I've got a GTX 770 and I'm installing it now. I doubt the Ultra Textures will work because it's 2GB VRAM. But still, it'll probably look good.
Really I can hardly tell the difference between High and Ultra at 1080p. High looks really good, so you you shouldn't feel like you are missing anything. There are lots of options so I'm sure you will be able to find a combination you are happy with.
Aren't the Ultra textures designed for 4K anyway? I can probably run them when steam stops dicking around with pausing every download every few seconds, I'm just not sure why I'd want to at 1080p.
EDIT: Got it working and I'm inclined to agree with you, I can't see any difference... Except my average framerate is higher.
R9 290X 4GB:
High with recommended settings average FPS was 61~
Yes, since most of them only didn't have save functionality due to limitations of the hardware/software. It's not so much that the games were "intended" to be played without them as they just didn't exist at the time. Also even if they were "intended" to be played without saves, I don't really care; I'll take the convenience afforded me by the updated technology instead of beating my head against walls all day.
All of it. We're the fucking 80's of the 2000's. Okay, that's retarded, but what I mean is in like 20 years everything that is popular now will be ironically popular and lampooned. People will think of dubstep like they think of 80's synth. A throwback FPS game with mad bass drops will be the analog to Far Cry Blood Dragon and its retro synth soundtrack.
Except everything about the 80s is still glorious.