A total-conversion fan-sequel for Battlezone II: Combat Commander with high definition graphics, new physics and tonnes of new and unprecedented features.
This is my personal attempt to create a 'Battlezone 3' worthy game.

I have blended many of my favourite elements from BZ1 and BZ2, plus introduced a number of my own.

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QF2 - E2AT Teaser Trailer 1 - Mod DB

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Requirements:
Battlezone II
The Latest 1.3 Patch


What the mod includes:


- Nearly 4 hours of dialogue. There are a fair few audio-matic cut-scenes which explain the story. They may mostly be skipped.

- A lengthy, STORY DRIVEN single player campaign. There is less emphasis on Base VS Base combat and more on story and character development. I know that people get sick of RTS campaigns quickly if they are repetitive. I certainly do. My goal has been to AVOID a 'glorified IA' campaign where you simply have to destroy the enemy base each mission. That doesn't happen often.

- Three brand new, fully fledged playable races, plus other NPC only races.

- High Quality 3D models and Environments, far in excess of the original limitations and scope of the BZ2 engine.

- A Deep, Intriguing and Engaging storyline.

- Some explanations to some of the darkest secrets of the Battlezone universe.

- This mod is a total-conversion, so effectively a BRAND NEW game!! No visible content from the original game or any other mod (not even QF Mod) is included.

- Fully UV-Mapped and highly textured models (unlike the original QF Mod).

- All new Sound Effects.

- All new Music.

- All new Models.

- All new Voiceovers.

- All new Everything!!

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With this mod, I have done my best to create a game that could at the very least imitate a possible Battlezone 3.

There are imperfections and glitches which are yet to be ironed out. There will be patches released in the future to fix as many bugs as possible.

There may also be a large second release which adds multi-player and instant-action capabilities.

This mod is best played on high resolutions. Anything lower than 1680x1050 may cause issues. It was designed for HD resolutions - specifically 1920x1080 Full HD. For the best playing experience, I would recommend using this resolution or higher.

A high-capacity gaming computer would be the best choice for playing this mod. It uses graphical enhancements which are along the lines of far more modern games than BZ2 original. High-resolution textures, high-poly models and bloom effect (from ENBSeries, an external addon program which I have included with this mod).

I would not recommend using low screen resolutions when playing. The experience of HD graphics in a Battlezone game is effectively unique to this mod. It is not like any other Battlezone mod in existence so far. It has been developed with HD graphics since its conception. The entire purpose was to bring Battlezone into the 21st century. As such, using a decent 21st century gaming system is a must.

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Several key issues which I should mention include:

- Music volume is currently locked to 95%. This is the only way to allow it to automatically reduce volume while in-game voiceovers are playing, otherwise you could not hear the voiceovers over the music. This may irritate some people. I may try to patch this at a later date if it is too unbearable.

- There is an issue with the introduction video where 1/3rd of the screen on the right-side is blacked out. This appears to be an internal issue to BZ2, as playing the same .bik file in the native BINK viewer program does not have this issue.

- Mission de-brief files are not showing up. I will try to fix this for the first patch.

- Sometimes the game will crash without warning or explanation. This may have something to do with an audio-glitch involving the music. It is not easily re-produced, so is difficult to fix. I recommend that you save your game reasonably often, just in case it does crash. It is not a common crash, but it does happen at some random times. This may be a problem only on my end.

- Sometimes a mission will crash when you attempt to load it the first time, but load fine on the second attempt.

- At the end of mission 10, you will need to find Major Gibson and drive near his Pariah tank in order to allow the mission to finish. I will correct this in the first patch.

- Mission 2 may be a little too difficult for less skilled players. My advice is to not stop shooting drones. The more you kill, the less damage you will receive overall.

- There may be more bugs, as it seems that there are some which do not appear on my system but may appear on others. As I have stated at times, this is a highly experimental mod. It can be temperamental at times. It was conceived, designed, made and tested by only one person with almost zero outside assistance (bar voiceovers). There will be problems. The game is playable, but it is not perfect yet. Every mission can be won. That isn't an issue.

Despite the imperfections, I have put a huge amount of effort into this mod. It's been my pride and joy for a number of years. So, basically, enjoy! It's been an absolute blast making this mod, and I couldn't have better spent my last couple of years.

Thankyou, and good luck!
- Michael Boag (bigbadbogie)

 

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BZ2-HD

 I'm considering remaking Battlezone II original in my own image. High-definition graphics and a re-imagining of the original BZ2 landscape.


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Feb 18, 2014 Full Version 18 comments

This is the first release of QF2: Essence to a Thief.

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Destoyer
Destoyer Feb 13 2014, 8:47pm says:

Is this multiplayer supported? cuz i would like to play this with some people, even you! :D and is the ai stupid? Also, do you get to choose what to play as and what your going up against like in forgotten enemies? and why are there races for npc only? :(

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bigbadbogie
bigbadbogie Feb 13 2014, 11:01pm replied:

The upcoming first release of QF2 will NOT include multiplayer or instant action support. Those may come at a later date. For now, it's a single-player campaign game. Also, 'NPC only' races refer to mini-races such as Furies.

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bigbadbogie
bigbadbogie Feb 12 2014, 5:46pm replied:

Thanks man! You'll need BZ2 + the latest 1.3 beta patch.

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TehMegaSnake
TehMegaSnake Feb 13 2014, 4:34pm replied:

When you say "the latest 1.3 beta patch" do you mean 1.3.6.4z19 or something, or just 1.3.6.4?

Thanks!

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bigbadbogie
bigbadbogie Feb 13 2014, 6:32pm replied:

1.3.6.4.z19 or anything newer (when they come out). I'd always recommend using the latest 1.3 version. The mod would probably work on older patches, but there is no guarantee. There may have been a little fix here or there that made the mod playable.

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Ahrimansiah
Ahrimansiah Feb 13 2014, 2:56am replied: Online

aww thats bad... i have a seriously hard time installing BZ2 on my windows7 >.<
hope ur mod come with updates that fix those dll and not activation problems

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bigbadbogie
bigbadbogie Feb 13 2014, 5:25am replied:

I use Windows 7 and I don't have a problem. A common issue with installing BZ2 on newer systems is that the auto-run system doesn't work. You need to find the setup.exe on the disc and run it. I don't know if that's your problem...

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Ahrimansiah
Ahrimansiah Feb 13 2014, 2:18pm replied: Online

i did and still didnt work, i did setup everything manually by copying them from setup folder to my pc and added the patch files on it, the game will launch but crash instantly :/

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pistolwhiprookie
pistolwhiprookie Feb 15 2014, 5:40am replied:

lolz you cant copy files across you have to let the exe run from the disk /folder or else it wont link into windows as an a application

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bigbadbogie
bigbadbogie Feb 13 2014, 4:20pm replied:

You might try reporting your problem here: Bzforum.matesfamily.org
The odds are that those guys will be able to help you out.

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