World War Two. Axis and allies clash in the greatest conflict of our 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 your 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 SINGLE Player demo. Click here to get the MULTIPLAYER Demo.
================================================================== Battlefield 1942(tm) Single player Demo 1.0 Read Me File June 18, 2002 ================================================================== THIS DEMO IS NOT TO BE USED FOR REVIEW PURPOSE SINCE IT'S STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT! Thank you for obtaining the Battlefield 1942 demo. This readme file contains information that will help you fully enjoy this demo. ================================================================== Installation Instructions ================================================================== To install the Battlefield 1942 demo: 1) Browse to the BF1942 folder on the Demo CD. 2) Double mouse-click "Setup.exe". 3) Follow the instructions that appear to install the demo. ================================================================== 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 Singleplayer 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 Singleplayer 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 Singleplayer Demo" and click the "Change/Remove" button below its name. 5) Follow the instructions that appear, to uninstall the demo. ================================================================== Game play Instructions ================================================================== THE 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. KEYS: Forward/Backward: W/S Side step: A/D Walk: SHIFT Crouch: Q 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 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. 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. HEAVY TANK The HEAVY TANK has the best armor of any land vehicle. Coupled with a powerful cannon and coaxial machinegun, both controlled by the driver, this vehicle can own the battlefield. Be careful of enemy infantry, in enough numbers they can swarm even this powerful weapon. 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. ARTILLERY The ARTILLERY vehicle has the most powerful cannon among land- based vehicles. It can also provide indirect fire across vast distances, and when coupled with the scout this can ruin your opponent's day. Be careful though as this vehicle has very weak armor and cannot withstand much damage. Press right click from the gunner seat to see through placed guiding cameras and scroll between them with your mouse wheel. You see their different positions on the minimap. Selected one flashes. 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. CLOSE TO VEHICLE When you are near a VEHICLE/STATIONARY WEAPON, press E to enter/ exit vehicle ================================================================== System Requirements ================================================================== Minimum: 800 MHz CPU 256 Megabytes of RAM 3D accelerated GeForce 32 MB or equivalent with HTL (Hardware Transform & Lightning) and 24-bit z-buffer 400 MB of free hard drive space 16X Speed CD-ROM/DVD-ROM MS compatible mouse DirectX 8 Compatible Sound Card Required Operating Systems: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP or Windows 2000 Note that Windows 95 is not supported. GeForce compatible cards 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: ------------------------------------------------------------------ 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 AGP 64MB 3dfx Voodoo 5 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 PCI 64MB 3dfx Voodoo 5 ATI Radeon AGP 64MB ATI Radeon ATI Radeon AGP 32MB ATI Radeon ATI Radeon 7500 AGP 64MB ATI Radeon 7500 Matrox Millennium G450 AGP 32MB Matrox G450 Matrox Millennium G550 AGP 32MB Matrox G550 S3 Savage 2000 AGP 32MB S3 Savage 2000 SiS 315 AGP 32MB SiS 315 Trident Blade XP AGP 32MB Trident Blade T64 ------------------------------------------------------------------ Cards that are not GeForce compatible will not be supported! Known soundcard issues: ------------------------------------------------------------------ AOpen AW320 PCI Audio PCI When launching the game, it will lock up at a black screen. Diamond Monster Sound PCI There is no sound during gameplay. The intro movies and menus are fine. Diamond Monster Sound MX400 PCI Sound is choppy, warbled and sometimes causes a "grinding" sound in the menus and during gameplay. ESS ES1688 Sc-200 Rev B ISA No audio during intro video. Frequent hiccups during gameplay. ESS ES1869F AudioDrive ISA No sound in menus or during gameplay. ESS Maestro-2 3D Audio PCI The intro videos do not have sound. There are random sound distortions during gameplay when sound effects are supposed to happen. For example, grenades have a crackling pop, bombs and rockets have a high-pitched beep. ForteMedia FM801 PCI No audio in any part of the game. Gravis Ultrasound PNP ISA Audio will briefly cut out during the intro Full Motion Video. In game audio seems to be fine. Microsoft Windows Sound System ISA No music during intro movie. Audio in menus and in game will randomly become distorted for brief periods of time. Yamaha Xwave-512 PCI No music during intro movies and no audio in game. Zoltrix Nightingale Value PCI The intro videos do not have sound. Gameplay is choppy. The following cards experience no music during intro movie but the sound plays fine in game. Audio Wave AW32 PNP ISA Creative Labs SB 16 IDE ISA Creative Labs SB 16 PCI Creative Labs SB 16 Pro Value PNP New ISA Creative Labs SB 16 Value IDE PNP Old ISA Creative Labs SB 32 PNP ISA Creative Labs SB AWE32 PNP ISA Creative Labs SB AWE64 Gold PNP ISA Creative Labs SB AWE64 PNP ISA Creative Labs SB PCI 128 PCI Creative Labs SB PCI 64 PCI Creative Labs Vibra16S PNP ISA Crystal AW 32-3D ISA Ensoniq Audio PCI PNP PCI ESS Canyon 3D PCI Hercules Gamesurround Muse XL PCI Hi-Live PCI PCI OPTi 82C 931 ISA S3 Sonic Vibes PCI PCI Shark Multimedia Predator 3D ISA Siig Soundwave Pro PCI PCI ================================================================== Hard Drive Space ================================================================== Recommended: 400 MB Install size: 270 MB In addition to the installed game, Windows will require additional free hard drive space for its operating system (virtual memory). The amount of space required varies from 100 MB to 250 MB. If you have less than 250 MB free space you may encounter the following message in an error dialog: "Ran out of virtual memory" If you encounter this message, free up some hard drive space. ================================================================== Improving Gameplay Performance ================================================================== Some machines will benefit from experimenting with your Network/ Video/Sound options: - From the Main Menu choose the "Options" menu. Then select the "Video" menu, select "Texture Quality" and choose "LOW". You can also try lowering the "Graphics Quality” and "Effect Quality" in order to meet your machines level of performance. Whenever changes have been done to the "Texture Quality" settings while you have a game running, that level has to be restarted in order to apply the changes. - 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. - 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 lower your color depth from 32 to 16 bit by picking your desired resolution with the color depth of 16 (800x600x16). - From the "Sound" menu you can try to lower your audio quality by checking the 22khz checkbox. Also test with lowering the number of channels used 16, 24 or Max. ================================================================== 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. ================================================================== 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 ================================================================== THIS IS NOT FINAL SOFTWARE. YOU MAY ENCOUNTER ISSUES WHICH WILL BE FIXED IN THE FINAL PRODUCT. YOU MAY EXPERIENCE RANDOM CRASHES AND LOCK-UPS. WE ARE FULLY AWARE OF THIS AND IT WILL BE ADDRESSED IN THE FINAL PRODUCT. Known Crash bug: The game will crash to the desktop if you attempt to change settings and team selection after completing a round and aborting to the menu. You can restart the game, make your adjustments and be back on the Battlefield. Sound card: Note that the game might not run if your system lack a sound card. This differs depending on operating system. Keyboard remapping: Some users might encounter problems binding their controls and may receive a "Failed to save" message. This is usually due to a conflict with multiple actions being mapped to the same key. You can press DEFAULT to set the keys back to original settings. Change of resolution: Changing resolution might affect the quality of the fonts in the menu. The game operates best with the default resolution of 800x600x32. Change of texture quality: Whenever changes have been done to the "Texture Quality" settings while you have a game running, that level has to be restarted in order to apply the changes. 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 Medal of Honor Allied Assault. ================================================================== 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. ================================================================== Legal Information ================================================================== THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT- ABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT WILL ELECTRONIC ARTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM POSSESSION, USE, OR MALFUNCTION OF THIS ELECTRONIC ARTS SOFTWARE PRODUCT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS AS TO HOW LONG AN IMPLIED 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. THIS FILE AND THE SOFTWARE HEREWITH IS COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED. NO PART OF THIS FILE OR THE SOFTWARE MAY BE COPIED, REPRODUCED, TRANSLATED, OR REDUCED TO ANY ELECTRONIC MEDIUM OR MACHINE-READABLE FORM WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF ELECTRONIC ARTS, P.O. BOX 9025, REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA 94063-9025, ATTN: CUSTOMER SUPPORT. ================================================================== DICE Copyright ================================================================== Copyright © 2002 Digital Illusions CE AB. 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