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I just bought this last night and got into it a little today. Well worth $29.99 IMO. So far it seems to have a decent story and it looks pretty too.
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Gotten to the end of Episode 3 so far ^.^

Game definitely has old school survival horror appeal.

Anybody who liked Silent Hill would definitely feel at home here.
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i played it @ 1920x1200 maxed out the details and this game burned my gpu a lot!
i used to get 75° - 79° full load on my 6950 but with this game burned it to 82°-84° most of the time.

anybody has the same problem?
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Played it on Xbox last year, best single player experience I've had in the past 5 years. Glad you guys like it.

Do you think an Intel HD 3000 graphics can run this game? I only need to run it at 720p... I'm not picky.

Also, It's not on PS3 since Microsoft publishes it.
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i played it @ 1920x1200 maxed out the details and this game burned my gpu a lot!
i used to get 75° - 79° full load on my 6950 but with this game burned it to 82°-84° most of the time.
anybody has the same problem?

I get 99% GPU usage so thats probably why. Game isn't super optimized being a console port but no problems graphically. Game looks good but nothing super special. Have had no problems except CrossfireX. That just locks my computer up forcing me to hard reboot.
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i played it @ 1920x1200 maxed out the details and this game burned my gpu a lot!
i used to get 75° - 79° full load on my 6950 but with this game burned it to 82°-84° most of the time.
anybody has the same problem?

I get 99% GPU usage so thats probably why. Game isn't super optimized being a console port but no problems graphically. Game looks good but nothing super special. Have had no problems except CrossfireX. That just locks my computer up forcing me to hard reboot.

really? 3 6970's here and I just had to turn vsync on and everything is perfect maxed out.
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really? 3 6970's here and I just had to turn vsync on and everything is perfect maxed out.

A single 6970 is probably sufficient to run it at the same performance.

If you are referring to my "hard locking" its probably just 7970 crossfire affected. Locks 2 seconds into the first level freezes the entire computer. Its definitely the driver crashing, its just not recovering. Nothing new to me from AMD's driver team. They aren't good at handling exceptions although they are getting better. Usually experiencing more CTD than BSOD... but neither are really acceptable especially when on officially released ones. Drivers still have a long way to go.

My comment about heat, although his 84c is nothing to scream about, its because his GPU is being taxed. If my 7970 can be ramped up to 99%, so can his 6950.

Usually a lot of brute force console ports generally due this, but I haven't found one glitch in the entire game so my hat is off to them. They did a good job. If they had more time to optimize, we could probably get the same performance with less GPU usage.
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I understand one is enough I was just pointing out that I run trifire without issues.

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This game is excellent. The explosions are phenomenal. Dual 8" subs really shake the walls thumb.gif
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A single 6970 is probably sufficient to run it at the same performance.
If you are referring to my "hard locking" its probably just 7970 crossfire affected. Locks 2 seconds into the first level freezes the entire computer. Its definitely the driver crashing, its just not recovering. Nothing new to me from AMD's driver team. They aren't good at handling exceptions although they are getting better. Usually experiencing more CTD than BSOD... but neither are really acceptable especially when on officially released ones. Drivers still have a long way to go.
My comment about heat, although his 84c is nothing to scream about, its because his GPU is being taxed. If my 7970 can be ramped up to 99%, so can his 6950.
Usually a lot of brute force console ports generally due this, but I haven't found one glitch in the entire game so my hat is off to them. They did a good job. If they had more time to optimize, we could probably get the same performance with less GPU usage.

It has to be a game bug or something but on my 3-Way SLI if I limit the game to 64fps it stays there all the time but with 99% usage on all cards, if I remove the frame rate limit I can reach 80-100fps all the time (2560x1440 maxed including AA) and same GPU usage, so wether you're using vsync or not cards remain at 99% all the time, weird?

I guess this needs an SLI profile, as we're using a FEAR 2 profile on Nvidia Inspector, but works great anyways. tongue.gif
    
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