Is this game stable enough to buy it on Steam?

#1 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

When the game released on Steam, absolutely everyone was talking about how busted the PC version was. Is the game stable enough that I can buy it on Steam and enjoy it? Or is it still not fixed?

#2 Edited by mandude (2669 posts) -

I bought it through Steam on release, and had absolutely no problems with it. There are unofficial fixes out there that solve all the problems, anyway and I've seen them in action on my friends computers.

#3 Posted by Wipeout (262 posts) -

I have an ATi card and needed to turn off triple buffering in the ATI control panel to get the game to launch. However, it does work after some hassle. I guess if you own an ATI card you've already committed yourself to a journey of duct-tape settings and driver miscarriages so that should come at no surprise.

#4 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

Ah, I have an nVidia card so that must be it...I actually recall Doom 3 running better on nVidia, as well, now that you mention it.

#5 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

It's stable enough but not enough for you to enjoy because the game still sucks copious amounts of Carmack.

#6 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

@Sooty: I support your terminology.

#7 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

@Sooty said:

It's stable enough but not enough for you to enjoy because the game still sucks copious amounts of Carmack.

i thought it was great. the shooting was just so much fun. and that what i wanted. fast paced and fun.

shame you hated it though.

#8 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

Aye. No one does the shotgun like id do it.
 
Seriously. Fuck the shotgun in other games.

#9 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@jetsetwillie said:

@Sooty said:

It's stable enough but not enough for you to enjoy because the game still sucks copious amounts of Carmack.

i thought it was great. the shooting was just so much fun. and that what i wanted. fast paced and fun.

shame you hated it though.

Just FPS fatique and lack of story for me, the game plays fine, no problems with the core gameplay

#10 Posted by cheapandtacky (128 posts) -

I enjoyed it (360) right up until the ending. That sucked. I was waiting to head back to town to pick up some more missions when the credits started to roll.

#11 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

Aye. I wish they would team up with a decent writer...

#12 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

@mandude said:

Aye. No one does the shotgun like I'd do it.

Because I'm a fucking badass.

#13 Posted by Jimbo (9819 posts) -

Game is ass, don't bother.

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