New Battlefield Bad Company 2 Patch will remove SecuROM on Steam version!

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*UPDATE* 522175 is going live now. STEAM will launch later, possibly tomorrow, as it needs to go through extra QA before it goes live on Steam.

Version 522175 is going live within a couple of minutes. This has fixed the multiplayer map CTD’s we experienced with 522174.
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In addition, the Steam version will no longer have SecuROM. The patch is going through Steam compatibility testing as soon as possible. The patch is backward compatible. (We are not updating the servers, only the game clients.) So old & new game clients can play with each other.

Source: Steam Forums, electronicarts.co.uk Forums

Changelog for 522175

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Single Player –
Fixed: Graphical issues on some systems on SP_03 (at start and when displaying background mountains at “Up river”)
Fixed: Character voice issue during cut scenes in SP_03b (only affected Spanish)
Fixed: Hang when killed using TOW Launchers in SP_05
Fixed: Graphical issue on some systems on SP_05 (displaying background mountains)
Fixed: Voice volume in cut scenes on SP_06
Fixed: Unexpected dialog at start of SP_08 (only affected Italian)
Fixed: Random crash in SP_09 cut scenes

Multi Player –
Fixed: Server Browser – Joining a password protected server results in a connection timeout
Fixed: Server Browser auto updating server list when reopened causing a timeout issue
Fixed: Password issue during Friend invites
Fixed: Password text field issue on joining a password protected server
Fixed: “Flickering” ship on Arica Harbor
Fixed: Clan tags that use numbers in them displaying a “0” on the Select Spawn Point screen
Fixed: Display issue on long server names
Fixed: Mortar Strike icon not updating (Beta issue)
Fixed: No “Exit Game” menu option appearing at the end of some rounds.
Fixed: Flickering user rank icon (appeared as an animated gif) when user reaches rank 10.
Fixed: Flickering trees and “Red Box” on Laguna Presa
Fixed: User is logged out when failing to create a new soldier
Fixed: Zeus stationary weapon not appearing in stats
Fixed: Zu23 not appearing in stats
Fixed: BMD3 AA not appearing in stats
Fixed: Friend request displaying incorrect Veteran stats
Fixed: End of Round screen displayed incorrect “UAV_Station” – now displays correct localized text.
Fixed: K/D ratio displays in the Front End
Fixed: K/D ratio displays correctly when “comparing”
Change: Server browser now defaults to list via Ping first
Change: News Ticker font support for Spanish, Polish, Russian and Japanese
Change: New message for server full (reported as “I get no message when I try and join a server, it does nothing”)
Change: New message displayed for attempting to join a password protected server without providing a password (reported as “I get no message when I try and join a server, it does nothing”)
Change: Displays version number on Front End Legal Screen
Change: Display of weapon icon during loading screen

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  1. raipekass

    Well, I don’t have crashes or had just a minor one. Played 24h+
    On my system it runs better than L4D2 – loads a lot faster.
    No when shitROM is gone, just go and buy it if you are into FPS.

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  2. wiak

    the crashes are when a admin changes to a new map ;P
    atleast when someone changes a map on a server my client just goes belly up and say goodbye to desktop ;)

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  3. stranded

    I am sure they will release more patches very soon.

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  4. Rad86N

    I honestly don’t think anything improved. I had like 4 crashes today just after I searched for servers, in a loading screen. Annoying as hell.
    Friends list still faulty shit. If you have more friends in it, the buttons are no longer work properly, meaning.. the right “connect” button of one guy is 2 possitions below that guy with another friend. atc.

    Bullet registration didn’t change either.. I stood 10 meters behind a guy shooting his head off with a sniper rifle and nothing happening.. this issue depends on server though.. maybe some kind of lag

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  5. joeangry

    Lots of minor fixes, but it’s just a beggining =D

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