Battlefield 1942 1.6x

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NameBattlefield 1942
Version1.6x
URLhttp://www.eagames.com/officia...
RatingPlatinum
Wine Version1.3.37
Maintainers of this version:
 blackjudas
Description

Battlefield 1942 with the 1.6 patch from www.ea.com. This patch includes new multiplayer levels, new weapons, and an updated physics engine.

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What works
Most of stuff. Multiplayer, graphics settings. Virtual desktop of 1024x768 when game is in this resolution it stretches though. Not sure if I'm wrong. Singleplayer works as well.

What does not
Lightmaps, Punkbuster Servers. XINPUT 2 does not work! Use XINPUT 1.

What was not tested
Mods

I used 1.61b

Test Results
 Distribution Test date Wine version Installs? Runs? Rating Submitter Current Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" Jun 20 2012 1.5.6 Yes Yes Gold Edward R. Show Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" x86_64 (+ variants like Kubuntu) Jan 28 2012 1.3.37 Yes Yes Platinum Dale Show Slackware64 13.37 Sep 07 2011 1.3.26 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user Show Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64 Apr 29 2011 1.3.18 Yes Yes Platinum blackjudas Show Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" x86_64 (+ variants like Kubuntu) Jun 19 2010 1.2-rc4 N/A Yes Silver JeffZ

 Known bugs
 Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected 11499 sound effects not played correctly Battlefield 1942 NEW View 22782 Battlefield 1942: missing some textures inside vehicles NEW View

 HOWTO To make it launch the game, not just exit silently, make sure your cd drive is configured in winecfg properly - the content of the CD has to be accessible through some drive letter and the drive type has to be CD-ROM. To start the game from a terminal: $cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/EA\ Games/Battlefield\ 1942$ wine BF1942.EXE The main menu resolution being different from the in-game resolution is normal: the game programmers hard coded the menu screen to a fixed resolution. If you want a faster startup time, you can delete the .bik files in the Movie folder and it will load directly to the menu.

 HOWTO Patching to 1.6 is done by installing two patches:

 Online play - Punkbuster There is some confusion over whether or not online play works with Punkbuster. Punkbuster works for up to 30 minutes, thereafter it attempts to update itself, when the update occurs it fails to run correctly causing you to be kicked from a punkbuster enabled server. Servers that do not require punkbuster work 100% - there are several out there. This note is true of wine version 0.9.58. Punkbuster enabled servers appear to work ok with Wine 1.1.10 or greater. Atleast with 1.1.13 and 1.1.14, online play has stopped working Unfortunately due to the design of Punkbuster it will never work in Wine without the cooperation of Evenbalance, it is designed to compare the internals of Windows while the game runs to make sure nothing is modified. As Wine is not Windows, it will always detect a problem.

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 LIGHTMApS by Edward R. on Wednesday June 20th 2012, 6:18 Guys, lightmaps work! You just have them enabled BEFORE you play the game. You need to enable them in menu first. If you do this in-game, they WON'T WORK! [post new] [reply to this]

 Lightmaps, PB by Edward R. on Wednesday June 20th 2012, 3:57 Lightmaps maked the building rainbowish. Why? Also punkbuster BANS ME. It is maybe because of pirated version, though? Not sure why. [post new] [reply to this]

 White skin on intel graphic by Thomas on Thursday March 8th 2012, 20:26 i managed to fix a "white hands and faces" issue on intel sandybridge using the linux 3.3 i915 drm module by adding "renderer.forceSWSkinning 1" to Battlefields "Video.con" config file. [post new] [reply to this]

 Text: Invalid videomode specified by Roger on Monday February 13th 2012, 22:57 On initial start, you see an "Text: Invalid videomode specified" error before or after the initial splash screen. You're probably running at 16 bit color. Battlefield 1942 starts at a default 800x600@32, or 32 bit color and requires this for the first run under Wine. After you get into the GUI menus, you can edit the video resolution to your liking such as using 16 bit color. Make sure your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file matches the bit depth. (On a side not, I'm not sure if it's required to have the 800x600 resolution or other resolutions also listed within the xorg.conf) [post new] [reply to this]

 by nadro on Wednesday June 2nd 2010, 15:00 I have very poor performance in BF1942 with Wine 1.2RC2. On Windows Vista I have 100 FPS (this is upper fps limit in BF1942), but in Wine I have only 20 FPS. I think that bootlenecks are draw calls. My platform is: AMD Phenom X3 8650 4GB RAM 2x Radeon HD4850 (with Catalyst 10.5) Other apps in Wine works very nice, only in BF1942 (this is DX8 game) I see poor performance. [post new] [reply to this]

• RE: by JeffZ on Tuesday June 15th 2010, 2:16
• RE: by nadro on Monday June 21st 2010, 2:36
• RE: by JeffZ on Monday June 21st 2010, 2:42
• RE: by nadro on Monday June 21st 2010, 4:52
 Gameplay video by Jake ward on Wednesday March 24th 2010, 1:52 www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBbFmUlCpR0&feature=player_embedded [post new] [reply to this]