The year is 2142 and the dawn of a new ice age has thrown the world into a panic. The soil not covered by ice can only feed a fraction of the Earth's population. The maths is simple and brutal: some will live, most will die. In Battlefield 2142, players choose to fight for one of two military superpowers - the European Union or the newly formed Pan Asian Coalition - in an epic battle for survival.

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About First Strike with 11 comments by TALON_UK on Dec 7th, 2014

Mod of the Year Awards

Greetings Troopers!

It's that time of the year again, and the ModDB Mod of Year nominations are upon us once more. And this will also be our first MOTY under our new leadership, so let me hand you over to FSDev Dnamro as he lets you know just why First Strike is still a contender, and invites you to go out there and cast your vote for First Strike!

It's been a tumultuous year with EA dropping support for many of their older titles including BF2142 which has effectively killed the First Strike mod as a multiplayer game. However in this past year, the team released the First Strike 1.6 update which featured four brand new maps including the long awaited space boarding map Parmel Invasion, an impressive map which features space combat from cruisers down to starfighters, and for the first time integrates this with FPS infantry action on the same map as soldiers repel boarders and defend the space station at the heart of the map.



In addition to this there was Silver Station, a space based conquest map.

The community map which became Nesmazzda Conflict, which had the added
bonus of being co-op/singleplayer ready right off the bat.

And a little later the prison complex map set on the planet Dathomir.

Unfortunately, by this time most players had abandoned BF2142 as well, resulting in poor turn out. GameRanger managed to save BF2142, but this did not support mods such as First Strike.

With the death of the multiplayer side of the mod, the team decided to join forces with the Battlecry team to develop a free Star Wars game on the Unreal 4 Engine.

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The team has been busy working through the issues of converting First strike to the Unreal 4 Engine. With a 10 year age difference between game engines, there is a lot of updating that has to happen, which makes for a slow process. All the textures have to be redone and many models will have to be updated as well. FSDev TALON has been hard at work in his spare time converting First Strike assets for use in Unreal 4, and has even been working on new material not yet seen in First Strike which will make its debut in the Unreal 4 Engine, and we have a preview for you of this work below.

The First Strike mod, however, lives on as a singleplayer experience, as work-arounds have been found to enable the game to continue with offline support. In fact First Strike is currently being revamped with the focus being on singleplayer with a beta release expected before the end of the year.

There are some exciting developments in the works for First Strike, keep your eyes peeled for the next news update for more on that. But until then, your votes will determine the future of First Strike. So go out and vote, and give us feedback in the forums or on the ModDB site.

See you on the Battlefield Troopers!

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The Last Storm
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The Last Storm

Oct 25, 2014 The Last Storm Full Version 3 comments

The Last Storm verion 1.0 for BF2142 Deluxe Edition brings you needed stuff in order to play SinglePlayer

First Strike 1.6 Full Installer
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First Strike 1.6 Full Installer

Feb 14, 2014 First Strike Full Version 11 comments

First Strike 1.6 full installer. Rather than having to install FS 1.5 and then update to 1.6, this new release will give you access to all of the content...

New First Strike Launcher Installer
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New First Strike Launcher Installer

Feb 6, 2014 First Strike Patch 8 comments

New Launcher to be used with First Strike mod. New improved launcher to provide faster update downloads. Can be used to update a current First Strike...

Clan mod 3.03
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Clan mod 3.03

Sep 2, 2013 Clan mod 3.03 Full Version 0 comments

Clan mod is a mod created by SharkBaiT and updated by johnm786 and sephiroth27 for bf2142. This is a mod that allow to do matchs between teams, with the...

Red Zone Patch
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Red Zone Patch

Apr 5, 2013 RED ZONE Patch 11 comments

Red Zone Patch Here it is! The new patch, it removes I WANT YOU textures with correct textures. :) ENJOY! Installation: Move the folders to the Objects...

vBF2142 mappack for NSSP 3.0
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vBF2142 mappack for NSSP 3.0

Feb 10, 2013 Northern Strike: Single Player Full Version 8 comments

In this mappack include all BF2142 maps with full but support exept wake and Op. blue pearl.

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rockett
rockett Dec 10 2011, 3:30am says:

:S where can I buy it.. its such a good game.

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XDragonCryX
XDragonCryX Mar 19 2012, 1:17am replied:

well, depends if you live in Australia, try an EB Games store.... if you live elsewhere try Amazon or Origin

+2 votes     reply to comment
Lt.Dann
Lt.Dann Jan 19 2012, 4:30pm replied:

Try ordering it from a online site.

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dave_5430
dave_5430 Jan 25 2012, 7:20am buried:

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Are you f@$( serious?!

There are no sites available that either still have, sell or cater this game in any way shape or form.

Okay, so the game is dead, you can't legally get it anywhere.

Time to torrent.

-7 votes     reply to comment
MrFudgeBalls
MrFudgeBalls Feb 5 2012, 1:23am replied:

You can get it From Origin. All Battlefield Games including Battlefield 3 is there.

+2 votes     reply to comment
TheOfficialRedsean
TheOfficialRedsean Jan 30 2012, 9:19pm replied:

They sell it on origin. (EA's digital distribution store)

+2 votes     reply to comment
Calgar
Calgar Jan 28 2012, 9:26am replied:

Amazon sells it, if you'd been bothered to check.

Amazon.co.uk

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harvey_soft
harvey_soft Jan 27 2012, 9:07am replied:

Its people like you that we have to deal with sopa, pipa, and acta, there are places to legally buy this from. maybe you should look in the forums, or yahoo answers. maybe uh you've heard of something called google? Dont break the law, we want our internet privacy, and saying that just makes it so much worse.

+5 votes     reply to comment
MrPerson
MrPerson Dec 8 2011, 5:45pm says:

This has bots to battle right? thats probably all I would ever use

+2 votes     reply to comment
Lt.Dann
Lt.Dann Jan 19 2012, 4:32pm replied:

Bots aren't too bad but what i think people are complaining about is that they don't use tactics and just seem stupid. They fire as they are walking towards without aiming down the sight. The only think I don't like though is that there are very few maps for bots and they're small.

+2 votes     reply to comment
BluePotato
BluePotato Jan 14 2012, 8:35am replied:

The bots are horrible! :S

+2 votes     reply to comment
fiskefyren
fiskefyren Oct 27 2011, 12:11pm says:

Do people still play this? And if yes; how many?

+3 votes     reply to comment
_Jinz_
_Jinz_ Nov 4 2011, 6:13am replied:

Yeah, people still play BF2142 (even after BF3 was released, the player count hasn't been effected that much). I would say there are about 800 active players per day, more than enough to fill 12 servers with 64 players.

+3 votes     reply to comment
rockett
rockett Dec 10 2011, 3:28am replied:

ah this game is awesome :O

I've played it a few years ago, its really nice :P

+2 votes     reply to comment
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I would highly recomend this game to anyone who likes First Person Shooters.

It has an amazing Squad system, and the Squad Control is great.
The graphics are cool, it's future-istic kill'em all combat, and is GREAT for online play.

The only downside is that the Single-Player gameplay stinks, and could have been greatly improved upon, though I guess the main focus of the game is Multi-Player.

So, if you have a good internet connection, and enjoy intense combat, you would love this game.

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