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catziggy
30-11-2007, 15:23
Ever sat there and watched that progress bat get to 60% and then stop with little walker chap punding away in space for ever?

Ever reinstalled the whole of BF2142, boosters and all the patches?

Heres a one click solution.

Background. When BF2142 started first time it creates a file of all the map data it can access afterwards so that it doesnt keep having to load the huge amounts of data each time. Its unique to everyone of course because it will contain details about your graphic settings etc.

Like all EA does this file gets corrupted and cannot be loaded so thats where the 60% stick comes in. What you need to do is find this file, rename it so that BF2142 is forced to ignore it and reload a new version.

The file is called radial.cdb and you will find it in the main Battlefield 2142 folder in the Electronic ARts folder in the Program Files area on your pc.

You need to use TOOLS > FOLDER OPTIONS > VIEW feature and find the checkbox marked "Hide protected operating system files" Uncheck it and ignore the warning

opozzum
30-11-2007, 15:41
i had this bug too and some asked for help on this forum
some already gave another solution but if youre right that would be very cool =D thx

AndrewJ
30-11-2007, 16:28
ARRGGGGGG I had this about 30hours ago...and I reinstalled...grrr..

C-Zap
01-12-2007, 00:02
that solution does work. i found it on forums and it worked a treat both times i encountered this map loading problem.

M.F.A.
03-12-2007, 17:37
i have vista and i cant fond that file :p

som1 helplol

catziggy
03-12-2007, 18:00
Its a 2142 file and its probably hidden as its considered an operating system file. Just find vistas way of showing it.

M.F.A.
03-12-2007, 19:44
mine getsthrough round then breaks lol? wats wrong now

ShakariPsy
20-12-2007, 03:41
Wish I had seen this 3 hrs ago :( hehe just reinstalled, BF2142 crashed while I was on timeless gibrator ... and I was in for the gold badge to :*( then hung at 60% of trying to load gibrator again :S hehe well at least I know how to fixed it now :D

Forces(UK)
20-12-2007, 15:41
Wish I had seen this 3 hrs ago :( hehe just reinstalled, BF2142 crashed while I was on timeless gibrator ... and I was in for the gold badge to :*( then hung at 60% of trying to load gibrator again :S hehe well at least I know how to fixed it now :D
YEah it really is the uber-fix.

I wish someone at EA had told me about it when I phoned to ask.

The forums are a BETTER place to find this stuff than EA's official tech support line though! :)

Jx3Aroo
21-12-2007, 15:06
If you have trouble finding the file just go through with Winrar, it shows all files and allows you to delete them.

sirius_hood
29-12-2007, 16:55
I had the same problem yesterday! I'm actually re-install all the stuff again!
Hope this will help, but next time I'll try the short version! :)

Bert
04-05-2008, 09:50
damn had this problem a few times.
always fixed it with an re-install.
just done that now and cant get in on ANY servers, says i have a 'modified version' and i need to revert to the officeal EA version to get onto the server ahhhhhhhhhh

opozzum
04-05-2008, 11:55
Did you install NS ?
you have to run the latest patch again then, if you installed NS