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    Skyrim

    Post by Visage on Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:06 am

    And counting.

    It's on my desk cheers


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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Darkstone on Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:32 pm

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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Darkstone on Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:44 pm

    Minimum Specs

    Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
    2GB System RAM
    6GB free HDD Space
    Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
    DirectX compatible sound card
    Internet access for Steam activation


    Recommended Specs

    Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    4GB System RAM
    6GB free HDD space
    DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher (i.e GTX550Ti); ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).
    DirectX compatible sound card
    Internet access for Steam activation
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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Visage on Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:49 pm

    Cool until you see his face Very Happy , I thought it was going to be some jokey thing but it made me want to drag my old guitar out the attic, I can only dream of sounding like that though. Cool


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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Visage on Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:51 pm

    The only thing stopping me maxing it is the Quad-core, i think I'll do alright tho.


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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Darkstone on Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:55 pm

    Bethesda have stated the recommended stats are not capable of running everything maxed Smile
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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Visage on Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:19 pm

    Still only Dx9 though, so can't be pushing the boundaries to far.

    Hoping PC version won’t be to buggy to start with, if it is I’ll persevere and start again once fixed. I just want to wander those hills. Wink


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    Post by Visage on Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:47 pm

    Done a little digging, my gpu falls amongst the “fairly certain these will give you the highest settings with all settings turned up” and my cpu falls in the “should be able to max this game rather comfortably”
    To be honest I’d be surprised If I can run on ultra.

    And I think this is the quote Stony was referring to.
    "The Min specs get you playing, The recommended specs let you play on High, not on Ultra. You'll want beefier rig for that"


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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Visage on Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:48 pm

    Dispatched!, I might even get to install it tomorrow, then roll on midnight when steam will crash! affraid


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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Visage on Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:12 pm

    Having a look at the files as its preinstalling, it does have DX10 support.


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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Visage on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:29 pm

    It looks very nice as expected especially the first time you get free of the start action and can stop to take in the scenery, it’s obviously been designed to have an impact. I did find the texture a little gritty in places I can’t put my finger on it perhaps there is just to much going on to take in, but at the moment despite the obvious improvements I kind of prefer the look of my moded Oblivion. I must also mention the Cat & Lizard people look amazing and are really convincing this time around.

    I thought the start was better than Oblivions but I still prefer arriving on the boat in Morrowind, I can imagine that having to go through the start every time with a new character will become very annoying. Combat is good and so is 3rd person view, PC fanatics will hate that it plays better with a 360 controller, sorry but negotiating the menus with a mouse feels clunky and awkward.
    What annoyed me was I couldn’t find an easy way to compare stats of weapons and armour in my inventury, to get stats from items you need to scroll over them then it would give a + / – figure to the item you had equipped. And the only way to see if that new piece of armour looks good was to come out and click 3rd person.

    Only had a couple of hours last night and that was just enough time to get to the first town, there’s a lot going on, I wanted to go off and explore but so far the story has pulled me along from one point to another, and I didn’t want to let my new friends down. Smile

    Btw the detected settings put me on high.


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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Darkstone on Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:10 pm

    the truth is out .....

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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Darkstone on Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:09 pm

    Just a heads up ... Steam has been compromised. I suggest changing passwords etc...

    http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gamesgear/steam-hacked-valve-truly-sorry-50006035/
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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by DS9 on Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:19 pm

    lol dragonborn that's well hilarious


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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Fenon on Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:08 pm

    Shit.

    Actually I've been needing to change my Steam password for a while, it was a little outdated.
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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Visage on Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:27 pm

    Pmsl @ dragonborn clip lol!

    Btw game looks & plays amazing.


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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Fenon on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:19 am

    So, Vis what is this game like compared to The Witcher 2?
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    Post by Visage on Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:47 pm

    That’s a good question fen, and I’m not sure how to answer it they both do what they do very well, witcher 2 is the more moody while Skyrim oozes atmosphere, but they both look good, but witcher 2 plays more like a traditional rpg with go here do that quests while Skyrim gives you more freedom.


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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Darkstone on Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:08 pm

    Still not installed this and after reading Steams Terms And Conditions I`m still not sure. This is the clause I`m hung up on...

    you expressly grant Valve the complete and irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise communicate, and publicly display and perform the User Generated Information and derivative works thereof in any form, anywhere, with or without attribution to you, and without any notice or compensation to you of any kind.

    Nowhere in their EULA do they state what this "User Generated Data" comprises of and with other sketchy wording such as "may include, but is not limited to" and "allow them to collect data and under certain, not defined, circumstances they can share/give that data to "affiliates" , this is very dodgy indeed.

    I`ve no doubt I`ll end up installing Steam but it will be on a separate pc that will only be used for Steam - no web browsing, no E-mail account - nada.

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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Briisace on Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:47 am

    You don't have any of this trouble playing it on the xbox. Very Happy
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    Post by Visage on Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:00 pm

    Darkstone wrote:Still not installed this and after reading Steams Terms And Conditions I`m still not sure. This is the clause I`m hung up on...

    you expressly grant Valve the complete and irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, broadcast, and otherwise communicate, and publicly display and perform the User Generated Information and derivative works thereof in any form, anywhere, with or without attribution to you, and without any notice or compensation to you of any kind.

    Nowhere in their EULA do they state what this "User Generated Data" comprises of and with other sketchy wording such as "may include, but is not limited to" and "allow them to collect data and under certain, not defined, circumstances they can share/give that data to "affiliates" , this is very dodgy indeed.

    I`ve no doubt I`ll end up installing Steam but it will be on a separate pc that will only be used for Steam - no web browsing, no E-mail account - nada.


    That’s scary who reads that stuff? I know I don’t Shocked but always have a niggle in the back of my mind that I could be signing my life away. Neutral
    I know they only mean game content but the fact they don’t confirm that is worrying, but once registered you can switch steam to offline and as far as I’m aware you can then play without a connection.


    Briisace wrote:You don't have any of this trouble playing it on the xbox. Very Happy
    Very true mate, and from comparison videos the 360 version aint to shabby. Razz



    I’ve had a fiddle with the settings and apart from having AA off I’m now running on ultra, with fps between 35 – 60 mostly above 45, done about 4 hours on these setting not had any probs and comp temps are stable, very chuffed.







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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Darkstone on Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:58 pm

    whether its intentional or not but starting Skyrim from its own .exe file by-passes Steam ...... No doubt this will get patched.
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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Visage on Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:30 am

    There aught to be more Screens but I keep forgetting to take them especially at the good bits.
    The Brave Hart character is me, the Iron Madden is my companion, you don’t have to have companions but they come in handy for carrying loot.










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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Fenon on Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:43 am

    I was going to say your modded to hell Oblivion looks better, not so sure though compairing them. Skyrim doesn't look as good as I was expecting though, however might be the case that it looks better in motion. Doesn't look bad I'm trying to decide if it looks slightly dated or if it had to be toned down because of the massive world. Or maybe I'm just off the mark, I might watch some videos.
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    Re: Skyrim

    Post by Visage on Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:22 am

    I'd say fair comment, it is a console port afterall.

    They say it's a new engine, but no it's the old engine optimised and reworked, it plays well though, and definitely the best game so far this year.


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