Battlefield 2 Patch 1.50 Released

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 01, 2009 11:00am PDT The long-awaited Patch 1.50 for DICE's warfest Battlefield 2 has finally been released, available now in a hefty 1.93GB download over on FileShack for your convenience.

Chief among the additions and changes are making the Euro Force and Armored Fury add-ons free for all players, Windows Vista support, a new map, and various balance tweaks and bug fixes. Keep on reading for the full patch notes.

Features
  • Additional support for Windows Vista.
  • Added Highway Tampa as a required map.
  • Added a new map called Operation Blue Pearl.
  • Added Euro Force and Armored Fury as free to play content for all Battlefield 2 players.
  • Added Widescreen support
  • Allowed BF2.exe to use more than 2Gb RAM
  • Added support for the Novint Falcon controller (www.novint.com).
Gameplay Tweaks
  • Changes made to both the J10 and F35B to make them more balanced.
  • AA targeting tweaked to make it more effective.
  • Added checks to prevent "runway grieving".
  • Various changes made to prevent cheating.
  • Tweaked the hit detection, hits will be more accurate to the model.
  • Occasional connection drops after being on a server a couple of minutes - Fixed
  • Prevented use of mouse wheel to provide speed boost to vehicles
  • Prevented use of mouse wheel to exploit parachutes
  • Players can now pass claymores by going prone
  • Update the HUD on TV Guided missiles to increase visibility on maps like Dragon Valley
  • Added Battlefield 2142 style prone deviation (going prone will now cause reduced accuracy for a brief period)
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed the issue where picking up a players kit would cause CTD
  • Updated BF2OpenAL.dll from version 1.1.1.0 to version 2.1.8.1
  • Updated ch_gas_station collision mesh on Dragon Valley to be consistent with other gas station buildings
  • Fixed the issue where MEC artillery piece on Operation Clean Sweep changes to the USMC's control when they capture the Airfield flag
  • Updated the Challenger2 HUD to show the correct icon instead of the M1A2 HUD icon
  • Changed a PLA FAV to MEC FAV on Road to Jalalabad
  • Tweaked the artillery respawn time on Dragon Valley for to 360 seconds as other artillery uses
  • Included a delay after weapon switch for the Bizon (PP-19) to 0.666
  • Updated the F35B's lock delay to 1 second instead of 1.5 seconds to match other aircraft
  • Changed the Humvee camo on Taraba Quarry to be the correct design
  • Increased the splash damage of the UH-60 (Black Hawk) guns from 0.25 to 1.5
  • Updated the G36E HUD to react the same as other weapons during sprint

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