Game installation size??

RidleyDeckard

Well-known Member
One thing that has alway perplexed me about PC gaming is the size of the installs compared with consoles. For example, Oblivion on the PC requires a 4gb installation, whereas on my 360, you just put it in the drive. Doom 3 was another example, again it was a 3 - 4gb installation, whereas on the Xbox it just runs. The DVD drive on my PC is faster than the Xbox, it has more memory, a better graphics card, etc, so why can't I just run it off the DVD?

Any one got any thoughts?
 

alphaomega16

Distinguished Member
you only need the DVD in the drive to confirm you have bought a game you can just download a crack so you can play it without the CD.

Consoles do not have Operating Systems and cannot really have games installed and if you could then people would just lend the game to thier mates and let them install it on thier HDD (PS2 HDLoader Anyone :) )

Also HDD are faster and more efficient than CD/DVD Drives and should load games up faster depending on your system

For Example if you have a good enough PC you dont get that pause in oblivion all the time like u do on the xbox when u go outside an area loaded and it has to load a new one.
 

Garrett

Moderator
Exactly on the PC the games can run interrupted and so runs smother. Only problem is some games are not ported right from consoles so like in an other post it was mentiond that the game flow sometimes gets ruined because of iteg Thief the Deadly Shadows you came to a portal and new data was loaded for the area. This was sloppy programming which should not have happened on the PC, but if the sort of thing you get on consoles.

In Oblivion it is annoying thet moving across areas you get the sign up on the screen Loading New Area, when there is no call for it.
 

Singh400

Distinguished Member
filmfreak71 said:
The DVD drive on my PC is faster than the Xbox, it has more memory, a better graphics card, etc, so why can't I just run it off the DVD?

Any one got any thoughts?
Because your hard drive is alot faster. If you could run a game off a DVD, you would notice how slow it was compared to playing the game off your hard drive.
 

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