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Taken from the Sparta website.





Out of Memory Error


You may experience a game error after playing the game for a duration of time. An example error message:


DirectX function “device->CreateTexture2D(&texDesc, desc.subResourceCount != 0 ? reinterpret_cast(desc.subResourcedata) :0, &texture->_texture2d)* failed with E_OUTOFMEMORY: Ran out of memory. GPU:…etc


This issue happens more commonly to users with older hardware or low memory hardware (GPU, RAM). The best thing to do would be to lower your graphics settings. This includes your resolution.


Another option that may help is to increase your VIRTUAL MEMORY. On Windows XP, you would right click “My Computer” -> Properties -> Advanced tab -> “Settings” button under “Performance” -> Advanced tab -> “Change” button under “Virtual Memory”. While it sounds like it would be a great idea to make this as high as possible, it can have negative effects if you make it too high. Try increasing it little by little to see if it helps at all. Note that Virtual Disk space is used on the hard drive to assist RAM.


DirectX Error When Joining Room on Battlelog


An example error, such as the one below, has been occurring when people try to join server rooms.


DirectX function “m_dxgiFactory -> CreateSwapchain( m_device, &sd, &m_swapChain.assignGet())” failed with DXGI_ERROR_INVALID_CALL: The application has made an erroneous API call that it had enough information to avboid. This error is intended to denote that the application should be altered to avoid the error. Use of the debug version of the DXGI.DLL will provide run-time debug output with further information. GPU…. driver: ….


To try to fix this you’ll need to try a couple of things.


1) Update your video card drivers

2) Update your Direct-X

3) USUALLY installing the DirectX package that comes with the game ends up helping problems such as this one…Just FYI

4) Run the game in Windows XP compatibility mode if you are on Windows 7


BF3 Game Fails to Launch / Crashes to Desktop (C2D) or Black Screen


What’s more annoying than trying to play a new game…only to it has failed to launch or crashed? The above suggestions work well for combating this particular issue. In addition to those fixes, I also suggest to repair your game through Origin. Make sure to disable any applications / software that could prevent this from succeeding.


Battlefield 3 Lags or Stutters


If you are lagging or experiencing stuttering / jittering, then these tips work well to increase your frames per second.


1) Disable VSYNC! This will help you use get all the FPS you are capable of.

2) Lower your graphics settings (obvious, but needed to be said)

3) UPDATE your drivers! NVIDIA and ATI have released drivers recently that were specifically modified to help optimize performance in Battlefield 3. HOWEVER, it should be noted that there WAS a problem with the 285.62 drivers for NVIDIA. It causes stuttering! NVIDIA users should hold off until new drivers are available that will not further complicate your gameplay! NVIDIA is already working on a new patch though so by the time you read this it may not be an issue any longer.

4) To expand on tip #2, lowering your resolution can help significantly, as does lowering SHADOWS! This may also help if you experience corrupted shadows, which some builds have. Anti-Aliasing (AA) and

5) Disable 3D Vision

6) Patch your game (when available)


If you are playing on a slow, laggy server, then that is obviously the problem. Try another server.


Cannot Connect – BF3 Port Information


Some people have ports disabled for security reasons, which is smart. You should learn from these people! Anyway, for the PC, the ports used for TCP and UDP are:

TCP: 80, 443, 9988, 20000-29999, 22990, 17502, 42127

UDP: 3659, 14000-14016, 22990-23006, 25200-25300


The Sony PlayStation 3, on the other hand, uses the following:

TCP: 80, 443, 9988, 10000-19999, 17502, 42127

UDP: 3659, 14000-14016


And the X360 uses…

TCP: 53, 88, 3074

UDP: 53, 88, 3074


Enable the ports that correspond to whatever means of playing the game you are using!


“Your account is not allowed to login”


Guys…be patient! This message will disappear soon so do not worry! Give it a bit of time, as depending on where you are from there is a time zone difference in the offical release date or official enable time.


Battlefield 3 Specact Kit Code Invalid / Redeemed Already


Contact DICE/EA Support about the problem. A lot of the time they actually will resolve it for you so it’s worth doing. Those who played Battlefield 2 had experienced this problem and had it resolved that way with great success. If you’re unlucky though, you may have to try to return the game to the store you got it from in order to get a new code.


Cannot Login Using “Outdated” Web Browser


The best thing to do here is to simply install another browser. Internet Explorer (IE) users get this error sometimes and the best solution is to install Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome — both of which you should have anyway. These two browsers will work perfectly.


No Game Sound / Audio / Music


First off, let’s start out by saying anyone with a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup needs to just try setting it from 7.1 -> 5.1 or 5.1 -> 2.1 and seeing if that works. A lot of the time…it does! Not ideal, but worth mentioning. Anywho, on to the other common solutions! These can even fix problems with headsets or gaming headphones.


- Load RUN and type in DXDIAG. Click the Sound tab. Find “DirectX Features” and move hardware sound acceleration to “no acceleration”.

- Or…Load Control Panel > Sounds & Audio Devices. Find “Speaker Settings” > click “Advanced” > Performance tab. Change Hardware Acceleration (FULL -> NONE) and SAMPLE RATE CONVERSION QUALITY (Best -> Good)


Battlefield 3 Download Going Slow / Origin Install Slow


Uninstall Origin if you played the beta! If you have an actual disc, then be patient. It’s taking the files from the disk and will not go any faster than it’s capable of.


Battlefield III Keybindings Broken


This is a common bug in the game — they keybindings for the mouse or keyboard sometimes don’t register correctly OR will not unregister. A patch will likely fix this in the future. If you know of a way to fix the key bindings though, please let us know so we can share it with others, as this is an annoying bug! smile.gif


Punkbuster Error – “You were kicked from the server by an administrator”


Update / allow Punkbuster to update. You may have outdated files or Punkbuster may not be configured correctly to work for your game. Alternatively, uninstall Punkbuster Services via the Control Panel, then repair your game to have Punkbuster reinstall. Do all this with your Antivirus and Firewall off, as well as Origin and BF3 closed.


Stuck On Initializing


Repair your game through Origin. This may make it no longer hang on the initializing phase. You may also want to disable things such as your firewall and antivirus.


Battlefield 3 System Requirements


Minimum Requirements:

OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7

Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz


Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher.

Graphics card memory: 512 MB

Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card

Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version



OS: Windows 7 64-bit

Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU


Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950.

Graphics card memory: 1 GB

Sound card: DirectX compatibl sound card

Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

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