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Never have I felt like I regretted a game purchase like I have with Battlefield 3; and I purchased Diablo 3 for $60 at release and haven't even finished one playthrough.

THIS. I even bought Premium when it came out doh.gif
Hell, I haven't started Origin in months, I essentially paid $50 just for Close Quarters, as I just haven't been bothered to play Armoured Kill.
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

There are several problems with "just using the FXAA injector"
1) It's a post-process filter.
2) It adds overhead to an already taxing game
3) It makes everything blurry fuzzy and sparkly
4) It can't remove the blue-grey filter. It can increase the saturation of everything but that includes the blue filter. You can attempt to counter that by boosting the blue channel less than the red and green, but then anything blue gets incredibly washed out (black/grey oceans...). No matter what you do, the grey will sill be there to muddy things up for no good reason.
#4 applies to screen calibration and gpu-driver based digital vibrancy as well.

You're supposed to disable in game post AA when using the FXAA injector. So it doesn't add anything taxing as far as your system goes. As far as making everything "blurry and sparkly" the settings are customizable so it will look how you make it look. Since everyone is different, of course there will be some that like the way it looks and some that don't. You can't just say "it looks bad". It doesn't look bad to everyone or no one would be using it in the 1st place. With the config I was using it looked 10x better than the default to me. .
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I think issues like this highlight the need for non-pure, non-EA controlled, servers. That way, those that wish to mod, or remove rankings, or have a cheat server, can do so, without having any impact on pure, globally stat tracking, servers.
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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.

It's not a stretch.

There were mods for BF1942 and other games back in the day that replaced the helmet textures with a flat neon orange, or other highly visible colors.
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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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You're supposed to disable in game post AA when using the FXAA injector. So it doesn't add anything taxing as far as your system goes. As far as making everything "blurry and sparkly" the settings are customizable so it will look how you make it look. Since everyone is different, of course there will be some that like the way it looks and some that don't. You can't just say "it looks bad". It doesn't look bad to everyone or no one would be using it in the 1st place. With the config I was using it looked 10x better than the default to me. .

so, you don't know how to read, or are you just choosing to misrepresent what I said on purpose?
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So is this mod/tool different from the FXAA injector tool? Also, If I continue to use the FXAA injector will I be banned?

Only DICE could answer that. I've used it for quite awhile with no issues but with today's announcement I deleted my FXAA Injector to be on the safe side til they confirm it is safe. If they update PB to catch things from the mod tools it could conceivably catch the injectors files as cheats also. Better safe than sorry in my opinion, at least til they give some specifics on the issue.
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You do realize they can use colors to help cheat?

I think there is far worse, easier and prevalent ways to hack that EA/Dice needs to address instead.

W/E EA....I deleted Origin and Battlefield 3 already anyway.
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so, you don't know how to read, or are you just choosing to misrepresent what I said on purpose?

Instead of accusing me of not knowing how to read why not keep this a civil discussion and explain what you mean? How exactly did I misrepresent what you said on purpose?
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mod community is what makes the games life span longer

If they aren't selling you DLC why would a company like EA or DICE care if you continue playing their game for a longer period of time? In their opinion that is just one less game they could have sold you in the mean time...
    
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Still baffles me that anyone that grew up with doom and half life could tolerate these games like bf3 in the first place. It spits on bf2s memory.
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