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post #1 of 22
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Ok, I have a fundamental question here. If people with some of the fastest pc's on OCN struggle to run Crysis and games like it, how do game developers run their games? Do they have even more powerful pc's than we do? If so, why hasn't someone on here bought one of those instead of sticking with the mainstream products?
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post #2 of 22
That's a great question and I'd be interested in any answers too.
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Me too and I bet they purposely make the game run poorly as a marketing scheme. They'll force the consumers to buy better and more expensive hardware. It's all about the $$$ these days
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Yeah, bump for this, I still want to know.
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post #5 of 22
They have the same hardware we do, they dont have like "Secret developer hardware" or anything like that.
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Hmm... I seem to remember reading/watching something about Crytek having access to the Penryn like 6 months before it was even released....... something like that...
    
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Originally Posted by SentryOptic View Post
Hmm... I seem to remember reading/watching something about Crytek having access to the Penryn like 6 months before it was even released....... something like that...
I wouldnt doubt it
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post #8 of 22
Ya never know mth91, game developers may just have general, middle of the road type systems but the games are thrown out there anyway for the masses to test in the hope that bug reports are few and far between
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post #9 of 22
that is a good question. like my rig has problems running just at 1440X900. how do they test the 16X AA fiilter to make sure it works. do they have like a 4X SLI octocore GPU per card running with 1024 SPs.
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post #10 of 22
Because they're professionals with professional stuff that probably costs tens of thousands of dollars I guess o_o"
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