Battlefield 2142

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Battlefield 2142
Battlefield 2142 cover
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.
Electronic Arts
Refractor 2
Release dates
Windows October 17, 2006
macOS (OS X) August 17, 2007
Battlefield 2142 guide at StrategyWiki
Battlefield 2142 at Wikipedia
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Key points

DRM was removed with 1.51 update.[1]
Online server browser has stopped working due to GameSpy and Revive services being shut down.[2] See Online play for workaround.

General information

Unofficial Wiki
Official Game Website
TweakGuides Battlefield 2142 Tweak Guide.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v4 DRM (removed in 1.51 update).[1]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Northern Strike Included with Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\mods\bf2142\Movies
  2. Delete/rename/move Dice.bik, EA.bik, Intro.bik, Legal.bik


Check the bottom right corner of your login box to determine your actual version
Latest version is 1.51. To install this patch, you'll need to be already on version 1.50.

Automatic login[edit]

Automate login process[3]
  1. See Command line arguments.
  2. Add +eaAccountName yourAccount +eaAccountPassword yourPassword +soldierName yourSoldier

Fix for GameSpy/EA Master Account login shutdown[edit]

Complete Game Fix, Master Server Replacement >

The lack of the EA Master Account login leaves the game in an unplayable state for a fresh install, due to being unable to create an offline account. Installs created before the shutdown remain unaffected although the game will only go to an offline account login when it finds no internet connection (LAN or other connection has to be completely turned off in the OS). For a fresh install use this fix which creates a generic profile which will allow offline account login.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game HUD settings.
In-game HUD settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield 2142\Profiles\
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes

Video settings[edit]

In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use +widescreen 1 command line argument.
Use Widescreen Fixer.
Use Widescreen Fixer.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Widescreen Fixer.
Use +fullscreen 0 command line argument.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
In game MSAA 8x option is broken. Use 4x instead.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Type game.lockfps 0 in the console.

Input settings[edit]

In-game controls settings.
In-game controls settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 5[4] (via OpenAL)[5]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese


Multiplayer types

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated server software available for Windows and Linux.
Direct IP
Go to Multiplayer, Advanced, Connect to IP.


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 80, 443, 1024-1124, 4711, 9960-9969, 17475, 18060, 18120, 18300, 18510, 27900, 28910, 29900
UDP (outbound) 1024-1124, 1500-4999, 9964, 16567, 18300, 18510, 27900-27901, 28910, 29900, 55123

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D
Devices Native Notes
Novint Falcon
Added in 1.51 patch

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes on startup (Windows 7/8 64-bit)[edit]

Delete the Battlefield 2142 folder in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2.0
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1.5 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.8 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support