Dark Souls 'DSfix' and GeDoSaTa Creator Durante Opens Dedicated Console-to-PC Port Studio

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Jan 28, 2019 11:15 AM
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Peter ‘Durante’ Thoman, the creator of Dark Souls’ DSfix and PC downsampling utility GeDoSaTa, has opened his very own port studio dedicated to bringing (presumably primarily Japanese) games to PC.

Durante has been in and around the PC port scene for a number of years now, working on consumer fixes, providing critical help of Japanese ports, and also working on the PC versions of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I & II and Rez Infinite.

He’s usually interested in ensuring PC versions of games have all the graphics options and features you’d expect from a PC version, including ultra-wide support, and uncapped frame rates. PC ports of Japanese titles can often disappoint on this front, even in high-profile successes like Nier Automata, which still hasn’t been patched on PC to this very day.

Durante’s new port studio is called PH3 Games and was originally formulated in September 2018 before going official now. The studio hasn’t announced any PC ports it’s involved yet but keep your eyes peeled. Presumably, there will be some sort of involvement with the eventual PC version of Trails of Cold Steel III.

All of this can only be good news for PC gaming really. The more studios we’ve got ensuring top ports and making sure the ports can even happen at all, the better.

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15:18 Jan-28-2019

Finally, an official someone who cares about PC ports! Sure, we've had modders for a long while, but them going official is awesome news! Broken PC ports are a disgrace, they really do need fixing a lot - hope these guys can land deals to bring/fix games both past and present :)

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16:40 Jan-28-2019

Damn you are saying it like porting is an easy job XD
That's almost like blaming emulators for poor performance, almost.

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22:08 Jan-29-2019

When unpaid people are able to fix a lot the problems within days of release a lot of the time, the idea that it is just too hard to do right in the first place rings false.

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22:20 Jan-29-2019

When the fixes don't require you to match instructions, re-optimize them, refractor code and then optimize again for most if not the whole game then it does...

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09:55 Jan-30-2019

The whole idea of "porting" is a pile of garbage, especially for multi-platform releases. A PC version should be developed alongside the console versions, not jerry-rigged with bandaids and emulations after the console version is done.
If they choose to do it that way to save money - well then screw them. If an unpaid modder can do a much better job out of passion, then what kind of idiots are usually responsible for the official ports?
There's no excuse for a bad product. Never was, never will be.

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18:17 Jan-30-2019

I agree that it should be, but rarely is it done. Also, the developers don't choose what to do, management tells them what to do after they have assessed all the resources and money the game will take and cost.

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14:56 Jan-28-2019

NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.. KEEP IT UP

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11:33 Jan-28-2019

Now this is news worthy.


And to add a little bit of drama to the end I say


ABOUT DAMN TIME.


^.^

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11:29 Jan-28-2019

Third party porting developers have proven very useful for many AAA games, so I would say that the more the better.

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