#1 2017-05-25 15:28:40

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Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

Not sure if it's windows related or not... I reinstalled W10 with the newest "Creators update" and the game isn't even starting... There is a black screen for 3-4 seconds and then it's closing without any messages. The only other thing changed is my video card, but i don't really have problems with other old games. Drivers are updated, i tried compatibility modes and other clients... Nothing works, any ideas?

Is there anyone using the newest Win10 version or Geforce 1000 series card? Is it working for you? Thanks for answers.

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#2 2017-05-25 16:13:59

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

Hi

I can confirm the game runs on Win10 Creators update.  Was this a complete reinstall of windows or just the update and did it work before the update on standard windows 10?
Have you activated the hidden administrator account in windows 10?

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#3 2017-05-25 16:54:06

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

I had the same problem. You have to activate Direct play, I guess... and hope.
Here are the video how do that:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qgcFpxUNBg


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#4 2017-05-25 17:25:34

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

Oh, it finally works... Thanks for the tips guys, i had to enable DirectPlay.

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#5 2017-06-26 02:38:17

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

Still not starting for me I have downloaded everything at least twice, all the patches, different BF42 files from different websites, I've enabled directplay. I still get a black screen for 1-3 seconds then a small cmd window for a split second. Windows 10 home laptop.

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#6 2017-06-26 06:54:25

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

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Still not starting for me I have downloaded everything at least twice, all the patches, different BF42 files from different websites, I've enabled directplay. I still get a black screen for 1-3 seconds then a small cmd window for a split second. Windows 10 home laptop.

what about compatibility mode & administrator for both the .exe ?


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#7 2017-06-26 07:23:19

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

both .exe? I have only tried that on the main .exe

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#8 2017-06-26 08:53:37

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

Open ...\Battlefield 1942\Mods\BF1942\Settings\VideoDefault.con with Notepad, change first 1 to 0 and save the file. Then try to run the game


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#9 2017-06-26 10:23:13

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

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both .exe? I have only tried that on the main .exe

Blackscreen.exe & main .exe
make sure the Administrator user account is not disabled

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#10 2017-06-26 16:27:23

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

The admin account is disabled by default on windows 10.

Try this:
https://www.ghacks.net/2014/11/12/how-t … r-account/

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#11 2017-06-27 00:55:38

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

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Just activate directplay in Windows 10, (Normally it should be activated automaticly when you start Bf1942 the first time),  then set admin and compatibility mode XPSp3 on Blackscreen.exe and Bf1942.exe.

Sometimes Compatibility Mode WIndows 7 is working too.

Btw. At last the "automatic problem solution" for bf1942 should install Directplay itself too.

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@DinkW ... he ment UAC, not Admin Account.

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#12 2017-06-28 07:30:14

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

now getting invalid videomode specified but progress

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#13 2017-06-28 07:39:36

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

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Then the "video.con" in the folder "*\Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Settings\Profiles\Custom\ contains a wrong resolution or refresh rate.

You can edit the video.con or just delete it. It will be regenerated when you start Bf again.

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#14 2017-06-28 07:41:30

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Ah... he really ment the admin account. There's no need to activate admin mode as far as i know.

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#15 2017-06-28 08:56:31

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

it just goes back to a full black screen if i revert the changes suggested by ziba128

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#16 2017-06-28 15:12:09

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

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now getting invalid videomode specified but progress

If you didn't change anything else in game files (like Video.con), then try to download DirectX 8.1 runtime from Microsoft site (just google it). If it doesn't help, try to change last digit in game.setGameDisplayMode 800 600 32 X to 0 (if it isn't already) in

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"video.con" in the folder "*\Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Settings\Profiles\Custom\

as Arkos said


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#17 2017-06-28 18:09:56

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

No go on the directx 8.1  still saying invaild videomode after changing 60 to 0

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#18 2017-06-28 19:00:46

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

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Control once the file  "videoDefault.con" in folder "...*\Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Settings\"

"renderer.allowAllRefreshRates 1" (should be 1)

If you have this and it still doesn't work, delete the video.con in you CustomProfileFolder, (or in this profileFolder you use).

Later you can change the resolution inside the game.

If you have Teamviewer i can help you. Then you have to pm me.

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#19 2017-06-28 19:10:25

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

refresh rates has been at 1 the entire time even before I started changing files. Just deleted custom profile folder still saying invalid videomode specified

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#20 2017-06-28 20:43:03

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

Maybe you should try to make a video of your problem and people can help you accordingly.

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#21 2017-06-28 23:47:42

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

If you start the game in windowed mode, it usually spits out more information if there is something wrong. Not always tho, but can be worth a try.
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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

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what are your PC configurations ?


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oh boy...
are all the latest drivers software installed ?


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#26 2017-06-29 16:47:15

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

What resolution are you trying to use and what does it say in your "video.con" files?

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#27 2017-06-29 17:55:16

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

Not sure if all drivers are installed. i believe so, I've checked the important ones.

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#28 2017-06-29 20:41:10

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Just install Teamviewer and i will have a look.

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#29 2017-06-29 23:10:38

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

Is there any way to make BF1942 work with Windows 10 Home Edition 64 Bit in Fullscreen mode? I have tried just about everything, any suggestions?


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#30 2017-06-30 02:03:39

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Re: Windows 10 - BF1942 not starting

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It doesnt find DirectX so it cant start render the game. If you google "win 10 and directx 9 games" it will get you some hints, i think this link from microsoft seems to be one of the better

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win … 89aae764c1

Not sure if if the game needs to be run as a "full admin" in win 10, i know it needed that in win xp.

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