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November 18, 2006 1:56:27 AM

:(  OK... getting tired of this. I just recently bought Battlefield 2142, I installed it.. its working fine, all is great, my rig is running it fine etc. The problem is, for some reason it keeps minimizing.. and it crashes it from time to time.. and it's minimizing for NO REASON, crashing the game completely so that it wont maximize again, and comes up with "Not Responding" and i lose all the points and everything else for that round...grrrr :evil: 

I've updated all my drivers, ran every spyware ad-aware etc. they find a few things, then they are removed. I've looked at processes when i hit ctrl+alt+del and all that is taking up anything is the game, nothing else is running in the background. (sorry if this is all chopped up, im angry with this, so sorry in advanced) I have no idea wtf is wrong with it..... I've even reinstalled it, re-patched it... everything, please, somone, HELP :!: :( 

One more thing to mention, it usually happens every 1-2 hours, when it does it happens 3-5 times in a row.. Sometimes there is a pop up, now ive ran EVERY type of adaware and spyware and spysweeper with updated files and everything, could it be a hidden file doing this? Because I really cant stand it much longer...

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November 18, 2006 2:18:48 AM

Listing full sys specs and Op/Sys would be nice other than that its just a shot in the dark diagnosis.
Possibly Heat? IE Video, P/S, CPU, MEM?
Possibly O/C settings, if its O/C'd?
Nasty Spyware?
Sporatic Memory Failure from Cas setting or Timings?
P/S inadequate?
Does machine meet game requirements?
Just a few suggestions.
November 18, 2006 3:00:22 AM

Without system specs im of no help(or maybe that was with :wink: ).
however to help you with the anger follow these steps.
1. disconect computer.
2. Move it to a clear radius of 3mtr.
3. look for large blunt object.
4. proceed to stike computer for 12.25 min.
Now dont you feel better?

p.s.
my session will be free of charge :D 

Shoot us some specs.After all it will be cheaper.
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November 18, 2006 3:45:38 AM

AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+ 2.20GHz
1.50GB of RAM
Audigy 4 Sound card
Radeon X1900 XTX Graphics card

No insults please, those are the specs i can see in system info.
(reason i didnt respond right away was cause i want to play again, and the same thing happened.... ill check the x1900's temp)
November 18, 2006 3:48:03 AM

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Listing full sys specs and Op/Sys would be nice other than that its just a shot in the dark diagnosis.
Possibly Heat? IE Video, P/S, CPU, MEM?
Possibly O/C settings, if its O/C'd?
Nasty Spyware?
Sporatic Memory Failure from Cas setting or Timings?
P/S inadequate?
Does machine meet game requirements?
Just a few suggestions.


Heat, I had a hunch it might be, but I'd think it would make it crash completely, not just minimize.
I don't O/C.
Spyware, I've done so many scans with so many devices.
Machine easily meets requirements i believe, I have no lag at max settings and no hiccups anywhere.
November 18, 2006 10:50:42 AM

Sounds as though you have a virus or trojan. Try backing up important files and reformatting. It's really the only solution to virus's and the like. Virus software and anti-adware programs just slow down your system. They don't really help. It's all a gimick to get uneducated consumers to buy more stuff!
November 18, 2006 11:19:52 AM

My recommendation for spyware search is the following.

Remove all wannabe spyware programs from your system, just get rid of them all.

1) Download spybot search and destroy from download.com
2) run spybot s&d, download updates then clean system, also immunize.
3) Download avg anti-spyware from free.grisoft.com
4) run it and clean all.
5) Then do a virus check with AVG Free edition.

If you have Norton anything then put it on the fire!!!!!

P.S. you might want to try running spybot in safe mode.
November 18, 2006 11:57:54 AM

G'Day McRid

I had a similar problem and it turned out to be a Trojan. NCIS or something I can't remember the name. Nothing could get rid of it Spybot, Adaware, Norton Anti Virus and a bunch of other stuff. After some research I found a tool called TrojanHunter and that did the trick.

It's got an eval period so you can give it a try; it might help.

Good luck.
November 18, 2006 12:00:37 PM

Minimizing and not coming back up? I want to say software....

~Ibrahim~
November 18, 2006 12:06:04 PM

my BF2 (and others) point blank refuse to start properly if Folding is working, even if paused, they start and then instantly minimise.

Could be something starting the background that should be supressed?
November 18, 2006 12:07:06 PM

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Sometimes there is a pop up, now ive ran EVERY type of adaware and spyware and spysweeper with updated files and everything, could it be a hidden file doing this? Because I really cant stand it much longer...


Trojan virus. If adaware and the like cant find it, it may have installed itself into your program list. Check your add/remove program box very carefully for anything that you havent installed yourself.
November 18, 2006 12:17:37 PM

start->run->msconfig->diagnostic startup-> Reboot.
This will shut down all software that's set to start up with the computer, including services...Not entirely sure you'll even be able to start BF2142 under diagnostic start up, but it's worth a shot. If that fixes your problem, go in to msconfig again and select the normal startup option, go to the startup tab and uncheck all software you don't absolutely need to have running. Also go to the services tab, check the "Hide all microsoft services" box and look through what's left to see if you really need it.
November 18, 2006 12:21:46 PM

I had something similar happening. Finally found "smitfraud" was the problem. Was really nasty and difficult to get rid of. If it was detected by a spyware program, it just reinstalled itself at reboot.

Google smitfraud to get some solutions and then use smitfraud remover. you'll need to perform many steps to remove this nasty piece of malware. Make sure you print out the instructions before you start.

I feel your pain - hope this helps - this particular malware is extremely persistant.
November 18, 2006 12:22:07 PM

Had a similar problem with one of the computers at work along with quick minimizing it had a faint beep or two.Despite all the good luck I had with Trojan hunter only ewido caught it. Just goes to say gisoft is class-act.

ewido:
November 18, 2006 12:46:34 PM

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I had something similar happening. Finally found "smitfraud" was the problem. Was really nasty and difficult to get rid of. If it was detected by a spyware program, it just reinstalled itself at reboot.

Google smitfraud to get some solutions and then use smitfraud remover. you'll need to perform many steps to remove this nasty piece of malware. Make sure you print out the instructions before you start.

I feel your pain - hope this helps - this particular malware is extremely persistant.


Just for info, google smitfraudfix if you have a little popup in the lower right corner that says anything about you being infected with spyware. Smitfraudfix is an extremely useful utility that does all the work required for fixing anything related to smitfraud (As well as a number of other viruses that exploit the winlogon process).
November 18, 2006 12:51:07 PM

Yes, I think the guys are right - your Windows is clearly infected.
Spybot S&D and AdAware, then Ewido, TrojanHunter and HijackThis! (and running good A/V scan) will keep finding stuff.
I always get 'haunted' Windows PCs to disinfect and even if I am successful the Windows is usually never quite right anymore...
So just slipstream your WinXP CD to SP2, and do a nice, fresh install. You know it needs it...
And results are guaranteed (unlike disinfection).
McRidill, I hope your Internet connection is behind a router and at least protected by NAT firewall,
Regards
November 18, 2006 1:11:38 PM

Yes, Ive known BF2142 has spyware in it for advertising in game, however I've had this problem before with F.E.A.R. and HL2, so im sure it has to be the spyware and adware everyone is talking about, I'm up in Gainesville atm on my sisters laptop, when I get back home I'll try running all of the programs to see what it does, thank you all for the help! :D  Ill keep you updated on what happens and see if it fixes.

I've looked at my processes and running apps when i start the computer and its all System things besides some other random ones, but nothing I can see that would make it happen.

Sometimes when it minimizes I CAN get it to come back up, but most of the time it will go up, however it completely stop running and take up 99-100% CPU then says it is not responding and i have to CTRL+ALT+DEL out of it -.-; and anyone who plays BF knows that when u get a high score in a game and you lose it all from some bullshit event, you get angry. lol

(This is completely off topic but, most annoying time it happens is when i see someone on the opposite team coming and then all the sudden it stops, minimizes, and if it does come back up im dead -.-.. Gets SO agrivating)

Again, Thank you all for your help!! :p 
November 18, 2006 1:32:01 PM

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I had something similar happening. Finally found "smitfraud" was the problem. Was really nasty and difficult to get rid of. If it was detected by a spyware program, it just reinstalled itself at reboot.

Google smitfraud to get some solutions and then use smitfraud remover. you'll need to perform many steps to remove this nasty piece of malware. Make sure you print out the instructions before you start.

I feel your pain - hope this helps - this particular malware is extremely persistant.


There is a removal program that does it in 3 steps but its pretty easy you push 1 to see if your infected if you are press 2 then press 3 and let your computer handle the rest (it uses scripts to automate the removal) Ill find a link for it.

Original poster some games dont like to be run with Folding@home and do the exact same thing you describe (I imagine there are other programs that do this too) If your firewall is set up wrong it will do this too...

Edit: Link for that fix
http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix_En.php

Took me like 45 minutes trying to kill that stupid thing with my usual tools before I googled it and killed it with this in like 1 minute.... Keeping my network clean is a full time job when you let people use your machines...
November 18, 2006 1:32:09 PM

Are you running folding at home or anything like it...FAH used to mimimize halo on my old pc
November 18, 2006 1:40:47 PM

Ok im a semi-computer noob >.>; Folding = ?
November 18, 2006 1:43:55 PM

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Ok im a semi-computer noob >.>; Folding = ?


Its a program run by stanford to do research, you download and install it and it uses your computer in a distributed network like a giant super computer.

Mostly medical stuff and some cancer research.
November 18, 2006 1:54:14 PM

Folding at home is not "cancer research" LOL It's human genome sequencing. They're trying to find the layout of the human genome and it's a large mathematical equation.

Anyway...

The only sure way to fix your problem is to fresh install windows. All these software solutions are a temporary fix at best, and will just bog down your system. You don't want residual files in your system folders and dead keys in your registry. To make sure you don't have viruses, get yourself a good firewall (I actually just use default ones that come with my router and windows), be careful with email, and steer clear of porn sites and warez sites. Just be deliberate about what sites you use. Pop up blocker in Windows IE or Mozilla works great too for keeping away the nasties. Almost all viruses are BROUGHT in by the user, they don't just magically find their way onto your computer. I haven't used a virus scanner in years. Most enthusiasts reinstall windows at least once a year anyway.
November 18, 2006 1:56:13 PM

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Folding at home is not "cancer research" LOL It's human genome sequencing. They're trying to find the layout of the human genome and it's a large mathematical equation.

Anyway...

The only sure way to fix your problem is to fresh install windows. All these software solutions are a temporary fix at best, and will just bog down your system. You don't want residual files in your system folders and dead keys in your registry. To make sure you don't have viruses, get yourself a good firewall (I actually just use default ones that come with my router and windows), be careful with email, and steer clear of porn sites and warez sites. Just be deliberate about what sites you use. Pop up blocker in Windows IE or Mozilla works great too for keeping away the nasties. Almost all viruses are BROUGHT in by the user, they don't just magically find their way onto your computer. I haven't used a virus scanner in years. Most enthusiasts reinstall windows at least once a year anyway.


Actualy no sequencing going on at all that has already been complete for a couple of years now.... for those that dont watch the news.

Edit: Some people like links so here it is.

http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/faq/...
November 18, 2006 2:02:19 PM

Hey guys, don't know if this has been suggested or not.

I think it is a good program and had helped me getting rid of some

nasty spyware that others couldn't. It's called counterspy from sunbelt

http://www.sunbelt-software.com/CounterSpy-Download.cfm

It has a 15 day trial, so don't worry about paying a dime.
November 18, 2006 2:03:09 PM

I think the point was, it can cause similar, but not identical, symptoms.

Thanks for the linkage, if it helped to clear things up.

Rebuild, its probably time for one anyway.
November 18, 2006 2:09:22 PM

Is there anyway I can back everything up such as game saves for F.E.A.R. etc, my music, videos, everything, then reset it and upload everything again?? if so that would be awsome.
November 18, 2006 2:13:14 PM

Generally yes, they are typically either in the game folder in program files, or under my documents.

BUT, if it is viral, it may not be worth the risk, anyone else have an opinion on that last bit?
November 18, 2006 2:37:57 PM

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Generally yes, they are typically either in the game folder in program files, or under my documents.

BUT, if it is viral, it may not be worth the risk, anyone else have an opinion on that last bit?


Now that brings up another thought - what if the malware also resides in one of the programs or game files you save? Sounds like you should try to eliminate the problem first and then save everything you want before going to a fresh install. As you try to lacate and save everything you'll probably learn a lesson about housekeeping and efficient file management :wink: .
November 18, 2006 3:18:26 PM

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G'Day McRid

I had a similar problem and it turned out to be a Trojan. NCIS or something I can't remember the name. Nothing could get rid of it Spybot, Adaware, Norton Anti Virus and a bunch of other stuff. After some research I found a tool called TrojanHunter and that did the trick.

It's got an eval period so you can give it a try; it might help.

Good luck.



Thanks for bringing up the TrojanHunter program you used, I knew I previously had a trojan on my machine Nortons AV found it but couldn't eliminate it so I eliminated NAV from my machine and went to F-Prot also found it but couldn't eliminate it, so I eliminated F-Prot.

Started using Avast AV and all this time its been telling me the machine was clean, installed TrojanHunter and it found 2 Trojans with disable keys imbedded in the registry which disabled the scanning programs, and TrojanHunter got rid of the problems.

TrojanHunter works!!!, now I have to decide whether to leave Avast on the machine that was giving a clean bill of health when the machine was really infected, but thats my problem and again Thanks! Ryan
November 18, 2006 4:13:15 PM

Well that was interesting. Thanks. But you failed to actually mentioned what folding at home was....but save it. There are way too many annoying forum posts on the subject already. It's the TGH forum spam.
November 18, 2006 4:48:25 PM

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:(  OK... getting tired of this. I just recently bought Battlefield 2142, I installed it.. its working fine, all is great, my rig is running it fine etc. The problem is, for some reason it keeps minimizing.. and it crashes it from time to time.. and it's minimizing for NO REASON, crashing the game completely so that it wont maximize again, and comes up with "Not Responding" and i lose all the points and everything else for that round...grrrr :evil: 

I've updated all my drivers, ran every spyware ad-aware etc. they find a few things, then they are removed. I've looked at processes when i hit ctrl+alt+del and all that is taking up anything is the game, nothing else is running in the background. (sorry if this is all chopped up, im angry with this, so sorry in advanced) I have no idea wtf is wrong with it..... I've even reinstalled it, re-patched it... everything, please, somone, HELP :!: :( 

One more thing to mention, it usually happens every 1-2 hours, when it does it happens 3-5 times in a row.. Sometimes there is a pop up, now ive ran EVERY type of adaware and spyware and spysweeper with updated files and everything, could it be a hidden file doing this? Because I really cant stand it much longer...


quick and easy fix. reformat the hd and start from scratch.
November 18, 2006 5:45:58 PM

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Is there anyway I can back everything up such as game saves for F.E.A.R. etc, my music, videos, everything, then reset it and upload everything again?? if so that would be awsome.


Thats is if Spyware or some Virus is actually your problem you may be going to do a reinstallation for nothing, and the files you backup to CD or whatever means you do it, you had better scan with some kind of virus protection or you may transfer the virus through those backed up files, right onto your fresh new install and be right back where you are now.

I would eliminate all possible hardware failure possibilities before I even considered a reinstall!
November 18, 2006 6:04:19 PM

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Well that was interesting. Thanks. But you failed to actually mentioned what folding at home was....but save it. There are way too many annoying forum posts on the subject already. It's the TGH forum spam.


Folding@Home combines the power of thousands of CPUs in computers worldwide to simulate protein folding. This is very CPU-intensive stuff and even a few super computers wouldn't be enough. They need much more power, hence people install the program and run it when they are not using their computer, like at night We want to learn more about protein folding because when they "misfold" they can trigger such diseases as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

~Ibrahim~
November 18, 2006 7:51:51 PM

HPV man. Over 90 types! Natural toxins (from bacteria etc), anti-bodies, chemicals found in things like water, shampoo, and the air, pesticides used for our food, etc. God knows WTF causes diseases and cancer. You know some scientists say that being exposed to a virus when you're young can cause cancer when you're older? Crazy. And I knew everything but the protien thing. I just knew about the progs that we can partake in to help out. Yeah, at the current rate it'll take years and years.
November 18, 2006 8:54:37 PM

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Well that was interesting. Thanks. But you failed to actually mentioned what folding at home was....but save it. There are way too many annoying forum posts on the subject already. It's the TGH forum spam.


Why would I say what folding@home was ? you already knew the answer to that ? Hmmm maybe you forgot....

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Folding at home is not "cancer research" LOL It's human genome sequencing. They're trying to find the layout of the human genome and it's a large mathematical equation.
November 19, 2006 1:04:26 AM

Ok before I would start from scratch lets look at some little things we may have missed.You said way back you were gonna check vid card temp's.I would run some intense graf. games to see if it maybe hardware or just disable it if you have onboard.Have you tried to drop res.,shadows, general video quallity.Also i would keep tabs on my ports try active ports.

active ports:

Could run search for files created when you installed game.Mabey find something funky there.
Maybe uninstall game.
On the note of my own ignorance i have done some dumb key bindings for games( ummm. windows key is not good for this :oops:  ).
But hey these are all shots in the dark.I really really hate :evil:  having to do stuff over. goodluck
November 19, 2006 1:44:11 AM

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Ok before I would start from scratch lets look at some little things we may have missed.You said way back you were gonna check vid card temp's.I would run some intense graf. games to see if it maybe hardware or just disable it if you have onboard.Have you tried to drop res.,shadows, general video quallity.Also i would keep tabs on my ports try active ports.

active ports:

Could run search for files created when you installed game.Mabey find something funky there.
Maybe uninstall game.
On the note of my own ignorance i have done some dumb key bindings for games( ummm. windows key is not good for this :oops:  ).
But hey these are all shots in the dark.I really really hate :evil:  having to do stuff over. goodluck


Before I say this, I just want you to know that I'm being nice and not flaming or anything like that.

Please try to learn a little more before you post stuff like this. Hang out, shoot the breeze, and pay attention. PC's are very complex machines. Lots of folks like this poor fella come here with real problems dealing with multithousand dollar investments.

Bad advice from a less experienced member of the community could do way more damage in the longrun than the original problem would ever do.

We have many professionals here that like to help out and teach others in our spare time. Some of us are engineers, scientists, IT admins, and the like. Some of us are hardcore gamers from the wayback. We've been in this game in some cases for decades and have almost literally seen it all when it comes to computing.

What would have happened if this guy was using his onboard video on say an older SiS board and followed your advice to disable the onboard video? Well, he would be stuck with a blank screen and nothing telling him what buttons to push to turn it back on. No way to get here to ask for help, and likely a bill for a few hundred bucks for the Geek Squad to come to his home and push F8 for him. See what I'm getting at?

So ya, I'm not attacking, flaming, yelling, cursing, or otherwise being a dick here.. . just trying to keep it simple.
November 19, 2006 2:21:31 AM

Before you go through all this virus and spyware hell make sure your problem is not the program BF2142 itself. EA is notorious for releasing buggy software.

I had a very similar experience w/ BF2. The game was fine, one day I push 'ESC' and it froze, never working right again. It would always minmize and turn up as 'Not Responding' while using 50MB of system resources.

The first step is to do a clean installation of the game. Make sure you delete any game data and especially the files that reside in your 'My Documents' folder. <--- if any of your profile data in these files are corrupted, the game will not function correctly! (Deleting these and re-installing solved my problem). Delete the files and let the game re-download them from the EA server.

If your computer is not exhibiting other symptoms of virus/spyware in other programs and the scan's come up clean, trojans and viruses are probably NOT your problem.

Good luck getting it to work, I know how annoying it is.


Intel E6700 Core2Duo
Intel D975XBX
2048 MB OCZ Platinum Memory
ATI Radeon 1900XTX
2x160GB Segate Barracuda 7200.8
Creative Audigy 2ZS Platinum Pro
PC Power & Cooling 510 Express SLI (510Watt PS)
November 19, 2006 2:08:41 PM

I'll try reinstalling it now.

I got the program HijackThis ran it, and found alot of random stuff, but I was afraid to delete any of it cause there was a warning not to randomly delete anything.

Earlier this morning I had went on to see if running TrojanHunter had fixed it, it didnt :\ But, I saw at the top of that one popup i always get "Presented by OuterInfo" I had done a search on my computer for all files named OuterInfo or Outer Info and I found one and deleted it >.>; still nothing -.-;

I'm really close to reformating, or just living with it :( 
Ill reinstall and update you guys on whats happening, thank you all for your suggestions! ^^
November 19, 2006 3:18:21 PM

Sorry to change the subject but I'm curious before you had all these problems what was Battlefield 2142 like, is it any good, I started to pick it up the other day but went with the F.E.A.R., Extraction Point expansion pack instead.

Kinda looks something like Mechwarrior, is it?
November 19, 2006 4:24:41 PM

No sir i am by no means an IT or even very smart. My wording even after
reading over and over to myself says to disable vid card if cappable of using onboard vid.
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I would run some intense graf. games to see if it maybe hardware or just disable it if you have onboard.

Not to disable the onboard.However this may come across to other folks as the way you read it.If so I am sorry.At this point I am confused.Its easy to know I'm new :lol:  . But the reason ive been coming here is to learn so if you see me post an error let me no PLEASE.I'm i still missing something?
seeking feedback
November 19, 2006 5:56:42 PM

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Sorry to change the subject but I'm curious before you had all these problems what was Battlefield 2142 like, is it any good, I started to pick it up the other day but went with the F.E.A.R., Extraction Point expansion pack instead.

Kinda looks something like Mechwarrior, is it?


The game is great, which is why im so angry that it keeps minimizing on me, its better than the F.E.A.R. exp, unless you wanna finish that story up, but its alot like the first F.E.A.R.

It's not EXACTLY like mechwarrior, only thing thats the same is the "walkers" or more commonly known as mechs. The game is really fun, should get it :p  my name on it is McRidill if u wanna add me if u get it.
November 19, 2006 6:13:38 PM

Just wondering , Are you running IE or firefox ? My brother inlaw had the same thing[ and everyone else]. Had a lot of pop ups with IE, they would come up even when not on line. I would uninstall everything you can[ IE for a start] and shut off recovery. Restart, install firefox[ just in case you have to get online when IE is uninstalled] and a regcleaner[ a lot have free trials ] then run every scanner you can. remove anything that looks weird and set regcleaner to run on start up. If you do end up removing some needed file i found reinstalling SP2 will' SOMETIMES' add them back in the OS. You can reinstall IE if you like after. A lot of bugs live in the restore and IE files so if you remove the app they go with it. I run spybot, ad-aware, regmechanic and avg with firefox and I never have a pop up.
To test your vid and temps try atitools scan artifacts and prime95 at the same time with speedfan to monitor system. It really does sound like a software thing though. Sorry for no links.
November 20, 2006 12:22:43 AM

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Sorry to change the subject but I'm curious before you had all these problems what was Battlefield 2142 like, is it any good, I started to pick it up the other day but went with the F.E.A.R., Extraction Point expansion pack instead.

Kinda looks something like Mechwarrior, is it?


Its a BF2 total conversion mod. It's the same game engine and gameplay with all new guns, models, maps, vehicles, etc.

Its got a bagillion unlocks to go for. I finally made petty officer 10 minutes ago. It's still kind of buggy, and the servers crash every now and again - but man is it ever fun. The new titan mode is the best.

Titan mode plays out for the most part just like normal battlefield, except instead of flags, youre capturing missile silos. Over time, the missles they shoot will bring down the forcefield around the enemy's titan - which is like a flying aircraft carrier 600 feet in the air. After the shield is down, you can either keep holding the silos and let the missiles pummel the titan to death, or you can go for the quicker kill by boarding the enemies titan and trying to blow the nuclear reactor that powers it.

There are battlewalkers in the game, and they are mean as hell. The driver controls the main machineguns and rocket lauchers, while a second player mans an AA turret on the top of the mech. The rub is that every vehicle has soft spots, so even the almighty mechs can be taken down by a well placed AV rocket to the hip joint. If you miss, though, you better say your prayers. That smoke trail leads right back to you.

I see alot of folks talking about "spyware" that comes with your game and how EA is going to rip off all your important info and come eat your babies and blah blah blah blah. Thats a load of crap. There is a secondary program that runs in the background as you're playing the game that downloads ads from EA. They stick em on blown up pop machines and billboards and such. So when you see a pepsi machine laying on the ground, it's really got the pepsi logo and all that on it. Tomorrow it may be a coke machine. Most of the time youre driving by at 90MPH evading rocket fire anyways, so you probably wont even notice.

So ya, if you like any of the battlefield series, this one is the best of the bunch. If you dont like BF2, then you won't like this.
November 20, 2006 1:36:06 AM

I would say check your temps then test your memory.

Then look for a virus or software problem but try to eliminate the hardware first. 70% of the problems that I have had with my computer were hardware related and not software.

My wife got a crap load of spyware on her computer once and it didn't mess it up that bad you could still play games etc.

I used to get kicked to my desktop when playing COH and it was a bad memory module.
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