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 BF3 HD Install doesn't work on Xbox 360 Slims.
topic by Jesszman - 10-27-2011, 07:24 PM


Wow. This we can barely believe. In fact if it hadn't happened to me personally, I probably wouldn't. It seems that if you're playing Battlefield 3 on one of the new-ish 4Gb slim Xbox 360s, unless ours is a freak isolated incident (and a couple of references I've found on forums imply that it certainly is not), you might well be stuck with crappy last-gen (or worse) textures throughout the game.

We knew that BF3 'recommends' an optional HD texture install on the 360, in order to allow the game to look, well, not ####. And I had wondered about the feasibility of that process for gamers with limited HD space. But while making a comparison video for tomorrow's review, I've just discovered that BF3 wouldn't install its HD textures on our 4Gb 360 at all. Seriously. It just wasn't having any of it. It seems that the game is seeing the 4Gb internal memory as a Memory Unit rather than a hard drive, and thus refuses to work with it. The problem? We currently suspect that it's due to the 4Gb in the Slim being onboard Flash memory rather than an actual hard drive. Scroll on for a procession of screenshots detailing what happened when I tried.



Above: Okay then...



Above: Hang on a minute, I thought...




Above: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Want to know how big a deal this is? Well here's the video I've just made. I was going to save it for tomorrow's mammoth Battlefield 3 review, but given the circumstances I thought I'd use it today.The first version of each shot is always the one with the HD textures installed, obviously.

The best bit about this? Play.com are currently bundling the 4Gb Xbox 360 Slim with a copy of Battlefield 3. Depending on how big a problem this turns out to be, it could be an interesting week on the customer service lines.

I've contacted EA for comment on this one. They're looking into it and have said they'll get back to me soon. I'll keep you posted.
Battlefield 3: Got an Xbox 360 Slim? You might be stuck with PS1 graphics, despite the texture install, Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 Features | GamesRadar

Hang on, can you not just buy a 120gb xbox hdd for the 4gb slim?


36 comments for "BF3 HD Install doesn't work on Xbox 360 Slims."


 10-27-2011, 07:27 PMaway - #2
PR0TENTIAL 54 heat pts54

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How many times is this going to be discussed? It's been said in how many threads that the 4GB slim owners won't be able to install the texture pack. Most 4GB slim owners are casuals who use it for Kinect purposes.
 10-27-2011, 07:28 PMaway - #3
RedMonkeyJunkie 10 heat pts10

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You can use any old hard drive with the slim. Bought a 120 for $30 at GameStop and put it in my slim.
 10-27-2011, 07:36 PMaway - #4
Jesszman 2194 heat pts2194

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Originally Posted by RedMonkeyJunkie
You can use any old hard drive with the slim. Bought a 120 for $30 at GameStop and put it in my slim.
Well i understand that, but the way the article is written, it makes it look as if you can't just buy one of microsoft's 1st party slim hdd's and use it on the 4gb one to install the hd textures.
 10-27-2011, 07:40 PMaway - #5
PR0TENTIAL 54 heat pts54

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Originally Posted by Jesszman
Well i understand that, but the way the article is written, it makes it look as if you can't just buy one of microsoft's 1st party slim hdd's and use it on the 4gb one to install the hd textures.
Jizzman, the 4GB Slim Xbox has internal memory only, there is no hard drive. There's an open slot to put a hard drive if you plan on doing that.
 10-27-2011, 07:41 PMonline - #6
AC SLATER 39 heat pts39

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slims <<<
 10-27-2011, 07:45 PMaway - #7
Y.G. 22 heat pts22

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Originally Posted by PR0TENTIAL
Jizzman, the 4GB Slim Xbox has internal memory only, there is no hard drive. There's an open slot to put a hard drive if you plan on doing that.
Does not get old.
 10-27-2011, 07:49 PMaway - #8
sixeight 61 heat pts61

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memory unit = memory card. plehboi


 10-27-2011, 07:51 PMaway - #9
Kakarot 4 heat pts

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4gb this generation? wheredeydodatat?
 10-27-2011, 08:11 PMonline - #10
Infamous2o1x 22 heat pts22

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who would buy a 4g xbox... thats stupid imo thats pointless
 10-27-2011, 08:18 PMaway - #11
RedMonkeyJunkie 10 heat pts10

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Originally Posted by Infamous2o1x
who would buy a 4g xbox... thats stupid imo thats pointless
To get it cheaper then install an older hard drive.
 10-27-2011, 08:32 PMaway - #12
Jesszman 2194 heat pts2194

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Alright, damn, you really have it out for me, you needa get over your mistakes.
 10-27-2011, 08:44 PMaway - #13
creep 14 heat pts14

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 10-27-2011, 08:50 PMaway - #14
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 10-27-2011, 10:31 PMaway - #15
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Originally Posted by PR0TENTIAL
Jizzman, the 4GB Slim Xbox has internal memory only, there is no hard drive. There's an open slot to put a hard drive if you plan on doing that.
Originally Posted by Y.G.
Does not get old.


if you got a 4gb just stick a thumb drive in there problem solved, why is everybody making such a big frigging deal about this game it isn't gonna be as big as modern warfare 3 this is the 5th cotdamn article about this ####

 10-27-2011, 10:54 PMaway - #16
Jesszman 2194 heat pts2194

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Because battlefield is a popular franchise doesn't matter if it won't be as big as mw3 or cod in general, most games aren't.
 10-27-2011, 10:58 PMonline - #17
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So I copped a 4gb Xbox slim awhile ago but I put my old 20gb harddrive in it, therefore I should be fine right?
 10-27-2011, 10:59 PMaway - #18
Jesszman 2194 heat pts2194

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yessir
 10-27-2011, 11:41 PMaway - #19
Backflipz 81 heat pts81

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Theres alot of #### that don't work with a 4gb memory unit. Its just how it goes I guess
 10-27-2011, 11:51 PMaway - #20
RedMonkeyJunkie 10 heat pts10

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Originally Posted by moe4484
So I copped a 4gb Xbox slim awhile ago but I put my old 20gb harddrive in it, therefore I should be fine right?
Yeah, it'll work.
 

 



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