I’ve been hunting and pecking for nuggets of info for Battlefield 2 and haven’t found a single source that has everything. So I thought I’d create a quick little repository of all the info I’ve found thus far.

Note: I will continually update this page as I come across more information so bookmark it and visit often.

Update:6/29/07
I found another cool player stats site called BF2Player.com that is definitely worth checking out and also offers a large number of custom signatures that you can use. Below is the one I selected but there are a bunch more.

Update:6/23/07

  • There have been several comments regarding Stats not getting updated I’ve found a thread that discusses the issue here

How to re-install with Expansion Packs & Add-ons

  • I recently had to re-install on a new machine and it was a bit tricky considering I had purchased add-ons using the EA downloader. Luckily I found a thread that explained the sequence of loading stuff here

Info Snapshot

  • Current Version 1.41
  • Official Home Page here
  • Download patches and demos here
  • More downloads at GamersHell
  • Top 100 Mods available here

Tweaking

  • A guide to tweaking your system for Battlefield 2 can be found here
  • A guide to tweak your complete system for gaming in general can be found here
  • Having trouble with crashing to desktop or other lockup issues Some have mentioned that it may be a good idea to clear your cache

Great new overall Tips & Strategy site. This is probably the best and most comprehensive one out there now. It has all the standard stuff like rank and badge requirements but has much more to offer. This includes a guide to piloting helicopters, to specific tactics on all the maps. It even includes easter eggs in the game. Check it out now at http://www.secretsofbattlefield.com/


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Best stats website I have found
BF2s.com
This site goes way beyond any others in regards to stats. It has a super clean design using some fancy css layout that allows for individual column sorting within tables. You do a head to head comparison with another player. And they provide the html to create the fancy image insertion you see below.
You can look me up here.

I found a WordPress Plugin that allows you to display your stats from bf2s.com. The plugin is available here. An example of the output with my stats is below:

Ultimate Tools Utility for Battlefield 2
I came across the following tool which has lots of good features


You can download it here


Ribbons, Badges and Medals

The best site I have found to contain the most detailed information is Ubar which is now part of BF2S

Below is some other basic info.

Badge / Ribbon Criteria to Receive
Basic Combat (i.e. Sniper, Assault, Medic, Engineer, Support, AntiArmor, SpecOps) you just need to get 10 kills with any of your handheld weapons within one round. Kills within any vehicle or ground weapons doesn’t count.
Basic Vehicle (Transport, Armor, Helicopter, Ground Defence, Air Defence, Aviator) you just need to be in one of these vehicles for 30 minutes. You must be the driver of the vehicle except in the case of ground defense and air defense which are mounted on the ground.
Basic Knife Combat 7 kills with the knife (regardless of kit) within one round
Basic Pistol Combat 9 kills with the pistol (regardless of kit) within one round
Basic Explosive Ordinance Kill 10 people with C4 (Special Ops kit) within one round
Basic Command Win 50 points as a commander within one round
Basic Engineer 10 points repairing your commander equipment (Artillery, UAV Trailer, Radar) or by repairing vehicles that you are in or have team members in them within one round
Basic First Aid 10 healing points by giving first aid within one round. Healing yourself doesn’t count
Basic Resupply provide 5 resupply points by throwing ammo kits on the floor or standing near teammates with ammo in hand within one round. Resupplying yourself doesn’t count

Best First Weapon to Unlock
After reading posts on many forums, the overall concensus appears to be either the Spec Ops or Medic kit

If you want evidence of this it can be found at the Total BF2 Forums here

Remove intro demo movies
This will allow you to automatically bypass all intro movies and take you directly into the game.

Assuming you installed in the default location:
Go to C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2 Demo\mods\bf2\Movies
Create a folder called backup
Move all files into this folder EXCEPT for:
noise.bik
menu.bik
menu_loggedin.bik

Others instructions state to delete the files, but I feel safer moving them to another folder in case they become necessary in the future with a patch.

Run game in 1280 x 1024 resolution
This is a common resolution that people are running that isn’t supported within the in-game menu.

Simply modify your shortcut to the game to include these parameters:
+szx 1280 +szy 1024

So your shortcut should look like this if you installed in the default location:
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2 Demo\BF2.exe” +menu 1 +fullscreen 1 +szx 1280 +szy 1024

Console Commands and other inforamtion
A comprehensive list with additional information is available here

Graphs & Charts of Weapon Damage and more…
A table containing this information and more is available here

Rank Requirements and Weapon Unlocks
Below is a breakdown of the Global score necessary to achieve a rank and whether a weapon unlock will become available.

Global Points Rank Weapon Unlock
0 Private nothing unlocked
150 Private First Class nothing unlocked
500 Lance Corporal 1st unlock
800 Corporal 2nd unlock
2500 Sargeant 3rd unlock
5000 Staff Sargeant 4th unlock
8,000 Gunnery Sergeant 5th unlock
20,000 Master Sargeant 6th unlock
20,000* First Sargeant no unlock
50,000 Master Gunnery Sargeant 7th unlock
50,000** Sargeant Major no unlock
2,500,000 Sargeant Major of the Marine Corps no unlock

* Also requires + Awards: Basic Knife Combat Badge, Basic Pistol Combat Badge, Basic Assault Combat Badge, Basic Anti-tank Combat Badge, Basic Sniper Combat Badge, Basic Spec Ops Combat Badge, Basic Support Combat Badge, Basic Engineer Combat Badge, Basic Medic Combat Badge

** �Also requires + Awards: Basic Armor Badge, Basic Transport Badge, Basic Helicopter Badge, Basic Aviator Badge, Basic Air Defense Badge, Basic Ground Defense Badge


File downloads – Patches, Demos, Movies, Screenshots, etc…

I think the best collection of these can all be found on this single page at 3D Gamers

It was only a matter of time before someone created a Battlefield 2 Wiki. I haven’t checked it out yet but this could be a great source of info.

Battlefield 2 Case Mods
these case mods are awesome!

Robin Williams plays Battlefield 2 as a sniper
You can read about it here

Tom’s Hardware tears EA and Dice a new one on Battlefield 2’s early release
The pull no punches in there story available here. I will start off by saying that I love BF2 but the fact does remain that we have all become frustrated for a product that really wasn’t ready to be released to the public. Let’s hope they learn from this.

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