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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 > Evening Tech Bits
12. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 30, 2014, 20:38 Rigs
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 19:38:
edaciousx wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 19:03:
I for one know for a fact 8 >>> 7 in terms of performance. and 10 > 8. I will be upgrading from 7 to 10 at launch.

Consumer reasoning at its finest.

I don't know anything about Windows 10s performance and I won't judge it until its actually been released and tested in real world scenarios.

Uh, you can download a technical preview right now and find out for yourself...


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News Comments > New AMD Catalyst Drivers
3. Re: New AMD Catalyst Drivers Sep 30, 2014, 04:38 Rigs
 
Icewind wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 23:39:
NetHead wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 23:27:
After waiting 5 months since the 14.4 drivers I was hoping for fixes for things like constant BSODs even just from Youtube, and for someone else on a new card for the past 2.5 months daily system freezes, new Firefox crashes, oh and heaven help them if they enable the screensaver.

Wonder how much longer (months, years?) I'll have to stick with 13.12 to avoid one or another serious problem, excluding playing a bunch of older games since I've pretty much given up there.

But hey, they've improved performance by 4% in a benchmark, that makes it all worthwhile.

Next time I upgrade I don't see myself buying another ATi/AMD.

edit....
Downloading and "Server can not guarantee its resuming capabilities. Response is invalid."

Not even supporting resume, yet another cherry on this cake.


Those aren't the drivers, that's your card.

Indeed, I have an XFX HD7850 that had the fan die after about eight months...it would kick in only if the temp got above 80C, cool it down to 65C and then shut off again. I had to keep my office fan on it constantly and forget playing anything. Finally, I had it RMA'd, anxious to get it back so I could play my backlog. And it was my original card that I got back and not a different one, as I had put an ever-so-small mark with a highlighter on the inside flap of the shroud. So I knew they had actually fixed the fan and not just given me another one off the backroom shelf.

Well...things weren't much better after I got it back. The fan worked, no problem. But the BSOD's were horrendous. Just constant. And totally random it seemed. First it was just with certain games - especially Far Cry 3/Blood Dragon. Those two would either crash followed by a BSOD or just BSOD altogether. I couldn't figure it out. I unplugged all my hard drive save for my OS drive, figuring maybe my PSU just wasn't strong enough anymore (it's an ASUS 650-watt and never had trouble before, but I did have 5 hard drives attached along with the mb and video card, and it's four years old, so I figured it was getting tired). Nope. It got to the point that Win7 would start, I'd get to the login' screen and BSOD.

Never figured out what the problem was. I got so digusted with it, I unplugged it and it sits here next to my foot while I use my backup system. $2000 system I'm now using as an office footrest until I have the patience to sit down and fight with it to find out what's wrong...unbelievable. I'm an ATI fanboy and AMD by extension, I won't deny that, I have an AMD A6 system with an HD5770 that has run flawless since being built over a year ago...but this has certainly shaken my faith in them. I don't know how I'll proceed but I hate to think about going over to being GREEN... Puke


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News Comments > Interstellar Marines Free Co-op Mission
5. Re: Interstellar Marines Free Co-op Mission Sep 29, 2014, 14:49 Rigs
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 14:42:
Is this a one man band game? The progress on this thing seems to have taken forever.

Holy hell, you ain't kiddin'...I remember this thing from waaaay back, it's been what, five years at least?


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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 29, 2014, 14:48 Rigs
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 13:18:
Rigs wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 13:16:
Also, is there an MS in every country now? Are they like ambassadors? Like VP's that don't make their quarterly earnings projections get sent to Microsoft Mongolia, where it's just an IBM 5150, a desk lamp without a bulb, a hay bale and a goat?


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You don't entirely get how global corporations work, eh?
You should talk to the guys here complaining about how expensive their games are in Australia - they can tell you all about it.

Yes, Beamer, I've been a corporate rat too...I was being facetious...


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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 29, 2014, 13:16 Rigs
 
Hell, MS don't care, they have an app store now, so they can micro-transaction us to death...

'Oh, I see you wanna copy that file? Well, pony up $0.10, motherfucker!'

Also, is there an MS in every country now? Are they like ambassadors? Like VP's that don't make their quarterly earnings projections get sent to Microsoft Mongolia, where it's just an IBM 5150, a desk lamp without a bulb, a hay bale and a goat?


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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 29, 2014, 13:06 Rigs
 
Can we please get over the whole '# facts you probably don't know, but most you do and there might be like one that you sorta don't and we just jacked these from lists that came before us so we could get the views...thanks! oh, SUBSCRIBE bitches!'

Uh, yeah, enough of that...


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News Comments > X-Rebirth DLC Free to Preorder
14. Re: X-Rebirth DLC Free to Preorder Sep 28, 2014, 21:06 Rigs
 
Ok, I understand that people are still pissed about Rebirth and I don't blame them. Still, I have to give Egosoft credit for putting their necks out to try something different. They did the same game 4 times in a row and while most would've loved more of the same (and maybe even landing on planets? Drool ) they gave us this instead. That's their prerogative, so be it. Unfortunately, their gamble didn't turn out the way they'd hoped. It happens. What looks good on paper and in your head doesn't always pan out, but Egosoft being a business, it's not like they could just throw it out and retouch-up X3:AP and call it X4. People that bought Rebirth would bitch about being abandoned and thrown away and others would complain they're doing the same old thing again. So what can they do? They're damned if they do and damned if they don't.

Instead of throwing in the towel, they hunkered down and started fixing Rebirth, just as everyone who played it, begged for them to do. Now, a year later, with Rebirth not exactly burning up the charts or flying off the shelves (do they even have shelves anymore? Was there even a physical release of Rebirth?), understandably, Egosoft, as said being a business, is in need of new capital to continue. So, like pretty much every other game dev out there, they bring out DLC or an expansion to bring in needed funds.

I'm not seeing the problem here. Whether you like the reality of the situation or not, it's still reality. They need money to continue. Every business does. They're trying to fix Rebirth as fast as possible instead of throwing it to the wolves and working on some cash grab or rehashed X3:AP sequel (which, don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind, but still...). What you decide to do with your money is your business. But I understand the reasons why they're doing what they're doing. And you know, just as well as I do, that many other devs do that same exact thing...does it make it right? No, but they are trying...


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News Comments > Starpoint Gemini 2 Launches
7. Re: Starpoint Gemini 2 Launches Sep 27, 2014, 01:02 Rigs
 
Oh, wow, it's really out then, huh? I seen it on all the tor...uh, heh, I mean, a friend *cough* told me it was plastered on the torrent sites and he didn't think it was legit because the beta had just been recently doing the rounds also...

Looked good from the beginning and the first one wasn't that bad, just a little undercooked, so to speak. Will be interesting to see if this one comes closer to the original vision...


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News Comments > Gone Gold - The Evil Within; Specs Revealed
35. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2014, 11:07 Rigs
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 09:20:
Xero wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 08:38:
Wow...really? My 560gtx doesn't meet recommended requirements anymore? Damn, and I thought it was just my CPU that was outdated these days... That 50gb installation is harsh. I don't think any game is worth that much GB of an install. Then again, I should have a TB HDD by now also... lol
TIME FOR AN UPGRADE!

Well... I have 16TB.... but I am not normal ;p

Also only 512GB of SSD space and it's precious....

I was running Win7SP1/x64 on a 40gb Intel X-25 SSD for the longest time with about 1-2gb of free space... ...that was such a pain in the ass. I'd always have to use WinDirSat to find the biggest files that I didn't need and pull them off before installing updates or it would error-out. Plus it took me nearly forever to find out how to move the Windows temp directory OFF the C: drive (I know, I know). I'd go to decompress a 3 gig zip file and bomb out right at the end from lack of space every. single. #$^@. time...lol...Meanwhile, I had 6terabytes worth of hard drive space (2x 2tb WD drives, 1x 1tb Seagate, 1x 500gb Seagate and 1x 500gb Maxtor) backing up my tiny SSD for game/app installs and downloads/backups. Finally, in the next Windows install cycle, I threw it on one of the 500gb drives and used the SSD for game installs that I was playing currently or that needed fast access, worked out much better but Windows actions slowed considerably, especially booting. Went from 17 seconds to 47 seconds. (Which still isn't horrible, I'll admit, but it is noticeable if you're used to quick boots and restarts...my P2/400 back in the day used to take nearly 3 mins to cold boot Win98) I'm gonna need to upgrade soon, though. I have an HD7850 but it's kinda crippled with only 1gb of VRAM (it was cheap, so I grabbed it). Along with a first-gen Core i5/750 and 6gb of RAM, it's starting to show it's age in recent game releases... *sigh* ...

One of the editors at TweakTown posted his new system to FB yesterday, a brand new Core i7, an Asus X99Deluxe and 64gb of DDR4 RAM with 4 980GTX's in SLI and I was almost in tears, in was so beautiful....except for the nVidia cards...throw two R9-295X2's in there and I'd be bawling like a baby...

EDIT: Here's the post with a picture of the beast...


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News Comments > Gone Gold - The Evil Within; Specs Revealed
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 23:24 Rigs
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 23:12:
LOL Rigs.

Not sure why I'm pushing this (typically not my style) but come on now, doesn't it stink a little bit?


I was sorta hoping for 'I'm Michael Rigs, and I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok!'

Sorry, no coming out of the closet today...even accidentally...besides, Canada scares me...


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News Comments > Gone Gold - The Evil Within; Specs Revealed
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 23:07 Rigs
 
Ok, I think for now on, so we can kinda push past the whole kindergarten 'I know you are but what am I?' bullshit, we should all post our most intimate details to prove we're sincere in our words...I'll start...

Hi, I'm Michael Rigs and I'm an alcoholic. I have a disease and they don't know what to call it. Better hide your wallet 'cause I'm coming up quick to strip your cash, Bought a ticket to your concert just to come and whip your ass...Bitch, I'm coming out swinging, so fast it'll make your eyes spin, You getting knocked the fuck out like Mike Tyson...

Oh, wait, that's the song I'm listening too...sorry...let's try again...

*ahem*...Hi, I'm Mic - *phone rings* ...


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News Comments > Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG
39. Re: Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG Sep 23, 2014, 19:04 Rigs
 
The question is, how does one keep going after making their most successful project? Like, the traditional story is that we're always working toward that one big thing, that perfect project that gets it all right. WoW was that project for Blizzard. They didn't know it at the time but I think they know it now. How do you follow on from that? Obviously, expectations are going to be really, really high and because of that, pretty much anything that is developed that isn't somehow even better than the original 'perfect' MMO, it's going to look like a failure (see Duke Forever, Daikatana, Unreal2, etc.).

So, do you hold back on your first projects just in case one of them does become a major hit and thus you can build the second one bigger and better or do you just keep the first project going until you can't squeeze anything more from it and then quietly drift-off into the night with the knowledge that you did it the best and nothing you could ever do in the future would have surpassed it. OR, do you try again and hope that lightning does, indeed strike twice, putting every last ounce of your will into your new 'Grand Opus' (while, at the same time, neglecting the first project)?

Hell, I dunno, I have enough trouble deciding which damn color of Mountain Dew I want...


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News Comments > Triad Wars Beta Signups; Trailer
10. Re: Triad Wars Beta Signups; Trailer Sep 23, 2014, 12:31 Rigs
 
Oh, wow, I didn't know Ray Romano was a game designer too! Talented chops this guy's got...

Well, having not played more than the first few minutes of (Where) Sleeping Dogs (Lie) , I can't really give an opinion on this 'followup'. It looks kinda interesting, it seems to be pretty polished and presentable. Gameplay seems to be well thought out though the devs just said the same thing over and over again in the video just in different ways, so I don't know if that's marketing or they just don't know how to sell their game to an audience...lots of questions, no real answers...except what Ray Romano is up to nowadays...


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News Comments > Dragon Ball Xenoverse PC Plans
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2014, 13:58 Rigs
 
Giggle


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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2014, 13:20 Rigs
 
You know what this world needs? MOAR celebrity selfies! Nude, preferably... Rolleyes


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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2014, 15:40 Rigs
 
If anyone is interested in learning more about CPU history from a system builders perspective (or just like reading about it as much as possible, like I do), there's a very detailed retrospective over at RED HILL. I guess they were a system builder in Australia for the longest time, don't know if they're still around. Some really good bits of history there, though. It's been an exciting read...

EDIT: There's a companion article about the history of the GPU at TECHSPOT...more geared to us gamers than the CPU one...

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News Comments > Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Trailer
2. Re: GSB2 Sep 17, 2014, 15:34 Rigs
 
Give me a dedicated, fleshed out campaign game...doesn't have to included a huge story or plot, just a random galaxy and some 4X options along with the main course meal and I'll happily eat it up and ask for seconds...please!


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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
25. Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 15:29 Rigs
 
You couldn't pry my Logi Rumblepad2 out of my cold, dead hands...until I found the MOTIONJOY drivers for my PS3 Dualshocks...my god, where have you been my whole life, pretties?!

A DS3 controller and a Logi G25 wheel, shifter, and pedals...I'm ready for just about anything...I used to have a Saitek X-45 stick and throttle but I found it to be way too stiff for my liking and since I hardly used because of that, I sold it and now just use my DS3... (or, if supported by the game, my DS3, my Rumblepad2 AND my G25 all at once (like in EuroTruck2) - PERFECTION!)


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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
41. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2014, 16:08 Rigs
 
Sho wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 16:00:
Rigs wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 15:54:
I know it's not 'console exclusivity' yet everyone here seems to think that's exactly what it is.

No, there were other voices in the thread. For discussion to progress it's usually a good idea to latch onto that and see if you can expand the thinking or contribute something, rather than endlessly continue the same one-note conflict. It's best to ignore the simple knee-jerk stuff. It's usually grandstanding or letting off steam, and if you respond to it you just deliver a wordier version of the same.

Yeah, you're pretty much right. It's not just that, I've been on the bandwagon all day...all weekend really on a few different sites arguing the same thing so when I said, 'everyone' it was not so much here as other discussions as well. I really need to back off this anyway, I've put way too much time into it then I should. I've spent a lot of time in MC, as stupid as most people think the game is, but with some mods, like Reika's Reactor mod, where you can build a full blown fusion reactor in-game, things aren't as stupid as it seems and most people don't understand that. LEGOs may be children's toys but look at some of the shit people have built with them! MC is the same, the things you can build in-game are mind-blowing and only limited to your imagination and ambition. MS buying Mojang is a real threat to all that and many people fail to understand the specifics...

Anyway, I've made my point, I'll shut up now...


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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
38. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2014, 15:54 Rigs
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 15:43:
Rigs wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 14:40:
I love when people start acting like advisers when they've never even played the damn game in question. You've never played it, you don't know it's user base or it's mod community, but you're absolutely sure of what MS's plans for it are because...why? Oh, right, because you play games.

(snip)

Mojang I know. Minecraft I know. I've been playing MC since the 'Infdev' days. I know it's modding community. I have 48 mods loaded at any one time while playing. I know what I'm talking about and I know that this acquisition has the community scared shitless! WE DON'T WANT THIS! Like you armchair advisers, MS won't know the community, what's best for it, what it wants. We want the Modding API. MS's acquisition will KILL that.

Started like a rant to the gang here who see's a fuck up most likely coming, telling us "we are just gamers we don't know shit"

Please don't put words in my mouth...that's not what I said. I said that you don't play Minecraft yet speak as if you know exactly what part of Minecraft MS is going to slice and dice and why. How can you possibly know what could be of interest to them if you don't know the very game they want? I know it's not 'console exclusivity' yet everyone here seems to think that's exactly what it is. It's not, I'm telling you it's not and now you're telling me you already knew that. Any other reasons you might fancy?


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