2. Installing v1.51 Patch

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to install v1.51 patch.
You may skip this step if your game is already patched to the final version, i.e., v1.51. Whenever you're unsure about your game's version, launch the game and you will see the version string near the bottom right corner of the login box.
It's necessary to patch the game to version v1.51 because:
  • It officially removes DRM.
  • It adds Northern Strike (expansion pack) content to the game.
  • It contains various bug fixes and additional features.
  • It's the required version for most existing master servers (e.g., OpenSpy), game servers (e.g., Reclamation) and mods (e.g., Project Remaster).
What is DRM?
DRM is a kind of anti-piracy measure. When the game was first released in 2005, players had to launch the game with their game discs to verify their premium identity and play online.
What's special about this installer is that it will completely update your game to v1.51 (i.e., the final version of the game) regardless of the game version or edition that is installed on your system.
In simpler words, this fan-made installer can patch your game directly to v1.51 , regardless of whether your game is at v1.00, v1.01 or v1.50, or whether you have the Standard Edition or the Deluxe Edition installed.
This is in contrast with the official updater, which can only be applied incrementally, or to be exact, version by version (i.e., v1.00 / v1.01 -> v1.50 -> v1.51). By abstracting those intermediate steps, this new installer makes updating the game to the latest version much more user-friendly and straightforward.

Procedures

  1. 1.
    Download BF2142_Update_1.51_Full.exe.
  2. 2.
    Double-click to run it. It may take a while for it to start. Please be patient.
  3. 3.
    Click Yes when the dialogue Do you want to allow this app from an unknown publisher to make changes to your device? pops up.
  4. 4.
    ​Click More Info and then Run Anyway if the dialogue Windows Protected Your PC (Windows Defender SmartScreen) pops up.
  5. 5.
    Follow the wizard instructions to complete the installation.​ [See Remarks]
Step 5: The patch installer will automatically locate the game folder for you even if you didn't install the game to the default path. That's because the game path has already become a variable in your system registry.

Downloads

Primary Sources
Alternative Sources
This installer is fan-made, which means you might receive virus warnings as it comes from a third-party, "untrusted" source or author. If you're worried about the safety of these files, consider using mirrored official installers from alternative sources.
The comment section and the number of downloads can serve as useful indicators to assess whether a file is safe or not.
BF2142_Update_1.51_Full.exe (ModDB, 2.3 GB)
Battlefield 2142 Update v1.51 (Full) file
Mod DB
Source: ModDB.com [Last Checked in Dec 2023]
[MIRROR] BF2142_Update_1.51_Full.exe (Google Drive, 2.3 GB)
BF2142_Update_1.51_Full.exe
Google Docs
Source: GetBF2142.net [Last Checked in Dec 2023]
The installers provided here are mirrored from official sites before shutdown. To update the game to the latest version, start by installing the v1.50 patch and then proceed with the v1.51 patch. It's important not to mix up the order; otherwise, you'll need to reinstall the entire game from the beginning.
The v1.50 patch is designed to update the game from v1.00 or v1.01 to v1.50. Meanwhile, the v1.51 patch specifically updates the game from v1.50 to v1.51.
It's crucial not to mix up the installation order. Ensure the correct sequence starts by installing the v1.50 patch followed by the v1.51 patch.
BF2142_Update_1.50.exe (ModDB, 523 MB)
Battlefield 2142 Update 1.50 file
Mod DB
Source: ModDB.com [Last Checked in Dec 2023]
BF2142_Patch_1.51.exe (ModDB, 1.95 GB)
Battlefield 2142 v1.51 Patch (Final) file
Mod DB
Source: ModDB.com [Last Checked in Dec 2023]

Patch Content

v1.51 is the latest and final patch for Battlefield 2142. It adds the Northern Strike expansion for free, numerous bug fixes and four new maps: Strike at Karkand, Operation Blue Pearl, Yellow Knife, and Molokai.

Features

  • Added Operation Blue Pearl by Bjorn Sundell with special thanks to Jason Brice for lightmaps and finishing.
  • Added Yellow Knife, Molokai and Strike at Karkand 2142 maps made by Jason Brice.
  • Added support for the Novint Falcon controller.

Fixes

  • Added extra account security fixes.
  • Added fix for Nvidia drivers to solve the Tinnitus visual effect.
  • Hit detection bug fix: Changed so that latency compensation history takes correct stored positions from the buffer.
  • Updated as_titan_wake.tweak to allow for two attack choppers instead of the one previously allowed.