Looking for impressions of the Windows version.

#1 Edited by Infininja (881 posts) -

I see videos on Machinima Respawn of people playing the Windows version, and there are all sorts of things that seem a lot better than the 360 version. Being able to join specific squads rather than me and a buddy joining up, getting stuck in a 2 man squad while there are probably other 2 man squads out there that we could hop into. Obviously some of the controls would be better, I particularly don't like having to hit left on the Dpad for 40mms and RPGs... (why can't I at least map it to right??).
 
On the other hand, I've heard murmurs of incompatibility and general disappointment (though that might just be that it's not Battlefield 3).
 
Of course, currently I couldn't even run the game at all, but I'm thinking about getting a new computer anyways, so I just wanted some impressions about the differences. (I already know the game is great and I love playing it. :p)
 
Edit: Come to think of it, the controls ARE customizable right? Like, if I wanted to do something weird like putting weapons on mouse buttons or reload or something?

#2 Posted by clarkanoid (5 posts) -
@Infininja:
Here is my impression of the Windows version of Bad Company 2: 
 
"BANG! Ratatatata - "We're taking fire here" Pew pew, burururururrur. Chk-chk-chk-chk-chk "Enemy chopper!" Ratatatata BOOOOOOM! Wheeeeeeee. Peeyow, peeyow. Ratatatatata! Vroom vroom, screeeech, vroom vroom, ratatata, chug chug chug. Tink tink tink "GRENADE!" BOOOOOM! "Man down!"" 
 
Hope that helps in your purchasing decision, dude.
#3 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

So far, the only issues I have is with Dice not catering to the PC version as much as the console versions. Now this could be due to the dedicated servers system or a whole host of technicalities but either way, it should be sorted out pronto.
 
It runs great (maybe not so well early on) since the patches.
 
Controls are great.
 
It all really depends on your control preference or whether you consider the graphics to be a massive step up on PC, which it isn't really.

#4 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

I can't help you when it comes to customizing the controls... but having 16 players on a team, means you have a whole another squad. 
 
So 32>24. 

#5 Edited by Mikemcn (6968 posts) -

Oh hey, its one of my clones, anywho, Bad Company 2 is great on PC,  bigger battles, better graphics, better controls, and its on PC where battlefield is meant to be.
 
That said, server browser? Kinda Janky.

#6 Posted by Aeterna (1117 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" Oh hey, its one of my clones, anywho, Bad Company 2 is great on PC,  bigger battles, better graphics, better controls, and its on PC where battlefield is meant to be.  That said, server browser? Kinda Janky. "
What Mike said. 
 
That server browser is... bad, You look for hardcore servers you end up in.. non-hardcore sometimes. But after a little while you'll know which are the servers to be on regardless, so that point only matters at the start. ;)
#7 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

I've had no problems with it running on my machine, but it's a killer on the processor. I have a 2.8GHz dual core and it bottlenecks to 30FPS with a 9800GT.

#8 Posted by SunKing (686 posts) -

Bad Company 2 is excellent on the PC, from my experience. Server browser has had some issues, but with the latest patch I haven't encountered any problems with it or the game in general. Personally, I think it's the best military-themed FPS on the platform atm.

#9 Posted by Infininja (881 posts) -

 Oh hey, my thread got responses.
 
Does this thing need a powerhouse of a computer to run? This is my first computer that can run any "hardcore" games. My video card is a real bottleneck right now that I'll probably upgrade, but I'm also worried about my processor that I probably won't.

#10 Posted by Diagnostic (101 posts) -
@Infininja:
Can you post your specs?
#11 Posted by JimmyTheExploder (33 posts) -

End of the day its a multiplayer FPS of course you should be playing the windows version, mouse and keyboard!!!

#12 Edited by Infininja (881 posts) -

Well I kinda blind bought this, so I'm mostly just going off what my computer is telling me. :p
 
 
Windows 7 XP 64-bit
Intel Core i3 CPU      540 @ 3.07 GHz    3.06 GHz   (this kinda confuses me)
4 GB DDR3
ATI Radeon HD 5400 (a friend said the 5770 has a good bang for buck ratio, so I was considering getting that)
 
 
I haven't even opened up the case to look inside yet, and there's a freaking window on it so that's how lazy I'm being.

#13 Posted by SunKing (686 posts) -

Best thing to do would be to go to  http://www.yougamers.com/ and do a benchmark test on the game there. 
 
From just a quick look of your hardware and what I can find online, I'd say your graphics card is a major issue, and then maybe your processor. It all depends on what resolution you want to run the game at, and at what detail levels, but you're most likely to see the greatest increases in performances by upgrading the graphics card. RAM's fine, though.

#14 Posted by JimmyTheExploder (33 posts) -
@Infininja: Your friend gave good advice the 5770 is probably the best card for price/performance value out there, so go for it.
#15 Posted by Diagnostic (101 posts) -
@Infininja:
The 5400 is pretty awful. With the 5770 you should be able to play it just fine.
#16 Posted by kishan6 (1914 posts) -
@clarkanoid said:
" @Infininja:
Here is my impression of the Windows version of Bad Company 2: 
 
"BANG! Ratatatata - "We're taking fire here" Pew pew, burururururrur. Chk-chk-chk-chk-chk "Enemy chopper!" Ratatatata BOOOOOOM! Wheeeeeeee. Peeyow, peeyow. Ratatatatata! Vroom vroom, screeeech, vroom vroom, ratatata, chug chug chug. Tink tink tink "GRENADE!" BOOOOOM! "Man down!""  Hope that helps in your purchasing decision, dude. "
that was surprisingly entertaining

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