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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:21 AM
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Image warning! I've played Rage; I'm playing Skyrim. I have one and only one thing to say.
Bethesda just beat the ever-loving crap out of id. Here's why (a panoramic view of my most recent save):







:wow:
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 12:51 AM
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1. It really is prettier


I think the enemies are a bit more intelligent than they were in Oblivion, and the NPC interaction is definitely improved. I'll write more later- if I can pull myself away from it long enough- but so far I'm very impressed.
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romana Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 01:09 AM
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2. So far so good
I'm enjoying the hell out of it so far. I love the Shout feature.
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 08:05 AM
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3. Skyrim is awesome.
I like the simplified gameplay with less repetition, better npc interaction, and the visuals are just great!

I think they did a great job!
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:53 PM
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7. Want a cooler map screen?
Add the following to your skyrim.ini (NOT the skyrimprefs.ini file; use regular brackets instead of {} for the heading):

{MapMenu}
uLockedObjectMapLOD=0
uLockedTerrainLOD=0
bWorldMapNoSkyDepthBlur=1
fWorldMapNearDepthBlurScale=0
fWorldMapDepthBlurScale=0
fWorldMapMaximumDepthBlur=0
fMapMenuOverlayNormalStrength=2.2000
fMapMenuOverlayNormalSnowStrength=0.8000
fMapWorldMaxPitch=360.0000
fMapWorldMinPitch=0.0000
fMapWorldYawRange=3600.0000
fMapWorldTransitionHeight=130000.0000
fMapWorldMaxHeight=130000.0000
fMapWorldMinHeight=130.0000
fMapWorldCursorMoveArea=0.9000
fMapWorldHeightAdjustmentForce=100.0000
fMapWorldZoomSpeed=0.0500
fMapLookMouseSpeed=3.0000
fMapMoveKeyboardSpeed=0.0005
fMapZoomMouseSpeed=5.0000
sMapCloudNIF=0

You end up with an in-game map that lets you zoom to ground level (sorry, console kids, you can't do this):



:D
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 05:59 PM
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4. Wow, that looks awesome
What are you running that on? Do you know what the requirements are for running it on a PC?
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 11:32 PM
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6. My system (copied from my invoices on TigerDirect):
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 11:35 PM by Occulus
Asus M4N98TD EVO Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Processor - Quad Core, 3.20GHz, 6MB L3 Cache, 2MB L2 Cache
Corsair Vengeance 8GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - 1600MHz
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 OC (overclocked) Edition Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5

edit: oh yes, Win7 Pro 64-bit

Skyrim runs buttery smooth on this rig. Christ- everything runs buttery smooth with this rig. I can insane-out any game I want to.

Yes, I'm a happy gamer.

:D

'nother edit:

(Skyrim) System Requirements

Minimum:
OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
Memory: 2GB System RAM
Hard Disk Space: 6GB free HDD Space
Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card

Recommended:
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
Memory: 4GB System RAM
Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher)
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 10:59 PM
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5. Bought the bullet and picked it up today.
My bank account and GPA are sure to take a bad hit.

One more hour and I can go home and play.

Can't fucking wait.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 12:02 AM
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8. So.
Edited on Thu Nov-17-11 12:03 AM by Occulus
What do you think?

If you can pull yourself away from the game long enough to post about it, that is :D
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 04:15 PM
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9. LOVE it
I created a Dark Elf who is specializing in Sneak, One handed weapons, Archery and Illusion, with some supporting spells from Alteration and a few from Destruction (cause it's just fun to blow shit up)

I just finished the Dragon Claw quest that takes you up into Bleak Hills Barrow or something. What a great dungeon! Been noodling around in that first village so far. Tonight I'm going to head off to see the Jarl at one of the cities.

Love basically everything about the interface except that Perk screen. They could have done a lot better there.


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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 05:48 PM
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15. "cause it's just fun to blow shit up"
LMAO, no kidding!
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 02:17 PM
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10. Man, PS3 version really needs some kind of quick save function.
It's really a pain in the ass navigating to the save menu all the time.

But, damn I am having a blast with this game.
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romana Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 04:43 PM
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11. Agreed
Too many buttons involved in saving. I save often, so it's very annoying.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 01:04 AM
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12. If you remap 'mission critical' keys on the PC version, they may not work properly or at all
Edited on Mon Nov-21-11 01:06 AM by Occulus
This is a known bug, I believe, and will be patched.

Until I find the necessary tweaks or they fix the whole keyboard/mouse issue, I have to use the xbox PC controller. I don't like playing these sorts of games with a controller, but doing so kind of proves that the consolitis runs thick and fast with this one, because using that controller magically solves the "that control don't work" issues.

It's... amazing. :think:
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 08:59 PM
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13. A LOT of happy people have bought the game
one of the best this year
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 05:53 PM
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16. My sister sent me a gift certifcate from Amazon
I applied it for Skyrim right away, and my goodness was that the best birthday present EVER.
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:33 PM
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14. Excuse the language, but um, "Fucking awesome"
Fucking awesome doesn't begin to describe it.
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