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Help me make BF3 work, duders

FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
edited December 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
So I just got my hands on BF3, and after five hours of patching and one successfully multiplayer patch, it started crashing like crazy. i can't get past the first scene after the train in single player, and I can't do much more then spawn and run a few feet before a crash in multi. it's super frustrating and from what i can tell it's a problem a lot of people have, but nothing i've tried has helped (i'm not super good at troubleshooting, though)

this is absolutely fucking killing me. here's some relevant information in case anyone can give me a hand before i destroy the very earth itself

the error (i stole the picture from a thread on the EA forums where someone else has the exact same issue so i know it's not unique to me)
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my dxdiag results in screenshot form, to be followed by the full text
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and here's the dxdiag
Spoiler:

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Posts

  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    Update your graphics drivers, or alternatively, roll back your graphics drivers. That first error you posted specifically mentions Graphics Driver crash as a probably cause. You could be using an old version that hasn't been updated to work with BF3.

    Raneados wrote: »
    so what SPECIFICALLY is the problem with my hole?
  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    i've been having similiar issues with shogun so I updated my drivers like two days ago, i know they're current

    i just did some fiddling and set it's vram way higher and the single player seems to be running without crashes now, only it's a terrible slideshow that runs at ~2fps, if that. i know my rig meets the reccomended specs. D:

    [edit] yeah, multiplayer is now an unplayable slideshow that lasts a little while before it crashes

    the weirdest thing here is that when i first booted it up it ran fine for an entire match, then i quit and tried running it with gamebooster and fiddled with the settings, and all this started

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    You could try and find a way to run it in DirectX 10 mode and see if that helps.

    Probably either a selection in the Graphics settings or a launch option.

    Raneados wrote: »
    so what SPECIFICALLY is the problem with my hole?
  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    Fandyien wrote:
    i've been having similiar issues with shogun so I updated my drivers like two days ago, i know they're current

    i just did some fiddling and set it's vram way higher and the single player seems to be running without crashes now, only it's a terrible slideshow that runs at ~2fps, if that. i know my rig meets the reccomended specs. D:

    [edit] yeah, multiplayer is now an unplayable slideshow that lasts a little while before it crashes

    the weirdest thing here is that when i first booted it up it ran fine for an entire match, then i quit and tried running it with gamebooster and fiddled with the settings, and all this started

    Have you tried rolling back your system to a time before you did anything with game booster, then re-installing BF3/the latest drivers?

    I tend to shy away from 'performance optimizing apps' because they tend to alter some pretty fundamental shit that could fuck up your system royally

    Granted this was a few years ago but I very much doubt they have gotten any better in that regard


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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    yeah, I reckon I have to try something like that

    because looking at my computers specs I ought to be able to run bf3 just fine on high, but its absolutely unplayable. just a horrible slideshow. am i bottlenecking somewhere or is it a software issue like i suspect?

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  • kaliyamakaliyama Registered User regular
    Fandyien wrote:
    yeah, I reckon I have to try something like that

    because looking at my computers specs I ought to be able to run bf3 just fine on high, but its absolutely unplayable. just a horrible slideshow. am i bottlenecking somewhere or is it a software issue like i suspect?

    1) Everything works fine.
    2) You fiddle with gamebooster.
    3) Everything doesn't work fine.

    Might running gamebooster have something to do with this? Why don't you uninstall gamebooster, uninstall bf3, then reinstall bf3?

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    kaliyama wrote:
    Fandyien wrote:
    yeah, I reckon I have to try something like that

    because looking at my computers specs I ought to be able to run bf3 just fine on high, but its absolutely unplayable. just a horrible slideshow. am i bottlenecking somewhere or is it a software issue like i suspect?

    1) Everything works fine.
    2) You fiddle with gamebooster.
    3) Everything doesn't work fine.

    Might running gamebooster have something to do with this? Why don't you uninstall gamebooster, uninstall bf3, then reinstall bf3?

    mostly because I don't want to endure the long patching process and horrible stuff again, but obvs i will if another solution can't be found

    i'm probably going to try reinstalling it, but is there any chance that changing the vram settings could have fucked it more, somehow? specifically increasing the vram it uses

    or am i just expecting too much from my computer in general here

    [edit] i just tried a little experiment and set every possible setting to it's lowest and got roughly the same amount of lag, and the same weird first-person gun-arm bugs i was getting at high settings, where it looked like not farts

    so the conclusion i am drawing from this is that the game itself is being affected in some weird way and that my computer can probably handle this reasonably well with it's hardware

    so i guess i should uninstall BF3, uninstall gamebooster, run a virus scan, then reinstall it and hope that does something?

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    i did what this guy reccomended, it fixed my crashin' problems

    i'll just quote this from the battlelog forum because i'm not sure how linking there works
    Spoiler:

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  • kaliyamakaliyama Registered User regular
    Fandyien wrote:
    i did what this guy reccomended, it fixed my crashin' problems

    i'll just quote this from the battlelog forum because i'm not sure how linking there works
    Spoiler:

    Glad you could fix it w/o the reinstall nightmare! Hopefully people will be able to find your detailed instructions if they encounter the same issue. What do you think the issue was?

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    those totally aren't my instructions, i got them off the battlefield 3 game forums. i have no idea why it fixed the issue, really, i just know video ram is good and my crashes had something to do with it

    i'm currently wondering why it runs at an absolutely horrible, buggy pace no matter what settings i have it on

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  • TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    Your specs are a-ok for BF3, and basically it seems things shit the bed after you used game booster

    Uninstalling game booster may not be enough

    A lot of these optimizing aps alter the core functionality of certain areas of your computer - or at least, back in the XP days they did - so you will most likely need to roll back your system to a time before you even used game booster

    Then make sure game booster is uninstalled

    Uninstall/re-install BF3, its patches, and any related drivers for your card

    Bonus points for running a defrag/spyware scan/malware scan just for kicks

    Then I think your problem should be solved


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  • EsseeEssee The pinkest of hair. Victoria, BCRegistered User regular
    edited December 2011
    I'm 80% sure Gamebooster doesn't make any permanent changes to your system, I think it just temporarily quits things when you run it. My fiance just started using it for Skyrim and I made him carefully go through the settings to make sure it wouldn't do anything dumb (and also see what the point of the dang thing was because I disable all sorts of extraneous things when I fiddle with our computers), so I would certainly hope it didn't do anything else sneaky in the background. I don't think it does anything permanent to your system, or if it does it's clearly laid-out in the settings 'cause I think I notice that stuff. But if Gamebooster is running every time you're trying to play BF3, certainly there's a possibility that it's temporarily shutting down something it shouldn't and messing things up. Have you looked at what it's told to do in the settings when you run it? I mean, uninstalling Gamebooster should, I think, guarantee it's no longer doing anything to interfere, but you could take a look in the settings to see if it's been doing something dumb in case you still want to use it.

    Edit: I just remembered... There's an option in Gamebooster to increase the priority of the game process. I personally recommended my fiance not enable that option because I remembered from previous experience it has a chance to cause instability instead of just making the program run better. That's probably one of the first options you should try disabling if it's enabled.

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