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So if you change the colors to be more vibrant, you will get permanently banned. But if you use aimbots or stat modifiers and if EA/DICE decides to take action against you, you'll get you stats wiped?

Using it just as pure color correction is 1 thing. The problem is with the mod tools you can totally remove sun glare, adjust weapon values and on and on. From what I've been reading servers have already been PB kicking for people using this mod tool (as discussed here http://www.reddit.com/r/battlefield3/comments/10wcgh/psa_content_file_modifications_and_this_subreddit/). Using it to remove sun glare and do the other things I mentioned are going to give players that use it an unfair advantage over those that don't.
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Considering the guy who made this released his "mod tools" to allow hackers and exploiters to change weapon values and such it deserves to get banned.
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it reminds me of BF2 with that edited gradient.
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So if you change the colors to be more vibrant, you will get permanently banned. But if you use aimbots or stat modifiers and if EA/DICE decides to take action against you, you'll get you stats wiped?

Using it just as pure color correction is 1 thing. The problem is with the mod tools you can totally remove sun glare, adjust weapon values and on and on. From what I've been reading servers have already been PB kicking for people using this mod tool (as discussed here http://www.reddit.com/r/battlefield3/comments/10wcgh/psa_content_file_modifications_and_this_subreddit/). Using it to remove sun glare and do the other things I mentioned are going to give players that use it an unfair advantage over those that don't.
But to be fair EA/DICE hasn't done jack didly to hackers who put up youtube vids and actually admitted to hacking.
post #105 of 351
Most ethical, appealing way DICE can lay the matter to rest is patch the game/PB up to kick/ban people using modified files, and implement the WAY better light/color values into the game, with slightly reduced sun bloom (the thing that practically every player out of millions has been complaining about).
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Considering the guy who made this released his "mod tools" to allow hackers and exploiters to change weapon values and such it deserves to get banned.

I completely agree.

I like the color correction too but that tool wasn't just created for that,it was created to modify the whole game and cheating.

I just think that the color correction mod should have been just that a mod,I think DICE is just calling it color correction because they know what else the tool can do.I don't think it's actually about the color,it's about modifying the game.

I hate cheaters, it sucks that we won't be able to use the color correction but on the other hand I think it's a good idea because this tool was certainly gonna ruin the game.
 
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I get that people like the more saturated colours, but I don't understand how they don't get or are surprised that that are not encouraged to/they'll be banned for attempting to run the game with modified code?

Especially when it can easily lead to people being tempted to modify other pieces of code that ends up in them basically cheating.

The whole reason we don't let people run whatever code they want is because people simply cannot be trusted, especially in a competitive stage (no not that type of competitive) where people more often than not just behave disrespectfully and un sportsman like even before hacking is mentioned.

Let me just go eff around in my Team Fortress 2 folder and see how that turns out ¬_¬
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post #108 of 351
EA are secretly planning this as a DLC for £9.99 no lie.
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Wow. The "totally hacked, banned, fake" color mod looks infinitely better than the normal game.
They should just make the new thing the official "default" setting.
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Wow. The "totally hacked, banned, fake" color mod looks infinitely better than the normal game.They should just make the new thing the official "default" setting.

It's not just because of the "color mod" but what other things you can do with the loophole
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