Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno
You can also get the server IP number and do a ping and trace route to see if the server drops you there, if it doesn't drop with a ping/trace route then we know its the game and something is stopping it.
Thanks again DK. I'm working on the assumption that it's either an incorrect configuration or a problem within the game - OS communication as it seems to happen regardless of which server I try to connect to.
I'll let you know if I find out anything more though.
Edit - Okay so I go back to trying to get the game to work with a similar result to last time, a while of play before disconnection. Then I check out the various compatibility options for the game. If I tick the box for compatability mode (I figured that as it was designed for XP that should help right?) and it loses the disk. So I tried something different.
One time when I switched to desktop I noted that Windows 7 disabled it's desktop visual scheme stating that a program running was incompatible so I thought I'd tick the box for disabling Visual schemes and desktop composition (no idea what that is at present but it seemed pertinent). Whaddya know, it seems to work. I played on an empty server until my ammo was depleted and then played on a full server for several minutes with no problems.
I hope to be checking out how well this fix works more later this evening but I figured I'd pass on the success to all those still trying.
So install using the proper administrators account (not just any account with admin rights), do the same with punkbuster and update battlefield's client and then set the game up to run with admin privileges and also so that it disables the desktop integration and visual schemes.
Hope it works for others.