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How to Upgrade Your Battlezone 1 Experience with the Full Game Installer Patch

Battlezone 1 ( Full Game Installer Patch: Everything You Need to Know


If you are a fan of classic sci-fi strategy games, you probably have heard of Battlezone 1, a game that combines first-person shooter and real-time strategy elements in a futuristic setting. Battlezone 1 was released in 1998 by Activision and received critical acclaim for its innovative gameplay and immersive atmosphere.

Battlezone 1 ( Full Game Installer Patch

However, as time passed, the game became outdated and incompatible with modern computers and operating systems. That's why a group of dedicated fans decided to create an unofficial patch that would fix the game's issues and enhance its features. This patch is called Battlezone 1 ( Full Game Installer Patch, and it is the latest and most comprehensive version available.

In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about this patch, including what it is, how to install it, what's new in it, and why you should give it a try. Let's get started!

What is Battlezone 1?

Battlezone 1 is a game that takes place in an alternate history where the Cold War never ended and the space race escalated into a full-scale war between the United States and the Soviet Union. The game puts you in the role of a commander of a hover tank that can also transform into a construction rig, allowing you to build bases, factories, and units on various planets and moons.

The game has two modes: a single-player campaign that follows the story of the war from both sides, and a multiplayer mode that supports up to eight players online or via LAN. The game also features a mission editor that lets you create your own scenarios and share them with other players.

What is the patch?

The patch is an unofficial update for Battlezone 1 that was created by Ken Miller, one of the original developers of the game, along with other fans and modders. The patch aims to fix the game's problems and improve its features relative to the official 1.4 patch that was released by Activision in 2000.

The patch has been in development since 2010 and has gone through several versions and releases over the years. The latest version, (update 1), was released in December 2014 and is considered to be stable and complete.

Why should you install it?

There are many reasons why you should install the patch for Battlezone 1, but here are some of the main ones:

  • It makes the game run properly on modern computers without needing compatibility settings.

  • It improves the game's graphics and performance by supporting all display resolutions, wide-screen formats, higher color depths, anisotropic texture filtering, multisample anti-aliasing, and more.

  • It fixes a variety of crashes and gameplay bugs that affected the original game.

  • It fixes several multiplayer cheats and exploits that ruined the online experience for many players.

  • It adds new "Very Easy" and "Very Hard" difficulty levels that adjust the AI skill and behavior accordingly.

  • It improves the AI skill, especially at "Hard" and "Very Hard" levels, making the enemies more challenging and realistic.

  • It improves the mission editor by adding new features and options.

  • It supports user-created mission scripts in Lua, a popular scripting language that allows modders to create custom scenarios and gameplay mechanics.

  • It includes many additional assets and content from previous patches, such as large textures, Red Odyssey missions, Ogg Vorbis music pack, enhanced texture pack, etc.

In short, the patch makes Battlezone 1 a much better game than it ever was before.

How to install the patch


To install the patch, you will need:

  • A working copy of Battlezone 1 installed on your computer (either from CD-ROM or digital download).

  • A ZIP file extractor program such as WinRAR or 7-Zip.

  • An internet connection to download the patch files.


To install the patch, follow these steps:

  • Download the latest release of the patch from this website. You will need two files: one for the code changes ( and one for the asset changes (

  • Extract both files into the root folder of your Battlezone 1 installation (usually C:\Program Files\Activision\Battlezone). Overwrite any existing files when prompted.

  • Delete any old assets or patches from your addon folder (such as bzone15.zfs or bzone151.zfs) as they are no longer needed.

  • If you want to use optional features such as enhanced textures or ogg music pack, download them from this website and extract them into your addon folder.

  • Launch the game using bz15227u.exe file (or create a shortcut for it on your desktop).


If you encounter any problems while installing or running the patch, here are some possible solutions:

  • If you get an error message saying "Unable to open file 'bzone15.zfs'", make sure you have deleted any old patches from your addon folder.

  • If you get an error message saying "Unable to open file 'bzone152.zfs'", make sure you have extracted both code and asset files into your root folder correctly.

  • If you get an error message saying "Unable to open file 'bzshell.dll'", make sure you have installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) from this website.

  • If you get an error message saying "Unable to open file 'lua51.dll'", make sure you have installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) from this website.

  • If you experience stuttering or lagging while playing with ogg music pack enabled, try using a different sample rate version (44100 Hz or 48000 Hz) or disable it altogether.

  • If you experience graphical glitches or artifacts while playing with enhanced texture pack enabled, try disabling anisotropic filtering or multisample anti-aliasing in your video options or disable it altogether.

  • If you have any other issues or questions regarding the patch, visit this forum for more information and support.

What's new in the patch

Improved graphics and performance

One of the most noticeable improvements that the patch brings is in terms of graphics and performance. The patch allows you to play Battlezone 1 at any resolution you want, including wide-screen formats such as 16:9 or 16:10. It also supports higher color depths such as 32-bit instead of 16-bit, making the colors more vibrant and realistic.

The patch also enables anisotropic texture filtering and multisample anti-aliasing options in your video settings menu, which improve the quality of textures and edges respectively. These options can make a huge difference in how smooth and sharp your game looks on modern monitors.

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