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Someone called me a hacker I am so honoured. I was on Port Valdez, and attacking. I took out a sniper from a good 100m away.
I've been on servers where players accuse each other of hacking all the time, especially squad deathmatch. It gets kinda funny sometimes
I encountered a cheater today, he was in the lighthouse in Valparaiso and killed anyone out of cover with a friggin machine gun :/
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other than the team stacking,

is hardcore mode supposed to be hard, realistic, or both?

I dislike how the MG36 has no sights in hardcore mode. You cant upgrade the gun with red dot or scopes, and the regular "iron sight", or built in red dot is missing the dot! ***!
 
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other than the team stacking,

is hardcore mode supposed to be hard, realistic, or both?

I dislike how the MG36 has no sights in hardcore mode. You cant upgrade the gun with red dot or scopes, and the regular "iron sight", or built in red dot is missing the dot! ***!
well that explains why it wouldnt work, same goes with the XM8 LMG then.

hardcore mode is supposed to be more realistic, which makes it a bit harder. bullet damage is increased so that a few shots kill, rather than a few clips. and depending on the server, theres no crosshair, no minimap, no spotting, in some cases no 3rd person cam for vehicles, you're basically left to your skills and teamwork to survive.

which is why i cant play on normal servers now, imo the normal servers are the kiddie servers, meaning kiddie rules. then HC is where its at.
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i have no problem with the difficulty in HC mode. i can still kill with a blank scope. Just saying it's not realistic (if that's what hardcore is going for) to have a non-working scope in a gun that only comes with it. the reason of not having crosshairs is so you'd use your sights, correct?

it's just kind of annoying how i have to guesstimate where the red dot would be. The MG36 does not have traditional iron sights and instead has a red dot (even with the default loadout). The red dot does not work in HC mode. I guess it's realistic in a sense if i forgot to change the batteries in the scope that's built into the gun.

and confirmed, the XM8 MG does have traditional iron sights with default loadout.

aaand confirmed, it is a bug. The MG36 is sightless in hardcore mode. When you click to bring up the sights its just a blank circle. you misunderstood my original post. I'm not trying to use upgraded scopes with the gun, just the one that it comes with
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i have no problem with the difficulty in HC mode. i can still kill with a blank scope. Just saying it's not realistic (if that's what hardcore is going for) to have a non-working scope in a gun that only comes with it. the reason of not having crosshairs is so you'd use your sights, correct?

it's just kind of annoying how i have to guesstimate where the red dot would be. The MG36 does not have traditional iron sights and instead has a red dot (even with the default loadout). The red dot does not work in HC mode. I guess it's realistic in a sense if i forgot to change the batteries in the scope that's built into the gun.

and confirmed, the XM8 MG does have traditional iron sights with default loadout.

aaand confirmed, it is a bug. The MG36 is sightless in hardcore mode. When you click to bring up the sights its just a blank circle. you misunderstood my original post. I'm not trying to use upgraded scopes with the gun, just the one that it comes with
nah nah, i understood. what i meant was, i was attaching red dot sights to the XM8 and MG36 LMGs but they wernt working, wasnt attaching. now i see why, coz you cant.

but yeah the bugged sights for those 2 weapons in hardcore mode is obviously just a bug. one that i think is here to stay though. not fair to add crosshairs for some weapons but not others. the other option is allowing those 2 weapons to add scope attachments, but i doubt EA will go through that effort.
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Anyone having trouble with LAN or multiple computers trying to play on the same network:

It is not a limitation, but a port issue. If you are unable to play, all you have to do is change the port BC2 uses. (Should work for retail as well).

Quote:
Originally Posted by http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/448777.page
For those who are playing BC2 in the same network as another person:
Many are experiencing getting kicked when a friend on LAN joins the same server. To fix this, in Steam:
- Go to Steam's My games menu
- Right-click on the BFBC2 and select Properties
- From the General tab, click the Set launch options button
- Add a different client port number on each machine between 27005 and 27032 in the following format:
- Code: +clientport 270XX (Where XX is a different number for each system - do not use 27020)
Plan on trying it out when i get home.

Additional graphical tweaks:
Quote:
If youre running an ATI card and you find BC2 crashes on startup (no error)
- Go to battlefield bad company\\BFBC2Game.exe and right click -> properties -> compatibility and "Run this program as an administrator"


To get an ATI frames boost:
- Set Catalyst A.I to max


For a reported 10-20 fps boost:
- Documents>BFBC2 and open up "settings.ini"
- Change "renderaheadlimit" to 0 instead of 2


For a reported giant general performance boost:
- Documents>BFBC2 and open up "settings.ini"
- Change "Bloom=true" to false


For another potentially big performance update:
- Documents>BFBC2 and open up "settings"
- Change "HSAO=true" to false (also settable in the in-game "advanced" graphics settings)


Other settings.ini changes that you can try:
- Undergrowth=”medium” – Put this to low, if experiencing frame-rate issues.
- Water=”medium” - Map has alot of water? Drop the quality for fps gains.
- MSAA=”2? - This is Anti-aliasing, this will always use up a lot of a gpx cards resources. Set this to “0?
- Shadows=”medium”- you can also set this to low to improve performance
- Textures=”medium”- Setting this to low can improve FPS at the cost of visual eye candy.
- Aniso=2 - Set this to 0 to disable Anisotropic filtering.


To fix sticky controls (for those who get key shadow/lag with wasd etc):
- Delete the joystick conrols under foot (options->controls->foot), then it works fine


To run DX9 for improved performance (this also stops random crashes for some people):
- Documents>BFBC2 and open up "settings"
- Add "DxVersion=dx9" to the list (without quotation)


You closed the PunkBuster agreement window and can't get it back:
- Head to Steam\\steamapps\\common\\battlefield bad company 2\\install\\PunkBuster and re-install Punkbuster


To run the game in a window:
- Simply hit alt+enter and change your resolution to something smaller than your desktop.



For sticky/laggy mouse issues:
- Disable mouse acceleration in the game's mouse settings, and turn off Vsync in the graphics settings.


What ports should I open for multiplayer if I'm having connectivity trouble?
- Port: 80 TCP
- Port: 18121 TCP
- Port: 18126 TCP
- Port: 18126 UDP
- Port: 13505 TCP



What ports should I open for multiplayer if I'm having EA connection issues?
- 18390 TCP Outgoing
- 18395 TCP Outgoing
- 18395 UDP Outgoing
- 13505 TCP Outgoing
- 80 TCP Outgoing


You can't look up-down and/or left-right - "my mouse isn't working"
- You've accidentally bound something to the axes that BF2 uses for looking around.
- Reset your controls to fix this.
- In future, when binding things to your mouse, pay close attention; if you move the mouse at all while binding, it will register & bind that horizontal or vertical movement axes, replacing your look ones.


To enable war tapes audio:
- Change your audio setting to "war tapes" instead of "hifi"
An example of the change can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cFgWKEYC2g&hd=1


A little more help on the FOV situation:

4:3 (1024x76
-----
FOV90 (Recommended) = 74
FOV100 = 84
FOV110 = 94
-----
5:4 (1280x1024)
-----
FOV90 (recommended) = 78
FOV100 = 88
FOV110 = 98

16:9 (1280x720, 1920x1080)
-----
FOV90 = 59
FOV100 = 68
FOV110 (Recommended) = 78
-----
16:10 (1280x768, 1280×800, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200, 2560×1600)
-----
FOV90 = 65
FOV100 (Recommended) = 74
FOV110 = 84

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nah nah, i understood. what i meant was, i was attaching red dot sights to the XM8 and MG36 LMGs but they wernt working, wasnt attaching. now i see why, coz you cant.

but yeah the bugged sights for those 2 weapons in hardcore mode is obviously just a bug. one that i think is here to stay though. not fair to add crosshairs for some weapons but not others. the other option is allowing those 2 weapons to add scope attachments, but i doubt EA will go through that effort.
I've checked it for the MG36 only, but yeah it sucks... they could at least add the effects of the red dot and 4x scope atachments without changing the
appearance of the default scope...

Although IMO it's already pretty easy to feel where the center is with the scope (without scope it's kinda hard on a 22" screen ). Bummer if you want 4x scope though.
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yeah you can feel for the centre. for example in HC servers i rarely aim down the sight of the pistol, you can pretty much feel where you are aiming.

but after tonight, i tried. i really did. but now i flat out refuse to ever join a normal mode server. or "kiddie mode" servers as i will now be calling them. they are pathetic, how do you guys play on them? seriously if it comes down to all the HC servers are full, im playing a different game.

i shot a guy with TWO Gustav rockets tonight and not only did he survive the first splash and the second hit, he shot and killed me. i dont give a **** what gun you have with what bullets it has coming out of it at what rate, you just got hit with 2 rockets, you're dead. end of story, respawn and start again. but no, not on kiddie mode servers, you get a few chances there. terrible.

i know its a game, blah blah blah its meant to be fun but come on. when you're dealing with modern combat in a competitive team based scenario, how noob friendly do you really have to be? since when in ANY situation would a person survive a point blank barrage of fire from a G3 rifle, from behind, and not only compose themselves to turn around, but make the kill instead? since when did players require 100/120 bullets to die? kiddie mode. it helps the kiddies learn.

had to rage from the server, couldnt take it, wanted to punch something. well i did and now theres a bloody hole in my wardrobe door. and dont tell me to go outside and cool off, its 12am. im going to bed.

lol.

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Additional graphical tweaks:
Might I just say how much I love you right now. These tweaks just makes the game so much more smooth!
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*Insert rant here*
Lol. I find kiddies mod quite fun actually. Got a REALLY intense game on one server once again. Oh god how this game is fun.

Quote:
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Might I just say how much I love you right now. These tweaks just makes the game so much more smooth!
If I max out the game at my 1280*1024 res with 4X AA I get about 40-100FPS, average of 50FPS maybe. I'd say that is smooth. Cant really see how a 5850 would need any confs
Edited by Tuxi - 3/18/10 at 9:38am
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