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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
Metacritic 80
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS
Vehicles Automobile, Flight, Hovercraft, Robot, Tank
Art styles Realistic
Themes Europe, Sci-fi
Series Battlefield
Battlefield 2142 on HowLongToBeat
Battlefield 2142 on IGDB
Battlefield 2142 guide on StrategyWiki
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Battlefield 2142 on Wikipedia
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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.
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Battlefield 2142 is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action and FPS game in the Battlefield series.

The game received a single booster pack, Northern Strike, in March 2007. It was integrated and made available for free to all owners of the base game with patch 1.51 in February 2011.

The official GameSpy servers were shut down in 2014. As the game required authentication on those servers to create even a local profile, the game requires a manual offline profile creation or a replacement server. The Revive community offered a custom master server, but in late 2017, after a legal notice from publisher Electronic Arts forbade the distribution of game ISOs, the service was shut down.[1][2] The Reclamation project took over shortly thereafter and is operational as of October 2023.

In addition to server lookup, some users may find issues with mouse skipping/stuttering for which there is no known fix.

General information

Later official game website (archived)
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 (removed in 1.51 update).[3]
DRM details are not known
macOS (OS X)
Origin (unavailable)


Type Notes
Expansion pack The expansion pack includes new multiplayer maps, vehicles, infantry gear and awards. Initially a separate purchase, it was integrated with the official 1.51 patch.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Northern Strike Included with Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition and the latest official patch.

Essential improvements


Check the bottom right corner of your login box to determine your actual version
The latest version is 1.51, but requires 1.50 to be installed first. Alternatively, a community-repackaged full 1.51 installer can be used instead.

Skip intro videos

Skip intro[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\mods\bf2142\Movies.
  2. Rename, move or delete these files: Dice.bik, EA.bik, Intro.bik, Legal.bik.

Creating an offline profile after GameSpy shutdown

The game requires a GameSpy connection to create even offline profiles. On a fresh installation after 2014, none can be created from within the game.
Download prepared profile files
  1. Download this fix which creates a generic profile, allowing offline account login.
  2. Extract the fix to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield 2142\Profiles (and not <path-to-game>\Profiles).
Be sure to disable the Internet adapter before each login. Blocking the game with a firewall will not get past the online check.

Automatic login

Automate login process[5]
  1. See Command line arguments.
  2. Add +eaAccountName yourAccount +eaAccountPassword yourPassword +soldierName yourSoldier.

Automatic mod selection

If you game does not restart after choosing a mod, starting directly into the selected mod may help.

Start directly into a mod
  1. See Command line arguments.
  2. Add +modPath mods/yourModFolder.

Multiplayer master server replacement
Includes a tool for profile creation, resolution changing, mod and command-line parameter management and a custom map downloader.

Game data

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

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game cloud syncing

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)
Labeled as "Texture filtering", High is 4x.
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
Capped at 100 FPS. Type game.lockfps 0 in the console.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


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[6] (via OpenAL).[7]
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
The latest patch may break joining via the LAN game browser. Using the "Connect to IP" option under MultiplayerOnlineAdvanced can still be used as a fallback, however.
Online play
The official GameSpy service has been shut down; install Battlefield 2142 Reclamation.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated server software available for Windows and Linux.
Direct IP
Go to MultiplayerOnlineAdvancedConnect 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

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
TriDef 3D
Novint Falcon
Added in 1.51 patch.

Issues unresolved

Mouse skipping/stutter

Battlefield 2142 suffers from mouse skipping and acceleration when standing still and looking left/right.
Skipping will not occur if moving forwards/backwards but will when strafing left/right.[citation needed]

There is no known fix for this.

Issues fixed

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

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

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
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.


Singleplayer Experience

Enables all official base game and Northern Strike maps to be played with bots, instead of just a handful.
Improves AI
Improves the balance and physics

Project Remaster

Project Remaster is enhancement project which aims to improve the game by adding new higher quality textures, animations and other visual tweaks along with new weapons.
Fixes many problems with widescreen resolutions and improves multiplayer support for Reclamation Project.

BOFORS Defense Rifle

A mod that unlocks the BOFORS Defense Rifle that was a pre-order bonus at Best Buy. Replaces the SCAR 11 rifle.


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy
Anti-cheat PunkBuster

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium IV 1.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 5700FX
ATI Radeon 9500
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 2.0 support
Sound (audio device)
Other 8X DVD-ROM


  1. Thank You - last accessed on 2023-10-03
  2. Revive Network - Notice - last accessed on 2023-10-03
    "(...) In other, more legal-styled terms, please stop distributing copies of our game clients and using our trademarks, logos, and artwork on your sites.
    IP Counsel
    Electronic Arts Inc.
  3. Patch 1.51 beta release notes
  4. Verified by User:Nessy on 2022-04-17
  5. Battlefield 2142 Tweak Guide - - last accessed on May 2023
  6. 22nd Century Audio in Battlefield 2142™ - (retrieved) - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  7. Sound Blaster Gaming: Battlefield 2142 audio by DICE - (retrieved) - last accessed on May 2023