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The patch notes say that widescreen resolutions are now available but the only thing that comes up are standard rez, where is the setting for 16:10 to run at 1680x1050?
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hah found it:

The new Battlefield 2142 Patch v1.4 to 1.5 Patch (Beta) supports widescreen. To everyone's disbelief, EA has finally done it. The only catch is it is not enabled by default. You'll have to:
1. Locate your Battlefield 2142 shortcut
2. Right-Click and select Properties
3. At the end of the Target line you should see +fullscreen 1
4. After this add +widescreen 1
5. You will now have widescreen resolutions available in Video options in the front end.
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On two different computers I was not able to get the new resolution if I applied the 1.4 to 1.5 incremental patch.

I had to un-install...delete every thing related to 2142...re-install...patch 1.5...install northern strike...patch 1.5 again on both machines to get the resolutions to appear.
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sounds about right for an EA battlefield game! lol Even the way you have to "enable" the widescreen resolutions is half-baked, could it really have taken them more than 5 minutes to add it to the choices of resolutions rather than having to manually add it to your shortcut? lol
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But hasn't the set custom resolution shortcut trick been working since the game was released?
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But hasn't the set custom resolution shortcut trick been working since the game was released?
I believe you get PB kicked for cheating before using widescreen.
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It was but it was sort of stretched to fit, it was actually a part of the 1.5 patch that came out last week. Previously you had to add something to the shortcut like +szx 1680 +szy 1050 and it sort of stretched the image, now you add +widescreen 1 and you can select widescreen resolution in the video options, it looks good but the letters look a little fuzzy to me.
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It was but it was sort of stretched to fit, it was actually a part of the 1.5 patch that came out last week. Previously you had to add something to the shortcut like +szx 1680 +szy 1050 and it sort of stretched the image, now you add +widescreen 1 and you can select widescreen resolution in the video options, it looks good but the letters look a little fuzzy to me.
It was really bad if you had a scope view up...the scope wouldn't be a circle any more and would be all stratched out. I think it might have even affected the accuracy as well.

Work great now though
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I was so use to the streched widescreen that it took me 2 weeks to get my accuracy back. :/
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I was so use to the streched widescreen that it took me 2 weeks to get my accuracy back. :/
I think that they did some thing to sniping to make it easier...cause I am decent at sniping...but I am not this good. Ever since the 1.5 patch I've been able to hit sprinting guys left and right, score kills when all I see is a tiny piece of helmet...ect. Maybe I've just gotten better...maybe I just do better with the wide screen, I don't know but I've been kicking butt at Camp G lately
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