GRAW 2 PS3 Servers Closed
Ubisoft are shutting down the PS3 GRAW2 servers this month. Considering that it was over 2 years ago that the shut down rumours started, it's perhaps been a long time coming.
Exactly which parts of GRAW2 gameplay will cease to operate on PS3 this month is not clear, with Ubisoft stating that although co-op is unlikely, multiplayer matches may remain.
PC GRAW2 players suffered a similar fate last month when Gamespy shut their doors, however GRAW2 PC continues thanks to clients such as Hamachi and Gameranger. PC gamers can find guides on playing GRAW2 post Gamespy in our GRAW2 forums.
You might not recognise the name, but Pauline Jacquey produced the console versions of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for Ubisoft.
Pauline is now managing director of Ubisoft Reflections, helping to create the exciting Watch Dogs title, coming soon. More here.
All New Buildings for GRAW 2
JohnTC02's latest custom mission for GRAW 2 has a treat for fans - all new buildings.
All new buildings (including sliding doors) is not the only new feature in Fort Strike though, as a new animation feature means that items such as laptops can be used as interactive objectives.
Download Fort Strike here now!
Eagle Claw for GRAW2
Exciting times for GRAW2 gamers as JohnTC02 released his latest GRAW2 mission this week. "Eagle Claw" for GRAW2 contains two brand new features never before seen in Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.
Firstly, there are are custom sounds, easy to install by following the included instructions.
Outlaw Hunter Released
The latest custom mission from JohnTC02 for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 is Outlaw Hunter.
Containing over 3000 lines of code this mission comes with some great gameplay features. The mission is totally adaptive and will scale difficulty depending on whether you are playing alone, or on a co-op server. There are brand new custom buildings to investigate and never seen before animated doors and gates, so don't delay grab it now!
GRAW 2 Modding Innovation
GRAW 2 custom mssions are soon to be blessed with new features thanks to the ingenuity of GRAW 2 modders.
JohnTC02 and spik@ have pushed the GRAW2 engine to new heights with opening doors, gates and hangers. Not only that, the doors can be blasted off using C4! Also coming soon, working lifts! No more unrealistic ramps all over the map just to get to good sniping positions, working lifts are currently being developed!
You can view all of the above in action in this forum post, and expect to see them in missions released here over the coming weeks.
Doors in GRAW2
It's a day for Ghost Recon modding breakthroughs. Earlier we revealed First Person Weapon View for the original Ghost Recon, and now we present sliding doors in Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.
These animated opening doors come from JohnTC02 and Spik@ who have been working on producing new features for their custom GRAW2 buildings for some time. Expect to see these feature in JohnTC02's next mod, to be announced here soon!
Two New GRAW 2 Mods
Team players and single players looing for a new GRAW 2 challenge can rejoice this weekend with a new mod for each.
JohnTC02 has completed a new GRAW2 co-op mission complete with IEDs and new buildings, grab Operation Tracer and check out the interesting screenshots at our GRAW 2 Downloads.
For team players MexicoBob has released a new Team Death Match mission called Juarez which can also be download from the GRAW 2 Mods page.
Custom Buildings for GRAW 2
JohnTC02 has just expanded his GRAW 2 modding repertiore with another modding breakthrough - custom buildings. His latest mod, Operation Phoenix, features brand new buildings in addition to IED's in the form of explosive vehicles.
Check out the screenshots in this thread, and contact John by PM if you'd like to beta test this new mission.
GRAW2 Cartel Campaign
Due to the modding complexities of GRAW 2 there are only a few full blown custom campaigns available in our Ghost Recon downloads section. However, the mods that have been released have been downloaded thousands of times as GRAW 2 fans enjoy playing a whole new campaign and testing their solo skills against the AI.
Great news today then, as JohnTC02 releases a brand new GRAW 2 campaign featuring 8 new missions, new loading screens, custom briefings, mule drops and supply units.
Tom1935 started a discussion about GRAW2 multiplayer in our fourms that is already over 10 pages long and has some excellent advice for anyone just getting to grips with multiplayer games in GRAW2.
We sat down with Tom and asked him what it was about GRAW2 that was drawing him in to multiplayer games, playing against kids probably up to 60 years younger than himself! Read our interview with Tom1935 here and catch up on his discussion in the GRAW2 forums.
Booby trapped vans and linked explosions with custom embedded animation are all new features in this mission. Anyone requiring bomb disposal training might like to check with John first!
With TAW Snipers for GRAW 2 the mission takes place on top of the buildings and walkways - you have no access to the ground. Originally designed as a competition map TAW Snipers is a little bit different from other GRAW 2 mods you will have played. Make sure and read the mod information before playing.
GRAW 2 Co-op Tournament Begins!
GRAW 2 Tournament Delayed by 7 Days
GRAW 2 Co-op Tournament 2011
In our GRAW 2 Co-op Tournament 2 man teams will play 6 brand new custom missions created especially for this tournament by JohnTC02. Each mission is self scoring and thanks to some clever scripting this score will be presented to the teams at the end of each attempt.
The competition is being run in conjunction with Ubisoft, and you can sign up in the tournament discussion thread, and read more about the scoring on the Competition page. Over the next few days we'll be leaking some advance intel on the missions, but until then, SIGN UP.
XBL GRAW 2 Bargains
GRAW 2 Anti-tank Tactics
GRAW 2 with Anti Aliasing!
Unfortunately this was not a true anti alias solution, and what was really only a smoothing effect did little to stop the jaggies that were for some reason, so very noticeable in GRAW 2, even at mid - high resolutions.
Over the years there have been various attempts to get GRAW 2 to run with true anti-aliasing, but nothing has worked - until today!
Thanks to information posted by Thales in our GRAW 2 forum, Nvidia owners can now achieve true anti-aliasing for GRAW 2 with only a few simple tweaks. The effect is awesome. GRAW 2 was always a good looking game but the jaggies spoiled it because they drew the eye so easily, now they are properly smoothed out, the game looks fantastic.
Ghost League GRAW 2
More details at GhostLeague.
GRAW 2 Strongpoint
GRAW2 2v2 Tournament
Los Saltillo Released
Los Saltillo is a custom GRAW 2 mission created and dedicated to the memory of GRAW 2 player [F]Gator, often seen on the FUBAR Tactical server.
In order to make this mod something special JohnTC02 has coded so brand new features for a GRAW 2 mission. There are 6 objectives to complete, with automatic adaptive difficulty depending on the number of players inserting.
There are also re-supply points sign posted around the map, and ten unmarked bonus objectives for the adventurious to try and track down. Your score will be revealed at the end!
This mission is already getting some great feedback..
As to be expected from a website that specialises in sound, the article goes into great detail on the mechanics of game sound. Focusing on the Dynamic Wind System of GRAW2, Jeff Wesevich and Justin Drust explain just how they managed to capture the 2008 GANG “Innovation in Audio” award for the GRAW2 Multiplayer implementation of an audio system.
It's a great article, check it out here.