Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Omega Supreme-1, Jun 7, 2009.
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I stop giving a s*** about this game when EA never gave us any of the Valve update.
PC version FTW.
Sorry not buying the same game twice.
Your loss. Especially seeing as how you got a ridiculously good deal with The Orange Box (you could go so far as to say that you got it free when you factor in the cost of all the Half Life games in the box by themselves), AND with TF2 being only $10 every time a new update comes out ($20 otherwise), is it really THAT big of a cost issue?
True $10 is not that much but I could in turn use that money for DLC or even a full PSN game which in my opinion is better option.
As far as DLC in concerned, the PC version has gotten more than you can get for $10 on PSN, for free.
I'd just give it a toss come next free-weekend.
I spent £30 on the Orange Box for my 360, my pc is crap and can't handle games. Its still a shame that it doesn't have the same DLC on the xbox. If i knew beforehand that TF2 wouldn't get updates would have I purchased it?
Its still dissapointing.
As pointed out in the above post, I have gotten away from PC gaming completly after Black & White. I played Sims, Quake, & Flight sims but I was tried of having to upgrade my PC to play something new. Yes consoles are $300 or more but at least I don't have to memorize my PC stats to make sure the game will play. Sometime it will play but slow or I have to downgrade eveything to get it to work so I am not getting my money's worth. Forget about playing two player on a monitor F'in sucks ass. PC game are long gone to me the consoles are catching up in graphics and I don't have to worry about returning a game due to my video card.
You got 5 games for 30 pounds, I'd say you got your money's worth.
They're still working on the 360 updates, but remember the TF2 team is made up of only about 10-12 people at any given time.
Updating the 360 and PC versions are two totally different challenges. One reason its taking so long is because of the 360's limited capabilities. DLC is limited to a certain size on that platform, and add to the fact that VALVe wants it to be free of charge while Microsoft wants people to pay for it.
Another issue that's been brought up is performance. TF2's processor use ups every class update from all the new effects and other flashy things that've been added. So its not like you WON'T see updates on the 360, you just have to remember VALVe time.
Orange Box on console owner here.
I moved up to the PC version last weekend. Sadly, my PC couldnt run it (despite tests confirming I could). Got me just under 2 gigs of extra RAM on the way, hopefully that should fix the problem.
I'll still play the console version, but Im pumped as hell to start using PC.
How much did the memory cost you?
Er, off the top of my head, I think around £25 total for two 1gigs.
Will edit this post when I can confirm it.
Im just hoping my graphics card is up to scratch. The game looked fine from what I saw of it before it couldnt handle moving.
I've got a Dell Dimension 3100c, so if it needs a graphics card update Im really buggered.
^^ THIS is my problem with PC gaming. Thanks for making my point.
I wouldnt use my experience as any PC Gaming info source
I just ran 'Team Fortress 2' through here: Can You RUN It?
I just went with what it told me.
When it comes to computers Im pretty much illiterate.
Dirge, I went through what you are doing now a couple times already back in the 90's. I was going off my experience as well. I just like being able to walk into a store pick up a game and go home and play it. Without having to worry if it is going to run on my OS, do I have enough RAM how about hard drive space. Will my processor handle it or is my video card in my family PC go enough. I was not making an example of you Dirge just making a point, OH and you love TF2 I played for months on my PS3.
My last computer lasted me from the days of the Xbox past the launch of the 360, and all ever did was change the graphics card a couple years into it.
I've had this one for about 8 months now (it runs Crysis on pretty much max except for the resolution), and I made sure it had the proper slots on the mother board so I can upgrade it again in a couple years when the tech moves up (plus a 64-bit operating system, so I can always break past the 6 GB of RAM I've got now). This one only cost me a grand and I built it through Costco. So long as you do the research and make sure you can pick which parts go inside the rig there shouldn't be a problem. The majority of desktops retailers have ready to go are not gaming friendly, which is why so many people have issues later on down the road with hardware.
Does it take more maintenance than a console? Probably. Did it require a little more research and shopping around? Yes. But I'm running games better than the average 360, and I've got the backwards library of all the stuff I played on the last computer.
Plus, y'know, all that other stuff that computers do.
Confidence is a horrible thing.
With the upgraded RAM I can load it up quickly, and even play the Developer commentary section. Runs really smooth.
Then I join a game.
Then it crashes to BSOD. Every time.
Damn you 'Can you RUN it'! You lied to me!
I tried playing on PC last night, first time in a very long time (I hadn't played with any of the updates). I failed pretty hardcore as the Spy, forgot you had to de-cloak to use weapons now and would get stuck on people in tight corridors. I'd get shot in the face since they were obviously stuck on a cloaked spy. Also the sniper throwing piss on me, the bastard.
My system runs it pretty well even though its aging.
Rocking a P4 3.4ghz, 2 gigs of ram and an offbrand ATi 2600HD with 512mb of ram on the card (thats not supported by ATi so I have to hunt down hacked drivers every time theres an update). I'm stuck with 2gigs of ram at max and an AGP system so my video card selection is incredibly limited. I can run L4D well on the lower settings (looks just like the 360 version on low) as well. One day I'll set down and start piecing together a better system but my PC gaming has dropped dramatically in the past few years.
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