F.e.a.r. Open Beta

RuByRuBy Members Join Date: 2002-12-12 Member: 10732Posts: 1,019
The F.E.A.R. beta is open for download at fileplanet...

http://www.fileplanet.com/betacenter/fear/signup/

I don't know anything about the game, but the screenshots look good!
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  • CommunistWithAGunCommunistWithAGun Local Propaganda Guy Members Join Date: 2003-04-30 Member: 15953Posts: 7,651 Advanced user
    Same, gotta use my bandwidth for SOMETHING tounge.gif
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    #BATTERY
  • SnidelySnidely Members Join Date: 2003-02-04 Member: 13098Posts: 3,893
    Thanks for the heads up, man.

    Waiting in line now...
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  • CMEastCMEast Members Join Date: 2002-05-19 Member: 632Posts: 1,655
    Will download when I get home, this game has looked pretty for a long time now.
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  • AbraAbra Would you kindly Members Join Date: 2003-08-17 Member: 19870Posts: 2,166
    This will be like Doom 3, the same "TOO SCARY *WETS SELF* *QUITS GAME* *STARTS GAME UP 5 LATER" feeling for me.
    It's gonna rock gamewise, if I dare play it.
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  • CommunistWithAGunCommunistWithAGun Local Propaganda Guy Members Join Date: 2003-04-30 Member: 15953Posts: 7,651 Advanced user
    Yeah I had to play Doom 3 in 1 hour doses. I'd be fine otherwise but I insisted playing at night, with all the lights out.
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  • docchimpydocchimpy Members Join Date: 2003-07-19 Member: 18266Posts: 1,210
    QUOTE (CommunistWithAGun @ Jun 17 2005, 07:05 AM)
    I insisted playing at night, with all the lights out.

    You sir a shining pilllar of valor and strength. The rest of the population of the world cowers before your might,and secretly hopes to one day be 1/10th of what you are.

    SUMOEN GET THSI MAN A MDAEL!
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  • VolKOVVolKOV Members Join Date: 2005-06-13 Member: 53820Posts: 17
    edited June 2005
    *cowers*

    I may d/l the demo...as soon as I stop playing BF2 and TFC :ph34r:

    EDIT: wow...I just filled out that sign up thing...I thought my computer was decent...
    768mb RAM
    80 gig hd
    Geforce FX5500 128MB
    2.7 GHz...

    I can't run it... nerd-fix.gif
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  • AbraAbra Would you kindly Members Join Date: 2003-08-17 Member: 19870Posts: 2,166
    Your sig is too big.
    Yeah, my graphicscard is really outdated, i might not be able to run this.
    When i have some money collected, i will ask you wich card i should buy.
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  • SnidelySnidely Members Join Date: 2003-02-04 Member: 13098Posts: 3,893
    I don't know what it is with me and Gamespy.

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  • MarsupialMarsupial Members Join Date: 2005-06-16 Member: 53983Posts: 12
    edited June 2005
    Well since yall don't know..
    Fear is an ALRIGHT game, don't expect too mutch from it. I would say the high points are its graphics and melee system. You can holster your weapon and go around and Effectively (wow a good melee system) take out people using firearms. If you try this: Press the H key, and I know a few good combos, do a 360 spin and kick (right click), while running duck and press kick (slide kick, 1 hit kill.. sometimes 2.) or jump and kick (1 hit kill, flying kick to the head). The other high point would be the graphics so far, very nice concussion wave effects, player models need some work but hey, its only beta. The other nice thing, is right off the bat you will feel like your in a matrix movie when you start to fight. Chucks of walls and stuff will fly all over when you hit them. The bad things would probably be that there are so few weapons.
    You've got your sniper rifle, smg, shotgun, assault rifle, dual pistols, and my personal favorite the nailgun (slower but powerful, can pin people to walls if you hit them right).
    Those are ALL the weapons... not much it you ask me.

    And there is ur heads up guys.
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  • DubbilexDubbilex Chump Members Join Date: 2002-11-24 Member: 9799Posts: 2,016 Advanced user
    Aaaaaaand once again, the ol' geforce 4 just doesn't cut it (it tells me that I don't meet the minimum requirements.)? I just selected a Geforce fx and started downloading - we'll just see about this.
    what
  • AlienCowAlienCow Members Join Date: 2003-09-20 Member: 21040Posts: 1,769
    QUOTE (VolKOV @ Jun 17 2005, 12:19 PM)
    EDIT: wow...I just filled out that sign up thing...I thought my computer was decent...
    768mb RAM
    80 gig hd
    Geforce FX5500 128MB
    2.7 GHz...

    I can't run it... nerd-fix.gif

    Well if you can't I certainly can't lol. Half what you listed and the computer would still be better than mine. Oh well. sad-fix.gif
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  • SupernornSupernorn Best. Picture. Ever. Made. Ever. Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-07 Member: 7608Posts: 4,405
    QUOTE (Dubbilex @ Jun 17 2005, 03:09 PM)
    Aaaaaaand once again, the ol' geforce 4 just doesn't cut it (it tells me that I don't meet the minimum requirements.)? I just selected a Geforce fx and started downloading - we'll just see about this.

    I doubt it will run it. F.E.A.R looks pretty shader intensive.
  • CondizzleCondizzle Members Join Date: 2004-10-05 Member: 32107Posts: 918
    This game looked great, until I saw that movie where throwing grenades could slow down time 'matrix style'. I still have to try the demo though.
    dsf
  • SnidelySnidely Members Join Date: 2003-02-04 Member: 13098Posts: 3,893
    If you don't select service pack 2, you will automatically lose. I tried it.
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  • DubbilexDubbilex Chump Members Join Date: 2002-11-24 Member: 9799Posts: 2,016 Advanced user
    Was that the source of my troubles?

    That said, the implications of this really terrifiy me.
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  • Vahn_PaktuVahn_Paktu Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-10-28 Member: 1666Posts: 594 Advanced user
    edited June 2005
    QUOTE (VolKOV @ Jun 17 2005, 06:19 AM)
    *cowers*

    I may d/l the demo...as soon as I stop playing BF2 and TFC :ph34r:

    EDIT: wow...I just filled out that sign up thing...I thought my computer was decent...
    768mb RAM
    80 gig hd
    Geforce FX5500 128MB
    2.7 GHz...

    I can't run it...  nerd-fix.gif

    It may be your Vid Card.
    I have
    1gig Ram
    100 gigs free
    9600 XT
    2.2 GHZ
    and it allows me to download it.
    Edit: 76 min to d/l </3 lines
  • esunaesuna Rock Bottom Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-04-03 Member: 15175Posts: 5,576 Fully active user
    Played this a little bit before in the closed beta. To be honest, i don't find it much special. It's pretty much straight DM and it runs like crap on my computer.

    3 things though:

    1) I can't wait for the single player, it'll kick ****, no doubt about it.

    2) It's a decent chance to see how your machine will run with F.E.A.R., despite the fact that the multiplayer physics, shaders, etc, are all cut down from what they will be in the single player, to help with framerates, lag, etc.

    3) Am i the only one, on the office level, that's seen a dark figure run past in a corridor that's blocked off behind the metal shutters?
  • CondizzleCondizzle Members Join Date: 2004-10-05 Member: 32107Posts: 918
    I've still got 20 minutes until I begin my download, but I'll look for that.
    dsf
  • TequilaTequila Members Join Date: 2003-08-13 Member: 19660Posts: 3,020
    Downloading, worth a shot, but as Esuna says, the singleplayer is the draw here.
  • esunaesuna Rock Bottom Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-04-03 Member: 15175Posts: 5,576 Fully active user
    Also, as someone pointed out to me in #ns a little while ago, if you go through to the display options, there's a benchmark function which plays an ingame cinematic, worth a watch at least. smile-fix.gif
  • RuByRuBy Members Join Date: 2002-12-12 Member: 10732Posts: 1,019
    edited June 2005
    Wow this demo is really boring. Graphics are way below par on my machine (AMD2800+ and 9600XT) especially compared to HL2 or BF2. The gameplay is very messy: weapons have no feeling, maps are extremely small and it's hard to distinguish the two teams...

    What a mess. I hope the single player can raise the level of this game otherwise there are many much better alternatives in the genre.
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  • Nil_IQNil_IQ Members Join Date: 2003-04-15 Member: 15520Posts: 3,316 Advanced user
    90 minute wait... I think not.

    Now i'm glad I signed up as Mr O W Kenobi nerd-fix.gif
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  • esunaesuna Rock Bottom Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-04-03 Member: 15175Posts: 5,576 Fully active user
    QUOTE (RuBy @ Jun 17 2005, 04:30 PM)
    Wow this demo is really boring. Graphics are way below par on my machine (AMD2800+ and 9600XT) especially compared to HL2 or BF2. The gameplay is very messy: weapons have no feeling, maps are extremely small and it's hard to distinguish the two teams...

    What a mess. I hope the single player can raise the level of this game otherwise there are many much better alternatives in the genre.

    Y'see, this is why i'm opposed to this multiplayer beta.

    You get so many people that seem to judge a game by something like this. First of all, a lot of the game's effects, physics, and flashy stuff are cut out of the multiplayer portion of the game to make sure everyone can run at an optimal framerate and to cut down on server lag and such (Source: PC Zone about 4 months back). So if you're expecting a graphical revolution, you're going to be disappointed.

    Imagine they did a hl2 multiplayer beta, with HL2DM's shoddy, laggy, and overall crap physics, would that be the physics revolution you were waiting for? No, it wouldn't.

    As for the weapons, yeah, a lot of them lacked any kind of beefyness or "oomph" to them, so much so they make HL2's feeble weapons seem like the most powerful guns ever. But the variety is decent, and who can't admit that the ability to pin your enemies to a wall with a nail through the head isn't fun?

    Maps are small? Guess what, this is straight-up deathmatch. This isn't BF2, this isn't UT2K4's Onslaught, no, this is balls to the wall fragging, that's it. And i'm glad it's just that, the less time working on an insignificant feature (multiplayer) and putting their work into the single player, the better.


    So finally, this is like judging how good Half-Life 2 is by it's voice acting. It's an insignificant extra and faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar from being the star of the show.
  • sheena_yanaisheena_yanai Members Join Date: 2002-12-23 Member: 11426Posts: 4,469
    edited June 2005
    ive just canceled my download at 90%

    just sounds to crappy to me
  • AlienCowAlienCow Members Join Date: 2003-09-20 Member: 21040Posts: 1,769
    QUOTE (sheena yanai @ Jun 17 2005, 05:06 PM)
    ive just canceled my download at 90%

    just sounds to crappy to me

    At 90%? Hell you may as well have tried it out having got that far!
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  • ShoeboxShoebox Members Join Date: 2004-11-15 Member: 32817Posts: 517
    damn i think its my connection is why i cant download it. i have
    AMD 64 3200+
    ATI Radeon 9600 XT
    80 gb hard drive
    1280 mb ram
    onboard sound (but i really dont think that matters seeing how my sound works perfectly fine)
    and a lame dial up connection sad-fix.gif
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    QUOTE (esuna @ Jun 17 2005, 12:01 PM)
    QUOTE (RuBy @ Jun 17 2005, 04:30 PM)
    Wow this demo is really boring. Graphics are way below par on my machine (AMD2800+ and 9600XT) especially compared to HL2 or BF2. The gameplay is very messy: weapons have no feeling, maps are extremely small and it's hard to distinguish the two teams...

    What a mess. I hope the single player can raise the level of this game otherwise there are many much better alternatives in the genre.

    Y'see, this is why i'm opposed to this multiplayer beta.

    You get so many people that seem to judge a game by something like this. First of all, a lot of the game's effects, physics, and flashy stuff are cut out of the multiplayer portion of the game to make sure everyone can run at an optimal framerate and to cut down on server lag and such (Source: PC Zone about 4 months back). So if you're expecting a graphical revolution, you're going to be disappointed.

    Imagine they did a hl2 multiplayer beta, with HL2DM's shoddy, laggy, and overall crap physics, would that be the physics revolution you were waiting for? No, it wouldn't.

    As for the weapons, yeah, a lot of them lacked any kind of beefyness or "oomph" to them, so much so they make HL2's feeble weapons seem like the most powerful guns ever. But the variety is decent, and who can't admit that the ability to pin your enemies to a wall with a nail through the head isn't fun?

    Maps are small? Guess what, this is straight-up deathmatch. This isn't BF2, this isn't UT2K4's Onslaught, no, this is balls to the wall fragging, that's it. And i'm glad it's just that, the less time working on an insignificant feature (multiplayer) and putting their work into the single player, the better.


    So finally, this is like judging how good Half-Life 2 is by it's voice acting. It's an insignificant extra and faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar from being the star of the show.

    If what you are saying is true, then why the hell are they making their first demo release something tangential to the strengths of the game? Its just a good way to lose any hype you managed to build up ahead of time.
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    QUOTE (esuna @ Jun 17 2005, 10:01 AM)
    As for the weapons, yeah, a lot of them lacked any kind of beefyness or "oomph" to them, so much so they make HL2's feeble weapons seem like the most powerful guns ever.

    What, the magnum that would send people flying backwards and kill them with whiplash (?) if you shot them in the foot with it wasn't powerful enough for you? biggrin-fix.gif
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  • TequilaTequila Members Join Date: 2003-08-13 Member: 19660Posts: 3,020
    Just had a go, it's certainly captured John Woo levels of scenic destruction; if I had a better PC I'd dare say it'd make for a fun DM experience. And the graphics look pretty damn nice, honestly. You can't complain if it looks like crap on a 9600XT card - it's a fully-fledged DX9 engine, it needs the best of the best.
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