Game not launching? check in here

vizionblind
US Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-10-27 00:58
Game wont launch:

Remove trademark: Credit - 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 :
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WoW6432Node\EA Games
Change the GDFBinary & InstallDir paths to C:\Program Files (x86)\Battlefield 3\ Battlefield 3 - again removing ™

Set administrative: Credit - raze4
1) Go to C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Battlefield 3 or C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 3
2) Right click on bf3.exe> properties> compatibility> check “run this program as administrator”
3) Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin or C:\Program Files \Origin
4) Right click on origin.exe> properties> compatibility> check “run this program as administrator”

Partial reinstall: Credit - o--Vantage--o
1) Go to Battlefield 3 folder and delete everything except the data folder and _installer.
2) 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.

Browser plugin issue: credit – lpjazzman220
1) Try using another browser such as Firefox, chrome or internet explorer. You will need to reinstall the game manager in your new browser

Remove beta client: Credit - Kasuyo
1) go to your control panel under windows, find “uninstall a program”
2) When it finishes loading it’s list look for “Battlefield 3 beta” and click remove
3) Go to C:\Program Files\Origin Games or C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games and delete the battlefield 3 beta folder

Repair install: Credit – me8myself
1) Open origin, go to your games tab and right click on the battlefield 3 image
2) Choose repair install and wait. Do not close the install window until it is completely done

Run campaign offline: Credit - BasiliskV
1) In origin click the gear> go offline
2) Click the play button on battlefield 3

Partial reinstall: Credit - o--Vantage--o
1) Go to Battlefield 3 folder and delete everything except the data folder and _installer.
2) 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.

Full reinstall: Credit – me8myself
1) Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games or C:\Program Files\Origin Games
2) Change the battlefield 3 folder name or if you are running low on room delete it entirely
3) Restart origin and reinstall your game (you might want to keep installer files just in case, do this by clicking the gear in origin>settings>check the box that says “keep game installers after games have been installed”)


Game launches but crashes(general fix):

Set to run on one core: credit – EA Tech support
1) Click ctrl+shift+esc task manager should start, if not try alt+ctrl+delete
2) Start battlefield 3
3) As soon as it start go to task manager >processes> right click on bf3.exe>set affinity> uncheck all but cpu 0


On-line fix:

Kicked by admin fix: Credit - Stevizo
1) First of you will need to download the latest punkbuster file here:
http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=dl-bf3.php [evenbalance.com]

2) Look under PunkBuster (Battlefield 3) Player Client Files and download the Filename: “wc002279.htm” to:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 3\pb\htm Overwrite the existing file even if it's the same size.

Start non punkbuster game: Credit - Sebby360
1) turn punkbuster off under your search, and join a non pb req server


In game fix:

Shuttering fix: Credit - dem0critus
1) Disable HPET and Hyperthreading in BIOS (HT Link Tristate and Cluster Multi-threading for AMD - HAVEN'T TESTED ON AMD, so I don't know if it will work the same)
2)Disable Threaded Optimization in NVidia settings
roll back drivers to 285.38 beta drivers (For nvidia users obviously, if you're on ATI after trying everything else, try removing cap3.)


Specific event log fixes:

atidxx32.dll -- Update your video drivers – Ati: http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx [support.amd.com]

dx.dll -- Update direct x - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179113 [support.microsoft.com]

bf3.exe -- Repair install