Reply
Want to join in?

Sign in to continue

I have a PSN account

Welcome back!

I'm new!

it only takes a minute or two

  • 135

    New messages in the last hour

  • Get a response within minutes

  • 92%

    92% percent of messages responded to

28 Oct 2009
By IXIScorpioIXI

IXIScorpioIXI

  • Offline
94%
03 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post

PC Gaming thread.

7,718 Replies 16,196 Views Created 28-10-2009

 

Welcome to the PC Gaming Thread!

 

 

Now I know there is a PS3 discussion thread and an Xbox 360 discussion thread.

 

So thought it was about time us PC gamers had an area to talk about...

 

  • Upcoming Games
  • Latest Releases
  • Modding
  • Favourite Games
  • Gaming set up
  • How you feel as a PC gamer.


If you ever need advice on any of the above then this should be your first stop for all your PC gaming needs.

 

So go ahead and get chatting!

 

LABELS:
What is the point in having a signature?
View our house rules for posts
Post Reply Update Reply Cancel
07
/16

Pin-Pin-Ire

  • Offline
96%
07 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
Pin-Pin-Ire
Accepted Solution

dannyjt wrote:

Pin-Pin-Ire wrote:

I'm not sure what to make of Mass Effect 3. I haven't died yet but it seems like the difficulty is higher than Mass Effect 2(Of course this could be caused by me importing my level 25 character and my lack of guns). It also seems they have removed some of my favourite things(The ME2 hacking game, Hidden Voice messages to back up the story(Fallout New Vegas did this as well) Mordin :( , Shepards Scars from ME2(I chose to keep them as they made Shepard stand out, now he seems plain)

Maybe I'll get into the game after a few more hours :)

 

EDIT: Also I meant to say that ME3 looks aweful on my Laptop. ME2 look outstanding on it but ME3 looks closer to ME1 on it.


It's full of graphical glitches for me.

 

ALso I have to say it feels far more linear and less open than Mass Effect 1 or 2, I hope it's just because I'm still pretty early in and it gets bigger over time.


 

Same here. Some of the glitches can be quite comical. I noticed that when Sheppard slides over an obstacle, he will slide for about a foot after the obstacle.

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

05
/16

chickenwing46

  • Offline
87%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
chickenwing46
Accepted Solution
So have you all seen the new Sim City trailer?
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

05
/16

shankly1985

  • Offline
92%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
shankly1985
Accepted Solution

Yer looks great.

 


chickenwing46 wrote:
So have you all seen the new Sim City trailer?



Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

Case: Corsair Carbide 540/MB: Asus P8Z77 WS/CPU: i7 2600k/GPU: 2X MSI 290s Gaming/Cooling: Corsair H80i/Ram: Kingston HyperX 16GB/PSU: Superflower 1000w Plat / 2TB Seagate Sata3 HDD+250GB Samsung Evo/Audio: Asus Xonar D2X/Philips Fidelio x1
ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow Mechanical / Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Steam-shankly1985 - Psn-shankly1985
07
/16

Elite-Hawk

  • Offline
99%
07 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
Elite-Hawk
Accepted Solution

Inbetween a rock and a hard place ..

 

GTX 580's been reduced:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=1914&subid=1812

 

the 680s are right around the corner and no telling what prices or speed it could be .. not sure what to do.

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

Award Winner
06
/16

ArsenalMark

  • Award Winner
  • Offline
95%
06 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
ArsenalMark
Accepted Solution

http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/4592755/Developer_Update_with_Game_Director_Dustin_Browder_-3_12_20...

 

Patch 1.5 Is Coming


The upcoming 1.5 patch will be our most feature-laden patch to date. This patch represents the first steps towards the release of our first expansion for StarCraft II, Heart of the Swarm, and will include numerous upgrades and fixes throughout the game. One of the most significant additions will be the all new Arcade feature which includes improved custom game visibility, ratings, reviews, game instructions, screenshot support, and more. Patch 1.5 will also include significant improvements throughout the overall user interface, streaming support, antialiasing, editor and modding upgrades, new art tools, and more. We’ll go into further details about these features in future developer updates. In this update, I would like to provide some insight into the thinking and motivation behind a few of the upcoming changes.

 

--

 

Oh my! :D HotS beta very very soon then, in the next 2-3 months at most I'm guessing!

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

Beta Tester
05
/16

AstroZombie1

  • Beta Tester
  • Offline
94%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
AstroZombie1
Accepted Solution

Great website for tips n tricks!

 

http://pcgamingwiki.com

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.


Award Winner
05
/16

James91

  • Award Winner
  • Offline
94%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
James91
Accepted Solution

Elite-Hawk wrote:

Inbetween a rock and a hard place ..

 

GTX 580's been reduced:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=1914&subid=1812

 

the 680s are right around the corner and no telling what prices or speed it could be .. not sure what to do.


Wait.
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

05
/16

shankly1985

  • Offline
92%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
shankly1985
Accepted Solution
Any of you guys using on-board audio with 5.1 sound system? If so I highly recommend you go buy Asus xonar ds sound card the difference it makes is crazy. It converts all 2.0 audio into DTS 5.1 music and games everything listen to my favorite band pink Floyd in DTS is like new music its the good. For £40 you cant go wrong.
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

Case: Corsair Carbide 540/MB: Asus P8Z77 WS/CPU: i7 2600k/GPU: 2X MSI 290s Gaming/Cooling: Corsair H80i/Ram: Kingston HyperX 16GB/PSU: Superflower 1000w Plat / 2TB Seagate Sata3 HDD+250GB Samsung Evo/Audio: Asus Xonar D2X/Philips Fidelio x1
ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow Mechanical / Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Steam-shankly1985 - Psn-shankly1985
Beta Tester
05
/16

AstroZombie1

  • Beta Tester
  • Offline
94%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
AstroZombie1
Accepted Solution

Finally done, luckily my ISP has no download caps. :D

 

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.


05
/16

lalapro

  • Offline
93%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
lalapro
Accepted Solution

 

Panda Lady from World of warcraft: MOP

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

Understand that two people always where under the name '' lalapro '' before you start cyber bullying people. - Radka
Award Winner
06
/16

ArsenalMark

  • Award Winner
  • Offline
95%
06 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
ArsenalMark
Accepted Solution

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2

 

 

dsafmnfdalfgkadf,l;asdfasl,fsamkc.;as,lfmkasdgklas;hl;df

 

i hope this makes it to the goal.

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

05
/16

shankly1985

  • Offline
92%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
shankly1985
Accepted Solution

Bf3 on Origin for £20 :) was going to buy this friday anyway for £40 nice deal.

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

Case: Corsair Carbide 540/MB: Asus P8Z77 WS/CPU: i7 2600k/GPU: 2X MSI 290s Gaming/Cooling: Corsair H80i/Ram: Kingston HyperX 16GB/PSU: Superflower 1000w Plat / 2TB Seagate Sata3 HDD+250GB Samsung Evo/Audio: Asus Xonar D2X/Philips Fidelio x1
ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow Mechanical / Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Steam-shankly1985 - Psn-shankly1985
Beta Tester
05
/16

AstroZombie1

  • Beta Tester
  • Offline
94%
05 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
AstroZombie1
Accepted Solution

Steam haa Burnout: Paradise Ultimate box as todays daily deal along with orcs must die and gamersgate has Test Drive Unlimited 2 for £2.75 I  think. 

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.


07
/16

Elite-Hawk

  • Offline
99%
07 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
Elite-Hawk
Accepted Solution

AstroZombie1 wrote:

Steam haa Burnout: Paradise Ultimate box as todays daily deal along with orcs must die and gamersgate has Test Drive Unlimited 2 for £2.75 I  think. 



TDU2 is £3.75, got Burnout on Origin for free before

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

Award Winner
06
/16

ArsenalMark

  • Award Winner
  • Offline
95%
06 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
ArsenalMark
Accepted Solution

Any of you guys got an 120 hz monitor, if so, is the difference between 120FPS and 60FPS as large and noticeable as 30/60FPS and worth the cost?

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

[ Edited ]
06
/16

ProjectVRD

  • Offline
95%
06 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
ProjectVRD
Accepted Solution

First of all, Mark, no there is no actual difference no matter what anybody tells you if you restrict the virtical refresh rate for both 60 and 120. In fact, people can barely... BARELY...  tell the difference between 24fps and 120fps if the refresh rate is capped and stays at the original mark by a factor of +/-20% meaning a game running at 60fps dropping to 45fps will have no impact on your perception of frame rate drop. The only time you will notice the difference is if the fps drops radically, but contrary to elitist opinion... it really does have to be drastic, and that number would see fps drop to as low 12-20fps.

 

It is only here where you notice problems, however the elitist's will never ever admit to it. They think they can rewrite the rules of human eye biology... it's quite comical infact because they don't know the real story behind how we see and percieve images. Down to that magic 12-20fps our brain is filling in the gaps of any images that it thinks should be there and it does it amazingly well, and you will even find the ultimate eltist's will swear they can see the difference between 120fps and 200fps. Except the rules of human eye biology change after 100fps, or 100MHz, because the human brain is only capable of processing 100 images every second. So by the law of the physical universe itself from a human point of view there is never a need to go above 100fps, which is why some gamers are screaming at both AMD and nVidia on their official forums to introduce hard caps onto the drivers. Why stress a card out to push above 100fps when we are physically incapable of seeing it anyway? They argue it is best to restrict that element so it leaves enough juice in the tank to render more objects on the screen.

 

I expect a couple of people may come here and say I am wrong, they may know technology... but they haven't got a clue about biology.

 

 

 

And now, just some pics of mods I use for Skyrim:

 

Realistic Lighting, Better Females, CBBE, Skyrim HD - 2k Textures

 

 

 

Just  a random ENB.

 

 

They slayed my wife, they will not get her corpse! Using 'Amazing Ebody Armor Redone" mod

 

Annoyed with those stripy shadows indoors? This is 'Stripy Shadows Fix' combined with Skyrim HD - 2K Textures and Realistic Lighting 1.6b (1.6b is the best in my opinion)

 

 

Another look at the 'Amazing Ebony Armor Redone' mod. Before they killed my wife :(

 

A combination of Vurt's Flora Overhaul, Lush Tree's and Realistic Water Textures (must also use Vurt's Flora Overhaul Lush Tree's patch to make the two tree mods compatible.)

 

Realistic Lighting in all it's glory. Use something to adjust your screen to see how it looks properly, it should be almost all black with only skyline and night sky visible... I would then recommend going back and checking out there other pictures because I use this mod in all my pictures except the ENB one which I didn't like... those ENB's always introduce blur. This mod is amazing because it adds a whole new book of tactics as you will need to use lighting equipment/spells such as torches and Magelight.

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.


 


I am going to be rude and ask you follow me 


@TweetScientific


 


If I had my own way then you wouldn't have a choice


But you will find out about some ridiculously awesome stuff,


Like QUANTUM TELEVISIONS!!!!


Award Winner
06
/16

ArsenalMark

  • Award Winner
  • Offline
95%
06 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
ArsenalMark
Accepted Solution

http://baldursgate.com/

 

A wild countdown appears :) 22 hours 24 minutes left as of this post :)

 

And a small change to the page source message. Cannot wait :) I really hope it's not just a HD port. Maybe a full proper sequel with the original developer team, or a sequel done by a good developer.

 

<!-- March 14, 2012 -->

<!-- Shadowy Figure- Raise Dead : Infinity Engine -->

<!-- It is coming. -->

 


Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

Award Winner
06
/16

ArsenalMark

  • Award Winner
  • Offline
95%
06 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
ArsenalMark
Accepted Solution

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2

 

Wasteland 2 made it's kickstarter goal :)

 

Hoping it gets to the 1.5m$ they want as an end-goal though, if there's anyone I trust to make a game it's Brian Fargo :)

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

Award Winner
06
/16

ArsenalMark

  • Award Winner
  • Offline
95%
06 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
ArsenalMark
Accepted Solution

Triple post >_>

 

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/4612389/Test-3_16_2012

 

Diablo 3 to launch on May 15

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

06
/16

Mike939

  • Offline
96%
06 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
Mike939
Accepted Solution

ArsenalMark wrote:

Triple post >_>

 

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/4612389/Test-3_16_2012

 

Diablo 3 to launch on May 15


ReportedF.png

Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.


*All my spelling and grammar mistakes are on purpose.
07
/16

Elite-Hawk

  • Offline
99%
07 Rank
Progress
Playstation Staff

Problem Solved

View Original Post
Elite-Hawk
Accepted Solution
Do you take a big performance hit with all of those mods installed Project?

Don't think 120Hz Monitors are worth it tbh, 60fps would do.

Nvidia's new cards heavily rumoured for a announcement on the 22nd/23rd as thats reported when the NDA finishes. The card will launch ~$549 USD (same as the 7970) so £400+ Not sure if I'm comfortable with dropping that amount of cash for it.
Reply
0 Kudos

Re: PC Gaming thread.

Advanced
You must be signed in to add attachments
View our house rules for posts
Post Reply Update Reply Cancel