Re: BF2 problem
It seems kind of a common problem. Usually when you get a black screen thing, it has to do with your drivers or your video card. Since your vid card seems to be in working order, it must be the drivers. Try using the 6.3's, and don't install any patches. If it works without any patches, let it be. If it doesnt work, just get the patch and it should resolve any issues.
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