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  1. Darkleoco

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    I am using 11.10 preview v3 and it doesn't run smoothly, I also get the Direct X error and Display driver crashing bugs as well :/


    I have disabled ULPS already but I am using the latest BF3 CAP but even without it I believe I was still having the issue :/
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    Seems like you have other issues going on.

    Do a repair install for BF3

    Make sure DirectX is up to date: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=35

    Make sure Windows Update is up to date.

    If that doesn't work. Uninstall your drivers, follow this guide: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52502

    Install 11.10 Preview 3, No CAP and go into the registry and disable ULPS. Be sure to restart after disabling ULPS.
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    The ULPS thing may be the trick, and having to do it is BS, IMHO.

    I have the same problems with Crossfire. I refuse to disable ULPS. Shouldn't need to registry hack to play a game :p

    Which, of course, means I'm waiting for better drivers before using Crossfire.
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    What is ULPS?

    :laugh: I can agree for me, but I'd never hurt my baby with saying such things to it.
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    Direct X is up to date as is windows, also I have followed your guide for reinstalling video drivers once or twice already since BF3 released, going to try repairing BF3 then disabling CAP.
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    and If I happen to want to uninstall the game and then reinstall it for any reason?

    I have to update the whole sodding lot all over again!?
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    you can manually back up the install files before you install. they are automatically deleted after installation.
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    Great now after repairing/delete CAP I get BF3 has stopped working -_- joy joy
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    I had issues even after a reinstall. Doing the repair install by right clicking on the game in Origin updated my game and it worked.
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    I'll apologize in advance if any of this is already posted. I can't keep up with the pace of this forum with access only in the evening, and get in play time on BF3 :)

    New Battlefield Blog Post: PC Gamers: Your quick checklist to get ready for Battlefield 3

    Monday, 24 October 2011 07:00

    This morning we woke up to a shiny new metacritic score for Battlefield 3, and we are ready for you to join us online. Here are a few quick things you might want to take care of to get yourself into Battlefield 3 as quickly as possible on launch day:


    1) Create an Origin account, if you haven’t already. You can do so here. If you have an EA account then you already have an Origin account! Make sure you know your account name and password.

    2) Download the Origin client. You will need to have the latest version (8.3.1) of the Origin client running on your PC in order to play Battlefield 3. To make sure you're up-to-date, we recommend clicking here to get the latest version up and running on your system.

    3) Double-check to make sure you have the latest graphics card drivers. Visit the drivers section at AMD or Nvidia, depending on what your manufacturer of choice is.

    4) Pre-load Battlefield 3. If you purchased Battlefield 3 through Origin (or any other digital retailer that is offering BF3 and supports pre-load as an option), the game is currently available for pre-load. This means the game will be downloaded and installed already when it goes live. The game will unlock at specific times in each region, and you will not be able to play it before the unlock-time in your region.

    5) Check your PC specs. Minimum and recommended specs below:

    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

    This is a better quality version of something posted a week ago - Video: Johan Andersson Battlefield 3 Keynote From GeForce LAN

    October 24, 2011
    By James Wang

    There are two things Battlefield fans love talking about: Battlefield 3 and Frostbite 2, the engine that powers the game's gorgeous visuals. Although DICE has promoted the engine heavily leading up to the game's release, just exactly how it works has nevertheless remain shrouded in secrecy.

    At NVIDIA's GeForce LAN 6 event in Alameda last week, we invited Johan Andersson from DICE to unveil once and for all the intricate internal workings of the most talked about graphics engine of the year.

    The one hour presentation is filled with wonderful tidbits that will sure to delight any graphics geek or aspiring 3D programmer. We learned that the reason why the lighting looks so good is because it's based on radiosity--a technique that simulates how light bounces around in an environment. We learned that because the engine uses deferred shading, it supports hundreds of lights at once instead of just one or two as in Bad Company 2. Rocket smoke looks so good because each particle reaches light and reacts to shadows. And DirectX 11 is used to add real geometric detail to mountains and terrain as well as to speed up lighting calculations.

    Johan revealed that a lot of the technology in Frostbite 2 are the result of collaboration between NVIDIA and DICE. HBAO (Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion), a technique that adds richness and detail to shadows, was developed by NVIDIA graphics engineers and integrated by DICE. So was the clever shader based antialiasing option "FXAA" that smoothes out jaggies without killing your performance.

    You can check out the full presentation video below.

    GeForce LAN 6 - Johan Andersson Battlefield 3 Presentation Part 1 / 5
    GeForce LAN 6 - Johan Andersson Battlefield 3 Presentation Part 2 / 5
    GeForce LAN 6 - Johan Andersson Battlefield 3 Presentation Part 3 / 5
    GeForce LAN 6 - Johan Andersson Battlefield 3 Presentation Part 4 / 5
    GeForce LAN 6 - Johan Andersson Battlefield 3 Presentation Part 5 / 5

    Battlelog - A guide to the Battlefield Social Network

    Battlelog - A little guide for squadding and voiping up on battlelog


    New Battlefield Blog Post: Battlefield 3 North America Launch Day!

    Tuesday, 25 October 2011 00:00

    The wait is over for everyone west of the Atlantic - Battlefield 3 has landed! If you haven't already grabbed your copy, you're missing out on all the jet-flying, M-COM blasting, tank rumbling action.

    (Please visit the site to view this media)

    Last night thousands stood in lines all over North America and East Asia to be among the first to play Battlefield 3. Some waited for hours, just for the chance to get as much time in as they possibly could. We got loads of pictures from Battlefield fans and their friends who camped out. Here are just a few!

    From the USA...
    ...to Malaysia...
    ...Even EA employees couldn't resist!
    People all over the world can't wait to play Battlefield 3!​

    __________________________________________________

    They're not the only ones that are excited about Battlefield 3, though...
    The critics have spoken - Battlefield 3 is the best entry in the series to date

    Amazing visual and audio experience; deep, layered multiplayer... - GameSpy 5/5
    ...one of the best FPS experiences in gaming. - GameInformer 9/10
    ...it's the best Battlefield game, and that's saying a lot. - Joystiq 4.5/5
    Online warfare is intricate and rewarding, but it also presents a learning curve and a strong reliance on team coordination. GameTrailer.com 9.2/10

    We'd like to thank all of our community members who have helped make this the best Battlefield launch in history. We've got great things on the horizon for Battlefield 3 - from Back to Karkand and onward into the future. Don't forget - the Battlefield community is what makes Battlefield great!

    Squad joining for dummies (like me):
    [​IMG]

    Check this thread to see if there are any answers for your BF3 issues: [Hard]|Forum - BF3 Tweaks and Help Thread


    Gamestar.de - "Comparisons of different BF3 Graphics settings" (or in English via Google Translate)

    ...
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Page 1 Introduction | Graphics menu | video quality | quality textures
    Page 2 Shadow Quality | Effect Quality | grid-Quality | Quality Terrain | Terrain Features
    Page 3 Anti-aliasing | Antialiasing Delayed | Post-Anti-aliasing | Motion Blur
    Page 4 Anisotropic Filtering | view environment (ambient occlusion) | Bilschirmverhältnis | Technology table | Games with Frostbite engine
    ...
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    It seems to be working fine now, idk why it didn't work any of the other times though, either way thanks erocker.
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    Why tinker with all of that when there is Preview 3 drivers out there that run better?

    I wouldn't say 60 FPS all around. Even with my x6 @ 3.5ghz and my 6950 with unlocked shaders and at 951/1451 I don't think I hold 60 fps constant, but I also don't think I ever see it dip under 45. Even with BC2 black smoke would crush FPS for me, but there hasn't been anytime I have ever felt a true FPS drop that I noticed. I just been watching the fraps numbers to see what I was at.
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    Are you speaking of single card or crossfire :confused:
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Single of course, 6950 CF should butcher BF3, at least I would think so.

    **EDIT**
    My bad, didn't see you said CF, seen that you mentioned budget so thought you were talking about single card :p
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    lol my bad on that, budget was a poor choice of words I should have said cheaper.
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    This was related to Kurgans post before edit lol
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    The 6950 2GB is a great card, two would be nice, but honestly, with how great the card runs BF3. I would just suggest people shader unlock the card and OC them, I never had performance issues with my card at stock, but my god these things OC a crazy amount, I'm about 15% over factory clocks, plus shader unlock, thats about a 20% performance gain for free, just unreal. If someone has a single 6950 2GB and is having performance issues, I would most likely look to the CPU, or drivers, because that card is far more than capable, or maybe look into unlocking and OCing it.
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    Ultra settings, everything enabled, 4x aa, 16x af, CF enabled, 1920x1080, 10.11 cats, stock clocks on both video cards, net me 73-160+ fps. I've only seen it dip to 73fps once. Game runs butter smooth
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    Dewey have servers?
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    Are you f***ing kidding me?

    I'm a ritard.
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    The game site is really slow, much much worse than when in beta
    Cant join any game
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    Uh, me too.

    I guess we are use to button graphics that pop out when they are active, and that one stays dull... :shadedshu
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    UPDATE LADIES! GRAM 'EM WHILE DER HOT! ATI CAP4

    SAUCE: RAGE3D http://www.rage3d.com/index.php?cat=75#newsid33983116

    DOWNLOAD: http://www.rage3d.com/cap/

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    This has been 80% of game to me
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    I'm having no issues anymore after following erockers advice and I don't think I'm going to be picking up the new CAP unless someone can confirm that it does anything useful whatsoever.

    Btw has anyone been able to get Bad Company 2 for free with their physical disc of BF3 a friend of mine said he got the option to download it when he put the BF3 disc in.

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