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YourInnate
03-16-2011, 09:10 AM
I was wondering if any console players plan on picking up the game. I wonder if the problems on the console version would be fixed. My concern with switching personally would be the screen size. Also, do I have to buy a pc game controller to play it? Or is it mouse and keyboard?

Rainie
03-16-2011, 09:29 AM
I'm not moving to the PC version but I'm getting it as well, mostly cuz I'll be moving next month and don't know if I can bring my consoles with me right away (it may take a month to bring them over). So having ACB on a laptop will help keep me entertained in the meantime. If the screen size is a problem u can usually connect your pc/laptop to your tv, that's what I do. I've been told you can use a controller with the game, I hope it's true cuz I can't stand using the keyboard and mouse http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

YourInnate
03-16-2011, 09:36 AM
I was just thinking that a mouse might offer better targeting than a controller. Mouse targeting might be op through. On the other hand, it may actually give all of the fps junkies a chance to beat us.

Nah....

Rainie
03-16-2011, 09:43 AM
Lol if we could use the mouse for targeting I'd kick butt for once in Assassinate http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

EscoBlades
03-16-2011, 09:43 AM
I'll be playing tomorrow on PC, and splitting my time between PC and 360.

Say hi if you see me in game. My online persona will be the same as what i normally use i.e. EscoBlades

edit: Rainie, i'm gonna be using my PS3 controller to play on Steam.

edit 2: http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr193/gbiese/ACB.png

YourInnate
03-16-2011, 09:45 AM
Esco, can you give us a run down of the control system and lag situation once you start playing?

EscoBlades
03-16-2011, 09:47 AM
Originally posted by YourInnate:
Esco, can you give us a run down of the control system and lag situation once you start playing?

Will do http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Rainie
03-16-2011, 09:50 AM
Aww how'd u get it early D:

persiateddy95
03-16-2011, 10:20 AM
Originally posted by kriticalraine:
I've been told you can use a controller with the game, I hope it's true cuz I can't stand using the keyboard and mouse http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
My gamepad device isn't working on my laptop so I have to play with the keyboard and mouse. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

EscoBlades
03-16-2011, 10:23 AM
For all your controller to pc woes! (http://www.motioninjoy.com/)

Download the respective drivers, customise and/ or map your buttons and away you go.

If you have a wired 360 controller, it is a simple case of plug and play. (it must be a wired controller. Using the plug and charge cable does not count.)

If you have a wireless controller, then get a Wireless Gaming Receiver (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-Windows/dp/B000MGVAAQ)

HexyWoo
03-16-2011, 11:54 AM
Like EscoBlades, I have it sat in my Steam library ready to download. I'll be using my wired 360 controller.

If the lag issues don't crop up on the PC side so much then I can see myself doing player matches with friends on the 360 and more of the ranked matches/clan type things on the PC.

p.s. Esco, I see you have Portal & Portal: First Slice - yay! But wait, no Portal: Prelude? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

EscoBlades
03-16-2011, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by HexyWoo:
Like EscoBlades, I have it sat in my Steam library ready to download. I'll be using my wired 360 controller.

If the lag issues don't crop up on the PC side so much then I can see myself doing player matches with friends on the 360 and more of the ranked matches/clan type things on the PC.

p.s. Esco, I see you have Portal & Portal: First Slice - yay! But wait, no Portal: Prelude? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

I just bought a new wired controller, as my old one has a problem. I can also use my PS3 controller if required.

And i got into the whole Portal thing real late (yes i am ashamed) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Serrachio
03-16-2011, 12:40 PM
It would be good if you could choose which matchmaking system you'd like your PC version to link up to.

That way, any PC players could choose to join Xbox or PS3 matchmaking instead of being divided.

Mr_Shade
03-16-2011, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Serrachio:
It would be good if you could choose which matchmaking system you'd like your PC version to link up to.

That way, any PC players could choose to join Xbox or PS3 matchmaking instead of being divided. That's not going to happen - sorry to say..


The games are all independent, so you have to play with the same system - they use different match making systems as well [behind the scenes]

That plus people could potentally have an advantage on one system over the other - due to controls - makes cross platform gaming rather hit or miss in the past - games like Shadowrun where full of people accusing others of cheating.. by using a mouse on PC vs a console owner playing on a pad..

YourInnate
03-16-2011, 01:13 PM
I figured it would be a new set of leaderboards. I predict less lag on pc, since it probably won't be host based. With less lag, there is a potential to squeeze out another thousand points or so.

I wonder if a console player will rule the leaderboard, or if it will be a new player.

Rainie
03-16-2011, 01:28 PM
We'll have to see, console players have the advantage of playing the game earlier but once PC players learn it then it could be anyone's game

monkeyuncle8
03-16-2011, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by kriticalraine:
We'll have to see, console players have the advantage of playing the game earlier but once PC players learn it then it could be anyone's game
thats what I have been doing for the past month, and only 6 days left

EscoBlades
03-16-2011, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by kriticalraine:
We'll have to see, console players have the advantage of playing the game earlier but once PC players learn it then it could be anyone's game

Agreed. Rainie and i are gonna be stunning peeps from the very beginning, haha! The Stun Factory! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Dizfy
03-16-2011, 01:49 PM
The controller is'nt working properly in MP, the shoulder button's can't be used, in SP it works fine tough

Rainie
03-16-2011, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by EscoBlades:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kriticalraine:
We'll have to see, console players have the advantage of playing the game earlier but once PC players learn it then it could be anyone's game

Agreed. Rainie and i are gonna be stunning peeps from the very beginning, haha! The Stun Factory! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Haha maybe I can get my place on the stun leaderboards again.....well until the manhunt players kick me off again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif