Hey guys. Things seem to be a little slow in FH2 land(long time between releases right now I guess) so thought I'd mention an exciting development in FH1. I still load up old bf42/FH1 every now and then(especially when I see PAVLOV!! is playing) and was STUNNED yesterday when I saw 128 player slots on the only remaining frequently occupied FH1 server(pixelfighter).
Even though the devs left bf42/FH1 long ago those pixelfighter guys have continued coming out with their own map packs over the years but this is something totally new for FH1.
Many might not be interested but just figured some folks might want to know about this. Being FH1 it's just a little difficult to test it since it's hard to ever get over 64 players playing it since SO MANY have permanently moved on from that game and mod(Did get over 40 yesterday though and it should only increase as word of this gets out). But figured this development might make some with an old bf42 CD laying around possibly want to re-install it again (and you can get the mod and their map packs from ( http://www.pixel-fighter.com/
They also have a texture and sound pack on their forums that is HIGHLY recommended as bf42 does look kinda fugly compared to BF2 (and especially compared to FH2). It can't work miracles(still doesn't look as good as FH2) but it at least brings the graphics up to a point where they don't distract from the game play for me(and lets face it - the game play has always been the main reason to play FH1).
I know I've talked up FH2 over the years while playing on pixelfighter and am probably responsible for several new FH2 players from FH1. Some seem to have some silly "rivalry" feeling between the two mods but I just see them as two different games I play, both of which having their fun points.
Today being a weekend day should be a good prospect for getting the server over 64 players to see how good this code works. And unlike this Soppa guy for FH2, the code that does this for FH1 has apparently been made freely available to the guys over at pixelfighter so none of this "only getting to play it once in a blue moon when someone feels like letting us" crap.