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BF2142 is SUDDENLY crashing for no reason at all.

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I have played completely fine. Played for a few hours last night. Managed to play a full titan match this evening, but the game froze (sound continues on a 5 second loop) [NOT crash to desktop] 5 minutes into the next match. Closed it via task manager, loaded game up again, froze after 5 minutes. Closed, updated punkbuster files (via pbsetup), tried game again, same result.

What gives?

I know it's not my overclock, as it has been at current speeds for at least 4 months, completely error free. What caused the game to suddenly decide to freeze. It's not as if it's a gradual thing.
post #2 of 10
Do you have ATITool or Rivatuner or any other GPU tweaker running?

If so, shut it down and try again, worked great for me! For some reason, patch 1.25 did something to PB which interferes with any GPU OC software you're running.
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Nope, haven't opened those programs for a few months now, and they're not loading on startup.
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It does that and gets corrupt. Reinstall the game.
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That takes so much EFFORT. I'll do it after work I guess.
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The new patch is complete and total garbage but yes re installing is you best bet.
    
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Thank EA for crappy programming.
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Actually, before reinstalling try this:

Go into your BF2142 install folder and go to Tools>Folder Options>View and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files"

Then find the file radial.cdb and rename it to oradial.cdb (or any other preceding letter).

Start the game and check... This will allow the game to create a new radial.cdb file, which sometimes becomes corrupted, thus crashing the game.

It's totally harmless though, I've done it before and everything was fine... trust me, try it!
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Wait im confused. When everybody blames EA for all their crappy games and coding and stuff, is that their fault? I mean dont they just publish the game not code it or make it? Enlighten me here Im not sure on this.

BTW sry for this being off topic >_>
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Wait im confused. When everybody blames EA for all their crappy games and coding and stuff, is that their fault? I mean dont they just publish the game not code it or make it? Enlighten me here Im not sure on this.

BTW sry for this being off topic >_>
It's called quality control. If they are publishing and making money off it, they better make sure the product is good to go. If not, it is their fault like any editor/publishing house.
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