June 16th, 2016 by Bone Head
Once again I have had my arm round the blocked ‘u’ Bend on the stats server and cleared out the blockage.
So you should see a speed improvement and have a chance to be king of the hill for a while!
April 29th, 2016 by Bone Head
I just had an email touch down in my inbox that says there is a Rise OF Flight sale on with up to 66% off.
Im not quite sure why but RoF never really seemed to take off (ahem!) at Battle-Fields, we did run a simulator for a while but I think the fact that making maps for it was a nightmare and most of our pilots were into faster things like Spitfires meant that it never got the attention it deserved.
Personally I found multi crew mayhem at walking speed great fun!
Anyhow if you want to treat yourself this Bank Holiday weekend go check out the RoF store!
April 27th, 2016 by Bone Head
I just sent some money to my Steam account using Bitcoin, it went through very quickly and was far easier than using Paypal. So if you have some hanging around then why not go buy yourself a new game!
For the record B-F accepts bitcoin donations too and has done for some time now so sod Steam, send us your money 🙂
April 26th, 2016 by Bone Head
I have done my regular mucking out of the IL2 1946 stats database to remove all the old and smelly pilots and give those of us with less talent the chance to get to the top again!
Why not bookmark the page? http://www.battle-fields.com/BF1stats/
April 26th, 2016 by Bone Head
Looking over at Reddit it seems that people are getting all hot under the collar about being able to top up their accounts using Bitcoin.
I’d just like to say its not working in the UK yet 🙂 Hopefully soon!
April 9th, 2016 by Bone Head
Ive been waiting for virtual reality since I had hair on my head and less of the stuff everywhere else!
Its not going to be cheap if you get in right at the start but this site might help you make up your mind perhaps: http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/08/oculus-rift-vs-htc-vive/
For the flight simmers amongst us this might be of interest too: https://flyinside-fsx.com/
January 1st, 2016 by Bone Head
Well thats it, the dust is settling on Christmas and 2016 is upon us. Gaming wise its been a mixed year for me. In fact when I look back I am struggling to remember the highlights. Making it to single AK rank in CS (don’t know what the real rank name is) during 2015 might be classed as an achievement and there were certainly one or two moments of outstanding play from me all of which were probably overshadowed by a massive amount of ineptitude, badly thrown grenades and missed opportunities. In the end the feeling of holding the rest of the team back I made the decision to stop playing the game after I rage quite during a game when I decided life was just too short to spend my free time feeling stressed. Gaming should be fun right?
I flirted with Elite Dangerous for a while as did many of the old regulars at B-F but it somehow fizzled out as we all started to wonder what it was we were trying to achieve and got hacked off whilst spending hours trying to meet up and do stuff together. The team side of things has (I think) been resolved now but I don’t think anyone has bothered to try it from here.
Battle 0f Stalingrad; was installed and flown briefly, it looks lovely but for me it just felt too difficult after IL2 , but I will try it again in 2016. Thanks to some of the B-F admins we have a couple of good servers if you want somewhere to play.
Others on the list this year: World of Warships, Stock Car Extreme, War Thunder (First time I think I have played alongside Finn without him shouting at me!) and more recently GTA V, which I am enjoying as a replacement for CS although its less stressful!
With regard to B-F; well after many years we are still here, surely as we reach 18 years old this year we must be one of the oldest gaming communities on the net? I would like to thanks all the guys who pay for the servers and send donations to keep us afloat on behalf of all those who don’t / can’t, without your support and hard work we wouldn’t be here. We have lost some of our regular admins and server Syndicate this year so we are running a little short of funds so if you would like to help out or become a Syndicate member please get in touch through the forum or email firstname.lastname@example.org saying you would like to be considered as an admin and I will do the rest.
Finally just a line or two to explain why I haven’t been around quite so much; other than working too hard! I decided with a friend of mine to build a 737 NG simulator. We started back in April 2015 and I have to say it has been a very expensive and difficult task although I am pleased to announce that it is at last nearing completion! There hasn’t been one difficult thing when building this thing its all been difficult! We ordered the best bits from all over the world, with bits coming from Canada, Germany, Poland, Spain, UK and Portugal. All these bits need to fit and work together, which as you can imagine none of them do. We could have gone to one manufacturer for all of the parts but we wanted the best bits from each one to end up with what I believe is one of the best fixed base simulators. At least it will offer value for money when you look at what a commercial simulator will cost an hour (around £600).
If this little project works out OK and we start to get some money back in we intend to build an Airbus sim and some linked fighters and helicopters, watch this space!
To see the photos visit our forums.
December 20th, 2015 by Bone Head
Well thats me done at work now for a week! For the first time in 18 years I have actually managed to book some time off to be with my family and friends over the festive season so I am just about to have what is the first of I am sure many beers of my holiday!
As always I realise some of our visitors don’t celebrate Christmas so please bear with those of us who do and normal service will be resumed (if there is such a thing at B-F) shortly. However, to all of you I would like to wish you the best wishes for all time not just now and lets hope the whole planet can be a little bit more peaceful and a happier place.
Merry Christmas guys and girls!
November 20th, 2015 by Bone Head
Im getting old, cynical and a little bit jaded with gaming these days. I play games online only these days, rarely do I have enough time to devote to playing single player and if it weren’t for the fact that I play online with people who I class as friends and I enjoy the banter between us more than the gaming itself I would be happy just vedging in front of the TV!
I have a little confession to make though; I bought Grand Theft Auto V because Nov said it was good. I have had a cheeky little go in single player too, which was OK I guess; it does look pretty dammed good but I have also tried it online with Nov that is when the fun really started! All the things I hate like bad driving and random shootings are all the things that I enjoy in this game, which is a bit scary!
That said though, last night I had 9 holes of golf with Novotny, a gentlemanly sport and apart from Nov’s usual swearing it was all rather gentle as we strolled the fairway chatting and congratulating each other on well played shots (not many). They say great minds think alike and although I would say neither me or Novotny had a great mind between us we both made the same comment scarily at the same time “it would be better if we could shoot stuff whilst playing golf”, oh well, maybe in the next patch?
Next we went on to a quick game of darts, again quite a refreshing change from CS and other war games, even if darts was a game invented by the British archers who weren’t adverse to slaying a few foreigners in their time.
You will be pleased to know though, after a quick visit to the lap dancing bar where we beat the bouncer up because he looked at me funny we were back to stealing cars and beating each other up in comedy like fights.
I also got my face tattooed, well I was feeling like I needed some attention, dont ask about the pilot suit, its an expensive slip with the mouse, I just wanted to buy a baseball cap honest!
I know being an old fart I shouldn’t be condoning these violent games but just about every game I have played since the mid 90’s has been about shooting stuff and so far it hasn’t spilled out into my everyday life and having spent an evening giggling and laughing like a kid for a few hours last night surely that can’t be all bad? Please say I’ll be ok!