"Battlefield 2" is a popular First Person Shooter computer game. In these games, the action is seen from the player's perspective. Although it primarily is designed for online multiplayer action, it also provides a single-player feature, which is ideal for practicing your skills before joining ranked online servers where your skills matter much more. Unfortunately, in the original version of the game, the single-player mode only supports a maximum of 32 players in a map by default. However, this can be changed by way of a simple tweak to the system configuration files.
- Skill level:
Open the start menu and click "Computer." Navigate to "C:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2\mods\bf2\AI" if you are using a 32-bit version of Windows, or C:\Program Files(x86)\EA Games\Battlefield 2\mods\bf2\AI if you are using a 64-bit edition. This assumes that your game is installed in the default location.
Locate the file "aidefault.ai" and open it. It is advisable to make a backup copy of the file before continuing.
Replace the word "REM" before the first five lines in the file that start with "aiSettings.set." The next four entries after that will start with "REM aiSettings.set." Remove the "REM" part from these lines. Change the number at the end of the "aiSettings.setMaxNBots" to the number of bots, or computer-controlled players, you want to use. The default is 32, and the maximum is 64.
Save the file and close it before starting the game again.
Tips and warnings
- Running as many as 64 bots in single-player mode will be a major strain on your computer's hardware, especially the CPU. The game will slow down a lot if you are running it on an older, single-core processor. On older computers, it may simply crash altogether
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