Aluminum iMac + Bootcamp + BF2142 (PC) = :(

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by LittleJoe, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. LittleJoe macrumors regular

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    I dont know if anyone else is having this problem. I skimmed back a few pages and didnt see anything other than BF2142 (MAC) woes.

    I have BF2142 (PC), got it when it first came out, and I was playing it via Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro 2.16GHz CoreDuo with no problems at all.

    I upgraded to the new iMac 2.4GHz Core2Duo, installed the latest Bootcamp, installed windows and the Apple Drivers, installed all the updates, installed BF2142.

    Everything looks peachy at this point. I pop in the disc and load up the game, it lets me log into BF2142 server into my soldiers account... for ohhhh a whole 10 seconds. Then everything locks up for a couple seconds (minus the sound) and the screen just goes pitchblack. Not even just the backlight going out, or no image on the screen... but total darkness... no power or video to the LCD at all. Yet I can hear the BF2142 music playing in the background, and I can move the mouse around and hear myself clicking things. The only resolution is to restart.

    Ive redone the process 3 time with the exact same results. Going so far as to delete the bootcamp partition and start over from scratch.

    Anyone else having this same problem or know of a fix?
    I wouldnt mind going out and buying BF2142 (MAC) if there were not so many threads about how ****** that port is.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    At the moment Bootcamp is the ONLY way I can play BF2142. It runs awsome on mine. Nothing like rdx'ing about 5-6 guys at once and flying across the screen.

    But seriously, on my setup it runs just fine.
     
  4. LittleJoe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Youre running a 2.8GHz with the XT video card though and Im running with the 2.4GHZ Pro video card. So it must be driver issues with the Pro.
     
  5. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    It's the ATI in general. XP runs fine (even in bootcamp) but in OSX the driver comes up short.

    I have an ongoing support conversation with EA. I'll be posting our communications back and forth on a post soon to hopefully help others out.

    One issue was fixed due to application enhancer (APE) and the graphics glitches are still being looked at. Not holding my breath but hoping for something soon, or at least an explanation.
     
  6. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Both the 2.4GHz and the 2.8GHz models run the same video card according to Apple's website.
     
  7. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    Yup, 2600PRO is the biggest card in iMac.
     
  8. togermano macrumors regular

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    The bootcamp drivers for the new imac are old,buggyand need to be updated once they are updated this will hopefully be fixed. I'm having this problem with ut2004
     
  9. iLionel macrumors member

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    No, it's an underclocked XT Mobility. Check the device ID.
     
  10. Heinekev macrumors member

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    My suggestion (and what has worked for others) is to install the Omega ATI drivers rather than use the apple video drivers in Windows.
     
  11. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a

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    BF2142 runs awesome on my rig.

    Make sure you update the video drivers to ATI Catalyst 7.9 or Beta 8.0, runs awesome at full settings.
     

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