View Single Post
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 30th August, 2006, 03:05 AM
dsio's Avatar
dsio dsio is offline
Steve Jobs
Join Date: October 2002
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posts: 8,037

Runescape is less buggy, because its written in Java, and runs on a JVM, rather than a computer thats doing 20 other things at the same time. Incidentally, I'm a runescape member, (windofdsio) look me up

The big issue here, and the reason why EA's PC games have gone down the toilet, is that they are now making their games multi-platform, with the primary, and future focus more on consoles.

When you write software for a console, you don't have to worry about hardware variation, you don't have to worry about operation system variation, and you don't have to worry about other operations running in the background.

The console is essentially as close to that ideal environment that Java runs on as you can get, and its because of this that their PC games are going downhill.

BF2 in order to run, has to be running on an uncomprimised version of Windows XP, with no other programs running in the background. It needs to be able to dictate the exact hardware settings it wants, and to hell with what the driver has configured.

Its not designed to accept or allow any interference. That's why its a fussy little bitch of a program. Its because they have console coders writing the PC version.
Notebook: Apple Macbook Pro 13" i7 2.7Ghz (3.4Ghz max) 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz (Mac OSX 10.6.7)
Desktop: ASUS Rampage Formula X48
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 (Yorkfield) @ 3.60Ghz (Folding SMP Linux)
Running Fedora 15 Linux (GNOME 3)
Dual Dell 2407WFP
AOA Team fah

Drivers, Games, Demos, Mods and Overclocking Tools At AOAFiles

Last edited by dsio; 30th August, 2006 at 03:07 AM.
Reply With Quote