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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Description ATI lackey - Hardcore PC gamer (simRacing, flight-sims, space-sims, strategy/wargames) - PC builder/troubleshooter (25+ years) - Weather fanatic (especially winter storms, blizzards and Nor'Easters)
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Thief Dropping QTEs
39. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 15, 2013, 13:09 Rigs
 
PsychoMoggieBagpuss wrote on Nov 15, 2013, 11:05:
MajorD wrote on Nov 15, 2013, 10:49:
@PsychoMoggieBagpuss: Thank you, much appreciated. Thumbsup


You're welcome!

Something to tide you by while you download

Thief
System Shock 2


Obviously you'll want to grab the latest SHTUP and rebirth mods for SS2, the first provides higher res texture, the second high res enemy models. Can get those here , some other good mods and that over at https://www.systemshock.org/ as well (for both SS and thief).

Wow, those certainly look awesometacular! So, just to run this thread completely off the rails, what would someone need for the 'ultimate experience' for their first virgin run through? (I've never played any of the Thief series or SS2, though I've always wanted to try) Since the graphics were one thing that kept me from doing so and they don't seem to be an issue anymore, what exactly all do I need to get to what's shown in those vids?


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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth
33. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 15, 2013, 12:52 Rigs
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 15, 2013, 11:58:
Okay, thanks to your feedback. I won't buy it right now. It's obviously again a botched release with many problems. What a shame. I'm sure Egosoft will fix these with a year or so, and then it'll be cheaper anyway. Back to Path of Exile, Act II.

Now, now, I'd seriously consider both sides here (yes, I'm a fanboy in a sinking cruise liner trying to bail it out with a soup ladle but hear me out)...there are lots of negative but there are also some that don't seem to have many, if only a slight few, problems, and nothing game breaking. Just because it's somewhat buggy doesn't mean it can't be enjoyed. (Hell, look at Daikatan...ok, bad example...look at Alie...ok, maybe not (though that has improved considerably since release!)...just remember how Battlecruiser3-...ok, I'm not helping myself here, I admit ) I say, go with your own opinion. You might be surprised!

Ya, i saw in a previous dev diary that shadows really hammer systems and that they spent a lot of effort on making the medium and lower shadow shaders look really good.

Shadows are the first thing in almost any game I turn down or off! They are always performance killers, the question is just how much? Obviously turning v-sync off and any AA and AF will help as well...

EDIT: Also want to re-iterate to you guys, as some forget in the confusion of getting a new game to run, to make sure you don't have any AA or AF 'forced' in the driver settings...sometimes you might have it set like so for one game and then forget to disable it when starting a new one (something I've done on occasion!)...


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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - X Rebirth
16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 15, 2013, 11:25 Rigs
 
Yeah, something tells me that the wrong release was...released...God, PLEASE DON'T BE ANOTHER SOTS2, Egosoft! PLEASE!!!

The thing about testers just signing an NDA to play early...eeh, yes and no. You get a few (and of course, at first everyone wants to play) but once that wears off and there's work to be done, the core community springs into action and starts bug huntin'/breaking shit. Have you guys actually seen the bug tracker and bug/glitch forum? Very thorough and complete, especially from such a 'small' studio like Egosoft. Impressive, really...

I'm not going to go by any reviews/impressions/first thoughts/lets plays...my opinion is my own and I know what I like and I can typically handle some bugs and glitching. I see the masterpiece underneath so I'm not going to let things cloud my judgement...

BTW, about five minutes after release, there was a torrent posted. Might have been fake but it's got like 10,000 leechers now, so...


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News Comments > X Rebirth & Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition Preloads
41. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2013, 19:10 Rigs
 
MajorD wrote on Nov 14, 2013, 18:14:
Rigs wrote on Nov 14, 2013, 10:43:
MajorD wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 21:06:
This will be a totally new style of game for me, so I'm really curious about the learning curve.

Ah, yes, learning curve....well, picture, if you will, Tiger Woods with a 9-iron. See how after he hits the ball, it curves back down to the ground 150 yards out? There you go. Enjoy! *walks away*
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Goodluck Which me luck.

Salute I think you'll enjoy it, just give it a chance and don't go in negative and you shouldn't have a problem. And if you have questions, just ask, one of us will probably know the answer...


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News Comments > X Rebirth Launch Trailer
20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2013, 17:56 Rigs
 
warmbluelasers wrote on Nov 14, 2013, 17:43:
Only one playable ship? X was good but it's not good enough to give up the fleet collecting, carrier captaining aspect.

I have no doubt whatsoever that other ships/cockpits will be modded in within a few days/weeks. The reasoning was that many players never really spent much time actually navigating a large warship/freighter because they were such ponderous slugs. Most, it was reckoned, just jumped onto the bridge to handle fitting out of weapons/cargo and ships (in the case of carriers/frigates/corvettes) and right back out to a smaller vessel. In a way, they're right. Still, it would be nice to have the choice. Aside from story-wise, I don't see a real technical reason why they couldn't do it....


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News Comments > X Rebirth & Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition Preloads
38. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2013, 17:49 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Nov 14, 2013, 17:16:
Rigs wrote on Nov 14, 2013, 10:43:
WHAT THE HELL IS SNUGGLE TRUCK?!?

Snuggle Truck.

Wow ZEE FUZZEY!!! I CAN'T TAKE ZEE FUZZEY!!! IT IS JUST TOO ADORABBLE!!!

'Now with 'Brony Mode'!'

Faint

I assume the sequel will be 'Cuddle Kart' then? Giggle


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2013, 10:56 Rigs
 
And look who sits in last place...oh, right - ME! Probably only because I didn't start until the second week and then I went with 'intuition' which, for football, I have like NONE, so I fell - HARD! After the first two weeks, I stopped using my brain and went with the majority, with the exception of all GIANTS games, of course, and some that I felt might be 'sure things', like the Bucs couldn't possibly lose 5/6/7 games in a row...could they? (FFFFFUUUUUU....!) I also always go for Dallas because it was my fathers team. And yes, the 49-17 slaughter they took last week made me cringe. It downright made me sick to my stomach! How the HELL do you lose so bad? Geezus...

I've noticed that even though I have a 57% success rate, once you fall down to the bottom levels, it's almost impossible to make it up unless you manage to get every single one right, which is...almost impossible. I don't care what anyone says, these things are by luck and I think everyone's record shows this...


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News Comments > X Rebirth & Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition Preloads
35. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2013, 10:43 Rigs
 
MajorD wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 21:06:
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 20:47:
Where's Creston so I can beg him to get me a copy of Rebirth

I don't know....I think he is still only giving away copies of Snuggle Truck. :o

WHAT THE HELL IS SNUGGLE TRUCK?!?
(for some reason, when I say 'snuggle truck' in my mind, I picture someone yelling, 'TEH FLUFFY!!! I can't take teh fluffy!!! It's just too cute!!!'...hmmm)

This will be a totally new style of game for me, so I'm really curious about the learning curve.

Ah, yes, learning curve....well, picture, if you will, Tiger Woods with a 9-iron. See how after he hits the ball, it curves back down to the ground 150 yards out? There you go. Enjoy! *walks away*


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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Redshirt
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2013, 06:02 Rigs
 
Wasn't this in alpha like a month ago?


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News Comments > World of Warplanes Takes Off
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2013, 13:18 Rigs
 
I've played WarThunder quite a bit and love it. There's one nagging issue, besides the lousy joystick support (in a flight combat game?! C'mon, it's 2013! You guys should know better!) is the one shot 'You've been Incapacitated' deal. I fuckin' HATE that! Especially when going against bombers that have rear guns/turrets (which the AI controls), they can take you out in less than 5 seconds with two shots! Your engine is just as vulnerable in that situation as well. I don't know if it's realistic, but it sure is aggravating as all hell gameplay-wise!

Other than that, there isn't another MMO flight combat game out there that can touch this except maybe Rise of Flight, but that's a WW1 game/sim, so not exactly the same thing. I highly recommend WarThunder over WoWp.


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News Comments > VoidExpanse Announced
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2013, 12:32 Rigs
 
From post update #3:
"This week everything changed completely. Now we donít have to draw graphics in Paint anymore Ė a new artist finally joined us here :)."

Always a good thing...


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2013, 05:52 Rigs
 
Wow, I should've popped into this thread a lot sooner! From what I've seen since before landfall and then after, some estimated reports have winds sustained as high as 205mph AT landfall (which, to me, seems too high to be possible) and others are in the 175-195mph range (which is much more reasonable, though not any less extraordinary). This doesn't account for higher gusts (some, again, have put them in the 230mph range, which is, of course, theoretically possible). The whole problem is that there was no way to accurately tell because there were no official data being collected before and during landfall (such as hurricane hunter aircraft, which aren't used in the West Pacific basin), everything had to be estimated based on satellite, radar and the occasional space-based microwave scan.

What I can't really understand is why there were so many fatalities (if the first casualty estimates turn out to be true - 10,000+). They had nearly a five days warning, the Philippine government was on the ball (for a change) and evacuated all the coastal towns in the projected path of the storm (which was surprisingly accurate) and had supplies and assets on alert to be deployed at a moments notice in multiple cities and municipalities. Yet, an estimated 10 thousand still perish? WTF? This isn't the first 'super' typhoon to hit them this year (there were three before, two in the last three weeks alone) and there have been 28 named storms this year total. This is a normal season for them. Except for the outright strength of the storm, nothing about this was new to them. They all were very aware and experienced, yet 10,000 estimated dead. I don't get it, I really don't...


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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2013, 15:58 Rigs
 
I swear some people just see freakin' dollar signs whenever they look at a website! Not what kind of support it gives to the community it serves or it's value as an information resource...nope, how much SHIT can we safely pile on before everyone runs for something else? Assholes...


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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2013, 15:00 Rigs
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 10, 2013, 14:53:
I've canceled my pre order on it. Will read some reviews first.

*Gasp* Oh, knife to the heart! Geez, you cancelled you're pre-order?! In God's name, why?! This is going to be the best X yet! I wish I had signed the NDA for the beta team when the time came but I missed it. Even if it's a little buggy, I can't see Rebirth being any worse than the best damn space-combat/trading sim around! Honestly, Egosoft should get all the support they can cause, at the moment, they're pretty much the only ones, commercially, holding up the space-sim genre. (Yes, there are Indie titles out and coming and of course, the big gun's Elite and Star Citizen in two years or so, but right now, there's nothing out there that can touch X)


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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2013, 14:54 Rigs
 
That is unfortunate. I'm not in any way a programmer but are there alternatives to SF? I see a lot of people using Github lately, is that the same thing?


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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2013, 13:45 Rigs
 
Not that I'm advocating cheating (perish the thought! *thinks back to the fact that he's cheated in every single single-player game he's ever played* heh) but if you look at the video (and can stand the guy's 'uh, but ya' over and over and over and...ARGH!) at about 1:42, you'll see that it says that if you leave a job too many times without finishing it, you'll be put in the pool as well. I wouldn't say that's cheating, just being a pain in the ass...fine line? *shrugs*


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News Comments > AMD Beta Driver Addresses R9 290 Variances
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2013, 11:25 Rigs
 
Kind of irrelevant but in ALL of my gaming on my 4870, 5770 and now 7850, my fan speeds have never gone above 60% in any situation other than me putting it there manually. I know this because of the sound, especially with my 7850. At 65%, it starts to have this low-pitched 'whine' that gets louder as the fan gets faster. At 60% and below, it's not there at all. On my 4870 and 5770, I've looked over the logs after long runs in Just Cause 2, Crysis2 and 3, Arkham 'whatever', Dead Space 2 and 3, Battlefield 3, STO and SWTOR, and Far Cry 3/Blood Dragon...at no time did it go above 65%. So them maxing the cards at 47% (or whatever) is not that big of a deal from what I've experienced. Obviously, the R9 290 is a new part and as such, works somewhat differently, so there might be, indeed, a need for it to go to 100% but I can't imagine what, exactly, other than extreme overclocking... *shrugs*

Give AMD some credit. They designed the damn thing, I would think they'd kinda know what they're doing, yes?


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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2013, 11:16 Rigs
 
I'm too sexy for this thread...


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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Ghosts
44. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2013, 21:53 Rigs
 
They also made a specific statement that the XBone has an embargo on it so they can't review it. WTF?

Cause they know it's gonna look like ass on a new Xbone and if that gets out, it'll kill what little momentum they have to sell units...


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News Comments > Rambo: The Video Game Trailer
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2013, 21:48 Rigs
 
This 'game' proves that graphics aren't everything...god, it just looks so...basic. One shot and the guy in front of you explodes into a million gibs. This looks like a sequel to 'Ride To Hell'...oh god... *shudder*

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