Right ok i have purchased BF2 ages ago and havent been able to play it once online EA cant fucking help all they are is aload of drunk spotty teenagers on the other end of the fone that u cant understand so i fort i would ask here basicallty i go to join a server and it freezes on joining server it jst stops i have to shutdown computer manually and re-boot. Single player works fine can play for hours but i want fucking online mode sum1 please help yours truley Spray Saint Angel:mad:
I would die without GF
20th May 2002
Sound like a possible firewall issue, but seeing as you have supplied exactly "0" information about your setup that's all I can really suggest. Try turning off any firewalls, including router firewall and testing, if it does work then open the relevant ports in your firewalls.
SAME PROBLEM... Can someone please help me out? This is driving me absolutely nuts!
I only play mulitplayer BF2 (v1.41) and for some reason my system freezes up for about 20 seconds every 10-15 minutes in which the audio stutters for about 10 seconds and then stutters really fast for the next 10 seconds and then goes back to normal. Obviousyl, my system is getting caught-up somewhere and this "hiccup" is literally killing me. To say the least, I have completely given up flying any aircraft...
This is what I've tried (each separately): 1. turned off all overclocking 2. updated Punk Buster 3. updated RealTek onboard audio drivers 4. changed DX9 audio from Full -> Std -> Basic rendering 5. changed BF2 audio settings from medium -> low 6. changed video settings to medium 7. installed SB Live! audio card (disabled onboard audio) 8. changed EAX settings 9. removed case to allow plenty of cool air flow (my CPU/MB temps never exceed 45C and GPU temps never exceed 55C) 10. disabled 2nd core during gameplay with Windows Task Mgr
I pretty much elimated "audio", "heat" and "video" as causing the problem. My only conclusion is my CPU or memory bottlenecking? I don't get it, cuz this setup should be able to hang in there pretty well. I've read somewhere about disabling Hyper-Threading and/or disabling 2nd core, but I checked the BIOS and don't even see an option to do that. Maybe I'm wrong and this CPU doesn't even have Hyper-Threading? I can't imagine an extra 1GB of RAM is my solution, cuz I have very few startup programs running (I've disabled alot of 3rd party apps from startup) and I disable all unnecessary programs from taskbar.
What gives? Please help! Can I disable HT? Do I need a diff BIOS? Do I just uninstall and dump BF2??? Intel PD 945 3.4 @ 3.7 Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro Asus P5WD2-Premium (BIOS 0709) eVGA 7600GT 256MB ADATA 1GB DDR2 800 (2 x 512MB) WD 250GB SATA 16MB WD 120GB SATA 8MB Thermal Take TR2 430W
To Andrewpm: I highly doubt it's the HT that is causing your issues, most of the cpus today have it. ;) How is your sound set up in the game? Is it on hardware or software? Try swapping the setting in the game and see if it makes any difference. As far as the RAM goes, I know having 2GB makes drastic improvements. Honestly I wish they'd list the minimum requirement for RAM at 1GB, I think it would more accurately represent the gaming experience you get with only that much. Most of us don't find the minimum of anything to be acceptable which is why I'd recommend 2GB. :) I'm sure you did this as well, but since you didn't specifically say... always be sure you're running the latest drivers for your hardware. These newer games seem to be quite particular on the drivers they like. Good luck.
Yeah, I didn't want to spend an extra $150 just to play BF2... I'd rather go and buy 3 more games instead. As much as I like BF2, I'd rather spend money elsewhere. You are probably right, though. From what I can only think of, an exytra 1GB or RAM is the solution. Time to UNINSTALL...
Fear denies faith.
8th May 2006
uninstalling is useless, at least in my case, you'll only have to reinstall everything...