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Will Battlefield 2 work on Vista?

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January 3, 2008 4:12:51 PM

Hey all,

Wil BF2 work on Vista? When I read the requirements it says XP only. Shouldn't it still work on Vista Home Premium 32 Bit?

Thanks!

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January 3, 2008 4:21:43 PM

Yes, it's just not been tested, I don't get any more crashes on Vista than I did on XP (I think I had more on XP lol).

I use Vista Home Premium 32-bit.
January 3, 2008 4:48:30 PM

Just to help you out - What is your monitors native resolution? What ever it is, you'll probably want to check this out:

Quote:
Setting A Custom Resolution

Since the lack of a range of resolutions is one of the most common complaints about BF2142, I'll spell out the solution again here. It involves using the +szx and +szy command line options (covered in the Advanced Tweaking section). For example to set a resolution of 1280x1024, go to your BF2142 launch icon, right-click on it and select Properties. Then in the Target box put a single blank space after the last character and insert +szx 1280 +szy 1024, substituting any other number for the 1280 width and 1024 height respectively to suit your needs. The end result should look something like this:

"C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Battlefield 2142\BF2142.exe" +menu 1 +fullscreen 1 +szx 1280 +szy 1024

Now each time you launch the game it will run in the custom resolution specified, however note firstly that you must make sure your monitor can support this resolution, and secondly the Display Mode setting under the in-game Video Settings will not show the correct new resolution, not that this is a problem. Unlike Battlefield 2, editing the Video.con file does not work in properly setting a custom resolution, so this is the recommended method for doing so.


Source: http://www.tweakguides.com/BF2142_9.html
(Worth checking out for other Tweaks as well :) )

By forcing the game into your monitor's native res, you'll improve the video quality a ton. (Things won't look blurry or just plain sh@#y)
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January 3, 2008 4:53:08 PM

In bf2 you can select 1280x1024, but in 2142 you can't, pretty retarded of DICE.
January 3, 2008 5:05:14 PM

Oops, I'm retarded. I thought he said Bf2142. >.>

Yeah, it was really stupid of them not to include that resolution. Especially when they have like 6 variations of 1280xXXX. They also need to fix the 60% map load / hang bug, which at the moment, they won't even admit exists. It can be fixed by renaming a file (a protected system file), but it's still stupid of them not to acknowledge and and provide a fix for it in their FAQ.
January 3, 2008 10:54:49 PM

Alright so what i'm understanding so far is that I can create a custom resolution in BF2? My monitors native res is 1680x1050 and I have it set now in BF2 video options to 1280x960. It does look good but if this will make it look better than i'm all for it. Is there any other tweeks that I can do to make it look even that much better. I've set all nvidia control panel setting to max quality too.
January 3, 2008 11:05:34 PM

In my shortcut for bf2142 (should work with bf2) i've used this:

"G:\Battlefield 2142\BF2142.exe" +widescreen 1 +szx 1680 +szy 1050

Having the '+widescreen 1' in there did seem to make a difference in relation to the aspect ratio. looks more proper now than it did without it.

For Vista, make sure you also run as Administrator otherwise punkbuster will boot you from servers.
January 4, 2008 2:26:32 AM

Hey Septic,

What size screen do you have?
January 4, 2008 2:29:25 AM

22" Samsung
January 4, 2008 5:25:38 AM

Will BF2 work on vista 64 bit?????
January 4, 2008 5:57:40 AM

Yes. I use Vista 64 ultimate.
January 4, 2008 3:15:54 PM

I have a 22''-20'' HP I think........

And I just tried the demo and it worked fine.....
January 4, 2008 9:20:40 PM

septic said:
In my shortcut for bf2142 (should work with bf2) i've used this:

"G:\Battlefield 2142\BF2142.exe" +widescreen 1 +szx 1680 +szy 1050

Having the '+widescreen 1' in there did seem to make a difference in relation to the aspect ratio. looks more proper now than it did without it..


I changed it to +szx 1680 +szy 1050 but didnt mess with the fullscreen changing it to widescreen... do you think this will make a difference? After I changed to the new resolutions it looked just as sharp but I notice a bit of some jagged edges like AA is off or something. I'll try putting in the widescreen...

So I simply just delete fullscreen and replace with widescreeN?

January 5, 2008 3:15:05 AM

Changing fullscreen to widescreen is meant to correct the FoV so it looks right, and I did see a difference when I used it.
January 6, 2008 3:05:54 PM

septic said:
Yes. I use Vista 64 ultimate.

I get kickted by punkbuster everty time I try to connect with a server
it say somting about my os
I use windows vista 64 home prof.
January 6, 2008 4:25:44 PM

changing it to widescreen worked wonders... made things look more sharp!
January 7, 2008 12:39:57 PM

thanks from me also .... that improved my 2142 !
January 7, 2008 6:55:09 PM

xecert said:
I get kickted by punkbuster everty time I try to connect with a server
it say somting about my os
I use windows vista 64 home prof.


Are you running the game as administrator?
January 7, 2008 6:59:44 PM

xecert said:
I get kickted by punkbuster everty time I try to connect with a server
it say somting about my os
I use windows vista 64 home prof.


Have you downloaded pbsetup from : http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsetup.php this may help otherwise try disabling your firewall to see if that is blocking it.

As for running BF2 on Vista 64bit it worked fine for me no crashes what-so-ever.
January 7, 2008 7:04:31 PM

If you're still getting booted by punkbuster even when running as admin, you may need to manually update the punkbuster client for Battlefield.

http://www.evenbalance.com/ lists the games that use punkbuster, so just click on which one you want to update and follow their instructions.

I prefer (& recommend) using the admin tool at http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsetup.php which is so much easier to update any game's punkbuster version.
October 8, 2008 1:09:58 PM

hi i got this problem regarding plyaing BF2 1.0 evry time i played online my bf2 exit and error i think my max time of playing is 15minsT_T i know its sad.. im using vista 32bit ulimate can any1 help me plz?
October 8, 2008 5:04:20 PM

You just hijacked a thread thats been dead for 9 months...

You already said the problem, BF2 1.0. Patch, update Punkbuster (download PBSetup or whatever they call it this week), and your good.
October 8, 2008 5:44:39 PM

it works ok, I dual boot both vista and xp

while bf2 runs on vista, it doesn't run as smoothly, on xp I get around 80FPS while in vista, it hovers around 60FPS

I use the wide screen fixer tool which makes the game support wide screen and auto corrects the FOV and ratio to keep items and objects from being stretched, this makes the game look better

PS don't spam BF2 across 2 monitors I tried it and it looked like crap. you get some lens distortion style effect where everything gets stretched out around the sides
October 11, 2008 8:29:24 PM

Punkbuster update will fix problems!
June 1, 2009 10:45:30 PM

I run vista 64. BF2 and BF2142 both downloaded. I make it all the way to the launch window It loads all the way and right before it puts me in the game it kicks me all the way out of the game and a little pop up tells me BF2.exe or BF2142.exe has stopped working. Driving me crazy. Contacted EA they have no clue. Any help would be awesome.
June 2, 2009 4:52:54 PM

hughyhunter said:
changing it to widescreen worked wonders... made things look more sharp!



how do u set BF2 to widescreen i have a 32" monitor, but my res for the game is 1600x something?
June 18, 2009 5:50:03 PM

Hey snow cakes. If you havent figured it out yet right click on bf2 desktop shortcut, click on properties, and plug this into "start in."

"C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\BF2.exe" +menu 1 +widescreen 1 +szx 1680 +szy 1050


should look something like that. you put your desired res in place of my 1680x1050 though.
July 4, 2009 8:02:28 AM

Some how , i can play it on xp 32bit , but with vista ultimate 64bit i can enter the game , but it just crash while loading and go to desktop, first i though it was a problem with the game/cd , and then i went to my xp and figured out that its working just fine . just dont know why .
November 20, 2009 7:42:46 PM

hughyhunter:

I did what you said and all it came up with is path is invalid
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February 3, 2010 11:41:30 PM

stemnin said:
Yes, it's just not been tested, I don't get any more crashes on Vista than I did on XP (I think I had more on XP lol).

I use Vista Home Premium 32-bit.

yes thank you me and im sure alot of other people needed this answered THANK YOU VERRY MUCH!!! :na: 
February 17, 2010 9:12:26 AM

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