BF1942 First Impressions
Posted 01 July 2004 - 05:29 PM
Posted 01 July 2004 - 05:42 PM
Your UPSTREAM is 2.21 Mbps? It may very well be PunkBuster trying to update as well. Try using the pbweb.app as you would in any other PB enabled game and make certain you have the latest updates. Then try the game again....
Glad you got your copy and are pleased with it.. While I have a copy on my PC, I can't wait to be able to play it on my Mac from now on ;)
Posted 01 July 2004 - 05:45 PM
Same here. I wasn't sure if this was supposed to happen because it happened so often. I could be standing, not hitting any keys, and I'd sidestep or move backwards. Very odd...
Posted 01 July 2004 - 06:40 PM
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Posted 02 July 2004 - 12:07 AM
I'm worried that it might be a problem with my radeon 9000. But I play MOH with absolutely no problems.
1 Gb ram
radeon 9000 128MB
Posted 02 July 2004 - 12:13 AM
Posted 02 July 2004 - 12:39 AM
Posted 02 July 2004 - 02:30 AM
Haven't had the guts to try it on my dual 866mhz MDD g4 yet to see how it does there :-)
Posted 02 July 2004 - 02:56 AM
man i wish i had a G5, mine struggles with AA on normal settings
Posted 02 July 2004 - 08:08 AM
Posted 02 July 2004 - 09:28 AM
IMO, if want to play the game well, I think a 1ghz comp with 64mb VRAM should run the game well on semi-low settings without too much of a problem. But that's just a hunch.
Posted 02 July 2004 - 01:04 PM
Posted 02 July 2004 - 02:38 PM
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Posted 02 July 2004 - 02:53 PM
Learn to fire trucking type!!
Posted 02 July 2004 - 03:04 PM
Mac - Quicksilver G4/933, 1.5GB RAM, stock Nvid 64MB
PC - AMD XP2000 (~1.6GHz), 512MB RAM, Nvid 5200 128MB
Resolution: 1024x768 @32, medium settings, 11kHz audio (still sounded good)
I honestly cannot tell the difference in perceived speed. The game looks and runs identically on both platforms (even the slow-as-molasses loading "Campaign" single player games). I have experienced choppiness here and there, but I was expecting it, knowing how the PC version runs. One oddity, however, was when I first run the game, all video settings where set to the lowest setting possible. Hmm, forgot to see if my joystick works...
DC mod works great, off and online.
When comparing CoD to BF1942, however, I have to say that CoD runs like silk in comparison to BF1942. More or less, I believe, it has to do with the game engine itself.
All in all a good investment.
Posted 02 July 2004 - 06:55 PM
Yeah, so let's talk about that. They're annoying. You can only skip through one or two of 'em via the escape key, but you're forced to watch all the logos and title screens flash across your screen. It's fine for the first time but it becomes a pain later on when you've already seen it a hundred times.
If there's any way to turn off the intro movies let me know. Thanks. Besides that I was very pleased with the game. I'm hoping future updates will improve performance, since I too experienced a few hiccups here and there on my 1GHZ 12-inch PowerBook, but it's still very much playable.
If you're on a PowerBook, set your screen resolution to 800x600. I can't explain why but keeping it at this setting yields the highest framerates. My texture quality also had absolutely no effect on my framerates. So I said what the heck and left it at maximum quality.
A high viewable distance setting can be helpful for snipers, but it's also the one setting that eats up the most frames. So keep this low. You may want to avoid flying aircraft at the lowest setting, 'cause it's really hard to find any targets on time with the culling fog right up against your face.
If you want to do some additional tweaking yourself, pull down the console (tilde key) and type "fps 1". You should get an FPS indicator (along with a line graph) on your screen. I also checked the data files saved by BF 1942 in the Documents folder with TextEdit.
Unfortunately there aren't any advanced tweaking options in these files that aren't already in the in-game menus. So don't bother with those. While there is a menu you can bring up while holding down command during startup, that too is limited.
So, after all is said and done I really think BF 1942 is yet another high quality product unleashed by Aspyr. If they can continue to optimize the code even the smallest bit with future updates, I shall have to ask them to have my babies. Excellent job.