This is basically a Proof of Concept of a BF3 client connecting to a local dedicated server without any support from a backend (be it Blaze or our custom backend).

This is currently buggy and missing a lot of features, however we know it can be done and we will be looking into it in the near future.

First of all, Venice is not a final name and is subject to change.
Moving on, here’s a list of things I want to finish before reaching public beta stage (public release):

  • A functional Blaze emulator with most needed stuff implemented (including stats and maybe coop)
  • Initial implementation of the Extension system allowing you to make gamemode modifications (more info on this will come later on)
  • An external application with the following features:
    • Keep your client up-to-date
    • Allow you to browse a list of active servers
    • Allow you to view info on a specific server and join it
    • Allow you to browse a list of active servers based on custom filters
  • Built-in variables allowing you to modify settings like blue tint, fov, etc.
  • Re-enable previously disabled game features (like spectating, etc.)
  • Basic support for file modifications

After public release I would like to focus on features like:

  • An ingame server browser
  • A more extensive Extension system allowing you to create completely new gamemodes
  • Web-based stat overview interface

And more…

I’ll be posting development updates mainly on Emulator Nexus forums but also on my blog.
As always, there is no ETA so all you can do is stay tuned!

February 19, 2013 Blaze, Emulator Nexus, Venice Unleashed

Shoop da whoop!

February 17, 2013 Blaze, EA

Here’s a list of games that are using the Blaze backend for their networking operations (such as stat management, invites, lobbies, matchmaking, etc.).

  • Battlefield 3
  • Medal of Honor 2010
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter
  • Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed
  • Need for Speed: The Run
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Crysis 3
  • Dead Space 3
  • FIFA 11
  • FIFA 12
  • FIFA 13
  • Syndicate
  • Dragon Age 2

Note: This list might be incomplete, since I collected those games by hand.
Also, thanks to NTAuthority and Timse for checking a couple of games for me.

February 6, 2013 Blaze, EA, Research