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post Mar 30 2015, 11:28 PM
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Recently I was tempted to play some 2142 Singleplayer offline with bots after having not been on the game since the Gamespy servers were shutdown. I learned about the DeathLok clan's fix for 2142 to allow us to get into the game properly, but I didn't really have an interest in playing on any of their servers and I was worried that their master server would be inconsistent or not last very long and then 2142 would be effectively dead again.

So I did a little research and spent the last day or so working to try to find a way to launch the game with no master server connection at all. I finally came up with the idea to try to spoof the game into thinking the internet was disconnected and after making some hex edits to the executable I managed to get the game to launch to offline singleplayer even with my internet connected! I would upload my fixed executable here but I'm not sure if that's allowed so I'll wait to hear before I do.

Hopefully this fix will allow us to keep playing 2142 Singleplayer for years to come!

EDIT: Just want to mention real quick that this fix seems to work for me, but nobody else has tested it yet so I'm not certain it'll work for everyone.. But fingers crossed!


NOTE: Offline fix is posted in post #4 of this thread as an attachment (you may have to login to see the attachment).
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post Mar 31 2015, 05:57 PM
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zip it first, ill test it out. sounds like a good work around instead of playing with interenet settings. good job.


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post Mar 31 2015, 07:39 PM
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I would upload my fixed executable here but I'm not sure if that's allowed so I'll wait to hear before I do.

I'll mention it to the site owner. If anything I could host a mirror on my personal site.


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post Apr 1 2015, 10:13 AM
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I zipped it up and included it as an attachment to this post. It still asks you to login to an online account but you don't need to fill out the username and password fields, just hit the login button and it will take you to the offline login.

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post Apr 8 2015, 05:02 PM
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Considering that BF2142 and BF2 are abandonware, and the fact that EA dropped the Master Accout Server, I don't see any issues with posting work arounds.


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post Apr 8 2015, 09:26 PM
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Has the fix worked for everyone who has tried it so far? If so, feel free to host it / post it wherever!
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post Apr 9 2015, 06:21 AM
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Has the fix worked for everyone who has tried it so far? If so, feel free to host it / post it wherever!

It worked for me. Thanks.
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I've been waiting for eons for this. It didn't work with 1.50 but only works with 1.51. Using an already existing account it worked quite well.


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post Apr 9 2015, 08:39 PM
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Works great with Origin version.

Thanks for this. It's exactly what I was looking for use with the First Strike mod.

Also, this work great with the generic BF2142 offline profile for reinstalling BF2142.



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post Apr 10 2015, 12:14 AM
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Glad to hear it is working well for everyone! Feel free to include it with any mods or do whatever with it.

I have been doing a bit more research and I think it should be fairly easy to have it point to custom news feeds to replace the old 2142 ones from EA while still forcing offline mode. I'm not sure if this would be useful to anyone or not but if so I can write a more detailed post about it when I have some free time. Information about the news feed itself is already available here: http://bf2tech.org/index.php/BF2142_News_Ticker The only thing I have been working on is switching the news ticker URL in the executable while still forcing offline mode.
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post Apr 24 2015, 09:57 PM
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Great work tofugamer on keeping the game still operable!


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post May 14 2015, 01:15 PM
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post Jul 8 2015, 11:34 PM
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Awesome now i can play 2142 again! biggrin.gif
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post Jul 9 2015, 04:49 PM
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QUOTE (Chad509 @ Jul 9 2015, 01:34 AM) *
Awesome now i can play 2142 again! biggrin.gif

Hey Chad, good to see you. smile.gif


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