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Try Before You Buy: NFS: Shift (for the PC) Is Out!

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  1. EastCoasthandle

    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    For those interested in this game a demo has been released (unexpectedly). You can try this game before you buy it through here. There is some speculation that this game uses physx. You can see if that's true when installing the demo.

    You can also download this demo from TPU
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Awesome! Not into racing games generally but will certainly try this if for nothing to else to check out the graphics. But who knows? Maybe I'll love it and buy. Good move, devs.
     
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    You know what's interesting, I've read posts that people experienced low frame rates when they come into contact with AI cars. Has anyone else noticed this?
     
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    This is a very amazing racing game, It eats grid (for me) although, to pay respects, grid was a great game. Do yourself a favor, put the game on EASY, turn the driving to PRO(all assists off) and put the gears to MANUAL, and have the best racing experience of your life (if you are really hardcore, put it on medium, and move to hard when u get used to it)

    I vouch for this game as a racing fan (Played all gran turismos, extensively, a bit of forza, grid, and TOP GEAR 2 for SNES!! lol, do yourself a favor, give this game a spin. Ive never played the demo, so I can't give it a rating)
    +1:proud owner of the 3000GT which IS not IN this GAME!!! it was debatable, and they might include it in later patches.(hopefully)
     
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    Sweet, downloading now!
     
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    couldnt get the game to load.just a black screen
    changed the combatibility to windows 98(as mentioned in there forums).but this hinders the performance

    any ideas guys.cause this looks sweet
     
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    Thanks for the link!

    WARNING

    Over 1.1 GB. TPU mirror needed! ;)
     
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    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    Looks like it's already at TPU (OP updated).
     
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    I don't know about the low frame rates around other cars, but I could tell straight from the get-go that something was wrong. I idle at 20 in the main menu and the game runs about 25.

    I also noticed that installation required Physx...?

    I wonder if there's a connection. Like with Cryostasis, if you tried enabling Physx with an ATi card, the whole thing went to crap(not like it wasn't crap already).

    Here there's no such option(s).

    But ya, it's poor enough that it puts everything out of sync. I also can't get it to save any of my settings / profile except the visuals.

    Pretty annoying when you want to leave the game and have to watch that damned long ass promotional video EVERYTIME, only to come back and find your stuff reset.
     
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    I have found an odd case of stutter during the Invitational Event: Hot Lap Dakota Club that I've not found on any other map so far. What happens is that when frame rates reach 60+ the screen stutters. When the frame rates go below 60 the frame rates are smooth again. This game is suppose to use CPU (Software) physx on certain aspects of the game.
     
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    it must be a physx problem old 8800GS can play maxed out with 2aa 16af @1920x1050 with over 50fps all the time but a friend of mine with a HD4870 told me today his system drops to like 20fps from over 60 when the car touches anything.

    something is wrong, as far as ATI cards are concerned
     
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    PC Game Hardware said that this game uses physx in those examples. From my previous post.
     
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    I found no problems at all, no studdering or choppiness, even with all the settings maxed out. But i don't care much for this game... On other hand its about the best outta the NFS series but still a tad to arcadish for my liking. tmo... :cool:
     
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    Didn't know there was a demo.
     
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    wow this is weird, i cant get this demo downloaded it cuts out at 19.4mb
     
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    I used THIS and selected TechPowerup! US-4 for my download... 4 is always real fast for me ;)
    good luck :toast:
     
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    Gonna check this out, anyone heard anything more of Gran Turismo yet? I think I read somewhere that it's hitting the shelves in november but can't re-call?

    Any idea's?
     
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    checked server 4, it stops at 19.4mb too... im on qwest and i think they were messing up youtube, do you think there is any chance that they are useing DPI and stoping this file at exactly the same spot every time?
     
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    Is there a spelling error in first post, know = now? :toast:
     
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    I changed the entire sentence.
     
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    Oh snap! I so wanted to try this before I bought, but alas, I already bought it :p
     
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    Played it once, but now it keeps crashing on me.:(

    Gives me a ''Need for speed shift has encountered a problem and needs to close'' error.
     
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    Bawls! Downloading right meow!
    1hr download :( Looks like I won't be able to play til Sunday...
    Since I'm busy all day tomorrow...
     

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