I have the same problem crashing to desktop it's pretty random it could happen 5 mins into playing or 1hr. It's really annoying and the fact that they are already making a SWBF 2 should tell you that they aren't going to support this game anymore. Everyone that bought it were just BETA testing for the next one.
Seems pretty crappy to put out a game then jump right on to the sequel to be released 1 year latter. Not only does it kill the original game that should have been fix, but reduces the chance of the 2nd one selling any better. Would you buy it after playing this one?
( Return to Castle Wolfenstien: Enemy Territory ) is as good of a game if not better then this is and it's free. Not to mention there is a very good Star Wars MOD for Battlefield 1942. I think all the SWBF fans should have just went and bought BF:1942 on the discount rack and downloaded the mod we would all be much happier.