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#1 Posted by crusnchill (856 posts) -
@gosukiller said:
"What OS does your friend run? 
A quick google search got me a Tweaking post that might get some more performance out of your Borderlands, but looking at your specs there is something seriously wrong if you can't run Borderlands.
Have you tried posing your question to the official Borderlands site?


My friend has Windows 7, but this shouldn't really matter should it? I honestly don't know. 
Ah well, I'll go post on the Borderland forums like you mentioned. :-) Thanks.
#2 Posted by crusnchill (856 posts) -

Ok, to explain, I believe I have a more powerful system than the recommended system specs state to play this game while it looks good. 

And yet my system can't seem to run this game without most settings being on low or off without the game being rediculously slow and the shadow beings drawn incorecctly. 
(My system can play Crysis on high for as long as I want, but Borderlands is a different story.) 
By the way, I have borderlands on steam due to the 66% off offer recently. 
Also, I've worked really hard to make sure my system is totally updated.
The recommended system specs required to play this game while it looks good are as follows: 
OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
Memory: 2 Gb
Hard Drive: 8 Gb free
Video Memory: 1 Gb
Video Card: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4550
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c
DVD Rom Drive 
My system specs are as follows: 
OS: Windows XP service pack 3 
Processor: AMD Phenom X4 9950 2.6GHz 
Motherboard: MSI DKA790GX 
Memory: 4GB 
Hard Drive: 230GB 
Video Memory: 1GB 
Video Card: ATi Radeon HD 4870 
DirectX: 9.0c 
The rest is unimportant for this query. 
So I want to ask anybody who feels they can contribute, why is my system running really slowly for Borderlands, as it should realistically be playing at near enough full system settings at a steady 30-60 fps. 
What do you think I can do about it? And/or What parts do you think I should buy? 
This is getting on my nerves because a friend has just bought a new setup that can play it really well and we were just planning to go running into the Pandora desert guns blazing and laughing maniacally. 
Instead he's doing all the laughing, and all I can do at this moment is splutter and gurgle.

#3 Posted by crusnchill (856 posts) -

The funds from the PS3 sales would help make M3 even better than it already seems like it'll be, based on the second game that is. 
And I like that the PS3 only players will finally get in some Mass Effect time.  
I just hope they get the first one as well. 
I mean it's only fair, isn't it?

#4 Posted by crusnchill (856 posts) -

I don't mind this, as I've quite enjoyed books either related indirectly or completely directly to game. 
The book; "The Stolen Throne" was a great read and the Mass Effect books were awesome (Well the first one was at least.) 
Let's hope the characters in this Fable III book don't communicate by farting and doing some stupid russian squat-jump-kick dancing movement to boost peoples impressions of you. 
Peter, it's a lame feature in your video-games, and it'd be extremely lame to read about in one of your franchise books. PLEASE STOP DOING IT IN BOTH! PLEASEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#5 Posted by crusnchill (856 posts) -
@Ryax said:
" @AjayRaz said:
" why does this remind me of Evony so much?  "
because its just another free piece of garbage?  "

A free piece of garbage that proves this kid is going to do big things in his life. I mean the kid is 11. Think what he'll be able to do when he's 20 something. 
I predict this kid will be a millionaire by age 30. OR a well known Head-developer at some prestigious games developer company somewhere, with the added bonus that he's such a valuable resource that he'll never be let go. 
Possibly. lol. 
#6 Posted by crusnchill (856 posts) -
@BRINKTheMovieMyFavoriteMovie said:
"Claptraps aren't funny; never were. I think this is a pretty bad idea for DLC, but then again they also did zombies and that fucking underdome thing so maybe DLC isn't their strong point. "

I agree to a point. I think they're funny, but only the first time. But then, after that they're just plain repetitive and lame.
#7 Posted by crusnchill (856 posts) -

I'm dissapointed in you Giantbombunity. There's not nearly as many: "Uh! Uh! Uh! Uh!" or; "I'm dancin'! I'm dancin'!" commments. :-(
#8 Edited by crusnchill (856 posts) -

I've been saying this for the longest time. The only way we, as gamers, will be able to stop this sort of thing from happening is if Valve sets up a software program where a persons' stats get checked  at intervals of once every two weeks. 
This software will analyze how many times each player left a game which wasn't going very well for him or her in specific. 
So that in the games lobby everybody can see your rating bar but not their own. 
Sure some of us would have to suffer through some truly crappy games till the brutal end, but within a couple of months the L4D communities would be completely clean of most ass holes due to the good and cool players simply kicking said asshole out of the lobby for being badly rated due to a shitty attitude while playing L4D games. 
Maybe a "kicked" rating too. Because while we all get kicked for very unfair reasons every so often, this won't happen eveytime and would still be quite an accurate way of figuring out whether such a player should be kicked from a lobby. 
Plus, these ratings put together give a very definite idea of what sort of person has just joined a lobby.

#9 Edited by crusnchill (856 posts) -

I played L4D 1 so many times and still go back to it on my PC version every so often. (I keep my Xbox 360 version because it gave me so much enjoyment.)
L4D 2 got me excited and I still love how they improved from the first game to the second. 
The only problem was that too much stayed the same too. 
Sure I love the L4D universe to bits, but unless they really change things up, and I'm not talking about some new slighltly adapted modes like they're currently doing, they're going to burn out all interest.
Also, I've said many many times before, there should've been a rating system setup to weed out all the morons and rage-quitters. 
The only reasons I ever left a versus game was because I'd either be playing a game with elitists, 12 year olds, 12 year old elitists, racists, people who're as clever as a newborn retard (that's been dropped from the top of a very tall tree and hit it's head on every branch on the way down then banged its head one last time on a steel bar that just happened to be lyingin the correct place.) and people who just can't work in a team. 
So eventually I, and probably many others, just got fed up of getting half way through a game, and end up being left playing with 3 AI's for team mates due to rage quitters. 
The only reason I stuck around for as long as I did on the Xbox 360 L4D 2 was because sooner or later I'd meet some genuinely cool & cohesive people and have a really good match, where both teams are really close together in skill and technique. You know, a really good challenge. 
Nowadays though, I've go several days in a row and never come across a single versus match where people communicate and work together really well. 
Lucky I bought L4D 2 in the steam sale then aye? lol. Now I'm back to having fun.
#10 Edited by crusnchill (856 posts) -

You guys all seem to be forgetting one thing: This guy works for Activision. And the COD franchise is one of, if not the, most profitable franchise in their line-up of assets, next to WOW. 
If he didn't say this sort of thing to boost interest he wouldn't be doing a very good job now would he? Regardless of whether the industry enthusiasts can tell that he's spewing rubbish out of his mouth when he says this stuff.