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  • [GUIDE] How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

    (this should be stickied)

    As we know the game can be prone to lockups after map changing or whatnot, here is a little trick on how to cause your game to forcibly shut itself down and preventing you from having to reboot your PC

    *What you have to do is quite simple, open up a text editor, Notepad will do and here's what you type in it :

    @echo off
    Taskkill /f /im BF3.exe


    *Now save your file as a .BAT to do, it's pretty simple simply change the .txt to a .bat.

    *Once that is done simply put the file wherever you want it. It's position is not important but the next part is.

    *Next Create a shortcut of the Batch file we just created

    *Move that shortcut wherever you want it, Right click on it, then go on to properties and make sure you are on the shortcut Tab

    *now in the "shortcut key" field, type what you fell most at ease to use . just about any keys can be used on your keyboard, you can even use Shift, alt and control or a combination of these key


    Here's hoping that this little guide will help you out in your conquest of BF3
    |TG-18th|Markolh (Just call me Mark)
    BF Admin & Crazy French-canadian
    Former Irr, 11th and 31st

    "He who wants peace, prepares WAR"




  • #2
    Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

    How is this better than ALT-F4?

    I like BAT files but am wondering why this is an advantage?
    Skud


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    • #3
      Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

      Alt-F4, Ctrl-Alt-Del, Alt-Tab then close

      ...so many possibilities... I've never actually been forced to restart my computer because of BF3 yet.
      A.E.K.Δ.B.

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      • #4
        Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

        this can be used when alt F4 doesn't even react anymore as i've experienced one or two times

        this is for when "conventional" mesures won't do it
        |TG-18th|Markolh (Just call me Mark)
        BF Admin & Crazy French-canadian
        Former Irr, 11th and 31st

        "He who wants peace, prepares WAR"



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        • #5
          Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

          I've had this a time or two.....thanks markolh!
          "Everyone makes fun of us rednecks with our big trucks and all our guns........until the zombie apocalypse"

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          • #6
            Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

            Originally posted by Skud View Post
            How is this better than ALT-F4?
            Alt-F4 depends on the BF3 executable to respond to keyboard input and shut itself down.

            Killing the task, through the .bat file or task manager lets Windows forcefully shut it down.

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            • #7
              Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

              alt+f4 does not always work....I have had 4 instances where I have had to completely reboot my PC.....hopefully this BAT will put an end to that
              "Everyone makes fun of us rednecks with our big trucks and all our guns........until the zombie apocalypse"

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              • #8
                Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

                Any time my game freezes on a black screen ALT F4 never works. I always use ctrl alt dlt. thats never let me down so far.

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                • #9
                  Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

                  I've reverted to leaving task manager open on the other monitor. when bf3 decides to drift away during map change, the mouse will release from bf3, and I can go over, select the bf3.exe process, and kill it.

                  I like the key shortcut .bat idea though, cheers.

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                  • #10
                    Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

                    Originally posted by fr1j0l3 View Post
                    I've reverted to leaving task manager open on the other monitor. when bf3 decides to drift away during map change, the mouse will release from bf3, and I can go over, select the bf3.exe process, and kill it.

                    I like the key shortcut .bat idea though, cheers.
                    I have done that a few times too. It's really helpful to have a 2nd monitor going because when BF3 goes to a black screen locked up, it sometimes doesn't show you the task manager underneath. I started leaving the TM on the 2nd screen so it pops up and my mouse goes right to it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

                      well that .Bat can be helpfull there for those who don't have a secondary screen and since it does run on it's own it's not dependent on the actual BF3.exe
                      |TG-18th|Markolh (Just call me Mark)
                      BF Admin & Crazy French-canadian
                      Former Irr, 11th and 31st

                      "He who wants peace, prepares WAR"



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                      • #12
                        Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

                        awesome! thank you, I've had lock ups as well :p
                        |TG-Irr| di1lweed1212

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                        • #13
                          Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

                          Ctrl+Alt+Del ftw... >.<



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                          • #14
                            Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

                            Yea I have never had to restart my computer, ctrl-alt-del works every single time BF3 crashes, freezes, bugs out, or any of the like.



                            Former TG-21st
                            Swift Mobile On Target

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                            • #15
                              Re: How to Shut down BF3 when it's bugging out

                              As previously mentionned.... this is for use WHEN such a situation happens, if it doesn't then good for you but it doesn't help this discussion please keep that in mind and add constructive criticism

                              Thank you
                              |TG-18th|Markolh (Just call me Mark)
                              BF Admin & Crazy French-canadian
                              Former Irr, 11th and 31st

                              "He who wants peace, prepares WAR"



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