ok this is probably a n00bish problem.
i was just gona test the mapping program to see if it worked right? when the program opened up i created a mod and just called it "a" and i set the game folder path thing yada yada. Then I just made a blank map, with 2 spawn points, 2 bases (one for each team) then I did the surface maps, the terrain shadows, and the terrain lightmaps. I go to test it, and the program opens up, i get a black screen, and then it closes. it does it every time. is there some sort of packing or configuration thing i need to do? gaaa, i'm going nuts.
hey that reminds me of a joke. A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel in his pants. the bartender says, "Do you know you have a steering wheel in your pants?" the pirate says, "yarrg! and its drivin' me nuts!"
Did you try first opening BFV, and then creating a game with your map?
gawd darnit!! its my friggen anti-virus! oh well, as least those who read this get a good joke out of it. sorry to bother you.