Battlefield 1942 Multiplayer Demo (Wake Island map)

World War Two. Axis and allies clash in the greatest conflict of modern times. Millions of men fight and die on foot, at sea and in the air....

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World War Two. Axis and allies clash in the greatest conflict of modern times. Millions of men fight and die on foot, at sea and in the air. Its countless battles affect our present more than any other war in history.

Battlefield 1942 brings the Second World War to your computer, and lets you fight historical battles in different parts of the world on your computer.

A brand new game engine capable of dynamic models and landscapes, ground, sea and air physics, and a fully 3D sound system allows Battlefield 1942 to bring you an unparalleled feeling of immersion.

Note: This is the MULTIPLAYER demo. Click here to get the SINGLE Player Demo. Tip: RTFM: Read the readme.txt and don't ask everybody in-game "how do I do this etc." unless you like being called a n00b ;)

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Readme
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Battlefield 1942(tm) Wake Island Demo v1.0
Read Me File
August 9, 2002
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Thank you for playing the Battlefield 1942 multiplayer demo. 
This readme file contains information that will help you fully 
enjoy this demo.

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System Requirements 
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Minimum: 
        500 MHz CPU 
        128 Megabytes of RAM
        3D accelerated 32 MB video card or equivalent with HW-T&L 
        (Hardware Transform & Lightning) and 24-bit z-buffer
        160 MB free hard disk space plus space for saved games
        (additional space required for Windows swap-file and 
        DirectX 8.1 installation)
        16X Speed CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
        DirectX 8 Compatible Sound Card
        MS compatible mouse
        Keyboard

Recommended: 
        800 MHz CPU 
        256 Megabytes of RAM
        3D accelerated 32 MB video card or equivalent with HW-T&L 
        (Hardware Transform & Lightning) and 24-bit z-buffer
        160 MB free hard disk space plus space for saved games
        (additional space required for Windows swap-file and 
        DirectX 8.1 installation)
        16X Speed CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
        DirectX 8 Compatible Sound Card
        MS compatible mouse
        Keyboard

Required Operating Systems:
        Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP or Windows 2000
        Note that Windows 95 is not supported.

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32 MB video cards with HW-T&L will be supported and should work. 
If you do have such a card and experience problems please 
report type of card and drivers used.

These are known to have issues:
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Hercules Prophet FDX 8500 LE        AGP        64MB        ATI Radeon 8500

Nvidia GeForce2 Integrated GPU         AGP        32MB        Nvidia nForce
(nForce)

ATI Radeons
- Some cards in the Radeon family may have graphical issues such 
  as texture flicker and some drop-out.  By the time you read this 
  the latest drivers form ATI should be available to address these 
  issues.  

SETTING 16-bit
- Setting the color depth to 16 bits will give you more flickering
  (z-buffer errors).

- When playing the game with 16-bit you might experience 
  flickering on the buildings if LIGHTMAPS under video options
  is turned on.

- VIDEO SETTINGS
  Read the section Improving Gameplay Performance below to help 
  minimize some of the above video card issues.

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Cards that are not HW-T&L compatible will not be supported!


Known soundcard issues:
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AOpen AW320 PCI Audio                         PCI        Windows 2000
All sounds (vehicle, gun, etc.) cut in and out while in a game.  
The computer will also randomly briefly flash a blue screen error 
message right before the computer re-boots while in a game.

Aureal Vortex                                PCI        Windows XP
Aureal Vortex 2                                PCI        Windows XP
Aztech A3D                                PCI        Windows XP
Diamond Monster Sound II MX300                PCI        Windows XP
Turtle Beach Montego A3D Xstream        PCI        Windows XP
Turtle Beach Montego II                        PCI        Windows XP
Turtle Beach Montego II Quadzilla        PCI        Windows XP

The seven cards above all experience the following:
Vehicle sounds are distorted. This includes tanks, jeeps, AA-
guns, etc. Voices play too fast.

Yamaha Xwave-192                        PCI
Sounds cut in and out intermittently during gameplay. Engines will 
go quiet off and on.

Avance AC97                                PCI
Voices and soundfx will be sped up.  
This is known as the 'chipmunk effect'.


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Hard Drive Space
==================================================================

160 MB free hard disk space plus space for saved games
(additional space required for DirectX 8.1 installation)

In addition to the installed game, Windows will require additional
free hard drive space for its operating system (virtual memory). 

If you encounter the following message in an error dialog:

      "Ran out of virtual memory"

Free up some more hard drive space.


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Installing DirectX 8.1
==================================================================

DirectX 8.1

Make sure that you have DirectX 8.1 installed on your system.
Latest version of DirectX can be downloaded from: 
www.microsoft.comdirectx
Previous versions of DirectX are not fully supported.


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Installation Instructions
==================================================================

To install the Battlefield 1942 demo:
1) Double mouse-click "Battlefield 1942 Multiplayer Demo" executable.
2) Follow the instructions that appear to install the demo.


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Uninstalling Battlefield 1942 Demo
==================================================================

Windows 98, and ME
To uninstall the Battlefield 1942 demo:
1) Bring up your Start Menu. 
2) Choose "Settings".
3) Choose "Control Panel".
4) Choose "Add/Remove Programs"
5) Highlight "Battlefield 1942 Multiplayer Demo" and click the
   "Add/Remove..." button in the lower right.
6) Follow the instructions that appear, to uninstall the demo.

Windows 2000
To uninstall the Battlefield 1942 demo:
1) Bring up your Start Menu. 
2) Choose "Settings".
3) Choose "Control Panel".
4) Choose "Add/Remove Programs"
5) Highlight "Battlefield 1942 Multiplayer Demo" and click the
   "Change/Remove" button below its name.
6) Follow the instructions that appear, to uninstall the demo.

Windows XP: Home Edition and Professional
To uninstall the Battlefield 1942 demo:
1) Bring up your Start Menu. 
2) Choose "Control Panel".
3) Choose "Add or Remove Programs"
4) Highlight "Battlefield 1942 Multiplayer Demo" and click the
   "Change/Remove" button below its name.
5) Follow the instructions that appear, to uninstall the demo.


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Game play Instructions 
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CONQUEST MODE
The goal of CONQUEST mode is to reduce your opponent's tickets to 
zero. The current numbers of tickets are shown above the MINIMAP.
These tickets are a pool of lives shared by everyone on the same 
team. There are two ways to reduce an opponent's pool of tickets: 
kill enemy soldiers or capture control points.


DEFAULT KEYS:
Forward/Backward:                         W/S
Side step:                                A/D
Walk:                                   SHIFT
Crouch:                                 Lft CTRL
Prone:                                  Z
Jump:                                   SPACE
Enter/Exit a Vehicle:                        E
Select weapon from the inventory:        1-6 OR mouse wheel up/down
Opens a parachute:                        9
Pick up kit (change current class):        G
Lower / raise landingcraft hatch:        Up / Down arrows
Bring the respawn interface down:        RETURN
Go back to the menu:                        ESCAPE


THE CLASSES:

SCOUT
The SCOUT KIT is equipped with a long-range sniper rifle, which 
allows him to really reach out and touch someone at a distance.  
He can also spot for teammates who are in an artillery positions 
(vehicle or ship). To do this equip yourself with the binocular 
and press the FIRE button. This will place a camera for a set 
amount of time, which your teammate can use to place his shots. 
You can only spot on one location at a time. In this demo you 
can guide coastal-guns and the rear guns on the destroyer by 
using this system.

Inventory:
1) knife
2) pistol
3) sniper rifle
4) grenades
5) binoculars


ASSAULT
The ASSAULT KIT is equipped with an assault rifle, which is best 
when taking out enemy infantry. Due to the guns recoil it is most 
accurate from a stationary position, either crouching or prone.

Inventory:
1) knife
2) pistol
3) assault rifle
4) grenades


AT
The ANTI-TANK KIT is equipped with an anti-vehicle weapon. Most 
vehicles have their heaviest armor in the front, so the best 
tactic when attacking is to hit them in the flank or rear. Be 
careful of enemy infantry.

Inventory:
1) knife
2) pistol
3) rocket launcher
4) grenades


MEDIC
The MEDIC KIT is equipped with a very effective short-range sub-
machinegun.  However, the true value of the medic is the ability
to heal teammates. To do that, equip yourself with the MediKit, 
get near the wounded teammate and press the FIRE button. Keep an 
ear open for cries of "MEDIC!". If you look at the MINIMAP you will 
see a red cross icon indicating the wounded teammate's location.

Inventory:
1) knife
2) pistol
3) sub machine gun
4) grenades
5) medikit


ENGINEER
The ENGINEER KIT is equipped with a standard issue rifle. The 
rifle has heavy stopping power but a long reload and limited 
ammo capacity. The true value of the engineer is his ability 
to repair vehicles and plant explosives, both landmines and 
demolition packs. To repair a vehicle, equip yourself with the 
wrench and press FIRE while near the damaged vehicle. You can 
also deactivate landmines using your wrench. To detonate the 
demolition packs after you have laid them out press the ALTERNATE 
FIRE button to equip the detonator. Press FIRE to detonate. 
Keep your ears open for teammates who need repairs. They will 
appear in your MINIMAP as a wrench icon.

Inventory:
1) knife
2) pistol
3) rifle
4) demolition pack
5) mines
6) wrench


THE VEHICLES:
in a vehicle you can switch positions by using your inventory 
keys 1-6.

AIRCRAFT CARRIER
The AIRCRAFT CARRIER is close to supplanting the Battleship's 
supremacy on the high seas. With its brood of dive-bombers and 
fighters it can launch attacks outside of the Battleship's range.
It can also protect itself from air attack. The LCVPs at the rear 
of the ship can be used to make beach landings.

DESTROYER
The DESTROYER is a multi-purpose ship. Its primary role is as an 
anti-submarine escort, although in this demo you don't have to 
worry about submarines. You can also use its cannons for shore 
bombardment. It has limited defenses against air attacks. The 
LCVP's at the rear of the ship can be used to make beach landings.

FIGHTER
The FIGHTER is the fastest and most maneuverable vehicle in the 
sky. It combines excellent air cover and decent ground attack. 

DIVE-BOMBER
The DIVE BOMBER is a 2-person vehicle which provides excellent 
ground attack with decent air cover. An empty back-gunner 
position is useful when a teammate needs a quick pick-up. 

LIGHT TANK
The LIGHT TANK is an infantryman's worst nightmare. A driver-
controlled cannon and coaxial machinegun coupled with a cupola-
mounted machinegun for anti-air and anti-infantry makes this 
two-person vehicle very versatile. Be careful of Heavy Tanks or 
hidden anti-tank infantry.

APC
The APC vehicle is one of the most versatile vehicles on the 
battlefield. It can provide light armor protection for up to 6 
soldiers as well as anti-air and anti-infantry support from it's 
machinegun. Also, any soldier seated in the passenger compartment 
will automatically be healed and their ammo will be replenished. 
It will also replenish the ammo of any vehicle within a 10 meter 
radius of the APC.

SCOUT CAR
This 2-person vehicle is the fastest on land. It's also the least 
armored. It is best used to quickly penetrate the opponent's line 
or for those quick getaways.

STATIONARY MG
The STATIONARY MG presents a difficult defensive position to 
attacking units. It can cut down any unprotected infantry within 
seconds. It is ineffective against armored tanks. You will also 
want to be careful, as the machinegun is prone to over-heating.  

ENTER/EXIT VEHICLE
When you are near a VEHICLE/STATIONARY WEAPON, press E to enter/
exit vehicle


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Improving Gameplay Performance
==================================================================

Some machines will benefit from experimenting with your Network/
Video/Sound options:

INTERNET/NETWORK PERFORMANCE

  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR A GOOD INTERNET PERFORMANCE!

- Before joining an Internet game you should check the settings 
  under CONNECTION SPEED in the Internet tab to make sure that 
  you have the appropriate connection type set. If you experience 
  lag or jitter while on an Internet game, try setting your 
  CONNECTION SPEED to the next lowest setting.
  
- JOINING MULTIPLAYER GAMES:
  To get the best performance given your computer we recommend 
  you follow these guidelines:

  HARDWARE
  Minimum system         - Join servers that have up to 20 players

  Recommended systems        - Join servers that have up to 32 players

  High end systems        - Join servers that have up to 32 players
  
  BANDWIDTH
  Modem users                 - Join games with a maximum of 16 players.
  
  ISDN users                 - Join games with a maximum of 24 players.
  
  ADSL/Cable users         - Join games with a maximum of 32 players.
  
  T1/LAN users                 - Join games with a maximum of 32 players.


VIDEO SETTINGS

- Systems with 128MB of RAM should always run the game with 
  video settings set to "LOW".

- From the Main Menu choose the "Options" menu. Then select 
  the "Video" menu, select "Texture Quality" and experiment with 
  the slider in order to find the best setting for your computer. 
  You can also try lowering the "Graphics Quality" and "Effect
  Quality" in order to meet your machines level of performance.
 
- Also from the "Video" menu, uncheck the "SHADOWS" check box. 
  This will prevent the game from creating dynamic shadows for 
  soldiers and vehicles and should improve performance.

- Also from the "Video" menu, uncheck the "LIGHTMAPS" check box. 
  This will prevent the game from adding detailed shadows on the  
  buildings, which should improve your performance.

- Also from the "Video" menu, uncheck the "ENVIRONMENT MAPPING" 
  check box. This will remove the environmental effects on water,   
  vehicles and weapons. This should improve your performance.

- Also from the "Video" menu, try to reduce your view distance
  in order to increase performance. This will impact on gameplay
  since your opponents will see you before you can spot them.

- Also from the "Video" menu, check the "ALTERNATIVE SPAWN INTER-
  FACE" which will give you a black background when you bring up
  the spawn interface while playing instead of keeping the game
  view in the background. This improves the mouse sense in that 
  menu on slower machines.

- Try reducing your video resolution to 640x480 in your "Video" 
  menu. The lower the resolution, the easier it is for your 
  computer to run the game.

- From the "Video" menu you can try to lower your color depth from 
  32 to 16 bit by picking your desired resolution with the color 
  depth of 16 (800x600x16).


SOUND SETTINGS

- From the "Sound" menu you can try to lower your audio quality 
  by checking the 11khz checkbox. Also test with lowering 
  the number of channels used to 24 or 16.

- Systems with 128MB of RAM should always use 11khz.

- From the "Sound" menu you can try to lower your sound detail
  to "MEDIUM" or "LOW". This will prioritize sounds harder so 
  that only the core sounds of the game get played.

- From the "Sound" menus second page you can activate "HARDWARE
  ACCELERATION" given that your soundcard supports this. This
  should improve your performance.


MODEM USERS

- Software compression can impact performance for online games. 
  We advise that you turn all software compression off when 
  playing Battlefield 1942 over a modem.


IN GAME

- By always keeping your command interface hidden (toggle with F8)
  you should improve your performance while playing. If you still
  want to leave it up you can make sure that you have turned your
  Radio Tooltips off in the "Options" > "Customize". This should 
  give you better performance. Both of these changes will most be 
  most noticeable on low end systems.
  

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DEDICATED SERVER
==================================================================

We highly recommend Battlefield servers to be run on dedicated 
server platforms. Currently, the best performance is on a machine 
with the following specifications:

8-player
WinOS/800Mhz processor/128MB RAM/ADSL connection

16/32-player
WinOS/1Ghz processor/256MB RAM/T1 connection

As always if you can increase any of the above hardware you will 
improve your overall gameplay experience.

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The following functionality exists in the Dedicated Server

GENERAL:
- Server Name: set the name which will display in the in-game 
  browser window.
- Password: set a password to allow people to connect to your 
  server. NOTE: DO NOT USE ANY SPACES IN YOUR PASSWORD.
- Time Limit: Set the time limit for certain game-modes. In 
  CONQUEST ASSAULT if the timer reaches zero the defender will 
  win. In CONQUEST HEAD-ON if the timer reaches zero the side 
  with the most tickets will win.
- Score Limit: Set the score limit for certain game-modes. 
- Max number of player: Set the maximum number of players you want 
  to allow on your server. NOTE: EXPERIMENT WITH LOWER SETTINGS 
  DEPENDING ON YOUR SERVER HARDWARE AND BANDWIDTH.
- Rounds per level: This determines how long each map will play 
  before the round ends. NOTE: AUTOSWITCH TEAMS ONLY OCCURS AT THE 
  END OF ROUNDS, NOT EACH MAP.
- Welcome Message: Set important information here for people to 
  see as they join your server.
- Bandwidth Limit: Based on your bandwidth connection, set the 
  appropriate limit to the information to and from your server.
- Internet/Local: Select if you want to start an Internet or Local 
  Area server.

MAPS:
- Game Mode: Select the game mode you wish to host: CONQUEST in
  this demo. The full game will also provide CAPTURE THE FLAG,
  TEAM DEATH MATCH and CO-OP. 
- Map List: Select the maps you want to have in your server 
  rotation. Each map has been designed with a specific number of 
  players in mind. Keep that in mind when setting the maximum 
  number of players for your server. Feel free to experiment with 
  more or fewer. 

  THIS DEMO WILL FEATURE WAKE ISLAND - The full game will feature
  16 levels including Omaha Beach, Battle of Midway, Stalingrad,
  and the Battle of the Bulge.

  NOTE: Depending on your hardware and bandwidth you may be need 
  to set the max players lower to limit lag. If you have a high-
  end server with a bandwidth which allows 1MB or higher upload 
  you can experiment with setting the max number of players up to
  32.

GAMEPLAY:
- Spawn Time: This sets the delay before the player can spawn.
- Start Delay: This sets the delay before players start each map.
- Ticket Ratio: Set the ratio between each side. Use this to make 
  the tickets per side uneven...this makes for some interesting 
  games.
- Friendly Fire on/off: Toggle whether Friendly Fire is on or off.
- Infantry: Set the percentage of damage a player would take if 
  shot by another teammate.
- Vehicles: Set the percentage of damage a player would take if 
  shot by another teammate who is in a vehicle.
- Infantry Splash: Set the percentage of damage a player would 
  take if a teammate exploded a bomb or grenade nearby.
- Vehicles Splash: Set the percentage of damage a player would 
  take if a teammate in a vehicle fired a shell or dropped a bomb 
  nearby.
- Projectile backfire: Set the percentage of mirror damage to a 
  player if he shoots another player with any bullet or shell.
- Explosion backfire: Set the percentage of mirror damage to 
  player if he explodes a grenade or bomb near another player.

ADVANCED:
- Target nametags: Set the distance at which enemy nametags 
  appear.
- Friendly nametags: Set the distance at which friendly nametags 
  appear.
- Free spectator camera: Toggle this to allow the spectator 
  camera.
- External views: Toggle this to allow external 3rd person camera 
  views in vehicles.
- Nose Camera: Toggle this to allow players to turn off the cock-
  pit view while in airplanes.
- Autoswitch teams: Toggle this to cause teams to switch sides at 
  the end of each round. NOTE: This doesn't occur after each map 
  restart but after each round restart.

IP SETTINGS
NOTE: This functionality is to be used if you are running 
      Battlefield 1942 on a dual-processor system. In order
      to make this work do the following:
      - Install the game as usual
      - Make a copy of the installed directory
      - Run one dedicated server from the original install
        and another dedicated server from the copy.
- Detect Automatically: check this if you want the game to 
  check for the IP automatically.
- IP Address: manually set the IP address you want the game to 
  use.
- Port: manually set the port you want the game to use.



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SERVER ADMIN COMMANDS
==================================================================

GENERAL COMMANDS:

- Game.listplayers                        
Every player has an ID number, which is used for kicking/voting 
off the player. This command lists those numbers.

- Game.enablefreecamera *                
This enables free look mode on clients who are waiting to spawn. 
For *, 1 turns free look on, 0 turns it off.  Note that this 
command can only be run from the server, or by a user that has 
remote server access.

- Game.killplayer *                        
* is equal to the player id number. Note that this command can 
only be run from the server, or by a user that has remote server 
access. 


ADMIN COMMANDS:

- Admin.kickplayer *                        
* is equal to the player id number. Note that this command can 
only be run from the server, or by a user that has remote server 
access.

- Admin.banplayer * 
* is equal to the player id number. Note that this command can 
only be run from the server, or by a user that has remote server 
access.

- Admin.removeaddressfrombanlist *
* is equal to the IP of a banned player. Note that this command 
can only be run from the server, or by a user that has remote 
server access.

- Admin.addaddresstobanlist *
* is equal to the IP address to the client that is to be banned. 
Note that this command can only be run from the server, or by a 
user that has remote server access.

- Admin.clearbanlist
This allows all users that were previously banned to once again 
connect to the server. Note that this command can only be run 
from the server, or by a user that has remote server access.

- Admin.externalviews *
This command enables/disables external camera views on clients 
connected to the server. For *, 1 turns external views on, 0 
turns it off. Note that this also disables the nose cam. Also, 
note that this command can only be run from the server, or by a 
user that has remote server access.

- Admin.listbannedaddresses
Lists the IP addresses that are banned from connecting to the 
server. Note that this command can only be run from the server, 
or by a user that has remote server access.

- Admin.allownosecam *
This command enables/disables the ability for clients to turn 
off the airplane HUD. (Allows easier flying.)  For *, 1 turns 
nose cam on, 0 turns it off. Also note that if external views 
are turned off, nose cam cannot be used. Note that this command 
can only be run from the server, or by a user that has remote 
server access.


VOTING COMMANDS:

- Game.votekickplayer *
This command will initiate/cast a vote to kick a player. Players 
on both teams can participate in this vote. * is equal to the 
player id number.

- Game.votekickteamplayer *
This command will initiate/cast a vote to kick a player. Voting 
is restricted to the team of the player who initiated the vote. 
* is equal to the player id number.

- Admin.votingtime *
This command sets the amount of time clients have to cast a vote 
after it has been initiated. * is equal to the number of seconds 
clients will have to vote. Note that this command can only be run 
from the server, or by a user that has remote server access.


REMOTE CONSOLE ACCESS:

- Admin.enableremoteadmin password
The SERVER needs to have this command executed every map. The 
password can include numbers OR letters, but not a combination 
of the two. NOTE: DO NOT INCLUDE ANY SPACES IN YOUR PASSWORD.

The CLIENT that is to have remote admin access is to execute 
this command. The password must be the same as the one set on 
the server


- Admin.execremotecommand "command"
To execute a command from a client, one would type the 
admin.execremotecommand, followed by the desired admin command 
in quotation marks. For example, to kick someone with the player 
id of 7 from a client machine, one would type the following 
(after going through the first two steps of this section.)

Admin.execremotecommand "admin.kickplayer 7"


OTHER HELPFUL COMMANDS:

- Console.showfps *  
This toggles the FPS display on and off. For *, 1 turns FPS on 
and 0 turns it off.

- Console.showstats *
This toggles the debug stats display on and off. For *, 1 turns 
the debug stats display on and 0 turns it off.

- Game.disconnect
This disconnects the player from the current game.

- Game.changeplayername *
This allows a user to quickly change his name. * is equal to the 
player name.


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MISCELLANEOUS
==================================================================

LANDING CRAFT RAMPS
- When commanding a landing craft (the driver seat) use the arrow 
  keys up/down to lower and raise the ramp.  This helps your team
  clear the landing craft quickly.

CLEAR KEY-BINDING
- If you have mapped a key to a command in the Options section 
  you can clear it one of two ways:  1) You can map another key 
  to that command or 2) You can select that mapped key and press 
  the ESC to delete all keys bound to that command.

PLAYER LIST
- The in-game player list (TAB) will only show the first 20
  players on a map. However, if your name will always be 
  displayed. If your score sets you as the 20+ player, your 
  name will be displayed as the 20th player on the list.

LANDMINES/DEMOLITION PACKS
- An engineer can disarm these by crouching and using the wrench. 
  When this is done, they will appear in your inventory up to the 
  maximum allowed.

SNIPER ZOOM
- To stay zoomed in while sniping, keep the FIRE button depressed 
  AFTER you shoot. As long as you keep that button pressed you 
  will remain zoomed and can see the chaos your shot caused. Once 
  you release the button, you will unzoom and reload.

COMMAND INTERFACE SPAM
- When you use the command interface too many times in a row which
  could be considered as spamming, your interface will be disabled 
  for a short while. 

YELLOW ICONS on MINIMAP
- When someone use the command interface their icon will flash in 
  yellow on the minimap for a brief moment. This is to give you 
  quicker feedback on their location and thereby the importance of 
  that message for you.

ALT-TAB
- Battlefield 1942 does not support the ALT-TAB functionality.  

WinXP ISSUES
- Fast-User Switching is not supported by Battlefield 1942.
- Limited User accounts are not supported by Battlefield 1942, you
  must have administrator access to install or uninstall Battle-
  field 1942. If you are playing under a Limited User account, you 
  must use the Run as Administrator option.

RED SERVER NAMES
- Red server names indicate a password protected server.

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Flight School 101
==================================================================
Are you having trouble flying? Do you consider those airplanes as
nothing more than flying coffins? Are your buddies making fun of 
you while they fly upside-down underneath those bridges?

Well, read the following and soon they'll be the ones running for
cover when you appear in the skies overhead. If this is your first
time flying, you'll want to try the single-seat fighters first. 
Then the dive-bombers and finally the B-17 Heavy Bomber. Good luck 
and good hunting! Note that the B-17 will only be available in the
full game.

KEYBOARD FLYING
- Is the fine art of flying with the mouse eluding you? If so, try 
the style preferred by the developer, DICE, keyboard kombat. You 
can have a more stable flying experience by using the arrow keys 
on your keyboard, without all the ups and downs of mouse flying.  
And if that doesn't suit you, grab a joystick and try flying with 
that. But be warned, this isn't a flight-simulator...so the game 
won't support all of those nifty feature like a hat-switch and 
whatnot.  

MOUSE FLYING
- Is your natural inclination when flying to pull back or push 
forward to go up? In either case, Battlefield 1942 supplies you 
with the controls to do either. To toggle the invert function on/
off go to Main Menu>Options>Controls>AIR tab and check or uncheck 
the INVERT MOUSE box.

MOUSE SENSITIVITY
- Setting the sensitivity of the mouse control can affect how easy 
you control your airplane. To change this setting go to Main Menu>
Options>Controls>AIR tab and move the slider up or down. To see if
the setting suits you, try climbing to altitude and dive then pull
up abruptly. You can always PAUSE the game; press ESC to go the 
main menu and change the setting on the fly. Press ESC to go back 
in the game and see if it's how you like it.

BOMBS AWAY
- Dropping bombs is all about skill and putting the iron on the 
spot. Practice makes perfect, but in general you'll always want 
to drop that bomb sooner than you might think. The bomb will arc
forward because of momentum. Use the camera controls F11-12 to 
see how they bombs drop.

COCKPIT VIEW
- While in the cockpit, hold the mouse-look button down (default 
is Left SHIFT) and use the mouse to look around. Release the 
button to go back to regular flying with the mouse.

NO COCKPIT VIEW
- If you want to really experience flying as it was meant to be...
press F9 when you are in the cockpit. This will turn the cockpit 
view OFF (provided the server has Nosecam turned on). You can also
fly in 3rd person mode by pressing F10.


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Troubleshooting
==================================================================

VIDEO CARD DRIVERS
- It is highly recommended to go to your video card manufacturer's 
  website and download updated drivers for your card.


SOUND CARD DRIVERS
- It is highly recommended to go to your sound card manufacturer's 
  website and download updated drivers for your card.

==================================================================
Other Issues
==================================================================

SOUND CARD
- Note that the game might not run if your system lacks a sound 
  card. Also, your soundcard must support DirectX 8.0. This 
  differs depending on operating system.


GAME RESOLUTION
- Changing resolution might affect the quality of the fonts in the 
  menu. The game operates best with the default resolution of 
  800x600x32.


DESKTOP RESIZING
- Some systems may not resize the desktop upon exiting the game.
  The user can manually go into desktop properties and reset this.


KEYBOARD CONTROLS
- Some PC keyboards cannot recognize certain combinations of 3 or
  more simultaneously pressed keys. This is an inherent problem
  unrelated to Battlefield 1942.


EJECTING CD-ROM
- Do not eject the CD-rom while installing the game. This has 
  resulted in blue screen crashes on some systems.


CHANGING RESOLUTION WHEN HOSTING A GAME:
- When hosting a non dedicated server you should avoid changing
  your settings as some clients may get disconnected while the 
  changes are being set.


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Useful Web Sites
==================================================================

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
Keep your Windows installation up to date.

http://www.battlefield1942.com
The official Battlefield 1942 website.

http://www.dice.se
Developer’s homepage.

==================================================================
Third Party Legal Information
==================================================================

Battlefield 1942 uses Bink Video Technology. 
Copyright © 1997-2000 by RAD Game Tools, Inc.

==================================================================
Legal Information
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WARRANTY LASTS AND/OR EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR 
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND/OR EXCLUSIONS 
OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU 
SPECIFIC RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY 
FROM STATE TO STATE.

ELECTRONIC ARTS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS IN THIS 
FILE AND TO THE SOFTWARE AT ANY TIME AND WITHOUT NOTICE. 

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REPRODUCED, TRANSLATED, OR REDUCED TO ANY ELECTRONIC MEDIUM OR 
MACHINE-READABLE FORM WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF 
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==================================================================
DICE Copyright
==================================================================

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