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Poll Results: What annoys you most about console ports?

Poll expired: Dec 2, 2011 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 15% of voters (72)
    Poor graphics
  • 21% of voters (101)
    Poor performance
  • 17% of voters (82)
    Poor controls
  • 13% of voters (65)
    Poor customizability
  • 10% of voters (51)
    Lack of dedicated servers (when applicable)
  • 8% of voters (43)
    Restrictive DRM
  • 9% of voters (45)
    Delayed release
  • 4% of voters (20)
    Other (please explain)
479 Total Votes  
post #21 of 63
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
No you shouldn't. Your CPU and GPU both are nowhere near strong enough to max out GTA IV at any resolution. You sir, are CPU bottlenecked in that situation.
Don't be silly. A 4Ghz 4-core Phenom II is not holding back a 5770, not even at 720p, and with that combo he should be able to max the majority of games, though he didn't say he was trying to max it out. GTA IV is broken, and it bugs me that people defend its awful performance, blaming our setups. If my computer is stuttering on low on ANYTHING as it does with GTAIV at times, it is a poorly coded game. Simple. You shouldn't need to be running a specific set of hardware to get the game to run as long as you meet the minimums.
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Don't be silly. A 4Ghz 4-core Phenom II is not holding back a 5770, not even at 720p, and with that combo he should be able to max the majority of games, though he didn't say he was trying to max it out. GTA IV is broken, and it bugs me that people defend its awful performance, blaming our setups. If my computer is stuttering on low on ANYTHING as it does with GTAIV at times, it is a poorly coded game. Simple. You shouldn't need to be running a specific set of hardware to get the game to run as long as you meet the minimums.
Wow....if you could learn how to read, I said IN THIS SITUATION. GTA IV needs an i5 / i7 at 4.0GHz or higher, with an Nvidia graphics card to run WELL with playable framerates, and higher settings. Period.

I never once said that his machine was bad, I said that IN THIS SITUATION he is CPU bottlenecked.
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post #23 of 63
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
No you shouldn't. Your CPU and GPU both are nowhere near strong enough to max out GTA IV at any resolution. You sir, are CPU bottlenecked in that situation.
Actually I tried the lowest settings and lowest resolution and it still lagged, funny enough I can almost max bf2 which looks much much better.

I think I'm not hating on console ports in general, but the few exceptions that shouldn't have come to the PC at all.

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Wow....if you could learn how to read, I said IN THIS SITUATION. GTA IV needs an i5 / i7 at 4.0GHz or higher, with an Nvidia graphics card to run WELL with playable framerates, and higher settings. Period.
How many people had those when the game was released?

/rant
Edited by Kasp1js - 8/4/11 at 11:57pm
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post #24 of 63
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Ahem. No wars please.
post #25 of 63
I had no problem running GTA 4 on a Core 2 E8400 (stock) and a 4870 (40+ fps on Medium-High @ 1080p). Yet a Phenom II and 5770 can't even attain playable framerates (20fps, feels like less), with tearing and artifacts all over the place (without an overclock). My biggest gripe is performance. The diversity of hardware a port must run on makes a smooth game for everybody unlikely, you need brute force to run some ports. It shouldn't take that much power.
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Two of my main gripes are not on your list; poor or simplified gameplay and constant control reminders popping up.

On the latter AC2 comes to mind, but Portal 2 did a bit of it too, i.e "press 'E' to open door". Please note, I'm not saying that Portal 2 is a console port at all, just had that feature of one.
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post #27 of 63
I ticked all of them. They all annoy me.

As for "other" - the excessive prices for all versions. I'm not paying $109.99 for your overhyped, delayed, DRM and DLC-riddled infestation of gaming.

Off topic my sig rig maxes gta iv just fine
post #28 of 63
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Two of my main gripes are not on your list; poor or simplified gameplay and constant control reminders popping up.

On the latter AC2 comes to mind, but Portal 2 did a bit of it too, i.e "press 'E' to open door". Please note, I'm not saying that Portal 2 is a console port at all, just had that feature of one.
The second would fall under poor controls. The former is maybe a symptom of poor game design in general, throughout the industry.
post #29 of 63
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Wow....if you could learn how to read, I said IN THIS SITUATION. GTA IV needs an i5 / i7 at 4.0GHz or higher, with an Nvidia graphics card to run WELL with playable framerates, and higher settings. Period.

I never once said that his machine was bad, I said that IN THIS SITUATION he is CPU bottlenecked.
That was my point. You shouldn't need a specific set of hardware to run any game on the PC platform, otherwise the developer shoved it out the door half-baked and untested. A Phenom II is about 5-10% slower clock for clock compared to older i5s (like the i5 750 etc.), and the 5770 is about on par (slightly slower) with a GTX 260 (?) so why should his computer run GTAIV terribly when that setup could handle it? This is exactly the argument I was trying to make.

You shouldn't have to swap out AMD/Nvidia cards and AMD/Intel CPUs just to play different games.
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post #30 of 63
None of the above. There was a time in gaming where both consoles and PC's came out with great innovative, creative, original and enjoyable titles.

Today. Almost everything now is multiplatform based. What's the point in having a powerful PC that will barely sweat when a console could easily achieve the same results.

Companies that choose where to put their money (optimize-speaking) is where all the action is going to be unfortunately.
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