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Windows 7: BF3 patches - client and server

22 Nov 2011   #1
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
BF3 patches - client and server

---- Client-Side Changes:

-- Visuals, Stability and Performance Fixes:

• General performance and loading time improvements
• “Black Screen” fix for an issue occurring on some PC Configurations
• Stereo and Rendering Support for Nvidia and AMD Graphics Cards
• Adjusted the “stuttering” encountered on some PC configurations.
• Fixed several Crashes when joining MP and Co-Op sessions
• Fixed multiple problems when using multiple monitors (Eyefinity / Surround).
• Fixed visual corruption issues on certain Nvidia Cards
• Improved loading times for certain textures
• Added console command “GameTime.MaxVariableFps” to limit max FPS
more client changes...

Here is a near-complete changelist for the game servers:

* Support for unranked servers (vars.ranked)
* Ranked servers have a few settings as read-only (see documentation)
* Unranked servers allow changing of all settings
* Reintroduced vars.allUnlocksUnlocked for unranked servers
* The game server will parse all of Startup.txt even if an error is encountered
* vars.roundStartPlayerCount / vars.roundRestartPlayerCount handling rewritten to be more natural
* vars.maxPlayers cannot be used to go past the server's max number of slots any more
* Security updates to the game server
* Fixed several server crashes, hangs, and a 10-second stall - all of which which would make the server drop every player
* vars.gamePassword can only be invoked during server startup, not while the server is already running
* vars.teamKillCountForKick 0 will disable team kicking instead of kicking people frivolously
* banList.add would sometimes crash; fixed now
* EOD bot scoring exploit fix
more server changes...

update through origin or battlelog, patch size is about 500 megs.

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22 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

According to EA forums and the Battlelog news comments, this patch is causing all sorts of problems. Most notably
--black screens (ironic since they say it fixes black screens, but many have never seen one)
--crashes 20-30 seconds into games.

I'm a bit frustrated with BF3 at present. They did something over the weekend which broke access to for many ISP's around the world. I was down for 3 days before they got it fixed. I lost connection early Saturday morning and didn't get it back until 4pm Monday. Without hitting battlelog, you cannot actually startup a multiplayer game or see a server list to play on. Real bummer.
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22 Nov 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

what other changes would you like to see in next patch?

i would like:
  • squad voip - in-game! not through battlelog or sonar or anywhere else, but IN-GAME!
  • colour blind mode - just like in BC2 - that orange and green look way too similar to me (and a lot of other folks)
  • fiddly bipod need improving!
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22 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I think everyone want's a good VoIP system built-in.

A few of my buddies and I use a mumble server, but it's not open to the we can only talk to each other and not anybody else on our team. For a game based on teamwork, they really seemed to have really limited the experience with this decision.
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22 Nov 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

i've just tried the patch.

the first time i tried to connect to a server, it failed and i got an error message.

so i rebooted, tried again and i played five minutes without problems. seems a bit smoother too.

however, ymmv!
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22 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

i played for about an hour earlier. i dont think i noticed any change lol. was playing caspian boarder, which is known for frame rate killing.
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22 Nov 2011   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

anyone know where the patch gets downloaded to?

i want to save it so i don't have to re-download it in case of possible future reinstall.

there's an update/patch folder in the main game folder, but i don't think it's in there.

or, maybe it doesn't get downloaded as an .exe file?
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