What games can or cant your pc run.

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  1. miawade

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    Yes, I know it's a strange question so I need to explain why I chose that as the thread title.
    I have been a gamer since 1982 and got into pc games in 2002, in 2016 I got my first cost built pc, as I was choosing the components pc gamer dropped through the door and I saw a report that the gtx 1080 had just been released so I removed the titan from my build. The rig cost £3k ..... Not bragging just saying.

    NEW GAMES
    Before I buy a game I always look at what problems some players have reported in discussions tabs in say the steam client and other places.
    There does not seem to be any set pattern as to why some new games won't run on certain PCs, For example, I see reports of players saying CPU 100% and they are only on the menu page and not actually playing the game. maybe it's down to bad programming. I have seen players report tons of problems with a new game that has worked ok for me. Some have better machines than me and some have lower spec machines than me. For example... BLACKSAD on steam threads is full of crash reports that I never experienced, that said, I tried to use SEA OF THIEVES and for some unknown reason, I just could not use it. Regardless of the price of a pc, there do not seem to be any hard fast rules as to why something may not work.

    OLDER GAMES
    A lot of players have problems because their pc is just too good for an old game and don't understand how compatibility mode works, in one of most games if you jump onto a cliff you just fall through it but if you use compatibility mode you land on solid ground.

    One guy said his son got a refund on a game just because it would not run with all settings at max !!!

    One of the commonest problem areas is that some players don't understand how AI works, simply "knowing" what to do is not enough, the games AI needs to recognize that you have done a certain something, for example, in games that give you quests and missions you can walk around the whole of the games playing area and nothing will happen. The game will not give you any missions unless its AI recognizes that a character has told you to travel to a certain place, only then will the person your looking for giving you a mission.
     
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    Haha probably because people forgot the question when they got to the end and at the end I am not sure what the question has to do with it :)

    Anyway as to the thread title question "What games can or cant your pc run". None that I know of. I spent about the same in AU dollars on mine and it does everything I want with no problems. I don't expect magic and I am realistic with the demands of modern stuff especially in VR which is why I have a smile on my face whenever I play something. I also tend to research stuff before I by in both games and hardware so there is rarely an unhappy surprise but I think not expecting magic goes the most towards my happiness.

    BTW most people hang out on the discord server now. Sadly the forums are not used so much anymore. Your old enough to join so if you want head off the The Barracks and apply you can and I think you will find more people to talk with in Discord.
     
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