its a patch in the same way that the systems patch cod 1.5b was a patch. The 'real' patch, one like the type of 'patch' we all know from the COD series, will come early 2006. this one, like the type of patches which have gone before, will include new maps, and will include PunkBuster as a full version upgrade, and not the half increment of this 'systems patch'.
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27th October 2005
What's this patch do? I've never had any problems running or playing COD2 in any fashion. If PB or some similar anti-cheat is on the patch then it makes sense...if not??
This patch probably fixes some bugs for all players that have problems with running the game properly.
No the patch makes it so some special intel proc run the game better.
Well I guess that s it.
FileFront ftw! :p http://callofduty.filefront.com/file/CoD2_Intel_Patch;53335
Yes it improves the performance on Intel processors.