Monday, August 24, 2009

Colin Mcrae: Dirt 2 Demo

ahh I just downloaded the demo from PSN Store and decided to share my thoughts on it...

The game itself is awesome, Codemasters did it again, the menus are awesome and creative, very nice HDR effects and finally, nice 3d models :cool: and not to forget...Ken Block, Travis Pastrana and Tanner Foust are some of the AIs in the demo :D. Alright the demo come with 2 races, Baja and Trail Blazer....Trail Blazer is just simply a Time Attack...BUT with cars on the track when you are driving, in that race mode you are driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, when the countdown started, I switched to interior view and I was already amazed....and GO! start and I drove quickly and suddenly...BAMMM! crash! Sad isn't it? But I'm happy at that time because of the damage models...oh man they looked better tahn Grid ones (nice improve there) and the physics is just suitable for players...back then Dirt has some issues with the physics, the cars in the 1st dirt is way too easy to drive, too much grip on the tyres and the steering felt unnatural, now Dirt 2 fixed can turn a u turn by handbrake and drift through the corner nicely or drive nicely through it, the Particle Effects of the game is absolutely awesome! When you drive over a pile of water, the water splashes on your windshield, and the wiper helps to clean...its very nice since it's one of the "hazards" in rally, GTR2 and GTR Evolution rain particle is not realistic, you can drive on a track for 30 laps with no wipers yet you can still see the track nicely...the Baja however...showed how smart the AI are....its hard to overtake them, its also hard to block them...they are smart..not TOO smart but just OK level...oithers just download the demo or wait for the final game :D

rating: 9.5/10

Friday, August 7, 2009

Windows 7 Report UPDATE Pics

Thanks to my friend now I have Windows 7 RTM (Release to manufacture) version, which is kinda same as my Vista DVD (I got Vista before it's released) and I'm here to write a report on my experience on Windows 7 from yesterday.

Yesterday night i decided to install it to my PC and well the upgrade option doesnt work since I'm using the pre-release version (RC1) so I done a clean install on it. 1st time it failed becuase of my DVD-ROM. So I tried my 2nd DVD-ROM and it worked. Installed all and its working.

Suprisingly, This Windows came with all drivers that I need, Sounds, LAN, all type of drivers its installed. But I decided to update nForce and Geforce drivers and nFroce installed well but Geforce drivers stuck in the middle. I tried lots of times and other methods it just doesnt work. So I used Windows Update to update the driver, It worked! But until I found out that Physx doesnt work. So my bro did a reinstall again, and everything is working fine! the drivers can be installed, everything is working fine with no problems at ALL! and I didnt notice any lags when using explorer and I can feel a lil bit FPS boost in games when compared to Vista. The boot-up speed is also increased, and I didnt get a single not responding error until now, It's working fine =)

Apps. Tested:
NOTE- Games are tested without installation (backuped from pre-windows unless stated)
eVGA Precision - Working
Saints Row 2 - Working
ESET Smart Security - Working
Need For Speed: Undercover - Working
nVIDIA Control Panel - Working
nVIDIA GeoForms - Working
WinRAR - Working
Call Of Duty: World at War - Working
Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Working
Bully: Scholarship Edition - Working
Ferrari Virtual Race - Working
K-Lite Codec Pack - Working
Orbit Downloader - Working
Fraps - Working
Gears Of War - Working
GTR Evolution - Working
Left 4 Dead - Working
Superstars V8 Racing - Working
Adobe Photoshop CS4 - Working
Battlefield 2 - Working
Need For Speed: Most Wanted - Working
Crysis - Working
Need For Speed: ProStreet - Working
The Sims 3 - Working (Reinstalled)
Guitar Hero 3 - Working (Reinstalled)
Street Racing Syndicate - Working
Nurien Tech Demo - Working
PCSX2 - Working
Star Tales Benchmark - Working
Volvo The Game - Working
Grand Theft Auto IV - Working
Juiced 2 Hot Import Nights - Working
Adobe Reader 9 - Working

Pidgin - Working
Thunder - Working
Total Video Converter - Working
Youtube Downloader HD - Working
UltraISO - Working

More app. report coming, stay tuned =D

Pics: Aero Enabled, every visual effect enabled