Morrowind: Today for PC or 2 weeks for XBox version?

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  1. Chris Rock

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    Is there any good reason to get Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for the PC instead of waiting for my pre-ordered copy to arrive from Gamestop.com?

    I hear there's some sort of add-on that's included in the PC Version. Anyone know if it's worth it?

    I've got a brand new PC and I'm sure it can handle the game. Should I get it now or wait? What would you do?
     
  2. Andrew Grall

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    The PC version has some kind of "level editor" or something along those lines. I've heard you REALLY need a top of the line PC in order to get the best out of the game.

    It's up to you... If you have a big-screen HDTV and DD 5.1 hooked up to your X-Box, you might want to wait. However, if having a level editor is important to you, go for the PC version.
     
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    I'm wondering if we'll see this title slip further back into summer for release?

    This is their very 1st console outting and, they know that they cannot put out a buggy game. No patches here, thank you.

    The last game they made, Daggerfall, was pretty damn buggy. Supposedly that was one of the main areas they were trying to clean up this time around. On one of the fan sites, they had a clip from one of the designers saying that they wanted to release Morrowind with zero bugs. Pretty damn ambitious seeing as how complex this game is. But, can be reached with the monotonous patch after patch crap.

    I won't be surprised to see it slip further back some more. After all, why wasn't it released with the pc version? Hell, the pc version even has the level editor. Seems as though the "stripped down" Xbox version would be the earlier release since it doesn't have an editor to worry about working right.

    So, does that mean that they are taking extra care with the Xbox version since they know that they can't fix it once it's out? I guess so. Then again, on the other hand, so much for them trying to release a bug free version on the pc. If that were so, why didn't they hold onto it longer, as well, and make sure it's "perfect"?

    "Release it now, we can patch it later". Just a hunch...
     
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    Regarding the release date slipping, if I'm not mistaken they were originally talking about this game coming out in the wave of Xbox games just after launch, and then it just kept slipping from there, so hopefully that means that it really is ready now.
     
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    I have the PC version waiting at home for me. I'm hoping my system doesnt't have too many issues running it (P3700, 256mb ram, and a Geforce 3). I'll post a first impression thread when I get some play time in.(difficult with Resident Evil sitting at home next to my Cube)

    I'll be picking up the X-box version as well (16:9, 480p and 5.1..cant pass it up!). The release is set for the 15th and I dont see them pushing it back any farther. Bethesda is as noted takiong special care that all the bugs are worked out.
     
  6. Peter Manojlovich

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    The recommended specs apparently are 800mhz or faster p3 or athlon equivalent, 256meg of ram, and a 32 meg geforce2 card or better.

    The bad thing about recommended specs is that they don't tell you what they're recommended for. For instance, will these specs give me say, 30fps with a resolution setting of 800x600 with all graphic features turned on, and texture settings set to max. That's what I hate about the pc gaming market, it tends to be a bit of a crapshoot. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, my pc is so weak, that the xbox version is my only alternative.
     
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    I hear what you're saying Pete!
    One would hope for a smooth framerate with 800mhz and a GeForce III, 256mb of ram.
    If not...what can we expect with our black, 700mhz, 64mb, GeForce III's??? [​IMG]
    I know that the console world is different. I know that they can milk every last ounce out of our Xbox's. But, how sloppy is it on the pc side that the specs are WAY over what our 'Boxes are, just to get a decently playable experience????
    Guess we'll find out on the 15th...maybe. Personally, I can't see them releasing a game that's choppier than hell and saying, "oh yeah...this is good". Must have faith...
     

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