Battlefield 2142

Latest Updates

Battlefield 2142 v1.40 to v1.50 Beta Patch - 169.34MB

Battlefield 2142 v1.50 Full Patch - 525.30MB


Remove the Intro

Download and run this simple to use program.


There is a problem with your connection.

There are about a dozen things that can cause this, including

  • Bad network driver
  • Bad network card
  • Faulty network cable
  • Faulty hub, router, switch, or modem
  • Bad internet connection (call your ISP)
  • Multiple network adapters enabled (see the troubleshooting section)
  • Wrong network stack-order (see the troubleshooting section)
  • Port forwarding issues
  • Firewalls
  • High ping
  • Punkbuster problems
  • Downloading things in the background
  • Having a multi-core processor


Set the game to run on ONE core.

To fix this, you will need to set the affinity of the game to run on only one of the processor cores.

  • Start up Battlefield
  • Push ctrl+alt+del (this will minimize the game) and go to the 'Processes' tab.
  • In that list, find BF2.exe (or BF2142.exe). Right-click on it and go to 'Set Affinity'.
  • Now, in that next window that pops up, uncheck all but one of the cores.

  • Push 'Ok' and then close the task manager.
  • Go back to the game and pwn some n00bs.

The game is now set to run on a single core, and you should see some improvements with connectivity issues. This won't solve everything, but it's one more thing to cross off the list.

Also, this is not a permanent fix! You must do this each time you run the game!

What ports does Battlefield 2142 use?

TCP: 80, 443, 4711, 9964, 1024-1124, 17475, 18000, 18300, 29900, 27900, 28910

UDP: 9964, 16567, 1024-1124, 1500-4999, 18000, 18300, 18510, 27900, 27901, 28910, 29900, 55123, 1


Reduce the Number of Punkbuster Checks

After joining a server, open up the console by pressing ~

Type in 'pb_sleep500' without the quotes and push enter

Now, to save this new setting, type in 'pb_writecfg' without the quotes and push enter


How Can I Update Punkbuster?

Please see the Punkbuster page.


PunkBuster Kicks / Other Issues

Download the apps available on the PunkBuster page. These can ensure you have the most up-to-date versions of the software, and help you diagnose / repair any issues with it.


Loosing Key Packets

This generally has to do with a poor internet connection. Other things to look at include your router settings, firwall, antivirus, anti-spyware, punkbuster version, drivers... pretty much anything.

Assuming you have already dealt with all these possible issues already, you seriously need to consider the problem being your ISP.

I personally have had my internet drop in and out so fast that my modem lights aren't affected. After much, MUCH pestering to my ISP, they finally admitted there was a problem and ended up fixing the local node. Remember, "the squeakiest wheel gets the grease", so keep bothering them!

Punkbuster Kick due to Inadequate O/S Priviledges

This error only seems to occur with Vista users. To fix this:

  • Right-click on your BF2142 icon and go to properties
  • Click the 'Compatibility' tab
  • Set the program to run in compatibility mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
  • Apparently you can also set the game to run in compatibility mode for Windows Server 2003 as well
  • Push OK
  • Right-Click again on your BF2142 icon, and go to 'Run as...' and set it to use 'Administrator'. If you don't know your Administrator password, then you will have to figure out who does!
  • Push OK

Your game should work correctly now.

Game stops loading map around 50%-60%

This problem can usually be attributed to a hidden file called "radial.cdb". All you have to do is delete it! 90% of the time, this will solve the problem.

Assuming you installed everything to the default directories, this file is located in "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Battlefield 2142".

If you don't see the file, you may have to set your folders to show hidden files. To do so, click on 'tools' up at the top, click on 'folder options', select the 'view' tab, and in that 'advanced settings' area, look for an entry that says 'hidden files and folders'. To view hidden files, set it to 'show hidden files and folders' and press ok.

If this does not work, you can try deleting the Battlefield 2142 directory in C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\. Please note however that this will reset all of your customized settings.

The last thing you can do is try to re-install the game. When you do un-install it however, make sure you remove all traces of the game from your computer so you have a clean re-install.

Game crashes to desktop / black screen

Try deleting the 'profiles' directory in C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Battlefield 2142\. Please note however that this will reset all of your customized settings.

Also, if you've installed Microsoft Windows Security Patch KB917422 (if you have auto-update turned on, you probably have), you should install this to prevent game crashes.

Autorun.exe is not a valid Win32 application

I'm not sure on the validity of this, but apparently this has to do with having a Lite-On brand DVD drive, and a copy of InCd installed on your system. InCd is usually installed along-side nero. So if you have nero, you very well could have InCd installed as well.

Just completely uninstall Nero and InCd, and try installing your game.

I got this info from here.