Is it a tank? No. Is it a soldier? No. Is it a gun? No. Is it a bird? No. Is it a plane? Yes. It's a World War I Sopwith Camel, with WWI Sopwith Camel pilots. You'll also get a sample SP and MP mission when you download it from BIS' download page. You'll need OFP version 1.90 or above to toy with it.
Nothing much - just a few fixes:
BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN 1.91
1.91 - Fixed: When MP mission was played after resistance campaign, weapon pool was available in MP.
1.91 - New: New scripting function typeOf <object>.
1.91 - Fixed: Vehicle movements were too slow downhill on some roads.
Depending on which version of OFP you have, you can download the version 1.91 patch from one of the following mirrors:
For multiplayer, a version 1.91 dedicated standalone server will be made available soon.
If you have Red Hammer and you haven't previously installed the version 1.90 Red Hammer compatibility patch, you can still do so after upgrading to OFP version 1.91. The same holds true for the 1985 Cold War Crisis campaign update previously released for version 1.90. You can download both of these from BIS' OFP downloads page.
BIS says this latest version should fix server freeze errors that occurred during HTTP downloads. You can download version 1.90F beat from here.
Someone over at Virtual Battlefield Systems finally decided to add some content to their site - especially a whole new assortment of screen pics. Worth taking a look at, if you ask me. More information about VBS1 can be found in this FAQ item, as well.
Pay attention, soldiers, because a whole lotta patches came out in the last few days. Here's a list:
Most of these files are downloadable from BIS' OFP downloads page. The 1.90 beta Linux server update can be downloaded from here. Additional information on the Linux beta server can be read here.
We'll just call it GOTY for short. Details right over this way, if you please.
So said Ondrej Spanel, BIS' lead OFP programmer, on November 7. Expect the upgrades to be available within a few weeks.
I've been busy preparing for the winter. Take a look. I hope you like what you see.
Read about it in this FAQ item.
This is an impressive new winter version of Kolgujev Island. However, read the fine print in this FAQ item for details on what effects it will have on your existing Winter Kolgujev missions.
This version is on par with the 1.88 beta server version for Windows. In addition, it fixes Linux specific problems with the server's support for Squad XML logos and provides improved memory management. Download it from this FAQ item.
Several of you have emailed me, desperately seeking a coop MP version of the OFP: Resistance campaign. Your quest has ended successfully. See this FAQ item.
It seems that BIS aims to please. They've immediately resolved most of the annoying bugs introduced by the week old 1.85 dedicated standalone server. Get the 1.88 beta version from this FAQ item (and forget about the 1.86 and 1.87 beta server versions previously mentioned here.
HOT NEWS: Is VBS1 going to become publicly available? (added October 21, 2002)
I don't think so.
HOT NEWS: Codemasters releases a Red Hammer 1.85 compatibility patch. (added October 16, 2002)
If you've got OFP: Resistance, you might be aware of several problems it has caused that can make Codemasters' Red Hammer campaign unplayable. There's even a note about it at the bottom of the 1.85 upgrade README document. Now, Codemasters has release the Red Hammer 1.85 compatibility patch. Get the heads up from this FAQ item.
HOT NEWS: BIS is working on the problems introduced by the Resistance 1.85 upgrade patch. (updated October 21, 2002)
The latest 1.85 upgrade patch has been out for just two days now and there is a steady stream of good and bad feedback from the player community. Most of the major problems have to do with multiplayer difficulties. BIS' OFP project leader, Marek Spanel, issued the following statement today:
We apologize to all people experiencing issues with 1.85. This version is another huge step forward for Operation Flashpoint and we've been working on it since OFP: Resistance was finished. It opens many new options to the community, including Linux server support (currently at beta stage) and some very powerful new features for editing. Due to the complexity of the game and the content used in it, we couldn't avoid some new problems.
We're trying to investigate and fix all such problems as soon as possible. Some of them are very difficult to reproduce, also because of large amount of unofficial addons.
We focus mainly on:
- reported problems with desync or lag in multiplayer games in comparison to 1.75 (problem resolved by installing the version 1.88 beta dedicated standalone server)
- empty mission list on some dedicated servers (problem resolved by installing the version 1.88 beta dedicated standalone server)
- compatibility problems in some campaigns
We'll keep you updated in this topic about all news related to patch 1.85.
HOT NEWS: The FAQ's MOM is drawing quite a crowd. (added October 16, 2002)
The FAQ's Mission Of the Moment (MOM) subscription list is attracting more OFP players every day. It's easy to subscribe and there are no strings attached - honest! To find out how to subscribe, go on over to the MOM page.
HOT NEWS: BIS publishes an updating mission scripting command reference guide. (added October 16, 2002)
The guide's been updated for OFP: Resistance version 1.85. Just surf on over to BIS' OFP editing page to view the latest reference guide online or download a copy.
HOT NEWS: Linux dedicated standalone server support has arrived! (added October 15, 2002)
Read about it and download it from this FAQ item.
Version 1.85 Program Upgrade
It's 13.62MB and you can download it from one of the following mirrors:
You can view the upgrade's README file here.
Version 1.85 Dedicated Standalone Server
It's 1.42MB and you can download it from one of the following mirrors:
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HOT NEWS: The All Seeing Eye (ASE) now supports OFP: Resistance. (added September 29, 2002)
Had enough of using Gamespy's heavy ad-filled interface to play MP games? ASE has finally added formal support for OFP: Resistance. Read about it in this FAQ item.
The walkthrough for OFP: Resistance, by Pynaple, was previously hosted by now extinct site OFP Insider. Pynaple has graciously accepted my request to have the walkthrough hosted safe and sound here at The FAQ from now on.
It's still a work in progress but Pynaple is slaving away to complete the rest. So if you've started the Resistance campaign and are taking a beating, sneak a peek!
No, no. My mother (bless her) knows nothing about computers or OFP. MOM stands for Mission Of the Moment, a new mission review page I've just started here at The FAQ. Have a look!
The player community has been waiting for months for this addon. Read all about it in this FAQ item.
Codemasters announced that, this autumn, they will be combining OFP's original version, Codemasters' Red Hammer campaign and OFP: Resistance into one package, called the Game Of The Year edition.
Additional information can be found on Codemasters' OFP Page.
According to BIS' lead programmer, Ondrej Spanel, it's just a matter of weeks. Hold your horses.
Actually, that's sad news, not hot news. That's OK. We had a wonderful family holiday in the US and in Canada.
Many of you emailed me during my absence with ideas for new FAQ items or corrections and additions to existing ones. Thank you. My inbox is backed up and it will take me a while to sort your posts out and update The FAQ. Keep those cards and letters coming, folks!
A lot of people also emailed me with their technical problems (OFP ones, not personal ones), including one that claimed that Codemasters told them to contact me for support (this is not the first time).
I can only reiterate what it already says on The FAQ's contact page: If you have a question about OFP or PCs or Windows that needs to be answered, then please check The FAQ itself and/or ask your questions on the forums. I can no longer answer questions that are being emailed to me as I do not have the time to deal with them as well as compile The FAQ. For those of you that got nasty with my responses to look elsewhere, you've been added to my email kill list - toodallo!
From what I've read on the forums, it should be available down under from July 10.
It's a Soviet KA-50 (V-80) chopper. The KA-50 made its first flight on July 27, 1982. It was nicknamed the Hokum by NATO and is known as a Black Shark in Russia.
I'm starting to add items to The FAQ for OFP: Resistance. Might as well start now because it's going to be overwhelming very soon, when Resistance hits the stores.
Have a look at the Resistance FAQ items that I've compiled so far. I'm sure there are mistakes to be found there. If you see any or if you think you've got an item to be added, let me hear from you.
OFP: Resistance was originally supposed to be released on June 21, 2002. Some time ago, Codemasters announced that the official release date was pushed off by a week, to June 28.
Now, online software retailers in North America are showing availability dates in early or mid-July. For example, Amazon.com now shows the release date as being July 11. So far, European retailers, such as Amazon.UK, are still showing the June 28 release date.
Who knows? Well, Codemasters does. On June 25, they sent out an email that stated that OFP: Resistance's European release date is still June 28 but that the North American release date has been postponed until July 2.
The long awaited unofficial terrain editing utility, WrpEdit, is finally out! Read more about it on this FAQ item.
If you've already installed MP version 1.55, 1.58 or 1.59 beta, delete it completely and download and install version 1.60 MP and dedicated standalone server beta instead.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: According to Ondrej Spanel, BIS' Lead OFP Programmer , OFP MP version 1.60 beta (just as with 1.58 and 1.59 beta) now uses UDP port 2302 by default. This should resolve some compatibility problems when running with Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) or future versions of DirectX, as port 2234, used by OFP's DirectPlay netcode, is reserved for use by Microsoft. Also, the default query port is now 2303 (UDP and possibly TCP). If an OFP server host selects a different port for his/her server, the query port used is the selected server port number plus one. You'll also need to open up UDP port 2314.
Download MP 1.60 beta (4.9MB) from:
Download MP 1.60 beta dedicated standalone server (1.35MB) from:
View the complete press kit, including press release, fact sheet and pics, at The FAQ (of course!).
Go on over to PMC Tactical's site and download the newest version of their popular PMC Fury campaign. Want more user made campaigns? Have a look at this FAQ item.
Marek Spanel, BIS' OFP Project Leader, has just announced the availability of this long awaited replacement to OFP's MS DirectPlay based multiplayer code. The new MP socket-based code is being incorporated into the OFP: Resistance expansion pack. Keep in mind that this is all beta code. You can download MP 1.55 beta from one of these locations:
To run the test version program as a dedicated server, you'll need to specify the "-server" command line parameter and you must have the orginal CD in the drive.
If you like Simonpro's Jungle Malden Island addon, you might enjoy official-based OFP single player and 1985 Coldwar Crisis campaign missions I've converted to take advantage of Jungle Malden's terrain. I've wrapped them all together into what I call Avon's Leopard Leotard Mission Pack. Have a look and do a pirouette!
Another major island addon is now available for your playing enjoyment: Simonpro's Jungle Malden. More about Jungle Malden and Ebud's already popular Jungle Everon islands can be found on this FAQ item.
The name of the new mission is "Skirmish" and you can download a copy from this FAQ item.
Read all about it and follow through on the link in this FAQ item.
Codemasters has opened up a special site to submit customer requests for replacement CDs. Read here.
Get the new version of the dedicated server program at BIS.
Read all about it on The FAQ's patch page.
You'll have to wait till June 21 to buy it. In the meantime, The FAQ will start accumulating information about Resistance, as it becomes available. Read on!
Several of you have emailed me complaining about not being able to download various Avon mission packs from some of the sites that are or were hosting these files.
I have updated the download mirror links on all of the FAQ's pages for Avon mission packs. Here's a handy list of the packs that are currently available:
If you still cannot download any of my mission packs, the only alternative is for me to burn a CD with the packs on it (total of 156MBs of files). If there are enough of you that want this and are willing to cough up around US$10 per CD (price is not final), just let me know and I'll see what I can do to arrange that.
A month and a half from now will mark a year since OFP's first demo version captured our gaming admiration. The pioneer master mission makers back then produced some amazingly high caliber missions that have become lost in time. Not any more. I've dug them up for you. Read on.
I could tell you that "Independence Lost" is the story of my married life but my family is looking over my shoulder right now so I have to tell you that I'm just joking.
Actually, "Independence Lost" is an upcoming official OFP expansion. Read all about it here.
Want an OFP mug? A hat perhaps? How about an OFP t-shirt? Avon's got some for you at my new OFP Canteen!
If you like Ebud's Jungle Everon Island addon, you might enjoy official-based OFP single player and 1985 Coldwar Crisis campaign missions I've converted to take advantage of Jungle Everon's terrain. I've wrapped them all together into what I call Avon's Polynesian Sarong Mission Pack. Have a look and hula!
If you like IDoeI's Winter Everon Island addon, you might enjoy official-based OFP single player and 1985 Coldwar Crisis campaign missions I've converted to take advantage of the winter terrain. I've wrapped them all together into what I call Avon's Thermal Stockings Mission Pack. Have a look.
It's downloadable from The FAQ's item on Winter Kolgujev Island, here.
If you like SelectThis' Desert Malden Island addon, you might enjoy official-based OFP single player and 1985 Coldwar Crisis campaign missions I've converted to take advantage of Desert Malden's terrain. I've wrapped them all together into what I call Avon's Sun Bloc Mission Pack. Have a look and pass the sunscreen!
(Links corrected, January 8, 2002)
Two more major island addons are now available for your playing enjoyment: SelectThis' Desert Malden and I-DOE-I's Winter Everon. More about Desert Malden and the already popular Desert Everon islands can be found on this FAQ item. Information about Winter Everon and the already popular Winter Kolgujev islands can be found on this FAQ item.
Say no more! Just read about it here and download the programs.
Completed the 1985 Cold War Crisis and Red Hammer campaigns and want more but don't want to pay for them?
You're just in time! User-made campaigns are becoming available. Check The FAQ's campaigns item for the details.
Due to the CPU utilization limits of The FAQ's WEB site account, I regret to announce that The FAQ must unfortunately discontinue hosting and mirroring large files.
The FAQ's account limits were exceeded when the Ultimate Upgrade 4 patch was mirrored here. It basically caused the FAQ's shutdown of a number of days.
Should Codemasters or BIS decide to cover the whopping US$200 to US$250 annual cost it takes to maintain an appropriate WEB hosting account for such purposes, I will be more than happy to reinstate these and more files in the future. Sorry.
Zovirl's updated his OFP Commander Guide with more information on the ADVANCE, STAY BACK, FLANK LEFT, & FLANK RIGHT command menu orders. Have a look here.
Read all about it at BIS.
BIS's new business venture, Virtual Battlefield Systems (VBS), has updated their site's home page and presented a few new pics for your viewing pleasure. More about this and a collection of pics in this FAQ item.
What's the best way to get around Winter Kolgujev Island? How about with Kegetys' new Winter Vehicles addon! It's downloadable from The FAQ's item on Winter Kolgujev Island, here.
More information on The FAQ's OFP purchase page.
Bad bug but there is a bypass. Read all about it!
Wouldn't you know it? The first item in The FAQ's new Red Hammer Campaign section starts out with a bug! Have ideas for other items in this or other FAQ sections? Just let Avon know!
Just click on over to here. Hey! I gotta make a buck (or a pound) somehow!
If you like Zwadar's Desert Everon Island addon, you might enjoy official-based OFP single player and 1985 Coldwar Crisis campaign missions I've converted to take advantage of the desert terrain. I've wrapped them all together into what I call Avon's Powder-Dry Rollon Mission Pack. Have a look and pass the sunscreen!
Only 4 days have passed since I put out version 1.1 of the pack and here we are with version 2.0. The new version introduces NATO and Russian arctic camouflaged soldiers into the game.
If you like the Ketegys Winter Kolgujev Island addon, you might enjoy official-based OFP single player and 1985 Coldwar Crisis campaign missions I've converted to take advantage of the winter terrain. I've wrapped them all together into what I call Avon's Cold Cream Mission Pack. Have a look.
I had all sorts of problems after upgrading to version 1.30. Take my advice before the same thing happens to you!
OFP's version 1.30 Ultimate Upgrade patch includes:
Plus, many more improvements and enhancements. You must already have installed OFP version 1.20 or higher before installing this upgrade. Go on on over to Codemasters and download it now!
Before you take the plunge and install Ultimate Upgrade 3, I suggest you read about my experiences first.