DFNathan Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:23pm
How Is BL PC More \m/ Than BL PS360?
A lot of folks have asked about how BL PC is better than the PS360 version. In short, BL PC gets all of the improvements we've made to our engine since BL shipped 3 years ago, plus new stuff we did just for the PC version. Some of those improvements will be activated during the beta period. The full list is too long to go into, but here are the highlights:

Current Improvements
  • Higher quality anti-aliasing using FXAA (BL console used EdgeAA).
  • Optional super high quality super-sampled anti-aliasing (SSAA). Users will be able to select these through the UI in a soon to come update, but for now you can pass -ssaa2x or -ssaa4x on the command line to enable them.
  • Support for resolutions > 720p (whatever your monitor/GPU will support).
  • Screen-space ambient occlusion (SSAO) which makes for better contact shadows and more solid looking objects.
  • Major improvements to the network code. The game handles latency/lag in multiplayer much better, especially in large games or games where some players have very bad pings.
  • Support for keyboard and mouse!

Upcoming Improvements
  • Uncapped rendering (>30 fps, up to whatever your GPU and monitor can handle).
  • High fidelity (60 fps) simulation option for single player.
  • Increased draw distance with user settable overrides.
  • Improved shadow quality, distance, and resolution.
  • User settable FOV.
  • Fully remappable controls.
  • Text chat.
  • All DLC content from the console versions, including pre-order bonuses.
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Squanchy Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:27pm 
So what we've bought and can play today is still considered beta? Any specific ETA when the updates are coming? Specifically looking forward to the video options and uncapped FPS. Thanks alot for the hard work and I really look forward to playing the finished, enhanced product.
DFNathan Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:29pm 
Yes, the current build is very beta. It's technically a pre-order multi-player beta. That's why there is no single player, missing maps, etc. Oh, and bugs :)
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DarkChaplain Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:32pm 
Sounds fantastic, thanks for the effort!
Black Ace Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:37pm 
Sounds great :)
Do you have an idea when the game will be 1.0? Just that we know when to take a few days off work.
zinfinion Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:41pm 
21:9 Ultra Widescreen (2560x1080) supported? For reference, The Cave handles it mostly well, Iron Brigade cuts off HUD and menu elements the same as it does in Eyefinity or NV Surround. :( Haven't tried Stacking or CQ.
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DFNathan Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:48pm 
Another poster mentioned earlier that yes, Eyefinity works well on BL PC.
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Jet Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:48pm 
Well then. You boys better step up and put on your A game.
This ain't console gamin boy! You're playing in the big leagues. You only get paid if people think you've earned it. Otherwise they just take what you made and don't give you anything.

Still I pre-ordered. Looks like it'll be a blast.
DFNathan Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:48pm 
Originally posted by Black Ace:
Sounds great :)
Do you have an idea when the game will be 1.0? Just that we know when to take a few days off work.

Current release is scheduled for Feb 26.
zinfinion Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
Originally posted by DFNathan:
Another poster mentioned earlier than yes, Eyefinity works well on BL PC.

\m/ Nearly everything that plays well with Eyefinity or NV Surround works well on 21:9, so that's great to hear. :D
常月 まとい Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:54pm 
the game was great for PS I still have the game and keep replaying it. when I saw the post on steam for a second I thought it was part 2. only thing keeping me on the ropes is that I will have it on consol and on PC. might end up buying it because it was a really awesome and well made game with an awesome storyline.
PudgeIsStillIdling Feb 13, 2013 @ 5:58pm 
Will all the DLC and PreOrder extras be unlocked from the beginning? Like, will I have the collectible hunter thing for the Deuce throughout the entire single player?
DFNathan Feb 13, 2013 @ 6:11pm 
Originally posted by Pudge:
Will all the DLC and PreOrder extras be unlocked from the beginning? Like, will I have the collectible hunter thing for the Deuce throughout the entire single player?

The logic is the same as the consoles, just as if you purchased them. That means that some of them aren't available until you go to the motor forge for the first time.
PudgeIsStillIdling Feb 13, 2013 @ 6:16pm 
Originally posted by DFNathan:
Originally posted by Pudge:
Will all the DLC and PreOrder extras be unlocked from the beginning? Like, will I have the collectible hunter thing for the Deuce throughout the entire single player?

The logic is the same as the consoles, just as if you purchased them. That means that some of them aren't available until you go to the motor forge for the first time.

Gotcha. I will enjoy having access to those add-on car weapons right from the get go since I didn't get much use of them on Xbox.
Shadowhope Feb 13, 2013 @ 6:25pm 
ROCK ON.

\m/.
Paul Belerian Feb 13, 2013 @ 6:35pm 
im in love! keep rocking!!!!
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