BF2142 not loading at all :'( would like help

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by noah03ark@hotma, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. noah03ark@hotma macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2007
    i just bought it earlier today

    i already searched these forums and found nothing about my problem...though that isnt a garuntee that i have accidentally overlooked somthing, so sorry if i did
    i have a new 2.4ghz 2gig ram macbook pro

    i installed it (click n' drag to applications folder)
    i put it my cd key
    i registered online
    i accepted the terms
    it prompts me about my trackpad with no right click, asked if i wanted to see the readme, i said know cause i already know what to do
    the icon in the dock bounces for a second then stops, no arrow underneath (to show the program is active, you allready know that)
    so i click it again, and then the bf2142 icon for a split 1.5 second appears at the far right end of the dock, bounced for a split second wiht arrow underneath then dissppears

    it wont work
    can i have help please? in new to running games on a mac,
    i know this was ported with cider, do i need somthing for that or what?
    please help

    thanks in advance
  2. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    Open your activity monitor and make sure the "wineserver" is closed. It can sometimes hang and if it does, the next time you try to start the game it won't start.

    For giggles and grins, open activity monitor, kill the wineserver and any process that has "cider" in it. Then try again. See if that helps.

    Also, check to see if you Application Enhancer (APE) as that has been known to cause issues with CIDER.

    Hope my fittycent helps.
  3. noah03ark@hotma thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2007
    :eek: that must be it!!! i have application enhancer! how do i rid of it or fix it or what?

    ok i got rid of appehnancer...but im not fast enough to terminate cider and wineserver in time for it to boot
  4. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    is it me or is battlefield 2142 just riddled with bugs i want to get that game once i get a better mac since macbook is not the greatest for games. Bf 1942 is the best I think anyways lol my 2 cents lol :D
  5. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    If you got rid of APE you shouldn't see it in your system preferences anymore. Also might want to do a finder search for any remaining files.

    as far as those 2 services. When you try to start the game and if it crashes. Open your activity monitor and kill any of those services, then restart and see if the game opens. Don't try to kill them after you start the game, they are needed to run the game. It's just they might get hung up and cause any future attempts to start the game to fail.

    If the game won't load, kill those services, then try to start again. Before when I had this issue I did that and I could at least start the game.
  6. noah03ark@hotma thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2007
    then i need to fully rid of app enhancer, okay...

    it still keeps sayin a debugger has been detected and to unload it

    what and where is that???
  7. bigmur72 macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2007
    This might help

    I have a new generation iMac. And until tonight, I couldn't play 2142 at all. You have to lower your display resolution. I put mine to 800X600 and it seems to work just fine.

    Anyone know why I can't play multiplayer? For some reason everytime it gets to the "join game" screen, it tells me I have a server error and I cant join.


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