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Windows 7 & 8 & 10 & XP - Windows 7 troubleshooting guide

Grabbi - Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:49 am
Post subject: Windows 7 troubleshooting guide



1.) Win 7 NO COMP MODE PATCH = no PB trouble + high resolution ingame
2.) How to install latest Punkbuster V 2.1.10 + Win 7 ( without abnormal process etc trouble)
3.) Win 7 with low ping gaming ( like XP)
4.) Masterserver Replacement for ingame browser Server list (no game freeze)
4b) widescreen fix

...all tested well and works 100%





1.) Win 7 Fix Patch:


BF1942CF (Battlefield 1942 Compatibility Fix) is a Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit fix database (.sdb file) in an executable installer.

This sets only the individual compatibility fixes necessary to run BF1942 with FH in Vista and Win7 without invoking the complete OS compatibility mode. The full mode contains a long list of fixes that aren't required for BF1942 and cause unnecessary system restrictions.

The other useful feature of using a tailor made fix is that it is not seen by PunkBuster as Win98 compatibility mode, which was excluded by evenbalance and will cause kicks from PB enabled BF1942 (and FH) servers.

EmulateHeap - emulates the functionality of the Windows 9x heap manager
NoGhost - no window ghosting
Win98VersionLie - Hooks the GetVersion and GetVersionEx APIs so that they return Windows 98 version credentials

http://fhpubforum.warumdarum.de/index.php?topic=15702.0

Auf Deutsch:

Der Fix (250kb Installer) von -=PFC=- Sgt Garcia erstellt eine kleine Datenbank auf Deinem Rechner (sbd).Darin werden auch neue Auflösungen möglich statt der bekannten max Pixel Auflösung!

Viel wichtiger jedoch ist, daß NUR die benötigten Elemente im Win98 Mode laufen OHNE dass man das ganze Spiel + Geraffel im Kompatib 98. Mode laufen lassen muss, sondern nur als ADMIN:


EmulateHeap - emulates the functionality of the Windows 9x heap manager
NoGhost - no window ghosting
Win98VersionLie - Hooks the GetVersion and GetVersionEx APIs so that they return Windows 98 version credentials


Hier ist der kleine "Wunderpatch", und Komp Mode & PB Probleme sind Geschichte

download:
ftp://85.214.226.169/Mappacks/BFPatch/BF1942CF.rar





2.) Punkbuster:



checklist after installation +reboot :


UAC ( User Access Control) needs to be turned off in Vista & Win 7. Is it off ?

No??

Win 7:
Go start button in menu, then the CMD field ( or search field) and type UAC
Set level to MINIMUM down (OFF)!


Vista:
Go Start button ->Utilities->Control Panel ->Choose User Accounts->Activate or Inactivate User Account Controll (UAC) ->Set DEACTIVATE (unmark checkbox)

Firewall off ?

or allows
PnkBstrB.exe
PnkBstrA.exe to pass through ?

BF1942 runs as admin ?
(if not RIGHT mouse click upon bf1942.exe and under properties make a check "run as admin"

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No comp mode patch as ADMIN installed ?

ftp://85.214.226.169/Mappacks/BFPatch/BF1942-vista-win7-fix.rar

( means NO compatibility mode is checked !)

Computer rebooted after patch installation and properties set to run as admin ?


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Toolbox doesn t work ?

click this:

ftp://85.214.226.169/Mappacks/BFPatch/pbweb.rar


extract to :

C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\pb folder


and copy

PnkBstrB.exe
PnkBstrA.exe to C:\Windows\System32 folder

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You should be good now and welcome back to the online gaming !





3.) LOW PING

If you disable the Network Throttle in the registry of Win 7 you even have same Ping as XP users !



disable its network throttling "feature":

* Open regedit
* Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile
* There will be an entry for network performance throttling, default value is 10; set it to FFFFFFFF hex (willl look like 0xFFFFFFFF to the right of the entry)
* Reboot

Quote:
Because multimedia programs require more resources, the Windows networking stack implements a throttling mechanism to restrict the processing of non-multimedia network traffic to 10 packets per millisecond.

Quote:
By default, the value for the NetworkThrottlingIndex registry entry is set to 10. When the NetworkThrottlingIndex registry entry does not exist, the behavior resembles the default behavior. Network throttling can be completely turned off by setting the value to FFFFFFFF (hexadecimal). You must restart the computer after you make a change to the value of the NetworkThrottlingIndex registry entry.

Quote:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile\
Name : NetworkThrottlingIndex
Value type : DWORD
Value data : From integer 1 through integer 70 (Decimal) (Decimal)


win 64 org values

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile]
"NetworkThrottlingIndex"=dword:0000000a
"SystemResponsiveness"=dword:00000014



Grabbi wrote: ‹ Select › ‹ Contract ›
disable its network throttling "feature":

* Open regedit
* Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile
* There will be an entry for network performance throttling, default value is 10; set it to FFFFFFFF hex (willl look like 0xFFFFFFFF to the right of the entry)
* Reboot

Quote:
Because multimedia programs require more resources, the Windows networking stack implements a throttling mechanism to restrict the processing of non-multimedia network traffic to 10 packets per millisecond.

Quote:
By default, the value for the NetworkThrottlingIndex registry entry is set to 10. When the NetworkThrottlingIndex registry entry does not exist, the behavior resembles the default behavior. Network throttling can be completely turned off by setting the value to FFFFFFFF (hexadecimal). You must restart the computer after you make a change to the value of the NetworkThrottlingIndex registry entry.

Quote:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile\
Name : NetworkThrottlingIndex
Value type : DWORD
Value data : From integer 1 through integer 70 (Decimal) (Decimal)


win 64 org values

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile]
"NetworkThrottlingIndex"=dword:0000000a
"SystemResponsiveness"=dword:00000014


Here s an export of the changed registry values to ffffffff

http://85.214.226.169/patches/PFC-Win7-64bit-LowPing.rar

extract the PFC.reg and double click as administrator on it, import -> YES ,, then reboot


or manual:


disable its network throttling "feature":

* Open regedit (type regedit in the command prompt)
* Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile
* There will be an entry for network performance throttling, default value is 10; set it to FFFFFFFF hex (willl look like 0xFFFFFFFF to the right of the entry)
* Reboot

hope that wasn t confusing !



4.) Ingame Server Browser List (Masterserver)

For seeing servers in the Ingame Server Browser list of Battlefield1942 servers adjust your hosts file with notepad (AS ADMIN)
and add this line to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

109.71.69.254 master.gamespy.com

or

4.b Ingame Server Browser List (Masterserver) + widescreen fix


dl this modded exe for CD Version 1.61

http://forum.bf1942.sk/files/bf1942-v1.61-nocd-widescreen-gamespy-fix.zip

or this modded exe for Origin Version 1.612

http://forum.bf1942.sk/files/bf1942-v1.612-no-origin-widescreen-gamespy-fix.zip

These versions already contain other fixes like widescreen support, fix for freeze on dead master, etc. Please read included txt files.



Greetings

Grabbi
curt-cobain - Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:33 pm
Post subject: problem with joining by toolbox / win 7
german player BAZOOKA BERND sent me a PM with the problem that he cant join anymore by toolbox.

everytime he tries to connect to our server he gets thrown out to desktop. he deinstalled and reinstalled win7 againa without success.

here is the message that he sent me in german:
Hey Curt,
es ist bestimmt schon aufgefallen, dass ich ne Weile nicht mehr Online war und villeicht hast du schon ne kluge antwort zu meinem Problem. Also, jedes mal, wenn ich über die Toolbox ins Spiel einsteigen will, werde ich immer wieder direkt auf den Desktop zurück geworfen. Ich habe mittlerweile sogar schon Windows 7 neu installiert und auch BF1942/FH und das Problem besteht weiterhin. Ich gehe auf "play BF1942 und er lädt kurz an und direkt zurück auf den Desktop?!...Hilfe..hast du von dem Problem schon einmal gehört? Ich finde auch keine Lösung im I - net.

.. CAN SOMEONE HELP HIM?

i ve got no idea where the problem could be Rolling Eyes

would be great if the community can help an old rabbit player to join us on our beloved game. i count on u guys Smile

greetings Waving Goodbye

curt
JeFFSm@RT@[TEC] - Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:00 am
Post subject:
mal normal joinen?host und win 7 fix installiert?
Relik - Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:30 pm
Post subject:
There is way to load to pfc straight from the shortcut icon for battlefield. You have to add a string to the shortcut if someone has that

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