The Refractor Engine, is a game engine designed by Stockholm-based studio Refraction Games, first developed for the computer game Codename Eagle, which was released in November 1999. Since then, Refraction Games was bought by Digital Illusions CE, and working alongside with the Refraction Games team, designed and developed the Refractor 2 Engine for the famous Battlefield game series for the computer.

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50 EA games soon to lose support for multiplayer online.

EA have not found any alternative to the dying Gamespy service and a large number of games thus lose multiplayer support.
Gamespy has long been a household name for gamers, as numerous games, both PC and console, had multiplayer modes built on servers.
2014 marks the notoriously late for Gamespy, which also means that hundreds of games are in danger of losing support for gaming on-line.

Many developers and publishers, including Activision, Rockstar and SEGA has announced that they are working to find alternative solutions for games that use the Gamespy servers. Similar messages came from EA, which over the years have used Gamespy for many titles, but now the company has announced that they choose to flappers support in their Gamespy games.

Technical challenges and not least the fact that most of the games that use Gamespy start pulling on the oars, located behind EA's decision to allow multiplayer support across 50 titles die out. A variety of titles, such as F1 2002, EA Sports 06 to PC or Fifa Soccer 08-10 for the Nintendo DS, has hardly many active players, but the list also contains relatively popular games like Battlefield 2, Crysis 2 and Star Wars Battlefront 2.

PC games constitute a large part of the list, but Nintendo consoles are also strongly represented. Nintendo has not gone back on its decision to allow the many DS and Wii titles that use Gamespy lose multiplayer functionality, and EA games are no exception.

Popular titles loosing online multiplayer 30th of June 2014.

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3RYL Aug 7 2012 says:

This engine is almost perfect.

I like all refractor 2 games.

The only things I dont like so much is the strange physics in bf2 and the kit weapon system (if anyone know how to change this to a half life or codename eagle similar weapons system, tell me please)

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Guest Apr 1 2014 replied:

How i get this engine?

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Jackie362 Aug 4 2012 says:

I like the engine to be low lag :)

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Rebel12Lz Jun 26 2012 says:

I thing its a good and easy to mod engine, but its main issue is hit detection and hitbox....

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Kaviinsky Nov 28 2011 says:

The only thing wrong in BF2 is physics during motion. ie causing fixed carrier

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Cpt.Dann Aug 18 2011 says:

Guys, you and me have ****** computers, it's not the game or engine.

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WaffleAndy Jun 16 2011 says:

What is everybody talking about? I could run BF2 max details + resolution and 100% distance -_-...this is NOT a slow engine.

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Foxtrop Apr 23 2011 says:

Slow engine wtf? I play this game with a geforce5200 1gb ram at 70fps

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Lele-brate Sep 2 2010 says:

bf2 will stay one of the best games to mod

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Comanche_Prime Sep 2 2015 replied:

yeah, but bf2 editor laggy as ****!

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This game is great, perfect to play even on low mem computers, i has the best mods ever, and i am suprised it is still dominating over BF2!

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