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BF3 for PC

by acticity

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BF3 for PC

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I'm looking for a battlefield 3/4 demo for PC. Obviously PC is not an Xbox and I need to know whether I can run BF3/4 before buying. Anybody know how this is possible. Could EA send me a demo? Please I need help as I want to get it on PC but I will buy the game on Xbox if it doesn't run. I thought maybe BF4 would be more likely to be still in a demo. Thanks,

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Re: BF3 for PC

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Hey I am not sure about a demo or anything but at the moment you can go to humblebundle and buy a bf3 copy with more 7 games for less then 5 dollars.

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Re: BF3 for PC

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Thanks! That's spo good but I don't know how to get BF3 does it mean get BF3 if you pay 4.70 per game or just overall. Don't want to mess it up!

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OP if you are just interested in if your rig can run BF3 here are BF3's minimum and recommended system requirements:


Minimum requirements for Battlefield 3

  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or Althon X2 2.7 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • 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

Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • RAM: 4GB
  • 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

I heard that BF4's requirements are similar to BF3's requirements.


Regarding the humble bundle I think I paid $10 USD and received BF3 as part of the bundle which I promptly gifted to my buddy since I already have BF3. 

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Re: BF3 for PC

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I have downloaded it but now when I play the screen goes black and I can still hear audio. The only way to exit the black screen is Ctrl alt del and open task manager. I don't know what is happening; here are my system specs.

Intel i5 - 2410M @ 2.3GHz with Turbo Boost

Intel HD 3000 @ 600 MHz with Turbo Boost (up to 1200Mhz)



Anymore specs you need just ask.


I play Burnout Paradise City on full settings with no lag at all.


Please help, I need an answer soon Standard smile

Thanks again.


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