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 Project Reality Mod and Black Sand Studios are proud to announce the official release of Project Reality v0.85! Following the last release of Project Reality (v0.8), we have been continuously working to improve multiple aspects of game-play, resolve bugs with also create new weapons and vehicles for you to play with.

Posted by 2Slick4U on Jan 23rd, 2009

The Project Reality Mod and Black Sand Studios are proud to announce the official release of Project Reality v0.85!

Following the last release of Project Reality (v0.8), we have been continuously working to improve multiple aspects of game-play, resolve bugs with also create new weapons and vehicles for you to play with. Thanks to the continued support from you, the community and our dedicated team of testers, we have successfully corrected many of the bugs and game-play issues in v0.8 with also adding several new features, tweaks and assets. Please note that due to the size of the mod, we have split the download into two parts: Core and Levels. You will need to download and install both to run the mod. To download Project Reality v0.85, 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 overhaul of the weapon deviation system and weapon animations, the Insurgents, Chechen Rebels the new Taliban faction have recieved a large package from an unknown source of Kalashnikov rifles and other new toys to help them fight their guerilla war!

The new Russian Forces have also not been short changed with bringing in there new arsenal of weapons including there AK-74M Assault Rifles with underbarrel grenade launches and scopes attached!

Some USMC Soldiers are now equipped with the M68 aimpoint fitted onto there M16A4 assault rifles though they will not be as common as they are in the US Army, this should be a big help to the USMC when they get close up and personal with the enemy.

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) has also received a long awaited new Heavy Anti-Tank weapon, the PF-98 120mm Rocket Launcher. Unlike most other Heavy Anti-Tank weapons currently in-game, this weapon fires an unguided round. However, the PF-98 is lightweight and very easy to operate, as such it can be setup and fired in a much shorter time compared to its counterparts, giving it an unique edge.

  • AK-47 (Insurgent, Taliban, Chechen Rebels)
  • AK-47 Bayonet (Chechen Rebels)
  • AK-74 Scoped, Ironsight, UGL (Insurgents, Taliban, Chechen Rebels)
  • AK-74M Scoped, Ironsight and UGL (Russians)
  • AKS-74U (Russians, Insurgents, Chechen, Taliban)
  • Al-Quds RPK (Iraqi Insurgent, Taliban)
  • Artillery IED (Iraqi Insurgent)
  • Grenade Trap (Iraqi Insurgent, Taliban)
  • Incendiary Grenades (All Conventional Factions)
  • M16A4 with M68 (USMC)
  • PF-98 Heavy Anti-Tank (PLA)
  • RPG-7 Tandem Warhead (Russians)
  • SA80 Bayonet (British)
  • Trip Flare (All factions)

New Vehicles
With the addition of a new faction, comes new vehicles to compliment their infantry arsenal. We therefore bring to you the heavy assets of the Russian Forces, as well as a few other pieces of mobile equipment to bolster the other factions.

  • BTR-60 APC (Russia and MEC)
  • Gaskin Anti-Air Vehicle (MEC)
  • Humvee Avenger Anti-Air Vehicle (USA)
  • Logistic Trucks (All Conventional Factions)
  • Lynx AH-7 Transport Helicopter (British)
  • New HUD's for all Attack Helicopters
  • New HUD's for all Russian vehicles
  • T-72 MBT (MEC)

Logistics will be a much bigger aspect of Project Reality in v0.85, with the new logistics system a good supply line will be a vital part for winning the battle. The new Logistics Trucks will be the main back bone to this system, as they are the only vehicle currently in v0.85 that can carry two supply crates, which are needed to crate a Forward Outpost. These Logistics trucks can be distinguished by the canvas on the back of them where normal transport trucks are open top. These also deploy some new Supply Crates which we have created are now faction specific so you can only can get ammo, supplies and kits from them if they are your own.

Vehicle Resupply & Repair
We have made drastic changes to the vehicle resupply and repair system in Project Reality v0.85. Land Vehicles can now only resupply at the Vehicle Depot located in or near your team's main base. You will need to drive your vehicle into the little parking space to replenish your ammunition. You can also repair at the Vehicle Depo, but if your vehicle becomes immobilised, then you will no longer be able to have a one man engineer team with only a adjustable spanner/wrench fix it, now you will be required to call in a logistics truck to help you with your repairs, which can then drop off a "repair station" that will then be able to repair the damages in the field at a very slow rate. This is to simulate a vehicle recovery system which is what would happen in real life if a vehicle got immobilized.

New Maps

  • Asad Khal (GB vs MEC)
  • Fallujah West (USMC vs INS)
  • Karbala (US Army vs INS)
  • Kozelsk (RU vs MIL)

Mod of the Year 2008 Phase 2 Voting
We would just like to put out anouther reminder about the MOTY Phase 2 Voting for anyone who has not yet voted in Phase 2. We ask that you vote for your favorite mod(s) from across the board. If you think Project Reality deserves your vote and deserves the MOTY award, we would very much appreciate your vote. Every vote counts - registering is free, quick and easy and registered users votes are worth a lot more than guest votes so please register before voting if you really want your vote to count! For more information on MOTY and how to vote, click HERE.

Project Reality v0.85 Manual
To see a list of all important changes made in the Project Reality v0.85 release and for a comprehensive guide, check out the Official Project Reality Manual:

We hope you enjoy this release of Project Reality and we hope to see you on the battlefield solider!

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vfn4i83 Jan 23 2009 says:

That new version of PRM will captivate a lot of the old fans of PRMM. Good work guys.

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psyco363 Jan 23 2009 says:

Hell Yeeeee ^^ Iam Happy

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SinKing Jan 23 2009 says:

Dammit, I just installed the 0.82 a couple of days ago. After reading the manual I was too scared to try it out. The amount of detail and general options put into this game is incredible.
Maybe I'll download this version and be able to overcome my fears of the real Battlefield ;)

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Henley Jan 23 2009 replied:

its a good mod man, seriously makes BF2 worth the purchase

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Aquiller Jan 23 2009 says:

PR 4 Life

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drago99 Jan 23 2009 says:

wat game this for

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TboneUs Jan 23 2009 says:

Been playing since the test build and this is a big step forward from .8

EDIT: It is for BF2 drago

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Orangeflynn Jan 23 2009 says:

Awsome! PR addict. Everyone should at least try this mod.

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Aurel_Tristen Jan 23 2009 says:

This is the greatest representation of real combat I've seen. Sure it has its holes, but I blame most of them on DICE, for limiting so many things in the engine.

Vets be ware, you might have flashbacks O_O

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Commander31 Jan 24 2009 says:

Plz make arcade version of PR(PR content but vBF2 realism).

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SinKing Jan 24 2009 says:

...cough: 3.2 Gigabyte and all that after just having downloaded 1.6 gigs for the 0.8 version. That's a huuuge update - luckily I'm only minutes away from completing it.
This time I won't try understanding the manual, I'll just play and learn.

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myles Jan 24 2009 says:

Ah god damn, 0.8 only just finished downloading recently..

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fragapple Jan 24 2009 says:

great! goob job, keep working =)

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SinKing Jan 24 2009 says:

Hey, if anyone knows what's going on with my mouse, please reply. The game also crashed a lot after I had the mouse problem and I couldn't even get to deployment any more.
I'm sure this is a great mod, but what should i do? just reinstal? I have a 3750x2 gfx, in case that helps you find the problem.

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Tom@engineaudio Jan 25 2009 says:

Man this game bored me to death. I think it fills a niche of people who want this kind of game play, but the action is just not my cup of tea.

You guys have been at this for along time though, so we are talking some serious dedication to the cause.

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Red_Rooster Jan 27 2009 says:

Why the Heck would they do that?

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Solofix Jan 27 2009 says:

This is the big fish! made of purest Win!! ;D Go Team Go!

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SalamiNL Jan 28 2009 says:

Love this mod everybody should try it.

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ChiefRyza Jan 28 2009 says:

If you had any problems with 0.8 (ALOT of people did) then give .85 a try, this version definitely tops the rest content and play wise.

If your daunted by the big picture of PR, take a few steps and you'll be right - Join a squad, communicate with them (they wont bite), have a little patience, ask questions and follow orders.

And if its your first time please....please dont take aircraft of any kind :P

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F33bs Jan 28 2009 says:

PR forever!

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ajrichie Jan 29 2009 says:

I tried PR but didn't really enjoy it after 10 minutes of play. Was playing Fallujah. Didn't see combat the whole time. Ran over an allies tripmine. I really don't like the blood splash screen when you get hit, it's kindof cheezy. BF2 engine is also crap and glitchy and this is partially why i'm not enjoying PR. I like Resistance & Liberation mod for HL2 a lot more. But, nevertheless I will try PR again tomorrow and see how it gets better.

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ChiefRyza Jan 29 2009 replied:

ajrichie, PR can be very annoying and confusing the first time you play it. It's always been this way on every release, but it's something you have to get your head around. Your part of an armed force here, not a bunch of crazy mercenaries that can just run off on their own agendas. If you join a squad and tag along with them, normally you'll get to the action soon enough. As for the blood effects, unless you shoot yourself in the leg with a pistol at your computer desk every time you get hit in PR, there is no way to simulate injury that accurately. Thus they add the injury effect screen because even though I havn't been shot before, I'm pretty sure your not going to shake off a bullet wound in real life.

Project Reality steps outside of Vanilla BF2 action wise because in real life, your not constantly tied in a close quarters battle pegging grenades at every square meter of ground and respawning every 10 seconds if you die. Combat is a serious thing which is reflected here by adding long respawn times, freakishly accurate weapons and huge maps.
War isn't about exposing yourself and yelling "RAAAAWR" while spamming a G36E, its about staying low and completing objectives, fighting when necessary.

Then again...you just might not be a tactical team oriented person which is OK...I guess. Either way, just play PR for a few weeks and get a feel for everything before you write it off, unlike half the people who comment on the PR Moddb Page who are too stupid to follow simple install instructions :P

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DonDOOM Jan 29 2009 says:

PR is the best mod ever, and it really deserves to win!

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ajrichie Jan 29 2009 says:

Tried it again today. I still prefer Resistance & Liberation and Red Orchestra.

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Pathard Feb 2 2009 says:

Awesome job you, guys! This mod really is, and has been, great. Love the fixes and additions!

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L3TUC3 Feb 6 2009 says:

I was bored and decided to give this mod a try after I heard from a friend that this was great.

And he was right.

I love the changes to the bf2 gameplay forcing people to cooperate more. It's a real thrill to be in a voip squad and assault enemy locations while a different squad operating an apc gives you cover fire, while yet another squad in a helicopter flanks around back.


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