Battlefield: 1942 is a tactical first-person shooter set in World War II. It introduces combined arms tactics, using tanks and dive-bombers, submarines and carriers, and machinegun nests with AA-artillery. Every aspect of WWII warfare will be accessible to a player and his friends from an FPS perspective, and the ultimate goal is to win enough campaigns to win the war.

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Blog RSS Feed Post news Report abuse Latest News: 50 more EA games soon to lose support for multiplayer online

149 comments by Kark-Jocke on May 15th, 2014

50 EA games soon to lose support for multiplayer online.

EA have not found any alternative to the dying Gamespy service and a large number of games thus lose multiplayer support.
Gamespy has long been a household name for gamers, as numerous games, both PC and console, had multiplayer modes built on servers.
2014 marks the notoriously late for Gamespy, which also means that hundreds of games are in danger of losing support for gaming on-line.

Many developers and publishers, including Activision, Rockstar and SEGA has announced that they are working to find alternative solutions for games that use the Gamespy servers. Similar messages came from EA, which over the years have used Gamespy for many titles, but now the company has announced that they choose to flappers support in their Gamespy games.

Technical challenges and not least the fact that most of the games that use Gamespy start pulling on the oars, located behind EA's decision to allow multiplayer support across 50 titles die out. A variety of titles, such as F1 2002, EA Sports 06 to PC or Fifa Soccer 08-10 for the Nintendo DS, has hardly many active players, but the list also contains relatively popular games like Battlefield 2, Crysis 2 and Star Wars Battlefront 2.

PC games constitute a large part of the list, but Nintendo consoles are also strongly represented. Nintendo has not gone back on its decision to allow the many DS and Wii titles that use Gamespy lose multiplayer functionality, and EA games are no exception.

Popular titles loosing online multiplayer 30th of June 2014.

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Overall it's a shame to see so many great titles loose official multilayer support, but with strong modding communities behind these titles, their legacy will reign on for years to come.

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BF Pirates Co op Mini Mod

BF Pirates Co op Mini Mod

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Co op mini mod for BF 1942 Pirates. Adds Cop-Op to select maps. Not all of the maps are supported.

BF1942 Compatibility with Windows Vista/Windows 7

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Dec 17, 2014 Patch 2 comments

BF42 Player Grabbi (server admin/creator of Forgotten Hope Mod fan community Pixel-Fighter) has developed a patch which changes some game files and registry...

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This is BFML, BFML is a cool mod launcher for BF1942 that has sound, a nice UI, and as well, if you have Bink tools installed [link in description], you...

Editor '42 v1.31

Editor '42 v1.31

Apr 18, 2011 Mapping Tool 1 comment

An alternative mapping tool for BF1942. HARDER THAN BC42, FOR ADVANCED USERS. Developed by Frederick "Coincoin" Taillon.

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Battlecraft '42 (Map Creator/Editor)

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Latest and final version of BF1942's official map creator and editor.

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buschhans Jul 20 2015, 1:45pm says:

There is a solution against the gamespy shutdown. You can play all the mods online and the server will be back.
You need at first the basic game BF 1942 –> 1.61 Patch (only if you have the release 2002 edition) –> Online Patch 161b (Anthology) –> Origin Players: or for CD Players (thats for find back the server in your Gamespy Browser, fix your widescreen, and give compatibility to Win 7/8 Users) –> go in the bf1942 folder and overwrite the old bf1942.exe with the new one –> right click on the Desktop BF 1942.exe –> Properties –> compatibility –> set start as Win 1998 (v) and as Admin (v) –> click ok thats it you are back again online!

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Mohammed111 Jun 17 2015, 5:28pm says:

Bf 1942 never die!! Because it is LEGEND...

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Dzev Sep 21 2014, 6:37pm says:

huh, BF1942 is still so popular, even after GameSpy shutdown?

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cordenand Jun 12 2014, 8:38am says:

A moment of silence for a fallen game that many enjoyed and continued to enjoy until the dark day marked May 31/2014 came, Battlefield 1942 may you rest in peace.

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maxammo May 30 2014, 6:50am says:

Love how the AI use bazookas instead pistols even there are no tanks in the area.

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stuka87 May 24 2014, 1:47pm says:

My choirs soldiers now we just need a mod in a mod battlafield 1942 that portrays aviation bombing missions in the cities and industrial or naval squadrons in the Pacific examples of maps that could be done if you already have Battle of Britain would create the bombing of bocage such of rome berlin or tamém in Moscow as the German Air incurssões foraça the English Channel and the attacks of the English ships in Mussoline Mediterraneos peaceful as in the famous attack on pearl Harbor coral sea among others the idea is that any team wanted make a mod based on the famous War Hogo thunder ...........

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jakemiller Jan 26 2014, 6:47pm says:

DONT GET THIS ON ORIGIN. Origin doesnt work ****

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CptMold Apr 8 2014, 9:11pm replied:

The only reason I have Origin is for this game. If I could somehow separate it, I would. It works fine for me, though.

If you know how to cut it out of Origin, though, please tell me... I just hate it so much and I wish EA hadn't thrown a diva tantrum and gone solo. What makes it worse is that generally, their games used to be only good on launch day, and now the bugs ruin that day, too. BF1942 is probably the best title available through Origin, because any other title should just be purchased for console.

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 9/10

Loads of fun, but the AI aren't that smart.

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