1. INSTALLING THE GAME, VIDEO TO HELP - Should work on Windows 7,8,10 (64-bit)
Some packs are in .rar / .zip. You can use a free extractor, 7-Zip to extract .RARs / .Zips. if you don't have winrar or any other extracting program.
AFTER YOU INSTALLED THE GAME, AND IT DOESN'T START, IT CAN BE BECAUSE OF DIRECTPLAY NOT BEING INSTALLED (WINDOWS 10). Check this video how to install it.
If you have a red text "Invalid CD Key" error message when trying to join BF1942 Servers, it means that you don't have an active CD Key for BF1942. If you have "Map Not Found" error message upon trying to join either RTR or SWII servers/maps - And you have the maps - then it means you don't have an active CD Key either for RTR or SWII respectively. Please enter the CD Keys using the provided CD Key Changers tools in Downloads.
I included a readme with all of the instructions in the "BF1942 Easy Installer" Zip.
You must enter a BF1942 CD Key (SWII / RTR Keys), or you cannot join servers. If these tools + the Language Changer Tool don't work, you need to install Microsoft .Net Framework v4.5. Installer is included.
If you have added and set the BF1942 CD Key, and still you get "Invalid CD Key", run the CD Key Changer as Administrator! Same applies to the Language Changer Tool if it doesn't work.
I edited the VideoDefault.con file to run BF1942 in windowed mode just for demonstrating that it works. (Fraps crashes in full screen)
You don't have to do this editing.
On Windows 32-bit, the BF1942 Installer and BF1942 CD Key Changer should work. The other tools - with the exception of the hosts patcher - might not work.
2. HOSTS PATCHER TOOL (SERVER BROWSER FIX)
We have to use this tool if the IP Address of s[sk]'s Master Server changes.
The gamespy Patcher.exe has to be run simply, then click on "patch" and it's done. If it doesn't work, or you get any error messages, try running it as administrator and temporarily disable any Antivirus protection.
You can also unpatch it if you run it again.
ATTENTION: IF YOU PUT A FOLDER TO LEVELS, YOUR GAME WILL REFUSE TO START - ALWAYS PUT ONLY THE RFA FILES TO LEVELS.
Instructions / Info about Mods:
Client Map installation goes the same.
Some mods come with a simple rar/zip format, you just have to extract it (e.g with 7zip) to the "mods" folder.
They might come with their installers to make it easier. If there are any maps made to the mod, you will need to put them to the corresponding mod' levels folder.