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Game not Launching? Solution

GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 01:55 , edited 2011-10-25 15:31 by xD3S1x
1) Goto the folder where Origin installed BF3 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Battlefield 3\ Battlefield 3™) (thats where mine was installed)

2) Rename the Battlefield 3™ folder to Battlefield 3 - (removing ™)

3)Start regedit , browse to the following key :

Change the GDFBinary & InstallDir paths to C:\Program Files (x86)\Battlefield 3\ Battlefield 3 - again removing ™

and it will launch fine

Note: when you rename the folder and edit the registry You have to make sure Origin is not running.

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MX Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 02:11
dont work for me :(
US Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 04:04
Doesn't work, mine doesn't have the ™
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 04:35
it fixed mine...
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-25 04:54 , edited 2011-10-25 04:56 by General_II
Didn't work for me :(

Checked and my Origin installation is different; it has bf3 instead of Battlefield 3.
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-25 04:55
Also didn't work for me, GDFBinary & InstallDir and folder under origin games are all "Battlefield 3"
US Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 04:56
mine didn't even have the trademark. i had mine installed into an origin folder.
Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-25 05:00 , edited 2011-10-25 05:35 by Two0fSpades
Didnt work
Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-25 05:52
Same issue, Windows says this,
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: bf3.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4e9d3315
Fault Module Name: atidxx32.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4b2090b7
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000fb4db
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-25 05:56
my BF3 is installed in Electronic Arts/Battlefield 3
regedit only showed trademarks on display name. i changed that to no avail
VE Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 07:46
I have a big problem with video. The game starts perfect and after about 3 min q freezes and I have to restart the game. Install the latest ATi Catalyse dirver, which reported a solution to bring the crossfire, (since I have 2 video cards series 5900).

Seguin trying to play it until I could play for 1 hour followed, but the same problem happened again.

During the BETA I was the same.

Please, I need suggestions and help.

Thank you.
Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-25 08:03
didnt work here either.
US Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 08:10
No dice here either. Can we get an official response to this please?
Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 08:12
Hey EA, thanks for wasting my Goddamn time and money. Assholes.
Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-25 08:13
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Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-25 08:14
Here's another fix: Go to Battlefield 3 folder and delete everything except the data folder and _installer.

In Origin right click on Battlefield 3 and choose repair install. When I did this the repair install scanned my game and took about 2 min to download stuff. Then after it was done it launched an update to BF3 that took 7 min to download. After this everything worked.
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-25 08:21 , edited 2011-10-25 08:22 by CamaIus
The message I get says that I have an error in my setup and i need to re-install, I've re-installed twice already, same issue, On with live chat now and man are these guys just plain uneducated, the first lady told me to wait for the official release time 3 hours after everybody else was already filling servers, this guy im on with now asked me for a dxdiag , supplied it, now he hasn't responded for like 40 minutes. Im calling em on the phone in the morning but this is quite the mess

Vantage you might be on to something about that update, im gonna give that a try, because from what i heard there was suppose to be a first day patch and i havent gotten any sort of update notification yet
Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 08:23
this is the exact damn reason people pirate games.
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-10-25 08:23
I'm sure glad they don't build cars like they did this game. We'd all be dead before they could fix the problem.
Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-25 08:25

seriously. I couldn't even play the beta version.
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