Battlefield Vietnam

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Battlefield Vietnam
Battlefield Vietnam cover
DICE Canada[1]
Electronic Arts
Refractor 2
Release dates
Windows March 14, 2004
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This page is for the 2004 game. For Vietnam DLC, see Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

Key points

GameSpy online server browser has been shut down.[2] See GameSpy for alternatives.
Not sold digitally.

General information

Battlefield Wiki
Battlefield Vietnam on the Battlefield Wiki
Battlefield Vietnam hub on Planet Battlefield


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2 DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]


The latest updates bring Battlefield Vietnam up to version 1.21 This requires installation of:

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Mods\BfVietnam\settings\Profiles\<user-id>\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen resolution[citation needed]
  1. Launch the game and create a new custom profile.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\Mods\BfVietnam\Settings\Profiles\
  3. Open Video.con and find the line similar to the following: game.setGameDisplayMode X Y 32 60. Edit it so that A and B represent your custom resolution (A x B).
  4. Set Video.con as read-only.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Field of view[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Mods\BfVietnam\Settings\
  2. Open VideoDefault.con.
  3. Modify the line renderer.fieldOfView with a new value.
Recommended FOVs for the following aspect ratios:
FOV Aspect Ratio
1.33333 16:9
1.2 16:10
1.25 15:9


Windowed mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Mods\BfVietnam\Settings\
  2. Open VideoDefault.con.
  3. Change the line renderer.setFullScreen 1 to renderer.setFullScreen 0.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Only Master volume
Surround sound
Up to 7.1[4]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1, EAX 2, EAX 3.


Servers can optionally use PunkBuster anti-cheat protection.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
64 GameSpy server browser no longer works.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated server software available for Windows and Linux.
Direct IP

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D

Issues fixed[edit]

TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, XP, 2000
Processor (CPU) 933 MHz 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce3
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible