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BF3...roll the DICE...maybe it'll work,maybe it won't....$60 gone...poof

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July 5, 2012 10:38:50 PM

Hello, any way at all we can bring a class action lawsuit against EA for selling a game that almost everyone can only get to work some of the time? BF3 is my worst pc gaming experience ever, I've gone through some bad game experiences but this is F#$%ing ridiculous. Should I have to have a damn degree in computer science to play this thing for more than 5 minutes without it locking up or slowing down my computer to a crawl? It's been out since last October and people STILL CAN'T PLAY IT correctly??!! EA issues a patch and it makes the game worse??!!! Horrible choppy laggy game play,locking up (campaign), every other game I have plays fine.....locking up,punkbuster and dx error (online)....every other game I have plays online fine.

Cant' we do something to make these companies produce a product that works the first day it's out???!!! I've logged more time fiddling with my friggin' pc to get the game to work than I have actually playing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????!!!!!!!!!! AND IT STILL DOESNT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 6, 2012 1:02:16 AM

my guess is user error. i know people have had issues but none have been unable to play. yeah they have had such things as direct x errors but they are easy to fix... my guess is your looking for ways to break it or at the very least cant be bothered to try and fix it because some of the things your on about have been fixed in both patching and by user input...
you may well be just unlucky but i doubt it... try clean installing your c: then updating windows fully then update all your drivers, then install origin from the website not off the disk, then install the game and let it update... if you still cant get it to work then its likely your system is under spec or your doing something wrong...
seriously you are in the minority... yeah 100 complaints about the game not working does sound like a lot but when yopu consider 3-4 million bought the game it really isnt... like i say, at least try properly to fix it and your likely to succeed if not then your will fix 1 problem for another to show up...
anyways good luck. from sum1 whoi has had a grand total of 1 game crash in 3 months.
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July 6, 2012 2:14:32 AM

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When you uninstall the game us a program to uninstall it not the game uninstaller or the one in your control panel. I will link you to one. What they do is get all the files that are normally left behind.

Some the files left could be part of the problem so you want everything out so when you put back the new version of BF3 it will be a clean install. Oh one more thing make sure you don't have any malwear or virus's etc. Good luck to you.

http://download.cnet.com/Revo-Uninstaller/3000-2096_4-1...
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July 6, 2012 2:51:03 AM

THANK YOU! I LOVE AND RESPECT BOTH OF YOU GREATLY FOR THE AMAZING KNOWLEDGE YOU BESTOW UPON ME IN BATTLEFIELDOM! BUT THIS GAME IS SH*TE AND I AM NOT A COMPUTER GENIUS, IT'S NOT 100 COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE GAME NOT WORKING. BETWEEN THIS WEBSITE, BATTLECLOG, GOOGLE, YOUTUBE AND ABOUT 20 OTHER WEBSITES I'VE LOOKED THROUGH THERE'S ABOUT A KAZILLION PEOPLE AS RECENT AS ABOUT 15 MINUTES AGO WHO CONTINUE TO HAVE "BASIC" PROBLEMS WITH THE GAME. I'VE BEEN PLAYING PC GAMES FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS NOW AND HAVE TRIED ALL THE UNINSTALLING AND RE-INSTALLING AND FOLDER SWAPPING AND DRIVER UPDATING AND DIRECT X FIXING AND IE UPDATING AND VIRUS SPLOOGING AND SO ON AND SO ON AND SO ON FOR THE LAST 3 WEEKS AND HAVE CONCLUDED THIS IS JUST NOT MEANT TO BE. I REALLY WANT TO PLAY EA'S GAMES AND WITH THE LAST MASS EFFECT 3 ENDING HUB BUB I HAVE DECIDED THAT'S ANOTHER USELESS TURD OF A MEGA SAGA I WILL UNFORTUNATELY NOT BE PURCHASING, EVEN THOUGH IT ALSO LOOKS AWESOME! TOO BAD FOR ME.

I'M HAPPY TO HEAR YOU BOTH GOT IT WORKING THE FIRST TIME WITH NO PROBLEMS AND IT CONTINUES TO WORK FINE FOR YOU EXCEPT IT CRASHES ONCE EVERY 3 MONTHS FOR HEXiT. HONESTLY,THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR INPUT! THOSE SUGGESTIONS ARE THE FIRST THINGS I WILL TRY AFTER WAITING 2 MONTHS FOR 1 GIG SIZE PATCHES FOR BF4 WHEN I HAVE A BRAIN HEMORRHAGE AND DECIDE I NEED TO HAVE IT WHEN IT COMES OUT.

NOW.......ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE FOR THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT???? COME ON, I KNOW THERE ARE SOME ANGRY TRENCHCOAT MAFIA GAMERS OUT THERE WHO F#$%ING HATE EA!!!! FOLLOW ME TO FREEDOM BOYS!!!!!
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July 6, 2012 3:50:21 AM

Nothing screams serious class-action lawsuit launching off point like a good smattering of randomly capitalized letters.
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July 6, 2012 4:17:06 AM

Calm down and tell us some facts. Like your hardware specs and what you actually tried/did to get the game going.

Going crazy won't get you anywhere.
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July 6, 2012 5:34:59 AM

yep explaining the problem in a cool concise manner will help for a start...
list your specs.
list and link the fixes you have tried.
post any errors found in the event viewer relevant to the game.
post a log created with origins own log maker.
all this will help pin point your errors and whats causing em.

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July 6, 2012 7:55:36 AM

Agree, try solving the problem and asking for help, instead of joining solely to shout random rubbish, the only people that would win from a class action by the way are the lawyers, not you, not the industry, just the lawyers.

I think poor PC, given that 'every other game works fine' is something important apparently.
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July 6, 2012 8:06:51 AM

whatsthatnoise said:
Calm down and tell us some facts. Like your hardware specs and what you actually tried/did to get the game going.

Going crazy won't get you anywhere.


HEXiT said:
yep explaining the problem in a cool concise manner will help for a start...
list your specs.
list and link the fixes you have tried.
post any errors found in the event viewer relevant to the game.
post a log created with origins own log maker.
all this will help pin point your errors and whats causing em.


13thmonkey said:
Agree, try solving the problem and asking for help, instead of joining solely to shout random rubbish, the only people that would win from a class action by the way are the lawyers, not you, not the industry, just the lawyers.

I think poor PC, given that 'every other game works fine' is something important apparently.


Agreed, agreed and agreed.
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July 6, 2012 9:02:35 PM

ok, I'm done with my "only using capitals" phase. A couple of you really seemed offended by that and I am sooooo sorry, I didn't know everyone was so sensitive in here. Once again, thanks very much for the reply's in advance. Interesting article from forbes, theres a part in there about EA seeing how far they could push gamers before a backlash:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2012/04/04/ea-is...

They left the part out about how they charge you $60 for the games and then YOU get to figure out how to fix them yourself before the giant patches come out! And when the patches do come out you get to start from scratch and figure out all the new problems! Genius! It's like selling a hamburger that's half cooked! Or a car with all the engine parts in the trunk! Or watching porn and having no hands!!! "Good luck guys,have fun figuring this out!!!" I know this site is full of hobbyists and enthusiasts and you all really know your sh*t but my point is that as consumers we shouldn't have to work this hard to play a game, not even 1% of us should have to!!!

As 13th Monkey wrote I do believe it is my pc afterall. Why would it play every other game I have just fine (even in 3d) and not play BF3 correctly...it's got to be the pc right? Dang!

I still love you all and may god have mercy on your souls.
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July 6, 2012 9:09:55 PM

what are your specs. simple question. but you have not answered.

FYI the 10 so people I play with have minor issues, but nothing that requires a degree is CS, or being a coder, nothing more than reinstalling drivers and being aware of the limitations of your gpu and what is too much for it.
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July 7, 2012 12:30:25 AM

Hey guy I do feel your pain had it happen to me on Shogun 2 total war same issue different game. But you have been looking for a fix for over 2 months and nothing.

You come here hoping with one word that someone on here will give you the fix and because you are at that point where you could care less and as far as you are concerned you just want to break it up into little pieces.

We all get that. So If you don't want our help then so be it but since you have spent so much time trying to fix it why don't you give us a shot? Tom's hardwear is in the top 4 help forums in the world.

Most likely we would be able to help you figure out what the problem is. If you do want our help just start with giving us your rigs specs. You will get some of the most knowledgeable people on here to help.

So it is up to you. Good luck on what everway you go.
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July 7, 2012 2:32:26 AM

we aint sensitive about the caps. it just forum etiquette, that you dont use em because it means your shouting... thus the calm down...
seriously if you want to fix it give us the info we asked for and we will see if we can get you playing issue free.
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July 14, 2012 10:53:10 PM

Best answer selected by godzilowicz.
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