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Old 11-30-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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How bad of a PC port is this?

So is this as bad of a PC port as the reviews suggest? Or have those issues been fixed?
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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I would like to know as well, also is it win7 x64 compatible?
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:07 AM   #3
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They've been fixed, no need to worry, the game runs flawlessy on most PCs. Unless you have an unstable hardware set-up, which is very rare, you should be fine.

Great game, highly recommend it, rockstar are most likely making a sequel right now, coming out in the near future.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:09 AM   #4
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It felt pretty shoddy to me, and had some serious problems running on W7 64. I don't remember the specifics since I haven't tried in a year (so it may be fixed, I have no idea) but it wouldn't run at all at first and when it did run, the frame rates were terrible on a PC that was running pretty much anything new maxed at the time.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:13 AM   #5
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It ran fine for me on win7 x64 though only problem i found was a freeze occurance during a mission as the bullworth mascot on the football field. I bypassed it by lowering the settings weirdly (I had them on highest) then reverting back to my original setting after i saved.

As for controls i heard people complain about using a keyboard was too hard but people have done it without a problem. I used a 360x controller, worked perfectly.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:15 AM   #6
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I just got it in a heartbeat, almost bought a retail dvd for 10 bucks yesterday \o/
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:15 AM   #7
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It ran fine for me too on win7 64Bit. I just found the game extremely boring. Granted, I stopped playing after about an hour.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:16 AM   #8
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So is this as bad of a PC port as the reviews suggest? Or have those issues been fixed?
The port worked perfectly fine for me running 32bit Vista with ATI HD5670. The game lacks some configuration options typically expected from a PC game, but by now PCs are fast enough to run this game without twiddling with the graphic settings. Not sure how good/bad the mouse support is, so having a Xbox360 compatible gamepad might be a good idea.

Only technical issue I had was minor problems with transparent surfaces not being sorted properly leading to some alpha blending issues, but unless you look really really close, you won't even notice that.

Tech aside, Bully was easily one of the best games I played this year. I highly recommend it.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:17 AM   #9
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They've been fixed, no need to worry, the game runs flawlessy on most PCs.
That's b.s.! They did fix one of the most severe bugs (for systems with more than 2gb), the remaining ones are still very much present.

This may be the single worst console port I can think of. Just a few things you will probably experience:

* Graphics glitches, minor and/or severe (depending on your drivers and GPU)
* Events won't trigger / dead ends
* Random crashes
* Severe memory leaks, as soon as the game eventually runs out of memory it crashes - don't think about buying this if you have less than 2gb of RAM.
* Utterly terrible keyboard/mouse controls - don't even think of getting this if you don't own an Xinput compatible controller! (one of the mini games asks you to move the mouse-wheel up and down simultaneously in the default set-up)


It's a fun game when and if it works, but if you have the chance to get it on any other platform, get it for that one!

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Old 11-30-2011, 10:18 AM   #10
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Worked fine even on my old laptop with Mobility Radeon HD 3200. Graphics looked somewhat washed out, but game was enjoyable and I had only a few crashes, which were probably related to the game bugs.
Nevertheless, I bought it from this sale and I'm sure my newer laptop with HD 6470M will handle it even better.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:45 AM   #11
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Played flawlessly for me too on Win7 x64 -- I can't even remember any crashes. I put about 20 hours into it until completion. Finally put it down to work on other unfinished games but this one is very fun and very worth the $3.74.

I do recommend playing with a controller if you have one.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:49 AM   #12
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I have Windows 7 and an Xbox 360 controller. Bring it on.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:53 AM   #13
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Works fine so long as you use a controller as the KB/M controlls are pretty darn poor. I've had no issues with these so called memory leaks.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:08 AM   #14
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Unfortunately the framerate is capped at 30 (edit: but there is a workaround), but other than that I didn't think it was a bad port. Although it may be one of those issues where if you have certain hardware, it's fine, but if you have the wrong hardware, you have problems.

I had a problem with the game crashing at launch, and IIRC the fix for that was to remove the "Converter" sound device for my Xonar card in Windows' Sound control panel. Apparently it kept trying to use that one, even if it wasn't selected as the default sound device.

Edit: I was wrong. After looking at some other threads I found that you can disable the framerate cap. Yay! http://bully-board.com/index.php?topic=13762.0p I'll have to play it again sometime with that.

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Old 11-30-2011, 11:27 AM   #15
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Its a really nice game with a good story, personally the best Rockstar game.
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