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Topic # 201417 17-Aug-2016 15:14
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Hi,

 

This may be a long shot but is anybody still playing Battlefield: Vietnam? I'm talking about the 2004 EA Game.

 

I recently wanted to play this on multiplayer and set up a dedicated server for it, but when connecting to the server the game crashes.

 

Trying to figure out what's going wrong..

 

 





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  Reply # 1613311 17-Aug-2016 15:40
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No idea on the crashing sorry, but seeing the title brought back memories of playing in an Internet Cafe I used to own - always laughed when the music playing in vehicles (Fortunate Son was one) started off quiet , got louder as the vehicle approached and stopped when they inevitably crashed. I used to play whole rounds just cruising round in a jeep with the radio on.




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  Reply # 1613315 17-Aug-2016 15:46
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Yea it's by far one of the most excellent multiplayer shooters I have played in my time. Particularly the ability to use vehicles and play music.

 

I was always quite kamikaze with my Huey whilst blasting The Kinks





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  Reply # 1631820 16-Sep-2016 15:17
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Best BF series game bar none.  The hit reg for the guns was perfect.  Punji sticks, bouncing betties, music in the vehicles.  M60 / LAW kit was rediculously overpowered but great fun.

 

Miss the days skiving off work to play at mid city net cafe on Wellesly st west.

 

BFV was the best !

 

Upcoming BF1 looks promising but I doubt anything will ever be as good as BFV.


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  Reply # 1631844 16-Sep-2016 16:37
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That game was incredible! I miss it! 

 

I actually used to host a server (had cable in Kapiti) so I'll google some stuff and see if I can remember.

 

 

 

Edit: We also had DF: BHD, BF 1942 and BF 2.

 

 

 

Those were the days!!


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  Reply # 1631907 16-Sep-2016 18:38
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I was in Vietnam recently and was reminded about the terrible toll the war had on the Vietnamese, who have to be one of the lovliest and most friendly people there are. Their struggles for unity as a nation, which lasted for hundreds of years, were overcome through extreme resilience and bravery and hardship. Anyone who has been to the war museum on Ho Chi Minh city could not fail to be moved by the horror of modern warfare inflicted on an under-resourced populace, who nevertheless prevailed.

But, sure, play a game.




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  Reply # 1631915 16-Sep-2016 19:05
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I've been to HCM city too, and that museum in particular. The storyline portrayed there is very one-sided and propagandist from a communist perspective. Some of the texts were borderline hilarious the way they described their point of view.





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  Reply # 1631956 16-Sep-2016 21:40
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Socialist, not communist.




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  Reply # 1632007 17-Sep-2016 01:32
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BlinkyBill:

But, sure, play a game.

 

So we should never play games based on real events ever? 

 

Thanks for that, I'll be sure to tell the thought police you warned us. undecided

 

 

 

I drove over Battle Hill.. I'll be sure not to do it again... 

 

Battle Hill

 

 


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  Reply # 1632013 17-Sep-2016 03:17
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ScuL:

Some of the texts were borderline hilarious the way they described their point of view.



There is this, but if you look behind the rhetoric and consider the tremendous depravation and suffering the Vietnamese went through - well that is both heart-breaking and sobering. The photos and exhibits tell the real story. Look at the visitors who are Vietnamese, they are typically deeply moved, lots of them are in tears, because most people will have parents or grandparents who directly suffered, and badly.

There was no good reason for the US to do what they did, that is clear. So no, there is no good reason to support that immoral act by playing a game. It's not censorship, it is sensitivity and humanity; I am against the trivialisation of the Vietnamese war.




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  Reply # 1632037 17-Sep-2016 09:47
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People can disagree on that. I find it a sad situation that millions of Vietnamese are still oppressed by an ideology they do not agree with several decades after the conflict.

 

Anyway this debate doesn't help one bit in getting the multiplayer server working so I suggest you stop derailing this thread with unnecessary statements.





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  Reply # 1654632 19-Oct-2016 19:36
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Win7 and upwards requires a no-cd mod to operate bf:v, as the modern operating systems doesn't recognise the secdrv.sys (safedisc driver).

 

Make sure the no-cd version is the same as your client version 1.2 or 1.21.  Jokerss no-cd mod seems to work.  and only needs to be used on the client side.

 

the client must be running the same version as the server. Will have to manually enter server IP to join ingame. 

 

 

 

the ingame find servers dosen't work anymore as the master servers have been killed off, but gametracker is a source of server IPs

 

or little-nz runs a version 1.2 server locally at 121.73.248.171:15567.




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  Reply # 1654697 19-Oct-2016 20:35
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dbs:

 

Win7 and upwards requires a no-cd mod to operate bf:v, as the modern operating systems doesn't recognise the secdrv.sys (safedisc driver).

 

Make sure the no-cd version is the same as your client version 1.2 or 1.21.  Jokerss no-cd mod seems to work.  and only needs to be used on the client side.

 

the client must be running the same version as the server. Will have to manually enter server IP to join ingame. 

 

 

 

the ingame find servers dosen't work anymore as the master servers have been killed off, but gametracker is a source of server IPs

 

or little-nz runs a version 1.2 server locally at 121.73.248.171:15567.

 

 

wow, I didn't think I would finally get a response.

 

I have BFV 1.21 installed client side (Windows) with working NOCD patch.

 

On the server I have installed 1.21 Linux (dedicated).

 

Every time I try to connect I get the loading screen with the (connecting to IP:15567) message, and then nothing happens.

 

PS: I tried to connect to the server you mentioned but BFV can't seem to connect to it.

 

 

 

cheers

 

 





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  Reply # 1654712 19-Oct-2016 20:43
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You can't even get rebooted 42 off Origin now :( They shut down gamespy so the in-game browser is poked.

 

You need to patch it up to use a P2P type network now, may be similar for BF:V




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  Reply # 1654783 19-Oct-2016 22:03
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Wow, I have just found the following server in Australia and successfully managed to connect to it, at least we can confirm the problem is not client side then

 

 

 

https://www.gametracker.com/server_info/gryphen.no-ip.org:15567/

 

 

 

Notably this guy wrote the following post on the 10th of October..

 

Once you have installed Battlefield Vietnam and updated it to Version 1.21, you will need to either change your DNS or your hosts file so that the gamespy points towards QTracker.

This is needed because of course gamespy has been turned off for this game.

https://www.qtracker.com/master-gamespy-hostfile.php outlines the changes you need to make.

Please be aware you don't need to change them all, just the Battlefield Vietnam ones.

simplest one is to make the HOSTS file changes by adding

65.112.87.186  bfvietnam.available.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  bfvietnam.master.gamespy.com
65.112.87.186  bfvietnam.ms0.gamespy.com

Once you've added those and restarted your machine it should be fine.

 

I guess I'm not the only one with nostalgic feelings for BFV :)

 

 





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  Reply # 1654800 19-Oct-2016 22:29
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little-nz is version 1.2 so wont work with a 1.21 client.

 

strangely on a windows dedicated server under "general tab" at the bottom right needs to be set at "local network" and not internet to be accessable from net

 

 


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