Before you read anything else, read this! I am aware of the BF2 server manager program that doesn't allow you to customize your server whatsoever.
I and one of my friends want to do a 1 vs 1 match. I simply want to start up a private server, where we can fight each other. Is there any 3rd party server manager that I could get that would allow me to create a customized server that runs on my pc? I mean, EA is an evil company and all, but I didn't think that they were that evil.
You could just start a Conquest game, tell your friend you IP, then he can join your 'server' through your IP address. I know it's not the best, but it works.
just create a game and set a password , or set up a lan and give him the ip address
How could he connect to my IP address? You can't do that with BF2. The "connect to IP" is for team speak.