But… the patch is 2.6GB!
It’s taken long enough, but DICE has today unlocked non-Steam versions of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 by removing the SecuROM DRM as part of the Client R11 patch.
Along with the removal of the DRM, Client R11 includes fixes that supposedly solve crashing and memory leak issues as well as minor performance tweaks and a reduction in multiplayer rubberbanding.
The bad news? It will set you back 2.6GB. Despite some of the title’s previous patches fixing many issues that are included here, DICE haven’t managed to figure out a way of alonging you to download the bits that you actually need.
Full list of fixes/changes as follows:
Removed some memory leaks
Fixed crashes when the game attempted to render lots of content (high detail, high FOV or multiple-monitor modes); this should particularly help multi-monitor users
Chat window no longer causes lag spikes
Chat window reworked opacity & visibility-time is controllable through settings in settings.ini
Clantag is remembered when using auto-login
Banner URLs can be up to 252 characters in length
SecuROM wrapper removed from non-Steam version
Minor performance enhancements
Reduced rubberbanding on servers with more than 24 active players
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