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I thought he meant a PS3 console ph34r.gif

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The retail price in Australia is around $99.  At least we pay about the same for its soundtrack.  biggrin.gif

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The retail price in Australia is around $99.  At least we pay about the same for its soundtrack.  biggrin.gif



Holy crap, that's a lot of money for a video game.

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Holy crap, that's a lot of money for a video game.



Maybe I'm just getting old, but I remember the days when videogames cost around $75 bucks new here in the US. That was for the SNES and Genesis, too. Then there was Phantasy Star 4 that cost $99 new.

 

Oh lawdy, then there was the Neo-Geo... those carts were like $400+ bucks! Crazy early nineties system that used actual arcade boards.

 

Seems like games got cheaper for a while, then started climbing back up again in recent generations.


Edited by MuppetFace - 11/13/11 at 10:11pm
post #65 of 426

I remember back when you could get a really good PC game for $10 bucks, or a cheap one for $5. You got more for the money, too - in those days you got all sorts of maps, posters, strategy thingies and whatnot. Now you have to pay $130 for the same stuff.

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I remember back when you could get a really good PC game for $10 bucks, or a cheap one for $5. You got more for the money, too - in those days you got all sorts of maps, posters, strategy thingies and whatnot. Now you have to pay $130 for the same stuff.


PCs themselves were pretty costly back in the days of yore, though. You can get a lot more for your money these days in terms of hardware.

 

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PCs themselves were pretty costly back in the days of yore, though. You can get a lot more for your money these days in terms of hardware.

 



I can build a gaming rig for $700. But do i want to? Nah i'm to lazy.

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I can build a gaming rig for $700. But do i want to? Nah i'm to lazy.



I've always been a console person, myself. Though I used to build computers for fun. It's not so much laziness as it is a lot of games I enjoy being console-only.

post #69 of 426

Skyrim is here very_evil_smiley.gif

 

I have work to do first, though.

 

Of course, Steam won't load the launcher. I just get the "Preparing" message flashing endlessly. So I can't change any of my graphics settings. Can anyone with the game working copy paste the contents of their Skyrim.ini file here so I can try to set it up manually?

 

Oh nevermind, that stuff's in the Prefs.ini file now.

 

Launcher works now too, Steam had to update.


Edited by Head Injury - 11/14/11 at 9:05am
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What's the bitrate of the files in the game's Music folder? Or does it not have one like Morrowind and Oblivion?



Not sure, but the sound's been a bit frustrating for me.  Clippy and staticy with my E10 set to 24/96 (fine with 24/48 though) and the whole game crashes on the menu screen when I try to switch it back to onboard audio.  I haven't tried lowering the onboard audio quality to 24/48 to see if it will work like that yet though.  Skyrim is the only game that's ever done this to me, and I'm not sure why it does it.

post #71 of 426

There's no Music folder like the past games, the songs are packaged into the Sound.bsa file, and they're in a xwm file format I'm not familiar with. VLC plays it fine, but I can't check the bitrate or sampling rate. The game sounds great for me with two channels and Dolby Headphone though.

 

I've tried an axe-and-shield Nord and dual-magic High Elf so far. I'm really liking magic, much more fun than point-and-shoot spells of previous games. It's easy so far, I may need to increase the difficulty later. I'm so used to FCOM in Oblivion biggrin.gif

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The thing that is really getting on my nerves is the random crashing to desktop.  It seems to happen randomly and nothing apparently or obviously triggering it.  I can go 8+ hours playing with no crashing or it can be like today where its apparently crashing every 15 min or so....

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Did you play Morrowind? Skyrim doesn't crash half as often.

post #74 of 426

Oh no, I've already started downloading texture mods frown.gif

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I just got it today. Haven't noticed any crashing, And i play on high in 720p on my laptop.

 

My specs aren't that great either.

 

4gb ram

intel core i3 370m 2.4ghz

500gb hard drive with windows 7 at 5400rpm

ati radeon hd 5470 at 512mb

 

 

I play it on my 27inch monitor. It's pretty sweet.

 

I was shocked when it said detecting recommended settings and it was set at high. Maybe the developers of this game did a good job in making it less of a resource hog. Loving the game.

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