Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB

Anything to do with games at all.
User avatar
Saint of Killers
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Saint of Killers » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:07 am

How are PC players finding their RDR2 experience? I'm hearing it's a bit temperamental and no one's got a handle on just why that is.

Red Dead Redemption 2 had a lot of issues at launch, and so far, those seem to be largely persisting. Most of them are related to the Rockstar Launcher not opening Red Dead 2, Red Dead Redemption 2 crashing, stuttering/freezing, or exhibiting poor performance. Even still, we managed to put together a CPU benchmark in Red Dead Redemption 2. We only had the issue where RDR2 won't launch one time, and that was "fixed" by changing the entire motherboard and its BIOS alike. AMD wasn't the only processor afflicted with Rockstar Games' poor launch, though: Intel's facing the RAGE plague again wherein performing better equates performing worse. If that sentence doesn't make sense, you're not alone in being confused about it -- check the video for more discussion in our CPU benchmarking & technical review of Red Dead 2 on PC. We're looking at Intel vs. AMD CPUs today.

-Gamers Nexus



This guy got it working but couldn't tell you exactly why :lol:


| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
User avatar
KingK
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by KingK » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:32 am

And this is why, for me, consoles are the only way to play games. PCs are too different from each other. I haven't got the knowledge, or time, to fix things like change a motherboard or the Bios.

Gimme a console every day of the week and twice on Sundays

Image
User avatar
Victor Mildew
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Victor Mildew » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:34 am

Saint of Killers wrote:How are PC players finding their RDR2 experience?


I've had better days.

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
User avatar
Saint of Killers
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Saint of Killers » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:37 am

KingK wrote:And this is why, for me, consoles are the only way to play games. PCs are too different from each other. I haven't got the knowledge, or time, to fix things like change a motherboard or the Bios.

Gimme a console every day of the week and twice on Sundays


That's a *very* rare occurrence. As rare as RRoD, YLoD, etc.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
User avatar
KingK
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by KingK » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:43 am

You still need to tweak around on settings to do this, that and the other though on PC dont you? My only selection option on console is to toggle between resolution or frame rate and that's only on some games.

Image
User avatar
Knoyleo
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Knoyleo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:48 am

Most games will auto detect settings for you, or your graphics card will probably come with a user friendly dashboard that will optimise settings for you as well.

There's only so much they can do if the developers have made a badly optimised port, though.

User avatar
Saint of Killers
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Saint of Killers » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:49 am

KingK wrote:You still need to tweak around on settings to do this, that and the other though on PC dont you? My only selection option on console is to toggle between resolution or frame rate and that's only on some games.


Which can be as difficult or as simple as you want. (You can toggle between pre-sets, or dive in and do things more granularly.) It's not that difficult to figure out.

One of the supposed reasons RDR2 is giving so much jip on PC is it's so much more demanding than other games. So where normally someone could easily play a game on ultra or high, with RDR2 they may need to knock it down to medium. Okay, so the downside to that is it's not as straightforward to play as on consoles, but the upshot is it's the best version of the game.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
User avatar
Jenuall
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: 40 light-years outside of the buttermilk nebula

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Jenuall » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:48 pm

PC games have been a doddle to play for years now, this just sounds like poor development from R* more than anything.

My PC is basically 5 years old now but I know I can still turn on and play pretty much any game released on consoles at as good or better settings without any trouble or fiddling at all. If people want to tweak and improve/optimise then the option is there but it really is just as simple as plug and play these days in pretty much every situation.

The real bad old days are a true distant memory - fiddling with CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT, sorting out your HIMEMs and arsing around with sound configuration until you found IRQ and DMA settings that actually worked etc.

Image
User avatar
KingK
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by KingK » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:56 pm

^ glossary required!
;)

Image
User avatar
Saint of Killers
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Saint of Killers » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:50 am



Red Dead Redemption 2 has a lot of graphics settings that need a definition, incl: Parallax Occlusion Mapping, Volumetric Raymarch Resolution, and Screen Space Ambient Occlusion.
Sponsor: Gigabyte Z390 Master Motherboard (https://geni.us/SIBW0 - Amazon)

This content includes some Red Dead Redemption 2 PC graphics settings comparisons, with a heavy focus on technical explanation.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
User avatar
Meep
Member
Joined in 2010
Location: Belfast

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Meep » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:46 pm

KingK wrote:And this is why, for me, consoles are the only way to play games. PCs are too different from each other. I haven't got the knowledge, or time, to fix things like change a motherboard or the Bios.

Gimme a console every day of the week and twice on Sundays

The vast majority of games released on PC run fine on most hardware providing it is relatively modern. Don't make excuses for devs like Rockstar putting out shitty ports.

User avatar
Victor Mildew
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Victor Mildew » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:54 pm

Meep wrote:
KingK wrote:And this is why, for me, consoles are the only way to play games. PCs are too different from each other. I haven't got the knowledge, or time, to fix things like change a motherboard or the Bios.

Gimme a console every day of the week and twice on Sundays

The vast majority of games released on PC run fine on most hardware providing it is relatively modern. Don't make excuses for devs like Rockstar putting out shitty ports.


[USER WARNED : LAZY DEVELOPER RHETORIC]

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
User avatar
Saint of Killers
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Red Dead Redemption 2 - PC, PS4, XB
by Saint of Killers » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:21 pm

Do YOU have unlimited FPS and stuttering? Cap RDR2's FPS to 120.


| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)

Return to “Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: darksideby182, Fade, Frank, HaruKazuhira, HSH28, KjGarly, more heat than light, OldSoulCyborg, Tafdolphin, Wedgie, wensleydale and 61 guests