Ok, so I have done some searching and have come up with nothing. Most answers are that people are trying to run BF2 on a Vista laptop with incompatible specs; I know that is not my case.
I have installed BF2 and updated to 1.41 as well as set the program to run as admin and in compatibility mode for XP SP2. When I launch the game it displays the splash screen then goes to a blank black screen and stays there. No idea what it is doing.
System specs are as follows:
Windows Vista Business Antec 900 Ultra 500W V-Series Modular PSU ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless AMD Windsor 3.0Ghz Athlon X2 3Gb Dual Channel Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800Mhz Nvidia GeForce 7950GX2 512MB Single Slot SLI 17" Samsung Syncmaster @ 1280x1024 250GB 3.0Gb/s WD SATA HDD
I have seen a couple people with this issue. Just from reading it, it sounds like it hangs up while it's trying to load something (probably graphic related). That being said, to reset all settings to default, you can delete the 'profiles' folder out of the Battlefield 2 directory in 'My Documents'.
At least give it a try and post back if it worked or not.
Would I need to try resetting them to default if I was never even able to load or change the settings to begin with?
did you right click on the BF2 icon and set it to admn right???
cdogmn;4133450did you right click on the BF2 icon and set it to admn right???
Yep, set it to run as admin.
ok, is BF2 listed in your firewall? and did you updated your punkbuster, and make sure that both the punkbuster a and b is also listed in your firewall??
I got it working. When the screen went black for me I would normally get impatient, check task mgr, and then close the app as it was listed as not responding. Well, I tried deleting the 'profiles' folder inside My Docs/BF2/ and it just acted the same way. I then followed other directions to delete all of the contents from the My Docs/BF2/ directory. However, this time I let it load while I was eating lunch and to my surprise it loaded up. I don't know if it was due to the fact that I waited longer, or more so if I was being too impatient for it to load originally. I'm thinking the latter. It is sometimes typical for a resource heavy application to not respond if you check the tsk mgr. At any rate, its running crisp and clean on High settings. No problems at all thus far.
I still need to configure my router and/or windows firewall; I was on my lunch break so didn't have much time to fiddle with it.
quick question for you, in your motherboard bios is it set to 256 mb???AGP
idk, i will have to check, but i would imagine not since my mobo does not have any agp slots, only PCIe.