Hopefully, that means that ME will look absolutely awesome at 1920x1200!It does look pretty damn good in widescreen.
Its not really clear from the req. are those dual core specs for the CPU or single core?We didn't specifically call it out. I think the GHz difference between the single and multi was 0.1 or 0.2 so we decided not to make it a big deal.
I'm a bit puzzled at no multi-core?The Unreal Engine and thus Mass Effect support multi-core. It will definately use 2.
I should be okay with ATI 1950XT 256MB right?Yes, you should be fine.
How the hell is an X1600 Pro below the minimum spec if an X1300XT isn't? The X1600 pro is a 12 pixel shader card that supports Shader Model 3.0. Depending on its clock speed, it isn't that much slower than an X1300XT if any.Except that in our testing, it was. The GPU clock on a X1600 Pro is a little higher than a X1300XT, but the RAM clock on the X1600 Pro is half that of the X1300XT, thus the below min spec performance that we saw.
Did Bioware do both MDKs, or just the second? I think it was just the second one?Correct. We did MDK2 and Shiny did MDK.
Go outside and kiss a girl for once you nerd!
Still no comment of if it'll include the DLC from the 360 version?
And CrushBug, you are not included in that statement as you have been great to us Bluesnews people.Uh... Thanks!
It'll be a Windows 7 only exclusive.Over my dead body...
Any word on a demo?None at this time. If we release one, it would have to be after the retail game is done.
Yo Crushbug! Will this include the content that ships next month to Live?Since neither the game, nor the DLC has been finalized yet, we aren't yet ready to talk about this yet.
Any word on if this'll reach Steam?The game will be distributed digitally, but we don't have a final list to announce yet. Steam is neither in nor out at this time, but we will announce it once things get finalized.
Meanwhile, at Bioware:Sheesh, nin, I just got a chill down my spine. I need to start pitching that, ASAP.
"Calm down everyone! We're not doing another KOTOR. Let's just get TIE Fighter sequel with RPG elements finished, ok?"
(I can't dream, dammit.)
Will this be Vista only?Mass Effect PC will run under Windows XP and Windows Vista using DirectX9.
I hope you realize i was being sarcastic and poking funOh, yeah, and I just poked back a little.
It will also be awesome to be free of the horrible texture popping of the 360 version.That is an Unreal Engine 3 thing that we may not be able to do anything about.
Optimized controls designed specifically for the PC. - We won't force you to use a joystick!Correct, the default setup is for common mouse control for the things you would expect and WASD and other hotkeys for other controls.
High resolution visuals – Mass Effect for the PC features highly detailed textures, characters and environments. - You can select different resolutions!Of course you can select different resolutions and the source textures for the game will be higher than the 360.
I really hope they fix that texture pop-in issue on this version...Unreal Engine 3 thing. There might not be much we can do about it.
they all told me that microsoft would never do that, and that clearly i didnt know what 'exclusive' meant.EA is publishing Mass Effect for the PC.
"Xbox 360 only"Most of those statements are usually speaking directly to other consoles. There are no current plans for Mass Effect to come out on the PS3, for example.
Will this be the version that contains explicit sex and graphic nudity that I heard about on Fox News???Mass Effect PC will contain the exact same lack of explicit sex as in the 360 version.
I will try and dig up a photo or two for you guys, later tonight.
So wait Derek, you are saying your Dogs name is the same as Blues? Thats a little creepy