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  # 1055782 29-May-2014 11:28
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Finch: Lots of people are saying the driving is bad but I don't think that at all, seems fine to me. What are you comparing the driving to? GTA?


It does seem like a lot of these complaints are coming from people using mouse/keyboard...




If I wanted to use a controller, I'd own a console. I don't. 

In actual fact Ubisoft state the game was designed on PC and ported to Console so how they got the mouse acceleration so wrong I don't know. V-Sync settings and setting Max Buffered GPU frames to 1 are next on my to try list. 


Obvious console port, It screams that in every way.
Mouse smoothing and acceleration. Poor key mapping.
Graphics i suppose are *cough cough* next generation console spec...


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  # 1055785 29-May-2014 11:33
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JimmyC:

If I wanted to use a controller, I'd own a console. I don't. 

In actual fact Ubisoft state the game was designed on PC and ported to Console so how they got the mouse acceleration so wrong I don't know. V-Sync settings and setting Max Buffered GPU frames to 1 are next on my to try list. 


*shrug*

Use whatever you feel happiest with, though "If I wanted to use a controller, I'd own a console." seems like pretty spurious reasoning!

tongue-out

For me, I game on a PC as it provides the widest range of choice as to exactly how I play my games.

IMHO mouse and keyboard are indispensable for FPS/twitch and strategy games. For platforming, 3rd person and driving I find that the digital nature of the keyboard doesn't work as well and a controller does the job better. For flight sims or games of that ilk, I use a joystick...

Anyhow, I can't say I am surprised that the mouse/keyboard is wonky - whatever Ubisoft claim re: "PC being lead platform" they have a track record here - look at AC etc...

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  # 1055788 29-May-2014 11:40
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TimA: 

Obvious console port, It screams that in every way.
Mouse smoothing and acceleration. Poor key mapping.
Graphics i suppose are *cough cough* next generation console spec...



http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/02/27/watch-dogs-is-targeting-pc-as-lead-platform/


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  # 1055798 29-May-2014 11:48
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*shrug*

Use whatever you feel happiest with, though "If I wanted to use a controller, I'd own a console." seems like pretty spurious reasoning!

tongue-out

For me, I game on a PC as it provides the widest range of choice as to exactly how I play my games.

IMHO mouse and keyboard are indispensable for FPS/twitch and strategy games. For platforming, 3rd person and driving I find that the digital nature of the keyboard doesn't work as well and a controller does the job better. For flight sims or games of that ilk, I use a joystick...

Anyhow, I can't say I am surprised that the mouse/keyboard is wonky - whatever Ubisoft claim re: "PC being lead platform" they have a track record here - look at AC etc...

Cheers


I just can't stand a controller... nothing is direct or immediate about it. Last console game I played was GTA5 (epic btw!) and trying to drive a car and aim out the window at the same time is damned impossible. Previous GTA's on PC that sort of thing was incredibly easy with K\M. 

I get the PC gives you a choice of interface though...



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  # 1055799 29-May-2014 11:48
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JimmyC:
TimA: 

Obvious console port, It screams that in every way.
Mouse smoothing and acceleration. Poor key mapping.
Graphics i suppose are *cough cough* next generation console spec...



http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/02/27/watch-dogs-is-targeting-pc-as-lead-platform/



Just because they claim something doesn't make it so...or at the very least, doesn't mean they will be successful in execution...

I think there is always an issue of dilution when the same developer is responsible for the various platforms and as I said above, most have a track record of failing to delivery 100% on the PC port. The problems that a large number of people have been having with uPlay certainly don't inspire confidence that Ubisoft have that much respect for their PC audience.










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  # 1055801 29-May-2014 11:49
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*shrug*

Use whatever you feel happiest with, though "If I wanted to use a controller, I'd own a console." seems like pretty spurious reasoning!

tongue-out

For me, I game on a PC as it provides the widest range of choice as to exactly how I play my games.

IMHO mouse and keyboard are indispensable for FPS/twitch and strategy games. For platforming, 3rd person and driving I find that the digital nature of the keyboard doesn't work as well and a controller does the job better. For flight sims or games of that ilk, I use a joystick...

Anyhow, I can't say I am surprised that the mouse/keyboard is wonky - whatever Ubisoft claim re: "PC being lead platform" they have a track record here - look at AC etc...

Cheers


I just can't stand a controller... nothing is direct or immediate about it. Last console game I played was GTA5 (epic btw!) and trying to drive a car and aim out the window at the same time is damned impossible. Previous GTA's on PC that sort of thing was incredibly easy with K\M. 

I get the PC gives you a choice of interface though...




Yeah fair enough - and thus the beauty of PC gaming is that we can (shoddy implementation and ports aside) all find our personal sweet-spot.

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  # 1055802 29-May-2014 11:50
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JimmyC: GTA5 (epic btw!)




Still sadly waiting on that PC port...




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  # 1055807 29-May-2014 11:53
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Driving is good on the PS4, though I do have trouble with pedestrians. I am finding the cut scenes annoying and they look like they are doing deliberate digital distortions, though people don't "recall" in digital!

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  # 1055812 29-May-2014 11:55
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networkn: Driving is good on the PS4, though I do have trouble with pedestrians. I am finding the cut scenes annoying and they look like they are doing deliberate digital distortions, though people don't "recall" in digital!


I hate the traffic, Its not intelligent, It doesn't avoid a crash it will make one happen. Like when they try and merge lanes lol.

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  # 1055828 29-May-2014 11:56
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TimA:
networkn: Driving is good on the PS4, though I do have trouble with pedestrians. I am finding the cut scenes annoying and they look like they are doing deliberate digital distortions, though people don't "recall" in digital!


I hate the traffic, Its not intelligent, It doesn't avoid a crash it will make one happen. Like when they try and merge lanes lol.


Yup. To be honest I think it would have taken them another 6 months to get all these issues ironed out. They should just reduce the number of cars and people near streets in a patch.

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  # 1055834 29-May-2014 11:59
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JimmyC: 

I get the PC gives you a choice of interface though...




http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/883788-FINALLY-I-am-able-to-play-the-game-smoothly-and-resolved-the-stuttering-Tutorial

In case you haven't gone through these already - includes an edit to a config .xml file to strip out the worst of the mouse issues.




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  # 1055840 29-May-2014 12:07
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TimA:
networkn: Driving is good on the PS4, though I do have trouble with pedestrians. I am finding the cut scenes annoying and they look like they are doing deliberate digital distortions, though people don't "recall" in digital!


I hate the traffic, Its not intelligent, It doesn't avoid a crash it will make one happen. Like when they try and merge lanes lol.


Yup. To be honest I think it would have taken them another 6 months to get all these issues ironed out. They should just reduce the number of cars and people near streets in a patch.


Agreed. I'm looking forward to their first big patch. Splinter Cell Blacklist was unplayable on PC for the first 2 weeks before they released a 1GB patch... like they re-wrote 25% of the game. 


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  # 1055841 29-May-2014 12:09
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TimA:
networkn: Driving is good on the PS4, though I do have trouble with pedestrians. I am finding the cut scenes annoying and they look like they are doing deliberate digital distortions, though people don't "recall" in digital!


I hate the traffic, Its not intelligent, It doesn't avoid a crash it will make one happen. Like when they try and merge lanes lol.


That sounds like an accurate representation of Auckland traffic :-)

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  # 1055844 29-May-2014 12:12
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http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/883788-FINALLY-I-am-able-to-play-the-game-smoothly-and-resolved-the-stuttering-Tutorial

In case you haven't gone through these already - includes an edit to a config .xml file to strip out the worst of the mouse issues.


Yup, I posted those changes for the mouse acceleration on the first page of this thread. Hasn't fixed the problem for me though. Got other options to try tonight. 

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  # 1055851 29-May-2014 12:19
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JimmyC:
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http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/883788-FINALLY-I-am-able-to-play-the-game-smoothly-and-resolved-the-stuttering-Tutorial

In case you haven't gone through these already - includes an edit to a config .xml file to strip out the worst of the mouse issues.


Yup, I posted those changes for the mouse acceleration on the first page of this thread. Hasn't fixed the problem for me though. Got other options to try tonight. 


/facepalm - that will teach me to read threads properly. Sorry!




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