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Is Nvidia surround officially supported by this game? The EA tech I just spoke to says he wont help with triple monitor setups because it isn't officially supported by the game....

Maybe one of you guys can help?

I'm trying to get the game to play at 5984x1080 and i've manually set this is the ini file as well as setting the refresh rate to 60, but I get into the game and I cant click anything in the menu. I'm now stuck waiting for the game to redownload after 1.5 hours on the phone with a tier 2 rep.
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I had this issue quite a bit. I can't remember when it started but I only play in a single 120 Hz Monitor.

Everything loads up, the mouse moves, but you can't click anything right?

I think the suggestion was have only one monitor for desktop, but edit the .ini to be the resolution you want, so when you launch game it goes to triple display. Or was it the other way round.... You will have to try it.

This issue started I think in 270.61, I believe 267.xx drivers and below worked fine for it.
Edited by RagingCain - 8/8/11 at 5:21pm
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Yup exact issue I'm having.

I've tried the ini edits. I got it working one time, but the menus and everything were so off centered the game was unplayable.
Edited by metroidfreak - 8/8/11 at 5:23pm
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Okay, try doing this: Set the .ini to your resolution, make it 5760x1080 for now, but set the Frequency to 60 Hz.

IF this works, and you can change settings, you may in the settings tab, be able to change resolution to your resolutions & 120 Hz, instead of 60 Hz, in game and IT SHOULD be workable, even when you quit the game and start it again.

Someone reported it was Bad Company bug, not nVidia drivers.
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Well I'm running at 60hz normally. I'll try the smaller non-corrected res though.

Just have to wait for the reinstall...
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This was quoted from the nVidia Forums, two users verified it worked. I don't know why it magically worked for them, maybe because STEAM is not running... not sure. Worth a try.

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Finally figured out a solution to make BFBC2 work in a surround monitor setup. First thing you will need to do is make sure Steam is not running. Then, you will need to edit the BFBC2 "Settings" file. It is located in this folder:

Local Disk (C:\\Users\\[user name]\\My Documents\\BFBC2

Change the following settings to the values that are bolded.

[WindowSettings]
Width=6000
Height=1080
RefreshRate=120

Note that the resolution and refresh rate must match exactly with what the current settings you have in your nVidia control panel. These values will vary depending on how much bezel correction used (if any) or may only require the default surround resolution. For example, my spanned desktop resolution is 6000 because I used a value of 120 for each of my bezel settings for a total of 240 lines of bezel correction. I am using three 24" screens that each have a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. So, 1920 x 3 = 5760. 5760 + 240 (bezel correction) = 6000 total horizontal line count. Pretty simple, but I just wanted to explain it anyway The vertical line count remains 1080 for me. Your numbers will vary depending on the size of your monitors.

After you have changed all of the settings, make sure to save the changes and close out the file. Restart BFBC2 and it should now work. The center screen will now show the opening video and then you will see the main screen and now you will be able to select on everything. Go to the settings and OPTIONS and make sure to select the resolution and refresh rate. You do this to ensure that the settings are saved properly to the Settings file that you just edited. And that's it. You should now be able to play BFBC2 with your surround gaming set up.

And yes, I am using nVidia's latest 275.33 WHQL certified drivers and this solution works!

Let me know if you have questions and let me know if it works...
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Thanks. That's what I tried to start with it gets the game menus to work, but it makes the game so off centered it's unplayable.
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