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woodypvf

FPCH New Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2006
Messages
4
#1
help please, every time I try to play black hawk down online my p.c. freezes when the ping time calculation reaches 84%.
I've re-formated my drive and re-installed, I got in once but when I tried again the same happened. hard drive is 6 months old. using xp pro and aol 9.0
just bought battlefield 2 today and having problems with that also, but downloading seems to working fine.
 

merciarich

FPCH Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2006
Messages
42
Location
Ashford, Kent, UK
#2
Hey and welcome to Free PC Help.

Hmmm, after playing quite a lot of online games I can only recommend you try the following first before loading up any online game:

- Only have the essential programs running! Ideally, have no programs running apart from the game.
- Turn off firewall (via Windows Control Panel or externally through your software, i.e Norton or McAfee)
- Or fiddle with the firewall settings to get the right ports opened (Visit game website to find out which port numbers need to be open) :)
- Make sure you have the right specifications for the game, right graphics card, RAM, etc

Next, I recommend downloading the game patch. A patch is basically a fix for all the bugs that have been discovered after the game was released. Click this link and install it to your PC:
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/blackhawkdownexp/download_ini.html?sid=6086865

I suggest restarting your PC after installing that patch.

Where you say you are also having problems with Battlefield 2, I would also recommend updating that. I play Battlefield and I understand how out of date the game always is - it always needs the newest patches and it seems as though patches are being released quite frequently. When you say that it is giving you problems, this could be a firewall issue not letting the game communicate on certain ports. I doubt it would be anything wrong wth your machine as far as hardware is concerned, but dont rule it out. Possibilites include the graphics card or the processor.

If you have any more probs, please do pop back in and post another message. Also, let me know how you get on with the above.

All the Best.
 

Cooper

FPCH Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2006
Messages
45
Location
Leyland, UK
#5
gd
i got battlefeild 2 had similar probs for a while udated as you said and it works fine :p

maybe we can get some free pc help online gaming tournys going :p
 

merciarich

FPCH Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2006
Messages
42
Location
Ashford, Kent, UK
#6
woodypvf said:
thanks a lot cowbell, you were quit right and I'm back gaming online. many thanks.
lol, you are quite welcome.

by the way, my name is merciarich lol, the cowbell pic is a picture of a band that are quite funny lol

Cooper, good idea, maybe thats something to organise in the future :)
 

mike

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2002
Messages
226
Location
Manchester, UK
PC Experience
Pc Guru
#7
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