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    Old 10-21-2011, 10:54 PM
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    402 post below on how IW is screwing the PC crowd this time around. yea, you can't rank up on dedi servers, must use IWnet.

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    Oct 21, 2011 12:45 PM
    CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3 - PC EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION & FAQ
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is coming to PC worldwide on November 8th, 2011 and is currently available for pre-order and soon pre-loading on Steam, so that you can be set to jump online Day 1!

    I'm extremely excited about the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 this year, because we’ve been taking your feedback since Modern Warfare 2,and the franchise as a whole, on what you wanted to see in the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 and the team at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games has put aton of emphasis on delivering a PC experience that brings in all the great things we added in Modern Warfare 2:

    Lobby System
    Matchmaking with a Party
    Matchmaking for Public Games
    Steam Integration (Friends List, Server Browser,Achievements, Join on Friends)

    While combining it with your favorite features from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare:

    Dedicated Servers (Join your favorite or set up your own,without any 3rd party hosting requirements)
    In-game Server Browser that allows you to filter by ping, map, gametype, hardcore, voice, password, and more.

    In addition, we're supporting PC specific features that give you even more control over your experience like RCON, Custom Game Saving, NoGFX / Audio Card Requirement on DS.exe, Voice Chat, and SSAO.

    Beyond that, we know our PC audience has sent in a ton of questions to us via @fourzerotwo, Sledgehammer Games’s QotW, and to the forums and wanted to knock out someof the most asked questions in a quick and easy FAQ so that you can make a fulland informed decision when pre-ordering Modern Warfare 3.

    Does the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 support the same Private Match options?

    Yes! PC players can fully customize their private / dedicated server games through full control over Class Restrictions, Custom Gamemode creation, access to unique private match modes like One in the Chamber,Gun Game, and Infected, as well as save their custom games for future use.


    Will Modern Warfare 3 have Dedicated Servers?

    Yes! Modern Warfare 3 supported matchmaking as well as Dedicated Servers, allowing players to find and filter via an in-game server browser or set-up their own Dedicated Server for complete control, without being restricted by any 3rd party hosting requirements. If looking for a Dedicated Server to join, if you choose not to set up your own, you can filter and favorite by Ping, Map, Gametype, Hardcore Variants, Voice, Password, and many other options.

    Are Dedicated Servers Ranked or UnRanked?

    Only matchmaking to public games are Ranked (meaning, you have to rank up to unlock weapons to rank on the leaderboards), choosing to play on a Dedicated Server is UnRanked. Meaning unlocks are completely controlled by the Server Admin. They can choose to unlock everything or limit class restrictions to whatever they like to fully customize the experience. You do not have to rank up in Public games to have access to weapons in Dedicated Servers, you have complete control over what is unlocked for you in a Unranked Dedicated Server.


    Will MW3 on PC have unique graphic options available?

    Yes! You have a lot of graphic options, including enablingand disabling of new rendering features such as SSAO, you'll also be able to modify DOF, Shadows, Anti-Aliasing, Texture Resolution and more.

    Will Remote Console (RCON) be available to server admins?

    Yes! You'll be able to admin your server using RCON. We'll support all things you'd expect, such as Kicking & Banning players, map rotation, private chat to players, reloading the map, and more.

    Does Modern Warfare 3 on PC support an in-game Server Browser? Can you also use matchmaking?

    Yes! In addition to the public matchmaking system for finding Ranked public games, you can use the in-game server browser to find and favorite unranked Dedicated Servers to join, which can be filtered by a number of options mentioned above.

    How is Modern Warfare 3 on PC handling anti-cheat?

    Security is a major focus for Modern Warfare 3, especially coming out of Modern Warfare 2. We will be utilizing multiple methods of Anti-cheat and Security methods, including Steam's VAC system, CEG, and our own propriety methods implemented to provide multiple layers of defense in keeping online multiplayer fun, fair, and secure for all players without limiting the control they expect on PC.

    Will Modern Warfare 3 on PC support STEAM?

    Yes! MW3 is fully integrated with Steamworks, including the Steam Friends List (in addition to the in-game friends list), Steam Server Browser (in addition to the in-game one), Steam Achievements, and the ability to join friends matches.

    Will Spec Ops have matchmaking on PC?
    Yes! As well as Spec Ops specific leaderboards and a full progressive ranking system.

    What is the Maxplayer count for Modern Warfare 3 on PC?

    Currently it is 18 players max (in Ground War) but it may increase post launch.

    Will Modern Warfare 3 on PC have LAN support?

    Yes!

    What is the overall design philosophy regarding PC? How is IW/SH providing for the unique needs of PC players?

    We value the PC player and have gone to great lengths inproviding a more rich experience for our players. We keep our ear near the ground and try todeliver items most requested. The big feature for MW3 we are supporting is Dedicated Servers, this includes a serverbrowser, voting, RCON, and more. Also we’ve implemented some PC only rendering features including SSAO. Lastly we are embracing the STEAM platform by integrating fully with Steam including friends list, STEAM achievements.

    How is the game being optimized for PC hardware?

    We do wide testing across all tiers of PC, in our office wehave an old minspec machine that receives just as much care as our top tier PC. We’ve also engaged the hardware manufactures for wider compatibility testing for us to ensure an optimized bug free launch.

    Can we set our max FPS?

    No. Setting Max FPS is not a user controllable option.

    Will 'lean' be in the game?

    No. We chose to keep lean out of the game to keep the gameplay experience universal across all platforms. This was a gameplay design decision.

    Will there be Modtools for Modern Warfare 3 on PC?

    Mod Tools will not be shipped at launch. As always we are continually evaluating features to support post launch and this is one requiring further discussion.


    What is the MinimumSpecs for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on PC?

    MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
    OS: Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7
    Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X38750 processor or better
    Memory: 16 GB free hard drive space / 2GB RAM
    Video Card: Shader 3.0 or better 256 MB NVIDIA®GeForce™ 8600GT / ATI® Radeon™ X1950 or better
    Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0C or later
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    Old 10-21-2011, 11:05 PM
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    Ah, the gameplay. You mean the one that I go 15 and 10 when not hosting, and 45 and 10 when I do. Or, they could simply provide a fair playing field for the most popular FPS game out there.
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    Old 10-22-2011, 12:03 AM
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    402 post below on how IW is screwing the PC crowd this time around. yea, you can't rank up on dedi servers, must use IWnet.
    If you don't like COD then shut the Fuck up about it and let those who enjoy it do so without your proselytising. As Sir Dudd says, you don't have to buy it and you don't need to voice your snarky opinion. Those who intend to buy the game don't give two shits for your rambling, they'd rather enjoy it in peace.

    If all you plan to do is inform people of what a game is doing then do it without the snark.
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    Old 10-22-2011, 01:13 AM
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    On one hand it is nice that DS admins can just say "Fuck it, unlock everything." Which IMO kindof balances out the "can't advance" thing. Can't advance, but you can have everything unlocked if you wish which is BA.

    I'll probably stick to the Ranked matchmaking though cause I HATE it when admins set rules like "Can't use that cause I'm a whiny 12YO who can't handle people actually playing the game they want to."
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    Old 10-22-2011, 01:54 AM
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    I am excited for for a new COD because I enjoy the mindless fragging that the game gives me. And I shall be playing ranked because with the low player count the Lag cant get all that bad, and if it does I will just change games.
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    I am excited for for a new COD because I enjoy the mindless fragging that the game gives me.
    This. So much this. x10000000
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    Old 10-22-2011, 02:04 AM
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    I've put a bit of time in the more recent CoD's myself, and I just can't really get into em. All I ever end up doing is getting mad and raging. I've simply had more fun with other mp shooters like Battlefield and Halo. MW3 will merely be an OK game that will sell millions, but it won't be getting my $60. I'm not gonna berate others though for getting it, unless they're irl friends ;p. I hope ya'll that do pay the $60+ do enjoy it, because it is merely only entertainment after all. Nothing to get this worked up over.
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    STFU&GO graydon, noone wants your sensible shit here boy
    Your just angry because of my great skill at Space Marine.
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    Old 10-22-2011, 07:10 AM
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    tbh, i'm more interested in the SP of MW3, multiplayer less so. Black ops didn't sit well some of the maps were ok, others were a bit disappointing. The maps... something about them didn't feel right. Nuke town has a lot to answer for. That map was terrible.

    But we'll see. I'll get both games and see how it goes.
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    Blops maps = crud

    If they'd put MW2 maps on Blops gameplay it would have been excellent fun

    instead they made these wierd little maps that were often exclusively made up of chokes (hello, Jungle you "!$£!$ "^&*&* %$&* (*&*"£% "%$"!£%" "&%£*) The DLC provided bigger maps, but didn't fix the whole 'everything is a dang chokepoint' issue
    Perhaps, but still, there's hardly any weapon variety at all (the actual stats are nearly identical, and it's not like hitscan weapons are very interesting in the first place). It does prove that Infinity Ward was much better at map making than Treyarch, though I'm not sure they still are now that most of the talent has left.

    I'm not sure that would make it worth buying, though. I've put 85 hours into it and I still regret purchasing it; it just adds nothing substantial to any previous games.
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