Questions tagged [battlefield-1942]

Battlefield 1942 is the first game in the battlefield series. It's a 3D World War II first-person shooter video game developed by Swedish company Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows (2002) and Apple Macintosh (2004).

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Is there a way to play both BF1942 expansions at the same time?

I finally got the Battlefield 1942 official expansion packs Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of WWII. I can enable them via the main menu, or load them with a shortcut with "+game XPack1" or "+game ...
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Do people still play Battlefield 1942?

I was wondering if people still play this awesome multiplayer game or not? I was thinking to get back to after many years gap but heard somewhere that it has lost online servers, after gamespy shut ...
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Battlefield 1942 not running

I used to play Battlefield 1942 all the time. It worked fine. Then one day, It refused to run, saying that I need to log in with administrator privileges in order to run it. I was already logged in as ...
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Will landmines affect planes?

I know grenades, X-packs, and anti-aircraft guns affect planes' health, but would a plane running over (or near) a landmine blow it up?
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How to get my free Origin copy of Battlefield 1942 to run

Origin accounts have a free version of Battlefield 1942 available to download and play through their software but when I try to run it I get the Microsoft circle of patience (mouse circle showing ...
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Where does the BF1942 Patcher search for the Game?

My problem is that I have the Battlefield 1942 file on my desktop but the patcher can not find the file. So I need to know where the patcher searches for the gamefile. I have Windows XP.
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How do I use the bombers?

I have been playing this game regularly for a week and I still can't figure out how to use the bombers. I see all the levels have them and I can tell where they are (marked by 3 little airplanes on ...
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How many torpedoes does it take to sink the Aircraft Carrier on Wake Island?

On the Wake Island Battlefield 1942 map, there is an Aircraft carrier and a battleship. On the Wake Island airbase there are three planes, two with bombs, and one with torpedoes. How many torpedoes ...
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How do I install patches to Battlefield 1942 if it's on my external hard drive?

I have a 2TB external hard drive and I want to put Battlefield 1942 on it. I got the game to install and run smoothly on the hard drive, but then I need a patch update. When I install the patch, the ...
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What's the benefit of sinking ships in Battlefield 1942?

I've dug it up again and remember that you can sink enemy ships on some maps. I've tried a few times but it's a lot of work so my question is: Is it worth the effort? Sure it removes a spawn point ...
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