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Posted: 1/13/2006 9:17:15 PM EDT
sorry for wasting a general discussion post but htis is important

where is the cd key for installing the game???

be specific please. i thought it was with the plastic case, which is at school. my friends looking but cant find the key anywhere. i just reformatted. if anyone has the game, please go look and help me out.

thanks!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:22:41 PM EDT
On the back of the manual!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:27:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
On the back of the manual!



+1 probably at the very top or very bottom
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 9:30:37 PM EDT
thanks! although he called and said he found it just as i was calling him to tell him where to look.

i remember back in july when i got it i couldnt find it either, and when i found it i was like "duh" - just couldnt remember where.....

thanks again!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:19:08 PM EDT
Fresh meat!! I love this game.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:10:07 PM EDT
anyone else notice how this game is probably the best gun porn out there? Realistic handling, damn fine looking weapon models, exotic weapons and sights....second best thing to the real thing is getting to play with it virtually, especially the M4 with aimpoint
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:03:01 AM EDT
I just got the Special Forces addon pack and it rocks!!! Incidently, I had a hard time finding the reg code for the SF addon pack. Weird.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:07:40 AM EDT
Get this,...I thought I wasnt seeing mine either when I picked up the SF expansion. Low and behold I ended up getting the one out of however many that didnt have a cd key printed on the manual.
Went back to wal-mart and told the guy which confirmed it and gave me another copy

I think Im gunna try to install it again for some reason I get a error message something like:

Cannot complete install with BF2.exe application running
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:21:31 AM EDT
I can only play BF2 in single player, damn sat net

Will there be anything new in single player if i get the sf pack?
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:22:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WIgunnut:
Get this,...I thought I wasnt seeing mine either when I picked up the SF expansion. Low and behold I ended up getting the one out of however many that didnt have a cd key printed on the manual.
Went back to wal-mart and told the guy which confirmed it and gave me another copy

I think Im gunna try to install it again for some reason I get a error message something like:

Cannot complete install with BF2.exe application running


Hmmmm that's weird. Have you jumped on the BF2 site to see if this has happened to anyone else playing the game?
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:24:50 AM EDT
You can always hit CTRL+ALT+DEL which brings up the Task Manager and then select the "Processes" tab and kill the BF2.EXE program before installing the addon pack.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:39:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 12:41:50 AM EDT by Mauser101]

Originally Posted By christ0ph:
anyone else notice how this game is probably the best gun porn out there? Realistic handling, damn fine looking weapon models, exotic weapons and sights....second best thing to the real thing is getting to play with it virtually, especially the M4 with aimpoint



You mean with some sort of holographic floating fricking crosshair that you can magically aim while running around and not looking down the sites? I thought Call of Duty would have been the death knell ot crosshairs but apparently I was wrong. There are still plenty of people who have never shot a gun and think you can still hit something while holding a gun at your hip.

Check out the Project Reality Mini Mod if you want to have a good time.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:44:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mauser101:

Originally Posted By christ0ph:
anyone else notice how this game is probably the best gun porn out there? Realistic handling, damn fine looking weapon models, exotic weapons and sights....second best thing to the real thing is getting to play with it virtually, especially the M4 with aimpoint



You mean with some sort of holographic floating fricking crosshair that you can magically aim while running around and not looking down the sites? I thought Call of Duty would have been the death knell ot crosshairs but apparently I was wrong. There are still plenty of people who have never shot a gun and think you can still hit something while holding a gun at your hip.

Check out the Project Reality Mini Mod if you want to have a good time.

Thanks for the 411 I'll check it out.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 4:04:42 AM EDT
Just reinstalled and it went without a hitch...Odd this game is...very odd
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:29:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 8:11:53 AM EDT by Blue_Monkey]

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 8:04:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WIgunnut:
Just reinstalled and it went without a hitch...Odd this game is...very odd

Sweet that's good to hear. Enjoy it, it's a blast to play. :D
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:03:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 11:04:32 AM EDT by christ0ph]

Originally Posted By Mauser101:

Originally Posted By christ0ph:
anyone else notice how this game is probably the best gun porn out there? Realistic handling, damn fine looking weapon models, exotic weapons and sights....second best thing to the real thing is getting to play with it virtually, especially the M4 with aimpoint



You mean with some sort of holographic floating fricking crosshair that you can magically aim while running around and not looking down the sites? I thought Call of Duty would have been the death knell ot crosshairs but apparently I was wrong. There are still plenty of people who have never shot a gun and think you can still hit something while holding a gun at your hip.

Check out the Project Reality Mini Mod if you want to have a good time.




well maybe not that realistic, but come on, it has got to be the best fps that allows you to use iron sights. The POI is realistic enough IMHO, if you shoot from the hip while aiming with the yellow crosshairs your bullets will be in a 5 foot group 5 yards in fornt of you

ETA: also, have you noticed semi auto is damn accurate in this game! I save FA for extreme close combat, semi does the job at all ranges
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 9:39:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By svtfast:
I can only play BF2 in single player, damn sat net



What, can't deal with the 2-second lag?
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 10:04:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 2:57:52 PM EDT by aaronstaple]
To distract posterity from my foolishness, a distractingly hot hacker girl is seen talking on two cell phones at once.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 2:46:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By aaronstaple:
I agree with christ0ph. It's near impossible to hit anything shooting without aiming.

What I really like is that the game has realistic sights that (most of the time) don't block field of view. Most previous games that have realistic sights, let alone any aiming system, completely block out your field of view, which is completely unrealistic. (Most soldiers have two eyes.)

What's unfortunate is that the game is either too easy, or too hard. Every difficulty except the highest is too easy. And the highest is too hard; you spend most of your time doing as Hemingway points out, dieing like a dog for no good reason. And its not so much that its hard, but more than you die randomly a whole lot.

The major missing functionality that causes this problem is squad control. The is forced to be unrealistically easy because basically you have to do everything yourself. Sure, a mysterious voice somewhere says, "We'll cover you," but they really won't. You're about the only person who can reliably shoot at anything, much less advance. Most of the time, taking a building consists of your buddies screwing around while you enter the building unsupported.

The game is breath-takingly realistic in terms of graphics and animation. I'd recommend it to anyone on this basis alone. Unfortunately, you can't seem to shoot through anything--even the an MG42 doesn't seem able to pierce hay bales. Also, you can kill people quite easily by shooting them in the foot. However, they have a tendancy to require several shots to kill as they attempt to crawl away, no matter where you shoot them.

The initial Russian missions are the best, in my opinion. Some in the mid-game missions are rather silly and contrived, in my opinion. A lot of the concepts and vehicles are cool, but not very well-developed. Since no guns have any penetration ability, and most engagements happen at fairly close range, theres little point in using any of the heavier weapons such as the BAR over a SMG.

And what is the world is up with whoever keeps yelling, "I've got a bloody wanker!" I don't want to hear that crap.



MG42? BAR? Are you sure your playing BF2? ;)

I agree about it being too easy or too hard on SP, although MP seemes to level out. And yes I agree too about dying A LOT randomly, mostly because of the damn artillery strikes.

I think the squad systems best feature is the spawn point that follows the leader, thats all I need to get stuff done when playing with people I know.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:59:29 PM EDT
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