Battlefield 3 official discussion thread

By Matthew · 85 replies
Jun 28, 2011
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  1. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    I have a similar feeling, even though it looks damned nice already, I think vehicles and larger maps might take their toll too.
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    yeah and betas a lot of times have missing textures, features, if not an entire graphics level. I am hoping that my setup is enough for Ultra @ 5760 x 1080 or 3240 x 1920, This looks like a game that will look/play very well on a multi monitor setup

    From the Bit Gamer article:
    He did not mention what resolution he was referring to, but it's unlikely he was talking about a multi monitor resolution. more likely 1080P.

    The rest of the article can be had here:
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    A game that might pull you away from playing nothing but Stalker mods? Wow, it must be looking good then ;) (just kidding)
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    :haha: alright! thats enough from you! I have been spreading it around a lot. i even picked up The Witcher 2 out of curiosity of the 'super sampling' that was impossible to run.
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    This article (, suggests lower performance than what I've experienced. Will have to check the AF settings as I don't remember seeing them in the options. Maybe I'm running with no AF and that is why my FPS is high compared to these benchmarks. Then again in the SLI/Crossfire section they have a min fps of around the 40-50 mark so maybe my results aren't that much off.
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    well your working with a beta, I wonder if these guys have a different version. does your control panel look the same as theirs?
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    They are working with beta too, but no screenshot of control panel so can't tell. Will double check my AF settings and post back.
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,144   +911

    Is the beta actually up yet? its the 29th and almost lunch time here in the uk yet the Battlefield Site has not been updated to say its live and I cannot find a download in Orgin? Anyone else got the same issue?
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    If you bought Medal of Honor(or some other stuff) you got access to advanced beta, which started on the 27th.

    So technically 29th should be full open beta, strange that it hasn't been listed yet.
    But it's not going to be for long - "Dates: September 27th - October 10th"
  10. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,144   +911


    I'm glad i'm not going mental! so I guess I'll just wait?
  11. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    It's up for DL Burty.
  12. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,144   +911

    Sweet! but where?! I can't find it?
  13. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Hmm just had a quick blast at lunchtime and with CF enabled was only getting about 50 FPS indoors. Never changed any settings, so will have to investigate what has changed. Unless the settings I changed weren't applied until game restart? Who knows.

    Perhaps the +4 MSAA wasn't applied until a complete restart of the game. Will try turning it off at lunchtime and see if the FPS returns back to the level I previously had.
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    It appear when you have the Origin Client installed

    @ Arris,
    are you using the CCC 11.10 preview drivers? it is the BF3 revision you know.

    Well something isnt working up to par just yet. I set everything to Ultra, but I don't think it looks so ultra. see for yourself
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +456

    Would be easier to examine at a moar giant resolution.
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    unfortunatly TS frowns on inserting images that big :(
  17. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Yeah, I installed them before the beta game :)
    It was AA that wasn't activated before restarting the game. Nice and smooth and tbh can't see much difference at 1920x1200. Although now I've found myself crawling through the ground, must be using prone more than when I first started playing the beta.

    Apart from that issue and disconnecting I quite like the game so far. But then again I liked BF2:BC2 too :)
  18. Modena

    Modena TS Booster Posts: 143

    Well I've been playing the beta and so far I like it. The graphics are amazing, gameplay is pretty smooth minus some outside areas in metro. I do however hate how it launches through web browser, I hope they change that for the actual game. Also is anybody else annoyed by all the badges and the end of a round and that sound every time it shows you the next badge? Haha it was cool for a whole 2secs.

    my gameplay -
  19. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Also a chat message system in the browser instead of the game is another annoyance. Yeah the badge parade is a bit repetitive.
  20. pbrad08

    pbrad08 TS Rookie

    Pumped for this as well, here's to hoping it doesn't fall into the pitfall CoD has. I have faith in DICE however.
  21. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +286

    Here is some gameplay footage I took yesterday ;) Will be recording tomorrow with 1280x1024 res and everything on "ultra" as well as MB @ 100, vid will be running at 30FPS.

    Also someone on MMO-Champion posted some terrible news, at least in my eye.

  22. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    No in game squad management. But.. but.. If I end up in a tank with someone and we do well I usually switch into their squad. Makes sense for a number of reasons. I wonder what the logic behind that is... Maybe to stop switching squads to get a better spawning position or other balancing reason.
  23. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    I do not appreciate not being able to choose squads. I usually have 2 or 3 friends getting onto the same server with me (PC) and I cannot seem to get into the same squad. That ruins part of the game (voice communication and tactics).
  24. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Haven't had a chance to play with friends yet but thought that maybe the drop in section to add friends would then put you all in the same squad? If it doesn't then the lack of changing squads is a big mistake!
  25. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Ya the squad management is awful, I hope they do away with it and go back to something like BC2/BF2 as it makes team play significantly harder. The game in general has a lot of little issues that start to add up imo, but I'm trying not to be overly disappointed since this is an early build and hopefully DICE will have them fixed.

    My biggest complaint by far from a gameplay standpoint is the terrible hit registration. I am very disappointed that it feels so bad, even worse than BC2 which DICE explicitly said would be hugely improved. When I'm not running around with what feels like a BB-Gun, I am being insta-killed or dying seconds later after diving behind cover.

    [Edit] Here's a video showing off what I'm talking about made by another user experiencing the same issues.

    Performance wise I'm pretty satisfied as the game in general feels decently smooth minus lag/glitches. Been running FRAPS benchmarks throughout the week and here are my results:

    Metro Outside (First MCOMS) - Average 43
    Metro Subway (Second MCOMS) - Average 52
    Caspian Border - Average 44 (didn't get that much time here and only took a few samples)

    My system setup is pretty much what I have in my specs, however my X4 is OC'd at 3.5 and my 6850 is at stock atm. Don't think I'll mess around with anything hardware wise till release. I was able to squeeze a modest boost out of BC2, so I'm hoping I can do the same here.

    I'll be playing throughout the week if anyone is interested just hit me up, I'm Relic28. Might want to add me on Steam since I keep that on whenever I'm online.

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