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I just d/l'd it and installed it, but when it tries to play, it goes to the normal loading screen then goes to a black screen, just like the one in normal BF2, but then it just goes back to my desktop and the program is closed. Help plz lol
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you have to manually set the refresh rate in you config file in your "my documents" folder. I had the same problem.
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you have to manually set the refresh rate in you config file in your "my documents" folder. I had the same problem.
lol how do you do that? xD
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Launching/Loading Issues: The most common problem with BF2 is that the game crashes to desktop or goes to a black screen when you first launch it. The reason for this is either incompatible hardware (make sure you meet all the minimum specs), or more usually the fact that you're not running at the default Windows XP refresh rate (60Hz). By default the game tries to launch at 800x600@60Hz initially, so your system must be able to run that same resolution and refresh rate, otherwise the game will abort. If you are using any refresh rate override program/method, disable it (e.g. if you're using Refresh Force, click the 'Restore Original Settings' button and apply). Alternatively, see the Advanced Tweaking section of the guide for details on how to set a different startup resolution, in case your graphics card/monitor simply cannot do 800x600@60Hz resolution. Once you've got the game running, you can then change the resolution to suit your taste in the in-game settings, and importantly you can select a higher refresh rate. Then you can reapply any refresh rate override and the game will launch without any problems. To set a non-standard resolution see the Advanced Tweaking section.
-Tweakguides.

The config file is in your Documents folder un Battlefield 2.
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C:\\Documents and Settings\\John Doe\\My Documents\\Battlefield 2

after that, my only options are:

dmp

LogoCache

mods (which contains file Sandbox inside it)

Profiles

I'm lost =S
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Im not home bud so i cant actually find the specific folder you need. Its in there somewhere and its a config file that you need to open with notepad and manually change the settings. When I get home ill try to help. Posting at work FTW
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Its under profiles - each of those folders are separate user names/login names

In each of those and in the profiles folder there will be a video.con file. Right click > open with > notepad and adjust the resolution/refresh rate as needed.

You can alternately delete this directory to do a force reset of the config settings.
    
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^^ Thanks mate for the help. Im at work and cant remember where that file was. Hopefully "lol" sees it.
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it has never been available you have to do a little resolution hack (with most games as well ). Just go to the BF2 shortcut and add +szx 1680 +szy 1050
e.g.
"Xrogram FilesEA GamesBattlefield 2BF2.exe" +menu 1 +fullscreen 1 +szx 1680 +szy 1050

Hope this helps, someday widescreen might be supported in all games
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What exactly is BF2 sandbox?
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