So, do any of you guys have any experience with omega drivers in relation to BF2 because all of my games seem to work fine with them, even better in some cases, but BF2, or FH in particular i havent tried vanilla but i assume its the same or worse, it used to give me a solid black screen for any sights(so something with overlays i assume, making a lot of assumptions here), the first time, then i did not change any settings but it refuses to start, shows BF2 logo, goes to black screen and then returns to desktop, so basically does anyone have a clue or should i go back to my old drivers?
IMHO, you should be using the newest drivers available for your card. Omega drivers have been known to throw up a punkbuster warning...just an FYI.
What card do you have? Omega provides drivers for both ATI and nVidia cards.
Guess the Omega drivers force a higher refresh rate, in this case BF2 crashes right after the splashscreen.
Launching/Loading Issues: The most common problem with BF2 is that the game crashes to desktop or goes to a black screen when you first launch it. The reason for this is either incompatible hardware (make sure you meet all the minimum specs), or more usually the fact that you're not running at the default Windows XP refresh rate (60Hz). By default the game tries to launch at 800x600@60Hz initially, so your system must be able to run that same resolution and refresh rate, otherwise the game will abort. If you are using any refresh rate override program/method, disable it (e.g. if you're using Refresh Force, click the 'Restore Original Settings' button and apply). Alternatively, see the Advanced Tweaking section of the guide for details on how to set a different startup resolution, in case your graphics card/monitor simply cannot do 800x600@60Hz resolution. Once you've got the game running, you can then change the resolution to suit your taste in the in-game settings, and importantly you can select a higher refresh rate. Then you can reapply any refresh rate override and the game will launch without any problems. To set a non-standard resolution see the Advanced Tweaking section.
i used omega driver for long time with my ati card but then for fh2 i switched to nvidia and omega didnt supported nvidia back then, i heard they got support for nvidia back up and i m sure i will look into them.
keep feedback comming if you get it working
Well, Happy, Ive got the update you were looking for, it seems that, oddly enough, it wasn't my refresh rate, but my AA setting. Apparently, BF2 didn't launch when i left the setting at "application controlled", and then did launch when i forced AA settings through the tools provided. Once again, the developers of schizophrenic software have outdone themselves, lol. But marketing commentary aside, its hiccuped a couple of times when i was playing around with optimization but unoptimized with set AA it seems to launch fine. I haven't changed my refresh rate, so i might look into that as a kind of experiment but for the time being my FH seems to be up and running. :)