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Fraps is awesome because it's lossless quality, and fyi latest versions of fraps let you record at a fixed fps while playing your game at a higher rate.
It splits into many 4gbs files to keep some retro-compatibility with a common file system (fat32) which doesn't support files larger than 4gb.
You can do the same lossless recording with MSI Afterburner. Fraps has nothing that MSI Afterburner can't do and better at it. The compressed recording can use more threads making a smoother recording as well.
There's far more useful information on the OSD at the same time. All this, while being free.
Hundreds of 4GB files are terrible for people who do video editing. There's no need to support fat32 for less than 1% of the population at the expense of everyone else.
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called balance.
its a game not a real war.
planes was way OP and needed to be shoot down similar as a tank from a good group. (IMO)

I don't play for realism I play for fun, so I welcome those changes a lot.
Balance is good, but thats what they tried to do with choppers in BC2 and they were absolutely terrible. Yes, they could destroy but once traced they were done, AA guns took them down almost instantly, and they were forced to engage eachother with the nose gun instead of rockets most of the time.

Jets could become a base raping nightmare in BF2, but that was part of it. You need good pilots to counterbalance the good pilots on the other team, not handicap everyone in the name of "balance."
    
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I don't mind changes i just really enjoyed how flying was setup in BF2 and IMO if you had good teammates or just really got in the AA it wasn't hard to take down enemy jets. So to me they've somewhat handicapped it, especially when you consider soldiers have stingers now, that would be more of a reason to have Bombs IMO.
How about putting C4 on the enemy jets and letting them take off and fly for a bit then blowing them up?? IMO that's the ONLY way to take down a jet Hopefully, they don't make it so easy to shoot down choppers in this one. Kind of lame to see people go 7 for 7 (rockets, more with an assault teammate) on choppers w/ the M136 AT4.

But, most likely the game will be somewhat balanced, and if it isn't to start they'll patch it to make it more balanced. It will be a fun game no matter what, all the BF series games have been fun.

BF3 Zombies anyone? Haha I kid I kid, but seriously, that would be kind of fun in those huge open maps and with vehicles. Survival mode.
    
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So if I buy BF3 in a retail store, will I need to install origin?

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So if I buy BF3 in a retail store, will I need to install origin?

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My guess is no, i bought BC2 through origin as a digital download but i dont have to run origin to play the game i just have a shortcut on my desktop to the exe file and it runs fine.
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So if I buy BF3 in a retail store, will I need to install origin?

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Yes, Orgin will be required no matter how you buy the game. Just like Steamworks games that need Steam to run even if you buy retail.
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So if I buy BF3 in a retail store, will I need to install origin?

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Yes, you will. http://bf3blog.com/2011/08/origin-re...battlefield-3/

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My guess is no, i bought BC2 through origin as a digital download but i dont have to run origin to play the game i just have a shortcut on my desktop to the exe file and it runs fine.
Incorrect. Even with the shortcut, you will have to run Origin. The game has no main menu, you use Battlelog through Origin to join games.
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Battlefield and CoD should never be compared to each other just as Starcraft2 and Command and Conquer 4 shouldn't be compared to each other other than them being in the same genre.

If he doesn't like the fact that Battlefield maps are bigger than a cereal box, then he should stick to CoD where he can spray down random corridors and get kills.

Some people will never understand the thrill and sense of something bigger going on in a true battlefield game. Multiple fronts going on, being in a squad that single handingly turns the round around, having jets scream overhead in a dog fight, or perform incredible acrobatics in a chopper. So much BF2 nostalgia right now.
I know where you're getting at, but from an outsiders perspective the games look almost the same. Heck, even the cover pictures just show a soldier with a gun and dark background behind him. I bet ANYONE who didnt play either MW or BF game before now would get them confused. The playstyle may be different, but outsiders see it as "point gun click to kill," whether its fast MW run and gun or strategic team play of BF, you're still pointing, clicking, and ranking. Killstreaks in MW look similar to BF's vehicle system. MW people say "oh look, my 7 killstreak chopper is a cobra flying overhead shooting people." while BF vets say "Oh look, my teammate is hovering over my head in a cobra shooting people..." The fact of the matter is the games are very similar whether you want to admit it or not. Theyre both FPS (and thats a big deal to people who dont understand), theyre both modernized shooters, they relatively look the same (BF3's amazing textures and lighting breaks this mould), they both have a ranking system, they both involve vehicles in some manner. The ONLY difference is how you're shooting people (strategy/lonewolf), and the motive behind it(game type/objective).

The reason so many kids like MW though is because it gives them that "Im a soldier and a savior to the world. I own everyone in front of me"-feel. Look at how many games are going that route. Halo, Gears of War, Half Life, Assassins Creed screams 1 man killing machine.
But when you get older and mature more, its fun to put a plan into motion with other people and actually utilize teamwork.

TL;DR These two games are more common than you think, and just because one has a playstyle you dont enjoy doesnt mean you should run down the people that do enjoy it (not saying anyone is, just saying ive HEARD it before).

(and back in the day, i remember when YOU got excited about Modern Warfare 1 Higgins. Then again, we were in middle school... and that was a good game.)
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The only way to really describe them is:

Battlefield = Strategic Shooter

Modded Warfail = Twitch shooter
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TL;DR These two games are more common than you think, and just because one has a playstyle you dont enjoy doesnt mean you should run down the people that do enjoy it (not saying anyone is, just saying ive HEARD it before).

(and back in the day, i remember when YOU got excited about Modern Warfare 1 Higgins. Then again, we were in middle school... and that was a good game.)
I'm not running down people who enjoy CoD, but i'm saying that while they are both in the FPS genre they have little in common unless we take away everything that makes battlefield battlefield and only compare the SQDM game mode. My analogy stands though, starcraft 2 is a very complex RTS with a defined learning curve especially when playing online whereas CnC4 is very much a click and go type of RTS with a completely different way of playing. They are still both RTS games and can be compared, but I would never think that they should be as they cater to different audiences.

Same goes for CoD vs Battlefield. They inevitably both with come up when talking about either, and it makes me rage.

EDIT: I was excited for and enjoyed MW1. We're looking at MW1.3 though, and that's where the problem lies.
    
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