BF 2142 - can you run 2 computers from the same home?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by pprior, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Some of you may remember my frustration at not being able to run a legally purchased copy of BF2142 on 2 machines at home for head to head play.

    Well, I bought 2 copies of the program.

    Now, to add insult to injury the program doesn't seem to allow play from 2 machines from the same home! I can play co-op on LAN, but when trying to play online I get dropped with punkbuster errors or other problems as soon as the 2nd player tries to enter a game.

    Has anyone been able to run 2 machines (again, each with a separately purchased license and serial number!) from one home?

    I can't tell you how irritated it is to buy -2- freaking copies and then get shafted like this. Of course EA game support is worthless - they couldn't even figure out how to update punkbuster files on the mac version.
  2. Nadasive macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2007
    Henderson, Nevada
    thats because all battlefield games dont allow the same ip address to be in same game or server
    but i think you can play on one different server and the other computer a different server, the thing is you can't play in the same game
  3. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2005
    That really sucks, maybe you can convince the people at EA or where ever you bought it at to give you a refund.
  4. pprior thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Just a f/u - never have been able to make this work.

    Does anyone know of any similar games that can be run off of two computers in the same household? Would like something my son and I can both play at the same time on the same server.
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Halo (isn't made any more so it may be a little expensive, but you could run it through Boot Camp), UT2004, Need For Speed. If you have Boot Camp, the list only grows :) to include the likes of Battlefield 2, Counter Strike: Source, TF2, etc.

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