You didn't fall the PC meme did you?

Zachary Young
Zachary Young

You didn't fall the PC meme did you?

All urls found in this thread:
https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/pc-graphics-settings-explained-anti-aliasing-v-syn/2900-1100/7/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqi0114mwtY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDo5TKr6pyc
Connor Davis
Connor Davis

glad i didn't fall english meme

Hudson Ross
Hudson Ross

I'm too inept to understand PC gaming and all the settings and obstacles

Bentley James
Bentley James

The PC meme? Nah, didn't fall for it.

Owen Sullivan
Owen Sullivan

this espanol or go home ese

Ian Gonzalez
Ian Gonzalez

You can't fall from memes

Adam Jackson
Adam Jackson

Does this answer your question?

Tyler Sanchez
Tyler Sanchez

Not yet

Robert Bailey
Robert Bailey

I'd be willing to help you

David Torres
David Torres

yes pls

Charles Barnes
Charles Barnes

No.

tfw idort master race

Colton Rodriguez
Colton Rodriguez

What would you like to know first? Ask any questions and I'll try to provide an in-depth answer/explanation.

Chase Bennett
Chase Bennett

This isn't your everyday autism, this is advanced autism

Leo Stewart
Leo Stewart

weeb

Sebastian Wilson
Sebastian Wilson

My main goal is to get the games I have to just run smoothly. All the settings that affect fps I have really no clue about or what really affects it

Justin Baker
Justin Baker

Love me my pc, yes sir I do.

Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas

Bah, I did, OP, I did. How could I have been so blind?! All I had to do was wait! I spent 10 years playing all those horrible PC games, when all I had to do was wait for the PS4 Pro to be released! It is the ultimate gaming platform currently available on the market, offering incredible power, but at a reasonable price (unlike certain competitors). 4k gaming is right there, waiting for me, but I can't afford it now because I spent every last shekel I had on this damn PC! I should have listened! I admit it, my Sony overlords, I should have listened!

John Perry
John Perry

I actually literally did

friends all have PCs
i don't fucking want one because i bought a PS4 and i'm totally uninterested in PC stuff
they pretty much tell me i'll be playing multiplayer shit alone this gen unless i build a PC because LOL MASTER RACE XDD
fucks sake fine i'll build a PC
spent less than 500 due to hand me down parts from one friend
play games with these stupid faggots
all they want to play is overwatch
i try really hard to care about it but i just can't
don't use PC for months
they all buy PS4s fucking anyway

Jeremiah Diaz
Jeremiah Diaz

Generally the most taxxing settings are Anti-Aliasing and Shadow Resolution, so if you're having trouble running something you'd want to lower these.

The most expensive and taxxing form of AA is downsampling/supersampling, which involves playing the game at a higher resolution than your monitor's resolution and then downscaling the image, resulting in a very clean image. Generally TXAA is the next most taxxing, and then it just gets progressively weaker until finally you're at FXAA, which is basically just a blur filter placed along jaggies that has very little performance cost.

Shadow Resolution is self explanatory. Just lowering that makes the shadows look more jagged and less like real shadows, but also significantly lowers performance demand.

You might also consider lowering the in-game resolution itself if you're running a demanding game and changing none of this makes a game run better. Also of course lowering texture details if that's an option. Hope this helps.

Adrian Walker
Adrian Walker

Also beyond in-game settings, its important to know what your graphics card, processor, and RAM are. Generally games will come with recommended/minimum system requirements that'll tell you how well a game runs on a particular piece of hardware. If you aren't sure how good or bad your hardware is, you can just search for that hardware name benchmark in google and you'll get comparisons to other hardware close to such in terms of power. Generally speaking, the most important piece of hardware is your graphics card in terms of determining what you can run and how well you can run it, though that still varies by game and what exactly you're doing. For example, if you're emulating something, the most important piece of hardware will be your processor. The better and more powerful the processor, the more demanding games you'll be able to emulate.

Sebastian Stewart
Sebastian Stewart

Yes i did and its great.
watchin shit on my second screen
playing games on the first
sitting in my comfy recliner
i7/1080 build so i've forgotten how it feels to care about settings ever, slap that shit to ultra and forget about it
girlfriend on her rig playing sims 4 pets
all xbox/ps exclusives have equivilant games on PC and are usually just fad games like bloodbourne that aren't anything special since there are now a million like it and quite a few before it. I wish souls games were good, i hate that everyone jizzes themselves over moderate difficulty on a simple game
large backlog of games that keeps growing
nintendo systems for the only exclusives that don't have equivalents elsewhere
Some simply can't comprehend luxury. I am satisfied.

Joseph Gray
Joseph Gray

built my first pc this year, best decision ever

James Russell
James Russell

name me a console that has all of these games

Jaxson Morgan
Jaxson Morgan

the 3DO. DUH

Noah Gray
Noah Gray

Just buy whatever system your friends have.

Nathan Thompson
Nathan Thompson

learn english and maybe people will actually put some effort into shit posting your thread, fucking spic

Charles Williams
Charles Williams

None
No console has all of these games.
That's a mixture of PS4, PS3, PS2, Wii U, Wii, and Vita titles.

Isaac Gray
Isaac Gray

Finished my first build last june. An i5 and a 1050ti might seem humble enough to most of you, but it's a HUGE step up from my old Compaq Presario cq56.

Thomas Martinez
Thomas Martinez

Fuck that crab in particular

Lincoln Russell
Lincoln Russell

You are like baby,

Michael Rivera
Michael Rivera

no I fell for the switch meme literally all the games suck except for splatoon and hopefully a new pokemon comes out

Elijah Hill
Elijah Hill

But how many have you played for a significant amount of time?

Benjamin Bell
Benjamin Bell

How many of those are 1-4$ indies? I don't know how anyone could have that many. I only have 400 but i guess if i bought bundles with trash in it i'd probably have closer to 900.

Dylan Clark
Dylan Clark

Getting to experience games i always wanted to play past and present in 4k
So easy to keep in touch and game with friends compared to Xbox live and it costs nothing
Mods made Skyrim fun and turned New Vegas into a brand new experience despite multiple play throughs on console
School work productivity has gone up
So glad I built a pc

Nathan Rivera
Nathan Rivera

fall the PC meme

The fuck does this mean? Learn some English

Sebastian Hall
Sebastian Hall

Do you have a multimonitor setup? You should try it out if you don't. Really fucking great.

Mason Carter
Mason Carter

This definitely helps me out understand what I can mess with.

Christopher Evans
Christopher Evans

Yeaup, two monitors. It's incredible, great investment it makes school work so much simpler and seamless.

Jeremiah Diaz
Jeremiah Diaz

nah. console+PC is the way to go.

Wyatt Thompson
Wyatt Thompson

More specifically Switch+PC

Nicholas Hughes
Nicholas Hughes

V-Sync forces frames to be drawn in sync with your monitor. So, say if you have a 60fps monitor, frames will be drawn in line with that. If you're running a demanding game and there's some areas where frames might drop, it'll instead draw them at 30fps (or 15 if it'd drop below 30), since 30 goes into 60 nicely, it'll still be a smooth transistion without what's called "tearing."
Tearing is where say you have a 60fps monitor and the frames you're getting is only 55fps. The image displayed is processed top to bottom, and somewhere you'll notice a horizontal line through the image where the bottom half will be in "the past." Image is a quick mock-up of tearing. For some fucking reason whenever I use my TV as a monitor, there's constant tearing, I think it might be because the refresh rate is only like 59 instead of 60, but I'm too lazy to really look into it and fix it.
Some people don't like Vsync because it causes "stuttering." Stuttering is where well, your frames instantly change from 60 to 30. It's definitely noticable. So it comes down to if you hate tearing more than stuttering. If you just have a strong enough rig, you don't have to really worry about either though. If your FPS is consistantly lower than 60, you might just want to enable vsync which will just get them at a smooth non-stop 30 then.
Then there's a newer thing called Gsync that you don't have to worry about unless you're dropping a lot of cash on a monitor. Gsync only works with nvidia graphics cards, but instead of it going from 60 to 30 whenever it drops, the monitor itself actually changes it's refresh rate to match your FPS, so if you drop 5 frames, the monitor itself should adjust to 55mhz instead of 60.

Pic is a quickly drawn example of image tearing.

Mason Jenkins
Mason Jenkins

have played <10 games on my PS4 this past year. might skip next generation altogether desu

Grayson Collins
Grayson Collins

Yeah I am still learning how Vsync works

Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson

A lot of games feature an "auto detect" for graphic settings, where it'll look at what video card you have and change the graphic settings automatically to where the game -should- run smoothly. My system is relatively high end still, sometimes it sets stuff less than what I can handle (which is typically just everything maxed out). A good approach for manually changing them though, is to use the default "high" or "ultra" settings, and just start scaling back some features a bit until it starts running smoothly. Here's a list of settings that are especially taxing and worthwhile to look at lowering before others:
Anti-Aliasing
Shadows/dynamic lighting
Water texture/detail
Reflections
Draw distance (how far away objects can be for them to still be visible)
I remember my old rig could run Heroes of Newerth completely maxed out, except for water detail. If I had that above low my frames were fucked.

Here's a decent explanation of AA settings: https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/pc-graphics-settings-explained-anti-aliasing-v-syn/2900-1100/7/

Angel Long
Angel Long

get a ps4 instead of a PC
???

why

Carter Mitchell
Carter Mitchell

Is there also some PC gaming for dummies so I can go in depth?

Ethan Lopez
Ethan Lopez

yes, motion blur is shit. always disable it.

Bentley Lee
Bentley Lee

Honestly, most of my knowledge is based on trial and error and self reasoning. There was a study done awhile ago that basically came to the conclusion that younger kids tend to be more proficient with computers because kids "mess around" or essentially experiment with it and are able to notice and learn from cause and effect. Reason why this is most common in kids is because kids don't understand the value of the dollar though and aren't really afraid of actually breaking something that they themselves didn't drop $1000 on. So I'd say experiment and just learn naturally, it's honestly the best way. If you're just messing with game settings, you're not going to ruin anything, and any modern Windows OS is pretty good about giving you warnings when you could do something that is potentially damaging, so you can then read up more about it before continuing onward.
Also, an example of my self reasoning: I think shadows is more taxing than general model quality because... models are like, pre-rendered set images. Shadows can be anywhere though, caused by anything, and have to be calculated in real time, so it's more demanding because of that.
What I do know that isn't self taught is mostly from youtube, specifically Linus Tech Tips & Techquickie (which is a part of LTT). From what I read they aren't always the best source of information, but it seems to be good enough for me, and usually if they are far from right, they'll later correct themselves in a newer video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqi0114mwtY -intro video on AA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDo5TKr6pyc -More indepth video on AA

Henry King
Henry King

Yes I did, and I'll never regret it.

Adrian Young
Adrian Young

People go to me with their computer problems. Most of the time, I have no fucking clue what the issue exactly is or how I'll fix it. I typically just mess around until I find out what the issue is, then google the issue and just apply the fix. I remember a couple of years ago a friend of mine had the (at the time) new FBI Ransomware on his laptop. I never heard of it, but by me simply booting into safemode and googling it, I quickly found a fix and was done within like, an hour.
Most tech problems can be solved by simply googling the issue. If you don't fully grasp the solution you find, just google whatever part of it that you don't know about yet, like how to boot into safemode. This problem solving technique works from helping to diagnose blue screen of death issues to just, a game always crashing when you do some sort of action.

Isaiah Sanchez
Isaiah Sanchez

B

Kayden Hall
Kayden Hall

I agree.

Henry Morales
Henry Morales

My rig is shit. Never can get shit run good and it makes me mad

Ryan Hughes
Ryan Hughes

overass
It's your own fault.

Joseph Phillips
Joseph Phillips

I'm actually in the process of building mine right now. Can't wait to play all the PC exclusives i've missed out on.

Justin Diaz
Justin Diaz

I would never go back, but I can never decide what to actually play

Camden Roberts
Camden Roberts

Just google a guide to building a PC and read what each part does, then just buy the strongest pieces you can afford and throw them together. it's not really complicated, you don't have to know all the complex shit if all you want to do is build a gaming PC.

Gavin Bell
Gavin Bell

What settings do I need to input for best performance?

Ian Miller
Ian Miller

what age did you guys started pc gaming? I had one since 25 and never looked back.

Kayden Lopez
Kayden Lopez

6 or 8

Nicholas Edwards
Nicholas Edwards

you can build a great pc for under $1000!
not including monitor, keyboard, desk, chair, mouse, and headset, because you should already have those :)
and you have to go to 6 different websites and wait for the best deals from each one to save a few bucks
and don't count shipping, duh!

Cooper Sanders
Cooper Sanders

headset
Why

Alexander Moore
Alexander Moore

You don't own a chair, a table or a TV?

Alexander Bell
Alexander Bell

no, I play consoles on a crt

Zachary Baker
Zachary Baker

Do you sit on the floor?

Isaac Ross
Isaac Ross

YES motherfucker

stop making fun of me

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Are you poor or nostalgiafag?

Justin Peterson
Justin Peterson

Not really. I own a 5 year old laptop that lets me play Football Manager and Civ. Everything else is on PS3/PS4/Vita.

Hudson Morris
Hudson Morris

Yes I did, Paco, and it was the best decision I ever made.
.

Brandon Baker
Brandon Baker

How do you 'fall' for the superior option?

David Carter
David Carter

Idk man. Ever since I built my rig a bit over 2 years ago I've used my PS4 like... 10 times. No reason to console game unless I wanna play some Miku basically.

Luke Torres
Luke Torres

i thinking about building one for the first time during the holidays. my laptop is falling apart so it feels like a good choice.

Camden Scott
Camden Scott

Best meme I've fell for since the trap-fucking meme.

Gavin Ramirez
Gavin Ramirez

PCfags begging for ports
/v/ fell so hard for the PC meme that "PCuc.k" is censored to "PCbro"

We all know who won this gen.

Caleb Martinez
Caleb Martinez

tfw you think for yourself

Jordan Howard
Jordan Howard

You better fucking read those posts user and understand them.

Watch some fucking YouTube videos and learn how to build one, it takes like a week.

Literally every pc gamer you see on this board started like this, don't be like my cousin I tried to help him but he's a lazy fuck and too retarded to even attempt to learn it.

Isaac Price
Isaac Price

nothing but console ports
almost none are demanding

Noah Foster
Noah Foster

Pc gaming is fucking awesome

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