Battlefield 2 invades the high-tech frontlines of modern warfare. The game brings the intensity and excitement of Battlefield 1942 into the modern era with enhanced team play and the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.
If you like aerial combat, and you do not easily dizzy, this map is for you; but before, fasten your seatbelts, guys !!
It's a pure dogfight map; No infantry mode, and therefore it is strongly advised to use,
as soon as possible, jets and helicopters.
- For installation:
Either you insert the file in the right place, from the .rar file, or you
use the installer if you are not comfortable with file manipulation !
In the case of the .exe installer,
just double click on the .exe file and the
map will install directly to the right place, provided you have a system
in 32 bit:
otherwise, if you have a system in 64 bit, In the installer
window, when it proposes the installation location of the file, replace
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods\bf2\Levels\MountainsDogfight1
C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods\bf2\Levels\MountainsDogfight1
In the case of the .rar file,
the MountainsDogfight1.rar file can be unpacked, where you want: then you must take the file
"MountainsDogfight1" and include it in C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods\bf2\Levels:
Do not be frightened by the weight (421mo) of the map; It's just the result of using very detailed textures; no more !
The relief of the map was created, starting from DEM
coming from the north of Italy (Digital Elevation Model);
Then covered with a texture made from aerial orthophotos.
And therefore, the landscape you are going to fly over in the game, therefore exists really;
And to be more precise, it is a region situated on the border between the Garda Lake
and the south of Italian Trentino: If you are curious, you can find it via Google Earth.
Finally, we have a playable space of 1024x4, suitable for air flight, and surrounded by a similar terrain, in many points of view: therefore 12 km x 12km; Furthermore the map is parametrized to allow aircrafts to fly extremely high, much higher than the mountain peaks, here 2145 m
In the solo mode, you have access only to fighter planes: in the coop mode, you have access to the planes but also to two of the helicopters: in the conquest mode , you have, of course, access to all the vehicles: For a good balance, there are at disposal, 10 helicopters and 12 planes, which allows almost to about thirty players / bots.
That's why each mode has only the 32 players version
- For game logic;
The helicopters capture the flags; The planes protect the helicopters as they progress:
- Immersion in the game:
I strongly advise the use of a good joystick for the piloting, as well as, for an even closer experience of reality, using the Kestrel app of FreeTrack Project: BF2FreeLook v1.1: thanks to him !!
So the cockpit view becomes panoramic and makes it easier to follow the positions of the opponents: immersion in the game is then greatly improved.
There are still a few artifacts in spite of the care taken in the realization of the map, problems inherent to the game itself: since this is a 1024x4 map, you will have to remove the dynamic shadows in the video options, Ugly spots characteristics: something else, do not be surprised if the bots tend to be suicidal in the mountains, I have failed to tam them; You will see: Lol!
Note that for players interested in multiplayer, the map is now playable, online, on the Lost-soldiers server: BF2.LOST-SOLDIERS.ORG:17002
If you have any questions do not hesitate !
Anyway, have fun !!
And do not hesitate to leave me your impressions; I will reply with pleasure.
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