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  1. twicksisted

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    alright ill have a look in at it then.... i just heard a lot of people talking about it before it was launched and from what i could see it looked crap... (graphics and the non-realism of it all)...
    But at the end of the day if its a fun game and has a good engine you can still get sucked in to it ;)
     
  2. DanishDevil

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    TBH, the only time it looks cartoony is when you slow down and look around. In the heat of it all, you get completely sucked into it. I actually really like it, and I'm glad they didn't go photorealistic.
     
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    Yeah, usually I'm not a huge fan of the cartoony look, but this game definitely makes it work.

    The textures/models of the guns are amazing, and the scenery looks great as well.
     
  4. Kursah

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    :toast: QFT

    I agree, at first I was like WTF, looked over the game for months...then a little while back it caught my attention. The Gameplay is well worth any dissapointment the graphics may have in store for some of you out there with uber rigs...hey it runs smooth, plays smooth, looks good, I like the concept style art design tbh, it actually works perfectly for this game...I think this game would've felt more like just another shooter with more realistic graphics. All the models were done well, animations executed great, gunplay and movement are some of the easiest to pick up and work with, no goddamn vats, you aim and shoot, and go for it. This game definitely has GOTY nominee written all over it imo.

    Too bad there isn't a demo, I think that'd really help at this point to sell more people worried that if it doesn't look uber badass next-next-next gen it won't be uber badass at all.

    :toast:
     
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    hey guys I got all my screenshots I just dont know where it is can anyone tell me? the faster I get that the faster I can get it uploaded, I can basically 1 shot everything
     
  6. mikey8684

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    I pissed myself when that popped up :roll:

    @ lvl 16 and stuck fighting Sledge ... nearly had him twice :p

    THIS GAME ROCKS :rockout:
     
  7. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    sledge was easy for me, i'd just got my uber lightning pistol so it one-shotted his shield down :) (then i used an incendiary SMG to his face a lot)
     
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  8. Meltdown New Member

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    Well i ported my router and hosted a public online game today lots people joined, 4 player is a lot fun if you get poeple that stick together. So many youngens who would rather shoot them self then play the game. So i got the 4pack to give to friends, get them hooked then i have a good freind list.

    Not sure why everbody is concerned about the cartoon effect looks good to me, the detail is awesome. Reminds me of gears of war little.

    Also did the mousesmothing=false tweak and fov 96 made the game so mutch better woot
     
  9. ArmoredCavalry

    ArmoredCavalry New Member

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    yeah, turning off mousesmoothing makes aiming (especially sniping) 10x easier, and fov is great.
     
  10. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    aaaargh addiction


    i keep quitting intending to do other things, but then i get the urge to go back and do one more mission...
     
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  11. Meltdown New Member

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    Yes sir my snipping skills improved alot Zoom Shoot :)

    I love it when that midget shoots the shotgun then gets pushed to his a** from the blast good stuff right there:roll:
     
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    hahaha, yeah that cracks me up as well.

    I think the safety first signs scattered everywhere and anywhere are pretty funny too.
     
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  13. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i found a few interesting lines in the willowengine.ini file


    bAllowMatureLanguage=FALSE (changed to TRUE)

    TerrainMaterialMaxTextureCount=16
    TerrainTessellationCheckDistance=4096.0

    worth tweaking for quality?

    bUseTextureStreaming=True
    i recall this from other games, if you set it to false it'll load it all in one hit (making load times longer, but no textures loading in as you go)

    bUseBackgroundLevelStreaming=True

    as above


    MinTextureDensity=0.0
    IdealTextureDensity=13.0
    MaxTextureDensity=55.0

    quality tweaks, again?


    bDisablePhysXHardwareSupport=True
    pretty clear, that one

    PhysXGpuHeapSize=32
    PhysXMeshCacheSize=8

    performance tweaks for hardware physX


    [Engine.ISVHacks]
    bInitializeShadersOnDemand=False
    DisableATITextureFilterOptimizationChecks=True
    UseMinimalNVIDIADriverShaderOptimization=True
    PumpWindowMessagesWhenRenderThreadStalled=False

    Hellloooo... ATI and Nvidia specific tweaks. interesting how on an ATI card, mines got the ATI tweaks off, and the NV tweaks on...

    [Engine.GameEngine]
    bSmoothFrameRate=TRUE
    MinSmoothedFrameRate=22
    MaxSmoothedFrameRate=62

    sounds like some kind of FPS smoother, probably lowers details to improve FPS when lagging

    [Engine.Client]
    MinDesiredFrameRate=35.000000

    see above, looks like its customisable (handy for lag haters)

    [XAudio2.XAudio2Device]
    MaxChannels=32

    more channels for people with higher end sound cards, audio quality tweak?

    [TextureStreaming]
    PoolSize=140

    if poolsize = MB of ram used, this may be a good tweak for users with lots of ram



    FOVAngle=90.000000
    obvious, this one.

    I hear settings like 110 works well for widescreen users.

    from a google "PC version of CoD4, the FOV is 65. That is based on the 4:3 view though, at 16:9 it widens to just under 81"

    so Cod4 has a narrower view than borderlands default...

    GodMode=True

    odd, this was on by default.


    AllowD3D10=False

    obvious really. someone needs to do some testing :)

    MaxAnisotropy=16
    MaxMultisamples=1

    again, clear.

    UseVsync=True


    MinShadowResolution=1024
    MaxShadowResolution=1024
    ShadowFadeResolution=128

    ^ good way to get extra performance, turn those down

    ResX=1920
    ResY=1080


    ^ custom resolutions if needed


    [FullScreenMovie]
    StartupMovies=2K_logo
    StartupMovies=Gearbox_logo
    StartupMovies=NVidia
    StartupMovies=Loading
    SkippableMovies=2K_logo
    SkippableMovies=Gearbox_logo
    SkippableMovies=Attract
    SkippableMovies=NVidia

    messing with/deleting these will skip the startup movies


    [AppCompat]
    MeasuredCPUScore=134.237000
    CompatLevelComposite=5
    CompatLevelCPU=5
    CompatLevelGPU=5

    hey look, it has a built in benchmark thing!


    shamelessly stolen from [H]

     
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  14. TheLaughingMan

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    The game maybe cartoony (artistic license officially given by fans and gamers October 29th), but is no push over either. I love the challenge level.

    Everything above is that character I love so much.

    I too struggled with Sledge "P.S. You two are not friends." I used a missile launcher to take his shield down in a single barrage (it shoots in 3 missile bursts) then used the Lighting Justice for headshots. I had backup at the time from Mordecai. Deal as much damage as you can during his initial slow walk over to the doorway. Then just before he hits the ground with that hammer jump the shockwave and run left to a lower platform. Then get around to where he started his walk, repeat. Watch out for midgets.
     
  15. Meltdown New Member

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    Mussles nice look what have you changed that makes huge difference to you


    Hey if any you all are playing online this weekend and see WestCoastUSA thats me, Join would love to play with tpu crew
     
  16. AphexDreamer

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    I can't wait for tweakguides to make a tweak guide for this game. Mussels you did a good job starting them off.
     
  17. TheLaughingMan

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    There was a post about some, but not all of those tweaks. Thanks for the new ones.

    As for GodMode=True. It is probably used for Lilith when she is phasewalking. I found not only can enemies not see me, but even if I am hit for being an idiot during the "walks" I take no damage. I I think that listing is a global parameter.
     
  18. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Level 31 and I already have three golden guns (sniper, shotgun, and repeater pistol). I just reached 32 and I am still on my first play through...


    Edit: Make that four golden guns but I got rid of it soon after I found it. It wasn't better than the rifle I was already packing.
     
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    do you think this game will play on an i7 920 with 8600gt?
     
  20. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Just fine, you wont be maxing it out, but it should play good, 8600 is pretty much close to what both consoles use and the games out for those.

    Can you show a fov screen before and after in same spot, I'm curious to see the difference, and what values are good for mouse smooth or fov, and what are bad.
     
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    Does someone in europe wanna buy 4 pack with me?
     
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    just reached level 20 and killed sledge so easy, his shotgun he drops is so bad touhgh -_- bad accuracy, only good use for it is if an enemy is super close up to my face. Anyway found loads of good loot and loads of shop sold purple items :O, I got a good purple shield and found a really good purple acid combat assault rifle. Got $40,000 from all the loot i sold today :)
     
  23. Mussels

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    purple loot is the preset stuff, the kind you get from quests - their stats VARY a little, but they're not random (go redo the early quests a few times, you'll get the same weapon over and over, with a bit more damage, or faster reload)

    when the shops sell em, they're just being nice :D
     
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    why are some of the gun names in colorful lettering?
     
  25. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    they're made from skittles

    (colors denote that its a rare item - EG, a low level requirement for its stats)
     

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