Does nvidia plan on releasing any new drivers aimed at chiv?



  • Does nvidia plan on releasing any new drivers aimed at chiv? Just curious.





  • LOL.

    Rather ask if TBS plan to release a game compatible with common graphic drivers.



  • @Peacerer:

    LOL.

    Rather ask if TBS plan to release a game compatible with common graphic drivers.

    Yeah exactly. Nvidia and so on aren’t going to listen to “A few guys who got together to make an awesome game” (Torn Banner). That kinda thing takes pushing from a major “AAA” publisher etc.

    EA and so on can push Nvidia to support it’s latest games, because of it’s massive marketing spend. Nvidia will WANT to support the shit out of that game so it can include “Powered by Nvidia” or whatever in all the game’s marketing and startup screens, in essence it is free marketing and customer confidence for Nvidia.

    As popular as Chiv is (due to it’s proven success in the Steam Top 10), Torn Banner just don’t have anywhere near that kind of clout unfortunately. I remember the Magicka devs having the exact same issue, where a lot of the stuff that was causing the game to fail on some people’s machines was because of driver issues, but they had no hope getting Nvidia to change stuff to support it just for their game, regardless of it actually being quite popular, AND them having the support of a publisher (Paradox). Unfortunately with things like this, Money and Marketing talks, heh.

    They’ll want to give SOME support for the game, say if they made a change that broke Chiv completely on most people’s machines, (they recently did something that caused Last Remnant to blackscreen on startup completely, and they’re reversing that). But I doubt they’d really give much attention beyond that.



  • Oh hmm it works fine just wondering, some driver updates will say like 10% increased skyrim performance!



  • Hehe yeah exactly, those are the big “AAA” games from the publishers with lots of money and huge marketing departments that get listed there. They won’t be too bothered otherwise.

    Sad really, since indie games like this could really use the extra shout-out and support.



  • Wait, you are wanting to hardware guys to design drivers for the software developers? As an Indy studio, which so many refer too it as, how about designing a game that is compatible with the majority of systems? This is where the crux of the problem has always been. Look at AOC, it still runs and looks crappy even with better hardware. Much has to be done with the code to clean it up specially the netcode. While many games can suffer from poor FPS this game and it’s history if full of bad optimizations, over bloated models, and overly complex maps that don’t need to be.



  • @Retsnom:

    how about designing a game that is compatible with the majority of systems?

    Unfortunately that’s probably pretty hard for indie devs, especially new ones who don’t have much previous experience.

    Bigger publishers have craploads of previous knowledge, experience, test data, and even labs full of rigs with different configs, as well as data on what people most commonly have, (Steam Hardware survey sorta thing). Small indie devs can’t really afford anything like that, and usually don’t have anyone to turn to for it either unless they’re also signed up with a big publisher.

    I agree it’s not really the responsibility of Nvidia though, UNLESS it’s because of a fault on their end, or they break something in future that previously worked.



  • It is still clearly a game design issue. look at minecraft, a hideously ugly game but it can be played on almost any system. Point being that even the min requirements are not enough to run this game and those requirements far exceed many games that are being released.



  • Well the entire point of Java is for it to be cross-platform and work on as many different systems and configs as possible, without relying on a specific type of technology to function. Kinda the point there heh. Also the graphical capabilities of Minecraft won’t be using all the stuff something like Chiv is. Or require as absolute accuracy in the network communications.


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