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    UC Pixel and Vertex shader requirements

    Hi, Take it from me first hand experience here. I bought a FX5600 (256mb) and wasnt happy at all with the performance...took it back and swapped it for a Radeon 9600 pro (128 mb)...the Radeon blows the FX5600 away in everything I tried, Halo, Max Payne 2, X2..you name it. I'm not biased either as i have mostly bought Nvidia for the past few years. Ignore the amount of ram GFX cards have, anything with with minimum 128 mb is fine..256mb is sheer overkill and won't gain you any performance increases. P.S. Anybody who moans about UC needing a Vertex shader..VERTEX (not Pixel) should get a head check..i have a machine with a Geforce II GTS which i bought in Nov 2000..3 years ago...and it has a vertex shader. Would these people expect UC to run on a 286? or a Spectrum ZX80? No! But the hardware you need and get into the 21st century! (SC...i'm still waiting on my UC pre order! 27th Feb earliest now for the UK i've been quoted! Plz don't delete my post! )
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    Universal Combat Demo Status

    Hi, I assume that is just US magazines or will UK and/or any European magazines be carrying the demo?
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    Universal Combat Status

    Thanks for the update SC. No word from DC you say? Sounds worrying. VCF looks good, the issues are 99% less serious than what the average game ships with these days. I just hope it wont be months before UC ends up on UK shores. Pete
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    Hehe, nice ideas! However I just dont see an internet version being released. I've said before the ball is in your court SC. Say DC have replicated the RC1 already (which I find doubtful), who is going to buy a totally crippled game/coaster?? Nobody. DC are totally at the mercy of you SC. The NEED you to sell a single successful unit of UC. Are you still taking a vacation to the UK? Not sure what you have planned but you should come to Wales on your visit (it's country within the UK for those who don't know). Your welcome to a guided tour! lol Peter
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    Hehe, nice ideas! However I just dont see an internet version being released. I've said before the ball is in your court SC. Say DC have replicated the RC1 already (which I find doubtful), who is going to buy a totally crippled game/coaster?? Nobody. DC are totally at the mercy of you SC. The NEED you to sell a single successful unit of UC. Are you still taking a vacation to the UK? Not sure what you have planned but you should come to Wales on your visit (it's country within the UK for those who don't know). Your welcome to a guided tour! lol Peter
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    hehe....right you are about platform games loaded with puzzles. The majority of christmas purchases are going to be by mothers and fathers getting the most talked about (and probably most violent) console and pc games to put under the tree for christmas. If DC had been hyping UC with a HUGE ad campaign for 6 months with a promised christmas release then they MAY and I mean MAY have some cause for concern. I find it incredulous that they are being this way over a release delay firstly caused by them (the re naming etc) and then by the SC's dedication to releasing a quality product (which is quite right!). The way I see it DC should be giving the SC a big fat bonus for his efforts in producing a title this quickly, not kicking up a crap storm! It's total insanity!! Peter
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    hehe....right you are about platform games loaded with puzzles. The majority of christmas purchases are going to be by mothers and fathers getting the most talked about (and probably most violent) console and pc games to put under the tree for christmas. If DC had been hyping UC with a HUGE ad campaign for 6 months with a promised christmas release then they MAY and I mean MAY have some cause for concern. I find it incredulous that they are being this way over a release delay firstly caused by them (the re naming etc) and then by the SC's dedication to releasing a quality product (which is quite right!). The way I see it DC should be giving the SC a big fat bonus for his efforts in producing a title this quickly, not kicking up a crap storm! It's total insanity!! Peter
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    I'm one of the 27 who voted yes. But that yes was to a ready to go production GM replica with YOUR approval SC. Not some pre-release DRM'd version, as you say, an expensive demo. I only said yes becaue as a free software developer in my spare time i'm used to coping with the odd bug or two and know that patches can find practically anything. I like to play around with software ASAP and wait for patches in the meantime. Peter
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    I'm one of the 27 who voted yes. But that yes was to a ready to go production GM replica with YOUR approval SC. Not some pre-release DRM'd version, as you say, an expensive demo. I only said yes becaue as a free software developer in my spare time i'm used to coping with the odd bug or two and know that patches can find practically anything. I like to play around with software ASAP and wait for patches in the meantime. Peter
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    hmm...DC have clearly been sniffing some mind warping substances. (I presume some publisher bashing can pass now) This situation has gone crazy! DC know you hold all the keys to UC, you control it. It seems like they are trying to force you into something you cannot do. They are going to shoot themselves in the foot big time if they release UC as is.
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    hmm...DC have clearly been sniffing some mind warping substances. (I presume some publisher bashing can pass now) This situation has gone crazy! DC know you hold all the keys to UC, you control it. It seems like they are trying to force you into something you cannot do. They are going to shoot themselves in the foot big time if they release UC as is.
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    Seems like the ball is in your court now SC. DC have shown their hand. We know they can't possibly ship what they have. Hold back and only go when you are ready. Seems like they tried to use a scare tactic. It makes no sense though, why try and ship a broken game??? As you say, DC don't stand to lose any money whenever they ship. You would think a publisher would want to release the highest quality product they can! Peter
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    Seems like the ball is in your court now SC. DC have shown their hand. We know they can't possibly ship what they have. Hold back and only go when you are ready. Seems like they tried to use a scare tactic. It makes no sense though, why try and ship a broken game??? As you say, DC don't stand to lose any money whenever they ship. You would think a publisher would want to release the highest quality product they can! Peter
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    Hi, i've voted for release ASAP. The way I see it the pending issues are not that bad. Also even a slightly buggy BC game is gazillion times better than the average game. I'm now tired of X2 (and it's forced failure scenarios) and really need something else to get myself into. and after losing my long time crew in BCMG to a nasty moon crash! Any pending issues can be sorted by patch! Peter
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    Hi, i've voted for release ASAP. The way I see it the pending issues are not that bad. Also even a slightly buggy BC game is gazillion times better than the average game. I'm now tired of X2 (and it's forced failure scenarios) and really need something else to get myself into. and after losing my long time crew in BCMG to a nasty moon crash! Any pending issues can be sorted by patch! Peter
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