Just looked at some comparison videos between JC3 and 4. Even with crappy youtube compression the graphical difference is pretty big. The water in JC4 looks much worse, probably worse than JC2. Even the explosions look lower detailed with less debris. I really wanted to play this but I think I'm just going to wait. Even if gameplay isn't changed maybe the graphics will be improved. Can't imagine why it looks so bad compared to JC3 in some areas.
Hitman 2 is pretty fun, but the engine can be optimized better. Sadly Nvidia's current drivers ruined the game and now I can't even get it to launch anymore, otherwise I was going to do a 2nd run through each of the missions.
I proved something to myself yesterday. I came at JC4 fresh and said to myself "Take on its own merits." I just flat out got bored less than an houror so and shut it down. That's sad. I loved 3.
JC3 is the peak of the series. At one point GMG was running the full version for $4 and other insane sales like that.
I think this is the last game for this series and I have to halfway wonder if that's the point. I'm at the point if I see Square Enix's name on something I'm not coming near it until there's a lot of feedback and reviews even if it's for a "trusted series" that I like.
416.81 is the driver I've been using on a single 1080ti. Avoid HDR.
My current settings are: Fullscreen (not using exclusive, don't know if that matters), 4k, no v-sync (I have G-sync), Supersampling 1.00 (default), Detail Ultra, Textures High, Anisotropic 16, SSAO on, Shadows High (easy to get frames here if you have to turn this down a notch), Simulation quality Base (not sure what these settings do...need to look it up), Override Memory NO,
I hope this gives you something ballpark frame of reference to work with.
After that you know the usuals: Verify files, disable SLI if applicable, watch the overclocks, etc. etc.
So far I've been stable as a rock since day one. *knocks on wood*
Optimization seems pretty good overall for the insane detail and eye candy but I'm sure you're right and it could stand some more tightening. I really hope you can get your issues figured out so you can enjoy this amazing game.
They've yet to fix the crashing on turing cards. It's been present since the game released.
The latest drivers that came out today should fix the checker pattern - I haven't had enough time to see if they fix the random crashing though.
I don't. It's just generally a pile of shite, honestly. I wish I wouldn't have 'saved money' by buying it from greenmangaming, because if I had bought it on steam I would have 100% returned it.
I very close to doing just that. From what little I've played it is a step back in every way possible. Literally every way possible, including sounds. Also set the JC4.exe to Win 7 compatibility which is a fix I find on youtube. Didn't help either.
Last thing I can try is setting it to 50hz in game which apparently is another fix. But when panning around the game looks so damn blurry at 119hz I can't imagine would it would look like at 50. The game also seems to default to 640x480 or whatever with V Sync after each crash.
Any other suggestions welcome but I can't help but think what the hell went wrong in development with this thing.
Even minus the technical issues, and the step backwards in graphics - The gameplay is a huge downgrade. It's complete crap. Just return it if you can.
My guess? They moved to a new engine for this game, and I assume it hampered many months of development.
For free it's worth screwing around with for a couple of hours. It's a piece of shit otherwise.
JC3 is objectively a better game in almost every single way.
And year old thread, but Rage 2 ended up being largely a pile as well.
Avalanche studios is dead to me now, and they did it to themselves by taking on three projects at the same time instead of focusing on one quality product. Just Cause 4, Rage 2, and I can't even remember the name of the crappy survival game they came out with; All three suck, and you can tell had they just put all of their resources into a single game we would have had a better product. Mad Max and Just Cause 3 were both outstanding..
Mad Max can be had for like $3 which is a better buy if you want this 'style' of open world game.
I'd hoped that Just Cause 4 would be at least the equal of JC3 when patched and updated after launch. Between balance/QOL/technical improvements and additional "complete edition" DLC content, I hoped it would prove to be at least decent and fun as its predecessors. I'll have to give it a try one of these days, but it will be disappointing if it doesn't improve. I can recall how certain games, namely Assassin's Creed Unity and Batman: Arkham Knight both got poor reviews near launch for janky play, technical elements, lack of content, or other problems... but later on someone playing it with all the DLC included and after a few updates would have a very different, much improved experience. Here's hoping that can be the case for JC4 ,but sometimes a game just misses the mark.
The difference with those games was that those were mostly technical issues not gameplay issues.
The problem here was both technical and just being a shitty game.
I threw in the towel and uninstalled it several months ago. I think this and the Mad Max game suffered for each other's existence. Either one or the other should have been made not both. Max Max was ok but forgettable after a point for me. I guess this series is over and I can look back on 3 as the apex.