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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced
11. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced Dec 12, 2010, 16:56 osage no onna
 
Anyway, Blue, it's not using id tech 5 for sure. Some quick googling brings up:

Eurogamer: Is it fair to say then that it's based on existing technology?

Todd Howard: The technology is ours and it is inspired by the technology we have. We have a lot of it. But that's our starting point - the Fallout 3 tech. It started with Morrowind, we went to Oblivion, we did a lot between Oblivion and Fallout 3 because now we had final hardware - with Oblivion we had six months on final hardware, so Fallout 3 technically does a lot more than Oblivion. The new stuff is an even bigger jump from that.

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Bethesda Game Director Todd Howard explained in a separate interview with IGN that his game would not use id Tech 5. The studio's new engine built for its upcoming title is more beneficial to creating huge, open-world games, such as Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, while id Tech 5 is better for more contained environments.

"We decided to really reboot our technology after Fallout 3, so we had been making plans for that and started doing some things. The id thing came along later, so it's a mix of that plus the kinds of games we do are a bit bigger and more dynamic.

"Id Tech 5 is the best thing in the world at doing a very static environment that looks pretty and you're going to run through. But for the kinds of things I like to do, I like the world to be more dynamic."

Not to mention the megatexture issue, which rule out the sort of modding that we've come to expect from these games. It might be possible some day when Carmack has one of his genius moments, but as far as anyone knows there's no solution yet.

EDIT: According to this it might be an entirely new engine and not a new version of Gamebryo. Guess we'll see, although I'll rather trust Todd Howard to know what he's talking about than a random community manager (no offense to random community managers).

This comment was edited on Dec 12, 2010, 17:06.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced
7. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced Dec 12, 2010, 16:31 osage no onna
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Dec 12, 2010, 16:17:
This game's going to look very dated

I wish people didn't get so hung up on the engine; I don't think it has any such inherent limitation. Oblivion still looks pretty nice to this day with a bit of tinkering. Morrowind and Oblivion look completely different despite being on the "same" engine, and there's no reason to think there won't be a similar (or greater) jump in the tech this time around.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Dec 11, 2010, 04:21 osage no onna
 
I don't know, but it should result in some hilarious match footage.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2010, 14:41 osage no onna
 
Ratty wrote on Dec 2, 2010, 13:26:
I guess I was wrong. Turns out it's not water. It's arsenic.

Very interesting, although I'll wait to read the paper when they publish one before getting excited.

Also, woah, that lady is very pleased with herself. Me me me me me! Almost making the press conference unwatchable. Puke
 
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News Comments > Puzzle Agent Patched
2. Re: Puzzle Agent Patched Dec 1, 2010, 14:50 osage no onna
 
That room key "puzzle" was idiotic; not surprised they changed it. I whipped out a pen and paper in the hope that it would be a symbolic representation of some non-decimal numeral system and I could actually have fun trying to solve it, when in reality it turned out to be something from a children's book. I guess I'm too used to playing all those crazy room escape games so I overthink this stuff.

I really enjoyed the game, though, but more for the ambience than the puzzles. Second best purchase of the Steam thanksgiving sale I do hope they make more.

(The best one was Mount&Blade: Warband)
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 24, 2010, 11:16 osage no onna
 
I've gone AV-free apart from periodic scans for the last 15 years and have never had a virus. I'm sure a part of that is just luck, since as V for Verno said not everything is necessarily avoidable even if you're careful, but for a moderately tech-savvy user always-on AV seems pretty unnecessary in my experience.

I did recently install Panda Cloud AV though since it's so unobtrusive that you'll never know it's there.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Patch Plans
35. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Patch Plans Nov 8, 2010, 04:48 osage no onna
 
I kill deathclaws in 2-3 punches and only take any damage if I get multiple ones at the same time. Unarmed is a bit unbalanced, though (but hilariously fun once you find Pushy).  
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News Comments > Thief Source Code Recovered?
17. Re: Thief Source Code Recovered? Oct 17, 2010, 07:16 osage no onna
 
Yeah, some of these things are really impressive. One FM (series of FMs) that really stretches the engine to its limits is Circle of Stone and Shadow chapter 2. Easily outdoes anything Looking Glass ever did with it, in my opinion (although I suppose it was in the making for close to a decade).  
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News Comments > Thief Source Code Recovered?
15. Re: Thief Source Code Recovered? Oct 17, 2010, 05:22 osage no onna
 
Slashman wrote on Oct 17, 2010, 01:06:
Can you even get Thief 2 to run on modern PCs without jumping through hoops?

Tafferpatcher will install the game and all the fixes you could ever want. Works great on Win7 x64 for me.

As for fan missions, there's a nice thread here.
 
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News Comments > DOTA 2 Announced
3. Re: DOTA 2 Announced Oct 13, 2010, 13:49 osage no onna
 
It's a strange new feeling to have zero interest in something Valve is doing.  
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Video Diary
6. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Video Diary Oct 1, 2010, 08:22 osage no onna
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 1, 2010, 08:11:
/Me just added a really weird Post to the Internets, enjoy

I did as a matter of fact!
 
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News Comments > The Settlers 7 Patches
2. Re: The Settlers 7 Patches Sep 29, 2010, 13:43 osage no onna
 
Didn't they say they'd remove it once it's been cracked, or was that just wishful thinking? Surely it's been cracked by now?  
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News Comments > Planescape Torment on GOG.com
2. Re: Planescape Torment on GOG.com Sep 28, 2010, 10:33 osage no onna
 
I never finished PST as much as I loved it. I got OCD with the Ravel conversation and just had to minmax it, but never managed to get it right, so I stopped playing. Really should play through the whole thing one of these days.  
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News Comments > Fallout New Vegas Developer Diary
5. Re: Fallout New Vegas Developer Diary Sep 18, 2010, 13:10 osage no onna
 
I've been thinking about doing that as well as an appetizer for New Vegas; never really tried any of the mods except one purely visual one.

Currently Minecraft eats up just about all my free time, though (and some of my non-free time).
 
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News Comments > MS Recommits to PC Gaming Again
20. Re: MS Recommits to PC Gaming Again Aug 17, 2010, 14:15 osage no onna
 
I really wish they didn't. The absolutely only thing they're interested in as far as the PC is concerned is the dream to turn it into a closed system akin to consoles. Everything else is just stepping stones to that purpose. Thankfully thus far they've been hopelessly incompetent about it and just waffled about, but who knows what kind of damage they could do if they really put their minds and bribe money into it.  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collector's Edition Announced
6. Re: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collector's Edition Announced Aug 17, 2010, 14:04 osage no onna
 
How many whelp pets does that make now? A couple of dozen? They could've tried a bit harder to come up with something a bit more original.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Tea Party Groups Out AGAINST Net Neutrality. T Aug 14, 2010, 11:04 osage no onna
 
To the other internet?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 10, 2010, 00:03 osage no onna
 
Now that I think about it, if there's one thing that might actually drive people to get on board this 3D thing, it's probably porn.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2010, 16:49 osage no onna
 
Of course there's never been a top 10 list of anything that people could agree on, but that RPG thing is absolutely hilarious.  
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News Comments > QUAKE LIVE Premium Subscriptions
13. Re: QUAKE LIVE Premium Subscriptions Aug 7, 2010, 04:06 osage no onna
 
Coolone wrote on Aug 7, 2010, 03:54:
I'd complain, but I haven't touched Quake live for a year, so it's not like I was playing it while it was free.

It remains free, they just let you pay for it now if you really want to.
 
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