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Description I like games... Hi.
Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/groups/detroitgamers
Signed On May 29, 2003, 01:51
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News Comments > I am Bread Early Access [Updated]
7. Re: I am Bread Early Access Apr 10, 2015, 05:13 Sepharo
 
Looks like Blue got the news weird.
The announcement was that it is now a full release, no longer early access.

Probably because he was chompin at the bit (of bread) to get that pun in.
 
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News Comments > I am Bread Early Access [Updated]
5. Re: I am Bread Early Access Apr 10, 2015, 01:25 Sepharo
 
Hasn't this game been out for a long time now?  
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs
36. Re: GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs Apr 8, 2015, 23:22 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 23:02:
Task wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 20:15:
walrus1 wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 19:55:
Task wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 19:38:
Jesus they really need to start packing these on blurays (for PCs).
Yeah cuase we all have bluray roms.

I know that, but they are default on consoles now. The PC market/industry needs to make them as affordable and common on PC as DVD drives have been forever. I have a bluray drive on my PC, but have only used it a couple times with the VLC player process for movie playback. On top of that, on PCs (and by extension Microsoft specifically) they deliberately decided not to include playback and made them so you have to buy third party software to even play anything with it due to 'licensed tech' bullshit. They've gotta do something about it eventually as games have become enormous. Its less an issue for consoles, since they can simply pack the games on blurays.
I didn't realize the price for a PC BRD had fallen to $40. Might have to pick one up...

They've been pretty cheap for a long time. I remember back in 2007 everyone was saying the PS3 was a good deal just for the "cheap" bluray player. My college roommate and I split a combination HDDVD/BluRay drive that cost $150 for our living room PC and were like, "What's cheap about a $500 dollar bluray player?"
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Apr 8, 2015, 13:57 Sepharo
 
The preload seems to be about 53GB not 60. Because I had 63GB on the drive and after finishing the preload I still have 10 left over.  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Apr 8, 2015, 01:12 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 20:32:
Don't forget your GTA 5 preload is no available. And it's a 60 gig DL. I can't believe these guys didn't compress this shit.

Just cleared up 60GB on the SSD. Had to part with a bunch of games that I kept saying, "But I might want to eventually play this..."
Who am I kidding, if I'm not playing them now I'm definitely not playing them once GTAV and the Witcher 3 are out.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Crytek Deal?
14. Re: Amazon Crytek Deal? Apr 7, 2015, 01:47 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 00:12:
Agent.X7 wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 23:39:
killer_roach wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 23:15:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 21:35:
Weird...

My only guess is that Amazon wants it for a VR project in its skunkworks. Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple want to compete with each other in every facet of tech so when one jumps the rest follow. Drones? Sky WiFi? Car AI? Tablets? etc etc.

Amazon does own game development studios...

I know, right? Did anybody RTFA?

An impressive one with some big names.

Hey Amazon owns game studios, they picked up lots of talent lately, I read the article...
None of these things are mutually exclusive with my speculation over Amazon having a VR project in their skunkworks.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Crytek Deal?
2. Re: Amazon Crytek Deal? Apr 6, 2015, 21:35 Sepharo
 
Weird...

My only guess is that Amazon wants it for a VR project in its skunkworks. Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple want to compete with each other in every facet of tech so when one jumps the rest follow. Drones? Sky WiFi? Car AI? Tablets? etc etc.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2015, 01:13 Sepharo
 
Verno wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 15:09:
tl;dr: bronies are a bunch of poorly adjusted adults and/or perverts.

I don't care if that offends, bronies are fuckin creepy. I remember taking our little one when she was 4 to a local promo event involving My Little Pony. There were some weird fuckin fat sweaty dude there by himself just staring at the kids, I wanted to beat the shit out of him but thankfully security eventually had a few quiet words with him and he left.

That must have been pretty early on... I'd assume the entirety of those events are those guys now.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 30, 2015, 23:53 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 13:48:
You guys are right. The final for Black Sails was awesome! Sucks we have to wait a friggin' year for next season. I hate how they schedule TV shows like that. Well at least we have a few more eps of Vikings to go and GoT otw in 2 weeks.

Yeah I'm constantly amazed at how much high quality action that show packs in. I hope Flint and Vane's crews stick together for a bit and just don't immediately go to shit like they probably will. Max and Rackham are going to have to pay every pirate on that island to have a big enough force to stop those two crews and a manowar.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2015, 10:08 Sepharo
 
Why even quote that?
It's not even close to being an appropriate analogy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 23:19 Sepharo
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 22:56:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 22:11:
Easily treatable by voodoo?
Millions of people are able to live relatively normal lives because of psychiatric medicine.
Okay, I admit it -- I exaggerated my position. You are, of course, correct. Many people have been successfully treated by talk therapy and by medication. However, professional psychiatric opinions on even a specific case can vary widely, much more so than with other medical situations. And with an uncooperative patient, they are impossible.

It seems like you're conflating psychology and psychiatry which is pretty common and the professions themselves have some overlap. A crude contrast would be to say that psychologists are the ones with the talking and the couch and psychiatrists are the ones prescribing medicine.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2015, 22:11 Sepharo
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 21:55:
As much as I hate the term, it is a "slippery slope" problem. People certainly threaten violence without any intention of ever carrying it out. And I don't have much confidence in psychiatry, it is one step above voodoo as far as I am concerned, about equal with economics.

Even if you made some specific exception in the law for commercial pilots -- it would just keep the pilots from ever seeking help. So, a problem that might be easily treatable goes untreated. I'm not sure there is a reasonable, valid solution.

Easily treatable by voodoo?
Millions of people are able to live relatively normal lives because of psychiatric medicine.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
6. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 28, 2015, 18:16 Sepharo
 
Blue wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 18:01:
IAMLIT_REFLEX wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 15:49:
Uh these videos are running in 1080P!!!!!! What the fuck man?!!!

You have to change the resolution to get the 4K version. I wonder if anyone who says it ran fine did that? Though maybe... the second time I tried it I made more of an effort to close other processes and it ran a lot better, and I know some of you have some serious machines.

I was unable to run the 4K without constant stuttering but the 1440 was smooth. On past machines the 1440 was undoable as well.

I have an Asus 7970. Seems like it should be good on the 4K. Maybe something else is holding it back.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 25, 2015, 00:47 Sepharo
 
Haha yeah the amount of hours for radio there is what really shows how far off this is. Even old folks aren't sitting around listening to 3 hours of radio a day. And if they are they're combining it with another activity on that pie.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2015, 17:04 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 11:50:
That's why they always say, the wise man walks with his head bowed, humble like the dust.

Seriously who are you?
First you're okay with e-sports after a decade of bashing them and now you're saying a wise man should be humble?
New girlfriend or something?
 
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News Comments > The International Ticket Sales
12. Re: The International Ticket Sales Mar 21, 2015, 16:16 Sepharo
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 21, 2015, 09:01:
Oh and don't give me that nonsense about other sports, 99% of us can't do them, anyone can play a video game and become fairly proficient at it.

Proficient is not the same as professional.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Soars
131. Re: Cities: Skylines Soars Mar 21, 2015, 04:02 Sepharo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 21, 2015, 03:38:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 21, 2015, 01:12:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 22:22:
Baristan wrote on Mar 19, 2015, 16:39:
I decided to unlock the "Business Park" requiring 20k commercial squares. Had a city of 70K and 16,250/20,000 and thought it would be easy. At 100k pop I only had 16,540... commercial demand is odd. It started to grow a bit again at 105k, and at 119,980 pop I finally managed to reach the 20k commercial needed.

Next unique building, the "Observatory", required 1,000 vacant buildings. Figured if I turned off all the power it wouldn't take long. The pop raised to 125k before any one left. Then every one left at once. 125,000 to less than 200 in no time at all.


Watch out putting too many water pumps on a river. You can end up reversing the flow, sucking sewage into the drinking supply.



Which is why I put all my sewage in a lake (Aptly named Sewer Lake ,p) I have 12 water pumps and they reversed the flow of the river so much that a piece of dirty water from WAY at the beginning of me playing this city is now caught in a coastal area.

http://imgur.com/mX0CE4I

This is a 97k city, and Hadron Collider brought me 56% unemployment ~.~ Still trying to fix that, (The circular thing near the top is a office/commercial enclave worth 10k workplaces)

Nice city man. Our layouts are very similar, except yours is far neater and nicer to look. Though they appear roughly the same size you have 47k more than me at just 50k. Where are you hiding all those people?

Every single house in housing zones is level 5 (really, not 1 house not level 5 ,p) but aside that I have honestly no idea. After I built the Hadron collider my population exploded, and it was then I noticed my folley, sure 96k is nice, until you have to employ them. Because after I saw that I suddenly had 80000 ! people as workforce and only HALF of that employed I knew I had a problem. If you population doesn't grow it's because households don't fill up, so I had parks everywhere pre-patch and that's where all those people suddenly came from. After patch my population went up substantially

So your guess is as good as mine. If you have similar size of city then likely you have households not filled to the max. Did you meet ALL their needs? Schools of all 3 types close by, mass transit (subways) proper police/health/fire HQ ? Graveyard cematoriums etc.

My monthly costs are around 235k (income 272K) So I had a lot of wasteful spending to really get every household to level 5 and super happy. Housing happiness is 97% (commercial is 70%...)

I think that is linked to how many people move in per house. That, and foot-paths over the highways, everywhere where it's needed. And inter-connected parts of the city all connected via foot paths...

Yeah everything is maxed high density res except for the small patch of original starting point city. Usually the buildings are missing 2-3 people but that ebbs and flows with the die-off / baby-boom cycle.

I had 80% college education with 45k at one point. For all you guys losing industry due to not having uneducated folks... if the need for jobs is strong enough the college grads will still work in the factories. It gets repetitive but I found that I need to actively prune the abandoned buildings in the industry areas (farming is usually first to go) to make sure the whole area doesn't collapse. But as long as you keep expanding your residential you'll have a steady flow of uneducated to run the industry. I rarely zone new industry just mostly office buildings.
 
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News Comments > The International Ticket Sales
8. Re: The International Ticket Sales Mar 21, 2015, 01:24 Sepharo
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 22:57:
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 20:57:
People pay to watch these people play games? Talk about a bunch of people with no life whatsoever.....kind of sad when you think of it.

It's zero different from any other passive activity. Watching TV, Sports, etc., same shit, different pile. In the end nothing matters so you could argue it's all ultimately futile so what difference does any of it make? Whatever floats your boat, man. Enjoy it while you can.

/me succumbs to a major heart attack.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Soars
129. Re: Cities: Skylines Soars Mar 21, 2015, 01:12 Sepharo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 22:22:
Baristan wrote on Mar 19, 2015, 16:39:
I decided to unlock the "Business Park" requiring 20k commercial squares. Had a city of 70K and 16,250/20,000 and thought it would be easy. At 100k pop I only had 16,540... commercial demand is odd. It started to grow a bit again at 105k, and at 119,980 pop I finally managed to reach the 20k commercial needed.

Next unique building, the "Observatory", required 1,000 vacant buildings. Figured if I turned off all the power it wouldn't take long. The pop raised to 125k before any one left. Then every one left at once. 125,000 to less than 200 in no time at all.


Watch out putting too many water pumps on a river. You can end up reversing the flow, sucking sewage into the drinking supply.



Which is why I put all my sewage in a lake (Aptly named Sewer Lake ,p) I have 12 water pumps and they reversed the flow of the river so much that a piece of dirty water from WAY at the beginning of me playing this city is now caught in a coastal area.

http://imgur.com/mX0CE4I

This is a 97k city, and Hadron Collider brought me 56% unemployment ~.~ Still trying to fix that, (The circular thing near the top is a office/commercial enclave worth 10k workplaces)

Nice city man. Our layouts are very similar, except yours is far neater and nicer to look. Though they appear roughly the same size you have 47k more than me at just 50k. Where are you hiding all those people?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Mar 20, 2015, 18:44 Sepharo
 
Creston wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 13:38:
discovered that puzzles and story can indeed be magically mixed in a way to provide both kinds of pleasure

True, to a point. When the puzzles make sense and flow logically from the story, they are fun.

When they are the absolutely retarded kind, (like you sometimes find in Grim Fandango for example) that are devoid of most logic, they tend to be very annoying.

It didn't mar the experience in GF too much, but it was very irritating to want to see how the story continues and yet being stuck because you can't figure out that you need to put glue on a fucking door and have a dog run past it so its hair sticks to the glue so that you can make a fake mustache out of it... (No idea whether that one was actually in GF or not, I just remembered that particular puzzle just this moment.)

It's a very delicate balancing act, and there were times when even Lucasarts got it terribly, terribly wrong.

That puzzle sounds really similar to one I was stuck on for a while in Day of The Tentacle. You had to put white-out (Boo-B-Gone) on a hole in the fence, use a mouse toy to coax a cat through the hole, to give the cat a white stripe on its back, so you could use it as skunk and clear a room.

But I loved that. The weirder the better in my opinion. I'm clicking everything with everything anyway for the dialog reactions.
 
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