battlefield 1942

i was just wondering who plays battlefield 1942. i am ace pilot and play on yorktown48 multimaps :)

Topic by Acepilot42   |  last reply


Battlefield 3

Im looking forward to BF3! Is anyone else?  And what would you like to see in it? It'll be on PS3,Xbox,PC Also looking forward to MW3 ;) -MM8

Topic by MegaMetal8   |  last reply


Battlefield or medal of honor?

Title

Question by builderkidj   |  last reply


BattleField 2 Modding

Hi all, Just joined here but been visiting for a few weeks, i have been modifying games for some time and have a website dedicated mainly to the Medal of Honour series of Modding and now added a PDF tutorial on Modding Battlefield 2, i hope someone finds it useful :) http://www.mods-r-us.net/forums.php?m=posts&q;=4580 Cobs

Topic by Cobra_SFX 


Battlefield 2 Problems? Answered

I'm having problems with battlefield 2, whenever I try and Play the game the screen goes black like its going to load, but then it goes back to the desktop. The version of the game is 1.5 AMD Phenom II x2 black edition processor, 3.1ghz nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 2gb DDR2 RAM mother board: asrock A780GMH/128M running Windows 7 Ultimate thanks

Question by T_T_   |  last reply


Anyone here play battlefield?

I was wondering if anyone played Battlefield 3 on the box of x preferably on the east coast?

Topic by The Cartographer   |  last reply


yes, another battlefield question

Where can i get the map the battle of britain?

Question by Acepilot42   |  last reply


installation error for battlefield 1942?

Im trying to install battlefield 1942 onto my computer with windows xp. i just defragged it, and theres sufficient space for the game. when i insert the disk, it asks me to choose language (check) then "install" (check) then as soon as it loads up the install wizzard, i gett an error message saying "An installation support file could not be installed. Catostrophic failure." sometimes when i restart the computer and the message goes away but when it is 30% loading i get another error message saying "Speciefied componet cannot be found in media. An attempt was made to access a componet that does not exist in the named media". i believe this is a disk read issue but what can i do to fix the thing?

Question by Acepilot42 


battlefield 1942 multiplayer?? help please!!!?

I have version 1.31 of battlefield 1942 and the expansion pack, the road to rome which includes 6 extra levels. This is what i do to TRY to play multiplayer. i click on run server and it brings me to picture one. i then choose my connection (pic 2) when i click start server, it brings me to picture 3 and 4 (same screen). this is a dead end, and i dont know what the purpose of running a server is. somebody please tell me!! ok so now i exit that crap and then go to the multiplayer setup screen on the game menu (pic 5). up top it says, refresh, update (when i press update it gives me pictures 6 and 7), apply filter, clear server and add server. whats a filter and a server, and do i need to apply or add both? ok so now this is the part that pisses me off when i click on a server to play (pic 7) and no matter what freaking line or server i chose it brings me to friggen picture 8. it dosnt tell me what upgrade to get, when i click yes it brings me to the ea games website. thats it, no links, no nothin to any upgrades.when i go to http://www.ea.com/games/battlefield-1943 i still get nothing, can somebody help me please find a link to upgrade my game!! or tell me what im doing wrong D:

Question by Acepilot42   |  last reply


Battlefield 2 pc problem

Battlefield 2 - Multiplayer Problem - After the map first loads, the "Select Checkpoint/Kit" menu pops up like normal, but I can not move the mouse cursor and the keyboard buttons do nothing in the game. Pressing Tabs-Lock makes the beep sound as if the Squad menu just popped up, but the screen stays the same (checkpoint/kit) and the mouse cursor stays in the middle of the screen. I can here the battle sounds in the background, and the checkpoint map changes flags as in real time play, but I can not start playing. This problem occurred after the game froze on 2 consecutive attempts, each freeze causing me to hard power-off the computer. After 3 attempts brought me the frozen cursor and keys, I reinstalled BF2 (just the original) and ran a virus scan. After the reinstall of the game, I tried once more to log on to Multiplayer, but it resulted in the same problem. The game has been working great for me for the past few months, and I was playing it already today.

Topic by pwn_n00bzorz   |  last reply


BF2 Error at Kit/Spawnpoint Menu

Battlefield 2 - Multiplayer Problem - After the map first loads, the "Select Checkpoint/Kit" menu pops up like normal, but I can not move the mouse cursor and the keyboard buttons do nothing in the game. Pressing Tabs-Lock makes the beep sound as if the Squad menu just popped up, but the screen stays the same (checkpoint/kit) and the mouse cursor stays in the middle of the screen. I can here the battle sounds in the background, and the checkpoint map changes flags as in real time play, but I can not start playing. This problem occurred after the game froze on 2 consecutive attempts, each freeze causing me to hard power-off the computer. After 3 attempts brought me the frozen cursor and keys, I reinstalled BF2 (just the original) and ran a virus scan. After the reinstall of the game, I tried once more to log on to Multiplayer, but it resulted in the same problem. The game has been working great for me for the past few months, and I was playing it already today.

Topic by pwn_n00bzorz 


Is there a way to put battlefield heroes on a usb stick so i can play it at school?

Question says it all..... thanks in forward

Question by belgazery   |  last reply


Battlefield 2 PC error @ Spawnpoint/Kit Menu

Battlefield 2 - Multiplayer Problem - After the map first loads, the "Select Checkpoint/Kit" menu pops up like normal, but I can not move the mouse cursor and the keyboard buttons do nothing in the game. Pressing Tabs-Lock makes the beep sound as if the Squad menu just popped up, but the screen stays the same (checkpoint/kit) and the mouse cursor stays in the middle of the screen. I can here the battle sounds in the background, and the checkpoint map changes flags as in real time play, but I can not start playing. This problem occurred after the game froze on 2 consecutive attempts, each freeze causing me to hard power-off the computer. After 3 attempts brought me the frozen cursor and keys, I reinstalled BF2 (just the original) and ran a virus scan. After the reinstall of the game, I tried once more to log on to Multiplayer, but it resulted in the same problem. The game has been working great for me for the past few months, and I was playing it already today.

Topic by pwn_n00bzorz   |  last reply


battlefield 1942 loading problem, need answer!!! Answered

My battlefield 1942 wont load online what do i do. i have v1.6

Question by DontShoot262   |  last reply


What is better? Black ops, battlefield or Medal of Honor? Answered

Personally, I like black Ops. I want to see what you think.

Question by DELETED_the vengeful aug   |  last reply


how do i apply a patch to battlefield 1942??!!?

Yeah how do i apply it so i update the game. do i save it as a file on my computer?? what do i do from there?

Question by Acepilot42   |  last reply


mods for battlefield 1942 the road to rome v 1.31? Answered

Well i would like to thank everybody for clearing my other question up, now i need to get my game modded. what i really want is to be able to play multiplayer, because v 1.31 is outdated and every time i go to play multi it says wrong version. i go to multiple battlefield websites but am clueless on what mod to download. somebody help me please :)

Question by Acepilot42   |  last reply


robots for war!!! stop send ing our men!

this is a fake(not really,but really) formal rally to protest sending our troops and to substitute them with robots( doesn't have to be terminator style but needs to be affective, swift and... disposable unlike the LIVES OF OUR MEN!!! i mean most of them probable have families) so......... any thoughts?

Topic by TimmyMiller   |  last reply


What is wrong with BFBC2 on my PS3?

I have connected my PS3 to my internet, however, it only works about half the time.  When it doesn't work I either get the error code 80710B23, or when i press join game it says that it cannot connect to EA online.  I have spent many frustrating hours trying to find a solution for the error code, and i have tried everything, resetting, changing th MTU, etc. but nothing seems to work.  However, when i connect through LAN to my modem it works all the time, so there must be something wrong when i connect wirelessly.  I connect my PS3 to a netgear WGX102 range extender, which is then connected to a netgear XE102 through my powerline, and through a lan cable that is connected to my netgear DG834PN Modem/Router.  My ISP is telkom, and i have a 512 kbps ADSL connection.  My PS3 is a Canadian 60gb fatty. Hope thats enough info.

Question by BOOM5601 


what does this dll error mean and how can it be fixed?

I cannot install battlefield 1942 and i believe it is due to a dll file error when i log in. i use windows xp. the dll error is CTMBHA.DLL. i googled this and i came up with no results that will help me fix the problem. when i try to load the game to install it, i get an error that says "an installation support could not be installed. catostrophic failure" a file on the CD called ikernel is what cant be opened but i cant fix that either. can anybody help me?

Question by Acepilot42   |  last reply


Does Anyone Play Battlefield Bad Company On Xbox Live Anymore?

I'm Thinking About Buying This Game, But I Don't Want It If I Can't Play Online With It.

Question by sammychow4   |  last reply


BF3 and MW3

Are you going to buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3 or even both? If so, on PC, XboX360 or PS3? I already have the Battlefield 3 Beta for PlayStation 3 and I think it's awesome. I pre-ordered MW3 for Playstation 3 for only 16 euros. Guess how that's possible. Greetings, H.

Topic by H1T4TCH1   |  last reply


Top 5 Video Games?

What are your top 5 video games? Mine are: 1:Freelancer 2.Battlefield 2 3.Battlefield 1942 4.STO 5.Cod4

Topic by happybirthday   |  last reply


How do you get the automatic bazooka on Battlefield 1942?

Is It a hack glitch cheat or whatever.

Question by DontShoot262   |  last reply


XM8

OK, so let's face it. I need to post something. I got Battlefield Bad co. 2, and remembered the XM8. Would any of you guys care if I made one? I'll try a mag release, and it'll use blue rods. To warn you- the mag release pretty much requires 2 broken white rods or more in the magazine.        THANKS, BUILDER968

Topic by builder968   |  last reply


FPS games

Hey everyone!!! Any favorite games you guys liek to paly? ? personally mine are Counterstrike and BF2.!!!!11

Topic by orrichio   |  last reply


How well will battlefield 3 and Batman: arkham city run on my pc? Answered

My pc specs are: Processor= 1.8 GHz triple-core AMD RAM= 8GB (we upgraded it :D) GFX card= ATI mobility radeon hd 5470 512mb my abundance of RAM gives the graphics card about 3G of video ram, just to let you know. if you have a computer that runs these games, better or worse than mine, tell me the spec, and what framerate it runs at. if you know the rough framerate i will get, then great! :D

Question by Fred the evil puppet   |  last reply


Ninja Thumb Tacks

If a ninja worked in cubeville this is exactly how the papers would be stuck against the corkboard. Isn't business a battlefield? If so, we should start getting armed and be ready to assassinate sheets of paper at 50 paces. Linkvia BBgadgets

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Battle field 2:modern combat for ps2

Does anyone have a battlefield 2:modern combat for ps2 online account?If you do than leave a comment for everyone else to see. My account name is Alpha95 spellt exacaly like that. knex htr htr.OUTTTT

Topic by knex hater hater   |  last reply


Which should I buy for xbox 360 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3? Answered

Okay so I know this is probably going to be an endless discussion between fans from both games. But i wanted to know has anyone played them both, and can tell me why one is better than the other? I have only played mw3 and i really liked the survival mode, but on the other hand the campaign was kinda *&$@ And with battlefield you can use vehicles in the multiplayer and i think that's stupid. Please if you think you have the answer give a few good arguments, anjd no comments like: "MW3 is just stupid." or something like that. Thanks AUG-5OM3

Question by AUG-5OM3   |  last reply


Which computer is better? Answered

Hey, I'm trying to figure out which computer I should buy. One is an HP Pavilion HPE H8 with an Intel i7 third generation quad core at 3.4Ghz. The other has an AMD FX100 Hex core processor at 3.5Ghz. It sounds like the AMD is the winner, but I just want to be sure. I plan on running games such as Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Saints Row 3, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed World, and about 7 or 8 other smaller games. The computer with the AMD processor has 8GB RAM and the i7 processor has 10GB, both have 1TB sata 7200rpm HDD. Which is faster? Which will run best?

Question by knexpert1700   |  last reply


need electronic builder

I got a project that i will need  help with i got a small entertanment center and want to have a little light show  from my ps3 i play fps games like mw3 and battlefield  and want to have a leds blink flash when i shoot or when music is playing  if some one could make a very simple  diagram on how to build or contact me

Topic by solid nrg   |  last reply


how do i make my logitech clear chat style headset compatible with my ps3? Answered

I have a ps3 but it cost a lot of bucks.my sisters old headphones is the only headphone comunicator i could find.ive played Battlefield BC2 and the online is sick,with the bluetooth headphone sicker!But i only have a normal cabled headphones.....anyway i could make it work with my ps3?

Question by mastermakoko   |  last reply


Elementeo Chemistry Card Game

14-year-old Anshul Samar has created his own science-based fantasy card combat game Elementeo. Check out the interview with him below.Elementeo is a strategic battle game where you use your elements across the battlefield in reducing opponent's electrons to zero. You do that by harnessing the strength and moving properties of the elements and compounds, and by using their reactionary powers. For example, Oxygen can rust any neighboring metal or Copper Conductor can shock any metals and send them back to the deck. via Wired's Geekdad

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


Computer *LAG-O-RAMA* Fest

'Sup. So I have a cheap crappy computer, (even i realize it) and on most games it should work smooth; but it lags. VERY often. But it lags on every game similarly: It would work smooth for about 10 seconds, and then it would be like playing a playstation game on a windows 98. Over and over again. It lags on most the games i have: Battlefield 3, just cause 2, saints row 3, mafia 2, even on gta san andreas. This is very annoying and my parents are alittle stingy on money. H3LP M3 PL34ZE??

Topic by Doc Penguin   |  last reply


Long Time No See.

Okay to start this off I'll begin on telling you how close i was to quitting "k'nex", so anyways when I almost quit "k'nex" i got into war games, like Call Of Duty and Battlefield Bad Company, mostly B.B.C though, so as i collected more guns thought B.B.C I thought to myself, I should keep my k'nex and build some replicas, but then again i thought psssht I'm not any good at building guns, so what I want you people of Instructables to do is to find me the best of the best replicas for me to build, and thank you in advance.

Topic by bigdylan91   |  last reply


why wont my game install onto my computer?

My battlefield 1942 game froze. like. permanently. i went to delete a profile on it one day then the cursor stopped moving. the sound still played and the video in the background still played. i restarded the computer several times, and the music and video played but the cursor still wouldnt move. i uninstalled the game, and now it wont install again. in a step it asks me to choose a folder to put the game in, but theres already a folder its in (eagames).anywho when its about 30% into installing, i get this message: 'specified component cannot be found in the media. an attempt was made to acess a component that does not exist in the named media." does this have to do with chosing a folder? does that have to do with my cursor to stop working?

Question by Acepilot42   |  last reply


Where can I get a cheap gaming computer? Answered

Hey, my friend wanted to know some good places for buying cheap reliable gaming laptops. He does not want to manually put in anything (He has trouble downloading things) and wants it to be under about $600. I already know this is way under what the budget should be but this is just a question. Anyhow, for his sake he wants it to have the ability to run Battlefield 3 on he laptop without any lag (Lol). He had some other games in mind but I think that would be the most performance game out of all. Out of this it probably needs at least maybe 250GB but if less that is fine. That's all :)

Question by knexpert1700   |  last reply


Gun in Making: Anti-Tank Rifle Mk. 2

I am posting pics of a gun I am currently making. It will be a very long gun, probably 4' 8", but I ran out of pieces, so I will not know for a few weeks. The reason I am calling it "Anti-Tank" is because it is the ONLY knex rifle I know of that can fire the 7 1/2" grey/black rods, and it is the "Mk. 2" because the first version did not work. This rifle was inspired by the anti-tank rifle from Battlefield 2142. Enjoy. If this turns out, I should have an instructable up in a month or so. Pic 1: The gun so far. Pic 2: The gun so far from the back. 6/6 UPDATE:I have designed the trigger system today. It will not be a block trigger, but a sear system, which means that it now has a true trigger. I have also added a pic of the internals, as danny suggested.

Topic by Whaleman   |  last reply


Identify WW1 20mm shell casing?

A WWII veteran friend of mine has donated two shells collected on the battlefield in WWI by his father. Following are some photos of the shells: I have tentatively identified them as 20mm HE shells but would like more information, such as manufacturer and probably use. The first image shows both shells. They are 20mm in diameter, the brass casing is 70mm, the steel casing is 49mm and the head is 25mm. The steel casing shows an A and what appears to be an exploding shell. The other two images are of the bases. The letters at the top appear to be B &S;  but could be something else. I believe this is the manufacturer's mark. The 18 should be the year of manufacture. I have no idea what the 125 on the left means nor the numbers on the bottom which are hard to identify. Any assistance would be appreciated because my friend, who is now 95, would like more information concerning the shells. Thank you. Roger Laplante

Question by Highlander1856   |  last reply


Can this computer support Windows 7? Answered

Hey, I've been shopping for a new computer and over all of the results, the cheapest most powerful one I've found is the HP Envy H8 with a AMD 6 core processor at 3.8Ghz (4.1 max). I will put my Radeon 7750 into it too. Anyhow, here is the one I want (Hopefully it hasn't sold yet, but there are many people selling it for this price too): http://www.ebay.com/itm/360718941425. So my question is, if I buy the Windows 7 OEM from Amazon.com (Shipped and sold by Amazon), would this system be able to run it correctly? If not, could I make any adjustments to make it run correctly? Thanks! (Hoping to run Battlefield 3, Portal 2, Team Fortress 2, Roblox, Minecraft, Halo Combat Evolved, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Need for Speed World on it at about medium graphics with at least 30-40FPS).

Question by knexpert1700   |  last reply


How do I replace my graphics card? Answered

Hey, I want to replace my graphics card so I can run Minecraft, Masseffect 3, and Battlefield 3 on my computer swiftly. So, I'm asking for a graphics card that will run those three games on my computer without lag. My budget is about $100 and I do have an intermediate knowledge of computers and soldering. My computer is a SLIMLINE PC with 320GB hard drive and 3GB of system memory. Currently, my graphics card is an Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family. My CPU is a Pentium Dual-Core E5200 @ 2.50GHZ. If you need any more tech-specs, just comment and ask for it. PS: I'm guessing that I'll need a G-Force graphics card, if so, I need it to be at least Direct X 11 or newer.

Question by knexpert1700   |  last reply


Would it be worth it to buy a new computer?

I have a HP Pavilion Slimline at 2.5GHz Dual-Core processor. It's using a Radeon 7750, a DVD RW CD RW optical drive, and a 286GB I think it is solid state hard drive. It's 2009 with an intel pentium processor and Windows 7 operating system. It has 3 USB 2.0 ports that are broken but with a 4 usb 2.0 port hub and 3GB of RAM. I would like to know if it would be worth it buying a new computer OR if it would be better buying an Intel i7 processor (3rd or 4th gen) and installing it manually. What are some problems I could face with installing one manually? I've seen processors that have Intel HD 4000 graphics in it already without a graphics card, would that interfere with my Radeon 7750? Could I fix that? Would it be worth buying a new gaming computer or would it be better buying an intel i7 processor at 3rd or 4th generation? If I were to buy a computer, I would buy one of the following: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-HP-Pavilion-HPE-H8-1360T-PC-i7-3770-3-4GHz-1TB-Windows-7-Desktop-/111163226377?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash;=item19e1d83909 http://www.ebay.com/itm/CyberpowerPC-AMD-FX-Series-8GB-DDR3-2TB-HDD-Capacity-Desktop-PC-Windows-8-64-Bit-/290968920890 http://www.ebay.com/itm/CyberpowerPC-AMD-FX-Series-8GB-DDR3-1TB-HDD-Capacity-Desktop-PC-Windows-8-64-Bit-/290971505030 Or something that is below $720 and is at least quad core i7 or at least hex core AMD. I would much prefer Intel i7 though. And I would need at least my Radeon 7750 or better. I only use Windows 7, not Windows 8 so if it comes with 8 I will install 7. If I buy an i7 processor and install it into my current computer, what processor would be compatible with my computer? LASTLY: I will pay no more than $350 for the i7 processor. Thanks for reading!

Question by knexpert1700   |  last reply


Cannot install files over 100~ MB???

So a couple of months ago i downloaded saints row 3 *crack* from blackbox, i install but at 25% of installation it says "Decompression failed. Error -7". I thought is was a problem with the installer. Then i downloaded Grand Theft Auto IV (wonderful game i mite say), and it comes up with non stop "CRC Error. Needs orijinal CD" or something.  ---this is where i got suspicious. Then Battlefield 3. That is the moment i started to hate computers. Dying light, that was my limit. İ am dying to play a game with good graphics. Help me please!!! Comp. specs: Processor Information:     Vendor:  GenuineIntel     CPU Family:  0xf     CPU Model:  0x6     CPU Stepping:  0x2     CPU Type:  0x0     Speed:  3024 Mhz     2 logical processors     2 physical processors     HyperThreading:  Unsupported     FCMOV:  Supported     SSE2:  Supported     SSE3:  Supported     SSSE3:  Unsupported     SSE4a:  Unsupported     SSE41:  Unsupported     SSE42:  Unsupported     Network Information:     Network Speed:      Operating System Version:     Windows 7 (32 bit)     NTFS:  Supported     Crypto Provider Codes:  Supported 311 0x0 0x0 0x0     Video Card:     Driver:  ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series      DirectX Driver Name:  aticfx32.dll     Driver Version:  8.771.0.0     DirectX Driver Version:  8.17.10.1043     Driver Date: 25 Aug 2010     OpenGL Version: 3.3     Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel     Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz     DirectX Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series      VendorID:  0x1002     DeviceID:  0x9498     Number of Monitors:  1     Number of Logical Video Cards:  1     No SLI or Crossfire Detected     Primary Display Resolution:  1600 x 900     Desktop Resolution: 1600 x 900     Primary Display Size: 22.20" x 12.52"  (25.47" diag)                                             56.4cm x 31.8cm  (64.7cm diag)     Primary Bus Type Not Detected     Primary VRAM: 1024 MB     Supported MSAA Modes:  2x 4x 8x     Sound card:     Audio device: Hoparl?r (High Definition Audio     Memory:     RAM:  2047 Mb     Miscellaneous:     UI Language:  English     Microphone:  Not set     Media Type:  DVD     Total Hard Disk Space Available:  476929 Mb     Largest Free Hard Disk Block:  81429 Mb     OS Install Date: Tem 21 2014     Game Controller: None detected    İnstalled software:  Non'ya Damn Buisness

Topic by Doc Penguin   |  last reply


Vice CKG Bolt Action Rifle

I haven't posted anything for a few months, and I decided to begin work on something that would blow everyone away.  My goal was to create the most efficient, most power, most versatile mag fed knex rifle ever.  I discovered a way to do that when I came up with the Bullet Transfer System (BTS) that you saw in my BTPA pump action rifle.  However, the BTPA had a several drawbacks.  The first was the size of it.  It was just way too big.  Second was that the ammo it shot was connector ammo, and would start spinning out very quickly.  Last was that the ram barely had any time to accelerate,  as the bullet was placed right above the handle.  I suddenly thought of a design that would solve these problems, quickly drew them out, and began work.  The result was the most efficient, versatile, and powerful mag fed gun ever made, the Vice CKG.  CKG stands for Compact Knex Gun, and I am truly proud if it.  The trigger is a variation of Zak's so I give him credit for that.  So exactly how efficient is this gun?  I was able to get 60+ feet with a string of two #64s with the long range round.  The yellow rods get around 50 feet, only because they spin out after a while, but with two #64s unsharpened yellows can go right through a box from a few feet away.  What's the secret to this incredible efficiency?  First off, the firing pin is a grey rod+a gray connector long, giving it that extra room to accelerate.  Second, the trigger is as far back as possible.  Third, the rods are placed as far away from the ram, giving it time to accelerate.  Finally, the BTS allows the bullet to stay in place with nearly no contact between the bullet and the gun.   THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL, EFFICIENT, AND VERSATILE MAG FED GUN OUT THERE. (I know that statement may sound a little bold, but I am very confident in saying it) Pros 60+ feet range single shot with two #64s 50 feet range with yellows with two #64s Extremely versatile (perfect for long and close range) Looks great 15 yellow rod mag capacity You will dominate the battlefield Cons Reload time (for me anyways)   This video is a little out of date, I have made some upgrades since it was made/

Topic by Kinetic   |  last reply


Record Solar Powered Flight

UK-built solar-powered plane has set an unofficial world endurance record for a flight by an unmanned aircraft.The Zephyr-6, as it is known, stayed aloft for more than three days, running through the night on batteries it had recharged in sunlight.The flight was a demonstration for the US military, which is looking for new types of technology to support its troops on the ground.Craft like Zephyr might make ideal platforms for reconnaissance.They could also be used to relay battlefield communications.Chris Kelleher, from UK defence and research firm QinetiQ, said Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) offer advantages over traditional aircraft and even satellites."The principal advantage is persistence - that you would be there all the time," he told BBC News. "A satellite goes over the same part of the Earth twice a day - and one of those is at night - so it's only really getting a snapshot of activity. Zephyr would be watching all day." The latest flight was conducted at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.The Zephyr flew non-stop for 82 hours, 37 minutes.That time beats the current official world record for unmanned flight set by the US robot plane Global Hawk - of 30 hours, 24 minutes - and even Zephyr's own previous best of 54 hours achieved last year.However, the Yuma mark remains "unofficial" because QinetiQ did not involve the FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale), the world air sports federation, which sanctions all record attempts.The US Department of Defense funded the demonstration flight under its Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) programme. The 30kg Zephyr was guided by remote control to an operating altitude in excess of 18km (60,000ft), and then flown on autopilot and via satellite communication.It tested a communications payload weighing approximately 2kg.At first sight, the propeller-driven Zephyr looks to be just another model aircraft, and it is even launched by hand. But this "pilotless" vehicle with its 18-metre wingspan incorporates world-leading technologies.Its structure uses ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre material; and the plane flies on solar power generated by amorphous silicon solar arrays no thicker than sheets of paper. These are glued over the aircraft's wings.To get through the night, the propellers are powered from lithium-sulphur batteries which are topped up during the day."A lot of effort has gone into power storage and light-weighting the systems," explained Mr Kelleher. "Lithium sulphur is more than double the energy density of the best alternative technology which is lithium polymer batteries. The engineers from the Farnborough-based company are now collaborating with the American aerospace giant Boeing on a defence project codenamed Vulture.This would see the biggest plane in history take to the sky, powered by the sun and capable of carrying a 450-kilo (1,000lb) payload.US commanders say the design must be able to maintain its position over a particular spot on the Earth's surface uninterrupted for five years. QinetiQ is the public company that used to be the British Government's military research department, before they privatised it.BBC articleQinetiQ's page on Zephyr

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


The massivly long details for Chromehounds: Tribute Edition

Unless you've seen my original post, go to https://www.instructables.com/community/Chromehounds-shall-rise-again-at-least-I-hope-/ These are my basic ( and many ideas about the game) IDEA 1 : Rebuild::: ---------------------------------------------     I will probably start with this then move to idea 2, or I could base the project on the original and release the beta, then I'll add an expansion to include the original tutorial missions in the final. --------------------------------------------- IDEA 2: Sequeal::: ---------------------------------------------    This would be based 20 years after the Neroimus Wars, about 2040 (something like that, still working on it). Rafzakael has stopped operations leaving mercenaries scattered throughout the region. The peace that lasted after the wars was short lived, due to imperialistic moves by all three nations. The second Neroimus War starts after Morskovian forces attack a Sal Kar Village and a Tarakian patrol receives an incorrect order and destroys a Morskovian patrol. New advances in technology allows hounds to be stronger, take more damage, but these changes are countered by even more powerful weapons. Features: - Unidentified Weapons (M99, MSK-X0, Ghalib) can end up on the same battlefield and are a tad more common. (still once per war) - Experimental weapons will actually work - In ranked matches it's possible to lose parts (up for debate) - That stupid news feature it shows at the beginning will be accessible only through a menu. - Some current day weapons (Railguns, guided missiles, etc. But these will be limited by extreme weight, power, and cool-down time). - Some requested parts (TBD (to be determined)) - "Modded" parts (trade offs on certain parts; higher power for more heat, or more damage for less range and such) - Preserves tactical feel and maybe some HUD modifications - PC only for the time being. It's a major pain to get stuff on the Xbox. - A website where people can share their hound set ups and download them to the game. - New stat system for hounds and parts. - Multiplayer (can't give many details yet, probably LAN at first, but I'll see what I can do with UDK) - Variable weather on some maps - Also some new multiplayer maps. - Maps will still be basic to help out lower powered computers - Low spec mode will be able to be used. - A Java based utility app will be included(includes squad rankings, scores, parts that you have, also includes a builder so you can build hounds while the battle is finishing). - Online sync for parts so cheaters can't get free parts. - Possibly some kind of tournament that's run (maybe ever 2-3 months, to be voted) - "Death Cam" lets you watch your allies while your dead, rather than running around with a useless assault rifle. - Other ideas/ concepts can be requested and voted on, and any of these ideas can be voted on also. --------------------------------------------- That's about all I have for now, it will be about march when I release the final (sooner if I can get community help). --------------------------------------------- Help wanted:: --------------------------------------------- - Screenshots - 3-d models - Voices - Sounds - Maps (made in UDK please) - Ideas/ concepts - Storyline - Practically anything else attributed to the game. --------------------------------------------- Websites:: --------------------------------------------- - http://chromehounds.addicted-gamer.com/ (great for part/ game info) - http://chromehoundste.blogspot.com/ The main site for now. - http://www.indiedb.com/members/nerdman234 Secondary site for updates - http://www.westwindpmc.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=5 Yet another site I post on. ------------------------------------------- Whew.... /rant  -Nerdman234 Chromehounds is not my original idea, Sega and From Software created it. I am merely recreating it.

Topic by ry25920 


Constantly Evolving MMO Roleplay

So I came up with an idea for a pretty awesome MMO game.  Basically it's set in medieval times with swords and armor like your typical Elder Scrolls game.  You play as an adventurer building wealth getting a house ect. like a survival server in minecraft.  The only computer characters in the game are ones employed by a person to do work.  In a minecraft role-play server the downfall is nobody wants to sit around in a shop all day.  To solve this problem people employ workers in their shops.  The cool thing is people get a lot and can basically take to building anything they can afford.  The employed people come with various skills, wages, and levels.  The shop keeper can set up trade routes and gather supplies for his shop.  People who build better shops make more money by having better signs and better hospitality (more expensive to employ but happier customers).  You can build as many shops as you can afford and they can do anything.  To keep the virtual economy flowing people must eat food and consume a specified amount to be able to live.  So you must have so many grams of food each day which you can buy from shops, get from your farm ect. and then every week you must flow money out which can be in the form of repairs or sickness, or theft.  Now this all sounds pretty cool right, but wait for what comes next.  Lets review first though Join the game as adventurer Gain wealth Choose a career: shopkeeper / warrior / thief / assassin / ect.  If the thief of criminal is caught the fate is decided by the king. Gain power, prowice, friends Keep the economy flowing As I am typing this I realize the game would need to employ an economist to help prevent an in game depression or economic collapse. Now its time for some fun.  The game encourages the development of kingdoms.  By making friends and gaining in-game recognition someone can become king and gain ownership over a kingdom.  With enough wealth and land possession a king will be able to choose to build a kingdom.  These kingdoms are pre-set with boundaries and costs already incorporated.  As with all MMO games there are multiple worlds to log into and each one has multiple kingdoms within.  This allows for kings to go to war ect.  The whole game has very few limits on what can happen, however seeing as monopolies can ruin a game when someone becomes too powerful the game automatically sends bad things their way such as plague, fire, catastrophe ect.  Also to prevent one king from keeping power for the whole existence of this game every week things get a little harder for the king and his subjects are manipulated to go against him more and more until the kingdom finally collapses and starts anew.  This helps keep people hoping and wanting to try.  This is the basic idea of the game and I will now go into more detail on the interworking details.  Feel free to share your ideas to help with the development of this game. Details in a completely random unorganized order: King can collect taxes spend in various ways and do all that he can to maintain power.  He can employ and army and select various people to go underneath him such as dukes and lords.  The arm can be commanded by the king and at his expense be transported very quickly to a battlefield.  Generals command groups and keep track of all their men which helps the king prevent deserting soldiers.   The game's currency is dealt out to new players in various ways.  A quest may be formed, or a reward/bounty given to players so they can start making money.  The money payed to computer controlled employees goes out of the game and is carefully monitored to help keep the economy balanced. The total currency in the game can be increased or decreased in additional balancing attempts.  Thats what the full time economist is for. Resources are out there and just like with the currency, their appearance is carefully regulated.  Giant forests will exist making wood and endless resource, however from the start wood is fairly cheap.  Stone can be mined all over, however it is difficult to collect, shape and transport making more expensive.  Then there are gold diamonds iron ect. which are hard to find and appear in mines based on special algorithms.  The game will constantly be improved and will launch with hundreds to thousands of items which people can make and purchase.  Items can also be custom crafted either by the blacksmith or a painter which allows for unique items and helps create a competitive market.  There are in game "easter eggs" which can be found through experimentation so when a blacksmith gets it just right he can have super strong and lightweight armor, bound to his name which can create a buz about how special so and so's armor is.   Your help: How do we develop this, how do we get it out to the public, is it a good idea? What is wrong, what is right?  We were thinking kick-starter then employing a game development company.  How much does one need to develop a game like this?  Will it have public support?  How should you get the game.  Single purchase,  monthly subscription, in game purchases, purchase a character when character dies he is gone or some other ideas? Thanks

Topic by jj.inc   |  last reply