my battlefield 2 game WILL NOT WORK!! i load it up, and it gives me a black screen and crashes to the desktop. i think its the video card but i can play games like Doom 3 and Half Life 2 just fine. why would BF2 not support my card? it is an old Nvidia Geforce 4 TI 4600...the paper says i should have a Geforce 5700 or greater...but i would imagine if i am able to play games like HL2 and Doom 3 with the HIGHEST graphics settings... i just dont get it. Please help!!
Yep, you need a new Graphics card. Simple. :p
see before you say your graphics card SHOULD run it look at the supported thingies. There is no fix for your problem other than dishing out cold hard cash ;)
The reason old cards like youres is because the old Gforce 4s don't have shader v1.4 and the game requires a card with shader engine 1.4. Also you posted in the wrong forum, theres a problem and help section that's what its there for, and theres also a search button if you had searched you would have found you're answer without having to post.
Yeah the 4 series doesn't run bf 2 at all.....
Moved, and I 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th the above. it has been made abundantly clear to all that the GF4 is not and never will be supported.
it is quite clear in the DOOM 3 requirements that a GF4 is supported.
GF 4 MX. GF 3. GF 4. GF FX (and higher). Radeon 8500s, 9000s and higher.
And it is quite clear in the BF2 requirements that a GF4 is NOT supported, so why are you complaing?
Now the actual reason is simple. DOOM 3 is a mainly SP game with a little bit of MP added on, so it doesn't matter if the shader effects are not all implemented. BF2, on the other hand, is an MP game, and implementing full shader effects for some players and not others means that some players will haev an unfair advantage. For instance, no hiding in the grass for users, ppl with GF4's wouldn't see the advanced concealement features so anybody hiding in the grass is plainly visible from a distance to a user with a GF4, but not to somebody with the latest geewhihzz 7800 with shader model 1.4. So rather than dumb the effects and game down for users of older vid cards you have to have a vid card capable of shader model 1.4.
Exactly, to all the reasons and examples stated above GeForce 4 Ti 4600 cards won't work. I know because until recently I had one and out of pure desperation and wishful thinking I believed the same thing. It is amazing what you can convince yourself of when you avoiding dropping any more coin for another video card. Yep, I too could run DOOM 3 and Half-Life 2 decently but when it came to BF2......BUY ANOTHER VIDEO CARD!
The upside to all this is one you buy a decent card that supports BF2 imagine what DOOM 3 and Half-Life 2 will run like?:naughty:
no the reason is, EA is a lazy bunch of jerks, in it all for they money. they simply could have made it work for my card, but they are just getting people to buy new Nvidia cards. people like Valve understand this, and make it possible to run games like that even on an old card. http://poptech.blogspot.com/2005/06/battlefield-2-video-card-controversy.html and people with Geforce 4's like me, can play with this pixelshader mod http://forum.game-deception.com/showthread.php?t=7739&page=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;pp=15 its not perfect, but tis a great temporary fix so i can enjoy BF goodness until i can shell out some cash for a new card. BS. i hope EA crashes and Burns. Greedy SOB's.