I had black screens with bf2 in vista. Had to set compatibility to 'run as windows xp sp2' and 'run as admin', means i have to click 'accept' or 'cancel' to run the program now but has fixed any problems i had with it.
also, the same applys to FRAPS for it to work for me.
Howdy... oh really! ty for the heads up. Maybe i need to reload the game.
So can i ask Q? How do i make sure i'm in admin. mode in vista.
And what patches are you using for BF2?
I hope i'm not waisting your time. I have been googling this topic and having ahard time find info on it.
Anyway, I hope there is peace on your end of the key board..
Right mouse click on the shortcut on your desktop (BF@ shortcut) and select "run as administrator" if there is no option like that than select Properties and i think it is on the second tab you can set to run the game in administrator mode.
Like krisz ^^ said: right click on shortcut>Compatability tab: set 'run as xp sp2' and tick the run as admin box. There is also a way to default the settings for all users on your computer but i am currently not running vista atm so i cannot remember what it is.
Without the Admin feature, you would get kicked from some bf2 servers for 'not having the right privilages' incase anyone was wondering.
Hey guys I haven't reloaded it yet. That four letter word is getting in my way. (WORK) I'll try to reloaded it this weekend. I'll let you know when, I'm up and frag in BF2. And thanks again for the help.