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Old 07-02-2009, 01:11 AM   #1
hitm@n[2/3]
Default crashing on windows xp. please help

hey

I love PR and play quite a bit. However, I crash to desktop right before the 3rd (or sometimes 4th) map is loaded. What I mean is, ill play or 3 games of PR and I crash in the middle of the server loading the 4th map. I also occasionally crash to desktop in the middle of a game. I run windows xp with 3gb of ram and a 2.4 ghz quad core intel processor.

help is much appreciated

thanks,

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Old 07-02-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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Two things you could try

Running out of memory

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Originally Posted by [R-DEV]AncientMan View Post
The most common cause of this is that you are running out of memory.
BF2 was a memory intensive game, and PR only increases on that.

First, you can try lowering your video settings, in particular, Textures. If that doesn't help or fix your issue,
you can try increasing your virtual memory. Information on how to do this is located in the Installation Guide wiki.
See HERE.

If that STILL doesn't work, you can try patching your bf2.exe to allow it to use more than 2GB of memory.
Firstly, you want to backup your current bf2.exe in your /Battlefield 2/ folder. To do this, simply rename it from bf2.exe
to bf2.exe.original. You should back it up incase you have any issues in the future. Now you need to download the patched bf2.exe.
This can be found in THIS zip file
(THIS one if your using the EA Downloader version)
(If you get a virus warning, ignore it, just a false positive). Simply extract it next to bf2.exe.original, and your good to go.
Thanks to R.J.Travis for the original method.
Mutli core/processor causing errors
If you have more than one cpu or 'core' you can set the 'affinity'(force the game to run on one cpu or core only) through your shortcut by adding
AFFINITY 2
to your shortcuts 'target' string like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods\PR\PR.exe" start /AFFINITY 2 +modPath mods/pr +menu 1 +fullscreen 1

Good luck

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Old 07-02-2009, 09:18 PM   #3
hitm@n[2/3]
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thanks for the post but unfortunately i cannot view the link u posted ("Click Here") about increasing virtual memory. i enter my user and password and it doesn't re-direct me.

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Old 07-03-2009, 01:29 PM   #4
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It's from the red stickys:
Frequently Asked Questions PR v0.86

Good luck

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Old 07-04-2009, 12:33 AM   #5
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Two things you could try


Mutli core/processor causing errors
If you have more than one cpu or 'core' you can set the 'affinity'(force the game to run on one cpu or core only) through your shortcut by adding
AFFINITY 2
to your shortcuts 'target' string like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\BF2.exe" start /AFFINITY 2 +modPath mods/pr +menu 1 +fullscreen 1

Good luck
the shortcut you posted finally makes PR load up for me, but I get the, "you need to run it with pr.exe" message. When I change the target to

"C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods\pr\pr.exe" start/AFFINITY 2 +modPath mods/pr +menu 1 +fullscreen 1

The game doesn't load up at all. Doesn't show a black screen then crashes, nothing, just stays on the desktop. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I've already redownloaded and reinstalled everything, still no luck. Is it an issue with my shortcut target?
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:40 AM   #6
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maybe the resolution you are trying to run it at as standard.

Either go into vBF2 and fix it there or add your resolution to your shortcut, with +szx 1920 +szy 1200 [delete and add your res at that is mine]

Hope that helps


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Old 07-04-2009, 12:50 PM   #7
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Your shortcut looks like it should work. Check your 'start in' window and make sure it points to the same BF2. The other thing you could check is the refresh rate for your monitor, If you have a LED it should be set at 60Mz or less. Look in your BF2 folder inside your documents folder. Inside that find 'profiles', then video. You can open the file 'video' with a text editing app. just change the refresh rate to 60. You can also just make a new shortcut. Then adjust the target again.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:08 AM   #8
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nope, still nothing with both your suggestions.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:34 PM   #9
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Check and make sure you have ONE space and only one space after
PR.exe"


You installed BF2
Updated with 1.41
Installed PR with PR86 core installer followed by 86 levels installer
Used default location on 'C' drive.

I don't know why but using the 86 patch didn't work for me.
The game would start to load then in a blink I would be back on the desktop.
I uninstalled PR86, deleted the PR shortcut and the PR folder left inside EA\BF2 folder then
rebooted, reinstalled with both of the full installers (core & levels)and then thankfully everything worked.

Hope it helps

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Old 07-17-2009, 09:32 PM   #10
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Hey same problem with me man, I just updated my video card drivers and it started fine.. But I have no sound.. That is for another thread. GL


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