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  1. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    I tried flying the helicopter just a bit ago on the TPU server and failed miserably.
     
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  2. digibucc

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    people are playing now if anyone wants to jump on

    AND

    what times are best for everyone? as well as maybe check the ping to see if it's even feasible.
     
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    Dude the last time I tried to fly a helicopter I got in started it up and it blew up the next second.

    Never again I said...
     
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    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    I just played a little while ago with 3 others. Off to volleyball practice for my high school girls. I usually can only play around 10:00 pm Alaska time (or later). Last night I was playing until about 4:00 am, then called in sick to work:)

    Yep - agree:toast:
     
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    Anyone please. The game glitches out when I change video settings within the menu. Can someone tell me where the txt file is so I can manually change the video settings.
     
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    Signatures from BF3stats are still broken for me even if they fit the requirements :/
     
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    ugh, I hope this rubber banding issue is sorted out soon :s It's driving me up the wall!
     
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    HAHAHAHA! I Lol'ed irl! :laugh: One of the funniest posts i've ever read in a forum! Thank you for the advice anyway! :rockout:
     
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    I'd suggest 8 pm CST is a great time for US players. West Coasters are home, East Coasters are in a groove. Just my opinion though.
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    at night for me is when i play games the most
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    My times are later evenings too tho pretty much free all the time weekends. Like 7-10 CST.

    Below is an apparent fix for "slow map loads" (which I'm not sure I have but...). Takes about 15 seconds I'd say; is installed on SSD though. Though why isn't "Threaded" option built into the Cat drivers like Forceware? Bah.

    http://www.uiscommunity.co.uk/home/m/2472935/article/408963/page/2

    Nobody has answered this because nobody knows as far as I can tell. Have seen no mention anywhere. I Googled too in my attempts to fix the Q bind issue before I found Autokey and nothing though that was only the day after release. Could be that a manual edit is not possible. That becomes more and more true with games it seems. You must have a driver issue of some strange sort but I'm sure you've been troubleshooting that. Good luck man.
     
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  12. GullyFoyle

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    Pretty nice little BF3 Wiki started over at IGN.com.

    Also, here is the BF3 Wiki over at battlefieldwikia.com

    Battlefield Max - Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand Coming December + 6 New Screenshots

    Published October 29, 2011 | By glock

    EA sent out 6 new Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand screenshots today showing the classic map, Strike at Karkand. Also announced is Back to Karkand will be coming out in December!

    <I posted a link to the screenshots the other day, but didn't see a release date reference.>

    New Battlefield Blog Post: To all of our Battlefield 3 fans: We are listening, keep sending valuable feedback

    Monday, 31 October 2011 05:00

    Hi all! This is Karl Magnus Troedsson with an update on the Battlefield 3 launch. It has been an amazing first week for all of us at DICE. It’s incredibly exciting to ship Battlefield 3 globally, and to hear the feedback from our fans.

    This has been our largest launch to date! Thank you all for turning out in record numbers at midnight launches across the globe. It’s great to know you’re all as excited to play Battlefield 3 as we are. Even so, the overwhelming response has been as humbling as it is appreciated. Battlefield 3 is the fastest selling game in EA’s history, but is not without its ups and downs.

    You make the game come alive
    Everyone at DICE has put their heart and soul into Battlefield 3. We take an incredible amount of pride in what we’ve built. Many of us were Battlefield players even before we became developers on Battlefield 3. So we take great pride in the positive feedback and revel in the Battlefield moments captured by the community. Here is just one of the thousands of awesome fan videos that are popping up everywhere, showing us what Battlefield is all about:
    Mid-air helicopter pick-up

    Key issues and how we are fixing them
    Despite the fact that millions of people are online playing Battlefield 3, some of you are experiencing issues. The DICE team, as well as the many EA groups that support this historic launch, have all been working around the clock. We’ve deployed a number of server-side updates in our first week that have solved a number of the primary connectivity challenges, and have accelerated our rollout of the number of Hardcore servers. Below is an update on five key issues for us and how we are addressing them.

    * Quick Match functionality
    While Quick Match has been working well for PC and PS3 players, the Xbox 360 Quick Match function has not been working properly for all players. This is due to a variety of issues, and we’ve rolled out a number of fixes. The latest one is deploying as I write this, and we are hoping this will fix the issue shortly. Please continue to give us your valuable feedback. See links below for sending us your feedback.

    * Joining squads and staying there
    At the heart of Battlefield 3 is the ability to play in squads. So that fact that this feature is not yet working flawlessly has top priority. Without going into too much detail, we can say this is related to the Quick Match functionality. Until we have it working properly, please check out the tutorial on how to join as a squad using the Server Browser. Please continue to provide feedback so that we can continually improve this feature.

    * Origin authentication
    We know some of you have encountered authentication and other related issues to our new Origin platform. While the authentication issues have been fixed, we have increased our customer support services exponentially to ensure a smooth experience going forward. See below for the best way to contact customer service.

    * Dealing with cheaters
    If you’re like me, you take a lot of pride in your stats. So when people abuse the system it can ruin the fun. Although cheating is a fact of life for many great games, we take great efforts to ensure Battlefield remains cheat free. We have updated Punkbuster and will continue to roll out anti cheat fixes. Again, please leave feedback via the link below.

    * Server maintenance
    A big part of what makes Battlefield great is our dedicated server structure. We’ve spent a lot of time and effort developing this service. Despite having some of the best engineers in game development, unpredictable problems occur. This requires server maintenance from time to time, some of it unplanned, and may result in you losing connection to a game you have in progress. These issues occur more frequently during the early stage of the game launch. But the outages have been limited and very short. The Battlefield 3 service is on track to be our best ever. Thank you for your patience and feedback.

    We have dedicated support staff for you
    We wouldn’t be here without the support and passion provided by all of our fans. Thank you again for turning up in record numbers, for being honest with your feedback, and supportive of our efforts to deliver a multiplayer experience that we can enjoy together for years to come. We’re very excited to show you what’s around the corner and truly appreciate your being on this journey with us.

    Go here to get in touch with our support staff. Or, if you are already logged into Battlelog, click the support tab on the left hand side of the screen. You can also reach support by clicking the question mark in the top right corner of the Origin application itself.

    See you on the battlefield!

    Karl Magnus Troedsson
    General Manager, DICE

    Battlefield 3 Sells 5 Million Units in First Week

    October 31, 2011
    Battlefield 3 Sells 5 Million Units in First Week

    The Fastest-Selling Game in EA History Propelled by Great Reception from Critics and Player Word-of-Mouth

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that based on internal estimates, Battlefield 3™ has sold through five million units in the first week globally, making it the fastest-selling game in EA's history. The outstanding retail performance is driven by critic's reviews averaging above 85 on console and above 90 on PC.* Word-of-mouth from gamers is also driving sales — Battlefield 3 now has more than 2.5 Million "likes" on Facebook®. Following the tradition of all games in this storied franchise; Battlefield 3 includes a superior multi-player experience. Consumers have logged-on in unprecedented numbers to team up and join the battle. Server stability was solid in the first weekend, delivering EA's highest-ever usage rates. While some players experienced intermittent disruption of online services due to high volume, internal estimates show that servers and service uptime stabilized to roughly 98.9% throughout the weekend, ensuring that players were connected and enjoying the game. With a commitment to support the game as a software service, EA is listening to consumer feedback and is making daily updates and improvements to ensure an optimal online experience for all.

    Battlefield 3 continues to set new EA records this weekend**:

    • 2.5 Million Facebook "likes" with hundreds of thousands of fans actively engaged
    • Over 200K followers on Twitter®
    • Battlefield 3 fans executed 73M savior kills, 48M revives and destroyed 67M vehicles
    "From Tokyo to Los Angeles, Sydney to London, millions of fans have been playing all weekend long -- we are overwhelmed by the global response to Battlefield 3," said Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of the EA Games Label. "It is extremely gratifying to deliver an entertainment experience that delights our fans, and to have the opportunity to introduce new people to the franchise. Already, we are seeing unprecedented play times and online activity which is very rewarding. This launch solidifies Battlefield as a leading entertainment brand."

    Battlefield 3 employs the state-of-the-art Frostbite™ 2 game engine that creates a massive sense of scale, completely destructible environments and enables players to pilot a range of vehicles from jets and tanks to choppers and jeeps. With the addition of Battlelog, the Battlefield social network service, fans can stay connected as they rise to the challenge to become one of the world's best soldiers. To accompany the game, Orion Publishing released a novel called Battlefield 3: The Russian written by the highly decorated ex-SAS operator and best-selling author of Bravo Two Zero, Andy McNab, with co-author Peter Grimsdale. McNab worked with the creative team at DICE to ensure the authenticity of today's warfare is experienced in the single player, co-op and multiplayer campaigns.

    The Battlefield franchise began in 2002 and has risen to international acclaim over the last decade. Developed by DICE in Stockholm, Sweden, the series has sold 50M units life-to-date. Since the launch of the first title, Battlefield 1942™, DICE has released 17 games and expansion packs in the Battlefield franchise; all with the series' signature open sandbox gameplay, vast array of military vehicles and an emphasis on social multiplayer with friends. With the release of Battlefield 3, DICE takes the franchise — and the shooter category — to new heights with the introduction of the advanced Frostbite 2 game engine technology and the Battlelog social network.

    Battlefield 3 is available now in North America and Europe for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. Battlefield 3 is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB. Fans of the game and DICE can purchase merchandise online at the all-new DICE store at www.store.dice.se. For more information on Battlefield 3, please visit www.battlefield.com, and for the latest news on Battlefield please visit http://www.facebook.com/battlefield or follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/battlefield.

    * According to Metacritic as of October 31, 2011.

    ** As of October 30, 2011.

    About Electronic Arts

    Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company's game franchises are offered as both packaged goods products and online services delivered through Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.

    In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield, and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.

    The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Battlefield 3, Battlefield 1942 and Frostbite are trademarks of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Electronic Arts Inc.
    Peter Nguyen, 650-628-3607
    PR Director
    pnguyen@ea.com
    Tammy Levine, 650-628-7223
    VP of PR
    tlevine@ea.com

    Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
     
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    Try using Midweaver's config utility?

    Some settings are here: My Documents\Battlefield 3\settings\prof_save_profile
    Make a backup in case you screw something up.
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Oh snap I somehow missed that was out already. Thanks!

    Somehow being the New Posts button apparently. Gotta start doing more manual section browsing.
     
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    I might try that config tool when I get home... sounds interesting...
     
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    If BF3 like freezes and then i go to Ctrl alt delete and a window comes up saying BF3 crashed. Does that mean my GPU overclock is unstable or is it just BF3 crashing??
     
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    BF3 will crash a "stable" GPU overclock quicker then BC2 did.
     
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    I think it means your sig is too big.
     
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    ^^ I agree.
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Possibly... but how did he break the sig constraints?
     
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    haha i dont know, thats just my favorite graphic i have found so far. I wish i could make it small though
     
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    A mod will remove it from your sig if you don't fix it.
     
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    Then why aren't those constraints hard-coded into the site? Seems a bit odd to allow it while not allowing it...
     
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    Must be more of an honor system.
     

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