Battlefield 1942

Publishers EA Games
Developers Digital Illusions CE
Release date 2002
Genre Shooter
Game rating

Game Description

Battlefield 1942 is a first-person shooter video games developed by the Swedish studio, Digital Illusions CE, and released in 2002 by Electronic Arts. The game is set during the second world war and can be played in single-player or multiplayer. Battlefield 1942 is the first game of the widely known Battlefield series, and was very well received by critics, particularly for its realistic battle simulation.

In Battlefield 1942, players take on the role of soldiers of one of five countries participating in World War II. As the Allies, the player can choose to be a soldier of the United States, the United Kingdom or the Soviet Union, while as the Axis, the player can play with Germany or Japan. The game takes place on maps corresponding to real battles that took place on one of four theaters of action – in North Africa, on the Western Front, the Eastern Front and the Pacific. Various vehicles and five infantry classes are available in the game. The infantry classes the player can play with are: Scout, Assault, Medic, Anti-tank, and Engineer.

Download Battlefield 1942

We might have the game available for more than one platform. Battlefield 1942 is currently available on these platforms:

Windows (2002)

Battlefield_1942_World_War_II_Anthology_Win_Setup_EN.7z (1.95GB)

Battlefield_1942_Win_RIP_EN .zip (888.8MB)

How to play on Windows – Battlefield 1942: World War II Anthology

  1. Download and Extract Battlefield_1942_World_War_II_Anthology_Win_Setup_EN.7z
  2. Open “Game Files” and run “bf1942-setup.exe” and install the game.
  3. Play game using desktop shortcut
  4. Optional: Download Battlefield 1942 Widescreen Patch (see Additional Files) and install “bf1942widescreenpatch.exe” to play in higher resolution.

This download includes:

  • Battlefield 1942 v1.61 (Base Game)
  • Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome
  • Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII

How to play on Windows – Base Game

  1. Download and Extract Battlefield_1942_Win_RIP_EN .zip
  2. Open the folder called “Game Files”
  3. No installation is needed – launch the game by double-clicking on the “BF1942.exe” file and the game will launch.
  4. If the game does not launch, try running the game as an administrator or in compatibility mode for Windows XP (right click on the file, go to properties and then the compatibility tab to do this).

Additional files, patches and fixes

Battlefield 1942 Windows Manual (English)

Battlefield 1942 Widescreen Patch

Battlefield 1942 Screenshots


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  1. I just had the same issue, but I found it in the in game menu under custom game. Pick either then activate down the bottom. Hey presto.

  2. Hey ! i just download the anthology and they game workd tottaly fine, but i get only the the 1942 and no the road to roam or wwii. anybody knows why??

  3. Runs fine Win 10. Download, unzip run the install.
    In “Windows Features” – “turn windows features on and off” you must check ‘Legacy Components’ drop down check ‘Direct Play’.
    Right click .exe and check ‘Run this program compatibility mode for’ – WinXp service pack 3. Then check ‘Run as Admin’.
    Start game normally.

  4. You have to install the game as admin: maybe you have to play in the window mode or have to look for the best widescreen resolution. To play online you need a masterserver patch, it will working for the „bf1942 Origin“ app too. Visit about windows 10 direct play solution, mod download, news and more.

  5. Hey any idea what I can do to fix my problem:
    Game installs fine and runs, but I cannot create a new Profile and I do not see the adjustment sliding bars anywhere in the menu, for example to change the quality settings. Generally all contrast highlights aren’t there, so you do not know what you are selecting. Additionally in-game the sniper has no aiming icon, so when zoomed in, you cannot see where you are firing.

  6. The game cant played, when open the battlefield 1942 exe the game doesnt start, i already try run it as administrator and the result same the game dont wanna start.


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