Battlefield Crashing

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dipstick01

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Hi All,
Just a quick note as this seems to be a widepread problem and "hopefully" I have found the fix.

After an upgrade and reformat I had to reinstall Battlefield 1942, Vietnam, Desert Combat and Secret Weapons of War. As you can tell i like the game lol.

Everytime I tried playing the game it randomly crashed to the desktop, I updated the drivers fro my new ATI card, Updated bios and drivers for everything I could find to no avail till finally I realised I could play single player games but as soon as I tried going inot online play I got the mysterious crashes again. Finally in desperation I tried updating Punkbuster from evenbalance.com and lo and behold I have just finished a couple of rounds of Vietnam, 1942 and Desert Combat.

It appears that punkbuster also needs to be updated and they provide a handy little tool that does it for you.

Good Luck and good playing guys.
 

dipstick01

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iXneonXi said:
yes pbweb helps, though pb should autoupdate.

Yes pb should autoupdate however it appears that firewalls etc can block the autoupdating feature and hence the need to manually update.

I still can't understand why having an out of date version of PB kept crashing the games to desktop though.
 
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Just a note on this, another thing that will take you to the desktop in MP is if you have the wrong internet connection type set on the games browser page.
And not all servers are correctly setup to auto update PB. I usually play on EA's public servers where I have no problems with PB. But I have had to use pbweb on a few clan servers. There are also ways to set up a new PB config file so It scans and updates differently and more quickly thereby greatly reducing the lag it causes ingame while running.
 
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