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well after finaly getting everything squared away with my new windows vista installation, I try to load up the bf2 editor with pointofexistence2 mod and it gives me the following error:

"DirectX version 9.0c or higher is required to run BF2. Please install DX9c and try again."

then after that it gives me a crash/dump and I'm forced to close the editor...... wth is going on? I ran dxdiag and it clearly says I'm using DX10......

help! :(

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First have a look at the editor log to find out what the editor detected when launching. Does Vista have a compatibility mode ? Try to run the editor in XP emulation , if possible.

Hey, btw, does BF2 run in Vista ? :P

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havn't tried yet heh, to be honest i havn't played bf2 for like 6months, been super busy with school and poe2

on topic: I read somewhere just now that apparently DX10 and DX9.0C should both be installed already, and that DX10 isn't really backwards compatable so having DX9.0c installed side by side allows for DX9 programs to run properly(I've already noticed that DX10 is used to render the desktop window effects etc, cause running 3ds Max 8 causes windows to switch the desktop window scheme to classic).

But bf2 editor fails to recognize that I have 9.0c and DX10(if they are actualy both installed side by side, not sure if this is the case by default on Vista).

I will try to search around and see if there is mabey a way to emulate/switch to DX9 or something, but so far no luck....

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When i ask 'Does BF2 run on Vista' i of course meant if BF2.EXE is launching and playable. I'd suggest to first check if the game runs (regardless of any mods and so on)

Remember that the original error message was:

"DirectX version 9.0c or higher is required to run BF2. Please install DX9c and try again."

The editor and BF2 share some DLL's.

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it runs both bf2 and bf2142

Just tried downloading and installing the latest drivers for my video card, a vista beta version that came out recently, but that didn't help at all.... :-/

Edited by IllicitFilms.com

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Detection methods that DICE used for directx for the bfeditor don't work on Windows Vista, so it gets a version of 0, causing that error to pop.

Though its probably checking for a registry key thats different in Vista.

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there must be some kind of work around with it, mabey editing a value in the registry or else where to allow it to work? if there is no solution, I'm definately taking Windows Vista back to the store and reinstalling XP <_<

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lol, ye this is the sort of things that really puts me off windows vista.... in time ill get it probaly but at this stage, not enouth stuff works with it well...

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yea thats what bugs me, theres no .dll's for bf2 seperately, their all found in the bf2 directory.... :(

I'm pretty much clueless with this issue, I will probably spend the next week finishing static objects etc, and pray for a fix to this issue, if nothing comes in a week I'll have to go back to windows XP in order to continue my mapping work :-/

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well apparently there's a way around it, you can simply right click on the program application you want to run, select properties, then select compatability, and choose Windows XP SP2 mode, seems to work perfectly

thanks for the help, I'm glad I got this issue resolved peacefully heh

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hehe, I checked around but found no info on it, but then read a post yesterday on totalbf2 about it again and figured I would try to find it, thankfully I found info about it on some random site that was explaining how it was done in windows XP

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hehe, I checked around but found no info on it, but then read a post yesterday on totalbf2 about it again and figured I would try to find it, thankfully I found info about it on some random site that was explaining how it was done in windows XP

so it workd can you paste the link i have vista too ultimate :D

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so it workd can you paste the link i have vista too ultimate :D

He posted the solution here , if i may quote :P :

well apparently there's a way around it, you can simply right click on the program application you want to run, select properties, then select compatability, and choose Windows XP SP2 mode, seems to work perfectly

Pretty easy , huh ?

Edited by mschoeldgen[Xww2]

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Well ever since I reinstalled the bf2editor after installing vista, I've had issues with it not showing me my drag selection box while in the level editor(click and drag, a box appears over the area you choose to select by dragging it larger/smaller).... I just don't see the box, or at least it shows up on random for a split second 'after' I release the mouse button so it does me no good.

I can sometimes select the objects by making a guess drag over them, but it doesn't work everytime, I have to try at least 2-3 times before I can get it to select what I want.

Also sorta the same issue with editing the terrain/textures/undergrowth. my brush's won't work on the first click, I have to sometimes click twice on the same square in the mapping grid in order for it to work; this applies to everything in the terrain editor menu.

Also, if I try to select spawn points I can't get them at all, I have to either select them manualy from the resource menu, or I have to try the drag box method but that almost never works when selecting spawn points or vehicles, it mainly occasionaly works with regular statics.

All of these issues are not stopping me from doing my work, but they are making me very AGRAVATED! :( Its just taking me alot longer to get things right, and it seems less smooth... so everything just takes 4X longer

Any thoughts? :blink:

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Well , you have decided to do testdriving Vista for Mr. Gates. As you are running the BF2 Editor outside its specifications, i would beg you to not open new threads in the 'Editor bug reports' but instead append your findings to the first thread you have opened.

It might be interesting to others, but its clearly no editor bug , but a Vista compatibility issue.

Contact your local Microsoft support , hehehe.

I'll merge this thread with the other one.

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I am using BF2 editor in Vista.

HOW TO INSTALL:

1. Right click on the installer and go to properties, click the compatibility tab and select Windows XP (SP2).

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2. Install BF2 Editor.

3. Right click on the BF2 editor shortcut and apply the same compatibility options.

4. Install DX9 (if you get DX9 error when launching BF2 Editor)

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.mspx

5. Launch Editor.

This worked for me.

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I get 100 FPS on BF2 btw, just use the Windows Classic theme though.

Edited by JimAndEddy

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To those not running Vista, yes BF2 runs on it, but if you want to join a server running PunkBuster, I found you need to right-click the BF2.exe and choose "Run as an Administrator", even though the account is an Administrator. Otherwise PB kicks you due to lack of OS privelidges..

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To those not running Vista, yes BF2 runs on it, but if you want to join a server running PunkBuster, I found you need to right-click the BF2.exe and choose "Run as an Administrator", even though the account is an Administrator. Otherwise PB kicks you due to lack of OS privelidges..

no you dont

just go in to compatibility like you do to run it as XP and tick allways run as admin

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well yet another reason on why not to buy and install windows vista

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