I now have loads of mods on my PC that I play in conjunction with Battlefield 2, but the Allied Intent Xtended (AIX) mod was the first one that I ever played for the game. The way it upgraded the default experience with better weapons, equipment, vehicles, and AI really grabbed my attention. Once I played this mod a few years ago, I was hooked on Battlefield 2 and I’ve been making it my mission to explore as many mods for the game as I can ever since. Big-time shout-out to “kysterama” for putting this together as the AIX mod is truly a game-changer. If you like Battlefield 2, then this mod is a must to download and play.
The Server Files are only necessary if you wish to host your own server online. You do not need the Server Files to play single-player or multiplayer online. Also, make sure your copy of Battlefield 2 is up-to-date with version 1.5 when playing with mods as it solves a lot of potential issues preventively.
If you’re looking for an online community to join where you can play the AIX mod with other players, check out Night Watch Militia. You can also download the mod there along with other mini-mods and more maps that you can add to AIX.
For some extra assistance in installing Battlefield 2 mods, below is a video tutorial I put together last year. The majority of Battlefield 2 mods are very simple and easy to set up as long as you know the file structure. Executable downloads (.exe) tend to do the work for you as long as you point it to the main Battlefield 2 folder on your hard drive.