#1 Re: Technical Help » Drauger / Linux OS - Installation and installing Battlefield 1942 » 2021-09-16 12:41:09

My second OS is also Ubuntu 20.04.5 on a separate M.2 NVMe drive, and Battlefield 1942 + mods work really well as well as fast-user switching (aka pressing Alt+Tab) is now possible.

The only problem I encountered that it's difficult to create a desktop shortcut for BF1942 mods that does not create one during the installation process like Eve of Destruction or Experience WWII, since Wine Launcher Creator haven't been updated since 2013.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/wine- … r-creator/

#2 Re: Technical Help » can i get this game running on ubuntu 20.04 » 2021-09-04 10:17:24

jorgen wrote:

ram  1,7 GiB
cpu  Intel® Celeron(R) CPU 877 @ 1.40GHz × 2
graphics  Intel® HD Graphics 2000 (SNB GT1)
32 bit. runs ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

i also use PlayOnLinux 4.2.12
wine-3.6 (Ubuntu 3.6-1)

runs like a bad dream. when i start my bf42 even sound is lagging.

You have to remember that the integrated graphics is also sharing the same resources of your mobile CPU as it does not have a dedicated video memory, thus it uses the main memory of your laptop or worse it'll gonna use the swap memory from your storage drive which is a lot slower.

Plus, 1.7GB of DDR3 memory isn't enough even for the last "official" 32-bit Ubuntu LTS OS. Upgrading that to 4GB of memory will be enough.

#3 Re: Feedback » Battle of Britain » 2021-09-02 20:52:11

The vanilla is just created for arcade-ish gameplay and for fun, moreso for server-side online experience. Plus, creating a no-parachute kit will made a conflict on client-side of things.

If you want to seek historical accuracy, there are mods to fulfill that endeavor; BG42, FH, WF and XWW2.

Just take your pick!

#4 Re: Technical Help » Game crash windows 10 startup » 2021-09-01 13:06:27

Maybe it's about time to tell us your wife's laptop specs and OS since everybody here had already posted several possible solutions on why Battlefield 1942 doesn't run properly on your wife's mobile rig, and with such limited information you gave beforehand it's so difficult to diagnose the problem.

#5 Re: Off-Topic » Funny Videos and Pics... » 2021-08-31 17:41:20

Dunno if this is qualify on this thread, but this filthy woman deserved to be sent...

#6 Re: Technical Help » Game crash windows 10 startup » 2021-08-28 11:32:16

Thomas12 wrote:

Blackscreen is run as admin, I have already changed the resolution in video.con to what the display is set at.
I don't think I have an option to set a custom resolution

You have to use Custom Resolution Utility (CRU) program and add 800x600:
https://www.monitortests.com/forum/Thre … tility-CRU

#9 Re: BF1942 Discussion » BF1942's 20th Anniversary » 2021-08-23 12:54:54

I would prefer that EA/DICE will release in it's entirety, the source code of Refractor engine to public domain just like other video game publishers like id Software's Quake and Epic Games' Unreal engine.

#10 Re: Off-Topic » what is everyones problom with this guy merlin » 2021-08-10 23:57:11

FYI, Merlin has notoriously known in BF1942 online community for having a fetish on B-17 and he gets angry when somebody of his team "stole" his beloved heavy bomber!

#11 Re: Technical Help » can i get this game running on ubuntu 20.04 » 2021-07-29 09:30:52

You can upgrade that to Core 2 Duo P9600 since your laptop had a socketed mobile PGA CPU, just make sure that you have updated your laptop's BIOS first.
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en … z-fsb.html
Just search on online stores like eBay.

#13 Re: BF1942 Discussion » Hanging my gloves » 2021-07-22 21:07:31

{Phantom} wrote:

I never understood why anyone would "retire" from a video game, LOL.

I mean, really... we all move on and do our own thing.. but in the end, there are always a few moments that bring you back to the game we all come here for.. Even if only once a month. Life is long.. you will soon learn, hahahahah.

Waning interest is just one of the many reasons.

#14 Re: Off-Topic » Funny Videos and Pics... » 2021-07-22 21:06:32

With the way thing's happening on Amazon's New World MMORPG right now...

#15 Re: BF1942 Discussion » BF1942 widescreen + 128 bots patch updated » 2021-07-16 05:05:15

An updated version, including for Origin-based Battlefield 1942 installation plus improvements for AI/bots behaviour.
https://www.moddb.com/games/battlefield … in-version

#16 Re: Technical Help » can i get this game running on ubuntu 20.04 » 2021-06-30 21:53:48

[Not Staff] Rick Grimes wrote:

wondering if i can get this game running on 20.04 im not using long term support here are my specs for this laptop

dell latitude e6400

core 2 duo

2gb of ram (about to upgrade it)

8mb intell gpu

if anyone could help me if you can i do know some of my way around debain but not so much

Thank you for reading


Based on my experience of my previous Acer Aspire 4730Z laptop with an upgraded Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 CPU (was Intel Pentium Dual core T3200) and 4GB DDR2-667, it was sluggish for 20.04 especially for gaming since it relies on Intel GMA iGPU which is integrated to the motherboard. Plus of how heavy the system requirements Focal Fossa was than the previous Ubuntu OS versions like 12.04.

If you still want to try BF1942 then make sure not to set the in-game resolution higher than 800x600 to get at least 40~60fps at best, and if possible to get the previous version of Ubuntu like 16.04 (not recommended as it already reached EOL last April) since it still had a 32-bit ISO installer.

Btw, what's the exact model of your Intel C2D mobile CPU? And Ubuntu 20.04 is a Long-Term Support (LTS) version.

#18 Re: BF1942 Discussion » The sharp declintion of aX Server's population » 2021-06-14 11:16:44

And guess what, it's discord server is also a hollow wilderness now, with very few post on each section.

#19 Re: Server Ban Appeals » Banned » 2021-06-13 19:18:09

I can't recall that I joined on Friday...

And am I disruptive in Bocage? In fact, I saw someone riding a Jeep ramming a Mustang while I manned an AA gun on Allied main. You can check the chat log if you must.

#20 Re: Server Ban Appeals » Banned » 2021-06-13 18:07:26

Well same here.

Jesus Villamor
0:00 (UTC+8)

I was manning the P-51D strafing the Axis AA near bridge and killed me, then after that I was banned from the server.

I can't recall that I TKed anyone from my team.

Dunno who's the active admin at this round...

#21 Re: Off-Topic » * * * Coronavirus * * * » 2021-05-14 20:28:47

HoOK wrote:

corona virus thing is over !


The worse is YET to come...

#23 Re: Videos and Screenshots » Random short videos from the Battlefield » 2021-02-16 12:40:45

Yes, my laptop came with 256GB Kingston RBUSNS8154P3256GJ1 https://www.notebookcheck.net/Kingston- … 712.0.html NVMe as an OS drive + Toshiba 1TB 2.5" HDD with an extra M.2 slot to spare.

The NVMe drive temperature is within higher 60s under load, still far from 84~88°c threshold. But i'm running out of storage space for this drive when I update Windows 10 to 20H2, plus I would like to migrate my game library to a faster drive and at the same time to maintain at least 20% free space on Kingston's.

#24 Re: Videos and Screenshots » Random short videos from the Battlefield » 2021-02-15 07:55:55

Vertigo wrote:
Jesus Villamor wrote:

What artifacts?  Seemed fine.  But day'um, nearly hitting 80c there.  Melt the laptop yet?

You will noticed those on the skybox as it was pixellated even at 1080p, as well as walled textures were seemed blurry while on the move. I'd still have the raw video and the comparison are completely noticeable.

80°c is still fine for a laptop but occasionally I'm hitting higher 90s (I disabled BD PROCHOT on Throttlestop) when playing triple A titles, so yeah that's a stock paste for you. I'm gonna repaste it with Gelid GC extreme once my Samsung 1TB 970 EVO plus arrived.

#25 Re: Videos and Screenshots » Random short videos from the Battlefield » 2021-02-12 16:40:01


YT's video compression is HORRIBLE, even at 1080p.

Should I crank it up to 50mbps and above while recording on Nvidia ShadowPlay to remove those artifacts?

#26 Re: BF1942 Discussion » Framerates & BF1942 » 2021-01-13 12:08:13

I used what @ziba128 posted and it directly uses the discrete GPU, and at the same time I was able to set the highest refresh rate available in Video Option's Display Mode.

There are only two caveats which is not a deal-breaker though, but I should take note to those who want to try it:
- The text in Main Menu, Console and in-game's HUD were slightly blurred out and somewhat noticeable thinner borders for the latter especially setting up the resolution in non-4:3 aspect ratio monitors but it still readable enough
- For those who want to use RivaTuner Statistics Server to monitor the PC's performance in BF1942, then in DirectX 8.1 it will work but not using this ENB regardless of settings in RTSS.

#27 Re: Technical Help » New mouse but still left click autofires » 2021-01-13 11:37:05

Does this happen while gaming or when you also use it during normal sessions like web browsing and productivity work?

If your mouse is still within return period, then do that to where you purchased it and get a replacement.

#28 Re: BF1942 Discussion » Framerates & BF1942 » 2020-12-30 11:23:36

Although dgVoodoo worked for me and it bypassed my laptop's iGPU (Intel® UHD Graphics 630) and used dGPU instead. But...

Regardless of screen resolution the application forced my refresh rate to 60Hz instead of 144Hz and it terribly produced not just ghosting but also screen tearing whenever I moved around the map, then when I tick "Enumerate refresh rates" in General tab and select my resolution with highest refresh rate available (i.e. 1920x1080, 143Hz) the game refuses to run at all.

It's a shame that it utilized my GTX 1660 Ti mobile GPU like a champ for my DirectX 8-based games and only those above are my drawbacks for dgVoodoo.

I'm part of the "dark side" now though...

#29 Re: BF1942 Discussion » Framerates & BF1942 » 2020-11-16 04:45:32

What's the use of very high fps if the monitor couldn't throw at it frame-by-frame, plus as of this writing only 360Hz are available for the consumer market and any game, especially older titles like bf1942 had breached beyond the refresh rate of that monitor will produce screen tearing and it's a terrible experience especially for competitive gamers.

#30 Re: BF1942 Discussion » Where it all started ... » 2020-11-10 18:18:46

June 2003, and playing it on an internet café as owning a PC at that time is a status symbol (at least in my country tongue).

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