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I installed BF2 on a new comp w/ vista, single player works good, but does not connect to multiplayer, says kicked for OS restrictions by punkbuster, do I need to re-install, I have already updated the patch on it and all of the vista updates. what do I do know?

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In XP limited or guest accounts do not work, you need to be an administrator to play games that require punkbuster.

I dont know how the users work in vista

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I didn't think it was compatible with Vista.
Seeing as it was made before Vista, i don't think it would work on multiplayer.

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I did ask yahoo answers and one person said that it worked fine, but didn't explain what they did, another one said I might have to go back to XP, or try to get updates and I did get updates, so I'm not sure what i need to do

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Have you got the latest patch running?
That is a common mistake, did you use patch 1.41?
Also are you playing BF2 standalone, or the Complete Collection version?

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I have the complete collection and ya I am running the 1.41 patch

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I even contacted EA GAmes dirrectly and all they had to say was that the game was made before vista...some help they gave me!

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Did you instal it as follows:
BF2 game -> Patch -> reboot -> BF2 special forces -> patch -> reboot -> euro force -> patch -> reboot -> armoured fury -> patch -> reboot.
Install the 2 add on's (Armoured fury and Euro force) in that order only.
It's long winded yes, but it 'should' work.

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If you have the 2007 complete collection version, then you should have it on one DVD. A CD isn't big enough. Go onto the disc itself and manually instal it that way.

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to play it online and not get the punkbuster messages you need to right click and select run as adminstrator.. i had the same prob kicked by punk buster for os something or another..

I run into probs when trying to install the two booster packs as well. it says that i need to apply the patch which have already been installed. both 1.4 which comes on the dvd and 1.41 downloaded seperatly..

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