When will Delta
Force - Black Hawk Down hit the streets?
Delta Force – Black
Hawk Down will ship on March 25th, 2003 in the US and
will launch across Europe from March 28th, 2003 onwards.
How does fall damage work in the game?
The system for deciding FD is basically a curve that takes
into account the height the player dropped from and the velocity
at which they hit the ground (or an obstacle)
- 1 Level
building: Zero or minimal damage.
- 2 Level
building: Increased damage. Damage will also increase. depending
on if the
player jumps or walks off the building.
Players who have already sustained damage may die as a
result of a 2 level fall.
- 3 Level
building and above: 100 % Damage.
Of course, there are additional factors that can be taken
into account. For example, should a player leap off a 2 level
building, if they land on a vehicle or barrel, they will
not sustain as much damage as if they did not fall all the
way to the ground.
What are the expected system specs for the final version
of the game?
CARD: Direct 3D video card with 32MB required. 64MB or
greater recommended. Compatible 3D cards include:
Nvidia TNT2, GeForce series, ATI Radeon series. For a list
of supported 3D cards visit www.novalogic.com.
SYSTEM: Windows® 98,
ME, 2000, XP
- CPU TYPE & SPEED: Minimum
- Pentium® III
733 MHz equivalent
Recommended – Pentium® 4 1.4
DRIVE SPACE: 750MB available
MEMORY: 256MB or greater required
SPEED: 4x or greater CD-ROM drive
- DIRECTX: DirectX 8.1 required
CARDS: Windows® compatible.
- CONTROLLERS: Windows® compatible
PLAY: Up to 32 simultaneous players via NovaWorld
*(Internet service provider required).
- LAN PLAY: Up to 50 simultaneous players via IP LAN. May require dedicated
NOTE: Some multiplayer features may only be available through
With purchase of product. Internet service required. Player
responsible for all applicable internet fees. NovaLogic reserves
the right to change the terms of service at any time.
Multiplayer cheating has been an issue in past Delta Force
titles, will DF - BHD tackle this issue?
For DF - BHD, among other things, we will be implementing
major server based anti - cheat software that will enable
the detection and subsequent removal of any player from a
NovaWorld hosted game that is deemed to be cheating.
We are also giving the hosts of public games the option
of requiring a NovaWorld login, so that if a person is caught
cheating, they can be permanently banned by the host from
their server via their login as opposed to their IP address.
The ban list will be editable with a text editor so that
lists can be circulated among server hosts.
Has the cheat prevention software been activated in the
recently released demo?
No. We did not feel it necessary to include the anti-cheat
code in the pre-release demo. On of the main reasons for
not including the code is that the game is not yet completed.
Therefore full anti-cheat software is not yet available.
Should cheating become prevalent online in the demo, we will
rethink that decision.