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Upon installing v1.50...

I haven't played this game in a long time, I mean we are talking like 5 months here. I wanted to jump back in but upon loading it up I had to install the v1.50 patch, which I was happy about, because I loved wake island in bf2, and now they've added it to 2142. For the first few minutes everything was fine. But after my third death, the static feed that overlays the screen when your player dies (which I think they added with v1.50) failed to disappear when I respawned. So now I had this very light camo-ish, static overlay on my screen. And when I use the active camouflage it goes into full-fledged static and I can't see anything. I assume its the same static overlay for when you get hit by an EMP grenade, but I wouldn't know because its on all the time. Obviously this makes sniping, and any sort of aiming for that matter, extremely difficult and makes the whole game look like a piece of shit. It even remains when I go into 3d-top down view as commander :/. I wasn't sure if this was a new gameplay mechanic at first, but its so fucking frustrating that I doubt it. I've looked high and low for a fix for this bug, but I can't even find any documentation of it on any of the troubleshooting websites. And yes, I've restarted bf2142 and my computer multiple times, and the static is there the second I'm done loading the map. Any ideas?

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    The patch may have corrupted something. You're gonna hate to hear it, but a reinstall sounds like the best solution. Make sure you get the patch off of EA's website, or Planet2142.

    If you don't want to do that immediately, play with your display settings and see if it goes away when you change your resolution, or texture level etc etc.
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    Posted by KniteWulf

    The patch may have corrupted something. You're gonna hate to hear it, but a reinstall sounds like the best solution. Make sure you get the patch off of EA's website, or Planet2142.

    If you don't want to do that immediately, play with your display settings and see if it goes away when you change your resolution, or texture level etc etc.


    Judging by how my CD case is god knows where, I'll just stick with BF2, the patch pissed me off enough to remove my urge to play.
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    Posted by KniteWulf

    The patch may have corrupted something. You're gonna hate to hear it, but a reinstall sounds like the best solution. Make sure you get the patch off of EA's website, or Planet2142.

    If you don't want to do that immediately, play with your display settings and see if it goes away when you change your resolution, or texture level etc etc.


    Judging by how my CD case is god knows where, I'll just stick with BF2, the patch pissed me off enough to remove my urge to play.

    I know how you feel. Good luck. Try switching around your video settings.
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  • 9y
    I jumped back onto Bf2142 after 5 months to play it and remembered why i quit, damn this games buggered now.

    o and EA suck for not letting me register Northern Strike to my account, way to stael £5 of me!
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    Well i had a prob with the Northern Front thing too, not too bad but i got it working. Try updating your display driver, helped with me
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    I was getting the same issue, almost like a faded overlay covered the screen. I was using a beta driver (Nvidia 180.84) with GTA4 which was supposed to correct a missing texture issue (btw it doesn't). I went back to battlefield 2142 and it was the issue you described, only a lot worse. I reverted to my previous driver (Nvidia 180.48) and I got the symptoms described above.

    The only solution I have found, so far, is to revert to 175.19 (175.19_geforce_winxp_32bit_english_whql.exe) and battlefield will work fine. To correct the missing texture issue in GTA4, just switch resolutions temporarily and they will reload.

    Nvidia's drivers suck...and their latest releases appear never to have been tested prior to their release.
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    Posted by utt

    Blabla.... I was using a beta driver (Nvidia 180.84) with GTA4 which was supposed to correct a missing texture issue (btw it doesn't). Blabla....

    Blablabla....

    Nvidia's drivers suck...and their latest releases appear never to have been tested prior to their release.


    That's why it is called a BETA.

    And I don't have any problem with 180.48 in ANY of my games.
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    That's why it is called a BETA.


    Re-read the paragraph.


    And I don't have any problem with 180.48 in ANY of my games.


    Some cards do, some don't.
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    Im still running the 178.24 driver (off a 7900 GTX). And the game worked fine before the "final" bf2142 patch last summer. I didn't update my drivers between when I last played it an when I got the patch installed so I'm pretty sure its not Nvidia's fault, but rather an error by EA during the update.
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