Author Topic: Battlefield 1942 doesn't start on Win 7 64bit  (Read 6597 times)

Offline Jerry_03

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Battlefield 1942 doesn't start on Win 7 64bit
« on: 03-04-2010, 12:04:26 »
I want to reinstall BF42 to play some good ol FH1. However bf42 wont even launch.

First off my system specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.66GHz
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896MB
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7600) 64-bit

First time I installed it from the disc, patched it to 1.6 then to 1.61b. Tried to launch it and nothing happened. Launching it with task manager opened I realized the bf1942.exe process starts but quickly stops as soon as I try to launch the game.

I reinstalled and tried launching it without patching it and same exact thing happened.

I tried it in compatibility mode. Everything from windows 98se/ME to XP to Vista. turned off desktop themes and run as admin, still no go.

I tried searching Mr.Google and nothing i found works.

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Re: Battlefield 1942 doesn't start on Win 7 64bit
« Reply #1 on: 03-04-2010, 12:04:12 »
I remember having this problem back in the day, it's not Win 7 related (had this during a few battles at waw).


You'll need to rename your videosettings.con (or some such,m it's been a long time) in your profile, and then it should start. You'
ll need to redo your gfx settings but bf1942 isn't as anal about them as BF2 :)
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Re: Battlefield 1942 doesn't start on Win 7 64bit
« Reply #2 on: 04-04-2010, 06:04:33 »
I tried editing the video.con filename and the line

game.setGameDisplayMode  to change the resolution and it still doesn't work.

Running it in 640x480 in the compatibility tab launches it and shows a black screen but it quickly crashes.