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i'll be playing BF3 not for the pertty colors but rather to have fun... biggrin.gif
I actually started the game for the first time in months because of this mod.
Especially maps like Wake Island were boring and bland with the blue tint.

I really think the blue tint, (nearly grayscale) causes you to get bored much faster.

If they ban the use of the colour mod, I will just quit again.

i'm pretty used to blue tint and greyscale actually, even Mono color my games sometimes for the sense of difficulty of finding soldiers mixing really well in shadows and such :3 makes it fun for me ^_^
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Because BF3 is the most balanced game ever. lachen.gif
If they do ban all the mod users then they'll be banning most if not all of their player base which as we know has already seen a steep decline. GJ guys...

This is one of the most stupid things I have ever read, well done. Starting to become as terrible as the battlelog forums in here.
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post #203 of 351
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If you get bored of a game because of colours you are doing it so very wrong...Also do you not understand that for millionth time they are not banning it because of the colour changes but because it can alter many other things that would be considered cheating.
Also there's this if you just want more colour http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-3/1448373-how-add-bit-color-bf3-nvidia-tutorial.html and in the AMD drivers the same thing is possible.
It's not something you think of, but in the back of my mind it does count.
The fact that BF3 wasn't as good gameplay-wise as BF2 or even BC2 obviously counts, but the blue tint made it even worse. All the small bits count.
I am fully aware that they would never ban anyone if it was just the colours you can change, FXAA injector has been around for a long time. Although that doesn't come close to what you can achieve with this mod.

I don't actually use the tool that can change the game data, but the realmware tool that changed only the colour filter.
The use of the tool is currently so widespread, they can not ban people for it if they wanted to. All that can happen is an MD5 PB kick on servers that check for it, no bans though.
post #204 of 351
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Originally Posted by Cheezman View Post

Using highly sophisticated computer rendering and digital image enhancement technologies, I believe I have accurately rendered what people claim Battlefield 3 looks like.



Blue tint. Check.
Suppression blur. Check.
Excessive lens flair. Check.

Excellent.

DICE, employ this guy.
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post #205 of 351
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It's not something you think of, but in the back of my mind it does count.
The fact that BF3 wasn't as good gameplay-wise as BF2 or even BC2 obviously counts, but the blue tint made it even worse. All the small bits count.
I am fully aware that they would never ban anyone if it was just the colours you can change, FXAA injector has been around for a long time. Although that doesn't come close to what you can achieve with this mod.
I don't actually use the tool that can change the game data, but the realmware tool that changed only the colour filter.
The use of the tool is currently so widespread, they can not ban people for it if they wanted to. All that can happen is an MD5 PB kick on servers that check for it, no bans though.

Wheres your evidence for this being widespread? I know 21 people that I talk to that play BF3 and none of them use this and most of them aren't even aware of it's existence and the only complaint I've heard from most about the look of the game is the blinding sun glare you get occasionally. Also I never said anything about banning people and I'm aware that the way the detection stands at the moment they can only kick for it as a file failing an MD5 hash check can be caused by innocent things happening to the file.
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post #206 of 351
I honestly think that the blue tint gave it a more warlike feeling. But hey not everyone can be happy all the time. I did a review of Armored Kill and "speedysteve" and myself were quite happy with it.


Frankly, I am glad they are banning these people. Changing the color from the default WILL give you an advantage. What's worse is the absolute refusal of anyone against this to understand that with client side modding you can change literally every facet of the game. In a multiplayer game where recoil, accuracy, and other things are crucial I don't think they have much of a choice.

I'll be honest I think if EA and DICE knew how to separate the color scheme from every other part of the game (recoil etc etc) They probably would be working on it right now if the feature was that requested. I think honestly it may not just be possible.
 
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I honestly think that the blue tint gave it a more warlike feeling. But hey not everyone can be happy all the time. I did a review of Armored Kill and "speedysteve" and myself were quite happy with it.
Frankly, I am glad they are banning these people. Changing the color from the default WILL give you an advantage. What's worse is the absolute refusal of anyone against this to understand that with client side modding you can change literally every facet of the game. In a multiplayer game where recoil, accuracy, and other things are crucial I don't think they have much of a choice.
I'll be honest I think if EA and DICE knew how to separate the color scheme from every other part of the game (recoil etc etc) They probably would be working on it right now if the feature was that requested. I think honestly it may not just be possible.

I used the FXAA injector for months and honestly there was never any advantage. The advantage comes from using the mod tool. It allows you to do things like completely disable sun glare, change weapon variables like damage, bullet drop, recoil, bullet spread, etc. That is the entire reason they started doing this. Not because of simple color correction. The mod tool is basically just a fancy word for hack imo. The FXAA, SMAA injectors were harmless. The problem is they do technically alter game files which could now be detected by PB the same way a hack would.I don't see why anyone would be mad over them banning for using this tool if you know what the tool does.
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Yup evil EA/Dice for closing a loophole that allow people to cheat.rolleyes.gif

so angst, have you been killed by many hackers recently? rolleyes.gif
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So will they be banning for the FXAA injector? (Sorry if this has already been answered.)
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This is quite sad:
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A few posters on a reddit thread discussing the mod claim they’ve already met bans for using the program. Although the notion of DICE hefting its ban-hammer over Battlefield 3 becoming too colorful seems absurd on the surface, the company is clearly adamant about protecting the competitive standards set in the unmodified game, where filters and gradients could potentially figure into each map’s overall balance.

So why do they only stats reset for people caught cheating and not outright band their account?
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