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FEAR - First thoughts and benchmarks

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 8 Aug 2005.

  1. DivineSin

    DivineSin What's a Dremel?

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    The multiplayer demo was in an open beta which is closed now.
     
  2. Stevedroid

    Stevedroid What's a Dremel?

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    I suspect in the case of FEAR it's just not precaching enough. If I play through the demo once, stop before the end (so memory isn't cleared out), then reload a save fromt he beginning, it's totally smooth except for when the game autosaves (for which I would expect a pause given it's writing to the disk).

    Presumably they can work that out in the full game, which is still month away.

    I would like to point out that, at least for me, FEARs stuttering is WAY less prounounced than Half-Life 2's when it was released.
     
  3. RR5

    RR5 What's a Dremel?

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    What is your system specs?
     
  4. Satyric_saint

    Satyric_saint What's a Dremel?

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    One word, WOW! :D I can go into a dark movie theater or dark room and watch a scary movie and rarely has any movie startled me enough to jump in my seat, I just know when its going to happen or I just can't get into the movie. But with this game :jawdrop: I mean, I was expecting creepy but it always seemed to just catch me off guard and I was in a fully lit room with a person sitting a foot away from me watching me play and another watching a blaring loud TV behind me.

    I have an:
    N force 2 MB
    AMD xp 3200+
    Radeon X800pro
    1 GB 400 ddr Ram
    SB Audigy 2zs

    Disregarding the fact that my MoBo and Gfx card don't seem to like each other I let the game automatically set up its self for my system and when I Glanced at the settings I just noted it said Custom on everything. Game ran smooth until right near the end when you have the psychotic episode in the hallway. :worried: I thought I would like the shadows at first but they are just flat out annoying on my Gfx card, I obviously didn't have soft shadows on because they had very hard edges and it just seemed to make the game to dark. I couldn't see anything until I jacked the gamma sky high and then the area with the shadows in the beginning where your outside where still pitch black. Now, I do have similar problems with GTA SA when I save or pause the game and come back and I have to reset the gamma because it suddenly gets dark on me. (I still think it’s a MoBo and Gfx card compatibility issue) But I figure when I upgrade my computer to an A64, Nforce 4+ MoBo, and 7800GTX at the first of the year it will run like a champ and the shadow problems will work themselves out.
    I think this game ranks right up there with doom3 and HL2. :clap: :thumb:
     
  5. quinicat

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    reply to e_fractal

    Hi e_fractal you have a very similiar system to me :)

    However what graphics card are you running on? 64 MB, 128 MB, or the 256 MB graphics card? Because with my system i have the 128 MB graphics card and would like to know if that and my total system specs would be acceptable to run the game F.E.A.R.

    Here are my system Specs:

    1.73 ghz speed,
    128 MB graphics card,
    512 MB DDR ram,
    60 GB Hard drive

    is this good enough to run F.E.A.R. ?
    :)
     
  6. TGO

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    so you're interested in giving away a laptop... what a coincidence i'm interested in recieving one...............................please
     
  7. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    You'll find out for sure very soon mate - keep an eye on the site :D

    However, I suspect you're going to struggle - depending on exactly what your graphics card is, the rest of your system is awfully close to the Minimum Spec.

    Make no mistakes - the game is AWESOME, but if you can't play it with certain options turned on, the atmosphere is just ruined. Keep your money in your pocket until you see our review.
     
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