Bethesda at last give PC gamers what they've wanted for years.
The tail end of 2011 and still hardly any support the 64bit kids.
i see it coming, 32 bit oses are quickly becoming extinct.
"64bit kids" The 64 bit revolution is coming on strong now. Cheap memory, pre-installed 64bit OS's in new pc's, and new apple os's that only support 64bit.... I'd have to say the 64bit kids have taken over. The 64bit era has now begun..... Developers are just figuring that out.
According to Steam's user surveys, 55% of machines are running a 64bit OS. I should point out, however, that this change can also benefit 32bit Machines as the game will be able to address 3Gb of RAM instead of just 2.
4GB memory support is coming? Yay!!! :D
I want 8 gig support
Im sure skyrim would be amazing, along with the 0 other games that use 8 gigs of ram.
I reach 4 gig usage on BF3 due to Origin and Chrome running at the same time (along with normal processes)...
i want 12 gig support
highlander... wait a second. wasn't this the reviewing site that whined about how skyrim wasn't goty?
“Who cares,” you might ask, “the modders will fix this kind of thing for us anyway.” Actually, the last update disabled the mod from what I read. I would rather not have to mod it every time an update is released.
not to mention there are probably thousands if not millions who wont even download the mod.
I want 32gb support
Why are we even having to ask to be able to use more than 2GB? As much as I love Skyrim this is beyond ridiculous. Not to mention only being able to use two cores at max and barely using any of my GPU.
Because believe it or not, it adds quite a significant overhead for Bethesda in terms of testing, stability and even performance. Enabling LARGEADDRESSAWARE can cause issues on some 32bit machines, so this might actually cause more issues than it solves, at least for those who aren't running 64bit OS's. See here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... As for the rest of your machine - you obviously are either not a programmer or don't know anything about game design. It's really REALLY hard to make a game multi-threaded and it gets harder the more you thread it. There's a bunch of stability issues and if you don't do it right, you can actually hurt performance. Plus, if Bethesda (for example) optimised the game to run on 4 or 8 cores, then anyone with less cores would suffer - and they're the ones that need the most performance help. So it makes sense to target dual core machines, as that's the most common number of cores. Any Quad or higher machines won't suffer issues, either. Same with the GPU - Bethesda wants to sell their game to as many people as possible, not just the top-tier of PC gamers. Besides, what do you care if you're getting 60FPS anyway?
They had around five years. And im not getting 60fps due to the terrible quad core optimization. I run Battlefield 3 at around 70 fps average. Skyrim runs worse.
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