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Post by trog @ 04:34pm 07/02/04 | 65 Comments
After another disorganised release (dumping a 600mb file on a handful of sites is not a great way to distribute), Desert Combat 0.7 is available for download locally from AusGamers Files. At this stage we're only offering BitTorrent support for the download - hit the download page to join the torrent.

Update: Regular downloading is now available.



desert combat





Latest Comments
Jerds
Posted 04:51pm 07/2/04
First post! :D :D :D
HeardY
Posted 05:02pm 07/2/04
newb


last edited by HeardY at 17:02:42 07/Feb/04
Boxhead
Posted 05:06pm 07/2/04
Dear Mr Kettle,

You are Black..

Yours sincerly
Mr Pot
Tepid
Posted 05:09pm 07/2/04
haha. its funny because he is african-american.
Reverend Evil
Posted 05:10pm 07/2/04
Thanks trog.

I can't believe this is a 600meg download. I wish they'd stop adding in stupid vehicles and fix up the gameplay. Anyway, I'm grabbing it but they better have made this awesome.
darklord
Posted 05:11pm 07/2/04
wtf is wrong with this? it wont let me download -_-"
Reverend Evil
Posted 05:18pm 07/2/04
Are you using bittorrent to download it? It's working fine for me.
darklord
Posted 05:25pm 07/2/04
no, i just want to download the normal way...
Slann2
Posted 05:36pm 07/2/04
Does Bittorrent speed up, at the moment im dloading at 3kb/s and uploading at 20kb/s?
Reverend Evil
Posted 05:39pm 07/2/04
Darklord, you'll need the bittorrent client to grab the file at the moment.

Also, the speed is really slow at the moment. Had this going for over half and hour and only getting 28k a sec. Can someone hack into the net and make it go faster.
Ripperjack
Posted 05:44pm 07/2/04
When I try to download I get this...

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /battlefield1942/mods/desertcombat/DesertCombat0.7FullInstall.exe on this server.

Would the admins mind pulling their fingers out of collective arses and fix this!! I an't waiting over 2 hours just for the privilege to download this from the 'mo money hoes, that is FilePlanet!! >:(
Bah
Posted 05:49pm 07/2/04
I think if you are behind ICS bt will not get its full speed, unless you forward ports..
I know it goes slow for me, and i am not sure how to forward ports (6881-6899 for bt i think) using win2k pro and ics, short of downloading something like winroute pro.

If any one has a step by step guide outlining everything for a noob on win2k pro ics port forwarding, (specifically for bt if possible) i'd appreciate it.
koopz
Posted 06:24pm 07/2/04
Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /battlefield1942/mods/desertcombat/DesertCombat0.7FullInstall.exe on this server.

Would the admins mind pulling their fingers out of collective arses and fix this!! I an't waiting over 2 hours just for the privilege to download this from the 'mo money hoes, that is FilePlanet!! >:(



my Smoothwall box used to do pretty much the same thing.

in IE, go to tools-->internet options-->connections-->LAN SETTINGS-->Proxy... advanced tab-->and insert "http://files.ausgamers.com" as an exception. should work fine then

last edited by koopz at 18:24:57 07/Feb/04
darklord
Posted 06:24pm 07/2/04
PLEASE AUSGAMERS LET US DOWNLOAD IT THE NORMAL WAY AND WITH OUT BITTORRENT!!

At gamespy i was waiting for 2 hours, it said 12mins left untill i can d/l it, now its back to 103mins! =@
power
Posted 06:28pm 07/2/04
you can get it without bit torrent, also use bit torrent you tard how hard is it??
Bah
Posted 06:38pm 07/2/04
also use bit torrent you tard how hard is it??

Well it's harder than just using a normal http/ftp style download, and if uploads count (like they do with telstra), then it's extra usage.
And also as i just said if you are on ICS (or behind a firewall) there is the extra added hassle of opening ports etc.
power
Posted 06:39pm 07/2/04
you forgot to quote the first part of what i said
ZasZ
Posted 07:02pm 07/2/04
"Estimated Waiting Time: 2 hours,27 minutes
Position in Queue: 587"

Looks like im not getting this for a while.

last edited by ZasZ at 19:02:13 07/Feb/04
Bah
Posted 07:07pm 07/2/04
you forgot to quote the first part of what i said
No i didn't, your sentence was structured as if it was asking how hard it was to use bittorrent, you didn't say "Download it from somewhere else or use bittorrent, its not hard".
Structure your sentences better, or don't be surprised when people get confused with what you are trying to say.
Sarge
Posted 07:08pm 07/2/04
If your on telstra just get it off GA.
Reverend
Posted 07:19pm 07/2/04
will the full install go over the previous version or do i have to delete the old version ????? ( as i have no experience with BF1942)
trog
Posted 07:24pm 07/2/04
Would the admins mind pulling their fingers out of collective arses and fix this!! I an't waiting over 2 hours just for the privilege to download this from the 'mo money hoes, that is FilePlanet!! >:(
ahahahah OK!!!! CAN I RUSH TO HELP YOU
Welt
Posted 07:24pm 07/2/04
trog
Posted 07:36pm 07/2/04
I can't believe over 5,000 people have clicked blindly on the BitTorrent download, actually downloaded the .torrent file, and then not joined the torrent!

I guess p2p sucks after all
Furgle
Posted 07:36pm 07/2/04
mmmm thanks welt, 260k/s
Boofe
Posted 07:38pm 07/2/04
OMG it's so slow off GA!!! 100 kb/s :(

last edited by Boofe at 19:38:00 07/Feb/04
verticalseafoodtaco
Posted 07:40pm 07/2/04
trog why arent you getting this poorly prepared release out on saturday night!@$ I will never visit an ausgamers site ever again!
trog
Posted 07:40pm 07/2/04
Boofe, go back to the GA download page and try again (quickly)
trog
Posted 07:42pm 07/2/04
vsft, reckon, I'm such a jerkass!

On a related note its interesting to see that my comments a while back about BT still stand - it completely sucks balls for big releases like this when there are a jillion people that want it and only a few complete seeds. Big being not only popular, but also big as in file size - it'll take ages for any clients to finish the download, and then their pissy little connection will only be able to serve a few more bytes/s back on to the torrent.
Boofe
Posted 07:56pm 07/2/04
Thanks Trog much better :)
Khel
Posted 08:00pm 07/2/04
and then their pissy little connection will only be able to serve a few more bytes/s back on to the torrent.


Thats assuming of course they dont just close down the client once they're finished :(
Reverend
Posted 08:04pm 07/2/04
will the full install go over the previous version or do i have to delete the old version ????? ( as i have no experience with BF1942) reply PLZ

last edited by Reverend at 20:04:03 07/Feb/04
trog
Posted 08:03pm 07/2/04
Reverend, I believe you simply install over the top of the old version
Reverend
Posted 08:07pm 07/2/04
Thanks maenz ))
Deadly-Fly
Posted 08:14pm 07/2/04
Would the admins mind pulling their fingers out of collective arses and fix this!! I an't waiting over 2 hours just for the privilege to download this from the 'mo money hoes, that is FilePlanet!! >:(

Go back to CS then you tard. Why don't you pull your finger out and search for an alternate mirror if ausgamers doesn't suit you.
Bikkies
Posted 09:13pm 07/2/04
Server is busy waiting for retry.

Oh well instead of whinging, ill just wait until i go to bed a 3am should be fine then.
3x0dus
Posted 11:10pm 07/2/04
Trog what you would be better off doing would be to create a custom Build of Bit torrent which forces users to upload atleast 60% of what they download (dont show them how much of the actual file they have downloaded only a percentage of the file including how much they need to upload).

Then all you need to do is Limit the Tracker server to only tracker clients that match your build.

alternativly ban ips that have a share ration less than .6 or so.

as a rule of thumb i will upload 120% of what i download.

and the only reason why BT dosnt work in the case of these patch's is that the people getting them just want the patch, thats it they dont care if the next person gets it or not.

I cant remember if its called Super Seeding or not, but there is an option to seed that sends a Bit of the file to all thos Peers.
so say 10 people each get 10% of the file
so then they all need to get 90% of the rest of the file off the other 90% of the users with 10%

but bleh.

Bit torrent works, but its only as strong as the users using it.
Ecstasy
Posted 11:17pm 07/2/04
I can't believe this is a 600meg download. I wish they'd stop adding in stupid vehicles and fix up the gameplay.

Bahahahahaha gw Rev! :P

It's actually contrary to that! As in, there are NO new vehicles and the whole thing is all about GamePlay Optimisations!

However, it's 600Mb because it's the full thing...Not an update patch.
ZasZ
Posted 03:21am 08/2/04
Haha, I sat in line at downloads3d for 3 hours while i was watching a movie. I come back and it timed out when i had 10 min wait left. The ausgamers link doesnt even work and bit torrent is just rediculously slow =(.
Reverend Evil
Posted 04:36am 08/2/04
Yay. Finally got it all.

Now to install it and see what improvements there are.

8-/
scuzzy
Posted 11:42am 08/2/04
Trog what you would be better off doing would be to create a custom Build of Bit torrent which forces users to upload atleast 60% of what they download (dont show them how much of the actual file they have downloaded only a percentage of the file including how much they need to upload).
I can see that being a realy good thing for when there are are only a few people on a torrent

edit: Isn't Trog seeding off the ausgamers servers anyway?

last edited by scuzzy at 11:42:32 08/Feb/04
tiwaz
Posted 11:42am 08/2/04
i found mirror with no waiting queqs and i got it for free cause it came through brisbane pipe networkz :P

but i reckon this is 1 of the best updates for dc cause it has like 1/4 the load times and got rid of lots of the start up laggggg, i might actully pay for the final release if they end up selling it like DOD or CS
Reverend Evil
Posted 01:23pm 08/2/04
What's the deal with the Co-Op mode being taken out???

I noticed it disappeared after the latest BF patch and it's still gone from the new DC patch as well. That sucks complete ass if you can't chuck bots into a game now. Is there something I'm missing or is EA a bunch of retards.
Deadly-Fly
Posted 01:37pm 08/2/04
I still have co-op, you might have to scroll down as they have added a new mode.
Reverend Evil
Posted 01:57pm 08/2/04
Tried that already and it is totally gone. Something that is weird there are now two Team Death Match ones to select.

Hooray...not!
HERMITech
Posted 01:57pm 08/2/04
Is there something I'm missing or is EA a bunch of retards

We'll let you figure out which category you fall into ;)
HERMITech
Posted 02:05pm 08/2/04
J/k It's still there Rev, try uninstalling DC and then reinstall it.
Tafedood
Posted 03:24pm 08/2/04
Of course Bit Torrent is slow , its based on people sharing it with there links ... and it usally uploads more then it downloads , more then once ive got a file half downloaded , it stoped and it wants to upload for a week .. Very bad method of downloading .

Server side based downloading is better in my view .. eg HTTP / FTP / even irc is better ..

Theres plenty of places to get DC .7 then relyin on p2p

eg anyone with dsl pipe access can download it off its free ftp that hosts shareware/freeware/linux and game demos - ftp://ftp.brisbane.pipenetworks.com//.disks/disk2/games/bf1942/mods/desertcombat/DesertCombat0.7FullInstall.exe

internode dsl users can grab it from there ftp mirror ftp://files.games.internode.on.net/firstpersonshooters/b1942/mods/DC/DesertCombat0.7FullInstall.exe

file planet is a little wait but its usually there before other sites
http://www.fileplanet.com/files/120000/121935.shtml

bigponds game download area has good speeds , a friend downloaded it at 300k off testras website
http://games.bigpond.com/pc/resources/files/?action=details&id=10369
Reverend Evil
Posted 04:08pm 08/2/04
Hehe

No worries Hermi. Actually, it's still there but you cant use the mouse to scroll through the game modes, have to use the arrow keys. You can click the up and down arrows but it doesn't do anything.

So in summary, co-op is still there.

8-)
Deadly-Fly
Posted 04:17pm 08/2/04
Haha, that had me at first to. I was clicking on the little down arrow and nothing was moving.

You can actually click just above the arrows on the actual bar to get the menu to move, no need to use the keys.
jellygoose
Posted 10:29pm 09/2/04
man i think the people at dc should talk to the guys down at cd about making their patches WAY SMALLER like about 250kb would be dandy
dangles
Posted 11:15pm 09/2/04
That sig aint very user friendly.
thraxjor
Posted 11:38pm 09/2/04
Does anyone know if, I download and install it, Am I able to delete both DesertCombat 0.5 & 0.6F patch and just have this as the milestone install?
Reverend Evil
Posted 12:00am 10/2/04
Dunno. But I noticed before it installed it was deleting stuff as well. I would say yes that you would be able to use the 0.7 update as a stand-alone.
Eds
Posted 12:05am 10/2/04
darklord, shut the f*** up you ass spanking n00b, the admins have lives, they do the best they can you stupid prick.

Simple manners, YOU DONT DEMAND ANYTHING, its a FREE service. If you dont like it, see if you can do better.
HERMITech
Posted 12:11am 10/2/04
man i think the people at dc should talk to the guys down at cd about making their patches WAY SMALLER like about 250kb would be dandy
While your at it, have a chat to em yourself an get em to show you how to resize a sig image!
Excruci@ting
Posted 06:55pm 10/2/04
hey does this version need any other versions to run? Is it an update of an update? What i am wondering, all i need is this update and the current bf update and it will work fine.. not missing maps or anything?
HERMITech
Posted 07:45pm 10/2/04
Excruciating, It's a standalone installation. it doesn't however uninstall the 6f from the unistall in the control panel, so you might want to do that first
cJay
Posted 09:17pm 10/2/04
I finally got 0.7 D/L from Ozforces, I run the setup file, gets halfway through the installer where it locks up and my machine has a BSOD!!! I have uninstalled DC 0.6 deleted the DC directory and tried it again, same thing happens.

Bad installer ? I don't really wannd download a 600mb update again, any ideas ppl?
Excruci@ting
Posted 09:23pm 10/2/04
Excruciating, It's a standalone installation. it doesn't however uninstall the 6f from the unistall in the control panel, so you might want to do that first

Thanks for your help Herm!
Fulcrum
Posted 06:51am 11/2/04
Heh,

I downloaded it directly from another site with a nice 54kBs.

However i got to 4 mins left in the download and my telstra exchange died in the a*se. Freakin Telstra.....

So my ISP sent the file on cd to me free of charge... (aren't they nice)
exo
Posted 03:17pm 11/2/04
Speaking of DC...
http://www.bash.cx/?32326
trog
Posted 03:53pm 11/2/04
exo, still haven't heard back from that guy you hooked me up with
HERMITech
Posted 03:57pm 11/2/04
still haven't heard back from that guy you hooked me up with

aww, never mid trog, I'm sure there are plenty more fish in the sea who think your still sexy
HERMITech
Posted 12:14am 14/2/04
Hey Rev,
Just remembered what you said as I scrolled down through the game type options with a mouse
What mouse & driver are you using ?
I used to get bulk hassles with Logitechs software when using either a MX 500 or a MX700, then I stopped loading the logitech drivers an no hassle (can't bind specific buttons to other things). (No hassle for me, I just wanted a high precision mouse thats cordless an rechargeable). When using the various Logitech mouse drivers, most games would end up dropping mouse 3 during the middle of a game an I'd have to re-initiate the driver for it to work correctly. I could never find a decent use for the "other bumps(= button) " as they are too close together (made for b****** with small hands I guess). Like I said, what driver an mouse you using ?
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