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Posted: 9/22/2005 6:36:13 PM EDT
So I downloaded the Battlefield 2 Demo tonight. I try to run it. I double click on the desktop shortcut, the screen goes black, flickers back and forth between a light black and a dark black. Then it just puts me right back at my desktop and nothing else happens. Has anyone else had this problem? How do I fix it? Thanks guys. -Mike.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:38:08 PM EDT
Need hardware stats.

Game is rather heavy on system resources, and you need a pretty decent rig to run it, and the game only supports certain vid cards.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:40:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 6:41:09 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By purplecheese:
Need hardware stats.

Game is rather heavy on system resources, and you need a pretty decent rig to run it, and the game only supports certain vid cards.



+1 need more info on your system.

Your vid card probaly cant hack it.

BEst place to ask the question would be here though Click here
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:40:21 PM EDT
This presents a fine opportunity to introduce to you the arfcom wargaming forum. Enjoy.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:40:34 PM EDT
hahah go EA
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:41:50 PM EDT
It's a Dell 8100. I know, it's ancient. I did put a new video card in it though. I THINK it was a Radion 9000 or 92000. Man, I'm a complete brainfarter when it comes to computers. I think I might need more RAM. I know I have 128MB right now.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:42:02 PM EDT
Happens with all games from time to time, it's probably a video driver issue or some other driver like DirectX or something. Just reinstall or upgrade all your drivers
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:42:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 6:45:23 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By hickboy:
It's a Dell 8100. I know, it's ancient. I did put a new video card in it though. I THINK it was a Radion 9000 or 92000. Man, I'm a complete brainfarter when it comes to computers. I think I might need more RAM. I know I have 128MB right now.



Your comp aint probably gonna take it no matter what you do. What you got a Pentium3?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:43:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By hickboy:
It's a Dell 8100. I know, it's ancient. I did put a new video card in it though. I THINK it was a Radion 9000 or 92000. Man, I'm a complete brainfarter when it comes to computers. I think I might need more RAM. I know I have 128MB right now.



Your copmp aint gonna take it no matter what you do. What you got a Pentium3?



128MB ram? I think the Min is 256 and that'll take hours to load up.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:46:42 PM EDT
Is BF2 anywhere near as shitty as BF1942 was? That game was so poorly done it blew my mind, is the new one worth looking into? I haven't played games in probably a year, but I did love the BF1942 gameplay, the engine was just TERRIBLE.

BF1942 barely ran on anything top of the line when it came out. That engine was just crap. I would assume you'd need at least 2GHz and 256MB of RAM with a decent video car to pull off the new version.

At least I'm on topic while hi-jacking your thread.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:46:53 PM EDT
I wonder if it'll run on mine...any opinions?

Pentium 4 2.2GHZ Northwood
1 Gig RAMBUS
Radeon 9550
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:47:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By hickboy:
It's a Dell 8100. I know, it's ancient. I did put a new video card in it though. I THINK it was a Radion 9000 or 92000. Man, I'm a complete brainfarter when it comes to computers. I think I might need more RAM. I know I have 128MB right now.



Your comp aint probably gonna take it no matter what you do. What you got a Pentium3?



Naw, it's a Pentium 4. I guess it doesn't matter though haha. I ain't putting money into it. I turn 18 in less than a month and I'm saving up for a Remmy 700 PSS...
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:47:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 6:48:11 PM EDT by RRTX]
Minimum is 512mb RAM, 128mb video and a 1.7ghz processor
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:48:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:
I wonder if it'll run on mine...any opinions?

Pentium 4 2.2GHZ Northwood
1 Gig RAMBUS
Radeon 9550



I think, though you may want to upgrade your vid card.

from the EA website:

Battlefield 2 has the following minimum requirements. If your computer does not meet these requirements, the game will not run properly if at all.

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Windows XP (32 bit version) with Administrator rights.
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1.7 GHz or faster processor.
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512 MB or more RAM.
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Supported 128 MB video card with the newest manufacturer drivers.
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CD Version, 8x or faster CD/DVD drive.
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DVD version, 8x or faster DVD drive.
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2.3 GB free hard disk space plus space for the Windows swap file and save data.

If you would like to take advantage of the higher detail video settings Battlefield 2 offers, we recommend the following specifications.

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2.4 GHz or faster processor.
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1 GB or more RAM.
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Supported 256 MB video card with the newest manufacturer drivers.

Supported Processors:

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Intel Pentium 4, Xeon, Extreme Edition, Celeron D.
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AMD Athlon XP, Athlon 64, Athlon 64-FX, Sempron.

Supported Video Cards:

ATI Radeon

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X700 (PCIe), X600 (PCIe), X800 XT Platinum Edition, X800 PRO, X300 series.
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9800 series, 9700 series, 9600 series, 9559 (RV350LX), 9500 series, 8500 series.

NVIDIA GeForce

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6600 (PCIe), PCX 5900 (PCIe).
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5800 series (AGP).
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6800 Ultra, 6800 GT, 6800.
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FX 5950 series, FX 5900 series, FX 5700 series.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:50:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hickboy:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By hickboy:
It's a Dell 8100. I know, it's ancient. I did put a new video card in it though. I THINK it was a Radion 9000 or 92000. Man, I'm a complete brainfarter when it comes to computers. I think I might need more RAM. I know I have 128MB right now.



Your comp aint probably gonna take it no matter what you do. What you got a Pentium3?



Naw, it's a Pentium 4. I guess it doesn't matter though haha. I ain't putting money into it. I turn 18 in less than a month and I'm saving up for a Remmy 700 PSS...



Good man.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:50:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:
I wonder if it'll run on mine...any opinions?

Pentium 4 2.2GHZ Northwood
1 Gig RAMBUS
Radeon 9550



Get new vid card or run on low settings. Should be playable and fun though.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:53:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PigGuy:
Is BF2 anywhere near as shitty as BF1942 was? That game was so poorly done it blew my mind, is the new one worth looking into? I haven't played games in probably a year, but I did love the BF1942 gameplay, the engine was just TERRIBLE.

BF1942 barely ran on anything top of the line when it came out. That engine was just crap. I would assume you'd need at least 2GHz and 256MB of RAM with a decent video car to pull off the new version.

At least I'm on topic while hi-jacking your thread.



No worries about hi-jacking my thread. My question was already answered. Consider this thread officially yours.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 6:55:53 PM EDT
Games will have a Min spec on the side of the box.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 7:01:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rhombus:
Games will have a Min spec on the side of the box.



downloaded demo's dont come in a box :-D

i had to upgrade from a gf4 ti4200 for BF2.. I dun got me a nvidia 6600GT
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 7:37:09 PM EDT
Well, I downloaded the demo and played the singleplayer map with 16 bots. Ran pretty smoothly surprisingly enough. Everything that could possibly be turn down was cranked down to low but it still looked mighty purty to me.

I can only imagine what it would look like on a bitchin' rig with maxed out settings
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 8:32:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By roboman:
Well, I downloaded the demo and played the singleplayer map with 16 bots. Ran pretty smoothly surprisingly enough. Everything that could possibly be turn down was cranked down to low but it still looked mighty purty to me.

I can only imagine what it would look like on a bitchin' rig with maxed out settings


I am stil playing the Demo. Play online. Look for the !rd server. I play on ther and use this handle.

I am pretty sure I killed JohnWayne-777 on that server. Either that someone has his exact same handle as here.
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