This page is for the 2004 game. For Vietnam DLC, see Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
The latest updates bring Battlefield Vietnam up to version 1.21. This requires installation of:
Either downloading a patched executable or editing the Windows hosts file will restore the in-game server browser functionality.
Alternatively, it is also possible to join a server directly by using the "Add Server" feature of the in-game server browser (for a list of servers visit the Game Tracker page).
Or see GameSpy for universal solutions.
Support for the anti-cheat software PunkBuster in BFV has been discontinued by Evenbalance. Most servers do not have it enabled anymore,
as such it is recommended to move the contents of <path-to-game>/pb/ to a backup folder, to avoid any disconnects by its service.
If an up to date version is required however, follow the steps below.
game.setGameDisplayMode 1920 1080 32 0
1 - 4:3 (default)
1.33333 - 16:9
1.2 - 16:10
1.25 - 15:9
In-game common controls settings (1).
In-game common controls settings (2).
In-game infantry controls settings.
In-game air controls settings.
In-game land and sea controls settings.
eax1 = false
eax1 = true
To play custom songs for the vehicle radios, place your own .mp3 files inside the folder <path-to-game>\My Music\ and they will become available in the radio menu.
Note that other players will still hear the default music even if they use the same songs.
The console can be accessed by pressing ~. Below are some common commands, for a more extensive list visit the TweakGuides.com Tweak Guide.
World War 2
Official modification by DICE which includes new maps, weapons and vehicles based on Battlefield 1942.
Point of Existence
A total conversion which is based on a fictional conflict between Russia and the US in the early 21st century.
Eve of Destruction
Additional content based on the Vietnam war.