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Title: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 08:12 PM - 02/03/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBu_tH8muq0

http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/

Never has so little information gotten me so hyped before.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mikael on 08:19 PM - 02/03/11
If this game is anything like battlefield2 , its going to be a monster hit. I remember playing bf1942 and battlefield desert combat on pc , those were golden times. I enjoyed them so much but then the hackers started crashing on every server and destroyed the games. It just took the fun out of it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Cool_Breeze on 08:28 PM - 02/03/11
loved BF2.  Been the most in depth game Ive ever played.  Will be checking this one out for sure.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 11:43 PM - 02/03/11
I will be building a whole new PC JUST for BF3.   
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zacharybinx34 on 12:04 AM - 02/04/11
I will be building a whole new PC JUST for BF3.   

I'll be playing it on the 360 with my XIM3.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:30 AM - 02/04/11
http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/

Never has so little information gotten me so hyped before.

Cool, keep us updated :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 05:34 AM - 02/04/11
Official site now up,  there is also an official tralier release this morning but i cant find it.  I'll get my mate to call EA and find out :D

http://www.ea.com/battlefield3
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 08:15 AM - 02/04/11
I absolutely cannot wait for this game... can you imagine bf2 with destructive environments?

Every time you drop bombs from your F15 the carnage will be amazing! 

This is going to be the my biggest must buy of the year... only other game that comes remotely close is uncharted 3.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 09:02 AM - 02/04/11
I will be building a whole new PC JUST for BF3.   

I'll be playing it on the 360 with my XIM3.

You'll be playing "it" alright. But "it" will be a Googleplex of years behind what the pc people will be playing .

Have fun ! Don't forget to smile and act as if your  impressed with your  6 yr old tech's graphic capabilities.    ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 10:21 AM - 02/04/11
^ Don't forget 64 players for PC glenn.  ;D  I'm guessing 24 to 32 max for consoles?

I'm still excited to see what "special effort" they're going to put into it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: divisionbell77 on 10:22 AM - 02/04/11
Official site now up,  there is also an official tralier release this morning but i cant find it.  I'll get my mate to call EA and find out :D

http://www.ea.com/battlefield3

It is in the first post's link, however it is a teaser and shows nothing of the game at all.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ISheeper on 10:37 AM - 02/04/11
Trying to force myself not to get too hyped after every disappointment so far...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: beebster on 11:08 AM - 02/04/11
I assume the maps with the jets on them are going to be fairly large. I hope they limit the bottlenecks in maps, also. open, square maps; need a few.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 11:23 AM - 02/05/11
You can apparently drag fallen team mates. I'm guessing this will be for all classes. Imagine your squad gets downed short of a control point and you drag them into it to capture it faster? Or drag them around to spell stuff.

The thing that's got me jumping for joy? The "Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand" expansion will have 4 remastered maps from Battlefield 2. First time I'm getting a limited edition of a game. Just for Karkand.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: chris408 on 01:28 PM - 02/05/11
you guys getting it for pc or xbox,pc for me
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 01:36 PM - 02/05/11
both i think :s
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 09:50 PM - 02/05/11
I assume the maps with the jets on them are going to be fairly large. I hope they limit the bottlenecks in maps, also. open, square maps; need a few.
Have you ever played BF2?  lol, the maps are HUGEEEEEEE.

I will be building a whole new PC JUST for BF3.   

I'll be playing it on the 360 with my XIM3.

Wont be the same game, tbh.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 12:59 AM - 02/06/11
I'm certain that it will be good enough on 360 that whatever ways they streamlined the gameplay, for me it will still outweigh the hassle that comes with playing on PC.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 07:02 AM - 02/06/11
Pc will definitely be the platform to get.  I can't imagine most of those maps played with 16 people a side.  Some would be ok, but for the most part I love the massive scale of it all.  Bc2 was kind of a disappointment in this regard, at first, but after playing it I can see why no servers offer a larger player count/ticket count.

I hope they put real A-10's in it too, right off the bat.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 06:55 PM - 02/06/11
I think a decent solution would be if they created tiered maps like in BF2. Except console gamers got only medium sized maps but they'd split one map into two. For example they could take three CPs from Karkand and create one map and then another three CPs from Karkand and create a map called Karkand 2. That way console gamers would get maps catered to it's limitation and still not be missing out on content.

*Edit*

Saw a tweet on the PB site:

ScottGrill
"64 is fine. Loved it in BF2. Why only 24 on the PS3 and Xbox 360 though? Hardware limitations? No dedicated servers?"

ChristinaCoffin
"we'll support as many as we can +maybe extra provided it maintains the integrity of the play experience"
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: loudpanzer on 12:10 AM - 02/07/11
You'll be playing "it" alright. But "it" will be a Googleplex of years behind what the pc people will be playing .

Have fun ! Don't forget to smile and act as if your  impressed with your  6 yr old tech's graphic capabilities.    ;)


not to mention locked at 30 fps most [email protected][email protected]

I think a decent solution would be if they created tiered maps like in BF2. Except console gamers got only medium sized maps but they'd split one map into two. For example they could take three CPs from Karkand and create one map and then another three CPs from Karkand and create a map called Karkand 2. That way console gamers would get maps catered to it's limitation and still not be missing out on content.

I agree... I just dont see how they could do full size 64 player maps without dedicated servers for the PC...

anyways we know that Jets are coming back so I a certain that maps will be plenty large enough for epic 64 player battles!

Jergin imagine A10's with the new frostbyte engine... strafing runs= no more houses hahaha!

I am also really happy that they will not be supporting DX9 (pretty much boot legging XP for good now)
DX10 gpus have been out for like...... 4 if not 5 years now!!? im probably wrong though not thinking clear atm l0l

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: beebster on 08:28 PM - 02/07/11
I assume the maps with the jets on them are going to be fairly large. I hope they limit the bottlenecks in maps, also. open, square maps; need a few.
Have you ever played BF2?  lol, the maps are HUGEEEEEEE.

Awesome then.

 I didn't play BF2 too long to remember much. :/ missed out i know.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SingJai on 09:23 PM - 02/07/11
This was my facebook post on Saturday.

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!! *SCREAMING LIKE A LITTLE GIRL* ADOKHSDJLHDJA
Teaser Trailer Battlefield 3
www.youtube.com
Released to soon by EA Russia I am guessing but here it is. Watch quick I'm sure it'll be blocked soon. I own nothing. All rights to their respected to owners and all that.
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Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 09:44 PM - 02/07/11
Some in game screens from the game informer article up on the Planet Battlefield site.

http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 12:47 PM - 02/08/11
"We won't make it for console and port it to PC -- that's not how we do things," Bach says. "We're focusing on PC first, and then we fiddle with it to fit it onto consoles."
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: sleetish on 01:15 PM - 02/08/11
If this game is anything like battlefield2 , its going to be a monster hit. I remember playing bf1942 and battlefield desert combat on pc , those were golden times. I enjoyed them so much but then the hackers started crashing on every server and destroyed the games. It just took the fun out of it.

My bf1942 days are the most fun I've ever had as a gamer.

I even got to work a little bit on a major mod for it.  I miss those days.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Drow Elf Drizzt on 02:16 PM - 02/08/11
I have always hated EA fps, but with IW there and BLoPs being the complete piece of crap that needed another year or 2 worth of work, I don't really see any harm in giving this one a shot. Hell may wind up being a fun game :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: loudpanzer on 03:09 PM - 02/08/11
"We won't make it for console and port it to PC -- that's not how we do things," Bach says. "We're focusing on PC first, and then we fiddle with it to fit it onto consoles."

so epic...

i hope that they prepare a little better for launch date, cause with bc2 they were a bit unprepared and was a lot of server problems and etc.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 11:17 PM - 02/08/11
First look:

(http://static.product-reviews.net/wp-content/uploads/battlefield-3-graphics-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 11:23 PM - 02/08/11
3...2...1...

(http://rush-zone.com/images/bf3/bf3-gi3.jpg)
(http://rush-zone.com/images/bf3/bf3-gi4.jpg)
(http://rush-zone.com/images/bf3/bf3-gi8.jpg)
(http://rush-zone.com/images/bf3/bf3-gi10.jpg)

-Aiming for CY Q4 2011 release
 -Concept for BF3 has been in the works for years, waiting on proper tech to seamlessly come together
 -Frostbite 2.0 is the culmination of this tech, entirely re-written
 -Lighting sounds neat; one "probe" contains more lighting information than an entire BFBC2 level.
 -Level destruction is going to be "believable" but basically everything is destructible.
 -Character animations powered by ANT, what EA Sports uses.
 -AI characters and multiplayer characters have different animation sets
 -No more "gliding" animations that look off, animation realism is a focus
 -Captured their own war audios (bullets, tanks, helicopters, etc) at different distances to ensure realism
 -Better audio cues for certain actions, more easily able to listen for threats
 -Plan on better, more immediate post release content
 -More unlocks than BFBC2
 -Dice trying to find a good balance between customization of your character and not having "pink rabbit hat(s)"
 -4 classes
 -Will talk about squads "later"
 -Looking into a theater mode but can't talk about it
 -Will have co-op
 -There will be a kill-cam but it can be turned off
 -BF3's team is almost twice as big as the team for BFBC2
 -They want the pacing of the single player mode to be balanced, with highs and lows. Makes the comparison to a song vs a guitar solo.
 -Part of the single player mode takes place in Sulaymaniyah - Iraqi Kurdistan.
 -"F**k" will be used often, so M rates for sure
 -Significant narrative that goes with the SP mode
 -More than one setting, you're not in the middle east for the whole game
-PC version is lead version
-Why 64 players for PC only? No complains from the console crowd.  24 players for consoles. -No mod tools at release. Maybe none down the line either. Frosbite 2.0 is complex and mods tools would have to be dumbed down, so does Dice really want to put their time to that or would it be better spent elsewhere?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: TheycallmeDee on 11:27 PM - 02/08/11

I will be building a whole new PC JUST for BF3.   



Be right there with ya, man. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 02:30 AM - 02/09/11
Make sure to add me on whatever buddy system they have for it.  I might be nostalgic and use my old BF2 PID but I'm not sure yet.


But seriously, after reading that article, I am barely holding back tears of anticipation.  Finally a proper sequel to BF2!



late edit:  I hope BF3 incorporates the tracer dart in some way, it's way too much @#$% fun on infantry.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xTWEETx on 08:57 AM - 02/09/11
I Was all about 2142 back in the day. Finally they add on to the original Battlefield series, rather than the Bad company Series.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 10:27 AM - 02/09/11
I played 2142 for about 6 months before going back to BF2.  Good game , no doubt but not as awesome as BF2.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 10:52 AM - 02/09/11
i loved 2142,  admittedly it was strange at first but you really needed to play as a team in that to make it work for the titan stuff.  I loved taking out unexpecting snipers with a pod :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 10:53 AM - 02/09/11
infact HAI they released a new patch and map pack for 2142 recently i believe.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 02:57 PM - 02/09/11
Yeah, I read it has Karkand 2142 as an added map.   Meh, too much work to reinstall for a few hours of enjoyment.   

I still play BF2 a few hours here and there.  I'm still in love with the Euro Forces expansion, gotta love that Bennelli M4.  I'm such an engineer/shotgun whore on BF2.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 03:02 PM - 02/09/11
yeah i cant wait to see how bf3 is,  there announcing some more stuff in 2 weeks :)
And i dont know if its been officially released yet but 24 players is the console limit atm.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: AP on 03:30 PM - 02/09/11
I never really liked the older BF games, but BC2 and BC2Vet give me hope for BF3. Gona have to keep my eye on it :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 03:33 PM - 02/09/11
yeah EA are wanting bf3 to kill cod,  i really hope they do it tbh.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Threewheels on 04:18 PM - 02/09/11
I still have a copy of BF1942 and BF2 on my bookshelf..  There were some good memories playing those
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 04:19 PM - 02/09/11
yeah can anyone remember joint operations aswell, that was a great game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xTWEETx on 04:30 PM - 02/09/11
I had fun one-seating in a gunship in 2142 :]] miss it haha
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Metal on 05:44 PM - 02/09/11
/nerdgasm

My dell can't play games it's just for browsing the net, gonna have to get this for console boooo.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 07:25 AM - 02/10/11
Special Forces was easily my favorite Battlefield. I really hope they have a hook and zipline in BF3 but I know it's not likely. It never got old getting a squad in a car, going all the way to the back of the palace, grappling over the wall and second floor balcony and pushing the insurgents out from behind.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jboyse on 08:31 PM - 02/24/11
Well this may be a little premature but I am so excited about this game that I just pre ordered it!!! Hell Ya
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 04:42 PM - 02/25/11
Hopefully my game of the year :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 05:02 PM - 02/25/11
I'll just leave these here...

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/derFeef/gifs/BF3/e8c282d0.gif)
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/derFeef/gifs/BF3/6c5cafc6.gif)
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/derFeef/gifs/BF3/5c3a3cf9.gif)
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/derFeef/gifs/BF3/65b01c6d.gif)
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/derFeef/gifs/BF3/fb426019.gif)
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/derFeef/gifs/BF3/44a5a373.gif)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: BrianDee on 05:04 PM - 02/25/11
Would be nice if they have dedicated servers for xbox. They could run 64 players then I would guess
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 09:22 PM - 02/25/11
They used dedicated servers for all battlefields on consoles (actually, not sure about Modern Combat). They did a great job with BC1 and 1943 servers too. Rarely laggy and you could always find a full ranked server even at 1am and even when BC2 launched. I don't know what happened with BC2 but east coast servers were terrible. You had a better chance at getting a low lag game by hooking up with some Brits.

Consoles don't really need 64 player servers. I remember that 64 was even too much in the urban maps and Songhua Stalemate. Then you have to take into account that gamepads just can't handle the hectic nature of a Battlefield 2. 48 players was the sweet spot on PC and for consoles it would be closer to 40.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: nickm6 on 01:39 AM - 02/26/11
I disagree, 64 players on some of the bigger maps is great with infantry only, you can get HUGE killstreaks and by killstreak's I don't mean getting rewarded for being a better player then the other guy(looking at you cod :o .) I put like maybe 500 hours of gameplay into BF2. Probably 250 of those were on 64 player infantry only maps haha. Also snipers can just drool at the idea of there always being multiple targets on-screen.

I have been waiting for BF3 for so long so excited!1!11!!

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 02:58 AM - 02/26/11
I see your 500 hours and raise you over 2000 hours......lol.

Daqing Oilfileds w/ 64 players; 4 Attack choppers, 2 transport choppers, 2 Strike fighter jets, 2 bomber jets, 4 mobile AA, a dozen tanks, a dozen fast mover jeeps/DPV's, 4 APC's all waging war at the same time....ahh the good ol' days, how I miss them.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 05:16 AM - 02/26/11
I just cant see xbox getting anywhere near the PC version.  Xbox will be 24 players PC will be 64 i cant see that the maps will be the same size for both.....

If they reduce the size of the maps for console you would get in a jet take off and be outside the map lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ISheeper on 05:29 AM - 02/26/11
I just cant see xbox getting anywhere near the PC version.  Xbox will be 24 players PC will be 64 i cant see that the maps will be the same size for both.....

If they reduce the size of the maps for console you would get in a jet take off and be outside the map lol.
My thoughts exactly...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 02:15 PM - 02/26/11
I disagree, 64 players on some of the bigger maps is great with infantry only, you can get HUGE killstreaks and by killstreak's I don't mean getting rewarded for being a better player then the other guy(looking at you cod :o .) I put like maybe 500 hours of gameplay into BF2. Probably 250 of those were on 64 player infantry only maps haha. Also snipers can just drool at the idea of there always being multiple targets on-screen.

I have been waiting for BF3 for so long so excited!1!11!!



Yeah, but I was talking about urban maps. Karkand, Sharqi, Mushtar, Warlord, Ghost Town. Or even Mass Destruction and Songhua Stalemate. For gamepad users on consoles 20 vs 20 on those maps would be fine.

I have about 1300 put into BF2/SF but would never touch a jet map and especially not infantry only. Which I doubt there would be an option for on consoles anyway. You could have a good time on the biggest version of those maps with even just 32 players.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 02:31 PM - 02/26/11
I just cant see xbox getting anywhere near the PC version.  Xbox will be 24 players PC will be 64 i cant see that the maps will be the same size for both.....

If they reduce the size of the maps for console you would get in a jet take off and be outside the map lol.

maybe they use those maps for rush on the console then
map is divided into 3 parts and its rush, should work out with 24 players
pc instead plays it as conquest but on the full map

btw karkand 64 was awsome
right at the start you ran down the hill, threw some nade into the first basement and there you had like 3 kills or more
uav also usually displayed like 10-15 opponents on your screen when trying to invade an opponents outpost with just 2 others lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zacharybinx34 on 04:23 AM - 02/27/11
Why does XBOX live limit its player games to 24? That's stupid.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 06:28 AM - 02/27/11
currently its something EA are working on.  There having problems with stats.  Xbox itself isnt limited to it as homefront will feature 32 players.

Who knows BF3 on console may end up being more than 24 players when released but they need to work on the stats bug which is what there doing right now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: singlecoilpickup on 11:46 AM - 02/27/11
It's not a matter of console limitations, it's the actual horsepower needed to track the actions of that many players and also to handle the extra explosions and everything else associated with more players. If the consoles tried to do it, the framerate would drop to crap. PCs can handle it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Messerli on 03:30 PM - 02/27/11
Do you all think BF3 will look that much better on 360 than current games do? I'm debating staying on 360 for this or blowing a whole bunch of money (that I don't have) for a new computer just for the game to look nice.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 05:42 PM - 02/27/11
Do you all think BF3 will look that much better on 360 than current games do? I'm debating staying on 360 for this or blowing a whole bunch of money (that I don't have) for a new computer just for the game to look nice.

dont play for gfx
you get used to it too fast and then you no longer enjoy it :(
the 360 gfx will surely be better than the currect games so far but ofc not as good as on pc
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CrossCrucial on 06:41 PM - 02/27/11
I will prolly get it for PC and Xbox myself.

360 to own my friends with my Xim3 and to "warm up" for the larger 32 vs 32 PC maps. This will be my "welcome back to PC FPS gaming" as there has been little reason for me to buy a PC FPS over the 360 versions. As said previously, the 360 tech is defiantly falling farther and farther behind.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 11:23 PM - 02/27/11
Do you all think BF3 will look that much better on 360 than current games do? I'm debating staying on 360 for this or blowing a whole bunch of money (that I don't have) for a new computer just for the game to look nice.

It's not about GFX, the game play will be completely different for many reasons apart from looks.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 12:15 AM - 02/28/11
It's awesome to see BF fans here. Among my xbl friends I'm the only one with any BF experience(logged 800-1000+ hrs BF1942+BF2+2142) so it's nice to see a good number of old school Bf players here. We all better get together and play when it's released.

I have high hopes for BF3. The CoD series is dead to me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 07:13 AM - 02/28/11
Yeah first game in a while that i can get excited about too.  I just hope its as good as it should be :D
Im i the only one who really enjoyed 2142 aswell lol?

I loved Titan mode on 2142 i thought it was brilliant.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: divisionbell77 on 09:53 AM - 02/28/11
Do you all think BF3 will look that much better on 360 than current games do? I'm debating staying on 360 for this or blowing a whole bunch of money (that I don't have) for a new computer just for the game to look nice.

dont play for gfx
you get used to it too fast and then you no longer enjoy it :(
the 360 gfx will surely be better than the currect games so far but ofc not as good as on pc

i agree, do not pay for gfx, but pay for gameplay.  That means new PC.

Battlefield is about larger scale battles, and 24 players is not enough for that.  PC is the only way to go for BF3.

Also, if you look at how BF:BC2 performs, BF3 is not going to need a super fast computer to run.  A decent machine with a quad core CPU and at the least a last generation video card should run it fine.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 07:30 PM - 02/28/11
When I played 2142, I played Titan mode almost exclusively.   It has a mix of capture the flag (silos) and rush (reactor core) in 1 game and that's genius. 

Whenever I defended the titan my corridor was IMPENETRABLE!    C4 and Lambert Carbine did some serious work on the invading enemy in those deadly hallways.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 10:59 PM - 02/28/11
I just put a turret on one vent, pod dropped in another, (post NS) placed a mini uav and raked up the kills.

My favorite was when people left spawn beacons on top of the titan.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 12:49 AM - 03/01/11
When they leave a beacon and an unattended transport right next to each other.   Minigun beacon raep with their own chopper/jet, lulz.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 01:03 AM - 03/01/11
Yeah, but if they have an apc as well. It's only a kill or two before someone pod drop stomps the heli.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 02:15 AM - 03/02/11
http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/

New info and previews.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: kayoussoldier on 04:22 AM - 03/02/11
I don't know if this has been posted yet, about 2 minutes of real gameplay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-XuVqWWOuI&feature=player_embedded

The lighting and animations look so @#$% good.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 08:15 AM - 03/02/11
Wow
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: singlecoilpickup on 10:34 AM - 03/02/11
This game looks so incredibly gorgeous.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Drow Elf Drizzt on 10:59 AM - 03/02/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSllB3kieHU&feature=feedu
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: DrExitWound on 12:22 PM - 03/02/11
The worst part of Battlefield 3? EA.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lurkin374 on 01:19 PM - 03/02/11
i went to preorder today..think i'll wait a while. isnt supposed to be released till jan. next year.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 02:17 PM - 03/02/11
AWSM!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: midnitemonster on 02:41 PM - 03/02/11
The worst part of Battlefield 3? EA.

Im not sure how you can say that when compared to Activision.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:59 PM - 03/02/11
EA is getting pretty bad.. but they all are really.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: DrExitWound on 07:06 PM - 03/02/11
Activision just made wow extremely easy.

But EA releases games and then never patches them, and has horrible server support.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: kayoussoldier on 09:56 PM - 03/02/11
i went to preorder today..think i'll wait a while. isnt supposed to be released till jan. next year.

From what I hears it's supposed to released fall 2011.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lurkin374 on 10:05 PM - 03/02/11
gamestop said jan. so i'll still wait a while.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: divisionbell77 on 09:34 AM - 03/03/11
gamestop said jan. so i'll still wait a while.

Dice and EA both say Fall of 2011.  Gamestop is not the one to listen to.

This does not mean the game can't be delayed until 2012.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lurkin374 on 09:37 AM - 03/03/11
still, fall is a long time out.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 06:24 PM - 03/04/11
http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Infinity-Ward-Admits-Modern-Warfare-3-Less-Technical-Than-Battlefield-3-30432.html

Some leaked gameplay: http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=35310ts&s=7
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 10:29 PM - 03/04/11
http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Infinity-Ward-Admits-Modern-Warfare-3-Less-Technical-Than-Battlefield-3-30432.html

Some leaked gameplay: http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=35310ts&s=7

Man, I'm starting to hate the COD series but that article was written by such a dumb abrasive douche bag that I couldn't even get past the halfway point.

The other video was pretty impressive, though. The more I see the more I'm convinced BF3 is going to look awful on consoles and I'm going to have to get a gaming PC one last time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: midnitemonster on 08:00 AM - 03/05/11
Activision just made wow extremely easy.

But EA releases games and then never patches them, and has horrible server support.

Im pretty sure that patching games really has nothing to do with EA or Activision, and has to do with the company that actually made the game. Like Treyarch or Infinity Ward. Or in this case its Dice?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 11:45 AM - 03/16/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBu_tH8muq0

New trailer.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 11:51 AM - 03/16/11
this is really insane, i can only hope they dont ruin the console version (pc will be awsome anyway)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 12:09 PM - 03/16/11
@#$% console. Playing CS S showed me that PC players DO have mics, so BF3 will be flippin awesome.
And my friends somehow don't think that BF is the best thing ever so eh.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 12:41 PM - 03/16/11
@#$%?  Of course PC players have mics.  I've never played an FPS game with so little teamwork/talking till BC2 on console.  When I played BF2 on PC I don't think I ever when 1 round in 5 years without talking to my squad/team.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 01:31 PM - 03/16/11
@#$%?  Of course PC players have mics.  I've never played an FPS game with so little teamwork/talking till BC2 on console.  When I played BF2 on PC I don't think I ever when 1 round in 5 years without talking to my squad/team.

yeah, on the console most people play through their tv with the sound coming out of the tv
on a pc you dont have this so most people chose headsets
bf is about a lot of organisation, cs is more about organising before the round and then be quiet to hear the opponent & some short calls
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:46 PM - 03/16/11
They really need to open up the coms to the entire team rather than limiting it to the squad.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dub on 04:14 PM - 03/16/11
I'm really hoping for proximity chat with localized lip-sync for inter-squad chatter... a man can dream, right? :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:17 PM - 03/16/11
yes, i mean even if you re in a squad with 3 other people and their mics, you will only know about the stuff happening near their places
no chance to get a call about an attack somewhere else, you will notice about it once the opponent already caught the lag
not very well thought, the only way to get around this is playing with a party i guess 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CEOrko on 01:55 AM - 03/17/11
They really need to open up the coms to the entire team rather than limiting it to the squad.

This. A thousand times, this. The lack of global team chat in Bad Company completely destroyed the chance of greater cooperation. It is hard enough getting random people to talk strategically with one another without gimping their ability to communicate. While it won't be a problem for those who can use third-party software, that doesn't make implementing squad chat any more acceptable.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 09:34 AM - 03/17/11
Yeah it would be cool to have a squad leader,  squad leaders could all communicate with each other.

Does anyone know if commanders are coming back?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 11:54 AM - 03/17/11
Yeah it would be cool to have a squad leader,  squad leaders could all communicate with each other.

Does anyone know if commanders are coming back?

reminds me of the beginning of bf2
everyone wanted to be commander right at the start, and once you had it you covered below a house where no one could see you and you ended up 1st on the server if you knew at least a bit of how a commander needs to act like ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Drow Elf Drizzt on 11:45 AM - 03/22/11
IGN Rewind Theater

Vid 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqZ-XWXak3M

Vid 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMA0MoIaQ1k
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: brutalclothing on 12:12 PM - 03/22/11
dude i still play bf2 on occasion, if anyone still plays hit me up.  mods for that game are amazing, hope they come back, wait who am i kidding.... of course they are coming back.  pretty sure bf1942 was the last major change to how fps's are played online.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 12:18 PM - 03/22/11
I'm already planning a new PC build around this :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 12:20 PM - 03/22/11
Major fail in bf2 was that squad leaders could only talk to the commander and not to each other...

On a side note did anyone ever play the bf2 pay to play mod bf2combat?

Amazing
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 03:58 AM - 03/26/11
Major fail in bf2 was that squad leaders could only talk to the commander and not to each other...

On a side note did anyone ever play the bf2 pay to play mod bf2combat?

Amazing

I have to disagree, respectfully :) Major fail is a bit much, unless you are talking about playing with randoms who don't stay together in squads. The size and scope of the game without communicative structure would end up being a cluster F$%k. Commanders don't need to hear 12-32 voices. They have all the tools to scan the battlefield and act accordingly. The only fault here is the players who don't utilize the system effectively. Also, most servers would provide a vent/ts service and posted the info in their banners when you join, so if you don't like the ingame coms you could have used the vent/ts supplied.

It's funny you bring it up because it was never really an issue since randoms never used it and clans/friends would have rather used their own vent/ts.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 09:25 AM - 03/26/11
I agree on a game like bc2, that global chat was a huge fail, mostly because the teams were smaller. On a 32 man team it would be like the Tower of Babel.

That being said, I have yet to join a pc game of bc2 and hear anyone using squad chat. Last time I played (admittedly that was a long time ago), I couldn't even get it to work! The push to talk function in the game never worked for me, and the only thing I heard was the occasional static of someone trying to get it to work.

Squad leaders should have communications, and the commander feature was awesome in bf2. I think it should come back, with the same lines open.

Either way, I'm getting this game, and I'm getting it for pc. I don't care if I can play it on full settings. Hell, most of the time I turned stuff down for better frame rates, even with a high end (for the time), rig.

One last thing: I hope they can finally get an sdk together for this too, cause making/playing Mods was awesome! I loved tricking out the cobra/f18/A10 and just blasting the daylight out of a 64 bot single player map!

EDIT: I meant global chat on BF2 WOULD BE a major fail, and that hopefully an sdk for the frostbite2 engine... so I don't sound like a total idiot... however rare that is!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 08:13 AM - 03/28/11
Major fail in bf2 was that squad leaders could only talk to the commander and not to each other...

On a side note did anyone ever play the bf2 pay to play mod bf2combat?

Amazing

I have to disagree, respectfully :) Major fail is a bit much, unless you are talking about playing with randoms who don't stay together in squads. The size and scope of the game without communicative structure would end up being a cluster F$%k. Commanders don't need to hear 12-32 voices. They have all the tools to scan the battlefield and act accordingly. The only fault here is the players who don't utilize the system effectively. Also, most servers would provide a vent/ts service and posted the info in their banners when you join, so if you don't like the ingame coms you could have used the vent/ts supplied.

It's funny you bring it up because it was never really an issue since randoms never used it and clans/friends would have rather used their own vent/ts.

nope

squad leaders need to be able to talk to each other..

SLs had squad chat and commander chat buttons... the commander chat button needs to speak to other SLs as well

yep yep
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 07:46 PM - 03/28/11
24 players on smaller maps on consoles.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/4h2vpa3
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 07:50 PM - 03/28/11
lol, owned.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 11:09 PM - 03/28/11
Yep, this generation is pretty much done. Once BF3 drops and the new gen of GPUs/CPU's with it, it's PC gaming all the way for the next two years.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:58 AM - 03/29/11
Quote
Dies betrifft hauptsächlich die Infanterie und wahrscheinlich auch den Platz für die Fahrzeuge. Der Luftraum für Jets fällt etwas größer aus, ob dieser jedoch an den der PC-Version rankommt, ist unklar.

at least it wont be a vehicle-only game on consoles
seems like the console will have planes as well, and the air space might be a bit bigger than on the pc

but maaaaan 64 players is like a million times better than 24 :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: DatBizzy on 07:06 AM - 03/29/11
Quote
Dies betrifft hauptsächlich die Infanterie und wahrscheinlich auch den Platz für die Fahrzeuge. Der Luftraum für Jets fällt etwas größer aus, ob dieser jedoch an den der PC-Version rankommt, ist unklar.

at least it wont be a vehicle-only game on consoles
seems like the console will have planes as well, and the air space might be a bit bigger than on the pc

but maaaaan 64 players is like a million times better than 24 :(

i disagree 64 sounds annoying as @#$% lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 07:56 AM - 03/29/11
Quote
Dies betrifft hauptsächlich die Infanterie und wahrscheinlich auch den Platz für die Fahrzeuge. Der Luftraum für Jets fällt etwas größer aus, ob dieser jedoch an den der PC-Version rankommt, ist unklar.

at least it wont be a vehicle-only game on consoles
seems like the console will have planes as well, and the air space might be a bit bigger than on the pc

but maaaaan 64 players is like a million times better than 24 :(

i disagree 64 sounds annoying as @#$% lol.

wrong again... bf2 was the tits at 64 players... worst news ever that consoles get dumbed down

will be building a PC for this game for sure
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 09:06 AM - 03/29/11
Just got the new pc game and it specifically addresses consoles and their limitations. 

It mentions being able to get more out of them but also says that they are aging, and there just isn't as much as they can do with pc.

To wit: "We are going to make this game on 360 and ps3 as well, [but] we need to scale it down to  those platforms."

Also, "the hardware specs, on consoles, are limited. At the same time, for each iteration of these console platforms we can utilize them better and better..."

Sounds like pc will be the version to get, and they will start re-supporting features we've always had on pc versions before.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 09:50 AM - 03/29/11
good news.. they ruined bc2 on PC making it console friendly
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 03:11 PM - 03/29/11
yeah the company I work for deals with EA over here in the UK and have some stuff going on with them  at the moment.  They mentioned today to a colleague there marketing money is more for PC than console too.  All of this indicates someone has come back to there roots :D

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SingJai on 01:29 AM - 03/31/11
good news.. they ruined bc2 on PC making it console friendly

Honestly, BC2 was solid for a PC game. Playing XIM3 on BFBC2 is no comparison. BFBC2 is a spin off from BF2, its more infantry oriented with a BF style.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 04:15 AM - 03/31/11
Was that a variant of the SIG 550 in the "new" video?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 05:23 AM - 03/31/11
good news.. they ruined bc2 on PC making it console friendly

Bc2 had a it's own frostbite engine built just for Dx11 and the pc which was far from the console version.
 -There is no comparison between the two.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rangerlump on 11:43 AM - 03/31/11
So now that this thread has officially shifted to a PC vs Console thread.....

I have been a PC gamer since Wolf3D and only 3 months ago did I finally get a 360. While we can all agree that hardware and GFX are all superior on the PC, the one thing that really decides what is better is "friends".

I was the last of my online and RL friends to finally convert over to console, and I will tell ya what, it is lonely over there in PC land. I  prestiged several times on Blops, and leveled all the way up in BFBC2 on PC and it was a long boring ride.....

Most everage people dont wanna dump $300 into new video cards ever 1.5 years just to be able to play a game. On a console, even though the GFX arent the best, atleast I know the game will run out of the gate without any driver-rollbacks and Service Pack upgrades etc.

Outside of MMO's and upcoming Diablo 3, I just use my PC now to check for updated Xim3 firmwares....

my 3 cents, we back on BF3 topic yet?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 12:25 PM - 03/31/11
I agree ranger but one of the gripes with PC was all we was getting was @#$% ports from console that wasn't utilizing there graphics.  Now it seems developers are finally realising that they make more on a PC game selling it for £20 under what they sell there xbox games for and finally putting some focus back into PC gaming.

I agree on the Friends thing completely but if PC gaming can offer the graphics, the gameplay and unique aspects of PC gaming then more will return to it a small percentage admittedly but enough to warrant playing both for me.

BF3 is going to be a different game on PC to xbox for many reasons such as player limits and map sizes. 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SingJai on 06:21 PM - 03/31/11
I agree ranger but one of the gripes with PC was all we was getting was @#$% ports from console that wasn't utilizing there graphics.  Now it seems developers are finally realising that they make more on a PC game selling it for £20 under what they sell there xbox games for and finally putting some focus back into PC gaming.

I agree on the Friends thing completely but if PC gaming can offer the graphics, the gameplay and unique aspects of PC gaming then more will return to it a small percentage admittedly but enough to warrant playing both for me.

BF3 is going to be a different game on PC to xbox for many reasons such as player limits and map sizes. 

It's already a different game with BFBC2. PC has 32 players, better graphics, better FPS, faster movement without limitations.

Even with XIM3, BFBC2 on xbox feels handicapped with the current latest firmware.
http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=10540.msg148837#msg148837

My BFBC2 PC friends who has the XIM3 decided not to get BFBC2 for Xbox after my discovery. Console versions for the future Battlefield series are only for those "who has no choice."

The only reason why I got BFBC2 is because I am willing to spend the additional money to diversify my gaming options to different friends.

There is no console vs pc debate here. Money is your barrier, not what is better. PC is always better, money is your issue. There are plenty of people that has money and willing to spend it on a good gaming rig, or else there wouldn't be a market for PC components.

The problem with people who end up upgrading every 1.5years is that they are not building their system to future proof it, they are building it due to budget. When this happens, they end up constantly upgrading every year because they went cheapo on their hardware.

BF3 will demand much more than what consoles can offer, what will be interesting is how DICE will downgrade the game so it can run on consoles.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ak-xs on 08:24 PM - 03/31/11
those gifs are amazing.. the lighting caught my attention, plus the dying just hit falling guy is awesome... i am now interested in this game.. i'm buying a brand new Sony Vaio SB with the i7 2620 and AMD 6630, i bet it won't go well on full but the medium to minimum game configs should go quite smooth, don't you agree?

wil try the game on the PC and then consider buying for the PS3  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SingJai on 11:49 PM - 03/31/11
those gifs are amazing.. the lighting caught my attention, plus the dying just hit falling guy is awesome... i am now interested in this game.. i'm buying a brand new Sony Vaio SB with the i7 2620 and AMD 6630, i bet it won't go well on full but the medium to minimum game configs should go quite smooth, don't you agree?

wil try the game on the PC and then consider buying for the PS3  ;D

I wouldnt recommend buying a laptop for BF3, in BFBC2, the bottleneck for the game was the CPU mostly. I would recommend a desktop gaming rig.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 01:14 AM - 04/01/11
SingJai i agree with you somewhat but I get my hardware free and still play xbox for the social side and the much more minimized risk of hackers.  I have BC2 on PC, and all the COD's except BO's and many more games.

I know a lot of people in my industry too that can get "Samples" but yet still choose xbox because of the social side.
And BC2 is a different game on PC but it was designed for console where as the non bad company stuff was always PC based.  BF3 is going to be a PC game seriously dumbed down for console with bigger maps, much more players not just an additional 4 each side with the same size maps.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 02:44 PM - 04/02/11

There is no console vs pc debate here. Money is your barrier, not what is better. PC is always better, money is your issue. There are plenty of people that has money and willing to spend it on a good gaming rig, or else there wouldn't be a market for PC components.

The problem with people who end up upgrading every 1.5years is that they are not building their system to future proof it, they are building it due to budget. When this happens, they end up constantly upgrading every year because they went cheapo on their hardware.

BF3 will demand much more than what consoles can offer, what will be interesting is how DICE will downgrade the game so it can run on consoles.

Been reading a couple of articles lately that said enthusiast level cards are eating into the profits of both Nvidia and AMD and they'll be shifting focus more and more on the mainstream market.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ak-xs on 07:09 PM - 04/02/11
those gifs are amazing.. the lighting caught my attention, plus the dying just hit falling guy is awesome... i am now interested in this game.. i'm buying a brand new Sony Vaio SB with the i7 2620 and AMD 6630, i bet it won't go well on full but the medium to minimum game configs should go quite smooth, don't you agree?

wil try the game on the PC and then consider buying for the PS3  ;D

I wouldnt recommend buying a laptop for BF3, in BFBC2, the bottleneck for the game was the CPU mostly. I would recommend a desktop gaming rig.

seriously? who on earth would buy a PC just because of a Game? and if anyone did, that wouldn't surprize me in any way, but they would be buying a 13,3'' ? REALLY? don't you think you got things the opposite way?

i'm going to buy the Vaio for college and work. since the game is nice i will be trying it out on the pc. period.

geez.. if i wanted a pc to game a would buy a desktop as i don't currently own any.. or at least instead of the 13'' i would get a 14'' ate least, probably a 15''... like the Asus N53SN..

it has a i7 2630+ Nvidia GT550+ 32Gb max Ram. i don't see why it would have any trouble with medium or low configed BF3, the possible botleneck could only be the GPU...
and the i72620 is just a shame because its a 2core, still i think it would be more than enough for BF3.. the GPU is the only bottleneck,again...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SingJai on 09:53 PM - 04/02/11
the GPU is the only bottleneck,again...

CPU was the bottleneck for Frostbite 1.5 in BFBC2.

ATM, I can run 60FPS no issues with I7 [email protected] Quad Core with GTX480. Max Settings
30FPS with Fraps.

Overclocked at 3.2Ghz, I can fraps at 60FPS at Max Settings

My AMD Althon 6400+ Overclocked at 3.3Ghz Dual Core was suffering at 30FPS on Low settings with SLI 8800GTS

Same FPS when I popped in my GTX480 in to my AMD rig but was able to up it to Medium settings.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: kayoussoldier on 10:04 PM - 04/02/11
Bad Company 2 loves Quad Core CPUs. I'm sure it will be even more important with BF3 and the new frostbite engine.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: bottron on 12:14 AM - 04/03/11
You can apparently drag fallen team mates. I'm guessing this will be for all classes. Imagine your squad gets downed short of a control point and you drag them into it to capture it faster? Or drag them around to spell stuff.

The thing that's got me jumping for joy? The "Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand" expansion will have 4 remastered maps from Battlefield 2. First time I'm getting a limited edition of a game. Just for Karkand.

Haha, agreed.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 12:19 AM - 04/03/11
Please, no more Karkand...noooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: OBsIV on 01:30 AM - 04/03/11
CPU was the bottleneck for Frostbite 1.5 in BFBC2.

ATM, I can run 60FPS no issues with I7 [email protected] Quad Core with GTX480. Max Settings
30FPS with Fraps.

Overclocked at 3.2Ghz, I can fraps at 60FPS at Max Settings

My AMD Althon 6400+ Overclocked at 3.3Ghz Dual Core was suffering at 30FPS on Low settings with SLI 8800GTS

Same FPS when I popped in my GTX480 in to my AMD rig but was able to up it to Medium settings.

Honestly, reading this further justifies why I don't game on PC. Money is certainly not my barrier. I simply can't get any enjoyment out of or support any gaming experience that would require this level involvement to get the most out of it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ak-xs on 02:32 AM - 04/03/11
CPU was the bottleneck for Frostbite 1.5 in BFBC2.

ATM, I can run 60FPS no issues with I7 [email protected] Quad Core with GTX480. Max Settings
30FPS with Fraps.

Overclocked at 3.2Ghz, I can fraps at 60FPS at Max Settings

My AMD Althon 6400+ Overclocked at 3.3Ghz Dual Core was suffering at 30FPS on Low settings with SLI 8800GTS

Same FPS when I popped in my GTX480 in to my AMD rig but was able to up it to Medium settings.

Honestly, reading this further justifies why I don't game on PC. Money is certainly not my barrier. I simply can't get any enjoyment out of or support any gaming experience that would require this level involvement to get the most out of it.
+1, that and the money barrier killed PC Gaming for me..

Geez, i get what you were saying, but i don't think even Frostbyte 2.0 will demand more than the LAST Gen Intel CPU's... i mean if you make a software that even the last CPU's can't handle, aren't you doing something wrong? what's the point?

i hate to dumd down things but in this matter it's kind of a demand.. that or the GPU industry discover some sort of miracle Core that tripples current GPU Muscle so it actually gets one step ahead of software demands..
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: kayoussoldier on 04:14 AM - 04/03/11
PC gaming right now is probably cheaper than it has ever been. You can spend $500 on a gaming PC that will max out just about any game out there, or at least play on High.

The price to performance ratio for GPUs is better than I can ever remember. You can spend less than $200 on a GTX 460 or HD 6870 and have a a card good enough to play anything out on at least High settings.

There are 3 year old cards that can still play newer games without any problems because graphics have advanced so slowly over the past few years.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: reqless on 04:15 AM - 04/03/11
Battlefield 3's graphics look fantastic, but I'll probably just get it on 360. Had too many problems with BC2 at release.


Although, I kind of want to give BC2 another chance, yesterday I was linked this pretty sweet montage from another forum I visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2D2099_DjM

Guy plays the game like it's cod, lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 05:00 AM - 04/03/11
PC gaming right now is probably cheaper than it has ever been. You can spend $500 on a gaming PC that will max out just about any game out there, or at least play on High.

The price to performance ratio for GPUs is better than I can ever remember. You can spend less than $200 on a GTX 460 or HD 6870 and have a a card good enough to play anything out on at least High settings.

There are 3 year old cards that can still play newer games without any problems because graphics have advanced so slowly over the past few years.

Yeah, but when people talk about the PC experience they're not talking about a "good enough" $500 PC. They're talking about high end hardware. Because at $400 with an XBOX and Xim 3 you get a "good enough" PC like experience without the massive amount of hassle.

Personally, with a Xim and Xbox 360 combo I thought that PC gaming was pretty much worthless for the past few years. But games are starting to look, perform, and set themselves apart enough that the upcoming round of PC hardware is probably worth investing in despite all the shittiness that comes along with PC gaming. My threshold is, if you can run BF3 maxed at a steady 90 fps then I'm definitely getting a new PC.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 12:33 PM - 04/03/11
Watching that montage makes me so jealous.  That's exactly how I use to play BF2 on PC.

See how he switches from knifing an enemy to using their weapons? It's not possible on console.

The kit switching is so fluid on PC and so slow and glitchy on 360.  I try to pick up kits on the fly like that in tight situations and it will either ignore me and not pick it up at all or it will pick it up and take a couple seconds to fire the weapon and by then it's too late.

By the time I switch kits and am able to fire on xbox,  I could have picked up a fallen medic's kit, revived my teammate and began fighting enemies on PC.

I definitely need to get back to PC. :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: bottron on 12:53 PM - 04/03/11
CPU was the bottleneck for Frostbite 1.5 in BFBC2.

ATM, I can run 60FPS no issues with I7 [email protected] Quad Core with GTX480. Max Settings
30FPS with Fraps.

Overclocked at 3.2Ghz, I can fraps at 60FPS at Max Settings

My AMD Althon 6400+ Overclocked at 3.3Ghz Dual Core was suffering at 30FPS on Low settings with SLI 8800GTS

Same FPS when I popped in my GTX480 in to my AMD rig but was able to up it to Medium settings.

Honestly, reading this further justifies why I don't game on PC. Money is certainly not my barrier. I simply can't get any enjoyment out of or support any gaming experience that would require this level involvement to get the most out of it.

Kind of ironic though? What have you done to be able to enjoy a level of game play on the xbox360? Not that I am disrespecting it, but I think you have put a little more effort into what you have done, than simple computer upkeep. I snickered a bit. But hey, I am exited to try out a Xim 3 and all the effort put into it, soon enough.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Noquarter on 01:27 PM - 04/03/11
I can suffer sh1tter graphics on xbox but what is going to nark me on this game is the lower player cap.  Its going to be a dual buy for me even though most of my pals have fully migrated to console.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 01:44 PM - 04/03/11
Pre-Ordered both PC and Console already, realistically I see myself playing PC much more often. 360 will only be when my friends wanna play.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 02:25 PM - 04/03/11

The kit switching is so fluid on PC and so slow and glitchy on 360.  I try to pick up kits on the fly like that in tight situations and it will either ignore me and not pick it up at all or it will pick it up and take a couple seconds to fire the weapon and by then it's too late.

By the time I switch kits and am able to fire on xbox,  I could have picked up a fallen medic's kit, revived my teammate and began fighting enemies on PC.

Speaking of glitchy. Remember when kit switching was outright broken for about three years in BF2? Half the time you'd pick up a kit in the heat of the moment you would CTD.

 
CPU was the bottleneck for Frostbite 1.5 in BFBC2.

ATM, I can run 60FPS no issues with I7 [email protected] Quad Core with GTX480. Max Settings
30FPS with Fraps.

Overclocked at 3.2Ghz, I can fraps at 60FPS at Max Settings

My AMD Althon 6400+ Overclocked at 3.3Ghz Dual Core was suffering at 30FPS on Low settings with SLI 8800GTS

Same FPS when I popped in my GTX480 in to my AMD rig but was able to up it to Medium settings.

Honestly, reading this further justifies why I don't game on PC. Money is certainly not my barrier. I simply can't get any enjoyment out of or support any gaming experience that would require this level involvement to get the most out of it.

Kind of ironic though? What have you done to be able to enjoy a level of game play on the xbox360? Not that I am disrespecting it, but I think you have put a little more effort into what you have done, than simple computer upkeep. I snickered a bit. But hey, I am exited to try out a Xim 3 and all the effort put into it, soon enough.

Ha! Nice catch.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SingJai on 08:41 PM - 04/03/11
Watching that montage makes me so jealous.  That's exactly how I use to play BF2 on PC.

See how he switches from knifing an enemy to using their weapons? It's not possible on console.

The kit switching is so fluid on PC and so slow and glitchy on 360.  I try to pick up kits on the fly like that in tight situations and it will either ignore me and not pick it up at all or it will pick it up and take a couple seconds to fire the weapon and by then it's too late.

By the time I switch kits and am able to fire on xbox,  I could have picked up a fallen medic's kit, revived my teammate and began fighting enemies on PC.

I definitely need to get back to PC. :(

What montage you talking about?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 10:14 PM - 04/03/11

What montage you talking about?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2D2099_DjM



The kit switching is so fluid on PC and so slow and glitchy on 360.  I try to pick up kits on the fly like that in tight situations and it will either ignore me and not pick it up at all or it will pick it up and take a couple seconds to fire the weapon and by then it's too late.

By the time I switch kits and am able to fire on xbox,  I could have picked up a fallen medic's kit, revived my teammate and began fighting enemies on PC.

Speaking of glitchy. Remember when kit switching was outright broken for about three years in BF2? Half the time you'd pick up a kit in the heat of the moment you would CTD.

Yeah, I ended up making my desktop a different random nude hot chick in order to soften the rage when I CTD'd, it was a hard habit to break.

Can't count how many times I hit the "pick-up kit" button ( I think it was 'G') and yelled "@#$% ME!" at the same time because I knew I was about to on desktop. 

BF2 was so amazing though I really don't remember a lot of the glitches.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 12:03 AM - 04/04/11
LOL, wish I had thought of that. 1.3 introduced a lot of bad glitches and issues but with 1.4 the kit to desktop was pretty much the only really bad one left.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 01:23 AM - 04/04/11
PC gaming right now is probably cheaper than it has ever been. You can spend $500 on a gaming PC that will max out just about any game out there, or at least play on High.

The price to performance ratio for GPUs is better than I can ever remember. You can spend less than $200 on a GTX 460 or HD 6870 and have a a card good enough to play anything out on at least High settings.

There are 3 year old cards that can still play newer games without any problems because graphics have advanced so slowly over the past few years.

Yeah, but when people talk about the PC experience they're not talking about a "good enough" $500 PC. They're talking about high end hardware. Because at $400 with an XBOX and Xim 3 you get a "good enough" PC like experience without the massive amount of hassle.

Personally, with a Xim and Xbox 360 combo I thought that PC gaming was pretty much worthless for the past few years. But games are starting to look, perform, and set themselves apart enough that the upcoming round of PC hardware is probably worth investing in despite all the shittiness that comes along with PC gaming. My threshold is, if you can run BF3 maxed at a steady 90 fps then I'm definitely getting a new PC.

Why 90?

Dont worry I'm not going to follow up your response with why I think you're wrong just interested as to the specific figure. I always disliked CSS on less then 100 FPS with my CRT.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: knivesout on 02:59 PM - 04/14/11
I think this has the potential to equal COD Black Ops in sales as long as they do their marketing right. At least I hope.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 03:20 PM - 04/14/11
Personally I think that initial sales will easily rival Black Ops, its after its been out for a bit that I am not as sure. Most because the game will (hopefully) not be as kid/noob friendly. So children wont buy it, hopefully this is replaced by a slightly older generation i.e. late teens and 20's and 30's
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 06:20 PM - 04/14/11
what about 40s??? jeez... ageist.
:)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 06:25 PM - 04/14/11
from what i recall there were a LOT of ex/current military playing bf2 .. bf3 should be no different
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 11:07 AM - 04/16/11
http://www.ea.com/uk/battlefield3/blog/battlefield-3-12-minutes-of-gameplay

Enjoy :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: bottron on 03:48 PM - 04/16/11
http://www.ea.com/uk/battlefield3/blog/battlefield-3-12-minutes-of-gameplay

Enjoy :D

Was just about to post this... but you beat me to it.
Amazing, just amazing.

The video I mean.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 05:25 PM - 04/16/11
I can't wait... til they post some multiplayer stuff!

Single player looks great, don't get me wrong, and i'll play it... but GIMME JETS, TANKS, AND HELICOPTERS NOW!
NOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOW!

breath...

NOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOW!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 05:59 PM - 04/16/11
I can't wait... til they post some multiplayer stuff!

Single player looks great, don't get me wrong, and i'll play it... but GIMME JETS, TANKS, AND HELICOPTERS NOW!
NOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOW!

breath...

NOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOWNOW!

This.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 06:55 AM - 04/17/11
there were about 3 seconds of MP at the end of the 12 minute video, a bit in a tank and a bit in a jet... not much BUT...

as far as THIS battlefield nut is concerned, bf2 perfected vehicle physics.  While the bad company series seriously dumbed down those parts of the game to make them more console friendly, DICE has confirmed that the PC version of the game will get alot more attention in those areas, so Im hoping they will just keep bf2 physics for vehicles.....

curious about something though.. back to karkand pack contains wake, karkand, sharqi, and oman.. 4 amazing maps...  question about the physics engine...   tv station at sharqi:  how many tank shell will that building take before it collapses?  where will the cobra spawn if the building is destroyed?  how will that flag be cappable if the building is down?

hmmm
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 10:55 PM - 04/17/11
Doubt that building will be completely destructible.  Not every building can collapse in BC2 and it would kind of ruin gameplay if key buildings were completely destroyed.

I refuse to fly choppers in BC2. I cannot believe how bad the F'd them up.  Flying in BF2 was loads of fun, back flips, barrel rolls and cyclone drops with the attack choppers while in an intense TV-missile battle never got old. The jets absolutely rocked, I was a HUGE F35 whore.  I LOVED that jet even though it was a missile magnet. 

damnit, now I gotta play a couple rounds.  Wake+F35= seckks
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ak-xs on 01:45 AM - 04/18/11
yeah true that.. i can't fly choppers on BC2 and i lack patience to even try planes on Battlefield Heros, i don't get what they are trying to achieve but ground vehicles are amazing to use. Still i've seen people do all sorts of aerial things on both games...

i'm looking forward to the *free* PC version of Bf3  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 05:40 AM - 04/18/11
There is a battle field free to play website, its kinda like a cross between BFBC2 and BF2.
Its fun for half hour or so, then i get bored of the tanks n @#$%.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ak-xs on 08:02 PM - 04/18/11
yeah true that.. i can't fly choppers on BC2 and i lack patience to even try planes on Battlefield Heros, i don't get what they are trying to achieve but ground vehicles are amazing to use. Still i've seen people do all sorts of aerial things on both games...

i'm looking forward to the *free* PC version of Bf3  ;D
There is a battle field free to play website, its kinda like a cross between BFBC2 and BF2.
Its fun for half hour or so, then i get bored of the tanks n @#$%.

yeah, that's what i was talking about. but the *free* Battlefield3 i mean is the hacked, probably onlineless one.. well if it gets online it would rock...


Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 08:05 PM - 04/18/11


http://battlefield.play4free.com/en/

:DD just thought I'd link for anyone not knowing about this.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 07:03 PM - 04/21/11
Go go go!  I just ordered mine :D

Battlefield 3 pre-order on Direct2Drive for $40 with promo code: BUNNY (25% off) Direct2Drive: Buy Battlefield 3 Download (http://bit.ly/hDn0ZG) #BF3
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: loudpanzer on 08:13 PM - 04/22/11
glenn we don't do enough bc2 together as is, but when BF3 comes out we gotta squad together man! it looks great!

though i have a feeling it might one-man-army it in the Jets.... wooo doggie i do love me some good jet action!! :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 07:13 AM - 04/24/11
I didn't like how the J10 outperformed every other jet in the game, especially when the F35 is way better...

But I did love the balance, and surprising the crap out of a cocky J10 driver with bomb sights up and gunning the crap out of them during strafing runs, or re-arms...

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mindworm22 on 07:42 AM - 04/24/11
I've never played any of the battlefield games.  I have to say, this one looks pretty @#$% cool though.  If the PS3 gets a good port, I might make the jump.  Resistance 3 looks like a lot of fun though, so I'm going to have to figure something out.  Only so much time in the day....
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 10:07 AM - 04/24/11
I didn't like how the J10 outperformed every other jet in the game, especially when the F35 is way better...

But I did love the balance, and surprising the crap out of a cocky J10 driver with bomb sights up and gunning the crap out of them during strafing runs, or re-arms...

I hated flying the J10, way too unstable for bombing.  Great in dogfights but I mostly flew 300+meters in the clouds and dropped down to bomb and MG ground targets.

You're right though, anyone could get in a J10 and as long as you watch your 6, you can live the whole round.

 I got really good at dropping down out of the clouds and MGing unaware J10 pilots but my favorite was leading them to their own demise. Since the F35 was more stable at high altitude I would provoke a chase and then go straight up, level out at 1,000m and then hit the burners and strato-run.  Most J10 pilots would attempt to chase and lose control floating off to outer space, in the count down to their death I would taunt the @#$% out of them, Great times!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 08:05 PM - 04/24/11
I didn't like how the J10 outperformed every other jet in the game, especially when the F35 is way better...

But I did love the balance, and surprising the crap out of a cocky J10 driver with bomb sights up and gunning the crap out of them during strafing runs, or re-arms...

I hated flying the J10, way too unstable for bombing.  Great in dogfights but I mostly flew 300+meters in the clouds and dropped down to bomb and MG ground targets.

You're right though, anyone could get in a J10 and as long as you watch your 6, you can live the whole round.

 I got really good at dropping down out of the clouds and MGing unaware J10 pilots but my favorite was leading them to their own demise. Since the F35 was more stable at high altitude I would provoke a chase and then go straight up, level out at 1,000m and then hit the burners and strato-run.  Most J10 pilots would attempt to chase and lose control floating off to outer space, in the count down to their death I would taunt the @#$% out of them, Great times!

Absolutely... space racing was a crucial skill when going up against a J10 in an F18 as well. At those altitudes, missiles winked out too.

I always tried to hit the upper limit going straight up, that way you came down in a relatively linear fashion, cut engines, and when you entered the heavier air, light up the burners and repeat.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 11:42 AM - 04/29/11
Thought this was interesting:

www.joystiq.com/2011/04/29/need-for-speed-the-run-detailed-racing-to-stores-nov-15/

"EA Black Box is at the wheel (as rumored), with EA DICE's Frostbite 2 engine under the hood."
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Drow Elf Drizzt on 07:43 PM - 05/05/11
http://www.youtube.com/v/yI2Ekax5xLE&feature=feedu&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Metal on 05:33 PM - 06/07/11
So I assume that when the BF3 demo comes out on Xbox we can begin work on a smart translator? Is that how this is going to work.  So then we should be ready to go for the full version?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 05:39 PM - 06/07/11
It's up to obsiv but I think the odds are good that a st will be made for the demo/beta. When the gow3 beta was out he was interested in creating a st for it. The lack of private matches and unlimited timed games made it impossible.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Metal on 05:47 PM - 06/07/11
Thanks :)
I'll just have to quickly run for a vehicle or maybe just run around with my spanner in hand fixing stuff (I love engineer).
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 10:01 PM - 06/07/11
Whether in the demo/beta or the final game, hopefully, BF3 will have an untimed private match. Or at least a tutorial like 1943. It could end up being like MOH.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: TheycallmeDee on 03:11 AM - 06/09/11
This game shouldn't be played on anything but PC. Just saying..
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Metal on 08:30 PM - 06/09/11
This game shouldn't be played on anything but PC. Just saying..

Apparently my kids education is more important than a new gaming rig!! (angryface). ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 12:08 AM - 06/10/11
as someone else noted earlier...
getting it on xbox to roll with my xbox friends, getting it on PC for the sheer guilty pleasure.  :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rklamer on 12:55 AM - 06/10/11
as someone else noted earlier...
getting it on xbox to roll with my xbox friends, getting it on PC for the sheer guilty pleasure.  :)

Same here. Friends on 360 are the only reason I play it nowadays... however rarely I do.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Edwood on 10:44 AM - 06/10/11
This game shouldn't be played on anything but PC. Just saying..

I prefer to trash Talk rather than trash Type.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 11:28 AM - 06/10/11
^^ are you on my mute list? One thing I like about PC is the other team can see your text while in the middle of a game. So I can call out "you f'n pansy a$$ campin feg beggle. Prone in a corner? Really? Die muthaflucka!!" where as on console all you can do is rape them until they quit. No fun in that...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Edwood on 12:19 PM - 06/10/11
Yeah, because it's so easy to type while running around and shooting.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: colb on 12:28 PM - 06/10/11
You realize PC has a voice chat option, right? And it's almost ALWAYS better quality than any console game. XBOX and PS3 voice chat codecs are freaking horrible.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 12:31 PM - 06/10/11
You realize PC has a voice chat option, right? And it's almost ALWAYS better quality than any console game. XBOX and PS3 voice chat codecs are freaking horrible.

i was just about to say..... when did they remove the voice chat option?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 12:37 PM - 06/10/11
How many people are going to upgrade or buy a new PC just for this game?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 12:38 PM - 06/10/11
How many people are going to upgrade or buy a new PC just for this game?

negative
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 12:40 PM - 06/10/11
How many people are going to upgrade or buy a new PC just for this game?

negative

Not going to spend £500 to play 1 game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 12:40 PM - 06/10/11
nopers
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: colb on 12:40 PM - 06/10/11
I am. Lol, but I also know it will pay off with other games coming out next year etc. I only upgrade once every 2-3 years anyway
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Jehlybean on 01:15 PM - 06/10/11
I am. Lol, but I also know it will pay off with other games coming out next year etc. I only upgrade once every 2-3 years anyway

+1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 01:19 PM - 06/10/11
You realize PC has a voice chat option, right? And it's almost ALWAYS better quality than any console game. XBOX and PS3 voice chat codecs are freaking horrible.

Other team cannot hear you during a match. I'm usually on vent or ts anyway with a few friends. Its funny though how few people use the voice chat on pc vs console. Just nostalgic to type I guess. Does anyone remember roger wilco?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 01:21 PM - 06/10/11
You realize PC has a voice chat option, right? And it's almost ALWAYS better quality than any console game. XBOX and PS3 voice chat codecs are freaking horrible.

Other team cannot hear you during a match. I'm usually on vent or ts anyway with a few friends. Its funny though how few people use the voice chat on pc vs console. Just nostalgic to type I guess. Does anyone remember roger wilco?

hell's ya!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: colb on 01:32 PM - 06/10/11
I used Roger Wilco for my racing game with my teammates back in like 2000-2001. Haha.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 01:34 PM - 06/10/11
Vent all the way.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 01:40 PM - 06/10/11
You realize PC has a voice chat option, right? And it's almost ALWAYS better quality than any console game. XBOX and PS3 voice chat codecs are freaking horrible.

Other team cannot hear you during a match. I'm usually on vent or ts anyway with a few friends. Its funny though how few people use the voice chat on pc vs console. Just nostalgic to type I guess. Does anyone remember roger wilco?

Yep. Thats pretty much all I used back then.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 02:44 PM - 06/10/11
AFA upgrading/buying a new system "just" for BF3, I have a Sager NP9280 that I may upgrade the GPU and CPU on but that'd be about it.
I'm questioning whether that's really worth doing though, being a laptop the GPU upgrade is pricey as f--- and I can only bump it to GeForce 480M GTX (from 280M) for $895.
Add in a CPU and I may as well just by a new desktop system...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 03:43 PM - 06/10/11
My gaming rig is about 5 years old or so but its got twin GTX260's in sli and a quadcore phenom2 @ 3.0ghz. It runs Crysis at 1080p just fine. I hope it runs bf3 at a "decent" setting. It should handle it for the most part. No plans on upgrading right now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: colb on 03:47 PM - 06/10/11
Well, to be honest... once the eye candy of a new game like BF3 wears off, I usually turn the graphics down anyway to get the maximum FPS I can.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Magic F1NGERZ on 06:07 PM - 06/10/11
How many people are going to upgrade or buy a new PC just for this game?

I have spent newly $1000 recently on gaming gear, now way can I justify another $1000 on an upgrade to my pc.

I read a review of the e3 footage of bf3 and it was written that some of the footage was actually from console. I find it very hard to believe, but can't help but get excited at the possibility. If anyone can do it, DICE can. However if it were any of Activisions goons, I wouldn't believe it for a second.

On another note, I am so excited for this game. I was over cod about a month after black ops came out. Absolutely disgusted in myself for spending another $120 (in Australia) on another buggy,lagging, frame rate dropping PS3 version of the game. So I went and bought bf bc2 from a pre owned sale. Only problem, all my mates won't even look at it. So I am still stuck playing lag ops with them! Thankfully bf3 has them interested, 'but only for campaign mode'... Fingers crossed multiplayer won't be too much of a learning curve that they pick it up quickly?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 01:14 AM - 06/11/11
I spent $700ish just to play BF2 back in '05.  That PC lasted me till 2010.   I will be building a new PC just for BF3 (after I see how it turns out) I will get years of use out of it so it'll be worth it since I usually only play 1 game at a time for years at a time.  Like now, I've been playing BC2 since release and it's the only FPS I play.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 08:58 AM - 06/11/11
I'll probably just grab a dx11 card at minimum, maybe a little more ram too.

i7 860
4gb ddr3 @ 1600mhz
9800gtx+
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: leGit510 on 09:29 AM - 06/11/11
I'll probably just grab a dx11 card at minimum, maybe a little more ram too.

i7 860
4gb ddr3 @ 1600mhz
9800gtx+

I used to have the 9800gtx+ lol sold it on Craigslist last year.. never seen anyone with an i7 and 9000series nvidia card lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 09:34 AM - 06/11/11
Here are system min and recommended for BF3.
Seems coders are getting better at optimising games for current mid level HW :)

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
RAM: 2GB
Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card.
Graphics card memory: 512 MB
Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
RAM: 4GB
Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon Radeon HD 6850
Graphics card memory: 1 GB
Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

That’s not too bad for a game that looks as good as BF3 does. Seriously, I’d have expected higher requirements, but that’s Frostbite 2 for you. Rockin’.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 09:36 AM - 06/11/11
I'll probably just grab a dx11 card at minimum, maybe a little more ram too.

i7 860
4gb ddr3 @ 1600mhz
9800gtx+

I used to have the 9800gtx+ lol sold it on Craigslist last year.. never seen anyone with an i7 and 9000series nvidia card lol

Yeah I know it's a weird combo. When I upgraded my mobo and cpu I kept the same card, but hey it ran bc2 with 50-70fps so thats all that matters. BC2 is one of those weird port games that relies more on cpu power than gpu.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 11:32 AM - 06/11/11
That’s not too bad for a game that looks as good as BF3 does. Seriously, I’d have expected higher requirements, but that’s Frostbite 2 for you. Rockin’.

DICE said that they haven't released the system requirements/recommended setting yet.  Everything so far is speculation!  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 11:41 AM - 06/11/11
For those who haven't seen it:

Battlefield 3: Thunder Run Tank Gameplay Trailer (E3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UwOrl036_A

Battlefield 3: Operation Metro Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer (E3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPu7-LtLKmU

Battlefield 3: E3 Frostbite 2 Features Trailer (E3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pNOxynC1Dc
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 01:01 PM - 06/11/11
yeah speculation but dice have released most info :)

http://enterbf3.com/battlefield-3-minimum-requirements.php

And there saying it wont need anything more powerful than what was needed for BC2.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Edwood on 01:03 PM - 06/11/11
I'm a bit worried that they didn't openly show any console footage at E3. 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 01:23 PM - 06/11/11
they did :)

see this video, its console footage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPu7-LtLKmU

here a quote from the video

"Note that the killfeed in thisvideo is in the top left, while in the E3 PC booth gameplay, the killfeed is in the top right, which is usual for Battlefield games. John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts hinted that there was bits of console footage thrown into some of the E3 teasers

This thursday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, they will be presenting Battlefield 3 on the consoles if you want to wait until then"
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 01:45 PM - 06/11/11
they did :)

see this video, its console footage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPu7-LtLKmU

here a quote from the video

"Note that the killfeed in thisvideo is in the top left, while in the E3 PC booth gameplay, the killfeed is in the top right, which is usual for Battlefield games. John Riccitiello, CEO of Electronic Arts hinted that there was bits of console footage thrown into some of the E3 teasers

This thursday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, they will be presenting Battlefield 3 on the consoles if you want to wait until then"

If that is really console footage Im impressed, but I think its pc.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 02:18 PM - 06/11/11
If thats console footage, ill eat my pants!

On one hand it could well be console footage...... Last year we were introduced to the slick console graphics for Brink. Look how that turned out!

Either way, I cant see how this game can fail...............did I just jinx it...?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 11:56 PM - 06/11/11
Cant wait... hopefully my buddies will b playing it too. Really wish i had a couple grand to drop on a nice pc for it though tbh
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 05:20 AM - 06/13/11
i wouldn't doubt that was PC
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 03:39 PM - 06/14/11
I wouldn't doubt that's console footage... if that includes Wii U.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: loudpanzer on 12:52 AM - 06/15/11
And there saying it wont need anything more powerful than what was needed for BC2.

*crosses fingers*

my 480 pulls around 100fps with max dx11 (60 av with 32x csaa) settings for bc2 so im hoping this rumor is true, my 480 is already looking pretty outdated with the cards that have been coming out recently  :'(

bc2 had a rough start with DX11 last time around, im pretty sure it will be fine however it seems BF3 is a lot of too good to be true news recently... kinda scared because this a big game for the PC shooter genre

please oh please dont be another black ops!  ::)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 01:20 AM - 06/15/11
Yeah i really hope EA do it well.  Fed up with a re-skinned game every year.  When i was a PC only gamer we used to get mod's/skins free!!!! now we pay every year for a @#$% one from activision.

Anyone remember the BF2142 Star wars mod.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InJ6VTWDsOM

This kind of thing was free to PC gamers before Activision decided to charge for stuff.......I also hope EA allow the community to do there own mods too.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 11:02 AM - 06/15/11
reinstalling 2142 now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 11:10 AM - 06/15/11
ah, i miss 2142 - i might still have the disc somewhere... too lazy to reinstall though :-/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 02:11 PM - 06/15/11
hmmm i might have to consider a install of this too and get back on it :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 02:18 PM - 06/15/11
Yo! Don't forget tomorrow

Planet Battlefield - Maps, News, Battlefield 3, Videos, Downloads (http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/fullstory.php?id=165032)

Battlefield 3 to be on Jimmy Fallon show on Thursday June 16

Battlefield 3 is coming to late night network television. Next Thursday, June 16th on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Battlefield 3 for console will be shown. No word yet on who from EA or DICE will be on the show. TV listings simply say "A demonstration of Battlefield 3". OffDutyGamers tweeted the console version will be shown.

Jimmy Fallon has featured different video games and appearances by Engadget editors have been quite common on the show.

(http://pnmedia.gamespy.com/planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/images/news3/fallon-bf3.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 04:37 PM - 06/15/11
sunuvabitch... not if I have to sit thru olbermann spewing his faux educated leftwingnut @#$%.
what a douche.
oh wait.  DVR! yay!
Ok, I'll DVR it, watch this bit and call it good. whew, that was close.  :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 04:46 PM - 06/15/11
sunuvabitch... not if I have to sit thru olbermann spewing his faux educated leftwingnut @#$%.
what a douche.
oh wait.  DVR! yay!
Ok, I'll DVR it, watch this bit and call it good. whew, that was close.  :)

Yeah.. that would have been a real problem.. lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 10:18 AM - 06/16/11

Of that video, they only show a tiny fraction of PS3 footage showing part of a town and a cutscene with a guy's face.  It's on the 45-53 or 49-57 second mark, depending on where you watch the video.

The rest of it is PC footage.  Just clearing up some confusion (no pants have to be eaten).
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 04:02 PM - 06/16/11
so... finally said fudge it -
pre-ordered BF3 on PC and XBOX and MW3 on XBOX.
for $32.50... total.  God bless amazon rewards.  :)

and of course they have they're low price guarantee so I wouldn't be surprised if BF3 on PC dropped to the standard PC game price of $49.95 before then saving me another $10... I also wouldn't be surprised if that didn't happen though. money grubbing whores.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 04:38 PM - 06/16/11
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Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 05:00 PM - 06/16/11
This is going to be the next crysis in terms of benchmarking. I can't wait.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ichebu on 05:12 PM - 06/16/11
I'm specifically waiting to upgrade my computer to see what runs best with this game - can't wait!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 05:02 AM - 06/17/11
http://www.eurogamer.net/videos/battlefield-3-shown-running-on-console

as per above posts

PS3 footage. Looking better than i thought!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 05:07 AM - 06/17/11
oh yeah... forgot I dvred that... brb
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 05:26 AM - 06/17/11
pretty cool.

I do have to say, I tried sitting though olbermann's shite. couldn't do it.
what an unbelievable douchebag he is.

and the paused on the chick. no clue what her name is. hot though.

mann I'm drunk as @#$%
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Magic F1NGERZ on 12:39 PM - 06/17/11
Found the video on YouTube and watched it on my phone, so quality isn't great, but hell! that ps3 footage is pretty good. Enough to keep me from regretting not having the cash to upgrade my gpu. Although 64 players would be nice.  :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 01:36 PM - 06/17/11
theres an hd version on youtube
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 08:45 AM - 07/21/11
Guy has MP footage from the alpha:

http://www.youtube.com/user/UsamaFTW
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 09:09 AM - 07/21/11
Sniping vid looks awesome apparently you can go prone in mp now and it looks like the knife is some sort of equiptment. Good find man.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 09:24 AM - 07/21/11
Bennelli M4!   OHMAIGAWD!!!!!  My favorite BF2 gun.....I'm in love!!!!  and i'm crying a bit.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 03:54 PM - 07/23/11
I just cant see xbox getting anywhere near the PC version.  Xbox will be 24 players PC will be 64 i cant see that the maps will be the same size for both.....

If they reduce the size of the maps for console you would get in a jet take off and be outside the map lol.


Ever play Frontlines:Fuel of War? thats exactly what happend.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 09:51 AM - 07/26/11
Crap. Just saw working hacks on Bf3 Pc pre-beta build today. The multiplayer is ruined  for me already.
 -Curse you RageHacks.net !

 :'(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 09:55 AM - 07/26/11
and that's why it's in beta.... not that there won't be future hacks - but at least start crackin' down for the masses.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 11:01 AM - 07/26/11
- Ea is helpless on stopping the hacks. Pb is and will always be a joke.
  These RageHack guys has have had the same working exploits since the beginning of Bf2 series and yet according to the admins in the Bf forums they're not an immediate threat to the integrity of the game in any way. Say What ? :o   Even the Bf3 alpha a was cut short because they couldn't ban the hackers off their PB servers... 
     PunkDuster and EA/Dice's solution is just to hit the "ignore" button when it come's to anything negative being said by real gamers about their products. Ea admits finally that none of the Bf series are fully supported of 64 bit processors. For months we  were told it was immature video drivers causing stability issues.... now finally they admit it's the game's Frostbite engine causing grief for alot but not all 64 bit users.
  The cold hard truth is that unless your playing in a private server and the admins are there watching...  multiplayer isn't worth s h it anymore in BFBC2. - Well unless your a blind gamer... then you may have some GOOD kicks and giggles spamming nades and the 40mm cannon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 11:11 AM - 07/26/11
Well unless your a blind gamer... then you may have some GOOD kicks and giggles spamming nades and the 40mm cannon.

LOL... this is what I do.  I find the fun crap and do it non-stop.  Extra points if I can make kids nerd-rage... knife-only gun game anyone?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 11:12 AM - 07/26/11
LOL... this is what I do.  I find the fun crap and do it non-stop.  Extra points if I can make kids nerd-rage... knife-only gun game anyone?

i'd be down for knife's only - if we could get 3 of us together an just knife only and see how long we can make a match last - that would be awesome!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 11:16 AM - 07/26/11
LOL... this is what I do.  I find the fun crap and do it non-stop.  Extra points if I can make kids nerd-rage... knife-only gun game anyone?

i'd be down for knife's only - if we could get 3 of us together an just knife only and see how long we can make a match last - that would be awesome!

Lol its the best when you make the game run out on time.  Ask DragonSlayer... I kept knocking him back off of the ballistic knife.  Think I had over 25 stabs that game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 11:53 AM - 07/26/11
Is it me or does game play look more like BC than BF?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:03 PM - 07/26/11
Is it me or does game play look more like BC than BF?

Yes it's starting to look more like BC3 than BF3.
Rush mode
4 man squad instead of 6
5 kits instead of 7
no commander
no com rose system(dice hasn't talked about this yet).
3d spotting
no mod support
no map editor

I'm really disappointed with this list. but..

Improved hit detection over bc2 and bf2
frostbite 2.0
equipable knife! no more one button knife kills, see you later panic knife
prone
suppressive fire
running diagonally, now more holding down "W" and turning your mouse. You can use W,A,D now.
squad members can only spawn on squad leader (great for teamwork)
jets
larger maps (hopefully)
64player

I'm sure there is more that I missed, but for me the positives outweigh the negatives. I watched this video the other night in 720p and the game looks amazing even for alpha gameplay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0djf23itXAA
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 03:49 PM - 07/26/11
The more I see the more I like the game.

You guys need to see these videos. This guy has the first set of Alpha footage I like. He explains with the details the menus, weapons, etc.

I really recommend you watch them all:
http://www.youtube.com/v/JuoU7uBNvP0&feature=feedu&hd=1


http://www.youtube.com/v/2LILgS-M2xo&feature=feedu&hd=1


http://www.youtube.com/v/7CiQridE7FI&feature=feedu&hd=1


http://www.youtube.com/v/mLbsaxq80j0&feature=feedu&hd=1


http://www.youtube.com/v/EqKfx8acdsM&feature=feedu&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Boddiebagger on 05:05 PM - 07/26/11
Ugh, smattlefield! You keep your teamwork and tactics to yourself! Tactics are for winners!  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: colb on 05:29 PM - 07/26/11
No commander and no mods really hurts this game for me :(

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 07:04 PM - 07/26/11
3d spotting has been around since 2142. From the footage combat seems more like Medal Of Honor than either BF or BC.

BTW, jets are in for consoles:

www.joystiq.com/2011/07/26/dice-battlefield-3-console-maps-more-compact/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 10:10 PM - 07/26/11
Say what? Jets a go for consoles?!!

Obsv, new request: support for USB hub + flight stick (x52 hehe). Time to make use of that power port ^_-
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 10:57 PM - 07/26/11
Weren't jets confirmed on console at e3?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: sbc2k1 on 01:05 AM - 07/27/11
This is gonna be the sex..  Lets get these ST's dialed for this one!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 02:32 AM - 07/27/11
Yea itd be sweet if i could use my avi8tr or rudder pedals but i doubt thats gonna happen lol... yea its gonna be sick... especially with a team of 16 ximmers haha.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 03:00 AM - 07/27/11
Weren't jets confirmed on console at e3?


Yup ! Phew... glad I didn't scrap my Hori Xbox 360 Flight Stick..  I almost gave up on flight sim games on the 360. ;D

There are a few improvements on the client/server side of things I'm excited about in Bf3.  I read somewhere in a blog over at Ea that you will now have more control of the servers as a client :

*You will able to report players via console with the command : /abuse [username of the player] - [report of the terms of service violation.] (Not sure if you can do this now or not in any of the current Bf games,.)

*Ability to flag  / screenshot / or record a short video clip of a persion explioting or hacking the server and instantly alert server admins via email command from console with it.

*Apply a ping command so you only connect to servers "under that ping amount"...


 Also , I've heard that the consoler version will have "vote-kick" / temp-ban  abilities in their servers. A first for any muliplayer game on the 360 I think.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 06:20 PM - 07/27/11
I've been visiting http://www.bf3alpha.battlefield.com every couple of hours and just got accepted a minute ago. Dice has been telling us we would get an email, I did not but the website finally worked. Downloading now. :) I'll find out soon how well it runs on my 9800 gtx plus. BF Veteran rank 6 by the way.

i7 860
4gb ddr3 1600mhz
xfx 9800gtx plus
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 07:00 PM - 07/27/11
I've been visiting http://www.bf3alpha.battlefield.com every couple of hours and just got accepted a minute ago. Dice has been telling us we would get an email, I did not but the website finally worked. Downloading now. :) I'll find out soon how well it runs on my 9800 gtx plus. BF Veteran rank 6 by the way.


I was just going to post that.

It's confirmed it worked for me and some friends just now without E-mail. Make sure to enter the right information.


https://bf3alpha.battlefield.com
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 07:07 PM - 07/27/11
The birthdate didn't matter for me. I always sign up to websites with a false birthdate, there's no way I could have remembered the actual date used.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 07:10 PM - 07/27/11
You got accepted to mist? ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 07:28 PM - 07/27/11
http://n4g.com/news/813140/battlefield-3-alpha-trial-opened-now-for-all-origin-accounts-4news-it/com

Quote
UpdateFor all the people who can not get the code from the Official Alpha Trial web site, the Global Battlefield Community Manager at DICE admitted another invitation Alpha wave is coming.

http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/96231638572351488

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 07:29 PM - 07/27/11
Wohoo ! Thanks for the linkie guys.. Got accepted as well. Can't wait to try out my many different level gaming pc's on this thing. I'll post some hardware specs with some some framerate benchmarks with fraps when I get the chance.  - Origin looks like a cheap version of Steam.  ???
(http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/3460/screenhunter01jul272026.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 07:39 PM - 07/27/11
http://n4g.com/news/813140/battlefield-3-alpha-trial-opened-now-for-all-origin-accounts-4news-it/com

Quote
UpdateFor all the people who can not get the code from the Official Alpha Trial web site, the Global Battlefield Community Manager at DICE admitted another invitation Alpha wave is coming.

http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/96231638572351488


Most of that article is fake, the only part that's real is the new wave that came. The article implies that all origin users can download the beta, but it's still being randomly distributed.

Oh and a heads up, nvidia users need the new beta drivers. Anything over 275.39 will work. I also had trouble with freezes and crashing to desktop when my secondary monitor was enabled. If you run into this issue give that a try.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 08:32 PM - 07/27/11
I still got it



Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: gahagafaka on 08:38 PM - 07/27/11
woo got an email an hour ago ...I am in baby!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 09:05 PM - 07/27/11
Anyone know how to change your controls? In the options there is nothing for key binds, just video settings.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 09:08 PM - 07/27/11
@#$%, Mist. That's awesome. Exactly the same result I got in my last match of Halo 3 before I retired that game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 09:19 PM - 07/27/11
Thanks. It was my second game I used the default assault class and stayed on the front lines.

Glenn, you can't change your controls. What you see is what you get unfortunately. I've created an ahk script to bind my gadgets to mouse buttons and set up a spot fire. So far it's working well.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 09:22 PM - 07/27/11
Im really really jealous.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 09:22 PM - 07/27/11
W = Forward
A= Strafe Left
D= Strafe right
S= Back

Z= Prone/Exit prone
Ctrl= Crouch

Q= Spot enemies
Quick Knife = F
Grenade = G
Flashlight = T
R = Reload
Hold R = Pick up weapon/ammo
E = Arm/disarm m-coms
X= Toggle crouch

Chat:

J = ALL
K = Own Team
L= Squad.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 09:28 PM - 07/27/11
Well that just ruins the game for me. I use every key on the opposite side. Guess I'll see if I can get AHK to a suitable control config. Can you even see a list of control commands ? Guess it's just trial and erro smashing buttons..

edit .. thanks Mist !
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 09:34 PM - 07/27/11
Do you think it would be possible for you to write an ahk script to map those keys to the other side of your keyboard? I'm not sure what your setup is but it sounds feasible. Need help?

Forward=
Strafe Left=
Strafe right=
Back=

 prone=
 Crouch=

Spot enemies=
Quick Knife =
Grenade =
Flashlight =
Reload=
Pick up weapon/ammo=
Arm/disarm m-coms=

Chat:

 ALL=
 Own Team=
Squad=
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 09:52 PM - 07/27/11
I'm working on a script but I haven't used AHK in along time... forget alot of the commands.  :o I think I'm heading in the right direction though ... lol





w::UP
A::Left
D::Right
S::Back

Z:: RShift
RCtrl::LCtrl Crouch


Still working on ....
Q= Keypad 1
Quick Knife = F
Grenade = Middle mouse
Flashlight = keypad 4 
R = Pg down
Hold R = end
E = enter
X= bla

Chat:

J = t
K = y
L=  u


Going by key names:
 http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/KeyList.htm
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 10:00 PM - 07/27/11
Cool. What is your position on spotfire? Do you want the script?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 10:06 PM - 07/27/11
Yea , I'll take it ..Think I can get most of my commands down so the game is playable. Thanks Mist.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 10:09 PM - 07/27/11
Keys revised abit. Hey Mist How are mouse foward and back named in ahk? Mouse 1 & 2 ?

UP::W
Left::A
Right::S
Down::D

RShift::Z
LCtrl::Rctrl

Q::Numpad1
Quick Knife = F
G::MButton
F::Numpad4 
R::PgDn
R::End
Enter::E
X= bla bla

Chat:

J::t
K::y
L::u
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 10:17 PM - 07/27/11
Ok I PM'd it to you. It's a cool little script, I wouldn't play bc2 without it.

Keys revised abit. Hey Mist How are mouse foward and back named in ahk? Mouse 1 & 2 ?

I don't remember offhand, but it's no use anyway. You can't move the cycle weapons up/down from the alpha so thats going to override whatever you have them set to in AHK.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 10:47 PM - 07/27/11
Finally got a decent config. Had to change bindings on my mouse through setpoint though. Script works perfect Mist. Thanks again for your help. :) Yay for AHK !
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Halowood on 01:53 AM - 07/28/11
Have I missed something? I;m confused as to apply for an alpha invite and Battlefield veteran thing is either not working or I'm doing it wrong.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 01:57 AM - 07/28/11
So how is this game then? I know its only a PC Alpha and not the 360 version but is it feeling good? Does it feel exactly like Bad Company 2 or now a little more like COD?

Is the first map too big? Vehicles too powerful? I want to know all as I need something to look forward to seeing as my heart sinks everytime BLOPS goes in my 360.

Also, does the game have a standard Deathmatch mode? Looking at Mist's screenshot of ownage it appears there is. Are you in a squad for that? Is the map made smaller for that mode?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 02:49 AM - 07/28/11
Well , you can't bind any controls in the alpha , so I'm stuck using Ahk in trying to get the game to feel comfortable to me. Overall it runs smoothly on my 5970+5850 on high settings. Getting 150+fps in most areas of the map. Occasional graphic bug here and there but overall , everything looks superb.
   Crossfire scailing is ok but not as good as I expected.  Drivers SHOULD improve for this game before it goes GOLD.
 There's not much options you can change in the beta. High , med , low graphic detail and thats it.
 
 As far as comparing it to Bfbc2 I'd say the hit detection is better , guns have a more realistic feel and not so much recoil as bfbc2 . Not really as quick paced as Cod but I'd say weapon movement and feel is better than in any of the cod games atm. The scale of the map vs player ratio feels well balanced and thought out. One end doesn't feel like it can be dominated over the other by just forcing players to stay in spawn areas.
In my opinion , as a veteran Bf player since Bf1942, this one is by far the best. Sound is outstanding , animation is top notch....
Subtle things like enemy scope glistening in the sun, the way your screen goes to an amber/ orange color when your near fire... is what makes this game feel more submersive than any other one before it.
-Loving it so far.

 ;D


-No standard deathmatch mode atm.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 03:24 AM - 07/28/11
wow sounding too good to be true! Although Bad Company 2 is good I wasnt a fan of the recoil on a lot of the guns. I really hope the 30fps on the consoles doesnt ruin the feel for it.

How is the destruction? Is it just the standard chucnks that come off or a lot more dynamic and realistic?

What mode was Mist playing then? Looks like a deathmatch style screen as it is showing KDR as opposed to score.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:04 AM - 07/28/11
nice to hear that glenn :)

btw i read that be alpha runs on directx 9 only thus the destruction is set to a minimum
the finished game should run on directx 11, but what about the people that only have directx 10 cards or lower?
i guess they cannot run the game the right?

anyways one of the reasons why i get a new pc is bf3 ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 04:06 AM - 07/28/11
I wonder how much destruction the consoles will be able to handle?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 05:09 AM - 07/28/11
BF3 only supports DX10/11.  The alpha is locked at lower graphics and destruction is turned off for testing purposes.  Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 05:48 AM - 07/28/11
Hope my old pc can run this at atleast 60fps.
4 GB Ram
Q8200 @ 2.88
4870 1GB

Really doubt it though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 06:29 AM - 07/28/11
I've been visiting http://www.bf3alpha.battlefield.com every couple of hours and just got accepted a minute ago. Dice has been telling us we would get an email, I did not but the website finally worked. Downloading now. :) I'll find out soon how well it runs on my 9800 gtx plus. BF Veteran rank 6 by the way.

i7 860
4gb ddr3 1600mhz
xfx 9800gtx plus

Mist, I just got mine too!

You'll be seeing me out there as soon as I can get home and clear my schedule!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: wyld3 on 07:33 AM - 07/28/11
Built a pc for this.  i7-2600k, 8GB ram, 2x 560 Ti.  Hopefully I get an alpha invite, if not I'll crush my other pc games until the beta.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 07:37 AM - 07/28/11
Roughly in £s how much would a decent PC cost to run this at high settings? How much did you guys pay?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 07:44 AM - 07/28/11
Anyone want to form a squad and play together? :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: wyld3 on 07:55 AM - 07/28/11
Roughly in £s how much would a decent PC cost to run this at high settings? How much did you guys pay?

At minimum I'd go:
i5-2500k
4GB DDR3
gtx 560 Ti or HD 6950

I spent roughly $1000 us dollars on mine. 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:59 AM - 07/28/11
Roughly in £s how much would a decent PC cost to run this at high settings? How much did you guys pay?

At minimum I'd go:
i5-2500k
4GB DDR3
gtx 560 Ti or HD 6950

I spent roughly $1000 us dollars on mine.

and that's why i have a $200-$300 console that should last me for ~5-6 years as opposed to 2-3 years and then have to upgrade again...

(p.s. sorry for trollin')
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 08:46 AM - 07/28/11

.. but what about the people that only have directx 10 cards or lower?
i guess they cannot run the game the right?

I tried out a Pc with a 4870x2 , qx6700 overclocked to 3.2 , 6 gig ram , Win 7 32 bit with medium settings in game and had a constant 55-75 fps.
    Not sure if the final build will use the browser based game launch technique but it does feel like some of the textures are streamed from the server and are not entirely on the load of the video card. Which  btw is a good thing if your not running the latest and greatest in video card tech.  ;)
 The only quirk I find with the game is that you need to download and run Origin same time your playing the game. If your running the steam version , ...well this means you will have 2 browser based apps taking up your precious online bandwidth.  ??? If you have a low end DSL , this could be problematic  for you.


Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: wyld3 on 09:59 AM - 07/28/11
@ the troll lol

I also have a 360.  (2nd one, after rrod.)

$400 launch console + $300 replacement + $150 xim3 + $50/yr XBL....lol, everything costs money man.

But I must admit, my upgrade was also for my DJ business.  Audio/video editing.  Granted the 2 560's were for BF3.  So $400 was for gaming lol

besides that, I'm a grown @#$% man with 2 jobs so I don't see why I need to catch flack for spending my spare money on what I want.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 01:31 PM - 07/28/11
If anyone has a spare key shoot me one :D    I will trade for a Dirt 3 key from Steam :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 01:50 PM - 07/28/11

.. but what about the people that only have directx 10 cards or lower?
i guess they cannot run the game the right?

I tried out a Pc with a 4870x2 , qx6700 overclocked to 3.2 , 6 gig ram , Win 7 32 bit with medium settings in game and had a constant 55-75 fps.
    Not sure if the final build will use the browser based game launch technique but it does feel like some of the textures are streamed from the server and are not entirely on the load of the video card. Which  btw is a good thing if your not running the latest and greatest in video card tech.  ;)
 The only quirk I find with the game is that you need to download and run Origin same time your playing the game. If your running the steam version , ...well this means you will have 2 browser based apps taking up your precious online bandwidth.  ??? If you have a low end DSL , this could be problematic  for you.




It must not be optimized yet. I'm getting 40-60fps on my system

i7 860 @ 2.8ghz
4gb ddr3 1600mhz
9800gtx plus

I did read SLI isn't working as well as it should, hopefully you can expect a nice bump in framerate when retail is released.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 01:59 PM - 07/28/11
also dont forget that the gfx in the alpha isnt the gfx in the initial game, it will most likely need more resources than it does now

on the other hand the drivers arent up to date or can be improved, so well see how it will work out

nevertheless your system with 2 gfx should definitely be able to run the game smoothly
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:02 PM - 07/28/11
You're right, there are many factors that are in play here. We really need to wait for beta or even retail to see what kind of performance we can expect. I have to say though, I didn't expect my 9800gtx to play nice with bf3. I had to lower the resolution to 1440x900 to make it playable, but that's the price you pay when your video card is almost 4 years old.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 02:04 PM - 07/28/11
It must not be optimized yet. I'm getting 40-60fps on my system

i7 860 @ 2.8ghz
4gb ddr3 1600mhz
9800gtx plus

I did read SLI isn't working as well as it should, hopefully you can expect a nice bump in framerate when retail is released.

I have same CPU i7 [email protected] 4ghz without breaking a sweat. Easy overclocker.

I'm using a cheap water cooler Corsair H50 and it works like a dream ... Just saying :D

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2207/firstclockat4.jpg)
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/2631/clmobofan.jpg)


Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 02:07 PM - 07/28/11
im also sure that even a lower dx 10 card can run the game, i mean EA has to make money and the amount of high end pc gamers aint that big

im sure a system that can run the game 1080p with max effects isnt out so far but that doesnt mean the game wont run on older rigs
the key to a successful game is backwards compability with older systems, im sure you can deactivate almost every effect to make it run on old pcs


@ diesel

yeah i5 and i7 can easily be overclocked even with standard air cooling :)
but i doubt bf3 is cpu intensive, 2.8 ghz is more than enough i guess :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 02:24 PM - 07/28/11
Well I have 3 year old computer with 2 8800 gts's. Vista 64 so I maxed out the RAM. Hopefully the CPU can handle it & I won't be too bottlenecked.

Then again, I can always just cut the settings back.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 02:48 PM - 07/28/11
I played bf2 at minimum everything.. I don't need eye candy

Tbh I can't wait to play this.. For the love of god someone pm me a key.. Seriously I'll give you my wife.. She's a great cook!!!

Can someone comment on the draw distance/ fog of war?

What about bullet drop while sniping can u watch ur bullet fly?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 03:06 PM - 07/28/11
A woman who knows how to cook is worth her weight in gold dude... keep her.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:10 PM - 07/28/11
You'll have to wait for glenn to reply about draw distance as I can't touch high settings without crashing. It's not bad for me on low though. From what I've seen there are no tracers on the recon bullets yet. I'm sure this is because it's alpha.

I have to say I'm not a fan of the sway they added to sniper rifles. Now you have to adjust for distance, bullet drop, speed, and sniper sway? I'm pretty efficient at sniping without sway but once it's included it just throws me off my game. I realize there is a button to hold your breath and steady the scope, but I don't think sway belongs in a bf game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:59 PM - 07/28/11
Nice setup xXxDieselxXx, simple and effective. Those are actually my stock temps, well I don't get near 32c, more like 45-60c. I was thinking about water cooling the cpu rather than upgrading when the time comes but I've never done it before. I'm afraid of a leak and don't want to jeopardize my whole system to increase the speed. Do you know anything about non conductive fluid? Oh and is that a push pin design or does it use nuts and bolts? I hate the push pin coolers.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 04:38 PM - 07/28/11
Bf3 will run more efficient than crysis. I can run crysis at 1080 with all the eye candy no problem on my old azz pc. Twin gtx260's sli.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 05:24 PM - 07/28/11
Nice setup xXxDieselxXx, simple and effective. Those are actually my stock temps, well I don't get near 32c, more like 45-60c. I was thinking about water cooling the cpu rather than upgrading when the time comes but I've never done it before. I'm afraid of a leak and don't want to jeopardize my whole system to increase the speed. Do you know anything about non conductive fluid? Oh and is that a push pin design or does it use nuts and bolts? I hate the push pin coolers.

Heya Mist, I used to build my own water cooling loops until Corsair Series came out. The beauty of the Corsair water coolers is that it's all in one out of the box cooler ready to go.

You don't even need to use thermal paste. It comes with it and it's perfectly sealed.

The one I'm using is the first that came out H50 now there is the H70 and the H100 double radiator.

The installation is soo easy you won't believe it.

I recommend the H70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181013&Tpk=h70

(http://www.corsair.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/h/7/h70_angle.png)

But if you are short on budget you can buy the one I have H50 very cheap around $50 and you can even buy it from Best Buy.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 05:29 PM - 07/28/11
I don't think I could use it, the only 120mm fan opening I have on my case is in the front, the rest are 80mm.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 05:35 PM - 07/28/11
I don't think I could use it, the only 120mm fan opening I have on my case is in the front, the rest are 80mm.

What about on the top?

Anyway you can see this review of the H70 :)

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/09/28/corsair_h70_water_cooler_performance_testing/1

Also for fun here is one of my rigs back in the days when I made my own water cooling loops

Here I logged all the steps :D
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1074894
(http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/3104/wccompleted4ao.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 06:42 PM - 07/28/11
No I don't think so. I would pick one up if I had a full size case, but I have a mid. This isn't my exact case, but it's the same make/model.

(http://www.pc-cm.com/modules/Forums/files/p1110472__large__382.jpg)

80mm fan in the back and power supply on the top. I don't want to dremel a hole on the top, I've had a top fan before and I was always concerned about drinks falling off my desk into the fan. It's too bad those hoses aren't longer I could run it through the front. It looks like a good cooler with good support too! There are a few guys on the forum that mentioned having their components replaced by the company after having a leak.

hmm.. how heavy is the exhaust and fan combo?

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/0/9/6/5/8/9/webimg/476722724_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 03:15 AM - 07/29/11
If they wait for the retail to add things like full damage and full graphical capabilities the alpha/beta would be a complete waste of time on the PC imo. Hopefully all of that will be realised in the Beta. I assume/hope the console version will come with that as standard.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 05:09 AM - 07/29/11
No I don't think so. I would pick one up if I had a full size case, but I have a mid. This isn't my exact case, but it's the same make/model.
80mm fan in the back and power supply on the top. I don't want to dremel a hole on the top, I've had a top fan before and I was always concerned about drinks falling off my desk into the fan. It's too bad those hoses aren't longer I could run it through the front. It looks like a good cooler with good support too! There are a few guys on the forum that mentioned having their components replaced by the company after having a leak.
hmm.. how heavy is the exhaust and fan combo?

You are right it's looks pretty tight in there. A full size case will do the trick.

The case I have is the Cooler Master HAF 932 and it's awesome!

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2810
(http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/upload/product/2810/feature01.png)

Here $129 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Regarding the fans. Those are pretty light.

BTW, Back on BF3 topic I played for few hours last night and performance wise I had no issues at all.

Everything ran pretty smooth with a very old AMD drivers.

So having the processor at 4ghz will be a big plus.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 09:34 AM - 07/29/11
Well, origin is proving to be every bit as annoying as steam...

I can't get the thing to download all in one chunk & every time I try to launch it, it tells me there is something wrong with my config so I need to reinstall.

I dunno how many times I've installed both origin & the alpha. Uac's are disabled & I even used FireFox.

So annoying...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 10:34 AM - 07/29/11
Well, origin is proving to be every bit as annoying as steam...

I can't get the thing to download all in one chunk & every time I try to launch it, it tells me there is something wrong with my config so I need to reinstall.

I dunno how many times I've installed both origin & the alpha. Uac's are disabled & I even used FireFox.

So annoying...

I have no issues using Chrome.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 10:45 AM - 07/29/11
I am so out of touch when it comes to all these different browsers. I followed the instructions on live chat... Maybe the alpha isn't compatible with Vista 64?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 01:10 PM - 07/29/11
I am so out of touch when it comes to all these different browsers. I followed the instructions on live chat... Maybe the alpha isn't compatible with Vista 64?

Ah! I'm using 7-64bit
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 01:39 PM - 07/29/11
It's working fine on my end too, win764
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 02:35 PM - 07/29/11
I REEEEAAALLLLY hope someone can tell me how to change the settings on this game, so far I can't find anything to launch the game outside of the Battlelog, is there no way to set the options BEFORE I get into a match?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:59 PM - 07/29/11
Yeah a few.. Give me a minute.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 03:08 PM - 07/29/11
Until I can change the controls and/or fix this overscan issue I'm having, the game is presently unplayable...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:14 PM - 07/29/11
You're going to need a program such as notepad++, windows notepad will not work.

Edit this file, the appdata folder is hidden by default. You may need to enable show hidden files/folders in windows first.

C:\Users\USERNAME HERE\AppData\Local\BF3\settings\PROF_SAVE_body

This is the list of values you can change

DialogueVolume 0.700000
CarRadio 0
YourSoundSystem 0
MusicVolume 0.700000
SoundSystemSize 20
OriginalEnemyVoiceOverLanguage 1
VOLanguage 0
AudioQuality 0
Volume 1.000000
FullscreenEnabled 0
AnisotropicFilter 16
Brightness 1.000000
ScreenAdjustHeight 0
FullscreenScreen 0
MeshQuality 0.700000
AntiAliasing 0
OverallGraphicsQuality 1
ShaderQuality 2.000000
Contrast 0.500000
Enlighten 1
VSync 0
ResolutionHeight 1200
ScreenAdjustWidth 0
ResolutionWidth 1920
AmbientOcclusion 1
ResolutionHertz 59
Scheme2FlipCameraY 0
Scheme1Buttons 0
Scheme0FlipY   0
Scheme1Sensitivity   0.050000
Scheme2Sticks   0
Scheme1Sticks   0
Scheme1FlipY   0
Scheme0Sensitivity   0.050000
Scheme3FlipCameraY   0
Scheme2Buttons   0
HoldButtonToZoom   1
Scheme3FlipY   0
Scheme1FlipCameraY   0
Scheme0Sticks   0
Scheme2FlipY   0
Scheme0FlipCameraY   0
Scheme0Buttons   0
Vibration   1
EnableSubtitles   1
PhysicsQuality   1.000000
ReloadHint   1
AnimationQuality   1.000000
AimAssist   0
HintSystem   1


In notepad++ it will look very cluttered, go to view->wordwrap. Now locate the setting name and it will show a series of "NULL" after it followed by a value, thats the value you change. File, save and you're done. If you happen to somehow cause your game not to start up you can delete this folder and the alpha will build another one automatically.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 03:26 PM - 07/29/11
Ah, well none of that will benefit me, so... @#$%. Except maybe scheme sensitivity..?

Actually, I do have an n52te that I could probably make a profile for... Guess I'll have to do that.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:49 PM - 07/29/11
Ah, well none of that will benefit me, so... @#$%. Except maybe scheme sensitivity..?

Actually, I do have an n52te that I could probably make a profile for... Guess I'll have to do that.

Check out glove pie or ahk, it should help you remap keys but I'm not sure if it can see your n52te.. and yes there are two sensitivity options, one of them should be vehicle and one soldier.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 04:17 PM - 07/29/11
I couldn't find sensitivity options in the actual game, is that for the config file only?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 04:19 PM - 07/29/11
Yes. Alot of the settings aren't in the game, they are in the file I showed you.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 04:53 PM - 07/29/11
happy. I understand it's an alpha, but you'd think they'd have SOME sort of rudimentary settings control. At least the sensitivity. I have to take my mouse all the way down to 800DPI just to stop spinning, and of course using that config file would mean restarting the whole @#$% game every adjustment.
I LIKE what they're doing with the battlelog, I just wish it wasn't the ONLY way of launching the program.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 05:41 PM - 07/29/11
It's working fine on my end too, win764

Could of be that its running in dx11 only? Does Vista even support dx11? I'll have to check but as far as I know, my cards support 10, but not 11.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 08:10 PM - 07/29/11
Just read some interesting (and baffling) stuff on the alpha forums, and apparently, you can't launch the game from origin. You need to run it from the web browser.

Is that how you guys are getting in?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 09:14 PM - 07/29/11
I haven't used it without origin yet, but what you do is launch it from origin and it launches http://battlelog.battlefield.com. From there you click multiplayer and set up your filters or click quick match instead.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 06:07 AM - 07/30/11
Ok... It's not doing that for me...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: xXxDieselxXx on 11:07 AM - 07/30/11
Just checking...

Have you guys installed the battlelog plugin?

On the bottom left of the screen under "Game Manager" there should be an option to install "Battlelog Plugins". I'm guessing for those who are having issues maybe didn't install the required browser plugin.

Also will not hurt to install latest Java.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerginsSoft on 02:17 PM - 07/30/11
I wasn't aware we had to do that til now... Next time I get a chance I'll do it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:55 PM - 07/30/11
Yeah it should give you a prompt at some point after logging into battlelog and trying to run the game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Halowood on 03:09 AM - 07/31/11
http://www.youtube.com/v/j43RJSlV5fU
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 09:47 PM - 08/11/11
since it wasnt posted so far...

in august the Gamescom in Cologne will take place, and guess what EA did to have the best stall on the whole exhibition?

exactly, they bought a mig-21 for a 5 digit price just for their stall

here the video, basically the commentator says the wings are assembled tomorrow

http://www.youtube.com/v/4Ru2oC5xX_o&hd=1

could this be a sign that we are able to fly it in BF3? ;)

btw, rumours say that rockstar will reveal their new gta on the gamescom...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 09:40 AM - 08/16/11
ummm... i don't think i'll be pre-ordering... let alone buying... mw3

http://www.youtube.com/v/qYgDCXe2XaI&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 10:44 AM - 08/16/11
holy shiz! My jaw.. on the floor.. right now
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 10:57 AM - 08/16/11
holy shiz! My jaw.. on the floor.. right now

Hahahaha, i had to read that again - i thought you said holy jizz!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 11:33 AM - 08/16/11
Great trailer, I missed gamescom though. They should have it up on their livestream for anyone wanting to watch it later.

Some things I noticed from the trailer..

8 friendly vehicles on the screen at once
Jets show up as tanks on the mini map
You can look left/right/up while in your jet
There may be an IED Robot in the game
Two jets and one helicopter per side
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 11:47 AM - 08/16/11
guessing the head movement was with IR Tracking? or was this console?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 11:48 AM - 08/16/11
that was PC
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 12:14 PM - 08/16/11
guessing the head movement was with IR Tracking? or was this console?

The jet gameplay was pc as it was a 64player video. It doesn't necessarily have to be TrackIR, but it could be. The coop gameplay was ps3.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 12:57 PM - 08/16/11
wonder how hard it would be to control using keyboard and mouse if they have it on consoles
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 01:10 PM - 08/16/11
I would expect to use the controller for jets/helicopters. Then again obsiv may be working on joystick support soon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 01:21 PM - 08/16/11
I would expect to use the controller for jets/helicopters.

This.

I've been practicing using the controller for helicopters, never much liked jets.  The 360 controller works quite well for helicopters in BF2 on the PC.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 01:42 PM - 08/16/11
I would expect to use the controller for jets/helicopters.

This.

I've been practicing using the controller for helicopters, never much liked jets.  The 360 controller works quite well for helicopters in BF2 on the PC.

Have you used the controller for helicopters in bc2 pc?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 01:46 PM - 08/16/11
I was pretty god like in heli's with regular old mouse and keyboard on BF2 PC. One problem I can see with jets is that on consoles most plane controls have you roll with the right stick (mouse) while yaw with the left (keyboard). Basically it's like strafing with the mouse while looking left and right with the keyboard. I've requested an optional feature to remedy this back in the Xim 2 days but I doubt OBs is going to invest time into such a radical addition for a couple of games.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 01:50 PM - 08/16/11
I was pretty god like in heli's with regular old mouse and keyboard on BF2 PC. One problem I can see with jets is that on consoles most plane controls have you roll with the right stick (mouse) while yaw with the left (keyboard). Basically it's like strafing with the mouse while looking left and right with the keyboard. I've requested an optional feature to remedy this back in the Xim 2 days but I doubt OBs is going to invest time into such a radical addition for a couple of games.

couldn't you create a switcher and reverse the two?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 01:51 PM - 08/16/11
I would expect to use the controller for jets/helicopters.

This.

I've been practicing using the controller for helicopters, never much liked jets.  The 360 controller works quite well for helicopters in BF2 on the PC.

Have you used the controller for helicopters in bc2 pc?

Nopers...  Don't have BC2 for any platform.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 01:53 PM - 08/16/11
couldn't you create a switcher and reverse the two?

I don't think you could switch the x axis separately.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 02:00 PM - 08/16/11
oh, i must have read the post wrong, i thought u meant the joysticks as a whole
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 02:36 PM - 08/16/11
I would expect to use the controller for jets/helicopters. Then again obsiv may be working on joystick support soon.

have you tried a joystick for heli's on PC? just curious. If so, what did you think?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:20 PM - 08/16/11
I just spent the last hour trying to dial in xpadder. I got everything working but it feels better/faster/responsive with a m/kb on pc.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:58 PM - 08/16/11
I just noticed they are playing conquest with five flags with a ticket count of 300 :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:22 PM - 08/16/11
wow the best trailer we have seen so far, gooseflesh at its best

the gamescom still continues for a few days, maybe we get more material? :)



mist you said you want a livestream for the gamescom events, gamespot is livestreaming all the important shows and events
http://gamescom.gamespot.com/?tag=masthead%253Beyebrow%253Bevent%253B1
dont forget that germany is 6 to 8 hours ahead depending on where you live in america :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 04:56 PM - 08/16/11
It says 2010 on those videos?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:59 PM - 08/16/11
yeah well the reason is the following

the first day of the gamescom (17th) is just for PR people, and they are not allowed to carry out video reports
so the whole streaming wont start until tomorrow, when its public for everyone
thats why gamespot still shows videos from last year, cause they re not allowed to show own material until tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Boddiebagger on 05:04 PM - 08/16/11
ummm... i don't think i'll be pre-ordering... let alone buying... mw3

http://www.youtube.com/v/qYgDCXe2XaI&hd=1



Now im totally pissed!  :(  I knew I should have not watched this crap. How the heck am I going to explain a $4000 purchase for a game to my wife.   ??? Its all your fault. I decided to not upgrade anymore and bought an easy box. I hate this. I hate all of you now.  :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 05:49 PM - 08/16/11
I just noticed they are playing conquest with five flags with a ticket count of 300 :D

AWSM!!

Only thing is the jets looked like they were going kinda slow.  Hope it's more like BF2.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 06:04 PM - 08/16/11
Demize said on twitter they are slightly faster than bf2, but they appear slower to me too. Maybe they slowed them down for the sake of the video.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 08:20 PM - 08/16/11
OMFG That video looks soooo siik! I need to go change my pants!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 10:51 PM - 08/16/11
here is a very nice analysis of the new trailer, that guy has quite a nice eye for important stuff that you might have missed by watching the trailer

really worth a watch

http://www.youtube.com/v/O3aaxsFF8Xs&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 01:04 AM - 08/17/11
Man. I used to tare up those skys in bf2! but sadly my pc preprocessor is outdated and couldn't possibly run bf3 :/ so this will be a xbox title for me :( I hate flying or using vehicles with controller, just feels weird I need a mouse to pilot! haha hopefully i can upgrade my pc soon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 08:35 AM - 08/17/11
Oh my @#$%... My marriage is over :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 08:40 AM - 08/17/11
Oh my @#$%... My marriage is over :(

My new born twins will have to fend for themselves. By then they'll be......ermm....nearly 5 months old, they'll be ok wont they? Saying that, yesterday we had to bring one in via A&E for query meningitas. They had to do a lumbar puncture which wasnt pleasant for him.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 08:42 AM - 08/17/11
Oh my @#$%... My marriage is over :(

My new born twins will have to fend for themselves. By then they'll be......ermm....nearly 5 months old, they'll be ok wont they? Saying that, yesterday we had to bring one in via A&E for query meningitas. They had to do a lumbar puncture which wasnt pleasant for him.

My nephew had meningococcal, he pulled through but for a few days it was touch and go.
Horrible.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 08:48 AM - 08/17/11
Oh my @#$%... My marriage is over :(

Join the club. Looks like I will be upgrading the PC after all. The hell with this console crap haha!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 08:57 AM - 08/17/11
Meh, http://www.arma3.com/ anyone? anyone? ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 08:59 AM - 08/17/11
Meh, http://www.arma3.com/ anyone? anyone? ;D

i hope that's sarcasm...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 09:04 AM - 08/17/11
yeah mostly. :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 11:11 AM - 08/17/11
Arma is more realistic sure... If I wanted something like that I would have JOINED the military. That game is nothing but marching and dorks thinking they are really into something. First time I played the demo I sat and waited for 20 minutes with 5 other "troops" as we were trying to catch up to the convoy. BOOOOORING!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 11:20 AM - 08/17/11
I have ARMA and ARMA2. I will buy the 3rd too. I enjoy it but the gameplay is slow and it is extremely team based and missions are setup much more realistic. On a good machine it looks amazing!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 11:26 AM - 08/17/11
I love Arma. More detail in its bootlace than...well yeah. but, gameplay mechanics are different. SIM <> Action Game. Of course BF3 is going to be awesome. I wasn't trying to start a big debate though.
BTW, anyone know the best place to order? I could care less about the Physical Warfare Pack. Thinking origin or amazon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 11:42 AM - 08/17/11
tweet from an hour ago stating that bf3 will have a server search option for......wait for it........consoles!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 11:47 AM - 08/17/11
tweet from an hour ago stating that bf3 will have a server search option for......wait for it........consoles!

w00t w00t!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 01:01 PM - 08/17/11
tweet from an hour ago stating that bf3 will have a server search option for......wait for it........join a$$whoopin in progress yes/no!

fixed :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 01:46 PM - 08/17/11
I also read some tweets like HolyFenix that you'll be able to buy dedicated servers for Bf3 on the 360 like the way you can for Section 8 right now.

http://www.gameservers.com/section8prejudice/

- :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 02:18 PM - 08/17/11
So what you guys think about this rig?

AMD phenom 2 x6 1100t 6 core at 3.3 ghz
8 GB ddr3 1066
1 TB sata drive 7200 rpm
Radeon hd 6850 1GB

Good enough for bf3?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 02:29 PM - 08/17/11
yeah you will be fine moose
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 03:03 PM - 08/17/11
I would suggest picking up the i5 2500 instead of the 1100t.   You wont be disappointed.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 03:09 PM - 08/17/11
What about the i7-2600k at 3.4 ghz w liquid cooling and a geforce GTS 450

It's 60$ more than the AMD rig

How's the geforce 450 compare to the 6850?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 03:10 PM - 08/17/11
What about the i7-2600k at 3.4 ghz w liquid cooling and a geforce GTS 450

It's 60$ more than the AMD rig

How's the geforce 450 compare to the 6850?

Crap compared,  how much $$$ do you want to spend?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 03:16 PM - 08/17/11
Around 1100 before taxes...

I can get the exact same rig as the first but with an i5-2500k and the 6850 for 1029$
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 03:21 PM - 08/17/11
Ive now seen everything.....

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-08-17-activision-condemns-ea-mudslinging

Activision taking the moral high ground! Activision!?!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:27 PM - 08/17/11
I found this on the bf3 forum, cracked me up. Below are the lines for BF3 and MW3 at gamescom in germany right now.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 03:30 PM - 08/17/11
It's pointless for anyone to make any FPS this year.. Those lineups will look the same on the games release date.. Mw3 will be the poorest showing for the cod franchise simply because people will have been playing bf3 for 2 weeks before it's released..
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 03:32 PM - 08/17/11
wow thats impressive

but from what ive researched activision only showed a boring single player render video from mw3
no new multiplayer gameplay or other important announcements, so i guess the bf3 programm was more appealing to the crowd

moose im sure both games will make their way :)
they re just too different in their gameplay and target different gamer desires
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 03:42 PM - 08/17/11
*holds breath and closes eyes*

NONONONONONONONONONO

BF3 wins

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 03:44 PM - 08/17/11
BF3 nuff said
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 03:45 PM - 08/17/11
Anyway.. I'm too lazy to build my own and I have a best buy card...

Someone give me an opinion:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/cyberpowerpc-cyberpowerpc-gamer-xtreme-computer-featuring-intel-sandy-bridge-core-i5-2500k-gxi220-english-gxi220/10170686.aspx?path=733f83d8292df25160da5ef67cfd5ed8en02

Worth it?

Roav add me on xbl we need bc2 players
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:46 PM - 08/17/11
The community manager confirmed 3d spotting is tweaked, gamescom players are tweeting that infantry spots are 2d, vehicle spots are 3d.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3fRvbXD_BA&t=1m30s
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 03:52 PM - 08/17/11
too expensive moose for what you get

over 1000$ for 2500k and radoen 6850?
for 1000$ you can at least get a 2600k with a gtx 560 ti or better, with 8 gig ram 1600mhz

oh well just saw that its combined with an OS, which adds 100-200$ at least, so the price is acceptable but could be better
but a 2500k and 6850 will surely play the game, i have no doubt
mid details with a good resolution and maybe AA or AF

the setup i posted above is without OS
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:08 PM - 08/17/11
Anyway.. I'm too lazy to build my own and I have a best buy card...

Someone give me an opinion:

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/cyberpowerpc-cyberpowerpc-gamer-xtreme-computer-featuring-intel-sandy-bridge-core-i5-2500k-gxi220-english-gxi220/10170686.aspx?path=733f83d8292df25160da5ef67cfd5ed8en02

Worth it?

Roav add me on xbl we need bc2 players

mose i just re-thought on this offer

apparently its quite good, windows 7 premium included wich adds a lot of $, the case itself is also quite decent
well im still sure, theres always a cheaper and better stystem, but this one is definitely not a bad offer at all
you have an additional pcie x16, well knowing that the 6850 is currently the card with the best money/output
for little money you can upgrade to a second card, saying that you maybe wanna play on full details in high res

forget my comment before :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 04:55 PM - 08/17/11
Meh details aren't important.. I want resolution and draw distance...

And load times.. I want to be the first one spawning and jumping in that jet
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 05:00 PM - 08/17/11
Meh details aren't important.. I want resolution and draw distance...

And load times.. I want to be the first one spawning and jumping in that jet

Get an SSD for this
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 05:17 PM - 08/17/11
May want to check Tiger. BestBuy is usually over priced/ cheaper components.
Bit better video card, Blueray ->
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=851786&CatId=4928
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Boddiebagger on 05:22 PM - 08/17/11
I found this on the bf3 forum, cracked me up. Below are the lines for BF3 and MW3 at gamescom in germany right now.



Fanboy misperception! Take a pic when its not even time for a line for one and then take a pic of a line at its peek for the other.


TBH, I am probably the biggest fanboy and supporter of COD. I will say I do believe COD will fall off. I don't know if its this year or later. I don't believe its anybodies fault either. It won't be because BF is looking awesome(might help but won't kill it). It comes down to all empires fall, thats just what they do. Nothing can stay on top forever. Casual gamers will get burnt out. Lets face it COD is what it is, and its what people like. It can't make the huge changes in the direction of BF because it is not that type of game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 05:26 PM - 08/17/11
still funny though. ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Boddiebagger on 05:30 PM - 08/17/11
Meh details aren't important.. I want resolution and draw distance...

And load times.. I want to be the first one spawning and jumping in that jet

I will do my hardest to make sure this don't happen.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 06:05 PM - 08/17/11
I found this on the bf3 forum, cracked me up. Below are the lines for BF3 and MW3 at gamescom in germany right now.



Fanboy misperception! Take a pic when its not even time for a line for one and then take a pic of a line at its peek for the other.


TBH, I am probably the biggest fanboy and supporter of COD. I will say I do believe COD will fall off. I don't know if its this year or later. I don't believe its anybodies fault either. It won't be because BF is looking awesome(might help but won't kill it). It comes down to all empires fall, thats just what they do. Nothing can stay on top forever. Casual gamers will get burnt out. Lets face it COD is what it is, and its what people like. It can't make the huge changes in the direction of BF because it is not that type of game.

The line was actually non existent because they were having technical problems in their booth. But I still like the picture.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 06:51 PM - 08/17/11
I found this on the bf3 forum, cracked me up. Below are the lines for BF3 and MW3 at gamescom in germany right now.



Fanboy misperception! Take a pic when its not even time for a line for one and then take a pic of a line at its peek for the other.


TBH, I am probably the biggest fanboy and supporter of COD. I will say I do believe COD will fall off. I don't know if its this year or later. I don't believe its anybodies fault either. It won't be because BF is looking awesome(might help but won't kill it). It comes down to all empires fall, thats just what they do. Nothing can stay on top forever. Casual gamers will get burnt out. Lets face it COD is what it is, and its what people like. It can't make the huge changes in the direction of BF because it is not that type of game.

You have a point but on the other hand how old is Pokemon, Mario, Gran Turismo? They're still going pretty strong. Final Fantasy only started losing it's prestige more recently after how many years.

COD still does infantry combat better than any other game. BF does multiplayer sandbox better then anyone but lets be honest, its infantry combat is at best a step behind. The biggest challenge to COD in the future is making the switch to next-generation. With a lot of core IW guys gone, can the current COD teams build a new engine that replicates what makes COD great?

EA took a big risk with the hype of BF3. Thing is, most people are still going to get the game on consoles. They know this but they pulled a smart marketing tactic of mostly showing the PC version. It looks amazing and everyone is hyped. When seeing how the game actually looks and performs on a 360/PS3 I wonder how many people will be disappointed. Plus, it's pulling in a lot of new players who are either just caught in the hype or are disaffected with COD and are looking for something new. But BF is a very different beast from COD and I don't know if they will stick around to fully comprehend the BF formula.

You also have to remember that Dice are notorious for launching technically flawed games. BC2 had a sweet spot to breathe and mature in it's launch window. MW3 comes out a couple of weeks after BF3. Hype dies fast in the game industry and is extinguished faster by a bigger IP on its heels. If you have the combination of new players getting frustrated with the adjustment period, Dice's classic technical guffaws, and MW3 offering salvation only after a brief wait, I don't know if BF3's short term success will have enough room to last or recover.

On the other hand it could be flawless and easily accessible to newbies. Or it could suck and MW3 could be just as bad. Who knows.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 07:10 PM - 08/17/11
Quote
Final Fantasy only started losing it's prestige more recently after how many years.

final fantasy stopped being good at the moment when squaresoft and enix made a fusion with each other
man i could rant on this for about 20 pages...


anyways phil, i saw the entire ~14 minutes EA BF3 press converence
only the last 2 minutes where about the caspian border trailer on the pc

in the first 12 minutes they showcasted a singleplayer coop mission on the ps3, and man, it looked incredibly good for a console game
not sure with what you can compare it, take the bf3 alpha and increase the details or something like that

but apart from the gfx you also saw that the game still has major problems, in some ares the game ran with a lot of lost frames
but that will surely be fixed till the release date

although im getting this game for pc, im sure bf3 will do a very good job on the console
may they have smaller maps or not, the feeling will still be great
i mean it just needs to be like bfbc2 (if not better) gameplay wise and the game will be a huge success
im pretty sure that bc2 woulde been a very successfull game if ea had made more advertise for it

take the bc2 map harvest day for example
its a huge map, really
and yet you stumble on opponents here and there, even if its just 12v12
flying a plane on a map like harvest day wouldnt be the problem either, flying straight for about 15-25 seconds should be doable in this map
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 09:09 PM - 08/17/11
Hehe im positive cod will outsell bf3... will it actually be better? Prolly not.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 01:14 AM - 08/18/11
MW3 will defiantly outsell BF3 mostly due to the fact that millions (exaggerating) of screaming 12 year olds will get their mommys to buy it for them. 8) 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 01:22 AM - 08/18/11
MW3 will defiantly outsell BF3 mostly due to the fact that millions (exaggerating) of screaming 12 year olds will get their mommys to buy it for them. 8) 

that means less kids in ous bf3 teams that usually snatch away the planes and directly fly them into the ocean :)

but for real, i cannot understand the parents that buy their 11-14 years old kids a game marked as 18...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 01:35 AM - 08/18/11
Yep agreed... i had like a 9yr. Old in cod the other day whispering obsenities at me prolly b c his. mom was in. the room lol... i just told him hed better stop or i would tell her. I wouldnt let my kid communicate on xbl until he was a somewhat mature age
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 01:41 AM - 08/18/11
Incase you guys havent seen this yet... a complete list of vehicles in bf3 :

http://bf3blog.com/2011/08/complete-list-of-battlefield-3-vehicles/

And co-op gameplay:

http://youtu.be/p2n08Wlbzdg (http://youtu.be/p2n08Wlbzdg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 01:43 AM - 08/18/11
I have to mute half my team in CoD because of the little kids ugh.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 01:54 AM - 08/18/11
Thank god the console graphics still look good... though theyve only demoed ps3 which kind of scares me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 01:58 AM - 08/18/11
Yeah the xbox shouldnt look bad though look at MoH it looks good
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 09:39 PM - 08/18/11
Anyone know the best place to preorder BF3 for xbox360?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 10:25 PM - 08/18/11
not the cheapest usually, but amazon
they guarantee you to have the game on the day its released

smaller shops usually have lower prices, but it might happen that you get it a day later or two
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 09:12 PM - 08/19/11
First console screenshots:

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/image.asp?ids=uni_16113_32547&img=artwork/na-sux/battlefield_3_ios_screen_5.jpg

 ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 09:29 PM - 08/19/11
you sure phil?

it says for iphone and ipad
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 10:03 PM - 08/19/11
Lol, I get itttttttt.  naizzz.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 02:20 AM - 08/20/11
lol i have bc2 for iphone.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 02:17 PM - 08/20/11
I want another map like wake island where you can take your squad to the island in a boat lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 03:32 PM - 08/20/11
Wake Island ctf made for some epic battles. Losing the flag in the water...ahh good times.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 09:48 PM - 08/20/11
I want another map like wake island where you can take your squad to the island in a boat lol

we will get such a map
its one of the karkand map pack, a bf2 remake
i think the name was gulf of oman, but im not sure since i havent played the game for several years now
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 11:47 PM - 08/20/11
Wake was the shizz, spent a good chunk of my life ruling the skies in my F35.  Awwwwwww yeeeeeah, good times.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 11:55 PM - 08/20/11
Cant wait for new memory's 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SILENT TRIGGER on 09:00 AM - 08/22/11
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/315640_222133841172066_129386317113486_673468_883957_n.jpg)   8) 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 09:05 AM - 08/22/11
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/315640_222133841172066_129386317113486_673468_883957_n.jpg)   8) 8)

haha, that's hilarious!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 09:07 AM - 08/22/11
loool +1 silent for an awesome picture
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 11:14 AM - 08/22/11
I'll probably redo that image just so that I can make the text easier to read, but that is funny. I was thinking along the same lines yesterday haha.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 12:59 PM - 08/22/11
Was funny but dont start having us post some cod fanboy stuff here now cuz it wont be pretty lol.... actually im gonna start a thread. Cod vs. Battlefield; You choose
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 08:42 PM - 08/23/11
beta date is supposed to be on sept 11 hehhhhhhhhhhhhh nice one dice also i think their using the new york map
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 08:50 PM - 08/23/11
That would be the most UN-American thing they could do. I don't see the humor in that as I lost family on 911.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 08:51 PM - 08/23/11
Yeah I know I hope the source I got it from is wrong and i yelled @#$% when I read it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 08:56 PM - 08/23/11
It's a rumor and dice has confirmed as of late last night/ early this morning that the beta is TBA.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 08:58 PM - 08/23/11
I got that info from Bf3blog they said that it was confirmed
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 09:32 PM - 08/23/11
Yeah there are a few sites that have posted this info. This is from late last night pacific time


http://twitter.com/#!/Battlefield/status/105754977791778816

Quote
Rumors that we've confirmed a date for the #BF3 beta. Not the case! Officialy: Open beta is in Sept with exact date TBD
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 09:45 PM - 08/23/11
Thank god
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 04:11 AM - 08/24/11
Probably old news and on this thead 5 times already but the console maps WILL be smaller than PC. This sounds obvious but I was worried it would take ages to find other players. The skies however will be the same size as PC for air combat.

Deathmatch will be 12 v 12 on smaller maps and no vehicles on ALL platforms!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 06:05 PM - 08/25/11
special editions / pre order gets steel cases for the game  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 09:59 AM - 08/26/11
re-preordered yesterday at a gamestop where I won't have to wait in line all day :) unfortunately my PC will barely be able to run it so sticking to xbox.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 01:01 PM - 08/26/11
Yeah I pre-ordered as well. All real life friends on XBOX = I'll be playing it on XBOX mostly :)

Thank GOD/OBsIV for the XIM3 <3
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 08:26 PM - 08/26/11
Probably going to ditch the PC build.  Reality struck me today when I saw '05+ Subaru Legacy GT 5MT's have dropped into the sub $10k range.....time for daddy to get a new car :D

(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/5364/specbjdm06ke4.jpg)

Yes, plz.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 09:16 PM - 08/26/11
 ;D I'd ditch the pc build too. VW man myself but new car is better than a pc.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 10:13 PM - 08/26/11
I've had bad experience with German cars.  Probably will never buy one again. Although the MKIII R32 still makes me drool a bit. E36 M3's and RS4's are on the maybe list.

Anyway, after owning a 300+whp Integra, I'm ready for some traction and tq.  I'm thinking GT35R, STi diff and a thick @#$% FMIC and I'll have myself a 400-450awhp grocery getter. should be fun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 02:15 PM - 08/28/11
Sweet. I love my mkiv. Hey crrazy stuff happens on grocery trips. You just might need that power.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 04:59 PM - 08/28/11
They have confirmed 30 FPS/720p so get ready for [email protected]#$% controls :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 07:11 PM - 08/28/11
crysis 2. 8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 08:38 PM - 08/28/11
Touche... crysis 2 controls were decent.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 10:46 PM - 08/28/11
i pwnd teh nubs
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 11:25 PM - 08/28/11
All previous console BF games (or Dice games in general) have had at least decent controls. Medal Of Honor especially had really good aiming for a 30 fps game. There's really not much to worry about on that front.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 12:27 AM - 08/29/11
They have confirmed 30 FPS/720p so get ready for [email protected]#$% controls :(

Wasnt boardlands 30 FPS? Didnt that have very high  turn rate?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 06:43 AM - 08/29/11
Hmm not to be a dick but the bfbc2 controls are not decent even with a controller.... crytek ripped cod with the speed thats why i like it.... dont get me wrong i love bfbc2 but the turnspeed is a sad joke even to console players. I have massive amounts of boost on my config
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 06:56 AM - 08/29/11
yes me too, the last time i checked it i had 45% acceleration which is quite a lot :S
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:21 AM - 08/29/11
Im actually inclined to think i wouldnt play bfbc2 on console at all if it werent for the xim3 and the options it presented me. I play blops on 4 sensetivity with controller and in bfbc2 have to crank it up all the way and it still sucked.
       In hindsight i think now that ximmers may have a good advantage on the bf series on console juat because of the added customization. Just my opinion though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 07:26 AM - 08/29/11
My stats on black ops stayed the same when I switched to XIM3. BC2 they went up quite a bit. The reason I bought the XIM3 is that I found the stick handling so poor on BC2. Still had tonnes of fun with my real life friends on it but its a blast now.

The thing that killed it for me with the pad was the deadzone on BC2. I had to have my sens really low to compensate for it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:33 AM - 08/29/11
Lets hope its better for bf3... ill be honest playing vietnam not many ppl can outgun me so its kinda boring now. On real bfbc2 i just get raped by tanks and helis. Thats why bf sux if u lone wolf it... need all classes in conjunction to outplay the enemy.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 10:07 AM - 08/29/11
Gotta out-smart the drivers.  Not really that hard with console players, lol.  Situational awareness need not apply.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 01:22 PM - 08/29/11
Considering how linear and open BC2's rush mode was, you really didn't need snappy 180's. It wasn't like RSV2 where there were 50 closets in a fifty foot radius which made the game unplayable on consoles. For rush at least the controls were fine.

Helis were BS in BC2 but it was hard to take a step without tripping over a TOW, tanks were mostly useless. But even if they @#$% up the infantry/vehicle balance again at least TDM will be infantry only.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Supta on 02:15 PM - 08/29/11
Lets hope its better for bf3... ill be honest playing vietnam not many ppl can outgun me so its kinda boring now. On real bfbc2 i just get raped by tanks and helis. Thats why bf sux if u lone wolf it... need all classes in conjunction to outplay the enemy.
I hate when teams camp the spawn with two helis while my team gets raped up the @#$%. I hope their is some locking rocket in bf3..
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 02:21 PM - 08/29/11
i thought they've confirmed the strela...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 05:11 PM - 08/29/11
man-portable stingers and igla launchers =/= no more baseraping.. its just not as easy ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: XIBangBang on 05:22 PM - 08/30/11
12 v 12 console limit makes me soooo sad. like i think im going to cry for real. :'(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 05:59 PM - 08/30/11
Well it's not their fault, it's the dated hardware and it's limitations. The maps are scaled down though so it's not like you will have a hard time finding enemies.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 09:53 PM - 08/30/11
I cant wait anymore! jesus i want this game now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 11:35 PM - 08/30/11
Thankfully I'll have gow3 to hold me over until bf3 comes out. The only problem I have is what holds me over until gow3? :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 11:36 PM - 08/30/11
Bf3 beta.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 11:41 PM - 08/30/11
When does the beta start?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 12:49 AM - 08/31/11
In a couple weeks
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:32 AM - 08/31/11
12 v 12 console limit makes me soooo sad. like i think im going to cry for real. :'(

but wheres the difference between 64 players on a big map and a 24 players on a small map

player densitiy is the same
and as stated, the aircraft flightzone will be as big as on the pc, so the gameplay will almost be equal
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 05:06 AM - 08/31/11
In a couple weeks

PC or all systems?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 05:19 AM - 08/31/11
It will be out on all systems, they have yet to confirm a date though. There is a rumor from a game server provider director that it will be released September 27th. But it's a rumor..

The only official word on the beta date is that it will launch sometime in September. Since media is normally released on Tuesdays I would guess the 6th, 13th, 23rd, or 30th. But then again it could be dormant on the dashboard right now, the gears 3 beta was this way. It's how they managed to release the beta on monday rather than tuesday.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 05:20 AM - 08/31/11
awesome, i wonder when they'll post a date for an open beta (if they do one)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 05:27 AM - 08/31/11
yes thats the other question, will there be an open beta or just a closed one

i really hope for an open one :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 05:33 AM - 08/31/11
yes thats the other question, will there be an open beta or just a closed one

i really hope for an open one :(

likewise
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 06:23 AM - 08/31/11
Ya it's an open public beta.. Moh le buyers and preorders on origin get it 48 hours earlier than everyone else
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 06:39 AM - 08/31/11
Ive kept my MOH LE all this time just to get in the beta 48 hours early, after this its sold!

Hope it comes early September but realistically I think the 28th sounds logical.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 07:28 AM - 08/31/11
Thankfully I'll have gow3 to hold me over until bf3 comes out. The only problem I have is what holds me over until gow3? :(

Black Mesa... oh wait.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 09:28 AM - 08/31/11
i actually wonder when black mesa is done
i mean for about 3 or 4 years i check their page here and there and still nothing to download :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 09:25 PM - 08/31/11
I remember being so excited for Half Life Source I thought it'd be HL1 with HL2 graphics! lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 09:37 PM - 08/31/11
lol. Remember when they said they were working on HL3 then began releasing the l4d series and portal series instead?

Recent two man protest outside of Valve
(http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/featured/valve/protest/vavleprotest610.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 09:40 PM - 08/31/11
I felt the same as the man on the right  :'(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 08:28 AM - 09/01/11
You felt fat?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 08:52 AM - 09/01/11
You felt fat?

LOL! Cant believe we havent even got an Episode 3 even announced!! Left on a decent-ish cliffhanger.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 09:53 AM - 09/01/11
They know how much it means to it's fans, there busy making it the best SP FPS ever made.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 10:15 AM - 09/01/11
I felt the same as the man on the right  :'(

the one on the right is valves pr chief who usually does the announcements of valve on all those conventions
he also introduced CS:GO at the gamescom i think

so yeah, funny that hes standing next to them lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 10:23 AM - 09/01/11
i actually wonder when black mesa is done
i mean for about 3 or 4 years i check their page here and there and still nothing to download :(

Argh black mesa. its been what? 7 years? Forums are still active though. Will we even care when its finished? It's showing its age. Nah, i'll still want it. I loved the original HL.

Haha that is Gabe Newell. Picture now funny and not sad.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 10:27 AM - 09/01/11
I will definitely play Black Mesa when it hits.

Heck, I still fire up and play HL1 at least once a year.  Such a good game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 10:31 AM - 09/01/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEhf92zDreU&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 10:33 AM - 09/01/11
Oh yeah and opposing force! After black mesa maybe they'll do that. :o

Doesn't Gabe newell have small agile ninjas that ride on hounds? Wounder why he went himself and didn't send the agile ninjas on hounds.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 10:34 AM - 09/01/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEhf92zDreU&feature=player_embedded

excellent trailer, very well made by that guy :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 10:36 AM - 09/01/11
gave me chills.  WANT GAME SO BAD!  NAOOOOOO
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 12:38 PM - 09/01/11
Hai r you on origin yet? Add me up nukka.. Same username..

Reinstalled bf2 while I'm waiting for the beta.. Maps load so fast that PB kicks me half the time.. Of course the other half I have time to fly to the enemy base and steal a jet before anyone else spawns rofl!

8 gigs of ram and a 6gbps HDD FTW!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:24 PM - 09/01/11
They know how much it means to it's fans, there busy making it the best SP FPS ever made.

L4D? :D

Imagine at next years e3 during Valves conference. Gabe takes the stage, a black screen behind him where a 3 appears. "The wait is finally over. We are excited to announce.." then Left 4 Dead fades in above the 3. :D

I think if that happened HL fans at the conference would riot.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 02:29 PM - 09/01/11
i think hl 3 is still a long way to go, i dont think we will see it on the xbox 360
hl always tried to have good gfx, cannot see why they would port it to the 360 then

a new console sounds much more promising for the standards of hl, maybe the announce it next years e3 and in combination the new xbox is introduced

at least i hope itll be a next console game or else i have to get it for pc :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 02:34 PM - 09/01/11
Maybe. HL2 was on the original XBox though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 02:34 PM - 09/01/11
You felt fat?

No T_T not teh fatty the guy on the right with the sign.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 02:52 PM - 09/03/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKgXC3QMoAI

50 Min of multiplayer footage
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 03:30 PM - 09/03/11
Nice find m8. Still waiting with bated breath for a console version!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 07:43 PM - 09/03/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKgXC3QMoAI

50 Min of multiplayer footage

wow that ak74 at 44:30..

exactly like the cod4 version ironsights and all...

sexy
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 12:33 AM - 09/04/11
I never usually complain at the state of peoples play but that vid was so awful. RoAV thanks for posting it though. I kept moving the vid forward slightly when he died only to land on another dead screen. It was just 10 mins of that floppy hand thing.

Its a small gripe but that floppy hand thing is already getting old.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 12:49 AM - 09/04/11
I never usually complain at the state of peoples play but that vid was so awful. RoAV thanks for posting it though. I kept moving the vid forward slightly when he died only to land on another dead screen. It was just 10 mins of that floppy hand thing.

Its a small gripe but that floppy hand thing is already getting old.

I agree. They have confirmed a kill cam in the game so hopefully we won't only see the hand.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 01:28 AM - 09/04/11
AYFKM?   Kill cam?  @#$% stupid.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 02:17 AM - 09/04/11
Yeah the guy playing isnt very good haha , but the guy playing in that MW3 vid is even word at his game lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 03:40 AM - 09/04/11
I never usually complain at the state of peoples play but that vid was so awful. RoAV thanks for posting it though. I kept moving the vid forward slightly when he died only to land on another dead screen. It was just 10 mins of that floppy hand thing.

Its a small gripe but that floppy hand thing is already getting old.

I agree. They have confirmed a kill cam in the game so hopefully we won't only see the hand.

It shouldnt bug me mist but that floppy hand is getting on my tits.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 03:49 AM - 09/04/11
That game looks so good on pc... its prolly gonna be one big screentear on console lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 09:28 AM - 09/04/11
Having second thoughts on building this PC for BF3.  Kill cam is that @#$% dumb.  WHYYYYYYYYYYYY, why is it so hard to find the guy that killed you without help?  I did it without issue on BF2....
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 09:39 AM - 09/04/11
Hosts and/or admins can turn it off.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 12:09 PM - 09/04/11
I agree about the killcam. They should also take out bullet counters. You should be able to count how many rounds you have left in your magazine based on how many you have fired. Take out the minimap, you should internalize the map and know where everything is. Also, take out those blood indicators telling you where you're being shot from. You should be able to spot and figure out where enemies are firing from yourself.

Noobs have ruined shooters.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 01:27 PM - 09/04/11
slightly off topic but i thought i would make this video..

some good dogfighting and i manage to outrun a few missiles by getting high and fast

http://www.youtube.com/v/iSqmFXNnvOI&hd=1

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 02:33 PM - 09/04/11
nice plane skills there, using a mouse or a joystick?

havent played bf2 for several years now
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 03:17 PM - 09/04/11
mouse ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 01:39 AM - 09/05/11
Holy @#$%, it's like looking back in time.  You sure you didn't somehow record my gameplay from years ago?  LOL.


Crazy.     I effing LOVE the F35, I use to rape face with that thing, I'd hunt that Z10 to extinction. MG the hell out of it, never got old.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 03:40 AM - 09/05/11
OMG cant believe you did that with a mouse! 1337 skills.

Brings back great memories of a great game. Never was a pilot and looking at what I was up against I can remember why.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 04:21 AM - 09/05/11
"Battlefield 3 may span two Xbox 360 DVD discs.

A Japanese poster for the game cited that on Xbox 360, Battlefield 3 comes on "DVD-ROM x2". On PS3, BF3 comes on "BD ROM x1". The picture of the poster was shared by Hachimaki.

Whether Battlefield 3 will require disc-swapping part-way through the campaign, or opt to separate single- and multiplayer, remains to be seen.

The news of Battlefield 3 requiring two discs follows on the heels of news that vast open world role-playing game Skyrim will only require one Xbox 360 DVD."
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 04:46 AM - 09/05/11
I've seen the picture of poster that has it printed on. Seem one for SP one for MP. If they release it On Demand in a couple of months near launch I'll probably get it on that,
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 05:44 AM - 09/05/11
would make sense, im sure the pc version will need its 10-12 gig, the xbox version is probably a bit smaller

im sure its separated in campaign disk and multiplayer disk
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: rtmoose on 08:23 AM - 09/05/11
seems like it would make more sense to require an install...  install data on one disk and play data on the other
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 10:21 AM - 09/05/11
goood gooood.....
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 02:21 PM - 09/05/11
Flyboys never win games :) Too many flyboys and not enough grunts capping flags. You still lost!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 02:10 PM - 09/06/11
Here is a nice gameplay of some dude with bad ping (as he claims) going MVP on BF3. It is 17 minutes tho. He has a pretty good shot, so it's entertaining enough.

How about that mw3 45 min. game play on various maps...why can't they have a solid player going at it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdLBqlnIsGk
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 02:13 PM - 09/06/11
BF3 on Xbox ships with 2 discs, read riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhttttttttttttttttttttttt


----------------->  http://bf3blog.com/2011/09/battlefield-3-xbox-360-version-ships-on-two-discs/ (http://bf3blog.com/2011/09/battlefield-3-xbox-360-version-ships-on-two-discs/)

there
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 02:15 PM - 09/06/11
i could care less about multiple discs as long as it looks as good as PC :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 02:18 PM - 09/06/11
I hope it is 1 disc for Sp and 1 for Mp so the gfx will look good from more data lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 07:23 PM - 09/06/11
BF3 will run at 1280x704 on console for those who are interested

https://twitter.com/#!/repi/status/111184500096110592
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 07:29 PM - 09/06/11
Still 1280 so thats 720p so no complaints.  :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 07:31 PM - 09/06/11
Well not exactly, 704p. But close enough to 720, I mean whats a few lines?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 07:42 PM - 09/06/11
That's not a bad res, definitely less garbage than CoD's... XD
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 07:43 PM - 09/06/11
Well technically. But 1280 is 720p and 1920 is 1080p regardless of actual scanlines. take an anamorphic movie for example. 1280x544 is still 720p. not trying to debate though.
Shoot they say it will help mem and processing im all for it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 07:46 PM - 09/06/11
Last I checked 720/1080p was directly referring to the vertical pixel count, i.e.; 1366 x 768 isn't 720p.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 07:47 PM - 09/06/11
Thats good to hear though. I'm dropping my airsoft hobby to get back into gaming seriously. BF3 will be the game that brings me back
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 07:55 PM - 09/06/11
1366 x 768 is not no. Its height or width. anything with 1280 width is assumed 720p
976 x 720 is 720p but with pillars on the side

1280x*** is 720p as long as *** is below 720
***x720 is 720p

go check your bluray and xbox games. there is no 702p. its not literal anymore.
done with this
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 08:04 PM - 09/06/11
My biggest concern is being able to install it all on one device. I may be wrong but last time I tried to install a multi disk game on a flash it would only install the first disk. Rage is a three disk game and unlikely to fit on a flash even if you can install multiple disks.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 08:26 PM - 09/06/11
I don't really know the specific rules either dmx, I assumed it had to do with the vertical lines of resolution as well.

Anyway it's good news regardless! Aren't a good amount of other xbox games upscaled from much lower resolutions?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 08:30 PM - 09/06/11
Freaking great news. Yeah quite a few games upscaled.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 07:41 AM - 09/07/11
1366 x 768 is not no. Its height or width. anything with 1280 width is assumed 720p
976 x 720 is 720p but with pillars on the side

1280x*** is 720p as long as *** is below 720
***x720 is 720p

go check your bluray and xbox games. there is no 702p. its not literal anymore.
done with this

nice to know this, thanks for the examples :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 09:06 AM - 09/07/11
I wonder if that's talking about the rendering resolution, or the final upscaled resolution? I'd imagine rendering but who knows what nasty tricks they'd have up their sleeve.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 09:23 AM - 09/07/11
yeah thats a good point. though if they are upscaling it you would think they would fill to full 1280x720
but who knows. Another trick in games is the GUI can be rendered higher at 1920x1080 or whatever and the game world can be a lower resolution. So actually in this case the GUI could be rendered 1280x702 and the game world 1176x664. and the end result on the box would be 720p

Arma series has this on pc as a configurable option to help make the game better at low resolutions.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 02:44 PM - 09/08/11
Dice said the will NOT upscale at all on console versions
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mikael on 10:48 AM - 09/09/11
New trailer guys. The lighting in this night gameplay video is so insane. Enjoy  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5eLbPQt_Pk&feature=player_profilepage
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 10:53 AM - 09/09/11
Looks so good, if it looks anywhere close to that on console I will be a happy camper
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 10:59 AM - 09/09/11
I wish they would stop making trailers and just give us the beta already :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 11:01 AM - 09/09/11
rumors are flying about next week, but I have a feeling it wont be until the following week
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 11:09 AM - 09/09/11
Well if it comes out on or around September 20th I won't have much time to play it.

http://www.youtube.com/v/U5AVJXw--IQ&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 02:48 PM - 09/09/11
Nah...never could get into those gow games. Too sci-fi for me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 03:35 PM - 09/09/11
tried gears 1. game play dynamic was repetitive. crouch behind something peek out and shoot a la Whack a mole. Guns all felt the same. maybe its better now?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 05:03 PM - 09/09/11
Operation Guillotine Teaser
http://www.youtube.com/v/u5eLbPQt_Pk?&hd=1

http://youtu.be/u5eLbPQt_Pk?hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 10:34 PM - 09/09/11
O wow, DX11 there? surly it wont look like that on console.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: loudpanzer on 11:58 PM - 09/09/11
i find myself always rewatching these bf3 trailers 5-6 times to get a look at a lot of the details. i think we will be seeing the mortar they were using in multiplayer, probably wont be 2 man team (though it would be cool)

cod games are known for high quality scripting but the campaign here looks so much more epic... could just be the trailer and the way they edited it though
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 05:18 AM - 09/10/11
Co-op looks amazing . Panz don't forget to add me when you get Bf3 ! You still play Bc2? Haven't played in a while. My main rig has been down for 3 weeks. Re- building  , modding some things  and getting ready for  BF3.   8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Xog on 09:15 AM - 09/10/11
I hate to be the one to bring this up, cuz I think BF3 is *wwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy* overhyped, but how do you feel about the built-in wallhack (name tags appearing on players through walls) ?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 09:21 AM - 09/10/11
I dislike it. Although Dice has made it less effective for BF3. When an enemy is spotted you need line of sight to see the spot triangle. There will be no more tracking enemies behind objects which is an improvement, now if they would only reduce spotting to squad only like it was in 2142.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 11:29 AM - 09/10/11
Its not really a wall hack anyway. Remove it I don't care. its not that much of an advantage anyway. SR-71 Blackbird in blops is worse. Maybe its overhyped. But its something different.
Any hype on cod is overdone. Hey new COD is coming out! 1 dude says yay! Its now been over hyped. They are doing what PC mod communities have been doing for years. Reskinning and adding small features to a game. I just want something new. Crysis 2 doesnt work very well. I like it though.
Theres halo, Cod, and bf. maybe homefornt but i dont play it.
Its slim pickings for xbox360 online shooters that are good. Really the base of a game - teams or no teams, maps, and some guns. Why is it so hard to make something with that?!?
-err rant over. *Opinion - consume and  digest carefully.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 12:55 PM - 09/10/11
Make BF2 for console = EPIC.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: loudpanzer on 01:45 PM - 09/10/11
Co-op looks amazing . Panz don't forget to add me when you get Bf3 ! You still play Bc2? Haven't played in a while. My main rig has been down for 3 weeks. Re- building  , modding some things  and getting ready for  BF3.   8)

ye i havn't been on bc2 in quite some time, really suck now haha!

ummmmmm best way would be to get me on steam if you want to play sometime, or my mumble server.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 09:35 PM - 09/10/11
Ah more on the resolution. Most may have seen this image already. Just a visual example. I hope its letterboxed and not stretched.


not my image stolen taken from enterbf3.com
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 04:30 AM - 09/11/11
http://www.physicalwarfare.com/

Could this be the count down to the beta? Top for Moh owners and bottom for everyone else ?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 04:45 AM - 09/11/11
http://www.physicalwarfare.com/

Could this be the count down to the beta? Top for Moh owners and bottom for everyone else ?


That's been proven to be fake and also twitter from a dice dev confirming its fake :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 05:55 AM - 09/11/11
Hmm admins over at Evga.com (jacob) says it's not from the official site but the date is correct. He's confirmed this by admitting they're having to make drivers available to download for this beta release build date.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 05:59 AM - 09/11/11
Hmm admins over at Evga.com (jacob) says it's not from the official site but the date is correct. He's confirmed this by admitting they're having to make drivers available to download for this beta release build date.

I'd say its a pretty good assumption as far as dates go. Any later will just be crazy for "beta"

And cheers for the info glenn  8)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 06:01 AM - 09/11/11
nice information about the evga admin glenn, thats good news :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 06:56 AM - 09/11/11
If you look at the images.....they're hosted on a EA Domain server. Legit 4-real.  ;)
 http://web-vassets.ea.com/Assets/Richmedia/Image/FeaturedGame/bf3-thumb.png?cb=1307098644

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 08:11 AM - 09/11/11
Sweetness!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 07:09 PM - 09/13/11
am I the only one completely nerding out over this game???
 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 07:59 PM - 09/13/11
nope
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 08:37 PM - 09/13/11
Im probably hyping to much again (Splinter Cell Conviction)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mikael on 09:05 PM - 09/13/11
Hello newbie :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 02:36 PM - 09/14/11
Hello newbie :)
     Who me? couldn't be!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 02:58 PM - 09/14/11
So here is to hoping that by Friday I am playing BF3 beta
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 02:59 PM - 09/14/11
So here is to hoping that by Friday I am playing BF3 beta
That countdown thingy says 1 hour lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mikael on 03:14 PM - 09/14/11
Hello newbie :)
     Who me? couldn't be!

Lol. No not you , somehow my phone brought me to the wrong thread lol. Sorry.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 03:16 PM - 09/14/11
my 101st post.......what then son?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 03:36 PM - 09/14/11
So here is to hoping that by Friday I am playing BF3 beta
That countdown thingy says 1 hour lol

Which since we know the pre beta hasn't started for MOH users the earliest I would get to play is Friday
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 07:40 PM - 09/14/11
Beta is ready, DICE waiting for Microsoft and Sony.
http://bf3blog.com/2011/09/battlefield-3-beta-is-ready-dice-waiting-for-sony-and-microsoft/ (http://bf3blog.com/2011/09/battlefield-3-beta-is-ready-dice-waiting-for-sony-and-microsoft/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Halowood on 07:54 PM - 09/14/11
Quote
After months of wondering whether the whole debacle between Valve and EA would mean no Battlefield 3 on Steam, we’ve finally got it confirmed: EA has announced that BF3 will not be on Steam, and they’ve given their reason in a forum post to fans:

Quote
“Gamers can pre-order Battlefield 3 at Origin.com as well as over 100 digital retailers worldwide. EA offers games to all major download services. Unfortunately, Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content. No other download service has adopted these practices.”
Steam’s terms of service were the reason why Crysis 2 was removed from the digital retailer earlier this year (later, more games were removed). Many speculated, including us, that it was simply EA trying to promote Origin, but this proved to be false, after Battlefield 3 was revealed to be available on many digital retailers across the globe.
 Many gamers were waiting to pre-order Battlefield 3 until it was available on Steam, but this looks to have been a waste of time. Despite the bleak news, EA says that they are hoping to work out an agreement with Steam.
 Last week, game analyst predicted that the lack of Battlefield 3 on Steam would cost EA 100,000 BF3 copies less sold.

EA confirms: Battlefield 3 won’t be on Steam
http://bf3blog.com/2011/08/ea-confir...t-be-on-steam/ (http://bf3blog.com/2011/08/ea-confir...t-be-on-steam/)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 06:21 AM - 09/16/11
Pretty obvious but some good points:

DICE has documented the five Battlefield 3 multiplayer modes. They are Team Deathmatch, Squad Deathmatch, Rush, Squad Rush and Conquest.

Each of the five modes can be played on each of the nine Battlefield 3 maps available at launch.

Team Deathmatch supports two teams of 12 players (24 in total). The goal is to reach a kill-count before the other team. There are no vehicles in Team Deathmatch.

Squad Deathmatch is for four teams of four (16 in total). Again, the goal is to reach a kill-count before the other squads. An Infantry Fighting Vehicle can be used. An Engineer can repair it.

Rush is for 24 players on console and 32 players on PC. The goal is for the attackers to destroy all M-Com stations, and for the defenders to kill all the attackers. Defenders have unlimited tickets (respawns). Attackers gain tickets by destroying M-Coms.

Rush has lots of vehicles, including transport vehicles, armoured vehicles, helicopters and jets.

Rush was available in Bad Company 2 but has been tweaked for BF3. You cannot use explosives on or shoot at M-Com stations, you can only arm or disarm them. If all the attackers die after an M-Com is armed, the game continues until it blows up or the defenders disarm it. If a defender begins disarming just before the timer runs out, the explosion will be prevented until the disarm is finished. If a defender is shot and killed while disarming, the M-Com will instantly blow.

Squad Rush is for two teams of four (eight in total). It's the same as Rush but more intimate. There are only two bases with 1 M-Com station per base. There are no vehicles in Squad Rush.

Conquest is for 24 players on console and 32 on PC. This is the famous all-out Battlefield warfare mode. Big maps, all the vehicles. The idea is to capture and hold flags. Doing so drains the opposing team's tickets. The first team to run out of tickets loses.

Those are the base multiplayer modes. But you can tweak them. You can opt for Infantry Only and get rid of vehicles; you can select Hardcore Mode to remove the game's interface help.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 07:46 AM - 09/16/11
Rush sounds like a grand time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 07:57 AM - 09/16/11
Rush sounds like a grand time.

I like the sound of the new features i.e not being able to blow up the mcom and having more time to defuse if in the middle of doing so.

Ive never been a massive fan of conquest since the Bad Company days though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 08:58 AM - 09/16/11
Quote
Rush was available in Bad Company 2 but has been tweaked for BF3. You cannot use explosives on or shoot at M-Com stations, you can only arm or disarm them. If all the attackers die after an M-Com is armed, the game continues until it blows up or the defenders disarm it. If a defender begins disarming just before the timer runs out, the explosion will be prevented until the disarm is finished. If a defender is shot and killed while disarming, the M-Com will instantly blow.

nice changings, but they forgot about the most important
destroying a house = no more mcom station inside

people will now use helis, tanks and even planes to destroy them, not sure if that should be good lol



gabba what about the warfare mappack?
are they included in the 9 maps or are it more maps when you add them to it

also what about the 64 players? all i can read is 32
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 09:10 AM - 09/16/11

destroying a house = no more mcom station inside

people will now use helis, tanks and even planes to destroy them, not sure if that should be good lol

gabba what about the warfare mappack?
are they included in the 9 maps or are it more maps when you add them to it

also what about the 64 players? all i can read is 32

I assume you cant blow up the house either. I imagine it would surive in the rubble.

Not sure how the map packs will work. Do you get it on pre-ordering? Id of thought that was in addition to the 9 maps.

64 players was confirmed for PC for Conquest. 32 for Rush I believe. Smaller maps and numbers but jets still included for console.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 09:52 AM - 09/16/11
i see

yeah when you preorder the game you get the physical warfare mappack or how its called automatically
maps like strike at karkand, gulf of oman and wake island from bf2 / former bf titles should be in there
i guess they will add to the 9 current maps

there are also other additional pre-order packs you can get
a dogtag customization pack
a starter weapon pack (means you start with a few higher unlock weapons right from the start)
a camo-pack coming with some camo-suits to hide

well neither of the 3 is worth it except the last one
i need to mention that all 3 of them will be unlocked for everyone either through playing the game (starter weapon) or through ea a bit later in the game
so theres nothing you really miss out and definitely no reason to order at gamestop for higher prices just to get those "exclusive" packs which everyone will have after a certain time ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 12:26 PM - 09/16/11
I just want Wake Island.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pako_zero_eyt on 12:45 AM - 09/17/11
how do ya get the beta? 8) :o :( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( :'( :-\
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ultim8 on 08:29 AM - 09/17/11
Beta will give MOH:LE guys 48 hour early access then the beta will become open.  Hopefully next week the beta will be ready.  Probably Wednesday for the MOH guys and Friday for everyone :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 07:26 PM - 09/18/11
DICE is pissing me off
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:35 PM - 09/18/11
Lol me too where is this mythical beta they speak of lol  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 07:53 PM - 09/18/11
Bf3 beta talk induces Veruca Salt syndrome.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Wzr12gBrXA8&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 11:44 PM - 09/18/11
Lol you didnt.... you did go willy wonka on us.... this is getting serious someone get ea on the line. Lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zacharybinx34 on 12:00 AM - 09/19/11
Doesn't the Open Beta start next Sunday?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 12:59 AM - 09/19/11
From what I've read all dates are rumors unfortunately.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 01:23 AM - 09/19/11
Yeah nothing is confirmed.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zacharybinx34 on 01:39 AM - 09/19/11
From what I've read all dates are rumors unfortunately.
Yeah nothing is confirmed.

Bummer.

I'm glad they are doing an open beta though. That way I will be able to know if I want to buy it or not.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 02:51 AM - 09/19/11
The way its looking for an open beta seems grim to me though.... maybe im just buggin out though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerryHatrick on 03:14 AM - 09/19/11
Gotta be soon given the release date in less then 6 weeks! Getting fed up waiting :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:46 AM - 09/19/11
the beta is already done but they cannot release it due to sony and microsoft having to agree to the content
that news is about 3 days old now, havent read any new stuff about the status of sony and microsoft, but dice wants to publish it on all platform at the same time, therefore no pc beta out yet
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 06:54 AM - 09/19/11
I believe a Dice dev twatted a couple of days ago that cert had passed on all formats. So now it will just be getting a date to launch on all 3 at the same time. Can't imagine that it wont be this week
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 09:33 AM - 09/19/11
I hope so. BC2 beta was release awhile before the full release.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ms. Menses on 11:09 AM - 09/19/11
Only 11 days left in September? I don't think it matters that much that there's only about a month between beta and launch. Dice work fast. How different that one level in MOH looked from announcement to beta to retail version is proof. Beta can still be very useful. At least they can catch bugs and patch sooner after release.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 12:18 PM - 09/19/11
I hope so. BC2 beta was release awhile before the full release.

I think there was a month gap in between the end of the beta and retail release. Even with that month gap they still managed to fix no bugs until 1-2months after the game was released. I'm expecting a playable but bugged BF3 for a while after release, all of the BF games that I have played have been like this.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Shelbs on 12:24 PM - 09/19/11
No one ever really mentions this. How long do you think the beta will last? I feel like a good 5 days, 2 for the MoH:LE owners and then 3 more for the open beta. Imagine the amount of info they could gather in an open beta over XBL in the course of one weekend. That would be more than enough I guarantee.

Anyone know how long the BC2 beta lasted?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:21 PM - 09/19/11
About 3-4 weeks.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 02:31 PM - 09/19/11
I reckon around 2 weeks tops for BF3...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ms. Menses on 02:58 PM - 09/19/11
I hope so. BC2 beta was release awhile before the full release.

I think there was a month gap in between the end of the beta and retail release. Even with that month gap they still managed to fix no bugs until 1-2months after the game was released. I'm expecting a playable but bugged BF3 for a while after release, all of the BF games that I have played have been like this.

That's true, BC2 was a big piece of poo.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 03:33 PM - 09/19/11
yep noting like winning/losing a match and have the game say the opposite. of all the bugs i fine this one the most obvious and annoying.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 04:45 PM - 09/19/11
Lol and its still like that.... you wouldve thought they wouldve patched that.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 09:52 PM - 09/19/11
LOL I remember this one time in BC2 my team was raping the russians and it said we lost I was like @#$%!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 01:24 AM - 09/20/11
Yeah that's crazy stupid that bug. Atleast you actually get the win if you do though. Imagine the EA forum rage if you didnt. ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 06:20 AM - 09/20/11
ooooh this could be good news..

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-09-20-battlefield-3-beta-page-appears-vanishes

Tweets from DICE suggest the much-anticipated Battlefield 3 beta will launch this week.

Users on Battlefieldo spotted a new domain, http://bf3beta.battlefield.com, for beta code redemption. Screenshots were taken before the website was taken offline.

Battlefieldo also spotted a page where managers at shop GameStop could gain early access to the beta. This has also been taken offline.

Battlefieldo also points out that DICE developers have Tweeted to say this week will be particularly exciting. Yesterday Global Battlefield Community Manager at DICE Daniel Matros Tweeted: "This week is going to be off the hook #BF3"

When quizzed on the Battlefield 3 beta by Eurogamer, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson said it'll launch "hopefully very, very soon".

"There's a couple of last things that we need to sort out before we can announced the actual date, but it's going to happen in September, so stay tuned. We don't have the official date yet but we are equally eager to get it out there as well."

He confirmed the "ambition" is to launch the Battlefield 3 beta simultaneously across the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

"It's going to be multiplayer," he continued, "but I don't believe we've said exactly what it will be, and I'll save that for the real announcement coming out. But it's going to be multiplayer."
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 06:33 AM - 09/20/11
Tweet from @Zh1nt0

"Blowing the @#$% off of internet in approx 60 minutes."
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 06:37 AM - 09/20/11
Anyone gonna be on their console in an hour then lol?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 06:39 AM - 09/20/11
Anyone gonna be on their console in an hour then lol?

not saying gears 3 is a contender... but maybe they should've given it a little bit of more time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 06:57 AM - 09/20/11
did someone say beta in an hour??!!?!?!?!??! :o
I can haz today? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
(http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab30/16bitninja/veruca_salt.jpg)

[email protected]#[email protected] you time!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 07:01 AM - 09/20/11
I havent got MOH LE :(.

Oh well. only 48 hours

*Twitch*
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:05 AM - 09/20/11
Anybody seen an hour from when?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:12 AM - 09/20/11
Dont get my panties all wet for a release announcement! Sony and ms got the beta on thurs i doubt itll be ready by today.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:13 AM - 09/20/11
From facebook:

Battlefield
Join the Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Beta on September 29th! http://bit.ly/rkzvi8
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Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:16 AM - 09/20/11
Beat me to the punch beez... still sweet though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:16 AM - 09/20/11
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/09/19/battlefield-3-open-beta-dates-announced.aspx
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 07:23 AM - 09/20/11
oh haha thats what he ment by blowing the arskins off the internet.

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/141/1/d/Facepalm_Cat___Motivational_by_L4D2_fan.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:35 AM - 09/20/11
Dear dice,
        I regret to inform you i will not be able to participate in your beta. I will be too preoccupied with gow3 and recovering from my internets @#$% being blown off. Lolz j/k

Can anyone explain to me why they couldnt have released one of these games during the spring or summer cuz im a little lost as to why theyre all coming out at the same time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Halowood on 07:55 AM - 09/20/11
Beta falls in my school holidays.
Perfect.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:10 AM - 09/20/11
so we have a date then... neato.

Doesn't bother me that I have to wait two days longer than some people.  Just as long as one of those people is mist.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 08:14 AM - 09/20/11
will run until Oct 10th - so a little over a week is enough time to enjoy it :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 11:38 AM - 09/20/11
Just so im not missing something. Anyone can play the xbox beta, right?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ms. Menses on 11:45 AM - 09/20/11
Everyone except pirates.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 12:08 PM - 09/20/11
Everyone except pirates.

You know that we can find out wheres you live right???
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:19 PM - 09/20/11
Everyone except pirates.

You know that we can find out wheres you live right???

he he. Already found him  ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 01:28 PM - 09/20/11
Anyone know the score with what happens if you have MOH LE? I have it and not sure what happens lol. Anyone else have a clue what you're meant to do to get the early access?

:S
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 02:08 PM - 09/20/11
sooooooooooooooo i's cun spleh on teh 27ff?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 02:28 PM - 09/20/11
I dunno, can you?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ms. Menses on 03:24 PM - 09/20/11
Everyone except pirates.

You know that we can find out wheres you live right???

he he. Already found him  ;)

I'm awaiting your arrival Mr. Sparrow  :-*
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 03:42 PM - 09/20/11
Anyone know the score with what happens if you have MOH LE? I have it and not sure what happens lol. Anyone else have a clue what you're meant to do to get the early access?

:S

Just sign in your EA account when you're in game (MOH:LE). You should get an email that looks like this: Link (http://ebm.em.ea.com/c/tag/hBOJwmmB7uauvB8cbJRD3lBdaae/doc.html?&t_params=EMAIL%3Dgeetarstar%2540gmail.com%26NUCLEUS_ID%3D2250453572&om_u=2250453572&om_i=_BOJwmmB8cbJRiA)


You should also update your EA profile and add MOH:LE to "My Games" if it isn't already there.  May not be necessarily, but I'd do it anyway.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 03:51 PM - 09/20/11
Cheers, got MoH listed in my EA profile but not received an email that I remember.

I played MoH quite a bit when it came out and put the limited edition code in - but don't recall signing into to my EA account via the game - guess I'll load it up and see what is what. Suppose I could always email EA customer services as well. Be nice to get that extra 48 hours with it but not a complete fail if I don't!

Anyone know the score with what happens if you have MOH LE? I have it and not sure what happens lol. Anyone else have a clue what you're meant to do to get the early access?

:S

Just sign in your EA account when you're in game (MOH:LE). You should get an email that looks like this: Link (http://ebm.em.ea.com/c/tag/hBOJwmmB7uauvB8cbJRD3lBdaae/doc.html?&t_params=EMAIL%3Dgeetarstar%2540gmail.com%26NUCLEUS_ID%3D2250453572&om_u=2250453572&om_i=_BOJwmmB8cbJRiA)


You should also update your EA profile and add MOH:LE to "My Games" if it isn't already there.  May not be necessarily, but I'd do it anyway.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 04:42 PM - 09/20/11
Minimum System Requirements
OS: WINDOWS VISTA (SERVICE PACK 2) 32-BIT
PROCESSOR: 2 GHZ DUAL CORE (CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ OR ATHLON X2 2.7 GHZ)
MEMORY: 2 GB
HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD (AMD): DIRECTX 10.1 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 SERIES, WITH ATI RADEON 3870 OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
GRAPHICS CARD (NVIDIA): DIRECTX 10.0 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 SERIES WITH NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
DVD ROM DRIVE

Recommended System Requirements
OS: WINDOWS 7 64-BIT
PROCESSOR: QUAD-CORE CPU
MEMORY: 4 GB
HARD DRIVE: 20 GB
GRAPHICS CARD: DIRECTX 11 COMPATIBLE WITH 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 OR ATI RADEON 6950)
SOUND CARD: DIRECTX COMPATIBLE
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
DVD ROM DRIVE


Source: http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield3/1/beta



"@zh1nt0 so can you tell us if the recommended system requirements are enough to run the game on ultra?
@bkohn1 recommended is usually medium"


Source: http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/116140116820504576



"@zh1nt0 so would one GTX580 run it on ultra? Or do I need two of them?
@bkohn1 2"


Source: http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/116140729864159232
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Halowood on 06:16 PM - 09/20/11
It's not possible to pre-load the beta on Origin now is it?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 06:20 PM - 09/20/11
It's not possible to pre-load the beta on Origin now is it?

If it was possible, it'd be up to Dice/EA. Would be nice though, I don't want to spend precious play time waiting for it to download.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: loudpanzer on 09:15 PM - 09/20/11


Recommended System Requirements

GRAPHICS CARD: DIRECTX 11 COMPATIBLE WITH 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 OR ATI RADEON 6950)


wow... pretty darn high for recommended... i feel ashamed about about 6950 now  :'(

seems like this game will do well on graphics cards of the future (amd 79xx)



Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 11:19 PM - 09/20/11
I'll wait until next year to start the PC version, gonna have to build a new one and wait until prices go down
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zacharybinx34 on 12:03 AM - 09/21/11
So for 360, is MW3 going to even be close to as good as BF3?

Because Bad Company 2 was a decent game, but it was night and day difference in game style/type than COD.

Will BF3 go for the BC2 feel or more closer to the quick and fluent COD feel?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 01:13 AM - 09/21/11
Aye, was hoping to have early access via the 360 beta to get a feel for it, but have built a new pc for the full game with 2x6950 which on the face of those tweets won't be enough for ultra settings.<sigh>
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Halowood on 03:07 AM - 09/21/11
Aye, was hoping to have early access via the 360 beta to get a feel for it, but have built a new pc for the full game with 2x6950 which on the face of those tweets won't be enough for ultra settings.<sigh>
Wait what? In the recommended it recommended a 6950 and 2 wont be enough for Ultra?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 04:29 AM - 09/21/11
Well considerng that the 580 is more powerful than the 6950 I could imagine that it might be ultra isn't achievable at 1080 on the pc with 2*6950. Or it may be that the 580 on its own might struggle but two would blast it ... therefore the 6950s in xfire might have a chance. I'm still reasonably hopeful - I get over 10k on 3dmark 11 so I live in optimism!

:)

Wait what? In the recommended it recommended a 6950 and 2 wont be enough for Ultra?


"@zh1nt0 so can you tell us if the recommended system requirements are enough to run the game on ultra?
@bkohn1 recommended is usually medium"


Source: http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/116140116820504576



"@zh1nt0 so would one GTX580 run it on ultra? Or do I need two of them?
@bkohn1 2"


Source: http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/116140729864159232
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 08:31 AM - 09/21/11
thanks for posting the requirements :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 10:55 AM - 09/21/11
yes thank you for posting the requirements and crushing my dreams
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:26 PM - 09/21/11
I'm awaiting your arrival Mr. Sparrow  :-*

Please put on the items I sent to you today and I shall arrive tonight . ARRRRR
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: loudpanzer on 03:18 PM - 09/21/11
hmmm im also thinking 580's might be like ULTRA ultra if you get what i mean...

im thinking with two 6950s you should be able to do 1080 with ultra textures, shaders, dx11 jazz
but might have to turn down/off things like AA and AO...

should at least pull 60 average with that because with BC2 two 6950s is somewhere around 120fps ( im probably wrong just guessing )

i guess we wont know till people start betaing, but even then bc2 had a ton of problems and months later when things were patched and drivers kept getting better...

*hope*
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 03:21 PM - 09/21/11
guys we all know that we put maximum details for like 2 games to get impressed by the gfx and then we lower details again to have better perfomance and no distracting surroundings or grass you cannot see through ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 03:24 PM - 09/21/11
Well considerng that the 580 is more powerful than the 6950 I could imagine that it might be ultra isn't achievable at 1080 on the pc with 2*6950. Or it may be that the 580 on its own might struggle but two would blast it ... therefore the 6950s in xfire might have a chance. I'm still reasonably hopeful - I get over 10k on 3dmark 11 so I live in optimism!

:)

Wait what? In the recommended it recommended a 6950 and 2 wont be enough for Ultra?


"@zh1nt0 so can you tell us if the recommended system requirements are enough to run the game on ultra?
@bkohn1 recommended is usually medium"


Source: http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/116140116820504576



"@zh1nt0 so would one GTX580 run it on ultra? Or do I need two of them?
@bkohn1 2"


Source: http://twitter.com/#!/zh1nt0/status/116140729864159232

Sigh.. 2x 580s for Ultra? @ 1080P? I'd hate to drop 4-5 bills again for another 580. I'm still hurting over my first one.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 03:29 PM - 09/21/11
guys we all know that we put maximum details for like 2 games to get impressed by the gfx and then we lower details again to have better perfomance and no distracting surroundings or grass you cannot see through ;)

Heh, I guess you're right. I doubt, I'll have enough time to stop and admire the crap out of things.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 03:56 PM - 09/21/11
QFT! He speaks wisdom, but I still want to see those couple of games with everything on LOL.

guys we all know that we put maximum details for like 2 games to get impressed by the gfx and then we lower details again to have better perfomance and no distracting surroundings or grass you cannot see through ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 04:15 PM - 09/21/11
I never get why whenever a big technological showcase starts getting hyped people build PCs with hardware that's been on the market for a while to play it. It's always best to wait for CPUs/GPUs that launch around or soon after the graphical powerhouse.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 04:52 PM - 09/21/11
I built mine back in April as my last machine was about 5 years old. I wanted a new pc for numerous reasons, including being able to run newer games - without one in particular in mind.

I never get why whenever a big technological showcase starts getting hyped people build PCs with hardware that's been on the market for a while to play it. It's always best to wait for CPUs/GPUs that launch around or soon after the graphical powerhouse.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Halowood on 09:06 PM - 09/21/11
hmmm im also thinking 580's might be like ULTRA ultra if you get what i mean...

im thinking with two 6950s you should be able to do 1080 with ultra textures, shaders, dx11 jazz
but might have to turn down/off things like AA and AO...

should at least pull 60 average with that because with BC2 two 6950s is somewhere around 120fps ( im probably wrong just guessing )

i guess we wont know till people start betaing, but even then bc2 had a ton of problems and months later when things were patched and drivers kept getting better...

*hope*
In BC2 I get about 130fps with graphics maxed out on one 6950.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 12:05 AM - 09/22/11
EAuk forums=

(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb90/Acme007/xx340x.gif)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 06:04 AM - 09/22/11
lmao
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 06:47 AM - 09/22/11
Only one map? No conquest either huh...Well whatever itll still be good. Funny though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 07:11 AM - 09/22/11
I took it as a given that these would be the restrictions. Hope its been worth the wait. One of the developed has said they are expecting at least "80%" on metacritic. Hardly aiming high huh?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zacharybinx34 on 07:36 AM - 09/22/11
Beta starts September 29th on all platforms.

http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield3/1/beta
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 07:44 AM - 09/24/11
Good news for the XIM3

Quote
Hey guys

Went to Eurogamer Expo yesterday with my little bruv & all's i can tell you is that the game looks & more importantly plays fantastic. I loved BC2 but found the controls 'slightly' heavy & unresponsive 'at first' (soon learnt to deal with it though)

BF3 however is a completely different game all together. The body movement & iron sight movement is extremely smooth (ala CoD -dont flame) & the aim down sights is fast & snappy.

-PS3 player
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 07:54 AM - 09/24/11
Excitement level just raised a little then, Thanks for the good news Zen. Cant wait till Tuesday....
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 09:07 PM - 09/24/11
+1... unfortunately i seem to have missplaced the code that came with moh so i might be stuck waiting till thurs.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 11:54 PM - 09/24/11
+1... unfortunately i seem to have missplaced the code that came with moh so i might be stuck waiting till thurs.

Maybe it will be like Halo ODST - Halo Reach where you just need the disk to play the beta as opposed to using a code.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 12:07 AM - 09/25/11
Hopefully but i thought i saw some screenies of a code enter screen... could be wrong though... hopefully.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 12:09 AM - 09/25/11
I was hoping that it would give me the option of fighting a grizzly bear with a bowie knife, and then pouring the blood from its heart over the console.

I'm actually rather good at that.  I have several grizzly bear heats in jars around my bed so I can gaze at them while I fall to sleep at night.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 09:33 AM - 09/25/11
http://beefjack.com/news/battlefield-3-platform-comparison-ps3-vs-xbox-360-vs-pc/

Don't really know this publication but if Digital Foundry confirms it during the beta I'll either finally be forced to get a PS3 or just cancel pre-order and get it when I get a new PC next year.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 09:39 AM - 09/25/11
I was hoping that it would give me the option of fighting a grizzly bear with a bowie knife, and then pouring the blood from its heart over the console.

I'm actually rather good at that.  I have several grizzly bear heats in jars around my bed so I can gaze at them while I fall to sleep at night.

you sure you are a rabbit???
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 09:53 AM - 09/25/11
http://beefjack.com/news/battlefield-3-platform-comparison-ps3-vs-xbox-360-vs-pc/

Don't really know this publication but if Digital Foundry confirms it during the beta I'll either finally be forced to get a PS3 or just cancel pre-order and get it when I get a new PC next year.

I've seen that but I've heard from people I trust first hand that they look and play basically identical. Find out soon enough though
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 05:34 PM - 09/25/11
Battlefield 3 Achievements list:


http://bf3blog.com/battlefield-3-achievements/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 06:59 PM - 09/25/11
I hope the menu music is good. at least till 1:50. After that the change goes to meh. 1942 theme was awesome.
-this is fan made and is not the theme.
http://www.youtube.com/v/XHszJVyPXVM&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 10:43 PM - 09/25/11
Differences between the Xbox 360 and PS3 version are so minimal, it doesn't even matter.  Anyone who says otherwise is only nitpicking.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 10:49 PM - 09/25/11
+1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 07:26 AM - 09/26/11
Drivers from Nvidia and Ati for BF3 beta.

Updating this info because Amd's driver page crashed earlier with the Bf3 beta drivers on it. 


Nvidia:
http://www.geforce.com/Drivers/Results/38108


Ati:
AMD'S BF3 beta driver. On the Amd's site this file is corrupt and fails the integrity check upon install.
Here's an original copy before the server problems occured.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3WWCL7UO


Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 08:05 AM - 09/26/11
Hmm no beta code yet
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 08:43 AM - 09/26/11
Beta codes go out tomorrow @
10pm AEST
5am PDT
7am CDT
8am EDT
2pm CEST

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 08:44 AM - 09/26/11
GMT? Any idea?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 10:28 AM - 09/26/11
New trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coOHjF4_apI&feature=youtu.be

I've got a feeling the beta is going to have 99 problems and the win/loss glitch is one.

*gets coat*
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Halowood on 11:21 AM - 09/26/11
If Glenn is right then 12pm GMT.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 11:27 AM - 09/26/11
I've seen 1pm mentioned so sounds about right.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 11:31 AM - 09/26/11
https://bf3beta.battlefield.com/key/index.php

 Site is live now. Can't go past the key screen though .. ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Halowood on 12:08 PM - 09/26/11
Quote
In what territories is the BF3 Beta available?
 The Beta is available in North America, South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
I don't see any England/UK here.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 12:11 PM - 09/26/11
We'd classify as Europe mate.

Quote
In what territories is the BF3 Beta available?
 The Beta is available in North America, South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
I don't see any England/UK here.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: heymoe99 on 12:47 PM - 09/26/11
i think i'll go with the ps3 version. it looks way better than pc.

http://www.hardocp.com/news/2011/09/26/battlefield_3_comparison_pc_vs_playstation3_split_screen/

:D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 12:54 PM - 09/26/11
i think i'll go with the ps3 version. it looks way better than pc.

LMAO thats quality!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ISheeper on 01:01 PM - 09/26/11
i think i'll go with the ps3 version. it looks way better than pc.

http://www.hardocp.com/news/2011/09/26/battlefield_3_comparison_pc_vs_playstation3_split_screen/

:D
Agreed, look at that framerate and the colours, all these pc gamers going on about their graphics...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 01:02 PM - 09/26/11
lmao that was great :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 01:30 PM - 09/26/11
BF3  beta multiplayer LIVE!
http://www.own3d.tv/live/126950
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:34 PM - 09/26/11
doesnt work
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerryHatrick on 01:49 PM - 09/26/11
BF3  beta multiplayer LIVE!
http://www.own3d.tv/live/126950

Bugger I got really excited there :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 01:55 PM - 09/26/11
i think i'll go with the ps3 version. it looks way better than pc.

http://www.hardocp.com/news/2011/09/26/battlefield_3_comparison_pc_vs_playstation3_split_screen/

:D

Funny vid ;D

New trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coOHjF4_apI&feature=youtu.be

I've got a feeling the beta is going to have 99 problems and the win/loss glitch is one.

*gets coat*
LOL. Really I hope not. I'll jump on a plane, wait outside and throw eggs and dog poo at them when they leave work. "I love you guys, you're so awesome. Here have some flowers and candy!" is what i'll yell.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerryHatrick on 02:11 PM - 09/26/11
http://battlefield3.tv/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 02:42 PM - 09/26/11
Some live stream

http://battlefield3.tv/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 03:11 PM - 09/26/11
Looks like more PC but this game looks SO awesome. Please dont suck on console!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 03:53 PM - 09/26/11
He just got banned
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 06:42 AM - 09/27/11
Live pc stream

http://www.twitch.tv/jazzn
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:26 AM - 09/27/11
anyone got their 360 beta invite yet?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 08:20 AM - 09/27/11
Yep, mine not long arrived. Just downloading as we speak!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 08:44 AM - 09/27/11
Got one for PC but want one for XBOX....anyone got one to swap?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 08:48 AM - 09/27/11
Nothing here yet, already people are ripping the appearance to pieces. What do they expect compared to the PC version?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 08:56 AM - 09/27/11
Nothing here yet, already people are ripping the appearance to pieces. What do they expect compared to the PC version?

seriously, you can't expect a 6 year old console to stand up with brand new maxed out PC
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Vad1m Ukra1ne on 08:56 AM - 09/27/11
How to redeem early access to the Battlefield 3 beta (Xbox 360)
http://www.product-reviews.net/2011/09/27/how-to-redeem-early-access-to-the-battlefield-3-beta-xbox-360/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:57 AM - 09/27/11
Nothing here yet, already people are ripping the appearance to pieces. What do they expect compared to the PC version?

seriously, you can't expect a 6 year old console to stand up with brand new maxed out PC

A lot of people are ignorant to these things.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 08:58 AM - 09/27/11
Got one for PC but want one for XBOX....anyone got one to swap?

ARSE! If only I'd seen your post 5 mins earlier lol!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 09:00 AM - 09/27/11
Code here at last, will start downloading when I get home but with the matchmaking issues reported Im not in any rush.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 09:22 AM - 09/27/11
YAY got a code from some one on the EA uk forums. Did a swap for my PC one....downloading now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 09:27 AM - 09/27/11
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, glad you got it sorted m8, report here with any issues with the beta thus far.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 09:36 AM - 09/27/11
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, glad you got it sorted m8, report here with any issues with the beta thus far.

I'm 75% downloaded now. The only thing I care about at the moment is stick handling. I'll give my first impressions within the hour. Although it seems in true EA style the servers are f'd
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: AcloYde on 10:03 AM - 09/27/11
Do you need to have xbox live gold, and did you have to register for the beta like milion years ago?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 10:07 AM - 09/27/11
they bought the Medal of Honor: Limited Edition.  The rest of us are waiting until friday when it's open to everyone.  Yes, you'll need xbox live gold as it is multiplayer only.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 10:15 AM - 09/27/11
Got my beta key and the PC access email at 7:20am pst. I'm at work.. Sucks to be employed right now...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 10:23 AM - 09/27/11
OK here we go....first impressions.

Yes the graphics are a bit weird at first. I did think OMG these suck as I've been playing smooth MW2 for the last few weeks. Then I stuck BC2 on and they were even worse. After 10mins of play though the graphics started to get better and better as they do when switching from BC2 to COD

The movement is much closer to COD over BC2. The feel of running and rush is smooth and silky but the best thing is the stick handling.

This is going to be made of win for the XIM3. Tiny deadzone....maybe smaller then COD's. INstant full speed when you peg the stick. Only tried MW2 config and that actually wasnt too bad. a bit grainy though. Once I got pasted the first 15 mins the environments really came alive and you start to see where they spent the GPU power over frame rate.

The sound on this game is the best I've ever heard. Easily the star of the show on boot up

Recoil is insanely high which is great. The XIM3 will dominate this game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 10:26 AM - 09/27/11
OK here we go....first impressions.

Yes the graphics are a bit weird at first. I did think OMG these suck as I've been playing smooth MW2 for the last few weeks. Then I stuck BC2 on and they were even worse. After 10mins of play though the graphics started to get better and better as they do when switching from BC2 to COD

The movement is much closer to COD over BC2. The feel of running and rush is smooth and silky but the best thing is the stick handling.

This is going to be made of win for the XIM3. Tiny deadzone....maybe smaller then COD's. INstant full speed when you peg the stick. Only tried MW2 config and that actually wasnt too bad. a bit grainy though. Once I got pasted the first 15 mins the environments really came alive and you start to see where they spent the GPU power over frame rate.

The sound on this game is the best I've ever heard. Easily the star of the show on boot up

Recoil is insanely high which is great. The XIM3 will dominate this game.

awesome! still no aim assist i presume? 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 10:52 AM - 09/27/11
OK here we go....first impressions.

Yes the graphics are a bit weird at first. I did think OMG these suck as I've been playing smooth MW2 for the last few weeks. Then I stuck BC2 on and they were even worse. After 10mins of play though the graphics started to get better and better as they do when switching from BC2 to COD

The movement is much closer to COD over BC2. The feel of running and rush is smooth and silky but the best thing is the stick handling.

This is going to be made of win for the XIM3. Tiny deadzone....maybe smaller then COD's. INstant full speed when you peg the stick. Only tried MW2 config and that actually wasnt too bad. a bit grainy though. Once I got pasted the first 15 mins the environments really came alive and you start to see where they spent the GPU power over frame rate.

The sound on this game is the best I've ever heard. Easily the star of the show on boot up

Recoil is insanely high which is great. The XIM3 will dominate this game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xSicntHlXA
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 11:13 AM - 09/27/11
http://www.twitch.tv/ulirocks This dude is streaming xbox 360
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 11:49 AM - 09/27/11
PC beta is 3.9 GB via Origin...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 11:53 AM - 09/27/11
Zen that sounds great, I wish I could play the beta today :/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 12:08 PM - 09/27/11
zen hows the dedicated server list doing?
already available for the beta?

if so does it show the server ping / your ping when you are playing on it?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 12:10 PM - 09/27/11
No, no server browser.....just quick match option. Havent seen a ping thing. Will look when I next go on. Sound is blowing my tits off.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 01:18 PM - 09/27/11
There is noticeable aim assist IMHO ... not huge, but definitely there. I've been playing a lot of BC2 on PC recently so it was very easy to notice the aim assist. I reckon this will work well with a ST, the acceleration curve felt ok but only played the one round.

As mentioned above the sound is quality. It does have a more of a COD feel to it, but still very DICE. :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 02:21 PM - 09/27/11
I like that you can now ADS with a shotgun. Has to be better than that circle on bc2.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 02:35 PM - 09/27/11
^ah good one. I guess they thought before that you didnt need to aim a shotgun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 02:52 PM - 09/27/11
Lol... silly DICE.

How you gonna hit a deer if you don't aim the pump shotty?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 03:20 PM - 09/27/11
you gotta use Aim-assist.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 03:40 PM - 09/27/11
The bugs are making me sad faced and i cant make up a good config :( keep dying
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 04:27 PM - 09/27/11
Anyone else getting really bad graphic problems like flickering?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 06:51 PM - 09/27/11
I've seen some really bad tearing in captures. How is it in actual gameplay? Worried about the prospects for a smart config.

Also, flickering.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE8Qf_dRjeQ&hd=1

I've read a good case made for this being a very old build and that this demo is only meant as a stress test.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RoAV on 07:17 PM - 09/27/11
Movement speed is blops fast and no tearing ST will  be a beastly one
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 08:35 PM - 09/27/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBsN3Js-blg&hd=1

I've only seen a minute of it but this has some great lol potential.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: OBsIV on 08:39 PM - 09/27/11
How's the graphics?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 10:00 PM - 09/27/11
Some good footage and comm:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3-VzYftv-8
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 11:29 PM - 09/27/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBsN3Js-blg&hd=1

I've only seen a minute of it but this has some great lol potential.

this has some of the best game commentary ever...

"I'm runnin the right way, right? oh @#$%!"
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 11:38 PM - 09/27/11
ooh... you have accept a revive now? good.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 11:40 PM - 09/27/11
ooh... you have accept a revive now? good.

Yep and the controls look amazing compared to bad controls 2.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 12:06 AM - 09/28/11
How's the graphics?

Slightly better then BC2...bits of tearing here and there but probably on par with BC2.

For those looking to tweak if you are defending then camp a bush till the first M-coms are taken and then crawl back to attack original spawn
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 12:26 AM - 09/28/11
Seems the hacks are already up for PC.

http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-3/1430935-artificialaiming-net-undetected-pb-vac-hacks.html
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: AP on 12:34 AM - 09/28/11
LOLZ and thats why I just cant be arsed with pc FPS games anymore......
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 12:37 AM - 09/28/11
Funny, because I've been playing 12+ hours so far and I haven't come across any hackers.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 12:42 AM - 09/28/11
Those only went up 3 hours ago....give it time :D

And you've played for over 12 hours already?....hardcore :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 12:44 AM - 09/28/11
I haven't encountered any hackers in BC2 either. :)  In the servers I play in, all the admins are great.

How's the graphics?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXMtRPfBTXo&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 12:56 AM - 09/28/11
I haven't encountered any hackers in BC2 either. :)  In the servers I play in, all the admins are great.

How's the graphics?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXMtRPfBTXo&hd=1

No need to defend. I know well admined servers are relatively hack free (I've owned servers for 5 years for various games). Glad you're enjoying it!

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 12:58 AM - 09/28/11
(http://clipart.peirceinternet.com/png/thumbup2.png)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 01:00 AM - 09/28/11
Some good footage and comm:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3-VzYftv-8

WingsofRedemption?  The guys over at the EA UK forums tear him apart.  :-X
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 01:04 AM - 09/28/11
Some good footage and comm:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3-VzYftv-8

WingsofRedemption?  The guys over at the EA UK forums tear him apart.  :-X


Well luckily im in the us.... No point in tearing any commentator apart if u dont want to watch dont... Frolly fearcrads and xcal fans waging a war thats insignificant... But the point of me posting that was to show console footage anyway thats all.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 01:05 AM - 09/28/11
The configs right now are locked, so you can't change them without using a seperate program.
And unfortunately, I am running on medium settings. :(
 
Hopefully by November, I'll be upgraded to play ultra.



The community there generally isn't so great, so no worries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INEiMsPFjVk&hd=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2JRmmYPQcc&feature=related

Here's some Xbox 360 gameplay for y'all to enjoy.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 01:11 AM - 09/28/11
The configs right now are locked, so you can't change them without using a seperate program.
And unfortunately, I am running on medium settings. :(
 
Hopefully by November, I'll be upgraded to play ultra.



The community there generally isn't so great, so no worries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INEiMsPFjVk&hd=1

Here's some Xbox 360 gameplay for y'all to enjoy.

Nice! ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 01:47 AM - 09/28/11
So many Battlefield 3 threads, not too sure which one to post in anymore lol

Yes graphically its probably on par with BC2 maybe a step up. Was hoping for a bit more although not naive enough to think it would be half as good as the PC version. Definately some screen tearing and texture pop ups happening.

Got up at 6am to play this morning before work (always up at that time to feed the twins). Had another great session. Unlocked the grip and a sight so the recoil is more manageable. I think ill always be better in the 1 bullet mode so recoil becomes less of an issue.

Still issues getting games which is to be expected. Been kicked a couple time which was for the best this morning otherwise I wouldnt of left for work. Still getting moments where I feel I have unloaded a clip into someone just to see them still on 100% hp still. Other times the hit detection feels spot on. Confusing me greatly.

And as its a beta, quite a few small glitches occuring. Sometimes ADS wont work unless you switch to and thro weapons. Ive found myself in a ditch I couldnt get out of and walking in the floor at times. A few funny animations like when you have shot someone just to see them fly like they have been hit by a tank. Also sometimes the screen goes very blurry. I respawned and it was blue and blurry until I died again.

The 30fps seems to hold up ok at the moment. Noticable of course against COD. I hope this wont prove to be its undoing. Hopefully when it becomes an open beta the servers wont crash as at the moment the servers are struggeling.

Looking forward to another session tonight If the kids let me on.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 01:56 AM - 09/28/11
Gabba just in case you didnt know when you're suppressed in this game you get screen blur. I dont know if you're getting a glitch or just this effect and not knowing.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 02:00 AM - 09/28/11
Ah I didnt realise that! Thanks. I think this blur may be a glitch because it was so blurry I couldnt see and it had a blue tinge to it and only went after I respawned at which point it was gone. Only happened a couple of times though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 02:07 AM - 09/28/11
QFT ... very annoying.

This is crying out for a decent config - but I'm such a n00b when it comes to standard translators!



Still getting moments where I feel I have unloaded a clip into someone just to see them still on 100% hp still. Other times the hit detection feels spot on. Confusing me greatly.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 02:18 AM - 09/28/11
Yeah I may just have a pop in a bit and see what I come up with. I've never done one before. What's the deadzone? like 4900? or something?

Mist you got the beta yet?

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:27 AM - 09/28/11
No I don't, I have to wait another day.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 02:35 AM - 09/28/11
Ultim8 deadzoned it and he said he came up with 4918 but wasnt sure if he did ot right... Wonder why noone else has. You guys are scaring me with the on par with bc2 graphics I was hoping for something a little closer to crysis 2 graphics.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: pulpbiggles on 02:58 AM - 09/28/11
If I'm being honest it looks a mess, but then I expected that because it is the beta and I know it will be better for full release. Either that or I've just been spoilt by BC2 on the PC for the last month or so and it really is that poor.

You can tell the engine has a lot to give, there are nice effects but it feels like it is running with a number of features turned off and on a lower resolution than it should be.

You guys are scaring me with the on par with bc2 graphics I was hoping for something a little closer to crysis 2 graphics.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 03:09 AM - 09/28/11
Doing a standard config. Let me know what you think discuss tweaks etc..

http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=16170.msg195212#msg195212
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 03:11 AM - 09/28/11
Indeed, some parts look great, then you'll turn around and watch the textures load on a wall or see a player with little texture to them at all running past. When you blow up the MCOM just watch the sparks fly out. Looks like a pixellated PS1 game. I havent witnessed any great destruction either, nothing any better than BC2 so far. Just hope these features are turned off or dumbed down.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 03:42 AM - 09/28/11
That spark thing has to be early build. Its more like a SNES game.

100% wont be like that in the finished build. Its part of the reason putting out this old build actually isnt a good idea IMO as a lot of people will be looking at stuff like that thinking lame.

I do like the way the cloud shadows roll in and out. That is a very nice touch.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 03:54 AM - 09/28/11
Hows the hit detection given the beta? Opinions on this given the beta. We have just ok graphics and awesome sound.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 03:58 AM - 09/28/11
Hows the hit detection given the beta? Opinions on this given the beta. We have just ok graphics and awesome sound.

Most of the time spot on, sometimes completely beyond comprehension. I used a shotgun and shot someone twice square on and inflicted no damage. Like wise I sprayed two people equally. One died instantly the other again had 100% health. Other people have reported such things, again probably in its beta state.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 04:00 AM - 09/28/11
I'm enjoying the graphics now. You just need to settle in to it. I wish AA was turned off more like in BC2.. I'm not a fan of AA anyway but its made it seem soapy at a distance. I'd prefer the jaggies and a crisp collection of blocky pixels to shoot at in the distance.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 08:51 AM - 09/28/11
haha yeah me too zen, makes it so much easier to distinguish between a foe and a bunch of gras in long distances

with aa on it just looks the same
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 09:17 AM - 09/28/11
haha yeah me too zen, makes it so much easier to distinguish between a foe and a bunch of gras in long distances

with aa on it just looks the same

I thought my comment would be greeted with boos...most people are obsessed with AA and I hate it.

Thing is they could have taken all the AA off had a crisp picture and had more performance to play with...but then most would be crying about the "jaggies" I want jaggies please! ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 11:43 AM - 09/28/11
haven't turned it on in so long I forgot... I have a PS3 to test the beta on too.  neat.

had already planned for XBOX and PC, I'll be interested to see if there are differences between XBOX
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 11:44 AM - 09/28/11
haven't turned it on in so long I forgot... I have a PS3 to test the beta on too. 

had already planned to play on both XBOX and PC, I'll be interested to see if there are any big differences between XBOX and PS3...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 12:07 PM - 09/28/11
Hows the hit detection given the beta? Opinions on this given the beta. We have just ok graphics and awesome sound.

Most of the time spot on, sometimes completely beyond comprehension. I used a shotgun and shot someone twice square on and inflicted no damage. Like wise I sprayed two people equally. One died instantly the other again had 100% health. Other people have reported such things, again probably in its beta state.

Really? The hit detection in Alpha was absolutely perfect.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 12:28 PM - 09/28/11
Its wierd on xbl... Everything is
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 01:09 PM - 09/28/11
Really? The hit detection in Alpha was absolutely perfect.

Cant put my finger on it. Most of the game it feels great and then you'll get a moment where you're certain you must have almost killed someone just to see they have most of their HP left. Unless of course that figure displayed is inaccurate.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerryHatrick on 01:12 PM - 09/28/11
XIM has softened me up too much. Hopped on the PC beta and couldnt hit a cow in the arse with a banjo.

Last game fired 2 shotgun shells into someone's face and he then proceeded to shoot me back and walked away with 100% health. FS!

Edit: Recoil is MENTAL!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: forsberg on 01:29 PM - 09/28/11
How's the XIM performance in BF3 compared to COD in terms of controls?  I remember it was so slow in BFBC2 that it was impossible to play on even at the highest sensitivity
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerryHatrick on 01:48 PM - 09/28/11
How's the XIM performance in BF3 compared to COD in terms of controls?  I remember it was so slow in BFBC2 that it was impossible to play on even at the highest sensitivity

Really? I found it perfect. Vehicles were a bit hit or miss but the ST was brilliant
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 02:03 PM - 09/28/11
Yeah the bc2 config feels great to me. My sens was set at 27 give or take @5700dpi. It was def slower than cod, but still far from unusable. Anyway people are saying that bf3 has somewhat of a cod feel, so it should feel great on the xim.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 03:25 PM - 09/28/11
It feels just about where cod is on xim3.... There are many issues with this beta build though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:40 PM - 09/28/11
so guys, what config seems to be the best one working with the bf3 beta?
tomorrow i can join as well, but so far i read about 4-5 configs that should work out with the beta, not sure which one to choose :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:15 PM - 09/28/11
so guys, what config seems to be the best one working with the bf3 beta?
tomorrow i can join as well, but so far i read about 4-5 configs that should work out with the beta, not sure which one to choose :(

Im liking zens though you will prolly have to set yoir sens a bunch lower than ot usually is... He did a good job esp. With ads.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: He4DHuNt3r on 07:40 PM - 09/28/11
so guys, what config seems to be the best one working with the bf3 beta?

Crysis2 ST works best for me, People said Halo reach is better but I seem to overaim/underaim etc.. when using it.
 
On my Youtube Clip the 1st 2minz is using the Halo reach ST, after that when I'm at the underground I'm using Crysis2 ST.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSGkOlnScfo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSGkOlnScfo)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 08:13 PM - 09/28/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwJK1KedEPs

Holy shizer
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 08:29 PM - 09/28/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwJK1KedEPs

Holy shizer

sploosh.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 09:39 PM - 09/28/11
If anyones interested I thought id list the glitches ive found in my few hours of play on 360:

- fallen trees inside buildings all the time
- fell through the ground and got stuck there... Suicided to escape once
- lost ability to ads several times
- lost onscreen reticule not in ads several times
- sprint is wierd sometimes you have to stop all movement to sprint again... Im not sure if its a glitch or purpose
- reload animation stops working several times
- mcom station keeps its alarm going after blown up several times

although the game is very fun it is not nearly as polished as the other betas ive played this year.... Worries me how its going to be on release with it so soon. The hit detection can be spotty but for the most part its dead on and ive yet to really lag in a game though ive been kicked off of servers and had problems finding games. When you download it you might have to clear your cache before you can connect to ea servers just a heads up this happened to me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 10:42 PM - 09/28/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGbo50Ar420&feature=player_embedded










(btw, it's a joke)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 11:03 PM - 09/28/11
And some more Caspian gameplay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO2hrjKeMY0
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 11:30 PM - 09/28/11
f'ing c---teases on xbl right now.
thought, hey, it's after midnight on east coast right? I should see if the beta is on xbl.
it's there and spotlighted but you need -1 points for it apparently. and that apparently works out to 4294967295 points... so. yeah. f'ing teases.

anyone east or central or europe i guess too, waiting on the OPEN beta starting tomorrow? if so, it being tomorrow where you are now, technically, do you have access to it? going to watch tube for another hour anyway so i guess I'll find out then but I'm curious now....
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 11:32 PM - 09/28/11
Usually stuff ddoesnt happen tilll 5 or 6 am on east coast from my experience
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 11:45 PM - 09/28/11
XBL updates after 2am PST, but it's hard to say if BF3 will be ready at this time because it's already partly released.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Shelbs on 12:01 AM - 09/29/11
i cant stop clicking on it lol... i really dont think it will be much longer considering they already have this ad up for it that says "DOWNLOAD THE BETA NOW!"

i just got on PSN also and i found it but it says "This content is not currently available".

I WANT TO JUST PLAY THIS @#$% GAME ALREADY!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 01:48 AM - 09/29/11
If anyones interested I thought id list the glitches ive found in my few hours of play on 360:

- fallen trees inside buildings all the time
- fell through the ground and got stuck there... Suicided to escape once
- lost ability to ads several times
- lost onscreen reticule not in ads several times
- sprint is wierd sometimes you have to stop all movement to sprint again... Im not sure if its a glitch or purpose
- reload animation stops working several times
- mcom station keeps its alarm going after blown up several times

Good call mate. These have all happened to me too. The worst is the ADS. Just lining up to kill someone to find you cant aim is very annoying. I think the sprint is supposed to be like that which does suck. Would be great if they did fix it though. The worst spot for falling in the ground is by one of the MCOM stations on the first segment. Me and 6 other of my team were in there AT ONCE. One of the other team fell in too and we just couldnt kill him, he kept shooting everyone for under the ground.

Glitches aside I have thourighly enjoyed my early access to the beta. The game vastly improves with the newer guns and better attachments. The first guns with the iron sights makes it too hard to view anything imo. As Amak also said the hit detection is a little random at time but in general the game seems to be lag free. Just be prepared for long waits to get a game and getting kicked now and again.

My KDR is still terrible. Im normally in the top 2 or 3 players. Remember this isnt TDM, if you're on the winning team with a high score then you're doing something right even if your KDR is low. Yes I am making excuses ;)

Graphically it is what you would expecting from an ageing console. We were spoilt with amazing PC videos. Some nice touches but some downright ugly parts.

A day 1 buy for me, will pre-order soon. Will be interesting to see how many glitches are fixed and how vehicles are implemented. Hope there is a bit more destruction too.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Sleepy on 02:35 AM - 09/29/11
This is not me but is some more wonderful game footage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTrdI8e_8_c&feature=feedu

I'm still on the fence on what to do for my pre-order, I currently have it preordered for PC but have way more friends on xbox. What to do , what to do ...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 02:50 AM - 09/29/11
If your PC can run it well then its an easy choice imo.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Sleepy on 03:13 AM - 09/29/11
I hope I can run it on PC at some decent settings.
My basic PC specs are:
i7-930 Overclocked to 3.3ghz
6GB Triple channel ram
Geforce 470 gtx 1280mb
EVGA mobo, ect..

This should be plenty I hope.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 07:34 AM - 09/29/11
This is not me but is some more wonderful game footage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTrdI8e_8_c&feature=feedu

I'm still on the fence on what to do for my pre-order, I currently have it preordered for PC but have way more friends on xbox. What to do , what to do ...

Friends>platform. Personally I get use to graphics good and bad very quick & friends are what gaming is about. I've got access to a beast of a PC and I wont be touching this on PC simply due to playing with friends.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 08:32 AM - 09/29/11
downloaded for xbox and pc. will have to play later, @#$% you work!!!
funny though - still not available on ps3...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 08:43 AM - 09/29/11
anyone got the button layout?
is it similar to bfbc2?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 09:10 AM - 09/29/11
Weird I just came in here to get some ideas for the button layout. Yeah xbox controller basically the same.

Does anyone have the default PC layout controls? just want to have a look at them
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 09:31 AM - 09/29/11
PS3 layout allegedly, though it mentions "quick knife" and I thought they got rid of that crap -
http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/09/29/welcome-to-the-battlefield-3-open-beta/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: seppi334 on 09:39 AM - 09/29/11

Does anyone have the default PC layout controls? just want to have a look at them
There it is:
W - Forward
A - strafe Left
D - Strafe Right
S - Backward

E - Enter Vehicle | Arm/Disarm MCOM
R - Pickup Weapon
T - Turn on/off flashlight/pointer
Q - Spot Enemy
Z - Prone
Ctrl - Crouch
x - Hold crouch
f - Quick knife
G - Grenade
1 - 6 - Weapon selection
f1 - f6 - Seat Selection
C - External view in vehicle
M - Minimap
TAB- Scoreboard
Esc - Menu
Enter - Spawn Menu
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 09:43 AM - 09/29/11
Copied my bc2 config and just changed the translators.... Keys are pretty much the same. Im in love with this game right now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 09:43 AM - 09/29/11

Does anyone have the default PC layout controls? just want to have a look at them
There it is:
W - Forward
A - strafe Left
D - Strafe Right
S - Backward

E - Enter Vehicle | Arm/Disarm MCOM
R - Pickup Weapon
T - Turn on/off flashlight/pointer
Q - Spot Enemy
Z - Prone
Ctrl - Crouch
x - Hold crouch
f - Quick knife
G - Grenade
1 - 6 - Weapon selection
f1 - f6 - Seat Selection
C - External view in vehicle
M - Minimap
TAB- Scoreboard
Esc - Menu
Enter - Spawn Menu

Many thanks

What's toggle fire mode then?

Think it might be "V" actually after looking online
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 09:50 AM - 09/29/11
bang keyboard randomly until you stumble across it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 09:56 AM - 09/29/11
bang keyboard randomly until you stumble across it.

LOL I dont have the PC version so that may take some banging. LOL
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 10:08 AM - 09/29/11
How is the spot system? Can you see the 'spot' through objects?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 10:19 AM - 09/29/11
Well some things I found. First shooting is fun. When you shoot people die. no clicklicklicky no pling sound. No shooting for unnatural amounts of time. bullets go in and they go down. Its more then one hit but for the amount of time it takes it doesn't feel unnatural. This might change though. It usually happens in betas guns are rebalanced. I wish the load out screen could have been more like bc2. Its controls have changed and I find it awkward to navigate. Fortunately this isnt need often. Theres a weird thing that happens when the left stick is pegged and it would register when you try to run. So WASD you have to release W for split sec and then run. It just seems like a glitch though. The game looks good. Still I think crysis 2 is a better engine. The audio in this game is awesome. I have not heard a game that sounds this good in just plain unprocessed stereo in a long time. Sound positioning is great. Its very easy to tell where something is coming from. Voice is not limited to squads.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 10:47 AM - 09/29/11
How is the spot system? Can you see the 'spot' through objects?

No its nothing like the BC2. The icon is tiny...way above their head and disappears very quickly and doesn't track though anything really.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 11:10 AM - 09/29/11
Beta is released and i'm stuck doing a clutch in a neighbor's car....FML.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 11:11 AM - 09/29/11
Anyone else feel like giving dice a  handjob bc they threw the behind the back excecution in?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 11:22 AM - 09/29/11
Anyone else feel like giving dice a  handjob bc they threw the behind the back excecution in?

+1 dice is due for a nice old fashioned.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 11:25 AM - 09/29/11
Im sensing crytek had something to do with that.... If only they handled the console graphics.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: stoneyftw on 11:38 AM - 09/29/11
Not played it, but I heard the beta is a bug filled god awful mess.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 11:52 AM - 09/29/11
Lotsa bugs but get your buddies in a squad and its pristine fun though.... The bugs are kinda funny like they were put there on purpose actually.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 11:59 AM - 09/29/11
how hard of a time are you guys having getting your friends in a squad?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 12:07 PM - 09/29/11
Three limit four will screw you up... Navigating the menus isnt intuitive at all but once u figure it out its fine.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 12:59 PM - 09/29/11
Forget Operation Métro and anything you've seen in it so far.

I just played Caspian Boarder - Conquest 64 man server and my gawd this is pure win. Youtube "Caspian Border Beta" if you're not on the PC beta. There are limited amount of Caspian servers that is password protected but z1hnt0 (Dice community manager) posted the password on his twitter.

The map is massive. The graphics as a whole was truly amazing considering it's scale. The lighting was bright and crisp. Looking into the sun was realistically blinding. The details where beyond expectations after playing Metro.

64-man Caspian Border Beta has cast away any doubt that Operation Métro has placed on me of BF3. I was having BF2 nostalgia.(Never liked the BC series)

Anyone with the PC beta, hit me up.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 01:02 PM - 09/29/11
I'm not seeing the password on his twitter, do you still have it?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 01:04 PM - 09/29/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwCikY0GfFQ&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 01:17 PM - 09/29/11
Just to add when you all start playing Operation Métro, it's totally bugged and full of glitches and it's not graphically breath taking either. Also expect connection issues and poor/lacking squad functionality.  To be expected of a beta.

As I said above, Caspian Border is a better representation of the game.

If you have access to battlelog give some feed back. There are a lot of trolls and whinning
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 01:19 PM - 09/29/11
I'm not seeing the password on his twitter, do you still have it?

videokilledtheradiostar

This the latest password. FYI Getting in a server is PITA

Add me on battlelog, Rx7fc3st2 I'll be on tonight.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 01:20 PM - 09/29/11
(http://battlefieldo.com/wp-content/gallery/caspian-border-beta-screenshots/bf3-2011-09-27-02-49-52-81.png)
(http://battlefieldo.com/wp-content/gallery/caspian-border-beta-screenshots/bf3-2011-09-27-02-51-29-68.png)
(http://battlefieldo.com/wp-content/gallery/caspian-border-beta-screenshots/bf3-2011-09-27-02-54-03-25.png)
(http://battlefieldo.com/wp-content/gallery/caspian-border-beta-screenshots/bf3-2011-09-27-03-18-28-23.png)
(http://battlefieldo.com/wp-content/gallery/caspian-border-beta-screenshots/bf3-2011-09-27-03-13-51-90.png)
(http://battlefieldo.com/wp-content/gallery/caspian-border-beta-screenshots/bf3-2011-09-27-03-13-56-83.png)
(http://battlefieldo.com/wp-content/gallery/caspian-border-beta-screenshots/bf3-2011-09-27-03-14-04-37.png)
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Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:28 PM - 09/29/11
can we play caspian border on beta?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 01:40 PM - 09/29/11
On the pc with the password I provided you should be able to. But there are limited servers. Consoles, no clue..
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:48 PM - 09/29/11
ahhh ok. I didn't read back any. I bet they don't have it for xbox. thanks
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 01:57 PM - 09/29/11
I read a rumor that they are going to open caspian border later.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/09/29/battlefield-3-beta-is-live-tell-us-your-thoughts/ -for pc though. Everything else is rumors for consoles.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 02:24 PM - 09/29/11
I read a rumor that they are going to open caspian border later.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/09/29/battlefield-3-beta-is-live-tell-us-your-thoughts/ -for pc though. Everything else is rumors for consoles.

Yeah, it's also a rumor going around in the battlelog forums as well. I think it may be true, for Dice's sake. There has been a good number of doubters and disappointed BF vets due to the Metro map. Opening up Caspian should remedy any bad foresight.

I'm curiously optimistic to see how Caspian is interpreted on the consoles.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 03:19 PM - 09/29/11
Well I just went digging through the files in the xbox release and there is only one map included.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 03:31 PM - 09/29/11
I'm curiously optimistic to see how Caspian is interpreted on the consoles.

DICE said the map wasn't that small compared the the 64p one, but I'll believe it when I see it.  The player density would be like a ghost town then.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tequila on 04:02 PM - 09/29/11
now there is nothing working on xbox and ea servers now. cant connect to EA server. well, i got BF3 for PC as well and i can confirm, that caspian boarder kicks @#$% compared to metro. but dont think that they will provide caspian while open beta period on consoles because 24 players will not make much fun on a 64/64 map
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 04:08 PM - 09/29/11
anyone on 360 having an issue where the sound cuts to about half what you set it at and then goes back to full about 5-10 minutes later?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 04:36 PM - 09/29/11
http://battlelog.battlefield.com seems much better than Cod.elite
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 04:40 PM - 09/29/11
anyone on 360 having an issue where the sound cuts to about half what you set it at and then goes back to full about 5-10 minutes later?

Yup the surrounding ambient noise would cut off for me too. It's been reported so not uncommon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 04:45 PM - 09/29/11
now there is nothing working on xbox and ea servers now. cant connect to EA server. well, i got BF3 for PC as well and i can confirm, that caspian boarder kicks @#$% compared to metro. but dont think that they will provide caspian while open beta period on consoles because 24 players will not make much fun on a 64/64 map

Well in some past articles and blogs, it was said that the maps would be "reduced" for consoles. Just like in BF2 64, 48 and 36 maps were all the same it was just cut into smaller portions. Which I think is going to happen on the console. As SuponjiBobu said, it would be a "ghost town", otherwise.

http://battlelog.battlefield.com seems much better than Cod.elite

Where you in that COD elite beta? I was curious how that was. So far there are mixed reviews about the Battlelog. I myself like it, but I can do without Origin.

Edit: Grammar correction.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 04:59 PM - 09/29/11
Elite is ok for stat tracking. its tricky to navigate. Its not smooth. Bungie's site is better.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 07:02 PM - 09/29/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iVeKIAEfj4&feature=player_embedded

comparison
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 07:33 PM - 09/29/11
ugh too many people complaining about dying easy. asking for more heath blah.  :-\
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 07:33 PM - 09/29/11
(http://i55.tinypic.com/1e0x2r.gif)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 07:36 PM - 09/29/11
In my opinion, the damage is like hardcore BC2.

I'd hate to see what BF3's dmg will be like if it isn't changed.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:37 PM - 09/29/11
I dont know I hope the community doesnt ruin this game.... I think the damage is fine on xbox.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 07:44 PM - 09/29/11
In PC, everyone is going prone crazy on Operation Metro because if you poke your head out, you die almost instantly. :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:54 PM - 09/29/11
Yea it was the same yesterday with xbox.... I thought it was bc they were just so happy they got prone lol.... But today it was fine. Though pc has 64 players I can see this being difficult.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 09:16 PM - 09/29/11
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25374480&postcount=15

"So people been checking the CFG file and looks like PC beta is capped to graphical setting of 3 (max being 5) regardless of how many settings you change in game options.. "
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 10:14 PM - 09/29/11
oh really?

so those youtube videos claiming having bf3 on ultra with a single 570 is just 3/5 gfx?
man thats crazy, looking forward to see the real max details
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 10:20 PM - 09/29/11
This is only medium.  :o
Looks like you really do need GTX 580 SLI to max it out!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2N0lOouq3_I/ToLiazrZAGI/AAAAAAAAAWs/CPjWVc9jTg0/s1280/bf3%2525202011-09-27%25252018-25-32-04.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PQZfnggQeF0/ToLiTi3NwVI/AAAAAAAAAWc/SE3DZ840Dv0/s1280/bf3%2525202011-09-27%25252021-40-31-66.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bSYVQi2WltQ/ToLiTQfKfqI/AAAAAAAAAWY/klX9iceSnKI/s1280/bf3%2525202011-09-27%25252019-00-56-45.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 10:23 PM - 09/29/11
looks a lot better than on the xbox man

what gfx card are you using?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 10:27 PM - 09/29/11
As for the comment about it being like BC2 hardcore damage wise, that's the only mode I EVER played, tbh I love it to pieces.

Playing on PC, even on low it looks fantastic (At least for low haha, better than any console games). I'm so @#$% stoked for this, if we're able to keep our stats or at least profile from the Beta, I think I'll joygasm.

Pretty sick @#$% in this game, like the taclights blinding you to beaming people with laser sights to blind em. Nothing feels overpowered as far as I can see, snipers have that glint to keep em from 50-1'ing every match.

AKA; I love this game. I just wish I didn't have to bottom line it at 1400x900 on my 4890... Time to overclock...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 11:40 PM - 09/29/11
What I have now is a GTX 560 Ti.

For BC2 I play hardcore exclusively, but it's more for not having 3D spotting.  I absolutely hate it!
In the Alpha, it was completely ridiculous.

I think damage is fine, but I'm worried how it'll be in hardcore.  I don't want to play in a 1-hit kill server just to take 3D spotting off.

Here's a screenshot I took:

(http://i52.tinypic.com/155s3di.png)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 11:51 PM - 09/29/11
Yeah there is a little too much stuff in the hud. I dont need to see where everyone is at all times. Thats what the map is for. Just show things that are close. Like the defib icon on a down man on the other side of the map. Dont care. He will die before I get there anyway. It blocks the view.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 03:47 AM - 09/30/11
Soo cant wait to get a PC for this. Playing BF3 on XBOX is Meh!

I loaded up the beta on PS3 last night and although the game looks the same in terms of texture loading speeds the game feels smoother tbh. I don't like how on either platform when you shoot someone it feels like its about 4-8 bullets per kill. But when you die it feels like they only shot you like two times. It's like you don't get any thing telling you your being shot at until the last few bullets hit you.

Question for any PC BF3 Players.

Can you turn off weapon inertia like in crysis? I feel the amount of sway on your gun in this game ruins your aim. (I don't mind recoil, i loves me some recoil. But I can't stand the gun movement in this game it feels like my guns made of jelly moving all over the gaff! :D)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 08:44 AM - 09/30/11
already stated, stats and unlocks wont carry over

also there is a chance that the stats are erased sometime during the beta so newcomers arent destroyed by the better equipped higher ranks
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 08:48 AM - 09/30/11
Unlocks and attatchments make a big difference.... My extended mag foregrip holographic saw is devastating. so far I thimk the engineers m4 is the most op gun in the game though. Better than the ump or the m416 for me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 08:57 AM - 09/30/11
amak you should try the 3rd unlock from the sniper class, so far the best weapon i played with

it a 21 shots sniper gun, best used without optics cause it has a ak47 ironsights
2 hits and you won and since its a sniper theres almost no recoil when using it without sights
on x4 sights theres a slight recoil but still very low
its also no bolt action, so you can shoot without interruption

the gun is called svk or something like that, unlocked with 21000 points
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 09:01 AM - 09/30/11
I've had the most success with the ak74u, but the pp2000 (20 shot clip is useless) hip fires like a dream. I was just fooling around to see how far the hip range is, got a kill with ease @ 50m.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 09:07 AM - 09/30/11
pp2000 is awesome. Well, i haven't found a gun i haven't liked yet. They all shoot and people die. Maybe its just this awesome look mechanic. So, made a Xim 3 platoon. Enlist!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 09:11 AM - 09/30/11
Oh ive tried it odin but never rocked the ironsights.... My friends like to sit back and snipe and they always put up high kds but im usually on top of the scoreboard while their at the bottom. Ill have to try some run and gun with those ironsights though sounds fun. Im not a fan of the pp or the ump their useless at range it feels like.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 10:46 AM - 09/30/11
http://www.youtube.com/v/3wLbP7390AA&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 11:27 AM - 09/30/11
ah i need to get the PC beta after that vid mist. pretty views.
I thought the first min of this video was funny.
http://www.youtube.com/v/SH91nfxZlYo&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Supta on 01:17 PM - 09/30/11
Don't know if anyone mentioned this yet.
Did anyone know that you can press down on the D-pad and make the guns turn into single burst?! I just found that out and i'm killing soo many people now!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 01:37 PM - 09/30/11
oh wow, didnt know that
turns out that i didnt even bind the dpad buttons except right and left for the accessoires lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:52 PM - 09/30/11
Don't know if anyone mentioned this yet.
Did anyone know that you can press down on the D-pad and make the guns turn into single burst?! I just found that out and i'm killing soo many people now!

Shut yo mouf ?!?!?!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Supta on 02:16 PM - 09/30/11
Yeah, and just found out that if you press it again you get 3 burst!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 02:31 PM - 09/30/11
A  - jump / vault over low wall.
X - Reload / hold to pickup weapon.
Y - change weapons / swap seats in vehicle
B - use / interact / enter exit vehicle

Start - Menu
Back - Spot enemy - Hold for scoreboard

Triggers
 Right - Fire bang bang shoot shooty
 Left - ADS / Bipod
Bumpers
 Right - Knife
 Left - Grenade 

Dpad
 Up - Flashlight, Laser on/off
 Down - Fire mode single / auto / burst depending on the gun
 Left - Gadget 1 / Dropped skill i.e. Health, Ammo
 Right - Gadget 2 / Used skill. i.e. Defibrillator, Repair Torch


 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 04:05 AM - 10/01/11
PS3 vs 360 comparison

http://www.lensoftruth.com/head2head-battlefield-3-beta-analysis/

Looks about the same. More screen tearing on PS3 and although I know the bloom is technically harder on the system I prefer the clarity and colour of the XBOX version.

Screen tearing would be the biggest issue with PS3 having more then twice as much in some parts.

If I had it on both I'd still just go for the one with the most mates though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 04:56 AM - 10/01/11
Strange. I had a noticeably different game experience on PS3 to 360.
The PS3 fps felt more consistent and solid.

My cross hair jittered less and I felt the game looked slightly better on the PS3,
not by much just the little things.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zacharybinx34 on 04:57 AM - 10/01/11
I just wish these clowns would pull back the graphics and give us more than 24 players.

FTL
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 05:06 AM - 10/01/11
Strange. I had a noticeably different game experience on PS3 to 360.
The PS3 fps felt more consistent and solid.

My cross hair jittered less and I felt the game looked slightly better on the PS3,
not by much just the little things.

I've played both....but not side by side. Couldnt really tell much going from one to the other like that.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 05:21 AM - 10/01/11
Just watching this SeaNanners vid and I 100% do not get reg like this. I have people drop me like this but I get a 5-6 hit markers and no kill regular. Yes my aiming is fine and I'm still getting good ratios while playing the objective.

ANyone else comment on the reg in this vid. Same or worse? Could be that I'm having more long range engagements.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7GccbxEz_U


Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Halowood on 06:48 AM - 10/01/11
My god is this game amazing and beautiful on PC.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 09:50 AM - 10/01/11
Just watching this SeaNanners vid and I 100% do not get reg like this. I have people drop me like this but I get a 5-6 hit markers and no kill regular. Yes my aiming is fine and I'm still getting good ratios while playing the objective.

ANyone else comment on the reg in this vid. Same or worse? Could be that I'm having more long range engagements.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7GccbxEz_U




About the same. It does kind of seem like online performance is getting worse and worse with each Dice game but BF3's still incomplete so I give it the benefit of the doubt. And, hit registration is not bad enough to the point where it's unplayable like Black Ops.

Here's some stuff they've fixed:

http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/09/30/battlefield-3-open-beta-update-1.aspx

A SELECTION OF CHANGES FROM OPEN BETA TO FINAL, PART 1
(Not a complete list – for up to date news, visit the News section in Battlelog)
* Fixed occasional client crash when reviving.
* Fixed killcam showing glitched area under map if your killer is dead.
* Issue with spawning on dead squad mates fixed.
* Fixed a bug where shooting at a moving enemy could cause more than the intended amount of damage.
* Crosshairs for shotguns have been replaced with a new, thinner, art.
* A subtle low health screen effect has been added.
* Tweaked scores of Medals and Service Stars.
* Tweaked the Rank progression.
* Pushing prone on console will not play the animation twice.
* Fixed loss of Squad Leader after EOR at some times.
* Framerate stability fixes.
* The 3D spotting icons has been tweaked to better match the target’s visibility. Icons will show frequently less on mostly obscured targets.
* Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after round transition.
* Fixed issue with crosshair disappearing after trying to deploy while the countdown timer still active.
* Squad list now shows specializations chosen, VOIP activity and dead squad mates.
* Non working options in squad menu fixed: "Private" flag and "Switch Teams".


Much needed attention to the HUD.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 11:11 AM - 10/01/11
anyone else having trouble logging into battlelog?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 11:55 AM - 10/01/11
Totally just ordered a 6950 for this game. ;D I only have a 1080p monitor and I don't give a rat's @#$% about AA, so it should do me just fine! First thing I've ever in my life ordered with overnight shipping haha.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 12:59 PM - 10/01/11
(http://i.imgur.com/ibl6L.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/W2K2S.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0O0gxBot98&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlek6HygfkI
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 01:45 PM - 10/01/11
heh, played last night after my buds quit cod....
it really doesn't lend itself to drunk playing. did ok, but holy smokes, what a difference.

and zen's config is tha shizzle.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 01:55 PM - 10/01/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpKVcScJ1R0
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 02:03 PM - 10/01/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k-7-lYxXlA&feature=related
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 02:03 PM - 10/01/11
Is there a reason why the YouTube videos I post don't show?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 02:11 PM - 10/01/11
I was playing on this server, it's hilarious.  Sometimes they make everyone invincible and turn off all the ammo.

http://www.youtube.com/v/0ev8e5QZ9oE&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:23 PM - 10/01/11
Code: [Select]
[center][flash=720,480]http://www.youtube.com/v/{VIDEO-ID}&hd=1[/flash][/center]
;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 02:25 PM - 10/01/11
Thanks mist!  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 09:10 AM - 10/02/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx2hpuuVEd8
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 10:56 AM - 10/02/11
Code: [Select]
[center][flash=720,480]http://www.youtube.com/v/{VIDEO-ID}&hd=1[/flash][/center]
;)

a function in the posting braket for this would be nice
like a little youtube sign, you click it and it automatically loads it into your post bar

cause whenever i want to post a video, i first have to click the hot shot contest topic to find the link-code ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 12:29 PM - 10/02/11
Code: [Select]
[center][flash=720,480]http://www.youtube.com/v/{VIDEO-ID}&hd=1[/flash][/center]
;)

Nice idea.
a function in the posting braket for this would be nice
like a little youtube sign, you click it and it automatically loads it into your post bar

cause whenever i want to post a video, i first have to click the hot shot contest topic to find the link-code ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 12:09 AM - 10/03/11
BF3 Beta on PC : 128 player servers spotted!

http://bf3blog.com/2011/10/battlefield-3-beta-hacked-to-support-128-players/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 12:54 AM - 10/03/11
BF3 Beta on PC : 128 player servers spotted!

http://bf3blog.com/2011/10/battlefield-3-beta-hacked-to-support-128-players/

There' s been ones with over 200 on Metro as well. LMAO. Nuts!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 12:59 AM - 10/03/11

This is the price you pay for cloud based Web gaming.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 06:02 AM - 10/03/11
Just gotta say it took me around rank 10 to really start enjoying this game. I wasn't so sure about it when I first started but now I love it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 06:48 AM - 10/03/11
Had something weird happen to me on bf3. Using the UMP, everything is normal. Then I spawn with a dark black shark fin (that's the only way I can explain it, like there was a clip on top of the guns sights going all the way to the top of the screen) and I guess I was invincible/or invisible at that moment bc I ran around in the thick of it trying to die so this thing would go away and went on a 15 killstreak.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 06:50 AM - 10/03/11
Had something weird happen to me on bf3. Using the UMP, everything is normal. Then I spawn with a dark black shark fin (that's the only way I can explain it, like there was a clip on top of the guns sights going all the way to the top of the screen) and I guess I was invincible/or invisible at that moment bc I ran around in the thick of it trying to die so this thing would go away and went on a 15 killstreak.

haha, that's hilarious - you know you can hit start and suicide right?  but take it while you got it right? lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 06:52 AM - 10/03/11
lmao, I spawned under the ground last night and ran towards the objective to find another guy who killed me who was also under the ground. lmao
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 07:27 AM - 10/03/11
I didn't know you can commit suicide by the start menu. I just throw my grenade at my feet if I fall under the map. lol, that spot where you can fall in the ground is a doosie. I just stay away from that area, all I do is sink into the ground when I'm around A. This game has tons of bugs, but I don't care. I've been playing the hell out of it, at lvl 41.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 07:45 AM - 10/03/11
I've been playing the hell out of it, at lvl 41.

HOLY SHI* 41!!! how many points does it take for you to level up when your that high?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 08:04 AM - 10/03/11
idk how many points. But I have played somewhere around 17 hours, and score per minute is 633. You unlock the p90 and the 44 magnum around level 40 though. Both are crazy good. The magnum is like a iron sight sniper, 1 or 2 shot kill.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 08:05 AM - 10/03/11
I want you in my squad. lmao. My SPM is like 341, im level 15.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 08:19 AM - 10/03/11
Im up there in the fourties too... Cant track stats though cuz ea has fukked my battlelog sheesh but yea after a couple ranks you start enjoying much more.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 08:38 AM - 10/03/11
Use the SVD with the cobra sight. Find a few key places to spawn kill with it, you're SPM will skyrocket. When the objective swaps, timing and positioning.

I will be on tonight. You- iron sight svd, me - medic. I will heal your pains as you squash the opposition.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 08:42 AM - 10/03/11
I like the mk with the holo too .... Rage quit central If im playing against my buddies.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 08:44 AM - 10/03/11
awesome. Sounds like a winner to me. You can't get any sniper files outside of recon class can you?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 09:02 AM - 10/03/11
i'll be on tonight as well
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 09:13 AM - 10/03/11
So uh, personally? I @#$% love this game.

Bugs? Who cares! Half the @#$% people did in CS was based on bugs! (Bunny hopping? Yeah that wasn't intentional) I've never fallen through the ground, but the bugs that are there that I have experienced don't ruin my experience one bit.

Wish the weapon customization took less time to get through (The menus, that is), but I can deal with that.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 09:16 AM - 10/03/11
So uh, personally? I @#$% love this game.

Bugs? Who cares! Half the @#$% people did in CS was based on bugs! (Bunny hopping? Yeah that wasn't intentional) I've never fallen through the ground, but the bugs that are there that I have experienced don't ruin my experience one bit.

Wish the weapon customization took less time to get through (The menus, that is), but I can deal with that.

at least you can do it on the fly - how many times in blops did i want to take out air support but... doh! forgot to change a class to include AA rockets
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 09:21 AM - 10/03/11
at least you can do it on the fly - how many times in blops did i want to take out air support but... doh! forgot to change a class to include AA rockets

thats a good point
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 09:23 AM - 10/03/11
I DO wish that I could change my settings without being a doll laying out in the middle of a field or in a bush... That kinda sucks. I'll chalk that up to being Beta though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 09:24 AM - 10/03/11
I DO wish that I could change my settings without being a doll laying out in the middle of a field or in a bush... That kinda sucks. I'll chalk that up to being Beta though.

do it once you die...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 09:27 AM - 10/03/11
When I die I can only sit there and look at the guy who killed me's ugly mug. Can't even pull up the pause menu. ;:/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 09:29 AM - 10/03/11
I'm loving this game as well. First time in a long time that I have wanted to leave work to play.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 09:34 AM - 10/03/11
Facepalm monkey lols... I think youll figure it out. :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 09:38 AM - 10/03/11
When I die I can only sit there and look at the guy who killed me's ugly mug. Can't even pull up the pause menu. ;:/

lol, don't spam the respawn key, then look at the menu before you deploy - i believe you hit "X" to edit your loadout, then you can deploy... i would advise that after you complete your loadout - back out to your initial deploy screen so you can see who you're deploying on and if he's in a gunfight or not.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 11:09 AM - 10/03/11
any1 knows to to get rid of those annyoing ground bugs in the park area?
mostley near mcom A the ground is totally bugged, you fall into a whole and it takes like 1 minute to find the way out of it
yesterday the whole was like 15m deep, had to suicide for it


is the p90 any good?
so far im using the ump with reflex sights, am lv 32 or so

also does anyone know what that suppressive effect does?
dont really understand the describtion, more bullet damage?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 11:11 AM - 10/03/11
any1 knows to to get rid of those annyoing ground bugs in the park area?
mostley near mcom A the ground is totally bugged, you fall into a whole and it takes like 1 minute to find the way out of it
yesterday the whole was like 15m deep, had to suicide for it


is the p90 any good?
so far im using the ump with reflex sights, am lv 32 or so

also does anyone know what that suppressive effect does?
dont really understand the describtion, more bullet damage?

suppression blurs enemy vision when fired upon (not necessarily hit)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 11:16 AM - 10/03/11
oh i see, then ill stay with my 2x grenade pack i guess

sadly there wont be any magnum bullets from what i saw
also i read that it takes 100h of gaming for an average player to unlock everything for just ONE class
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 11:42 AM - 10/03/11
P90 is good if you have good aim which you do.... Wierd though its not that good in close quarters for me... Mid range its like the f2000 id compare it to.... Fast fire rate.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 11:58 AM - 10/03/11
oh i see, unlocked the f2000 yesterday

is the p90 a non class weapon or does it belong to a certain class? (assault?)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 12:01 PM - 10/03/11
Non class I beleive... Its a pdw.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gnice4u on 02:21 PM - 10/03/11
idk how many points. But I have played somewhere around 17 hours, and score per minute is 633. You unlock the p90 and the 44 magnum around level 40 though. Both are crazy good. The magnum is like a iron sight sniper, 1 or 2 shot kill.

I definitely need to play with you...my SPM is a fraction of yours.  :-[
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 07:11 AM - 10/04/11
idk how many points. But I have played somewhere around 17 hours, and score per minute is 633. You unlock the p90 and the 44 magnum around level 40 though. Both are crazy good. The magnum is like a iron sight sniper, 1 or 2 shot kill.

I definitely need to play with you...my SPM is a fraction of yours.  :-[

I'll be on around 6 EST. Hit me up.

@capt and beezles... hop in there as well? I Didn't have much time last night.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:17 AM - 10/04/11
i won't be back on till thursday night - but i definitely hope to hit it up with you guys.  i just wish our squad would enter a game on the same freakin' team - didn't have ANY success last night with like 6 or 7 tries... always at least 1 person on the opposite team.  i sure do hope that is fixed in the final version or heads are gonna roll.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 07:38 AM - 10/04/11
I'll be on around 6 EST. Hit me up.

@capt and beezles... hop in there as well? I Didn't have much time last night.

I'll be on all night tonight as well. I have no life  :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:47 PM - 10/04/11
Jet footage on Operation Metro:

http://www.youtube.com/v/3bP8_Dmfbe0&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 02:53 PM - 10/04/11
Quote
lol, don't spam the respawn key, then look at the menu before you deploy - i believe you hit "X" to edit your loadout, then you can deploy... i would advise that after you complete your loadout - back out to your initial deploy screen so you can see who you're deploying on and if he's in a gunfight or not.
I know how to change my loadout. -_- I meant my graphics options and @#$% like that, I'm on PC. I find it annoying that pressing ESC doesn't pull up the menu unless you're spawned.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ISheeper on 02:57 PM - 10/04/11
Nobody else had a level reset?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 02:59 PM - 10/04/11
Jet footage on Operation Metro:

http://www.youtube.com/v/3bP8_Dmfbe0&hd=1

LMAO

ive seen those guys as well, not sure what bug it is and if they have a weapon on their screen


@ sheeper
i had one, i cleared my hdd cache, relogged and my level was there again
must have been a faulty server i joined on
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ISheeper on 03:02 PM - 10/04/11
Aah okay, confused me but I think you right, everybody in my game lost their rank it seemed
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 03:50 PM - 10/04/11
looks like the server isn't reporting back the correct animation. Harlarious :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 04:39 AM - 10/05/11
Laughed Out Loud when I seen that video mist EPIC!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 06:54 AM - 10/05/11
Aah okay, confused me but I think you right, everybody in my game lost their rank it seemed

Same thing happened to me. The next round started... and everything went back to normal.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 06:56 AM - 10/05/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOTLfv0sQf4

Penis rocket away.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:10 AM - 10/05/11
haha, that's great - penis rocket
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 08:03 AM - 10/05/11
When mannequins attack.lol, awesome.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 03:54 PM - 10/05/11
man, i wonder what search words publix browses in youtube when hes bored... :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 03:59 PM - 10/05/11
man, i wonder what search words publix browses in youtube when hes bored... :P

Just a random thread on Tek9 mate.

http://www.tek-9.org/forum/off_topic-22/penis_rocket_away-88863.html

@#$% you trying to say?  ::) ::) ::) ;) ;) ;) :P :P :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 06:30 PM - 10/05/11
man, i wonder what search words publix browses in youtube when hes bored... :P

Just a random thread on Tek9 mate.

http://www.tek-9.org/forum/off_topic-22/penis_rocket_away-88863.html

@#$% you trying to say?  ::) ::) ::) ;) ;) ;) :P :P :P

LMAO!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 05:50 AM - 10/06/11
My best yet.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a20/alangranvue/BF3Stat.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 06:25 AM - 10/06/11
nice score! must've been a long game eh?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: trippalhealicks on 06:38 AM - 10/06/11
My best yet.

IMAGE OF LUDICROUS SCORE

Good lord, that is NUTS.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 06:52 AM - 10/06/11
My best is 73-13, really long match against what must have been people that are completely new to BF... Went 25-2 with the kobra sight m40, it's funny it has basically no bullet drop, when the 12x scope for the same gun has pretty intense drop.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 06:53 AM - 10/06/11
hell yeah it was a long game. We barely got each mcom station blown up in time on each section. I had 24 ribbons in that game. Used the SV98 with 12x outside and kobra red dot inside. Love that rifle
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 06:54 AM - 10/06/11
My best is 73-13, really long match against what must have been people that are completely new to BF... Went 25-2 with the kobra sight m40, it's funny it has basically no bullet drop, when the 12x scope for the same gun has pretty intense drop.

Freaking awesome man! I hope to get the m40 unlocked tonight. Havent used recon much at all until last night. Pretty fun attacking with it. lmao
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 06:59 AM - 10/06/11
dont forget that the beta stops on the 10th guys :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 07:24 AM - 10/06/11
I know it sucks.... Tonight is probably my last night to play it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 07:48 AM - 10/06/11
Yeah... sucks.  I've only had a chance to play maybe three times.  I've got like a total of 2.5 hours into it.  Bleh.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 08:24 AM - 10/06/11
I'm glad the beta stops....been looking forward to it ending so I can get stuck in to the 18 day wait for the game.

Might bust a bit of 1943 for those 18 days for a fee lolz
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 08:25 AM - 10/06/11
Ive pretty much had my share... Especially since ea gave it to me so rough.... Lol..... Cant wait for the full game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:26 AM - 10/06/11
I was hoping Rage would do for the 2.5 week wait... all up until GameStop told me I would only get $15 for my copy of BlackOps.  I hate that store.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ISheeper on 09:02 AM - 10/06/11
What's everyone pulling for their score per minute?
I'm not sure what average for a ximmer is.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 09:05 AM - 10/06/11
at the moment - mid 400's
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 09:33 AM - 10/06/11
693
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ISheeper on 09:36 AM - 10/06/11
at the moment - mid 400's
I'm on 670~ mainly using the semi auto recon rfles with holographics/rds using them as assaults, i find it really effective.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 09:37 AM - 10/06/11
448 personally

XIM3 Platoon has an average SPM of 390 (7 members)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hjalmar on 01:48 PM - 10/06/11
My score per minute is 663 at the moment with 13 hours of playtime.
So far I like the game alot, even though it is always the same map and gametype with alot of bugs. Definatly pre-ordering limited edition soon. It looks like I have found my replacement for CoD, haven't played CoD since the beta was released.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 01:53 PM - 10/06/11
Focus on winnong games not spm.... Get ace squad alot and mvp... Though its a pain to get your buddies in the squad. Its so sad that you can lose games woth killcounts of over 70 a match but this is bf not cod everything is team based which is awesome.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 06:51 PM - 10/06/11
dont forget that the beta stops on the 10th guys :)

wait. what?
craaappp. I've only been able to play it once.

BTW -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RJx8Ruhcuo
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 08:41 PM - 10/06/11
Last I looked I had a crappy SPM of 389. But I did go 64 - 11 two nights ago. On defense and we still lost.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:06 AM - 10/07/11
After experimenting with the support and recon classes, I've come to the conclusion that I suck at those. It is confirmed that I own at the assault class with my last two matches scores being in the 5000's when the next person behind me was in the 3000's. I was a healing and reviving mofo, planting them objectives, and tearing up noobs. I can't wait for this game to release! And last night, was the first time my squad of 3 were able to be on the same team and squad, of course it took almost all night for that to happen.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 07:29 AM - 10/07/11
Wish i coulda played with u guys but I had to watch some tv with the woman. I'll be your recon guy :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:32 AM - 10/07/11
Right on, let's do it tonight if you're available.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 07:34 AM - 10/07/11
ehh, ill be gone out of town till sunday. My family does this thing called "Pond Fest" (yes, very rednecky). They invite about hundred folks out to some of our land and we fish, shoot skeet, watch college football and drink. Anyone in the area feel free to come! (Alabama)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 07:37 AM - 10/07/11
Can you all see your stats? In the menu, the leaderboards option is (for me) grayed out.


Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 07:39 AM - 10/07/11
yup, and I offically see im a BF3 whore (almost twice the hours than my friends)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:43 AM - 10/07/11
I see my scores on battlelog. leader boards are greyed out.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 07:46 AM - 10/07/11
This one? Mine shows

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a20/alangranvue/stats.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:50 AM - 10/07/11
In game leader boards are greyed out
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 07:51 AM - 10/07/11
in game.... im an idiot
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Jenner on 08:22 AM - 10/07/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6l4dAHKL-E&feature=topvideos_comedy

^ Pretty much lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 08:23 AM - 10/07/11
ahaha nice
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ms. Menses on 08:25 AM - 10/07/11
http://www.gamerzines.com/xbox-360/news/battlefield-3-360-texture-disc.html

Xbox has an optional install to make graphics more decent.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 08:43 AM - 10/07/11
must be some drawbacks to the hi res install if that is true. Otherwise they would just release it only
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:45 AM - 10/07/11
must be some drawbacks to the hi res install if that is true. Otherwise they would just release it only

My guess... the high res textures don't load well/fast off the DVD, and not everybody has the HD space for them.  Making it optional is the way to go in that case.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 08:54 AM - 10/07/11
If that's the case you can bet this guy will be loading them
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 09:31 AM - 10/07/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDIwNcAF7s4&feature=feedu

If only the Caspian map in beta played this smooth....  :-[
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ms. Menses on 10:30 AM - 10/07/11
There's a ton of new console footage all over the place. Definitely looks better than the beta. Still looks like crap compared to PC but the lighting looks a lot better than beta at least. Lasers in your face don't look like sprites anymore but actual shaders. I'm going to put this thing back on my pre-orders.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 10:50 AM - 10/07/11
http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2011/10/06/246-dfj-246-dfj.aspx
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 01:24 PM - 10/07/11
http://www.gamerzines.com/xbox-360/news/battlefield-3-360-texture-disc.html

Xbox has an optional install to make graphics more decent.
This is the most interesting thing to hit xbox in a long time.

Unrelated but it made me think of this:
http://www.theproduct.de/

more good news:
http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/View.php?view=Articles.Detail&id=29&game=15
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 02:57 PM - 10/07/11
All my speculations have been spot on since the beginning. It's a bright light at the end of the tunnel.

And thanks for that Final Hour article link, dmxwyrw. I didn't blink once reading it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 08:35 PM - 10/07/11
That is interesting... Actually for a while I forgot it was going to be a multiple disk affair.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 03:53 AM - 10/08/11
I wonder how much HD space will be required for the textures? Awesome news if it makes the game look profoundly better.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 09:52 AM - 10/08/11
I wouldn't think it'd be to much. They said that single, coop, and multi will be split over the discs. So certainly not an entire disc.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 10:18 AM - 10/08/11
I wonder how much HD space will be required for the textures? Awesome news if it makes the game look profoundly better.

512kb
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 01:11 PM - 10/08/11
I wouldn't think it'd be to much. They said that single, coop, and multi will be split over the discs. So certainly not an entire disc.

If that's the case, I wonder what the PC download is going to be like..

I wonder how much HD space will be required for the textures? Awesome news if it makes the game look profoundly better.

512kb

LMAO
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 09:22 AM - 10/09/11
Battlefield 3 developer DICE has revealed the top 10 most-reported issues players have had with the game's ongoing open beta and what it plans to do about them.

The most common complaints include issues with the squad formation system, glitches in terrain stability, problems with the game's kill cam and occasional screen flickering. DICE insisted that it has all of these under control.

Without further ado, here's the full list, as published on the Battlefield Blog:

   1. Lack of flexibility when forming squads: "There will be improved squad functionality in the retail game (including but not limited to): the ability to create squads prior to launching into a game, sticking with your squad when joining a game and continuing together through future games (If team balance on the server allows it), inviting friends to a squad and changing squads once in game."
   2. Regarding additional Open Beta content and fixes/patches for consoles, including PlayStation 3 issues with chat and party systems: "While we would like to patch the Open Beta, DICE is currently focusing its available resources on polishing the retail game."
   3. Will DICE have enough time to iron out everything by release? "Please see General Manager Karl Magnus Troedsson's blog post regarding this question." (In which Troedsson wrote, "feedback from the Open Beta will not only directly affect the final game of Battlefield 3, but its future development and support.")
   4. Inability to change settings before deployment into matches on PC: "The ability to modify your settings via the deploy screen has been added into the retail game."
   5. Issues with terrain stability and "falling into the map" on Operation Métro: "This has been fixed for the beta via a server side update."
   6. Kill cam sometimes zooms out too far or outside the map: "This has been fixed for the launch of the retail game."
   7. A bug that keeps some players from being able to sprint: "This has been fixed for the launch of the retail game."
   8. Screen flickering/stuttering. Blue screen remains after respawn. Game locks up after deploying C4 (360): "This has been fixed for the launch of the retail game."
   9. Downed bodies appear to be dead, but are not: "The DICE team has been looking into this issue - which is caused by a combination of incidents in a confined area - and are working hard to address the issue for the launch of the retail game."
  10. Why is the hit detection seemingly different from Battlefield: Bad Company 2?: "The netcode is one of the many things that we are testing as part of the Open Beta and is not necessarily reflective of the final retail game. The DICE team appreciates and has heard the feedback you've provided and is further optimizing online play."
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 03:52 AM - 10/10/11
bummer. jumped on the pc beta briefly this morning to see if my system could hack it.... way too underpowered. canceled BF3 on PC order.
will probably stil get it at some point but I have to beef up my system before i can even think about it. frigging hate playing games on gimped settings....
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:11 AM - 10/10/11
slayer have you downloaded the latest drivers for your components?
the nvidia site claims a +30% performance in bf3 with their latest driver
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hjalmar on 12:49 PM - 10/10/11
After experimenting with the support and recon classes, I've come to the conclusion that I suck at those. It is confirmed that I own at the assault class with my last two matches scores being in the 5000's when the next person behind me was in the 3000's. I was a healing and reviving mofo, planting them objectives, and tearing up noobs. I can't wait for this game to release! And last night, was the first time my squad of 3 were able to be on the same team and squad, of course it took almost all night for that to happen.

Assault class is super easy to go 5000+ score if you play as intended with it, so it's a very good class if you want to level up quickly.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:10 PM - 10/10/11
I think recon got the short end of the stick. No points for when people spawn on your mobile spawn? yet it's 100 points for revive and 10 per heal for assault.. not fair (rant over)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ms. Menses on 01:29 PM - 10/10/11
Would have been nice but - if you know how to place them properly - getting back into combat within ten seconds of dying is far more rewarding gameplay wise. If not for the spawn beacon I would have absolutely hated this game. It is mandatory to start every round as the recon for the sole purpose of placing a beacon near a choke point to have fun in this game. If they make it so spawn beacons disappear after changing class I will rage.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 02:41 PM - 10/10/11
i did Od1n... but my most high end machine at the moment is a notebook with a 280M GPU I bought a couple years ago.
which does not translate to a desktop 280. it's actually kind of a @#$% chip. and my only GPU upgrade option is a 480M. which, again, is not even close to a desktop 480...
I won't be buying a desktop replacement notebook ever again. total waste of money.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 11:55 PM - 10/10/11
Im pretty sure they gimped the recon classes points bc they didnt want every little kid running a sniper class. Though a lot of ppl still do just bc its fun and easy to get a high kd using it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 12:08 AM - 10/11/11
There are range bonuses though you can get +500pts in one shot.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 12:10 AM - 10/11/11
Hmm didnt know that... But its good to know ppl who make great shots will be rewarded though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 12:15 AM - 10/11/11
 :) Saw this in BF's twitter today. Guessing that elevation for the bullet drop on the first drop I'm calling luck. Still awesome though. Anyway watch for the point bonus. Skip to 44 sec. its just him falling.
http://www.youtube.com/v/l2fvy4-BT9E&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 03:08 AM - 10/11/11
lol marksman headshot on almost a kilometer in distance, thats absolutly crazy

everyone that played the beta knows how much the scope is waving around, even when holding the breath
on that distance the effect is even more intense
great shot tbh
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 05:31 AM - 10/11/11
lol marksman headshot on almost a kilometer in distance, thats absolutly crazy

everyone that played the beta knows how much the scope is waving around, even when holding the breath
on that distance the effect is even more intense
great shot tbh

completely nuts!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 05:48 AM - 10/11/11
holy shiz that is awesome
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:37 AM - 10/11/11
(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9640/youdecide.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 08:58 AM - 10/11/11
^sums it up in so many ways.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 09:06 AM - 10/11/11
photochopped it up this morning :D lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 09:31 AM - 10/11/11
If with the issues in the Beta and some rage because of server kicking me I loved it. All I got to play was op metro but @#$% those few times I had a team working together was awesome. I can't wait for this game to come out and start playing conquest again.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 09:58 AM - 10/11/11
what were the game rules for conquest? full open map? 3 mcom stations?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 10:09 AM - 10/11/11
what were the game rules for conquest? full open map? 3 mcom stations?

each team has a set amount of tickets - full open map - anywhere from 3 - 5 (i believe) flags to capture (like domination) every kill removes an enemy ticket as well as each flag captured takes tickets off the enemy's team the longer you hold it (the more you hold as well) first team to reach 0 tickets loses.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 10:13 AM - 10/11/11
LOL 99 bugs video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx2hpuuVEd8&feature=related
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 10:56 AM - 10/11/11
(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9640/youdecide.jpg)

and just so we're clear - my decision is to get both, i don't mind bullying 13 yr old kids that want to be 18 yr olds... (in a game)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 11:18 AM - 10/11/11
I'm gonna hold off on MW3 and see how it turns out. If all I here is a bunch of rage on how its pretty much MW2....Actually scratch that, 100 hrs per kit on BF3 what other game will I need
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 11:56 AM - 10/11/11
those that are interested into the campaign, here some excerpts of the novel (based on the campaign)

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6338908/sneak-preview-battlefield-3-the-russian/index.html?tag=topslot;thumb;4
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 12:08 PM - 10/11/11
Oh cool. Thx Od1n.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:10 PM - 10/11/11
Sweet. I doubt im going to be getting MW3 now. I may purchase it down the road but I'm going to see what other people say first. no mw3 preorder here
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 05:22 PM - 10/11/11
so a few days ago bf3blog posted the steam rumor.
http://bf3blog.com/2011/10/report-ea-and-valve-in-late-stage-talks-to-get-battlefield-3-to-steam/
Dice on this:
"There's really nothing to report. We've got a strong relationship with Valve, but we don't have anything new to announce on this."
Well I wonder what will happen.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 06:20 PM - 10/11/11
so a few days ago bf3blog posted the steam rumor.
http://bf3blog.com/2011/10/report-ea-and-valve-in-late-stage-talks-to-get-battlefield-3-to-steam/
Dice on this:
"There's really nothing to report. We've got a strong relationship with Valve, but we don't have anything new to announce on this."
Well I wonder what will happen.

*sigh.. Regardless of what happens I'm stuck with Origin either way.. awesome...

I thought it was arrogant of EA to think that they could compete on the PC distribution market with steam.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 08:20 PM - 10/11/11
It was the same thing when Steam first came out, Valve forced users to use their software.

competition = good!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 09:28 PM - 10/11/11
Just pre-ordered from Amazon for $42

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/60228/amazon.com-battlefield-3-limited-edition-pc-download-preorder
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ms. Menses on 02:31 PM - 10/14/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJyTIgTX80Q&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 03:36 PM - 10/14/11
It was the same thing when Steam first came out, Valve forced users to use their software.

competition = good!

What competition? Origin is exclusive to EA games and Steam sells everything else(Valve, Activision, Ubisoft ect...). Origin, so far, only has a handful of games.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tequila on 08:20 AM - 10/15/11
It was the same thing when Steam first came out, Valve forced users to use their software.

competition = good!

so you think its good to be forced to use a bunch of different stupid apps for each game to be able to play it? by the way: dont forget the EA Origin license agreement. this software is a full spyware application that collects data like ALL hardware and software information you installed on your computer AND EA is everytime able to turn off your origin account with ALL the games you bought on it

no buddy, there is absolutley nothing good about this
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 04:39 PM - 10/15/11
I wonder if there's a way to change my GameStop preorder to a Steam one and still get the perks...

Or just activate on Steam, that works too.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SingJai on 03:18 PM - 10/17/11
I wonder if there's a way to change my GameStop preorder to a Steam one and still get the perks...

Or just activate on Steam, that works too.

You can launch non-steam games by adding a shortcut to it. It will allow the overlay interface with BF3 if you are trying to use it as a chat tool
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 03:48 PM - 10/17/11
wait did i miss something?

is BF3 now accessable through steam?!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 04:51 PM - 10/17/11
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/312910_10150356100259250_239659089249_8045064_1245091309_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 07:48 PM - 10/17/11
Is it just me or does CJS KEYS look photoshopped in?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Calcifer on 07:54 PM - 10/17/11
it does look weird
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 05:08 AM - 10/18/11
Is it just me or does CJS KEYS look photoshopped in?

ya, lighting looks off and no shadow/reflection from the packaging underneath.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 10:40 AM - 10/18/11
with the words of detective mittens:

(http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/50255_319324852189_2957196_n.jpg)

"smells fishy!"
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 11:18 AM - 10/18/11
Looks fine to me  :o

Anyone looking to buy some RAM?  I have 8GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 for sale. buy plz.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 12:26 PM - 10/18/11
Its the artifacts from compression showing around the hard lines of the paper that make it look fake.
(http://h5.abload.de/img/12123n48n9.jpg)

more photos:
http://www.cjs-cdkeys.com/products/Battlefield-3-LIMITED-EDITION-CD-Key-for-Origin-%252d-Scan.html
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 12:57 PM - 10/18/11
How much is 25.99EUC in USC?   

(too lazy to google on my phone.)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 01:09 PM - 10/18/11
25.99EUR = $35.6531 dollars
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hjalmar on 01:20 PM - 10/18/11
The cases to right on the picture look like CD-albums but it says "PC" on them, is that the standard edition of the game? Because it looks quite weird.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:22 AM - 10/19/11
just got done fappin' to this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/FRqfFfuVuNE&hd=1

climaxed for me @ 0:30 - 0:31
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 07:29 AM - 10/19/11
1 week. That video was awesome.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 07:31 AM - 10/19/11
1 week. That video was awesome.

i know - i'm freakin' stoked - only part that sucks - tuesday nights aren't one of my gaming nights! (usually play softball) i gotta wait till thursday! (unless it gets rained out)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 07:44 AM - 10/19/11
I will do my rain dance
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 07:58 AM - 10/19/11
Aint out till next Friday in the UK. That sucks....
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 08:08 AM - 10/19/11
I will do my rain dance

+1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 08:10 AM - 10/19/11
Aint out till next Friday in the UK. That sucks....

that blows.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 08:22 AM - 10/19/11
Aint out till next Friday in the UK. That sucks....

Its good for us though mate. We'll get a BF3 ST on launch. US wont ;D

Honestly I'd much rather wait 3 days and have a proper ST to play on.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 08:24 AM - 10/19/11
couldn't hurt to use ur config until then - i thoroughly enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 08:41 AM - 10/19/11
Its good for us though mate. We'll get a BF3 ST on launch. US wont ;D
Honestly I'd much rather wait 3 days and have a proper ST to play on.

True! Your config was pretty much spot on for me though, id be happy playing with that next Wednesday if I could!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 08:41 AM - 10/19/11
couldn't hurt to use ur config until then - i thoroughly enjoyed it!

Yeah I'm just trying to look on the bright side. Back me up and admit its S**t getting the game early ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 08:44 AM - 10/19/11
Its good for us though mate. We'll get a BF3 ST on launch. US wont ;D
Honestly I'd much rather wait 3 days and have a proper ST to play on.

True! Your config was pretty much spot on for me though, id be happy playing with that next Wednesday if I could!!

Who did you order with Gabba? I got mine through GAME. Just got an email explaining they will be preparing orders early AKA locking you in to buying with them so you can't jump ship
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 08:47 AM - 10/19/11
haha, you brought it upon urself, zen!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 08:51 AM - 10/19/11
[Who did you order with Gabba? I got mine through GAME. Just got an email explaining they will be preparing orders early AKA locking you in to buying with them so you can't jump ship

Ive actually got next Friday off. Good fortune as opposed to planned as I booked the time off last year. For this reason ive preordered with GAME also instore. Ive been burnt with preorders before when ordering online. Could get it cheaper online with vouchers (£30ish with Tesco I think) but Im not taking the risk with this or MW3.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:54 AM - 10/19/11
Depends on how work looks next week... I might take Tuesday off.  It probably won't happen though.  Got lots of bugs to fix.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 03:11 PM - 10/19/11
just saying guys, whenever EA launched a bf game, the servers sucked like nothing else for the first few days ;)

so plz dont get too excited, id be surprised if the servers arent shut down at least twice on launch day
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 03:11 PM - 10/19/11
we can still play single player
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 03:37 PM - 10/19/11
we can still play single player

exactly
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 04:53 PM - 10/19/11
just saying guys, whenever EA launched a bf game, the servers sucked like nothing else for the first few days ;)

so plz dont get too excited, id be surprised if the servers arent shut down at least twice on launch day

we can still play single player

+1 I usually don't touch the multi-player until I have a run through the campaign anyway and campaign looks epic.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 05:22 PM - 10/19/11
Dont worry europeans.... Ill be posting away on tuesday to let you all know how much fun im having. Lol   :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 05:50 PM - 10/19/11
Dont worry europeans.... Ill be posting away on tuesday to let you all know how much fun im having. Lol   :P

lmao.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerryHatrick on 11:08 PM - 10/19/11
just saying guys, whenever EA launched a bf game, the servers sucked like nothing else for the first few days ;)

so plz dont get too excited, id be surprised if the servers arent shut down at least twice on launch day

Yeah well that was supposed to be the main point of the beta, to stress test their backend [Oooh Matron! :P ]. So with a bit of luck I'm kind of hoping for minimum disruptions :)

Im in the UK so testing first on the US for 3 days will also help and possibly allow an ST before UK launch :D

All good here :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 11:20 PM - 10/19/11
Can someone explain to me why BF3 is available at redbox on release day for PS3 only? Does it contain multiple discs on xbox?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 11:38 PM - 10/19/11
Yes. Multiple discs.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: JerryHatrick on 08:26 AM - 10/20/11
Can someone explain to me why BF3 is available at redbox on release day for PS3 only? Does it contain multiple discs on xbox?

Apparently the additional disc is for additional textures, etc as they have had to scale the release for xboxes without hard drives, etc. So if you have a hard drive you install the game with the additional disc to make it nice and pretty....Makes you wonder though, I'd imagine it would look fine with the 1 disc with a bit of luck the additional textures, etc will be almost PC like....well almost :P

[Edited for source]
Quote
Two weeks ago, DICE announced that the Xbox 360 Version of Battlefield 3 would be released with a “High Def” texture package. A lot of questions were raised, but thanks to gamerzines interview with Patrick Bach, we now know that the game, when run off the 360 disk, will not look as good as if it were installed on your HDD. What’s this mean? It means that if you do not have enough space on your hard drive (arcade version or >6gigs of space) you’ll be able to play the game, but it will not fulfill its full visual potential as if it were installed.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 08:50 AM - 10/20/11
Developer has said basically playing it from the dvd makes it the Standard Definition version. Installing makes it HD as it stream textures from the drive.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ms. Menses on 09:17 AM - 10/20/11
http://kotaku.com/5851206/heres-what-battlefield-3-looks-like-on-the-xbox-360/gallery/1

They didn't specify if textures were installed but the screenshots show a mix of some really plain blurry textures and some really detailed ones, plus, bad LOD in places. Shouldn't look too bad if you sit all the way across the room.  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: shifty4play on 09:55 AM - 10/20/11
Dont worry europeans.... Ill be posting away on tuesday to let you all know how much fun im having. Lol   :P

lmao.

Although I live in England, I will join you because the AF bases get it Tuesday... sorry rest of europe
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 10:08 AM - 10/20/11
How much space does this second 'textures' disc have?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 10:53 AM - 10/20/11
pc version has about 10-12 gigs depending on weather you purchase the disk version or the download title
just a reference for the xbox, it will probably be smaller though
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 08:35 AM - 10/21/11
some impressions of the campaign :)

http://www.youtube.com/v/Q7GVSx7yMaA&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 08:36 AM - 10/21/11
ya, saw this earlier - completely fired up for next week! :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 08:38 AM - 10/21/11
fired up like in your sig? ;)

really looks good, i like the window effects in the plane, the devs really had a good focus in details
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 08:41 AM - 10/21/11
haha, exactly - i'm so ready for it
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 11:19 AM - 10/21/11
anyone who is getting PC try downloading this morning for "pre-load"?
had no luck at Amazon was wondering if anyone has.
will probably try again tomorrow...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 12:34 PM - 10/21/11
The extra texture download is 1.5gb.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 12:45 PM - 10/21/11
mmm I got a matte 4gb as well as the harddrive......wonder what will happen if I install the HD pack to the 4gb flash?

Maybe it will run at 60FPS and I'll be allowed on to the 64 man PC servers? Discuss!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hjalmar on 04:45 PM - 10/21/11
mmm I got a matte 4gb as well as the harddrive......wonder what will happen if I install the HD pack to the 4gb flash?

Maybe it will run at 60FPS and I'll be allowed on to the 64 man PC servers? Discuss!

It will, at least that's what I read on DICE's website. I also read that the graphics would look just as good as ultra settings on PC if you install the textures :o
This would only apply for users with a Xbox 360 that has got a flash memory, lucky me I guess!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 09:32 PM - 10/21/11
anyone who is getting PC try downloading this morning for "pre-load"?
had no luck at Amazon was wondering if anyone has.
will probably try again tomorrow...

I just finished downloading my pre-order from Amazon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: abbd663 on 04:18 AM - 10/22/11
see some vids of the server browser but cant see any option to create your own server or go into a private match.. @#$%
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 05:01 AM - 10/22/11



I also read that the graphics would look just as good as ultra settings on PC if you install the textures :o


I'll take some of what he's been smoking.... ;)


(http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/7655/screenhunter01oct220555.jpg)

Pre-loaded and ready to go. According to my Release date timer that will be ....

Tuesday at 2:00 am.  :o

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 12:03 PM - 10/22/11
http://www.youtube.com/user/cfabre2#g/u

Serviceable. I wonder if not installing the pack gets you better performance.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 06:32 PM - 10/22/11
http://www.youtube.com/user/cfabre2#g/u

Serviceable. I wonder if not installing the pack gets you better performance.

I'm sure there will be tests shortly after release.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 08:34 PM - 10/22/11
Well, the beta looked like #@$% compared to the final w/ HD pack well even without. Install it. Play the first few min until a briefing then shut the game down. Install the HD pack. and wonder why people will even bother with CrapOfDonkyD.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 09:27 PM - 10/22/11
This is good news
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 04:22 PM - 10/23/11
http://botchweed.com/game-news/have-a-look-at-battlefield-3s-server-browser-for-consoles/

Checking out the server browser option for the console version I spotted something very interresting. Now after so many teamkills / kicks in a server ... kids will get banned and will not be able to join again. Awesome feature but could be a problem if your little brother gets ahold of your account and starts randomly shooting at things. Over a period of time you would be banned from all the good servers and be left joining bad the high pinging ones instead.   :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:27 PM - 10/23/11
i do not like that theres teamfire anyway, the beta didnt had any as well as bc2
ofc its not nice that you can just shoot on enemys through your own teammates like with a tank, but i rather have this than idiots destroying your vehicle because you got the plane first
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: modwarfare on 11:04 PM - 10/23/11
I just spotted an article stating that there will be no private match  on consoles at launch. what does this mean for the creation of a smart translator? http://www.battlefieldlog.com/2011/10/no-battlefield-3-private-matches-on.html
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 11:19 PM - 10/23/11
Well there weren't any private matches for BC2 and a ST was created for it, that should give you an idea :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 12:20 AM - 10/24/11
They'll probably just stay at the spawn to make it. :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 01:36 AM - 10/24/11
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/pc-review-battlefield-3/722935

PC Review is up on Gametrailers.

9.2
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 03:08 AM - 10/24/11
Well there weren't any private matches for BC2 and a ST was created for it, that should give you an idea :)

There is private matches for BC2 now though right? I swear I saw it last time I was on.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 03:40 AM - 10/24/11
Xbox 360 Texture Pictures

http://media.enterbf3.com/images/bf3-hd1.jpg

http://media.enterbf3.com/images/bf3-hd3.jpg
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 06:28 AM - 10/24/11
good find. For some reason I have been thinking the game was release at midnight this morning. Thought I was going to pick it up at lunch. Fail
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 08:25 AM - 10/24/11
Xbox 360 Texture Pictures

http://media.enterbf3.com/images/bf3-hd1.jpg

http://media.enterbf3.com/images/bf3-hd3.jpg

thats crazy close to the pc, but theres no reference on the pc details, im sure it can look even better
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 11:00 AM - 10/24/11
Loads of HD v SD videos appearing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDciDLweCso

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBvrvqWZEmc

some bits are really different, some its very hard to tell. Some of the SD textures are AWFUL.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 12:58 PM - 10/24/11
(http://media.enterbf3.com/images/bf3-hd3.jpg)


Wow. What a difference! It looks great on console with the texture pack.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 01:02 PM - 10/24/11
Watch the videos Mist, that picture seems a little extreme in comparison. HD looks better but not that much better from what I could see.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 01:07 PM - 10/24/11
Alright I just watched them and I still think it's much better, it seems the geometry is better too.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: trippalhealicks on 01:20 PM - 10/24/11
I think it's definitely worth the 1.5gb install.  It's definitely better.  In some areas, more so than others.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 01:22 PM - 10/24/11
Where does the install come from? The disc or xbox live marketplace?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 01:30 PM - 10/24/11
Battlelog is already open !

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 01:31 PM - 10/24/11
"My account is not allowed to log in"
;lakjsdf;lkajfd,oiawrcfjwerpcwkol;,lsdfxv
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:33 PM - 10/24/11
same. Probably have to play the game or something first
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 01:34 PM - 10/24/11
People will be stabbed profusely until this game is in my hands!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 01:35 PM - 10/24/11
(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/7868/screenhunter01oct241434.jpg)

Strange , I can log in with no problems.

Forums / Battlelog have been open for 5 hours or so already...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 01:53 PM - 10/24/11
Crap , people are already playing and ranking up by using FlyVPN on a Korean based proxy.   :o Seen people as high as rank 8 already...  ???
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 02:00 PM - 10/24/11
Crap , people are already playing and ranking up by using FlyVPN on a Korean based proxy.   :o Seen people as high as rank 8 already...  ???

Meh...

I like doing thing legally.  Gives me a certain assurance.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 02:03 PM - 10/24/11
Crap , people are already playing and ranking up by using FlyVPN on a Korean based proxy.   :o Seen people as high as rank 8 already...  ???

I like to keep my accounts active
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 02:07 PM - 10/24/11
yeah, also rank up till level 8 takes about 3-4 hours, not a big deal
from time to time you get those 30,000 points insignias which is an instant rank up whenever you get them in the starter ranks
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 02:11 PM - 10/24/11
From what I've been reading in Battlelog Dice doesn't have a problem with people doing this but they just don't recommend it oficially. Lots of people are playing right now with Dice's backend testers in active official servers. Reporting back they have lag in multiplayer but most are just  happy to be playing the unlocked single player atm ...until their official release times are here.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 03:24 PM - 10/24/11
Just got word that alot of things that was in the beta didnt get fixed in the final release code. My biggest grip is keybindings was not fixed and is the same as it was in beta and alpha. Broken. cannot bind alot of keys according to the ones playing in Korea aleady..

Here is a short list:

1 no ingame ping wth
2 key mapping still broken
3 everything is sooo bright cant see anything (kinda blurry)
4 mouse negative acceleration
5 battlelog slow loading maps (have ssd)
6 weapon damage its low for open battles this promotes snipers only way to get kills
7 no team work no voip



FUNNY  no one is screaming ...."this is beta ! this is beta !..."
I guess they'll be screaming wait for second patch next month .. wait for second patch next month..."

now .. ROFL.




Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 03:42 PM - 10/24/11
Launch date has officially changed .. check you emails..

...."Thank you for ordering on Origin. The release date for the preorder product has changed. The product listed below will now be available on October 24, 2011. ..."
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 03:45 PM - 10/24/11
Launch date has officially changed .. check you emails..

...."Thank you for ordering on Origin. The release date for the preorder product has changed. The product listed below will now be available on October 24, 2011. ..."


Got that too... I'm trying to find a way to sneak out of work.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 03:58 PM - 10/24/11
Less Bullet damage? get these computers away from the noobs complaining on dices forums! I knew some stuff like this was gonna happen.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 04:05 PM - 10/24/11
Anyone have commo rose pics?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 04:13 PM - 10/24/11
Anyone have commo rose pics?


http://bf3blog.com/2011/10/first-screenshot-of-commo-rose-spotted/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 04:17 PM - 10/24/11
lol. Well they almost got it right. I hope the radio volume slider works this time.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 09:11 PM - 10/24/11
http://www.youtube.com/v/OECa0y4F9D0#!

It's nice, but I prefer this one:

http://www.youtube.com/v/rX-3b1DK-4s
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 09:13 PM - 10/24/11
(http://battlefieldo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/comorose.png)
(http://battlefieldo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/twitter-600x310.png)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 09:58 PM - 10/24/11
Cool, thanks
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 10:35 PM - 10/24/11
Installing bf3 on the box now....  ;D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 11:41 PM - 10/24/11
Installing bf3 on the box now....  ;D

Let us know how it is compared to the beta. I wanna know how good the HD textures are online.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 12:27 AM - 10/25/11
its terrible. there are more bugs in this build than we saw in the beta.

completely and utterly disappointed.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 01:44 AM - 10/25/11
@#$%?!  A tad bit of lag, like barely. Just went 28 - 4 on my first round and I have ZERo regrets on building this PC.  FAWKING AWESOME!  YEEEEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!


BTW, all settings on high i'm seeing 60fps.  WWEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWT
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 01:55 AM - 10/25/11
This game is INSANE!  WOW!  Just had the most intense gun battle in a downtown area, up in buildings and stuff....jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesus that was awesome!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 01:57 AM - 10/25/11
Yeah, I need to overclock my CPU, but for now this game is @#$% awesome. The knife is my second highest kill weapon right now hahahaaha.
I wish there was a way to see ALL of the people I've knifed, instead of the most recent with a particular tag...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zacharybinx34 on 01:59 AM - 10/25/11
Anyone know if they added a mature content filter to the 360 BF3?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 02:02 AM - 10/25/11
No, sorry Zach.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 02:04 AM - 10/25/11
its terrible. there are more bugs in this build than we saw in the beta.

completely and utterly disappointed.

Is it as disappointing as Bulldozer?  :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 02:11 AM - 10/25/11
I don't know what he's talking about, unless it's the Xbox version. The PC version so far is a dream.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:26 AM - 10/25/11
The new exact deadzone is 5571, consider working around that number when building your configs.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zacharybinx34 on 02:29 AM - 10/25/11
No, sorry Zach.

MW3 it is.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 02:34 AM - 10/25/11
I don't know what he's talking about, unless it's the Xbox version. The PC version so far is a dream.

Apart from some laggy servers (I found a good one on my second try) and the stupid huge chat box, i have no complaints.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 02:59 AM - 10/25/11
Thanks mist... why they changed it is beyond me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 03:18 AM - 10/25/11
The new exact deadzone is 5571, consider working around that number when building your configs.

A ST in the making mist?


Cant believe I have to wait till Friday to play :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: HolyFenix on 04:18 AM - 10/25/11
360 is awesome, I'm loving it and game looks great. Barely any Lag at all
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 04:23 AM - 10/25/11
Cant believe I have to wait till Friday to play :P

Yeah sucks :( Maybe we'll have an ST before then.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: AP on 04:40 AM - 10/25/11
For anyone who allready has it, is there a online code to play like bfbc2 had ?
Ie can you rent it and play it online ?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 04:52 AM - 10/25/11
Its an EA game. They confirmed an online pass is required a month or so ago. UK gamer also so cant confirm.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: AP on 04:58 AM - 10/25/11
Oh well I will have to wait and see if they do a online playable demo of the final game. if not dont look like I will be getting it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: shifty4play on 05:07 AM - 10/25/11
its terrible. there are more bugs in this build than we saw in the beta.

completely and utterly disappointed.

Maybe you're just having bad luck. Haven't seen any bugs yet on my end.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 06:06 AM - 10/25/11
I just installed it on pc and gave campaign a go and wow was I blown away... I was playing on max settings and to my surprise my old rig managed it very well.

The graphics are amazing and the firefights are so intense, I am going to be so spoilt now when I go play the xbox version this friday.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 06:38 AM - 10/25/11
Got about 2 hours in on it. It does seem that Zen's config doesn't work as well as it did in the Beta but maybe thats just because i havent played it in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 06:57 AM - 10/25/11
It wont let me load textures, I have a slim. Ordering a 20gb hd, take it apart, and it can attach to the 4gb slim.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: roads on 07:04 AM - 10/25/11
For anyone who allready has it, is there a online code to play like bfbc2 had ?
Ie can you rent it and play it online ?

800 points needed for online play if you rent it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 07:11 AM - 10/25/11
It wont let me load textures, I have a slim. Ordering a 20gb hd, take it apart, and it can attach to the 4gb slim.

dang man, not sure what it looks like without it but it looks pretty good with them.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RedTalon on 08:29 AM - 10/25/11
Got about 2 hours in on it. It does seem that Zen's config doesn't work as well as it did in the Beta but maybe thats just because i havent played it in a few weeks.

It's not you Capt'n. The look mechanic has changed.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 08:39 AM - 10/25/11
It's not you Capt'n. The look mechanic has changed.

Sweet. I just kept telling the game last night "It's not you, it's me...".
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:45 AM - 10/25/11
The standard works good enough.  It will more than suffice until the smarty is finished.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 09:09 AM - 10/25/11
Check out the updates and try them
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 09:12 AM - 10/25/11
Seeing as I have played it on the pc I am quite curious to how the graphics will compare to the xbox version.

How do the graphics look compared to the beta, for anyway who has it already?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 09:25 AM - 10/25/11
Seeing as I have played it on the pc I am quite curious to how the graphics will compare to the xbox version.

How do the graphics look compared to the beta, for anyway who has it already?

Same to me really. If there is a difference it isn't that big. Only thing I really noticed was the sun and other lights seem to be a bit more volumetric and realistic.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 09:52 AM - 10/25/11
How do i download the HD package or what ever it is to get the better looking graphics on xbox?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 09:58 AM - 10/25/11
It asks you when the game first runs.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 09:59 AM - 10/25/11
When I first started the game (with the multiplayer disk in) it ask if you want to download HD textures. Just say yes
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 10:02 AM - 10/25/11
Ok thanks!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 10:03 AM - 10/25/11
When I first started the game (with the multiplayer disk in) it ask if you want to download HD textures. Just say yes

I've been shouting "Yes" at my screen for hours and its not working. Am I doing something wrong?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 10:05 AM - 10/25/11
When I first started the game (with the multiplayer disk in) it ask if you want to download HD textures. Just say yes

I've been shouting "Yes" at my screen for hours and its not working. Am I doing something wrong?

You need to fart into a kazoo while its pointing at the monitor.  I thought everybody knew this  :o
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 10:07 AM - 10/25/11
When I first started the game (with the multiplayer disk in) it ask if you want to download HD textures. Just say yes

I've been shouting "Yes" at my screen for hours and its not working. Am I doing something wrong?

You need to fart into a kazoo while its pointing at the monitor.  I thought everybody knew this  :o

LMAO!!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 10:34 AM - 10/25/11
You need to fart into a kazoo while its pointing at the monitor.  I thought everybody knew this  :o

He is a n00b  :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 10:38 AM - 10/25/11
I've got a kazoo here............it taste like poop :-*
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 10:40 AM - 10/25/11
Looks like a sh*tty situation
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 10:52 AM - 10/25/11
let me see if I can push this thread back on the rails...  :)

quick question for PC guys -
I activated this morning and started it up to tweak my settings (graphics, audio, key-binds, etc.) ahead of time, so I can just get cracking on it later when I get home from work and IE came up... is there a way to play this without the f'ing browser? (who's stupid gawddamn idea was that anyway?) Is there a way to at least get to an Options screen of some sort?

also, general class question -
can you tweak classes "offline" i.e. without actually being in a match? that always bugged the @#$% out of me about BF...
say what you will about COD, at least you can tweak your classes offline instead of the heat of battle...

ideally though, you should be able to do both. can think of several occasions where I'm mid-match in COD and wish I'd gone with a slightly different class setup or a different kill streak...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 11:15 AM - 10/25/11
let me see if I can push this thread back on the rails...  :)

quick question for PC guys -
I activated this morning and started it up to tweak my settings (graphics, audio, key-binds, etc.) ahead of time, so I can just get cracking on it later when I get home from work and IE came up... is there a way to play this without the f'ing browser? (who's stupid gawddamn idea was that anyway?) Is there a way to at least get to an Options screen of some sort?

also, general class question -
can you tweak classes "offline" i.e. without actually being in a match? that always bugged the @#$% out of me about BF...
say what you will about COD, at least you can tweak your classes offline instead of the heat of battle...

ideally though, you should be able to do both. can think of several occasions where I'm mid-match in COD and wish I'd gone with a slightly different class setup or a different kill streak...


Did you happen play the open beta at all? It's sort of old news at this point.

No, the browser (battlelog) is required to play the game and it seems all settings including tweaking your class is only done in-game. I agree with you though about the class setup, I think we should be able to change our load outs out of game. But it's only 4 classes so I can live with it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: RedTalon on 11:27 AM - 10/25/11
Well, on the XBOX you can tweak your class out of game. Not sure about the PC.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 11:28 AM - 10/25/11
Well, on the XBOX you can tweak your class out of game. Not sure about the PC.

Yeappers.

So far I am enamored with the BF3 XBOX 360 experience.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 11:29 AM - 10/25/11
Any one notice the crappy looking commo rose on pc? I'm grateful it's there, but geez they could have made it just a bit prettier.

BF2
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6893/commorose.jpg)



BF2142
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/66/image040zi.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/image040zi.jpg/)

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gnice4u on 11:32 AM - 10/25/11
Any notice the crappy looking commo rose on pc? I grateful it's there, but geez they could have made it just a bit prettier.

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/66/image040zi.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/image040zi.jpg/)



(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/66/image040zi.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/image040zi.jpg/)

Me too...game is very good imo.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 11:34 AM - 10/25/11
Here's a dev twitter response to a fan. Lesson learned from blops?

http://twitter.com/#!/Demize99/status/128583950582038528
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 12:24 PM - 10/25/11
I have the xbox slim 4gb. Wont let me load textures. Still looks fine, but you know.... I saw on youtube a video for taking ANY xbox hd and connecting it to a slim 4gb. What do you folks think of this, and should I do it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKnaixPCsns
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 12:26 PM - 10/25/11

quick question for PC guys -
<blah blah> Is there a way to at least get to an Options screen of some sort?

Did you happen play the open beta at all? It's sort of old news at this point.


I jumped on very briefly. was really hoping browser thing was just for beta. I assume at least SOME negative feedback came in about that...

so... there really is no options screen unless you're in a match?
I have to get into a match to tweak my @#$% resolution or audio settings???
I have to be missing something because if I'm not, that really is most unbelievably stupid @#$% thing I've ever seen. please tell me in my very quick glance this morning I just missed something. please.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 12:40 PM - 10/25/11
Just got BF3 at game stop from pre ordering it online. But im confused! Online preorders it said you get the LMG,shot gun,flechete ammo etc. How do i access all of it or how do i know i even got it? I activated the online pass but dont see anything about the unlocked bonus weapons,any clue ximmers?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 12:49 PM - 10/25/11
Just got BF3 at game stop from pre ordering it online. But im confused! Online preorders it said you get the LMG,shot gun,flechete ammo etc. How do i access all of it or how do i know i even got it? I activated the online pass but dont see anything about the unlocked bonus weapons,any clue ximmers?

The Physical Warfare key was printed on my GameStop receipt.  I had to go into the BF3 store (in game) to activate it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 01:10 PM - 10/25/11
Got it tuffrabit! good thing i didnt throw away the receipt lol

Oh and you know when it asks you to download the HD package which is like 1.5 GB, does this download cover both single player and multiplayer? Or do both disks ask the same?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 01:13 PM - 10/25/11
Got it tuffrabit! good thing i didnt throw away the receipt lol

Yeah good thing for sure.

Oh and you know when it asks you to download the HD package which is like 1.5 GB, does this download cover both single player and multiplayer? Or do both disks ask the same?

I have no idea.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 01:19 PM - 10/25/11
I just popped in the single player disc and it didnt ask me to download anything for HD package so i guess the 1.5 GB i downloaded from the multiplayer disc covers the single player as well.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 01:21 PM - 10/25/11
Makes sense.  It's probably all the same textures.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Novatrooper on 01:47 PM - 10/25/11
let me see if I can push this thread back on the rails...  :)

quick question for PC guys -
I activated this morning and started it up to tweak my settings (graphics, audio, key-binds, etc.) ahead of time, so I can just get cracking on it later when I get home from work and IE came up... is there a way to play this without the f'ing browser? (who's stupid gawddamn idea was that anyway?) Is there a way to at least get to an Options screen of some sort?

Fire up the games single player campaign and you'll be able to select the options menu. I am assuming the selections work for the multiplayer as well, I haven't had time to mess with it since I made the changes this morning.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Defiantnxx on 01:51 PM - 10/25/11
are we going to get a BF3 smart trans?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:52 PM - 10/25/11
yep, give them a few days and the XIM gods will make it happen
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SecondSight on 02:05 PM - 10/25/11
let me see if I can push this thread back on the rails...  :)

quick question for PC guys -
I activated this morning and started it up to tweak my settings (graphics, audio, key-binds, etc.) ahead of time, so I can just get cracking on it later when I get home from work and IE came up... is there a way to play this without the f'ing browser? (who's stupid gawddamn idea was that anyway?) Is there a way to at least get to an Options screen of some sort?

Fire up the games single player campaign and you'll be able to select the options menu. I am assuming the selections work for the multiplayer as well, I haven't had time to mess with it since I made the changes this morning.

Thats how I accessed the settings.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 02:15 PM - 10/25/11
No, sorry Zach.

MW3 it is.

Gaming is all about choice.  Have fun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SuponjiBobu on 02:17 PM - 10/25/11
Any one notice the crappy looking commo rose on pc? I'm grateful it's there, but geez they could have made it just a bit prettier.

BF2
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6893/commorose.jpg)



BF2142
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/66/image040zi.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/image040zi.jpg/)



Don't worry, I'm guessing it's a placeholder for now.

(http://battlefieldo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/twitter-600x310.png)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 02:30 PM - 10/25/11
Thanks SuponjiBobu good to know.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 02:53 PM - 10/25/11
I need some help on EA account. Im trying to link my gamertag to my ea/origins account but dont see where the option is to do so. When i log in to origin account i see Console Personas but theres no way of adding anything to link my gamertag. Any ideas Ximmers?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:57 PM - 10/25/11
You need to do it at ea.com. At least that's where I've always done it. Even then it's hit and miss, I always have a hard time navigating their system.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 02:58 PM - 10/25/11
Ok let me try that then mist....
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 03:00 PM - 10/25/11
You need to do it at ea.com. At least that's where I've always done it. Even then it's hit and miss, I always have a hard time navigating their system.

+1 That has worked for me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 03:03 PM - 10/25/11
Someone just tweeted this and I had to share it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyVDIi_dIck

Related note, anyone remember "BF2 Mine!!"?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 03:04 PM - 10/25/11
Ok i logged in no problem,went to my profile scrolled to personas section and theres nothing to add to it. am i missing something?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:05 PM - 10/25/11
Keep digging, as I said they don't make it easy.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 03:08 PM - 10/25/11
LOL at that video. Can't wait to play!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 03:17 PM - 10/25/11
Ok i logged in no problem,went to my profile scrolled to personas section and theres nothing to add to it. am i missing something?

Alternatively, if you have BC2 or another EA game you can sign in to your EA account via game. Now that I think about it, I think that's how I added my XBL account(maybe).
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 03:19 PM - 10/25/11
Ok let me login through bc2 and see if it works because online i dont see anywhere to link my xbox gamertag to EA/Orgins account.

*yea  dont see where on bc2 you can login at. im in it right now but dont see anything*
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 03:24 PM - 10/25/11
If it doesn't
LOL at that video. Can't wait to play!

haha, right?

Ok let me login through bc2 and see if it works because online i dont see anywhere to link my xbox gamertag to EA/Orgins account.

*yea  dont see where on bc2 you can login at. im in it right now but dont see anything*

FYI It might not work right away.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 03:50 PM - 10/25/11
Soooo i figured why i couldnt link my xbox gamertag and all. I spoke with someone on the phone and its because i had two emails tied to the account somehow so my old email was removed and it worked finally.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 05:22 PM - 10/25/11
Glad it worked out for you Scoobz.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bertuzzi1616 on 06:35 PM - 10/25/11
Anyone else getting the "failed to connect to EA Online. Please try again." message when trying to play multiplayer? I have already typed in the online code.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: modwarfare on 06:37 PM - 10/25/11
yes servers are down, time to play some gears 3
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 06:54 PM - 10/25/11
Thanks jas0n, yeah what a pain in the a$$ it was lol
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mikael on 08:56 PM - 10/25/11
yep me too, i thought it was my connection
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: GreyMouser on 10:49 PM - 10/25/11
Game is FANTASTIC. Took a day off work today. Funny thing is, the audio is so awesome, I have a migraine, LOL.
Anyways here's some gameplay with some good teammates I found while lonewolfing this morning (no XBL friends playing at the time).
http://www.youtube.com/v/iI1uj2raujI&hd=1

This one's one of my epic fails. Already has more views than the video above, LOL. I was expecting a tutorial prompt to tell me which button to press to pull the ripcord or that the chute would open automatically. I WAS WRONG, Lulz!
http://www.youtube.com/v/ajHN7y0m2ro&hd=1

I applied to CaptSack's platoon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: GreyMouser on 10:51 PM - 10/25/11
yes servers are down, time to play some gears 3


Yeah, servers cut out around 3pm (PDT) for me. Been doing family stuff since. Guess they're still out.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mikael on 10:57 PM - 10/25/11
alot of screen tearing or is it just me? i mean the game overall
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Scoobz on 11:12 PM - 10/25/11
Screen tearing like its not solid textures? Because i know when running or even walking, if i look to the sides a lil distant from where i stand the picture qualty seems a lil off or pixelated. Not sure how to explain it. i guess a bit like when beta was out and you started outside in metro before you hit the subways. Thats how im seeing areas when i walk past them which sux.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 07:15 AM - 10/26/11
Had a 25-0 match last night, I think it being on operation metro had something to do with it. Put about 40 hours into the beta lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 07:49 AM - 10/26/11
So... single player discrepancy.

Anybody else notice this:

The first mission, on the subway.  When that dude pops out and tries to stab you, hes got a H&K UMP on his back.  If you win that fight you end up pushing the dude out off of the train and taking his gun.  When you equip the gun its not a UMP its an AK74.  Lame.  I wanted the UMP.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 08:02 AM - 10/26/11
Had a 25-0 match last night, I think it being on operation metro had something to do with it. Put about 40 hours into the beta lol.

That's why you are beastmode. I haven't been able to play much. Always getting connection errors. When i could get into a game it would kick me after a few minutes and give me the connection error.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Droid1618 on 08:43 AM - 10/26/11
Here's a tip for the UK gamers:
I just ordered BF3 at SimplyGames.com, using Express Delivery, and I just received an email confirming it has been despatched (30 minutes after I ordered). So it should be here tomorrow. Total cost: 40 GBP
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 08:44 AM - 10/26/11
So... single player discrepancy.

Anybody else notice this:

The first mission, on the subway.  When that dude pops out and tries to stab you, hes got a H&K UMP on his back.  If you win that fight you end up pushing the dude out off of the train and taking his gun.  When you equip the gun its not a UMP its an AK74.  Lame.  I wanted the UMP.

yup, i had to do that part twice, noticed the same thing
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: KO Poopstain on 09:39 AM - 10/26/11
Game is FANTASTIC. Took a day off work today. Funny thing is, the audio is so awesome, I have a migraine, LOL.
Anyways here's some gameplay with some good teammates I found while lonewolfing this morning (no XBL friends playing at the time).
http://www.youtube.com/v/iI1uj2raujI&hd=1

This one's one of my epic fails. Already has more views than the video above, LOL. I was expecting a tutorial prompt to tell me which button to press to pull the ripcord or that the chute would open automatically. I WAS WRONG, Lulz!
http://www.youtube.com/v/ajHN7y0m2ro&hd=1

I applied to CaptSack's platoon.

yeah i jumped twice dying lol that part really blew me away...i was like wow! Any way i finally just picked up the contoller and started pushing all the buttons to finally realize it was A i had to push lol. great game
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: GreyMouser on 10:30 AM - 10/26/11

yeah i jumped twice dying lol that part really blew me away...i was like wow! Any way i finally just picked up the contoller and started pushing all the buttons to finally realize it was A i had to push lol. great game

Ah! Thanks for the tip. I was pressing both triggers then d-pad before I finally met my doom, LOL.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: GreyMouser on 10:33 AM - 10/26/11
NOOB question. When scanning for servers (xbox), you can see the the ping rating. Yet, they use the 'cellphone' bars graphic.

By 'ping' does DICE mean the classic def. of ping (low is good) or do we follow the 'cell phone' convention that MORE bars are better connection? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: guitarpanda on 10:36 AM - 10/26/11
The more bars the better sir.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: GreyMouser on 10:41 AM - 10/26/11
The more bars the better sir.

Thanks! Funny thing was, when scanning West USA regions (my locale), EVERY DICE server was one bar with 3-5 people in it. I had better luck with the South and East servers yesterday, LOL.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 08:21 PM - 10/26/11
Yea I think theyre still trying to get those bars working well.... It said on release noght id have full bar to europe and asia and I live in ny. Now they seem to be actually fluctuating but wrong.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 01:20 AM - 10/27/11
BF3 ST is available for RC testing. Please give feedback in the RC section.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 12:55 PM - 10/27/11
First encounter with a spawn beacon...whuttahIdew? Lol

http://youtu.be/sS4g1RNiRq4
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 02:27 PM - 10/27/11
lmao, nice
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: sbc2k1 on 03:09 PM - 10/27/11
For p.c. what loadouts do you guys use. I just got my copy of BF3 and im not exactly sure what to do. I admit I am a COD fanboy so implementing the same level of destruction on my opponents just aint hap-nin...yet.  Any good tips or BF3 videos out there. This is also my first time using a Keyboard so it's taking a minute to adapt.

So far I love this game...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 04:06 PM - 10/27/11
Add me on Origin: BathtubFarts

I was carrying at least a 2:1KDR lastnight and I've only got a couple hours into this game and only a few unlocks (sprint, RDS, that front handle under the barrel of the rifle (name is totally escaping me right now). I could show you the Battlefield way to play.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 05:50 PM - 10/27/11
So... single player discrepancy.

Anybody else notice this:

The first mission, on the subway.  When that dude pops out and tries to stab you, hes got a H&K UMP on his back.  If you win that fight you end up pushing the dude out off of the train and taking his gun.  When you equip the gun its not a UMP its an AK74.  Lame.  I wanted the UMP.

Hmmm.. I didn't notice this on the PC.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: bennyrub on 02:25 AM - 10/28/11
Three more hours at work and I can go and finally go and buy BF3! A game that's developed in Europe and released earlier in USA... where's the sense O.O
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ISheeper on 04:23 AM - 10/28/11
Decided to take the plunge and get a new pc for bf3 instead of getting it on console. Bf3 came yesterday and I'm just waiting for my pc, estimated for next week :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: matttehman on 07:45 AM - 10/28/11
Decided to take the plunge and get a new pc for bf3 instead of getting it on console. Bf3 came yesterday and I'm just waiting for my pc, estimated for next week :D
Good call, the PC version is EPIC! The only thing that sucks right now is the webpage/battle console still has issues. But the gameplay is smooth and looks beautiful on the PC.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Droid1618 on 09:03 AM - 10/28/11
I bought it for PC and X360 as well. PC graphics are amazing indeed, never seen a game look this good.
The majority of my friends play it on Xbox however, so I'll probably end up playing it more on that.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 10:09 AM - 10/28/11
so... played PC single player briefly the other night -
my notebook (desktop replacement technically) blows (annoying considering it was allegedly a "beast" two years ago and expensive as hell).

anyway - for graphics, one setting is on high, everything else is either Low or Off. And it still looks pretty @#$% nice.
this game is sexy.
time to upgrade.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 05:56 PM - 10/28/11
pc version kinda annoys me for the moment, turns out overclocked cards like my gtx 560 ti oc have major nvidia driver issues, the game crashes every 3-5 minutes cause the gpu is reseted (display driver doesnt respond)
you either underclock your cards to the reference regular clockrates, or you wait for a newer gefore driver

a bit retarded but oh well...
(a single 560 ti can max out the game, no need for a sli 590 as some people claimed)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 09:13 PM - 10/28/11
My 6870 can run ultra settings at around 40fps. Pretty @#$% good for what it is. I just leave the gfx on high and hover around 60fps
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 07:30 AM - 10/29/11
On xbox 360 I rename this game to pronefield 3... Or campfield 3. Its fun but I dont always feel like camping.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SingJai on 02:06 AM - 10/30/11
pc version kinda annoys me for the moment, turns out overclocked cards like my gtx 560 ti oc have major nvidia driver issues, the game crashes every 3-5 minutes cause the gpu is reseted (display driver doesnt respond)
you either underclock your cards to the reference regular clockrates, or you wait for a newer gefore driver

a bit retarded but oh well...
(a single 560 ti can max out the game, no need for a sli 590 as some people claimed)

I suppose they might be referring to multiple monitor setups or frap recording while playing at high ultra settings.

I run it fine with my GTX480. I plan to use my second DVI as duplicate of my primary monitor I use to play BF3 and use my Intensity shuttle to record. From what I read, I don't have to worry about the lag.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 10:19 AM - 10/30/11
Hai, if you're seriously getting 40fps on Ultra with a 6870, I can't wait till I upgrade the rest of my PC... It's bottlenecked to the point of a 6950 getting 45 on high!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ZioComposite on 10:22 AM - 10/30/11
OMG....flaming people with the EOD bot is effin hilarious.  It's like my counter-sniper weapon.  All I do is plop beside well known sniper spots and wait.  I feel like I'm roasting marshmallows for smores lmfao.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 10:24 AM - 10/30/11
I LOVE the rocks on Caspian Border... It feels like those spots were MADE for knifing snipers!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 11:16 AM - 10/30/11
Hai, if you're seriously getting 40fps on Ultra with a 6870, I can't wait till I upgrade the rest of my PC... It's bottlenecked to the point of a 6950 getting 45 on high!

Yeah, on ultra it averages 40fps.  I can't record smoothly though, frame rate drops to about 20-25 so I just set it high and it hovers around 60 and recording drops it to 45-50fps. 

Other's with similar set-ups running dual 6870's are reporting over 60fps on ultra and around 80 on high.  I may have to pick up another one when I can score a good deal again.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 01:21 PM - 10/31/11
On xbox 360 I rename this game to pronefield 3... Or campfield 3. Its fun but I dont always feel like camping.
+1

I'm really really trying to like this game.
but so far it's just aggravating. trying to get my friends in the same squad is a crapshoot at best and most of the time I can't even see my enemies. and yes, I've adjusted my contrast/brightness on my tv as well as in-game.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 01:24 PM - 10/31/11
On xbox 360 I rename this game to pronefield 3... Or campfield 3. Its fun but I dont always feel like camping.
+1

I'm really really trying to like this game.
but so far it's just aggravating. trying to get my friends in the same squad is a crapshoot at best and most of the time I can't even see my enemies. and yes, I've adjusted my contrast/brightness on my tv as well as in-game.

i don't seem to have a problem - maybe you're playing with the wrong group :D  cap, arjunng, myself, brian8dee88 we all had a great time the other night and last night as well.  just gotta get in there with friends :D  (p.s. they're working on the squad system - high priority)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:27 PM - 10/31/11
Yep, its a lot of fun playing with yo friends. I'm on almost every night if u wanna play.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 01:30 PM - 10/31/11
beez--- that's good news, thanks...

hey, regarding video settings, what do you guys have brightness at? I've tried barely seeing the 3 on the screen to having it very bright. nothing seems to work well for me, just isn't much contrast between enemies and background.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 01:44 PM - 10/31/11
I just set mine where i could barely see it and haven't moved it at all. Guess i just got use to it. I don't have a problem seeing them. I mean, i do get killed some where i didnt see the guy but i guess thats normal
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 01:50 PM - 10/31/11
Use the IR scope.

I've that on my 416... I rape.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 02:16 PM - 10/31/11
yeah the IR is almost unfair on some maps, takes some time to unlock it but once you got it make sure to give it a try

im not sure how its done on the console, but on pc for most classes (except supply) the very best weapon needs to be unlocked by playing Co-Op
eg the G3 needs about 440000 overall Co-Op score to be unlocked for the matchmaking multiplayer

the good thing is, those Co-Op weapons can already be tried out in the campaign, so you can kinda estimate if its worth it to invest the time
easiest and fastest points can be made by playing either the second or the last Co-Op mission on the hardest difficulty


also things you might check out:

this portable mortar station from the supply class
never tried it on my own, but heard its extremly strong and unfair
(ea already confirmed to nerve it soon, so better use it now than later ;) )

.44 magnum gun, its a 2-3 shot kill even on longer ranges in normal mode
the guy who manages to aim precisely with it in ads has found a new primary weapon ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 02:25 PM - 10/31/11
Are there any campaign unlocks? I really like the A-91 by the way it's a powerful gun.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 02:39 PM - 10/31/11
you cannot unlock those weapons by playing the single player campaign, only co op campaign will work

the a-91 is a regular multiplayer unlock weapon for the engineer i think
you can view the co-op unlock weapons on the battlelog homepage
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 02:57 PM - 10/31/11
I agree the Co-op unlocks are worthwhile weapons. The added plus is the fun factor compared to the campaign. I didn't mind doing the last mission countless times over.

I'm not sure if the difficulty has a factor on points. I didn't seem to notice a difference from easy to hard.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 02:58 PM - 10/31/11
can you play the co-op alone?  I know that's a bit counter-intuitive.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 03:03 PM - 10/31/11
can you play the co-op alone?  I know that's a bit counter-intuitive.

No, online only. It's either with a friend or public random.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 03:06 PM - 10/31/11
Oh good you can play with a random.  I've not had any luck hooking up with friends yet.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 03:23 PM - 10/31/11
The game does feel campy to me.... Still a great game though... I kinda attribute it to ppl being new to it though and everyone wanting tp snipe. Also a lot of my xbl crew are in defferent parts of the country so I dont get to play on my east coast servers much.... But when I do I feel like my hit detection all of a sudden becomes godly.
     My crew is good but ive had a few games where its just super boring on conquest like triple cap and then the other team doesnt even try to come out of spawn for the remainder of the game.... I just get so impatient.
     Also levelling up and learning the vehicles is annoying but I feel has to be done at this juncture for domination in the future this also takes a toll on my enjoyment of the game and w/l ratio.
    Dont get me wrong I think the game is great it just makes me wonder about some of the ppl playing it.
    Also in the beta it was very gun on gun and I knew the map so well it was very easy to dominate for me. So every now and then I like to pop into tdm and pad my kd. Even though most of my friends hate tdm in this game it works well if you are forced to roll solo.
Title: Issue.
Post by: Hjalmar on 06:21 PM - 10/31/11
I drew a picture about my issue with Battlefield 3 on Xbox 360:
http://gyazo.com/f4f5dc56b98daeadbbb09c12aa6dff94

Does anyone know the exact reason of this happening almost everytime when I try to avoid enemy fire by running into cover?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 06:28 PM - 10/31/11
I drew a picture about my issue with Battlefield 3 on Xbox 360:
http://gyazo.com/f4f5dc56b98daeadbbb09c12aa6dff94

Does anyone know the exact reason of this happening almost everytime when I try to avoid enemy fire by running into cover?

Yeah, this was present in the beta as well, it seems there was some sync issues(lag?). On the enemy's screen he has shot you and killed you before you made it to cover, your screen will reproduce that scenario but a second later hence you dying behind cover. This would happen to me only when I ran. It might be server side issue.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 12:25 AM - 11/01/11
I'm trying to like it but the bottom line is, I just can't. Bf2 from day one had me wanting more. Hours would go by and I couldn't get enough. Just one more map...This game however leaves me yawning and I dread playing more than 2 maps in a row. Can you say zzzzz boring. Heck just getting out of the frigging game is slow and boring. Really? I have to wait for the next round to start before I can leave? Umm, dashboard! Thanks but no thanks. Another 60 bucks wasted woohoo! I didn't like the demo and everyone told me the full version is SO much better. No, no it isn't. It just works better that is all. It's not tactical at all like some (think) and a 4 man squad can't do crap if the other squads aren't cooperating. Good luck getting 8 or 12 of your buddies on the same map hah! The maps were designed for campin noobs because if you must go on foot, consider yourself dead. It's vehicles or bust on this one. NEXT!!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 03:45 AM - 11/01/11
I am also finding it hard to enjoy this game. Hit detection is good but these sync issue are driving me crazy. Hjalmar's picture sums it up. I never had these issues with the beta. It just jumps around way too much. Ill be brutally honest, I prefer Homefront to this at the moment. The game just feels like a light version of the real game on the PC. Hopefully the patch will sort these issues.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 05:27 AM - 11/01/11
don't know if this was posted... but hilarious :D

http://www.youtube.com/v/V9AkvnSYO8s&hd=1
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: remf on 05:42 AM - 11/01/11
Map guide with vehicle spawn times and points here: http://www.realsg.com/2011/10/guide-battlefield-3-multiplayer-map.html

Very informative though lacking some pictures and it just covers Conquest at the moment.

Should hopefully be more useful when teamplay becomes more developed. Too much of a free for all at the moment...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 05:56 AM - 11/01/11
has anyone been able to kill with the defibs? i remember it being possible in bf2142, but i tried to do it in the demo and utterly failed because it seemed to refuse to do so.  Just curious if it was possible so i don't die like an idiot trying to kill w/ the defibs.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 06:13 AM - 11/01/11
nope but if it works, i see a video coming
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 06:14 AM - 11/01/11
you will, and i'll be sure of that :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 11:54 AM - 11/01/11
Hell, diffibing could be quicker/better than the melee.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 11:58 AM - 11/01/11
i need someone to verify this ASAP :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 12:03 PM - 11/01/11
Someone asked this in the gamechat last night and another person said it wasn't possible. I haven't tried it myself though.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 12:07 PM - 11/01/11
Someone asked this in the gamechat last night and another person said it wasn't possible. I haven't tried it myself though.

it didn't work in the beta, but it was possible in bf2142 - just wondering if they implemented it in BF3 retail
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 08:01 PM - 11/01/11
I tried it a number of times as an instinct back from BF2/2142 days and it hasn't worked. Haven't tried blow torching enemies to death yet.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: SweetChill on 10:09 PM - 11/01/11
You can kill with the defibs. It's shown in this video -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2yDvNZhHho
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 05:09 AM - 11/02/11
well that's good, but it sucks that you need to hit a sweet spot... looks like the head
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 05:15 AM - 11/02/11
for those that still need to farm points in the co-op mission, here a video with which you can do about 250-275k points in an hour

video starts at 1:42
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExQnuUjLuu0 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ZioComposite on 05:53 AM - 11/02/11
I've tried a few times but yeah failed lol.  I've had a ton of fun using the EOD bot to torch people though.  Especially inside the dark buildings when people spawn and just camp inside. 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hai iRnewHERE on 11:59 AM - 11/02/11
I can confirm defibs do NOT work.  I tried to defib an unaware enemy sniper at least 7 times before I gutted him.  Kinda disappoint.

I have hundreds of defib kills in BF2  :-X
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 12:16 PM - 11/02/11
I can confirm defibs do NOT work.  I tried to defib an unaware enemy sniper at least 7 times before I gutted him.  Kinda disappoint.

I have hundreds of defib kills in BF2  :-X

have you tried the head?  it seemed to work in that myth busting video.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 02:45 PM - 11/02/11
how about the engineer tool?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: jas0n on 02:58 PM - 11/02/11
how about the engineer tool?

I can confirm you can kill with the blow torch :D. It's pretty hilarious.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ms. Menses on 11:31 AM - 11/04/11
What's this I keep hearing about people having better performance with HD pack on slims vs. older models? Any benchmarks or comparisons, confirmations?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: slayersteve on 04:26 PM - 11/04/11
anyone having luck with squads?
I entered a server with two friends in my squad on Friday and one on Sunday but we still had to manually join a squad in-game. frankly, what's the point if you have to still do that???
or has that since been fixed? I did read about some squad improvements over at the bf blog but haven't had a chance to check them out myself yet.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hjalmar on 09:38 PM - 11/04/11
anyone having luck with squads?
I entered a server with two friends in my squad on Friday and one on Sunday but we still had to manually join a squad in-game. frankly, what's the point if you have to still do that???
or has that since been fixed? I did read about some squad improvements over at the bf blog but haven't had a chance to check them out myself yet.

I have the same issue as you. So it's not fixed.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 07:38 AM - 11/05/11
anyone having luck with squads?
I entered a server with two friends in my squad on Friday and one on Sunday but we still had to manually join a squad in-game. frankly, what's the point if you have to still do that???
or has that since been fixed? I did read about some squad improvements over at the bf blog but haven't had a chance to check them out myself yet.

its server-dependand (on the pc, so i guess the same on the console)
server administrator has an option thats named like "fill up squads to max"

so when you join a server you are automatically put into an almost full squad, your friend as well
eg theres also an option that does the same with the teams, pretty annying when you always end up in opposite teams just because of the team balance set to a high priority
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Beezles on 10:09 AM - 11/05/11
It's gotten better, not fully - but for the most part.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ISheeper on 10:51 AM - 11/05/11
Whats with the turn speed cap on pc?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Hjalmar on 12:21 PM - 11/05/11
Whats with the turn speed cap on pc?

I don't think there is any.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 12:25 PM - 11/05/11
You clearly haven't used a high DPI mouse then.

It seems tied to your DPI -- if you lower your DPI to like 800, then adjust in game sensitivity as needed, it basically goes away. that's what I had to do. Annoying.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ISheeper on 01:35 PM - 11/05/11
You clearly haven't used a high DPI mouse then.

It seems tied to your DPI -- if you lower your DPI to like 800, then adjust in game sensitivity as needed, it basically goes away. that's what I had to do. Annoying.
I'm using my mx518, im usually a very low sens player but i physically move my mouse quickly so i turn pretty fast. Thing is if i use even 400 dpi I have to turn the ingame sens low enough that I always hit the speed cap. The speed cap goes up based on ingame sens not dpi sadly so I've ended up making do with 400 dpi and as low ingame sensitivity as I can manage.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 06:03 AM - 11/06/11
You clearly haven't used a high DPI mouse then.

It seems tied to your DPI -- if you lower your DPI to like 800, then adjust in game sensitivity as needed, it basically goes away. that's what I had to do. Annoying.
I'm using my mx518, im usually a very low sens player but i physically move my mouse quickly so i turn pretty fast. Thing is if i use even 400 dpi I have to turn the ingame sens low enough that I always hit the speed cap. The speed cap goes up based on ingame sens not dpi sadly so I've ended up making do with 400 dpi and as low ingame sensitivity as I can manage.

Can you not edit your game config to lower your sensitivity? i haven't played a game on PC yet that i couldn't lower the sensitivity further through the cfg.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ISheeper on 06:38 AM - 11/06/11
No it's not that i can't turn my Ingame sensitivity low enough, it's that if I do I can't aim fast enough because of the turn speed cap...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 01:00 PM - 11/08/11
If you haven't yet loaded a jeep with C4 to ghost ride it into an enemy tank, you should consider it. Highly recommended. Easy, but a lot of fun.

Maybe ghost ride one off a cliff/ramp and into a tank below, epic.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Sleepy on 02:44 PM - 11/08/11
I know MW3 just came out and everything, but has anyone tried going into a Battlefield 3 TDM match today? At 2:30 CST there was not 1 match to join, all servers said 0/24. Weird, I been playing mostly TDM. Today is a sad  day :(
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Gabbagod on 02:51 PM - 11/08/11
I know MW3 just came out and everything, but has anyone tried going into a Battlefield 3 TDM match today? At 2:30 CST there was not 1 match to join, all servers said 0/24. Weird, I been playing mostly TDM. Today is a sad  day :(

It does that now and again, give it a few hours and it will be fine.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 03:23 PM - 11/08/11
Supposidly there is another server update going out today..... Everyone is getting ready for a client patch release that is going out later this week.

 The patch fixes a few things that I know of:

Negative Aceeleration on pc and ps3 ( not sure about the Xbox)
pistols revamped (sv98 sniper rifle nerfed at close range - added higher pistol ballistics for close range battles)
jets/copters - easier to control , jets supposidly have bombs now
nerfed scar -h
stability issues fixed in multi core gpu/cpu configurations (memory leaks , no need to turn off hyperthreading anymore for micro stuttering )
slight adjustment in destructive damage ( not sure what this means..someone in battlelog mentioned you can now blow craters in ground with c4 like you could in beta)
nerfed a few other weapons for balance issues. ( not sure which)



-Look for twitter updates coming from dice devs real soon with full changelog notes.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 03:56 PM - 11/08/11
Choppers set to legacy sticks with M/Kb isn't bad. I wish it was closer to arma as for controls though. There too much forward motion. and yaw is loose all the time. Helios tighten up and stabilize after a certain speed disabling the yaw movement. especially the little bird I wish this mechanic was included.
some more beef is the flags are too close together on the maps. yet there is a lot of empty open wasted real estate. Sure i can walk way over there but why?  I like the slower game-play of the open spaces like harvest day in BC2 the flags were spread out.
Yes this is a great game but somethings in it are just so dumb i really wonder about the people making it. do i need the huge flag maker over my cross-hair the whole time im in a flag base? I can't see with that flipping thing. The bright flashlight like glare from a sniper scope? AT NIGHT???!?!?!? what is being reflected at night? too over zealous with some of the small features. Flashlights in the day time should be a little annoying but not blinding like at night. guy is 100 feet away and hes completely eclipsed buy his BigFing halogen barrel light outside in the middle of the afternoon. out and the sun is way too bright. or can they just add some tactical glasses. They really have simulated the eye burn well when coming out of a dark building with the sun in your face. Maybe I need some of those BS Gunnar glasses.
I love this game but some small things are driving me crazy. but i will stick with it. /endrant
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: mist4fun on 04:35 PM - 11/08/11
One thing I wish they would fix is the bug where if you spawn on a location that is no longer available (dead player, seat taken in vehicle) it instead spawns you in the deployment! It should not spawn you at all and instead give you the option to pick a different spawn location. I can't count how many times I've tried to spawn somewhere only to end up walking out of the deployment because all of the vehicles are gone.

Oh and dmx, this is why tactical lights are the way they are. A dev posted this. But really? I think avoiding a headache and making the game more enjoyable is more important than realism.

Off
(http://i.imgur.com/ZyXl4h.jpg)

Supermarket Flashlight
(http://i.imgur.com/IQKnCh.jpg)

Deben Ledray 700 Tactical
(http://i.imgur.com/7yDz4h.jpg)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 05:18 PM - 11/08/11
Yep see how the light is only a few inches larger then the super market. It would only eclipse the head of the user. you can still see the top of the table and the block of wood behind it. Blinding a target would only be a side-effect. the intended purpose is to illuminate the target. That particular light is for distance. Using a bright light in close quarters would not allow you to see outside of the lit area. thats 700 lumen. normal taclight should be about 180 or so.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Bizzar1 on 07:55 PM - 11/08/11
They must have put a 10,000 lumen one in the game then.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: amak1 on 05:43 AM - 11/09/11
The flashlights were a good idea but excecuted terribly.... I thought they wouldve done something with them after the beta. Its like when I rage tubed in mw2 now I rage taclight in bf3  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 08:16 AM - 11/09/11
flashlights are highly nerfed with the next update, there are already screenshots of how its planned
from the screens, it was like a 300-400% reduction, also the intensity/distance will be changed
on longer encounters it will barely distract you, whereas it will remain its strength in the 2-3m range

something they are thinking about (but not changed so far) is the weather-brightness itself
i mean a flashlight wont have as much impact on a sunny and bright desert map than on a night map
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:23 AM - 11/09/11
Od1n... you have to change your sig.  I waste so many hours staring at it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: asilver on 08:34 AM - 11/09/11
That's great news od1n, the flashlighter shouldn't be awarded a free "flashbang" type handicap on everyone they face off with.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: CaptSackJparrow on 08:38 AM - 11/09/11
I like them, easy to pick them off from 200 meters. It's like a big sign that says "SHOOT ME, SHOOT ME, SHOOT ME".
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 08:50 AM - 11/09/11
With the laser painter it's pretty easy to see the dot where the laser is coming from and shoot at it, with sights, I still haven't figured out where to shoot and pretty much always lose to close/medium flashlight encounters.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:52 AM - 11/09/11
Spray and pray Phil.  Hold your clicker down and hose the brightest part of the flashlight glare in big circular motions.  That works well for me.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 09:11 AM - 11/09/11
Od1n... you have to change your sig.  I waste so many hours staring at it.

click it and you get into my youtube channel, i think i got 3 halo videos with similar stuff in there
they re banned in some regions, you have to try it ;)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 09:16 AM - 11/09/11
I think my favorite part of that is when you stop shooting at the buggy and just track it... like "oh... there's a grenade on him, lets just watch"
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Mr Brzezinski on 11:31 AM - 11/09/11
For all who cant fly on bf3 with mouse :D



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9MOW1g5bP4&feature=player_embedded#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9MOW1g5bP4&feature=player_embedded#!)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Sleepy on 02:40 AM - 11/11/11
This is not mine but did find this on weapons and when you get them ect.
Credit goes to this guy: http://theadultgamer.com/forum/index.php?/topic/34159-bf3-unlocks/

Quote
Rank - Points - Unlocks
1 - 1,000 points - 870MCS Shotgun
2 - 8,000 points - Sprint Specialization
3 - 18,000 points - Woodland Camo
4 - 29,000 - G17C Pistol
5 - 41,000 - Ammo Specialization
6 - 54,000 - Ranger Camo
7 - 67,000 - PP-2000 PDW
8 - 81,000 - Flak Jacket Specialization
9 - 96,000 - Army Green Camo
10 - 111,000 - M9 TACT. Pistol
11 - 130,000 - Explosives Specialization
12 - 150,000 - Expeditionary Force Camo
13 - 170,000 - MP443 TACT. Pistol
14 - 190,000 - Suppression Resist Specialization
15 - 220,000 - Paratrooper Camo
16 - 250,000 - UMP-45 PDW
17 - 280,000 - Suppression Specialization
18 - 310,000 - Navy Blue Camo
19 - 340,000 - G17C SUPP. Pistol
20 - 370,000 - Grenades Specialization
21 - 400,000 - Jungle camo
22 - 430,000 - M1014 Shotgun
23 - 470,000 - Squad Sprint Specialization
24 - 510,000 - Desert Khaki
25 - 550,000 - M9 SUPP. Pistol
26 - 590,000 - Squad Ammo Specialization
27 - 630,000 - Urban Camo
28 - 670,000 - MP443 SUPP. Pistol
29 - 710,000 - Squad Flak Jacket Specialization
30 - 760,000 - G18 SUPP. Pistol
31 - 810,000 - Squad Explosives Specialization
32 - 860,000 - PDW-R PDW
33 - 910,000 - Squad Suppression Specialization
34 - 960,000 - SAIGA 12K Shotgun
35 - 1,010,000 - Squad Suppression Resist Specialization
36 - 1,060,000 - .44 Magnum Pistol
37 - 1,110,000 - Squad Grenades Specialization
38 - 1,165,000 - DAO-12 Shotgun
39 - 1,220,000 - Veteran Kit Camo
40 - 1,280,000 - P90 PDW
41 - 1,340,000 - G18 Pistol
42 - 1,400,000 - Spec Ops Black Camo
43 - 1,460,000 - USAS-12 Shotgun
44 - 1,520,000 - .44 Scoped Pistol
45 - 1,600,000 - VS VAL PDW

Assault Unlocks
4,000 - Defibrillator
11,000 - M320
22,000 - M416
38,000 - M26 MASS
60,000 - AEK-971
89,000 - M16A3
124,000 - F2000
166,000 - AN-94
220,000 - M16A4 (RU)
220,000 - AK-74M (US)

Engineer Unlocks
3,000 - FIM-92 Stinger (US)
3,000 - SA-18 IGLA (RU)
7,000 - M15 AT Mine
14,000 - SCAR-H
25,000 - EOD Bot
40,000 - M4
58,000 - A-91
82,000 - FGM-148 Javelin
110,000 - G36C
145,000 - M4A1 (RU)
145,000 - AKS-74u (US)

Support Unlocks
4,000 - C4 Explosives
11,000 - M249
23,000 - M18 Claymore Mine
40,000 - M224 Mortar
60,000 - PKP Pecheneg
90,000 - M240B
130,000 - M60E4
170,000 - M2 IAR (RU)
170,000 - RPK-74M (US)

Recon Unlocks
5,000 - T-UGS
13,000 - SV98
26,000 - SOFLAM
45,000 - MAV
71,000 - SKS
104,000 - M40A5
146,000 - M98B
195,000 - MK11 MOD 0 (RU)
195,000 - SVD (US)

Vehicles

IFV Unlocks
800 - IR Smoke
2,300 - ATGM Launcher
4,7000 - Belt Speed
8,300 - Coaxial LMG
13,100 - Thermal Optics
19,200 - Proximity Scan
26,900 - Zoom optics
36,000 - Maintenance
47,000 - APFSDS-T Shell
60,00 - Thermal Camo
74,000 - Guided Missile
90,000 - Reactive Armor

Mobile AA Unlocks
400 - IR Smoke
1,200 - Anti-Air Missile
2,500 - Belt Speed
4,400 - Zoom Optics
7,000 - Proximity Scan
10,000 - Thermal optics
14,000 - Air Radar
19,000 - Maintenance
25,000 - Thermal Camo
32,000 - Reactive Armor

MBT Unlocks
800 - IR Smoke
2,100 - Coaxial LMG
4,400 - Autoloader
7,600 - Zoom Optics
12,000 - Maintenance
17,700 - Coaxial HMG
24,700 - Proximity Scan
33,200 - Guided Shell
43,200 - Thermal Optics
54,800 - Thermal Camo
68,100 - Canister Shell
83,200 - Reactive Armor
100,000 - CITV Station

Attack Helicopter Unlocks
300 - IR Flares
800 - Heat Seekers
1,600 - Stealth
2,800 - Autoloader
4,400 - Zoom Optics
6,500 - Proximity Scan
9,000 - Air Radar
12,000 - Guided Missile
16,000 - Extinguisher
20,000 - Maintenance
25,000 - Thermal Optics
30,500 - Laser Painter
37,000 - Below Radar
44,000 - ECM Jammer
51,000 - Guided Rocket
60,000 - TV Missile

Scout Helicopter Unlocks
400 - IR Flares
1,200 - Heat Seekers
2,500 - Stealth
4,400 - Autoloader
7,000 - Proximity Scan
10,000 - Air Radar
14,000 - Extinguisher
19,000 - Maintenance
25,000 - Guided Missile
32,000 - Below Radar
40,000 - Laser Painter
48,000 - ECM Jammer

Jet Unlocks
300 - IR Flares
700 - Heat Seekers
1,500 - Stealth
2,700 - Autoloader
4,200 - Proximity Scan
6,200 - Rocket Pods
8,600 - Air Radar
11,600 - Extinguisher
15,000 - Below Radar
19,000 - Maintenance
24,000 - Guided Missile
29,000 - Beam Scanning
35,000 - ECM Jammer

Co-Op Unlocks
63,000 - MP412 REX Pistol
126,000 - KH2002 Assault Rifle
189,000 - MP7 PDW
252,000 - M39 EMR
315,000 - 93R Pistol
378,000 - SG553 Carbine
441,000 - G3A3
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 12:12 AM - 02/24/12
Huge update list:

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2832654779195992365/

Couldn't read through the whole thing but I really hope they cut down on the down time and let you exit the lobby between matches. That would get me back in there.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 01:41 AM - 02/24/12
Od1n... you have to change your sig.  I waste so many hours staring at it.

+1 lol..
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Winnnie on 02:27 AM - 02/24/12
Huge update list:

http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2832654779195992365/

Couldn't read through the whole thing but I really hope they cut down on the down time and let you exit the lobby between matches. That would get me back in there.

OMG!

The xim really is going to shine now, the reduction in many of the weapons recoil, head shot city!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 09:00 AM - 02/24/12
wow thats flipping awesome. team death match spawn getting fixed too!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 09:01 AM - 02/24/12
seems like IFRN Scope gets back to its former strength
Title: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 09:32 AM - 02/24/12
-Disabled vehicles now have an increased reverse speed to help escape to cover after being disabled.

Hmm....  I guess i still don't know this word disabled.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Winnnie on 09:34 AM - 02/24/12
Im glad i wasnt the only one that sighed when i saw that.

lol.
Title: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 09:48 AM - 02/24/12
Too bad theres nothing about the pixelated 1980s 8bit NES sniper scope. I guess there needs to be more complaining. *Off to the battlelog.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: glenn37216 on 02:41 PM - 02/24/12
Yay weapon fixes !


-Boo !!!!!    no commo rose , stability fixes across all game platforms.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxdex on 10:45 AM - 02/27/12
No fix for the PS3 input lag.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 10:59 AM - 02/27/12
eh commo rose isn't anything on pc anyway. Mostly because the important shouts are automatic like the console. console has auto commo rose. Had it for awhile. look at a medic and hit back NEED MEDIC is shouted. Look at a vehicle to yell NEED PICKUP up. Now we already knew this but look at the pc ->
(http://bf3blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/commorose.jpg)
Do you see anything remotely useful? Remember we can already yell need pickup by tapping Q or back on console.  They say it will be revamped to 2.0 soon. Yeah we shall see. both console and pc need something better hopefully they will come up with something better.

That is if they are even working on 2.0
http://bf3blog.com/2011/12/commo-rose-2-0-coming-in-february-2012/
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 11:08 AM - 02/27/12
im quite glad its not present at the moment
in bf2 it sometimes was pretty annoying when 20 guys were calling for stuff lol
also lots of people just called for fun and disturbance

that way you can only call when you really need something
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 12:31 PM - 02/27/12
really with all the solider voices that the game plays automatically like GRENADE! why do we need it? who is going to listen to GO GO GO! ? TBO if i have heard a teammate use that i would never notice it with all the ingame voices already chattering away automatically.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Winnnie on 02:27 AM - 02/28/12
Was putting in a few hours last night, and im certain my requests for ammo were going 'unheard'

I was practically smacking my balls of this guys head requesting ammo, he just switched to pistol and blinded me.

I know i have a mask on and i looked proper hard with my rifle in his face, but all i wanted was some more bullets!!

Anyone know of this issue?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:21 AM - 02/28/12
block him a bit, maybe make some attention shots and you usually get your stuff
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Winnnie on 04:30 AM - 02/28/12
Well, he should have got the idea, i was spamming the request, jumping on him, in the end i got shot and got ammo that way, i guess the chap was just being an arse.
I had MVP's the last 6 games!

Te he he! XIM FTW!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 04:35 AM - 02/28/12
I reckon Dice should put in an auto give after 4-5 asks. Just a single clip drop out or something. Enough to get you to someone that's willing to give out a box. Just thinking out loud. might be a poor idea.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Winnnie on 04:40 AM - 02/28/12
Well no, thats exactly what needs to happen, why offer a 'button' to request?!
Im playing on a console, i press a button, i want something, im not pressing a button in the ruddy hope
that some spotty little dick just hands out the ammo or health, instead he just switches to a flash equipped weapon to blind me.

 >:( >:( >:(

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 08:19 AM - 02/28/12
Lol.. Winnie, i am new in BF3, total noob really. The other day this guy was prancing around me for something, i didn't get it then cus he had no mic lol.. I was running assault lol.. N then he got popped by a sniper  ::)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:43 AM - 02/28/12
We need a solid BF3 group.  I love the game and I do not intend on stopping anytime soon.  I just would like some fellow XIM kiddies to kill with... that's all.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Winnnie on 09:12 AM - 02/28/12
Lol.. Winnie, i am new in BF3, total noob really. The other day this guy was prancing around me for something, i didn't get it then cus he had no mic lol.. I was running assault lol.. N then he got popped by a sniper  ::)

OH I AM SO ADDING YOU! And then i will remove you once you have accepted (and fart in your general direction!)

Tuff, i have you on my list, but i think we are on different time zones? Where are you in the world?
Postcode would be good so i can be nosey at your gaff....

Win
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Xog on 09:27 AM - 02/28/12
eurospeech is so funny
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Winnnie on 09:29 AM - 02/28/12
 :-*
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PositivEntropy on 09:59 AM - 02/28/12
We need a solid BF3 group.  I love the game and I do not intend on stopping anytime soon.  I just would like some fellow XIM kiddies to kill with... that's all.

I second that wouldn't mind playing bf3 with some ximmers as well
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 10:01 AM - 02/28/12
Lol.. Winnie, i am new in BF3, total noob really. The other day this guy was prancing around me for something, i didn't get it then cus he had no mic lol.. I was running assault lol.. N then he got popped by a sniper  ::)

OH I AM SO ADDING YOU! And then i will remove you once you have accepted (and fart in your general direction!)

Win

Fart at enemies, not your fellow Ximmers lol.. I need to unlock guns n upgrade stuff, i'll add u. When i'm ready i could be your best support eveh  :) I like the fact i'm not so handicapped by lag on BF3 as i'm in MW3.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 11:15 AM - 02/28/12

Tuff, i have you on my list, but i think we are on different time zones? Where are you in the world?
Postcode would be good so i can be nosey at your gaff....

Win

South Carolina USA 29841

DO EET!!!

I second that wouldn't mind playing bf3 with some ximmers as well

I'll add you.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 08:39 AM - 03/01/12
Guys, i could use some help on Battlefied 3 configs, Smart Advanced or Standard pls, i just hate the Smart Translators in default  :-\

I just got the Famas, heard it's really good with attachments, at the moment it just sucks.. How good is the F2000 in comparison?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:45 AM - 03/01/12
Famas is great once you get some optics.  The iron's are super crappy.  Only other issue with the Famas is the ROF, it's WAY to high for my preference.  I much prefer the AEK when I play Assault class.

I'm not sure how to help you with your config though.  I find the Smart Translator to be perfect. (shrug)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Winnnie on 08:53 AM - 03/01/12
Same here china, the ST is perfect to me.

I love the f2000, i find it keeps me super entertained!

The FAMAS is ok, but at the end of the day, the French made it.

Im starting to use the AN 94, with the xim the burst fire is super doooper fast!

Win
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 09:08 AM - 03/01/12
Thanks Tuff. I'll still need a standard config soon.

Winnie, check the mw3 start up thread, i posted for your bearings brotha.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Winnnie on 09:12 AM - 03/01/12
Thanks fella, MW3 its just full of perks and this and that, BF3, its a killing field.

I have actually printed that thread off, i would never remember it all!

Hope to hook up on BF3 soon china.

Win
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 09:35 AM - 03/01/12
Thanks fella, MW3 its just full of perks and this and that, BF3, its a killing field.

I have actually printed that thread off, i would never remember it all!

Hope to hook up on BF3 soon china.

Win

Lol.. No worries. N yeah, loving BF3 more everytime i play.

I'll add u. Who r u referring to with China mate? Lol.. I'm from/in Bangladesh, beside India  ::)

N one more thing, u better hope Pop Art doesn't see that comment of yours abt Famas  :P lol.. I love France btw, love the street crepes, my missus too.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Winnnie on 09:39 AM - 03/01/12
Slang fella.

China Plate = Mate.

A long line of Londoners in my family, used to throwing it about, i assume most just skim read my trash posts.

Thats a close call, had you said you were a Pakistani i would have brought up the cricket!

Win
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 10:20 AM - 03/01/12
i assume most just skim read my trash posts.

Yeap...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 10:33 AM - 03/01/12
Slang fella.

China Plate = Mate.

A long line of Londoners in my family, used to throwing it about, i assume most just skim read my trash posts.

Thats a close call, had you said you were a Pakistani i would have brought up the cricket!

Win

Hah hah  :P thanks for the clarification CHINA  :D

Btw, we fought off both Pakistani n Brits in the last century. I'm the 1st generation after the war, we hold no grudges against either one of you, but i see where u r interested with the Pakistanis n cricket lol..

Cricket is popular here in Bang as well, we run in the world cups now, just not that good lol.. N i find the game boring, no offense lol.. Let's not get there n 'let it be'  :) aka John Lennon.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 03:13 AM - 03/03/12
Did any one of u use the Dao 12 shotgun.. It seems pretty solid, i got it for free through the Kark expansion pack.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 06:57 AM - 03/03/12
its ok, however the maps you can use it effectively are just 1-2
also i find some smgs better than the shotguns as you can also do some longer range stuff with them
yet they kill extremly fast in short range

that smg that came with the expansion back and the 45 or 50 clip map is a beast
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 08:49 AM - 03/03/12

that smg that came with the expansion back and the 45 or 50 clip map is a beast

Which which which one?  :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: DragonSlayer on 11:59 AM - 03/03/12
I haven't played BF3 since X-mas. So when is this new patch coming out? Been playing MW3...for some reason COD games are like crack...we all know crack is whack, but I can't help myself.

I really like BF3, but I was getting to frustrated not being able to join in with my clan mates (at least not being able to be on the same side)...then they brought that @#$% FAMAS back. I think I just needed a break.

I am about MW3'd out.

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 12:11 PM - 03/03/12

that smg that came with the expansion back and the 45 or 50 clip map is a beast

Which which which one?  :)

its the pp-19

+huge clip size (54)
+best ironsights in the game
+close to no recoil
+extremly fast firerate
+you wont lose any close combat with it
+useable with any class
-only does 15-20 damange on long range, so you need to hit a lot

here a vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF2FVIDRPM8

imo its the best city weapon
for longer ranges i like the L85A2
pretty much no recoil as well, good amount of damage
just doesnt shoot that much so not very good for close combat
its like an enhanced version of the ump
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 01:51 AM - 03/04/12
I haven't played BF3 since X-mas. So when is this new patch coming out? Been playing MW3...for some reason COD games are like crack...we all know crack is whack, but I can't help myself.

I really like BF3, but I was getting to frustrated not being able to join in with my clan mates (at least not being able to be on the same side)...then they brought that @#$% FAMAS back. I think I just needed a break.

I am about MW3'd out.

Cod games are like crack lol.. Couldn't agree more  :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 01:52 AM - 03/04/12

that smg that came with the expansion back and the 45 or 50 clip map is a beast

Which which which one?  :)

its the pp-19

+huge clip size (54)
+best ironsights in the game
+close to no recoil
+extremly fast firerate
+you wont lose any close combat with it
+useable with any class
-only does 15-20 damange on long range, so you need to hit a lot

here a vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF2FVIDRPM8

imo its the best city weapon
for longer ranges i like the L85A2
pretty much no recoil as well, good amount of damage
just doesnt shoot that much so not very good for close combat
its like an enhanced version of the ump

Thanks man, i'll give it a thorough try.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ABigDeal on 06:45 AM - 03/04/12

that smg that came with the expansion back and the 45 or 50 clip map is a beast

Which which which one?  :)

its the pp-19

+huge clip size (54)
+best ironsights in the game
+close to no recoil
+extremly fast firerate
+you wont lose any close combat with it
+useable with any class
-only does 15-20 damange on long range, so you need to hit a lot

here a vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF2FVIDRPM8

imo its the best city weapon
for longer ranges i like the L85A2
pretty much no recoil as well, good amount of damage
just doesnt shoot that much so not very good for close combat
its like an enhanced version of the ump

definately use those two, also try the aek and i think the m16a4 i think?? i could be wrong

supposedly there are some huuuggggeeee weapon adjustments coming up. Sniper rifles are going to be pretty juicey. Alot of inital reduced recoil on alot of weps.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 07:52 AM - 03/04/12
Thanks.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 09:11 AM - 03/07/12
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-03-07-battlefield-3-close-quarters-out-in-june-first-of-three-add-ons

New DLC and rentable/customizeable servers on consoles.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 10:24 AM - 03/07/12
wow awesome
dice really knows what the community wants


will this expansion cost money or is it included with the limited edition that everyone bought at the release
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 01:22 PM - 03/07/12
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-03-07-battlefield-3-close-quarters-out-in-june-first-of-three-add-ons

New DLC and rentable/customizeable servers on consoles.

Wow, if this happens n i get decent ping, i'll leave console cod for good.  :D
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 02:49 PM - 03/07/12
I think I read everyone has to pay for the new DLC
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 08:11 PM - 03/17/12
Just had a game on BF3 wow.
Nothing special, just pure awesome fun!

I know every game wont be like that! but [email protected]#$%!!!!
Running back and forth between D & B on Caspian border.

Launching tanks from D rock, sneaking up on snipers.
Spotting everything in sight! fixing tanks, jeeps, your nan's 1.1 mini metro.

Running dodging tanks heli's everything wow really fun..

Rolling in a tank between A and E daaaaayum.
Really really enjoyed it.

Could of played that alllll night.



Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: KnOck on 08:15 PM - 03/17/12
Just had a game on BF3 wow.
Nothing special, just pure awesome fun!

I know every game wont be like that! but [email protected]#$%!!!!
Running back and forth between D & B on Caspian border.

Launching tanks from D rock, sneaking up on snipers.
Spotting everything in sight! fixing tanks, jeeps, your nan's 1.1 mini metro.

Running dodging tanks heli's everything wow really fun..

Rolling in a tank between A and E daaaaayum.
Really really enjoyed it.

Could of played that alllll night.
spotting everything... your not 14 years old huh
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Winnnie on 08:18 PM - 03/17/12
We have no proof of pubx age.

PC user............lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 08:27 PM - 03/17/12
i hate people that dont spot opponents, i usually fire my spot button twice a second ;o

usually the system finds guys you usually woulve missed as they where behind trees or so, yet the system finds them

also always keep on calling the jets, if you start to be a jet pilot on your own youll realize how hard it can be to keep the track on an opponents jet when its not spotted
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 08:46 PM - 03/17/12
We have no proof of pubx age.

PC user............lol.

Don't need proof, i never said i done any good xD.
But never the less here is the battle report.

And yh i died a lot but every death was epic..
Fending off tanks with my bare hands..

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/PublicZz/bf3score.png)

(http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu284/PublicZz/best.png)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: KnOck on 09:59 PM - 03/17/12
i hate people that dont spot opponents, i usually fire my spot button twice a second ;o

usually the system finds guys you usually woulve missed as they where behind trees or so, yet the system finds them

also always keep on calling the jets, if you start to be a jet pilot on your own youll realize how hard it can be to keep the track on an opponents jet when its not spotted
i love when ppl spot i have my main thumb mouse button for spotting and allways spot before i shoot if its a mid/long range target.. on xbox it ruins the enemys day if just 2 guys on your team spot
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Ryoga on 11:13 AM - 03/18/12
I was hoping that we could just build a BF3 console server rather than renting it from EA... I have the network capacity. A cheap server and some files, then off we go!
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 11:43 AM - 03/18/12
id say you re one of the very few that have such a beasty connection lol

see it as a first approach in rentable servers for console, its the first time so far so dont expect a perfect system like on the pc
it needs its time (and hopefully will find its way into other publishers)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 04:58 PM - 03/19/12
Ok this is a question for PC BF3 players.

I would like to bind only my Main & pistol to mouse wheel up and down.
No matter which way i scoll i need it to select next weapon.

Currently can't figure out how i can do this,
As it seems to only be scrolling in one direction per weapon / item.

/the most annoying thing in the god @#$% world right now please help before i skin a @#$% cat alive and boil it in a bucket of my tears that I've cried over this not working.

Bit harsh but someone please tell me this is possible, otherwise I'm unistalling...
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: stetab on 05:35 PM - 03/19/12
maybe you can change them to a keystroke , in this case 1 or 2 would be the keys, and a macro to make it the next number each time somehow. If of course I have no idea what the macro would look like. That's all I got :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 06:25 PM - 03/19/12
Every other game with multi wep choice have

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, +++ assigned as wep selection.

But you can also set 2 buttons to next and previous...
Annoying why dice would do this.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 06:57 PM - 03/19/12
in settings of bf3 you can double bind any action
did this with a few functions, mouse - mouse doublebind works

im not sure about the scroll, maybe your mouse scroll needs to be changed in the driver as its not generic or so
all my left right up down scrolls are accepted
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 07:12 PM - 03/19/12
Both say axis 2 Y

But they don't scroll both ways.. so it doesn't make sense.
I'll play around with drivers.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: stetab on 08:51 PM - 03/19/12
(http://i.imgur.com/JVlZG.png) (http://imgur.com/JVlZG)

Yeah its kind of dumb. maybe theres a way to set your mouse through the mouse software to make it not do that who knows
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 02:48 AM - 03/20/12
when you guys are the next time in bf3, can anyone tell me if hes able to map he buttons for the MAV?
you know this tiny little sniper robot uav

somehow my game seems to be buggy in this case
i customized the buttons for flying a helicopter, and now my heigth - for the mav is gone, means i can fly it up but not down! 
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 06:04 AM - 03/20/12
I know this game isn't a sniper based game.
I dont snipe a lot, just from time to time.

When the teams doing well enough for me to lose some tickets for them xD.

Anyway, is there any setting's I can change through my graphics card or menu to make the x8 and x12 scope lines more solid?

They feel and look really horrible, almost like there is x2 vertical and x2 horizontal lines side by side that split slightly when moving the scope up down, or side to side.

How the hell can DICE produce a game with awesome graphics then employ a 5yr old with a spyro pen to draw the scope skin?

No honestly, i thought it was just the dumbed down console version of the game when i 1st seen it in the beta, then later on when i actually got the game.

Now playing it on PC maxed out i realise its more than likely the scope skin.
Its horrific.

====

I'll check that when I'm next on Od1n.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 07:42 AM - 03/20/12
Unfortunately no. My suggestion is to try a russian scope -- for me it's a lot easier than the US ones. I wouldn't say it's better for long range sniping, since you only get the three chevrons, but I find it easier when mid-ranging to say "Oh well half through the top chevrons" than "Okay was that three or four ticks down". But I use the semi autos, I can't headshot worth @#$% in an ADS game, let alone with all the ballistics and timing needed.

That said, I'm excited about the next patch. Apparently they're putting a chest multiplier for the bolt actions so that they can be used for the ol' assault wookie -- something I always wanted to try doing for some reason lol.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 07:45 AM - 03/20/12
weird mine is perfectly fine, no stairs-effect or so
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Lord Of The Sith on 09:01 AM - 03/20/12
There are different one, i'll try and get a screen shot of the cross-hair i mean.

The x8 on the sv98 is fine..

The vanilla cross-hair on the M11MOD or what ever its called it the kind of cross hair i mean. its horrid

Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Flamemonkey on 10:16 AM - 03/20/12
The SV98's is fine because it's a russian weapon, and so gets the russian scopes first. Basically this is the only game where I prefer russian equipment, because I prefer their scopes. The SVD and SKS will also use the PSO scopes, but the majority of bolt actions get the US scopes first.

Not to say you can't get all scopes for them, I think by 100 kills you've got most of them, at least.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 11:23 AM - 03/20/12
when you guys are the next time in bf3, can anyone tell me if hes able to map he buttons for the MAV?
you know this tiny little sniper robot uav

somehow my game seems to be buggy in this case
i customized the buttons for flying a helicopter, and now my heigth - for the mav is gone, means i can fly it up but not down!

You can. but you must use this program: http://bf3.realmware.co.uk/settings-editor/downloads Its way better than the in game keybinds.
(http://i.imgur.com/Ya2BK.png)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 04:06 PM - 03/20/12
oh nice thanks :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Reader on 04:29 PM - 03/22/12
Ok. So I blew off the dust from my BF3 copy today, thinking Ill give it a go again. Who knows? Maybe DICE patched the game to a playable degree. Yeah, I was very disapointed with this game when it came out.

Fixed latest ST and tweaked everything up. But @#$%. This game sucks on XBOX.  Period. This game could have been so freaking good and DICE just dropped it. Maybe not on PC, but for sure on consoles.
Aiming is slugish as @#$%. Graphics makes my eyes bleed. And most of all - 30 FPS  :(

I must say that I somewhat envy you guys that actually can enjoy BF3 on console. I can see the fun in it for sure, but problems stated above just makes this game out of reach for me  :-\
I played BF alot on PC before. 1942, Vietnam etc and had a blast with em. Sob.

Sorry, just had to ventilate abit. Oh well. Back to CoD.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 10:53 PM - 03/22/12
Ok. So I blew off the dust from my BF3 copy today, thinking Ill give it a go again. Who knows? Maybe DICE patched the game to a playable degree. Yeah, I was very disapointed with this game when it came out.

Fixed latest ST and tweaked everything up. But @#$%. This game sucks on XBOX.  Period. This game could have been so freaking good and DICE just dropped it. Maybe not on PC, but for sure on consoles.
Aiming is slugish as @#$%. Graphics makes my eyes bleed. And most of all - 30 FPS  :(

I must say that I somewhat envy you guys that actually can enjoy BF3 on console. I can see the fun in it for sure, but problems stated above just makes this game out of reach for me  :-\
I played BF alot on PC before. 1942, Vietnam etc and had a blast with em. Sob.

Sorry, just had to ventilate abit. Oh well. Back to CoD.

I agree with u on the sluggish aim part n the framerate. Too much recoil on the guns are a turn-off too, i believe they realized it recently, didn't play recently though i'm pretty new at BF3. Will give it a try again. Have a lot of things to unlock b4 i can put a deserving label on it.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: KnOck on 02:15 AM - 03/23/12
Ok. So I blew off the dust from my BF3 copy today, thinking Ill give it a go again. Who knows? Maybe DICE patched the game to a playable degree. Yeah, I was very disapointed with this game when it came out.

Fixed latest ST and tweaked everything up. But @#$%. This game sucks on XBOX.  Period. This game could have been so freaking good and DICE just dropped it. Maybe not on PC, but for sure on consoles.
Aiming is slugish as @#$%. Graphics makes my eyes bleed. And most of all - 30 FPS  :(

I must say that I somewhat envy you guys that actually can enjoy BF3 on console. I can see the fun in it for sure, but problems stated above just makes this game out of reach for me  :-\
I played BF alot on PC before. 1942, Vietnam etc and had a blast with em. Sob.

Sorry, just had to ventilate abit. Oh well. Back to CoD.

I agree with u on the sluggish aim part n the framerate. Too much recoil on the guns are a turn-off too, i believe they realized it recently, didn't play recently though i'm pretty new at BF3. Will give it a try again. Have a lot if things to unlock b4 i can put a deserving label on it.
its just not worth it on xbox fps alone makes it more luck and camping at the right spots than aim as it should be with a xim3
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 06:50 AM - 03/23/12
Ok. So I blew off the dust from my BF3 copy today, thinking Ill give it a go again. Who knows? Maybe DICE patched the game to a playable degree. Yeah, I was very disapointed with this game when it came out.

Fixed latest ST and tweaked everything up. But @#$%. This game sucks on XBOX.  Period. This game could have been so freaking good and DICE just dropped it. Maybe not on PC, but for sure on consoles.
Aiming is slugish as @#$%. Graphics makes my eyes bleed. And most of all - 30 FPS  :(

I must say that I somewhat envy you guys that actually can enjoy BF3 on console. I can see the fun in it for sure, but problems stated above just makes this game out of reach for me  :-\
I played BF alot on PC before. 1942, Vietnam etc and had a blast with em. Sob.

Sorry, just had to ventilate abit. Oh well. Back to CoD.

I agree with u on the sluggish aim part n the framerate. Too much recoil on the guns are a turn-off too, i believe they realized it recently, didn't play recently though i'm pretty new at BF3. Will give it a try again. Have a lot if things to unlock b4 i can put a deserving label on it.
its just not worth it on xbox fps alone makes it more luck and camping at the right spots than aim as it should be with a xim3

I tried, i tried ximping (camping with Xim)  :P just don't have the patience for it, i am wired to assault n flank. Have a lot of guns recommended that i still gotta unlock  >:( n then try n decide.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 05:19 AM - 03/24/12
Nah man, BF3 is so diverse n fun but kinda getting frustrated with the Aim mechanic. Was it the same in BC2 multiplayer? Or it's better now? I didn't play BC2 so am curious to know so that i can forecast a better BF4 lol..
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 10:44 AM - 03/24/12
So PS3 input lag is getting a fix on the 27th. along with an option to toggle AA.
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2832654780279541805/
PC and xbox still has to wait. /sadface.jpg
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Od1n on 10:55 AM - 03/24/12
but we need to admit that ps3 is more urgent than xbox and pc id say :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: Zen on 11:05 AM - 03/24/12
OMG I'd love an option on XBOX to turn off AA. Hate how smooth everything is in this game. Want enemies to pop more please :)
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: dmxwyrw on 11:43 AM - 03/24/12
but we need to admit that ps3 is more urgent than xbox and pc id say :)

 ;D No sir. I'm not on ps3. thats just investors bad luck. ;D i want meh pc fixed right meow.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 01:27 PM - 03/24/12
Had the best time in BF3 today lol.. Getting better too. Wish i could team up with a good squad for squad deathmatch, need to unlock L8582  :-\
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:43 PM - 03/24/12
You UK or US?  Only US person ever on to play with is BulletSponge.  I'd love to get into a squad as well.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 01:52 AM - 03/25/12
You UK or US?  Only US person ever on to play with is BulletSponge.  I'd love to get into a squad as well.

I'm the furthest away from you all Tuff lol.. I'm in Asia. I don't see much folks from Ewix in Bf3 as much as i do on MW3.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: PhilAshio on 10:19 PM - 05/31/12
http://blogs.battlefield.com/2012/05/bf3-june-update-announce/

Just read this and rushed over right away:

>Reduced input lag for gamepads/joysticks on all platforms. Aiming as a soldier when using a gamepad or joystick should now be more responsive.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: wicked96ta on 10:34 PM - 05/31/12
I'm in Asia and am always on bf 3 after I get off work in the evenings. It's the only game I play right now.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 08:14 AM - 06/01/12
What's your timezone offset from UTC?
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: TheycallmeDee on 03:26 PM - 06/02/12
You UK or US?  Only US person ever on to play with is BulletSponge.  I'd love to get into a squad as well.

I'm the furthest away from you all Tuff lol.. I'm in Asia. I don't see much folks from Ewix in Bf3 as much as i do on MW3.



I'm US (west coast) and I've been playing nothing but BF3 lately. Some of you guys should hit me up so we can squad up. I've been going playing alone for the last few weeks or so and it gets annoying.
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: ALIxReBORN on 03:59 PM - 06/02/12
My XBL subscription expired lol.. Gotta renew soon first :P
Title: Re: Battlefield 3
Post by: tuffrabit on 11:11 PM - 06/02/12
You UK or US?  Only US person ever on to play with is BulletSponge.  I'd love to get into a squad as well.

I'm the furthest away from you all Tuff lol.. I'm in Asia. I don't see much folks from Ewix in Bf3 as much as i do on MW3.



I'm US (west coast) and I've been playing nothing but BF3 lately. Some of you guys should hit me up so we can squad up. I've been going playing alone for the last few weeks or so and it gets annoying.

I saw you online last night... invited you.  We had quite the group going for a few hours.  XBL said you were sitting in the BF3 menu the whole time.

I'll keep trying bro.