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News Ken Levine responds to BioShock widescreen issue

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 Aug 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I bet you it gets fixed in the first patch.
     
  3. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Well that's astonishingly easy to fix anyway, isn't it? Just wind up the FoV angle. Probably a one-line code change.

    Phil
     
  4. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Nice to see a response, hopefully he will announce that they will not be changing anything.
     
  5. Ramble

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    And I thought avatars were only meant to reach 85x85. For shame.

    Hopefully they'll fix the bug.
     
  6. K

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    That's a pretty negative reaction. It contradicts what the developers originally said about widescreen too.

    A good fix would be the option to play in either FOV in widescreen, HOR+ or VERT-, it's a ridiculously simple fix either way.
     
  7. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for getting more FOV in the game but games don't make themselves and at some point there was a decision to extend vertically onto 4:3 and not to give widescreen more FOV than standard format.
     
  8. K

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    Before or after they confirmed the complete opposite? ;)
     
  9. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    There is a slight typo in the article;

    May want remove the N on the end of ratio there.
     
  10. Vakuum

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    I just hope they fix the AA issues in Vista so I can enjoy this game even more :)
    Seems WinXp users are able to force AA on this game, but no luck for vista users as of yet in either dx10 or dx9.
     
  11. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I bet the confirmation came from someone who didn't know or didn't bother to find out what the developers had or were doing.
     
  12. Silver Shamrock

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    The confirmation came from Chris Kline, a lead programmer. This has been pointed out to you in a previous thread and even says so in the actual article itself.
     
  13. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd New Member

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    Who cares?
     
  14. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Exactly

    Everyone else, Shut up and play the dam game. :) Id be more worried if the game is a flop than the aspect ratio.

    On another note. What does FOV mean? I hate all these abbreviations.
     
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  15. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Yes because he has a good track record for being correct doesn't he.

    Field of view
     
  16. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    FOV - Field of view probably
     
  17. Hugo.B

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    Joe martin is so Bioshocked(yes, I had to use that expression) that he's beginning to sound like a 2K rep.
     
  18. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    ah, now I get you :) Cheers for clearing that up.
     
  19. ElZog

    ElZog Defeater of Satan's Transformo Sofa

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    It's the use of securom that is annoying me, rather than this problem which has already been fixed (a member of the 2k forums has apparently made a patch for it). I hope the anti securom patches come soon (from official or otherwise sources) as I really hate software like that when I am a legitimate owner of the game (securom limits the user to 2 installs of the game, including on the same computer if the OS is changed). Also I hear the limited edition DVD and soundtrack are really crap and many of the figurines are arriving broken.

    Game should be awesome, but seriously, so many things have suddenly popped up today.
     
  20. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    No, the issue has been responded to.

    Basically this is what happens when you use securom.

    Install Game -> Securom checks server -> Server says 0 have been installed -> Securom marks game as installed -> Servers record it as #1
    Install game -> Securom checks server -> Server says 1 have been installed -> Securom marks game as installed -> Servers record it as #2
    Install Game -> Securom checks server -> Server says 2 have been installed -> No more installs
    Uninstall Game #1 -> Securom checks server -> Server says 2 have been installed -> Securom marks game as uninstalled -> Server goes to #1
    Install on 3rd PC -> Securom checks server -> Server says 1 have been installed -> Securom marks game as installed -> Server records 2 installs

    Basically it's 2 concurrent installs, you MUST uninstall the game before reformatting or upgrading hardware
     
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