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Windows 7: Gaming Transition


22 Jun 2009   #1

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 
Gaming Transition

untill now i have always played consoles,all my gaming lately has been on the ps3.

i have never played a proper game on the pc(proper meaning not solitaire haha)

so my question is will i find it difficult to get used to the keyboard and mouse thing and if so for how long do you reckon?

i really dont know if i cld get used to it but atm im putting a good bit of money into a semi decent spec pc to give it a try.


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22 Jun 2009   #2

win 7
 
 

I love console gaming, but have only ever been able to get into anything but racing games on them, they just don't cut it on the pc.

but if your into fps at all you will soon be converted to the pc experience. try out battlefield. 2142 is my favourite, though bf2 is very good also. couple of great titles on their way soon too, operation flashpoint, fallout 3, bioshock 2, cod (i forget the version! out november ish), ..........

can take some time getting used to having to patch things, keep them up to date etc, but it's very satisfying once you do.

forums are a major source of help and advise i've found.

have fun!
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22 Jun 2009   #3

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sneaker741 View Post
I love console gaming, but have only ever been able to get into anything but racing games on them, they just don't cut it on the pc.

but if your into fps at all you will soon be converted to the pc experience. try out battlefield. 2142 is my favourite, though bf2 is very good also. couple of great titles on their way soon too, operation flashpoint, fallout 3, bioshock 2, cod (i forget the version! out november ish), ..........

can take some time getting used to having to patch things, keep them up to date etc, but it's very satisfying once you do.

forums are a major source of help and advise i've found.

have fun!
appreciate the input mate,im a big fan of FPS, love the call of duty games,got modern warfare and world at war on the ps3

will hopefully have my new pc up and running by the november 10th release of modern warfare 2
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22 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

ease the transition. get an xbox 360 controller
i find that using a controller is more comfortable, than keyboard and mouse.
+ win 7 (& vista) has native support for it, and most newer games are 100% compatible
so no worries. there also quite a few apps for using it on older games that dont have gamepad support. (i use Pinnacle Game Profiler, cost money, but its great)
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22 Jun 2009   #5

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
ease the transition. get an xbox 360 controller
i find that using a controller is more comfortable, than keyboard and mouse.
+ win 7 (& vista) has native support for it, and most newer games are 100% compatible
so no worries. there also quite a few apps for using it on older games that dont have gamepad support. (i use Pinnacle Game Profiler, cost money, but its great)
ah great , thanks man some good advice there, i tried to set my ps3 pad up with the pc but no joy,so is an xbox pad easy to set-up with the pc mate?
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22 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by misterck View Post
ah great , thanks man some good advice there, i tried to set my ps3 pad up with the pc but no joy,so is an xbox pad easy to set-up with the pc mate?
usb port is all ya need. windows does the rest.
built in drivers will (should) install it automatically. or if you use XP, its as simple as downloading the driver from the Microsoft site. have fun.
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23 Jun 2009   #7

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Dude, PC is where the **** started man! I like to play both console and PC. But for certain games, like Half Life to name one, I just can't see playing that on a console. FPS are especially great for PC cause the aiming is spot on. The kill is up to your reflexes.
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23 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

As an owner of both a 360 and a gaming pc, I would have to say that a lot of the time it will depend on the type of game. FPS games are the best on pc, and usually you can get better graphics on pc than you can the console versions (as long as you have nice hardware). I will say that assassins creed, in my opinion, was not as good on pc, becuase the controls were a bit funny. But then again I don't have a wired controller or the money to blow on a wireless controller adaptor.
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23 Jun 2009   #9

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

thanks for all the info guys,been a real help im gona go with holo88's advice and grab a wired x-box controller, i will mostly be playing FPS,highly anticipating the arrival of modern warfare 2
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23 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

First Games you must play:
Half Life(All of them)
Call Of Duty(All Especially 2 and MW)
Team Fortress 2
Crysis
Far Cry 1 & 2
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