#1 2018-10-13 11:47:14

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Windows 10 BF1942 not launching

i've had this problem for a few years now, tried patches and everything, but none of them work for me, and i really want to play it!!!!!

i have no idea why it doesnt work, but i seem to have this problem with other 'old' games as well, like BF2, BF2142, but not Vietnam.

what happens is that when i run BF1942.exe a black screen appears for less than a second, and then nothing, i tried lots of things in compatibility mode as well, like run as administrator, all windows versions, run in 640x480 resolution (did some weird stuff to my display, had to restart my laptop)

these are my laptop's specs
OS: windows 10 64-bit
CPU: intel celeron N3060
RAM: about 4gb
GPU: intel HD graphics
DirectX 11

i hope someone can help me with this :'(

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#2 2018-10-13 12:15:54

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Re: Windows 10 BF1942 not launching

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You need the latest AfterGameSpyPatches. You have version 1.61, then you need this here:

http://team-simple.org/download/battlef … _v1.61.exe

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If it still doesn't work, you have to activate DirectPlay in Windows 10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qgcFpxUNBg

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Then go in the Bf1942 Folder > right click on "Bf1942.exe" and "blackscreen.exe" > Settings > Compatibility > and set "Run as administrator" and "Compatibility Mode" > "XpSp3"

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Now it should work.

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#3 2018-10-13 13:25:55

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Re: Windows 10 BF1942 not launching

the patch doesn't work for me, it says 'no battlefield 1942'

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#4 2018-10-13 13:35:19

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Re: Windows 10 BF1942 not launching

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Ok, then take this one...

http://team-simple.org/download/bf1942- … atched.zip 

Unpack it and copy the "Mod"-Folder and those 2 files into your Battlefield1942 Folder and overwrite all existing files.

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(Btw. those patches are for Retail Version, not Origin. Origin needs another. But i don't post it here, if you don't need it.)

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Btw. I don't think Bf2142 is running on an Celeron with integrated Grafics.

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But Vietcong would work i guess. You can find Vietcong on Inet and there are also some playing it online.

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#5 2018-10-13 18:55:09

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Re: Windows 10 BF1942 not launching

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Hmm....

Or could it be the same problem we had some months ago, when a Laptop didn't support 800x600 for the InGameMenu?

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#6 2018-10-13 19:59:16

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Re: Windows 10 BF1942 not launching

Zer0Pilot wrote:

the patch doesn't work for me, it says 'no battlefield 1942'

And the enabling of DirectPlay?  It's not the only thing that can cause it, but it is one Windows 10-specific factor which can present with the symptom that you are describing.

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#7 2018-10-14 09:22:41

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Re: Windows 10 BF1942 not launching

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@Zer0Pilot

1. And did you get it with the other patch i linked?

2. Does your Laptop support in Windows 800x600?

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#8 2018-10-14 13:24:49

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Re: Windows 10 BF1942 not launching

1. What kind of Windows 10 Build do you have?
If you have one from 2015 (1509 or smth), then you need to upgrade to the latest or a later build if possible. (I have 1709)

(Once you have it, Disable stupid windows 10 automatic OS/microsoft updates and automatic driver updates - Google these how to do it.)

2. Verify you have and if needed Get the latest drivers installed for the laptop from the manufacturer website. (Graphics driver, chipset driver, audio, lan, wifi.).
Make sure you know how you do this. First uninstall the current driver and install the new one if needed.

3. Get the latest directx version 9 files:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34429

4. As Arkos mentioned, make sure direct play is installed and enabled.

5. Make sure you don't have multiple bf1942 copies or leftover files. Uninstall Origin bf1942, anything else, even manually if you need to.

6. Disable Windows 10 Game Mode. https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disa … ors-update. This was causing crashes to me.

7. Disable any other overlays, e.g Geforce Experience https://forums.geforce.com/default/topi … -overlays/

8. If you had bf1942 leftovers or multiple versions, the bf1942 registry entries have to be deleted as well. (one guy asking me for help had multiple leftover registry values everywhere causing the issue. Due to many attempts to install at different places on his computer)

The registry keys for storing cd key values for retail bf1942 have to be stored in this location, in regedit:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Electronic Arts\

Origin bf1942 is messing this up as well. Everywhere else, if you see cd keys popping up, then those have to be removed.

9. Disable custom Antivirus / firewall software. These are known to cause issues as well.

10. Run the game in administrator and in winxp sp3.

After these steps I have 0 crash (99% of the times, also by going to the main menu), except if I alt-tab and stay outside for too long.

11. Get a decent bf1942 installer with the latest fixes, widescreen, fixed server browser support, pb etc. Either from SiMPLE forum or from bf-league.eu members.

It is an old game so yep this is not so easy.

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