I've been playing BF2 fine for a few months now & decided to install the latest patch (1.41 full patch) from the following place - EA - Battlefield 2
Now whenever I double click the Icon to start up the game, I get a black screen for around 5 seconds & it crashes to desktop.
I searched the Internet & found the following:
The most common problem with BF2 is that the game crashes to desktop or goes to a black screen when you first launch it. The reason for this is either incompatible hardware (make sure you meet all the minimum specs), or more usually the fact that you're not running at the default Windows XP refresh rate (60Hz). By default the game tries to launch at 800x600@60Hz initially, so your system must be able to run that same resolution and refresh rate, otherwise the game will abort. If you are using any refresh rate override program/method, disable it (e.g. if you're using Refresh Force, click the 'Restore Original Settings' button and apply). Alternatively, see the Advanced Tweaking section of the guide for details on how to set a different startup resolution, in case your graphics card/monitor simply cannot do 800x600@60Hz resolution. Once you've got the game running, you can then change the resolution to suit your taste in the in-game settings, and importantly you can select a higher refresh rate. Then you can reapply any refresh rate override and the game will launch without any problems. To set a non-standard resolution see the Advanced Tweaking section.
I tried changing all my resolution/refresh settings to 1440x900@75hz which is what my monitor is running at, but the same problem happens.
Just for a little extra info here's my PC stats:
OS - Windows XP Media Centre Edition CPU - Intel Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz Video Card - 640mb Nvidia Geforce 8800GTS RAM - 2gb DDR 2 PSU - Thermaltake Toughpower 750W
Hopefully somebody can help me out with this. Thanks in advance.
Big-V;4192364 I tried changing all my resolution/refresh settings to 1440x900@75hz which is what my monitor is running at, but the same problem happens.
You are doing it the wrong way around, you need first to set the game and monitor to standard refresh rate and resolution (even if your monitor is not meant to run at that resolution) to test and see if it is that problem. Set your monitor to 800x600 @60Hz, set the same setting ingame, if it works gradually tweak them both up until you hit a problem.
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you have to change your no-cd file to file that support 1.41.. I had the same problem... at first it works with no problems but after the 1.41 patch installation it go's like that:- running- black screen for 2-3 sec and crush back to desktop. after I puted this file it worked. http://m0001.gamecopyworld.com/games/pc_battlefield_2.shtml#Battlefield%202%20v1.41%20SP%20[ENGLISH]%20No-DVD/Fixed%20EXE choose Battlefield 2 v1.4 SP [ENGLISH] No-CD/Fixed EXE good luck