Originally Posted by BradleyW
It's not a driver issue I don't believe. It's an issue with Windows 8.1 and BF4 combined, meaning it will never be fixed.
OMG. More of this crap. Sorry, but this is excessively naive. Windows 8.1 is not the issue, as personally I do not have issues with Windows 8 or 8.1, and the same goes for many other gamers. If the issue was Windows 8.1 itself, then it would affect EVERYONE using it, always
, no ifs, ands, or buts. Windows 8/8.1 is still the same old Windows 7 core...with some new runtime and UI libraries added on top to support the new class of Metro apps. When it comes to anything "desktop"
or DirectX, there is no difference between Windows 8.x and Windows 7...same damn thing.
The issue is most likely that the drivers need to be updated to support the three-way combination
of operating system, game, and driver to provide the most optimal, stable result. (That means that all interactions between OS and Game, OS and Driver, Driver and Game must be managed to eliminate instabilities...and don't get me started on the endless line of different hardware that is part of that mix as well...if you have ever done any software development, you would understand the complexities of stabilizing such a complex system). Also, keep in mind, this is an EA
game. EA most certainly does NOT have a good track record when it comes to developing stable, reliable games...for the last three generations of BF games (at least), not to mention issues with many other EA franchises like Sims, SimCity, even some of their sports games, EA has been an utter disaster. If you want to blame any single one thing, blame the damn game, or better, just blame EA for their horrid quality assurance.
I run hundreds of Steam games and about a dozen Origin games, and I've never had a problem with even one single game under either Windows 8 or 8.1...so it isn't the operating system. The issues most certainly WILL be fixed at some point...either EA will release a patch, or nVidia/AMD will update their drivers, and eventually both are certain to happen...so just have some patience and wait, or install Windows 7 on another drive and bypass the issue until the necessary pieces fall into place.