Battlefield 2142

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Battlefield 2142
Battlefield 2142 cover
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.
Electronic Arts
Refractor 2
Release dates
Windows October 17, 2006
macOS (OS X) (Cider) August 17, 2007
Battlefield 2142 guide on StrategyWiki
Battlefield 2142 on MobyGames
Battlefield 2142 on Wikipedia


SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
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Key points

DRM was removed with 1.51 update.[1]

General information

Official Game Website (archived)
Battlefield 2142 on the Battlefield Wiki
Battlefield 2142 hub on Planet Battlefield
The Battlefield series on Battlelog - PC section.
EA Answers HQ
TweakGuides Battlefield 2142 Tweak Guide.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v4 DRM[Note 1] (removed in 1.51 update).[1]
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Northern Strike Included with Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\mods\bf2142\Movies
  2. Delete/rename/move Dice.bik, EA.bik, Intro.bik, Legal.bik


Check the bottom right corner of your login box to determine your actual version
Latest version is 1.51. To install this patch, you'll need to be already on version 1.50.

Automatic login[edit]

Automate login process[4]
  1. See Command line arguments.
  2. Add +eaAccountName yourAccount +eaAccountPassword yourPassword +soldierName yourSoldier

Fix for GameSpy/EA Master Account login shutdown[edit]

Complete Game Fix, Master Server Replacement >

The lack of the EA Master Account login leaves the game in an unplayable state for a fresh install, due to being unable to create an offline account. Installs created before the shutdown remain unaffected although the game will only go to an offline account login when it finds no internet connection (LAN or other connection has to be completely turned off in the OS). For a fresh install use this fix which creates a generic profile which will allow offline account login.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game HUD settings.
In-game HUD settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield 2142\Profiles\
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes


In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use +widescreen 1 command line argument.
Use Widescreen Fixer.
Use Widescreen Fixer.
4K Ultra HD
being worked on by Sgt_Prof [1]
Field of view (FOV)
Use Widescreen Fixer.
Use +fullscreen 0 command line argument.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
In game MSAA 8x option is broken. Use 4x instead.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Add "renderer.vsync 1" to "GameLogicInit.con".
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Type game.lockfps 0 in the console.


In-game controls settings.
In-game controls settings.


In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 5[5] (via OpenAL)[6]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy online services have been shut down. Players wanting to play online need to install Battlefield 2142 Reclamation.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated server software available for Windows and Linux.
Direct IP
Go to Multiplayer, Advanced, Connect to IP.


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 443, 1024-1124, 4711, 9960-9969, 17475, 18060, 18120, 18300, 18510, 27900, 28910, 29900
UDP 1024-1124, 1500-4999, 9964, 16567, 18300, 18510, 27900-27901, 28910, 29900, 55123
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D
Devices Native Notes
Novint Falcon
Added in 1.51 patch

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes on startup (Windows 7/8 64-bit)[edit]

Delete the Battlefield 2142 folder in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\[citation needed]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 2.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy
Anti-cheat PunkBuster

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.8 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
Shader model 2.0 support


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]