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#1 Sneaky Snake

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 08:17 AM

I just downloaded the demo for this game in Steam and it is fun as hell. I just have a few questions before i make the purchase:

How's the online community - and the maturity of it? Is everyone just spraying and praying or is there some good team tactical play. Is this game crossplatform with Windows? and lastly since its OpenGL native does that mean it'll run better in OS X then it does in windows?


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Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:18 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on March 28th 2009, 07:17 AM, said:

I just downloaded the demo for this game in Steam and it is fun as hell. I just have a few questions before i make the purchase:

How's the online community - and the maturity of it? Is everyone just spraying and praying or is there some good team tactical play.

The ETQW community, like any on-line game community is a mixed bag. You can get into some games with excellent team work but you can also, because of the persistent stats, get into games where people are in it only for adding to their own XP, regardless of whether or not it helps the team they're on. I've been in some excellent games, with balanced teams, where the final outcome was determined in the last 30 seconds. I've also seen both sides of games where the teams are seriously stacked on one side or the other. The stacked game aren't much fun, regardless of which side of the stack you're on. Getting people to balance the teams in those cases can be difficult though I'm not sure why. Of course, I'm mostly talking about the ranked servers here because that's where I usually end up, on a ranked server. The guys I game with seem to prefer them so I go where they are.

View PostSneaky Snake, on March 28th 2009, 07:17 AM, said:

Is this game crossplatform with Windows?

Yes.


View PostSneaky Snake, on March 28th 2009, 07:17 AM, said:

and lastly since its OpenGL native does that mean it'll run better in OS X then it does in windows?

I can't answer whether or not it runs better in OS X or not. I do know however, that if you shop around, you can find the Windows version for under $10US. I've seen it as low as $5US. The Mac version is still over $40US.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:05 AM

It's pretty cheep.

Coincidentally, I just ordered the Mac version off of Amazon last night, used: like new, for $25. If you decide to buy (seriously, why not?) we should play together.
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:39 PM

Sounds good,

does the mac version use Punkbuster?
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:49 PM

I'm pretty sure it does, why?
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:18 PM

View PostMagnum, on March 28th 2009, 03:49 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure it does, why?

I'm just having issues with punkbuster for the demo - but punkbuster works fine on Battlefield 2 and COD4/5 for me
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:11 AM

Not unless tBC or Eric deletes you first…

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:22 PM

Whoa, what happened? Has Liberator been doing drugs, again?!
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 02:25 PM

was he (deleted post guy) a buccaneer molesting the honest computer folk
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:58 PM

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:22 PM

If my post were violated like that, would I report myself?
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:18 PM

View PostMagnum, on March 31st 2009, 05:22 AM, said:

Whoa, what happened? Has Liberator been doing drugs, again?!
Again, since when did I stop? :P

…Nah, just kidding.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:02 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on March 28th 2009, 10:17 AM, said:

I just downloaded the demo for this game in Steam and it is fun as hell. I just have a few questions before i make the purchase:

How's the online community - and the maturity of it? Is everyone just spraying and praying or is there some good team tactical play. Is this game crossplatform with Windows? and lastly since its OpenGL native does that mean it'll run better in OS X then it does in windows?
thanks
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QW is my favorite game ever. I don't have time to keep gaming constantly--and iPhone games have been taking up my time--so I keep returning to the game a little rusty :blush: But it's excellent, and I almost always have fun online (very few griefers). For the BEST tactical play you'd want to be with people you know and plan with (which is why I keep trying to get AppleCorps/MacClan.net going with QW) but if you get on the mic you can coordinate with total strangers pretty well. You don't see TOO many people just spraying and praying--that doesn't pay off.

The Mac version was well worth the price to me: I can jump into 20-60 minutes of QW without rebooting, and just leave my Mac stuff open in the background waiting for my return.

(BTW if you like customizing controls, I found ControllerMate to be a great companion to QW.)

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 01:51 PM

It's too bad that there isn't a Mac demo for the game. I'm interested, but first I'd need to find out how well it plays on my Mac, among other things.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:07 PM

I got the game on Thursday (finally) and it runs great on max settings (no AA though) on my iMac.
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 11:56 AM

What iMac do you have?
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:12 PM

I have the 24 inch, 2.8 GHz, with the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS. I do see some odd slowdown here and there, but it runs grand still.
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:41 PM

I found that leaving lighting/shadows on the middle instead of high setting (and skipping AA) is enough to make the game run great on my old 7600GT/2.33 Ghz white iMac. It slows down a bit in certain situations, but not enough to make me drop the detail any further. So I suspect newer Macs are just fine. I forget the resolution I run--probably 1280x800 or 1440x900.

There are texture-loading delays the first time you see a new outdoor area, but that only lasts a moment.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 09:56 AM

There I finally purchased this game. Very fun, very addicting multiplater  :D
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