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Sorry, but opening up holes with third-party tools that can be used primarily to cheat, with one possible "legitimate" use of disabling a color filter, is not "modding". I can't imagine why anyone thinks it should be left open... if you're that riled up about a post-process effect, ask the dev to change it. If they don't, keep playing or don't, and get on with your life...
EDIT: And no, Desert Combat did not come from cheat tools, as you're intimating. It came from content creation and sanctioned modifications.

and no, I did not say Desert Combat came from cheat tools, I CLEARLY labeled it as a "real mod" and that this color correction is not a "real mod" I have no interest in allowing this, just commentary on the whole situation.
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btw, the colors are fine and add to the realism of the game. What you guys are after is some cartoony Valve game.
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Why couldn't they be more like Valve or Source games in this sense. For example if you don't want players to use custom skins then you can set the command to sv_pure 1.

And then either players are forced to use the default settings or even get kicked if they aren't.

Oh DICE and EA, you really haven't learned.
    
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this is just dice turning back on the community..
bf2 was popular on its own but it was better when we had modern combat mods and all that
dice got greedy, they wanted to make more money on dlcs and save money on development, which resulted to this
another studio gone down the chute bc of EA..

No, it's DICE RESPONDING and SERVING the community. Have you seen what these mod tools allow people to do?

It BENEFITS DICE to release legit mod tools that allow development of mods like Desert Combat. They've admitted it themselves. They're well aware that mods lengthen the life of a game like BF3, there are just too many complications in releasing tools (obviously the complications are the doors it opens to cheating). All in all, blame EA, the publisher and owner of DICE, not DICE themselves (the developers of the game). What DICE wants isn't what DICE gets. EA decides whether or not to invest in DICE to develop mod tools to release to the community, not DICE.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 10/4/12 at 8:08am
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I know they are banning for this but are they banning for FXXA injector? I heard they don't even detect for that, with this tool you can edit bullet damage and other things which is why they are more cautious with it. /orsoI'veheard

I used FXAA Injector for months with no issues. Will DICE ban for it now? Maybe, maybe not. They haven't said and anyone that says "no go ahead" or "yes don't use it" doesn't know for sure at this point either. It was safe in the past. I deleted mine yesterday to be on the safe side til DICE says something differently. Conceivably, PB could now detect the FXAA files the same way it detects the mod tools so I deleted mine for now. Until I hear from someone in a position to comment officially on the matter I won't be using it.

And for all those just immediately lashing out about this, take a little time and look into what these mod tools allowed. Then decide if you still think they should allow them. They allow someone to redefine pretty much any parameter from weapon damage, range to color correction etc.
Edited by EVILNOK - 10/4/12 at 8:10am
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No one cares about whether it's client-side or not, (or should) as a gamer. They care about whether people can use it to cheat, and DICE has closed the hole now.

LOL
if it was server sided no one could have edited it
your statement is pretty much saying gamers dont care if they are getting owned again and again by hackers..
 
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This shows some of the parameters you could edit, go to the 2:37 mark. Why anyone would want this left in the game is beyond me:
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btw, the colors are fine and add to the realism of the game. What you guys are after is some cartoony Valve game.
I dunno dude last time I checked underground metro stations werent blue.
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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?
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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?

I hope, every "gamer" who using any hack or "mod" to give them a advantage should get banned. biggrin.gif
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