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by Matt_B
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1517
Views: 34961

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

Each to their own, I guess, but it was a pretty good one for me. It's nice to have dates for Link's Awakening and Animal Crossing, even if the latter is next year, and the news of a sequel to Breath of the Wild in the works is huge for me. With good third party games regularly turning up out of the ...
by Matt_B
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Definative place for solving PC game issues?
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Definative place for solving PC game issues?

The Steam forums are usually one of the best places to start looking.

A spot of Googling turned up this guide for Dirt:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/ ... =647261757

FWIW you'd have much the same problems on Windows 7.
by Matt_B
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quake II Fully Ray Traced
Replies: 49
Views: 1024

Re: Quake II Fully Ray Traced

I've now had a go at it on a friend's RTX 2080 Ti and, to be honest, it's not really that much improved. You can get decent frame rates at non-retro resolutions but it's not like the game looks much better for it. Assorted pundits have suggested that the graphics pretty much top out at 720p, beyond ...
by Matt_B
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Backwards Compatability
Replies: 74
Views: 1910

Re: Backwards Compatability

The good news seems to be that Project Scarlett will boast three generations of backwards compatibility at launch. I'd love to see Sony and Nintendo pick up the gauntlet on that. There are always going to be games that can't be offered because of technical and licensing issues, I suppose, but it wou...
by Matt_B
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Comin to a PC near you...
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Comin to a PC near you...

I really enjoyed the game - and the rest of Gargoyle's adventures - back in the day, and think that looks great so far.

If you're going to add one thing over the original game, I'd suggest an auto-map.

Cool avatar, by the way.
by Matt_B
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quake II Fully Ray Traced
Replies: 49
Views: 1024

Re: Quake II Fully Ray Traced

Yeah, the performance is very poor. You're pretty much wasting your time playing on a 10 series card. I managed to get it running on a 1070 after a few tweaks, but had to put the resolution down to 800x600 to get the frame rate up into the high 20s. That's a card that'll usually get over 30 on most ...
by Matt_B
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quake II Fully Ray Traced
Replies: 49
Views: 1024

Re: Quake II Fully Ray Traced

As before, I've no arguments about its value as a tech demo.

Still, like you say, when the price of entry is a £300 graphics card, it being a "free" game seems rather moot.
by Matt_B
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quake II Fully Ray Traced
Replies: 49
Views: 1024

Re: Quake II Fully Ray Traced

To qualify that a bit further you could contrast it with the sort of graphical makeover that the likes of Resi 2 and the forthcoming Link's Awakening. They look like thoroughly modern games, albeit without ray tracing, rather than a very old one with some flashy effects tacked on. That would make f...
by Matt_B
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quake II Fully Ray Traced
Replies: 49
Views: 1024

Re: Quake II Fully Ray Traced

To qualify that a bit further you could contrast it with the sort of graphical makeover that the likes of Resi 2 and the forthcoming Link's Awakening. They look like thoroughly modern games, albeit without ray tracing, rather than a very old one with some flashy effects tacked on.
by Matt_B
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Quake II Fully Ray Traced
Replies: 49
Views: 1024

Re: Quake II Fully Ray Traced

I'm inclined to side with those that think it still looks very much like an old game tarted up. Still, in terms of illustrating what the possibilities for ray tracing are, it does the job; and that's something that Nvidia haven't been able to do with more modern games on current hardware without tan...
by Matt_B
Wed May 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New highly impressive CPC game
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: New highly impressive CPC game

It's the other way around, according to what I heard. I.e. The basic version comes on disc and requires 128K (so can be played on a 464 with drive and memory expansions) while the full game will be on cartridge and work on all machines. Still, it's early days yet and I'd suspect that much is subject...
by Matt_B
Wed May 08, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New highly impressive CPC game
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: New highly impressive CPC game

It indeed looks impressively fast, but you'll notice that the perspective of the upcoming road is much flatter than in comparable games - like Chase HQ and WEC Le Mans - with most of the action happening in a relatively small section of the screen down at the bottom. Having a lot less data to shuffl...
by Matt_B
Mon May 06, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Collecting ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Collecting ideas

My rule of thumb would be to buy stuff that you want to play. If that's all games for one platform, from a particular publisher, or just a mish-mash across all manner of them, so be it. I don't think the issue is so much one of picking up bad games, because curiosity is sometimes going to get the be...
by Matt_B
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favorite GBA game
Replies: 32
Views: 809

Re: Favorite GBA game

You definitely could not do FMV on the GBA, unlike the 3DO (which had A LOT of FMV games). The hardware is entirely capable of playing FMV. However, the cost of cartridge storage is prohibitively high and few games used it for more than very short clips. You can see some examples here: https://www....
by Matt_B
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Nintendo Switch Discussion
Replies: 1517
Views: 34961

Re: Nintendo Switch Discussion

I skipped the Civ VI tutorial so can't comment on that, but I don't remember it crashing a lot so you might just have been unlucky. It does suffer from serious slowdown if you leave it running for more than a few hours though, so you might want to get into the habit of saving the game and closing it...