 2 patch v1.50 is bundled with the Euro Force and Armored Fury Booster Packs - FREE! Besides that this is an impressive patch. See below for details and links. The 1.5 patch is about 2GB in size.

-Additional support for Windows Vista.
-Added Highway Tampa as a required map.
-Added a new map called Operation Blue Pearl.
-Added Euro Force and Armored Fury as free to play content for all Battlefield 2 players.
-Added Widescreen support
-Allowed BF2.exe to use more than 2Gb RAM
-Added support for the Novint Falcon controller (

-Changes made to both the J10 and F35B to make them more balanced
-AA targeting tweaked to make it more effective
-Added checks to prevent "runway grieving"
-Various changes made to prevent cheating
-Tweaked the hit detection, hits will be more accurate to the model
-Occasional connection drops after being on a server a couple of minutes - Fixed
-Prevented use of mouse wheel to provide speed boost to vehicles
-Prevented use of mouse wheel to exploit parachutes
-Players can now pass claymores by going prone
-Update the HUD on TV Guided missiles to increase visibility on maps like Dragon Valley
-Added Battlefield 2142 style prone deviation (going prone will now cause reduced accuracy for a brief period)

-Fixed the issue where picking up a players kit would cause CTD
-Updated BF2OpenAL.dll from version to version
-Updated ch_gas_station collision mesh on Dragon Valley to be consistent with other gas station buildings
-Fixed the issue where MEC artillery piece on Operation Clean Sweep changes to the USMC's control when they capture the Airfield flag
-Updated the Challenger2 HUD to show the correct icon instead of the M1A2 HUD icon
-Changed a PLA FAV to MEC FAV on Road to Jalalabad
-Tweaked the artillery respawn time on Dragon Valley for to 360 seconds as other artillery uses
-Included a delay after weapon switch for the Bizon (PP-19) to 0.666
-Updated the F35B's lock delay to 1 second instead of 1.5 seconds to match other aircraft
-Changed the Humvee camo on Taraba Quarry to be the correct design
-Increased the splash damage of the UH-60 (Black Hawk) guns from 0.25 to 1.5
-Updated the G36E HUD to react the same as other weapons during sprint

Euro Force sees the introduction of the all-new European Army in 3 new maps. Aside from new soldier models, the Euro Force army gets access to new weaponry and vehicles to take to the battlefield with.

3 New Maps
4 New vehicles
7 New Weapons
1 new award

Armored Fury brings all-out war to American soil for the first time. Battlefield 2: Armored Fury drops players into a deadly confrontation between the Middle Eastern Coalition, Chinese Army and U.S. forces following an attempted invasion of America.

3 New Maps
6 New vehicles
1 new award

Installation order.

Here's the install order to utilise the 1.50 patch.
(thanks to TOG Pahkiller!)

BF2 Special Forces (if you have it)
BF2 v1.41 patch
BF2 v1.50 patch

• Battlefield 2 Patch v1.41 - link -
• Battlefield 2 Patch v1.50 - link -
• Battlefield 2: Euro Force info - link -
• Battlefield 2: Armored Fury info - link -

As good as this patch is I still had to edit my Controls.con file to allow me to bind LEFT SHIFT to Crouch.

Currently none of my BF2 server are available. News of this soon.


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[L4D] servers updated 
Monday, 24 August, 2009, 13:14 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
edit: another update

My Left 4 Dead Servers have been updated with some new map releases! The Helms Deep map may now be at its final stage.

• [map] DeadCity, vpk8a/vpk7 (Campaign, Versus & Survival)

-[map] Helms Deep, v4 (Survival)
-[map] Escape from Toronto: A New Nightmare, v3.6 (Camapign, Versus, Survival)
-[map] Night Terror, beta 2 (Campaign)
-[map] 7 Hours Later, final 3.0 (Camapign)

Full server details - here -

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[ET] Baserace Scoreboard mod 
Wednesday, 12 August, 2009, 06:42 - Enemy Territory
Posted by ned
This mod adds a scoreboard to the Enemy Territory map Baserace by Cptn Triscuit.

The Score is Tied! 0
The Axis/Allies are ahead by 1! +1
The Axis/Allies are ahead by 2! +2
The Axis/Allies are ahead by 3! +3
The Axis/Allies are ahead by 4! +4
The Axis/Allies are ahead by 5! +5
The Axis/Allies have a commanding lead! >5

Baserace Scoreboard mod

(-download includes scoreboard mod-)

Installation is server dependent.
Default Installation is etmain.

Servers and clients,
place zz_baserace-scoreboard-ned.pk3 & baserace.pk3 into your etmain folder.
default location is C:\Program Files\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory\etmain

Baserace overview

Its a race, to build your base! Steal Construction Materials from your enemy's base and secure them at the various 'Capture Pads' located in your team's base. Different capture pads correspond to different base constructions and upgrades. Capture Pads can be used multiple times to upgrade constructions. Additionally, constructions can be 'synergized' by completing combinations of other constructions. The first team to complete 40 constructions or have the most completed when the timer runs out wins!


• The original author of the scoreboard mod was RayBan for CTF Face (beta 1). - CTF Face (beta 1)

• RayBan's scoreboard was adapted to Baserace by Daniel&Roland - Baserace Final scoreboard

• This adaptaion was further editted to make the "commanding lead" image to show a 'greater than' symbol.
unpacked/packed by me, image edit by TOG DirtySnachez

This info is linked in "neds gaming goodies"

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[L4D] Left 4 Dead servers are go! 
Wednesday, 12 August, 2009, 05:37 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
I have two Left 4 Dead servers. One runs 24/7 and one is a test server that runs on demand. The test server contains all the content of the main one plus various custom content for testing/playing.


-banner by TOG DirtySnachez-

My semi-private Left 4 Dead server is mainly used for Steam Achievement play. Attaining the various achievements can be a lot of fun and encourgaes a variety of ways to play the game. Besides this it can be used for just playing; Campaign, Survival or Versus mode.

• Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) - ENABLED
• Non-pure clients kicked - ENABLED
• File consistancy checks - ENABLED
• Auto Kick - DISABLED

sv_search_key set for semi-private use

• ALL gameplay server cvars are set to their defaults.

• [plugin] Achievement Notifier by Fexii, modded by ZNemesis
• [map] Dead Line (campaign & Versus)
• [map] Death Aboard, beta 6.1 (campaign & Versus)
• [map] DeadCity, vpk5 (Campaign & Survival)
• [map] Hunter Training, v2.6 (Versus, training)
• [map] Dead Meat, (l4d_abattoir) rc1 (Survival)
• [map] Jungle Crisis, v1.2 (survival)
*Clients require the maps to play*



• runs on demand
• same base config as main
• test server has ALL the custom content the main one has plus more
-[plugin] Director Controller v1.4.5
-[map] Helms Deep, v3 (Survival)
---turn off music in options else hear both tank and LOTR music!
---Blow the horn on top of tower to start!

-[map] Bedrooms 3: Bite Size, v1.0 (Survival)
-[map] Night Terror, beta 1 (Campaign)
-[map] Heaven Can Wait, v8.0 06-Aug-09 (Campaign)

*Clients require the maps to play*

"contact me if you would like any custom content on the server to test"

Thanks to TOG Unknown for steering me in the right direction regarding Source Dedicated Servers!

Server status and latest info is recorded - here -

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[ET] FritzBot mod news 
Tuesday, 4 August, 2009, 09:31 - Enemy Territory
Posted by ned
Just a quick note for now,

-ET FritzBot waypoint pack 3 is being released soon thanks to TomTom
-pre-release testing of this pack hosted by me, all welcome!

potential maps for test night mapcycle
Gold Rush Europe (beta 2)
Seawall Battery Europe (beta 2)
Fuel Dump Europe (beta 2)
Crevasse (beta 3)
Special Delivery TE
Rail Gun
Rail Gun Europe (beta 2)
SW Goldrush TE

Darji 2
Intelligence Center (beta 2)
Breakout 2 (1.4.0)
Desert Temple
ET UFO (Foo Fighter - ET Edition)

CAHA: Tavern (beta 2)
dm_hill (beta 2)
MP Bridge
Supply Depot (Night-pro)
Valhalla TE
Tournement DM 2
Breakout 2 (1.4.0)

Streets of Italy (fp2)
Bloody Omaha (beta 2)
Battle of Wolken 6 (beta 1)
Falkenstein (beta 1)
V1Rocket (beta 2)

The Port (beta 1)
Praetoria-Mission One
North Pole


full details soon,
stay tuned!

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nerd saying hello! 
Monday, 3 August, 2009, 12:29 - >Nerd saying Hello!
Posted by ned
Hi >> Dr. << Claire way over their in Texas!

It was great to catch up, been ages...
cya next time you're in AUS ;]

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[FC2] Far Cry 2 section... and server news 
Friday, 24 July, 2009, 23:55 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
Recently I've been trying to play Far Cry 2 multiplayer and set up a server. Unfortionately Ubisoft are have major issues with their servers and it's affecting people like myself wanting to host games. Player matches are resulting in multiple client disconnections and Ranked servers are constantly crashing. Details are on the Ubisoft Far Cry 2 forum. - Far Cry 2 Discussion

I've completed some FC2 info pages. If the game gets fixed, more will come. The following can be found in neds gaming goodies in the Far Cry section.

• SERVER * Far Cry 2 (Hardcore mode) -in_progress-on_hold-
• Far Cry 2 v1.03 patch and full changlog
• Far Cry 2 multiplayer map info
• Binding keys in Far Cry 2 multiplayer
• Far Cry 2 multiplayer client commands
• FC2ServerLauncher v1.03 rc2 info and download
• Far Cry 2 server utilities
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[ET] Litghthouse2 shell texture fix 
Friday, 24 July, 2009, 23:50 - Wolfenstein
Posted by ned
The final version of the map Lighthouse2 by Mrfin has a missing texture error.
"Couldn't find image for shader models/mapobjects/shell_sd/big_shell"

The below file fixes this problem.

Servers and clients place z_lighthouse2-shelltexturefix.pk3 into your etmain folder.
default location is C:\Program Files\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory\etmain

Lighthouse2 (10-Nov-07)
Lighthouse2 shell texture fix

Download one or both from - link -

A pre-release private version of the original Lighthouse and the final public released version were played on the nedETPRO server during some custom map testing nights.

[archive] The nedETPRO custom map nights, info and history - link -

This page has been added to the neds gaming goodies page in the Enemy Territory section.

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xfire test 
Thursday, 23 July, 2009, 13:18 - >Games (PC)
Posted by ned
what am i playing now

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Wolfenstein to get Punkbuster "out-of-the-box" ~ AUG-09 
Saturday, 11 July, 2009, 02:00 - Wolfenstein
Posted by ned
Tuesday July 7th, 2009

Activision Publishing, Inc. has contracted with Even Balance, Inc. to integrate PunkBuster™ Anti-Cheat software into the online multiplayer section of the highly-anticipated Wolfenstein™, executive produced by id Software™ and developed by Raven Software and Endrant Studios. PunkBuster Anti-Cheat features will be available "out-of-the-box" with the retail release of the game on August 4th, 2009.

PunkBuster Online Countermeasures | Announcements

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