GTA Vice City for PC? oh yeah baby!!

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  1. daHiVE

    daHiVE New Member

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    just came across this little news item, which states that rockstar has confirmed a spring 2003 release for GTA Vice City PC! *sigh of relief* :D

    http://www.ggmania.com/#12688
     
  2. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    Well that certainly seems to deserve a good old,

    "w00t-w00t-w00t!!!!"

    :) :D :) :D :) :D
     
  3. daHiVE

    daHiVE New Member

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    hehe, well said :D
     
  4. Zarathustra

    Zarathustra Elite Bastard

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    Very cool, I guess they finally realized how many copies of this game they will sell ;)
     
  5. sencaa

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    yeh this is the best news i ever heard in last days,liked gta3 and will love gta vice city
     
  6. ToshiroOC

    ToshiroOC Unbiased.

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    :drools: Yes! I am sick and tired of using a damn controller to try and drive or aim - it just doesn't work. For some things you just need a computer, and GTA is one of them...

    ToshiroOC
     
  7. dipstick

    dipstick New Member

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    This is definitely good news. I just hope they take their time and do it right.
     
  8. Alcofiel

    Alcofiel electronic fantastic

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    it's pretty cool, but i have it on my ps2 and it just kicks ass. i like it better on a console.
     
  9. Nexus

    Nexus -=Space Cowboy=-

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    whats the deal

    it cant be that hard to go from ps2 to pc. and they make the games on a pc in the first place so i dont see what they would have against puting it on the pc
     
  10. DriveEuro

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    It's prolly cuz it will take so many damn CDs to play it on PC.
     
  11. ToshiroOC

    ToshiroOC Unbiased.

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    Nexus, reason its so hard to port games from consoles that are very un-PC-like (aka anything that isn't an Xbox) is because everything has been optimized to run on that particular console, and a lot of the time special console-specific functions are called, and for more complex graphics, they have to be rewritten to work with a video card instead of a graphics-oriented CPU in a console. Machine-level language is different to, so any hand-coded machine language would have to be totally redone, and then after all of this they have to do compatibility testing, because consoles have extremely limited changes in configuration, while there are hundreds of thousands of computers with different combinations of parts and software out there that should be able to run the game, and some of those won't for some strange reason or another, meaning that they have to write patches like crazy for the code to work on the different PC configurations. They also have to complete revamp the input system from a controller-based one to a mouse/keyboard based one, write protocols for key binding and all... The list goes on and on, and essentially, you can't just simply click a little option that says, "Compile for x86 PC" instead of "Compile for PS2" and expect it to work, and that is the reason ports are more involved than most people think.

    ToshiroOC

    <bows>
    <invites people to look at his previous posts and note that there are almost no one-liners>
    <bows>
    btw, I'm still bored. Someone PM me something to do please :lol:
     
  12. Moe Szyslak

    Moe Szyslak New Member

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    Hope it wont be laggy like GTA 3. Thats what ruined it for me. Graphics should be sweet though if the PS2 version is anything to go by
     
  13. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    Wow!

    Good answer, you make most excellent and informative posts! I hope you stick around. :) (BTW-Check your PMs. ;) )
     
  14. DriveEuro

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    I didn't find GTA3 to be laggy on my PC.....
     
  15. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    Nope, me neither. But that's because me and thee have viddy cards made by the company that makes video cards to play games, "The way it's meant to be played". ;)
     
  16. DriveEuro

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    Me and thee.........OK King Digs a Lot
     
  17. sporkpimp

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    Hrm... I don't think so.
    The nice thing about PC games is the myriad of compression options available, both texture and sound... I'm guessin' that VC's kickin' 80's soundtrack would do just fine as a series of, say, .ogg files (I can dream, can't I?) while taking up very little space... that's what they did with GTA3's radio, and they crammed all of that game onto 2 CDs... and CD1 was practically empty!

    -SporkPimp
     
  18. DriveEuro

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    Well true...
     
  19. DonnoD

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    I think it's about time games came out on DVD-roms.
     
  20. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    Second that.

    Yeah, I thought they'd have been out for a while already. Why bundle 3-5 disk games when you could just shuck it all on a DVD? ("Cost, the fact that not everyone has a DVD drive, technical issues.." SHUT UP BRAIN! )
     

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