call of duty 2


Mark Maylon

I installed call of duty 2 today against vista's warning on it not being
supported . I was able to play singlr player fine but multiplaer crashes
every time. I have read several articles that say it is possible and have
done all the appropriate driver upgrades and still nothing. any ideas. I can
not for the life of me understand why vista would not be supportrd
considering the fact Cod2 is sill in the ranks of top ten most popular
More details about my computer

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 4.9 4.4
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 1.00 GB 4.4
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS 5.9
Gaming graphics 511 MB Total available graphics memory 5.8
Primary hard disk 45GB Free (75GB Total) 5.6
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium


Manufacturer Gateway
Model Product Name
Total amount of system memory 1.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes


Total size of hard disk(s) 149 GB
Disk partition (C:) 71 GB Free (75 GB Total)
Disk partition (D:) 45 GB Free (75 GB Total)
Media drive (E:) CD/DVD
Media drive (F:) CD/DVDCD/DVD


Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
Total available graphics memory 511 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 255 MB
Display adapter driver version
Primary monitor resolution 1280x1024
Secondary monitor resolution 1024x768
DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better


Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter
Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
Network Adapter Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

Keith Schaefer

For Vista usage, you have to right click ont he multiplayer executable
(CoD2MP.exe) and select properties. Set the "compatibility mode" to Windows
XP SP2, and save. Now it should work.

Mark Maylon

Tried that . also i ran it as will stop responding after splash
graw ,rainbow 6 vegas works fine..pretty much everything else is good except
for cod2.


I have been having the same problems. I installed the lastest Direct9.x then
changed the properties like what you have done, then i waited after the
splash screen and got a black screen, but this time i waited for a while and
it kicked in, i waited about a minute. Multi player will start like single
player with the activision screen appearing and then the movie plays, it
did't do that for me when i had it on XP, but im glad that it finally worked.
It seems to me that COD2 is very picky how it runs and works then other games
i installed. If you get in join the NapalmFun Server, its the best out their,
screen name {TFL}LAROCQUE.....see you their

Mark Maylon

did you update all the direct x ? it still isn't working and i am missing
owning some noobs!i think i will have to load xp on a second hd and switch
back and fourth.

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