Subject: General Tech | November 14, 2012 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Dark Souls, dsfix, console port, gaming
If you are interested in grabbing the PC version of Dark Souls from Steam then you must read through the tips and the graphics mod over at Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN. The DSfix mod from Durante will let you choose resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 which will make the game look far more attractive. As well they offer .ini tweaks such as setting the game to a borderless fullscreen, uncapping the framerates and which ports to open when playing multiplayer. While they do have a mod to help with smoothing the mouse and a cheat sheet for keyboard mappings, the game is still best enjoyed using a controller something common to direct console ports such as this is.
"Dark Souls’ existence on PC is a story of hope and disappointment. Petitioned by over 90,000 fans to bring the game onto PC from consoles, around the time that the Doublefine Kickstarter was gaining momentum, it seemed like a golden age when game developers were finally listening and giving gamers exactly what they wanted. However, fans were disappointed that even after all of the petition’s noise and success, the Dark Souls developers weren’t able to deliver anything more than a functional PC port, where traces of the game’s console origins remain in plain sight."
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Namco Bandai listens to online petition, makes Dark Souls PC. Namco Bandai to integrate GFWL, receives new petition.
Subject: General Tech | April 17, 2012 - 04:49 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: GFWL, Dark Souls
Namco Bandai has announced Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition for the PC. They then immediately make it clear that they do not understand their PC fans by announcing Games for Windows Live integration. Fans turn to yet another petition.
I must give Namco Bandai credit for their overall great business practice, but sometimes heads just happen to collide with desks.
Dark Souls was released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 recently and was critically lauded for not shying away from difficulty. PC Gamers, desiring a game that would be merciless to them, set up a petition for the game to be ported to their platform of choice. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die was announced earlier this month at least partially in response to the petition.
Unfortunately, Games for Windows Live would be integrated.
No... no... no...
What could the internet do but write another petition? I mean, no sense letting Namco Bandai be confused why their game would not sell as well as the original petition would suggest.
That is one of the problems with fan service: they are your best customers and your harshest critics. If you go in for a penny, you really must go in for a pound. You will be rewarded in kind.
The PC-exclusive Dark Souls: Prepare to Die is expected to launch August 24th.
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