Mod Stability: Patch upgrade from 2.0 to 2.1 vs. 2.1 FULL Install -1 reply

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Professor Anthrax

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20th March 2005

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#1 10 years ago

Hi all. Let me start by saying I love this mod and I definitely like a couple of the newer maps and think they all look amazing!

I have been having some stability issues that were not there for me in the previous 2.0 version. I have had about 4 CTD's in the few hours since I started playing yesterday afternoon. CTD's were almost nonexistent for me in the previous version.

I already had FH 2.0 installed so I only Downloaded and installed the 2.0 to 2.1 incremental patch.

I was wondering if I could get feedback from the rest of you. Are any of you having crashes to desktop as well(or other problems)? And, if so, did you just do the patch upgrade like me or did you do the full install?

I'm attempting to determine if just downloading and installing the FH2.1 full install file might fix any issues I'm having. Thanks for any feedback(I imagine the dev's might find such feedback helpful as well.)

I thought of posting a poll with this thread but I've never used that feature before and not sure how to. It would have been along the lines of 1) 2.0 to 2.1 patch install with problems major enough to be game disrupting. 2) 2.0 to 2.1 patch install without any major problems. 3) 2.1 Full install with problems major enough to be game disrupting. 4) 2.1 Full install without any major problems.

If some admin is able to add the poll that would be wonderful.(or if people can just say which category they fall into when replying)

By the way I also get disconnected a lot from servers(usually at end of a game with the following error message: "There was an error reading from the server")

And speaking of admins, i figure they might wonder why I posted this in general discussion instead of the Bug reporting section. I was thinking that for the most part only people who are having some sort of problem even bothers to look in the "bug reporting" section of the forums. But it might also be important for people who are not having problems to see this so they can say how they upgraded to 2.1 and that they doing fine...

Oh, I just thought of something, you might want to mention your OS too. I am on Windows XP.

The Crimson Major

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26th April 2004

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#2 10 years ago

patched to 2.1 and its been ok so far.


I didn't make it!

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#3 10 years ago

I had a bunch of problems

The patch didn't work at all in the beginning

When it started to work I got black white screen + shaky while using ironsight

Reinstall BF2, get newest BF2 patch, then reinstall FH2.1 FULL


Too bad I missed the release party on all the servers


I've defected to the Pies

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#4 10 years ago

I figured I had plenty of time before the release so I just deleted everything to do with FH2. Then I just DLed the torrent over several hours. IMO it's simpler, so if your computer dies on you and you lose a ton of files it's not like a puzzle trying to get them all again, just one file and boom. I haven't had any problems so far.


FH2 Developer

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#5 10 years ago

I have XP and have installed over 11 patches in my current installation. I have never had any problems applying a patch and I only very rarely crash to desktop (I have not yet had a CTD in 2.1).

Patching or downloading the full install should not make any difference.


A cheo sort of mesh.

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#6 10 years ago

I ctd a lot more now than before, and I used the inc. patch.


The Internet ends at GF

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#7 10 years ago

yea i CTD by the 2nd or 3rd round....


Slightly cooler than a n00b

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#8 10 years ago

I have had no problems. playing or loading. I do get a error message asking me if i want to report the bug. Every time i close FH2 down. Anyway thats nothing. Great work in the new patch.


FHer since .5

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#9 10 years ago

I have had loads of problems with this patch , it keeps deleteing my controls everytime i quit the game and crashes after the map ends. On my 2nd reinstall (ontop of a fresh BF2 install ) if this doesnt work i'll download full and see how that plays out. Not happy Jan

Mr. BlOnd.Dk

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#10 10 years ago

I used the patch, and I too have had several CTDs and even a complete shutdown of my PC. I had some CTDs with FH2.0 but never this many CTDs. All of them were reported. Im running XP, with the auto upgrade thing, so I might have SP3? It did tell me the other night, that it had installed something.