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Dr_s99
03-25-05, 09:30 AM
Hello, i got Driver 3 :P for PC
it looks like a fun game...lol
( i just don't like to controls.., they are all over the place)

But i'm a bit suprise.... since the quality ( well the graphics) isn't that good!
It looks worse then GTA 3 ( and vice city)
so i was wondering is there any way i could tweak the game??

I'm running the game on my gaming system... ( the one with GF 4 Ti 4600)

BTW, i was thinking to upgrade my computer...
now which one do you recommand :P
1) should i just upgrade my Graphic card ( get a 6800 GT or 6800, or Ultra)
2) wait and buy a SLI motherboard and get dual 6800 GT or ultra ?

If you wondering why i have the wait in bold is because
i want to save up my money so i could get an
Processor:FX 55
Sound : Audigy ( i think i will use my old one :P )
Hard drive : 2x 250 (RAID 0 )

-- and now since money is a big issue for me... GOING to University :P (hopefully soon..lol)

Thank you,
:cool:

|MaguS|
03-25-05, 10:26 AM
Nope, The game blows no matter what tweaking you do or what system you run it on.

Dr_s99
03-25-05, 10:31 AM
its funny isn't ?
when you look at the screen shots on the web site ( for driver 3) the quality is totally different from the game itself... :P


btw, what is a good fan for AMD cpus ( for something like FX series)
or Athlon... like for 2400+ ??
i'm right now using Volcano 9... its good but NOISY!

jAkUp
03-25-05, 12:22 PM
its funny isn't ?
when you look at the screen shots on the web site ( for driver 3) the quality is totally different from the game itself... :P


btw, what is a good fan for AMD cpus ( for something like FX series)
or Athlon... like for 2400+ ??
i'm right now using Volcano 9... its good but NOISY!

Well remember that supposly this game suppots SM3.0 and DX9 effects, which are not available on your TI4200.

Dr_s99
03-25-05, 12:28 PM
have you tried the game?
interesting :P

jAkUp
03-25-05, 12:37 PM
No :( I will when I the demo comes out. I was gonna pick it up, but have not heard any positive reviews.

Dr_s99
03-25-05, 12:40 PM
ya, it was a mistake for me to get it....
and beside i hate the controls!
i mean they are sooo all over the place...
like to shoot the key is Num 5 while to move your keys are a,w,s,d....
and well i'm a bit lazy to chage the keys...lol
!!!!!

jAkUp
03-25-05, 01:23 PM
Have you tried the latest patch? It was released a few days ago

fivefeet8
03-25-05, 01:39 PM
Have you tried the latest patch? It was released a few days ago

The patch fixed a few rendering bugs in the game. Mostly some textures were turning white randomly. Seems to be mostly fixed, but there are still plenty of texture bugs on the buildings and such. What's very awry is this game has some noticeable pop up issues which I find staggering since most PC games today do not have it. It's happens on older consoles though when the draw distance is too far and objects just pop out of nowhere. No modern game should have these sorta problems nowadays on a console or PC.

The controls remain unchanged and horrendously hideous when compared to other games with the same premise. (GTA series) The graphics are a little better than GTA:VC through the use of HDR(sky), pixel shaders(water), and stencil shadowing, but the controls sorta ruin the game. Also, the game isn't a free roaming type affair like GTA which pretty much killed some of the cool gameplay elements from this type of game.

Dr_s99
03-25-05, 02:01 PM
i haven't tried the patch...
could you post a picture of inside the game... fivefeet8 ?? i mean could you take a screen shot while playing the game??
i want to see how much different it is...!
well i just realized that it doesn't let me to turn on AA... so i forced it through nvidia drivers... i set the AA to 2x and i setted AF to 4x!
( well i haven't run the game though...lol)
the water for me is like a big... plane with a texture... !
and i hate it when the object appear out of no where...lol... !

fivefeet8
03-25-05, 02:35 PM
Here are some screenshots to illustrate what I mean. The HDR and PS water is nice, but the extreme pop-up issues and controls sours the game a lot. Add the lack of a true free roaming mode and the game is a poor attempt at GTA type gameplay.

These screenshots show 2 things. White textures and the sofa sorta appears out of thin air by moving my view a few degrees to the right(now you see it, now you don't):
http://img220.exs.cx/img220/9918/driv3r20050325121414391yf.th.jpg (http://img220.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img220&image=driv3r20050325121414391yf.jpg)http://img220.exs.cx/img220/3968/driv3r20050325121417251ce.th.jpg (http://img220.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img220&image=driv3r20050325121417251ce.jpg)

This shot shows the nice PS water and HDR on the sky.
http://img220.exs.cx/img220/7387/driv3r20050325121439989yf.th.jpg (http://img220.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img220&image=driv3r20050325121439989yf.jpg)

These 2 shots shows the pop-problems when driving around the city. Objects appear out of nowhere. Especially the foliage(but not only). They are appearring and dissappearing in and out. It's a bit annoying at times.
http://img239.exs.cx/img239/7121/driv3r20050325121801013cj.th.jpg (http://img239.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img239&image=driv3r20050325121801013cj.jpg)http://img239.exs.cx/img239/1037/driv3r20050325121806250iy.th.jpg (http://img239.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img239&image=driv3r20050325121806250iy.jpg)

fivefeet8
03-25-05, 02:46 PM
There are some good things about the game though. Car Damage is a bit better than in the GTA games. The cars look a bit better. Shadows are nice. The game looks very good sometimes(it also looks very bad sometimes too). Objects are destructible, well most objects anyways. I guess we'll need to have PPU's before we can get destructible TREES. :rolleyes:

There are some good things, but they are overshadowed by all the bad things so.... :thumbdwn:

Dr_s99
03-25-05, 02:50 PM
WOW... it looks nicer then mine... oky let me take some screen shots... to show you:P

Alright, i took some pictures... from inside the game...
BUT keep in mind that i have forced AA and AF, were AF is 8x and AA is 2x
The quality has improved... i mean before i forced it it was like as if there was no texture.. i mean it looks like the cars where painted with water color... or something...lol
http://gameoffuture.com/Morteza/Driver3/1.jpg
http://gameoffuture.com/Morteza/Driver3/2.jpg
http://gameoffuture.com/Morteza/Driver3/3.jpg
http://gameoffuture.com/Morteza/Driver3/4.jpg
look at picture below, at the red circle.. this is the problem i get... the textures changes... from black to the texture... its sooo odd... :P
http://gameoffuture.com/Morteza/Driver3/5.jpg
http://gameoffuture.com/Morteza/Driver3/6.jpg

TO be honest the water before forceing the AF and AA, wasn't even transparent... it was like a plane with a texture...!
so i guess i have to force the AF, but again the AA stinks.. i mean, 2x... but also my FPS is low.. :( its around 30! with the current settings...

fivefeet8
03-25-05, 04:17 PM
WOW... it looks nicer then mine... oky let me take some screen shots... to show you:P


That's understandable considering you have a Ti 4600 which is only a Dx8 card. Granted the game should look almost as good with Dx8 effects, but it seems this game was a rushed port and the developer chose to not clean up the game for the PC.

SH64
03-28-05, 08:51 PM
Patch 2 for Driver 3 is out . this could ease things up a little ! :p

http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=24335&mode=thread&order=0

jAkUp
03-28-05, 08:53 PM
still no demo??!! Lame

SH64
03-28-05, 08:59 PM
still no demo??!! Lame

well if its any consolation , we might get the demo patched at least :|

Mr_LoL
03-29-05, 06:26 AM
The games crap get over it and wait for GTA instead

NarcissistZero
06-11-10, 12:39 AM
This is one of the worst games I have ever played, but wow are the cutscenes good. Good as in look good and are moody, not so sure about the storyline, which seems too Michael Bay for me.

The fact this game came out after Vice City is staggering though... what fail.

Still playing it after a couple hours though... (ack)

Blade
06-11-10, 05:29 AM
This is one of the worst games I have ever played, but wow are the cutscenes good. Good as in look good and are moody, not so sure about the storyline, which seems too Michael Bay for me.

The fact this game came out after Vice City is staggering though... what fail.

Still playing it after a couple hours though... (ack)

Holy resurrected thread batman!

NarcissistZero
06-11-10, 06:50 AM
I got it for $2 used on amazon.

nekrosoft13
06-11-10, 07:08 AM
Driver PL, is better.

HiCZoK4
06-11-10, 02:30 PM
MY god the polish voice acting in this one was incredible. Still not as bad as in Far Cry PL. That was unplayable!

Bearclaw
06-11-10, 02:52 PM
Driver and Driver 2 were two favorite games until GTA3 came out. When I saw Driver 3 was coming out, I was stoaked. Couldn't wait.

Oh wait, the game SUCKED MISERABLY. I played a few missions and dumped. Such a let down.