PC Problems

#1 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1807 posts) -

Okay, I know I'm expecting too much from this port, but it doesn't work. It flat out doesn't work. When it starts up (in windowed mode with 1/4 of the screen in the bottom right hand corner) I can't input any keyboard inputs. I can hit the home key on my keyboard to make the dash disappear then reappear. I can hit the guide button on my 360 controller and make it go away and come back that way. Whenever I hit Alt+Tab, Alt+enter or try to drag the window around the game locks up forcing me to close it. To try and fix it, I've uninstalled then reinstalled GFWL, Updated my video drivers, tried all different combinations of compatibility checkmarks, turned off my firewall, and I've even considered reinstalling DirectX.

Before I do all that though, I'm going to reboot and see what happens. Until then, here's my specs.

  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • Intel Core i3 540 @ 3.07 Ghz
  • 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • Zotac Nvidia GeForce 560 Ti 1GB DDR5 video card
  • Xbox 360 controller plugged in
  • USB headset plugged in

Anybody else having similar problems? Anybody have a fix yet?

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#2 Posted by Pop (2626 posts) -

did you try unplugging your headset?

#3 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1807 posts) -

@Pop: Nope, but the old IT standby by of "did you turn off and then turn your computer back on?" totally worked for whatever strange reason. USB headset plugged in and everything.

Power cycling, ya'll.

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#4 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Are you using the resolution fix mod? (Don't install that yet if you're not.)

Try this before trying anything super in-depth or changing any variables:

Restart your computer (I'm serious, actually do this).

Then:

  • Right click on the offending game in your Steam library and click Properties.
  • Shuffle on over to the Local files and click Verify integrity of game cache
  • Wait while Steam checks out your game files. This can take seconds or up to ten minutes depending how how big the game is (Team Fortress 2 is the only one I know that will take ten minutes).
  • If any files were missing or corrupt, Steam will redownload them and you should be good to go!

Post back with the results.

Power cycling, ya'll.

Called it. Good luck staying alive ;)

#5 Edited by JoeyRavn (4967 posts) -

@c0l0nelp0c0rn1 said:

Okay, I know I'm expecting too much from this port, but it doesn't work. It flat out doesn't work. When it starts up (in windowed mode with 1/4 of the screen in the bottom right hand corner) I can't input any keyboard inputs. I can hit the home key on my keyboard to make the dash disappear then reappear. I can hit the guide button on my 360 controller and make it go away and come back that way. Whenever I hit Alt+Tab, Alt+enter or try to drag the window around the game locks up forcing me to close it. To try and fix it, I've uninstalled then reinstalled GFWL, Updated my video drivers, tried all different combinations of compatibility checkmarks, turned off my firewall, and I've even considered reinstalling DirectX.

If you are using Durante's fix, did you turn AA off in-game?

Edit: Glad you solved it. Weird problem, for sure. There's a new version of Durante's fix, 0.6, by the way.

#6 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1807 posts) -

@Ravenlight: I totally did all of that before restarting my computer. I've already died once. I'm thinking I want to go through without a guide, but I'm not exactly up to the challenge. I tried going up to the undead church/parish whatever and there were a ton of skeletons that are really hard to kill.

Also, how do I kick an enemy? Do I have to unequip my weapon to do so? It said Left Stick + RB, but that just does the light attack.

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#7 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

edit: Kick or lunge attack by hitting forward on the left stick and either light or strong attack (respectively). It takes a little practice to get the timing. After nearly 200 hours, I still don't always execute it correctly.

#8 Edited by eroticfishcake (7783 posts) -

@c0l0nelp0c0rn1: If you're using a rapier or a curved sword it'll replace the kick with a unique attack. Other then that, flick the Left Stick Forward and quickly press RB to kick.

#9 Posted by Bassario (146 posts) -

Yeah the Kick and Jumping heavy attack annoy the crap out of me, I really don't like how its a certain key binding that u can't execute every time, especially in a panicky situation when u are up against the wall and rly need that kick but no, I pressed them a tiny bit too early or late coz I am under pressure and I am eating floor moss despite knowing how to get out of that situation... -_-

For new players, try the back-step (O button without holding any directions) followed but a fast attack as soon as u perform the back-step this is great for dodging certain attacks while following up with a powerful one of your own, also just sprinting at some of the slower or larger enemies and pressing attack delivers a quick and powerful attack especially with the larger and slower weapons!

Good luck, the game feels ultra hard at first but then u realize it is just all timing, if you practice the timings of your attacks and learn the timings of your enemies with enough patience it all becomes quite bearable. One of the most fun things I find is coming across new enemies out of nowhere (like the butcher dudes at the first area of the Depths) and basically screaming "SHIT SHIT SHTISHITHSHIHTIHSHIT" while dodging frantically trying to get some distance between me and him in the tight quarters to try and observe their attacks without eating shit xD

#10 Posted by lilbigsupermario (842 posts) -

The jumping attack is very useful especially if you're lacking that range to hit the enemy, you'll get used to how it's executed eventually. For me, it's the most useful move and it does more damage.

As for the kick, I don't do it that much, it's finicky. I'd rather keep blocking and wait for that open opportunity to hit the enemy.

I use the kick move often though for the one sitting on the ledge before the narrow bridge at the start of New Londo. :D

#11 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1807 posts) -

@lilbigsupermario: That's exactly why I want to use it, I want to kick skeletons off of ledges.

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