I'd like to rename my offline profile in Battlefield 2. The offline profile is the one I use for playing over a LAN.

I see there are two options:

  1. Modify a file/registry setting somewhere to rename my offline profile
  2. Manually create a new profile, trying to remember the settings from the current one

Can anyone help with option 1?

1 Answer 1


In the ~\Documents\Battlefield 2\Profiles folder, you can find various numbered folders containing profile data. Inside them you'll find the following files:

  • Profile.con: contains your login information such as name, nickname and GameSpy account information.

  • Everything else: your game settings.

All these are text files, which you can manually edit.

You can find out which profile was used last by reading the Global.con file.

  1. In order to rename your profile, you need to edit the following two lines:

    LocalProfile.setName "name"
    LocalProfile.setNick "name"

    Change name to your desired name. The setNick command defines the name that is displayed on the login screen. The setName defines your in-game name, as seen on the scoreboard.

    I am not sure if this works with online profiles.

  2. If you want to create another profile, you can save yourself the trouble of manually configuring the game again by copying all files but Profile.con in your old profile directory to the new one.

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    This is a great answer! Be advised that the "~" refers to your user's home directory. On Windows 7, this meant my Battlefield 2 profile was in c:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\Battlefield 2\Profiles.
    – rickumali
    Dec 1, 2012 at 15:25

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