Friday, April 22, 2011

Stuck at snow blind mission in BFBC2 - solved

BattleField Bad Company 2:
Mission: Snow Blind
Problem: Game crashes to the desktop as we enter the helicopter.
This is something which really bugged me, esp after that run in the snow, getting frozen, followed by thawing....you get it. As soon as I climbed up the ladder and into the helicopter-BAM-the game just closed and I was back at my desktop.
Here are two things I did and one of these worked well. Now, four levels after the experiment, am sharing the two things I did.
1. In the file settings.ini in Documents, change the entry for DirectX from auto to 10 if windows 7, to 9 if Xp or vista.
2. Instead of climbing the ladder directly, go to the balcony and take a left. After a left again you'll see another ladder. Climb it and you'll need to walk a few feet into the chopper... a movie follows.

Hope this helped.

14 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Thank you very much .............

    It worked for me ....... Very appreciating !!!!

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  2. thnnxxx a lott worked for me too

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  3. Hi,
    I tried second suggestion, but the problem still exists. to proceed with first suggestion, can u plz help me to locate where can i find "In the file settings.ini in Documents, change the entry for DirectX"??

    Thanks,
    Damodharan

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  4. Hi Damodharan,
    Search for the entry using the find option in notepad for the entry of directx. Based on your operating system, change the version.
    If you are unable to locate the file at all, it should be in the documents folder (again, try searching for settings.ini using windows search). You will be able to identify the file based on its folder path.

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  5. Hi
    Thanks for the suggestion. i located the file and made the recommended changes, but unfortunately, both the suggestions didnt work for me. i m using windows 7, i5 processor, 4GB RAM. Can u help me on this?

    Thanks in Advance.

    regards,
    Damodharan

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  6. Thanks a lot for this trick :D

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  7. Hey It didnt work.. and the audio for the game also went off after I changed the notepad for directx to 10

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  8. I hope you were able to get your audio back after reverting the setting. It has been almost two years since I last played this game. I will re-install and try it out.

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  9. I did everything u said but it closed I need help please

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  10. Just go to the game exe . and troubleshoot the application , it will check the settings , ---> click the next followed by save the settings ,run the game and boom there you are all set to complete the mission and go further ahead .

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  11. After you climb up the stairs, don't climb the ladder.Go around ,check for another ladder and climb it.Worked like a fuckin charm!
    if that doesn't work try to run the game in compatibility mode with xp as setting

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  12. It didn't work for me through second ladder as well....

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  13. It didn't work for me through second ladder as well....

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