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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.

The Project Reality team comprises a group of dedicated individuals, several of whom have backgrounds in armed services and whose sole task is to provide researched material, including statistical information, to the developers. These are in turn tasked with coding and creating the mod itself. If you are looking for a fact based first person shooter from the perspective of a combat soldier, you need not look any further.

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11 comments by AncientMan on May 21st, 2014

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If you haven't been living under a rock for the last few months, you may have heard the news that GameSpy will be shutting down online services for Battlefield 2 at the end of this month.

Shortly afterwards, Electronic Arts announced via their Origin Twitter that they were working on transitioning Battlefield 2 so that it would still be playable after the shutdown. However, contrary to their original statement, they recently announced that they would not be doing this, and that Battlefield 2 online services would be shut down at the end of June.

Have no fear though! Ever since the original announcement from GameSpy, the Project Reality Team has been hard at work on developing our own solution to keep Project Reality: BF2 online, and our players playing. In partnership with the Forgotten Hope 2 team, we have quickly developed our own custom master server, and I am happy to confirm that Project Reality: BF2 (and Forgotten Hope 2) will continue to be playable online after the GameSpy shutdown.

The update that will provide this new functionality will be released in our upcoming v1.2 patch, scheduled to be released before the shutdown occurs. Not only does it replace the GameSpy online services with our own, it also includes the Dutch Forces, several new maps, as well as loads of tweaks and improvements.

For the regular players of PR:BF2, the only difference you will notice with the new online services is that upon updating to v1.2, your existing player profiles will be deleted, and you will be required to make a new online account if you wish to play online. The account management system in the PR:BF2 Launcher, the ingame server browser, and PRSPY will continue to function as normal.

As we're nearing our 10th year since Project Reality was founded, we look forward to seeing Project Reality: BF2 continue long into the future!

The Project Reality Team

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Project Reality: BF2 v1.0

Project Reality: BF2 v1.0

Aug 5, 2013 Full Version 80 comments

After 8 years of development and 21 total releases, we are pleased to announce the general availability of Project Reality: BF2, version 1.0. Since our...

Project Reality: BF2 Player Manual

Project Reality: BF2 Player Manual

Jul 13, 2011 Guides 16 comments

The official Project Reality: BF2 v1.0 player manual. This guide includes everything you need know to jump in and start playing the Project Reality: BF2...

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Sierra-Leader Feb 6 2010, 12:31am says:

I'm so happy you guys added the Canadian faction!

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HellsHigh Feb 6 2010, 2:50am replied:

agreed :D

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FelipeFR Feb 6 2010, 2:38pm replied:

In next version they will probably add the Australian faction! :D Since they only have to complete animation of their HAT, 35% of voicing and maps.

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Snazz Feb 6 2010, 7:38pm replied:

Actually the Australian faction might not even release at all considering there was only 1 guy directly working on it and his status is now 'Retired.'

There's a lot more work left than you think.

I bet the next factions are the Germans and Dutch.

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ChiefRyza Feb 6 2010, 8:51pm replied:

I gave 0.9 to tonnie yesterday in person Snazz, it ain't over, trust me :P

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godpan Feb 5 2010, 11:31pm says:

alright so i have the deluxe edition of bf2 which includes special forces, i installed it today and when i tried to patch it to 1.5 it said i didnt need to, ok so i install the latest PR .9 release and it wont work, neither bf2 or pr will work. starts to load then crashes. what did i do wrong or whats happening? please pm me, thanks guys.

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The_Mugsy Feb 6 2010, 10:32pm replied:

If you go from 1.0 to 1.5 right off the bat, it will tell you "It's already at it's newest version". I would have proceeded to yell at my computer screen, but i remembered the article announcing 1.5 said "You must install 1.41 first."

So yes, I had the same problem as well. You have to download 1.41 patch first, install than, THEN attempt to install 1.5.

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GeneralTrivium Feb 6 2010, 9:42am replied:

If what Snazz says doesn't work, try running it in Administrator mode.

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Snazz Feb 6 2010, 7:35am replied:

Does it say anywhere on the box if the deluxe edition has been patched upto a certain version already?

PR definitely needs BF2 to be patched upto 1.5 but the way of doing that may be different for your copy of BF2. The normal method is to run patch 1.41 first then 1.5.

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m82sniper Feb 5 2010, 10:58pm says:

Best freaking Bf2 mod ever.

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Guywithawrench Feb 5 2010, 9:43pm says:

I have tried every way possible to download the two clients(other than Torrents). And always the downloads get to 100mb says its finished then says the files are corrupted when I try to launch them, this happens when I download them with a Download Manager as well. WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF

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Snazz Feb 6 2010, 7:36am replied:

Tried different download mirrors/links?

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Tahana Feb 5 2010, 8:23pm says:

Nice o.9 is much better than 0.87 in terms of aiming and number of factions, but why do u remove maps at every release? Why dont u just let us have more of the maps that have already been created? Maybe as an extra Mappack?

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Snazz Feb 6 2010, 7:38am replied:

The plan is to compile a separate map pack containing the removed maps.

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Highest Rated (54 agree) 10/10

The BF2 engine on its edge... the BF2 gameplay reformed and finally promotes real teamwork. If you search for challenges in tactics and adrenaline boosted firefights this is the FPS game you search. For me it worths to buy BF2 (if you haven't yet) just to experience this mod. The extra content and the gameplay that is provided through Project Reality makes me to feel that PR is not a mod but a whole new game you can have for free. From Clan's experience perspective it is a must for every player…

Nov 23 2010, 7:55am by mikeros

Lowest Rated (16 agree) 3/10

Overrated! Not noob friendly. Great concept, terrible manual, tutorials, and controls. Half the time people don't even know what they're doing. Half the time you don't even know what you're doing. Pretty much follow a bunch of other people to get killed. The bots are excellent at shooting and killing you so it gives no room for even newbies to learn. The game is made so complex that it totally destroys the gameplay. Half the time you're running around in huge maps and when you finally make it somewhere…

Dec 16 2010, 8:24am by soldier91950

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