Battlefield 2 Tweak Guide
Author: Koroush Ghazi
Last Modified: September 2009
When Battlefield 1942 came out, I remember I was captivated by the way there were so many things you could do. It was the first online game I'd ever played where you could walk, drive, fly, or swim across a giant map, working with other teammates or playing as a lone wolf - all the while being in the middle of a giant battlefield. The one thing I do recall thinking was "I wish this was set in modern times, not just WWII". The boys from Desert Combat heard these pleas and released a mod for BF1942 which did exactly that - and there was much rejoicing!
Fast forward to 2005 and EA Games/DICE have finally released the official take on a modernized BF1942 - Battlefield 2 is set in the 21st century where Chinese, American and Middle Eastern forces battle each other on large and varied maps. The gameplay hasn't differed substantially from BF1942, the same sense of a battle on a vast scale exists, and the fans are already out in force making sure most servers are populated with up to 64 players duking it out in epic combat. You can try the game yourself by downloading the demo from here.
Inevitably, as with almost any modern PC game, there are bound to be issues. And BF 2 has its fair share of issues on a variety of systems. For the most part this is due to the game's somewhat steep system requirements, and the controversial decision by the game's developers to not support the popular GeForce4 series of graphics cards. In general the game is quite stressful on most machines, and this can cause a range of problems.
However I can provide you assistance in the form of this Battlefield 2 Tweak Guide. Following on from my initial release of the BF2 Demo Tweak Guide, this full version guide contains nine pages of information designed to explain BF2's settings, provide insight into the reasons behind many common problems, and provide some handy tips and tweaks for you to try.
Note: This guide refers to the latest version of Battlefield 2 Version 1.50. Make sure to check back regularly for updates.