XBox 360 + Madden 07 owners, I have a question for you..

Discussion in 'Games' started by yellow, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I just got an XBox 360 and bought Madden 07 yesterday (used). The used disc is in very good condition, some tiny scratches on it (not deep at all), but overall I'd say it's it's like new.

    What I want to know is, is your game's graphics choppy?

    (XBox is set to 1080i)

    For example, at the initial loading of the game when the EA logo comes up, it stops half-way through for a split second and then finishes it's rotation. During gameplay, after a play and the player is tackled, the game will show some "flyby" graphics of the player getting up, celebrating, or getting upset. For me this is super choppy, not smooth at all. The same thing goes for the set up for a PAT/FG. The same thing goes for the pre-snap "flyby" graphics of the O or D lines. The menus are also choppy.

    (I should also note that I don't think it's the XBox because I've seen nothing wrong with Gears of War or CoD3. Though when hitting the X(box) button, the menus that are brought up are a tiny bit choppy. Is that normal?)

    Do you see the same thing?

    Thanks!
     
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  4. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    I've played countless times at my friend's house, but he plays it at 720p, not 1080i. I have a funny feeling that the scaling up to 1080 is probably the root of the problem here.
    Everything is silky smooth at 720p (menus, games, everything).
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Isnt the game 480p/720p/1080i on the back, therefore its 1080i native support so its not scaling.

    If its 480/720p then if your in 1080i it's scaling - but very few games on the 360 are 480/720p only, most have native 1080i support.
     
  6. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't think to look.. But I hate to have to scale back on the resolution for speed's sake. I'll give that a shot tonight.
     
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    I have that game and I play at 720p. I have not noticed any choppiness, it seems real smooth to me...:)
     
  8. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Hrm... so.. it could be the 1080i. It could be the disc (being used).

    How about the X(box) button, when it brings the menu up, is it a little ragged (unsmooth)? I suppose that could be the 1080i setting too.
     
  9. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same gameplay experience as you have and am running 1080.

    I hadnt thought about it being the resolution - I simply assumed that it was just a poorly made game since it sucked so bad anyway.
     
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    Ah-ha.. then that's probably it. I'll definitely try scaling it back to 720 tonight.. though I hate the idea of my games not looking as good.
     
  11. saunders45 macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, it's the game. Does it for everyone I know, even at 720P. Go check the Xbox.com forums. It's just another EA product.
     
  12. savar macrumors 68000

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    It's never stuttered for me.

    In fact, the first time my 360 ever dropped frames was during a Splinter Cell cut scene last night.
     
  13. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    The XBox forums (after wading through a billion worthless threads) seems to indicate that this is a problem for some, and not for others.
     
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    From my experience most people prefer 720p to 1080i anyway. If choppiness is a concern why would you want interlaced frames.
     
  15. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Scaled back to 720p and didn't see much improvement. A little, but not enough to make it worthwhile.
    As for the i/p.. I have no idea what that's all about. 1080 is bigger than 720 and therefore better, right? :D
     
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    I = interlaced
    P = progressive

    Interlaced means it's actually half...so in essence you're actually seeing 1920 x 540, not 1920 x 1080. With 720p, you get 1280 x 720. In a nutshell, 1080i is good for still shots or low movement, but anything with high movement, I would stick with 720p. That said, 1080p would trump all, but that's for future consoles to do.

    ...or PS3? lol.
     
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    Or you could just select 1080p from your 360 dashboard ;)
     
  19. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    For reasons Mav451 mentioned 720p was chosen over 1080i by networks like FOX and ESPN to use in their HD coverage of live sports.


    Lethal
     
  20. plehrack macrumors newbie

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    I play Madden 07 on my 360 at least 4 days a week and have since it was released. I play at 720p and haven't had an issue with choppiness. There are at least a dozen major problems with the game but it runs smooth as silk for me.

    Peter
     
  21. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I will address this issue tomorrow, but I'm wondering if this choppiness might have been addressed by a patch to the game? I live in an area with no broadband internet available (Yes, "The Boonies"), so I've never had this thing hooked up to XBox Live or anything. Tomorrow I will be hauling it into work and setting it up for all updates (games/system/whatever). We'll see if that helps.
     
  22. plehrack macrumors newbie

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    While I have all of the up to date patches, I suggest that the issue is the disk itself since I had no choppiness since before any patches were available. I'd get a disk resurfacer and see if that helps.

    Peter
     
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    I've had no problems w/ my copy of madden07, it is the best madden yet, but they need to bring back stadium builder.
     

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