Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

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  1. sykotik

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    Released today, but keep get a message ( this game is not yet released, it will be unlocked and available to play on it's official release day) when i try to play it ,
    any one else getting this message ?
    when looking in steam's downloads section . click on play and it adds 5mins to the "scheduled for today" time every time ......
     
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    Well this BS!!!! time now is 11:12
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    Yup this is total BS, apparently word is we cant get to play until 4pm.

    I'm sick of this trend of gearing up game releases to coincide as to when our friends across the pond wake up.
     
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    Is that what it is? , we have to wait till the yanks wake up !!!!?
     
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    I can only imagine so, it was the same with the demo release of Forza Horizon 4 and many others.

    4.5 hrs to go :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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    Not happy , i'm not happy at all !!!!!
    means iv got to go outside now, instead of later - have ya all seen it out there !! :eek::eek::eek: it's a scary place :suicide::suicide:
     
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    Yep I know how you feel brother :eek:
     
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    It should release at 5pm, which was when the 48 early access released on Wednesday.

    Side note, the game is very good, very much like the previous 2, but with a much bigger emphasis on exploring and tombs/puzzles, and much, much less combat.

    Also runs really well, I am getting 100+ fps at ultra/1080p using DX12 and a GTX 1080.
     
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    Does it have a benchmarking tool? , as i know Fraps will not work DX12
    as with most games i ( like most of you guys will ) tend to play around with the settings for a while to find the best ones ..
    watching a vid the other there were saying DX12 was the best option to go for ..
     
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    Not sure on the benchmarking tool (I heard it does have one but I haven't looked) but the steam FPS counter does work in the game (and on DX12), as long as you have the overlay enabled.
     
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    The game is very good.
    Ive played through until the first campsite in the jungle. Graphics are marvellous. I'm at 2160p ultra settings.i don't use things like dof and bloom. The game seems to be well optimised and runs smoothly My 1080ti doesn't seem to be working too hard as the fans haven't needed to kick in. They never do
    I really like the tr series. Why spoil a winning formula. This game just carries on from the others
    I'll have a good session tomorrow
    It's a joy to play a game with such high production values.
    Good Graphics are vital to a good game game but they aren't everything This game has Astounding graphics, good nonsensical story and great action. It's well optimised and runs a well as it looks.
    Excellece all round
     
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    Stunning , absolutely stunning in 4k ( at high settings , with a few bits and bobs turned off )
    steady 60fps and runs smoothly ,

    started out playing on my 1440p monitor at ultra ( 1080ti will play this just fine at max settings and was getting a good FPS {1080 should be just fine too at max settings } ) , then decided to try it at 4k on the big screen , both look like a work of art , you will not be disappointed, if and when you get around to playing it ,
    had a good 45mins at 4k then tried HDR and wow the game just got better looking 10 fold
    @Eddy555 for what ever reason HDR is working just fine with this game ( but not with FH4 )

    i was getting a few stutters while in HDR , but i know this option does take hit on the fps by a few
    but im also moving games from drive to an other in the back ground so this could be the cause of the stutters , will try again tomorrow and see if runs any better , either way with HDR or not the game is just gorgeous.....


    and i think im in love with lara voice :love::love::love::blush::D
     
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    Yes the game looks lovely and so nice to be back in the land of Lara, getting a steady 60 - 70 fps in Ultra settings running @ 1440p on my GTX1080.

    A little bug discovered is after around 10 mins of play the game may start to show micro stutter or micro freezes, if this is the case set priority to 'high' in task manager and all should be good to go but you will have to set this each time you play the game as it does not save this setting.

    Now back to playing with Lara :love::love::love::love::love:
     
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    Works a treat that trick , cheers fella.:smashin:
     
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    I've had a marathon session today
    The graphics are phenomenal. Are they the best ever? The are certainly the most realistic. Witcher 3 modded with hdreworked is the one to beat at 4k. I'd say that sotr looks better Images are crystal clear It's the shadowing and lighting that set this gane apart
    The wow factor is never far away
    Gameplay is excellent as ever. I'm a third of the sY through and enjoying the game so much.
    On a big 65 inch screen the game just draws you into it Anyone with a powerful rig should be playing this game.
     
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    Might be use to some one , but getting HDR to work is a bit finicky, i was playing this afternoon , and left HDR turned on within windows turn off the pc , came back later and start the pc and game , how ever the game looked washed out as it sometimes does as HDR was still turned on ,

    so get around this , just make sure when your finished the game make sure that you revert back to SDR within windows( turn off your pc - or carry on with something else ) , then when you come to play the game again turn on HDR , start the game ( and and of you ever get any stutters within the game - task manager - details tab -find the game -right click on it - and set the priority to high)
    and you should be good to play .
     
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    I'm between games at the moment and not sure what to play next, this certainly looks tempting though.

    I haven't actually played any Tomb Raider games since the PS1 days (Tomb Raider 3 perhaps?), do I need to catch up on any of the games I've missed or can I just jump straight into this one?
     
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    The new TR games are made as a trilogy, so the story carries through all 3 games, but it should be pretty easy to find a youtube video to catch you up on the story. The previous 2 games are fun tho, so are worth playing.
     
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    I would recommend playing them , it's got a good story to them , and the game play is very good through out the games ,
    you should be able cheap as chips these days ..
     
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    Really envious of you guys with 1080s lol i have a lowly 1060 6gb and getting about 45 fps on high at 1440p still looks gorgeous though great game! anyone getting random crashes when you die? sometimes get booted back to desktop
     
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    No crashes, runs fine , are you getting any stutters before it crashes ?
    set the priority to high.
    task manager - details tab -find the game -right click on it - and set the priority to high

    and see if that makes any difference .
     
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    That solved it thanks
     
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    I finished the game. Oh boy its short It took less than 13 hours to finish it
     
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    You must have skipped a lot then, I am on 21 hours and 66%.
     
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    pleased you said that , i was hoping to get more than 13 hours from it ..
    im taking my time having a good look around .....

    how ever just broken my elbow and wrist , so won't be playing it for a while :(
     
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    bought this earlier after reading u guys posts its absolutely stunning looking and plays great too.
     
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    The game looks unreal, the jungle and water etc look stunning. Haven’t had time to do any tombs yet and I have about an hour and half max on it, think it’s about 8% complete.
     
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    That sucks! How did you manage that? Jumping across ledges and gaps on the way to work?
     
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    haha,
    I was mountain biking in my local forest , was riding one of the "routes" , miss judge a jump and landed wrong - landing on my elbow .....
     
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    Do the tombs appear along the main game quest or do I have to actively go out and find them?
     

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