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ethomaz said:

walsufnir said:

It takes GT5 to make it useless for other games with mandatory installs.

GT5 didn't have mandatory install... it is optional (but I don't recomend to play it without install).

I always read it was mandatory. What about all the patches? How much space do they take if you are running off disc?



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walsufnir said:

I always read it was mandatory. What about all the patches? How much space do they take if you are running off disc?

The game only with patches uses a little less than 2GB on PS3... I made the test some months ago with the first version released (without any patch)... the new versions already had some patchs so they use less HDD too.

The patch are not cumulative... if the patch 1.3 and the 1.4 use the same file only the latest version is on HDD.

The first version with all patches and full install (there are three types of install: No, Partial and Full) uses ~10GB of HDD... if you have less than that free space the game uses only the partial install even if you choose full install.



ethomaz said:

walsufnir said:

I always read it was mandatory. What about all the patches? How much space do they take if you are running off disc?

The game only with patches uses a little less than 2GB on PS3... I made the test some months ago with the first version released (without any patch)... the new versions already had some patchs so they use less HDD too.

The patch are not cumulative... if the patch 1.3 and the 1.4 use the same file only the latest version is on HDD.

The first version with all patches and full install (there are three types of install: No, Partial and Full) uses ~10GB of HDD... if you have less than that free space the game uses only the partial install even if you choose full install.

Thanks for the info.



ironmanDX said:
crissindahouse said:
i still wonder where my game is since it's already on the way from england for 10 days now. royal mail is really slow


Should have bought retail! Are you in England?

no, germany but i still think that's way too long but it's much cheaper to buy in england so not really a prob to get it later. i often buy in england, sometimes it takes only 5 days or so and sometimes like 15 which i really don't understand.



crissindahouse said:
ironmanDX said:
crissindahouse said:
i still wonder where my game is since it's already on the way from england for 10 days now. royal mail is really slow


Should have bought retail! Are you in England?

no, germany but i still think that's way too long but it's much cheaper to buy in england so not really a prob to get it later. i often buy in england, sometimes it takes only 5 days or so and sometimes like 15 which i really don't understand.

Yeah, blame that on Royal Mail. ;p



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hinch said:
crissindahouse said:
ironmanDX said:
crissindahouse said:
i still wonder where my game is since it's already on the way from england for 10 days now. royal mail is really slow


Should have bought retail! Are you in England?

no, germany but i still think that's way too long but it's much cheaper to buy in england so not really a prob to get it later. i often buy in england, sometimes it takes only 5 days or so and sometimes like 15 which i really don't understand.

Yeah, blame that on Royal Mail. ;p

not sure if it was sarcasm or if you agree but if i send something from germany to another european country it takes only little bit longer as between two german places (which usually only takes one day) and since i can track the game i also know where it was so long (in uk)



crissindahouse said:
hinch said:
crissindahouse said:
ironmanDX said:
crissindahouse said:
i still wonder where my game is since it's already on the way from england for 10 days now. royal mail is really slow


Should have bought retail! Are you in England?

no, germany but i still think that's way too long but it's much cheaper to buy in england so not really a prob to get it later. i often buy in england, sometimes it takes only 5 days or so and sometimes like 15 which i really don't understand.

Yeah, blame that on Royal Mail. ;p

not sure if it was sarcasm or if you agree but if i send something from germany to another european country it takes only little bit longer and since i can track the game i also know where it was so long (in uk)

Oh no.. I agree. RM are used by pretty much most (if not all) UK online retailers and they can be pretty crappy when it comes to deliveries.



Slightly off topic. What are the system requirements to run this on max settings? I've been thinking about getting this or Tomb Raider for PC, but if I can't run either at max settings, I might as well get them both for PS3.



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walsufnir said:
ironmanDX said:
walsufnir said:
ethomaz said:
foodfather said:
For 360 owners, install the game. No framerate issues at all. Its best best version on consoles.

Not when the PS3 have the most responsive controls during intense fire fights where quick reactions count.

That is the DF conclusion "The more responsive PS3 game gets the nod for delivering a more consistent, flowing gameplay experience. The addition of tearing isn't particularly attractive, but the extra controller response is preferable during intense combat scenes."

Sadly they didn't tell us if they installed the game on 360. I remember some comparisons from lensoftruth.com where this also happened ("360-version has worse textures").

To do a fair comparison they wouldn't install it. They have to see it working in a way that can suit everyone. No everyone has a hdd to install multiple games on the 360 were the ps3 comes with bigger hdd's to make up for the mandatory installs on most if not all games this late into the gen.

what about people with this?

It takes GT5 to make it useless for other games with mandatory installs.

Out of 75ish million consoles sold how many do you think are 12gb versions? They went with the majority, like anyone with a shred of intelligence would.

A good percentage of the 12gb models have probably been installed with hdd's anyway. My mate's ylod and he did the obvious.



ironmanDX said:
walsufnir said:
ironmanDX said:
walsufnir said:
ethomaz said:
foodfather said:
For 360 owners, install the game. No framerate issues at all. Its best best version on consoles.

Not when the PS3 have the most responsive controls during intense fire fights where quick reactions count.

That is the DF conclusion "The more responsive PS3 game gets the nod for delivering a more consistent, flowing gameplay experience. The addition of tearing isn't particularly attractive, but the extra controller response is preferable during intense combat scenes."

Sadly they didn't tell us if they installed the game on 360. I remember some comparisons from lensoftruth.com where this also happened ("360-version has worse textures").

To do a fair comparison they wouldn't install it. They have to see it working in a way that can suit everyone. No everyone has a hdd to install multiple games on the 360 were the ps3 comes with bigger hdd's to make up for the mandatory installs on most if not all games this late into the gen.

what about people with this?

It takes GT5 to make it useless for other games with mandatory installs.

Out of 75ish million consoles sold how many do you think are 12gb versions? They went with the majority, like anyone with a shred of intelligence would.

A good percentage of the 12gb models have probably been installed with hdd's anyway. My mate's ylod and he did the obvious.

I don't know how many do but there a lot of them available on amazon.de, for example: http://www.amazon.de/PlayStation-Konsole-DualShock-Wireless-Controller/dp/B00B4RLJ9O/ref=sr_tr_sr_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1364816773&sr=1-1 so I guess people buy these a lot (they are also cheaper, of course). You can't talk this off when pushing me to provide data. How many put an hdd in their ps3 is also unknown.

And please stop to argue with "anyone with intelligence" - this is nonsense, yet popular in people's argumentations, especially when they think their own decision was intelligent.