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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TheDespencer
TheDespencer

i bet that video game involved a lot of coding

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Karriz
Karriz

Bf2 runs well even with medium or high settings, when I use 50 % view distance. Strange.

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EddyCKhane
EddyCKhane

I agree with bobthedino,

i got an Old computer (only one CORE XD ) and it works fine even with a 128mb grafic chip.

GL HF

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bobthedino
bobthedino

you 2 must be doing something wrong then, i can install bf2 on any cheap laptop and it will run fine. maybe you need to configure it properly, or you have other conflicts with the engine

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Dremth
Dremth

i dont know if its the engine or the game, but battlefield 2 is extremely buggy and slow even on a high end pc and it makes the game awful. i bought bf2 a good while ago and i played it for a few days before getting completely fed up with it.

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Kasplatt
Kasplatt

Uhmm.. you're doing it wrong. It ran fine even on my intel integrated POS laptop on medium settings. And being a competitive gamer I'm not a person that doesn't notice when a game runs bad.

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SAROMON
SAROMON

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Yeah BF 2 is really slow even with very fast modern PCs .

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noyart
noyart

I don't have any problems with my bf2. and I have a high end pc and a slow one. this engine is great... I hope the next one is better... bf heroes

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aussie_marksman
aussie_marksman

battlefield heroes is on the bf2 engine

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darth3pio
darth3pio

you mean the refractor 2 engine

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