Battlefield Vietnam

Install the game from CD, then install the 1.2 patch and the 1.21 patch. This allows the game played online as most servers require the latest patch release to be installed.

Latest patched version, patch can be downloaded from or some other mirror

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.17

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 24 x86_64Oct 03 20161.9.17Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowFedora 24 x86_64Oct 03 20161.9.17Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 29 20161.9.17Yes No GarbageMark Carbonaro 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Feb 27 20171.6-rc4No, but has workaround Yes GoldThe Watcher 
ShowLinux Lite 1.0.6Oct 03 20131.4.1Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

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HowTo / Notes


As of wine v1.2 this is no longer needed.

As at Wine v0.9.58 Battlefield Vietnam works well, but there are some changes that need to be made to get it working and you have two choices, they are both simple and it really depends on whether you want to play the game full screen or not.  I would strongly recommend that you run BFV in a window, but the choice is yours

Option 1
Start winecfg, go the Graphics tab and select "Emulate Virtual Desktop" and enter a valid resolution (I used 1024x768). Once that is set you can launch the game in a window and it seems to all work fine.

Option 2
If you need to run the game full screen you can change "renderer.allowAllRefreshRates 1" in "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield Vietnam\Mods\BfVietnam\settings\VideoDefault.con" and that seems to work also, although when the game exist my screen resolution is stuck at the game resolution.


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Works with Wine 1.7.8
by Carlos Rodriguez on Tuesday December 17th 2013, 16:42
Tested on:

Wine 1.7.8 (compilado)
Nvidia Drivers 331.20 (.run package)
Linux Mint 15 KDE 32Bit - Kernel PAE
CPU: INTEL Pentium G3220 (Nucleo Haswell a 22nm) 3.0Ghz (Dual-Core) Stock Clock
MEM: 8GB DDR3 1333 (2x4) Patriot value (128 bit dual channel: 21.3 gb/s)
GPU: Zotac Nvidia Geforce GT630 (GK208 28nm: 384 Shaders / 8 ROPS) Zone Edition Passive Cooling 2GB DDR3 1800Mhz a 64Bit (14.4Gb/s)
Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS
by Espryon on Thursday October 21st 2010, 21:50
The game starts but the screen goes black and i can hear music it is the same ive reinstalled wine and erased it completely and reinstalled the game 3 times. I used to play this at lans and not people are starting to play it again at a group im with.
broken in 1.1.32?
by Dean Hamstead on Saturday November 7th 2009, 3:27
dean@mele:~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/EA GAMES/Battlefield Vietnam$ wine ./BfVietnam.exe
err:alsa:ALSA_CheckSetVolume Could not find 'PCM Playback Volume' element
err:alsa:ALSA_CheckSetVolume Could not find 'PCM Playback Volume' element
fixme:imm:ImmDisableIME (0): stub
fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32e650,0x00000000), stub!
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0xa79a79 (thread 0009), starting debugger...

then a popup saying the app needs to close
RE: broken in 1.1.32?
by JeffZ on Saturday November 7th 2009, 3:38
I last tested around 1.1.30 or so, it was working back then... can you get a backtrace?
playing over hamachi
by Andy on Wednesday June 17th 2009, 7:02

I`m trying to play a network game using hamachi, however i cannot connect to a windows machine, and it cannot connect to me (we both use the same version of hamachi). When one of us creates a LAN game, another doesn`t see the created server. Any ideas how to make it work? The game is patched to version 1.21
RE: playing over hamachi
by Dean Hamstead on Friday October 2nd 2009, 23:25
start a lan game, then have the other players connect via ip.
DVD rip
by Nick Corriveau on Wednesday October 29th 2008, 20:23
I got tired of installing games so often with xp i simply ripped the files via the dvd, and made it playable without an install. Now converted for linux, exectuing the EXE via wine works fine, as long as it is not FULL SCREEN, which is a bummer

by Dean Hamstead on Friday October 10th 2008, 5:24
also if you alt-f4 to quit, it will usually put the screen res back
Full screen works fine
by Dean Hamstead on Friday October 10th 2008, 5:23
full screen works fine for me.

you can also get widescreen going if you edit the Video.con files

format is

height width colordepth refresh


1680 1050 32 50

although when playing lan or internet, when the map changes sound dies :(

by Malte Eggers on Monday April 7th 2008, 12:29
you can start Battlefield Vietnam via a script which has following line in the end:
xrandr -s 0
this will reset your resolution.