The only differnce is with some of the shadows. Some of them are relly chunky, but other than that is fine.
FactionReconI 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:
If this works, I'll kiss you 'till you die. :p
in that case you will only kiss him once :P I am not sure if it worked for me, but i am running these settings: Terrain detail: high effects: medium geometry detail: high textures: medium lighting: low Shadows: low dynamic lighting: low texture filtering: medium view dist. scale: 90% (they were my original settings and i got some lag with that before, and now i get no lag, and actually...i think i had shadows at medium...i am not sure) BUT, seeming it ran silky smooth on them settings, i decided i might bump up the graphics , so i turned on the lighting to medium, and dynamic lighting to medium (i turned everything to medium that was on low setting beforehand, and that is what i am running now, i don't know how smooth it is running but i will have to find out, i will use FRAPS and find out soon, after i have breakfast. I notice on the kubra dam level, when you join a server, you can see the shadows are heaps chunky...but thats not to worry about. This DOES work, and i actually had high doubts as i didnt think changing the .exe file name would do anything, so i thank you for this tip, i wil be sure to spread the word around to anybody in any other forums who play bf2. I will post my system specs now: - GeForce 6600GT 128mb/128bit GPU - Intel P4 3GHz HT CPU - 1024mb Pc3200 DDR400 RAM (2x512) - 17" TFT flatscreen monitor - Logitech X-530 5.1 Surround sound - SB creative audigy 2 - 160GB 7200RPM HDD - 400W PSU - WinXP Office edition (SP2)
sorry i havent gotten my comparison pictures up yet tomorrow they will be up but for the last two days have really limited my recreational time. Anyways about the shadows being chunky that is actually a common occurence on either normal or modified. See the "detail" of the shadows that you see are actually also dependent upon the angel you look at them from. if you keep looking at a single ynamic shadow from like a car and move around you will see that at some points it looks as if it has 16 AA on it and at other times looks like it has -16 AA on it. But that happens on ether mode so it seems to be something about t itself. When I post the pictures We will get a side by side. Oh and is it okay to post a png file or is jpeg better? Its just that imageshack wont really take my Jpeg files becasue of their size. Anyways I havnet notied anything even AF settings seem to be identical nothing really blurred up close.
PNG's please, JPS's, are by nature compressed and will show compression artifacts when you zoom in using a photo editing program, ruining the purpose of the exercise.
well, i dont understand as my BF2 runs at around 60FPS normally at the settings i am at now, which is all at medium and high with no AA and view dist at 90%, but even though it runs between 60-80fps....it occassionally drops to crap all 10's or 12's, mainly as soon as i press the accelerate button in the helicopter, but once i lift off, it goes fine and smooth again...but then i'd be flying along and the next thing i know, my game chugs a bit and i am facing a different direction, then i am lagging like crazy, then it goes normal....so i keep flying, and it does it again....just tiny little framerate drops that slow the game down for about 1-2 seconds, then i face a different direction. Worst case is that i am flying a jet and all of a sudden it just decides to go hell framey for no apparent reason, and as soon as i crash, the game goes back to normal.....WTF IS WITH THIS GAME!!!
I have never exprienced anything like that from my computer, I have, however experienced similar behaviour from certain servers, so are you sure it is computer and not server related?
apocalypse_kidI have never exprienced anything like that from my computer, I have, however experienced similar behaviour from certain servers, so are you sure it is computer and not server related?
It is not either, its ea's slow crappy code. I get the same thing, 1 second 65fps on medium the next 2 or 3 fps:wtf: and naturally Ea has no knowledge about this problem.
Thx alot dude
Here are the files I attached them in through the forums since it was hard to find anyone to actually host them since they are above a meg. Best I can do at the moment sorry if my repeated attempts get on anyone's nerves. Screen 23 is the BF2 modified exe name to reduce lag the screen 24 is without the modifier. Best I can do everyone sorry. I dont have much experience doing this.