PC version

#1 Edited by Zurv (442 posts) -

if you wanted to know what the PC version looks like... here is the first 20min I did last night - 2560x1600.. maxed settings.

I even kicked up PhysX up (even tho i'm using ATI cards). I wonder what that adds - other than on doorway with a cloth in from of it.

Anyone up for some co-op action on the PC?

(edit: ooops.. there is a full thread with co-op ppl )

#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

holy shipsicles that looks amazing

#3 Posted by Kete (52 posts) -

If you're interested in what PhysX adds they put out a trailer for it.

#4 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

Looking good!

Here's what PhysX does, supposedly:

Stupid Europe not getting the stupid game stupidly unlocked until stupid friday. Stupid. :|

#5 Posted by Andorski (5240 posts) -

@Zurv: What are your PC specs?

#6 Posted by AlisterCat (5522 posts) -

So... is there a way to unlock this game early with a VPN or something? Consequence free, of course.

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#7 Edited by bibamatt (1086 posts) -

@AlisterCat: I unlocked my UK copy first thing this morning. I used https://www.privatetunnel.com/ (free) and it worked a treat. Just staying offline until Thursday midnight. As far as consequences go, I've read tonnes and tonnes of folk saying that they do this for every major release and have never had a problem. Read one Steam staff guy on the forums saying that he uses a VPN when on a public network and one Steam guy saying that using a VPN is against the terms of service. I, like hundreds of others it seems, threw caution to the wind.

#8 Posted by AlisterCat (5522 posts) -

@bibamatt: Hmmm... I'm not sure it's worth the risk. I want to play online. Might just wait.

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#9 Posted by bibamatt (1086 posts) -

@AlisterCat: Oh if you want to play online, you can just leave the VPN active. I just wanted my VPN off so I switched Steam to offline mode (because as soon as it see's you as UK, it sets the game back to pre-loaded mode). But yeah, it's not that long to wait if you can!

#10 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1422 posts) -

Ugh, I am still debating about this game. I wasn't a fan of the first one because everything I did or see seem to repeat a little too frequently, even if the gameplay was fun. Looks more varied in this sequel.

#11 Posted by Phyrlord (171 posts) -

Jesus man, your computer can barely run it at that res, I couldn't even watch the video, my eyes started watering due to the 25fps in combat.

#12 Posted by ZimboDK (848 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

So... is there a way to unlock this game early with a VPN or something? Consequence free, of course.

Careful about that. When Steam last updated their terms of service, they specifically added in a section about VPN's. Basically, they don't want you to do it.

I've personally used a VPN several times, but I'm not sure I want to risk it anymore.

#13 Posted by EvilGreenDevil (197 posts) -

@Zurv: I just got back into PC gaming with a new rig I built. Bought a GTX 670 and got a copy Borderlands 2 with it. I would love to play online with some Giantbomb folks. Anyone feel free to add me for this or any other game. EvilGreenDevil on Steam.

#14 Posted by AlisterCat (5522 posts) -

@ZimboDK said:

@AlisterCat said:

So... is there a way to unlock this game early with a VPN or something? Consequence free, of course.

Careful about that. When Steam last updated their terms of service, they specifically added in a section about VPN's. Basically, they don't want you to do it.

I've personally used a VPN several times, but I'm not sure I want to risk it anymore.

Yeah, I've decided against it. Even if the risk is low, It's not worth it. I have a lot of games!

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#15 Posted by Tennmuerti (8059 posts) -

Just got my PC workign properly again. Game looks amazing indeed on the PC maxed and running at a smooth 60fps. Loads of graphical options.

The inventory system is the only thing that still seems like a console designed thing.

#16 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

Just got my PC workign properly again. Game looks amazing indeed on the PC maxed and running at a smooth 60fps. Loads of graphical options.

The inventory system is the only thing that still seems like a console designed thing.

You can drag and drop stuff using the mouse in the inventory that makes it much easier to use.

#17 Posted by Mirado (993 posts) -

@Zurv: Just want to let you in on a tip: turn Vsync on or cap the frame rate. Since you seem to be running way over 60FPS, all those extra frames are being wasted and can lead to some wonderful screen tearing. Your monitor can only display whatever it's refresh rate is, so you are better off capping the FPS to your refresh rate as big FPS numbers aren't doing anything but making it look worse, oddly enough.

Since this game has the option to cap the FPS I'd try that first as you can introduce a bit of input lag (although usually imperceptible, even to someone like me) with Vsync. Make sure you throw on triple buffering on your GPU's control panel if you go with the 2nd option.

Give it a shot, see if it does anything for you. Good or bad, you can always change it back.

#18 Posted by ripelivejam (3729 posts) -

curse my HD 6850 and lack of PhysX :fallen:

but i'm still pleased as punch w/ the PC version. hope it ends up becoming a popular mainstay on PC as a result of the TLC it got.

#19 Posted by AlisterCat (5522 posts) -

@ripelivejam: You can get PhysX on AMD cards. Well, I mean without an Nvidia. I'm not much help right now but google it.

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