Well, well, well... I install the new patch and the game fired right up. I tried absolutely everything and nothing worked until this patch. Runs perfect and the graphics are beautiful.
Thanks for the posts.
I have given up on this garbage piece of software. Spoke with EA a couple times and they push the same canned responses. Check DXDIAG, Disable everything but Microsoft in MSCONFIG, Defrag your hard drive...
I didn't agree with him in any way, shape or form. I planned on doing so this weekend anyway since I bought a SSD.
So I am criticizing him? After he comes in here and essentially tells two of us that we are messing up our systems. The game runs fine for him. Reformat.
I run every program...
I just bought a Corsair 120gb SSD so a reformat is in the cards anyway.
For some reason, I still keep thinking that it's my soundcard preventing the game from launching. the lack of any driver updates being the giveaway.
I am going to figure this out. I will reformat today and if it's hardware, it will be replaced. I waited for this game for 2 years
Something is borked with this game say on 1% of machines. Don't know what it is but if I get it figured out, hopefully this thread will be helpful to someone.
When I try this it downloads the update then the BF3 icon has a button "Ready to Install." I click it, the mouse cursor flickers for a couple minutes then right back to Ready to Install.
Honestly, today was the first time that option was available with a right click, doesn't work though...
Using Windows Security Essentials. Tried to disable that. didn't work. Never thought of the firewall and just tried it. Now in Battlelog, When I click to join a server, the small window will not pop up. ( Joining server.. initializing...)
I suspect my soundcard because they havent had an...