When I launch BF2, I get the small BF2 art thingie, and then the screen blinks grey, black, grey, and then I'm at desktop as if nothing happened. So hey, if you know how to fix THAT sight-unseen, that would be swell. (Conversely, the BF2 demo which I never uninstalled launches fine. Methinks a patch fubarred my install.)
In the meantime, here I am in Greece, with a CD case full of games (BF2 was a DVD, I think/hope with just one disk?? Anyway, it says "Install Disk"), but all of my docs, boxes, manuals, papers, things that weigh, you know, a bit, are back in a friend's basement in Ann Arbor.
So if I reinstall...i gotta find my CD KEY, registry key, whatever the heck you call it (at least I think BF2 has one of those, yes?) somewhere in my existing system registry.
I know this is possible. I think it's possible. Heck, I'll need you to tell me what to do in really small words. Really, small words.
I finally found an actual Greek Server, where my ping won't be such utter crap that I start crying. And I'd like to play. Soonish.
Your help will be greatly, greatly appreciated.