Doom Eternal

DrezKill

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Usually Doom Eternal tells me when it wants a newer GPU driver after receiving a patch:

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And if I don't update, I usually experience some graphical glitches and very minor performance issues, nothing major. I thought it was pretty handy that before the game even launches, it tells you that you should probably update your GPU driver. Nevertheless, I usually don't update when the game tells me to, and for the most part it still runs fine. But obviously that's just for my particular system, can't speak for everyone. Sometimes updates do break games, sometimes newer GPU drivers break games, never really been much of an issue in the nearly 30 years I been gaming on PC.

On the other hand, I had an issue with UT3 where it ran fine from Fall 2014 until Summer 2021, then all of a sudden developed an issue where if I move the mouse, the framerate tanks hard, from well over 300 fps down to single-digit fps. I was never able to figure it out, eventually uninstalled the game. That's the PC gaming life for yah.
 

polonyc2

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Too many of you in the PC gaming community are nothing but trolls and hypocrites and get a hard-on when people have problems or complain about anything.

the irony...if anyone posts about an issue that you don't have then they are lying...if you have an issue then it means everyone must have it or they are lying...if anyone dares asks a question that you deem to be obvious then you troll the post with 'do a Google search'...you have a very strange way of posting...maybe it's a language barrier as I'm guessing from your user name that you are French
 

jobert

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the irony...if anyone posts about an issue that you don't have then they are lying...if you have an issue then it means everyone must have it or they are lying...if anyone dares asks a question that you deem to be obvious then you troll the post with 'do a Google search'...you have a very strange way of posting...maybe it's a language barrier as I'm guessing from your user name that you are French
Where have I ever said that someone is lying about an issue if I don't have it? Sounds like that poor reading comprehension of yours is rearing its head. Yes I have said the opposite of that actually. I only point out when people are oblivious to what is clearly a game issue such as the stuttering that used to be in RE Village. It was proven to be a game issue that impacted EVERYONE yet some clowns on here claimed to have never had it and blamed other users. Not noticing it is one thing but being a tool and saying "oh it must be your pc" is always hilarious when it turns out to be the actual game. Being a lazy fuck and not doing even a simple google search on an issue only adds to the problem. Really all the hell you do is troll every comment I make here.
 

GoldenTiger

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Where have I ever said that someone is lying about an issue if I don't have it? Sounds like that poor reading comprehension of yours is rearing its head. Yes I have said the opposite of that actually. I only point out when people are oblivious to what is clearly a game issue such as the stuttering that used to be in RE Village. It was proven to be a game issue that impacted EVERYONE yet some clowns on here claimed to have never had it and blamed other users. Not noticing it is one thing but being a tool and saying "oh it must be your pc" is always hilarious when it turns out to be the actual game. Being a lazy fuck and not doing even a simple google search on an issue only adds to the problem. Really all the hell you do is troll every comment I make here.
Take it easy.
 

jobert

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Usually Doom Eternal tells me when it wants a newer GPU driver after receiving a patch:

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And if I don't update, I usually experience some graphical glitches and very minor performance issues, nothing major. I thought it was pretty handy that before the game even launches, it tells you that you should probably update your GPU driver. Nevertheless, I usually don't update when the game tells me to, and for the most part it still runs fine. But obviously that's just for my particular system, can't speak for everyone. Sometimes updates do break games, sometimes newer GPU drivers break games, never really been much of an issue in the nearly 30 years I been gaming on PC.

On the other hand, I had an issue with UT3 where it ran fine from Fall 2014 until Summer 2021, then all of a sudden developed an issue where if I move the mouse, the framerate tanks hard, from well over 300 fps down to single-digit fps. I was never able to figure it out, eventually uninstalled the game. That's the PC gaming life for yah.
It seems to be more of an issue in the last few years as games and drivers have gotten more complicated. And sometimes an issue can go on for months without being fixed even though its a known issue. I mean sometimes the dumbest thing can get broken. The Tomb Raider updates a week ago broke the games and had to be rolled back and there has been no news since. Nvidia in the same week had to release a firmware update for some of their cards to help address the numerous black screens people have been having. The list goes on and on and so sometimes it just gets frustrating if you are like me and play lots of different games which increases the potential of running into more issues.
 

silentsod

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Dealing with comments like this from the pc community is also tiresome.
If you're not finding PC gaming enjoyable and the community bothers you (admittedly, I was poking the bear) - why not make the change? Shelve the machine for a while and see if you like being away from the additional overhead that this hobby requires.
 

jobert

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If you're not finding PC gaming enjoyable and the community bothers you (admittedly, I was poking the bear) - why not make the change? Shelve the machine for a while and see if you like being away from the additional overhead that this hobby requires.
As I said, I have way too many pc games or I would just switch over to console. I also have some VR titles that I really want to play and I am trying to get through the enormous pc games backlog. Really I don't play on the pc anywhere near as much as I used to and have spent more time on consoles in the last month. It is so nice just to turn on my PS4 or Xbox and play a game without any nonsense.
 

cybereality

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Honestly, I don't even play games anymore. I have like 4 computers and I spend all day tweaking settings and benchmarking, but not actually playing anything seriously. That is the fun part for me.
 

Lateralus

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As I said, I have way too many pc games or I would just switch over to console. I also have some VR titles that I really want to play and I am trying to get through the enormous pc games backlog. Really I don't play on the pc anywhere near as much as I used to and have spent more time on consoles in the last month. It is so nice just to turn on my PS4 or Xbox and play a game without any nonsense.
IMO, PC gaming is still the way to go. Yes, tweaking can be required sometimes (particularly if you have something not widely supported, i.e. a 21:9 monitor). But I have played a wide variety of games and have never (or so rarely that I don't recall it) had to switch to a different driver. Knock on wood...but games just run on my system. Sure, I might have to apply a patch or a tweak when playing an older game that was coded during the Win98/2000j/XP eras, but most things run just fine.

I can't do consoles anymore. Yes, they tend to "just work" but I got tired of firing up my PS3 and having to wait minutes for a software update each time. Plus, mouse/kb is far superior to a controller for most games (racing/fighting game aside, which I don't play much of anymore). Graphics and frame rates tend to be much better on a PC also. Recent consoles have reduced that gap, but PCs will always pull ahead due to frequent hardware releases vs. console refreshes which only occur every several years. Yes, it's more expensive to get that elite experience on a PC. Yes, it can require some troubleshooting and frustration along the way. But it is worth it to me.

I get why you're frustrated, but I just haven't had that same experience. I can't tell you the last time that a game didn't launch for me...and when that rare event does happen, I can usually Google the issue and find a fix for it. No hate here and I wish you the best.
 
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