Battlefield Vietnam

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Battlefield Vietnam
Battlefield Vietnam cover
Developers
DICE Canada[1]
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Refractor 2
Release dates
Windows March 14, 2004
Battlefield Vietnam at Wikipedia
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This page is for the 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

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[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
Windows

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[edit]

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]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 1, EAX 2, EAX 3.

Network[edit]

Servers can optionally use PunkBuster anti-cheat protection.

Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Dedicated server software available for Windows and Linux.
Direct IP

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Native 3D
Nvidia 3D Vision
[5]
TriDef 3D
iZ3D

Issues fixed[edit]

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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

References

  1. 'Battlefield Vietnam' Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary, EA DICE Discusses The Iconic Game - International Business Times - last accessed on 2017-01-31
  2. EA Service Updates
  3. http://forums.unknownworlds.com/discussion/77171/battlefield-vietnam
  4. Battlefield Vietnam - SoundBlaster.com (retrieved)
  5. Battlefield Vietnam | GeForce