Stuck Loading Level? Try This!

Mysteryphil
Enlisted: 2011-11-09
2011-12-02 00:47 , edited 2011-12-02 00:50 by Mysteryphil
If you are like me you have been trying every fix out there on the web for the past 10 days. I had the same problem and i tried every technical fix out there. re installs, repairs, rolling back drivers, none of that stuff works!

the way i fixed the problem is when you launch a battlefield server it will go through its process of initializing, logging in and all that. you will notice battlefield launches in the taskbar.... AS SOON AS BATTLEFIELD LAUNCHES IN THE TASK BAR CLICK ON IT!

This may not work the first time but it should work on the second or third try. so have the task manager ready to close the BF3.exe process under the process tab when it fails.

Note: you may have seen "wait until you see 'loading level' in the game manager before you click on the battlefield icon" that simply doesn't work for most people. However, if you click on BF icon when it launches you should be able to play. I hope this works for you!!!


Please reply if this works for you.
Advanced3
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-12-02 00:49 , edited 2011-12-02 00:50 by Advanced3
I posted this A while ago, see if anyone listens.

If it sits on loading, click the BF3 icon in the taskbar (windows 7) to launch the game.

This works ALL the time for me too.
AMERICA #1!
Mysteryphil
Enlisted: 2011-11-09
2011-12-02 00:54
That's Fantastic! It definitively wont hurt to have multiple threads about this. I think I have seen a few people hinting at this idea but not clearly stating it, or it just doesn't get the attention it needs to be a common fix.
Zachajariahw
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-12-04 02:12
Works! Please make this a STICKY!
Foursquared
Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-12-04 02:50 , edited 2011-12-04 08:01 by Foursquared
Holy crap it works! Something so simple. Also, if your in a queue, you need to wait for it when your up.
Danos16
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-12-04 03:32
Works thanks
BF4Steveswede
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-12-26 17:53
Wonderful!! Works great. But you shouldn´t have to do that...:)
Shill0w
RO Enlisted: 2011-12-14
2011-12-26 17:59
Mysteryphil said:
That's Fantastic! It definitively wont hurt to have multiple threads about this. I think I have seen a few people hinting at this idea but not clearly stating it, or it just doesn't get the attention it needs to be a common fix.

This!

They never explained it properly.
iNightingales
NL Enlisted: 2011-12-27
2011-12-27 22:10
this doesnt work either WTF
Lodbrokz
Enlisted: 2011-11-07
2012-01-06 11:51
THIS DOES NOT WORK EITHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
s0undvision
NL Enlisted: 2012-01-16
2012-01-17 09:06
this does work, ;-)
Mothy79
Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-01-18 12:27
This works when launching an inital map, however does not resolve issue of "loading" hang when a server you are already playing on switches maps, and the new map does not correctly load.
-7Cav-Yakhlifi
MA Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2012-01-18 12:34
I fixed the problem with something else ... I was using a wireless network ... now I use wired and its all good.
no stucking no crashes ... just random normal from time to time shit
MrWofu
Enlisted: 2011-12-02
2012-01-18 12:37
Worth saying that I had this issue every 2-4 map-changes with my old pc, and not a single time since i got a new one, so it's hardware-specific somehow.
If you have this issue, please post your system-specs; I bet we could see a pattern.
PCADZ
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-01-29 10:25
Works for me to. I was stuck at "Loading level..." but clicking the BF3 icon in the taskbar (Win 7) fixed it :) Thank you so much.
Copter161
Enlisted: 2012-03-15
2012-03-15 07:45
i got white screen when i click on bf3 icon
Hellconflict
Enlisted: 2011-11-02
2012-03-21 12:17
Doesn't work, still crashes to desktop saying : Something went wrong... Jesus DICE Please FIX THIS FFS.
MathIsStupid
Enlisted: 2012-03-15
2012-03-22 03:25
Mothy: "This works when launching an inital map, however does not resolve issue of "loading" hang when a server you are already playing on switches maps, and the new map does not correctly load."

I'm currently having the exact same issue... Any fix yet?
D4ISY_CUTTER
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-03-22 03:37
if all you have to do is click the BF3 tab you are NOT STUCK!

all you are doing is bringing that task to the front so it becomes priority, and hence loads quicker

if you are stuck between rounds, try disabling desktop composition &/or visual themes in Properties

if you are actually stuck entering the game, move BF3 folder out of Documents

if you load up but get stuck at another point try deleting "Hosts"
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Akattaz
GB Enlisted: 2011-11-17
2012-03-22 03:40
yep so impatient been doing this since start.

Also if it gets stuck in window alt+tab out and reclick icon on taskbar to go back to fullscreen.