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11-13-2005, 2:02 PM
Cool, thanks.
11-13-2005, 2:03 PM
Originally Posted by daventry

01. Whats the diffrence between SWBF2 and SWBF2 (Safe Mode)

Safe Mode in games is typically for testing. Like let's say the game keeps crashing on you and you don't know why. Safe Mode is to try to see if you can run the game with minimal settings (no flashy graphics, low res, etc). It's to troubleshoot technical problems on your end. The non-safe mode is how you normally run the game, with all your custom graphics and sound settings, etc.

02. What is Vsync.

Wikipedia ( should always be taken with a grain of salt, but this sounds about right:

Vertical synchronization (abbreviated as vertical sync or V-sync) is a method used in computer games to only allow the game to draw to the screen starting at the beginning of a video scan. This limits the frame rate of the game to the monitor's refresh frequency and also prevents page tearing.

V-sync is often found in applications where frames forming a motion sequence are rendered in real time at a variable rate, including 2D/3D games and audio/data visualizations, but does not apply to video playback.

03. What is Anti Allasing

Aliasing (sp?) is the effect of pixelation ("blockiness") at the edges of sprites or polygons, that gives something a digitized look, and thus less realistic. Anti-Aliasing is a feature built into many video cards, and some games themselves that "smoothes out" or smears (depending on how its calculated) these pixels in order to make it look less pixelated. Usually it requires at least a minimal amount of extra memory to accomplish this, hence why it used to be that only high level video cards or people with lots of ram were capable of benefiting from it. Now it seems to be more commonly used.

Some people prefer to the speed boost (though its probably minimal for modern systems) of not using AA, and some people dislike the "fuzziness" or "smearing" that sometimes accompanies it. It's a personal preference. Many consider it to be "prettier" than seeing pixels.

04. What is Bass Management.

Just like what it sounds like. Bass is the "boom" (opposite of treble.. it's the low sounds, vs. the high sounds of treble). Bass that's too high or too low can ruin the sound experience for many people. Either stuff sounds too "shallow" (too low) or too reverberating (too high). Bass Management is (supposed) to make sure that the bass sounds right. It's a personal prefernce and I don't know how well it works in this game.

05. How do i see my PM.

Go to the top of your screen where it says "private messages" (if you're logged in, it should show your name and a number next to it). Click on that and view your private messages, send them, etc. Or you can go to the "User CP" (User Control Panel) and access them from there. They're at the top of the screen with your options on the forum.

06. How do i make a Spoiler Tag.

[ spoiler ] Your spoiler goes here [ / spoiler ] (remove spaces to get the tags to work, like so:)


Good luck!
11-13-2005, 2:32 PM
I've been spoiled, oh dear. Ha ha, thanks. :)
11-13-2005, 2:39 PM
See? Patience pays off. ;)
 Darth Alec
11-14-2005, 2:52 AM
He he...
 Darren Close
11-21-2005, 1:13 AM
I've got Battlefront II for the PC and I can't seem to access the heroes + villains instant action level my friend told me about (just leader characters duking it out, no troopers). Is this feature for the consoles only or part of the multiplayer part of the game?
 Darth Alec
11-21-2005, 2:52 AM
Go to mos eisly, and then do assult mode. That is the celeberty death macht.
 Darren Close
11-23-2005, 12:01 AM
thanks dude :)
 Alkova Lexis
12-18-2005, 7:35 PM
Does anyone have any info on what the Auto Turrets are that the sniper class carry? Is it some type of mini turret that can guard your back or defend a location while you move to new ground?

Yes thats correct...
Say while you travel u can leave a turrent at ur command post to defend it... it works really well.
12-19-2005, 10:28 AM
Sniper Auto-Turrets:
The sniper can only place one at a time. It stays where its place and starts shooting at nearby enemies. Be carful, it doesn't care if you or another friendly unit is standing between it and the enemy, it will fire anyway. It also blows up when attacked by enemies, after a time period, or after a certain amount of shots. You can also jump on top of them If you place one down, the AI will always throw a gernade at it.
12-19-2005, 12:27 PM
Is there any Cheat/Code for SWBF2 PC version? Say SWBF1 have special profile codes like "Jub Jub" is there anything like that? Is there any codes via the "talk" function?

Don't care much about things like infinite ammo and life, but I sooo want those funny dialogues and hobbit mode and what not...
12-21-2005, 8:44 AM
What do you guys think? I just read they plan on releasing a HUGE patch for xbox live but what about us PC users where's our love? Will they release the same patch for us?
12-21-2005, 1:19 PM
I think they will be giving PC users a better patch. It will fix many bugs people are having. The Xbox users all have the same hardware, so there is less test/fix on those systems and they can produce it faster. PC have a wide range of hardware and thus have a wider range of problems. We should also be getting modding tools with the release of the patch. I am willing to wait for a better patch and an unfaulty map editor/mod tool.
01-17-2006, 12:54 AM
I new Lucas Arts could have done better work with Battlefront2 they rushed it, Is the expansion for hero and villian assualt on kashyyk and the expansion for Visto and Ventress available for the PS2?????
01-17-2006, 7:30 AM
I wish it would but it's very doubtful.
01-20-2006, 1:39 AM
of course not, tehy can't fit it in a 8MB card, but it will be for xbox (da harddrive) and PC (PC > you, na just kidding PC>mac>xbox>ps2>gamecube)
 General Solo
01-20-2006, 11:40 AM
I new Lucas Arts could have done better work with Battlefront2 they rushed it, Is the expansion for hero and villian assualt on kashyyk and the expansion for Visto and Ventress available for the PS2?????

I really doubt it if expansions are for the ps2, it is only for pc the expansions.
01-20-2006, 3:43 PM
No actually they're for the XBox.
 General Solo
01-24-2006, 7:37 PM
How do you buy a ship on galatic conquest for the pc?
 Commander Obi-Wan
01-24-2006, 8:28 PM
How do you buy a ship on galatic conquest for the pc?

Deselect your current ship and move to another planet you own and press the select button. :D
 General Solo
01-24-2006, 8:41 PM
thanks man for the help
01-25-2006, 10:24 AM
lol, i've played every galactic conquest with one ship.
 ghost hunter
01-29-2006, 11:13 AM
right i need to know the best way to do the back hanger part on hoth campain
 Scare Crow
02-05-2006, 2:12 AM
i made a dedicated host on my xbox and it says there are over 50 people in my room. is that possible?
03-31-2006, 11:31 PM
can you blow up capital ships entirly and if so how?
 Commander Obi-Wan
04-01-2006, 7:19 PM
can you blow up capital ships entirly and if so how?

No. Just the "innards".
04-02-2006, 12:03 AM
04-03-2006, 7:53 PM
I know the game itself does not have clans, but has anyone started a clan for swbf2 in htese forums?
 Darth Andrew
04-03-2006, 10:21 PM
I'm not sure if a forum-specific clan has been created here, but I recommend you look in the Clan Forum ( for more information.
04-04-2006, 5:38 AM
as for the hangar on hoth, its good to have war hero and guardian unlocked, and maybe frenzy. go as an ordinary blaster grunt/soldier, plant the tracker and then move a few meters away from the trench. If you play with FF off, then you can go lob grenades down the trench to sort out any flimsy attempts byt the rebels to destroy it, and then fire in a few blaster lasers for luck. if you die, just run back and repeat. If it's health is low, just switch to an engineer and use the fusion cutter to heal.
 Demon Drone
04-17-2006, 1:00 PM
How do you take screenshots? I've been trying to figure this out forever.
04-19-2006, 9:05 PM
One Answer - To take screenshots, I use a program called Hypersnap. There are other programs such as SnagIt and Captura as well. I like Hypersnap for various reasons, but mostly because it automatically saves any screencapture as an uncompressed JPG file, and then increments any subsequent screen captures you take. That means that you can keep hitting the "printscreen" key as often as you like, and Hypersnap will save off a JPG of each snapshot. You don't need to exit your game to save off the JPG.

One Question - Does anyone here know where I can get a complete list of the keyboard shortcuts for the PC version of the game?

 Commander Obi-Wan
04-19-2006, 9:22 PM
One Question - Does anyone here know where I can get a complete list of the keyboard shortcuts for the PC version of the game?

The Manual or the Internet. Google ( is your friend.
04-22-2006, 4:47 PM
THe game's manual should have the shortkeys.
05-10-2006, 12:08 AM
ye i didnt really ever crouch either or use the orbital strike because its all good
06-18-2006, 2:31 AM
although he does have a point... seriously jawa, what the hell is that all on about?:xp:
06-18-2006, 4:13 PM
its an inside joke from the clan Im in which has had a dispute between whether the EWS(Ewoks With Sporks) or the PWL(Penguins With Lightsabers) are better for 4 of its 5 years of existance
I am of course a EWS and I have many pins to prove it
06-18-2006, 4:26 PM
lol nicely done :)
although, impartial to my spork favouritism, surely a lightsaber would pwn a spork...?
06-26-2006, 10:23 AM
nope cause we use special sporks
06-26-2006, 11:00 AM
and how are they special? cortosis plated perhaps?:xp:
06-26-2006, 11:04 AM
O.K. Quit all this spork jibba jabba.
06-26-2006, 11:20 AM
it was just getting interesting...
at elast the BF2 forum is being used in a somewhat indirect way :xp:
06-28-2006, 11:19 PM
they are actualy the taco bell sporks
and this is our pin
09-02-2006, 9:29 PM
Two questions: How do you remove the startup movie files? And can you unable the ingame chat as for me theres never anything good to see there, the only thing people writes is stuff like "lol" and "you noob".

Thanks ;)
 Master Nark
11-13-2006, 7:25 AM
I don't know if anyone asked this, but does anyone know how you can play as the Jedi on Knightfall?
11-13-2006, 7:39 AM
Which one is knightfall? The coruscant level? If so, there isnt any direct way of doing so, but i daresay there will be some smart ass mod for it somewhere.
 Master Nark
11-13-2006, 7:01 PM
Yeah, it's the Coruscant one. I watched this video on Youtube and it showed the guy playing as a bunch of different Jedi. It was the same exact level and people though the guy was playing for the Jedi instead of the Clones.
07-26-2007, 7:08 AM
it was prob a new map or a mod
 Darth Sean
08-03-2007, 11:32 PM
im a beter solder im a sith apprentice and only lord nihilus is my master he is way better than palpatien.

so any way is battlefront 3 only gonna be for the psp.

cuz i got a ps2 and if its only for 1 console that is not ps2 ill be mad.
08-04-2007, 6:08 AM
^^^ It won't only be for 1 console, but it still won't be the on PS2. It will probably be on the PS3, Xbox 360 and maybe PC.
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