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"Lost devive. Cannot reload device. blah blah"

Please post a slightly more detailed error message the next time :P This error points to another program taking control over the graphics card. Make sure you have no other program requiring a DirectX device ( Graphics card or sound device ) running in parallel with the editor. Check the log file in /bf2editor/logs/ for more details

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Open up all your programs needed to run in admin first then run the editor. Cause if the bink: cancell or allow message pops up then it doesn't work. If you open max before bfeditor and export it directly to your exported folder in the bf2 directory you can load resource (blue + sign) and choose your object.

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Open up all your programs needed to run in admin first then run the editor. Cause if the bink: cancell or allow message pops up then it doesn't work. If you open max before bfeditor and export it directly to your exported folder in the bf2 directory you can load resource (blue + sign) and choose your object.

oh ok sweet..ill give it a go..thanks alot

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I copied MiG29 and renamed folder, but BF2Editor doesn't want to load it, it crushes. I am running it on win vista home edition basic or somming... can anyone help? I have changed tweak file so instead of mecdumbbomb I get us m82dumbbomb (i think its called m82 XD), but the editor crushes when I try to load the aircraft to preview...

I have also copied unmodified mi17, same problem, and no crush report coming out for some reason.. any help?

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The solution is really really simple! ;)

You just need to:

- Go to the shortcut of the editor

- Right click and select properties

- Go to compatibility

- Select 'run this program as"

- Select "Windows XP (service pack 2)

You're done! :rolleyes:

I have Vista to and also had this problem. This is the best (and maybe) only way to solve this

;)

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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:

yep, i made a little video about that particular problem:

http://vimeo.com/3411597

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yep, i made a little video about that particular problem:

http://vimeo.com/3411597

I'm getting the same problem using Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. The problem with your fix though is that I don't have PS and loading a Paintshop Pro file doesn't seem to trigger the same effect - any ideas? Is it a specific file being loaded that opening a PS file triggers or something?

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reinstalling 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.

yours,

chloe

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Hey guys, it's not Vista related, but i've got the exact same problem as chloemarqz on Win 7.

There's an issue in Vista with 'Mouse trails' . Try to toggle the setting for it in your mouse control panel.

Turned the mouse trail on and off, but it doesn't make a difference, any ideas?

Pretty impossible to work on a map that way.. :-(

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If its the problem i think it is, I've managed to overcome it by opening a document in Photoshop (just close it afterwards, just needs to load one).. it's a weird solution to a weird problem, and I have absolutely no idea why and how it made it work, but give it a try.

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Here's another of those 'weirdies' :

Sometimes it helps to open WMP ( Windoze Media Player ), minimize it and then open your other graphics app, like the BF2 Editor. Helps with vertical sync, sound problems or freezing apps.

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I wanted to start editing some stuff for Battlefield 2, so I downloaded the BF2 Editor 1.3 :) Now my problem is, that I just can't seem to install it. I'm on Windows 7 x64 and put the installer on Windows XP SP2 & 3, but still the installer runs, then u see the first meter running full, then the installer totally disappear and it's nowhere to be found. Can any of you people help me with a solution? I like windows 7 quite much, also since I have 6 Gigs of Memory, so I need to run x64 OS, otherwise I would run XP, since I have more programs that has issues with x64.

Thanks in advance!

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I wanted to start editing some stuff for Battlefield 2, so I downloaded the BF2 Editor 1.3 :) Now my problem is, that I just can't seem to install it. I'm on Windows 7 x64 and put the installer on Windows XP SP2 & 3, but still the installer runs, then u see the first meter running full, then the installer totally disappear and it's nowhere to be found. Can any of you people help me with a solution? I like windows 7 quite much, also since I have 6 Gigs of Memory, so I need to run x64 OS, otherwise I would run XP, since I have more programs that has issues with x64.

Thanks in advance!

Just asking... do you have bf2 the game installed with the latest patch?

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Sorry if this was already asked, but since I'm on Win 7, I can't drag objects in real time anymore. I select an object in level editor, then drag it, but it won't show it moving until I let go and it snaps to the new position. Any ideas?

edit: nevermind, it fixed itself somehow... :S

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Sorry if this was already asked, but since I'm on Win 7, I can't drag objects in real time anymore. I select an object in level editor, then drag it, but it won't show it moving until I let go and it snaps to the new position. Any ideas?

edit: nevermind, it fixed itself somehow... :S

Hmm i got the same, you might know what could have fixed it? Its pretty annoying i am on win7 64bit now aswell but already had the draging problem on vista....

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