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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 http://www.ea.com/official/battlefield/vietnam/us/editorial.jsp?src=demo_editorial or some other mirror



Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.ea.com/official/bat...
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.17

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What works

When I ran it the first time, nothing worked, I merely got a fatal error and a black screen. upon moving the folder into the Wine Prefix>C_drive, it ran perfectly. 

What works:

  • Multiplayer (go to this link to find a list of running servers) -- See comments for more info 
  • Single Player (it's a skirmish with bots, some mention of a campaign but there isn't one)
  • Mods (to some extent, If i manually drop map files into the right folder I can sort of play them) 
  • All videos, music, and maps that come stock with the game all run fine. 
  • Full Screen (for good fullscreen, disable it, tons of tutorials online, but it's just a matter of finding it in the profiles folder then changing fullscreen_mode to 0. Then when the game is opening, hit the window tab on the top of your screen, or use the keyboard shortcut for full screen mode, and hit fullscreen was the game starts. The window stays small, but it takes up the whole screen and allows triple swipe to switch desktops) -- See comments for more info 

What does not

So far the only issues I've hit are 

  • Mods, no matter what they never seem to work. A few sites said they have to be exe's, but even those wouldn't install, but i believe its a matter of running them in the right folder
  • dedicated_server.exe, so there is a file in the game folder named dedicated_server.exe, and It does allow you to adjust the settings of a server, but as far as being able to connect to it I have no idea how. 
  • Custom Load screens and manual retexturing, unfortunately, I haven't been able to quick fix any textures, animations, or game setting (damage and health). You would need a real windows computer to do that 

Workarounds

What was not tested

I was unable to really test Mods, or creating a dedicated server. You can host local servers without issue, and joining online ones is easy (with a CD key). I also downloaded my version off the internet, so I never had the CD to test, so not sure how to run it off a disk. 

I plan to to this in the future, but I think I can upload custom textures or edit the ones that come with the game, but I would need an actual windows computer to do that.

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Additional Comments

--MULTIPLAYER-- If you don't have the original box with the CD key, google extra CD keys (there's a youtube video with a list of them) use one of these and enter it into Battlefield Vietnam>eReg>Battlefield Vietnam_Code.exe enter the code and the window should disappear NOTE: the way BFV checks to see if a CD key is valid, is if any of them repeat between players, so if you can't join a server, that means someone else in-game is using your CD key, so simply go back and enter a different key --FOR PLAYING THE GAME WITHOUT A CD-- I have a MacBook air, and the sleek design comes at a price, with no CD tray. This can be worked around by downloading the game and running the .exe, BUT this will only work if you have the entire game folder in the wine_prefix_32>c_drive --EDITING SETTINGS-- Luckily to edit any setting manually in the documents, you only need to go to Battlefield Vietnam>Mods>BfVietnam>Settings all of these .con files can be opened by the Text Edit application, and are fairly self explanatory.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
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 
CurrentMac 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

HOWTO

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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