Ok guys, this solved my problem where I clicked on the shortcut to launch the game, the game screen would come up for a couple seconds, then I would get dumped back to the desktop. Go to C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Settings edit the VideoDefault.con file in there using Wordpad or Notepad. Here's the important line: renderer.allowAllRefreshRates 0 change this line to read renderer.allowAllRefreshRates 1 Save the file, re-start the game....voila! Should work. My guess is that with the value set to 0, it didn't like the fact that the vertical refresh rate of my system was set to 85hz. So, by changing the value to 1, it would accept any refresh rate. Enjoy!