Welcome to Project Reality: Battlefield 2 (aka PR:BF2), a free to download game modification for the Battlefield 2 (aka BF2) retail Windows PC game. The focus of this mod is to rework the original game engine developed by Digital Illusions of Sweden (Dice) within legal and feasible constraints to create a more realistic combat environment for the gaming community. This includes adjusting various game play elements including physics, visual effects and overall game play formats. Along with changes to how the game handles, the Project Reality team has been introducing British, Insurgent, IDF forces, Canadian, and Russian factions, plus a number of community assisted factions are currently in the works to introduce even more factions to the virtual battlefields. This Mod is not for the masses, due to the fact that it has a much higher learning curve then your classic arcade game. This is the real deal.

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The award winning Project Reality Mod and Black Sand Studios are proud to announce the official release of Project Reality v0.8! Following the last release of Project Reality (v0.75), we have been continuously working to improve multiple aspects of game-play and resolve bugs. Thanks to the continued support from you, the community, and our dedicated team of testers, we have successfully corrected many of the bugs in v0.75 and added several new features and tweaks.

Posted by 2Slick4U on Aug 30th, 2008

The award winning Project Reality Mod and Black Sand Studios are proud to announce the official release of Project Reality v0.8!

Following the last release of Project Reality (v0.75), we have been continuously working to improve multiple aspects of game-play and resolve bugs. Thanks to the continued support from you, the community, and our dedicated team of testers, we have successfully corrected many of the bugs in v0.75 and added several new features and tweaks.

Please note that due to the size of the mod, we have split the download into 2 parts, the core and the levels. You will need to download and install both to run the mod. To download Project Reality Reality v0.8, click the banner image below.

New Weapons
What first person shooter release would be complete without an array of new handheld toys and weapons to play with. Along with the long overdue overhaul of the grenade launcher systems, the MEC faction has recieved a healthy injection of new small arms and AT systems to further diversify the MEC as a fighting force.

Speaking of injections, the new equipment the medics will be recieving includes an adrenaline injector to replace the defibrillators as well as other tools to help them forfill their battlefield roles.

The militia and insurgents by no means recieve a ton of new instruments and arms to further their causes. From molotovs to cell phones, anti tank grenades to two World War 2 era rifles, both factions are better equipped to fight their aggressors. Many thanks to the Battlefield Korea and Forgotten Hope 2 teams for allowing us the use of their SKS rifle and No.4 SMLE rifles, of which we have adapted for use in Project Reality.

  • All Conventional Factions - Underbarrel Grenade Launchers - M4 M203, M16A4 M203, G3 HK79, L85A2 AG36
  • US Army - M4 Carbine
  • US Army, USMC and British - M249 SAW/Minimi
  • MEC - SSGP1 Sniper Rifle
  • MEC - G3SG1 Rifle
  • MEC - RPG26 Anti Tank
  • British - L85A2 Bayonet
  • British - L86 Light Support Weapon
  • Coalition Factions on Insurgency maps - Zipties
  • Militia and Insurgents - Short Magazine Lee Enfield No.4 Rifle - Ironsights and Scoped
  • Militia and Insurgents - Samozaryadniy Karabin sistemi Simonova (SKS)
  • Insurgents - Molotov Cocktail
  • Insurgents - RKG-3 Anti Tank Grenade
  • Insurgents - Cellular Telephone
  • Medic Tools - Resuscitate Compression
  • Medic Tools - Epinephrine Auto Injector

New Vehicles
With the addition of a new faction, comes new vehicles to compliment its infantry arsenel. We bring to you the heavy assets of the US Army, as well as a few other pieces of mobile equipment to bolster the other factions.

  • US Army - M2A2 Bradley APC
  • US Army - UH-60 Blackhawk
  • US Army - M1126 Stryker ICV
  • US Army and USMC - HMMWV
  • British - Stormer Anti Air Vehicle
  • British - RAF Tornado GR4
  • All Conventional Factions - Return of the support jeeps

New Commander Features
Commanders in this new version while encouraged to remain away from the heat of battle, are given much more efficient tools to do their job with. As well as a couple new toys to ensure the enemy remains on their toes!

  • Enterable Command Post - required for all commander functions
  • Commander placeable map markers to help team coordination
  • Spotting system for squad leaders and commander
  • Commander deployed off-map artillery, mortars and JDAM strikes

New Deployable Assets
Commanders now have a proper means to allow their team to defend their forward positions, as well as holding strong points in a fearsome manner with the addition of heavy machine guns on a stationary platform. The Insurgents also have expanded their capabilities for operations with the addition of deployable hideouts, which work in a similar fashion to that of conventional army forward outposts.

  • All Conventional Factions and Militia - Deployable Heavy Machine Guns
  • Insurgents - Deployable Insurgent Hideouts

New Game Modes
Along with Project Reality's own Insurgency and Counterattack modes, we bring to you more ways to get the most out of the already outstanding maps included in this release.

- Assault and Secure Version 3
In this third installment of Advance And Secure, we include random control points. Inspired by the Insurgency game mode, the addition of randomness to a game mode provides great replayablity with different set of objectives each time you play. Of course, it won't be as random as Insurgency, but still adds different takes on several maps.

- Command & Control (CnC)
This new game mode features large freeform battles. There are no CP’s except for the operations bases. The enemy base can be attacked once all 4 forward outposts have been constructed. Combat can take place at any part of the map as the teams try to advance closer towards the enemy base and fortify vital positions along the way.

- Skirmish
This game mode is a scaled down version of Advance and Secure, intended for fewer players. It is perfect for clan matches and small infantry engagements. Skirmish has the same rules as AAS but with smaller combat zones, fewer CPs, no vehicles or deployable assets as well as fewer tickets.

- Training Mode
This game mode is mainly for training with different equipment and vehicles. Friendly fire is off. Spawning is very fast, and vehicles are abundant. Tickets are unlimited in this mode.

New Maps

  • Korengal Valley (US Army vs INS)
  • Muttrah City 2 (USMC vs MEC)
  • Operation Barracuda (USMC vs PLA)
  • Ramiel (US Army vs INS)
  • Tad Sae (USMC vs PLA)

New Animations, Sounds and Effects
At long last we have moved out of an animation drought, and in this release we are proud to bring to Project Reality, all new animations for every single weapon and piece of equipment in the game!

And to match, sounds to accompany these new animations and weapon fire sounds to achieve an immersive experience unmatched by any other first person shooter.

  • Total animation and sound overhaul to immerse the player in the battlefield
  • Slowed down sight transistion times for all weapons, relative to their projected effectiveness on the battlefield
  • New recoil animations to achieve a much more fluid effect when firing
  • Grenades have a hand indicator, showing the general area where the grenade is going to go at throwing
  • Reload animations and times have been extended
  • Light anti-tank, heavy anti-tank and hand-held anti-air launchers have extended deploy times, with animations accompanying them
  • New fire sounds for various weapons, from grenades, explosives, small arms and missile systems
  • New visual effects such as smoke, missile trails, cannon fire, impacts, grenade explosions and area attack impacts

Bug Fixes and Tweaks
We have concentrated on tackling as many bugs as possible, here is a list of the major issues resolved in the Project Reality v0.8:

  • Enhanced weapon deviation system to promote even more tactical play
  • Tweaked rally point system to allow for much more flexible placement of rally points
  • Spawn Time exploit fixed (no longer able to reduce spawn time by selecting kits)
  • Instant Tank Gunner exploit fixed (no longer able to leave/join squad to remove the delay to use)
  • Insurgency game mode overhauled and stabilized
  • Fixed vBF2 "out of breath" sound bug

Project Reality v0.8 Manual
To see a list of all important changes made in the Project Reality v0.8 release and for a comprehensive guide, check out the newly updated Official Project Reality Manual:

Download the Project Reality v0.8 Manual Here

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Aeneas2020 Aug 30 2008, 11:25am says:


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Silverfisk Aug 30 2008, 11:42am replied:

"wow" indeed, this is a very great update which might bring my PR interest back! :-D

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Aeneas2020 Aug 30 2008, 11:47am replied:

oh btw my comment was a genuine wow i just realised the ..... made it look a little sarcastic it isn't i honestly thought it was awesome

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Gongong Aug 30 2008, 1:16pm says:

Couldn't have come at a better time, I was thinking about replaying PR today and then I noticed this! :)

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Psycho_Sam Aug 30 2008, 2:03pm says:

Might have to re-install PR now. Had quite a break from a game I used to play loads.

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dar_ Aug 30 2008, 2:09pm says:

It seems that the PR website is having problems. Too bad, I was hoping there would be a torrent up for the download.

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Comb1ner Aug 30 2008, 2:33pm says:

Awesome! Download now.

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Henley Aug 30 2008, 3:37pm says:

sweet, ill be playing!

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stenchy Sep 1 2008, 7:13pm replied:

I got him ^ hooked.

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Kageh Aug 30 2008, 8:25pm says:

Haven't played PR since like 0.3... Damn it was good though. Much better than Vanilla. I don't know if I'll be able to bring myself to reinstall BF2 though.

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henriksultan Aug 31 2008, 12:45am says:

Awsome as ever! Had some fun playing till I got a bluescreen... yeay \(^_^)/

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RogerRamjet Aug 31 2008, 1:43am says:

Excellent... Reality! You can't get any closer to it in a game or mod to real combat, without actually dying!

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smokeythebear Aug 31 2008, 6:33am says:

Downloading now :D

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Ilsamir_Lord Aug 31 2008, 11:04pm says:

Brilliant :D I'd love to see a mod like this for CryEngine2

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dave_5430 Sep 1 2008, 11:13am says:


Just kidding
Looks motherf*bleepin* awesome!
Can't wait to play it.
Download download download dangit!

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GunFox Sep 1 2008, 2:04pm says:

I'm mildly curious how you managed to integrate the Abrams tank into this and maintain any semblance of balance.

Or perhaps you didn't make any attempt at it and instead put in the full power, nigh unstoppable, main battle tank that is the Abrams.

In which case I applaud your willingness to sacrifice game balance in the name of realism.

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Iroxurs0x Sep 1 2008, 4:40pm replied:

Mmm, you can stop them it's just pretty frickin hard.

Which is why the insurgents over in the middle-east use guerrilla-warfare tactics and take away all of the Abrams' advantages by ambushing it with IEDs and RPGs in close-quarters.

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GunFox Sep 1 2008, 9:38pm replied:

They also usually fail miserably in the process of using guerrilla tactics against them.

At best they generally can detread one. And then you have a very large, very angry, and very powerful wounded animal. :-P

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Iroxurs0x Sep 2 2008, 11:27pm replied:

Hah I'm not gonna get too deep into this and act like I know a lot about an Abrams, 'cause I don't. All I've seen is stuff from the military channel and reading online...

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stenchy Sep 1 2008, 7:16pm replied:

Yep, they are pretty powerful. With a competent crew, you can stay alive for a long time.

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stenchy Sep 2 2008, 4:08am replied:

Just finished a game where I was commanding and had one squad with a Challenger tank stay alive for over an hour - almost the whole duration of the match. They racked up a ton of kills to and saved the day many times. One of the best matches I've played.

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dave_5430 Sep 1 2008, 2:52pm says:

Christ this mod is still bloody brilliant despite lacking bot training... or I was actually just too lazy to check if it was there xD

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stenchy Sep 2 2008, 4:09am replied:

They have training servers now though.

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Cece Sep 1 2008, 3:34pm says:

This mod is nothing less that amazing. However this mod is HIGHLY exclusive to a certain crowd. If you're the type of player that demands action at every turn then stay away from this mod, but if the feel of gritty, unforgiving realism tickles your fancy, then look no further.

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Iroxurs0x Sep 1 2008, 4:32pm says:

ugh, so I have to download the 2.7 gigs AGAIN!?

Why can't they just make a patch DL like the last one...?


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stenchy Sep 1 2008, 7:17pm replied:

So they can heighten your level of anticipation?

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Iroxurs0x Sep 2 2008, 11:26pm replied:

...okay you get an A cause I lol'd.

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00aron00 Sep 7 2008, 8:18am says:

finally PR has gotten to their realistic stage. cus all thsoe bugs long ago are very annoying.

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WesKhan Sep 8 2008, 12:32am says:

Absolutely mind blowing fun with this mod and friends. This is what Battlefield 2 SHOULD be. It's the only BF2 mod worth playing including Battlefield 2 itself. It's one of the only games me and my friends still have fun playing on the PC (PC gaming vets). I really hope the community can get larger and larger until it's bigger than vanilla BF2.

Please keep up the advertisements for this mod in every single place possible! Incredible mod!

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USINFANTRYMOS11CNRNS Sep 14 2008, 9:37am says:

..........................NEWS FLASH.............................



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