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Deus Ex: Invisible War Demo

Considerably earlier than expected, the public version of the Deus Ex: Invisible War demo is now available for download. Here's word: "Only one event has been more anticipated than the December 3rd release of Deus Ex: Invisible War, and that is the release of the pre-release playable demo for Deus Ex: Invisible War. The demo gives an incredible glimpse into the unique player choice gameplay. Alex D needs transport in a jet held by Sophia Sak, mercenary. There are many ways to resolve the challenges in getting your ride, it's up to you how to choose to make it happen. You've got a few biomods and a few weapons at your disposal, but are they necessary. Will you use wits or brawn? And do you have enough of either to make it happen?" The 224 MB demo can be found on the Eidos Interactive Website, and mirrored on 3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, Boomtown (registration required), Computer Games Online, DeusEx2Files, FileFront, Filerush, FileShack (registration required), Gamer's Hell, Games Fusion, GameSpot DLX (registration required), GameTab, IGN, Loadedinc (registration required), NWSGaming,, and Worthplaying.

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249. Re: No subject Nov 24, 2003, 09:51 kanniballl
I keep trying to spot patterns with the people who have problems having Ati/nVidia cards or AMD/Intel processors and so on and so forth, but there seems to be no rhyme or reason to all the performance problems. There's something very subjectively weird going on if someone with an XP3000, a gig of RAM and a 5900 can't run it, and someone with a XP 2100, half a gig and a 9500 can run it like silk.

I think PART of the problem is people's expectations. On my machine, it's no "slide show", but it's not "smooth as silk either".

I'd have to guess around 30-40 FPS at 1024x768 (without ini tweaking). This is fine for me, as I liked playing DX at a slow pace (sneaking around was fun). But considering it doesn't have ground-breaking graphics, I'm slightly dissappointed. Then again, the original DX was a hog on mid-range PC's back in its day.

However, my problems with the game aren't so much performance, but with style and interface. Try hacking a security terminal, and tell me it's not dummied down. It went from elegant mouse interface with nice screens to 1996 option menu.

My stats:
Intel P4 2.4GHZ w/ 533MHZ FSB
1GB DDR 2700
ATI Radeon 9800 XT w/ 256MB (catalyst 3.9)
SB Live! Value Soundcard
WD 80GB HD w/ 7200RPM and 8MB cache
Windows XP Pro

"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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