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FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« on: 20-01-2013, 01:01:30 »
After an extended development time, I finally decided to just release what was done as an open beta. It was taking so long that it was starting to stress me out.

Anyhow, this is a beta, so it's lacking a little bit of polish. There are a few minor cosmetic things that I need to change, such as team names and flag icons, but those don't directly affect gameplay so I'll figure out how to change them later. There might be a couple bugs, but I tried to get rid of most of them.

At the moment, I don't want this submitted to any mod news sites. It's a bit too rough for that.

Requirements:
BF2 fully patched
FH2 fully patched

Installation instructions, this is VERY important:


The folder "FH2Zombies" goes into the EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods folder, obviously.

In order to launch the mod, you MUST configure and use the provided shortcut.

Right click the shortcut, and go to properties. Make sure the target location points to your FH2.exe, NOT THE BF2.exe.

Here is what my shortcut looks like. You absolutely must have the +modpath line at the end.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\FH2.exe" +modPath mods/fh2zombies

Once this is done, you can apply the provided FH2Z icon image to the shortcut if you want. Just click the change icon button, and navigate into the FH2 Zombies mod folder and it should show up.


Please read the readme for other important information, such as co-op settings.

Just as a heads up, due to certain problems I had, the default player team is always the zombie side. Just switch to the survivor side and everything will be fine.

It has been a while, and I completely forgot if I included anyone elses content in the mod. I'm pretty sure I made all the textures in this version myself, but if you spot something that you definitely made, let me know and I'll credit you. I also kind of.. forgot to credit myself. lol.

Things I'm aware of:
Zombie and Survivor teams are currently "America and Germany" respectively. Needs renaming.
Flag icons are American and German, instead of survivor and zombie. (I need to find out why I cant save the flag icon dds.)
There might be a crash on Eppeldorf if you play with survivor bots. But it seems to work fine with just zombies. This is probably due to the push mode.

If you find any bugs, let me know.

Things I have planned:
Convert all of the maps.
Add additional "fun" things to the maps. Right now quite a few have a stock selection.
Bring back the old sprinting system. No more infinite sprint.
Make zombies walk faster. (possibly)
Find out why I can't save my custom flag icons.
Rename sides.
More polish all around.

If there are any major bugs, I will fix them as soon as possible and release a patch.

Multiplayer:
Me and Havocide were planning on renting an actual server for this, but there were money problems.

For now, I highly recommend using tunngle (http://www.tunngle.net/). It's far more stable than hamachi. Just set up a "local" server and you and your friends can start playing. 

Download:
Mirror 1:
http://www.gamefront.com/files/22864887/FH2ZombiesV3.rar 

Mirror 2:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0By17mLYB7EvqbmhHMm16eG9TVlE/edit

Mirror 3 (2 parts):
http://www.sendspace.com/file/g15rsy
http://www.sendspace.com/file/eeqqdw


Some screenshots:
http://i45.tinypic.com/34pnuxi.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/rk39yu.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/25t7mzn.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/28ahjzq.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/30jh5jc.jpg

The old thread has even more buried in it.


Hopefully everything works right and you guys enjoy what's done so far! There may not be as much unique equipment as I had wanted, but there's still plenty of zombies to bully! And they seem a bit smarter in this version too.

By the way, there's only one easter egg in this version. It's a vehicle. Depending on how much you like Japanese stuff, you may be shocked or delighted. ;)
« Last Edit: 20-01-2013, 12:01:14 by Lupin »

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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #1 on: 20-01-2013, 07:01:57 »
Having trouble with the shortcut. I have bf2 for steam, can anyone post a screenshot of what the shortcut address should look like? Thanks!

EDIT: I have

Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Battlefield 2\FH2.exe" +modPath mods/fh2zombies
Start: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Battlefield 2\mods"

When I open the shortcut, it asks me if I want to run the FH2 configuration, and no matter whether I press yes or no, it opens up a dialogue box that says that my fh2config.exe file can't be found, then nothing else happens ???
« Last Edit: 20-01-2013, 07:01:29 by titsmcgee852 »

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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #2 on: 20-01-2013, 08:01:03 »
Having trouble with the shortcut. I have bf2 for steam, can anyone post a screenshot of what the shortcut address should look like? Thanks!

EDIT: I have

Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Battlefield 2\FH2.exe" +modPath mods/fh2zombies
Start: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Battlefield 2\mods"

When I open the shortcut, it asks me if I want to run the FH2 configuration, and no matter whether I press yes or no, it opens up a dialogue box that says that my fh2config.exe file can't be found, then nothing else happens ???

I'm not really sure how to fix this, since I don't have the steam version. I did notice something incorrect though:

Start: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Battlefield 2\mods"

Should be:

Start: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Battlefield 2\"

That's all I can think of at the moment, try that.

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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #3 on: 20-01-2013, 08:01:09 »
Could you upload it somewhere else, as gamefront doesn't allow to download from some countires, such an Russia, please?

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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #4 on: 20-01-2013, 09:01:35 »
Could you upload it somewhere else, as gamefront doesn't allow to download from some countires, such an Russia, please?

Working on a mirror right now. Will be up later.

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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #5 on: 20-01-2013, 09:01:27 »
Could you upload it somewhere else, as gamefront doesn't allow to download from some countires, such an Russia, please?

Yep, same with me... Cant wait  ;D

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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #6 on: 20-01-2013, 10:01:37 »
Downloading. Thanks for your effords ;) Maybe I will post some feedback later on.
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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #7 on: 20-01-2013, 10:01:16 »
The uploader couldn't upload it tonight apparently, so I have to upload to a mirror myself. This will take a while because I have really slow DSL.

Probably 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours.

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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #8 on: 20-01-2013, 11:01:55 »
I played a bit on Vossenack so far. The Zombie AI seems to work well, they try to defend and even attack the crossed out main base. The survivor AI on the other hand bugs around a bit and does not try to cap something nor does it spawn on the SL. I like the new vehicles and it is really good to have FH2 Zombies back. One weapon that you could maybe buff or remove would be the PzB39. Maybe you could modify it to have better or at least the same precision as the K98 because in Zombie mode, it is even worse than versus tanks in Africa.
Really good work :)
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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #9 on: 20-01-2013, 12:01:15 »

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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #10 on: 20-01-2013, 12:01:30 »
http://www.sendspace.com/file/g15rsy
http://www.sendspace.com/file/eeqqdw

Two part rar.

Edit:
Thanks for the mirror.

I played a bit on Vossenack so far. The Zombie AI seems to work well, they try to defend and even attack the crossed out main base. The survivor AI on the other hand bugs around a bit and does not try to cap something nor does it spawn on the SL. I like the new vehicles and it is really good to have FH2 Zombies back. One weapon that you could maybe buff or remove would be the PzB39. Maybe you could modify it to have better or at least the same precision as the K98 because in Zombie mode, it is even worse than versus tanks in Africa.
Really good work :)

Yeah, I didn't really test the survivor AI. In order to get the zombies to ignore the flags I had to remove the code for them. Which also makes survivors ignore them.  :P

I added the Pzb to be an analogue to the ptrd, and yeah it could probably use some buffing.
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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #11 on: 20-01-2013, 12:01:02 »
By the way, there's only one easter egg in this version. It's a vehicle. Depending on how much you like Japanese stuff, you may be shocked or delighted.

so its a tank?  :)

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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #12 on: 20-01-2013, 12:01:26 »
Or the jeep...



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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #13 on: 20-01-2013, 13:01:17 »
But he said it was a tank on the other thread which got locked.

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Re: FH2 Zombies beta release! (1-19-13)
« Reply #14 on: 20-01-2013, 13:01:43 »
By the way, there's only one easter egg in this version. It's a vehicle. Depending on how much you like Japanese stuff, you may be shocked or delighted.

so its a tank?  :)

Yeah.  ;)