Battlefield 2142 v1.20 Patch

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The latest patch for Battlefield 2142 has been released.

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XI. UPDATE 1.20
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- Czech Republic flag is corrected
- Limited consol editing of controlmap
- Corrected stats for PK-74 AR-rocket in BFHQ
- Fixed PDS-1 sonar system interference with UAV
- Heal and repair points awarded after a 50% heal/repair instead of 100%
- Increased security for EA account login
- Fixed tracking of hours with the medic hub in BFHQ
- Fixed server crash involving Coop mode
- Fixed Squad leader drone exploit
- Fixed Rorsch Mk-S8 crosshair misalignment
- Out of bounds now kill immediately instead of doing gradual damage over 15 seconds
- Added server side option to disallow titan movement
- Optimized rendering of Titans
- Fixed exploit using the reactor core door
- Correct message is now shown when trying to join a full server

Battlefield 2142™ ReadMe File V3.7
November 14th, 2006
Copyright Electronic Arts
Battlefield 2142

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About This Document:

Thank you for purchasing Battlefield 2142.

This README file includes information that pertains to general problems and questions you may have concerning the game or your

computer.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I. INTRODUCTION
II. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPORTED CHIPSETS
III. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
IV. NOTES ON COMPATIBILITY
V. KNOWN ISSUES/TROUBLESHOOTING
VI. BATTLERECORDER
VII. PATCH 1.01
VIII. PATCH 1.05
IX. PATCH 1.06
X. PATCH 1.10
XI. LEGAL NOTICES

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I. INTRODUCTION
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Welcome to the Battlefield, soldier. The information contained in this document will help you on the field of combat. This document

will provide additional information to what you receive in game. Also if you are experiencing technical difficulties, look here for

the most recent troubleshooting answers.

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II. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPORTED CHIPSETS
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In order to install and play Battlefield 2142, your system must meet or exceed the following minimum system requirements.

Operating system: Windows XP with latest service pack installed
DirectX 9.0c February 2006 edition (included)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/AMD Athlon 1.7 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 512 MB
Video Card: 128MB DirectX compliant video card, Pixel shader 2.0 and above. (AGP and PCIe only)
Sound Card - DirectX 9.0c compatible
Hard Drive space: 2.2GB of space is required to install the game
Internet connection: 128kbit Cable/DSL connection

In order to play the game at the recommended resolution, detail and performance levels, your computer should match or exceed the

following specifications:

Operating system: Windows XP with latest service pack installed
DirectX 9.0c February 2006 edition (included)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/AMD Athlon 3.0 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 1.5GB
Video Card: 256MB DirectX compliant video card, Pixel shader 2.0 and above. (AGP and PCIe only)
Sound card: Sound Blaster X-Fi series from Creative Labs
Hard Drive space: 2.2GB of space is required to install the game
Internet connection: 512Kbit Cable/DSL connection

SUPPORTED VIDEO CHIPSETS WITH LATEST DRIVER VERSION INFO.

ATI

Driver tested: Catalyst v6.8 Windows XP

Radeon 9500/9700 series
Radeon 9550 series
Radeon 9600 series
Radeon 9800 series
Radeon X300 series
Radeon X600 series
Radeon X700 series
Radeon X800 series
Radeon X850 series
Radeon X1300 series
Radeon X1600 series
Radeon X1800 series
Radeon X1900 series

NVIDIA

Driver tested: Forceware v91.31 Windows XP

GeForce 5800 series
GeForce 5900 series
GeForce 6200 series
GeForce 6800 series
GeForce 7300 series
GeForce 7800 series
GeForce FX 5700 series
GeForce FX 5900 series
GeForce FX 5950 series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported
Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn't listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical

issues or cause the game to not run at all.

X-Fi AUDIO PROVIDER

This option enables optimised hardware-accelerated 3D audio positioning, mixing and environmental effects for users with compatible

Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi soundcards. The Ultra-high audio quality level is only available with the X-Fi audio provider.
NOTE - This feature is only available on X-Fi soundcards with support for "Gaming Mode". X-Fi must be set to "Gaming mode". A guide to

setting up your soundcard, plus details of compatible hardware can be found at http://www.soundblaster.com

In order to play Battlefield 2142 online, you must have the following ports open in your firewall.

TCP 443
TCP 17475
UDP 27900
UDP/TCP 29900
TCP 80
TCP 4711
UDP 27901
UDP 1500-4999
UDP/TCP 1024-1124
UDP 29900
UDP/TCP 27900
UDP 16567
UDP 55123-55125
UDP/TCP 18300
UDP/TCP 18510
TCP 28910
TCP 9960-9969

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III. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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If you have purchased the game on media then follow the instructions below.

Upon inserting the game disc the auto run splash screen should appear. From this screen follow the prompts onscreen to complete the

installation.
If the game does not auto run, open up "My Computer" and double click on the drive in which the disc is inserted.

Once the game has been successfully installed start the game by either double clicking the Battlefield 2142 icon on the desktop (if

you selected this option during installation) or do the following:
1. Click on the Windows Start button
2. Select All Programs
3. Select Electronic Arts
4. Select Battlefield 2142
5. Select the Battlefield 2142 icon

If you have purchased the game via the EA Link then follow the instructions as given on screen in the EA Link to install the game.

If you purchased the game via EA Link you must keep EA Link installed on your pc to play the game.

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IV. NOTES ON COMPATIBILITY
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Battlefield 2142 is designed to run on Windows XP compatible graphics and sound cards. Drivers for these devices are provided by the

respective card manufacturer and may result in compatibility issues beyond our control.

If you are experiencing any issues, it is always recommended that you obtain and install the latest drivers for your hardware. The

majority of hardware vendors have the latest drivers available for download via their websites.

If you are unsure of the manufacturer of your hardware follow the instructions below:

1. Click on the Windows Start button
2. Select All Programs
3. Select Electronic Arts
4. Select Easy Info

Easy Info will state the manufacturers' name of your Graphics and sound card as well as other useful information regarding your

computer.
On the Easy Info screen the links for updating the drivers will direct you to the EA support site which contains links to all major

manufacturers and hardware vendors.
Most issues can be resolved by updating hardware drivers and is always recommended.

Notice: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some DVD-ROM, DVD-RW and virtual drives.

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V. KNOWN ISSUES AND TROUBLESHOOTING
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EA performs a server maintenance every week on Tuesdays at 09:00 till 11:00 GMT as a result you will be unable to log into Battlefield

2142 during this period.

CHANGING DISPLAY MODE
Occasionally on some video cards you may be allowed to set the display mode to one not supported by your computer. This will result in

a black screen being shown. To remedy this use the Windows Explorer to find and delete the directory:

My DocumentsBattlefield 2142Profiles

This will reset your game to the default settings. You can now start the game, retrieve or create a new profile, and re-adjust the

settings using the Menu as normal.

Players with SoundMAX HD Audio integrated chipsets may experience crackling and popping audio during game play, if you are

experiencing this please ensure you have the latest hardware drivers installed (see IV. NOTES ON COMPATIBILITY)

Players who have the Windows security update KB917422 installed may suffer from an application error when running Battlefield 2142.

This error can be solved by uninstalling the KB917422 update.

Task switching is not fully supported while running Battlefield 2142. If you use functions such as Alt-Tab and other variations then

you may experience problems.

The following sound cards do not support hardware audio renderer option:

Acoustic Edge
ALC861 Audio
ALC882 HDA Audio
Cadenza (Intel 845)
Canyon 3D-2
Creative Labs SB Audigy 2 NX
Creative Labs SB Audigy LS
Creative Labs SB Extigy
Creative Labs SB Live 24-bit
Creative Labs SB MP3+USB
Creative Labs SB PCI 512
Diamond XtremeSound 7.1
DIGIFIRE 7.1
ESS Canyon 3D-2
Game Theater XP 7.1
Gamesurround Fortissimo III 7.1
Gamesurround Muse 5.1 DVD
Gamesurround Muse LT
Gamesurround Muse XL
HiTec Digital Audio X Mystique 7.1 Gold
IOMagic Storm Surge
Philips Acoustic Edge
Realtek ALC861 audio
Realtek ALC850 audio
SB Live 24-bit
Soundmax 3
Soundmax 4
Soundmax ADI AD1980 CODEC
Soundmax Cadenza (Intel 850)
Soundmax Cadenza (Intel 845)
Storm Surge
Turtle Beach Montego DDL
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
XtremeSound 7.1

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VI. BATTLERECORDER
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Below are the commands that can be used while playing back a Battlerecorded file

As well as using the 'Q' and 'T' keys to control the playback of a recording, you can also use a set of keyboard shortcuts:

- Keys 1 - 9
Change the playback speed.

- Toggle Free Camera / Player Camera
Alt Fire Key. By default this is the Right Mouse Button.

While in free camera mode:

- W, A, S, D
Move forwards, backwards, strafe left and right.

- Double Tap W
Move camera quickly. Alternatively you can hold the Sprint key.

- Crouch / Prone
Move camera up and down.

- Mouse
Rotate camera.

While in the player follow camera mode:

- Space bar
Next / previous player.

- W and A or the mouse scroll wheel
Zoom camera in and out.

- Crouch / Prone
Tilt the camera up and down.

- Mouse
Rotate camera around the player.

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