I give up with it already
I give up with it already
Tried it, uninstalled it. I can see this was awesome game back then but some things should let rest in peace or something. It was a nice retrospective to battlefields roots but that's about it.
Maybe 1942 vets gets more out of it but to me it's just an old game.
I would get more out of it if I could play it. :p
The 2 xpack expansions are there under patches, but they haven't included the shortcuts from the game folder to enable the main pgm to access them. Of course, copying in the shortcuts from a separate off-disk install doesn't work as it then wants the disk inserted.
Plus, of course they've slightly patched it from 1.61 just so we can't install DC, or find existing servers. Classy (as expected).
yep, seems pointless without being able to play native res and not against original disc players
EA mess everything up, even giving away free games
The Origin version coexists peacefully with the non-Origin version; you can have both installed at the same time. Anyone can download the Origin version.
Origin is a decent distribution network. It is miles ahead of putting up a Nullsoft-wrapped installer on Fileplanet, with regards to discoverability. It also gave us a second chance, in case there turned out to be showstopping bugs in the release. Auto-updaters are goodness for developers... and in most cases, also for users.
In order to enable us to make the Origin version we had to update both game clients and game servers. Since we're updating game clients, the old game servers would refuse new game clients entry, based on executable+content MD5 hash. Therefore we chose to give both the new client and the server a new version number.
In addition, since we know that client v1.612 only works with server v1.612, we chose to enable filtering in the server browser (so, essentially: if you can see a server in the browser, you can play on it - unless you or that server have modified local content)
PunkBuster is not supported in the Origin version. This is because of the compatibility problems that it has on some machines. BF1942 on Origin is released for free but we are not offering any real support - merely directing people to answers.ea.com - therefore we want to get rid of stuff which may cause problems to end-users.
I believe that it should be possible to install mods on top of this version, although we haven't tested it very thoroughly ourselves.
Mods that add new files, no problem. Mods that edit existing files, probably works. Mods that actually change the game executable - those probably won't work.
Last edited by MikaelKalms; 11-05-2012 at 07:26 PM.
soo, did you test the addons in the office? you can not tell me nobody wanted to fly with a jetpack
Getting CTD... can someone upload their bf1942.exe?
Thanks for coming on to explain a bit more about what you've done. I know it's free, and that's much appreciated, but it would have been nice to get the expansions working as well, and to be able to play with the existing players.
Any chance of BFV in the future?
What we need now is widescreen support. That's the only reason I stopped playing 1942 in the first place, putting widescreen resolution stretches out the 3D models in the game.
Last edited by Leopardi; 11-05-2012 at 07:39 PM.
DLded and it and....
This is the BF that we all want. Go back to where it's pretty much perfect.
Some communication comes a long way. Thanks Mikael.
Hey guys, I am geting immediate CTD at launch, anybody care to help me fix it?
This is also why some xpack files are present in the current distribution: risk management. The files were present after installing base game + patching to v1.61b. We could remove those, but how do we test that v1.61b isn't reliant on those files in any way? How much time is it worth spending on removing those files?
Pretty fun nice time killer lol