Ok.. so everytime I select the X-FI option in the options menu, then select my quality (Ive tried High and Very High), the game crashes as soon as I hit Apply. Anybody else experience this?
That option is is you have a Creative X-Fi audio card. Do you have one? Are they available yet? I think the X-Fi card is just now becoming available. Please list your full System Specifications. Regards, OneTinSoldier System Specs: Intel 3.4C(C = Northwood Core) on Asus P4C800-E Deluxe(Intel 875P + ICH5R Chipset), Zalman 7000a-Cu HS/Fan, Enermax RG651P-VE 550W PSU, 2 GB Mushkin eXtreme Performance(2-2-2) Dual Channel PC3200 RAM, NEC MultiSync FE2111SB 21" CRT Monitor, Sapphire Radeon X800 XT PE Videocard with v5.8 Catalyst Drivers, DirectX 9.0c, Creative Audigy2 Platinum Soundcard with Creative OpenAL Beta Driver, 250 GB w/8 MB Cache Western Digital HDD, Comcast Cable Internet Connection, WinXP Pro SP2, Nortons Anti-Virus and Personal Firewall 2005
Of course I have one. It ran fine before when I had an audigy2 and still runs fine on my X-fi... just not when X-fi is selected in options. Here is what Im runnning. P4 3.5Ghz Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Mobo ATI X850XT PE 2gigs Corsiar XMS Creative X-Fi 74GB Raptor, Plextor 16x DL DVD-+R, DVD-ROM, 550W Enermax
Pretty similar to the system I'm running. :) I don't know what to think about the problem for certain. The game is still pretty new, that audio card is brand new. I'm interested in getting one because they sound pretty darn cool from the specs and the review I read at Tomshardware. Of course I'd want to know that it's going to work with BF2!! Perhaps you should e-mail EA tech support and let them know about this, and Creative. Could be that the game needs fixing, could be that the driver for the audio card needs fixing, could be be a combination of both. Sorry I can't be of much more help.
Oh yeah, almost forgot. I comes with a patch for Doom 3 that adds X-Fi support. If I get unlazy I might try that out. See if its an X-fi mode problem or something. Anyways, Yeah! I saw your specs and I was all... whoh! Thats just like my system!
OK! For anybody who picks up this card... I think there is a problem when upgrading from another Creative product.... What I did originally was remove the old Audigy card... uninstall old drivers and software.. reboot.. and install the new card. Aparently, the old install leaves behind some registry keys that mess with the X-fi settings. Sooo... I uninstalled the X-fi software... ran driver cleaner pro from http://www.drivercleaner.net then reinstalled. Now It runs like a champ. My framerates are up in BF2 and I have the Ultra High sound quality set. AWESOME! :)
Right on Disarray. :) Glad to hear you got it figured out and that it's awesome. I want one! Hehe.