I had a similar issue with Diablo 3, my buddy that got it when it came out on PS4 definitely didn't have to worry about that, though I still much prefer the PC version.Hawki said:Do you know how many console games I've played that aren't compatible with the console they were bought for? Zero.
PC compatability can be worked around, but it's a longer, more arduous process. PC's win for backwards compatability right now, but it's a finnicky process, even for games that were released in sync with up to date hardware. For instance, it took the better part of a day to install Diablo III, and then I had to shift through the game's txt files and alter a single digit just to get it to work.
I can give a couple more I've run into recently: I had to disable ports in my PC settings in order to play Titanfall 2, basically killed my interest in the games multiplayer as turning them off and on again felt like a waste of time. A graphics card driver update caused weird graphical glitches for me in Dragon Age: Inquisition, basically no fix for it beyond reverting to a previous driver version, which nuked my FPS in Witcher 3 at the time, luckily a later driver version seems to have fixed it. Tyranny would not play on my primary monitor and would only play on my far left hand monitor, forcing me to either move my keyboard and mouse, just to play that one game, or what I ended up doing which was just waiting for a patch.
A bit older, but I had to take my physical copy of the Witcher 2 and copy everything on to a thumb drive on a totally different computer as for some reason my physical drive would not read the disc the game was on, it was only ever that one game too, never had an issue with it reading anything else. I well exceeded the specs and it still took me a week of fiddling with files, settings, and patch versions to get S.T.A.L.K.E.R to run more than 10 frames per second. Also the days of messing with DOS emulators to prevent old games from running way too fast as the actual games speed seemed to be tied to the FPS.
Finally, something to do with my motherboard fucked up punkbuster for the longest time back in the day, it was a hardware issue that caused a number of primarily online games, mostly Battlefield games to hard lock my entire computer after about 30 minutes of play, requiring me to restart my entire system, that issue pretty much killed most of my interest in the entire Battlefield series for years.
I love my PC, but god damn are some issues time consuming to fix, I work 40+ hours a week, as I get older I find that rather than fiddling with a PC compatibility issue or PC specific issues, I'll just play the game on console instead, luckily it seems to happen less than it did 10+ years ago, but holy fuck can PCs be frustrating sometimes.