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DICE has decided to encrypt BF3's game settings. Better break out those hex editors!

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I just played BF3's open beta for the first time.

First thing I noticed was that I could only change my video settings while in an actual match. I'm rather confused on why DICE would do this, but it probably has something to do with the fact that the game doesn't have a main menu, it only has Battlelog (The web interface for the game) and it probably can't edit encrypted files.

Since the settings were encrypted, I was expected very granular settings within the game so that I could change everything. NOPE! I was wrong. You can change more than BC2 allowed you to, but it's still not enough, especially after the fact that they don't let us edit our settings easily anymore.

This means that unless you break out your favourite Hex editor, you won't be getting rid of bloom anytime soon or finely tuning your game to work on that older rig of yours.

Maybe this will change for the game's actual release, but I have my doubts.

What are your opinions on this?

darth3pio - - 153 comments

All I can say, I hope it does change out of beta.

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GossamerSolid - - 162 comments

release version is out, still encrypted.

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