No and No actually… but let me explain. We are bringing a classic game ‘BF1942’ and the Classic Star Wars Mod for it into events here. Multiple events over time allow users to learn the game and what it has to offer. The server(s) accept the last two major iterations of the Classic Mod ‘Galactic Conquest’ which were released a few years ago. 8.1 or 8.2.
When we offer NEW conversions this is done completely with coding on the server side and doesn’t involve the players downloading anything new or additional. We can move elements around and offer modes of play not offered in the Original release.
All that being said… a Major new release with new elements IS in the future which would require both servers and players to upgrade files. Until that release we are also testing 8.3 Beta currently and plan to make it available to steadfast players. This would be a graphic enhancement patch and would be optional to the players but not required. It would offer some of the 9.0 enhancements early.
Specifically I can tell you it sharpens the elements of desert maps, brings more appearance of technology. Reskins a few vehicles. Has new uniform design and adds details to small elements such as Gun Racks for ammo refuel.
I hope that helped. Just like a classic song , after time… it will be re-mastered. It may even be re-released in a different way.