The Big Bad Boots
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: 420 Big Buds Way
yes, unless you add command line switches to your shortcut to basically tell it to fuck it to fuck off and go to hell, when it assumes since you're not running a quad core pentium extreme with a 9800 GTS with 512MB of ram on the video card, you have an ancient dinosaur computer that should be kept in a museum and can't handle any texture that doesn't look like the crayon scribblings of a 5 year old having a seizure.
oh, did i mention? it restricts the display size for you too, unless you use the command line switches, i'm sorry rockstar, but i didn't spend over $1,500 upgrading this computer barely past a year ago to play games that aren't going to lag like hell and try to baby sit my settings for me, to be honest, sure, nearly everyone who plays this game at all on PC is a noob, that's a given, but i think even noobs finally get the hang of trial and error.
oh and using command line switches, i run this shit 1280x1024 @ 75HZ, texture sizes set to use high in game, rendering medium, draw distance 50, detail distance 45, car density 20, and it still runs well above 35+ FPS, that's the other idiotic thing about this, the game forces Vsync by default, which is nearly always redundant unless the game also uses triple buffering (this doesn't), so that's another performance hit right there, all that and your last gen game engine doesn't even support anti aliasing?
it's blindingly obvious that the extra time to put this on PC, was for one reason and one only :
to waste $200,000.00 on a bloatware DRM copy protection scheme that uses activation and disk checks, not to mention most of the stuff they actually did "add" is just excuses to force you to leave open the launcher application so it can phone home and verify your license every minute or so.
i admit, multiplayer finally is cool, but it's pretty obvious from the first game in the fucking series this game isn't meant to be multiplayer friendly to be honest, it was implemented decently, but still feels decidely half assed at best, the replay saving thing is a cool idea, but it'd be a hell of a lot better if it didn't record the entire time the game is being played "in case" something happens that you'll want to save a clip of to the R* website, i don't know about the rest of you, but i think, at least personally, having a video host to upload your replays to in the first place is just pointless and nothing else, and even if i did want to show people my replays, i'd prefer generic file naming to local disk, i think i can handle youtube uploading.
anyway, the latest GTA, yeah, it's shit, but it's still GTA and R* said a patch could be expected sometime next week to fix the most major bugs.
i honestly wish they'd stop milking one series for all eternity at this point.
i mean, come on, table tennis and bully must have sold a few million copies on each system right?
oh right, sorry, forgot, R* is a one hit wonder developer trying to milk they're only successfull series for every cent.
I hate everyone, so you don't have to.