Battlefield 2 problem

By scyap · 41 replies
Jan 2, 2006
  1. when ever i start Battlefield, my screen will turn black for about 3 seconds and return back to my desktop as if nothing happened


    my specs are :
    2.8 ghz
    pentium 4 Windows Xp pro
    512 mb ram
    ATI RADEON 9200 128mb VIVO with latest catalyst drivers
  2. [IFF]Homer

    [IFF]Homer TS Rookie

    I had this problem the only thing i could do to sort it was to reinstall BF
  3. MonkeyMan

    MonkeyMan TS Rookie Posts: 45

    I had the same problem as well, and yes, the solution to this problem is to reinstall Battlefield 2.
  4. scyap

    scyap TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    thanks dudes
  5. Comanche12

    Comanche12 TS Rookie

    Did you try updating the drivers to this video card? That may be a simple fix
  6. Reformado

    Reformado TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Graphic card!!

    Negative dude... That graphic card is not supported in battlefield 2.

    Try one of these:

    Radeon X700 (PCIe)
    Radeon X600 (PCIe)
    GeForce 6600 (PCIe)
    GeForce PCX 5900 (PCIe)
    GeForce 5800 Series (AGP)
    ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition
    ATI Radeon X800 PRO
    ATI Radeon 9800 Series
    ATI Radeon 9600 Series
    ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350LX)
    ATI Radeon 9500 / 9700 Series
    ATI Radeon 8500 Series
    ATI Radeon X300 Series
    NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
    NVidia GeForce 6800 GT
    NVidia GeForce 6800
    NVidia GeForce FX 5950 Series
    NVidia GeForce FX 5900 Series
    NVidia GeForce FX 5700 Series
  7. Comanche12

    Comanche12 TS Rookie

    I beg to differ on the last statement. I was using a radeon 9000 pro with 128mb of ram and I ran pretty smooth on all low settings. This also was with a P4 1.6 which was under the recommendations. I just ovecompensated on the ram using 2 gig's. :giddy:
  8. Reformado

    Reformado TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Yah. you´re right. that list is just an small part of what you can use.

    Im using an 6600gt AGP, and i´ve seen it rolling in 9550, 9600 and so´on.


    But the sintoms were the same that happened to a friend of mine and he had to buy a new graphic card!
  9. scyap

    scyap TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    i hate ATI !!!
    why didnt they...!?
    damn!!! this stupid graphic card cant play SO many games!!!


    AYRTON MB TS Rookie

    Bf2 Not Running

    Hi guys,

    Also, what may result in the BF2 kick-off, is not updating to the newest patch ... and sometimes, even if you did update, if you install BF2 SF, you may need to re-patch ...

    Best Regards
  11. Reformado

    Reformado TS Rookie Posts: 20

    The proble is that Battlefield demands one small requirment that not everyone notice:

    1.4 pixelshade( or pixelview or something like that)

    some ATI are very good but only have 1.3 and the game just don´t start... when you start the game, the screen goes black and then back to windows...

    Sorry about the bad news... :hotouch:

    AYRTON MB TS Rookie

    Yeahhh ... !!!

    Reformado said it all ... check your videocard specs and compare with BF2 minimum specs ... I had to change my ATI RADEON 9200 128MB AGP ...
    I had the same problem ... "INTRO & BLACK SCREEN" ...

    Now I have the BFG 6800 ULTRA OC 256MB AGP ... :unch:

    But beware ... the BFG 6800 needs 480watts and a free PCI slot beside the AGP slot.

    Good Luck & Best Regards ...
  13. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    The "black screen then desktop" is usually a symptom of unsupported hardware. You can't be 100% sure though since a bad installation can also cause this.

    If you look in My Documents, Battlefield2- there are some folders.. some containing logs and mini-dumps. These mini-dumps and logs can be used to determine realistically what the REAL problem may be.

    I'd see if there is a mini-dump or log of the failure. Often times, some 9000-series cards are stripped- missing the vertex engine or T&L engine (these usually are "SE" or similar modeled on the box/product number). These will most definately not play BF2 as it needs hardware T&L and at least DirectX 8.0 shader support.

    Old drivers or Windows Update/Windows cd drivers can also cause this. You need Catalyst drivers from ATI in order to get full DX8.0+ support from your videocard.. as well as have the correct AGP/chipset drivers for your mainboard installed for these to work properly.
  14. tallkev

    tallkev TS Rookie

    When I had that problem it was because I forgot to disable my internet security. Also, hit contro alt delete and in taskmanager click on processes and close out(end process) any under "owner" except taskmangager and explorer. This worked for me.

    Good Luck
  15. Reformado

    Reformado TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I´ve seen 2 similar problems.

    1 - a friend of mine had a TI4200(i think) and had to change because he couldn't play, same MO... Double click, blank screen, desktop.

    2 - another friend of mine with a 9200 and same MO... that one is waiting for a new card oportunity...

    Sorry to say this but NVIDIA rocks...
  16. montanagame

    montanagame TS Rookie


    Question Has anyone had any success in running bf2 on ati 9200 pci cards or is everybody on the black screen boat with me? i have updated my drivers and directx to 9c and removed bf2 and reloaded it. no luck would consider changeing video cards however runing on laptop with builted in ati 9000 mobile card with standard pci slot for external video card. cant find ati other than the 9200 or 9250 card. can you run nvida card with ati disable through xp?
  17. scyap

    scyap TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    i dont see any text files
    i see .DMP files... which i cant open!!!

    yea! has anyone played bf2 on 9200 in success ?
  18. Reformado

    Reformado TS Rookie Posts: 20


    Negative... Read the posts before!!
  19. Reformado

    Reformado TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Similar problem

    This weekend I experinced a similar problem. I send my 17" for exchange friday night, but because i'm an battlefield addicted I clean the dust and put on work my good old 15"...

    Problem: When start bf2.exe the screen goes black and back to desktop.

    I went to my documents/profiles/default00/video.anything like this
    edit the file and changed from 1024x768@75hz to 1024x768@60hz

    started bf2.exe the game started but when I choose the player the screen black again and desktop...

    I went to my documents again but this time in the profiles I choose the 00002(I think) it's the other one and changed the same thing.

    My 15" couldn't support >60Hz :eek:

    Maybe I could help anyone with this ;)

  20. AYOUBY

    AYOUBY TS Rookie

    Batlefield2 Help!!

    Its weird just when im done loading battlefield2 and i go in to choose my weapons and stuff BUT my mouse or keyboard wont move and sometimes my PC crashes and restarts PLZZZ HELP...
  21. kazer989

    kazer989 TS Rookie

    battlefield 2 help me omg!!!

    i installed bf2 on my computer and i downloaded the pathes for it upto 1.41. after doing this i decided to play this and it ran perfectly, the second time i tried i came up with an error message of somesort... so i keeped clicking the desktop short cut and eventually with about 10 double clicks later i got in and played fine.the next time i couldent even get in even while i was spamming the shortcut and i couldent get past the error message. i have deleted the caches in my docs>bf2 aswell. and i have uninstalled and reinstalled and still the same problem and i have selected the corrected screen setting and hertz

    i am running mad athlon 2.2ghz
    1gb of ram
    512 Nvidea en76000gs top silent
    and dirctx 9.0^

    someone plz help me i love this game
  22. manxankur

    manxankur TS Rookie

    Does any one know if Battlefield 2 is compatible with a NVIDIA Geforce 7900 GT/GTO graphics card?
  23. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,187   +470

    What is the error message? Next time could you make a note of it?
  24. manxankur

    manxankur TS Rookie

    Hi, there is no error message. I've updated DirectX, Install BF2, Install the patches. Then i try and run it but the screen just goes black. So i was wondering if it was something to do with my NVIDIA Geforce 7900 GT/GTO graphics card?.
  25. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,187   +470

    Actually, I was talking to the poster, kazer989. He/she mentioned an error message.
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