Battlefield 4 - Catch-All (It's ALIVE)

Very disappointed that I can't play commander mode on my mac and also can't play it in a virtual windows environment. You're basically just looking at a map the whole time so its no big graphic deal. Guess i will wait until the 19th for the app.

PRG013 wrote:
Slevinsins wrote:
Aries wrote:
Slevinsins wrote:

I wanna play damnit! I guess I should go get it soon. Now that there's two feet of snow at my place I don't have much yard work...

Yeah, get on it Slevin!

Just picked it up at lunch!

One of Us!

Well I hope I can keep up

Slevinsins wrote:
PRG013 wrote:
Slevinsins wrote:
Aries wrote:
Slevinsins wrote:

I wanna play damnit! I guess I should go get it soon. Now that there's two feet of snow at my place I don't have much yard work...

Yeah, get on it Slevin!

Just picked it up at lunch!

One of Us!

Well I hope I can keep up

Where are you that you got 2 feet of snow!
Keep it there!!!

groan wrote:
Slevinsins wrote:
PRG013 wrote:
Slevinsins wrote:
Aries wrote:
Slevinsins wrote:

I wanna play damnit! I guess I should go get it soon. Now that there's two feet of snow at my place I don't have much yard work...

Yeah, get on it Slevin!

Just picked it up at lunch!

One of Us!

Well I hope I can keep up

Where are you that you got 2 feet of snow!
Keep it there!!!

Near Red Deer Alberta Canada. We set a record for snow fall. We got about a foot and a half of snow but because of the the wind I have 2-3 foot drifts over much of my property.

Slevinsins wrote:
groan wrote:
Slevinsins wrote:
PRG013 wrote:
Slevinsins wrote:
Aries wrote:
Slevinsins wrote:

I wanna play damnit! I guess I should go get it soon. Now that there's two feet of snow at my place I don't have much yard work...

Yeah, get on it Slevin!

Just picked it up at lunch!

One of Us!

Well I hope I can keep up

Where are you that you got 2 feet of snow!
Keep it there!!!

Near Red Deer Alberta Canada. We set a record for snow fall. We got about a foot and a half of snow but because of the the wind I have 2-3 foot drifts over much of my property.

Yeah. I'm still in pain from all the shoveling I did on the weekend.

While I haven't unlocked regular med bags yet, I'm beginning to think I really like the tossable ones. You can throw them to people in cover fairly far away from you, you can throw them on the ground then pick them up yourself and heal on the move, etc.

Maybe my mind will change, but right now, they're pretty cool. I MVP'd a round of rush defense be throwing med kits at people like I was one of Santa's elves in a Christmas parade.

MannishBoy wrote:

While I haven't unlocked regular med bags yet, I'm beginning to think I really like the tossable ones. You can throw them to people in cover fairly far away from you, you can throw them on the ground then pick them up yourself and heal on the move, etc.

Maybe my mind will change, but right now, they're pretty cool. I MVP'd a round of rush defense be throwing med kits at people like I was one of Santa's elves in a Christmas parade.

I started doing that with ammo. No MVP yet.
But I just got the large ammo pack so I've been dropping that at choke points, especially in Shotgun Room it's easy to rack up points there.

MannishBoy wrote:

While I haven't unlocked regular med bags yet, I'm beginning to think I really like the tossable ones. You can throw them to people in cover fairly far away from you, you can throw them on the ground then pick them up yourself and heal on the move, etc.

Maybe my mind will change, but right now, they're pretty cool. I MVP'd a round of rush defense be throwing med kits at people like I was one of Santa's elves in a Christmas parade.

Alternately, throwing the big med bag near your buddies at a regularly contested point in domination throws medkit badges your way like they're candy on Halloween.

groan wrote:

I started doing that with ammo. No MVP yet.

But I just got the large ammo pack so I've been dropping that at choke points, especially in Shotgun Room it's easy to rack up points there.

The difference on the ammo bags that makes the bigger one better for me is the explosive/class item reload on the big one vs only bullets on the small one. I immediately gave up the small ammo bag for the big one, if for no other reason than that I might selfishly need XM25 ammo.

Thin_J wrote:

Alternately, throwing the big med bag near your buddies at a regularly contested point in domination throws medkit badges your way like they're candy on Halloween.

Oh, I can see situations when either one would be preferable. If you're stationary on a choke point for a long time, the big one would be good, but the little ones are good when you're actively moving more around the map in a smaller group/squad. That healing on the move thing can be very helpful so that you don't get locked down to one definable point.

good pointies.

I believe the smaller medkits also heal you up faster compared to the larger ones. Or at least that is how it seems to me.

EriktheRed wrote:

I believe the smaller medkits also heal you up faster compared to the larger ones. Or at least that is how it seems to me.

I don't think it's actually any faster. It goes in steps of 10, but there's a delay between each step. If you're near one of the big bags it's just constantly churning through numbers. Probably evens out.

Thin_J wrote:
EriktheRed wrote:

I believe the smaller medkits also heal you up faster compared to the larger ones. Or at least that is how it seems to me.

I don't think it's actually any faster. It goes in steps of 10, but there's a delay between each step. If you're near one of the big bags it's just constantly churning through numbers. Probably evens out.

Or it might be that if you get one, it heals you as you run off, instead of just getting 20 or 30 percent before you feel you have to move on.

One thing I have noticed is they stop at 99% a lot if not always. Don't know why.

EDIT: OK, now Punkbuster hates me. The usual "run pbsetup" doesn't do anything. I immediately get kicked where ever I go with a:

ERROR
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'TheMannishBoy' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe
MannishBoy wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
EriktheRed wrote:

I believe the smaller medkits also heal you up faster compared to the larger ones. Or at least that is how it seems to me.

I don't think it's actually any faster. It goes in steps of 10, but there's a delay between each step. If you're near one of the big bags it's just constantly churning through numbers. Probably evens out.

Or it might be that if you get one, it heals you as you run off, instead of just getting 20 or 30 percent before you feel you have to move on.

One thing I have noticed is they stop at 99% a lot if not always. Don't know why.

EDIT: OK, now Punkbuster hates me. The usual "run pbsetup" doesn't do anything. I immediately get kicked where ever I go with a:

ERROR
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'TheMannishBoy' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe

This might help?
http://answers.ea.com/t5/Battlefield...

Chairman_Mao wrote:

This might help?
http://answers.ea.com/t5/Battlefield...

Running the test/reinstall from the BF folder did it. Just doing the normal "pbsetup.exe" from Even Balance's site did nothing.

EDIT: Err, maybe not. Might have to do the other suggestions there.

Ugh tonight I crashed every game I played.

Why? Where's the GWJ server love?
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groan wrote:

Why? Where's the GWJ server love?
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I was waiting for people to swap... I went there to sit for a bit, but was 3 points away from an unlock and went to go get it.

groan wrote:

Why? Where's the GWJ server love?
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I went where the people were.

Well I'll be on in an hour or so.
Save me a spot! ;>

Server crashing?
It's not even showing up on my list. Strange stuff.
EDIT: Crashing still isn't fun on the client side. Sigh.

Sorry for complaining. blah.

Hey guys, I was thinking of picking this up and I skipped the BF3 madness so I have no idea if my video card is up to snuff. Does anyone play with a HD 7770 and have decent (above 30 fps)? I don't mind turning all the bells off and keeping it around 1440x900 res.

Hey, thanks for the games tonight everyone! Had a good time up until that last map--had no idea what I should have been doing. Basically bounced between engineer and assault trying to take down armor. Think I ended up with 20+ deaths So, sorry to my team on that one!

Regardless though, it was still great fun! Looking forward to many many more nights of BF madness.

I had a blast tonight. It was my first go with recon and also my first time using shotgun, and i found both to be a ton of fun.

If you give up gyro stabilizer for air radar on the scout heli, you get some fun rides.

I think I've about got the autorotation figured out, though. Still need some practice.

It's actually kind of fun. I wish there was a way to practice that in the Test Range.

Also, TV missiles on boats are fun.

What is the name of the GWJ BF4 server?

MannishBoy wrote:

Also, TV missiles on boats are fun.

Not if you're on the receiving end. I had a guy just park his boat on Lancang Damn and then fired TV missiles every time the opposing team got in their boat. He just camped the enemy boat to the point where as soon as you got in, disabled boat, then a nice swim back to shore.

Also, wonder when they're going to fix the sound cutting out on that map.

MannishBoy wrote:
Nyxs Optare wrote:

Parked CPU Cores:
Don't know if this has been discussed here yet or not, so I'm throwin' it out... I was having a few problems with some micro-stutter within the game and stumbling upon this in Reddit yesterday really fixed me up.

I run BF4 across 3 screens and this fix allowed me to switch everything to ultra / 4x / HBAO. Turns out, when I ran the little un-parking program below, 3 of my 4 cores were parked. After unparking I'm getting great results.

Hope this helps someone...

Unpark Cores with this:
http://www.coderbag.com/Programming-...

Link to reddit BF4 discussion of core parking.
http://www.reddit.com/r/battlefield_...

Yeah, Xfactor did a vid on it.

This worked amazing. Huge increase from 50 or so FPS up to 150 - so I was able to turn settings to a mix of high/ultra from med/high and still get 60-70fps. Amazing.

The unparking also worked really well for me. I wonder why the unparking of cores are not working as expected. You would think that it would detect the need for them and then unpark them.

Quick question. How big is the day 1 patch? I'm getting BF4 and CoD today and just want to know which patch should I leave overnight. I know CoD is about 1.9gig. Just not sure about BF4.