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Old 05-31-08, 04:12 PM   #217
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little interesting piece of trivia, Bioware didn't actually ported it to PC, Demiurge Studios did.

what is more interesting that we were lied to from the start, PC version was in development before Console version was released, it was kept quite to sell more consoles.
Kind of typical in most all porting jobs one way or another. It was funny how once Epic said UT3 was very far in development for Xbox 360, and then later said the development on the 360 version hadn't even been started and had to fess up.
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Old 05-31-08, 04:25 PM   #218
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Just got the game in the mail. Installing now.

10 gigs is a lot of space...
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Old 05-31-08, 06:30 PM   #219
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Well I was thinking of a few different things. But one I'm interested in is my friend's PC, he's already ordered the game but hasn't gotten it yet. He has a fine GPU (8800GT), but his CPU is old (single core AMD 2.8GHz, I'd have to check again which model), 2GB of RAM, nothing else worth bringing up.

I guess I wonder if the game is very CPU dependent, but I also wonder if a 7800GT would run the game fine at max details at 720p, with minimal AA and AF too.
I'm on a single core A64 at 2.2Ghz with 2GB RAM and an 8800GT and am happily playing at 1650x1080 2xAA.
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Old 05-31-08, 06:38 PM   #220
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How does it feel ?

& how do you rate the graphics (in comparsion to some of the latest PC titles & to the console version) ??
She was blue, but all the parts were there... Our minds melded or something like that, but whatever. I just wanted teh sex!

My old character was a solder, so he was straight guns and grenades. He was also a saint in his actions.

My new character is a complete 180: he's a biotic, and is a total ass. I've also bumped up the difficulty on this character. It's quite fun though.
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Old 05-31-08, 06:45 PM   #221
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I'm on a single core A64 at 2.2Ghz with 2GB RAM and an 8800GT and am happily playing at 1650x1080 2xAA.

What are your frames most of the time? I ask because I am on a E6300@3.4ghz along with 4gbs ram and an 8800GT that is pretty heavily overclocked.

At the same settings I get around 45+fps walking around outside and dips into the 30's in fire fights.

With No AA I rarely see less than 60fps, Typical of the unreal engine to take such a hit with AA applied.
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I agree with everyone on this forum about performance. I'm watching CPU and Ram usage on my G15, and The CPU stays @ 100% almost the entire time... That's an E6600 @ 3.2Ghz. The gameplay is very smooth though, so it's a good fit. 1920x1200, 4xMSAA, 16xAF, all settings maxed w/ screen filter off. I'm probably getting an average of 30-40fps. I'll have to benchmark it later tonight.

If you have an 8800, force MSAA in the control panel. It's worth the framerate loss. This game is freakin gorgeous!
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Old 05-31-08, 06:49 PM   #223
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I got a ship and crew. I can't navigate through galaxy map. When i activate screen is black with name of the galaxy on top. I can briefly see a map when i hit escape or right button on mouse but then switched to another galaxy?
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Old 05-31-08, 06:50 PM   #224
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I agree with everyone on this forum about performance. I'm watching CPU and Ram usage on my G15, and The CPU stays @ 100% almost the entire time... That's an E6600 @ 3.2Ghz. The gameplay is very smooth though, so it's a good fit. 1920x1200, 4xMSAA, 16xAF, all settings maxed w/ screen filter off. I'm probably getting an average of 30-40fps. I'll have to benchmark it later tonight.

If you have an 8800, force AA in the control panel. It's worth the framerate loss. This game is freakin gorgeous!

It really does look good with AA turned on but I like my FPS to much and I really think that the Unreal Engine does a fine job of not having to many jaggies when no AA is applied.
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Old 05-31-08, 06:51 PM   #225
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I got a ship and crew. I can't navigate through galaxy map. When i activate screen is black with name of the galaxy on top. I can briefly see a map when i hit escape or right button on mouse but then switched to another galaxy?

I dont know man, you might want to reinstall the game.
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I got a ship and crew. I can't navigate through galaxy map. When i activate screen is black with name of the galaxy on top. I can briefly see a map when i hit escape or right button on mouse but then switched to another galaxy?
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I'm finding I don't really care for the 'hold spacebar' pop up HUD crap setup. They could of made the PC game action flow and play MUCH better with a control system like GRAW used.


Move or delete these movies to skip the intro splashes.
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Just FYI, don't remove Mass_Effect_Logo_Movie.bik if you're just starting. It removes part of the intro sequence...

Kinda sucks that I missed it the first time...
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I got a ship and crew. I can't navigate through galaxy map. When i activate screen is black with name of the galaxy on top. I can briefly see a map when i hit escape or right button on mouse but then switched to another galaxy?
No offense and I don't mean to assume you're a pirate, but this problem is widespread with cracked versions of the game...
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