Will I be able to play Battlefield 2142 if I upgrade to Windows Vi


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Guest

I have heard horror stories about people that are having so many problems
playing Battlefield 2142 after trying to run the game with vista. Is this
true? I am about to buy a new computer and dont know if I should by a
computer running vista.
 
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Paul Smith

Crusader said:
I have heard horror stories about people that are having so many problems
playing Battlefield 2142 after trying to run the game with vista. Is this
true? I am about to buy a new computer and dont know if I should by a
computer running vista.

I don't have any problems with Battlefield 2142 or Battlefield 2, they just
need to be run as administrators due to Punkbuster.

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Paul Smith,
Yeovil, UK.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
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Guest

Crusader said:
I have heard horror stories about people that are having so many problems
playing Battlefield 2142 after trying to run the game with vista. Is this
true? I am about to buy a new computer and dont know if I should by a
computer running vista.

I think it depends on hardware as I run BF2 and BF2142 on a Vista Ultimate
rig without any problems, here's my rig specs...
AMD FX-62..Asus Silent Square Pro Cooler...DFI LANPARTY UT
NF590-SLI-M2RG...ENERMAX INFINITI EIN720AWT PSU...2x74gb Raptors (raid
0)...2x320gb Maxtors (raid 1)...2 x Gainward BLISS 8800 GTX (forceware
160.04)...4x1gb Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-8500C5 CL5...WINTV-PVR500MCE...Plextor
DVDR 716AL...Pioneer 112 DVDRWDL...Creative X-FI...Vista Ultimate
32bit...all housed in a Thermaltake Armor Extreme...Monitor 24" Dell(1920 x
1200)...Speakers Logitech Z5500...Router Netgear DG834PN..Maxtor 300gb
External...4Gb readyboost flash drive
 
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Guest

I have both games, and although I havent tried 2142 yet , bf2 runs great!
I'm expecting bf2142 to run the same as its based on the same engine. I'm
running vista ultimate, and my specs are:
cpu: Athlon XP 2800+ (barton core)
RAM: 2.25Gb pc 3200
Video: Geforce 6800 GS/XT (AGP 8X)
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-7VT600 (socket A)
HD: 30gb IDE (vista installed on this drive) and 500gb SATA (bf games on
this drive)
Sound: mobo onboard AC97 audio

yeah i know i dont have "leet" hardware, but bf2, runs great with everything
on "high" and AA set to max, with vista or xp pro. Dare I be so bold... this
game runs better on vista ultimate than xp pro (old o/s). Yeah it says i
have 1mb free ram (out of 2.25Gb!) but remember, vista dedicates some of the
ram to video (6800 gs/xt has 256mb vido ram) giving me a total of over 500mb
video ram, plus over 1.7gigs of ram is cached for programs (almost just like
free ram) so really vista ultimate is taxing only 200mb more ram than XP pro.
It boots @ about the same speed, and as far as i can tell, it actually runs
FASTER. ie. when i open up the controll pannel. My base vista score is only
3.5, but for desktop prefromance with aro i've got 5.9 rating, and a 4.8 for
gaming graphics rating.

So its all up to A.) What version of vista you've got installed, and
B.) What kind of hardware you've got "under the hood"

As i wrote above i dont have the best hardware, but not the worst either.
if you rig can compare / utterly defeat mine, i'm sure you'll be straight, as
battlefield runs sweet on my comp with everything on max, plus full AA.
 
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Kinthral

I have heard horror stories about people that are having so many problems
playing Battlefield 2142 after trying to run the game withvista. Is this
true? I am about to buy a new computer and dont know if I should by a
computer runningvista.

I just got a laptop that was way over spec (my older desktop ran it
fine other than the Punkbuster issues, and it was way under spec) that
had Vista. I had been planning to install XP Pro after wiping the
hard drive anyway, but wanted to play with Vista for a few days and
see how well a few of my games ran.

Long story short, after difficulties with EA Link to get the patch (it
finished installing, but would not confirm, although it worked fine
once I started the game). I loaded the game, ran it, maxed settings,
and the first game I tried to join (single or multiplayer) crashed the
program. I also lowered the settings, to no avail. The menu works
fine, you just can't start the game. BF2142 tells you when installing
that the game has not been tested in a 64-bit environment, so that's
likely to be one issue.

Other games work fine, and I'll be switching back to XP again so it's
not an issue for me, al least not one that I'm going to spend any
amount of time researching. I would contact each program's
manufacturer if a Google search fails to provide enough noise for that
program and see if they have been Vista tested and are known to be
working.
 
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guy

I run Vista Home Premium 32bit and play BF2142 a couple of hours every
night. I dont seem to have any more probs than the the guys with XP who are
online/headset with me on Teamspeak. I have fewer punkbuster issues than
most of my XP buddies and no EA link issues. No lockups or crashes. I do
have a pretty compatible setup (Audigy 2 ZS works well) and had to change a
couple of video settings in BF2142 for complete stability. Found that out
in the BF2142 forms.
 
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CharlieH41

I have been playing Battlefield 2 on my PC running Windows Vista for over a
year with only occasional problems I think having to do with graphic card
drivers. Recently I had a hard drive crash and have had to reinstall the
software including the latest BF2 patches. Now when I log in and select
multiplayer then a server, I get an error " you are blocked for 0 minutes
because you have inadequate O/S privileges. I am signed in as the
administrator. From my searches, I think there is a security problem, but I
have been unable to find a fix for the problem. I can play single player
with out a problem. Can you suggest a fix or direct me to a site where I can
find a fix?
Thanks,
Charlie
 

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