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#1 QuantaCat

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:58 AM

Assassins creed runs good on my MBP, albeit on lower res (1300*768) and low-medium detail. (I have a first generation MBP, with a X1600)


Although: You need to install new drivers, if you are still running Tiger, with the Bootcamp Beta 1.3. (Don't know about the newer leopard bootcamp drivers). The latest Omega Drivers should do the trick, if you are getting crashes on "Memory Block 3", in the game. (It crashed every time I tried to get to Acre or Jerusalem, and sometimes at random in Kingdom.)

I haven't, however, noticed any particular speed gain, but it works, which is good.



BTW, Huntn, you can add this game to the Bootcamp compatibility list, with above specs. Thank you.
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:10 AM

:huh: Interesting. I thought AC actually required a DirectX 10 compatible GPU.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:33 AM

Worked fine by default on my 24" iMac (7600GT) and Leopardy bootcamp / Vista. Had to really crank down the graphics later on to get a decent framerate though, it looked like I was playing Outcast.
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:37 AM

Dire performance here. Almost not worth playing.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:37 AM

Hm, okay, I just checked Ubisoft's official system requirements and it seems that whole "Vista/DirectX 10 required" thing was a rumour – AC even runs under Windows XP.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 07:41 AM

View PostJanichsan, on April 28th 2008, 11:37 PM, said:

Hm, okay, I just checked Ubisoft's official system requirements and it seems that whole "Vista/DirectX 10 required" thing was a rumour – AC even runs under Windows XP.

oh yeah sorry i forgot to mention it runs on XP. They are cutting DX10.1 support in the next update though. seemed to be causing many a trouble.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:46 PM

It DOES look like outcast. I think they actually do use voxels, or the post pro filter is making it look like that, I'm not sure. But it's probably the "techy" GUI, and the "glitches" in the graphical representation. (Not to mention the middle-eastern look to it all, just like outcast) It's REALLY well made. This is a production value I would dream to reach sometime, in game development.

Right now, I'm still at "dream-stage" :D
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:09 PM

View PostQuantaCat, on April 28th 2008, 05:58 AM, said:

BTW, Huntn, you can add this game to the Bootcamp compatibility list, with above specs. Thank you.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:32 AM

Huntn if you add it make a note that the game runs almost 2x as good on the X1600 using Omega Supplied Radeon Drivers.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 01:07 AM

it does? I ran into a snag yesterday, where it actually ran slower. But it might have been because the MBP was running hot or somesuch..
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 02:13 AM

Ive noticed whenever i enter the valley just after i leave seeing Al Mualin, i only ever get around 3-fps, it speeds up as i get further into the valley, eventually performance just kicks back in.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:51 AM

yeah, exactly the same. Thank god I already got all view points in kingdom, so it's just a travel area.
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:30 PM

My friend got this recently, and he has a first gen MBP as well. He expected it to run horrible, (we were making jokes about it melting his computer.) but it actually runs very well. He has most everything on medium to high, although he turned the resolution down to 1024x768.

Anyway, pretty cool game :)
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:31 PM

Yeah, although in the PC version, the flags are pretty much pointless. Unless you like finding out where they hid them, they serve no purpose whatsoever.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:16 PM

I was wondering about that. My friend accidentally ran across a few, and I was curious as to what they did.
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 01:57 AM

Just finished. They managed to hook my attention enough for me to invest into Assassins Creed 2.


I give it 8 thumbs up! (out of ten) (point deduction for repetition in the game, but bonus for general "integration" of story items and atmosphere)
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 05:19 AM

I'm going to go ahead and give the game a 7. Repetitive in almost all forms. I am doing the same things over and over again, seeing the same things over and over again, seeing the same people over and over again, i am hearing the same things over and over again "thank you for saving me, if only my sons were have as brave as you, i shall tell them this tale of your bravery and perhaps they shall learn something from it" They have recorded that same line in like 7 different voices! if they went to that trouble surely they could have thought of a different freaking line! at the point i am at in the game it has just become a "go to city, talk to bureau cheif, do three informer challenges, assassinate some guy. Makes me want to jump of a lookout spot onto the floor not a bale of hay.

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 08:04 AM

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Makes me want to jump of a lookout spot onto the floor not a bale of hay.

Fortunately, this is a rare occurrence in the game.
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 08:59 AM

View PostAussieMacGamer, on May 11th 2008, 04:19 AM, said:

I'm going to go ahead and give the game a 7. Repetitive in almost all forms. I am doing the same things over and over again, seeing the same things over and over again, seeing the same people over and over again, i am hearing the same things over and over again "thank you for saving me, if only my sons were have as brave as you, i shall tell them this tale of your bravery and perhaps they shall learn something from it" They have recorded that same line in like 7 different voices! if they went to that trouble surely they could have thought of a different freaking line! at the point i am at in the game it has just become a "go to city, talk to bureau cheif, do three informer challenges, assassinate some guy. Makes me want to jump of a lookout spot onto the floor not a bale of hay.
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  • Thank your for saving me!  You fought like a girl and you ran home crying twice so I'm glad my sons didn't see you!
  • A thousand "thank you"s and a hundred "well done"s and ten "shekels" and one "you're standing on my foot"
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:10 AM

"..I didn't WANT to be saved even though I was screaming HELP a short while ago."
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