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Port Report: Saints Row IV

By hungryeyes, August 14, 2013 7 Port Report
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Port Reports are a series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. For an up to date account of Saints Row IV’s fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

Saints Row 2 was an infamously bad PC port that suffered from random massive frame rate drops, buggy gameplay, frequent crashes, low sound quality and lacked any of the DLC released on Xbox 360. By contrast, Saints Row: The Third was a more well-rounded PC port, although it did not escape its share of issues. This included poor performance on AMD or ATI based systems (somewhat ironic given that the game’s title credits were plastered with the AMD logo).

Port Report: Cities in Motion 2

By hungryeyes, April 4, 2013 7 Port Report
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Port Reports are a new series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor hungry_eyes. For an up to date account of Cities in Motion 2′s fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

As a series, Cities in Motion has been a relatively solid PC experience for those with medium to high-end setups, thanks in part to its substantial modding community, centred around fan-site CiM Exchange. For the first game, fans produced numerous mods; including those that improve camera control functionality, timetabling UIs, and those that add new vehicles and cities.

However; as a standalone experience, the first game was notable for being rather poorly optimised, offering low performance on less powerful graphics chipsets that would have been able to cope had the game been optimised more effectively. Furthermore, users playing on AMD rigs also reported issues with getting the game to run at all, a factor that significantly hindered the game’s credentials.