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Old April 14 2015, 08:49 PM   #1
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GTA V for the PC

I pre-ordered this game months ago - originally it was penned in for a January release date, but it came today.

7 DVDs to install - am getting a bit impatient! I was worried I would damage the discs when trying to get them out as they are tough to remove.

Anyone else played it on PC yet?
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Old April 15 2015, 10:16 AM   #2
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Installing off 7 disks, it's like travelling back in time to 1992!

I guess the alternative is the sort of colossal steam download that takes about a week if you don't have fibre-optic broadband.
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Old April 15 2015, 10:33 AM   #3
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Re: GTA V for the PC

60 FPS GTA V is pretty sweet.

Also, the download is not that big. Bit over 50 gig IIRC.



GTA V in 5K maxed out at ultra settings (2x MSAA + TXAA + FXAA + 8x Reflection MSAA) w/ 4x GTX TITAN X, using about 8GB VRAM.
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Old April 15 2015, 10:40 AM   #4
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Re: GTA V for the PC

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Also, the download is not that big. Bit over 50 gig IIRC.
Okay, actually 60.

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Old April 15 2015, 02:40 PM   #5
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Re: GTA V for the PC

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60 FPS GTA V is pretty sweet.

Also, the download is not that big. Bit over 50 gig IIRC.



GTA V in 5K maxed out at ultra settings (2x MSAA + TXAA + FXAA + 8x Reflection MSAA) w/ 4x GTX TITAN X, using about 8GB VRAM.
"not that big"

"over 50 gig"

You make no sense, sir.

*pets his fiber optic Internet box*
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Old April 15 2015, 03:19 PM   #6
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"not that big"

"over 50 gig"

You make no sense, sir.
It's 2015, 50 plus is completely reasonable for a high-production-value game
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Old April 15 2015, 03:31 PM   #7
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I can't imagine being a PC gamer in an era of bandwidth caps. Holy moly.
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Old April 15 2015, 03:51 PM   #8
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"not that big"

"over 50 gig"

You make no sense, sir.
It's 2015, 50 plus is completely reasonable for a high-production-value game
You have an odd definition of "completely reasonable," considering only a handful of games are that large at this point.

I'm not saying it's not worth it, but the explosion in game sizes in recent years is pretty crazy:



Taken from here.
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Old April 15 2015, 03:59 PM   #9
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Just get with it, grandpa!
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Old April 15 2015, 04:06 PM   #10
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Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
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"not that big"

"over 50 gig"

You make no sense, sir.
It's 2015, 50 plus is completely reasonable for a high-production-value game
You have an odd definition of "completely reasonable," considering only a handful of games are that large at this point.

I'm not saying it's not worth it, but the explosion in game sizes in recent years is pretty crazy:
I have to believe that a large factor in the size explosion is that both major current-generation consoles are using Blu-ray Discs as their physical format. In the last generation, the Xbox 360 stuck with DVDs, so any console game that was also headed for the PC was initially designed for those constraints. Nowadays, they port the PS4 or Xbox One version to PC and then you get 50 GB downloads.
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Old April 15 2015, 04:07 PM   #11
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It's 2015, 50 plus is completely reasonable for a high-production-value game
You have an odd definition of "completely reasonable," considering only a handful of games are that large at this point.

I'm not saying it's not worth it, but the explosion in game sizes in recent years is pretty crazy:
I have to believe that a large factor in the size explosion is that both major current-generation consoles are using Blu-ray Discs as their physical format. In the last generation, the Xbox 360 stuck with DVDs, so any console game that was also headed for the PC was initially designed for those constraints. Nowadays, they port the PS4 or Xbox One version to PC and then you get 50 GB downloads.
That has a lot to do with it, yeah. And as the article I linked notes, BR on PC just never took off (and probably never will at this point), so PC gaming is going to be stuck in download-only land, possibly forever. Great for people with fiber connections (like me) but pretty shitty for everyone else.
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Old April 15 2015, 04:45 PM   #12
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Re: GTA V for the PC

The data on that graph doesn't tell the full story though. Most of those games have had multiple DLC releases since launch which inflates their size for a new player.

For example; the graph states that Battlefield 4 is less that 30GB, yet on my PS4 HD it takes up 45GB due to DLC. Another example is DC Universe Online. The barebones game was a mere 18GB on release. Now, after 4 years of patches and DLC, it takes up close to 60GB on my HD.
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Old April 15 2015, 05:21 PM   #13
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The "full story" doesn't have to include DLC to communicate the message "game sizes have fucking exploded in recent years."
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Old April 15 2015, 05:25 PM   #14
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But that's to be expected, no?
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Old April 15 2015, 09:33 PM   #15
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Re: GTA V for the PC

The extra 5Gb of "patches/updates" is killing me - my download speeds aren't that fast, and whne the splashscreen is displaying, I can't use the PC browser's internet for anything else which is annoying. They really do need some form of "auto throttle." Looks like the weekend by the time this thing gets installed now.

(The 7 discs install also reminded me of Klingon Academy and Starfleet Academy days, although I can't remember if they made you insert all 7 discs during installation or not!)
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