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Wario64
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(10-24-2012, 11:33 PM)
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition ($20 Is LIVE, deal ends on SATURDAY (or Friday? reported on CAG) or until keys are out)

ACTIVATES ON STEAM

Use a random US address if you're outside of the US to purchase, but beware that it may not register on Steam without VPN depending on your region. Research/ask first if you're outside of the US

Creating this thread a little early cause the DLC just came out on consoles which is friggin $15 but Amazon will offer Prepare To Die for only $20 this upcoming Sunday. $5 more to have the entire game plus the DLC content.


TWENTY US DOLLARS


The game also looks awesome thanks to the Durante mod, which is easy as hell to install.
The mod can also make the game run at 60 FPS, assuming you have the power to run it


Durante Mod discussion and fix (unlocks resolution + 60 FPS):
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=488240
http://blog.metaclassofnil.com/?tag=dsfix

Other mods: http://darksouls.nexusmods.com/

Originally Posted by Durante


unmodded:


1080p:


Even the man himself says it's great:

Originally Posted by Durante

You should buy this game. It really is as good as people say it is.


That's around 100 hours more than anything else released this year. Also, I played atleast half of that in co-op. Probably 3/4.

Last edited by Wario64; 11-02-2012 at 01:43 AM.
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(10-24-2012, 11:34 PM)
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That's just $5 more expensive than the DLC on consoles.

Still, though, the online community on the PC is pretty skimpy compared to that of consoles. I can't super heartily recommend the PC version for that reason alone, as the online portion is such a huge part of the game IMO.

EDIT: Derp. You JUST said it was $5 more on the OP <_<
Technosteve
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(10-24-2012, 11:34 PM)
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i bought this at full price i regret nothing
Deadstar
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(10-24-2012, 11:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Technosteve

i bought this at full price i regret nothing

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Toki767
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(10-24-2012, 11:36 PM)
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I want it, but I just can't in good conscience give From Software my money for not taking an extra 30 minutes to do what Durante did.
Ermac
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(10-24-2012, 11:37 PM)
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How does it play with a keyboard?
Codeblue
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(10-24-2012, 11:38 PM)
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I was hoping it would be this Sunday.

What does the extra $5 gets you?
Prophet Steve
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(10-24-2012, 11:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Codeblue

I was hoping it would be this Sunday.

What does the extra $5 gets you?

The game, he is referring to that the DLC on the console is $15, for $20 you can have the entire game on the PC.
Deadstar
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(10-24-2012, 11:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ermac

How does it play with a keyboard?

Horribly from what I hear. I used a ps3 controller and motionjoy.
meltingparappa
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(10-24-2012, 11:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ermac

How does it play with a keyboard?

Terrible, but getting a wired 360 controller has all sorts of benefits.

Originally Posted by Codeblue

What does the extra $5 gets you?

The entire rest of the game.
Sullichin
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(10-24-2012, 11:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Codeblue

I was hoping it would be this Sunday.

What does the extra $5 gets you?

Nothing "extra", there's only one version of the game on PC, and it has the DLC that just released on consoles (the DLC on consoles alone is $15). The game+DLC is normally $40 on PC.
Codeblue
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(10-24-2012, 11:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sullichin

Nothing "extra", there's only one version of the game on PC, and it has the DLC that just released on consoles (the DLC on consoles alone is $15). The game+DLC is normally $40 on PC.

Originally Posted by meltingparappa

Terrible, but getting a wired 360 controller has all sorts of benefits.

The entire rest of the game.

Originally Posted by Prophet Steve

The game, he is referring to that the DLC on the console is $15, for $20 you can have the entire game on the PC.

Oh, cool. Thanks guys.
MikeE21286
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(10-24-2012, 11:42 PM)
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I'm in. Heaps of Amazon cash
leng jai
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(10-24-2012, 11:43 PM)
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Quick question - is this 60fps on PC?
Wario64
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(10-24-2012, 11:44 PM)

Originally Posted by leng jai

Quick question - is this 60fps on PC?

Via a mod, you can make it 60 FPS. But it disables GFWL. (unless they changed it, I haven't been following recently)
NameGenerated
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(10-24-2012, 11:44 PM)
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Does it activate on Steam?
EatinOlives
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(10-24-2012, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by leng jai

Quick question - is this 60fps on PC?

With a mod, yes. You have to have a nice CPU to get a clean and consistent 60, though.

Originally Posted by Wario64

Via a mod, you can make it 60 FPS. But it disables GFWL.

They fixed that.
Deadstar
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(10-24-2012, 11:45 PM)
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The game was designed with 30 fps in mind so it actually isn't bad at all. It feels super smooth on pc and looks incredible with the durante mod.
Wario64
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(10-24-2012, 11:45 PM)

Originally Posted by NameGenerated

Does it activate on Steam?

Yes.

Originally Posted by EatinOlives

They fixed that.


Awesome
zephervack
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(10-24-2012, 11:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Via a mod, you can make it 60 FPS. But it disables GFWL. (unless they changed it, I haven't been following recently)

Works now :)
wutwutwut
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(10-24-2012, 11:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by NameGenerated

Does it activate on Steam?

Yes, but it uses GFWL networking and not Steamworks.
Gbraga
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(10-24-2012, 11:46 PM)
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Thanks a lot, perfect timing, just when I'm upgrading my pc!
Prophet Steve
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(10-24-2012, 11:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by leng jai

Quick question - is this 60fps on PC?

I think the mod that is mentioned does still have a few weird things though, trouble with ladders, adjusted jump distance, but I never tried it myself.
Ermac
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(10-24-2012, 11:51 PM)
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Is it a one day deal?
legacyzero
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(10-24-2012, 11:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Technosteve

i bought this at full price i regret nothing

THIS.

although I need to get the courage to finish the damn thing.
JCizzle
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(10-24-2012, 11:52 PM)
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Yes. Take my money tony.
Wario64
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(10-24-2012, 11:52 PM)

Originally Posted by Ermac

Is it a one day deal?

Weekly deal
kayos90
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(10-24-2012, 11:53 PM)
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Damn. What a steal.
VandalD
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(10-24-2012, 11:55 PM)
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Amazon has had some really good deals. This will be mine. Thanks for the heads up.
leng jai
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(10-25-2012, 12:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Via a mod, you can make it 60 FPS. But it disables GFWL. (unless they changed it, I haven't been following recently)

Is that the Durante mod or a different one? Pretty tempted now since my biggest complaint about the console was the horrifying frame rate.
Wario64
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(10-25-2012, 12:04 AM)

Originally Posted by leng jai

Is that the Durante mod or a different one? Pretty tempted now since my biggest complaint about the console was the horrifying frame rate.

I think it's a different mod...I've been out of the loop....if someone can give me the info or link me, I'll put it in the OP.
blitzcloud
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(10-25-2012, 12:05 AM)
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more like prepare to buy edition.
zerokoolpsx
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(10-25-2012, 12:05 AM)
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Kinda regret buying the dlc now. Could have gotten the whole game plus dlc for just $5 more.
Ysiadmihi
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(10-25-2012, 12:06 AM)
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Durante's mod has a 60fps option built-in now. It was separate before. There is a (almost non-existent) chance you can get banned from Live for using the 60fps fix though.
RedSwirl
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(10-25-2012, 12:06 AM)
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Has anyone find out yet if this game will run on any CPU clocked under 3GHz?
Metalmurphy
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(10-25-2012, 12:07 AM)
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Can you apply promo codes on this?

I think I have a 10% off code somewhere
RedSwirl
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(10-25-2012, 12:43 AM)
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What time do these sales usually start? Midnight Sunday morning or something?
Wario64
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(10-25-2012, 12:44 AM)

Originally Posted by RedSwirl

What time do these sales usually start? Midnight Sunday morning or something?

Sunday midnight PT. Meaning late night Saturday
Pinko Marx
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(10-25-2012, 12:45 AM)
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On this shit like cheese on a nacho.
I speel my dreenk
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(10-25-2012, 12:56 AM)
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DARK SOULS AIN'T NO LIE

BABY BUY BUY BUY

(BUY BUY)
Hypron
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(10-25-2012, 12:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by RedSwirl

Has anyone find out yet if this game will run on any CPU clocked under 3GHz?

It runs on my Core 2 Q6700 @ 2.7 Ghz (and HD6770), although the framerate suffers in a few areas (not as bad as on consoles but it's still pretty bad).

Edit: Although, I haven't played since DSfix 0.8 was released, so maybe now the game will run better. I'll give it a try soon. Maybe by using the fps unlocker and limiting the framerate at 30?
Last edited by Hypron; 10-25-2012 at 01:03 AM.
RoadDogg
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(10-25-2012, 01:00 AM)
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@!#%!@$@! I had just over $20 in my budget for digital pc games when the Square bundle hit and now I can't get this instead :( I would totally have played this more. Can't Amazon think about my personal needs and give a 12 month roadmap of all their digital deals so I can plan ahead?
Robot Pants
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(10-25-2012, 01:02 AM)
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Man, I JUST bought the DLC on the console too.
Oh well.
PC here I come.
Snacks the sober sea lion
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(10-25-2012, 01:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Toki767

I want it, but I just can't in good conscience give From Software my money for not taking an extra 30 minutes to do what Durante did.

"I did not do the entire work for this in 23 minutes. I developed an interception dll framework during this week to prepare for the job. I did the actual work to make the game render at higher res in that amount of time though -- based on the framework -- and spent a few more hours testing and adding the config file."

From the original thread. He was working on a program previously and then applied it to Dark Souls, he didn't actually bust into the Dark Souls code and fix the resolution in 30 minutes flat.
dragonlife
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(10-25-2012, 01:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Technosteve

i bought this at full price i regret nothing

Same here. Day one, no less.
pa22word
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(10-25-2012, 01:15 AM)
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I bought this 5 times @ full price for myself and several friends. I regret nothing.


Speaking of gifted games, it's been the most played gifted game I've ever done. +/- 156 total hours of Dark Souls have been played from gifted copies I've given out. People sure do love their Dark Souls :P
Last edited by pa22word; 10-25-2012 at 01:18 AM.
szaromir
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(10-25-2012, 01:30 AM)
Wait, this game is Valve DRM or Valve DRM + Microsoft DRM?
Ridley327
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(10-25-2012, 01:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by szaromir

Wait, this game is Valve DRM or Valve DRM + Microsoft DRM?

It's redeemable on Steam, but that's the extent of the Steamworks implementation. Everything else is the usual GFWL standards. It's not a hybrid like Arkham City.
Mr_Appleby
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(10-25-2012, 01:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Prophet Steve

I think the mod that is mentioned does still have a few weird things though, trouble with ladders, adjusted jump distance, but I never tried it myself.

was reading the notes for most recent dsfix and you can press a key to temporarily disable the FPS unlocker for ladders, jumps etc.

Haven't tried it though, 30fps is enough for my little laptop
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(10-25-2012, 01:41 AM)
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