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The mod's development is finished. There are certainly some aspect we weren't able to complete as we would have wished it for ourselves but we tried to achieve the best result with our resources.
The machine gun thing must be a bug as we had no such issues reported from any other machine gun usage on any map. It could be that there's a invisible hitbox right in front of the MG which blocks the bullets without you noticing it.
Your second issue is a very common problem for BF1918 as the AI system of the game isn't suited for trenches. For a better understanding: Bots don't notice hights as they only use a two dimensional pathmap. Because of this they don't realize that they are caught in a depth and just keep runing forward as there would be no obstacle. We tried many things to prevent this from happening but it just wasn't always possible. Also there were only few AI coders left and the process is immensely time consuming.
TL;DR: BF42 bots just can't handle trenches well.
The complete battlecraft files for BF1918 where hosted on our main server which is sadly not available anymore. But I've read that you can create the necessary .lst and .cfg files yourself as the assets can be taken directly from the mod's files in your BF1942 directionary. I've never worked with Battlecraft so I can't help you much with it but give you this link to a useful thread in a BF42 modding forum: Bfmods.com
If you've just installed BF1942 and didn't apply any other patches you can just use the patches from the EA download links in my comment above. First Patch v1.6 and then to 1.61b. Patch 1.6 should work with any fresh installations of BF1942 whatever their version is.
We cannot host our own BF1918 server anymore, sorry.
Really looking forward to the release, keep up your awesome work for an awesome mod (and game)!
It should be installed like any other modification into the mods folder of the game's main directory.
Try these download links from EA's own download pool:
Patch v1.6: Largedownloads.ea.com
Patch v1.6 to v1.61b: Largedownloads.ea.com
Do you start the game in compatibility mode? Also we recommend to start a COOP game with bots by choosing the Multiplayer tab and host a game from there. We didn't experience too many CTD when testing the final version.
Glad that you enjoy the mod nevertheless :)
Some of the developers of Verdun were well known in the BF1918 community. If I remember correctly the inside1918 homepage even had an interview with Verdun dev member Leonidas but since our site went offline it's no longer available.
Please install the latest version of both BF1942 and BF1918. For the main game it's 1.61b and for BF1918 you've to download all 3 parts of version 3.1 which are linked right above this comments section.
Make sure to have these installed:
BF1942: version 1.61b
BF1918: version 3.1
Any other version can result in problems or errors like you've experienced.
You can either start the mod from inside Battlefield 1942. Select the Custom Game tab and there you can switch to Battlefield 1918. For a working shortcut you should add the following to the target line in the shortcut's prpoerties:
+restart 1 +game bf1918
The target read something like: "C:\Program Files\Battlefield 1942\BF1942.exe" +restart 1 +game bf1918
Also make sure to have the latest patch (1.61b) for the main game installed.
Nice idea x) But it's sadly not gonna happen from our side, sorry.
Some servers are providing mutiple mods by voting when playing on these. But when they're currently hosting another mod it won't show up for the other mods in the filter. Search for "multi mod" in a server's description.
Did you chose to play with bots by starting a COOP game via the multiplayer tab? Try that if you didn't already. Starting maps from singelplayer tab can often cause crashes to dekstop.
Thanks for your vote! :)
Though we couldn't win in any category anyway due to no update of the mod in 2013, a honorable mention would've been a dream. But there are a lot of awesome mods in the top100 which definately deserve your vote. I've picked my favorites already.
PS: I can recommend the WW1 mod for Company of Heroes of our friends from "The Great War 1918" modification: Moddb.com ;)
Sadly no, we cannot offer any fixes as developmentby our team is finished. AI coding is a pretty difficult and time consuming part of modding which is why it isn't perfect in some cases. Maps were mostly made for multiplayer combat with human players only which is why some spawn poins can be difficult for bots to handle.
Always good to see that BF1918 is still able to draw a bit of attention but you're completely right: the Japanese community for BF42 ist still in an outstqanding condition which is also proven by their FHSW modification.
They certainly don't need bots to fill a server up :)
The Sunday Fight Nights were announced to be held on our own official server which sadly doesn't exist anymore. So the SFN sadly can't be supported effectively from our side any longer.
There are rarely occasions to play BF1918 online sadly due to the lack of dedicated servers.
I can only help you in English and German but I'll try my best at answering your question:
If I get it right, you have downloaded the mod but you don't know how to install it. You need all 3 parts of the installation files and have to make sure, that you've deleted all previous versions of BF1918.
Then you install every part from 1 to 3 into the Battlefield 1942\Mods directory. In order to start the game you have to set the main game's .exe to WinXP SP3 compatibility mode and check the 'Run as admin' box.
Many of the maps aren't suitable for bot support as the AI can't handel a lot of specific map situations. For example trenches (which are a key element of WW1 warfare) can't be recognized properly by bots as they only have a horizontal pathmap. Plus AI coding is a very difficult and time consuming task that not many people are still capable of or still modding for BF42. Our coders did their best to outfit as many of the maps with bot support and they certainly did an awesome job considering that they were very short on time until our final release.
Long story short: ~50% is a very good rate of Coop maps and we already did our best to provide as much bot support as possible. Also the development is finished, we aren't working on a new version and can't expand bot support.
Thank you for your encouragement but as the dev team has retired after the final release it isn't possible to keep up the work at least on this project ;) Nevertheless thank you again for your kind words.
All the best and grettings.
The original or former developer team of BF1918 planned to release the mod for BF2 but the project was canceled. But they managed to release a mini-mod called "Airshow" focused on WW1 planes and dogfights.
A few years ago another team picked up the idea of BF1918 for BF2 and called the project "No man's land" which was based on the original team's efforts. They produced some new content but currently the project is sadly inactive.
The inside1918 team was 'only' a community page dedicated to BF1918 which took over the development from the original team. When they moved on to BF2, BF1918 had it's final build but inside1918 decided to take on the future development of the mod with the consent of the original devs.
We can't confirm ourselves that BF1918 is working on Win8 but other users reported that they had no problems when using the same settings from Win7.
This means you've to set the games .exe to Win XP SP3 in compatibility mode and best is to check the Admin mode box too.
Just like THE123AVATAR said below.
I'm not aware of any specific plans for a future torunament. For a new tournament we would need many new maps of high quality and most probably some new ingame toys, too. As the dev team has finished the main mod and is inactive since 2011 this is very unlikely.
Please read the previous suggestions posted in the comments below and tell us which solutions you've already tried so we can further help you.
There is no official tournament or server active if that was your question. There are a few servers online hosting Bf1918 maps but they're sometimes difficult to find as the popularity of BF42 itself is decreasing.
Austria-Hungary is one of the many armies featured in BF1918 and you're able to fight as one of them vs Russia like on Brusilov Offensive & Krakow (incl. bot support) or vs Italy on Monte Piana & Tolmezzo on at least 7 maps.
Did you load the game via Singeplayer or Multiplayer option? We recommend to select the Multiplayer tab and choose the game mode 'COOP' to start a singleplayer game with bots.
If it's still crashing, have you tried to set up the compatibility mode for your BF1942.exe? BF1918 is supposed to run flawlessy when WinXP SP3 is selected.