Jump in and take command in a fight that spans six exotic worlds with diverse environments - from steaming, swampy jungles crawling with deadly creatures to rocky wastelands strewn with boiling lava pits to ruined cities half-buried in nuclear snow. Players start by building a base from which they command a force of armored vehicles, infantry, and aircraft through a series of exploratory, offensive and defensive missions. Gamers will drive a variety of tanks and walkers, pilot the scout ships, and even jump out and fight an evil and challenging alien enemy on foot. Each side will choose from an arsenal of powerful weapons including guided missiles, mortars, mines and bazookas. This revolutionary game is the sequel to 1998's Action Game of the Year (Computer Gaming World).

Complete Control Over the Battlefield - Command over 30 unique types of troops , including tanks, infantry, air support and mobile assault turrets. Finely tuned interface and gameplay improvements -- including all-new squad commands -- allow you to more intuitively manage resources, execute full-scale attacks and identify strategic locations without missing a second of the hard-driving action.

Advanced AI - Units learn and gain experience as they kill enemies -- new units fight like raw recruits while experienced units will save you in tight situations. Intelligent AI allows enemies and friends to strafe, choose the right weapon for the current situation, retrieve ammo and health in combat, and even run away.

Explore a Fully Interactive "Living" World - Interact with the planets' freely roaming wildlife thanks to an enhanced graphics system. Sophisticated physics models support a whole new range of tracked, hovering, and walking, in addition to realistic environmental effects.

Amazing Graphics - Taking full advantage of the Intel Pentium III processor and 3D hardware enhancements, the unparalleled graphics of Battlezone II bring new worlds to life with fully explorable environments, incredibly fast frame-rates and stunning custom 3D effects; including multiple lens flairs, specular lighting, water ripple effects, localized ground fog, and volumetric lighting.

Tackle Full-Scale 3D Action - Lose your vehicle in the heat of battle, bail out, parachute to safety, and call for someone to pick you up. Customize or switch vehicles right on the battlefield, all while wielding over 25 deadly weapons, including guided missiles, mortars and mines.

Advanced Multiplayer Options - In addition to the original Battlezone's highly successful deathmatch (shooter-style) and strategy (RTS-style) multiplayer game modes, Battlezone II introduces new team play. Different people can have different roles - builder, defenders, attackers - and communicate with each other quickly and easily through the integrated command interface. New "lock step" anti-cheat measures have also been added to ensure the integrity of the game.

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About QF2 - Essence to a Thief - Battlezone II with 4 comments by bigbadbogie on Jul 3rd, 2015

QF: (working title) will continue where QF2 left off.

As Rachel would say: "You think that you can wipe out an entire civilisation without consequences?"

Here is a quick test-map preview of the new (but incomplete) hover physics:

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QF2 - E2AT v1.0 - Installer

QF2 - E2AT v1.0 - Installer

Feb 18, 2014 QF2 - Essence to a Thief - Battlezone II Full Version 28 comments

This is the first release of QF2: Essence to a Thief.

Sniper reticle dxt fix.

Sniper reticle dxt fix.

Aug 10, 2013 QF Mod Patch 0 comments

Extract qsnipret.dxtbz2 to your 'addon' folder to fix the sniper rifle reticle dxt error.



Aug 10, 2013 QF Mod Patch 2 comments

This will repair the 'modder please make DXT pink/green texture error'. Extract all of the files to BZ2's 'addon' folder. This does not fix the sniper-rifle...

3ds Max XSI Bone Envelope Export Script

3ds Max XSI Bone Envelope Export Script

Jun 24, 2012 BZ2 Community Project 2 Modelling Tool 2 comments

Utilizing this script it is possible to export bone to vertex envelopes for the creation of vertex animations such as Scion Morphing.

Unofficial Expansion Pack Public Beta Installer

Unofficial Expansion Pack Public Beta Installer

Aug 31, 2011 BZII Unofficial Expansion Pack Full Version 2 comments

Installer for the UEP Public Beta. Download and install to your Battlezone II directory. Made for BZ2 Public Beta

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General_Hoohah May 24 2010 says:

Really I do love this game... great graphics, lots of ships and weapons to play with, kind of a lame story but still great game. Lot of bugs though, which have mostly been fixed by the community patch. Bunch of downloads available - single/multiplayer mods and maps, skins, textures, etc.

But one thing they were never able to fully fix are the damn memory leaks. If your system crashes after a while of playing that game, you'll most likely need a program that constantly frees up memory. I've had a lot of luck with MaxMem, and with it I've had the game run for 18 hours without crashing. I turned the game off after that. I think 18 hours is plenty long enough. :)

But after playing it for years it feels totally stale. They keep adding stuff with the community patch, but everything they add feels superficial without really adding to the game. The community is a joke, mostly being made up of back stabbing immature bickering children, who wouldn't know a good idea if you slapped them in the face with it. They boo every great idea and cheer every superficial shallow idea.

Everyone I try to play with, save for a few vets who are never on anymore, HAS NO IDEA HOW TO PLAY and don't have the patience for a strategy game. So they mouth off, have no respect for rules or the maker of the game, die constantly, and play strategy games like they're in a deathwatch.... totally failing to understand that tanks are expensive and take time to build so they loose their tank in the first two minutes.

So no... lol I don't play this game anymore.

BUT!!! We need more games like this... but with BETTER COMMUNITIES!!!

I used to play BZ1 and I thought that game was actually better than BZ2. I loved BZ1!! I even made maps for it... among them, one called Sand Castle. It still has a problem with the ion canon. It refers to the wrong file name, so if you use it, the game with crash... sorry. Never got around to fixing it....

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Nielk1 Jul 14 2010 replied:

The memory leaks are actuly because of your graphics card. New drivers cause the sky code to leak like crazy and crash. Patch version 1.3 Public Beta 5.1 solves this issue by moving from DX7 (really dx6) to DX9, thus bringing BZ2 up to date with modern operating systems.

Players of 1.3 are a lot more level headed but many are new and need some help. They can't get into games with the self proclaimed vets because of eleitism so they tend to leave in a huff when they start to loose as they known no better. Help a new player out some time. :-P

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General_Hoohah Feb 15 2011 replied:

Well, there's a few problems with the points you're making. You're leaving out the point that many new players in BZ2 who join strat games, DO NOT have the patience to sit around patrolling while you build an army to keep the enemy out of your base or scout without attracting too much attention to themselves, they don't listen to advice, and when they do follow you're advice... they're only saying that to keep you happy, and then they go attack the enemy base by themself and die after you asked them to stay away from the enemy base... wasting a tank, then get ****** when you don't have the resources to replace the really nice tank they joined in... and have to rejoin the game.

I used to usually play against the AI and this is what I used to go through every time I'd start a game. Either they just have a miserable attitude and are completely disrespectful and/or they just don't listen, and of course they're new so that makes it worse. Imagine a child joining a football team who's never thrown a football, throws a tantrum every time the coach asks him to do something, and runs at the enemy team like he has a death wish. I've had many games F'ed up by idiots like this. Its not just that their new, they're totally incompetent immature stubborn children who are in the wrong kind of game, and shouldn't be playing BZ2. They act like they're used to playing mindless games that take 5 minutes per level and require no patience or thought.

Don't get me wrong, I gave everyone a chance, and once that was rewarded with someone who actually wanted to learn (shocked), but that only happened once. Also... a lot of very small children joined my games, and I had to kick them. They were so young, they could barely type or play. (What the hell kind of crappy parents allows kids that young to join games and bother people like that?) I've seen that in a lot of games actually, its worse when they have voice. D:

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MrElusive603 Jun 4 2010 replied:

I'm inclined to agree with you that while this is a good game, it does have a lame community these days -- save for those vets who are never online anymore.

However, the only thing I truly hate about this game is the ISDF Bomber. The AI for some unknown reason can't shoot it down and once your opponent starts spamming your Recycler/Matriarch with it, that's it - they win in just two bombing runs and you can't stop it.

Worst part is, you won't be able to rush their base because they've probably turtled to the extreme, meaning their defenses are so solid, you can't even punch through quick enough even if you tried.

I'm not saying to remove the bomber, because then you'd have to remove Scion Archers -- but at least you can effectively intercept Archers! That is the ONLY thing I dislike about this game. Other than that, it's an absolute classic.

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General_Hoohah Feb 15 2011 replied:

Actually, I hate the archers a lot more. In the old BZ2, you could easily shoot it down, just have someone on bomber patrol with a double mag or some other heavy damage canon. It's big and slow, making it easy to kill. But in the community patches, they added rocket towers that shoot down bombers. So you actually can defend against them now. Just make sure you give your rocket towers a good sight distance though, cause they need to be able to see it coming. If you but them against a wall and the bomber flies over the wall, they won't shoot it down in time.

The archers are horrible. Its hard to find them sometimes and only players can kill them cause they land on top of steep high land formations where the AI can't get them. THAT'S CHEATING!!! I've always thought those things are a big fat cheat, which is why I never play against Scions. Besides... the ISDF has always just looked a whole lot cooler to me. :D

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{LoC}Blue_Leader Apr 18 2010 says:

Amazing game, still is being updated fairly often offering new enhancements this game is going strong and still has a fairly active community I can't see it going away anytime soon.

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General_Hoohah Feb 16 2011 replied:

Double post.

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General_Hoohah Feb 16 2011 replied:

A fairly active community of twats. Many of the veterans are good, some not, but most of the rest are bickering backstabbing immature children who cheer stupid ideas and boo all the good ones. I thought the Sven Coop community was bad... BZ2 community is worse. Also, I've heard a bunch of horror stories about people who were banned from the Battlezone Community Project boards just because people didn't like them... that's just wrong. The community needs a fresh start, to be completely rebooted. No more of the high school drama. I see that crap in every game community I find, but BZ2's is probably the worst I've seen.

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Traslogan May 30 2009 says:

BZ2 was always a great game, nowadays we have millions of games that beat it in graphics,gameplay,visualization etc. but the one thing modern games dont have, is the ability to make us feel like its the old days, when gaming was young, battlezone II lets us feel that nowadays, and still to this day me and my mates play it frequently.

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renegadekiller Feb 8 2009 says:

:( its a shame this game is no longer being sold but i do have the disk still *dispite its been totally scrashed beyond repair* so ima see if i can revive that and try it, then the mods people made it ^^.

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dj_LEFULL Oct 16 2010 replied:

lol my disc is still perfect

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Incredible game, and a worthy thought... possibly confusing, sequel to the original Battlezone released the later 90's, which made ground breaking innovations in the world of gaming, getting near perfect scores in every gaming magazine it was featured in. Still one of the best games ever made. BZII is a little different and a little more modern, with a story that can go in two different directions, and a community that still thrives and is still making patches for the game. The game it self though…

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