Adjusting Battlefield 3's Brightness Could Get You Banned

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Oh EA, when will you stop shooting yourself in the foot?

Is anyone else pissed at how lazy DICE was with their idea of camouflage? Washing out the colors so that EVERYTHING looks like each other is not good game design. Players who aren't even trying to hide should not be blending into the walls and ground around them, plain and simple.

I'm sorry Dice, I just don't enjoy 50 Shades Of Brown.

Mangles69:
Wait....people still play that shitty game? When we have MOP/BL2/TL2/Resi6 and Dishonored (soon)? I don't even.

other than RE6 and Dishonoured I have no idea what those games are. And RE 6 isn't something to be looked forward to, so much as eyed with suspicion.

anyway OT:
I perfectly understand WHY DICE/EA are banning players who use this mod, it is against the TOS and probably does make it much easier to see concealed players. What would be super is if they gave us an option to play on servers where the colour filters were removed, because god damn that looked beautiful. I miss the Alpha so much, as buggy as it was. Rockets through the bridge in Metro, M16A3s with a 3 stage fire select, players having out of body experiences, falling through the map...

Okay it was pretty damn terrible but it looked nice and the core gameplay was pretty good when it worked.

Rocklobster99:
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I seriously wonder who came up with the idea to put that blue filter on everything.

It makes the game a lot harder to play too, and not in a good way. Players just meld in the background a lot easier facilitating camping and general confusion when things get hectic.

A damn shame, Bad Company 2 looked absolutely amazing and was a blast to play. Battlefield 3 didn't give me nearly as much enjoyment and that game has friggin' jets.

The infuriating part is that a week after this became "hot" on the BF3 fora it was banned by it's developers.

Meanwhile wall-hacks, aimbots and a long, long list of glitches remain unfixed for months.

It's their attitude on the forums..if you ask about a map tool you get your topic locked. Same sometimes happens to questions about the missing PC VoIP.
Instead of opening it up like Skyrim, or any of Valve's stuff, they hammer it down completely.

Korten12:

Proverbial Jon:

Karloff:
Holling says, is "to [sic] colorful" for Battlefield 3.

Holling, when asked about the mod on Twitter, responded by saying that "I wouldn't use those hacks if you don't want a perm ban on your account."

Wow. Someone's a bit butt-hurt that a mere modder made their game look better.

Well it's not like the modder actually improved anything, they just removed the filters and the colors shown in the mod are what the games naturals colors are.

So apparently DICE doesn't want to see the game as they originally designed it. XD

But...but...but if everything is vibrantly colored like it would be in real life rather than painted dull, grey, and brown...how are the players supposed to know that they're in a war? Because everyone knows the second a war breaks out reality shifts into a different, bland color spectrum!

I'm on Dice's side here. Mods can tip the balance of a multiplayer experience and in games like BF3 it's important to try to maintain the balance. Maybe this mod in particular doesn't do anything very bad but it's easy to see how future mods could.

So yeah, it sucks that they are condemning a mod that makes the game look better, but I'm behind them all the way if it means they preserve multiplayer balance.

Rocklobster99:
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I seriously wonder who came up with the idea to put that blue filter on everything.

Umm, that screenshot isn't very good for comparison since the difference in color isn't shown in the same zone.

The same map yes, but not the same area. Just saying.

Want to mod a EA game: Ban.

Want to mod near any other game: "Oh sure, here are the tools we used to make the freakin' game. Have fun."

It may have something to do with the programming used to detect stuff, I dunno. But really, this shouldn't be a problem EA. )=

It makes me sad.

Entitled:
Another example of content holders caring more about securing total control over their users, than about having a sane business model.

Mortamus:
This just seems like a whiny developer that doesn't like the fact that people aren't wanting to play the game the way they designed it. I never actually realized how dead the set pieces looked until I saw this. It seriously looks like there is no life in the game. Then color came in and it looked alive and thriving.

I think it's more about maintaining Battlefield 3 as a competitive online game. If some people are modding their game (even just changing the colours), then that has the potential to destroy any sense of a level playing field. How about if someone had a mod to make all other players stand out strongly from the background, making it impossible for anyone to hide from them?

It could be seen as lazy, but it's just easier to allow no mods at all than it is to try to assess each mod for game-breaking ability. (Or to maintain separate servers for using mods and not using mods.)

Wars are often portrayed like recordings of WW2, in black and white or with so little colour that they might as well be. I don't like my games gritty and depressing so carry on modders.

This is so dumb, if I would ever get BF3 I'd want it to not make my eyes vomit.
I'm not saying battlefield 3 is a bad looking game, just all the filters like motion blur, desaturation, screen blur, noise muffling, dust fuckin everywhere is very diorienting for me and makes me nauseous everytime I play it.
if this little mod can fix that I'll risk getting banned

color in my fps
OH HEYEL NAW

and while you can complain about master cheif being 1 dimensional, at least he has colors *shrugs*
(halo fan)

besides reach, although that was agood game, you could kinda tell that bungie was ready to check out

modding is inavoidable part of any game (except the craphole versions). you are much better off encouraging it like World of tanks did while making them unable to change actual gameplay than trying to hunt it off.
This looks like Putin dictatorship from EA.
ill just leave this here:

MetalMagpie:

I think it's more about maintaining Battlefield 3 as a competitive online game. If some people are modding their game (even just changing the colours), then that has the potential to destroy any sense of a level playing field. How about if someone had a mod to make all other players stand out strongly from the background, making it impossible for anyone to hide from them?

It could be seen as lazy, but it's just easier to allow no mods at all than it is to try to assess each mod for game-breaking ability. (Or to maintain separate servers for using mods and not using mods.)

I can't agree with this at all, I'm afraid. While the environments where not colorful at all, the character models in TF2 were very colorful with the bright red or blue that popped out of the environment they were in. Having said that, TF2 has amazing competitive play.

I'm honestly confused by your argument.

I get that the filter removal could give players an unfair, if slight, advantage in multiplayer. I also understand that the way Battlefield is set up pretty much seems to make it so that you simply can't mod things, whether the intention is nefarious or not; whether you're altering the color scheme or making handgun bullets that explode like grenades, it probably just comes up as "CHEAT!" on some remote terminal.

That said, remember what a permanent ban means in the wonderful world of f@#$ing Origin. Little extreme, guys? Ya think?

Mortamus:

MetalMagpie:

I think it's more about maintaining Battlefield 3 as a competitive online game. If some people are modding their game (even just changing the colours), then that has the potential to destroy any sense of a level playing field. How about if someone had a mod to make all other players stand out strongly from the background, making it impossible for anyone to hide from them?

It could be seen as lazy, but it's just easier to allow no mods at all than it is to try to assess each mod for game-breaking ability. (Or to maintain separate servers for using mods and not using mods.)

I can't agree with this at all, I'm afraid. While the environments where not colorful at all, the character models in TF2 were very colorful with the bright red or blue that popped out of the environment they were in. Having said that, TF2 has amazing competitive play.

I'm honestly confused by your argument.

Yes, and in TF2 that's the same for everyone, so it's perfectly fair. The situation in Battlefield 3 would be that for one player (the one using the mod) the character models stand out from the background, whilst for everyone else they're camouflaged. So one player is able to snipe people from across the map, whilst staying completely hidden from everyone else's view.

For a game to be a solid competitive experience, everyone needs to be competing on a level playing field. This is not the case if some players have used a mod to give themselves an advantage.

So people are surprised modifying game files gets you banned in an online game? Wow. You guys haven't played them much, have you? Got some news for you, this same rule goes for pretty much every other online game out there. Why don't you bitch at WoW about it? Hell, WoW banned a mod that was WITHIN its modding rights, modifying the UI only, because it gave an unfair advantage, EA is banning here because players are modifying the actual game files (in a purely competetive game at that).

the solution, dear gentlemen, is an FXAA injector. since it's injected into the game instead of modding files, it doesn't get you banned (i use it since day 1) and it has the same effect. now it doesn't give you any advantage ingame concerning spotting people easyer, but it sure as hell looks MUCH better.

I have always understood why dice wouldn't want to have people modding there game to much its fine in something single player but with multiplayer it is just frustrating ask any dayZ player but this is taking it a bit too far.

EA really needs to fuck off and die.

If i buy the game, i own it and can change it however i want. Want to fight about it, EA, i'll take you to Australian court and we'll see how incredibly fucking badly that goes for you guys. Especially when the ban is for Origin.

Grr how dare someone want to use their $2000 gaming rig to render the 5369th gray-brown middle eastern city in a color palate that is a bit more apealing. Ban their asses. (basic summery of ea's and dice's logic)

Such a shame. I can see why it might be considered unfair, possibly giving gamers using the mod an advantage but still. =/

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