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Jeramii
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(08-23-2012, 10:20 PM)
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I know I'm stating the obvious... But great work. This is exciting!

Hopefully everything is safe on the GFWL end of things. I finally purchased my copy after reading of your works. :)
dino1980
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(08-23-2012, 10:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Durante

It will not work out of the box with another d3d9.dll based override, no.

Ok thanks for the answer :) Great work!
goodfella
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(08-23-2012, 10:21 PM)
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:bow

Just waiting for more impressions of performance and multiplayer implementations before double dipping.
kinggroin
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(08-23-2012, 10:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by shagg_187

As posted in the other thread:

Picking this up today, thanks
scy
(08-23-2012, 10:21 PM)
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Well played. Well played indeed.

Damn.
TheNamelessOne
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(08-23-2012, 10:21 PM)
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Fantastic work. If this works out good you just might've made me double dip.
Durante
Come on down to Durante's drivethru PC port fixes. 15 minutes or less. Yelp: ★★★★★

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(08-23-2012, 10:21 PM)
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Please don't do too much From bashing in this thread. I know I've done my fair share of it before, but it's not really productive and doesn't help anyone.

Feel free to engage in Namco-Bandai bashing though!
Chris R
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(08-23-2012, 10:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheExodu5

My suggestion for comparison shots:

1024*720 upscaled to 1080p.
Native 1080p.
2560*1440 downscaled to 1080p.

Both as stills and in a gif!
subversus
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(08-23-2012, 10:22 PM)
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I'll buy the game ASAP and donate if it works.
Clomipramine
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(08-23-2012, 10:24 PM)
The upgrade is pretty obvious, just compare to this:

Baloonatic
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(08-23-2012, 10:24 PM)
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I kind of assumed it would be fixable but I never thought it would happen so fast. Excellent job, Durante!
Tain
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(08-23-2012, 10:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

If there's an option to not play it at subHD resolutions then yes, there is something wrong.

Now that there's an option I'd agree with you, but he was using past tense.
alysonwheel
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(08-23-2012, 10:24 PM)
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Amazing work, thank you so much!
Grief.exe
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(08-23-2012, 10:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheExodu5

My suggestion for comparison shots:

1024*720 upscaled to 1080p.
Native 1080p.
2560*1440 downscaled to 1080p.

I would go even more obvious so it is easier to make the distinction.

Go 1024*720 upscaled to 1440p
native 1440p

Then it will be obvious to spot the difference.
crabman
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(08-23-2012, 10:25 PM)
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Thank you Durante.
EasyMode
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(08-23-2012, 10:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Principe Nero

The upgrade is pretty obvious, just compare to this:

Yup. That's a huge difference.
Pancakes
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(08-23-2012, 10:26 PM)
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You're a true internet hero.
scitek
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(08-23-2012, 10:27 PM)
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If FROM intentionally locked the frame buffer to deliver an "equal experience" across all platforms, is there any chance they could douchily patch the game to break this fix?
TUSR
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(08-23-2012, 10:27 PM)
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Someone get this man a title.

"Amazing fix ahead"
injurai
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(08-23-2012, 10:27 PM)

Originally Posted by Yoshichan

WOW, already?!

I was expecting a bigger reaction.

Umbasa.
Ghost_Protocol
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(08-23-2012, 10:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by EternalGamer

I tossed $5 your way. Mainly to encourage and show appreciate for your work. :)

I donated $10. Thank you!
Diprosalic
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(08-23-2012, 10:28 PM)
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amazing fix man, still not buying a shitty port.
QuantumBro
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(08-23-2012, 10:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by scitek

If FROM intentionally locked the frame buffer to deliver an "equal experience" across all platforms, is there any chance they could douchily patch the game to break this fix?

Only if they really want to pay the Microsoft fee.
TheExodu5
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(08-23-2012, 10:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by scitek

If FROM intentionally locked the frame buffer to deliver an "equal experience" across all platforms, is there any chance they could douchily patch the game to break this fix?

I doubt it. I'm pretty sure it was just incompetence.

Originally Posted by QuantumBro

Only if they really want to pay the Microsoft fee.

See guys! GFWL was a good thing after all!
Zeliard
(08-23-2012, 10:28 PM)
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Original:



And Durante's fix:

Hoo-doo
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(08-23-2012, 10:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Diprosalic

amazing fix man, still not buying a shitty port.

You're missing out on one of this generations' finest RPG's though.
Sseklebeast
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(08-23-2012, 10:30 PM)
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You have a heart of gold..
Grief.exe
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(08-23-2012, 10:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeliard

Original:



And Durante's fix:

holy shit. That is quite a difference.
iNvid02
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(08-23-2012, 10:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by QuantumBro

Only if they really want to pay the Microsoft fee.

ms to the rescue lol

now that its been deemed playable i do want to pick this up, but i sure as hell am not giving FROM anywhere near full price for this game

and i dont know if FROM will participate in steam sales for a while, so i guess i'll wait until retail slowly brings the dvd price down

good job again durante
Durante
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(08-23-2012, 10:31 PM)
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I'm flabbergasted (in a positive way) that two or three people donated before I even put up a download. Thanks a lot, you are awesome.

Originally Posted by scitek

If FROM intentionally locked the frame buffer to deliver an "equal experience" across all platforms, is there any chance they could douchily patch the game to break this fix?

I really don't think they did that, you're a bit too paranoid.

And even if they did, I believe that trying to prevent this would be more effort than they'd care to put into it.
BrainZEROX
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(08-23-2012, 10:31 PM)
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Made a donation too. The thing may not be perfect yet but it's already a huge improvement and I appreciate the effort.

Another proof that PC gaming is fantastic. Or its community. Or both.
Corto
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(08-23-2012, 10:31 PM)
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Durante needs an awesome tag STAT.

Watch Namco snatch this and launch it as an "official HD patch" in a few days.
Jeramii
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(08-23-2012, 10:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeliard

Original:



And Durante's fix:

pretty significant difference there. can't wait for more shots. :)
zkylon
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(08-23-2012, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by BrainZEROX

Made a donation too. The thing may not be perfect yet but it's already a huge improvement and I appreciate the effort.

Another proof that PC gaming is fantastic. Or its community. Or both.

Both, definitely both.
Diprosalic
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(08-23-2012, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hoo-doo

You're missing out on one of this generations' finest RPG's though.

i played half of the game at my friends house on PS3, i would buy three copies in a heartbeat if it was a decent port. not gonna bother now.
Durante
Come on down to Durante's drivethru PC port fixes. 15 minutes or less. Yelp: ★★★★★

Fixed Souls, Deadly Premonition, Lightning Returns, Umihara Kawase, Symphonia, Little King's Story, PhD, likes mimosas.
(08-23-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sseklebeast

You have a heart of gold..

This made me smile. Demon's Souls fuck yeah!

Originally Posted by Corto

Watch Namco snatch this and launch it as an "official HD patch" in a few days.

If they wanted to do something like that, they could do it much more cleanly, easily.
Tomat
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(08-23-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

holy shit. That is quite a difference.

Seems less blurry/a bit sharper.
Yoshichan
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(08-23-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Durante, marry me.
Felix Lighter
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(08-23-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Durante

And even if they did, I believe that trying to prevent this would be more effort than they'd care to put into it.

A PR guy showing the game basically said that, I believe, in an interview but it was almost certainly bullshit.
FACE
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(08-23-2012, 10:34 PM)
You're amazing.
Clomipramine
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(08-23-2012, 10:35 PM)
Someone should try to force MSAA (not FXAA, does not need more blur) on the top instead of the downscale we are seeing in the OP.
Tain
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(08-23-2012, 10:36 PM)
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Durante's fix shots are clearly an improvement, but yeah, there's definitely something else going on. Very understandable if that something else (looks like some edge softening action? I'm not caught up on all this fake AA stuff) is a pain/too tough to get rid of, though.

Originally Posted by LastWindow

PC gamers have come to expect more on the technical side of games. It's fine if things like low resolutions and terrible frame rate don't bother a person, though.

You're assuming that I don't play a ton of games on my PC and that I'm not bothered by low resolutions or horrible framerates! They do bug me, for sure. Initially. There's a period where I'm almost distracted by how much I want more, where I wish the game would just be running on my beast of a PC at 60fps and drenched in AA. But if there is no choice, I get over it quickly enough. I won't miss out on masterpieces due to having to blow up, say, a 720p Platinum game to my monitor's resolution. The fact that a great game is on a console is ultimately a flaw, but not one that has, on its own, ruined a game for me. And it should be obvious that if someone would ignore a game due to its resolution, they weren't all that interested in it in the first place.
Pie and Beans
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(08-23-2012, 10:37 PM)
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Looking forward to some more direct comparisons to point out more clearly.

Respect, Durante. Hobbyists doing what salary-men seemingly can't should often be far more of a wake up call to the industry than it ever really is. Congrats.
Misterinenja
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(08-23-2012, 10:37 PM)
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Man you're really awesome. Will try this out tomorrow.
Grief.exe
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(08-23-2012, 10:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Principe Nero

Someone should try to force MSAA (not FXAA, does not need more blur) on the top instead of the downscale we are seeing in the OP.

Might be able to force MSAA and SS in Nvidia Inspector with Dirt profiles, same engine.

That is probably what is causing some of the blurry textures in those shots, maybe a mix of motion blur and FXAA.
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(08-23-2012, 10:39 PM)
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Won't this make some areas look worse? I can't imagine a lot of the game's textures looking great at 2990x1900 or whatever.
TheExodu5
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(08-23-2012, 10:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by ponpo

Won't this make some areas look worse? I can't imagine a lot of the game's textures looking great at 2990x1900 or whatever.

No. Nothing looks worse at a higher resolution.
Durante
Come on down to Durante's drivethru PC port fixes. 15 minutes or less. Yelp: ★★★★★

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(08-23-2012, 10:40 PM)
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Added one more FAQ entry to OP:

Why is it still blurry?
I don't know at this point in time. It's already clear that there is a lot more detail and less aliasing using an increased framebuffer resolution -- as you would expect! -- but there is some residual blur. I'm trying to work out if this is due to my method or something inherent in the game. I will certainly continue working on this.

Also:

Originally Posted by ponpo

Won't this make some areas look worse? I can't imagine a lot of the game's textures looking great at 2990x1900 or whatever.

The textures will never look worse. They may not look much better though.
scitek
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(08-23-2012, 10:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Durante

I really don't think they did that, you're a bit too paranoid.

And even if they did, I believe that trying to prevent this would be more effort than they'd care to put into it.

Well, I know at least one article from Gamescom claimed that's why FROM said they locked it, so I'm just going by that. I forgot about the limited patches with GFWL, though, so I think we're probably safe. Thanks, Durante, Namco owes you some compensation if this leads to more sales.
Revenile
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(08-23-2012, 10:42 PM)
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Durante, do you have an eta to when the first version will be placed for download? Hopefully within the next 10 hours right, at least for the US people like me who have to wait midnight pst for the game.

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