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[PC Gamer] DICE threatens permanent bans for users of color-editing Battlefield 3 mod

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Tinkering Battlefield 3 soldiers released a mod today allowing tweaks to the displayed color levels, with the most dramatic result involving the suffusion of the pervasive blue-tinged gradient into supposedly more natural colors. The sample photo album and comparison video definitely show a stark difference between stock and modified visuals, but when asked for his input on the mod, Battlefield 3 gameplay designer Gustav Halling said it was “too colorful” and warned of possible permanent bans for users.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/10/03/dice-hints-bans-color-correcting-battlefield-3-mo/
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Their artists must be very sensitive to criticisms
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Screw you DICE and EA. Make the game prettier and less-washed out next time.
Edited by AbdullahG - 10/9/12 at 12:33pm
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I...

I mean I understand it from the perspective of "if we allow this kind of mod, where's the line where we don't allow it?" I mean, if a color change mod is allowed, who's to say you can't use a color change mod that picks out the specific colors of all the player models and throws a bright yellow shader over them?

A stretch, I know, but you'd be surprised how little of a difference it is coding-wise.
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I...
I mean I understand it from the perspective of "if we allow this kind of mod, where's the line where we don't allow it?" I mean, if a color change mod is allowed, who's to say you can't use a color change mod that picks out the specific colors of all the player models and throws a bright yellow shader over them?
A stretch, I know, but you'd be surprised how little of a difference it is coding-wise.

This , By the way thing like this happened in WoW . People were applying a skin to the Flag in Battlegrounds , Using a HUGE Boss Skin over the flag that way anytime someone had the flag you could see no matter what. The concept isnt the color change is really cheating , its the fact that you could take a Specific color and coat the players in it.
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I understand the argument, but still. What a damn shame.

And to think, all DICE needs to do to fix this whole issue is make the blue-gray filter a toggle-able option. No one would need to use (potentially exploitable) mods to get rid of that stupid useless eye sore if it wasn't there in the first place.

EA and DICE need to get their heads out of their rears and actually fix issues, not blame players for using it wrong. Then again, that worked great for apple.
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Good....... battlefield 3 was made away dice wanted if you don't like it don't play it .
    
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DICE/EA:


You do realize they can use colors to help cheat?
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You can change more than just the color gradient with this mod if you know what you're doing, e.g. weapon spread, recoil, damage, reload time, etc. It's the reason they're banning for it, not because it alters their, "art direction".
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Make mod tools than cry when used.

DICE isn't DICE no more, they have EA cash hungry mindset now. The frequent petty bans, the constant DLC pushing, and rushing of it.

Hate to see what Bad Company 3 will be like.
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