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Old 11-18-03, 03:29 PM   #1
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From what I've read, KOTOR for PC should be out today. I've been waiting for this one since I heard it was in parallel development - and now that it's out today, I have to wait 'cause I don't have any money.


Does anyone know anything that the PC release has that the Xbox might not? Such as DX9 support, a multiplayer component, the possibility of an expansion pack? There's a serious drought of info on the PC version. I've been putzing around reading reviews of the Xbox version instead, just to get a better feel for the game.

Also, has anyone seen it in stores today?
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Old 11-18-03, 03:41 PM   #2
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The PC version of these game will be better from the Xbox version as i have learned
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Old 11-18-03, 09:51 PM   #3
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Does anyone know anything that the PC release has that the Xbox might not?
Check out this preview over at IGN...should answer your questions. Sounds sweet! I can't wait for it either...

http://pc.ign.com/articles/454/454270p1.html

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Running at a crisp 1024x768 resolution, the game looks much cleaner than it does on the Xbox. The game supports resolutions up to 1600x1200 (provided your hardware does as well), so you can get even more definition if you like. The framerate seems to have smoothed out a bit since we last saw this game. In any case, it seems to run more smoothly than its Xbox cousin.

The textures are also much improved. During the design process the team created large texture files for the game at 512 and 1024 sizes. For the Xbox version, they had to scale back the textures a bit to preserve space on the disc and meet the hardware capabilities of the Xbox. Now that their finishing up the PC version, the team is able to go back and reuse the larger size textures. Seeing the nice 1024 textures on the Ebon Hawk on the beach of the Unknown World (or is it Unnamed World?), you get a real sense of how much prettier this game can be on the PC.
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Old 11-19-03, 12:28 AM   #4
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It sounds like there will just be minor graphic enhancements and higher resolution, not really a big deal. Gameplay wise I don't think they're adding anything, though they say that they've thought of adding downloadable extras to both versions of the game. Though the higher resolutions will be nice, the Xbox version seem overly jaggerific. In fact I'm almost wondering if it was even running at 640x480...
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Old 11-19-03, 01:02 AM   #5
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You forgot this bit here...

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Since so much of the game is the same across both platforms, we're only going to be talking about the differences between the two versions. As we suspected, the PC version has better graphics and a slightly different interface. What we didn't expect was that the game would actually offer some new content in the form of new items and an entirely new area.
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Old 11-19-03, 03:17 AM   #6
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Oh, well that's kinda cool. Is that the same thing that they were thinking of adding to the Xbox version through downloadable content? There was a rumor going around a while ago that an entirely new PLANET was going to be availible as a free download, but that sounded more then a little far-fetched.
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Old 11-19-03, 04:48 AM   #7
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According to the article the new area is the space station orbiting Yavin (from Episode 1, apparently, but I don't remember it).
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Old 11-19-03, 08:00 AM   #8
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Sweet, definitely sweet. Now I just have to find me the $$ to get it.


Update - there's a (p)review on Gamespy today. Going to read...
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The Software Etc. I called yesterday said it should be here today. I'll have to call them again. Can't wait to play it.
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I have it now. I wasn't able to play it for long because of a power outage last night. It's an interesting blend of 3rd person shooter and RPG (w/ a heavy emphasis on RPG). The game has a very cinematic feel to it. Bucketloads of cutscenes, some done in engine, some prerendered movies. I'll be getting into it more tonight but so far I'm impressed.
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I have it now. I wasn't able to play it for long because of a power outage last night. It's an interesting blend of 3rd person shooter and RPG (w/ a heavy emphasis on RPG). The game has a very cinematic feel to it. Bucketloads of cutscenes, some done in engine, some prerendered movies. I'll be getting into it more tonight but so far I'm impressed.
Does the combat actually play like a shooter? Or is it point and click style? And please tell me its not turn based.

This game looks really cool to me, but I absolutely hate boring combat... it has to be interactive.
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