Something is amiss here, my game doesn't even display the option for 1280x1024. WTF? I ran the demo at 1280x1024 and it ran perfectly fine(good framerates, graphics all on high) I have a Hyundai L90D+ LCD, so it doesn't look bad at 1024, but the interpolating is still noticeable, i'd prefer 1280 with no AA vs 1024 with 4xaa. Any fixes? Again, it ran perfectly fine on the demo. Maybe i should try the VGA cable instead of DVI, i just got my new monitor today(the LCD), my old one was a syncmaster 700 NF 17". Maybe monitor drivers or something?
Hmm.. I only had a chance to play BF2 for a day before I left for work.
I noticed I was stuck at 1024x768.. I have a 17" LCD.. I guess I could turn off AA and see what it looks like.
I noticed that when I played single player, I spent all my time adjusting my keys and stuff.. then I go into multiplayer and I had to reset everything.. so start from there.. it's like there are 2 sets of settings for the game.
or, this is what I do.. you can set 1280x960 as a custom resolution in NVidia's "Screen Resolutions and refresh rates," then under "Digital Flat Panel Settings," select "Fixed aspect ratio scaling." 1280x960 will now show up, and when selected, there will be a small black bar on the top and bottom of the screen, but no interpolation.
They don't support 1280x1024 since it's a non-standard ratio, but you can still start it up forced to 1280x1024, things will just be ever-so-slightly distorted.
I've found that BF2 is still very buggy. Especially when you're online compared to single player mode.
Different subject I suppose. But, my point is that I suspect it will improve greatly once they get some patches that aren't faulty out there. I think they kinda rushed to deliver on the final version and it's showing with all the bugs.
I actually have a problem with ANY punkbuster enabled server (which is 99% of them) where I lock up completely during the first screen where you pick your team, etc. I have to trick it by esc out of it for 30 sec or so to let PB authenticate and then come back in. Otherwise it locks my computer entirely with no fix other than hittin reset. (which sux) And my specs are way above anything BF2 needs. (though it does need alot)
<font color=blue> That Jesus Christ guy is getting some terrible lag... it took him 3 days to respawn! </font color=blue>
I get about a 10 second delay when joining servers.. not as severe as yours.. but it's there.
The game definately is buggy and needs tweaked for performance.. I think they're they the community is going to stay regardless of how poor the game is.. in time, they'll get it fixed, and the gamers will continue to game.