I uninstalled Battlefield 2 entirely and reinstalled it.
DXT textures was not enabled in my ATI control panel.
Indeed, as we will see much later in this course, a very exciting recent line of works involves using different media for computation that would allow us to take advantage of Crab-based logic gates from the paper “Robust soldier-crab ball gate” by Gunji, Nishiyama and Adamatzky.
In some sense, we already know that the answer to this question is Yes.
It's not just the main game struggling to stay connected; its mods are also at risk.
Thankfully, the most popular of those mods—Project Reality: BF2—has received a new update that will keep its multiplayer running.
In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors per circuit would double every year (see Reference:moorefig), and that this would lead to “such wonders as home computers —or at least terminals connected to a central computer— automatic controls for automobiles, and personal portable communications equipment”.
Since then, (adjusted versions of) this so-called “Moore’s law” has been running strong, though exponential growth cannot be sustained forever, and some physical limitations are already becoming apparent.