I recently bought a new computer. And I noticed the video card I purchased with it is not supported by SWBF2. therefor the game will commonly freeze in multiplayer and crash in singleplayer. Is there anything I can do about this other than buying a new supported card? I'd really hate to lose this game....So any help is appreciated :uhm:
My current video card is an ATI Radeon HD 4600
Just because your graphic card isn't listed as supported doesn't mean the game will freeze or crash on it. Have you actually tried playing the game on your new computer and encountered some issues or are you just assuming the game won't work properly?
From what I can tell, your graphic card isn't listed as supported simply because that particullar serie didn't exist when the game came out. Radeon HD series graphic cards are newer than BF2, so the game should work. Just make sure your graphic drivers are up to date.
You can get them here: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
Thank you for responding.
Yes I have actually played the game on my new computer. And my video card drivers are up to date. I think maybe I ran into these problems because I have the CD version of the game and I may have downloaded the DVD version of the patch. The "Star Wars Battlefront 2-v1.1 Patch [International]" is for the DVD version is it not? I have reinstalled the game. But when I try to install the CD version of the patch, a window pops up telling me that my game is not compatible with it. Any suggestions on how I can get the 1.1 patch?
Check out this thread on LucasArts Forums:
Looks like it contains a possible solution for your problem. Good luck.
I have tried that solution, and it did not help. The version domestic thing was already set to true. Is there anything I can do? Or am I just screwed?
I don't know much about this game and it's patching problems, so I don't know what else to suggest you. Sit tight and wait for someone else to come along, someone who knows something I don't. This forum is quite inactive, so it may take a few days until someone replies. Bummer.
I think I may have fixed my problems. I was trying to install the international CD patch. I had to go to Lucasarts' website and download the domestic 1.1 patch because the one of Filefront wasn't working...I haven't tested it much yet but everything seems to be running fine now. If I later find that the game still crashes or freezes up I'll report back here. I started an instant action game with about 7 or 8 maps and the game did not crash. I played about 10 minutes of a multiplayer game and the game did not crash. I guess I had problems because when I installed the game, it was only a day before I installed the 1.1 patch. But I didn't realize it said "International" when I have the domestic version and I ended up thinking my video card was too high tech for the game.
Thank you for your help.
eerie. don't bother. I had a 2600hd and it was pretty stagger on that, which is a way more powerful card than what you're running. Oblivion, even though its a couple of years old, has a very demanding graphics engine. Even the x box version is notorious for poor frame rates. You need to pick another game or buy a video card. (Its a brilliant game though, if you're wondering if its worth the effort).