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Old November 12th, 2009   #71
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Default Re: Forgotten Hope for Battlefield 1942 on Windows Vista

Hullo.

Try the official Forgotten Hope forums:
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Old December 2nd, 2009   #72
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Hello,

I'm new here however may have a better solution to this BF1942/FH (and other Mods) crashing problem in Windows Vista & 7. I have hosted a few LAN parties since Vista's launch and I constantly hear complaining about crashing and/or the limited resolutions when using Windows 98 compatibility with BF1942. With my recent upgrade to Windows 7, I've been able to troubleshoot this issue over the past few days.

Note: This fix is only a modified Windows 98/ME Compatibility patch and does not fix all types of crashes. If Battlefield continues to crash when using the built in Windows 98/ME this fix will not help and you will need to due further system troubleshooting using resources such as those mentioned in Sgt_garcia.fr message below.

Well, on to the details of the solution. Attached to this message is a BF1942CF.zip file containing an exe that will install a compatibility database for Windows Vista/7 (more details below). It does two things, prevents crashing and allows higher/widescreen resolutions. What I need is a few people to try this out to ensure it works for more than just my own computer.

Instructions:
  1. Download BF1942CF.zip
  2. Extract and Install BF1942CF.exe
  3. Press "Yes" if you agree to the terms or "No" cancel the installation.
  4. Turn off Windows 98/ME Compatibility Mode on the BF1942/Mods shortcuts.
  5. Battlefield 1942 is now ready to play (Windows will automatically apply the fix).
  6. If you want to uninstall, go to Control Panel > Uninstall a Program and uninstall the "Battlefield 1942 Windows Vista/7 Compatibility Fix".


Fix Details:
Using the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 is was able to apply the Windows 98 Compatibility Mode to BF1942.exe and worked at removing any fixes which didn't cause Battlefield to crash. Here are the compatibility fixes left after all the testing:
  • EmulateHeap
  • NoGhost (This didn't seem to affect anything but MS had it by default for BF1942.)
  • Win98VersionLie

I saved these out to a Compatibility Database and created/compiled an AutoItScript to automate the install. (Just a fancy way to run sdbinst.exe bf1942.sdb)
The Database is also attached (BF1942 Database.zip) for anyone who wants to have a closer look.

Please post any feedback here and I'll try to fix any bugs.

System Info:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Shuttle SG33G5
2GB Corsair ValueRAM
ATI Radeon 4850 (Catalyst 9.10)
1TB Seagate Hard Drive
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File Type: zip BF1942 Database.zip (588 Bytes, 78 views)
File Type: zip BF1942CF.zip (320.1 KB, 247 views)

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Old December 2nd, 2009   #73
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Default Re: Forgotten Hope for Battlefield 1942 on Windows Vista

Hi all and you "Big-V"

First thank you about your work but I can say:

Please give us your PC configuration, because as you know many parameters are different (function of PC configuration) .

For example many BF1942 PC gamers can met problems with 64 bits OS and issues are not the same with different graffic cards!

If you read many topics about Fh1 many solutions are available(d).

But about Vista 32 bit and windows7 32 bits now, you can play in windows98-or-Me compatibility mod on servers "Punkbuster protected".

Method is easy because our PFC=Pixel Fighter Community comrade [DPB]FLOH created a patch for that.

You can visit our site if you want , in these conditions [DPB]FLOH and others guys could help you and test your patch too.

Best regard!

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Thanks, that was a godsend, i did notice that the game become even faster


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Thanks Sgt_garcia.fr, I've updated the original message to make note of the type of crash this will fix and directed anyone to your message if they have system type crashes.

You're welcome devils88, glad it's working for you. With Windows having to do less emulation with this fix over the 98/ME mode, it's not surprising you see a speed increase.
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Sometimes, it still crashes, but these are less frequent now and only in singleplayer/coop. I've played a couple off times online, and it never crashed or i had problems with punkbuster, if i find something else, i'll keep postimg here, anyway, thanks for the patch


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You know the warum derum forums are more populated, in case you have more problems, but I would love to see this land become the paradise it once was.

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I know, so am i, i still remenber the days when people would whine over the uber panzer 3



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