"The spice must flow."
Up until recently the only Battlefield game I had played was 2142, definitely one of my favourite games. I was persuaded to give Bad Company 2 a go and safe to say that is now also one of my favourite games. Some things are quite different than 2142 and will probably trip up other people as they did me. I thought it would be handy to make a guide of the differences that have stumped me so far. I'll add more as I come across them.
So I've been a long term Battlefield 2142 player and recently switched over to Bad Company 2. It is well nice but there are quite a few things that are different than 2142, I'm talking in both a game play sense and a game engine sense. I made a post about migrating from BF2142 to BFBC2 as it might save someone from a lot of mistakes that I made. Anyhow, todays post is about how to get Bad Company 2 running awesomely with an Ati 4870 X2 graphics card.
So the long awaited third and final release of my Stargate Atlantis Computer Simulator is out today. I worked like a dog all this week to finish it off in time for New Years. All the files are up on sourceforge now and the new site has been updated. Might do some more work in the future but for now I'm closing this chapter of my life.
Project Started: Tuesday 9th November 2004 23:44
Project Completed: Saturday 1st January 2011 08:32
Over 20,007 Lines of code.
"Keep the lights on. I'll be back."
So I started work on my first two Facebook applications this week. They are both Flash Christmas games I'm making for Creative Lynx Ltd. They designed and planned them and I'm putting the mechanics into place. When we started testing both the apps certain people where getting an error message popping up in their virus scanners:
Error: Permission denied for <[Server Path Edited Out]> (document.domain has not been set) to call method Location.toString on <[Server Path Edited Out]> (document.domain=<[Server Path Edited Out]>).
Took a while of searching before I got to the solution. It seems to be down to the crossdomain.xml file we're using on the server. The whole thing including the solution is written about here on Perone's Programming Pad. In case the page ever goes down I'm making a copy of the before and after XML files that are used to sort this out.
Here's the XML file as it stood when we were having the problem:
Here's the XML file that fixes the problem:
He talks about it showing up in Firefoxes error console. I'm guessing that Trend Antivirus is keeping an eye on the error console and flagging it up due to that. All the people that reported the problem work in the same office and have a network install of Trend i.e. they are all using the same version.
So I bought a Western Digital Elements 1TB External Drive the other day and proceeded to copy loads of video content onto it. Turns out I should of checked it first as it came formated with NTFS from the factory. Turns out XBoxes can't read NTFS, only Fat32 or HFS+ (Mac format). So I just wasted two days of copying and converting data to an XBox readable format only to find out it doesn't like the actual file system ARGH!
XP and Vista refused to format the drive to Fat32 due to its capacity, the only option either of them gave me was NTFS or exFat. I tried several things [read: wasted alot of time] but in the end I got it sorted. Here's the list of things that didn't work as well as what finally did work.