⑤ Apply OpenSpy Patches

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to apply the patches.

OpenSpy is an open-source GameSpy clone which aims to provide 100% compatibility with GameSpy games. Reclamation is the core BF2142 community that utilises the OpenSpy master server.

Apart from Openspy - Reclamation, there are other master servers and communities as well. To name a few, we have NovGames, PlayBF2142 and MAGMA. OpenSpy - Reclamation, however, offers the most long-lasting and stable service with a large and active community for support. In this tutorial, we will focus on getting our game to work with OpenSpy.

A master server is a server that holds the database of your login credentials and soldier data. It game servers to the server browser, while in return a game server regularly reports the player's in-game progress to the master server.

Installing OpenSpy patches to the game forces the game to connect through OpenSpy instead of the dead GameSpy. This allows the game to work again, especially for the login and online part, after GameSpy shutdown in June 2014.

About OpenSpy - Reclamation

  • Gadgets: All gadget items are unlocked

  • Playerbase: 10+ players on weekdays, 30+ at weekends

  • Servers: Reclamation EU, Reclamation US

  • Community: Reclamation Discord, English-speaking

  • Gamemodes: Conquest, Conquest Coop, Titan

  • ​Requirements: Install OpenSpy patches via BF2142 Hub

  • Requirements: Install Reclamation Map Pack or maps that the server is currently running upon via BF2142 Hub

You do not have to play on ranked servers to rank up because you are given all the unlocks right from the start. This provides a very ideal setting for grinding bots on a Project Remaster's Conquest Coop (Solo/LAN/Multi) game.

Apply the OpenSpy Patches

​Before proceeding to patch your game, you are strongly advised to backup the following files in your game folder: BF2142.exe, RendDX9.dll.

  1. Right-click the BF2142 Hub shortcut on your desktop. Click Properties. In the Compatibility tab, enable Run this program as an administrator. Click Apply and then click OK.

  2. Double-click the shortcut to run the app.

  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. Under the Help (question mark icon) tab, check whether the GamePath is pointed to the correct destination or not. If that is not the case, click the gear icon to locate your game folder.

  5. Select OpenSpy from the Redirects* drop-down menu. Click the Install button.

  6. Click Yes when the dialogue Are you sure you want to patch the game? pops up.

  7. Click Confirm when the dialogue Patch completed, Enjoy! pops up.

  8. Make sure the checkmarks for Patch 1.51, BF2142.exe, RendDX9.d, RendDX9ori.dll are all green after the patching process. If that is not the case, repeat from step 5.

Installing the Reclamation Map Pack

The Reclamation Community operates 2 multiplayer servers, with both running their modified version of maps. In order to play on their public servers, you will have to install their map pack or the map that the server is currently running on.

The following steps are optional as they are only required if you want to play on Reclamation's multiplayer servers.

Installing the complete pack

  1. Under the Download tab, double-click on BF2142 MapPack v1.0. The app will then open up your browser and navigate to the download link of the pack. Download 2142_MapPack_v1.zip (bf2142.ddns.net, 3.9GB).

  2. Once the download is completed, click the MapPack Installer * button and select the downloaded .zip file.

  3. A command-line window will pop up. The window will be closed once the installation is completed.

  4. If everything looks good, close the app.

Installing individual maps

There is an option to download the maps individually. To do so, you may refer to the following instructions:

  1. In the Download tab, click Individual Maps.

  2. Select the maps that you want to download from the Available Maps box and click >>.

  3. To uninstall a map, select the map from the Installed Maps box and click <<.

Reclamation servers are , but are run on a set of modified maps. The downloaded maps are installed to the /mods/bf2142/Levels folder.

To explore and switch between different master servers, it is better to use BF2142 Unlocker. But let's stick with OpenSpy at the moment until we get a more thorough understanding of how the game works.

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