Black Ops, a total computing disaster!

After a tiresome 7GB transfer of files, I didn’t get the satisfaction I thought I’d get with COD’s new title Black ops. Owing to several bad reasons, the gameplay sucked.!

Reason number one is my hardware! The old 9600GT is seeing its end of days as a top gun. The new titles aren’t just it’s capacity. After the Fermi releases with loads of GTX cards, the 9600 is going to be forgotten, in sands of time. Only it’s past written in the hall of fame will remain! Enough of that shit, back to the point! I owe this partly to the processor too. Its a puny 1.7G (1.6 over-clocked!) The Pentium Dual Core cant handle the heat, and the VGA has to get all the burden, with no backup. Activision recommends a E6XXX something. I’m really glad with the 15-20 FPS I get.

The second, is the game’s build itself. Activision has paired with some dorks! The game’s soul is nowhere to be found! COD is a game which you play with the NPCs, supporting them, and getting backed-up. I didn’t see it in the first levels much. And the engine! MAN! its heavy.

There are also a lot of complains about bugs and all too.

The first play session was a disaster for me. I couldn’t use the mouse to look when I moved! And the movement of the mouse was done ‘after’ I stop moving.! I thought the game was not playable at all. But after deciding I had a bad headache and was sleepy as hell, I left it for the day.

Then I did some googling today and among all the cursing of the forums I got this link, which is a good tweak-guide. I did the tweaks and lowered some settings and I could play at 1024 again. I bet the FPS is at around 18 most of the time and at about 6,7 at some. But the tweaks did work the magic and I can move like before.

When I said the soul of the game was gone, I meant it. You will see it the first time you die! No quotes! I guess Activision needs to get their bearings right the next time.

As COD used to say..”all that is needed for evil to triumph, is a few good men to do nothing!”

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