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Battlefield 2 Black Screen Crash on Startup Windows 10

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Battlefield 2 Black Screen Crash on Startup Windows 10

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I have Battlefield 2 on windows 10, I really want to play Forgotten Hope 2 and project reality. However I can't even start the game normally. This is so frustrating because I had the same exact issue trying to play BF1942, Install the game and everything like that works fine. However when I go to play the game it starts up with a black screen as if it is loading then all of a sudden it just closes back to the desktop and with no error code as well. Happened on BF1942 and I couldn't figure out a solution and now its happening when I'm trying to play Battlefield 2. I've searched for hours on end and I just can't figure it out... I've seen people posting links to a solution on Battle Log but of course the links don't work as they have been shut down. If any one has any possible solutions please let me know,, Im on a kinda crappy HP Notebook 2016 but it can run Fallout NV on ultra and Day of infamy just fine as well as other modern games so I don't think its any system limitations. I'm at the end of the rope here, don't know what to do. Thanks.

 

 

 

Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 16299)

Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz

Intel(R) HD Graphics 520

 

 

 

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the bf1942  main menu can only run on 800 x 600 resolution so  you need have that resolution on your screen.

but when the game is running you can change to any screen resolution thats supported by your screen.

you see when you start a game and start loading a map  blackscreen.exe run for a few seconds and change the game to resolution you set in the video settings.

 

 

the only thing i still can think of is to use the  hdmi port on your laptop and plug in a monitor  that support the  screen resolutions you need

 

and this is the point were i run out of ideas maybe team simple tech forum can help you

http://team-simple.org/forum/viewforum.php?id=9

 

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yo im part of the fhsw community  see this site http://fhsw-europ.ucoz.de/  [Se]E-3 is me.

lets see if i can get bf1942 for you  to work  again Standard smile

first what version of bf1942 do you have cd rom or ea origin ?

awaiting your reply Standard smile

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Thanks for the reply, I got a CD version

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 first download my all in 1 patch up pack for cd rom version

https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B7cGjW31oHh8eEFHdG1JNzhLeUU&export=download

install all patches also the gamespy patch inside that pack.

 

2 now we need to turn on  DirectPlay  bf1942 use it

see this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XYyGB-Tn3g

 

3 turn off  all screen overlays they can make for weird bugs in bf1942

like the Xbox Game DVR  see video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU6DFUgBE4g this is on win 10

 

lets see if bf1942 run now Standard smile

 

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So I've tried with mine but nothing seems to be working properly, I don't know if it's my game or product key I even tried calling EA support about it and they couldn't figure it out. I saw you posted a link to a free Battlefield 1942 download on another forum so I'm gonna try that one.. would the steps to patching still be the same as this?

This is me FPS by the way, I think I accidentally logged onto a old account but yeah its me lol

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the free version of bf1942 is fully patched up so no need to download my patch up pack  all you need is the gamespy patch to get the game to work online again.

http://team-simple.org/download/

 

but  you still have to turn on DirectPlay   and turn off all screen overlays programs  like the Xbox Game DVR 

after that the free version should run

 

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So i downloaded the free version and installed the gamespy patch, turned on direct play and the dvr yet it is still doing the black screen launch crash... I really dont know why. Do i need to run in a compatibility mode or is it an issue with my specs?
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this is  a rare problem in bf1942 i have  looked around the bf1942 community forums and i found maybe  a solution.

i need to know whats the lowest screen resolution you can set on windows ? do you have 800 x 600 ?

if dont have 800 x 600 bf1942 cant run the main menu is in 800 x 600 60hz.

but maybe on your intel hd graphics you can set  a Custom Resolution see this video and site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1ep0i28Tk0

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005540/graphics-drivers.html

 

i found this problem on team simple forum on this topic.

http://team-simple.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=5639&p=2

and this

http://team-simple.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=5995

if you still cant get bf1942 to work after this you can post on team simple tech forum

and i hope they have a  solution

 

 

 

 

 

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Yeah the lowest my resolution goes is 1021x768, I'll try some of the other things you suggested. Thanks so much for all your responses, you're the best around here man.

 

side note. Do you know if it is somehow possible to edit the required resolution for the game to make it match my normal display?

 

also i just tried the custom resolution in the Intel settings... it worked! but only so far... The game launched fine brought me to main menu everything just fine but then when i try to start a game it just freezes when i click start. I can hear the theme playing but it doesn't load. Tried messing around with the in game resolution and graphic options as well and also keeps freezing..

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the bf1942  main menu can only run on 800 x 600 resolution so  you need have that resolution on your screen.

but when the game is running you can change to any screen resolution thats supported by your screen.

you see when you start a game and start loading a map  blackscreen.exe run for a few seconds and change the game to resolution you set in the video settings.

 

 

the only thing i still can think of is to use the  hdmi port on your laptop and plug in a monitor  that support the  screen resolutions you need

 

and this is the point were i run out of ideas maybe team simple tech forum can help you

http://team-simple.org/forum/viewforum.php?id=9

 

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