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Battlefield Vietnam Files & Guide
Battlefield Vietnam Help & Guide
Install the game.
Obviously we can't move forward if the game has not been installed. Go ahead and install the best game ever so we can move on!
Patch the game.
Once it has been installed, you will need to patch your game to our server version. If your game is V1.2 you will need to patch to V1.21 in order to join us. Most Battlefield Vietnam games are V1.2 at install, basically any BFV game that has 4 discs (Redux Version) and often the three disc version are standard at V1.2. If you have a V1.1 game, it's best to get in touch with us.
Once you have it downloaded, run it like a normal application and follow the prompts. It will then patch your game to V1.21. If by chance your game is any version other than V1.2 from the start, it will tell you what version it is and thus you will need a different patch. Please contact us if that is the case.
Got that NO-CD Crack?
So updates to Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10 have broken the normal way to run Battlefield Vietnam. That way is the old fashioned original disc inserted into the CD Drive. BFV was not the only game hit with this securom issue. Thus the only way forward is to make use of a NO-CD Crack. It is absolutely important to note that the no-cd crack being used matches your installed game version. So if you intend on staying on V1.2 you have to source a V1.2 no-cd crack. Otherwise you'll find the V1.21 no-cd crack below.
Installing the no-cd crack is an absolute breeze. I mean that literally. So once you've downloaded it, unzip it using WinRar or 7zip. Once extracted, and provided yo have not renamed it, you will have a folder titled "bfvietnam-v1.21-patched". Go into this folder and you will have the following files: "Mods", "BfVietnam" & "Simple". Copy the "Mods" folder & the "BfVietnam" file and navigate to your Battlefield Vietnam directory.
Your game directory, if you have not installed it anywhere else that is not default, should be in one of the following locations depending upon whether you have a 32-bit Windows or a 64-Bit Windows:
If you have a 64-bit Windows, you will have the Program Files (x86) folder and that is where your game directory will be located. If you have 32-bit Windows then you will only have the Program Files folder thus that is where you need to go. So once you have found where your game directory is, go right into it so you can see all the files. You will know you're in the right directory when you see the two files we copied earlier on - the "Mods" folder & the "BfVietnam" file. So once you are inside this directory paste the copied files and it will ask you if you want to replace existing files. You must allow it to replace the files.
Step 4. Almost done!
Once that has been done, you must delete any shortcut you or the game may have created earlier on and create a new shortcut using the "BfVietnam" file we just placed inside the game directory. Once that is done, launch your game and enjoy!
Click here for the offical Battlefield Vietnam game manual in PDF format. If you want to skip all that reading here is a short TL:DR version:
Most controls will be the same as many FPS games. Mouse for moving your view, WASD for moving, left mouse to shoot, right mouse for Aiming Down Sights/zooming in/alternative fire.
Battlefield Vietnam does, however, have some controls you might not be used to.
E - getting into vehicles/emplacements.
G - Picking up stuff from the ground, such as the NVA mobile spawn, a weapon kit dropped by a dead player or placed explosives.
K - Chat to everyone on the server.
L - Chat to just your team.
F keys - At the top of your screen you will see commands linked to F keys, press the appropriate F key for the option you want.
Switching weapons with the mouse wheel - Scroll to the weapon you want and then press left mouse button. (You can also use the number keys)
Switching seats - Use the number keys, if the seat is red on the icon at the bottom it is occupied.
Q - See the distance/location of flags, teammates and placed friendly explosives. (I suggest you do this every game, or you might get some upset players when you run over their mines)
Tab - View the scoreboard.
Insert - View the map order.
M - Open up the map.
N - Change the minimap zoom level.
Z - Go prone.
Ctrl - Crouch
` or ~ - open the console.
Left shift - Walk. (If you find a use for this, let me know. It will take you forever to get anywhere)
Space - jump
C - Change camera view in vehicles.
0 - Open the radio.
9 - Parachute
Also, here are some unique mechanisms regarding vehicles or tools:
Wrench/ratchet - Repairs damaged vehicles/emplacements and apparently trees…(don’t ask)
Blowtorch - Damages vehicles/emplacements. (Don’t forget to run once it’s fully damaged…)
Bouncing betty - Will pop up and explode when triggered by movement. (hide round a corner if possible)
Claymore - (will explode when triggered by movement or manually)
Pungi sticks - Will instantly kill or deal a lot of damage if stepped on.
Caltrops - Deal a little damage but multiple times. (If you see them on stairs find another route…)
Landmines - Will explode when a vehicle passes over them. (Not triggered by infantry, don’t place them in tunnels unless you want strange looks)
Time bombs - Will explode after 10 seconds. Hold right mouse button to set the time manually.
C4 - Throw with left mouse, use right mouse to get the detonator or press the C4 key again.
Mortar - Deploy at your location with left mouse, press E to use it.
Binoculars - Aim at a location with right mouse then press left mouse. This will give artillery line of sight for 1 minute or until you die. Players on artillery can switch between targets with the mouse wheel. The Loach has this as an alternative fire option.
Airlifting - The Huey and ACH(Chinook) both have ropes for hooking onto US vehicles. Hold right mouse to deploy the rope, then hover it above the vehicle you wish to pick up until the light goes green. Once done, you can let go of the right mouse button until you want to drop the target, which you can do by pressing right mouse again. The player being airlifted should not move as this will cause them to get dropped.