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(Kotaku)   Our long, national nightmare is finally over: You can now quit directly to desktop from within a game of Elden Ring   (kotaku.com) divider line
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549 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 14 Jun 2022 at 12:50 PM (24 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-14 12:44:26 PM  
So, Alt-F4?
 
2022-06-14 12:52:02 PM  
Dis they add ultrawide and 120 hz yet
 
2022-06-14 1:04:44 PM  

Somaticasual: So, Alt-F4?


They probably had that disabled
 
2022-06-14 1:05:40 PM  
Given how many PC games don't let you do that, that's pretty impressive.
 
2022-06-14 1:10:14 PM  
I was told they'd never add an easy mode.
 
2022-06-14 1:13:23 PM  
in all seriousness, this is one of the bigger quality of life fixes that's plagued every FROMSOFT game. Glad it got done.

Marcos P: Dis they add ultrawide and 120 hz yet


'dis doh.
 
2022-06-14 1:29:01 PM  
So Boss Mode? What a novel idea!

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2022-06-14 1:46:37 PM  
But I don't have a quest log to track meaningless flavor text, worst game ever!11!!!1
 
2022-06-14 1:52:51 PM  

enry: Given how many PC games don't let you do that, that's pretty impressive.


It was worse on Elden Ring than it is for most games. I liked Elden Ring a lot - and beat it - but quitting out was a weirdly long process.

To quit you had to:
1. Hit escape to bring up the menu
2. Choose the right tab (System, I think)
3. Hit the Quit button
4. Confirm the choice
5. Go through a splash screen
6. When that's done and the title menu comes up again hit any key to continue
7. Scroll down the main menu
8. Choose the quit out of the game option
9. Wait for like 10 seconds or so while you still hear the game music as the game is closing
10. You're now free to roam about the desktop!
 
2022-06-14 1:58:06 PM  

Fireproof: So Boss Mode? What a novel idea!

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Wat, that's not the same thing, that was basically the ability to Minimize back in the DOS days.
 
2022-06-14 2:00:11 PM  

mongbiohazard: enry: Given how many PC games don't let you do that, that's pretty impressive.

It was worse on Elden Ring than it is for most games. I liked Elden Ring a lot - and beat it - but quitting out was a weirdly long process.

To quit you had to:
1. Hit escape to bring up the menu
2. Choose the right tab (System, I think)
3. Hit the Quit button
4. Confirm the choice
5. Go through a splash screen
6. When that's done and the title menu comes up again hit any key to continue
7. Scroll down the main menu
8. Choose the quit out of the game option
9. Wait for like 10 seconds or so while you still hear the game music as the game is closing
10. You're now free to roam about the desktop!


Oh shiat, just read those patch notes and saw this:
- Added keyboard/mouse operations that can be input in "PRESS ANY BUTTON" on the title screen.

So yeah, I forgot to add to step 6 - "Press Any Key To Continue" actually meant "Press Some of the Keys to Continue".
 
2022-06-14 2:00:34 PM  

mongbiohazard: enry: Given how many PC games don't let you do that, that's pretty impressive.

It was worse on Elden Ring than it is for most games. I liked Elden Ring a lot - and beat it - but quitting out was a weirdly long process.

To quit you had to:
1. Hit escape to bring up the menu
2. Choose the right tab (System, I think)
3. Hit the Quit button
4. Confirm the choice
5. Go through a splash screen
6. When that's done and the title menu comes up again hit any key to continue
7. Scroll down the main menu
8. Choose the quit out of the game option
9. Wait for like 10 seconds or so while you still hear the game music as the game is closing
10. You're now free to roam about the desktop!


Yeah I've always hated that - way too many games have something similar.  Did you want to quit?  Ok, quitting area.  Oh you wanted to QUIT.  Ok, quitting this game.  No?  Quitting this profile!  WHAT?  Fine.  Go have fun with your OTHER friends, here's the desktop.  No, I'm fine.  Go on, have fun!
 
2022-06-14 2:04:37 PM  

mongbiohazard: enry: Given how many PC games don't let you do that, that's pretty impressive.

It was worse on Elden Ring than it is for most games. I liked Elden Ring a lot - and beat it - but quitting out was a weirdly long process.

To quit you had to:
1. Hit escape to bring up the menu
2. Choose the right tab (System, I think)
3. Hit the Quit button
4. Confirm the choice
5. Go through a splash screen
6. When that's done and the title menu comes up again hit any key to continue
7. Scroll down the main menu
8. Choose the quit out of the game option
9. Wait for like 10 seconds or so while you still hear the game music as the game is closing
10. You're now free to roam about the desktop!


Ok, that's rougher than usual.  Still, whoever decided "quit game" means "go to splash screen" deserves a kick in the jimmies.
 
2022-06-14 2:27:13 PM  
I'm still not going to buy it until it's a free giveaway on Epic
 
2022-06-14 2:30:33 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: mongbiohazard: enry: Given how many PC games don't let you do that, that's pretty impressive.

It was worse on Elden Ring than it is for most games. I liked Elden Ring a lot - and beat it - but quitting out was a weirdly long process.

To quit you had to:
1. Hit escape to bring up the menu
2. Choose the right tab (System, I think)
3. Hit the Quit button
4. Confirm the choice
5. Go through a splash screen
6. When that's done and the title menu comes up again hit any key to continue
7. Scroll down the main menu
8. Choose the quit out of the game option
9. Wait for like 10 seconds or so while you still hear the game music as the game is closing
10. You're now free to roam about the desktop!

Yeah I've always hated that - way too many games have something similar.  Did you want to quit?  Ok, quitting area.  Oh you wanted to QUIT.  Ok, quitting this game.  No?  Quitting this profile!  WHAT?  Fine.  Go have fun with your OTHER friends, here's the desktop.  No, I'm fine.  Go on, have fun!


The whole proccess always felt passive agressivly jealous to me.

"Don't go!"
"Didn't we have fun?"
"I'll wait for you!"

"...soo lonely."
 
2022-06-14 2:47:14 PM  

mongbiohazard: enry: Given how many PC games don't let you do that, that's pretty impressive.

It was worse on Elden Ring than it is for most games. I liked Elden Ring a lot - and beat it - but quitting out was a weirdly long process.

To quit you had to:
1. Hit escape to bring up the menu
2. Choose the right tab (System, I think)
3. Hit the Quit button
4. Confirm the choice
5. Go through a splash screen
6. When that's done and the title menu comes up again hit any key to continue
7. Scroll down the main menu
8. Choose the quit out of the game option
9. Wait for like 10 seconds or so while you still hear the game music as the game is closing
10. You're now free to roam about the desktop!


1-6 are the typical fair with most FROMsoft games on consoles. They really don't like you turning the game off without quitting to menu for one last "world condition" save.
 
2022-06-14 3:15:38 PM  

Karma Chameleon: I'm still not going to buy it until it's a free giveaway on Epic


Gods forbid you have to pay for a game with over 100 hours of excellent hand-crafted content.
 
2022-06-14 3:35:04 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Karma Chameleon: I'm still not going to buy it until it's a free giveaway on Epic

Gods forbid you have to pay for a game with over 100 hours of excellent hand-crafted content.


I paid for Stardew Valley
 
2022-06-14 4:43:16 PM  
Funny, all I had to do was press the PS button at the centre of the controller.

/dirty peasant life.
 
2022-06-14 5:11:39 PM  

SirMadness: Funny, all I had to do was press the PS button at the centre of the controller.

/dirty peasant life.


It was easy to quit on PS4 and PS5. I really don't understand what the PC Master race is complaining about.

Also, enjoyed the game so much I went double platinum (all trophies for PS4 and PS5).
 
2022-06-14 5:17:10 PM  

MinatoArisato013: mongbiohazard: enry: Given how many PC games don't let you do that, that's pretty impressive.

It was worse on Elden Ring than it is for most games. I liked Elden Ring a lot - and beat it - but quitting out was a weirdly long process.

To quit you had to:
1. Hit escape to bring up the menu
2. Choose the right tab (System, I think)
3. Hit the Quit button
4. Confirm the choice
5. Go through a splash screen
6. When that's done and the title menu comes up again hit any key to continue
7. Scroll down the main menu
8. Choose the quit out of the game option
9. Wait for like 10 seconds or so while you still hear the game music as the game is closing
10. You're now free to roam about the desktop!

1-6 are the typical fair with most FROMsoft games on consoles. They really don't like you turning the game off without quitting to menu for one last "world condition" save tend to require players to turn off the system itself or otherwise assume the current game session is what is being quit, not the program.


FTFY. 

There's a difference between "Quit Game" and "Exit Program". Lack of direct exit is a problem, I suppose, but on my playstation I just go to the menu and close the application itself. Takes like 3 button presses.
 
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