Quote sonikglight ()I got this USB bootable from some form
I didn't get that part. Did you get a portable version (or some other version) of Battlefield 1942 which shows the 2560x1080 resolution available in the video options menu? In that case I see two approaches to make this work:
1. Use files from the portable version which works, instead of the files from the Origin version.
Go to the folder where Video.con is (see the linked topic again) and clear the read-only attribute.
Before you replace files, make a backup copy of them.
Then try replacing Origin's bf1942.exe with the one from the version which allows the resolution (portable version or whatever it is). Launch bf1942.exe and see if you can select the resolution and if everything works fine.
Note that this way Battlefield 1942 will no longer work with Origin. It will be more like the retail version. You'll have to start it from a shortcut or some other way. All your settings and mods will still be there. The game may or may not read the CD-key from the same place in the registry. Now this only matters for not getting the "CD-key in use" error message and for preserving the stats at Gametracker.
If replacing just bf1942.exe doesn't work, you can try replacing all the files except those in \Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Settings, \Battlefield 1942\Mods\FH and \Battlefield 1942\Mods\FHSW and try again.
2. Try to make the resolution work on the Origin version.
Maybe the 75Hz refresh rate doesn't work for some reason. If you are not sure, try 60Hz first.
I think the game didn't like the settings in Video.con and the fact that it was read-only and so it may have created a new Video.con file with default contents in My Documents\Battlefield 1942\mods\BF1942\Settings\Profiles\XYZ\. Battlefield 1942 likes to do this sometimes, and then the config files under "My Documents" (or "Documents" or whatever it's called in your Windows version) are used, and the corresponding config files under the game's folder are ignored. So if this is the case, basically you would have to do the same thing with this newly created file, as you did with the other Video.con file, and that way the game will be forced to try to use these settings and not restore default settings. So, make sure you have the "game.setGameDisplayMode 2560 1080 32 60" or "game.setGameDisplayMode 2560 1080 32 75" line in the Video.con file you modified (under the game's folder) and that it is read-only, and then copy this file to My Documents\Battlefield 1942\mods\BF1942\Settings\Profiles\XYZ\ to overwrite that new Video.con file. The read-only attribute should carry over when the file is copied. Then join a server and see what resolution it is at in-game. If this doesn't work, then I think it would mean that the Origin version's bf1942.exe just doesn't support this resolution.
Please report what works and what doesn't.
This is what exactly I had in mind but , i did some Mitch Matching with "Mods\bf1942\Settings" files and at the same time I did not want to ruin my cd key
I have a CD copy of the game i'll try with it before I do some major Mitch Matching with origin copy because, I'm thinking origin is a problem too.
I'll do it and report back here.