BF3 Client

1. Make sure that your PC meets the minimum requirements for Battlefield 3.
1.1. You have to be administrator of your PC.
1.2. If you do not have a ZLOEmu account, then please register. Account will be needed for playing the game.
1.3. Download and install DirectX
1.4. Download and install NET Framework 4.6.2
1.5. Download and install Visual C++ 2010 x86
1.6. Install the latest drivers for your video card.
1.7. Install the latest drivers for your sound card.
1.8. Disable antivirus and firewall!
1.9. Download and install ZClient - instruction on how to install ZClient. Add ZClient folder and C:\ProgramData\ZLOEmu folder folder to antivirus exceptions.
1.10. Open ZClient. Enter in ZClient your ZLOEmu account credentials and wait for successful authorization.
1.11. Choose the method for installing Battlefield 3 (method 1 or 2)

2. Download and install ZLOrigin - instruction on how to install ZLOrigin. Add ZLOrigin folder to antivirus exceptions. Please remember the path where you installed ZLOrigin, this will be needed for the next step.
2.1. When you have ZLOrigin installed, then in ZClient press "Run ZLOrigin". If you are clicking this button for the first time - ZClient will ask you to locate ZLOrigin (go to the ZLOrigin folder and select Origin.exe). Now ZLOrigin will open, you won't need to authenticate in it.
2.2. Go to Origin -> Application Settings -> Advanced. Adjust the game download folder if needed.
2.3. Find Battlefield 3 in the ZLOrigin games directory. Download the game and all the expansions that are available.
2.4. Game now will be installed.

3. Download torrent.

INFO: Some ZLO Battlefield 3 servers can have PunkBuster enabled. That's why we need to install PunkBuster anti-cheat service and the client part of the PunkBuster for BF3. Without PunkBuster you will get kicked on PunkBuster enabled servers.
4. Install PunkBuster anti-cheat service.
4.1. Install the client part of the PunkBuster anti-cheat for Battlefield 3.
Now you can proceed to launch the game.

Make sure that you have ZClient opened, and also that you are logged in (ZClient is always needed for launching Battlefield 3).

Launch methods:
  • You can launch Battlefield 3 using an launcher, choose the one you like. Follow the launcher developer's indications for best experience.
  • You can launch Battlefield 3 using your browser. Go to Battlefield 3 Server List and make sure that you are logged in both site and ZClient. Choose the server you like and click Join.

Have fun!
Check again the instruction "How to start playing?" and make sure everything is correct.
ALSO in this FAQ there are plenty of problem solutions.
If you can’t resolve your issue, so go to Forum ZLOEmu.


While asking for help you must:

  1. Use Search bar on the forum. Probably you problem had already been solved.

  2. If there is none, create your topic in the right sub forum.

  3. In the title of the topic describe the problem as briefly as possible. Topics with titles like "Help!", "Help", "Nothing works" will be deleted without warning. The same applies to those that are open in the inappropriate forum thread.

  4. In the topic itself, describe exactly what you were doing to eliminate the problem, where you were looking for solutions etc. Also write the characteristics of your PC and the version of your OS.

  5. Be patient, during the day you will receive the answer. If not, so the solution is on the forum and you can’t search

Be patient and wait for the server to be up. The ZLOEmu team is already working on this.

You can check the status here
Make sure that you have installed Visual C 2010 x86 and DirectX and that Windows Defender is turned off / Try re apply the crack
Probably you are trying to join a server with DLC-maps in map rotation but you haven't installed all DLCs.
This is a false-positive because the launcher and dll is packed. Trust us or start coding your own
Either your DLCs are missing or you aren't using a clean (without any cracks) install.
Only use a clean Origin-install or our official download HERE and install.
YES. Download launcher which supports creating and joining co-op game.
There are a few ways to do so. Check here