battlefield 3 updates

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Hi all ive just got bf3 and am trying to installit on my ps , but it wont download the sodding update ive tried 3 times and it gets to 41% and crashes .
ive tried re booting ps/modem but no joy .Im on virgin internet 100mbs so i thought a poxy 1.4g file shouldnt take long . has anyone else had the same probs , if so how did you cure it?

cheers in advance

see ya online soon

Gaz
 

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Probably worth trying deleting everything installed for BF3 (the stuff that installs off the disc) and starting from scratch, time consuming, but worth it.
 

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If you succeed with the update, chuck out a few friends requests and come and join us on BF3 tonight, I'm sure there'll be a few of us on. :)
 

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cheers i will , couldnt delete any files as it was the initial load , but ill keep battling through
 

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Try skipping the update then and doing the install of the game on the HDD first so it's got less to deal with at once.
 

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cheers for the advice if it dont work this time ill try that
 

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Is it the update or the dlc that you're having trouble with?
 

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its the update , its the first time ive put the disc in the machine .

Doing better this time im up yo 62% and counting so heres hoping
 

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The boy is having the same problem.
 

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Phew , Glad its not just me :) ,

its up to 70% now so with any luck ill still be sober enough to play as its dl'ing slower than a slow thing on a snails back
 

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I had the same problem with the last update, and it was taking nearly 2 hours each time. It installed the 3rd time without me having to mess around with anything.
 

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That was the easy bit, now you have to endure weeks of getting killed lots just to gain a few points to get a decent gun. Perhaps some of the regulars on here can give you some quick tips on how to get started. ?
Col produced a guide to battlefield on our previous site, maybe we can go and steal it and put it on here for you to have a read of. Its very helpfull.
 

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thank you all for the advice ,

heres hoping im not too much of a noob .

see ya online,

Gaz
 

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thanks ive just played my first few games online its a lot harder than mw3 , mind you my loadout sucks crap out of a tramps sweaty sock.

but ill stick at it ive got a few kill wich is a bonus just waiting for the maps to dl now,

see ya online soon :)

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Stick with it mate.

Some of those stock guns are actually very good too.

M16 (first assault class rifle, US only until later)
M4 (first engineer class rifle, US only until later)

Those are two of the best guns in the game, similarly the US starting gun for the Support class is also incredibly good, the M27.

It's more about unlocking a few attachments for each gun that let you use them how you want, for example i'm happy to use any of the semi-auto sniper rifles, but only once i've got a red dot or holographic sight unlocked for them so I can use them at closer ranges.

When you first unlock a gun though it has no attachments available, but 10 kills with that weapon later and you generally have something to use in place of iron sights (some guns have horrible iron sights).

Also worth playing the co-op as there are co-op specific unlock able guns, and actually these are pretty good, the KH2002 has always been one of my favourite assault rifles and it gives you a little practice at the game before getting too heavily into getting your ass handed to you in full multiplayer...also the second level lets you get to grips with the basics of piloting a helicopter, something I found invaluable and i'm actually a reasonably competent pilot now largely thanks to having the breathing space in co-op to learn.


Take it from me (someone who has unlocked every gun, every vehicle upgrade and a good percentage of the way through unlocking every attachment for every weapon) this game is very balanced with weapons, there's no one gun to rule them all, there's a lot of personal preference, for example some people think the Famas is a really good assault rifle, I think it's a load of crap because it takes longer to reload than it does to empty it's clip and it's got NO accuracy...however, at ranges less than a few yards it's basically unstoppable. I on the other hand think the M16, with it's reload speed a clear second quicker than any other gun in it's class, it's slower paced fire rate, deadly accuracy and ability to sustain fire for longer make it a much better choice as it's a superb all rounder with far less time between firing with it's lower reload times. All personal preference though (except people who think the famas is good are just wrong) and once you get the hang of it you should be able to just about pick up any weapon and be good with it provided you play to that weapons advantages.
 

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Cheers for the advice Col,

Im muddling through atm , But enjoying it starting to get a few more kills . But its coming slowly.

Ho Hum Rome wasnt built in a day ,

see ya online,

Gaz
 

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Oh and as much as Team Death Match isn't really a good game type for this game, it'll net you some unlocks fairly rapidly compared to other game modes.

I currently use team death match in our map rotations to get unlocks for guns I don't use much in proper games, such as sniper rifles, shotguns and submachine guns.
 
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