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Grrr were is my gta sound >frown.gif everything works in gta but the sound. An my mods are so cool frown.gif

When I posted this thread I was super pissed. I'm okay now. But still. I want things to work better.
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1. Most Steam games are basically regular games with no-cd cracks. You can get around the can't sign in , can't play (even offline mode like me, I get an error) for most games by going here (for me anyway)
Code:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common
to get the games running.

2. GTA (assuming you mean GTA IV) is a horrible console port. Some people with 2600Ks and SLI GTX 580s have problems maxing it at 1920x1080 and still get a playing frame rate. Heck my sig rig can barely handle it at high settings and at 1920x1080. I'm not sure about the crossfire support though. I have neither AMD nor more than 1 GPU.

You should have a go at non-console or very good ports thumb.gif I'm sure you might change your mind then.
   
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What other games should I look at? I like RPGs and sandbox games. First person shooters are okay it without online play there is no replay value. I would love a good simulation racer but as far as I known none exist for pc.

I've heard the horror stories of GTA IV but it's not like I need high resolution reflections. Low is fine for me. I don't need to max gta I just want to play it!
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See this is what pc gaming is about you have a great community to support you through it. Have a problem itll have a solution very soon, and quite fixable. As for consoles they tend to get stuck with the problems that they get.
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Originally Posted by Furious Porkchop View Post

1. Stop playing console ports. Can't do anything about Skyrim, however, sorry about that.
2. Why build such a nice PC if you don't/won't invest in a good internet connection?
3. Put steam into offline mode, problem solved.
4. All of your problems are easily fixed if you would have posted about them here. If you aren't willing to put the time and effort into building, maintaining your PC and the games you play then maybe PC gaming isn't for you.
^^ this

Buy games that are actually made for the pc. For example. Battlefield 3, witcher 2, metro 2033, etc. unfortunatly, steam is not going away anytime soon. Luckily though, some companies dont use it (blizzard...thank god!!).

Pc gaming takes a little initiative. It may be a pain in the butt to get things working at times. But it is worth while in the long run. Personally, I game both on pc and console, and handheld on occassion. It depends on what games you like to play. It is nice to have a game work instantly on a console, but graphics and gameplay mechanics suffer. But unfortunately since a lot of consumers game primarily on consoles, that is where the majority of games are gonna be. Currently I only play a few games on the pc, and the rest on my ps3 and psp simply because there are more games I want to play that are on there and not on the pc.
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Bob Odenkrick says, "Great Job!".
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Yeah I like the community for the most part.

I know this has been stated before, but piracy prevention methods really only hurt the honest people. I'm sure if I stole skyrim I could play on any version I want I wouldn't have to wait for steam to load ect. I think it's rediculous that when I buy a physical copy I still have to use steam. I could have saved myself $20 by buying it with steam.

I had fallout 3 for my Xbox (still have my xbox) and never beat it. Kinda thinking about getting that again. Yes or no?

And that 3ds has been looking ever more appealing. I miss Mario haha. Handheld gaming is pretty awesome if you ask me. Less is more. Like Pokemon! That game will never get old. I have it on my iPhone for breaks at work lol.
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post #38 of 164
i think pc gaming is superior for a few basic reasons such as running your monitors native res, higher quality textures and keyboard and mouse not to mention moddability. most of those things can be implemented with next gen consoles tbh but you have to ask are you satisfied getting the same experience as joe and jane average?


in the end a pc will always outstrip a console for technical quality but the issue your getting used to is that 'quality of experience' is a lot less on pc due to these issues.
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Crank Battlefield 3 up to Ultra and PC gaming suddenly all becomes worth the minor troubles. smile.gif I can't even look at console games anymore.
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I actually enjoy the pain some times. It allows me to expand my knowledge on computer tech when I fix a problem or I can just ask the community which is much more helpful than my experiences with console crowds. And as others said once you max out BF3, Crysis, Witcher 2 there is no going back.
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