I'm sure this has probably been brought up before, but I couldn't find the thread I thought I'd seen. When I hit join server it proceeds as normal until it reaches the splash screen for whatever map is currently up, then after about 0.5 a second of that screen it just grays out, the game is still running, but it won't go anywhere. I tried the old trusty rebooting and reinstalling the game once. I was able to join MP games after reinstalling the game, only once. When I returned to play again the same problem. ?
I'm running with a nVidia Fx 5500, 1GB mem, 3.2 Ghz pentium IV processor and with Win XP Media Center. I already checked my drivers.
xp media center?? your machine specs sound ok to run on LOW settings--- but im not familiar with this xp media center thing---you might need to change some settings in that to get to work--- how do all your other games play?
I'm actually running on the upper mid range settings, and my other games have no problems at all that I've noticed.
DX7 or 9?
I have "exactly" the same problem as iff_delta. When i've clicked on a server to join, its starts to load, hits the splash screen and then just goes black and throws a wobbler, no error mesage or nothing. It started happening the same way too. At first mp was fine n' dandy, then it started the black screen thing. To get it working again I had to do a complete re-install of COD2 even though sp was still working. Now its happened again and i'm gonna have to re-install it (again) :( Even though mp is messed up, sp works perfectly. I can run it @ 1024x768, Dx9, graphics settings maxd out with anistropic filtering and x2 AA and still get a decent framerate with no crashes or freezes, so no problems there. The only changes I made to COD2 was install some sp mods: wcp_realism, wcp_tracer and a blood mod. I've even tried removing all mp and sp mods, but the problem is still there, (perfect modded sp, but messed up mp). Oh, the only other thing I changed was set "hunkmegs to 512mb" for both sp and mp, sp seems happy with it. Plus, when I re-installed COD2 again it had saved the old "hunkmegs config" and mp worked, so its not changing the hunkmegs thats causing the problem. So, maybe the problem is either a bug with COD2 (hopfully a patch will sort it) or the mods are causing or have caused the problem. the sp and mp mods I use are very popular, but this problem dosn't seem that popular, so maybe it not the mods... i dunno... I've never had a problem with COD or UO like this before. If anyone else has this problem, post an let us know, it may very well be a bug within COD2. My Specs: Win XP sp2, 3.6ghz P4, Ati x8oo xt platinum, 1gb corsair twinx, abit IC7-MAX3 mobo, creative audigy 2.
iff_delta have u installed any mods or played with your mp config at all??? If you havn't then i'll know it might not be the sp mods I use.
I've found out what the problem is.. :) I thought i'd try loading mp an again just to see if i could join a server. I got the same black screen again, so (just out of curiosity) i pressed the console key just to see if it'd work (and it did) so COD2 wasn't frozen. I typed in "killserver" to take me back to the title screen, and what should be waiting for me but a nice helpful error message: "unpure client detected. invalid IWO files referenced! C:\ program files\activision\ call of duty 2\ main\ iw_06.iwd. So, i copied the file "iw_06.iwd" from my cod2 installation dvd, pasted it into the the main folder in the cod directory, started multiplayer, joined a server an Bingo!! it worked... :) Quite what had corrupted the iw_06.iwd file im not sure.... Hmmm Only my third post and ive solved a problem (i hope) :) I'm a bit pleased with myself now..
Cool, I'll try that out, I got back today and read your posts thanks.
Delta, if you do try the way I solved the problem could post here just to let me know it worked please. And if its possible, could you say if it was the iw_06.iwd file that was sausing the problem?? i'm just curious..
Yes, I did exactly what you suggested and it works great now. The iwd_06 file is the file which contains the COD2 sound files. I like to modify my sounds, and with the unmodified version it works.