View Full Version : Stranded...

11-24-2006, 04:08 PM
Okay, time to extend my plea to the entire forum.

Those on the 45th Panzer TS room already know my problem, and I thank you for your help.

I've been trying to connect to online Battlefield games for about a week now, with no success. I can CONNECT, I can LOAD the maps, but as soon as loading is done the game quits on me without warning or an error message.

Other times it lets me play for like 3 minutes before quitting on me.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled 1942 and the latest patches, as well as FH and PunkBuster.

Now I am sorely confused as to what I should do. The only options that present themselves are to try and find different copies of the patches to use because they might be corrupt.....

Any suggestions? Flat out solutions?

Help me and I will love you forever.

11-24-2006, 04:59 PM
Look for, and delete any non-rfa files in your map folder.

BsP Firelord
11-24-2006, 06:17 PM
Are u sure its not a hardware problem?
RAM or overheated videocard?

11-24-2006, 06:30 PM
/|Firelord;174734']Are u sure its not a hardware problem?
RAM or overheated videocard?

Also, what are your system specifications?

Try updating the drivers for your video card.

Also, if it might be an overheating problem, does it work for other games more graphically intense than BF1942? Like BF2? If no games work well, then I'm guessing drivers and overheating I don't think will be the culprit.

11-24-2006, 08:30 PM
I just got a new Ram stick and it works brilliantly for Call of Duty 2....

And I looked for and did not find any non-Rfa files....

11-24-2006, 09:59 PM
So you CTD eh? Sucks. It could be RAM so try memtest and run it a few times at least. Usually test 5 and 8? errors all you need is more voltage to RAM. If so, then try removing new RAM stick added and try then. If not, reinstall maybe?

GjT Sky Captain
11-24-2006, 10:05 PM
|Blackmage62;174774']I just got a new Ram stick and it works brilliantly for Call of Duty 2....

And I looked for and did not find any non-Rfa files....
Do you have the latest graphics card drivers? The Battlefield series can be pickier than a kid in a salad bar about that stuff.

Gj**** Cadyshack
11-24-2006, 10:23 PM
Perhaps a defrag?

11-24-2006, 10:47 PM
I got the latest drivers....and I reinstalled everything like a billion times....and what in the ten hells is a defrag and how do I do it?

GjT Sky Captain
11-24-2006, 10:49 PM
Open up My Computer, right click on your Hard Disk icon(s), and go to Tools, then Defragment. Of course, there are programs that are more stable and way more efficient than the Defragger that comes with XP, but that's basically how you do a defrag.

When the program comes up, just select a drive and click on analyze, or skip the report and go straight to defragment.

Edit: RIght, lol, forgot that part. Defragmenting basically takes all the fragmented files and such on your HDD and puts it together so everything is more accessible, which in turn makes your computer run a tad faster. And yes, I don't think it messes at all with anything but the Hard Drive.

11-24-2006, 10:53 PM
what does it do and is it cpu-friendly?

11-24-2006, 11:19 PM
I have a similar problem but I get the bluescreen of death rather than just a simple crash of the game :(

11-25-2006, 01:03 AM
zomg its working now!:toast:

11-25-2006, 02:09 AM
|Blackmage62;174848']what does it do and is it cpu-friendly?

Remember that hard drive data is stored in bytes. However, many of the bytes that compose a single file are not stored together, so the hard drive has to spin around and look at other stuff to get the rest of the file. That takes longer than if the files are all together. These files are then fragmented. Defragging (defragmenting) groups data together.

GjT Sky Captain
11-25-2006, 03:06 AM
|Blackmage62;174891']zomg its working now!:toast:
Glad to hear it. :D

Gj**** Cadyshack
11-25-2006, 04:22 AM
|Blackmage62;174891']zomg its working now!:toast:

If defragging actually worked I'll be amazed. Whenever I suggest a comp problem fix, its always defrag, never any of the other goofy stuff you people put up.

11-25-2006, 02:36 PM
Well, as it turned out, I had like 3% of my hard drive left....

So I made some serious space (now I have like 15%) and I defragged for about half an hour and I try again and it works!

Defragmentation hath saved the day!

11-26-2006, 08:43 PM
Wow, that's the only time I've heard of defrag solving something. I usually just use it to clean my HD.

11-27-2006, 12:57 AM
It probably had more to do with clearing off all of that space from the hard drive. You should never get below 5% ever. And even then, I start feeling shady below 15%. Battlefield uses page filing big time, even if you have enough RAM not to really need it; so with that little HD space, it was causing BF to crap out on you.

11-27-2006, 05:22 AM
Make sure punkbuster is up to date too.