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Nickname Quboid
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Description I can't make any car pop a wheelie.
Homepage http://bcmedia.biz/
Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black May 30, 2014, 20:48 Quboid
 
I have a 1920x1200 27" monitor now but it's failing before my eyes. It's 60hz and has a very poor response time but the ghosting doesn't bother me so while 90hz or 120hz would be nice, QHD seems more useful.

The 2 main options I've found are the Dell 2713HM and the Asus PB278Q - both 2560x1440 @ 60hz. The Dell is IPS, the Asus PLS. IPS looks a little better but PLS is a little faster.
 
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News Comments > DCS: F-86F Sabre Announced
5. Re: DCS: F-86F Sabre Announced May 30, 2014, 16:30 Quboid
 
That doesn't say. There's a campaign, but is that more than a few scenarios on an existing map with/against existing units? I want to fly a P51 Mustang against a BF109, not an A10.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black May 30, 2014, 16:09 Quboid
 
Can anyone recommend a 27" monitor? As far as I can see it's either 1440p@60hz or 1080p@120hz unless I feel like importing a QNIX QX2710 from South Korea and overclocking it, which I don't.  
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News Comments > DCS: F-86F Sabre Announced
1. Re: DCS: F-86F Sabre Announced May 30, 2014, 16:02 Quboid
 
What do these include, apart from the aircraft? Is there a Korea map included, era-appropriate units to fight, things like that?  
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News Comments > SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition on GOG.com
12. Re: SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition on GOG.com May 29, 2014, 22:40 Quboid
 
Definitely get NAM, but during installation of the mod you can choose which features to include - I recommend new players turn off all but the couple that actually relate to optimising traffic. There are a few nice additions available if you want but most of it just clutters up the game's menus.  
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News Comments > SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition on GOG.com
9. Re: SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition on GOG.com May 29, 2014, 19:40 Quboid
 
jimnms wrote on May 29, 2014, 19:06:
Creston wrote on May 29, 2014, 12:29:
Hmmm... Does anyone know if that traffic mod works with the Gog version?

What traffic mod?

Network Addon Mod aka NAM improves traffic flow. I can't say by how much because I haven't played SC4 without it for a long time, it's essential IMHO. It's become quite bloated and also has lots of extras like roundabouts, diagonal streets, curved pieces (like model train tracks). There's a lot of junk in there and I recommend turning most of it off if you're new to NAM. Because you weren't there, man. You weren't there.
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Free Weekend
1. Re: PAYDAY 2 Free Weekend May 29, 2014, 19:31 Quboid
 
Any Bluesnewsers play this?

Install ... requires 29GB, better put it on my HDD ... "You do not have enough disk space available". There's an error I haven't got for many years.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed
90. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed May 29, 2014, 18:08 Quboid
 
Wildone wrote on May 29, 2014, 16:44:
Its not absurd, they spent a tremendous amount of time for accuracy and fidelity on these sims and your complaining about it. I really don't know what your other options are but take it or leave it. World Of Warplanes awaits you..

I didn't make a single complaint about DSC, I asked a question. I have no idea why you would think I was complaining or why you're making any conclusion about how realistic I like my sims.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed
79. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed May 29, 2014, 16:12 Quboid
 
I don't follow you...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
23. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 29, 2014, 16:08 Quboid
 
Looking at this as left vs right, Republican vs Democrat, Big Gov vs Small Gov or any such partisan position is to let yourself be distracted from the actual issue. Politics isn't 1 dimension.

It's not 2 dimensions either, but www.politicalcompass.org is interesting and it's a considerably better way of looking at things. Their test is interesting too.

(I'm starting to think Darks is joking, honestly not 100% sure.)
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed
76. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed May 29, 2014, 15:58 Quboid
 
Trevellian wrote on May 29, 2014, 13:15:
I may have to download that Rise of Flight just to have something to actually give the stick a good try.

I have looked at the DCS games on steam before and they simply just offend me with their prices. 20-50 dollars per plane module? They can eat a big fat one.

What does each plane include? The Steam page for F-15C: DCS says there's a new campaign but what does this actually mean: new map, new era, new era appropriate AI units? Or half a dozen scenarios based on existing maps?

Wings: Over Flanders Field is very good. It's a WW1 simulation built on CFS3, although except for needing CFS3 to install it you wouldn't know it. Perhaps this means it has poor support for modern joysticks.

I considered that Thrustmaster HOTAS but I don't like the idea of cheap HOTAS - I went with a mid-range single stick for the same price and I'm pleased with the Mad Catz / Saitek FLY5. Best trim control I've ever used excluding real aircraft.
 
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News Comments > Football Club Manager Closed Beta
1. Re: Football Club Manager Closed Beta May 29, 2014, 14:35 Quboid
 
Oh cool, I hadn't heard about thi...

not to be confused with Football Manager from Sports Interactive

... ah. Oh.
 
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News Comments > SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition on GOG.com
3. Re: SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition on GOG.com May 29, 2014, 13:40 Quboid
 
Network Addon Mod just goes into the Simcity 4 directory in My Documents and it works with both ye olde boxed version and Steam.

I also recommend Farm Mod if you like a lot of farms, this stops demand from dying after about 30K population. If you don't mind cheating a bit, PEG Garbage Chute is a handy way to avoid landfill. I use SC4Launcher for better compatibility and widescreen options but it may not be needed for the Gog release.


Tropico 5 is pretty good, for fans of the genre. Many of my complaints with Tropico 4 have been dealt with: there's plenty of new content; the difficulty seems more consistent; I've had my ass handed to me by rebellions and coups - I don't think that ever happened to me in T3 or T4 and certainly not in the late game phase.

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 28, 2014, 15:59 Quboid
 
The headline says that the following article will list 5 aspects of security that have got better, which is what the article does indeed do. It does not say that security has universally improved or improved on-the-balance or anything like that, nor does the article. It's not sensationalising anything, which I take to be the main characteristic of click-bait. Is your argument that you also didn't read the headline?

A list format is a quick, perhaps lazy way of formatting an article and is therefore often used for click-bait articles but it doesn't inherently mean click-bait.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 28, 2014, 14:46 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on May 28, 2014, 14:33:
Quboid wrote on May 28, 2014, 14:18:
Cutter, when you comment on a headline how often have you read the article?

Is what I said not true? Is it any less valid? No? So what's your point?
You want to waste your time with useless clickbait articles you just go knock yourself out, scooter.

What you said isn't relevant and is therefore utterly invalid.

The article discusses how there are huge numbers of security issues in the world and it doesn't claim that computers are more secure than they used to be, or for that matter that they're less. It just discussed 5 particular areas in which security has come along and therefore "Computer security has advanced has it?" isn't what the article is about.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 28, 2014, 14:18 Quboid
 
Cutter, when you comment on a headline how often have you read the article?  
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Trailer
6. Re: The Sims 4 Trailer May 28, 2014, 14:03 Quboid
 
I've only ever found the build part of The Sims interesting, although I can see how the main game could appeal to many.

The people don't start out especially well adjusted and they're certainly not well adjusted after I've been controlling them. The most interesting part of the main life-sim game is creating a character with weird personality traits and seeing what happens. (AFAIK you don't buy the characters, there's a character builder and a few pre-made ones.)
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs NVIDIA Drivers & Tweak Guide
65. Re: Watch Dogs NVIDIA Drivers & Tweak Guide May 27, 2014, 09:19 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on May 27, 2014, 07:30:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 27, 2014, 07:13:
NKD wrote on May 27, 2014, 03:45:
So a few hours in, I am loving this game. The driving is a little wonky with KB+M especially, but still better than the GTA 4 PC driving for example.

I disagree.

The driving in GTA 4 never looked or felt as plastic or arcadey as it does in this game


Well, I don't know about plastic or arcadey, but driving in Watch Dogs hasn't made me throw my controller yet. GTA 4 driving on the other hand was incredibly infuriating to me. I much prefer the Saints Row style.

I've played games with more realistic driving, less realistic driving and as realistic driving as GTA4 and all of them are more fun, as is real driving. That's what killed GTA4 for me and is one of the reasons why I'm waiting for reaction from this. Whatever quality GTA4 has that I don't like, and I can't really define it, hopefully it's the same as your problem and Watch Dogs is free from it.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs NVIDIA Drivers & Tweak Guide
24. Re: Watch Dogs NVIDIA Drivers & Tweak Guide May 26, 2014, 16:23 Quboid
 
This has been released?

NKD wrote on May 26, 2014, 12:45:
Even on my Tri-SLI Titan setup

Shocked

PCMR indeed.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. May 25, 2014, 16:20 Quboid
 
Damn, that's bad news. I hope, for his sake, that he's able to keep working.  
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