I found this out in some Brothers in Arms forums a few weeks ago, I thought it might work for BF2 and it did. So I'm here to share it with those of you with framerate issues/overall lag.
It's very simple really. All you have to do is go to your EAGames/Battlefield 2 folder. Find the .exe file labeled "BF2". Rename this file to "BF2*whatever else you want*" where the stuff after BF2 is custom. You could even just put a 1, 2, highframerate, 1337, whatever. Doesn't matter. Just make it so it says something besides BF2.
After this is done, find your launch icon on your desktop (if you have one), go to Properties and adjust the target line to fit the icon you just renamed the standard "BF2" from. Hit apply, and you're done. Your icon for BF2 may or may not change to a blank .exe symbol, and ASE may ask if you uninstalled, but rest assured everything is still where it should be.
"Well what does this do then?" you ask. Put simply, it turns BF2 from a resource and system hog to a regular, stable game. As far as I know it has something to do with Nvidia and ATI creating special "game profiles" that work with the game to "maximize performance" and run special stuff that's directly related to the game. Turns out you don't need any of that. After applying this change, both my copy of BiA and BF2 run at higher FPS's than ever, even with settings upped some. I was playing on a server in Denmark with 64 players with NO LAG!
Hope this helps those of you with framerate issues!:cool:
Wow... I'll have to try it. Does this only apply to BF2 or does it work on BF 1942?
Ya can call me |Mr.OwNaGe|
22nd April 2005
Should work on every game which has profiles assigned in your graphics card profile settings
Point is it doubles FPS. I'm surprised not many people know about it.
Dread thinks I'm a special person
27th July 2004
I want proof of this because it makes absolutely no sense. THe graphics cards companies are neck and neck with each other, they will not create software that slows down the game a hideous amount.
If anything this will get you spotted by punkbuster.
Well, since you use the normal shortcut, would it be possible to use this with a ServerSpy BF1942 server shortcut?
Trojanman190I want proof of this because it makes absolutely no sense. THe graphics cards companies are neck and neck with each other, they will not create software that slows down the game a hideous amount. If anything this will get you spotted by punkbuster.
It won't get "spotted" because it does not alter the game files. All you have to do is rename the shortcut so that Nvidia or ATI cards do not recognize it as one of their "supported games".
It works. At least try it then object?
Besides, it's only running the game on a somewhat more 'light' mode. It doesn't make your character invincible, like cheats or hacks.
Slightly cooler than a n00b
24th July 2005
Just logged in to say this has really worked for me, thx for sharing.
Fear the Bear
23rd February 2005
i tried it, found no differencee so far, but i havent had any lag before anyways :p