Modder Fixes Dark Souls PC Port in 23 Minutes

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Really it took all of 23 minutes to make it so Dark Souls no longer needs Games for Windows Live?
(reads article)

Nope not even close. As such he has not fixed the port as the title of the article claims. Good work though on the misleading title there Escapist.

The7Sins:
Really it took all of 23 minutes to make it so Dark Souls no longer needs Games for Windows Live?
(reads article)

Nope not even close. As such he has not fixed the port as the title of the article claims. Good work though on the misleading title there Escapist.

it may not be the best but its not that big of a problem

Man, I'd hate to be an employee at that developer.

Developer: "Yea guys, we can't get this done in time for release."
*23 minutes later*
Random amateur: "Done."

Judgement101:
I'm not saying it doesn't exist, I'm just saying that I haven't come across it.

I only play my PC games with my friends. I've never come across these PC elitists that you keep rambling on about. However, all console users are stupid because I've seen online that they are whiny little brats!

Can't we just settle that both console and PC users have a horrible dark side who suck equally bad? Neither is better than the other.

webepoop:
Neither is better than the other.

Uhh... PCs can produce better graphics and frame rates. We have faster loading times, and for most games, very strong modding communities. This isn't bragging, these are indisputable facts, and will remain so until the Next-Gen consoles hit the market (Then I'd give it 6mo-1yr before PCs rise to the top again).

PC gaming has the upper hand in Graphics capability, load times, and the ability to Mod.

aceman67:

webepoop:
Neither is better than the other.

Uhh... PCs can produce better graphics and frame rates. We have faster loading times, and for most games, very strong modding communities. This isn't bragging, these are indisputable facts, and will remain so until the Next-Gen consoles hit the market (Then I'd give it 6mo-1yr before PCs rise to the top again).

PC gaming has the upper hand in Graphics capability, load times, and the ability to Mod.

doesn't really give some users the right to be jerks about it

Lmao, I feel bad for the guys that worked on this. At least they're probably getting drunk right now :D

Tony2077:
doesn't really give some users the right to be jerks about it

On that, we agree.

CAPTCHA: unlimited wishes

All the more proof that From Software is a terrible developer and should quit the industry.

aceman67:

webepoop:
Neither is better than the other.

Uhh... PCs can produce better graphics and frame rates. We have faster loading times, and for most games, very strong modding communities. This isn't bragging, these are indisputable facts, and will remain so until the Next-Gen consoles hit the market (Then I'd give it 6mo-1yr before PCs rise to the top again).

PC gaming has the upper hand in Graphics capability, load times, and the ability to Mod.

I think when webepoop said that they meant neither community is better than the other.

PC gaming is known for the elitist part of the community, believing themselves to be above everyone else, and that only they deserve the best and to be truly called "gamers", when in fact both sides are

Console gaming is known for it's racist, swearing, homophobic, sexist, mum-sexing (going by their own claims) 12 year olds whose voices irritate the living shit out of everyone around.

So both sides have their problems.

OT: Yeah, this is pretty embarrassing for From, even with the lack of experience they mentioned. Even with prior knowledge, you'd wouldn't expect one guy to fix a problem that a whole team couldn't in less than half an hour.

Even with this fix, there are still a lot of issues with the Dark Souls port which must be fixed before I'd even consider a purchase.

I called that one. I said that from day one, "if they don't do this right, some hacker is gonna come along and make them look like fools".

Though, they have zero PC experience and they are a good group of folks who make some fantastic games. I had it bought a while ago, I was just happy that someone helped out. I think the game was actually working harder when it was rendering small and upscaling, because my frame rate is 100% steady, no matter where I am, and it didn't start like that. You can also donate to the guy for his efforts, if you can swing it, I suggest you reward this fine gentleman/gentlelady for their hard work. If we could have this with AA it would be even better. Next he is gonna try to tackle the frame rate cap, but he already admitted that it may not even be possible to fix that.

Clive Howlitzer:
Even with this fix, there are still a lot of issues with the Dark Souls port which must be fixed before I'd even consider a purchase.

Like? Almost all the issues I had were solved by plugging in my Xbox controller.

I say almost because the other issue is frame-rate drops that are likely to be fixed in the next ATI driver patch.

Matthew94:
This is hugely shameful for FS and it pretty much guarantees no sale from me until it hits rock bottom prices, if even.

It's not only shameful, but it also all-but confirms my assertion that From Software, at least on a technical design level, is a terrible game development studio.

And I'm not just saying that to piss off fans of From. I've played several of their games across the years, even bought a few (for example, Lost Kingdoms on Gamecube). In every instance, even if one or two were fun, I was never impressed. The games were always buggy, clunky, and suffered from any number of technical issues.

I'll give them props for having one hell of a talented creative design team. There's no arguing that. They've got some fairly skillful and imaginative artists and writers over there. But again, at a technical level, they could use some improvement.

DVS BSTrD:
"Hey look! I made a bridge! Only took me like, ten seconds.
Eleven tops."

I get that reference. And it makes me sad that I do. O Disney, y I be older now?

Anywho, It's entirely possible that the programmers weren't familiar with DLLs and such. They're a pain in the ass and if you don't know what you're doing, more then a little intimating. Not a good excuse, but still.

Also, I still have to lol at PC gamers threatening boycotts over what is, to me, a small annoyance.

Twilight_guy:

DVS BSTrD:
"Hey look! I made a bridge! Only took me like, ten seconds.
Eleven tops."

I get that reference. And it makes me sad that I do. O Disney, y I be older now?

More like: O Disney, Y U no let movie be without making shitty direct to dvd sequel?

The7Sins:
Really it took all of 23 minutes to make it so Dark Souls no longer needs Games for Windows Live?
(reads article)

Nope not even close. As such he has not fixed the port as the title of the article claims. Good work though on the misleading title there Escapist.

Only the retail version has GFWL, the Steam version does not...

And once again we have a misleading title for a news article.

Title says he did it in 23 minutes, then later in the same article, they admit he'd worked on it for a week.

Cue people not reading the article and assuming this was a super easy thing and From Software is a bunch of monkeys.

I don't understand why people are saying that Fromsoft was incompetent by not doing this themselves.

The day Skyrim released a similar mod community patch was also created and no one said Bethsoft sucked because in the 4 years they were making the game they didn't make that patch themselves.

Beside that what this article doesn't say is that this mods first version made it so you couldn't see the messages left by other players, which for a souls game is a very big deal. It's currently in its 3 version at the moment and that defect as been fixed.

But this type of "do it yourself" community fix is typical of pc gaming. By the end of September there will probably be an executable that will let you run the game without using game for windows live.

I wouldn't say From couldn't fix the resolution issue. It seems to me that for whatever reason, they have actively chosen to keep the resolution of the console version. Time will tell if there was a specific reason for that choice.

Tony2077:

aceman67:

webepoop:
Neither is better than the other.

Uhh... PCs can produce better graphics and frame rates. We have faster loading times, and for most games, very strong modding communities. This isn't bragging, these are indisputable facts, and will remain so until the Next-Gen consoles hit the market (Then I'd give it 6mo-1yr before PCs rise to the top again).

PC gaming has the upper hand in Graphics capability, load times, and the ability to Mod.

doesn't really give some users the right to be jerks about it

well, yeah, that's kind of obvious, I was more talking about the communities. I should have been a bit clearer.

Lil green guy is NeoGAF
Future Voice of The Joker is Fromsoftware considering a port of Dark Souls.

DVS BSTrD:
"Hey look! I made a bridge! Only took me like, ten seconds.
Eleven tops."

you have made a reference to one of the most awesome Disney characters ever. This is required.

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Lex Darko:
I don't understand why people are saying that Fromsoft was incompetent by not doing this themselves.

The day Skyrim released a similar mod community patch was also created and no one said Bethsoft sucked because in the 4 years they were making the game they didn't make that patch themselves.

Oh plenty of people say Bethesda sucks at releasing their code in an adequate condition.

Tony2077:

aceman67:

webepoop:
Neither is better than the other.

Uhh... PCs can produce better graphics and frame rates. We have faster loading times, and for most games, very strong modding communities. This isn't bragging, these are indisputable facts, and will remain so until the Next-Gen consoles hit the market (Then I'd give it 6mo-1yr before PCs rise to the top again).

PC gaming has the upper hand in Graphics capability, load times, and the ability to Mod.

doesn't really give some users the right to be jerks about it

Right to freedom of speech means you can be a jerk over almost anything.

Hell, being a jerk with words is nothing like being a jerk WITH GOD AWFUL CONSOLISED PC GAMES!!! What did you do to People Can Fly!?!?! Bulletstorm, good god.

Rabid Toilet:
And once again we have a misleading title for a news article.

Title says he did it in 23 minutes, then later in the same article, they admit he'd worked on it for a week.

Cue people not reading the article and assuming this was a super easy thing and From Software is a bunch of monkeys.

Well to be fair, even though it did take him "a week", which to my understanding wasn't entirely with him owning the game for that whole week, he's still only one ametuer man, not a whole company of professionals.

Rabid Toilet:
And once again we have a misleading title for a news article.

Title says he did it in 23 minutes, then later in the same article, they admit he'd worked on it for a week.

Cue people not reading the article and assuming this was a super easy thing and From Software is a bunch of monkeys.

He set-up a little bit of the framework ahead of time, but when the game came out (or when he got it, anyway), it only took him 23 minutes of actually seeing the game code to fix it.

Lex Darko:
I don't understand why people are saying that Fromsoft was incompetent by not doing this themselves.

The day Skyrim released a similar mod community patch was also created and no one said Bethsoft sucked because in the 4 years they were making the game they didn't make that patch themselves.

Are you kidding? People have been saying that about Bethesda since Morrowind. Heck, people used to mock them by giving them the motto of "We make the game, you fix it." You just don't hear about it as much anymore because it's just kind of expected at this point. What's that? New Bethesda game? Alright, gimme a sec to find the fix on the modding sites and I'll be right on board.

mindlesspuppet:
Only the retail version has GFWL, the Steam version does not...

Yes it does, check the very bottom of the system requirements on the Steam page.

Treblaine:

Tony2077:

aceman67:

Uhh... PCs can produce better graphics and frame rates. We have faster loading times, and for most games, very strong modding communities. This isn't bragging, these are indisputable facts, and will remain so until the Next-Gen consoles hit the market (Then I'd give it 6mo-1yr before PCs rise to the top again).

PC gaming has the upper hand in Graphics capability, load times, and the ability to Mod.

doesn't really give some users the right to be jerks about it

Right to freedom of speech means you can be a jerk over almost anything.

Hell, being a jerk with words is nothing like being a jerk WITH GOD AWFUL CONSOLISED PC GAMES!!! What did you do to People Can Fly!?!?! Bulletstorm, good god.

OK I'll just be over there way way over there

Andy Shandy:

PC gaming is known for the elitist part of the community, believing themselves to be above everyone else, and that only they deserve the best and to be truly called "gamers", when in fact both sides are.

Treblaine:
snip

Don't you just love it when stereotypes happens?

unless you were joking then *smoke screen*

OT:They said they never ported a PC game, but it's funny he was able to do it.

Oh, Escapist. One page in and various people have people have already declared their unyielding hatred for: PC gamers, console gamers, and Linux gamers.

OT:
Bethesda releases a game with so many bugs, it could easily be described as broken:

Escapist:
OH WELL, MODDERS WILL FIX IT, BETHESDA IS TEH BESTEST DEV EVAR (OTHER THAN VALVE OF COURSE!)

From Software releases a game with minor graphical issues:

Escapist:
OMG FROM SOFTWARE IS TERRIBLE!!!!! HOW DARE THEY MAKE ME PLAY AT 30 FPS!??!?! I AM GOING TO BOYCOTT!!!!!!!

Allthingsspectacular:
All the more proof that From Software is a terrible developer and should quit the industry.

If From Software is so terrible, how come Dark Souls was one of the best games of 2011? Oh, wait, I forgot, THAT VERSION WAS FOR DIRTY STINKING CONSOLE PEASENTS, IT DOESN'T COUNT!!!!!111!11!

The Plunk:

If From Software is so terrible, how come Dark Souls was one of the best games of 2011? Oh, wait, I forgot, THAT VERSION WAS FOR DIRTY STINKING CONSOLE PEASENTS, IT DOESN'T COUNT!!!!!111!11!

Exactly. Don't mock the truth. Dark Souls was a consolized piece of crap and From Software was wasting their time porting it to PC where it competes with the likes of Deus Ex and Europa Universalis.

the truth is your all insane

mindlesspuppet:

The7Sins:
Really it took all of 23 minutes to make it so Dark Souls no longer needs Games for Windows Live?
(reads article)

Nope not even close. As such he has not fixed the port as the title of the article claims. Good work though on the misleading title there Escapist.

Only the retail version has GFWL, the Steam version does not...

Wrong. Learn to fact check your stuff before spouting it as fact. Steam lists it as one of the requirements to run it under its game page @ the bottom of the requirements tab on the right of the window.

yuval152:

Andy Shandy:

PC gaming is known for the elitist part of the community, believing themselves to be above everyone else, and that only they deserve the best and to be truly called "gamers", when in fact both sides are.

Treblaine:
snip

Don't you just love it when stereotypes happens?

unless you were joking then *smoke screen*

OT:They said they never ported a PC game, but it's funny he was able to do it.

This is the internet, the only rage is faux-rage.

I don't really care that much about bulletstorm, People Can Fly devs were long gone by the time they started seeing ports of gears of war as more important than making another game with the spirit and kinesis of Painkiller.

There are trends on consoles that I don't like, that other PC gamers don't like, and we all don't like them pointlessly spreading to PC. And as Jim Sterling pointed out, whining does tend to get gamers what they want more than anything else.

PS: anyone who hasn't clued in yet, the "PC gaming master race" is a tongue in cheek joke that PC gamers invented, it's about as genuine as Jimquisition's fascistic theme.

Tony2077:
OK I'll just be over there

way way over there

or, a better response:

Lololololol

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