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mujun

Member
Nov 1, 2017
1,038
Is the X version significantly better than the Pro version of Fallen Order? Just curious.
Summary from chandoog in the DF thread about the game:

- Various factors (internal/external hdd, health of hdd) also seemingly cause the many stutters people are encountering.
- Sleep mode not recommended with the game.

- PS4 Pro Quality: 1260p w/ dynamic scaling, can drop to 1080p or below.
- XBX version also employs dynamic scaling but because of Unreal TAA upscale it's hard to pick.
- PS4 Pro Performance: Can drop below 900p to 1080p.
- PS4 Pro AA and SSR aren't as strong as XBX.
- Distant LoD's also pop up closer on Pro.

- Base PS4: 900p w/ dynamic scaling. ~720p to ~900p range.

- The I/O stutters present on Base XBO also present in base PS4 and rarely in Pro as well.
- In demanding sections, Pro holds up well. Base PS4 holds up between XBO and PS4 Pro.
- Same 'world disappearing' issue in one specific area happens on both base XBO and PS4. However PS4 loads faster.

- Xbox X with external drive can cause same pauses and stutters as the other consoles.
- DF recommends playing from a local drive.

- Normal Frame rate: PS4 Pro Quality mode holds up 30 FPS all the time outside some I/O stutter and very rare slowdowns similar to XBX.
- Pro Performance Mode: X and Pro are very similar, either can have minor advantage on per-scene basis. Otherwise very similar.
- Performance Mode not recommended because of wild variation in frame rates.
- This (Fallen Order) does run better than any of From Software's current gen games (SHOTS FIRED !)

- Base PS4 runs at 30 FPS, drops more frames than Pro but runs better than XBS. Not too bad but not stable.

- XBX has slightly sharper visuals, subtle enhancements in some effects otherwise either Pro/X are the recommended versions over Base.

- HDR is a "really good implementation" though not as good as Gears 5.

- The core game is good but the polish is not there.
 

Love Machine

Member
Oct 29, 2017
941
Tokyo, Japan
Is there a best practice to making a Steam giveaway?
It seems you can only gift to people on your friends list, so does that mean you have to add the winner as a friend and then purchase the gift?

It'd be nice if there was a more "guaranteed" way to do it, for peace of mind of the entrees.
 

Samaritan

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,860
Idaho
Is there a best practice to making a Steam giveaway?
It seems you can only gift to people on your friends list, so does that mean you have to add the winner as a friend and then purchase the gift?

It'd be nice if there was a more "guaranteed" way to do it, for peace of mind of the entrees.
Most of the Steam giveaways here are for keys acquired from 3rd party (but legit) sellers, sites like: Green Man Gaming, Humble, Indie Gala, Fanatical, Gamesplanet, Gamersgate, etc. If the best price is directly from Steam, then unfortunately that is the only way you're able to gift a game like that, but if you can find a comparable price on one of these legit sites, then that's the way to go since you can then just plug the key into the Giftbot giveaway form.
 

Chettlar

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,245
Summary from chandoog in the DF thread about the game:

- Various factors (internal/external hdd, health of hdd) also seemingly cause the many stutters people are encountering.
- Sleep mode not recommended with the game.

- PS4 Pro Quality: 1260p w/ dynamic scaling, can drop to 1080p or below.
- XBX version also employs dynamic scaling but because of Unreal TAA upscale it's hard to pick.
- PS4 Pro Performance: Can drop below 900p to 1080p.
- PS4 Pro AA and SSR aren't as strong as XBX.
- Distant LoD's also pop up closer on Pro.

- Base PS4: 900p w/ dynamic scaling. ~720p to ~900p range.

- The I/O stutters present on Base XBO also present in base PS4 and rarely in Pro as well.
- In demanding sections, Pro holds up well. Base PS4 holds up between XBO and PS4 Pro.
- Same 'world disappearing' issue in one specific area happens on both base XBO and PS4. However PS4 loads faster.

- Xbox X with external drive can cause same pauses and stutters as the other consoles.
- DF recommends playing from a local drive.

- Normal Frame rate: PS4 Pro Quality mode holds up 30 FPS all the time outside some I/O stutter and very rare slowdowns similar to XBX.
- Pro Performance Mode: X and Pro are very similar, either can have minor advantage on per-scene basis. Otherwise very similar.
- Performance Mode not recommended because of wild variation in frame rates.
- This (Fallen Order) does run better than any of From Software's current gen games (SHOTS FIRED !)

- Base PS4 runs at 30 FPS, drops more frames than Pro but runs better than XBS. Not too bad but not stable.

- XBX has slightly sharper visuals, subtle enhancements in some effects otherwise either Pro/X are the recommended versions over Base.

- HDR is a "really good implementation" though not as good as Gears 5.

- The core game is good but the polish is not there.
Thanks for the info. I do a lot of my 3rd party games on PS4 but I'll probably do this one on xbox then.

And yeah, uh, not hard to run better than FROM haha. They're great game designers, but boy they have never had good engineers.
 

mujun

Member
Nov 1, 2017
1,038
Thanks for the info. I do a lot of my 3rd party games on PS4 but I'll probably do this one on xbox then.

And yeah, uh, not hard to run better than FROM haha. They're great game designers, but boy they have never had good engineers.
No problem (you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours)!

Apparently I haven't been participating enough :(
 

Nerun

Member
Oct 30, 2017
499
Thanks everyone for the great prizes! (even though the lovely GiftBot keeps on hating me ^^)
 

ThereAre4Lights

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
1,936
Never even heard of Mages of Mystralia anywhere and it came out in 2017. Looks kind of Zelda-ish and Youtube videos of it look pretty good. Thanks for the giveaway!
 

Ringten

Member
Nov 15, 2017
2,433
What's considered as participation in this thread haha? Some great giveaways these days. Maybe I have a star wars dlc code lying around somewhere..will find it inabit
 

crafton

Member
Oct 28, 2017
154
I think I've got a couple of spare codes somewhere for games, I'll dig them out shortly. I've also got a load of free coffee codes for Café Nero in the UK.
 

GWX

Member
Oct 25, 2017
147
Guys, if I win Star Wars Jedi, I’ll gladly share how shitty it runs on my og Xbox One 😉

Thank you Trouble for the amazing giveaway 😃
 

PerfectFlaw

Member
Oct 25, 2017
346
The only thing that could tear me away from my "kill everyone and everything that moves" run on Outer Worlds is Star Wars.

Very nice giveaway, Trouble !
 

Elandyll

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
4,560
Cool gifts! I will have one giveaway up soon too, if I can figure out how this all thingamajig works hehe.
 

PLASTICA-MAN

Member
Oct 26, 2017
9,926
Can I ask from where those giveways are getting those Shenmue 3 NA PS4 codes? AFAIK Sony stopped giving game codes to retailers and there isn't a bundle selling the game right now. Is it a code from Kickstarter campaign? If so Does Kickstarter provide US codes only? Just curious.