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#1 Edited by chumley_marchbanks (227 posts) -

The problem is mainly with the Windows Store version, which uses DirextX 12 and doesn't run particularly well unless you've got a high-end graphics card. The Steam version runs on DirectX 11 and performs much better on lower-end hardware. Being on Windows 10 doesn't matter unless you intend to get the WiIndows Store version for whatever reason. Digital Foundry did a good analysis:

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#2 Posted by chumley_marchbanks (227 posts) -

$138.5 million

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#3 Posted by chumley_marchbanks (227 posts) -

Yes, I adore it.

I can't gloss over the technical issues because that would be unfair. The archaic controls, broken camera, and sketchy frame rate all made for some frustrating times during my playthrough. But I can overlook all that for one simple reason: there really isn't much else like this game. It uses it's world and it's characters to show you a story rather than telling it to you through dialogue and text, meaning you never get bogged down in the details that simply don't matter. It puts you in the shoes of a character who is incredibly vulnerable and reliant on a partner, and as a result the combat and the platforming feel intense and rewarding. It's minimalist design, both diegetic and non-diegetic, helps to break down narrative and gameplay barriers that might otherwise just get in the way of the experience (e.g. no map, no minimap, no inventory, no stats. Just you and Trico).

It's unique, it's focused, it's beautiful, and it fostered a genuine emotional connection between me and those two characters, which is something that doesn't happen to me very often with games.

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#6 Posted by chumley_marchbanks (227 posts) -

@xanadu: 10:00 PST used to be the only time you could launch a few years ago before Steam had self-publishing tools. I think it was so the team at Valve had time to get into the office in the morning and flip the proverbial switch.

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#7 Posted by chumley_marchbanks (227 posts) -

@humanity: Ah, yeah, forgot about the plugins. I remember trying to go through all of that shit back when I got my Blu-ray drive.

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#8 Posted by chumley_marchbanks (227 posts) -

@humanity: As far as I'm aware, VLC isn't capable of Blu-ray disc playback, nor any other free media player thanks to the disc encryption. You need to get properly licensed software for that.

@ntm: While not an ideal solution, you could use MakeMKV to rip a local copy to your PC (the video isn't re-encoded so it'll be Blu-ray quality and size) and watch it using MPC-HC or another media player that supports MKV playback. It'll take a little while to rip depending on the speed of your Blu-ray drive, but it'll probably still be quicker than trying to find a solution to getting disc playback working.

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#9 Posted by chumley_marchbanks (227 posts) -
@m_shini said:
  • Do i need to buy extra things like special cables and connects?
  • Cable management, is that a thing? Is there a right and a wrong way to do it?
  • Any do or die tips and tricks that i should know before i go ahead and slap all this shit together?
  • Is putting all these components together pretty simple nowadays?

  • As long as you own a Phillips head screwdriver and you're buying brand new retail parts (not OEM/open box/refurbished) then you should have everything you need.
  • Yes, it is a thing. You can't really do it wrong, only sub-optimally. Make sure to route cables away from the motherboard and it's connected components, usually around the side and behind, then secure them with Velcro ties (you can use zip ties, but I don't recommend them because they're not reusable) and you'll be good to go.
  • One of the easiest things to overlook is electrostatic discharge (ESD), which is essentially where your body builds up a static charge and then transfers it into something else. Computer components are designed to function at very low voltages, and such an event can potentially cause serious damage. The easiest way to avoid a discharge is to get an anti static wrist strap like this and attach it to something that is permanently grounded. You can also just ground yourself manually every so often, although obviously this relies you remembering to do it so be prepared.

    Also, be careful with the components. While they're built with a resistance to wear and tear, many of them are still very fragile, particularly anything with a circuit board (PCB) like the motherboard. Always hold them with two hands and distribute the weight evenly (e.g. don't hold the motherboard on only one side).
  • Yes. Most of the time it's just a case of matching the correct plug/interface with the correct socket. You'll probably be able to identify many of them by sight alone, but I recommend reading the manual or looking online first time round to make sure you've got the right idea. Also, like I stated in the previous point, these components are delicate so be careful when plugging bits in. If something doesn't want to connect, don't force it.
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#10 Edited by chumley_marchbanks (227 posts) -
@oursin_360 said:
@mems1224 said:

Who among us played the original Titanfall and thought to themselves “wow, I need more of this varied and deep gameplay”.

*raises hand*

*raises hand*

*raises hand*

@rotweiller: It seems rather unfair to complain that Titanfall 2 "looks like more of the first game" when Battlefield 1 looks like more Battlefield 3 & 4 with an early 20th century aesthetic.