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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming
9. Re: Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming May 8, 2015, 11:03 HorrorScope
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 8, 2015, 10:34:
HorrorScope wrote on May 8, 2015, 09:59:
I'm cool with being frank about it and almost assuredly true the support.

But this is still the cart-horse thing for me with dev working with gpu/drivers. You are making a game, the hardware is out, the drivers are out, to me it seems it is up to you, the game developer to figure it out from there. I still don't clearly understand things like "New drivers are released for (insert brand new game)". Did they not develop the entire game with an older released driver? Wasn't it optimized for what was already released? Every other game released had been optimized for the current release or older.

I know indy game devs probably have very little to zero support from either company and they manage. I guess because they look at "well here is what Nvidia and AMD offers, 1000's of games work with them, let us get this working right with what is out there now.".

I get it if drivers suck across the board, but we know there are 1000's of well running games with what both manufactures have released in the past.

Both parties are to blame, though if nVidia is proactively helping you can understand the performance gap. Things will only get worse with DX12, which requires developers to work more closely with hardware.

AMD just isn't providing the same level of support to developers that nVidia is, which is why launch day performance is such an issue. I experienced that a lot with AMD and since going nVidia the experience has been much smoother (though SLI profiles are still remarkably hit and miss).

Right, but if you are developing your game, one has to assume they have ATI and NVidia test systems. You install the latest released drivers while developing. You get your application to run optimally on that, there is no reason for a new driver for your game, you can look at any released game to see "the drivers do work" so if you are having issue, research and learn as you develop, that seems to be part of the Dev's duties to me.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming
7. Re: Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming May 8, 2015, 09:59 HorrorScope
 
I'm cool with being frank about it and almost assuredly true the support.

But this is still the cart-horse thing for me with dev working with gpu/drivers. You are making a game, the hardware is out, the drivers are out, to me it seems it is up to you, the game developer to figure it out from there. I still don't clearly understand things like "New drivers are released for (insert brand new game)". Did they not develop the entire game with an older released driver? Wasn't it optimized for what was already released? Every other game released had been optimized for the current release or older.

I know indy game devs probably have very little to zero support from either company and they manage. I guess because they look at "well here is what Nvidia and AMD offers, 1000's of games work with them, let us get this working right with what is out there now.".

I get it if drivers suck across the board, but we know there are 1000's of well running games with what both manufactures have released in the past.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 7, 2015, 19:44 HorrorScope
 
Well then you'll have the be the faster one. No one has a problem with that, show us.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization May 7, 2015, 18:55 HorrorScope
 
Well we've read for many years now universities smashing battery barriers and nothing. At least there is now a product that must be using some of that announced.  
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News Comments > AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible
21. Re: AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible May 7, 2015, 15:38 HorrorScope
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 7, 2015, 14:26:
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:48:
Julio wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:41:
HorrorScope wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:27:
Online without taxing has a large advantage over B&M and there is a good chance if you live near anything rural, you see the affects of online killing the B&M

If the government had less tax money, we'd see less tax money wasted.
Yes, because less taxes is working out so well for Kansas.
Exactly. The US is a great example of what happens when you slash taxes to the bone, with public services suffering.

jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:48:
The tax status of online is only a minor reason for B&M dying off for many types of products. B&M has advantages which they have failed to leverage, it's just a matter of time before it's gone.
For a lot of retailers margins can be extremely small. It's bad enough to have to compete against Amazon's purchasing power on a level playing field, but to also be saddled with tax collection while Amazon (for example) is not is simply unfair.
Exactly. How can small stores hope to compete against multi-billion dollar corporations like Apple, Amazon and EA not having to charge tax on online transactions. Not only do corporations like that avoid having to charge customers tax but they also avoid paying tax themselves. That just isn't fair.

Right, there is a powerful group wanting to abolish as much gov't as possible, for their gain, their gain. Sometimes I think a federal tax beats all, vs state/city as companies pit city vs city not on just no tax, but money back. Same for state vs state. You have a federal only, there is no negotiating, other than you can do it anywhere in the US or not in the US, make a choice. There are reasons for local, but there are comebacks being a singular united country. Regulations domestic and foreign into the US are very much more complicated because they have to deal with state rules, 50 little countries.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
12. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer May 7, 2015, 15:27 HorrorScope
 
Raptor wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:23:
I suppose this is a perfectly appropriate time to have a boner right?

Well there is a reason you can have sex in game and it's called Wild Cunt.
 
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News Comments > AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible
17. Re: AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible May 7, 2015, 13:13 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:09:
Problem is everyone has different ideas of what that should be. And ultimately people are cheap and greedy meaning they really wouldn't want to pay for anything when you get right down to it. 'Nah, we don't need roads! I'll just take a horse to work!'

True.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 7, 2015, 12:59 HorrorScope
 
Bard wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:08:
This is to allow the power elite to stop whistleblowers and journalists from reporting the stuff we SHOULD know about, but is not in THEIR interests that we do.

We're being lied to, and all the whistleblowers have proved it. Right now the power elite is tightening their grip, bombarding us with propaganda against Muslims, Russians and Whistleblowers, to occupy the minds of the ignorant with garbage while we have the likes of Israel's ethnic cleansing occurring, and to take more of our taxpayer money and transfer it to themselves through waging of war on those we're being convinced to hate.

Our governments have gone full rogue and fully corrupt. We're not living in democracies, but corporatocracies - of as Mussolini called them - Fascist states.

Now lets wait for the government employed propagandists to come on here and deny it.



It feels that way... and if you believe that, which isn't out of the realm. The the bad guys might be the good guys or at the very least being treated unfairly and have a reasonable reaction which we bend to make them look like the bad guys. But who made who?

This world wherever you are born is the right place and people will go to all ends to prove it. But isn't there an age we should all be realizing we are being used by this. I like my hometown better than the next town over because the school system taught me to be that way, no matter that is was really nonsense. My state, better than yours. My country better than yours. All bull shit.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 GotY Free Upgrade
12. Re: Wasteland 2 GotY Free Upgrade May 7, 2015, 12:05 HorrorScope
 
PunkiBastardo wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:53:
Seems like I did the right thing by holding off to wait for some patching. I may have waited far too long, but now I'll sure as hell wait for the revamped version!

Same. I see PoE has a pretty big rebalance/feature add coming in the current 1.05 beta. We are getting some good support on these types of games.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift in Q1 2016
84. Re: Oculus Rift in Q1 2016 May 7, 2015, 11:58 HorrorScope
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2015, 05:48:
HorrorScope wrote on May 6, 2015, 22:45:
It had nowhere near the tech, push or wow comments you get today vs back then. It was less than Money For Nothing Gfx and terrible gameplay at an amusement park costing you a bundle per minute.

Remember the old Mechwarrior setups? They weren't all that either. Well games survived and large scale pvp/coop took off at home vs arcade and continually improved to awesome. But if we were stuck in a Mech or VR world of 1998, yes guaranteed fail.

Dunno about that, for the tech of the time it was big, there was a huge, huge push by several companies, and there was lots of 'wow' comments then just as now. I remember quite a few computer and video game stores that had live demos of it. So I guess we'll see, but I expect that it's going to be a niche product.

Yes tech at the time that is what it was. It was low polygon, no texture, very little environment to move in and just as little to do and then there was controls. Well at least the one's I tried or viewed on the over-head monitor while others played it. That was pretty much a tech demo, but before its time, we wanted it to be awesome, but it was too costly for so little in return.

I think that was part of what Lucky was talking about, making sure it is right, because it is asking the person to do something new and doing it wrong throws another 20 years down the tube of the once-bitten twice shy crowd.

In general, not directed at you unless it fits. I read some just don't want this to work or be a thing. I want it to work, I want something new, that is why we are jaded. We need a new drug. But I will also surrender if it sucks. It isn't related directly to anything else a success or fail, it will have to stand on its own, I plan to give it a chance other than act like a grandpa.

I also believe there will be flavors, full on VR and games enhanced just with visual immersion. I also believe FPS's will rule here to, if not at first some genius will figure it out and then were off and running again.

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News Comments > AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible
10. Re: AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible May 7, 2015, 11:46 HorrorScope
 
Julio wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:41:
HorrorScope wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:27:
Online without taxing has a large advantage over B&M and there is a good chance if you live near anything rural, you see the affects of online killing the B&M

If the government had less tax money, we'd see less tax money wasted.

The tax status of online is only a minor reason for B&M dying off for many types of products. B&M has advantages which they have failed to leverage, it's just a matter of time before it's gone.

If the government had more tax money, they could spend it on more things needed as well with more of anything, more would be wasted.

You sound like Fox News, every tax dollar is wasted and burned. Every program is a complete disaster. Here's a reference, Tombstone the movie, it seems like many wanu the Red's back and the gov't that killed them was the bad guy. Because the Red's wanted no gov't or taxes, just everything working the way they wanted it, if not they kill you. Be careful what you wish for and perhaps think this out a little longer. Without gov't, there will be more sorrow, not less.

Money also recycles, a wasted dollar still pays for a living to people and returns money to the gov't.

We aren't going to get rid of taxes, some seem to think there is this chance or something (not saying you), look at the benefits and find solace, because nothing else is going to change.
 
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News Comments > AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible
8. Re: AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible May 7, 2015, 11:27 HorrorScope
 
Zarkonis wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:22:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 7, 2015, 10:49:
Online purchases should be taxed.
Oh, so you're one of those that feels we're not getting taxed enough? Whatever. Hell no, it shouldn't be taxed, it's just another governmental money grab.

This would be being taxed like normal. Online without taxing has a large advantage over B&M and there is a good chance if you live near anything rural, you see the affects of online killing the B&M, which is also your surroundings. It's a sales tax, we expect that. Taxes aren't just taken and burned, there are many good things they do as well, the reason behind them. Sure there is waste. The internet doesn't exist without taxes.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift in Q1 2016
79. Re: Oculus Rift in Q1 2016 May 6, 2015, 22:45 HorrorScope
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 6, 2015, 22:28:
Talisorn wrote on May 6, 2015, 19:07:
Anytime I hear someone say that VR is a gimmick, I KNOW they haven't actually tried it. It's not a gimmick. It's a game changer!

Your comment reminds me of what people were saying in 1998, it was a gimmick then. I've tried them then, tried these now. I'm still not convinced that it's going to go mainstream either, I expect it'll end up just like the "3d TV" craze that they tried pushing a few years ago...lots of awesome...no content. Then again PC gaming is generally 10-15 years ahead of the home market so who knows.

If they can fix the nausea problem that I get from using them, that'll be great. But even the range of 3D glasses make me sicker than hell, and that's because I've had a serious brain injury in the past.

Anyway, regardless of whether or not it goes mainstream or remains niche pushing the boundaries of what we have is always good.

It had nowhere near the tech, push or wow comments you get today vs back then. It was less than Money For Nothing Gfx and terrible gameplay at an amusement park costing you a bundle per minute.

Remember the old Mechwarrior setups? They weren't all that either. Well games survived and large scale pvp/coop took off at home vs arcade and continually improved to awesome. But if we were stuck in a Mech or VR world of 1998, yes guaranteed fail.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift in Q1 2016
68. Re: Oculus Rift in Q1 2016 May 6, 2015, 19:23 HorrorScope
 
ForgedReality wrote on May 6, 2015, 17:58:
The Vive doesn't use a mouse and keyboard, so I'm not sure what you're getting at...

Yes it can, the controller I believe is optional and more for full VR. There imo are a few different levels.

As for neck problems, there are people that wear full helmets hours on end, the vast majority will be fine. There is always that person out there that will struggle, but we'd have nothing if everyone had to ok with something.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift in Q1 2016
15. Re: Oculus Rift in Q1 2016 May 6, 2015, 10:53 HorrorScope
 
zombiefan wrote on May 6, 2015, 09:14:
Meh. Still a gimmick. Great for racing games/flying sims

Those are real games to and in fact you used the word sims. So gimick=more realistic. We'll see how this all shakes out. For me if it adds a lot of immersion of feel like I'm more there, that is gameplay gold, that is not a good thing, it is a GREAT thing! No need for me to act old and poo poo the new until I get my hands on it.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Early Access
2. Re: Black Mesa Early Access May 5, 2015, 19:39 HorrorScope
 
Is this considered a paid mod?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 5, 2015, 19:19 HorrorScope
 
The statement that gets me is the repubs touting "for the middle class", so what are they going to do? Go to their corporate sponsors and tell them to give raises out, to be more fair, more trickle? How can anyone buy that as a being honest?  
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News Comments > EverQuest Emulator Legal
15. Re: EverQuest Emulator Legal May 5, 2015, 18:36 HorrorScope
 
wtf_man wrote on May 5, 2015, 15:27:
descender wrote on May 5, 2015, 14:58:
EQ was the best MMO for exactly the reason you just described. Consequence and danger. It was extremely easy to get in over your head and die in EQ, and that fear of death and corpse recovery kept things extremely exciting during group play in dungeons.

IMO, there still isn't an MMO that touches the goodness that is/was EQ. There are merely fisher price rip-offs of it.

They are releasing Velious in August, Kunark -> Vellious was the golden age of EQ IMO so if anyone was on the fence about checking this out now is the time.

Well... since you are obviously a masochist... You can jump on Brad's latest train wreck: Crapeon: Rise of the Spawn Campers

Right we hear about how awesome the old games were. They've made a few old school mmo's recently, people are loud in support, not in #'s. Wondering what the latest PoEt sales #'s are.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Launch Trailer
1. Re: Project CARS Launch Trailer May 4, 2015, 19:26 HorrorScope
 
Is it cross-platform?  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup May 4, 2015, 17:19 HorrorScope
 
When I looked at it I saw outdated graphics and one of seemingly 30 games that are doing this type of thing now. 29 of them in Early Access. Meaning, I'm covered in this genre. The Wild West motif being a little unique, but all these survivals are a bit of the old west by situation placed in.

Like 7 Days, I mean I got my moneys worth 10 times over in some regards. But at the same time I want to now play the final game and when I make a mod it not have to be updated all the time. That is one of those things I'm finding with EA, some are staying too long and who's going to be around when finished to play the whole thing? Will some never finish?
 
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