[OFFICIAL] Battlefield 3 File Tweaker

Discussion in 'Battlefield 3 Mods' started by Frankelstner, Sep 29, 2012.

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  1. Frankelstner

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    The tweaker once more. As the other thread has been hijacked here is a new one.

    After 50% of the community bashed me for making it public, then the other 50% bashed me for taking it down, I've decided to upload it again. A lot is said on bfeditor already: http://www.bfeditor.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=15732

    I realized that I should not have taken it down in the first place as it is simply a mod tool. Still, please mod responsibly.

    The sad reality is that DICE did not code Battlefield 3 properly. In this instance of the franchise, with comparison to previous games, the majority of configurations were established on the client side of the game. To make matters worse, DICE did not configure the game’s iteration of Punkbuster to check the MD5 hash.

    This gives us the ability to modify content to our wishing through simple Python scripts, while having the ability to freely implement such modifications on ranked multiplayer servers.

    The modification tool I am presenting you today is relatively simple and limited tool. So far, it has been optimally used to modify graphical settings originally set by DICE. However, it does have the ability to do more; something I will not get into.

    Currently, the worst thing I can see occurring is being kicked from a server while using modified files, as it was handled in Battlefield 2. On the other hand (As far as I know) injectors might get you banned instantly, though I am fairly ignorant when it comes to hacks.

    The intent of this tool is for players to modify settings in the singleplayer campaign, allowing them to enjoy the potential of the Frostbyte 2 engine. I am also working together with the staff at Symthic, allowing them to do controlled testing.

    With the release of this toolset, I am making a statement that I will not deprive the community of their rights to enjoy the game. Most importantly however, I want to bring to light the flaws that DICE has created in part due to laziness and arrogance. If you are willing to modify values, make sure to read the instructions below.

    I will however, not take responsibility for anything that can be done with these tools. The ability to modify these files has been there since day one. While it might not have been as simple as I am making it by providing a GUI, something as simple as a Phyton script was able to extract and modify these values. The Python script can be found here: http://www.bfeditor.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=15531&st=0

    As a matter of fact, the ability to use these values to alter multiplayer settings were not brought to light until I realized that Battlefield 3’s anti-cheat system did not check for modified file content. Testing modifications on live multiplayer was something I never even dreamed of.

    There's one thing I ask of you however, and that is documenting your changes. E.g. when you post a video or screenshots with some color tweaks I'd appreciate it if you at least tried your best to document these changes to make life easier for everyone.

     
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  2. Mad

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    Yes this thread should be used specifically for the changes people are making and they should state the changes that they are making when providing screenshots and videos so the rest of us can use or try them to.
     
  3. Serologic

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    Yea so by some around here, its our fault those chimps from DICE, dont implement a simple ON/OFF button or enable a console command line to disable colour grading.

    This was already achievable when the game was released, by modifying the exe. Posted on bfeditor back then too. But some rat from DICE was monitoring the thread and took action against it.

    So i wont be surprised if a small update will "fix" this too. Hey you rat (DICE employee) ? do you see my post? are you gonna take down this small mod too?
     
  4. Wiidesire

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    Google chrome says virus?
     
  5. Frankelstner

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    And EA will probably say illegal. So?
     
  6. TehStuzz

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    I know I'm a leecher, so you probably don't care what I say, but I'll say it anyway :p

    I'm not sure what to think about releasing the file, ofcourse we can mod now, but massive amounts of players now have free cheats at their disposal. It's a hard choice.
     
  7. Frankelstner

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    Just as I predicted, 50% of the community will go hard on me no matter what I do. :)
     
  8. the_dan

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    Your google chrome is drunk, frankensteiner is legit!
     
  9. Wiidesire

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    remove this tweaker please , we will have 1000000% more cheaters than before
     
  10. TehStuzz

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    Mehh, it stops responding whenever I try to open cas.cat, possibly because I have the edited version?
     
  11. Whipgeezbrut

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    it'll be interesting to see DICE's reaction and actions about this

    in 3 months time of course
     
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  12. SpirosRonto

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    i'm such a newbie here lol
    how do i save it? :p
     
  13. TehStuzz

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    Does it work for you? For me the editor crashes when I try to open the file.
     
  14. SpirosRonto

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    yep it works
    perhaps you need framework 4.5 or something?
     
  15. TehStuzz

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    I'll try updating it. ty
     
  16. thebamsco

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    I was playing earlier and haccusations were flying all over the place.

    When i told my clan about haccusations were going back to a game a couple of nights ago, which i laughed at since it was well before this came into the bf3 communities.

    Now I believe with you releasing this, rather than keeping to modifying custom files with colour correction or non advantage giving mods, this will absolutlly ruin BF3


    Good job mate, very well done. Your name will live on in infamy for the guy that brought down BF3.

    Been enjoying it latelly as well .................... sigh
     
  17. SpirosRonto

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    it depends by how you use it
    most people use it to remove blue tint or fix things that DICE failed at
    now there are also the n0bs that will use it for cheating
     
  18. Wiidesire

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    obviously most people will use it for cheats, because it is undetectable ,easy and free.....
     
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