thats just it, origin crashes now on the relaunch, so does BF4
i think ill give it a swing. I def wanna help. Ill let you know if i have any issues. Do we get anything for doing it? Not that i am expecting I wanna make the team thats all.Current Version: 1.5
What is seeding?
Seeding in terms of BF4 is simply leaving your player in the servers to help them show up in people's default server filters and quick play enticing players to join, hence populating the servers. Without seeders, our servers wouldn't fill up each day and we wouldn't have full servers to play on. Seeding is the single most important thing to keeping our servers going, even more important than donations.
This program is designed to run on your computer while you are away/asleep/etc. It automatically puts your player into servers that need help populating or staying populated, and automatically removes your player from servers when the server has a healthy population. The net result if left running 24/7 is about 6-8 hours worth of seeding each day.
If you want to seed but don't quite understand how this works, reach out to me. I'll be more than happy to help you get things setup and show you how to run it and update it. It's literally one click to start and a huge help to our servers!
I've been working on a new seeder that's even easier and better than the Chrome extension and now I'm ready to share the fruits of my labor
The way this works is by interfacing with Origin directly on your machine instead of via Battlelog. Most of the bugs/issues with the Chrome extension actually stemmed from Battlelog itself. Some perks of the native application as well is that it can interface with the OS directly to kill hung BF4 process, and catch a few other conditions that a Chrome extension wasn't able to deal with due to limitations of Battlelog.
Do not start the game manually! This does it all for you.
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- Download bf4seed.zip which is attached to this post.
- Unzip bf4seed.zip. Move the bf4seed folder to a convenient location. I'd recommend your desktop for ease of access.
- In the "bf4seed" folder, click on "bf4seed.exe". The first time you run it you'll be asked for your Origin email, password, and whether or not you have DLC. Subsequent runs will not ask you for this information. Note that your password will be stored in plain text in a configuration file "bf4seed.conf.json" in the same folder as the exe.
- Recommended: Disable Origin In-Game and Cloud Saves. This can be done in Origin under the File > Application Settings menu on the Installs & Saves tab and Origin In-Game tab.
You need to be logged into Origin for this to work, but that's the only requirement.As of version 1.5 Origin launching/login is handled automatically if it's not already launched/logged in.
Windows Defender will complain about the application being from an "unknown publisher". You can simply click "More info" and "Run anyway". The application has been 100% written from the ground up by me and contains no malicious code. If you don't trust me or take my word for it, feel free to scan it with external virus scanners or simply don't run it.
The use of the AutoHotkeys Anti-Idle script is highly recommended. You can get it at https://banzore.com/forums/threads/bf4-anti-idle-with-autohotkeys-no-afk-kick.6790/
AHK is now built-in as of version 1.0.7.
Upgrading to New Versions
UPDATE: As of version 1.0.5 an updater is included in the download. You can simply run "bf4seed-updater.exe" to grab any available updates.
Delete your existing "bf4seed" folder and download/unzip the new one and follow the installation instructions above.
- If you use two-factor authentication on your EA account then this will not work.
If Origin crashes, this will crash. It cannot work without Origin anyway so this isn't really an issue with the script other than the fact that you'll have to start it again after restarting Origin.
Thanks to @assault @SquarePanties @Onyx and @k1ll3mALL for being guinea pigs and trying this out early on when bugs were a plenty!
Please report any bugs, issues, etc. within this thread to help others and keep things organized for me.
i think ill give it a swing. I def wanna help. Ill let you know if i have any issues. Do we get anything for doing it? Not that i am expecting I wanna make the team thats all.
No issues at all. Took me about 5 min to download config my Origin and game settings extract run login and boom!It will self-recover in 10 mins...or you can restart the seeder.