Battlelog.co REVIVE Project: Play Battlefield 2 and 2142 online for free!

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10-11-2016, 10:29 AM
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Battlefield 2 was a revolutionary game for its time. It featured gorgeous graphics, realistic gunplay, wide-open, varied maps, and dozens of popular player-made mods. The follow-up game, Battlefield 2142, put a futuristic spin on the series whilst streamlining the class system, allowing detailed soldier customization, and offering a whole-new gameplay experience in the form of Titan Assault mode. 

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Amazingly, even after EA shut down their official servers, both games still lived on, right up until GameSpy finally went kaput in mid-2014. By all rights, that shoulda been the end of the story. But where there's a will, there's a way; and the internet always finds a way. 

What's the REVIVE Project?

Exactly what it says on the tin: A project to revive Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142!

Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated team of modders, coders, and sysadmins, both games have been brought back from the dead and are available for anyone to download. All for the low, low price of "free"! :D

Do people really still play?

Well, of course! The peak was about ten-thousand people in one day during the summer, but it's usually about half of that. Regardless, there's usually two or three almost-full 64-player servers at any given point in the day, so you'll probs be good.

Iunno, is this legal?

Due to the total cessation of official support, both of these games are classifiable as "abandonware", a legal grey area where, although the original creators have every right to pull the plug, they usually don't care enough to bother.

Worst case scenario: The Revive team gets a Cease and Desist, and the community quietly disbands. All the more reason to play it while it's hot.

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Alrighty then, how do I get it?

It's simple! Just head over to the Downloads page on Battlelog.co, register an account, and download the Revive Launcher. After you've chosen an install location, the bootstrapping program will automatically download and install both games and their expansion packs, and you'll be able to log in and start the game through the Launcher.

See you on the Battlefield, soldiers.

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10-11-2016, 02:30 PM
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I'm tempted to give this a shot; used to play BF2 with friends over lan in highschool, would bring some nostalgia.

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10-11-2016, 03:08 PM
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(10-11-2016, 02:30 PM)Melancholy Wrote: I'm tempted to give this a shot; used to play BF2 with friends over lan in highschool, would bring some nostalgia.

Go for it! Personally I'm partial to 2142, but they're both really fun.

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10-11-2016, 03:10 PM
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(10-11-2016, 03:08 PM)RevonZZ Wrote:
(10-11-2016, 02:30 PM)Melancholy Wrote: I'm tempted to give this a shot; used to play BF2 with friends over lan in highschool, would bring some nostalgia.

Go for it! Personally I'm partial to 2142, but they're both really fun.

is there anything similar for 1942?

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10-11-2016, 03:20 PM
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(10-11-2016, 03:10 PM)Melancholy Wrote:
(10-11-2016, 03:08 PM)RevonZZ Wrote:
(10-11-2016, 02:30 PM)Melancholy Wrote: I'm tempted to give this a shot; used to play BF2 with friends over lan in highschool, would bring some nostalgia.

Go for it! Personally I'm partial to 2142, but they're both really fun.

is there anything similar for 1942?

Not yet... The team was debating a revive for Vietnam in the future, but I'd reckon they wanna take a break after pushing out 2142.

Still, it'd be cool. I used to play a tonna amazing mods back in the day, including Interstate '82, a cops-and-robbers mod for Vietnam, and the legendary Forgotten Hope. On the bright side though, FH2 is still popular, Project Reality is now a standalone game, and there's even been talk of reviving the Star Wars mod for 2142. If you're interested, I'd totes check out the forum on Battlelog.

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10-11-2016, 03:22 PM
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(10-11-2016, 03:20 PM)RevonZZ Wrote:
(10-11-2016, 03:10 PM)Melancholy Wrote:
(10-11-2016, 03:08 PM)RevonZZ Wrote:
(10-11-2016, 02:30 PM)Melancholy Wrote: I'm tempted to give this a shot; used to play BF2 with friends over lan in highschool, would bring some nostalgia.

Go for it! Personally I'm partial to 2142, but they're both really fun.

is there anything similar for 1942?

Not yet... The team was debating a revive for Vietnam in the future, but I'd reckon they wanna take a break after pushing out 2142.

Still, it'd be cool. I used to play a tonna amazing mods back in the day, including Interstate '82, a cops-and-robbers mod for Vietnam, and the legendary Forgotten Hope. On the bright side though, FH2 is still popular, Project Reality is now a standalone game, and there's even been talk of reviving the Star Wars mod for 2142. If you're interested, I'd totes check out the forum on Battlelog.

>If you're interested, I'd totes check out the forum on Battlelog.


will do, i'm keen on picking up more games i can play with people here

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03-25-2018, 02:44 AM (This post was last modified: 03-25-2018, 02:52 AM by Backlash.)
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Sad to say, this project was abruptly shut down some time ago due to a Cease and Desist from EA. The two major derivative mods: Project Reality and Forgotten Hope 2, are still going strong, and you can still chat with the team on their new Discord. As of current however, they have no plans on bringing back classic Battlefield.

That said, I had a hell of a time finally playing 2 and especially 2142. I was just a wee lad with an entry-level graphics card when they first came out, so multiplayer games were always a pain; but I loved the setting and atmosphere, and never really found myself satisfied with the memories I walked away with. Getting to experience it properly, the game turned out to be a flawed-but-fun romp filled with tense moments, badass feats of combat prowess, and even some fleeting instances of camraderie between opposing teams. I still wish I could play it today, even if I ultimately moved on to other games, but my time in the Revive servers seems to have given that thread of my life some much-appreciated closure. ^^

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03-25-2018, 01:18 PM
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(03-25-2018, 02:44 AM)Backlash Wrote: Sad to say, this project was abruptly shut down some time ago due to a Cease and Desist from EA. The two major derivative mods: Project Reality and Forgotten Hope 2, are still going strong, and you can still chat with the team on their new Discord. As of current however, they have no plans on bringing back classic Battlefield.

It's like developers of mods like this never learn to open source their stuff...
I'm really hoping the same doesn't happen to Skyrim Together!

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