To clear things up, the game/demo requires driver version 77.30 or higher, if you are running say, 77.50, or maybe 77.62 which I hear people are having good luck with it and this game, then I guess you are already set.
77.30 comes with the demo, however, so this is what I will concentrate on at the moment.
With 77.30 on my DELL XPS Generation 2 Laptop, I had a 3DMARK2005 score of 5000. After I updated my drivers to 77.62, I scored 5218. That and the fact that Battlefield's shadow problem is no longer a problem.
If you are a desktop user and have no clue how to mod drivers, go ahead and download this, then unzip it and install it.
Laptop users, read on...
Battlefield has a RefreshRate issue on Laptops with non standard RefreshRates settings. How to get rid of that battlefield issue can be read here: //edit: here's a link to the thread http://forums.laptop...?showtopic=9594
You will need to get the above driver, and Pieter's modified INF for the 77.30 driver.
When you have both of those, unzip the driver, and replace the INF file in the driver with Pieter's modified INF, then install the driver using the device manager.
This page has instructions, and so does this page.
After reading those, I also suggest that you watch this 1.06 MB Divx video that I made on how to install the drivers.
If you are clueless on how to replace the INF in the driver, I have the drivers already modded on my server, but since it is really slow and eats up my bandwidth, you will have to PM/email me for the link, atleast, unless somebody says I can upload them here, (doubtful) or when I get a faster host that is not hosting the file from my home internet connection. lol
You would still have to install the drivers using the device manager, so you might as well teach yourself how to properly update drivers, as this is probably not the last time you will do it, especially if you are on a laptop.
Since those other drivers also ran the game good, I will post links to them and their corresponding INFs, you install them the same way on laptops by replacing the INF.
77.50: Driver / Pieter's modified INF / Topic
77.62: Driver / Pieter's modified INF / Topic
One last thing, if you have any questions, this is the place to ask about this game, also, if you have any comments or suggests, please feel free to post them, heck, if you need somebody to talk to, I'm on AIM usually.... lol
I hope this thread is usefull to people and that all of you are able to enjoy this new demo.
Edit: Download this demo from Nviida! / Other Downloads for BattleField 2
- Demo System Requirements
1.7 GHz Pentium 4 / Athlon XP or greater
512 MB or more RAM and 460MB HDD Space
DirectX 9.0c compatible Graphics card (> 128 MB RAM)
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 or greater / ATI Radeon 8500 or greater
Multiplayer: Broadband internet connection required of course
For those of you with choppy mouse problems:
If you have this issue, you might want to really check to see if there are newer sound drivers for your PC, even if you do not get them from your manufacture like Dell.
I was wondering if everyone with the Inspiron 9300 laptop still had issues with the Mouse and Keys sticking on BF2 (when you turn the Mouse it "sticks" and you face a totally different way).
Lastnight I was browsing around these forums and saw alot of people with the same problem I have now.
Now I am no computer genius that can make miracles happen but to me when this "stickiness" happens its when a new sound enters the gameplay. So I exit the game due to the "sticky" Mouse&Keys being so annoying, I Open Control Panel then to Sounds and Audio Devices and under Device Volume I click Advanced to open Volume Control then I click Advanced again and under Other Controls there is 2 Boxes 1 being PC Spk Mute which is unchecked and the other (2) Enable SPDIF which is checked. I unchecked this and ran my game again. Now BF2 runs really smooth on high settings. I'm so happy that I don't have to update my sound Drivers, Gooooooo me
This will more than likely be the same on other laptops the same as mine I would of thought. So goodluck guys/gals and happy gaming on your beasts!
On my laptop enabling the S/PDIF out does not give me problems in any game, updated sound drivers, or changing sound options in BF2 might fix it.
Edited by ®®®, 01 July 2006 - 05:25 AM.