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Mafia 2 Demo?

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August 9, 2010 7:51:48 AM

Mafia 2 demo coming out on 10th Augest.Would this demo only for steam?

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August 10, 2010 10:34:46 AM

According my info it will be only on steam and Xbox live yeah.
August 11, 2010 5:27:26 PM

hmm i am playin the demo on steam and the game seems to hang very much dont know the reason why
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August 11, 2010 5:37:36 PM

what are your system specs, it is a very demanding game
August 11, 2010 6:36:47 PM

Lol I played it and am mad at had badly it performs with that 1 Nvidia physics option turned on, but then agian I have radeon cards =p! Man I hate games like this that favor 1 card over another!! I get an avereage of 30fps wit the physics set to medium and I get an average of like 15 with it set to high and i have 2 5900s! I bet i owuld get better performance on a single 480 than these 2 5900s!!! jeez...
August 11, 2010 8:16:38 PM

You shouldn't put on Physics if you got an ATI Radeon card, of course it will perform worst. W/o the Physics on it will perform like the PS3/XBox360-version with some upscaled graphics.
August 11, 2010 8:20:09 PM

the physx option is for nvidia cards only...
August 11, 2010 10:24:02 PM

Remember this is only a demo and it will probably be more stable at release.
August 12, 2010 12:29:54 PM

What are your system specs?

The demo runs smooth for me at high details with no hanging. Can't wait for the full game to be released!
August 16, 2010 11:13:05 PM

jefe323 said:
the physx option is for nvidia cards only...

It still works on ATI cards, just REALLY badly. I like the feature and it performs enough to keep it on medium.
August 19, 2010 11:48:39 AM

Yeah I can run the demo on all high but it starts to choke (on the Performance Test) when I turn the Physix on. Not complaining about it (yet) but it is concerning since I built the rig less than 3 months ago. Hoping that this might be due to rough code.

BTW I'm running a eVGA 470, i5-750 and my current monitor maxes out at 1280x1024.
August 19, 2010 12:01:48 PM

I have a GTX295 and I get 55-60 frames maxed out on 1920 x 1200 with AA urned on (though I see no difference in the jaggyness), but when I turn Physx on (medium), the framerate drown down to 20 and on high, it slows down to a crawl @ 10 FPS. Physx is just frickin crazy.
August 19, 2010 12:06:44 PM

^^ Advanced, dynamic physics can do that. Mafia II at least is one game I'd clearly take PhysX over any other graphical feature though.
August 19, 2010 2:12:32 PM

So you're saying turn down the eye candy a bit and let PhysX rip?
August 19, 2010 3:57:10 PM

For Mafia II, yes. It makes very good use of the API. That being said, I suspect a massive performance hit in any case...

Try running it for a bit and see which you prefer: The better graphical features, or the extra effects PhysX brings.
August 20, 2010 6:24:58 PM

Hi guyz sorry for the late reply i was busy playing starcraft 2.... :D 

My specs are:
Intel DP35DP Motherboard
Intel Quad Core Q8300 2.50 ghz
HIS HD 5750 ICEQ+ 512mb GDDR5
550w coolmax PSU

For Mafia 2, when i was setting physx to medium it ran on 30fps it was a massive slowdown for the game. I personally like the better graphical features rather then turning on the Physx. For physx i will run mafia 2 on my brother's computer. He has geforce gt 240 so high physx wont be a problem.