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Old 10-18-2009, 12:43 PM   #146
Kurgan
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Originally Posted by JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan View Post
personally, i wouldnt mind 50gb games.
i don't have an awesome rig or anything, but if i pay $3000 on a computer, i'd want the games
to be really spectacular.
Yeah, but high memory usage and space doesn't necessarily translate to "spectacular." It better
make good use of all that, is all I can say! Is this the type of game that will sit on our hard
drives and be played now and then (even after it is beaten) or is it going straight to the recycle
bin after 10 hours? It's hard to justify those kinds of upgrades when only a handful of decent
games require them (unless you're going to spend a lot of time on them).

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that reminds me... when i first bought JA 4 years ago a made it run on an ancient 128mb RAM,
integrated 8mb graphics card office thing.
Impressive! Though it was "only" the Q3:TA engine, with some tweaked out features
you didn't have to use to play. Hard to believe JA is six years old... but it's still a great game!
And like it or not, it's the standard for what future Jedi games are measured by.

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well, you know... ME is like, 9 years old....
Yeah, but nobody ever liked winME, especially for games. I bypassed it entirely based
on all the negative feedback from friends and people online. 2000pro was the first Windows
OS that officially didn't suck for the most part. It's still supported by most games, but a
few games are XP (and up) only... soon it will be Vista only, then Windows7 only. Why?
(other than profit) Since it takes more memory to run those OSes, I don't see the point,
unless I'm "forced" to use them for certain games.

It's one thing if they want to say "not supported" but it really works and it's just a CYA
thing, but locked out, entirely? Why should they? That's just greed.

Anyway, not to continue being a curmudgeon, but if new mid-range PC's are coming
pre-loaded with 2+ gigs of ram, that's cool. If not, how do they expect people to be able
to play this, especially with the economy being what it is?

Again, obviously they've attempted to milk the console audience for this game dry before
giving the PC its due, but still.

You don't need an ultra high end PC to watch movies (just the right media drive for the discs),
but you do need one for a select number of games. I suspect though that it's due to console
porting issues that these specs are so inflated, more than anything.


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