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D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (PC) Demo now Live

deadman69

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So has anyone explained why Playism is distributing this and not Microsoft themselves? Did it underperform so badly that MS is washing their hands of it and letting any ol' schmuks pick it up and do whether they want with it?
The rule seems to be if microsoft doesnt own the ip they wont publish the pc version.

Alan wake
Dead rising
Ryse
Etc.
 

InfiniteNine

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I'm still intrigued.

Like, seriously.

Can I ask Swery to send me the DP PC source?

They didn't make the PC port Toybox did so you'd have to ask them! Swery was visibly distraught about the port quality on twitter so I'm guessing that's why they did stuff themselves this time.
 

cleveridea

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Does this game have more natural controls?

I remember trying this on xbox one and finding it very odd to control eg not normal move stick to move (presumably due to originally being targetted at kinnect)
 

cleveridea

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Hmm interesting, love the artstyle - and price is quite cheap, may get the deluxe for the artbook mainly

With D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die hitting Steam so soon, we're sure you have plenty of questions that need immediate answers!

Many of our fans have been wondering about the pricing for D4 and associated DLC. Wonder no more! Below are all the answers you seek.

Without further ado:

Base Game
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die -Season One- $14.99

DLC
1. D4: Special Costume Set <12 Beers> - $2.99
2. D4: Special Art Book - $4.99
3. D4: Season One Voice Over Script - $4.99
4. D4: Mini Soundtrack - $3.99

DLC Pack
D4: Deluxe DLC Pack (includes all DLC above) - $15.99

Deluxe Edition
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die -Season One- Deluxe Edition
(Includes Base Game and the DLC Pack) - $29.99

Special DLC
D4: SWERY's Choice Costume Set <3 Cups of Coffee> - $0.99
D4: SWERY's Choice Costume Set <3 Bottles of Tequila> - $0.99
 

Windom Earle

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Still can't believed this is coming to PC now, based Swery. It's not as good as the Twin Peaks season 3 news, but it goes along well with it. :D

^is that all digital or is this getting a physical release?
 

Durante

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So, on the negative side the launcher doesn't have a 2560x1440 option (or anything higher than 1080p). When will developers start learning to enumerate available resolutions?

On the positive side, it's a UE game, so that doesn't matter really.
In [my games]\D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die DEMO\Ms01Game\Config there's a Ms01SystemSettings.ini file with all the common UE3 options -- including ResX and ResY -- and from a quick test they seem to work.
 

Dr Dogg

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So, on the negative side the launcher doesn't have a 2560x1440 option (or anything higher than 1080p). When will developers start learning to enumerate available resolutions?

On the positive side, it's a UE game, so that doesn't matter really.
In [my games]\D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die DEMO\Ms01Game\Config there's a Ms01SystemSettings.ini file with all the common UE3 options -- including ResX and ResY -- and from a quick test they seem to work.

I'm imagining MaxSmoothedFramerate=62 is there as well then. What's the performance like, in line with other UE3 stuff, if you don't mind me asking?
 

Nezzhil

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I was very jelous of the XOne's owners for this game
 

Dictator93

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So, on the negative side the launcher doesn't have a 2560x1440 option (or anything higher than 1080p). When will developers start learning to enumerate available resolutions?

On the positive side, it's a UE game, so that doesn't matter really.
In [my games]\D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die DEMO\Ms01Game\Config there's a Ms01SystemSettings.ini file with all the common UE3 options -- including ResX and ResY -- and from a quick test they seem to work.
I will ask my broken record question: is UE4 obmb available?
I'm imagining MaxSmoothedFramerate=62 is there as well then. What's the performance like, in line with other UE3 stuff, if you don't mind me asking?

Isnt the game UE4?
 
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Cool stuff. I played through it a ton of times on Xbox One and will buy it and play it on PC as well. Going to check out how they handle this PC version with the demo.
 

AmethystEnd

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Fuck yeah. Demo running beautifully for me. Can't wait for the full release. I don't care how long it takes, I really hope more episodes come out eventually. Gotta find dat D.
 

Lady Siara

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runs surprisingly well on my old ass Core2Duo/5850 (yeah I really need to build a new PC)

That's pretty surprising, I had assumed the port would be a bit hungry and wouldn't run very well on older systems. Care to share your settings?
 

atomsk

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That's pretty surprising, I had assumed the port would be a bit hungry and wouldn't run very well on older systems. Care to share your settings?

whatever was default at 1080, I didn't change any options before launching.

was averaging 45fps, only had it drop below 30 a handful of times.
 

threelights

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Downloading... At a snail's pace.

But yeah, good to know that weak computers are being able to run the game, gives me hope =P
 

Gestault

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The whole game is like 20 minutes long, how do you demo it?

Always hard at work, I see.

On the positive side, it's a UE game, so that doesn't matter really.
In [my games]\D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die DEMO\Ms01Game\Config there's a Ms01SystemSettings.ini file with all the common UE3 options -- including ResX and ResY -- and from a quick test they seem to work.

So excellent.
 

Dr Dogg

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Well it took a bit more faffing that I would have though but crackers resolutions are a go.


Considering how much aliasing that sketch outline shader has at 1920x1080 I'm surprised how nicely it cleans up.
 

Gestault

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Considering how much aliasing that sketch outline shader has at 1920x1080 I'm surprised how nicely it cleans up.

Those look impressively crisp. I liked the XB1 version, but I'd never have called the visuals "clean."
 

MrRudiMentary

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Whether that artbook is physical or digital determined whether I'm going base or deluxe on this game. I might buy it outside of the upcoming Steam sale because god knows this game needs it.
 

Falk

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Welp. With Win8.1 display scaling, I couldn't get the game to even launch because the launcher couldn't figure out any resolutions, drop down menu was blank, and it said "cannot run below 1280x720" (paraphrased)

Dropping my resoluion/scaling from 3200x1800 200% to 1920x1080 100% fixed it.

Just in case anyone else is in the same predicament.
 

Raticus79

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I thought this was a Disgaea 4 pc announcement.

I'm sad now.

I'm glad I had heard of D4 so this didn't happen to me.

I'll be picking this one up.

In [my games]\D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die DEMO\Ms01Game\Config there's a Ms01SystemSettings.ini file with all the common UE3 options -- including ResX and ResY -- and from a quick test they seem to work.

Woohoo!