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User Fix For The Stereo 3D Crosshair in Battlefield: Bad Company 2

August 6th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is an official 3D Vision Ready game title which in theory means that the game should play perfectly fine in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision and look great on top of that. However the road that the game needed to go through was a bit long and hard, there was a day 1 patch to address some issues in stereo 3D mode and after that a few more patches that improved the stereo 3D experience making the game better…

However for a bit over a month now there has actually been a regression in that since the latest update version 553292 that as been out for over a month already actually brought back some issues when the you play the game in stereo 3D mode. Mainly the issue of the crosshair being rendered in 2D mode again, although with earlier patches it was working perfectly fine being rendered in stereo 3D mode. And since this is a quite serious problem for a lot of users playing in stereo 3D mode (and something you will not expect from a 3D Vision Ready title), the fact that it is not being addressed with a proper patch in a timely manner is actually very strange. The good thing is that there is a working workaround that fixes the problem by replacing one of the game files with a version from a previous patch that brings back the crosshair rendering in stereo 3D mode.

You need to download the file package.mft from the link below and replace the currently present file in the folder where you installed the game under \Dist\win32 for example if you installed the game in the default folder it should be C:\Program Files (x86)\Battlefield Bad Company 2\Dist\win32) and that is it, you are ready to go. The file is from the game patch version 529843 and you can thank the user metti from the Nvidia forums for discovering this fix and sharing it with us, so you should try it out now while waiting for the game developers to address the issue with a new patch. Have in mind that this is for single player mode, and although it will work in multiplayer too it may create some issues in multiplayer mode!

Download the package.mft file you need to replace to fix the crosshair in BFBC2…

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pedro // Aug 6, 2010 at 01:59

    Bloody, i applied this patch some days ago and my bf crashed on some maps. I had to re-dload the original file through steam. The bad news is that i’m back to 2d crosshair.

  • 2 Bloody // Aug 6, 2010 at 02:02

    You should always do a backup of the original file, it seems to work quite well on single player, but the multiplayer mode has some issues. Lets hope we’ll get an official fix soon…

  • 3 Ferry // Aug 7, 2010 at 12:12

    Here it only crashes on the newest VIP maps…
    So I think this is ‘part’ of the problem.

    Most maps do work good tho,and I’m going to try some more out today.

  • 4 Sven // Aug 8, 2010 at 04:06

    Seems to work but somehow the movement feels weird. Some sort of lagging when I turn….

  • 5 dANiEL // Aug 18, 2010 at 17:42

    I feel like im half the height when I play bc2 in stereoscopic 3D. Its like the prone buttom is tougled all the time.

  • 6 Spayn // Sep 4, 2010 at 18:43

    How to turn on 3d in bfbc2? I push the green button on transmitter, but it doesnt’ work.

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