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Post by Eorl @ 10:09am 06/11/12 | 14 Comments
EA has announced that those wishing to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Battlefield series, players can grab a free copy of Battlefield 1942 off the EA Origin store.
Battlefield is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Now available on Origin as a digital download for the first time, experience Battlefield 1942, the game that started it all.

Relive the greatest war in history in Battlefield 1942. Experience the heat of battle as you heroically storm the beaches of Normandy, drive a tank across the deserts of northern Africa or pilot a fighter plane during the Battle of Midway. Choose your weapon and then jump into an all-out, raging firefight. From bazookas to battleships, a massive arsenal is at your command. Prepare to face the enemy in the air, in the deep and on the battlefield!

Karl Magnus Troedsson, Vice President and General Manager of DICE, has a message to all of our fans:

“Since the beginning, the reception to the Battlefield series has been incredible thanks to our amazing fans. Every day, we strive to provide our community with great games and new ways to play as evident with Battlefield 3 Premium. We wanted to thank our fans who have supported us throughout the years with a chance to go back and play the game that started it all.”
For those who own the original box copy, sadly you will not be able to play on the "newer" servers, as those with digital copies are separated according to the FAQ. However for those eager enough that are stuck on the disc-only servers, simply grabbing the digital copy will solve that issue.

Battlefield 1942 was originally released in 2002, and the series has since been developed over more than 10 different Battlefield titles, including the most recent Battlefield 3.

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Latest Comments
Posted 10:41am 06/11/12
SOLD! Hopefully the old server software still works with this Origin version. I'd be keen to have a bash of this - probably the most fun I'd had playing a game since the Quake days.

edit: man, "buying" from Origin sure is a pain in the ass compared to Steam
Posted 11:13am 06/11/12
taken from a post on ozbargain

"Q: Can I play online against players who have the original disc-based version?
A: Unfortunately, no. This Origin digital download version can only be played against other players who are using the same version. But since it’s free for everyone, everyone can download their own copy of the game. This version of the game will only show applicable (new) servers in the server browser."
Posted 11:15am 06/11/12
I'd love to buy this game - for PC. But since EA reneged on its promise to release a PC version, guess I'm still out of luck.
Posted 11:20am 06/11/12
I'd love to buy this game - for PC. But since EA reneged on its promise to release a PC version, guess I'm still out of luck.


This version was ever only PC.
Posted 11:29am 06/11/12
he probs thinking of battlefield 1943
Posted 03:51pm 06/11/12
Oops. Yes, I was referring to 1943. I've got 1942 and about a dozen mods for it installed on my PC and I still play them regularly. I really felt betrayed when EA bailed on 1943 for PC.
Posted 03:56pm 06/11/12
Here is how to get it running in widescreen mode -

^ that didn't work for me. If someone figures out how to get it running with custom resolutions let me know.
Posted 04:36pm 06/11/12
The only thing above i did different was change the video/videocustom.con files in the folder for the profile i made ( make sure they are read only afterwards).
Worth pointing out that it doesn't affects the menus though.
Posted 06:50pm 06/11/12
Best. Game. Ever

Brings back memories of clan matches using "cogs" haha
Posted 06:55pm 06/11/12

F*** i played this a tonne against bots. This was back before i discovered online gaming but even against bots it was awesome although i never figured out how to snipe properly. The menu music brings back such good memories.
Posted 10:04pm 06/11/12
Two words: Desert Combat.

Love the choppers in that!
Posted 11:02pm 06/11/12
Here goes trying to install origin on Windows 8
Posted 09:47am 07/11/12
Two words: Desert Combat.

Love the choppers in that!
Boom!! mmm mm m tasty, dc was the best!
Posted 02:21am 08/11/12
haha wow playing this again...... it's simultaneously more advanced and more primitive than I remembered.
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