When my computer is rebooted and fresh... COD2 takes about 10 minutes to start up.. if i press ctrl+alt+delete, it shows that the game is not responding, but i learned that you have to wait for about 10 minutes... this problem is really getting on my nerves... anyone know how to fix it? Help greatly appreciated!
18th November 2004
It's definitely not supposed to take 10 minutes to load up. It doesn't even take a minute for me, and I don't have a very good computer. Post your system specs.
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack2
Hewlett-Packard Pavilion Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz 2.80 GHz, 512 MB of RAM
Is that what you are looking for?
18th November 2004
Doesn't look like any of that is the problem...I use 512MB RAM myself, and my processor is 2.17GHz. What video card do you have?
Name: RADEON X300 Series Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc ..
The game works perfectly.. but its just that when the computer is refreshed or rebooted .. the first time i put COD2 up .. it takes about 10 minutes to respond .. once it responds... everything is good .. and if i close out of it .. and go back to it another time, the game responds in less than 30 seconds.. I only have to wait about 10 minutes the first time i open up the game .. and its irritating me =/..
When you start up COD2, it has to configure a whole host of internet protocols for MP connection. This, depending on your setup, takes varying degrees of time.
I woudl suspect that there are 3 things causing this slow configuration:
512 of RAM - COD2 really requires a minimum of 1 GIG to work properly. The time is coming when 1 GIG is going to be the minimum stated on boxes (just look at GRAW - which has this already).
Win Media Edition - this is not optimised for gaming, and its version of DirectX is not a full edition, even if you install DX from the game. This will slow down configuration time
Routers - these take varying degrees of time to configure themselves. Some routers are faster than others. Some of the cheaper ones will take a long time to configure the 15 layers of internet protocol used when gaming.
Small test you could try: disconnect from the internet and reboot your machine. Then start COD2 MP, and see how long it takes to start up. If its instant, then you know its the internet configuration that is taking its time.
I just tested it and it still takes a while for COD2 to start up reguardless that my internet connection is disconnected ... also, i dont have a router... any other suggestions?
Sorry if this is an old topic but I've been looking for ages for an answer and found it. Essentially, your multiplayer will sometimes be slow to start up through a router. This is because COD2 is looking on your router for your IP's DNS addresses. It can't find them so then goes onto the modem itself where it finds them. If, like me, you had your router set to 'automatically find my ISP's DNS addresses,' this takes ages. What you need to do is get the DNS addresses off your ISP and manually enter them into your router in its admin area. You can usually find the DNS addresses by going to your ISP's website and searching for DNS (you may have to log in as a member on your ISP's website,but you should be able to find them in any case). After this, instead of taking about 60 seconds to load, it took me about 4 seconds because COD2 MP is no longer trying to find out my ISP's DNS addresses.
Did anyone have success with this problem. I used cod2 for months without any problems. Now I am having the startup lag for some reason. It take forever to startup and load maps. Once I'm playing it seems to do OK (although it is slower than in the past). I tried the DNS address too and that didn't work. Please help