(Last updated: 21st of January, 2012) Greetings. You likely know about Battlefield 3, an FPS game which was recently released. A friend and I have been developing several free utilities for this game, and I would like to share them with you all today. These have been produced by Insanecrimsontid and myself entirely in our spare time. We have three different tools here, and perhaps the biggest of them is our BF3 Settings Editor. We are aware that Mindweaver has a similar tool here called BF3 Config Utility. We certainly do not mean to steal his thunder — the more tools the better, we are simply providing our alternative that we've been working on for a long time, as well as our other tools. Thanks to W1zzard and Tatty_One for confirming to me that this is okay. We would very much appreciate it if the techPowerUp! community could spare some time to take a look at our tools, and report any bugs that you find or suggest improvements (for example, changes to the user interface). We also hope you like the tools and use them to improve your experience with Battlefield 3! I'll include some basic information about each tool in this thread. However, please check our website for the full overviews, features, screenshots, downloads, updates, and version history. Realmware BF3 Settings Editor 2.3 Realmware BF3 Settings Editor, as you may guess from the name, allows you to customise your Battlefield 3 settings without having to launch the game. This can save you a lot of time, not only because the game can take a long time to load, but also because you need to log into both Origin and Battlelog before you can start it! Our BF3 Settings Editor also has the advantage of allowing you to tweak hidden settings and go beyond certain limits. For example, the settings menu in Battlefield 3 limits your field of view to a number between 60 and 90; this can be a problem especially for multi-monitor users, who may benefit from a lower field of view. Our editor, on the other hand, allows you to set a field of view from anywhere between 1 and 175. You are also able to adjust settings such as car radio and dialogue volume. Many of these hidden settings are experimental, and we do not fully know their effects in-game. A built-in profile manager allows you to backup and restore different settings on demand. For example, you might create a profile for all low settings, and another profile for ultra settings. When you first run BF3 Settings Editor, a backup of your settings will be automatically created and listed in the profile manager. Newly added since version 2.3 of our program is support for themes and translations. If you would like to contribute by translating BF3 Settings Editor into another language, then please contact us! In particular, we would like a German translation. We are still working on this program and will be continuing to release updates for it. Planned features for future versions of our BF3 Settings Editor include the ability to modify your vehicle sensitivities and the ability to customise your kit loadouts. Some screenshots of this program are included below. If you would like to see more, then check out the screenshots page on our website. Spoiler: BF3 Settings Editor - Screenshots Realmware BF3 Borderless 1.2 Realmware BF3 Borderless is a simple program which gives you control over the window that Battlefield 3 runs in. The main purpose of this is to run Battlefield 3 in a borderless "fullscreen" window. This has the advantages of both worlds: you can make full use of your screen space, and can also easily switch to other programs. If you have played games such as Left 4 Dead, then you may already be familiar with this and can appreciate the benefits it brings. Additionally, some people have reported specific issues and bugs with Battlefield 3 that only occur while running in fullscreen mode. With this tool, those players can enjoy the game in a fullscreen window instead. BF3 Borderless will automatically detect Battlefield 3 when it runs, at which point it will force it into a borderless window. You may disable this feature if you wish. You can also enter a custom size for the game window, and can choose to have it automatically centred on your screen. A screenshot of this program is included below. If you would like to see more, then check out the screenshots page on our website. Spoiler: BF3 Borderless - Screenshot Since the main purpose of this tool is to play the game in a fullscreen borderless window, a screenshot of the game like this would just be identical to any normal game screenshot. However, for clarification of what this tool does, here is a screenshot of the game running in a smaller window without a border: Spoiler: BF3 Borderless - Example Realmware Battlelog Standalone 1.0 Realmware Battlelog Standalone is a simple program which provides access to the Battlelog website through a kind of simplified web browser. Its aim is to simplify the process of accessing Battlelog, and save system resources while playing Battlefield 3. The more tabs you have open, and the more extensions you have installed in your web browser, the more system resources you will save by switching to this tool. Battlelog Standalone supports the Battlelog browser plugin, and also fully supports VoIP and connecting to games. Many people have complained about the requirement to use Battlelog, and have stated that they use other web browsers as dedicated "Battlelog viewers". Our program is especially aimed at these people, and we hope it will make using Battlelog a more convenient and enjoyable affair. A screenshot of this program is included below. If you would like to see more, then check out the screenshots page on our website. Spoiler: Battlelog Standalone - Screenshot System Requirements Our Battlefield 3 tools only really have two system requirements. Operating system: For the greatest user experience, you should be running either Windows Vista, or Windows 7. However, you can still use this with Windows XP, as long as you have at least Service Pack 2 installed. .NET Framework: As this program is written for the .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile, you will need that installed. It's a small download, far smaller than the full .NET Framework 4.0. If you are using the setup exe (which is recommended), you don't have to worry about it; it'll all be taken care of for you. If you are using the zip archive, you can download the .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile here. Download We hope that you will find these tools of ours to be useful, and we also hope to receive useful feedback from you to help us improve them! If you would like to download them and try them out, just head over to the downloads page for BF3 Settings Editor, BF3 Borderless, or Battlelog Standalone on our website. We recommend that you choose the setup exe option, but you can also download the program files as a zip archive if you prefer. I have also attached the .zip version of each tool to this post for your convenience; unfortunately, the installers are just over the file-size limit for attaching here. All three of these tools include automatic update checkers, so you will be notified within the program whenever there is a new update available. This means that you can stay up-to-date with the latest features and fixes. Feedback If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or bug reports, then please do give us your feedback. We'll be monitoring this thread and looking forward to your responses.