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  Reply # 526612 28-Sep-2011 09:04 Send private message

Patiently waiting for the open beta.. seems to run quite well for most people, 6950 seems to max it on high settings. As far as ive seen the Ultra setting dosn't work in the beta.

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  Reply # 526632 28-Sep-2011 09:43 Send private message

Downloading now .. 1.2MB/s .. not exactly ADSL2 speeds.. oh well .. I,m in Mangere Bridge

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  Reply # 526791 28-Sep-2011 15:09 Send private message

So it appears the BF3 beta uses a form of browser plugin to matchmake and start games.
However, I can't seem to get anything to happen, and therefore I can't play the game!!

All it's doing is sitting there trying to matchmake, but does nothing else other than that.

Has anyone played it yet, or are you getting the same issue as I am?


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  Reply # 526794 28-Sep-2011 15:15 Send private message

dontpanic42: So it appears the BF3 beta uses a form of browser plugin to matchmake and start games.
However, I can't seem to get anything to happen, and therefore I can't play the game!!

All it's doing is sitting there trying to matchmake, but does nothing else other than that.

Has anyone played it yet, or are you getting the same issue as I am?



Ah. Ok, it seems the matchmaking is down for some reason according to the BF3 dev blog.
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/devblog/view/2826551892768540077/
You can still access games by manually browsing the servers - http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/servers/

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  Reply # 526806 28-Sep-2011 15:36 Send private message

come 29th .. I think there will be full servers and more issues..

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  Reply # 526813 28-Sep-2011 15:58 Send private message

Don't use the matchmaking, it just sat there for me too. I'm at work so can't remember the option but I think you need to select the Filter or something similar (?). Anyway, get to the point where you can enter a server name and enter ON3 if you're in NZ to see the many ON3 servers ready to take you!

Can't wait to get back online, I only got 30 minutes or so before 3am last night. Feeling a bit tired at work today.



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  Reply # 526965 28-Sep-2011 22:13 Send private message

Just looked at ON3.. they have 30!! beta servers up.. wow..

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  Reply # 526981 28-Sep-2011 22:57 Send private message

At this point it's impossible for me to play the BF3 beta as custom mouse key bindings seem to be broken. I guess that's why it's called a beta, right?

It's funny how you get hangovers from having your keys set-up a certain way, and when it's not possible to change them to the way you prefer, it ruins the whole thing.

Plus I seem to be getting kicked out due to my NVIDIA drivers crashing occasionally. I have the latest 285.38 beta drivers recommended for BF3. 'Beta' also being the key word here.
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  Reply # 526984 28-Sep-2011 22:59 Send private message

Does the public beta start at midnight on the 29th (1 hour away) or are we going to have to wait until its the 29th in the US?

Will it show up as a free download in EA's Origin client? 

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  Reply # 526989 28-Sep-2011 23:04 Send private message

gurthang117: Does the public beta start at midnight on the 29th (1 hour away) or are we going to have to wait until its the 29th in the US?

Will it show up as a free download in EA's Origin client? 


Probably not.
Logic would say that it will be on the morning of the 30th in NZ.
I got my "27th" MOH BF3 key email at just after midnight on the 28th, so it would be safe to assume it will be the same for the open beta.

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  Reply # 527002 29-Sep-2011 00:00 Send private message

30th @ 1am and yes it should appear under "Free Games"

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  Reply # 527084 29-Sep-2011 09:42 Send private message

I,m stumped .. its Beta and there is 1 month till release?.. I get clipping when i am crawling along the ground , some textures are really rubbish .. see this .--> http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,846975/Graphics-in-Battlefield-3-beta-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/News/

This game really makes my GTX 295 scream in pain !.. MW2 barley sweats when everything set at full ..lol

Most set at High settings for BF3 , textures at Med/Low cant remember.. 

Good game , very hard to play tis been while .. but I have found hiding in the bushes in great at getting a 7-0 kill streak :)

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  Reply # 527292 29-Sep-2011 16:22 Send private message

@rhysee
copy and paste to/from gp i see

Anyone know of a megaupload or something link of the beta files? servers are gonna be slow come 1am

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  Reply # 527300 29-Sep-2011 16:32 Send private message

Does it not drop until 1am? on the 30th (our time)?

ARGHH

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  Reply # 527303 29-Sep-2011 16:33 Send private message

ETA - 8.5 hours

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