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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But now to a whole series of last-minute additions to Battlegroup42 - literally last-minute because those models made it into the mod just in time before we finally closed the integration of new content in order to create a first test build of the final release. Since it was a lot of models, we've decided to split the presentation into four parts. Today the first part, in which we'll report about vehicles which helped us a lot in more accurately displaying early war scenarios.

The first one is the Chevrolet 1533X2, essentially a civilian commercial truck which was refitted for military use under the "Modified Conventional Pattern" program. Named the Chevrolet 30 cwt, it was mostly used in North Africa and became most famous with the Long Range Desert Group of the British Army. Heavily armed with machine guns it served in a wide variety of roles such as reconnaissance, observation of enemy movements deep within enemy territory as well as exploring attack and resupply lines for Allied troops. Our model was created by RuppDee and comes in different versions with and without weapons, open and closed, as well was as a special 2-pdr armed "portee". The 2-pdr at gun as well as the .50cal Vickers machine gun mounted on the rear of the LRDG version were also created by RuppDee. Both weapons will also be used as stationary weapons or mounted on other vehicles.

Furthermore we were able to integrate several early British tank models made by CG Duck, for which we had to use historically inaccurate placeholders like the Crusader or Valentine up to now. The first among them is the Matilda I, a quaint vehicle which was used in France as infantry support during the battles of May and June 1940. It is armed with a .50cal machine gun firing armor piercing rounds. In Battlegroup42 it will oppose the German Panzer I on two maps. We also acquired a new, much better model of its successor, the Matilda II and retired our old model.

Also included in the pack from CG Duck were three early British cruiser tanks, which were used from 1940 to 1941 in France, North Africa and the Balkans before they were replaced with more modern Crusader and Valentine models. Direct predecessor to the Valentine was the Cruiser Mk.II (A10), while the Cruiser Mk. III (A13 Mk I) and Mk IV (A13 Mk II) were predecessors of the Crusader. All are armed with a 2-pdr (40mm) cannon. For Battlegroup42 these detailed models are a valuable addition !

The second part of the preview series, which will follow shortly, will also cover several vehicle models which very much contribute to the completeness of our equipment. Stay tuned, and visit us on www.battlegroup42.de!

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BF1942 Compatibility with Windows Vista/Windows 7

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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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Nov 11, 2014 Gloria Victis Full Version 4 comments

This is the NEW VERSION of our first map: We repaired a lot of bugs with polish guns and added Barracks building with shadow map (by Mr_J) fully historical...

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Nov 11, 2014 Gloria Victis Full Version 2 comments

First time Poland vs. Soviet Russia! Map based on the original plans of city: plates with historical names of streets, squares, houses. 2 mapped churches...

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Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2)

Sep 14, 2014 Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon Full Version 7 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 first.

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Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2)

Sep 14, 2014 Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon Full Version 12 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 and Part 1 first.

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Sep 13, 2014 Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon Full Version 3 comments

A new installer for the Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6 which is compatible with the Origin and CD version of Battlefield 1942. This mappack is required...

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Mainwolf9
Mainwolf9 Jun 22 2012, 3:39am says:

Can i buy this game on desura? it just says install shortcut...

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MasterofMetal
MasterofMetal May 30 2012, 8:21pm says:

I've heard that this can be played on Mac, is this possible?
If so, how do I do it? Would I need an emulator?

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eyeball600
eyeball600 May 2 2012, 2:53am says:

why does the game close when i try to play mods?

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feillyne Staff
feillyne Aug 30 2012, 2:33pm replied:

Do you have Windows 7? Had problems with that OS, and tried compatibility mode with Windows 98 and it worked (save for random crashes during loading of some maps).

You can also try to run it unmodded (vanilla Battlefield 1942), then go to Custom Game and launch mods from there and see if it works this way.
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Thread Apr 16 2012, 8:51pm says:

Im thinking of buying this game with a good deal new. This game with Vietnam. Is it worth getting? (Work with windows 7?) and is it worth modding? if modding point me to were to begin

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MasterofMetal
MasterofMetal May 30 2012, 8:23pm replied:

It's a good game, really, but I don't like the lack of environmental sounds (gunshots in the distance made by other players). With mods (like Forgotten Hope and BG42), however, it can be a brilliant game with all the extra content!

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bmw11400
bmw11400 May 5 2012, 9:11pm replied:

Get it. Get it now.

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reegad
reegad Apr 20 2012, 4:03pm replied:

i was gonna write a big list of reasons for u to buy it but to save time

yes

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SveaRikeSoldier
SveaRikeSoldier Apr 16 2012, 10:49am says:

Can anyone tell me if there is any mod for 1942 that adds German naval units? Such as the Bismarck or there prototype aircraft carrier? If anyone knows please PM me.

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Cirmisekiz
Cirmisekiz Apr 14 2012, 7:00pm says:

Does anyone know if i can use my serial key to reinstall BF1942?
I lost disc 1 and i have complete pack

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Battlefield 1942
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