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I just reinstalled BF2, then downloaded the current patch and installed that as well. When I go to play the game, I get the small square window with install, play online, etc... buttons. When I press play the screen goes to the BF2 Logo screen, then just crashes back to my desktop. I think I had this problem before and there is a fix for it, but I don't remember. Anyone have an idea?
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Have you tried launching BF2 from one of the start menu shortcuts rather than the CD's autoplay?
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Yes. It doesn't play either way. Do I have to download anything else besides the patch. I see some BF2 server d/l's out there.

Edit: I have a widescreen monitor now also. Does that affect anything on a new install on startup?
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Yes. It doesn't play either way. Do I have to download anything else besides the patch. I see some BF2 server d/l's out there.
No, the server downloads are only for people who actually run their own server.

For your widescreen, will it run 800x600? If it will not, you'll need to edit the My Documents/Battlefield 2/Profiles/Default/video.con file in Notepad, and change to the default video mode to something your monitor supports.

You could also use the "shortcut fix", by editing your shortcut on the desktop so it looks like this:

"D:\\Program Files\\EA GAMES\\Battlefield 2 Demo\\BF2.exe" +menu 1 +fullscreen 1 +szx 1280 +szy 1024


Substitute in your resolution for the 1280x1024.
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I guess I'll try that. BF2 can be such a pain sometimes.
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See my edit above before you try a reinstall/repatch. I caught your bit about the WS monitor late.
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Yes you're right. Its the widescreen. I disabled my WS monitor and just used my 17" 4:3 monitor and it loaded right up fine. I'm going to try to change the res values like you said now. Thanks.
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Ok, I put my resolution in just like this:

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

The game still crashes on my widescreen while loading. Any other ideas?
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
Ok, I put my resolution in just like this:

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

The game still crashes on my widescreen while loading. Any other ideas?
Did you leave a space between exe." and +menu ?
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I didn't rewrite the line, I just added to the end of it so I would think there would be a space there still.
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