Lange hat es gedauert, jetzt dürfen sich alle Battlefield 1942-Fans freuen. Der neue Patch 1.5 ist endlich verfügbar und bringt etliche Neuerungen mit sich, unter anderem eine neue Map.

Bei 3DGamers könnt ihr euch das Update saugen, je nachdem welche Version ihr momentan benutzt, fällt der Dwonload unterschiedlich gross aus. Das Update von v1.45.18 auf v1.5 ist mit 45,9 MB schon recht üppig - der komplette Patch bringt aber noch einiges mehr auf die Waage: volle 144 MB müsst ihr hier über die Leitung wandern lassen. Dafür stellt das Komplettpaket aber auch keine Anforderungen an die installierte BF-Version.

Selbstverständlich bekommt ihr bei 3DGamers auch die Battlefield-Server, natürlich als Win32 und/oder Linux-Version. Auch hier existieren (pro Plattform) zwei unterschiedliche Pakete: Eines patcht den bisher aktuellen Server mit der Versionnummer 1.45.18 auf die neue Version 1.5, das andere beinhaltet den kompletten Dedicated Sever v1.5.

Damit ihr auch genau wisst, was sich geändert hat, hier noch das englische Patch-Log:

This patch is primarily a content upgrade which modifies the Japanese and US forces in the Pacific Theater. It also introduces a new map for the Pacific.
This patch also includes a fix for the CD-Swapping issue introduced with 1.45.

New Map

Invasion of the Philippines

In this new Conquest map for Battlefield 1942, naval warfare and infantry island invasions take center stage in a raging firefight for the Philippines Islands. The shallow water between the islands act as a barrier to the invading Japanese Destroyer, but is no problem for the fast patrol craft used by either side. In some cases, islands are so close together that infantry can wade between them.

The Invasion of the Philippines map introduces two new vehicles: the Elco 80 PT Boat for the US Marines and the Type 38 coastal craft for the Japanese. These fast patrol craft are the most heavily armed for their size in either navy, packing torpedoes, machineguns and sea mines into one pint-sized warcraft. With their size, speed and manueverability they bring naval warfare into knife-fighting range. From fast naval action to beach invasions to fierce jungle combat, Invasion of the Philippines brings a new intensity to the battlefield.

CLIENT FIXES
-No more swapping CD's. Any installed Battlefield 1942 expansion pack or community mod can be played using any Battlefield CD.
-Fixed an issue that would cause severe lag when going from a vehicle ladder directly into a vehicle position. This was especially prevalent with the MG positions on Destroyers.
-Fixed Omaha Beach ammobox-bunker exploit.

NEW FEATURES
-New map - Invasion of the Philippines, complete with all new Patrol Boats.
-A new US Marines skin replaces the USA army skin in the Pacific theatre.
-US Marines Engineer is equipped with the M1 Garand.
-Japanese Engineer has been retrofitted with the Type 5 semi-automatic rifle.
-Kubelwagen replaced with the Black Medal Scout Car for the Japanese forces.
-Hanomag replaced with the Ho Ha APC for the Japanese forces.

Impact on MODS
- Following is a list of changes which might impact mods currently in development:
- New Animation State - ClipEject. Allows proper reload animation for M1 Garand
(which cannot be reloaded until it's empty).
- New Projectile Material - Both M1 Garand and Type 5 rifle use a new material in the damage system.
- New Army Skin - US Pacific Theater Army changed to US Marine.
- New Armour Material - PT Boats and dinghys.

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