Battlefield 1942

PC / Action / Release: Sep 10, 2002 / ESRB: T

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Galactic Conquest Trailer

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The official Galactic Conquest website has updated, offering a trailer for the upcoming 0.2 release of this BF1942 Star Wars mod. Looks really nice.

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New Forgotten Hope

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FileShack is now hosting the new release of the Forgotten Hope mod for Battlefield 1942. Not for the bandwidth impaired, the new release is some 1.2GB and comes with new maps, new vehicles, gameplay fixes/additions and other features.

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Desert Combat 0.7 Released

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Version 0.7 of the popular Desert Combat mod for Battlefield 1942 has been released, featuring bug fixes and several new additions. A full list of included weapons, vehicles and maps can be found here. The 591mb download is mirrored on FileShack.

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BF1942 Debug Executable

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The Battlefield 1942 website is now offering a debug executable for all your mod/map makers out there. According to EA, this executable will list any data errors found in your custom created map or mod. You can then use this data to optimize and stabilize the content. Thanks Blues News.

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BF1942 Linux Server Update

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As noted in this post, an updated Battlefield 1942 Linux server has been released, fixing four bugs including ("a potentially dangerous bug with the GameSpy query interface" and a "stall bug with remote console connections (was causing lag)"). You can grab the patch from FileShack.

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Battlefield 1942 1.6 Patch Released

Electronic Arts has released the latest Battlefield 1942 patch, updating the World War 2 game to version 1.6. There is an incremental patch from v1.5, a full patch to update any version and new server files are available as well. Here are some of the changes and additions

- New Map - Liberation of Caen - New Map - Raid on Agheila - Support for Punkbuster anti-cheat software - Improved server browser - Fixed "chat lag" by streaming messages over a high-priority channel. - Slightly improved loading speed of maps - Updated banning system
The full readme can be found here.

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New BF1942 Linux Server

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As noted in this post on the Lightcubed.com forums, the latest Battlefield 1942 dedicated Linux server is out, now at version 1.6. We have the file mirrored on FileShack. This release should mean the client patch isn't too far off. Thanks nova.

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Battlefield Vietnam Maps

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GameSpot has posted a new Battlefield Vietnam article, this time taking a look at several maps the game is shipping with. The latest preview with new screenshots can be found at Boomtown.

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Battlefield Vietnam Preview

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BF42.com has word of a new German Battlefield Vietnam preview posted by Krawall.de. Like another German preview last week, this article contains several new first person screenshots from the game.

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BF1942 Community Update

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There is a new community message on the Battlefield 1942 website, offering another update on the 1.6 patch among other things. They call 1.6 "by far the most comprehensive patch to date", and it wil offer Punkbuster support, two new maps, an improved server browser, and many other new features and fixes cumulating in a 266mb download.

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BF1942 Community Update

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There is a new Battlefield 1942 community update on the official website, offering an update on the map contest and the 1.6 patch (including a list of mods currently incompatible with this upcoming release).

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BF1942 1.6 Screenshots

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Though the thumbnails are broken, this post on the Planet Battlefield forums has three screenshots showing off the new server and voting interface which will be in the upcoming Battlefield 1942 1.6 patch. If you missed the news about this patch, read about it here. Thanks Blues News.

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Desert Combat 0.6

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Trauma Studios has released a new Desert Combat patch, updating the popular Battlefield 1942 mod to version 0.6. The new release offers new vehicles, new weapons and three new maps. Currently only a patch is available, so you'll need DC 0.5l installed already.

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BF1942 Community Update

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There is a new community update on the official Battlefield 1942 website, outlining plans for the 1.6 patch. It will include Punkbuster support, a new GUI for voting, a fix for the chat lag (!), and a new map for the regular game as well as Secret Weapons of WW2. The patch will be released some time in January.

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BF Vietnam Profile Article

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There is a new Battlefield Vietnam article on GameSpot, taking a look at the assault class in the game. There's a list of weapons used by each different outfit along with a whole bunch of screenshots.

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