I've Gotta Say, This is Incredibly Optimized.

#1 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

The game has quite good visuals yet i'm running it maxed out with the resolution at 1680x1050 getting a constant 100+ FPS.

#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

i know theres SOMETHING called a framerate which is related to the visual performance but i dunno the details or whether the framerate should be low or high .. thats what the FPS is isnt it?


anyway, ive played with my cousin this whole morning and i LOVE IT !!! graphics are fucking super and the missions and shooting are SO MUCH FUN xD .

im not sure what resolution im running, i'll check and tell you, but it was crystal clear and ran perfectly
#3 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

I have the first one but I never really like it enough to finish it. I seen this one just made it out but I dont know if I want to pick it up, especially when there is another Red Dead game on the way, I might just wait for that one.

#4 Posted by get2sammyb (6413 posts) -

I really like this game. Brilliant plot too in my opinion.

#5 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@c1337us said:
" I have the first one but I never really like it enough to finish it. I seen this one just made it out but I dont know if I want to pick it up, especially when there is another Red Dead game on the way, I might just wait for that one. "
Get it, it's great.
#6 Posted by RedSox8933 (2428 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" i know theres SOMETHING called a framerate which is related to the visual performance but i dunno the details or whether the framerate should be low or high .. thats what the FPS is isnt it?"
FPS in used in that context is Frames per Second.
#7 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -
@CL60 said:
" @c1337us said:
" I have the first one but I never really like it enough to finish it. I seen this one just made it out but I dont know if I want to pick it up, especially when there is another Red Dead game on the way, I might just wait for that one. "
Get it, it's great. "
I might have to consider it because I think there is a little lean patch of decent games (that interest me) coming up until late August. But do you reckon I would have to go back and replay the first one to finish it before playing this one?
#8 Posted by JoelTGM (5592 posts) -

Yes it's insane.  I got the original Call of Juarez for free with steam, and I could only play that game on about medium/high at 30 fps.  I was so shocked that I was able to play Bound in Blood at 50+ FPS on totally maxed graphics.  It looks so amazing too, they have a really good game engine that they made.

#9 Posted by Forcen (1769 posts) -
@CL60: Can you post a full sized screenshot of this please? I whould like to see the game with highest settings.
#10 Edited by jakob187 (21514 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" i know theres SOMETHING called a framerate which is related to the visual performance but i dunno the details or whether the framerate should be low or high .. thats what the FPS is isnt it?"
The higher, the better.  30 frames is what a lot of console games run at.  60 frames is the minimum that PC gamers expect from a title.  100 frames is fucking godly!
#11 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Forcen said:
" @CL60: Can you post a full sized screenshot of this please? I whould like to see the game with highest settings. "
Alright one second. Ill go take one

#12 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

They're called Techland for good reason.  The 360 version performs well too, seems to go between 30fps and 60fps.  I'm more impressed with the amazing fidelity of the forests and such.

BiB adds some new effects to CoJ.  The way they did the water reflections during the rainy parts is pretty interesting.  There seems to be a faked SSAO effect going on, never seen anything quite like it, looks like shadow outlines are being applied in some cases around geometry in the frame buffer.  Not as nice as other SSAO effects I've seen but it's probably 'cheaper'.  They did a good job with dust effects, shadow mapping seems to be used better.  I think they made a lot of art improvements.

I noticed some graphics downgrades from the 360 CoJ1, no refraction effect for panes of glass anymore, and no more real god ray effects (they went back to the simple 'god ray' like effect that you see in games from Halo 1 to Fable 2) ('Real' god rays don't depend on you viewing the origin of the rays, for example in CoJ1 you could be completely under a building, look up in a direction not towards the sun and see the rays), BiB also fakes god rays with that PS1-era alpha transparent static mesh technique as well.

I don't know if the PC version of BiB has those effects, I'd like to see.  The god rays and refractive glass panes weren't in the PC DX9 or DX10 version of CoJ1 if I recall.  There was also some basic 'cloud shadow' effects, probably just tax the fill rate, and don't always look great.

#13 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -

The game looks great, but I kept getting owned so I quit. How the hell do you get passed the part where you have to knife dudes in the wheat field, stealth style? It seems like it should be easy....yet my ass is continually getting handed to me.

#14 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@Stang said:
" The game looks great, but I kept getting owned so I quit. How the hell do you get passed the part where you have to knife dudes in the wheat field, stealth style? It seems like it should be easy....yet my ass is continually getting handed to me. "
The way I did it was pop my head up real quick to see where they are, then go back to ducking, trying to swing around them so they'd lose track of where I was coming from.  I killed 2 of them without them noticing me, then had to go wild and fast for the last few.
#15 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

It has incredibly low LOD distances and horrible pop-in, similar to, but worse than, Crysis. I'm gonna need some heavy tweaking to get it less annoying but then again I've already finished it so... Oh well. It does look and run great overall, and it was pretty damn fun while it lasted.

You don't have to knife the dudes, get close to one, pull your guns out, stand up and shoot everyone fast before they own your brother.

#17 Posted by ParanoidFreak (1461 posts) -

100 FPS is always very nice, this game looks great graphically too. I'm not sure if I'm sold on the gameplay though, how is it?

#18 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

Have to track down the original, it's not looking as good, but not that bad. I wanna play as the badass preacher (Bound in Blood is prequel) :D

#19 Posted by PeasForFees (2407 posts) -

It looks good when you are constantly squinting at it

#20 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -















They look better full sized, but whaddaya gonna do? I'm lazy and dont feel like uploading all of these, I may upload a few eventually who knows.
#21 Posted by Forcen (1769 posts) -
@DOUBLESHOCK:
@CL60:

Thanks, it looks like it is on par with Far Cry 2 even.
#22 Posted by Gunner612 (4338 posts) -

I found the object pop-in horrible once you get to the free roaming areas.

Ran smooth as butter on my year old rig though.

#23 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Gunner said:
" I found the object pop-in horrible once you get to the free roaming areas. Ran smooth as butter on my year old rig though. "
I'm not getting any pop in.
#24 Posted by sheira (135 posts) -
@Stang said:
" The game looks great, but I kept getting owned so I quit. How the hell do you get passed the part where you have to knife dudes in the wheat field, stealth style? It seems like it should be easy....yet my ass is continually getting handed to me. "
That was actually pretty easy lol. Did it on first time. All you have to do is listen. You can always start again on easy mode lolz.
#25 Posted by Bucketdeth (7983 posts) -

Damn now I want to play this, do you have to have played the previous game?

#26 Posted by Walreese55 (482 posts) -

damn,  i only get 60 on my 9800 GTX+.

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