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Battlefield 4 Alpha Doesn't List Support for Windows 8

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The first wave of invites to EA's Battlefield 4 Alpha Trial has begun.

A number of fans are reportedly receiving their invites to the Battlefield 4 Alpha Trial. A screenshot of the invite can be seen on Neogaf along with the system requirements. Interestingly enough, the present game does not support Windows 8 or a 32-bit platform.

According to the recommended system requirements, alpha testers will need Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7, a 64-bit platform, a DirectX 10 or 11 compatible GPU, 1 GB of RAM or more, 25 GB of HDD space and the latest Origin client from EA. Naturally these requirements do not necessarily represent the requirements for the final game.

"The selection process is completely random, and though some might suggest that a high Battlefield Veteran status or BF4 pre-orders, this is simply not the case as the selection process is, once again, random," said Neogaf user RoKKeR who posted the invite screenshot. "For those that remember the Battlefield 3 Alpha trial, the amount of play testers will be increased as the trial progresses, so if you don't get an invite now, there is a chance you will get one in a few days or even next week."

According to the invite, the purpose of the Alpha Trial is to perform a number of server-related tests in preparation for game launch, and to generate feedback from players to better fine-tune the upcoming shooter. The Alpha Trial version will be available to download in the tester's "My Games Library" section in Origin on June 17. The trial will only run for two weeks, and will only be up and running between 9am and 3pm Pacific each day.

"Please note that this is a highly tech-focused, white-boxed Alpha Trial that does not represent final quality of the game," states Patrick Bach, executive producer of Battlefield 4 at DICE. "Most of the level textures will be white (except Soldiers and Vehicles), and performance at this early stage of development will be potentially choppy, with possible issue such as server lag and downtime."

The Alpha Trial comes with a NDA, meaning no screenshots, no videos and no blog posting about the trial.

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    kcorp2003 , June 18, 2013 11:28 AM
    You hardly see games doing alpha test. kudos to DICE. i heard the alpha test only have textures on the solider, guns and vehicle everything else is white.
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    weierstrass , June 18, 2013 11:46 AM
    Why support a marginal OS? ;) 
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    littleleo , June 18, 2013 11:57 AM
    In the 1st 6 months since they were released I sold:
    100pcs Vista,
    300pcs Win7,
    6pcs Win8.

    Windows 8 is not relevant, and Office 2013 is a disaster too. Don't get me started on Server 2012 vs 2008. Now the XBox One that spy's on you and records your every move and expression and sends to MS. I'm sell my MS stock this company is tanking big time.
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    airborne11b , June 18, 2013 12:03 PM
    Windows 8 as far as I could tell was just Windows 7 with a better looking and more functional start menu. The desktop, and just about everything else you do in windows 8 is exactly the same was Windows 7.

    I don't see where all the hate is coming from frankly. Probably people who've never used windows 8.
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    Liam Ripley , June 18, 2013 12:05 PM
    So does this mean that they will be getting more alpha tester cause i really want an invite ?
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    airborne11b , June 18, 2013 12:08 PM
    Also, every game does Alpha testing. It's normally just kept in house and not advertised. Alpha simply means when you're done, or almost done adding new features to a game, and you're now debugging it and working on the kinks with all the features and content you've put in the game. In many cases, Alpha phase takes up almost half of the development time.

    However, the terms are kind of subjective. What one company might call alpha, another company might call production. Look at google and how it uses the term "Beta".
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    HTDuro , June 18, 2013 12:17 PM
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    You hardly see games doing alpha test. kudos to DICE. i heard the alpha test only have textures on the solider, guns and vehicle everything else is white.


    well if its like BF3 alpha, you will have more than that, there was some missing texture in BF3 alpha, but most of it was there, but not the final one, alot of things changed in the alpha, like in the beta too

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    madjimms , June 18, 2013 12:31 PM
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    Windows 8 as far as I could tell was just Windows 7 with a better looking and more functional start menu. The desktop, and just about everything else you do in windows 8 is exactly the same was Windows 7.

    I don't see where all the hate is coming from frankly. Probably people who've never used windows 8.


    Not having a start menu makes you jump through hoops just to do normal things that were quick in all the previous versions. I tested Windows 8 and it made me want to smash my head into a brick wall.
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    SirTrollsALot , June 18, 2013 12:34 PM
    ITS EA, WHO FAKKIN CARES! CAUSE EA ONLY CARES ABOUT YOUR MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS!!! THEY ARE THE SCOURGE!! THEY ARE THE DARK SIDE, I BET THEY ARE IN BED WITH THE NSA, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND MANY OTHERS, WATCHING YOUR ASS AS YOU PLAY. EA IS THE GOVERNMENTS BITCH. WAKE UP YOU ZOMBIEFIED IDIOTS!!! OR CAN EA REALLY CHANGE THEIR OUTLOOK??? I CHALLENGE THEM!!! I BET I COULD FRAG EA's CEO ANYTIME ON BF4, COD, OR WHATEVER, ANDCOME ON WINNING 90% OF THE TIME.
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    sarinaide , June 18, 2013 1:21 PM
    I got a Alpha testing invite, installing the game now :D 
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    littleleo , June 18, 2013 1:25 PM
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    Windows 8 as far as I could tell was just Windows 7 with a better looking and more functional start menu. The desktop, and just about everything else you do in windows 8 is exactly the same was Windows 7.

    I don't see where all the hate is coming from frankly. Probably people who've never used windows 8.


    I don't see the logic in your Win 8 hate comment. I think those that haven't used it are indifferent since it doesn't mater to them. The hate is mainly coming from those that have tried it either the Demo, RC version, beta or regular version and didn't like the experience. I think saying it's people that haven't used it, that are putting out the hate is not factual, and a common argument of MS fanboys. I haven't tried it and I'm happy with Win 7 Ult. I see no advantage going to Windows 8, that isn't hate just a fact. If anyone is to "blame" for my indifference on Windows 8 it's MS for not making a compelling argument for me to switch to Windows 8. People dancing with tablets and sliding on tables just doesn't do it for me.
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    littleleo , June 18, 2013 1:27 PM
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    my best friend's mother-in-law makes $74 hourly on the computer. She has been out of work for 9 months but last month her pay check was $15917 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more on this site... www.zen45.cℴm


    I don't think you should be posting your scams here we all know this is a lie to steal peoples hard earned money.
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    littleleo , June 18, 2013 1:29 PM
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    ITS EA, WHO FAKKIN CARES! CAUSE EA ONLY CARES ABOUT YOUR MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS!!! THEY ARE THE SCOURGE!! THEY ARE THE DARK SIDE, I BET THEY ARE IN BED WITH THE NSA, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND MANY OTHERS, WATCHING YOUR ASS AS YOU PLAY. EA IS THE GOVERNMENTS BITCH. WAKE UP YOU ZOMBIEFIED IDIOTS!!! OR CAN EA REALLY CHANGE THEIR OUTLOOK??? I CHALLENGE THEM!!! I BET I COULD FRAG EA's CEO ANYTIME ON BF4, COD, OR WHATEVER, ANDCOME ON WINNING 90% OF THE TIME.


    Now this is a hate post, see the difference?
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    bryonhowley , June 18, 2013 2:05 PM
    Really does not matter much if it works on Windows 7 it will work on Windows 8 only better as every other game does.
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    apache_lives , June 18, 2013 3:18 PM
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    In the 1st 6 months since they were released I sold:
    100pcs Vista,
    300pcs Win7,
    6pcs Win8.

    Windows 8 is not relevant, and Office 2013 is a disaster too. Don't get me started on Server 2012 vs 2008. Now the XBox One that spy's on you and records your every move and expression and sends to MS. I'm sell my MS stock this company is tanking big time.


    How are you selling Vista PC's? Sounds like BS to me unless you mean second hand, in that case your not a new pc's retailer and your point is irrelevant when 8 only comes on new pcs, that or your telling BS facts.
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    apache_lives , June 18, 2013 3:19 PM
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    Windows 8 as far as I could tell was just Windows 7 with a better looking and more functional start menu. The desktop, and just about everything else you do in windows 8 is exactly the same was Windows 7.

    I don't see where all the hate is coming from frankly. Probably people who've never used windows 8.


    Agreed

    At the same time Vista is the same as 7 if anyone has finally noticed?

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    osamabinrobot , June 18, 2013 4:47 PM
    if you seriously think it wont run on win8 and isnt just an oversight you are nuts. come on.
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    peterson99 , June 18, 2013 7:16 PM
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    In the 1st 6 months since they were released I sold:
    100pcs Vista,
    300pcs Win7,
    6pcs Win8.

    Windows 8 is not relevant, and Office 2013 is a disaster too. Don't get me started on Server 2012 vs 2008. Now the XBox One that spy's on you and records your every move and expression and sends to MS. I'm sell my MS stock this company is tanking big time.



    lol yea I'm calling bullshit on this one. For the sake of humanity I really hope these people are just children trolling forums :/ 



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    iamtheking123 , June 18, 2013 7:50 PM
    So basically EA is already fucking over people like me who pre ordered BF4. I really hope all these alpha testers who haven't paid for shit get kicked out when the beta comes around.
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    tpi2007 , June 18, 2013 8:36 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    In the 1st 6 months since they were released I sold:
    100pcs Vista,
    300pcs Win7,
    6pcs Win8.

    Windows 8 is not relevant, and Office 2013 is a disaster too. Don't get me started on Server 2012 vs 2008. Now the XBox One that spy's on you and records your every move and expression and sends to MS. I'm sell my MS stock this company is tanking big time.


    How are you selling Vista PC's? Sounds like BS to me unless you mean second hand, in that case your not a new pc's retailer and your point is irrelevant when 8 only comes on new pcs, that or your telling BS facts.


    You should read it again. I just put the relevant part in bold letters. He is talking about how many PCs he sold in the first six months when each of those OSes was released.


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    lol yea I'm calling bullshit on this one. For the sake of humanity I really hope these people are just children trolling forums :/ 


    Same as above. Read the post again before making completely baseless arguments.

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