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Battlefield 2142™ ReadMe File V3.7
November 14th, 2006
Copyright Electronic Arts
Battlefield 2142

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About This Document:

Thank you for purchasing Battlefield 2142.

This README file includes information that pertains to general problems and questions you may have concerning the game or your computer. 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I.	INTRODUCTION
II.	SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPORTED CHIPSETS
III.	INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
IV.	NOTES ON COMPATIBILITY
V.	KNOWN ISSUES/TROUBLESHOOTING
VI.	BATTLERECORDER 
VII.	PATCH 1.01
VIII.	PATCH 1.05
IX.	PATCH 1.06
X.	PATCH 1.10
XI.	LEGAL NOTICES



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I. INTRODUCTION
===============

Welcome to the Battlefield, soldier.  The information contained in this document will help you on the field of combat. This document will provide additional information to what you receive in  
game. Also if you are experiencing technical difficulties, look here for the most recent troubleshooting answers.

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II. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPORTED CHIPSETS
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In order to install and play Battlefield 2142, your system must meet or exceed the following minimum system requirements.

Operating system: Windows XP with latest service pack installed
DirectX 9.0c February 2006 edition (included)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/AMD Athlon 1.7 GHz or equivalent 
RAM: 512 MB
Video Card: 128MB DirectX compliant video card, Pixel shader 2.0 and above. (AGP and PCIe only)
Sound Card - DirectX 9.0c compatible
Hard Drive space: 2.2GB of space is required to install the game
Internet connection: 128kbit Cable/DSL connection
 

In order to play the game at the recommended resolution, detail and performance levels, your computer should match or exceed the following specifications:


Operating system: Windows XP with latest service pack installed
DirectX 9.0c February 2006 edition (included)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/AMD Athlon 3.0 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 1.5GB
Video Card: 256MB DirectX compliant video card, Pixel shader 2.0 and above. (AGP and PCIe only)
Sound card: Sound Blaster X-Fi series from Creative Labs
Hard Drive space: 2.2GB of space is required to install the game
Internet connection: 512Kbit Cable/DSL connection


SUPPORTED VIDEO CHIPSETS WITH LATEST DRIVER VERSION INFO.

ATI

Driver tested: Catalyst v6.8 Windows XP

Radeon 9500/9700 series
Radeon 9550 series
Radeon 9600 series
Radeon 9800 series
Radeon X300 series
Radeon X600 series
Radeon X700 series
Radeon X800 series
Radeon X850 series
Radeon X1300 series
Radeon X1600 series
Radeon X1800 series
Radeon X1900 series

NVIDIA

Driver tested: Forceware v91.31 Windows XP

GeForce 5800 series
GeForce 5900 series
GeForce 6200 series
GeForce 6800 series
GeForce 7300 series
GeForce 7800 series
GeForce FX 5700 series
GeForce FX 5900 series
GeForce FX 5950 series

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported
Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

X-Fi AUDIO PROVIDER

This option enables optimised hardware-accelerated 3D audio positioning, mixing and environmental effects for users with compatible Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi soundcards. The Ultra-high audio  
quality level is only available with the X-Fi audio provider.
NOTE - This feature is only available on X-Fi soundcards with support for "Gaming Mode". X-Fi must be set to "Gaming mode".  A guide to setting up your soundcard, plus details of compatible  
hardware can be found at http://www.soundblaster.com

In order to play Battlefield 2142 online, you must have the following ports open in your firewall. 

TCP 		443
TCP 		17475
UDP             27900
UDP/TCP		29900
TCP             80
TCP     	4711
UDP             27901
UDP             1500-4999
UDP/TCP         1024-1124
UDP             29900
UDP/TCP         27900
UDP             16567
UDP             55123-55125
UDP/TCP         18300
UDP/TCP         18510
TCP		28910
TCP		9960-9969

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III. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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If you have purchased the game on media then follow the instructions below.

Upon inserting the game disc the auto run splash screen should appear. From this screen follow the prompts onscreen to complete the installation.
If the game does not auto run, open up “My Computer” and double click on the drive in which the disc is inserted.

Once the game has been successfully installed start the game by either double clicking the Battlefield 2142 icon on the desktop (if you selected this option during installation) or do the  
following:
1. Click on the Windows Start button
2. Select All Programs
3. Select Electronic Arts
4. Select Battlefield 2142
5. Select the Battlefield 2142 icon


If you have purchased the game via the EA Link then follow the instructions as given on screen in the EA Link to install the game.

If you purchased the game via EA Link you must keep EA Link installed on your pc to play the game.  


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IV. NOTES ON COMPATIBILITY
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Battlefield 2142 is designed to run on Windows XP compatible graphics and sound cards. Drivers for these devices are provided by the respective card manufacturer and may result in compatibility  
issues beyond our control.

If you are experiencing any issues, it is always recommended that you obtain and install the latest drivers for your hardware. The majority of hardware vendors have the latest drivers available  
for download via their websites.  

If you are unsure of the manufacturer of your hardware follow the instructions below:

1. Click on the Windows Start button
2. Select All Programs
3. Select Electronic Arts
4. Select Easy Info

Easy Info will state the manufacturers’ name of your Graphics and sound card as well as other useful information regarding your computer.
On the Easy Info screen the links for updating the drivers will direct you to the EA support site which contains links to all major manufacturers and hardware vendors.
Most issues can be resolved by updating hardware drivers and is always recommended.

Notice: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some DVD-ROM, DVD-RW and virtual drives.



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V.  KNOWN ISSUES AND TROUBLESHOOTING
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EA performs a server maintenance every week on Tuesdays at 09:00 till 11:00 GMT as a result you will be unable to log into Battlefield 2142 during this period.

CHANGING DISPLAY MODE
Occasionally on some video cards you may be allowed to set the display mode to one not supported by your computer. This will result in a black screen being shown. To remedy this use the Windows  
Explorer to find and delete the directory: 

        \My Documents\Battlefield 2142\Profiles\

This will reset your game to the default settings. You can now start the game, retrieve or create a new profile, and re-adjust the settings using the Menu as normal.

Players with SoundMAX HD Audio integrated chipsets may experience crackling and popping audio during game play, if you are experiencing this please ensure you have the latest hardware drivers  
installed (see IV. NOTES ON COMPATIBILITY)

Players who have the Windows security update KB917422 installed may suffer from an application error when running Battlefield 2142. This error can be solved by uninstalling the KB917422 update.

Task switching is not fully supported while running Battlefield 2142. If you use functions such as Alt-Tab and other variations then you may experience problems.

The following sound cards do not support hardware audio renderer option:

Acoustic Edge
ALC861 Audio
ALC882 HDA Audio
Cadenza (Intel 845)
Canyon 3D-2
Creative Labs SB Audigy 2 NX
Creative Labs SB Audigy LS
Creative Labs SB Extigy
Creative Labs SB Live 24-bit
Creative Labs SB MP3+USB
Creative Labs SB PCI 512
Diamond XtremeSound 7.1
DIGIFIRE 7.1
ESS Canyon 3D-2
Game Theater XP 7.1
Gamesurround Fortissimo III 7.1
Gamesurround Muse 5.1 DVD
Gamesurround Muse LT
Gamesurround Muse XL
HiTec Digital Audio X Mystique 7.1 Gold
IOMagic Storm Surge
Philips Acoustic Edge
Realtek ALC861 audio
Realtek ALC850 audio
SB Live 24-bit
Soundmax 3
Soundmax 4
Soundmax ADI AD1980 CODEC
Soundmax Cadenza (Intel 850)
Soundmax Cadenza (Intel 845)
Storm Surge
Turtle Beach Montego DDL
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
XtremeSound 7.1


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VI. BATTLERECORDER 
===================

Below are the commands that can be used while playing back a Battlerecorded file
 

As well as using the 'Q' and 'T' keys to control the playback of a recording, you can also use a set of keyboard shortcuts:

- Keys 1 - 9
Change the playback speed.

- Toggle Free Camera / Player Camera
Alt Fire Key. By default this is the Right Mouse Button.

 
While in free camera mode:

- W, A, S, D
Move forwards, backwards, strafe left and right.

- Double Tap W
Move camera quickly. Alternatively you can hold the Sprint key.

- Crouch / Prone
Move camera up and down.

- Mouse
Rotate camera.


While in the player follow camera mode:

- Space bar
Next / previous player.

- W and A or the mouse scroll wheel
Zoom camera in and out.

- Crouch / Prone
Tilt the camera up and down.

- Mouse
Rotate camera around the player.


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VII. PATCH 1.01
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BUG FIXES
 - Fixed Client Side Crash on Titan Mode.

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VIII. PATCH 1.05
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ISSUE FIXES
 - Ground Defence kills now count towards Ground Base Defence Ribbon
 - Using the Medic Hub now counts towards Silver Medic Excellence Badge
 - Silver Titan Destruction - Badge awarded when core is destroyed
 - Debriefing End of Round screen displays player stats
 - Enemy Squad Leader Spawn beacon is no longer visible on the 3dMap
 - Can now bind same key to crouch for common and land vehicles
 - User now unable to repeatedly spam a squad leader to join a locked squad
 - Spinning tank turret no longer pushes player inside clipped geometry 
 - Users can play single-player (offline) mode when EA servers are unavailable
 - Fixed issue that caused Battlerecorder Playback And Camera Control Interface function
 - Corrected missile silo numbers in Titan Mode
 - Squad Leader Spawn Beacon can now be used after a round or map change in online games 
 - Missing game information in Swedish and Danish when a mutiny occurs against your commander added 
 - Inconsistent game references removed
 - BF2142 showing up as Battlefield 2 in Windows firewall exception list fixed
 - Patching update message will shut the game down instead of minimize if EA Link is installed on users machine
 - Stats tracking optimizations
 - Revised AR's deviation per bullet
 - Titan no longer moveable by the Commander once Titan shields are down
 - Installer checks for BF2142 running in the background before installing patch
 - Improved player collision protocol
 - Optimized EA Master Server connection calls

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IX. PATCH 1.06
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BUG FIXES
 - Fixed crash to desktop on end of round in Titan mode.

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X. PATCH 1.10
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BUG FIXES
 - Remove ability to resupply all unlimited ammo objects 
 - No longer able to use Sentry Gun pushing player into Titan Crate collision 
 - No longer able to use RDX DemoPaks drop through first section of the 3rd and 4th upper hallways of both Titans 
 - Away Bonus is now used when calculating in-game promotions 
 - Improved communication with GameSpy Database 
 - EU Duty Ribbon/PAC Duty Ribbon awarded correctly when all criteria are fulfilled 
 - “Commander score" statistic no longer resets to zero 
 - Enabled tabbing to password field when using a dedicated server 
 - News Tickers Speed time to display increased 
 - When scrolling through the list in Multiplayer you no longer move both at the same time as the server info 
 - EMP effect on Gunships reduced from 4 to 3 seconds allows the gunship to recover when throttled up at medium altitude 
 - SL drone:  Tweaked the acceleration on the left right aiming for the bot. It now acquires targets properly 
 - Adjusted pistols: Increased ROF Clamp values, slightly reduced damage fall off over range 
 - Adjusted up the damage of the HMG rounds to counter its lower RPM 
 - Adjusted and/or increased entry radius points for all vehicles  
 - Removed unused RangeFinder setting from EU Walker, Titan Guns to fix the APC/Railgun/FAV draw out bug 
 - Fix for latency and TV guided missiles (lowered the acceleration on the missile and fixed firing lag) 
 - Fixed active camouflage to no longer offset image 
 - Changed default server port to 17567 
 - Update to most current PunkBuster client files

FEATURES
 - Reserved Slot Enhancement (Gives reserved slots the ability to be filled if not used) 
 - Unranked Unlock Control (Option to give all first level unlocks and Enable/Disable control of all other unlock levels use) 
 - Spectator Function
 
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XI. LEGAL NOTICES
==================

PCRE 4.5
Regular expression support is provided by the PCRE library package which is open source software, written by Philip Hazel, and copyright by the University of Cambridge, England. The source code for PCRE can be found at ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/programming/pcre/


PME 1.02
This product uses PME, (C) Zachary Hansen, xaxxon@slackworks.com. The PME wrapper was modified for use in this product. The original source code for PME can be found at  http://xaxxon.slackworks.com/pme/


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