So, at first we have to give True Combat Elite adminrights, otherwise it won't work propery under Windows7 or Vista.
actually this isn't true.
all that has to run in admin mode is pb and therefore you have to have the punkbuster service installed.
So only when et/tc:e installs the pb service you have to run it as admin.
But you can do this manually too (or start it in admin mode once that it hopefully installs the service and then run normal again).
What is all this about new PunkBuster services?
Beginning with PunkBuster client version 1.500, we have extended the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat system to operate without the requirement to run PunkBuster supported games with Administrator privileges when running under Windows 2000, XP, or Vista. In order to do this, we have developed new Windows service components to work with the PunkBuster system. PunkBuster will automatically begin using the new service components on supported systems. To manually install/uninstall the components, users may use our PBSVC Setup Program. However, uninstalling the new service components will disable PunkBuster and may prevent playing on PunkBuster servers. PBSVC can be downloaded from here. Once the PnkBstrA service is running along with a new PB client version 1.500 and higher, running PB enabled games under Windows 2000, XP or Vista no longer requires Administrator privileges.
and the linke "here" points to: http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
btw I do have UAC enabled
I'm running TC:E on win7 without admin settings, the only thing I do is having desktop and visual stylings disabled, since otherwise win7 decides todo that @ a random time when playing and it causes a blackscreen for 2 secs.
Also no need todo that resolution stuff over the console.
The menu is quite good, it has loads of resolutions to select from (for instance I'm running on 1440 x 900 and did set that over the system menu)
640*480 Standard Screen 4:3
800*600 Standard Screen 4:3
960*720 Standard Screen 4:3
1024*768 Standard Screen 4:3
1152*864 Standard Screen 4:3
1280*1024 Standard Screen 5:4
1600*1200 Standard Screen 4:3
2048*1536 Standard Screen 4:3
856*480 Wide Screen 16:9
1024*576 Wide Screen 16:9
1280*720 Wide Screen 16:9
1360*768 Wide Screen 16:9
1600*900 Wide Screen 16:9
1920*1080 Wide Screen 16:9
1024*640 Wide Screen 16:10
1280*800 Wide Screen 16:10
1440*900 Wide Screen 16:10
1600*1000 Wide Screen 16:10
1680*1050 Wide Screen 16:10
1920*1200 Wide Screen 16:10
EDIT: resize or crop the image, it's HUGE