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RE[6]: what a waste
by ichi on Fri 9th Mar 2007 11:56 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: what a waste"
ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

Not everyone has, or needs the kind of machine that Ultimate needs to run, so having only one version at retail wouldn't work.

Not everyone has the kind of machine needed to run doom3 at full res with all the effects, yet you didn't see ID releasing 5 versions of the game.

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RE[7]: what a waste
by sappyvcv on Fri 9th Mar 2007 14:25 in reply to "RE[6]: what a waste"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

What if ID has decided to sell a version that only did up to 1024x768 16bit for half the price. Would you buy that instead if that's all your system could handle?

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RE[8]: what a waste
by Almafeta on Fri 9th Mar 2007 14:38 in reply to "RE[7]: what a waste"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

For my part, I would. I don't compete in the graphics card wars ^^;

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RE[8]: what a waste
by ichi on Fri 9th Mar 2007 14:58 in reply to "RE[7]: what a waste"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

What if ID has decided to sell a version that only did up to 1024x768 16bit for half the price. Would you buy that instead if that's all your system could handle?

No, because that would mean spending more money on the long term. If the game is really worth playing I'd want the full version as soon as I upgraded, even if that was a couple of years latter (if it's not then I wouldn't even consider playing it to begin with).

My computer could barely run Quake3 back in the day, but now I play with all settings at max.

Edited 2007-03-09 15:02

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