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Post by HairyRussianDude » January 22nd, 2020, 9:27 pm

Here are the requested links. I will do up a solid step by step guide at some point.

Download and install Battlefield 1942 in HD: https://abandonwaregames.net/game/battlefield-1942

Download Punkbuster Service Installer: https://www.evenbalance.com/downloads.php
Run Punkbuster Service Installer and click “Test Services”. You should get the all clear from this test. If not, click “Install/Re-Install Punkbuster Services”
*Make sure Punkbuster is checked as enabled in your server list menu if the server you wish to join has the PB symbol next to it.

Download and install the Gamespy Patch: http://team-simple.org/download/battlef ... _v1.61.exe
* This is so you are able to update the online servers list.

* This is so you are able to update the online servers list.

Download and install Road to Rome: http://team-simple.org/download/Battlef ... o_Rome.zip

Download and install Secret Weapons: http://team-simple.org/download/Battlef ... _WWII.zip

Navigate to the newly installed Battlefield folder and right click on your execution file. This is likely “1942” and listed as an Application file on Win 10.
Click “Properties”. Click on the “Compatibility” tab. Ensure that the compatibility mode is set to “Windows XP (Service Pack 3)” and the box beside “Run this program as an Administrator” is checked. Apply and changes.

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Re: Cthulu

Post by Trench » January 23rd, 2020, 11:21 am

HairyRussianDude wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 9:27 pm
Download Punkbuster Service Installer: https://www.evenbalance.com/downloads.php
Run Punkbuster Service Installer and click “Test Services”. You should get the all clear from this test. If not, click “Install/Re-Install Punkbuster Services”
*Make sure Punkbuster is checked as enabled in your server list menu if the server you wish to join has the PB symbol next to it.
TanksPBUpdate needs to be next in those steps, because without that there haven't been any Battlefield 1942-specific Punkbuster files installed yet. Nothing you can download from Evenbalance includes those files any more, and TanksPHUpdate contains a "snapshot" of the last/latest versions of those files that were available.


Cthulu, you had asked about an "HD" download, which brought two things to mind:
  • There is a "high-definition icons" modification for Battlefield 1942, where the radio buttons and some other things in the HUD are higher resolution or at least different. I believe the Team-SiMPLE download for Battlefield 1942 contains this modification, but also the modification for Nazi flags and similar.
    • There was allegedly a "Battlefield 1942 with re-done high-definition textures", and a YouTUBE video that purported to show the difference. But everyone who watched the video was left asking "Huh?" It looked like someone simply recorded the "after" video with their anti-aliasing setting in the video card bumped slightly higher. It was neither a remarkable nor necessary difference.
    I'm not trying to say, nor can say, whether the abandonware.com download represents either of these things. I only wanted to pass along what I had seen and what I have known regarding an "HD version" of anything Battlefield 1942-related. I'll be happy to learn about something even better than exists out there, same as everyone else would.

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    Post by HairyRussianDude » January 23rd, 2020, 5:07 pm

    Trench,

    Don't quote me on this, but I believe that abandonware version is already patched.
    Twice now I have installed from scratch doing only what I listed, and it has worked flawlessly.
    If you have an old rig kicking around, you should download it and try her out! The HD skin is much prettier.
    The only change I don't dig too much is the flags at mains are replaced with a large translucent flag. It is a little tougher to see on the minimap.

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