Originally Posted by Teny
is that the reason why Fallout is better on the 360 or what?
In a word... Yes
Because X360 games will be built with the X360 in mind, they will be tested and beta-ed using an X360 which is a standardised specification, all stock 360's wil be able to achieve the same performance on the same game. PC games will be tested on the PC's that the game developer uses and then the specs needed to play the game will be published, the specs will then have to be met by the end user for him/her to achieve the same fps and graphic detail as the developers put into the game. If you have a lower spec then you wont be able to achieve the kind of results that the game can technically give you. Also you may well need a higher spec than the game developers suggest due to background processes and bloatware on your PC. Having said all this the PC versions of games can be more fun because you can easily get 32 players into a PC game where most console games will max at 16, and the PC versions of games can be modded quite easily, for example using a 3D cad software to put custom cars into GTA:SA like the Ferrari Enzo I modelled and patched into my copy. Also look at things like Gmod built buy a user of a game which supplies you the source files of the game. Consider also games like FarCry (built on the Crytek engine) which gave users the program that they useto build the scenarios bundled on the disc so users could build there own game from the source files of FarCry.
PS the important specs of the X360 in PC format are:
Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU
- Three symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each
Custom ATI Graphics Processor
- 500MHz processor
- 10 MB of embedded DRAM
- 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM
- 700 MHz of DDR
- Detachable and upgradeable 20GB hard drive
- 12x dual-layer DVD-ROM
- Memory Unit support starting at 64 MB