How to change Battlefield 3 Language from Russian


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March 5 update here! Please note that you may have to repeat steps 8 and 9 of the patching process

Update: French and German Guides now available!



Note: Before you begin the procedure on Step 1, please run the game in Russian once. After you get into main menu you can quit the game.

1. Download ENG_PACK Update.rar and Language Switcher

2. Extract files inside ENG_PACK_Update into your Battlefield 3 installation folder
3. Download the English Language Pack (Filename Battlefield3_EN.rar) (Download it, even if you don't plan on using English)
4. Extract the language files into your  Battlefield 3 installation folder (make sure you get the files and en.toc at Battlefield 3\Data\Win32\Loc)
5. Change the Language to English using the Language Switcher (Note: You will not get any success message when pressing Activate, don't worry)
6. (Optional, only needed if you want another language besides English)
    Download a Language Pack of your choosing from here
7. (Optional, only needed if you want another language besides English) 

      Extract the language files into  Battlefield 3\Data\Win32\Loc folder

8. Open Start, Run write Regedit and press Enter.

Find [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\EA Games\Battlefield 3] . If you can't find it, search for [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\EA Games\Battlefield 3]

Replace with the following. Just replace the highlighted fields.



English: GDFBinary_en_US.dll, German: GDFBinary_de_DE.dll, French: GDFBinary_fr_FR.dll, 

Italian: GDFBinary_it_IT.dll, Spanish: GDFBinary_es_ES.dll, Polish: GDFBinary_pl_PL.dll, 

Japanese: GDFBinary_ja_JP.dll, Czech: GDFBinary_cs_CZ.dll


English: en_US, German: de_DE, French: fr_FR, Italian: it_IT, 

Spanish: es_ES, Polish: pl_PL, Japanese: ja_JP, Czech: cs_CZ


9. Open Start, Run write Regedit and press Enter. 

Find [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Origin Games\DGR01609244] or [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Origin Games\DGR01609245]

Replace with the following.Just replace the highlighted fields.

Note:If you can't find this field, try to run the game without it.


English: en_US, German: de_DE, French: fr_FR, Italian: it_IT, 

Spanish: es_ES, Polish: pl_PL, Japanese: ja_JP, Czech: cs_CZ


10. Update December 3: The new battlefield 3 patch will put your game into a state where it shows only energy bars when you start the game. This can be fixed easily by downloading the  update patch (2mb). Simply download and place the downloaded files into your Battlefield 3 installation folder.

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