Wednesday, April 25th 2012

Keep 35 GB HDD Space Handy for Max Payne 3

In what could be a blow for gaming PC users with lower-capacity SSDs (such as 60 GB, 90 GB, etc.), the minimum system requirements list of Max Payne 3, published by Rockstar Games, asks for at least 35 GB of free space on the installation drive. The game will likely ship in four double-layer DVDs, if not more. It could also make for an extremely huge download (over Steam, Amazon.com Digital Download, and GameStop. Other system requirements, particularly the requirements that the game is capable of taking advantage of, are particularly steep. For example, the game can take advantage of 6-core Intel Core i7-3960X, 8-core AMD FX-8150, the fastest single-GPU graphics cards in the market, as well as 16 GB of RAM.


Source: Rockstar Games
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82 Comments on Keep 35 GB HDD Space Handy for Max Payne 3

#1
hhumas
i saw it when rock star reveal maxpayne 3 requirements .. i have never seen such huge game ..
rage was biggest one or the gta iv in few years back .. so i am wondering the gta v should be around 50gb
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#2
KingPing
Wonder if the high requirements are because of the stunning graphics or to compensate and eventual shitty port
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#3
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
We'll see how much of this is really true. I doubt the games going to be all that open, and even the consoles today (being aged) if done right are able to make gorgeous linear games (God of War III or Uncharted 3 as examples). I can't see Max Payne 3 being tweaked to run well on monster PC's, I'm assuming it will mostly just be a port like most games that come out these days. I'd be very shocked if it used more than 2 - 4 cores, or if it needed to even use that much.
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#4
erixx
smart antipiracy move ;)
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#5
thematrix606
by: erixx
smart antipiracy move ;)
How is that? It's faster to download from torrents than ANY other medium, ie Steam, Origin or directly from a website.

"by KingPing (12:31 PM) - Reply
Wonder if the high requirements are because of the stunning graphics or to compensate and eventual shitty port"

This... shitty port, it looks like GTA4 with a few added effects, and AA looks horrible.
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#6
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: erixx
smart antipiracy move ;)
not really. Size of the torrent means very little. as most people have fast connections and eventually the as more people complete the download and start seeding the file, other downloaders will get it even faster then the last guy did.

as far as the hard drive space goes. I dont install my games to C: but to another hard drive dedicated to my games. which has over 500GB of space left for future games.

So i think the people who have a problem with the 35GB space requirement will be a minority - slightly more then a handful of people shall we say.

So no - theres no 'anti-piracy' move there apart from steams own DRM or the fact that you might need to register with Rockstar to be able to play the game in the first place etc etc
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#7
Cybrnook
Possibly HUGE HD movie clips throughout the game?
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#8
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
by: erixx
smart antipiracy move ;)
^^ Bingo! :toast:
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#9
ice_v
by: erixx
smart antipiracy move ;)
I don't know about that...most pirates/torrent users are above that problem by now...on the contrary your usual gamer might have more difficulties than your usual pirate. But I am curios on what the hell are those 35Gb spanned on... "cinematics"? :wtf:
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#10
roberto888
It just means that tha game is capable of taking advantage of the most current and the most high-end configuraions, ergo, in theory, it is optimized for more than just 2-4 cores, and 4gigs of ram.
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#11
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: FreedomEclipse
not really. Size of the torrent means very little. as most people have fast connections and eventually the as more people complete the download and start seeding the file, other downloaders will get it even faster then the last guy did.

as far as the hard drive space goes. I dont install my games to C: but to another hard drive dedicated to my games. which has over 500GB of space left for future games.

So i think the people who have a problem with the 35GB space requirement will be a minority - slightly more then a handful of people shall we say.

So no - theres no 'anti-piracy' move there apart from steams own DRM or the fact that you might need to register with Rockstar to be able to play the game in the first place etc etc
Tell that to the people with bandwidth caps. IF this is a anti piracy move then its a good one to kill online sales. IF this is true I wont be buying from an online distributor anyway. Ill get the disk version and activate it online.
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#12
ice_v
by: TheMailMan78
Tell that to the people with bandwidth caps. IF this is a anti piracy move then its a good one to kill online sales. IF this is true I wont be buying from an online distributor anyway. Ill get the disk version and activate it online.
Definitely makes more sense to me.
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#13
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: TheMailMan78
Tell that to the people with bandwidth caps. IF this is a anti piracy move then its a good one to kill online sales. IF this is true I wont be buying from an online distributor anyway. Ill get the disk version and activate it online.
well I suppose i am lucky - I dont have a bandwidth cap. and i agree - Id rather get the disk version if i know its gonna be a huge download, just to save time (and bandwidth)



:EDIT:

btarunr - you should allow people to select two options in the poll, or add an option where we can select both digital downloads and physical copies, Because I buy a physical copy where i can but get digital copies through steam if i see a good deal
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#14
lZKoce
Huh, didn't see that comming. Quite steep requiremetns indeed. With the launch date set to 29 May 2012, I am inclined to think the annoucement is real. 35 gb is a lot, but with the 2-3tb HDD's on the market I don't think is going to be much of a hussle. But the CPU and GPU requirements....man is this rendering in real-time or what? I'd be glad to see something more average like: i5+ gt 640/gts650 (respectively gts 450) for up to 1920x1080.
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#15
thematrix606
by: TheMailMan78
Tell that to the people with bandwidth caps. IF this is a anti piracy move then its a good one to kill online sales. IF this is true I wont be buying from an online distributor anyway. Ill get the disk version and activate it online.
I don't have the source, but there was an article saying that 80% of PC game sales, are distributed via the internet, something like 90% of those sales are from Steam. So your point is moot. :roll:
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#16
tigger
I'm the only one
It don't really matter how big your c: drive is, none of the people i know with pc's put games on their c: drive anymore.

Also i'm on uncapped net so 35gb is no biggie, a bit of a pita to DL though i guess.
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#17
erixx
just imagine their patches! wooooow

I don't have a slow conection but am somewhat a shoppingwore: I want it fast or don't want it, be it movies or games. So in my case it discouraged d/l'ing it. Go figure the poor people with lo-speed internet, corporate/school caps, etc. It might not be the decision making factor but maybe it is not a bad side effect either....
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#18
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
by: TheMailMan78
Tell that to the people with bandwidth caps
35GB ... lol
That's 5 times my monthly bandwidth cap on satellite.

The large disk requirements are most likely due to lots of game assets (cinematics, huge texture files, lots of HD audio), but it's still a lot.
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#19
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: thematrix606
I don't have the source, but there was an article saying that 80% of PC game sales, are distributed via the internet, something like 90% of those sales are from Steam. So your point is moot. :roll:
How many 35GB games are part of that percentage? ;)
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#20
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: TheMailMan78
How many 35GB games are part of that percentage? ;)
Its not about how many games are 35Gb but how many games one buys that amount to 35Gb not to mention all the updates for said games.
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#21
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
by: FreedomEclipse
Its not about how many games are 35Gb but how many games one buys that amount to 35Gb not to mention all the updates for said games.
I doubt the majority of gamers legally buy multiple games a month that equal to 35Gb on top of everything else they do online.
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#22
Bumbis
Rockstar said on twitter that Max Payne 3 is not ported.
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#23
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: TheMailMan78
I doubt the majority of gamers legally buy multiple games a month that equal to 35Gb on top of everything else they do online.
I dunno - I personally bought a lot of games off steam during the christmas/new year deals period
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#24
Blizlake
by: Bumbis
Rockstar said on twitter that Max Payne 3 is not ported.
Aye, they said that it's made for PC.
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#25
the_wolf88
Naaah !

It's big in size just because it has all the languages single package !!

So if you install English only it may need approx 10 -15GB !
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