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Old 05-27-04, 07:55 AM   #25
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Default Re: Thief 3 Deadly Shadows Thread

okay, i am sure lots of you own the game. how are your FPS? i get about 20 at 1280*1024. i have to put the game at 800*600 to not get mouse lag! WTF?!?!?!

EDIT: i fixed the mouse lag. i changed something in the .ini file. but can someone run fraps and see their FPS? i am wondering cause this is drving me nuts. would a 9800 run this game better?

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Old 05-27-04, 10:33 AM   #26
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i will have the game in a few hours and i will let you know how it runs.. also, if it is lagging, try turning off bloom and see if its any better
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Old 05-27-04, 12:28 PM   #27
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The DX:IW engine just plain sucks.
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Old 05-27-04, 01:51 PM   #28
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w00t! got my copy.. ill put my impressions up in a few...
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Old 05-27-04, 01:57 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Edge
Ya know, you could probably just switch the view to first-person and then unassign the change view button.



To an extent, but that doesn't keep games like Halo 2 from looking very nice, even by today's PC standards. Then again, do you absolutly need good graphics to play the games? Isn't gameplay the main thing that matters in the end? I know I would've never played a game like System Shock 2 or The Longest Journey if graphics were really an issue, and those are some of my favorite games despite the graphics.
Unfortunately most games are just rehashes of others. With graphics being the only improvement. And most of the better developers have moved on to higher performance games. aka hl2, doom3, thief3... What you get is a cut down pc game that doesn't look as good as the original. Where talking about a 386 processor and a sooped up GF3.
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Hurry Up Jakup!
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Old 05-27-04, 04:01 PM   #31
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Ok, well so far I'm really liking it. It is definetely Thief. I take back what I said about the 3rd person perspective. I never found myself switching to the 3rd person perspective, and 1st person feels just fine.

I briefly tried the 3rd person perspective, and well, I really don't like it. It's not Thief. Thankfully the default view is 1st person, and there doesn't seem to be any comprimises made by including a 3rd person view. It seems as if it is an "extra" that will never be used by most PC gamers.

The graphics are very nice, the lighting and such. There are a few low resolution textures here and there though, but thats mainly nitpicking. The AI is pretty decent actually, and I rarley hear a guard say the same line twice. The physics are nice, but the ragdolls could use some work, they seem to end up in the oddest of positions.

The gameplay is very good and reminisent of older Thief games, the only problem I am having is it is a little confusing trying to understand where you need to go next, the default map they give you isn't of much help. Thankfully the strategy guide that I picked up with it can help some. Lockpicking can be frustrating at times, but once you get the technique down, its really not too difficult.

Whats really cool is looking down, you can see your body, your feet, your shadows, etc. It's kinda neat, as opposed to the "floating head" we are so used to in FPS.

It is a break from the standard FPS, and I'm really loving it. Thief is back!

Also, the screenshots I took here look VERY dark, but for some reason in the game they are not nearly that dark.. strange.
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Old 05-27-04, 04:43 PM   #32
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Im probably just burned out on Splinter Cell:PT.

I want a game I dont need a flashlight to see with, and fps that looks smooth, and not like a slide show.(xbox)
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Ouch talk about low res textures, UnreaL1 has comparable graphics , lighting is good though.

Of course gameplay is all that matters though so its good to hear the "Thief 1" feeling is back
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hey jak.. what kinds of Frames per seconf are you geting and what res are you using? any aa or af?
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1280x1024... no aa or af because it doesnt work with bloom on. I'm getting about 30-40fps with all the options maxed, except sampling
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i love nvidia, but put this win in ati's corner. i play with the same settings and i am at 20-30 fps. dangit. i mioght get a 9800 just for this game
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