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Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1077156
08/06/16 09:45 PM
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you will only need 8gb ram to run it but your video card must have 1gb

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1077165
08/06/16 11:17 PM
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Note that toward the end of Mike Dogherra's explanation of specs at
http://obduction.com/468-2/
he also says
Originally Posted By: Mike Dogherra
The one area that makes a huge difference with the game, and isn’t necessarily reflected in the system specs is hard drive/ system storage speed. We do a *lot* of streaming from the drive during gameplay, and slower drives have a terrible time keeping up. A generic traditional mechanical hard drive is going to see a lot of hitching and pausing during the game while it loads in. Outside of a video card, upgrading your drive to a solid-state drive if you haven’t yet will make a huge impact in how smooth of an experience you’ll have with the game, along with being a very nice and very noticeable upgrade for your machine in general.

So in addition to
  • new video card
  • (probably) new power supply to accommodate new video card
  • case fan(s) to help cool new video card
  • more memory
  • (possibly) also a new processor
most Myst fans will probably also need to purchase a good quality SSD to install the game on.

It's a far cry from simply having to buy a CD drive for Myst back in 1993.

Though I suppose it's better than having to buy a new home in a part of the country that has high speed Internet fast enough for their online version of Uru back in 2003 (in addition to buying any new computer parts to run Uru).

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1077178
08/07/16 04:13 AM
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I am impressed you did that Jenny!!


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Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: flotsam] #1077206
08/07/16 11:34 AM
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Phew !! I would say, then, that I'm definitely not enough of a Myst fan !!!! eek


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Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: flotsam] #1077209
08/07/16 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted By: flotsam
I am impressed you did that Jenny!!

I most certainly didn't.
But if I'd wanted to play the online version of Uru when it came out
"as the developers intended"
that's exactly what I'd have had to do. Only dialup was available where I lived, and it was neither fast enough nor stable enough for Uru.

It's too bad Cyan didn't wait until broadband was more widely available before deciding to make an online game. It seems like their target audience is either rich people or people living 5 years in the future.

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1077233
08/07/16 03:44 PM
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The other way to look at that, Jenny, is to say that Cyan have always pushed at the boundaries for their games. How many computer owners would have bothered to buy a CD drive if it hadn't been for Myst? In fact, it has long been the computer games industry as a whole that has pushed the demand for PC performance.

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1077925
08/12/16 06:35 PM
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Quote:
The other way to look at that, Jenny, is to say that Cyan have always pushed at the boundaries for their games.

Riven is arguably Cyan's best game, and it did not "push boundaries."
By 1997, when Riven was published, most people already had a CD drive, a computer 100MHz or faster, and a video card capable of 16-bit color at 640x480 resolution.

Quote:
How many computer owners would have bothered to buy a CD drive if it hadn't been for Myst?

All of them.
There were plenty of uses for a CD drive that had nothing to do with games. Games weren't the only software that would have required a ridiculous number of floppies to install. Some software, like encyclopedias, was designed to run off a CD because hard drives were so small back in the 1990's. And many non-gamers enjoyed listening to music CD's at their computer. A CD drive's usefulness wasn't limited to games. Eventually a CD drive became standard issue with a new computer -- something that has never happened with high end 3d video cards that are only needed for playing certain games.

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: Jenny100] #1077931
08/12/16 06:41 PM
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I got my first CD-ROM drive so that I could play the 7th Guest. smile

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1077936
08/12/16 06:46 PM
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7th Guest certainly predated Myst.

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1078201
08/14/16 11:16 PM
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My first one came standard with my PC, so it wasn't to play any game.

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BubbaJake] #1078211
08/15/16 01:17 AM
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I remember the first CD drive I had was a Sony, and it didn't have a drawer that extends like modern drives. You had to put the CD in a caddy, and insert the caddy into the drive.

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1079451
08/24/16 04:16 PM
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Reminds me of Return to Zork..same format but not as funny. Need a walkthrough. Brain too old to figure out weird puzzles.

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1079455
08/24/16 04:49 PM
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Obduction available starting today at these locations:

http://obduction.com/


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Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1079456
08/24/16 04:53 PM
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There will be a press release soon...


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Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1079459
08/24/16 05:01 PM
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Had to throw in my 1 & 1/2 cents on this. Collectively, you're experiencing something that's not uncommon with our Darkside games (RPG, FPS and so on.) While there are plenty of "retro" style games in those genres out there, many game houses push the graphics edge to make the game as aesthetically attractive as possible. With the new hardware, platforms and graphic engines, I wouldn't be surprised if this doesn't become as common in more genres.

This is also the first really big production in some time from a game house that has had its share of issues. It makes senses, when coming out with something like this to make a splash and to future proof their brand/product. Personally, I think this move to release a game that takes advantage of new and current tech was smart and will bring other players to Cyan that would not normally have taken notice, especially the VR potential of the game. I believe it will do very well if it is stable and as amazing as it seems.

The other thing to take into account is that I'm sure they are including features that will allow people to tweak performance to help less powerful machines compensate.

OK, I'll go back to my cage now lol

Edit: One other thing I forgot to mention regarding this:

Originally Posted By: Jenny100

Don't miss the picture of his computer at
http://obduction.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/WP_20160524_17_19_45_Pro.jpg
A very steampunk-looking computer...


That's a "Bench Test" computer. The open frame work is used so someone can test out their proposed PC build before stuffing it into a tower OR it is also commonly used for prelim testing of programs and probably in this case games against a varying array of Vid Cards and other hardware to see how it proofs out.

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Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1079538
08/25/16 03:32 AM
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Loved seeing that "Bench Test" computer, Trail_Mystic. Makes me want one !! laugh


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Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1079544
08/25/16 04:39 AM
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Just started playing this-I have 8GB RAM and a Nvidia GT 950, so the game runs really well, no lagging at all. If you get motion sickness (Me) you can choose to play 'point and click' or free roam. The initial load time takes a good 4 minutes! but once you are in the game no more loading screens. Lots of discussions on Steam if you want to read before you buy. So far can recommend it. wave

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1079629
08/25/16 08:59 PM
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Thanks for that "point and click" info Upsydaisy!

Re: Cyan Announces Obduction Release Date [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1079631
08/25/16 09:10 PM
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Thank you guys it is fun to do and if it helps people to decide on what games they may like all the better.

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