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Great post with gobs of good info and review of the new builds status in comparison to the beta..

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I just got back from the GeForce LAN that was held in Oakland and thought I would share some of my thoughts after getting to play lots and lots of BF3 on the latest build they had there. Hope this brain dump helps to ease the wait for 10/25, if only for a little bit. My teammate Daskro from [20ID] and others also gave their view in a cast on Battlefieldo.com.
podcast they did too

Edited by stevevace2 - 10/19/11 at 4:22pm
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Great to know! Thx!
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Hey guys, who's this hosted with?

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Seriously that banner is silly.

Anywho.. cool stuff. Watching now!
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its good to see that Dice has really started to polish the game up. The beta was rough around the edges but the way these guys are talking they really got their act together. Super excited
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Originally Posted by rocklobsta1109 View Post
its good to see that Dice has really started to polish the game up. The beta was rough around the edges but the way these guys are talking they really got their act together. Super excited
Be advised, when the beta started it was already 1-2 months old since they had to wait for MS/Sony to approve it
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When they started responding to some of the twitter feeds, I was crossing my fingers that they'd read the "Is the Ultra Graphics Setting in the final product different than the Ultra that was supposedly 'capped' in the beta?" Unless I'm mistaken, there hasn't been any SOLID clarification on that has there? Guess we'll have to wait and see.
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When they started responding to some of the twitter feeds, I was crossing my fingers that they'd read the "Is the Ultra Graphics Setting in the final product different than the Ultra that was supposedly 'capped' in the beta?" Unless I'm mistaken, there hasn't been any SOLID clarification on that has there? Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Was the beta's graphics not good enough for your liking?
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When they started responding to some of the twitter feeds, I was crossing my fingers that they'd read the "Is the Ultra Graphics Setting in the final product different than the Ultra that was supposedly 'capped' in the beta?" Unless I'm mistaken, there hasn't been any SOLID clarification on that has there? Guess we'll have to wait and see.
The game is final, it's already on disc. The graphics are as best as you'll see them.
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Was the beta's graphics not good enough for your liking?
The graphics personally blew me away. I'm completely happy with them, I just wanted that long-standing question clarified out of pure curiosity. I had an extremely smooth gameplay experience on Caspian border with everything on Ultra, even during a lot of the "taxing" moments of gameplay such as destruction, explosions, etc, so its good to know I won't have to scale back.

Tuesday can not come soon enough...
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The graphics were not that impressive to my eyes. It looked like Bad Company 2 with flashier shadow and particle effects. In particular, the absence of real antialiasing was a disappointment. MSAA doesn't cut it anymore with the heavy reliance on shaders and alpha textures. MLAA and FXAA should have been prerequisites for a so-called "PC first" title. So for example, the fences looked terrible and heavily aliased, whereas they look near perfect in DEHR with high FXAA enabled.

I didn't feel that the overall visual package was "bad" mind you, but it didn't compare at all with The Witcher 2 or the cleaner scenes in RAGE (distance). It seemed to me no different than what Valve did in updating the Source engine from HL2 to EP1.
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