PC Screenshot thread

#151 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow: Are those screenshots yours? 
#152 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow: That looks amazing. o_0

#153 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Geno said:
Hopefully we can get both great visuals and dyanamic environments with games utilizing FrostBite 2 in the future. 
Since when does the Frostbite engine support dynamic environments/enviro interactions?  
 
 
@SeriouslyNow said:


If i were a mod i would ban you for this beauty. too much beauty is... just not right. NOT RIGHT I TELL YOU
#154 Posted by cornwalliz (214 posts) -

My favorite scene on the whole game

#155 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Geno: Yeah. All mine.

@CitizenKane: The mod actually got me back into playing the game and I'm completing it again. Aside from the mod itself (and the aforementioned edits - which are a preview of things to come in 1.3) I also use a road texture pack because it's a lot more detailed and better suited to the mod itself. I don't inject any cars or other things which would change the look of the game much beyond that because I want to be in Liberty City and soak up that special Rockstar atmosphere, just in a slightly more detailed fashion.

@Ahmad_Metallic: I'll upload more pics tomorrow, but here's another. :)

I'll post full instructions with all the links too if anyone's interested. That pic was from the previous mod settings, as you can see there's a little too much bloom going on. Still looks cool though.

#156 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow: ICenhancer is very impressive. I'm fairly certain even next gen consoles won't reach that level of image quality. What settings and performance are you getting? 
#157 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Geno said:
@SeriouslyNow: ICenhancer is very impressive. I'm fairly certain even next gen consoles won't reach that level of image quality. What settings and performance are you getting? 
You sound like you think consoles will have GTX 570s or something.. ofcourse they won't reach that level of quality ;o 
And when are you gonna run that mod on your beastly rig and show us screens? :D
#158 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
@Geno said:
@SeriouslyNow: ICenhancer is very impressive. I'm fairly certain even next gen consoles won't reach that level of image quality. What settings and performance are you getting? 
You sound like you think consoles will have GTX 570s or something.. ofcourse they won't reach that level of quality ;o And when are you gonna run that mod on your beastly rig and show us screens? :D
Not 570's, but something like HD 6850/6870 wouldn't be out of the question. Anyway, I'll consider it as soon as SeriouslyNow gives me some performance information ;D
#159 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow: That overhaul never ceases to amaze me, almost bought the GTA4 Complete Edition during the Steam sale just to mod it.

I gave Red Alert 3 another go since it's the TNT game this week. As much as I like RTS' I can't keep up with the pace, it has to be either Shock Combo! or taking my time in turn-based strategy games.

#160 Posted by Seedofpower (3932 posts) -

@ervonymous: Yeah, I was gonna buy it for the TNT but I don't think spending 20 bucks for one night was worth it.

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#161 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

Borderlands and Mirror's Edge 
 

  
  
#162 Edited by Bucketdeth (8013 posts) -

Just started over on Guild Wars after a few years of absence, and I love it again.
 

  My level 2 Ritualist in the Factions Campaign.
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#163 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow: Instructions and links would be great :3
#164 Posted by BeachThunder (11994 posts) -
#165 Edited by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Geno: @Resident4t: AND @Everyone else.

Instructions for installing iCEnhancer 1.25 with H1Vltg3's edits for GTA IV.

Stuff you need.

Optional stuff you may want to add.

  • High detail road textures - these look especially good with this mod and it's only a small 93MB download. I use this.
  • Better City Texture Pack - these look better in some ways but a lot of the signage is changed to real life equivalents losing a lot of that Rockstar charm. It's huge too - 7.2GB. I don't use this.
  • In Game Trainer 1.9 - this allows you to easily spawn vehicles, colour them, set time and weather and heal yourself and the vehicle you're driving among many other things. I find it useful for taking shots.
  • Real World Vehicles to replace their Rockstar counterparts - Some people seem fascinated with this aspect of GTA modding. Myself, I prefer Rockstar's take on reality.

Installing the mod and optional components.

  1. I will assume that you have your GTA IV installed and patched to 1.0.4.0. BACK IT UP! By that, I mean copy the entirety of your GTA IV installation elsewhere - like, say, a folder on your desktop called GTA IV Backup. This is to prevent headaches if you mistakenly break something.
  2. Extract the contents of the "Normal version for 1040 patch" folder in the iCEnhancer 1.25.rar into your GTA IV installation folder - this is the folder where the GTAIV.exe is located. Replace any files and folders you're prompted for.
  3. Extract the contents of iCEnhancer_1.2.5_Modified_Final-H1Vltg3.rar into the GTAIV installation folder. Replace any files you're prompted for.
  4. Extract the contents of Xliveless and YAASIL into the GTA IV installation folder. This is necessary to guarantee the mod works with the games lighting and will allow you to use optional textures, vehicles and trainers.
  5. Optional : Extract the contents of the In Game Trainer 1.9 into yoru GTAIV installation folder.
  6. Optional : Copy the gtxd.img "high detail road textures" file into the pc/data/cdimages folder in your GTA IV installation folder. Replace the file it prompts you for.
  7. Optional : Install the Better City Texture Pack. If you do so you'll need to repeat steps 2 and 3.

To run the mod, just launch GTA IV as normal. There's a readme file in the iCEnhancer rar file - I'd recommend reading it. If everything has worked you should see a text prompt in the upper left corner of your screen while GTA IV is starting up.

Like so:-

All blowed up and shit.

My specs:-

  • Core i5 750 @ 3.2Ghz (600mhz/20% OC)
  • 4GB DDR3 2000mhz Kingston T1 RAM
  • Gigabyte P55-UD4P motherboard
  • EVGA GTX 470 1.25GB
  • Windows 7 x64
  • Nvidia 275.50 drivers with 3D vision disabled.

I get around 30-40 frames/sec performance @ 1080p with very occasional dips into mid 20s when loading map sections. I've heard that Nvidia users will get better performance in this mod with the 270.61 driver but I haven't bothered to downgrade.

My Settings:-

And there we have it. Hopefully that's enough to get you all enjoying what I do, as I do.

Good luck, have modded lenticular pseudo-realistic GTA IV Batman.

#166 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow: Many thanks. 
#167 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:
The Ball:

Ballin' ! 
For the very first glimpse i thought it was Bulletstorm
#168 Posted by BeachThunder (11994 posts) -
#169 Posted by TobbRobb (4666 posts) -
@Geno: Gonna have to give ME a new chance, now that I can play it in an not 1998 resolution. PRETTY
@Bucketdeth: What game is that?
#170 Posted by Bucketdeth (8013 posts) -
@TobbRobb said:
@Geno: Gonna have to give ME a new chance, now that I can play it in an not 1998 resolution. PRETTY
@Bucketdeth: What game is that?
It's Guild Wars, great online rpg.
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#171 Posted by Bucketdeth (8013 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow: If you haven't already, you should post this in the GTA4 forums because it's a great guide.
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#172 Posted by Fripplebubby (1027 posts) -
Just Cause 2 
#173 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow: Thanks for the guide, I got it working properly. Quick question though, is it possible to use it with The Ballad of Gay Tony DLC and Lost and the Damned? I think they require you to connect to Live for an activation or something. 
#174 Edited by ervonymous (1297 posts) -
#175 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Resident4t: It is, use the 1.0.7.0 version in the rar in step 1 and don't use the rar at in step 2, but only after you've activated the game. It should make a separate folder called ELFC once activated via GFWLive. That folder is where you extract the 1.0.7.0 ELFC folder's contents in the iCEhancer rar to.

#176 Edited by 1337W422102 (1011 posts) -

  One of my Saints Row 2 characters' idle anims.  "What're ya waitin' for, Christmas?" (Technically, I was, but I got it during the Steam Summer Sale instead.)
#177 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

More Mirror's Edge: 
 

  
  
  
#178 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Geno said:

  
 
Until i upgrade, fuck you Geno. (j/k)
#179 Posted by JeanLuc (3586 posts) -
@Geno: Damn!! Mirror's Edge looks amazing on the PC.
#180 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5145 posts) -

Maybe this thread should be a monthly thing like the desktop background thread. I think most of the people will only see the first and last pages of the thread.

#181 Posted by Seedofpower (3932 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton said:

Maybe this thread should be a monthly thing like the desktop background thread. I think most of the people will only see the first and last pages of the thread.

Seems like a hassle. I would prefer to have a "go-to" thread, where all these screenshots are archived and you can have continued discussions about them. On top of that, the PC board doesn't move as fast as the others so it might just turn into spam after a point.

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#182 Posted by cabelhigh (245 posts) -
 
Amnesia's real purdy.
#183 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Some AVP3 shots. All DX11 features turned up to 11.

#184 Posted by Seedofpower (3932 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow: I've had that game sitting on my steam list forever and haven't played it. Is it any good?

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#185 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Seedofpower: It's no AVP2 but it's not bad, very old school in many ways and it does look great.

#186 Posted by ArcLyte (886 posts) -

@Atramentous: yes! that game is awesome.

#187 Posted by Subjugation (4722 posts) -

@Geno: Will Mirror's Edge ever look bad? It's how old now, yet it still looks fantastic in my opinion.

#188 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@weeman105: I think it's probably in the same class of games as Wind Waker; its clean, vibrant art style will keep looking great for years to come. You don't need 2GB of VRAM to render a red and white wall, but boy does it look good. The only things I want for Mirror's Edge 2 graphically are a) better texturing of Faith's hands, b) dynamic lighting and c) time of day. 
#189 Posted by Subjugation (4722 posts) -

@Geno: I just want Mirror's Edge 2 period :( It's good to dream I guess.

#190 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

Anno 1701 
 

  
  
  
#191 Posted by Ghooble (80 posts) -
@Geno: DAMN GENO, That's purdy right there 
-Ghooble
#192 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

Surprised that no one has posted screens from the BF3 Alpha yet...

#193 Posted by mrangryface (775 posts) -

Cassie = Best - Foul Mouth : Double Barrel Shotgun

#194 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@RsistncE said:
Surprised that no one has posted screens from the BF3 Alpha yet...
There's an NDA. 
#195 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Geno said:
@RsistncE said:
Surprised that no one has posted screens from the BF3 Alpha yet...
There's an NDA. 
And then youll be sued for about 200k
#196 Posted by 1337W422102 (1011 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
@Geno said:
@RsistncE said:
Surprised that no one has posted screens from the BF3 Alpha yet...
There's an NDA. 
And then youll be sued for about 200k
I'm too indifferent to download the client at all yet.  And what do you really expect from the screenshots?  "Oooh, yet another military shooter!"  Unless if you want to comment on the dynamic lighting or use of ambient occlusion, or something.
#197 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4923 posts) -

 Mass Effect 2 running with forced AA. Doesn't change the fact that textures are hit and miss in this game. What pulls it up is the lighting they use.

  
 
#198 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -
@Geno said:
@RsistncE said:
Surprised that no one has posted screens from the BF3 Alpha yet...
There's an NDA. 
Yeah but the reason I said it was because admittedly most people are treating the NDA as a suggestion more than anything. Case and point being the fact that Youtube has been flooded by Alpha gameplay videos.  
 
@1337W422102
: Well usually PC screenshot threads are about showing off the tech in the games as much as they are about the actual games themselves. In terms of tech Frostbite 2.0 is pretty incredible in a lot of ways and the screenshots would be pretty amazing.
#199 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4923 posts) -
 I have seen this a lot by now
 486 DX4
 Looks like Doom but it isn't
 Loot sweet loot
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