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Theseuskhan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-31 06:08 , edited 2012-05-27 19:59 by Theseuskhan
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If you have a game breaking bug you want here : https://getsatisfaction.com/login?company=battlefield3 [getsatisfaction.com]
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Battlelog has a great team, ready to help you ASAP. TS3 server and good 1 on 1 chat support. A advanced knowledge of all BF3 problems also a range of languages covered.

Below is the needed information to obtain your fix. Or the most common fix for your problem. This is a collection of methods that i know from general PC knowledge and Assisting others on MoH for 6-7 months that will work (also BF3 Alpha and BETA). I have been helping users threwout the forums, in more detail. Please do read and follow the Links provided. Some pages will navigate you away from my own pages, I recommend until you are done fixing your problem, drag this page onto your browser bar. Delete it after you are done, never forget to submit your fix to other users. I am currently AFK for abit. However i have ensured their is enough information present to fix nearly any problem. Reading threw the help i have given or contacting Battlelog.org Staff is another great recourse.

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How to post a Bug Report Thread
- http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347698241302/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Game does not start at all:
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347882326295/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Got EA Disconnects? - !NEW! - How to use a different port guide added.
- http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347698263849/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Got PB Problems?
- http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654624717527679/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Got basic performance issues?
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654489414124096/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Got Mouse Lag? Want to be a frostbite pro? Learn for real
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654624706220923/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
How to update ATI on a Laptop that wont allow updates (force Method) - User submitted thread.
- http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347701298841/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
A very basic Guide to Over clocking and System stability.
- http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654624717592702/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]

------------------------------------------- Video Guides on the Above for users Still Stuck -----------------------------------------------------
Part 01 : Intro
- http://youtu.be/mi-f6DS41lU?hd=1 [youtu.be]
Part 02 : Posting a Bug Report
- http://youtu.be/1QzZf04F_Zc?hd=1 [youtu.be]
Part 03 : Diagnoising and fixing any problem
- http://youtu.be/QyFgEjgug0Q?hd=1 [youtu.be]
Part 04 : BF3 will not Start
- http://youtu.be/pBU0fe-EBoU?hd=1 [youtu.be]
Part 05 : BF3 - EA Disconnects
- http://youtu.be/j_Y15Lhn4Sw?hd=1 [youtu.be]
Part 06 : Basic performance issues
- http://youtu.be/dbeLsBIV1fs?hd=1 [youtu.be]
Part 07 : Frostbite sensitivity training + Punkbuster tutorial
- http://youtu.be/l916Tt-xveA?hd=1 [youtu.be]

Full Playlist : http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33DFDE5CEDD02F14&feature=viewall [youtube.com]

- Note i have done these because i was spending far far to long fixing problems. I do love it so and i know what i let myself in for. These are so i no longer have to explain Basic shit to users. These have been designed for Primary School Children. They are Very easy to understand. They do not go to advanced in order to make sure im not breaking any systems. If you are picking into my wording then the tutorial is not for you. As i have worded it for Children and Simpletons. Not a totally Advanced upto date next gen user.

Please Note that EA does not control any of the content within the Videos. This is a USER Project

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Finalz

If you truely cannot find your fix or its becomes to hard todo.Post a bug report and link me here or in a thread applicable or please do add me to friends however as stated above the fix's are within these threads. I am giving you more then enough information within these Threads / Video series in order to get u onto the game. Not until all of u can play in my mind will i be able to play happily. Its just how i like to live my life.

- I am NOT EA, I have NO Association's to DICE. And i can not tell any user on their mindsets as i do not know it. Please do not add me for this reason likes others have. I try to make it very clear and obvious im just advanced user with a un-dieing passion for helping others. In all aspects of life. As any of my RL friends would tell you. If i have ether added you from requesting help, or you have added me. Once i find your fix you might be removed to allow space for more users in future. Please don't be insulted by this action.

See you on the Battlefield Friends.

Other Threads

How to update Drivers properly - 11.10 BSOD Fix * + Nvidia Directx No Launch Error Fix *
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654489469180115/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Battlelog Final : Report and suggestion thread
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654624704835967/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Theseuskhan Final : BF3 Bug report Thread
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654624723519097/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Spyware Explained for Dummys AKA Origin Spyware?
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654624723689049/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]

- This would not be classed as thread spam. I want others to play. I want to be able to play. I cannot do that if ppl are not reading your fix is here thus its applicable link to your thread. - Also one should always submit bug reports. - I have found my exact thread coding on Blog posts and other forum posts before. I'm a backup kinda guy, feel free to spread the Fix's etc if you find them usefull - If ever you read something i have written you feels need changing please do contact me - I will also add up any fixes other users might find - Black screen* fix will be a mixture of the above threads - Please forgive me if i cannot provide the fix , i am very aware there is allot of basic users out there and I'm not here to put ppl in a position to break their pc's - I will give advice on any other fixes if you are unsure on them tho -

If you find a Game Breaking Bug

Submit it here : http://getsatisfaction.com/login?company=battlefield3 [getsatisfaction.com]


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pikali_S
IN Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2011-10-31 07:01
Informative ! Thanks..
0wned-son
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-10-31 07:14
Sigh.. No one has a stable solution to Black Artifacts on your screen which get better then make the game un-playable which causes the game to crash, Then you need to Alt+Control+Delete...
Theseuskhan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-31 08:33 , edited 2011-10-31 08:34 by Theseuskhan
0wned-son said:
Sigh.. No one has a stable solution to Black Artifacts on your screen which get better then make the game un-playable which causes the game to crash, Then you need to Alt+Control+Delete...

Artifacts are usually a sign of a bad clock on the gpu. Im doing a basic version of a clocking guide and fix bit soon bud, how to test ur system etc. Ill let you know . Its gona be simplex cus im here fixing , not breaking =d

You on beta drivers, id downgrade. id check ur temps and try it in other demanding engines like benchmarking aps. "uniengine" is a good one
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FreakyFox
DK Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-10-31 10:06 , edited 2011-10-31 10:21 by FreakyFox
Im am not an advanced at using computers, so im just gonna ask. do you know how to fix the "Connection to the server timed out" error?

I'll join a server, play around 10.15 mins into the round and suddenlig everyone will stop moving and it will give the time out error.

Its the same every time, very consisten.
Theseuskhan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-31 14:45
FreakyFox said:
Im am not an advanced at using computers, so im just gonna ask. do you know how to fix the "Connection to the server timed out" error?

I'll join a server, play around 10.15 mins into the round and suddenlig everyone will stop moving and it will give the time out error.

Its the same every time, very consisten.

Give me till end of night mate and i can explain it fully to you easily.

Basic steps are - Disable UPNP on your router. For this you will need your routers home page. Find it out using Portforward.com but ignore all the adverts u do not need to buy anything, once u have access to your router. Find the upnp option usually in advanced settings and disable it.

sorry about to hit the sack otherwise would chat u threw it, still stuck add me to friends. The thread u are looking for is under EA disconnects
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Tili14
BE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-10-31 14:59
I only have minor artifacts an metro map and nowhere else, so Dice we need that patch thx.
KimDarkness
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-10-31 15:21
nothing about Sharing Internet with another player i cant even play on the same server that my little brother is playing on without either i get connection text and it stays there forever till i close it... or my little brother gets disconnected and then i get in anyone knows how to fix this i dont use a router sort of since the internet is the router...
Theseuskhan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-31 15:52 , edited 2011-10-31 15:55 by Theseuskhan
KimDarkness said:
nothing about Sharing Internet with another player i cant even play on the same server that my little brother is playing on without either i get connection text and it stays there forever till i close it... or my little brother gets disconnected and then i get in anyone knows how to fix this i dont use a router sort of since the internet is the router...

Google MoH changing port, BC2 Changing port. These 2 games will of already found the fix needed, If 2 pc's connect threw the same port then one will in turn be booted off. This will be all good for the client side signals however there is also the EA server, This tends to sit on one port i believe this one is 9988 or something like that. This port you will want to change and there should hopefully be a command out their todo it. Ive watched alot of ppl on my server, the ones who stand out most are the ones u kno have changed there usual port. However this shld happen automatically perhaps a pending patch /shrug

i would do this however gona watch a venture bros and goto bed=d fix will be on google ill edit this post up however if user does not find fix.
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DrugControl
CH Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-01 18:47
====You were disconnected from the login server====

I have noticed that i just have this issue in the evening, around 1 pm to 3pm i have no problems to play, after constantly this message.

i tried:

hosts fix
port fix
repair bf3 over origin
deactivated antivir/firewall

any other suggestions?
Theseuskhan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-11-01 21:56
Try disableing ECN, Get stuck ive now uploaded Video guides for everyone im just tidying these up now (descriptions etc) . I recorded them about 3-4 days ago and unfortunatly Real life got in the way. I put my free time into making them all ready so that i can now finally play. Inside the vid is every fix every user needs, then a general one so users can learn for themselfs what fixes to implement.

So aye if ur still stuck bud Disable ECN

Also a Clean start, also i dont read u disabled UPNP

This is a good one to try, do not fear it wont break like everyone would think. It has a background service exactly the same that kicks in on most routers , this actually works unlike upnp lol.

Funny stuff

Anyway Enjoy anyone still stuck i have spent ample time and effort to ensure there is ALL information needed all finable from this one page.

Please do contact me if you have not been able to find your fix, however this is unlikely as its all here. Basically
- EA Answers http://Answers.ea.com/ - Got a problem/bug/glitch please head to EA Answers. If your bored check out my Youtubez https://www.Youtube.com/Theseuskhan - "In this life, you don't have to prove nothin' to nobody but yourself." - Bf3 Problems - Battlelog.org ? -
Greenbean9396
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-11-01 22:21
Holy shit! May i Use yours on my thread, as a link ( ill give you credit obviously)? And you can use mine????


Mine is http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654489429540548/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]

My thread just organizes (as best as possible) problems, but not the fixes, and you seem to have the fixes!!
Yodkaz
CA Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2011-11-02 14:42
Really helpful thread, but my (a really common) problem is not listed/solved.

Problem is...
5-10mins in to the Multi-Player, Bf3 freezes comepletely and an odd noise comes out of the speaker.
In frozen state, can not Alt-tab, Ctrl-Alt-Del or anything, when i say completely- I mean COMPLETELY.
Everything stays frozen until my laptop is shutted off and restarted up.

I searched around and found a temp fix, which is to disable Realtek Sound Driver through Device manager.
After disabling, no freezes at all; but of course, no sound at all either...

Apparently this problem was in BF:BC2 as well; which i also own. But had totally forgot what the fix was-


Please do look into this.
When searching for fixes, I was amazed on how many players has this problem.


*Note: I've played the Alpha/Beta with no such issue. Only the full release.
*Note2: Realtek is associated with ASUS machines.
NymarkUNITED
US Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-02 15:17
http://pastebin.com/WM7mSgGt [pastebin.com]

There you go :)

i know my cpu isnt the best but i really think i should be able to play at low graphich just fine..

btw i can play Campaign on High with terrain quality on low


(im the one with the disappearing weapons & models)
KimDarkness
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-02 15:30
Leave a reply...
TheseusKhan said:
KimDarkness said:
nothing about Sharing Internet with another player i cant even play on the same server that my little brother is playing on without either i get connection text and it stays there forever till i close it... or my little brother gets disconnected and then i get in anyone knows how to fix this i dont use a router sort of since the internet is the router...
Google MoH changing port, BC2 Changing port. These 2 games will of already found the fix needed, If 2 pc's connect threw the same port then one will in turn be booted off. This will be all good for the client side signals however there is also the EA server, This tends to sit on one port i believe this one is 9988 or something like that. This port you will want to change and there should hopefully be a command out their todo it. Ive watched alot of ppl on my server, the ones who stand out most are the ones u kno have changed there usual port. However this shld happen automatically perhaps a pending patch /shrug

i would do this however gona watch a venture bros and goto bed=d fix will be on google ill edit this post up however if user does not find fix.

umm dont understand what you mean :/
but changing port to 9988 ? or to some other port? i can play BC2 with my brother just fine... witch is strange... i think
DrugControl
CH Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-11-02 19:21 , edited 2011-11-02 20:23 by DrugControl
TheseusKhan said:
Try disableing ECN, Get stuck ive now uploaded Video guides for everyone im just tidying these up now (descriptions etc) . I recorded them about 3-4 days ago and unfortunatly Real life got in the way. I put my free time into making them all ready so that i can now finally play. Inside the vid is every fix every user needs, then a general one so users can learn for themselfs what fixes to implement.

So aye if ur still stuck bud Disable ECN

Also a Clean start, also i dont read u disabled UPNP

This is a good one to try, do not fear it wont break like everyone would think. It has a background service exactly the same that kicks in on most routers , this actually works unlike upnp lol.

Funny stuff

Anyway Enjoy anyone still stuck i have spent ample time and effort to ensure there is ALL information needed all finable from this one page.

Please do contact me if you have not been able to find your fix, however this is unlikely as its all here. Basically


i have done all the stuff, even disabled Upnp in the router configuration, still same problem with the disconnected login server..

But, from 2-5pm i was able to play without any problems, after 5pm the disconnected login server problems started again and i wasnt able to play since even with all the changed you have told me.

My Compuer is totally new, like 1 week old, so there shouldnt be any stuff that could affect the connection.

any other suggestions?

thx



Could it possibly be that it is because my router is from the year 2004? never changed that thing i think, not quite sure though, but if its older than 2009 its fucked up anyway?

I have never had any problems playing CoD BO or BFBC2.

Bf3 uses any new technologies which could be too much for my granny router?
Theseuskhan
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-11-02 23:25
Perhaps buddy ugh if u truely tryed everything ughh

u got a friend whos router u can try?

it doesnt add up u being able to play BC2 fine, usually one ea game affected all ea games affects

what local side firewall do you have?>
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BoltAxion
NL Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-11-02 23:37
you know the answer to my co-op problem coz i dont get the little screen whit start game after inviting a friend


on my Galaxy s 2 i can see that screen but not on my computer
Sheepiez
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-11-02 23:43 , edited 2011-11-02 23:44 by Sheepiez
ever pause to think that it's EA's issue and not yours ?
Greenbean9396
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-11-03 03:10
Sheepiez said:
ever pause to think that it's EA's issue and not yours ?
Hes helping everyone else because ea/dice seem to be spinning in their chairs at their offices. +1 Khan!