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Great game that does not get enough love
on April 5, 2014
Having played the pre-release demo of the original Battlefield 1942 game, I can say I've been around PC gaming for some time. I believe BF2142 to be a better game than its current player base would indicate. I operate a dedicated server for the game and although it doesn't get a lot of players, I have bots running so there's always action. The bots in this game are not as brain-dead as in most games. For instance, they will actually respond to your radio calls like if you say "I need a pickup", a nearby bot-driven vehicle might respond with "That ain't gonna' happen!".
The game, being older now, runs great on even low-end systems. I run Windows 7 64-bit and have had no issues with compatibility. The only thing I've noticed, and it's a small inconvenience, is that the first time I try to join a server online, it always says "Disconnected with the server" and you have to join again. The second time, it always connects. Odd thing.
Servers with bots can run only 16 players total, including the bots, but other game modes allow up to 64 players. There are vehicles like buggies, tanks, and helicopters to be operated. There is a game mode called Titan where each team tries to destroy the other's floating space station by capturing missile sites are directly assaulting the Titan by landing on it via aircraft or being launched up to it from a vehicle.
The weaponry is nice and each class has a special ability like healing or supplying ammo. The graphics are really quite good for a game of this age especially if you turn everything up to max. You might want to add a line to your "Target" section in the games launch shortcut to adjust to newer monitors. For instance, if you have a 1080p widescreen monitor, add the following (after a space) to the end of the target line in the shortcut's properties:
+menu 1 +fullscreen 1 +szx 1920 +szy 1080
This will give you full widescreen and native resolution for your monitor.
If you decide to grab this game, look for my dedicated server "Battles With Bots".