I have noticed a problem with battlefield SF, whenever I play a map (seems to only be night maps) either offline or on, my game seems to radomly crash. I have a good computer which never crashed on BF2, but it crashes on SF, even though I have the graphics on medium. When the game crashes the sound either stops or endlessy repeats, with the image frozen. This happens multiple times, and sometimes the game recovers on it's own. But when it doesn't recover I press CONTROL+ALT+DELETE, and then the screen turns blue and the com stops working and I have to reset it.
Does anyone know how to fix this, or had simaler problems? Lowering the graphics settings was the only fix I tried, and it lengthened the time between crashes from 1 minute to about half an hour on the night maps.
I have the same exact problem!
Do you have NORTON? I checked my activity log immediately after my last crash and it showed that Norton was updating WORM definitions followed by NDIS FILTERING(?).
I have tried to all but turn off my NORTON, but the thought of leaving my comp vunerable scares the crap outta me.
Someone please shed some light.
Microsoft Windows XP Professional AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+ 2210.0 1 gig RAM RADEON X800 XT Platinum
I have an ATI graphics card in my computer, and I belive that I read somewhere that ATIs dont work with BF2 for some reason. I upgraded it a mounth ago, but I didn't play BF2 for the past 3 mounths, untill yesterday. It worked well with FEAR (on highest settings), which was the reason why I bought the card (to allow me to play the game). I think I do have a virus blocker, for every time I go to fun to run the game a popup asks "do you want to allow BF2 to acess the internet? YES/NO". It worked OK for a while while I played Iron Gator online, but then we switched to a night map and it crashed as I drove a car bomb into a enemy squad I never got to blow it up and kill them :(.
Anyone have any ideas about the ATI/RADEONs? I think those two types don't work on BF2, but I may be wrong. I'm send an e-mail to EA as soon as I get home from school.
the ati graphics cards that this game supports are. radeon 9500. 9550. 9600 .9800. x800 pro. x800 xt platinum edition. 9700. 8500. x300. or newer ATI RADEON cards. the card thet i have is a ati radeon 9600 pro.and it does fine
It mighttt tbe xfire cause some people, like me :) have problems wiht xfire. It could also be zone alarm. Make sure to disable that. IT SHOULD be in the lower right corner with programs, its like a Z A right click it and press disable. Oh yah if it IS xfire log off.
It there any way to find out what kind of card you have in your computer (maybe by using a DOS prompt?) other than opening the computer to find out. My computer has a lot of sensative components and some parts that were hard to get in. And the case is connected to everything under my computer desk, so it would be a pain to rewire.
By the way guys, thanks for responding to this thread, most of the time things in here never get even one reply.:nodding:
Ok Delta ... Let's start at the begining .... Right off the bat ... I think it may be a heat issue with your card. But that is just hearing what you said ... This game has a tendency to heat up cards fast. Systems too. Or because the game is soo demanding on resources, this could be a ram issue. Now you want to find out your vid card. Simple enough M8. 1) Click START 2) Click RUN 3) In the box type in dxdiag 4)Hit enter After this is done getting all the info. You can poke around in the tabs at the top. One of them is labled display i believe. It should tell you exactly what card you have( hold on going to test this: input annoying jeopardy theme here ). Sorry to keep you waiting. Yes that is correct .. so go ahead and do that. Now on the main tab you can click at the bottom to save the information. You can do that too ... I have the following running on my systems ( i have two different systems both almost exact except for processor and antivirus and vid cards): ZoneAlarm Pro ( on both) McAfee (on one) Nortons (on the other) xfire ( on both) I have not had any issues running the game on either pc. PC 1 p4 3.0 800 fsb HT 1 gig of kingston x800 pro 256 ( running omega drivers) PC 2 p4 2.26 533 fsb 1 gig kingston 9600 xt 256 ( running omega drivers) Both systems run the game Flawlessly. Now i know that may be hard to believe for some of you. But i wouldn't tell you that if it didn't. I have nothing to gain by it. I am a nut when it comes to keeping the insides of my case and fans clean. You may want to get a monitoring software to check temps. You would be amazed at how high the temps can get. Not to mention, dependant on your agp settings for your card and your aa or af settings, that could also be slamming your card with more than what it can handle. Now also in some cases you will say " but my card is brand new top of the line", the problem there is, there is no guarantees that the card itsef isn't defective in some manner. Anthony-john-wanhulio-ramerez Smith ( or whatever other name you would like to give to the worker on the line that day your card came through) could have missed a spot on the card or sneezed on it. Making it have an issue. PC gaming is not for the faint of heart nor is it for the weak of pocket ..LOL Hope this helps ... get back to me soon ... and we can progress further.
Another way to find your info is START - ALL PROGRAMS - EA FOLDER - EASY INFO Give it a second and your info will pop up
What version of NORTON are you running?
Heres the info that popped up:
I have Windows XP Home Edition with service pack 2 1023.5 Mb of RAM A processer speed of 1989.7 Direct X version 9.0c a RADEON x700 pro 256 display memory
All of these are above the amount required by the game. However, another thing I have noticed is that whenever the game slows down or freezes for a bit, my computers starts sounding like a jet turbine for about 10 seconds. That happens fairly often in other circumstances, but I have ignored it untill now, thinking it was the disc being read or the hard drive getting data. Actually, come to think of it, this same problem happened when I first got the game (BF2). Maybe this has something to do with my lack of fans, for I have almost never bulit a computer powerfull enough to need them, except for maybe the ones I started out with. Can someone tell me how to figure out how hot my machine runs at its normal speed (like right now, or when I play flash games, you know, low power stuff). This computer used to have an alarm in it to tell me it got too hot but that got put in our newer computer.
I'm running a Netdefense firewall that I got for 20 bucks (too cheap for a real one). I have viratually no idea about how this computer is supposed to work becasue it is an e-machine that has been heavily modified by my dad to turn it into a good gaming rig for me, so there is no "customer support except for what he knows. I asked him and he has no clue as to what can be wrong, for it is a very dependable machine when it's not playing high-power games. I hope to get this fixed soon so I can play BF2 SF this weekend. Thanks for your time.