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iD's new entry in the Doom franchise launches May 13th. Wondering what platforms people will be picking it up on and making something so we can talk more about the levels we are creating, if you will be into that sort of thing. I know I will :doom:
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Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 03/23/2016 at 02:59am

PC, assuming the beta goes well. If not... well, there's always next year.

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 03/23/2016 at 02:35pm

Right. So there is a case where if it didn't meet your expectations in beta you wouldn't pick it up? I guess I really hadn't considered that.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 03/23/2016 at 07:21pm

No, not a case where it didn't meet my expectations. Since the beta is multiplayer only I won't form reasonable expectations.

My case is whether my PC runs it. If not, I won't be getting it for a while.

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 03/23/2016 at 08:05pm

Oh yeah great point. My PC is aging as well and have had to run lots of games in 720p. Hopefully that option works well with Doom.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 03/24/2016 at 12:57pm

My PC is really starting to show it's age, and I haven't noticed much of a performance increase with Windows 10 installed, so I'll probably pick Doom (and most of the more demanding games this year) on PS4. However, I just pre-booked another title coming in June (No Man's Sky). Doom might have to wait just a little bit ;).

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 03/24/2016 at 11:04pm

New video showing off more multiplayer features. Seems like multiplayer is somewhere between Night of the Living Dead, original Doom multiplayer over a modem, Quake and Unreal Tournament.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQj2jfw7ODM

I like you can play as demons.

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 03/25/2016 at 03:51am

ALSO When I was standing in line for the midnight launch of Legacy of the Void, Fallout 4 was launching at the same time so I decided to pickup a box copy then. I really enjoyed that and getting the perk poster and setting up the case on my shelf was nice. I am thinking of doing the same thing with new Doom too.

Especially now with the awesome red reversible box art being official.

http://cheerfulghost.com/jdodson/posts/2828/while-we-wait-for-the-doom-beta-brace-yourself-by-voting-for-the-alternate-cover-art

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 05/14/2016 at 03:26pm

So has anyone bought it?

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 05/14/2016 at 04:10pm

Not yet :(

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 05/14/2016 at 04:23pm

Me neither. I'm waiting for someone to put out a video showing that it can perform reasonably on my card.

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 05/14/2016 at 06:39pm

I couldn't confirm it would run on my PC during the beta, in fact quite the contrary. So... I don't know. I want to know it will work first before I get it.

Never have I don't this before with a game.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 05/15/2016 at 05:08am

Yeah that's the weird thing. My CPU and GPU are worse than yours but I got the multiplayer beta to work passably even without custom graphics options (since those were disabled in the beta). Yours should almost definitely work but you couldn't even get it to launch.

BUT I read about people with beefy Greg-level rigs having those issues, so I doubt it's related to what hardware can run it but some weird software thing.

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 05/15/2016 at 05:06pm

Right. Not really sure what to do but it seems not as many people are having technical issues as before.

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 05/15/2016 at 08:07pm

My initial thought of the new Doom was that I'm not interested. Then I watched video of it running on the GTX 1080. After that I thought, "I don't know." So, I'm not really sure if I'm really interested in playing the game. If you missed the video I'm referring to, check out the second link I've provided below. Still, there seems to be no demo for the game, so I can't tell you how it would run on my PC. However, I found another link that might be useful to you. http://www.techspot.com/review/1173-doom-benchmarks/

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/see-doom-running-on-nvidias-gtx-1080-reaches-200fp/1100-6439598/?utm_source=gamefaqs&utm_medium=partner&utm_content=news_module&utm_campaign=homepage

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 05/16/2016 at 07:46pm

I read some success stories from people with my video card, so I bought it. I got a boxed copy for that sweet alternate cover.

Buuuuuuut... I can't install it. My PC has been going strong for years now. I upgraded from Windows 7, to 8, 8.1, and now 10 without ever reinstalling, and had no issues whatsoever but it's just totally hosed now. The problem is apparently either a bad SATA cable (I replaced it), a bad SATA port (I tried a different one), a CMOS misconfiguration (I reset it), a failing disk or a disk subsystem issue in Windows that can't easily be fixed without reinstalling. So now we're down to disk or software.

So, I'm currently resetting it (basically wiping it to a fresh copy but keeping all my documents, one of the truly amazing features of 8 and 10). I'm going to be quite upset if this doesn't work and I have to buy a new drive. Well, I can cope with a spare for a while but it's slow.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 05/17/2016 at 02:37pm

OK so my PC is back in business and I fired this up.

Modern games really don't benefit that much from resolution changes. It used to be that the best way to get more performance from your game was to lower the resolution. That's not the case anymore. With modern hardware and games, there are advanced settings for various GPU burning features that you can turn off to improve your performance without sacrificing pixels.

However in this case I'm running in 720p just to get an extra couple of frames per second. Lowering the resolution was definitely not what helped the most, but it helped a little. This is the first game on this PC that I've done that for.

Still, even with the dips in quality I have to take to get it to run smoothly, it still looks quite nice. And it feels like Doom. Doom 3 got a lot of criticism for various things. I loved it but I never really thought it felt like Doom. This definitely does.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 05/17/2016 at 06:18pm

Glad to hear your system is fully operational. Can't wait to embrace the Doom, soon enough. However, June is coming...

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