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Battlefield 1942 Patch

The new version 1.45 patches and Win32 dedicated server for Battlefield 1942 are now available on the Battlefield 1942 Website. The client patch is available as a 107 MB update for any previous version, this file can also be found on 3D Gamers, FileFront, FileShack (registration required), GameCenter.cz, Gamer's Hell, IGN, Loadedinc (registration required), and Worthplaying, or as a 50 MB update from version 1.40, also available on 3D Gamers, FileFront, FileShack (registration required), GameCenter.cz, Gamer's Hell, IGN, Loadedinc (registration required), and Worthplaying. The new Win32 dedicated server is also available from 3D Gamers, FileFront, and FileShack (registration required), while the update for previous versions of the dedicated server can also be found on 3D Gamers, FileFront, and FileShack (registration required). Here's the change list that was previously posted on BFNation:

-Support for Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII expansion pack
-Land vehicles will not respawn if player is too close to spawnpoint.
-Def Gun now has shell icon instead of rocket.
-Fixed issue with using the mouse wheel as a control.
-AI skill no longer resets to EASY when browsing menus.
-Dropped kits stay on static objects such as bridges, houses, etc.
-Fixed issue with disappearing buttons after activating a custom game.
-Tooltips added for Def Gun, stationary MG42 and stationary Browning.
-Kits can no longer be picked up from a distance.
-Fixed force from explosions on vehicles which were sometimes wrong, and caused vehicles to roll over.
-AI players don't count when voting in COOP.
-Possible to select position 4, 5 and 6 in aircrafts.
-Console background does not disappear after switching to main menu.
-Changing camera view while shooting or leaving water works.
-CO-OP briefing text now displays the specific conquest type for each map (Assault, Head-On or Hybrid)
-Names with line-feeds are now valid.
-Fixed floating exploit.
-Fixed first person animations, which sometimes stopped prematurely.
-Fixed crash when changing camera view under certain conditions.

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25. Re: incremental patch Aug 29, 2003, 18:12  Xymph 
 
Most of the cases where there have been probs are off the 3D Gamers incremental patch
I re-verified our copy of the file with both the original at EA's distribution ftp and the one on ftp://largedownloads.ea.com/pub/patches/ , and they're all identical, so it seems unlikely that the install problem is just with copies of the patch downloaded from 3D Gamers. But if anyone has more information like what server a corrupt patch was downloaded from, I'll look further.

I also notified EA about a (possible) problem with the incremental patch and they're looking into it.

-- Frans
3D Gamers admin, http://www.3dgamers.com/
 
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