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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fiskefyren
fiskefyren Oct 27 2011, 12:11pm says:

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

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_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

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rickjames213
rickjames213 Sep 22 2011, 7:10pm says:

Okay.. Does anyone know why battlefield 2142 crash for me at Start up? It goes to a black screen and after 5 seconds it crashes. I Re-installed the game 5 times and ran it as administrator. Also changing the compatibility mode from Windows XP (Service pack 2).

+2 votes     reply to comment
rickjames213
rickjames213 Sep 25 2011, 2:17am replied:

It's a RendDx9.dll error

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ImperialKaskins
ImperialKaskins Oct 11 2011, 10:10am replied:

Reinstall DirectX by goggling Download DirectX9 latest

+2 votes     reply to comment
Lt.Dann
Lt.Dann Sep 8 2011, 9:34pm says:

Anyone up for BF2143 with the frostbite 2 engine? I am, I hope they make one!

+15 votes     reply to comment
Lt.Dann
Lt.Dann Aug 29 2011, 9:17pm says:

I love this game! the only flaws is my screen going up and down when I aim down the sight but it adds to the realism too. The other one is that turrets that wall hacks on the titan.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Uliseh
Uliseh Aug 16 2011, 12:27pm says:

oh man i miss this game so much :(

+5 votes     reply to comment
ensar492
ensar492 Aug 13 2011, 4:05pm says:

great game but but the ******* lag problem :S I have bad lag on everyserver.My ping goes 130-180 and My weapon is pulling up and down When Im running. and the other problem is hack.WHY GUYS?WHY USE HACK????

+3 votes     reply to comment
Sgt_Prof
Sgt_Prof Aug 12 2011, 2:00pm says:

Want Bots on Northern strike? So check this mod.
realese on august 20

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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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