Epic Citadel

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by rbf1138, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. rbf1138 macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone actually get this past the splash screen? Mine crashes every time.

    edit: on new Touch 4g
     
  2. Cyber86 macrumors newbie

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  3. prot0type macrumors regular

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    joining the club.

    oh well, just have to wait for the inevitable update or better yet the actual game.
     
  4. AEREC macrumors newbie

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    haha...maybe it's an iphone exclusive...cause it needs the extra 256mb of emmory to run.
     
  5. lanulos macrumors regular

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  6. unchecked macrumors member

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    So wait, if everyone's Touches are crashing, than what devices are they using to demo it on presentation day?

    More photoshop(iMovie/FCP) hackery? :eek:
     
  7. MicroByte macrumors 6502

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    I was so excited to try it out on my iPod touch 4g, but it crashes on the title. Did not have any issues on my iPod touch 3G... Deleting and going to try to reinstall.
     
  8. viper3885 macrumors member

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    Silly question, but have those of you who are having problems tried a hard restart? I only ask because even on my iphone 4 I had the same issue until I did a hard reset on it and after that it worked fine.
     
  9. Bleak macrumors member

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    From the app description:

    *** Please try power-cycling your device if you experience crashes at startup ***

    *** Support for 4th generation iPod touch devices is coming in the next patch already submitted to Apple ***
     
  10. fwoppers macrumors member

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    Also, anyone have any problems running iheart radio?
     
  11. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Already tried the power cycling. And why would I read the description when this was shown last week at the press conference for the Touch? It has the A4 chip, and same OS as the iphone.
     
  12. Bleak macrumors member

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    Apple couldn't even get wifi on the iPhone 4 at its press conference. The iPod Touch they used at the press conference might have had a patch placed on it, as explained here:

    *** Support for 4th generation iPod touch devices is coming in the next patch already submitted to Apple ***

    Just wait for apple to release the patch :)
     
  13. dwarnecke11 macrumors 6502

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    iheart radio seems to be fine, but wow - very few apps have been updated for the Retina display. Whats especially odd is when the app is downloading and the icon looks very clear, then it finishes and the icon changes to a blockier, non-Retina resolution.
     
  14. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a bad feeling this is a harbinger of an issue of the Touch only having 256MB of RAM. A post on ilounge claims that Epic Citadel on iPhone 4 has higher quality textures than on ipad. I'm wondering if that "patch" is just to allowed Epic Citadel to run on an iOS4 device with less than 512mb of RAM. Remember the ipad probably has a slightly different version of Citadel already, due to it running the older OS. This seems to be an early indicator that the RAM difference is going to mean differences in the actual game assets...
     
  15. kingofkings8183 macrumors member

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    You could very well be right :(

    Anyone tried any other 'retina' games like Madden 11 HD?
     
  16. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    i'm disappointed because this tech demo and the game that is coming out of it is leaving us 2nd gen touch users out in the cold. I'll bet a lot of ppl,still have 2nd gen touches; whether they know it or not due to last yr's rebranding of the 8gb 2nd gen. Oh well. I'll have to save up a lot of cash so i cna get a 32gb touch 4.
     
  17. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    From Anandtech review:
    "The A4 in the iPod Touch appears to be a lower clocked version of what you get in the iPad, it only has 256MB of memory compared to the 4’s 512MB. Currently Epic’s Citadel demo treats the iPod Touch as an iPhone 4 and crashes before getting into the demo as a result. Epic should have an update out soon that fixes the problem by lowering texture quality to fit within the memory limits of the iPod Touch."

    Looks like I was right-on.
     
  18. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    models and graphics should not be affected, vram is what affects texture quality which is okay. I'm fine with medium textures vs highs haha.
     
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  20. fwoppers macrumors member

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    Sweet! Installing the update now. Thanks. :)

    EDIT: It's pretty beautiful, haha. Ran without a hitch, but my Touch got warm. :p
     
  21. MicroByte macrumors 6502

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    No kidding, I noticed that too! Have iPod Touches always done this? I've always had an Incase Slider on so never noticed.

    And yes, gorgeous!
     
  22. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    It looks gorgeous. But I wonder if it's a bit too ambitious. There are already some areas it slows down a bit and there's no character at all. This would be a perfect game if the A4 chip had a more powerful GUI like the Samsung galaxy s'. Still it's a very exciting tech demo and I am very much looking forward tona real game with this engine.

    On a related note I really want to see a full blown version of Katamari Damacy!
     
  23. dwarnecke11 macrumors 6502

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    So smooth yet so detailed. I could hardly believe my eyes! I really hope developers embrace the power of the A4 chip and make more gorgeous games like this.
     

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