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MP5professional
01-07-2005, 04:17 AM
Just thought i should let you guys now that SWAT 4 open beta is getting released to day on Fileplanet(you do need a FREE account though)for everyone.

http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@28.J6iJdVENah4.4201218@.1dd91fbc

http://www.fileplanet.com/

Hope to see ya online.


ADDED BY GUNNY 23 FEB:

SWAT SP Demo out NOW!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@132.AaPjeSNpgTr.7463270@.1dd95a55

http://www.3dgamers.com/games/swat4/downloads/

More mirrors:
http://www.10-david.com/?p=news_item&id=709

MP5professional
01-07-2005, 04:17 AM
Just thought i should let you guys now that SWAT 4 open beta is getting released to day on Fileplanet(you do need a FREE account though)for everyone.

http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@28.J6iJdVENah4.4201218@.1dd91fbc

http://www.fileplanet.com/

Hope to see ya online.


ADDED BY GUNNY 23 FEB:

SWAT SP Demo out NOW!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@132.AaPjeSNpgTr.7463270@.1dd95a55

http://www.3dgamers.com/games/swat4/downloads/

More mirrors:
http://www.10-david.com/?p=news_item&id=709

CUDGEdaveUK
01-07-2005, 07:02 AM
They can go run and jump,you gotta pay subscription.

MP5professional
01-07-2005, 08:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RMC.SBS:
They can go run and jump,you gotta pay subscription. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ok...if you say so...

Gunny Highway
01-07-2005, 08:23 AM
Try reading the thread that MP5Pro linked to, here is a summary one in the thread posts:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> As a quick summary:

# This is the newer version of the same beta demo that was released last year. (Includes bug fixes.)
# This beta demo will be released sometime on 7 Jan, through FilePlanet.
# You will only need a free basic FilePlanet membership to download this beta demo and obtain a CD key.
# There will be 50,000 CD keys made available for this release. That should be more than enough to satisfy demand.

Wise man say, "Patience, grasshopper." <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So sometime Jan 7th it will be available for all as I see it.

Deliverance
01-07-2005, 09:54 AM
GMT +1 17.56 still no free download or keys...

MP5professional
01-07-2005, 11:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Deliverance:
GMT +1 17.56 still no free download or keys... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

westcoast...so its not even noon there yet for them,but its almost 7:30pm for me.
Guess its out around 8-9pm GMT

Deliverance
01-07-2005, 12:12 PM
the waiting is killing me...

Gunny Highway
01-07-2005, 12:28 PM
In the thread mentionen earlier, is a link to an update on the matter:

http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@184.Aasvd3JtbUm.0@.1dd923a8

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> VUG-Greg (Interactive Marketing) - 11:02am Jan 7, 2005 PST

Greetings,

I know many of you are awaiting the release of the beta. We've had a miscommunication with regards to who will have access and when.<span class="ev_code_red"> The current wave of 25k slots is only open to paid members of Fileplanet. The next wave of 25k will be available to free members and it starts on 1/21.</span>

We are very sorry for the confusion. We have set aside a small pool of accounts so that many of our community members who use this board can get in now. If you would like to be a part of this - shoot an email to forumadmin@vugames.com with you email address. Please put SWAT Beta in the subject line. Again we have a limited number of slots, but we'll do our best to get our valued community members in now.

Best regards, <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

so for ppl with regular free access to FP will have to wait until the 21th. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Gunny Highway
01-07-2005, 12:35 PM
Now the other threads are gone, including the ones I quoted from earlier:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> VUG-Greg (Interactive Marketing) - 11:34am Jan 7, 2005 PST

I have closed the previous update thread. I will begin working to get those members who emailed me into the beta asap.

Again the beta open to free fileplanet subscribers will be available on 1/21. Sorry for the confusion and thanks as always for being a valued member of our community.

Best regards, <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gunny Highway
01-18-2005, 12:50 PM
In case you didn't see the post in GD, the Open Beta is available now (not 21th) to all fileplanet subscribers, including ordinary free.

http://www.fileplanet.com/betacenter/swat4/

Trogdor93
01-18-2005, 02:33 PM
I still can't get it Gunny, are you sure?

Gunny Highway
01-18-2005, 02:51 PM
Yes just log in to you FP account at

http://www.fileplanet.com

then click the SWAT banner at main page, then fill out form and press the SUBMIT button, NOT the PREORDER NOW! button.

If you are using Firefox, try IE instead, I had trouble with FF just at that point but it might just been me.

Trogdor93
01-18-2005, 03:32 PM
Ok, yeah I was using Firefox, that probably explains it right there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif I should've remembered that from my previous Fileplanet experiences.

Thanks Gunny!

Deliverance
01-19-2005, 03:10 AM
Just downloaded it.. Cant wait til tonight.
Looking forward to playing a decent tactical shooter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

CUDGEdaveUK
01-23-2005, 04:55 PM
I like it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Deliverance
01-31-2005, 03:19 PM
Yeah it took a bit of getting used to. But now I want MORE!, I want to play TDM and check some bigger maps and I m just gagging for the SP! (SWAT3 elite was one of the few games I enjoyed playing SP)
I love those non lethal weps, Tazer, pepper bombs. mace spray, there is nothing more satisfying than arresting an oppo team member after having Tazered them..

There does seem to be some impact detection problems still and those pings are still around 100-150 for me.
Also as the unis are similiar TKing is unfortunately rife. But that is all the more realistic specially with smoke, flashbangs not to mention the dim down lighting in some parts of the building.

Roll on retail edition or maybe a SP demo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Gunny Highway
01-31-2005, 11:47 PM
If the game was any slower it would be a turn-based game http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I suspect I will like the SP part more than the MP part in this game.

Deliverance
02-01-2005, 02:02 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Gunny Highway:
If the game was any slower it would be a turn-based game http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
QUOTE]

Lol Thats what I meant when i said it takes some getting used to..
In fact I went and reinstalled Swat3 Elite the other night just to refresh my memory and sure enough the original game speed is basically slow shuffle.
It is frustrating at first and prehaps a time limited "sprint option" would be interesting.
But its nice to have a game where shotguns DO really have effect, instead of those RVS shotties that seemed to be loaded with sugar..

THe MP5 unsilenced is satisfyingly loud and heavy and I like the fact the the M4 has a flared out reticle on the slightest of movements effectively reducing its potencial as an uberleet noob gun.

I just love that tazer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Gunny Highway
02-01-2005, 09:31 AM
There is some info on the next demo of SWAT, look here:
news at bluesnews.com (http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=54493)

There will be some SP action too this time.

Deliverance
02-01-2005, 12:18 PM
SP demo!
dribbles over keyboard..

I like this comment from one of the posters over there

" the movement speed could be just a little faster, just slightly. I mean run in S4 = crawl in rainbow six."

soo true http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Gunny Highway
02-01-2005, 12:29 PM
Yea but maybe once game is finished and in SP it will seem more real the fact that the speed is reduced, but when coming right from RvS it seems so so slow.

Like you said it takes a little getting used to, I almost got angry and impatient when playing it first time.

CUDGEdaveUK
02-01-2005, 01:04 PM
I agree with the speed issue,wish it was just a little bit faster,Looking forward to playing the SP demo.
Hah hah, Deliverance,the tazer! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Deliverance
02-02-2005, 03:55 PM
Just had a series of excellent games. Nice tight teamwork, everyone down on one knee double tapping, flashbangs preceding quick team ingress, close vicious shottie action, tag teaming the VIP with tazers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Reminded me of the buzz I got from the RVS MP demo long time back.

However The movement speed is still slightly frustatinghttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
lets see what this SP demo is going to be like

Deliverance
02-06-2005, 06:25 AM
Nice video here of SP. (courtesy of Gamestar)

http://www.thebattlefieldconnection.com/Downloads/SWAT4gamestar.mpg

Its in German unfortunately (for us non germans thats is http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif).
Note the AK47 available in equipment checkout. Some great footage of a mission, the command menu seems to be a lot more flexible and easier to use than the original Swat 3 version. The graphics are very well done and smooth (I wonder what machine specs that PC had..)
Interesting details,very dark atmospheric (flashlight essential) note the cockroaches running round on the floor of one the hostage rooms, also hat the operators shoot to wound not to kill depending on circumstances.
Roll on SP demo..

EDIT
this link now does not work.... sorry

Gunny Highway
02-20-2005, 02:08 PM
Having played the demo a little bit more I must say it grows on you, starting to like it alot. Mainly because ther are no running-while-scoped-emptying-whole-famas-clip episodes that would make you think you are playing an arcade game instead of a tactical FPS.

The speed doesn't concern me anymore, the longer I play the more normal it gets.

Deliverance
02-22-2005, 11:59 AM
Yup it does get addictive.
Personally I like more of a challenge and play with non lethal weapons only
that is a peppergun, a tazer, and a breaching shottie (http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif)

Nothing better then Pepperguning an opposing team member then while hes retching and coughing pull out my tazer, zap him, and cuff him http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif while my teammates cover my back...

The objective being to cuff as many of the opposing team as poss..Those guys get sooo annoyed at being cuffed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Gunny Highway
02-22-2005, 07:15 PM
SWAT SP Demo out NOW!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@132.AaPjeSNpgTr.7463270@.1dd95a55

http://www.3dgamers.com/games/swat4/downloads/

Black_Knight_1
02-23-2005, 05:45 AM
Thanks mate, downloading now.

A lot of the servers are full on 3dgamers, might have some trouble finding a working server.

Gunny Highway
02-23-2005, 06:05 AM
There are plenty of mirrors in the news post on 10-david.com by Pie4foo:

http://www.10-david.com/?p=news_item&id=709

Trogdor93
02-23-2005, 08:21 AM
I found it pretty unrealistic, the flashbangs and gas effects and the corresponding masks were more like rock paper scissors than reality. Of course, in reality, if I was trying to get a VIP out of a parking garage, I wouldn't try to leave through the roof. And if I was a terrorist I wouldn't let a police helicoptor pilot wait around in helicoptor pad for escaping VIPs. Don't get me wrong, the demo (esp. hostage zapping) could be quite fun (as well as extrememly irritating), but I've listened to swat players bill their game as the most realistic thing around for years. Maybe SWAT 4 is the RVS of the SWAT series, but I didn't find that it lived up to it's fans' claims.

Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised by the single player demo.

Vadimnk
02-23-2005, 11:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Trogdor93:
...Maybe SWAT 4 is the RVS of the SWAT series, but I didn't find that it lived up to it's fans' claims.... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree, It seems like SWAT is a rip of R6 just with a real team ( we got plenty of SWAT teams in America).

Dont get me wrong SWAT 4 is a nice game, except for the newbs that cant play. But it seems like its a total rip off R6. Catptur the pilot = VIP game? Think about it, same stuff.

CUDGEdaveUK
02-23-2005, 03:06 PM
Great! downloding sp demo now off 3d gamers,15 minutes to go.
Swat 4 so far looks like a FAR better game than Raven Shield,graphics are better,gameplay is far superior,"feels" alot better.
Face it RS is dead,UNTIL Redstorm come up with a game which plays like the Original R6 series.

Guidon666
02-23-2005, 10:47 PM
Played SWAT 3, just DL'd the Swat 4 demo and while the graphics are nice. It is all simply too slow for me.

Yen Lo
02-24-2005, 12:22 AM
didnt care for the Swat 4 demo either.

Black_Knight_1
02-24-2005, 09:14 AM
Its class, but wheres the extraction point? I cant find it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Or do i just have to press esc and go to debrief?

ScrubberManFSJ
02-24-2005, 09:32 AM
Get onto the roof, look for the helicopter, and walk to the side of it.

Black_Knight_1
02-24-2005, 11:19 AM
Ah ha. Didnt think to look for a helicopter. Thanks for that.

EDIT- Still no joy. Went back to insertion point and theres no chopper, do i have to call it in or something?

I can do the mission just never seem to be able to find the extraction.

Deliverance
02-25-2005, 01:44 AM
Helicopter?, I just completed all the objectives then went to debrief where I got my score. I didn't see any extraction chopper..

Incidently apart from the obvious eye candy (all the stuff I touched in the mission could be moved and reacted differently to being shot) and the great sound effects (Boss, you´re in my spot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif) and the compact command menu, I found the mission way too easy compared to the original Swat 3 missions.The game speed seems to be as was in the original game but is still frustrating. I have mixed feelings about this one.

junkme100
02-25-2005, 02:44 AM
suger shotguns? the shotgun can dominate even the famas at close and medium range with a scope & in conjunction with a mac, most ppl are too afraid to try anything other than famas/g36/sa80/aug

light armor makes you Souffl'e to the shoty

Im usualy the only person in the anticamper map without a famas, not to brag but I wouldnt defend the shoty unless it could take out famasers. The mac is critical, it stops the famasers from rushing you, the shoty allows you to peak without aiming taking heads off instantly

practice with it before you dis it *shrug*

edit/add: forgot.. using a shoty against heavy armor is a bad idea, everything below that, light & medium is fine shoty material

Deliverance
02-25-2005, 07:24 AM
well the SWAT 4 shotties ARE very effective, in RVS I couldnt do anything with the shotties, possibly because I am a little technologically challenged http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif but more likely cause I was up against ppl with uberl33t weaponry.

In SWAT the shotties are instantly seen to be very satisfyingly damaging, one operater I wasted from close up was literally thrown back ragdoll style arms and legs flaying.., whereas in RVS I would blast away at minimal range with little or no effect til the opfor raised his Aug/Famas/whatever and wasted my sorry ***.

Trogdor93
02-25-2005, 06:50 PM
I must say that I am considerably more impressed with the single player demo than the multiplayer one.

Black_Knight_1
02-26-2005, 05:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Trogdor93:
I must say that I am considerably more impressed with the single player demo than the multiplayer one. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same, but the multi was a beta release and this is public.

teebus
02-26-2005, 08:20 AM
My thoughts from my "bored" thread:

"Well- that was a captivating experience. I just completed the SWAT4 SP mission, and must say it was very enjoyable- and my team mates were a lot more responsive than on many other games (i.e. Ravenshield). There was the occasional time when I saw an armed man hobble towards me in a threatening fashion, and then start to shoot at me or my team, but was blocked by a fellow team mate who was just standing there dumbfounded (meaning that I had to pull out the taser or deploy a sting grenade and carefully take out the hostile without injuring a team mate).

There were also many of those "he came back to life" moments, where you shoot somebody with the M4A1 and expect them to drop onto the floor, when in reality they spring back up and take another 4 shots or so.

Still- a brilliant game, and I will consider buying it if MP improves somewhat over the beta."

DayGlow
02-26-2005, 01:10 PM
I don't agree with the restrictive ROE in the game. An armed man that ignores orders of compliance and is running out of the room will get shot. He could be heading towards a hostage and in my mind poses a threat to life. Get dinged for it, but I guess score doesn't mean everything.

Guidon666
02-26-2005, 09:30 PM
There was a score? (JK)

After about 15 minutes of missing one bad guy.... I walked back through my path and executed all the guys I had restrained.... tried to lure out the last guy, but it didnt work.

teebus
02-27-2005, 01:59 AM
I kept tazing the restrained gunmen for fun, so my score was pretty crappy at the end due to "unauthorised use of force".

DayGlow
02-27-2005, 12:16 PM
I tried playing as the LTL specialist for a go around. Didn't realize that after you hit a guy with the beanbag round, you then have to ask them to verbally comply. So I had this guy and blasted him with the full magazine because he wouldn't drop to his knees. Only after did I shout compliance did he get on his knees http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Gunny Highway
02-27-2005, 12:31 PM
If anyone is interested in using all the weapons from the MP demo (and then some) in the SP demo look at this post (http://community.vugames.com/WebX?14@132.tQgze1ichRw.7763110@.1dd95ff4)

There is an option to edit and copy it manually or download a self-extracting exe.