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#1 Jun 02 2009 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
At first I had little interest in the system, but now I pretty much feel obligated to get one just for this game.

...And maybe Last Guardian by Team Ico too :D
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#2 Jun 02 2009 at 8:06 PM Rating: Good
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I got one for Metal Gear, then quit using it.

Now I will have a reason to use it again.
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#3 Jun 02 2009 at 8:45 PM Rating: Default
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Yeah I play on PC but I'm not sure how my pc will handle it.
2.5ghz Dual-Core
4g Ram

How does that compare to PS3 capabilities? Will I need a new computer to run it smoothly?

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#4 Jun 02 2009 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Guardian, your ram and graphics card sound fine. also Ps3 has I think 3.2 GHz processor. so 2.5 is pretty darn close for what is available these days. making a comparisson to the last remnant on PC it had a minimum of 1.5GB RAM and 2GHz processor and NVIDIA 8600 or better. Your setup sounds decent but that is from NO experience about how this game will push limitations.

I can only guess it will be greater that TLR but coming from the most recent PC game they put out its the best match I can provide you with. Hope all that information helps.
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#5 Jun 02 2009 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Ps3 has I think 3.2 GHz processor. so 2.5 is pretty darn close for what is available these days.
Just so you know, GHz matters little when comparing across architectures.

The specs on that PC look decent though. I'll bet that's at least the minimum requirement and will probably be able to play it and good settings. (this is based purely off the knowledge of what many PC users have, I don't know anything about the requirements. I just know SE won't want to alienate a user base, they'll make lower texture settings available)
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#6 Jun 02 2009 at 9:08 PM Rating: Decent
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My Ps3 has been a BluRay player for about a year now, I'm glad to see I'll finally be using it every day starting sometime in 2010 lol.

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#7 Jun 02 2009 at 9:10 PM Rating: Good
Nope, computer here, and the nice thing about computers is that unless you're on a laptop you can upgrade it until it can play it for less than a PS3.
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#8 Jun 02 2009 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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GuardianFaith wrote:
Yeah I play on PC but I'm not sure how my pc will handle it.
2.5ghz Dual-Core
4g Ram

How does that compare to PS3 capabilities? Will I need a new computer to run it smoothly?

Techie help plz (* '-`)b

Use this to compare graphics card capabilities, keeping
in mind that S/E will not release an MMO that a majority of
people will not be able to play. Your 8800gt is a very decent card
compared to the norm, and should suit it fine.
#9 Jun 02 2009 at 9:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, I will be buying me a PS3, finally got a reason to buy a console! I have been avoiding them for 5 years now, PC has been my console, but building/buying a new $2000 monster (I am the kind of people who prefer their gaming PC to be capable of running new games for about 5 years before the next PC, but this game will probably force me to turn that cycle into a 4 year one now) to be able to run FFXIV smoothly doesn't tickle my fancy for now.
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#10 Jun 02 2009 at 11:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Seeing as I own a decent PC and a PS3, I'll probably buy it for both. Then any friends that can come over can log on to their characters. I used to do this with XI when it launched on PS2.

I might have to upgrade my PC a little bit. We'll see when specs are officially announced. Anyone know where I can find money now?
#11 Jun 02 2009 at 11:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Computer Here! Also i doubt they will make it to incredible hard or easy to have a capable computer to run this, May dumb it down from the PS3 version but hey! It works
#12 Jun 03 2009 at 1:21 AM Rating: Good
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The PS3s GPU the RSX is based on the Nvidia GeForce 7800. Just to give you an idea of what might need to play on PC.
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#13 Jun 03 2009 at 3:20 AM Rating: Good
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When it comes to processing DirectX basically consolidates what the 8 PS3 cores do, Sound, Graphics, Physics (although this is offloaded to some GPUs) etc.

Dual core 2.0+ should run the game fine because it's all designed to handle this input in a certain way.
As for graphics, Gefore 8/9600+ seems to be the industry standard for this generation of consoles. I have no idea about its ATI equivalents I'm afraid though.

On topic, I was very close to actually buying a PS3, that was until they anounced that it would be on PC too. Because of this, and probably this alone I will NEVER buy a PS3.
#14 Jun 03 2009 at 3:23 AM Rating: Decent
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I got a GeForce 285GTX with FFXIVs name on it! Still, the PS3 is a good system to have.
#15 Jun 03 2009 at 3:30 AM Rating: Good
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I have a PS3 already, I think the last game I played on it was Eternal Sonata. Ever since then, it's been a (huge) BluRay player. My husband and I both play FFXI, so even though we have a PS3, I think we'll be using PC just so we can simultaneously play together, and not have one person banished to the other side of the house.
#16 Jun 03 2009 at 3:41 AM Rating: Decent
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I sold my ps3 2 months ago :( Just gonna have to buy a new one
#17 Jun 03 2009 at 4:51 AM Rating: Good
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While this and the 13s are certainly system-sellers, I'll be getting my copy for the PC.

When talking cost/power, also take into account that this is a year off, especially if you are content to wait for the fix omgbugfix patch after launch. You can build/buy prefab a pretty respectable PC cheaply these days and price:performance value should continue to go up over the next year. Also, I would expect SE to follow current trends in graphics with the minimum specs fairly low and the 'full monty' specs rediculously high.

Now I wonder if they'll optimize it for the then-defunct but still widely used Windows XP or the newer Vista/Windows 7 base? It's nice that you don't have to worry about such things with a console =/
#18 Jun 03 2009 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I own a PS3 but will still probably Play it either on my laptop which already has the specs to play + an HD screen (more than Likely). or on my desktop which has all but a decent Video card which is a pretty easy $100~200 fix >_> but time will tell.
#19 Jun 03 2009 at 5:01 AM Rating: Good
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I already have a PS3, but I'm probably going to play on the PC more like I do with FFXI (vs. the 360 version). I'll probably get both versions though, since I have a friend who often comes over and plays as well.
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#20 Jun 03 2009 at 5:03 AM Rating: Decent
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PC for me, I might get a PS3 for it so if my girlfriend can play it too.
#21 Jun 03 2009 at 5:10 AM Rating: Good
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I can't vouch for America but UK Prices;
Assuming you already have the fundamentals of a PC

UPGRADE Motherboard capapable of Dual Core CPU; £15
UPGRADE Geforce 8800GTS(GTS is second from top tier in this range!) £80
UPGRADE DirectX 10 Free! Windows 7 RC is currently free to everyone
UPGRADE 2GB RAM £30 OR ReadyBoost Capable Memory Stick (2GB) £5
UPGRADE CPU 775 Socket 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo £70

Total: £170

HDD (100GB, SATA II) £20
FROM SCRATCH Okay I'll admit a cheap wont look good, but Looks mean nothing in this example; PC Case £10
FROM SCRATCH SATA Cables/PSU Converters/etc. (If not included) £10
FROM SCRATCH Keyboard/Mouse/Speakers £30

Total: £260

I've taken all these prices from ACTUAL ebay BuyItNow Prices, I would link them but they will become dead fast, you just have to do a little search to find them however. All Inc. Post and Packaging too

I can't think of much else that you'd absolutely NEED. Assuming you aready have an internet source. And to bring it all home, An upgrade is almost half the cost of a PS3, and a new build would be just shy of it too (remember you'll be able to do other things with this spiffy new machine too.)

Edited, Jun 3rd 2009 9:13am by ditx
#22 Jun 03 2009 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been a PC user for a while now but have been tempted to buy a PS3 over the years for a few select titles. However, those titles did not tempt me enough to actually go out and buy a PS3 but FFXIV gave me that last push I needed. I will be buying a PS3 to play FFXIV although chances are I could run it on my computer this will give me an excuse to actually go spend money on a PS3 and buy those game titles which have interested me a bit over the years.
#23 Jun 03 2009 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
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PS3 has quite a few great titles to justify to purchase the system:

1) Metal Gear Solid: Snake is old but still sneaky as heck, + plus some stupid toilet humor >_> It is the first PS3 game I bought.

2) Valkarie Chronicles: One of the better Sega games released recently. It is currently being animated and shown in Japanese TV.

3) LittleBigPlanet: Probably one of the best UK gaming exports since Richard Garriot came to America. Not Japanese, Not American, Pure European.

About comparing specs of a game console with PCs. PCs are tuned and designed for uses beyond gaming, but most state-of-the-arts PC are designed for gaming or research analysis.

My PC is relatively "old" now, and it can barely handle some of the more recent FPS, but it still does very good job as a word processing and a terminal box to Linux systems at work. So I think PS3 will be the platform I will be playing, and I am not inclined to upgrade/buy PC.
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#24 Jun 03 2009 at 10:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I can't wait for this to come out, I'm going to deck my new apartment with a nice entertainment room for my GF and I next year.

40" HDTV with new/used PS3

and for the GF

GeForce 9800 GTX 1GB 256-bit Video Card with 4GB of Ram all on a nice 25" Monitor.

Let the party 2010.
#25 Jun 04 2009 at 12:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Sounds very nice, but umm, 9800's are very overrated, nothing great about them. I always think of it as an overclocked 8800 lol.
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#26 Jun 04 2009 at 12:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I can run Warhammer and WOW at full settings with a nice framerate (supposed to get better with the new windows7)

But I will buy a PS3 for this game alone, even though I will still probably play FF13 on my 360 (provided it works well).

Playing FFXI on a computer never was as good as playing it on a PS2 for me for some reason. Playing it on a 360 took a second chair.

The only reason I would play on a PC was for vent, which I never REALLY needed on FFXI like I did on WoW.

I actually bought a PS3 and then returned it when GTA4 came out, and got a new 360 elite instead. That's how much I didn't want a PS3.

But yeah, I will buy one for this game if it is a PS3 console exclusive. I just don't ever want to hear 'PS3 limitations' ever uttered by a SE employee.
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#27 Jun 04 2009 at 4:46 AM Rating: Default
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People seriously lack the knowledge about how the PS3's CPU architecture works. It isn't "just a 3.2 Ghz" Intel processor thrown into a case.

Please become educated before commenting on that which you do not know :)
#28 Jun 04 2009 at 4:48 AM Rating: Default
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It will work just fine for both plattaforms, i just hope PS3 gets price drop before FFXIV come out so more people can play this game.

The PS3s GPU the RSX is based on the Nvidia GeForce 7800. Just to give you an idea of what might need to play on PC.

You are gonna need a lot more than a geforce 7800 to play this game properly, it doesn't just uses GPU, it uses CELL as well, and consoles are different than PCs, is not like if PS3 has a geforce 7800 as graphic then anyone with a gforce 7800 can play any ps3 game on pc :)

Edited, Jun 4th 2009 8:51am by Squallido
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