Battlefield 3 Beta: Info and Meetups [Over]

Ryuuga said:
Whenever I try to join the Caspian server w/ password I get a generic game error (code 1). Has anyone else encountered this?
keep trying. Eventually you will be put into a queue. I'm now at 93th in the queue.

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81st. It's going quite fast the queue.
 
Ryuuga said:
Whenever I try to join the Caspian server w/ password I get a generic game error (code 1). Has anyone else encountered this?
That just means that they're in the post-game stat screen and arent in the actual game yet. Give it about 30 secs to a min and it'll work then.
 
This runs like shit on my comp, games like Bad Company 2, MoH, TF2, UT3 etc all run fine.

I am getting drops that can be as bad as 20fps in 1080p....

Specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 955
4GB RAM
ATI 4830 512MB
 
Erasus said:
This runs like shit on my comp, games like Bad Company 2, MoH, TF2, UT3 etc all run fine.

I am getting drops that can be as bad as 20fps in 1080p....

Specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 955
4GB RAM
ATI 4830 512MB
Firstly this is a beta, secondly BF3 is far more demanding than any of the games you listed.
 
Lot's of Caspian EA server's now suddenly:

EA testing US MPUK #05 (West)
64 / 64
Caspian Border Caspian Border
Conquest Large
-
EA US Public 64 slot by i3D....
64 / 64 (49)
Caspian Border Caspian Border
Conquest Large
139
EA testing EU MPUK #02
64 / 64
Caspian Border Caspian Border
Conquest Large
10
NL i3D.net - AMSTERDAM FREE ...
64 / 64 (54)
Caspian Border Caspian Border
Conquest Large
11
NL i3D.net - AMSTERDAM FREE ...
64 / 64 (46)
Caspian Border Caspian Border
Conquest Large
11
EA testing US MPUK #04 (Cent...
64 / 64
Caspian Border Caspian Border
Conquest Large
145
NL i3D.net - AMSTERDAM FREE ...
64 / 64 (46)
Caspian Border Caspian Border
Conquest Large
17
EA testing EU MPUK #06
64 / 64
Caspian Border Caspian Border
Conquest Large
69
EA Testing US i3D.net #1
64 / 64 (44)
Caspian Border Caspian Border
Conquest Large
144
EA testing EU MPUK #01
64 / 64
Caspian Border Caspian Border
Conquest Large
19
EA testing US MPUK #03 (East)
 
Erasus said:
This runs like shit on my comp, games like Bad Company 2, MoH, TF2, UT3 etc all run fine.

I am getting drops that can be as bad as 20fps in 1080p....

Specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 955
4GB RAM
ATI 4830 512MB
I have an i3 3.2 GHz, 6GB RAM and ATI 5670 512MB, and I envy your position. I don't understand why my performance is so much worse (a steady 30fps at 900p!)
 
Erasus said:
This runs like shit on my comp, games like Bad Company 2, MoH, TF2, UT3 etc all run fine.

I am getting drops that can be as bad as 20fps in 1080p....

Specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 955
4GB RAM
ATI 4830 512MB
spec looks ok except for the video card. im playing on a system with similar specs except I got a 6950 (hoping to get another soon for xfire)
 
Kermit The Frog said:
Well you have a dual core and a slow GPU. What exactly did you expect?
I fully admit the system is outdated, but is the 4830 better than the 5670? Ah well, soon enough I'll be getting an i5 2500k overclocked to 4.4GHz and GTX 570, so hopefully I'll be able to run everything on high then!
 
blahblah...blah said:
I fully admit the system is outdated, but is the 4830 better than the 5670? Ah well, soon enough I'll be getting an i5 2500k overclocked to 4.4GHz and GTX 570, so hopefully I'll be able to run everything on high then!
game probably just prefers quad core. i remember in bc2 when I had a dual core i could barely push 1680x1050 with a gtx 275 then when I switched to quad core (not even i7 or i5) it was smooth in 1920x1080
 
I played a bit last night. i havent really touched battlefield since the battlefield 2 demo. i'm running it on my Mac Pro 1,1 which i have a ati 5770 in it. It put all the settings on high which i was happy with, and it ran rather well. Not bad for a machine made in 2006.

I have to remind myself though that its not call of duty. its going to take some getting used to.
 

Corky

Nine out of ten orphans can't tell the difference.
Snkfanatic said:
Wow if I get a chance to play some conquest I will go nuts. Hnnnnggggg

I can't believe people are saying that Caspian was running better than Metro on their machines
Sadly this wasn't the case for me the fps spectrum for metro/caspian for me :

Metro : 90-155+
Caspian : 60-100
 
Played on 360 for about 4.5 hrs last night. Its definitely a beta and a buggy one at that. After numerous messages "Failed to connect to EA servers" I'm able to get into to a game. This causes squading up to be nearly impossible. I've fallen through the map once, seen a player model stay at a 45º angle, most players that are prone are half way through the floor, the screen jitters, flickers and stutters at times, grenades cause some bushes to "stretch out" about 30'. The game hard locked on me once while in the menu attempting to join a match and froze once while switching sides.

Visuals for the beta aren't as nice as BC2 IMO, but it is just a 1.3Gb DL. I'm interested to see what the "HD Asset install" is in the final release.

Gun play feels pretty awesome with some minor hit detection issues. At this point this may be server related though.

The sound/audio is sublime. I did have one instance where the audio stopped coming out of my headphones but was playing on the TV. Cycling the power on my headphones corrected this issue. Is there a beta feedback thread on the EA forums some where?

As buggy as the beta is, BF3 is going to own me. Its hella fun!!
 
DICE secretly leaked the password for their Caspian servers?
Or the fact that they all have the same password, and are visible, and joinable?

They DEFINITELY trollin' us now.
 
ii Stryker said:
Played on 360 for about 4.5 hrs last night. Its definitely a beta and a buggy one at that. After numerous messages "Failed to connect to EA servers" I'm able to get into to a game. This causes squading up to be nearly impossible. I've fallen through the map once, seen a player model stay at a 45º angle, most players that are prone are half way through the floor, the screen jitters, flickers and stutters at times, grenades cause some bushes to "stretch out" about 30'. The game hard locked on me once while in the menu attempting to join a match and froze once while switching sides.

Visuals for the beta aren't as nice as BC2 IMO, but it is just a 1.3Gb DL. I'm interested to see what the "HD Asset install" is in the final release.

Gun play feels pretty awesome with some minor hit detection issues. At this point this may be server related though.

The sound/audio is sublime. I did have one instance where the audio stopped coming out of my headphones but was playing on the TV. Cycling the power on my headphones corrected this issue. Is there a beta feedback thread on the EA forums some where?

As buggy as the beta is, BF3 is going to own me. Its hella fun!!
Indeed!
Did you notice players stretch when prone and crawling? Only seen it happen in the subway section. Pretty funny
 
is it just me or does the game feel no where to be complete ?

as in Day 1 patch and a bunch of Patches the first month or so I expect

btw I reverted back to old drivers out of curiosity

Quad Core + 8800GT had to set everything on low on beta drivers ran @ 25-30 fps

but with the Stable old drivers I got Awesome FPS, 1080p @ 50-60 fps most settings medium to high... ran faster then BC2 on my comp

My theory ? the game, code, drivers, origin, battlelog are completely unoptimized.
 
This topic may have been discussed already, but are other people having graphical "chugs" when they are on terrain, especially close to rocks/on hills? Also, there are certain places in the maps where I'll almost get stuck in the ground. Just wanted to know if these things have been brought up.
 
They still have a month to work things out. This isn't Red Orchestra 2 with a small team of developers with only a week away from release while having a beta, DICE can get the game polished by release date. Believe.