I have installed BattleField 1942 on my computer and have updated it with the 1.6 patch. when i go to run the game it changes to a black screen as if it was getting ready to display the game but then it gives me the error sound and returns to windows. i have had a similor problem with some other games such as H&D 2 and have been unable to resolve this problem and at first i thought it was a problem with the game but now belive it is somthing else. i am running a P4 2.8GHz 800MHz FSB 512Mb RAM Radeon 9200 128Mb graphics card 120 GB Hard disk any help would be very much appriciated. dave long.
It could be that there are files in the levels folder that are not rfa-files! (ReadMe, etc.)
I Have Checked this and none of then are set to read only
i was having the black screen problem too this worked for me:
go to your my documents folder. delete the folder 'battlefield 1942' .now start the game again. this should reset ur settings and make the game work good luck;)