Battlefield 1942 is now free on Origin.

#1 Posted by Forcen (1855 posts) -
#2 Posted by Brodehouse (10128 posts) -

Huh. Does it work with Windows 7 the way you'd want it to? I'd totally just pop it on to look at Wake Island again.

#3 Edited by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

EA IS CLEARLY EVIL AND THE WORST COMPAN-oh never mind.

#4 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

EA IS CLEARLY EVIL AND THE WORST COMPAN- oh never mind.

how long until someone says BUT ORIGIN!

I say 3 more posts from here.

#5 Posted by ShaggE (6698 posts) -

I love that the only comment on that announcement is bitching about BF3. Never change, internet.

#6 Edited by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

Do I get secret weapons too? I loved the demo map for that game.

I should really wrangle this game from my neighbor, I lent it to him like 7 years ago and never got it back.

@Brodehouse said:

Huh. Does it work with Windows 7 the way you'd want it to? I'd totally just pop it on to look at Wake Island again.

I read somewhere that the BF1942 demo servers are STILL populated, so your best bet for some classic Wake Island action is probably through the demo.

#7 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

It's not that I dislike Origin, it's that I don't care about any of the games EA's offering. This one included.

Maybe if they had a free weekend for Battlefield 3, I'd try that out.

#8 Posted by RustySanderke (117 posts) -

But Origin!

jk, installing now.

#9 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

Do I get secret weapons too? I loved the demo map for that game.

Only the base game. A lot of mods are working though. :)

#10 Posted by Swoxx (3008 posts) -

Ah, the memories.

#11 Posted by TheRealMoot (422 posts) -

Sweet! I've played very little of the Battlefield games, but this sounds cool.

Also, TNT anyone?

#12 Posted by believer258 (12184 posts) -

Snagged it! I hope EA doesn't start using this as a new F2P platform.

"You can download and play the game for free, but you've gotta pay to do anything other than wave your dick around."

#13 Posted by jking47 (1248 posts) -

Oh wow, that's actually pretty awesome. I have some awesome memories of playing BF1942. Downloading now!

#14 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

Pretty sure EA took down the 1942 servers a while ago though!

#15 Posted by Subjugation (4740 posts) -

Unless I'm crazy, I don't see any servers. Is it up to some regular joe to host one now?

#16 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

Been thinking about getting this game for a while now. Glad it's on Origin for free now. DLed it.

#17 Posted by Ben_H (3429 posts) -
@Ravenlight said:

It's not that I dislike Origin, it's that I don't care about any of the games EA's offering. This one included.

Maybe if they had a free weekend for Battlefield 3, I'd try that out.

Why BF3? BF1942 is way better than it. Sure the graphics are kinda bad but it is way more fun. The map "Battle For Britain" is more fun than the entirety of Battlefield 3.
#18 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

I just downloaded it. I totally forgot that Battlefield used to have ships in it. And that you could beach those ships. Which I totally did with my hapless sub.

It was weird playing BF1942 again. I remember playing it on my PC back then, which barely ran the game. I had to turn the options down a bit, especially the view distance, to get the thing to work well. Now I'm running it on what is, compared to back then, some FUTURE-TECH PC FROM SPACE, and my machine doesn't even break a sweat. It almost feels like cheating.

Is it time to get a Giant Bomb 1942 server fired up?

#19 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -

They just sent me a 10 dollar coupon for my birthday. Gotta say I am being more and more impressed with origin. Do I like steam better? Definitely but I'm used to it. Origin is still knew and you know what? I'm warming up to it. I'm on board to see where this goes

#20 Posted by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

Free!? *downloading*

#21 Posted by Ben_H (3429 posts) -

I was having issues getting it running. The first time it ran fine at first but then my cursor locked up in the menus. Now it just straight up won't start (either it locks up, or Origin becomes unresponsive). 
 
I'll just install it off the disks I guess. I still have all of them, including both expansions.

#22 Posted by Doctorchimp (4055 posts) -

See I knew I was being a good Samaritan when I decided to leave out 1942 from my Origin shoplifting spree.

#23 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1791 posts) -

After playing this for a few hours, I kinda wished they released 1943 for PC.

#24 Posted by Fattony12000 (7559 posts) -

JUST GIVE ME THE BACKSTAB MAP FROM BATTLEFIELD 2: MODERN COMBAT, PLAYING CONQUEST 24/7.

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