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Because I started PC gaming when the original FPS games appeared, I just see it for what it is. Hardware constantly evolves, and people build so many different PC configs you can't expect games to be released without possible bugs.

What irritates me lately is that we get games ported from consoles. We end up buggy games that don't even have the saving grace of being vastly superior graphically to the consoles, becuase they are ported from consoles complete with dumbed-down graphics. That is, unless someone releases a high-res fix that may or may not run right.
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Any suggestions for new games? I love sandbox games. I think I will get saints row now that you say it. And I pulled out portal two again and it's giving me faith again. Opened it up works perfectly without any tweaking. Getting like 110-120 fps. Oh yes! GTA V better work with crossfire and Eyefinity. I need it to!

PC gaming isn't easy, trust me. I made the Battlefield 3 and Skyrim Crossfire assistance threads which have thousands of replies. It's a price we pay sometimes for the premium experience that is a great PC game.

GTA IV is a horribly buggy game on PC, fun, yes, terribly buggy, yes. And Skyrim, whilst a great game is just as buggy.

It's taken me about a year of frustration to get to a point where I can say my 6950's in Crossfire have paid off, mostly in BF3, and even then I want 7970's.

As far as Sandbox games, Saints Row 3, not 2, TERRIBLE port. Just Cause 2, if FPS's are your thing, Fallout 3 and New Vegas. If you need any assistance feel free to post or PM me, I can try and help you with any issues you need.

Don't get discouraged-- the reward is usually worth it at the end. thumb.gif
    
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Steam is a pain in the A$#

I'm going to forever buy my games off Amazon, where I don't have to do that
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So I got saints row 3 and guess what. Steam. Why buy physical copies if I have to use steam? So I installed it and it decided that for me to play offline single player I need a 2.5 gb update. Against my better judgment I ran it overnight and it finished. (my monthly bandwidth cap is 7.5 gb so there goes a third of it) and now when I try to play it says completing installation. It won't do anything. Oh and my Internet doesn't work period now. Seriously I'm so mad. Why can't I just play it? Help.

Can you sell games that are already activated on Steam? I don't really know, I've never used Steam, but I sure hope you can get your money back.


Maybe I can send you 2 "dll" files that will allow you to play offline. Give me some contact, either Skype or Email, cause I don't think I can post those on OCN.

It's not certain that it will work, but worth a try smile.gif
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Can you sell games that are already activated on Steam? I don't really know, I've never used Steam, but I sure hope you can get your money back.
Maybe I can send you 2 "dll" files that will allow you to play offline. Give me some contact, either Skype or Email, cause I don't think I can post those on OCN.
It's not certain that it will work, but worth a try smile.gif

That would be nice. The thing that is puzzling me though is why won't it install? Does it really Ned an Internet connection to install?

Skype name is same as on here I think. But I don't have an Internet connection at the moment so :/
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I think its pretty easy for anyone to figure out a single monitor, single GPU setup. All games properly, the drivers work nice. Multi GPU and triple monitor setups are more of a pain though. I've noticed some more bugs in the drivers since I've switched and, of course, some games plain don't get along with one or the other (sometimes both).
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Well I'll start off by saying that I'm very new to the PC gaming scene. I built my computer in October 2011 (when I joined OCN) and I got my graphics card shortly after that and began gaming. I must say, I am now about ready to throw in the towel. I got into PC gaming because I know there are so many more possibilities (better visuals, modding eyefinity ect) but now I'm sick of it.
The thing I'm most tired of? Steam. I absolutely detest Steam. I'm sure most people like it (and I probably would too if it wasn't so poorly executed). I have very poor internet so I can't play online games. I have come to accept that. But thanks to Steam I can't play offline games either. Genius idea. If I can't log into steam, I can't play games. And if my games aren't updated, I can't play either. But even if I had good internet, it wouldn't let me play outdated games. Like Skryim. That game is unplayable with eyefinity unless you have a fix for it. The fix I was using for a while was great. But then Skryim gets updated (thank you Steam) and the fix doesn't work. No more Skyrim. Games just don't work well with eyefinity period though and that is like the biggest reason I wanted to get into PC gaming. I don't see why game developers can't throw in eyefinity support really quick. If the consumers can modify the game to work with eyefinity, game developers can put it in from the beginning.
Next I'd like to talk about crossfire support. I haven't used crossfire much as I've only had it a couple days, but honestly, do any games work with crossfire? I haven't seen any instance where it actually helps. More often than not it hurts performance. Once again, if people can mod a game to work with crossfire why can't it be implemented properly from the beginning? I knew GTA had poor crossfire support but I didn't think it was as bad as it is. It was a struggle to even get to play GTA with crossfire and when I do get it to work I'm barely seeing any performance increase. And I lose all of my in game sound. I don't understand how that happens but its ridiculous.
I really miss console gaming, because I know that when I turn on my Xbox I will be playing a game properly almost instantly. I think the cons for PC gaming really outweigh the pros. If everything worked perfectly I would be more than satisfied but it doesn't. It's not like I'm doing any hardcore modding either, just adding hardware to my computer.
I would like to hear other people's input on this. I don't want to start a flame war or anything, I just really want to discuss this and see what others have to say.

So true.... but you've posted this on the PC section, so be prepared for irrational and nonsense hate smile.gif
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If you did not set Steam to run in Offline mode then yes you need an internet connection to first login so you can finish the update.
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So true.... but you've posted this on the PC section, so be prepared for irrational and nonsense hate smile.gif

You realize you're posting this on the 11th page of the thread?
No hate so far..
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I hate apples that are brocolli <- nonsense hate achieved! (!ding!) ...i need sleep.
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