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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Pipotino
Pipotino Feb 19 2011, 3:29pm says:

Honestly, im pro VAC. last time i used punkbuster i got kicked in the first minute of gameplay. 20 servers in a row.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Jevuner
Jevuner Feb 10 2011, 1:24pm says:

can it be the best BF game?
if yes, why?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Redexodus
Redexodus Oct 11 2010, 8:51pm says:

punkbuster is ***, but the game is good.

it should use VAC instead.

+6 votes     reply to comment
Fullmaple/Vic591
Fullmaple/Vic591 Apr 24 2011, 6:56am replied:

vac is ok butpunkbuster **** is REAL!

+2 votes     reply to comment
johnx360
johnx360 Dec 18 2010, 5:07pm buried:

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WTF are you talking about PB is one of the best anti cheat softwares out there while VAC is the crappiest of the crappy.

-5 votes     reply to comment
LoopyDood
LoopyDood Dec 19 2010, 5:56pm replied:

Punkbuster is buggy, a PITA if there's a problem, and it doesn't allow the Steam overlay to function. But... at least if you run into a problem with PB that gets you kicked/banned you're not banned for life.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Biglemons
Biglemons Sep 4 2010, 2:48am says:

why are people complaining about punkbuster i've never had a problem with it in my LIFE! I think its great I played around 120ping WHEN I HAD LOWSPEED DSL!!!!! the problem is U probally need to update punkbuster. go to the website and download the punk buster thingy that allows u to update them a little bit easier. I dont know why people hate PB... gosh.... and with VAC i've had some problems with nothing big though not really a trouble at all it just sometimes i get booted when I have lower than 100ping strange...... I don't really care. what they use the battlefield series ARE ALL AWESOME!

+6 votes     reply to comment
Oace
Oace Mar 8 2011, 10:33pm replied:

...Lower ping is better

+2 votes     reply to comment
_Jinz_
_Jinz_ Jan 24 2011, 8:22am replied:

I've had problems with punkbuster quite a few times, but it doesn't stop me from playing this great game. Just update PB using pbsetup.exe and it's fixed.

+3 votes     reply to comment
EAFSAgamemnon
EAFSAgamemnon Aug 15 2010, 6:47pm says:

some one should do a starship troopers mod

+1 vote     reply to comment
Riker1321
Riker1321 Aug 27 2010, 7:48pm replied:

I AGREE !!!

+3 votes     reply to comment
nose-bLeed
nose-bLeed Nov 8 2010, 9:38am replied:

you want to shoot alien !

+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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