Dead Space is free on Origin

shadowhaxor

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Oct 27, 2017
688
Claymont, Delaware
#7
Grabbed it years ago. But it's nice to see that those who missed out will be able to check it out. I only wish the studio wasn't dead and we had remasters of the series... except for 3. DS3 can goto DOOM's hell and stay there.
 
Oct 27, 2017
770
#9
It's a good game but the controls are pretty broken by default in the PC version. I played it recently and the only way I could get it feeling decent on either KB&M or controller was by downloading a mouse fix and then using Steam to map the right stick to emulate mouse look.

Edit: And there's some other problems too. It's one of those games that makes you glad for its PCGamingWiki page.
 
Oct 27, 2017
614
#15
It's a good game but the controls are pretty broken by default in the PC version. I played it recently and the only way I could get it feeling decent on either KB&M or controller was by downloading a mouse fix and then using Steam to map the right stick to emulate mouse look.

Edit: And there's some other problems too. It's one of those games that makes you glad for its PCGamingWiki page.
AFAIK the issues are mostly with a mouse - I played with a controller a few years ago, and don't remember having any issues.

Also, for god knows what reason, in-game Vsync locks the framerate at 30fps. Force it through your GPU control panel instead.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,912
#18
It's a good game but the controls are pretty broken by default in the PC version. I played it recently and the only way I could get it feeling decent on either KB&M or controller was by downloading a mouse fix and then using Steam to map the right stick to emulate mouse look.

Edit: And there's some other problems too. It's one of those games that makes you glad for its PCGamingWiki page.
I finished it on a steam controller in mouse and keyboard mode and I didn't notice any issues. It could be that using the touchpad masked some of them but I had a nice time overall.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,755
#19
AFAIK the issues are mostly with a mouse - I played with a controller a few years ago, and don't remember having any issues.

Also, for god knows what reason, in-game Vsync locks the framerate at 30fps. Force it through your GPU control panel instead.
The only problems with playing with a controller are the horrendous input lag when using driver-forced, or D3DOverrider vsync, and bad deadzones. I used Steam to tweak the dead zone for the right stick and it helped a good bit when I replayed it a couple months back.

The PCGamingWiki page has jogged my memory, and I had problems with huge deadzones and a very limited analogue range. You tilt the stick and you get nothing... nothing... nothing... then whoosh it moves at close to full speed. It's totally different to how it plays on the Xbox.
Yep.
 
Oct 27, 2017
770
#20
AFAIK the issues are mostly with a mouse - I played with a controller a few years ago, and don't remember having any issues.
The PCGamingWiki page has jogged my memory, and I had problems with huge deadzones and a very limited analogue range. You tilt the stick and you get nothing... nothing... nothing... then whoosh it moves at close to full speed. It's totally different to how it plays on the Xbox.
 
Oct 27, 2017
614
#24
Kull sucked ass anyway.

What was the last thing of any note Sorbo was even in?
The only problems with playing with a controller are the horrendous input lag when using driver-forced, or D3DOverrider vsync, and bad deadzones. I used Steam to tweak the dead zone for the right stick and it helped a good bit when I replayed it a couple months back.



Yep.
The PCGamingWiki page has jogged my memory, and I had problems with huge deadzones and a very limited analogue range. You tilt the stick and you get nothing... nothing... nothing... then whoosh it moves at close to full speed. It's totally different to how it plays on the Xbox.
It is entirely possible that I was too oblivious to notice.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,690
#27
Grabbed years ago, it was the freebie that made me make a Origin account.

Hell, my Origin and Uplay accounts are just to grab free stuff. u.u
 
Oct 30, 2017
345
#29
I played on PC at release.

Mouse had this issue where aiming and camera movement had completely different sensitivities, so that you had to choose which one you prioritised, and the other would be way too high or low in comparison.

I could only play for about 30 min at a time, because I would get too scared.

I hope this mouse fix works on my retail copy so I don't have to download it again.
 
Dec 7, 2017
932
#31
Anyone tested this Origin version to know if it has fixed the mouse problems?
I added the game to my library but if it has a bunch of problems there are others game I rather be playing before this (but will get to it one day definitely)
 
Oct 29, 2017
3,003
#32
The dismemberment gameplay and the complete integration of the UI into the world was amazing back when this came out. Gotta go back to see how it holds up sometime.
 
Dec 4, 2017
3,386
Brazil
#33
It's a good game but the controls are pretty broken by default in the PC version. I played it recently and the only way I could get it feeling decent on either KB&M or controller was by downloading a mouse fix and then using Steam to map the right stick to emulate mouse look.

Edit: And there's some other problems too. It's one of those games that makes you glad for its PCGamingWiki page.
Thanks for this site
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,690
#34
Anyone tested this Origin version to know if it has fixed the mouse problems?
I added the game to my library but if it has a bunch of problems there are others game I rather be playing before this (but will get to it one day definitely)
They didn't.
But pcgamingwiki is your friend :)
 
Oct 30, 2017
3,718
#37
Apparently I already nabbed it during a prior free promotion. Still, great game. Heavily recommended, still holds up brilliantly, and can't say no to that price.
 

MrH

Member
Nov 3, 2017
1,822
#38
DS2 > DS1 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>DS3

DS1 needs a bit of tweaking on PC otherwise the mouse feels awful. It was completely fixed in DS2/3.
 

Lysistrata

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Oct 27, 2017
671
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#42
One of my all time favorites. Played pretty well on controller a few years back when I last played it. There was some problem with the dead zones for either stick or triggers....can't recall which, but I used a small app to correct the issue and it was fine from there.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,347
#45
I replayed Dead Space 1 not too long ago and didn't have any aiming problems with a controller. Felt a bit stiff in general but I thought it was due to aging than anything else.
 
Oct 25, 2017
296
#49
I've always been curious about the games, but since only the first two are available on Steam I've never really gotten to them. Is it recommended to play all games or should I just stick to the first? Edit. To clarify, as seen in this thread, DS2 gets a lot of praise too. But I wonder if it still feels "stand-alone", not to mention if it keeps the slick design of the first game (I've heard DS2 adds more story and moves away from its nice atmosphere).