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Wolfenstein: The New Order

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Mushy Peas, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

    Posts: 8,293

    Location: Derbyshire

    Hey guys, apologies if this has been mentioned 'x-dozen' number of times, but Im just about to head to work so dont have the time atm to run through it.

    I'm having such ridiculous issues in getting this game to run, initially it would crash in the first cutscene, then I managed to play through till the end of the tutorial before it crashed. After that I could play through the whole mental hospital scene, but then it crashed. Now its crashing cosntantly on load up.

    I have tried, over the course of the innumerous crashes, every fix mentioned on the internet - from changing compatibility settings, to running as admin, to loading latest drivers, to loading Catalyst 14.4 drivers (which supposedly definitely work) and I have had no luck.

    Any ideas at all? When it doesnt crash on start-up it generally plays for between 30 and 45 mins before crashing - most of these crashes seem to be triggered by cutscenes.
     
  2. mods1965

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 10, 2014

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    Location: Searching for dark energy...

    I ran this on my R9 290 with Omega (14.12) 12/9/2014, Display Driver ver. 14.501.1003 on Win 8.1 x64 without issues.
    If you do not have this version, why not download it and then run driver cleaner or driver sweeper to remove you current Catalyst and then reinstall.
    There is also 15.6 Beta driver, so you have some things you can try.
     
  3. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

    Posts: 8,293

    Location: Derbyshire

    Tried the beta and the current 14.12 on 14.501 :(

    System specs, in case they are useful:

    i5 3570K (Stock)
    8GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz ram
    HD7870 (2GB edition)

    Game is on a standard Barracuda HDD, OS is 8.1 x64.
     
  4. mods1965

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 10, 2014

    Posts: 601

    Location: Searching for dark energy...

    How about running at the game at a low resolution with settings turned down to see if higher graphics are causing the card to fault. You could also try AMD Gaming Evolved app to let it detect your hardware and recommend settings for the game.
     
  5. Cookeh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

    Posts: 8,293

    Location: Derbyshire

    Tried both of those too - no avail.
     
  6. Jonahun

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 19, 2014

    Posts: 126

    Location: Swindon

    I have purchased this and 11/10 my rate, simple google it online pc game marketplace or isthereanydeal... you will find very good offers i suppose.
     
  7. Derek W

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 1, 2008

    Posts: 11,354

    Location: Glebe Park

    Think I'm a bit late with this one. I downloaded it on steam a while back but never played it. Popped it on today as an alternative to always playing cs:go and lost the last 8 hrs of my life :D

    Really enjoying it. Reached up to the moon Base part. So not sure how much more is still to go before I complete it on the easiest setting :D
     
  8. Jakus

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 31, 2004

    Posts: 3,733

    There is supposed to be a more in this series, don't know if anyone knows when it's due ;)
     
  9. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 28, 2003

    Posts: 27,432

    Location: Westchestershire

    Wolfenstein: The New Colossus in 2017 perhaps.
     
  10. TaKeN

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 18, 2005

    Posts: 13,129

    Location: Shropshire

    It's such a good game, I read some of the reviews on here before playing it last year and was disappointed so very nearly didn't buy it, but I'm glad I did :cool:
     
  11. DONOHUE07

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 23, 2013

    Posts: 2,282

    Location: Manchester

    Played for about 7 hours, but I was just going through the motions, throughout the play through i never actually enjoyed it
     
  12. Mariusz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 14, 2008

    Posts: 1,864

    Completed this and it's prequel, loved both games, old school shooters with Nazis and big guns, awesome :)
     
  13. heartburnron

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 30, 2016

    Posts: 2,245

    Location: East Lothian

    Yeah awesome games, especially the New Order. One of the very few games I've played through twice...
     
  14. Kyo

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 11, 2003

    Posts: 5,487

    So is this game worth £5 in steam. Been meaning to get it for a while.
     
  15. ic1male

    Caporegime

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    Location: Westchestershire

    Easily. And so is the other one, The Old Blood.
     
  16. mark43

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 14, 2007

    Posts: 3,731

    No, its worth more.
     
  17. SixTwoSix

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 11,040

    Location: Rugby

    Think I bought Wolfie for about £30 and was happy with the price back then, proper old school style shooter.
     
  18. Midlife Crisis

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 1, 2009

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  19. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 27,998

    Location: Hampshire

    Just started playing this and I'm getting absolutely abysmal performance, probably the worst performing game I've ever played (for example DOOM runs at at least double the framerate).

    i5-3570k @ 4.3ghz
    RX480 8GB
    12GB RAM
    Installed on SSD
    1920x1080 resolution

    Framerate dropping into the 30s just stood looking at an environment with no combat, graphics settings seemingly making little difference. So far I have tried:

    -Creating the folder so it can store cache files
    -Creating a shortcut and renaming it to x32 rather than x64
    -Running as Administrator
    -Setting vt_PPF below the minimum allowed in the menu
    -No AA applied
    -Vsync off

    Any ideas? Currently I think it may be a CPU bottleneck but not really sure what I can do about it as there don't seem to be any options I can set to reduce it.
     
  20. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 25, 2002

    Posts: 27,998

    Location: Hampshire

    Just beaten this, thoughts below:

    +Quite diverse environments, you've got land/sea/air/space, inside/outside etc
    +Likewise a somewhat surprising variety of ways to approach situations e.g. stealth/rambo, multiple routes, puzzle sections etc. I'm not really a fan of stealth-em-ups but it strikes quite a good balance here, rewarding stealth but not making it mandatory with lame insta-fail missions etc
    +Storyline is OK and at least committed to, not the best I've ever seen but considerable effort has been put into it
    +Good characters. Lots of nice touches to the lore like the diaries, relationships in the hideout etc. Visiting the hideout later in the game was quite a stirring experience.
    +LKW is well executed
    +Perks system is good and encouraged me to vary my approaches
    +Good weapons, akimbo AR/SG etc is nice and makes you feel like a killing machine

    -As alluded to in my previous post the performance is ridiculous, this is by far the most demanding game I've played in over 25 years of PC gaming. It looks decent but certainly nothing special considering it is less than 3 years old, the likes of DOOM looks just as good but runs way faster. There is some annoying bottleneck that you can't avoid using the advanced graphics options as all on lowest settings makes little difference
    -Checkpoint pacing a bit flawed at times, for example in the final boss fight it autosaves after the first phase (fine) but crucially does so before you have collected items. So my final checkpoint had 20h, 0a meaning I had to spend about 2mins every restart running around collecting items, a far better approach would have been to put a checkpoint on the entrance to the final arena.
    -Bit of a lacklustre start to the game, just felt like a mediocre shooter
    -Not all good ideas felt like they were fully explored, for example the prison level could have had a bit more content (think Riddick)

    Overall this is quite a hard game to rate but what I would say is that it quite original / 'interesting'. There are games with better combat, better storyline, better graphics etc but not many that blend all the elements together into a package that offers something a bit different from standard fare. It's also quite dark (in theme, not lighting!) in places, neither good nor bad but again makes it interesting.