Neoseeker : News : Grand Theft Auto 5 petition explodes with over 110,000 signatures
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Animatrix Dec 12, 12
GTA has never forced a storyline on players. The icons are always there for you to avoid, or to go looking for them...

I have friends that bought GTA4 just to drive around and kill pedestrians and to this day that is all they have done and still do it.

I think the added storyline just makes it even better.
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AznLiquid Dec 11, 12
quote lKasHl
quote Master
quote lKasHl
I'll admit SR2 was beyond horrific in terms of porting but making that comparison doesn't make GTA IV any better
It doesn't make it better, but it offers you contrast for what a bad port actually is. It's like going to a mid-class restaurant and saying "this spaghetti tastes like dog shit!", I'm basically replying with - "have you actually tasted dog shit?"
Let me clarify then, relative to a decent meal GTA IV was bad, relative to dog shit it was a tolerable meal
Agreed, GTA4 wasn't the worst port out there. But considering the extra time taken, and all the resources at Rockstar's disposal (they had their entire Toronto team just working on the port), the final product was sub-par.
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Demonfurby Dec 11, 12
quote Ville_Valo
quote Gregm
I may even consider getting a nice computer setup to try it out.
I might also pay $1000 to play the same game with slightly better graphics. Even though it could actually be much much worse.
PS3 thanks
It's not like you can't do a million things with a new gaming PC that can play GTA.

Nope, I'll stay with a dying console tyvm
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lKasHl Dec 11, 12
quote Master
quote lKasHl
I'll admit SR2 was beyond horrific in terms of porting but making that comparison doesn't make GTA IV any better
It doesn't make it better, but it offers you contrast for what a bad port actually is. It's like going to a mid-class restaurant and saying "this spaghetti tastes like dog shit!", I'm basically replying with - "have you actually tasted dog shit?"
Let me clarify then, relative to a decent meal GTA IV was bad, relative to dog shit it was a tolerable meal
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Master Dec 10, 12
quote lKasHl
I'll admit SR2 was beyond horrific in terms of porting but making that comparison doesn't make GTA IV any better
It doesn't make it better, but it offers you contrast for what a bad port actually is. It's like going to a mid-class restaurant and saying "this spaghetti tastes like dog shit!", I'm basically replying with - "have you actually tasted dog shit?"
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lKasHl Dec 10, 12
quote Master
IV doesn't require Steam and they patched out the Social Club.

Everyone seems to regard IV as such a terrible port... it leaves to me believe they've never tried Saints Row 2.
I'd say a large proportion of purchases are on Steam though which makes the GFWL integration COMPLETELY useless. On the steam edition I had to install social club on my most recent installation (about a year ago) but they might have changed it lately.
I'll admit SR2 was beyond horrific in terms of porting but making that comparison doesn't make GTA IV any better


quote ChiroVette
Honestly, the PC port of GTA IV was absolutely incredible, and this is coming from someone who hated GTA IV. Though I never played it on the PC, only on the consoles, the modding community did some unbelievable things with the game, which is a direct connection to how good the port is.
In GTA IV's case it was just that the modding community was REALLY dedicated, to my knowledge Rockstar didn't provide any functionality to mod graphics (can't say I'm entirely sure on the game assets basis). The graphics mods were done through ENB series, a third party utility which, from my understanding does post processing and injects into render calls, it is not a functionality that Rockstar themselves introduced. Also texture mods were created by deconstructing GTA IV's assets and replacing them, again a community derived approach, all Rockstar did was not enforce any mechanisms to prevent modding (which i give them credit for).
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Thunderpizza Dec 10, 12
quote lKasHl
GTA IV was still HORRIBLY optimized for PC.
Being a brainwashed starman saying the pc port of gta5 will get first class treatment is just wishful thinking. Im not going to deny that gta4 was pretty trash on the pc. We just need to let the devs know to cut the crap and focus on the user experience for gt5 so we dont end up like we did in 2008. I dont care if it takes a bit longer.
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Ville_Valo Dec 10, 12
quote Gregm
I may even consider getting a nice computer setup to try it out.
I might also pay $1000 to play the same game with slightly better graphics. Even though it could actually be much much worse.
PS3 thanks
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Gregm Dec 9, 12
Exactly. Rockstar can remain as hush as they'd like about a GTA 5 port, but it's almost a guaranteed fact they're going to release one, eventually.

I may even consider getting a nice computer setup to try it out.
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ChiroVette Dec 9, 12
quote Master
IV doesn't require Steam and they patched out the Social Club.

Everyone seems to regard IV as such a terrible port... it leaves to me believe they've never tried Saints Row 2. I can run IV at least 2x better than SR2 and I'm on some pretty outdated hardware now. It wasn't that bad of a port as everyone thinks. If they could port V as 'bad' as they did IV, they shouldn't have any problems.
Honestly, the PC port of GTA IV was absolutely incredible, and this is coming from someone who hated GTA IV. Though I never played it on the PC, only on the consoles, the modding community did some unbelievable things with the game, which is a direct connection to how good the port is.

I would be willing to bet ANY amount of money that, with or without this petition, GTA V is coming to the PC. Anyone who things otherwise is either ignoring Rockstar's GTA history or just not paying attention.
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Master Dec 9, 12
IV doesn't require Steam and they patched out the Social Club.

Everyone seems to regard IV as such a terrible port... it leaves to me believe they've never tried Saints Row 2. I can run IV at least 2x better than SR2 and I'm on some pretty outdated hardware now. It wasn't that bad of a port as everyone thinks. If they could port V as 'bad' as they did IV, they shouldn't have any problems.
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lKasHl Dec 9, 12
quote Thunderpizza
A developer as solid as rockstar would definitely take that extra time into putting extra polish on all the features, making sure everything is well-fit for the PC. Hell, we might even see extra content that the consoles dont get. :3
first post woot!
I disagree (unfortunately). Even though it was released months after the consoles, GTA IV was still HORRIBLY optimized for PC. Even until this date, with every patch applied its still relatively impossible to achieve a buttery smooth framerate on older hardware even if it has the grunt to do so.

Eg. I have a Q9550 @ 4.2ghz & 6950 and at times my frames drop to <30fps with <60% GPU utilisation (regardless of how high the graphics settings are). The fact GPU utilisation drops to such an extent would suggest a CPU bottleneck but even if I disable a CPU core and run it on 3 cores, there is no loss in FPS suggesting that the game is still tied to perform on the 360's 3x cores.

Ironically if I play a movie on my second monitor and GTA on the first I get 100% untilisation and a buttery smooth 60fps, just about everything there hints that Rockstar gave us a shoddy port, thats not even getting into the fact you have to run GFWL/Steam/Rockstar Social Club simultaneously to even launch the game on PC...
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BlackLabel Dec 7, 12
I can't believe how many signatures this petition got for a game that is coming to PC and was always coming to PC. Where was the petition when GTA IV wasn't announced for PC until after the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions came out? This game was always coming to PC..
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Master Dec 6, 12
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