Sorry if the answers to these are posted here somewhere else. I did a search and came up with nothing. So please be gentle. I'm a pre-noob at this game.
I'm an experienced gamer for a long time, so I'm savy, but lost here. I have two issues:
1) When I try to change my player control settings I get a message that there is a "confilct, cannot save" message. It does not tell me where the confict is, so I'm stumped. I have always remapped my keyboard preferring to use the arrow keys for movememnt. So, I'm wondering why I can't do this, plus any others like mouse setting ? I've tryed to map the same keys for all parts as in infentry ect., no go. I'm using a 5 button MS explorer (red light) mouse with the keys mapped to it. This works fine in all my other games, and yes the buttoms/keys do show up in the config but I cnnot save them.
2) I cannot log onto any server. I get a "connection fialed" message. I am running the patched multiplayer version 1.1 over a cable modem. I have no issues with other online games. My connect is solid as a rock for everything else. Is there something I'm missing to play on a server ?
I'd like to be able to play the demo, and decide on the retail purchase. As of right now I'd hate to plunk down any $$$ that has such problems that cannot be solved easily with the demo.
So if anyone can help, I'd appreicate it. The game looks like real fun if I can just play it. I read the FAQ and nothing about this was in there that I saw. Thanks again !
I would die without GF
20th May 2002
The mouse problem may be an issue with the multiplayer demo and the MS Intellipoint software that is used with the mouse. I used a MS Intellimouse Explorer with the 5 buttons but had other probs with the software so I uninstalled it and just used it as a normal PS2 mouse, it worked fine like that.
I am not sure about the game joining thing, I haven't played the multiplayer demo for ages but try dowloading ASE (All Seeing Eye). Another person having a similar connection problem found that he could connect when using that. It has filters and settings for bf1942 multiplayer demo so you shouldn't have a problem, it's also much better than the ingame browser for finding and joining games.
Hope this helps
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Thanks for your reply. I thought no one would reply.
I'm a little amazed that MS 5 button mouse support may not work on this game. If it really does not, guess I'm not buying it.
A;so tried gamespy arcade to connect. It works about half the time. :ooks like the demo needed wotk, guess thats why they call it a demo.
Just can't see putting down this kind of $$$ on a game that does not work properly even with the basics. So I'm turned off already.