How to Download Battlefield 1942 and Play for Free


Battlefield 1942 currently is abandonware ( ). This means many things. On one hand it should be completely legal to “crack” it. On the other hand, it is still protected by copyright. You can get a (hopefully) legal version from ebay, a library or you can discuss other hopefully legal methods in the description of this video. Check the comments for more information. This includes online gameplay on various servers thanks to the many patches available.

Battlefield 1942 playlist:

Battlefield 1942 let players engage in infantry combat and get behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles from submarines to battleships and bombers. The game is where DICE developed the signature Battlefield rock-paper-scissors gameplay, and where players first experienced the unique and unscripted multiplayer experiences now known as “Battlefield Moments.”

The game also introduced mainstay Battlefield concepts such as the tactical game mode Conquest and team play functionality. Spotting enemies and repairing damaged vehicles are essential Battlefield elements that have been part of the series ever since. Unlike other FPS games of the era, team play was essential and highly rewarded, which played a huge part in its success. Battlefield 1942 propelled DICE to global acclaim and gave them a world-wide fan base.


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  1. EA/DICE doesn't seem to know or care about this QA on their own website by the way:

  2. "I still have this game on CD lol" yeah mee too but its broken..
    I liked the Conquest and team play functionality which was pretty cool

  3. what the hell I came here for "How to Download Battlefield 1942 and Play for Free" and not only did this not tell me how to download the game it said It would, but I then gave me a bad expiation of copy right laws I already know. not cool man.

  4. I used to play this when I was in middle school, because my older brother got it and didn't play it much, so I took his CDs and installed it on my parents computer and found it so amusing to crash jeeps into tanks, causing them to instantly blow up! People would get annoyed if you did that kind of stuff, but the physics was just too great. I was not that much into shooters back then, and I've never been a big fan of the gritty war theme, but I loved the vehicles and typing 'KAMIKAZE' in caps, in the chat when I'm about to crash into someone. Also, because I was so edgy and weird, when I played the russians, I would keep going on about how we need to spread communism and the enemy are a bunch of fascist pig dogs, and stuff like that.
    I eventually got the game of the year edition when my parents got me my own computer, a year after that, the 8CD set, but I didn't play it that much after that.
    I was curious if a community for this game existed still, and it's great to hear there is.
    As for voice in the game, people made teamspeak servers, which were mentioned when you joined a match, or in the name of the server, I forget which, but back in the day, people used TS or vent. I never joined a VoIP for online games back then, I was too afraid to, which I'm still am too scared to talk on these games most of the time.

  5. I actually have the disc for this game and the expansions, do you or anyone else know how I can make it work because when I installed it and tried to play it, it never worked. It kept telling me I need administrative privileges and even when I ran it as an administrator, it would start and immediately crash 1 second later. Is there anyway I can fix this? Because I do not want to go to unsafe sites to try to get it.

  6. I used to own this on my old computer but now I got a new really good computer and want to play it again is myabandonwware safe?

  7. How long has this been up? If it is recent, I wouldn't really count on it staying up, since EA shut down the Revive Network, which revived BF2, 2142, and Heroes.

  8. Yay finally

    pssstttt….yeah you dont tell iwan guys in the "IM AN EXCITING YOUTUBER" video his now single thats why he sounds like that. Its a secret ok.

  9. Well it looks cool for battlefield 2 mod which is named forgotten hope 2 where the war sets in WWII instead modern days
    It might be included some secret weapon aswell

  10. I could be wrong but it may have something to do with you setting the wrong connection speed in the bottom right of the server list there. You have it set to LAN when you're probably closer to ADSL speeds. Alternatively, a lot of servers have an auto-kick if a player's ping is above a certain threshold. Perhaps your ping is just high and it triggers the auto-kick, which is why you sometimes get a few seconds of gameplay before it notices.


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