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    bf2.exe does not exist.

    So I downloaded pr v0.8 core and levels (from fileplanet, as per TTP) then tried to start PR. This is the message I received "bf2.exe does not exist. Please check your working directory!: The system cannot find the file specified." Looked on TTP for an answer, could not find one (does not mean it is not here, operator error highly suspect). Then looked on google and found this...

    "07-18-2008, 07:32 AM #1
    [R-DEV]fuzzhead
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    Solution for launch problem: "bf2.exe does not exist"

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    Windows Vista path to pr.exe is: C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods\pr
    You should see PR inside that folder, but you may not see the extension(.exe)
    Look to the left of PR and you will see a column called type.
    PR should show as an application.

    There is another file named pr.exe it needs to be in the main bf2 install folder with the BF2 application.
    Again Vista doesn't display extensions in the name it displays in the "type" column what the file is.
    The name of the file is PR.exe but the type is "text".

    If you don't have the PR application in the PR folder reinstall Project Reality 0.756 to the default folder:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2
    If you installed BF2 to "C" drive like most you don't have to do anything
    The installer will install into the "mods" folder automatically.
    If you moved BF2 to another place you must find the Battlefield 2 folder for the installer. It'll do the rest.

    Install in this order:

    Reinstall 1.41 patch
    Run "core" installer
    Run "Levels" installer

    Restart from the shortcut it should work now or

    If your getting the bf2.exe not found, that means your pr.exe(text file)isn't in the same folder as the bf2 application.
    PR.exe (text)needs to be in the main bf2 install folder with the BF2 application.
    Basically pr.exe is a text file that tells the bf2 application to use the custom pr shaders instead of the default ones.

    To fix it just search for pr.exe on your hard drive.
    When you find it:
    Make a temp copy of it( Ctrl+C)
    Next paste the copy into the main Battlefield 2 folder.(Ctrl+V)
    Next check your shortcut
    Are the links correct?

    Example with Vista:
    Target:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods\pr\pr.exe" start
    /AFFINITY 2 +modPath mods/pr +menu 1 +fullscreen 1

    Start in:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\"


    XP users can lose the (x86)
    Users with single cpu can lose the AFFINITY 2


    That should fix it.

    Let us know if you need more help
    Good luck

    Project Reality 0.756 installs a desktop short cut
    to start the game.Use it. "


    ...Tried it and PR still does not work, receive the same message. One difference I noticed was this, in the instructions he said to check the short cut and that mine should look like this...

    "Next check your shortcut
    Are the links correct?

    Example with Vista:
    Target:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\mods\pr\pr.exe" start
    /AFFINITY 2 +modPath mods/pr +menu 1 +fullscreen 1

    Start in:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\"


    XP users can lose the (x86)
    Users with single cpu can lose the AFFINITY 2"


    ...Mine was similar except that it read like this...

    Target: "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\Battlefield 2\mods\pr\pr.exe" +modPath mods/pr +menu 1 +fullscreen 1"

    Start in: "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 2\Battlefield 2"


    As you can see this thread is from July '08, he talks about v7.5 and it is a closed thread. This is all the the info that I have, hope someone can help me out!

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    Re: bf2.exe does not exist.

    Forgot to mention that this is the first time that I have d/l PR of any type, that I do have the full 1.41 patch, my reg bf2 runs fine, I'm running XP, am set as admin for my computer.

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    Re: bf2.exe does not exist.

    alright my friend , its probably something went wrong in the installation progress and thee system is not reading the games folders correctly ..

    im gonna give you the simplest solution which always works for such problems , do a fresh new install for the game and im gonna include the steps in-case :
    1-Unistall PR Levels and then Core from your computer .
    2-Unistall BF2 from your computer .
    3-Restart your computer
    4- clean your registry with whatever software you got (dont have one ? ill include a freeware at the end of the post)
    5-restart and start installing the game again (let us know if u need the correct steps)

    as for getting a free software , i use this one personally to clean my registry and clean my computer up from clutter and unused folder http://www.ccleaner.com/ .
    check the features and download it , if anybody else has another free software please do share

    report back please .

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    Re: bf2.exe does not exist.

    We got on the phone and fixed it. Wrong 'Start in' directory due to non uniform BF2 Vanilla installation.

    Thanks for the assistance.

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