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4. Problems

There are three things you can do:

  • First, try the clearing your Internet Temp Files and History:
    1) Click on Tools in on you internet explorer
    2) Click on internet options
    3) Click on the 'delete files' under Temporary internet files.

    Also clear your internet history

    1) Click on Tools in internet explorer
    2) Click on internet options
    3) Click on 'clear history' under History

    **You may have to restart your computer for the changes to take effect**

    If the trouble still exists, this indicates an error in the Windows registry due to a bad or corrupted install.

  • Only if you are comfortable with the altering registry, you can reenter the CD Key. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Electronic Arts\EA Games\Battlefield 1942\ergc and re-enter the key.

  • Try uninstalling the game completely, then before reinstalling delete the original game directory. Run Defrag and Scandisk. After the previous steps, reinstall the game and immediately patch it.


    Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
    • To resolve this, you will need to enter your CD key again using a utility called Battlefield Vietnam_code.exe. You will not have to restart your computer. Double-click the My Computer icon. Double-click the C: drive. Double-click the Program Files folder. Double-click the Battlefield Vietnam folder. Double-click the eReg folder. Double-click the file called "Battlefield Vietnam_code". Disregard the error on the left hand side about an image not loading. Enter your CD key into the boxes provided and click Next. This should insert your CD key back into your registry again and you should be able to join a multiplayer game. This method was verified by copying an entire hard disk to new, blank, formatted hard disk, removing the old hard drive, reinstalling Windows on top of the one that was copied to the new drive (a "repair install"), and then performing the above procedure. [Internet Explorer's temporary files and history should be irrelevant to these two games. They use their own registration process which does not appear to have anything to do with Internet Explorer.]

      2011-08-15 00:43:36

    • i tried this 2x and when i play online the secret weps maps say invalid cd keyh

      2010-05-09 15:51:41



    by GutSling See Profile edited by Jaime See Profile
    last modified: 2003-05-09 01:38:20

    Make sure that you never give anyone your CD key. If you gave your key to another person and they log in, you will not be able to play on the Internet.

    If you have never given your CD key to anyone and only have one system connected to the internet and are receive the CD key in use message.
    Try the following:

    1) Click on Tools in on you internet explorer
    2) Click on internet options
    3) Click on the delete files under Temporary internet files.

    Also clear your internet history

    1) Click on Tools in your internet explorer
    2) Click on internet options
    3) Click on clear history under History

    **You may need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect**

    Also try uninstalling and reinstalling the game.

    If the CD Key for Battlefield 1942 will no longer work when connecting you will need to send the following information to the appropriate support department:

    1) Name
    2) Phone number
    3) Address
    4) Email address
    5) Serial Number (CD Key that is not working)
    6) Attach a photo of the back of the CD-ROM jewel case showing a legible copy of the CD Key

    If in the United States or Canada email support20@ea.com or FAX 650-628-5900. !! This is for U.S and Canadian customers only. If outside of North America please refer to the games documentation for the correct contact information.


    Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
    • non of those tingk work, i have sent the information 2 my supert but i cant guet ani ansser.if i paid for the game i cant understand wy i cant play online this suck and the ea suport in portugal Sucks Can you helpe me?

      2008-05-14 11:01:47



    by GutSling See Profile edited by Jaime See Profile
    last modified: 2003-05-09 01:38:36

    It is mostly caused by your refresh rate not being set correctly. Find the file called "VideoDefault.con" in this directory \Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Settings. Open it then find the line that has "renderer.allowAllRefreshRates", if it has a '0' be sure to change it to '1'.


    by Jaime See Profile
    last modified: 2003-08-29 23:52:00