Community Update 15/01/2004


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Dec 22, 2003
New community update - very long, I've just posted the changelog for the 1.6 patch, see here for the full update.

Good Day, Soldiers!
It's been an eventful few weeks here as we gear up to release the 1.6 patch, by far the most comprehensive patch to date. You'll find a complete feature list for the patch below. As you will notice, it's a very large patch with the full client patch weighing in at a hefty 266 MB. With the addition of Punkbuster, we're commited to releasing the cleanest patch yet. So, please be patient. We want to give you this patch just as much as you want to get it!

New Map - Liberation of Caen
Liberation of Caen is a new map for BF1942 owners. It includes a whole new army, the Canadians. The army includes the Sexton SPA and the Lynx scout car, as well as new skins, flags, voice overs, and a new Assault rifle and the Johnson M1941 LMG. The Germans in this map are also equipped with a new scout vehicle, the Kettenkrad.

New Map - Raid on Agheila
Raid on Agheila is a new map playable for owners of the Secret Weapons of WWII expansion pack. This exciting map adds a bevy of new vehicles, including mobile spawn points, stationary rocket launchers, a new tank, new self-propelled artillery, and the Flettner, an experimental helicopter.

Modifications to Existing Maps

The Russian dive bomber, Ilyushin IL-2, has replaced one of the Yak 9 fighters in Kursk and Kharkov.

Battle of Britain can now be played using Objective Mode. Secret Weapons of WWII expansion pack is NOT required to play Battle of Britain in this mode.

Invasion of the Philippines has been slightly revised. The Japanese Destroyer has been rotated to face North, giving the Japanese a better chance at the start. The out of bounds area has been pushed back, and ticket bleeds have been slightly reduced.

Client Specific Changes/Bug Fixes

Added support for Punkbuster anti-cheat software. Visit for more information.

In-game HUD Player and Map Voting Interface Via Scoreboard

To access the new scoreboard features either enter the spawn interface and click the Scoreboard button, or press TAB. (NB- clicking the right mouse button while holding down TAB will give you a cursor- clicking on the 'lock' button will lock the scoreboard onscreen.)

Features of the new scoreboard:
Add buddies.

Vote to kick players.

Vote to kick a player on your team (only your team can vote).

Vote for maps.

All players can be seen through scrolling the score list.

Integrated vote dialog to respond to vote requests.

Added two new key bindings map to Yes and No for the vote response dialog (default: Yes: 7 and No: 8).

Added a new key binding for quick access to the map vote dialog (default: INSERT). Please note that if you already have these keys bound in your custom profile you will need to assign these functions to other keys or use for them to work.

Improved Server Browser

Support for favorite servers as a separate list accessible from the filters pane. NOTE: The favorite servers list must be refreshed manually to reflect the latest information from these servers.

Added button to place server in favorites list.

Much better filters and updated performance.

Added new filter buttons:
Populated only.


Pure Servers (Content Check).

PunkBuster only
Server Information pane will now detail which mods are present in the server rotation - Fixed the "Add server" button in the in-game server browser- now works for servers that use the standard GameSpy BF1942 ports.

Added button which takes you to the server rental service website.

Added LEGEND button (looks like question mark). This details what the main icons represent in the Server Browser Interface.

Updated Chat System

Fixed "chat lag" by streaming messages over a high-priority channel.

Added basic flood protection which prevents players from taking to much chat bandwidth by "spamming".

Added chat text as messages to the status monitor console.

Must be getting close.

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