We are currently putting the finishing touches on the Project Reality v0.86 patch. You may have seen some of the changes and features posted in the weekly Developer Journals and Blogs, but it is now time to officially release everything that will be included in the upcoming patch.
We had initially planned to release the PR v0.86 patch at a much earlier date, but encountered a few complications that had to be addressed. The release date will be posted once everything is ironed out and finalized, but you should expect a release prior to the end of May 2009.
Project Reality and Battlefield 2 v1.5 Patch
The Project Reality v0.86 patch is meant to be run on Battlefield 2 v1.41. PR v0.86 will not officially support Battlefield 2 v1.5, since the final release date of the patch has yet to be announced by EA. Once the BF2 v1.5 patch has been released, we will develop, if necessary, a PR v0.87 “hotfix” to fix any compatibility issues that arise. Until that time, we would advise the community to hold fire on installing the new BF2 patch if you wish to play Project Reality.
Project Reality v0.86 Teaser
Since there is not a lot of "eye candy" to show off for the v0.86 patch, here is a small promotional video with loads of textual information:
Project Reality v0.86 Features
As with any patch release, the main focus of PR v0.86 is bug and stability fixes, though we have also managed to squeeze in a few new assets and features. Here are a couple screen shots of some of the newly added content:
For a comprehensive list of all of the changes, features, and new assets in the patch, check this Developer Blog Entry.
Project Reality v0.86 Server Release Information
All current PR server license holders will be sent the Project Reality v0.86 server files once they become available. Those of you hoping to start up a new PR server must complete a Project Reality server license application.
Project Reality v0.86 Manual
To see a full list of all the important changes made in the Project Reality v0.86 patch and for a comprehensive guide, check out the recently updated Official Project Reality Manual:
The Project Reality Wiki Guide is currently undergoing a drastic overhaul and is currently offline. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Once the Wiki is complete and back online, an official news post will be made announcing its return.
Project Reality IRC Channel
While you are waiting for the v0.86 patch, we would like to invite everyone to join the Official Project Reality IRC Channel to have some fun and chat about the upcoming release. You never know what sort of interesting bits of information might be given out!
Special Thanks to the =TCC= Community
We would like to extend a special thanks out to the =TCC= TCombat.com Community, who have been supplying game servers and testers for Project Reality for quite some time now. They have been working hard behind the scenes helping us prepare the PR v0.86 patch and without their support we would not have been able to prepare it in a timely manner. Your guys’ contributions are greatly appreciated!