Mafia 2 Dev Diary Talks Technology

"We built all the technology from the ground up to be exactly as we needed," 2K Czech's Martin Zavrel explains in a new Mafia II developer diary featuring a whole boatload of the developmen

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"We built all the technology from the ground up to be exactly as we needed," 2K Czech's Martin Zavrel explains in a new Mafia II developer diary featuring a whole boatload of the development team singing the praises of the technology behind its mob story.

Mafia II is slated for a PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release in North America on August 24. A demo is headed to all three platforms on August 10.

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    August 5, 2010 11:50 AM

    Im wondering what the performance is going to be like on PC. GTA IV and Saints Row II left me a bit traumatized about open world games (to be honest, I could run both games mostly problem free, but still..).

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      August 5, 2010 11:55 AM

      Just Cause, Just Cause 2, MAFIA, GTA4 all ran/run awesome for me... Saints Row 2 ran well enough, sometimes a little hitch.

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        August 5, 2010 11:56 AM

        ... * So hopefully this will run well also.... :).

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      August 5, 2010 12:08 PM

      Recommended system requirements w/o gpu-physx effects are a dual core processor and 9800gtx. Sounds pretty reasonable to me.

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        August 5, 2010 12:22 PM

        i've got a 8800GTS 320mb :(

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          August 5, 2010 12:38 PM

          Time to step it up that card is nearly 4 years old! It would be a great dedicated physx card for this game, though...

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            August 6, 2010 5:40 AM

            very true. but then i also need to upgrade my motherboard and power supply. UGH i hate computers.

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      August 5, 2010 12:36 PM

      This is why I'm happy having a console. No worries like that. Just worries of red rings

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        August 5, 2010 6:07 PM

        Your graphics also get nerfed and you have to aim with a stick. Even with nerfed graphics you get 20fps. I'd rather take the "worries" of having a good comp.

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        August 6, 2010 9:02 AM

        "This is why I'm happy having a console. No worries like that. Just worries of red rings" ...plus 8$/month for the geniuses that reinvented teh internetz just for you to be able to play online, plus 10$/game sold - tribute to the same geniuses that created the over hyped cheap hardware presented by the PR machine as "next gen" gaming peripheral, the same PR machine that is "killing the PC gaming" for years now...wow I've lost the chain of thoughts here :) Must feel good *sarcasm* to play FPS with hard coded aim bot/auto aim just to compensate (and not frustrate) for the lack of response from an analog joystick. FPS on consoles it's a joke bursting with cheats, workarounds and washed out features it's just sickening me.
        The hardware itself it's so rudimentary and low on everything, 720p (1280x720) is this the 90's? sure it goes 1080p as well but that's doctored in.
        Sorry gooblerampling , nothing personal, I just needed to release some steam here.

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