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7 years 6 months ago #9807 by S.A.F OggyMan
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Bad Company 2 tweaks

If youre running an ATI card and you find BC2 crashes on startup (no error)
- Go to battlefield bad company 2 beta\BFBC2Game.exe and right click -> properties -> compatibility and "Run this program as an administrator"


To get an ATI frames boost:
- Set Catalyst A.I to max


For a reported 10-20 fps boost:
- Documents>BFBC2Beta and open up "settings.ini"
- Change "renderaheadlimit" to 0 instead of 2


For a reported giant general performance boost:
- Documents>BFBC2Beta and open up "settings.ini"
- Change "Bloom=true" to false


For another potentially big performance update (especially with Quad Core users):
- Documents>BFBC2Beta and open up "settings"
- Change "HSAO=true" to false (also settable in the in-game "advanced" graphics settings)


Other settings.ini changes that you can try:
- Undergrowth=”medium” – Put this to low, if experiencing frame-rate issues. This map has a lot of it.
- Water=”medium” - Not really any water to traverse in this map, go ahead and set this to low.
- MSAA=”2″ - This is Anti-aliasing, this will always use up a lot of a gpx cards resources. Set this to “0″
- Shadows=”medium”- you can also set this to low to improve performance
- Textures=”medium”- Setting this to low can improve FPS at the cost of visual eye candy.
- Aniso=2 - Set this to 0 to disable Anisotropic filtering.


To fix sticky controls (for those who get key shadow/lag with wasd etc):
- Delete the joystick conrols under foot (options->controls->foot), then it works fine


To run DX9 for improved performance (this also stops random crashes for some people):
- Documents>BFBC2Beta and open up "settings"
- Add "DxVersion=dx9" to the list (without quotation)


You closed the PunkBuster agreement window and can't get it back:
- Head to Steam\steamapps\common\battlefield bad company 2 beta\install\PunkBuster and re-install Punkbuster


To run the game in a window:
- Simply hit alt+enter and change your resolution to something smaller than your desktop.



For sticky/laggy mouse issues:
- Disable mouse acceleration in the game's mouse settings, and turn off Vsync in the graphics settings.


What ports should I open for multiplayer if I'm having connectivity trouble?
- Port: 80 TCP
- Port: 18121 TCP
- Port: 18126 TCP
- Port: 18126 UDP
- Port: 13505 TCP



What ports should I open for multiplayer if I'm having EA connection issues?
- 18390 TCP Outgoing
- 18395 TCP Outgoing
- 18395 UDP Outgoing
- 13505 TCP Outgoing
- 80 TCP Outgoing


You can't look up-down and/or left-right - "my mouse isn't working"
- You've accidentally bound something to the axes that BF2 uses for looking around.
- Reset your controls to fix this.
- In future, when binding things to your mouse, pay close attention; if you move the mouse at all while binding, it will register & bind that horizontal or vertical movement axes, replacing your look ones.


To enable war tapes audio:
- Change your audio setting to "war tapes" instead of "hifi"
An example of the change can be seen here:


How to adjust your FOV -Field of View *New in Retail
- Documents>BFBC2Beta and open up "settings.ini"
- Default is "FOV" variable is set to 55, but you can adjust that up to 120 (per repi)
Note: The FOV in the settings.ini file is the vertical FOV, people usually talk about horizontal FOV, so you have to convert your desired HFOV to VFOV using this calculator: FOV calculator. Enter your screen resolution in pixels (e.g. 1920×1200), then the desired HFOV, click calculate, and it will show you the VFOV setting you need to put in settings.ini.

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7 years 6 months ago #9816 by S.A.F GOATKILLER?
S.A.F GOATKILLER? replied the topic: Re: Tweeks
where is this calculator? and dx9 are you saying i should use that instead of DX19 when i am win7 and GTX275?
Also are all those settings to boost ATI due to ATI being crap?

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7 years 6 months ago #9817 by S.A.F TeMorituri
S.A.F TeMorituri replied the topic: Re: Tweeks
Hey hey..careful Mr "I Hate ATI"..skiting on my part is just cos my rig is brand new but bagging ATI is wrong. Most people suffering issues are Core2Duo, older spec or Nvidia - the older AMD rigs seem to be coping except maybe Petey? - I am getting FRAPS 120 on average
( havent run the exact averages but it looks to be between 90 to 140 fps all the time in game ) with some of the above listed tweaks and my card is currently not overclocked.

Anyone else got a good look at their FRAPS?

My only beef is a slight hiccup when I load each round which puts me middle to last when each round starts...no stealing the tanks for me...sob ...

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7 years 6 months ago #9820 by S.A.F Survival
S.A.F Survival replied the topic: Re: Tweeks
i use war tapes... but sometimes all the extra sounds can be bad and distracting

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7 years 6 months ago #9823 by S.A.F Kastaboy
S.A.F Kastaboy replied the topic: Re: Tweeks
I was getting all sorts of probs earlier, since im still using an older 8800gts 320mb video card, screen size is 1680x1050 changed the graphics qaulity to low now im getting avge 75FPS using FRAPS much better than the 20-30fps when i had it on medium settings.
75fps is great

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