The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Diet Butcher Feb 12, 2014 @ 2:57pm
Its better on Xbox 360
I beat the game on the Xbox version and last year I bought the legendary edition for PC and played it again. Max graphics settings on PC and a few mods. I love the game either way but for some reason I was more immersed in the Xbox 360 version. The long load times, graphical hitching and all. I think the lower draw distance (lots of mist) made the game look more real. And the contsant blurriness of upscaled 720p smoothed out some of the rougher edges of combat. Or it was just playing it on the big screen. Does anyone agree with me or am I way off base?
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We Are Groot Feb 12, 2014 @ 3:15pm 
I use a always cloudy and foggy weather mod which really changes the atmosphere of the game and makes it look better I think because you can't see the ugly textures in the distance. It also gives it more of a fantasy feel. It kinda adds the illusion of blurriness to the game I think because you don't have the bright sunlight.

There are a lot of mods you can use that could probably make it similar to the way you want it.
forsakenlight Feb 12, 2014 @ 3:23pm 
You can plug your pc into a big screen and use a controller. 360 controllers should work fine.
Die2Fast Feb 12, 2014 @ 3:27pm 
its a hdmi or regualr blue monitor cable i forget the name DVI maybe.
forsakenlight Feb 12, 2014 @ 3:28pm 
How do you find a laptop that doesn't have a usb port? Why would you play games on a laptop? etc etc
forsakenlight Feb 12, 2014 @ 3:34pm 
That doesn't even make sense all usb ports are the same. The only difference is what speed they are and they are all backwards compatible. Laptops don't have proper heat dissipation even with weird cooling pads and junk strapped on. I tried being a rebel once and playing games on my laptop, ended up with a nice paperweight.
Incunabulum Feb 12, 2014 @ 3:43pm 
Originally posted by forsakenlight:
That doesn't even make sense all usb ports are the same. The only difference is what speed they are and they are all backwards compatible. Laptops don't have proper heat dissipation even with weird cooling pads and junk strapped on. I tried being a rebel once and playing games on my laptop, ended up with a nice paperweight.

There's full-size, mini, and micro USB. He may have a full-sized port in the laptop and only a mini connector on the gamepad.

Thoough there are adapters for that.
Novakyad Feb 12, 2014 @ 3:59pm 
Yeah, I myself owned Skyrim on the 360 and enjoyed every minute of it. I have both my hdtv and monitor calibrated so it was a joy to play with accuarate colors. In saying that, after playing the 360 for more than hundreads of hours. I myself do enjoy the PC with 450+ hours but will always be fond of Skyrim on the 360. So much so, I transferred one of my 360 saves to the PC. :)
Originally posted by Diet Butcher:
I beat the game on the Xbox version and last year I bought the legendary edition for PC and played it again. Max graphics settings on PC and a few mods. I love the game either way but for some reason I was more immersed in the Xbox 360 version. The long load times, graphical hitching and all. I think the lower draw distance (lots of mist) made the game look more real. And the contsant blurriness of upscaled 720p smoothed out some of the rougher edges of combat. Or it was just playing it on the big screen. Does anyone agree with me or am I way off base?
Put all the settings on low; and you got yourself a glorified Xbox version
chrisnc35 Feb 12, 2014 @ 4:28pm 
I have it for both X-Box 360 and computer, but I do prefer the X-box. I can just lay back on the couch, turn the surround sound on and play away. Hearing the soundtrack is great in surround sound.

My computer screen is 22 inch and its about 2 feet away from me. I try to sit back as far as I can in the chair without it hurting my eyes. Still can't get comfortable. So, the 360 is where its been at lately. Currently working a lvl 38 Assassin in Solthstiem. Just completed the Dragonbourne Quest
LeCacty Feb 12, 2014 @ 4:41pm 
its because you played on xbox first ^-^
DyL9N Feb 12, 2014 @ 4:49pm 
Could it've been the nostalgia of playing it for the first time on xbox?
LeCacty Feb 12, 2014 @ 4:50pm 
probably wus
forsakenlight Feb 12, 2014 @ 5:24pm 
Originally posted by Incunabulum:
There's full-size, mini, and micro USB. He may have a full-sized port in the laptop and only a mini connector on the gamepad.

Thoough there are adapters for that.
Failure to communicate on his part. He did not specify he had a "B" or a mini he just said USB and the standard usb port on a PC is the "A" or big port.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB

forsakenlight Feb 12, 2014 @ 5:38pm 
Originally posted by toastghost73:
not all usbs are the same, there are many different types
This is why you are playing a AAA title on a laptop. I should have just ignored you to begin with.
A-Team Wreckbus Feb 12, 2014 @ 5:56pm 
Hm I don´t know I think the combat steering with controller is easier, same as in Assassins Creed. I am way more combat effective and 3 times faster than with mouse and keyboard.
And with this USB thing. Controller may have Micro USB input so you need a cable for that o.O don´t mess up the HDMI and E-Sata ports with USB. In general there is no micro or mini USB-Plug on a tower/notebook, it´s always the "normal" big ones...
And yes, gaming on a notebook is stupid, if it´s not from XMG. Even Alienware has heat problems.
Last edited by A-Team Wreckbus; Feb 12, 2014 @ 6:00pm
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Date Posted: Feb 12, 2014 @ 2:57pm
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