The Beta of the Battlefield Bad Company 2 PC version is not canceled, but delayed to early next because the developers are increasing the maximal number of participant.
As ive given up on the PS3 one, those jaggies hurt my eyes. I'll wait to play the pc version to turn on the AA.
I must confess that I have enjoyed my short time on the Beta. I haven't noticed any real jaggies - but I haven't been looking because it's a beta. But it is a lot of fun. I never play any games on the PC but it's good that developers max out a platform when creating new games. Keeps everyone happy (Are you listening Rockstar - next GTA)..
Jaggies? Really? That game has really nice graphics and probably the BEST sound I've heard in a shooter in forever, and you are worried about a few jaggies (that I didn't even see)? Different strokes for different folks I guess...
Jaggies are there, and they hurt the overall presentation of a very nice looking game but they dont detract from the fun, unless you suck badly and always are in spectator mode :D
And they are severe. Not as bad as the first game though. I doubt they'll be bumping up resolution or sqeezing in AA this late in developement, not with with frame rates as rough as they are already. The graphics seemed to chug along on my ps3, and the controls sucked. The pc version would easily cure all these problems. I hope I can get in.
If the jagged edges "hurt" your eyes. You need to sit the proper distance from your HD TV. If you do that they fade out and it's not an issue. So many people sit way to close to their HD sets. I'm will to be you are one of them. http://www.cnet.com/hdtv-vi... There's way to much going on in this game for any console to run this game at x2 AA. We'll be lucky to see the PC version have that option. Way to much stuff to draw exploding and flying everywhere constantly. @dirthurts Graphics chug? I think you have a lemon for a PS3. The game run smooth for me, even when a building is collapsed with all the smoke.
The jaggies kill my experience. I'm a pc gamer so my eyes are spoiled. I will say offhand the sounds are going to go down as the best authentic war sounds in gaming. They are truly the bees knees, cream of the crop, hands down, the most realistic audio I've ever heard. But the jaggies. Ya to some they aren't a big deal but I truly am spoiled when it comes to eye candy. PS3 gamers somehow think they are treated to jaw dropping visuals but that experience only comes from pc gaming. I can't stand jaggies. And the ps3 beta is almost unplayable for me for this reason. I just finished Uncharted 1 and I really had to grit my teeth to get past the nasty looking jaggies in that game too. It took me 2-3 weeks to finish it because there were days where I just didn't want to bring myself to look at those horrible jaggies. Glad I bought it used. I would have been disappointed otherwise. I'll make sure and post how bad company 2 looks with the AA to at least 4x @ true 1080p when the pc beta comes out. The difference will be like night and day. Truly an experience taken to a completely different level.
I bet it will be a slide show on PC if you go x4. Just deal with it. Even Blood Bowl shipped with jaggies. The amount of lines to draw are insane. Prepare to upgrade. In the end, I'll be getting it on PS3 and PC. To different experiences with the different player counts and controls.
WHAT IS JAGGIES? HUH?
I saw some direct feed PS3 screenshots and was quite disgusted by the amount of aliasing on the edges. But I guess that comes with the console's age. Can't expect much from a cutting edge engine running on a 4 year old GPU.
I've been playing the PS3 version and the graphics are actually nice for a beta. But i absolutely ****ing hate the joystick and this game feels very restricted in many ways, such as no communication to anyone not in your squad, no creation of squads, no picking who will be in your squad, and well no server browser at all. I can't wait for PC release.
"If the jagged edges "hurt" your eyes. You need to sit the proper distance from your HD TV. If you do that they fade out and it's not an issue. So many people sit way to close to their HD sets. I'm will to be you are one of them." I don't sit close to my HDTV and the jaggies are extremely visible. You need better vision. "We'll be lucky to see the PC version have that option. Way to much stuff to draw exploding and flying everywhere constantly. I bet it will be a slide show on PC if you go x4." Almost every PC game has the option for AA, and I doubt this won't. Why wouldn't they include it? Crysis has way crazier visuals and physics and they put AA in. And you underestimate how powerful PCs are. 4xAA isn't much of an issue for framerate, and I expect alot of people should be able to run this maxed at 60fps. "I saw some direct feed PS3 screenshots and was quite disgusted by the amount of aliasing on the edges." It looks even worse when you're playing on a 50 inch 1080p HDTV considering this game runs at 720p with no AA at all. There are so many jaggies I had trouble figuring out of something that moved in the distance was a jaggie or an enemy.
Not to mention newer ATI cards come with 4x hardware AA which essentially anti-aliases everything to 4x without a performance hit. I can guarantee I'll be cranking the AA up to x16 in this game :)
"here are so many jaggies I had trouble figuring out of something that moved in the distance was a jaggie or an enemy. " Sounds like you are the one with the bad vision.
good to see someone knows that its a beta (less than 1GB one). in many forums they apparently dont and constantly cry about visuals. the beta is awesome, its very balanced and really needs some teamwork to get the job done. but the thing wich bothers me is not related to visuals but the endless annoying conversation, like the one "hey grease monkey can ya fix my ride". i hope they cut it out from final build. cos you can see on your map yourself which tank/car needs to be fixed.
Love this game
I Never played a FPS on a console, so this is my first. BFBCII is just freakin amazing, can't wait to play this with a keyboard a mouse XD
dirthurts There are a few jaggies, it's an early beta, and for a beta it's very well balanced. Imo and i've played every shooter ever released on PC. Whether PC/PS3/360/ This game is hands down the best army type shooter i've played, the weapons feel good, the sound is amazing, and it feels like your in a battle. To the PS3/360 Bashers, the reason GTA4, and other pc games don't quite live upto PS3/360 games is because of directx,drivers,way to many revisions of drivers,cards,low,mid,max,ultr a setups. For that reason, PC developers don't aim high, they aim to the lowest denominator. For instance. You can have a directx 9 card, and then you can really have a dx9 card. It's the same every generation. Disagree all you want, but it doesn't change the fact i'm correct.
I tried to make sense out of your post.... wtf are you talking about? are you under the impression that multiplats look worse on the pc? please, please don't tell me you are...
The beta, and i know its only a beta is FULL of JAGGIES, looks awful. I don't care about how fun it is. I'll wait to play it 1920x1200 full AA turned on.I can't play that mess on my PS3 .By the way i'm not a 5 year old , i sit well back from my tv. I have both consoles and a top end pc, and in my opinion true HD gaming will be on the next gen consoles in the future, the graphics cards in this gen aint powerful enough to have a game run smooth with AA on .They all brag how much AA they can do but most of the time it's as little as 2x, and thats not enough .I HATE JAGGIES.
It's not realistic when the cross hairs glue to the enemy with auto aim (or aim assist). This was the most disappointing factor I've discovered in the beta.
Ive been playing the PS3 BETA for a lil here and there. Its ok. Nothing special...yet. I hope the full retail game is much better. I like how the buildings and walls can be blown up but EA has a long long way to go to catch up with COD MW. I understand its a beta but it needs some work. If you dont like MW you could give this a try and see if its for you but IMO MW is just more fun and to me looks cleaner but after some polish the retail version might look better.
That's your mistake. You're comparing the 2 games when they are not the same. They deliver a different experience. BF is more open, team based, tactical shooter with vehicles. MW is an arcady shooter placed on small maps. If you took the time to learn how the game works and how to play as a team, then you would see a bigger benefit. Also, it's a beta, so you can't judge the game too much. Another thing, your judging one map from the whole game.
Its OK we all know xg-ei8ht is a fanboy for the PS3 platform My PS3, 360 and Wii only serve one purpose and that is for exclusives, for every multi platform game I get it on PC and if its a Console exclusive I get the one that looks the best and lags the least.
TABSF - Your a fanboy for the Pc Platform. Trust me i used to be. Not any more though. After many upgrades i decided to give in. I HAVE A PC/PS3/360/WII Wii is gf:) But i'm not blind either. For me the best shooter was bf1942, vietnam was sweet and i very much enjoyed bf2. But it never moved on, destruction etc, bf2 need a couple of gigs of ram and still looks tons worse then BFBC2. Of course it's a much older game. But needing that amount of system ram back then was lol. Point is, PC games are banged out, and most of the time run like that for alot of people. And pc games don't produce the sales. THe point about the dx9 card, was compare a lowend to a real dx9 card/ You get my point. It's a con. Same with newer cards for dx10 and likely dx11. To use tessellation it halves ATI'S 5870GPU/s power. So you'll have to wait for fermi to use that ingame. In the point of BFBC2, of course more aa is always welcome. But i could buy it for PC/PS3/360. But i'm enjoying on PS3 ATM.
Come on! This got approved but my 'Mirror's Edge 2 not canceled' Failed?
Jaggies ?? Console are so worthless , just stack it on the pile in the back room along with your coleco , sega master system , nintendo , super nintendo , genesis , 3do , neogeo , nintendo 64 , saturn , playstation , playstation 2 , xbox ....etc... etc... when the ps4 , xbox 720 comes out ... Count up all money in the back room thats completely worthless ...LOL I was a console gamer once , when the new system comes out , the old stuff gets thrown on the pile immediately and becomes a mountain of worthless crap , and all the bragging about how great it was gets thrown on the pile too .... Just get a PC , learn how to keep it up and running ,and you will be fine . Anything good in life takes a little know-how to keep straight , but its worth it for the very best gaming experience ...
I see where your going with it. But tbh, When you buy a pc component, it loses so much value already and if you do sell it to upgrade you don't get much back anyway. Nothing holds great value, unless things are held back to keep up demand, i/e diamonds,gold.Garlic(china:) I did the upgrade thing, and probably will again, when i feel the time is right. atm it is not.
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