Battlefield 2142 Update??

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by spyker3292, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    Is there any news on a mac 2142 update? BF was recently updated to version 1.40 with a new map so now when I play there are about 5 servers :/. Any news, or a place to download an update??
  2. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Nothing yet. I'm so angry at EA for releasing this game and then not supporting it on Mac. Punkbuster doesn't update, we don't get updates for the main program, and the online play is almost gone due to this.

    I'm not usually a so-and-so sucks kinda poster, but quite frankly EA sucks.
  3. str1cken macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2007
    FINALLY getting 2142 to run on your mac

    I've been playing it on Boot Camp... but of course you have to buy a PC copy to play, or use the online EA store to get an internet download version that you don't need a DVD for.

    You can use the same key that came with your mac version to play the PC one, but the regular retail version does a DVD check, which is a no-go for those of us with the MAC DVD version.

    But I found a workaround.


    We are all paying customers and at this point EA has clearly given us all substandard support and zero options. What we are asking for, a PC version for us to play on Boot Camp, is totally reasonable, well within their ability, and the right thing for them to do (to boot). What you should NOT do when you contact EA is to be verbally abusive, mean, swear, typing IN ALL CAPS ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS AND HOW MUCH THEY ****, etc.

    Be polite but firm, and this will work. It did for me.

    So here is what I did:

    I poked around the investor pages for EA games, read a bunch of press releases and figured out the format for EA brass e-mail accounts, plus several of their names. I e- mailed these guys:,,,

    who are EA big guns and they referred me to this man:

    Who was able to get me a free copy of 2142 for PC so I was able to play in boot camp (which I do on a 2.4 GHZ core 2 duo imac with 2 gigs of ram with no lag and graphics on high).

    It has been long enough for the mac users to be left out in the cold. Everyone should do this.

    I hope it works for the rest of you!
  4. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    the problem with that is I don't really want a boot camp copy. I don't want to run windows at all. that's why I bought a mac.

    I'm glad they helped you out, but that doesn't excuse the piss poor mac support they've shown thus far.
  5. str1cken macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2007
    I absolutely agree with you. I was really annoyed when I realized, after I bought it, that it wasn't even a real port - that it was just an emulated windows version, with all the performance hits and and compatibility issues that emulation entails.

    I've been an MS user since DOS 3.0, and I made a total and deliberate switch to Mac for probably a lot of the same reasons you did, and I'm thoroughly frustrated that the larger game developers (and even some of the smaller ones) haven't seen fit to do real Mac ports along with a level of support that dedication to a new platform requires. It's really, really frustrating and annoying.

    I'm just trying to offer an alternative way to, on some level, get what you paid for.

    It has been over four weeks now since the PC update came through, and the Mac servers have dwindled down to almost zero. It's a really atrocious business move to reach out to a whole new user base and then follow up their grand moves with piss-poor support and fake emulated ports.

    But, for now, that's what we've got.

    P.S. I dropped a few e-mails for the EA big guns in my previous post, so if you're not looking for a refund or a PC version, I'd skip the address and e-mail your complaints to the addresses I posted. Tell 'em how you feel.
  6. FreedomFighter macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sorry to go off topic,

    but i was wondering what kind of performance you were getting with the Cider version of bf2142?

    i herd that there was a lot of crashes and bugs. has that been fixed?

    or has a patch come out at all yet or a are we waiting for the first one still.

    reply is appreciated

  7. JQnner macrumors newbie


    Dec 12, 2007
    Stockholm, Sweden
  8. gogojuice macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2007
    Ok.. that is great news.

    But this is my problem.. I have the PC version and I would like to play on the mac without have to switch over to bootcamp.

    Is there anyway to do that. I know B/C limits the amount of ram that you can use so I would rather have the game on the mac side.

    Also.. can someone answer the above thread as to how the performance is on the mac side??

  9. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    You'll need a mac cd/dvd in order to play. I won't go into work arounds as I think the game needs to be purchased.

    To answer the other post, I have a 2.8g with only 2gram and my BF2142 runs great (now it does with all the graphics changes from Apple)

    I have made some config changes to get the resolution I want but it runs fantastic.
  10. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
  11. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    UMM, that type of message from a new user looks totally like a spyware attack waiting to happen. If that update is really from EA/Dice, why is it not available????

    I'm too scared to try it.
  12. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    Trust me at least, it does work. I'm all happy and updated. And now I can see the EA + Dice logos!
  13. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    Just noticed, there is an update about the patch on
  14. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    Mine still crashes during the level loads. Any known fixes?

    24" iMac
    2.16 Ghz C2D
    2Gb Ram
    1.40 BF2142
    Leopard 10.5.1
  15. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Ok, so I downloaded this from the link and it starts to update but then about 1/2 way through it crashes with "Some of the files have been modified! Please re-install" error message.

    Anyone else? I have not installed any mods or anything except I did some manual punkbuster upgrades. Am I supposed to reinstall the entire game again???
  16. newboy4128 macrumors newbie


    Aug 31, 2007
    33.283534, -96.571851
    I am having the same problem.
  17. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Your answer to "why?" :rolleyes:
  18. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Dude, that is NOT a game mod, and the game SHOULD be updating the punkbuster files automatically. the fact that we have to manually download them is yet another screwup by the EA folks.

    If you don't update punkbuster, you get kicked from online games. It's a well known bug and reported here before.

    Punkbuster files are supposed to be updated as they release updated client side files frequently. If this patch crashes because of that, then it's yet another embarrassment for what supposedly passes as mac gaming.
  19. Fluk3 macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2007
    BF update

    This happened to me as well.

    All I had to do was delete the BF 2142 folder from applications, then reinstall from the DVD, then run the update.

    Now the game loads fine and I can join servers without manually updating PB.
  20. Thelonepiper macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2007
    This is the exact same thing that has ben happening to me, and I've gotten the most recent patch. Any suggestions??
  21. bov macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    can mac and PC players play on the same servers? i am considering gettng BF2142 because im getting bored and need a game to play on my MBP!
  22. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
  23. giganten macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006
    Does it work on leopard whit the update?
    I did install it today first time after I got Leopard. But I cant do anything after the login screen there you pick your soldier.
  24. Thelonepiper macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2007
    Ok, I finally got the game working by reinstalling the game. However, every time I play an online game now, the mouse freezes up on me just as I get onto the server. Anyone got any ideas how to fix this?
  25. giganten macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006

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