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SunDimension24
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(10-02-2017, 07:30 PM)
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https://www.destructoid.com/gog-s-br...i-464582.phtml

Will be implemented into the GOG and Steam versions of the game

GOG has worked with Disney to relaunch 2005's Star Wars Battlefront II's multiplayer component for Steam and GOG. This originally ended in 2014 when matchmaking middleware GameSpy shut down. Since then, people have used third-party tools to keep the game alive.

Will hop in after work and see what it is all about
Brazil
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(10-02-2017, 07:31 PM)
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Low-key megaton.
giancarlo123x
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(10-02-2017, 07:32 PM)
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Hell yeah, bought this last year for cheap and would be fun to mess with friends.
Noobcraft
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(10-02-2017, 07:32 PM)
Awesome. I'm down for some Hero duels in the Mos Eisley Hangar any day.
Tank Jr.
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(10-02-2017, 07:32 PM)
It's a 3.2GB update. Someone keep us posted on what exactly is in that payload.
SG-17
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(10-02-2017, 07:33 PM)
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If they provide the IP for the master list we could use it on the PlayStation 2 version as well instead of the fan run SWBFSpy replacement.
JigglesBunny
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(10-02-2017, 07:33 PM)
Yo, this is massive for me.
Lightsaber duals on Mos Eisley, no Boba Fett - be there or be square.

Originally Posted by Noobcraft

Awesome. I'm down for some Hero duels in the Mos Eisley Hangar any day.

My motherfuckin’ man.
purseowner
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(10-02-2017, 07:34 PM)
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Beta what now?

Great stuff.
LelouchZero
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(10-02-2017, 07:36 PM)
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Wow that's excellent! I'm definitely hopping on!
kuYuri
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(10-02-2017, 07:36 PM)
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An interesting move to make mere weeks before Battlefront II (2017) is released!
Nev
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(10-02-2017, 07:37 PM)
Should clarify it's also coming to Steam.
CannonFodder52
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(10-02-2017, 07:38 PM)
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wow! that's awesome
Tame Deity
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(10-02-2017, 07:38 PM)
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Fuckin holy shit I need to get on this ASAP. Keep it up GOG!
giancarlo123x
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(10-02-2017, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nev

Should clarify it's also coming to Steam.

It's in the original post...thread title is correct as gog is putting in the work to make it happen.
Unai
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(10-02-2017, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nev

Should clarify it's also coming to Steam.

It's literally on the first sentence on the OP.
Nokterian
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(10-02-2017, 07:40 PM)
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Time to reinstall it.
zelas
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(10-02-2017, 07:41 PM)
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I'm so in.
TangoAlphaLima
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(10-02-2017, 07:41 PM)
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This is super cool. Definitely need to check it out later.
PhantomThief
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(10-02-2017, 07:43 PM)
Does the MP work on the steam version?
pikablu
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(10-02-2017, 07:44 PM)
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this is a landmark date.
KojiKnight
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(10-02-2017, 07:44 PM)
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Sweet, I have the steam version. Though last time I tried to get it to work at all the whole game crashed...
Tizoc
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(10-02-2017, 07:44 PM)
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Neat i own it o. Steam
Hopefullymthey get these titles on commect already xp
Snowybreak
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(10-02-2017, 07:45 PM)
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Fuck yeah. Never got a chance to play this on PC when online was live, but the bot mode was always super fun. One of my favorite purchases from GOG.
Lightning_Roller
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(10-02-2017, 07:46 PM)

Originally Posted by Nev

Should clarify it's also coming to Steam.

Yes!!! Mos Eisley, let's do this thing!!!
Jimnymebob
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(10-02-2017, 07:47 PM)
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I was never a huge fan of BFII (I only played it splitscreen on the PS2) because I never liked the fact you could play as movie characters/preferred the simplicity of the original.

That being said, I could be tempted to pick this up to see what it's like online, and it's awesome that they've done this.
jmga
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(10-02-2017, 07:47 PM)
It will probably have more active players that 2017 Battlefront 2 on PC.
Delusibeta
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(10-02-2017, 07:50 PM)
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I believe that this is the first time that I can recall GOG managing to get Galaxy retrofitted into an old game. It's a fine first choice.
SG-17
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(10-02-2017, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Delusibeta

I believe that this is the first time that I can recall GOG managing to get Galaxy retrofitted into an old game. It's a fine first choice.

What exactly is GOG Galaxy?
Tapejara
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(10-02-2017, 07:53 PM)
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Suddenly the random patches BF2 had been getting this past year make sense. Nice to see native multiplayer return!
pretty done
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(10-02-2017, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by SG-17

What exactly is GOG Galaxy?

GOG's version of Steam. My short experience with it was that it didn't work with the Steam Controller so I uninstalled it.
RionaaM
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(10-02-2017, 07:54 PM)
Awesome! This is great, BF2 is a hell of a game.
KojiKnight
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(10-02-2017, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by SG-17

What exactly is GOG Galaxy?

GOG's version of the Steam Client.
fluffydelusions
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(10-02-2017, 07:54 PM)
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Watch it become a top seller on steam
MUnited83
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(10-02-2017, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snowybreak

Fuck yeah. Never got a chance to play this on PC when online was live, but the bot mode was always super fun. One of my favorite purchases from GOG.

Well, the online was always live, the issue was the master server going down (the thing that lists the available servers)
Conkerkid11
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(10-02-2017, 07:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by jmga

It will probably have more active players that 2017 Battlefront 2 on PC.

Nah, even when it used GameSpy servers, it only peaked at 4,703 players.

The PC version of the first Battlefront currently had a peak of 4,799 within the last 24 hours.

Originally Posted by Nokterian

Watch how this game will over run the new one before it comes out..maybe but i think the player base will be healthy.

Nah
Nokterian
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(10-02-2017, 07:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by fluffydelusions

Watch it become a top seller on steam

Watch how this game will over run the new one before it comes out..maybe but i think the player base will be healthy.
Phyla
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(10-02-2017, 08:08 PM)
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Freaking awesome. Is this the first time they support online crossplay between Steam and GOG?
wwm0nkey
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(10-02-2017, 08:08 PM)
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Well that came out of nowhere
CloudWolf
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(10-02-2017, 08:09 PM)
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Holy shit what? This is amazing.
MUnited83
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(10-02-2017, 08:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Conkerkid11

Nah, even when it used GameSpy servers, it only peaked at 4,703 players.

The PC version of the first Battlefront currently had a peak of 4,799 within the last 24 hours.


Nah

Actually, you're just looking at Steam numbers, but there are a lot of people playing it out of Steam. It's a similar situation with Call of Duty 4. They were released when Steam wasn't as big and a lot of the userbase is outside of it. Also worth to mention that Steam charts only tracks activity since.. 2011, or 2012 I think, so it doesn't have recorded the actual peak.
PhaZZe
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(10-02-2017, 08:12 PM)
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Oh man i need it!!!
Blam
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(10-02-2017, 08:12 PM)
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Holy fuck this is pretty big damn. They just revived the game.
Cuningas de Häme
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(10-02-2017, 08:12 PM)
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GOG does what Steamdon't 8)


Really hope that they will start doing this for other old games too. They should ask EA for Battlefield 1942! They already have some EA games in GOG, and EA would surely love to reap rewards from an old game...
J_Viper
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(10-02-2017, 08:13 PM)
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This is awesome

If it works, I'll end up playing this until the new one drops in price, which shouldn't take so long
MUnited83
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(10-02-2017, 08:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blam

Holy fuck this is pretty big damn. They just revived the game.

It actually never died, but it's nice to be natively fixed now
SG-17
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(10-02-2017, 08:15 PM)
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Playercount will surge for a day or two, then fall back down. If you wanted to play this game online you'd have the fan solutions and be playing already.
disappeared
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(10-02-2017, 08:16 PM)
I'm super surprised Disney even bothered giving the ok on this. Game existed long before the buyout and it's something I thought they'd never care about.
xealo
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(10-02-2017, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by SG-17

Playercount will surge for a day or two, then fall back down. If you wanted to play this game online you'd have the fan solutions and be playing already.

Even so, not needing third party solutions does the existing player base a favour regardless.

The game has an in game server browser with ability to host your own servers locally and everything, the master server just went down with gamespy.
Lightning_Roller
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(10-02-2017, 08:18 PM)

Originally Posted by Cuningas de Häme

GOG does what Steamdon't 8)


Really hope that they will start doing this for other old games too. They should ask EA for Battlefield 1942! They already have some EA games in GOG, and EA would surely love to reap rewards from an old game...

Yes, oh my gosh yes. I always wanted to play '42.
Tapejara
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(10-02-2017, 08:19 PM)
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I'm interested to see what happens with player numbers. I played a bunch of BF2 on PC using GameRanger last year, and there were usually three highly populated servers going. Now that you don't need to fiddle around with third party clients/accounts, I hope it brings more people back.

Originally Posted by SG-17

Playercount will surge for a day or two, then fall back down. If you wanted to play this game online you'd have the fan solutions and be playing already.

I played a bunch using a third party tool previously, but I've been too lazy to reinstall it just for BF2.

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