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post #61 of 796
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Originally Posted by totalownership View Post

i stick to racing games. Playing rFactor2 and a little iRacing.

I wish I liked racing games enough to buy a setup like that. It's the highlight of a 3 monitor setup.
post #62 of 796
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

I wish I liked racing games enough to buy a setup like that. It's the highlight of a 3 monitor setup.

This doesn't suck either.
post #63 of 796
DIEablo! Still has that wierd FOV thing on the side monitors. Maybe it was the angle, only looked like the left side was doing it. I don't know if racing games are like that, but it doesn't appear that way.

Way too much screen. Having to move my head that much would annoy me. I think 27-30" is probably the biggest I would want at that seating distance.
post #64 of 796
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

DIEablo!

Way too much screen. Having to move my head that much would annoy me. I think 27-30" is probably the biggest I would want at that seating distance.

Too much? Not enough. I'm kidding of course. I do think the inventory on one screen is pretty awesome though.
post #65 of 796
Is that you in the video?
post #66 of 796
No. I just found it surfin one day and thought it was awesome. I don't that kinda coin. Plus, my wife would kill me.
post #67 of 796
I'm reading bad things about Crysis and SecuROM on Amazon. Can anybody describe their experiences with this third party DRM s/w? Does it even apply if d/l'ing Crysis 3 from Steam?
post #68 of 796
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

DIEablo! Still has that wierd FOV thing on the side monitors. Maybe it was the angle, only looked like the left side was doing it. I don't know if racing games are like that, but it doesn't appear that way.

Way too much screen. Having to move my head that much would annoy me. I think 27-30" is probably the biggest I would want at that seating distance.

The FOV is hard to see from a camera. When you're sitting in front of it everything lines up perfectly and seamlessly. Right now rFactor 1 and 2 and iRacing are the best at it. Everything else is either "ok" to "not great"
post #69 of 796
Still playing Minecraft, and really that's it at the moment, though I have a ginormous backlog of games I still need to either finish, or even just start (Probably close to 300 or more). Looking forward to the new Sniper Elite standalone on the 28th though.
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Originally Posted by rich3fan View Post

I'm reading bad things about Crysis and SecuROM on Amazon. Can anybody describe their experiences with this third party DRM s/w? Does it even apply if d/l'ing Crysis 3 from Steam?

Won't be on Steam for quite a while, just like Crysis 2 since the debacle with the DLC crap. EA won't put it on Steam until a 'complete' version is done. Byt then I doubt you'll have to worry about it.

I personally have had no issues with any form of DRM and I always here crazy horror stories about them, either I'm lucky as hell, or the majority of people are just incredibly stupid.
post #70 of 796
Still have yet to take the plunge into Minecraft. I missed the initial wave, so I lost the enthusiasm. I still want to give it a shot sometime though. Glad to see folks are still playing it.

Speaking of old games, I've been working my way through the two GTA4 episodes. I skipped them at launch, but picked them up during the Winter Steam sales. The mechanics don't hold up well at all, but for all that, they're still fun as hell.
post #71 of 796
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Originally Posted by confidenceman View Post

Still have yet to take the plunge into Minecraft. I missed the initial wave, so I lost the enthusiasm. I still want to give it a shot sometime though. Glad to see folks are still playing it.

Speaking of old games, I've been working my way through the two GTA4 episodes. I skipped them at launch, but picked them up during the Winter Steam sales. The mechanics don't hold up well at all, but for all that, they're still fun as hell.

You ever do take the plunge I run my own server using the Direwolf20 modpack for Minecraft, pretty small group of us right now, but all very friendly and very helpful
post #72 of 796
^^^^^

Yup.
post #73 of 796
just ordered ds3 for 39 at amazon, it's still on sale for a few more hours.. I think it'll be worth that
price...
just finished battlefield bad company 2 and all I can say is wow, that was a excellent game for $10 !
joe
post #74 of 796
I just recently got into PC gaming and am trying to build a friends list! Not one friend of mine is into pc's, only xbox. Anyone play bf3? my handle is mikeclough24 on uplay and steam as well.. down to play any game.. I currently have bf3, nba 2k13, dishonored, skyrim, deus ex, ghost recon, diablo 3, guild wars 2, gta4, and mafia 2. Hit me up!
post #75 of 796
Working my way through The Witcher 2. Wow. Best RPG since Morrowind. Hands down.
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You ever do take the plunge I run my own server using the Direwolf20 modpack for Minecraft, pretty small group of us right now, but all very friendly and very helpful
Good to know. I'll let you know when I do. biggrin.gif
post #76 of 796
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Working my way through The Witcher 2. Wow. Best RPG since Morrowind. Hands down.
Good to know. I'll let you know when I do. biggrin.gif

His server is even more populated now since he last posted that. wink.gif
post #77 of 796
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His server is even more populated now since he last posted that. wink.gif

Yup. 35 people on the whitelist, with about 12 people who are pretty active
post #78 of 796
Thread Starter 
Lately it's been Borderlands 2, and yesterday loaded the MaLDo mod for Crysis 2, so speedrunning through that again is pretty awesome.

Also picked up Hitman: Absolution, which got very high reviews, and it looks like a good port to PC. I've only played a couple missions, but so far the gameplay is interesting. Each level is a sandbox with an assigned goal, usually "kill this person" or "sneak to this area". There's multiple interesting ways of accomplishing that goal, and each scenario has bonuses for different methods and strategies to accomplish it, like not getting spotted, wearing a disguise, etc.. At the start of each level is the score of someone on the friends list who already completed that mission, so incentive to beat that score is nice. Thankfully, there's checkpoints in the longer missions to give the option of starting over at the checkpoint if you blow your cover or do something stupid, which gives the opportunity for experimentation. And just before the level is over, it will give you a "preview score" so you can decide if you want to end the mission and take that score, or do some more to try to increase the points, with the risk of possibly loosing bonuses. Overall, a well-executed (heh) triple-A title.

And tomorrow - Tomb Raider, with ponytail physics! biggrin.gif


Edited by DaverJ - 3/4/13 at 7:43am
post #79 of 796
Playing MechWarrior online. Its in beta but I have been at it for a few months now. I have thought about pulling out Mass Effect 3 but MWO has me right now till another game, Im thinking Starcraft 2 expansion comes out.
post #80 of 796
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Originally Posted by Wytchone View Post

Playing MechWarrior online. Its in beta but I have been at it for a few months now. I have thought about pulling out Mass Effect 3 but MWO has me right now till another game, Im thinking Starcraft 2 expansion comes out.

I am waiting on the Starcraft 2 expansion the previews looked awesome.
post #81 of 796
Thread Starter 
If you're playing Tomb Raider with Nvidia card(s) and experiencing lock-ups, uncheck Tessellation in the advanced video options.

Others have reported disabling "Exclusive Fullscreen" has worked too, but the above was all I needed FWIW.

Nvidia will have a driver update soon.

"We are aware of major performance and stability issues with GeForce GPUs running Tomb Raider with maximum settings. Unfortunately, NVIDIA didn’t receive final code until this past weekend which substantially decreased stability, image quality and performance over a build we were previously provided. We are working closely with Crystal Dynamics to address and resolve all game issues as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, we would like to apologize to GeForce users that are not able to have a great experience playing Tomb Raider, as they have come to expect with all of their favorite PC games.
"
Edited by DaverJ - 3/5/13 at 7:58pm
post #82 of 796
I'm early on in Crysis 2 using the MaLDo 4.0 mod, and I'm enjoying the game, but I must say that the enemies seem really dumb to me, so far. They keep saying "Man down! " over and over again. It's like the same exact voice sample too. Lol. The graphics might be insane, but it's the details dammit ! THE DETAILS !

smile.gif

Eh, it's all gravy. I mean, it's going to be awhile before we get all the goodies we want, in the perfect game. Some better A.I. would really help. Mind you, I'm early as can be in the game, so maybe the enemies get better in later levels.
post #83 of 796
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Anthony1 View Post

Mind you, I'm early as can be in the game, so maybe the enemies get better in later levels.

This doesn't really spoil anything if you're familiar with any Crysis game, but just in case: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The aliens pose a better challenge over the human targets.
post #84 of 796
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Man, it's been two days and not a single post in the PC section here on AVS. You people have lives or something?

Anyway, I'm a little over 25% through Tomb Raider, so here's some thoughts:

First, as mentioned a couple posts ago, the Nvidia support for this game is currently borked because the final code changed at the last minute, but only in favor of those with AMD GPUs. Nvidia has stated that they need Crystal Dynamics to update the game for their GPUs, and are recommending people with NVidia cards to wait to purchase it until it's patched. For those of us that pre-ordered, oh well. (Shuddup DLJ! wink.gif )

With that said, unchecking tessellation and/or exclusive full-screen will fix the crashes on Nvidia GPUs, and we also should disable the "TressFX" because 1) it causes a performance hit, and b) it can look really wonky at times. Neither are big loses, and the game looks and plays great with these features off.

So the game: poor Lara, she's being put through the wringer on this one. The concept here is "survival" - how Lara Croft went from a young woman obsessed with archeology, to a kick-ass gun toting adventurer. And it's brutal. Those that play survival horror games (Resident Evil, Dead Space) know gruesome death cut-scenes, but it's a surprise to see them in a Tomb Raider game. It makes failure hit a little harder.

Fortunately for the squeamish, the game is on the easy side. At least at the beginning. Puzzles and combat offer almost no challenge in the first couple hours, and a quarter of the way through there hasn't been any game-stopping sections. Even areas where I was a little stumped, Lara muttered to herself the solution after a minute or two. Which is cool with me, I hate hard games. But I also want to feel like I accomplished something, which is a big deal in the Tomb Raider games. Certain sections have the player simply pressing a direction to move forward while Lara does her thing. So far this game is leaving me wanting a little sense of completing something. Hopefully the game's challenge is to come.

But everything looks and plays really well. QTEs are back, but they are usually passed pretty quickly. Nice story, voice acting and cut-scenes keep things moving forward and draw the player into the game. And a first for a Tomb Raider game - there's weapon and skill unlocks/upgrades, which makes it hard to stop playing once a new feature is added.

Overall, I'm really enjoying this brutal story with not-hard gameplay. Good script, nice environment/graphics, top voice acting... I'm anxious to see where they take it, and so far it seems like it's in a good direction.
Edited by DaverJ - 3/7/13 at 11:48am
post #85 of 796
The most recent Tomb Raider sounds like it's really not for me. If I wanted heavily scripted action, I'd rather just watch a movie. I miss the adventure and exploration of the first two games.
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

Man, it's been two days and not a single post in the PC section here on AVS. You people have lives or something?
Too busy playing The Witcher 2. wink.gif
post #86 of 796
Ich bin noch Persona 4 und Sonic Generations gespielen. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 habe spielen über Counter Strike für etwas Vernunft.
post #87 of 796
Looks like the translator stopped working on this board. confused.gif
post #88 of 796
Nah, I'm just practicing my Deutsch. tongue.gif
post #89 of 796
Thread Starter 
A couple more AVS-related Tomb Raider musings I forget to mention:

-shaky-cam... why? Although I gotta admit, it is kinda cool.
-why does the video camera "flashbacks" say "1080i" in the upper left still have thick horizontal scanlines? biggrin.gif
-wouldn't the Croft timeline be messed up if a young, late teens/early 20s Lara Croft carries an HD camcorder?
Edited by DaverJ - 3/7/13 at 11:08am
post #90 of 796
Were the fallouts good on PC? They look great I was just wondering? Anyone know if you can remote download games on your pc from an Android?
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Man, it's been two days and not a single post in the PC section here on AVS. You people have lives or something?

I noticed that as well, but I kept buying new pc parts after reading on here so I guess it was helpful making me sto:rolleyes:p.
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