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News Comments > GOG Galaxy Client Updated
8. Re: GOG Galaxy Client Updated Aug 27, 2015, 05:06 jimnms
 
Wesp5 wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 06:25:
As far as I know GOG removes any kind of DRM from the games they sell so they need to change the .exe! It's more weird that patches modify the .exe in the first place...

The stand alone download has the original exe, the one installed through the client doesn't. Patches change the exe all the time, especially older games.

NetHead wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 08:12:
The kind of stuff you just described is an absolute deal breaker to me and such things is a colossal screwup and a ridiculously stupid way to do things.
That's why it's still in beta, and it's optional. I still like it for downloading my games.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 08:15:
So you reported that at http://mantis.gog.com right? After all that's several bugs that should be reported.

It was already reported before I discovered it.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Games on GOG.com
31. Re: Bethesda Games on GOG.com Aug 26, 2015, 20:54 jimnms
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 11:07:
Tulwinn wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 11:04:
Fallout is back whch is nice, though its a little weird, its back as a new item. I already had it and its now labelled Fallout Classic. if I go to the new Fallout, its page doesnt tell me I own it and would let me buy it again.

I am going to guess that this is the result of legal crap. You bought it when it was being published by a different company....thus "technically" it's a different product now. It's confusing and a bunch of shit, but I suspect that is why it is that way.

The "new" version doesn't have all of the extras that were included, other than that they are the same. [Source]
 
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News Comments > GOG Galaxy Client Updated
2. Re: GOG Galaxy Client Updated Aug 25, 2015, 21:05 jimnms
 
I have only been using it as a downloader. The last time I imported a game I already had installed, it reset it to "out of the box" conditions, which removed the unofficial patches and mods that I had installed. Then when I tried to re-install them, the client installed version uses a modified .exe which made me unable to install the patches because they look for and modify the original game .exe.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity: The White March: Part I Released
20. Re: Pillars of Eternity: The White March: Part I Released Aug 25, 2015, 14:33 jimnms
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 11:42:
Where is the mail updating people on how to get their free expansion etc.? Exactly. Nowhere to be seen.

That is some extremely poor communication as always from these guys. So no pledge. Ever. Again. kthx.

Check your inbox. I got an email at 11:54 with the info on the update and how to get my key.
 
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News Comments > D&D GOLD Box RPGs on GOG.com
10. Re: D&D GOLD Box RPGs on GOG.com Aug 20, 2015, 21:39 jimnms
 
nin wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 18:42:
Never played these, as I was on a teenagers budget at the time. Tempting...

I saw these this morning from their news letter. I was in my early teens when these came out too. Pool of Radiance and Eye of the Beholder were the first two cRPGs I ever played. A friend bought them only to find out his dad's computer wouldn't run them. He brought them over to my house and we played them on my dad's computer one summer. It was fun playing them together, mapping out the dungeons. We never finished either one before school started back, and we never came back to them. I ended up buying them off him for $10 a piece.

I later played them by myself. The maps we made were long lost, and I never finished either one. I'm still kicking myself for selling them years later.

I'm tempted to grab these, but I'd probably never get around to playing them. I downloaded Pool of Radiance and EoB from an abandonware site a long time ago and never got around to them then.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2015, 22:34 jimnms
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 17:42:
What happens when the shit hits the fan lawnmower blades?

Fertilizer?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2015, 15:16 jimnms
 
eDave wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 13:10:
Common courtesy dictates that one wait till 10:00 AM to start mowing. But most landscapers in Phoenix get going at 8:00 AM. Just the way it is.

Half of the people around here mow their lawns at the crack of dawn because by 9-10am it's already in the 90's with 90%+ humidity. The other half mow theirs just before dark when it cools off, but the humidity is still hell. The past week it's been quite pleasant for this time of year. The temps are still 100+, but the humidity is unusually low for these parts (30-40%).
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4: No Level Cap; Play Past the Ending
29. Re: Fallout 4: No Level Cap; Play Past the Ending Aug 7, 2015, 10:56 jimnms
 
I liked FO3 when I first played it. I played it as myself. I put myself in the game and do what I would do in that situation. Then when I played it a second time after the GOTY release, it really sunk in how crappy the story was. It makes no sense when you really pay attention to it. I created a different character personality, played it a different style, yet the game was the same. No matter how long you take to progress along the linear man quest, you always seem to have just missed your dad. So how is it I had to fight my way through a ghoul infested metro and super mutant infested city and didn't see a single dead body? Does dad have some kind of super sneak skills or unlimited supply of stealth boys?

The only reactivity you get out of FO3 is the DJ on the radio either praising or bashing you for how you handled things, nobody else seems to give a shit. In the end, you're just progressing down a linear story line, no matter if you want to or not. Never do you get the option to make a choice of your own like, hey these Enclave guy's have the right idea, I want to help them instead of these BOS a-holes. The side quests really served no purpose at all other than filler. Basically, this sums it up better than I can.

I'm currently playing New Vegas again, and each time it's like a different game. I've had this conversation comparing the two over and over on other forums since FO4's announcement. Someone posted this video which echoes what I've been saying, but in a more elaborate way.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4: No Level Cap; Play Past the Ending
19. Re: Fallout 4: No Level Cap; Play Past the Ending Aug 7, 2015, 01:18 jimnms
 
Also, from the last bit of news that was "leaked" from Quakecon, it sounds like they are getting rid of skills and replacing it with some kind of perk system. I fear my worst fear has come true and they Skyrimmed Fallout.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Expansion This Month
17. Re: Pillars of Eternity Expansion This Month Aug 5, 2015, 18:30 jimnms
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 13:15:
POE = path of exile.

How about: POX = Path of eXile
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 5, 2015, 18:22 jimnms
 
God damn watching that video made my blood boil. Steamingmad WTF is wrong with someone to kick and punch a defenseless caged animal. I guess they get off on some kind of power trip doing that. I'd love to lock these fucks in a cage with a bear, see who becomes dinner.

I like animals, but I like eating meat too. These animals are being raised so we can eat, at least treat them with respect. What's worse than the assholes mistreating the animals are the asshole farm owners that lets this shit happen, then cover it up and pay off politicians to make exposing it illegal. Look at it from another point of view. The animals are your product, why tolerate an employee mistreating the product? I doubt a computer store owner would let employees kick and punch the computers, then try and cover it up.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut in October
11. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut in October Jul 31, 2015, 12:48 jimnms
 
I enjoyed the hell out of WL2 and can't wait to give it another run on the new version. I didn't play it at release, I think I started about 2 months after release. I only encountered one quest breaking bug in Damonta. I reported it, send a video of me re-producing it and they patched it pretty quick.

I've started D:OS a few times, twice playing coop and once solo. It has a few "bugs (features)" with the dual dialog that bother the hell out of me and I can't play it like that. I've reported it on their forum and to support, but apparently they can't fix it. Hopefully it will be fixed in the enhanced edition. One problem is that the game doesn't track which character triggered a dual dialog event. For example, the first time I played it was coop with a friend. We reached the town and split up. He picked something up by accident which caused him to get caught for steeling. It triggers a dual dialog and pops up a ! over the character's heads. I asked what happened and he told me. I run over to him and our characters speak, but now his character is telling me I shouldn't be steeling things.

We never got the time to finish, so I started a solo game. Another instance happened when playing solo. When talking to the two guards you meet early on. They want to escort you to the Wizard. You can agree to the escort, fight them, or your characters can disagree. I had the Scarlet character agree to the escort and Roderick being a hot-head and not wanting to be escorted by two drunks. Roderick won the argument and we fought them. After it was over it triggered a dual dialog between the two and now Roderick says something to Scarlett like "are you happy now, we murdered two innocent people" when he was the one that started it.

Another problem is the RPS mini game when your characters disagree. I'm the one playing the game and I want to be the one that decides which character wins the argument, yet the game takes over one character and forces me to play RPS with it.

I'm really worried about Fallout 4 from what I've seen so far. In the last video they put out, the longer version of the E3 footage without some d-bag talking over it, I don't like what I see in the dialog. It's bad enough we now have a talking character, but dialog now looks like it's limited to 4 options and you only see a few keywords and don't know what your character is going to say. When it gets to the part where he speaks to the robot. The robot asks you if you want food. The dialog "wheel" pops up with "Yes Food," "No Food," "Food Maybe," and "Are you okay." They choose the "Yes Food" option and the character says; "Food, yeah sure, I need a minute to think."

Even the combat looked worrying. There was one point when he fires a shot, it switches to some slow motion cinematic camera shit and you see at the bottom of the screes something like "Press (X) to execute critical." What the fuck. Are crits now QTEs instead of based on your luck and weapon stats?

It also looks like you're forced into using power armor in one scene. I hope that is just some kind of introduction/tutorial shit and the whole game doesn't expect you to be into power armor. I've never really cared much for power armor. I prefer play light armor/stealth type.

So far based on Bethesda's questionable writing and from what they've shown so far, this is on my wait and see list right now. That better be placeholder dialog options because if that's the way the dialog will be in the game, fuck it, Fallout is dead to me until it's out of Bethesda's hands.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 30, 2015, 16:13 jimnms
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 30, 2015, 09:52:
jimnms wrote on Jul 30, 2015, 08:54:
That sucks if I have to install twice to get a clean install. Even worse, when I get around to building a new system, I'll have to install Win7, upgrade to Win10 then re-install Win10. SIW discontinued the free version and the last free version doesn't work on Win8/10, so unless there is another way to get the license key, I have to keep backups of install media for each system.

Dude? Research?

1) Unless you have an ancient system, the upgrade only takes a few minutes. The same goes for the (unnecessary) "clean" install. This is not Windows 98. Do some research. It takes only a few minutes to install Win 10 from scratch.

2) It has been known for MONTHS now and posted all over relevant threads/sites that you absolutely do NOT have to go through the ordeal of a Win 7/Win 8 reinstall. You just install Win 10 with a generic key and if the activation gives you crap about a changed hardware ID you call MS and have them reset your stuff (or follow their instructions to actually go legit and BUY a new Win 10 license... whatever they will tell you... at the very latest after July 29, 2016 they will probably tell you to fuck off and buy Win 10).

You need to let go off the thought of having a unique key with Win 10. You don't. You just need any old generic key for the install. The only thing that counts is the activation which creates a unique hardware ID on Microsoft's activation backend and binds it to your Win 10 install.
Also, once you convert your Win 7/8.x license to a Win 10 license, you might be able to reinstall Win 7/8.x with your original key BUT you won't be able to activate it so you will have to get in touch with MS in any case. Might as well skip the reinstall and install 10 with a generic key, then call them and explain why you require a reset.

Dude? Read?

I did some research and what you're saying is not what I'm reading on MS's site. I don't care what people say about how long the upgrade takes and the full install, when you have to do it on several devices it adds up. I'm already expecting calls from friends, family and their friends and family when their systems get bricked during the upgrade because of the tons of shitware they have on it breaks the upgrade.

I also never said anything about having to re-install Win7 to install Win10. I'm talking about the new system I've been putting off building, which I already have an unused Win7 license for that I bought years ago when they offered it at a discount. If it's a new system, I can't just install Win10 and expect to get a free upgrade. I'm sure MS will laugh at me if I do that and call them trying to get it activated.
 
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News Comments > Prison Architect Breaks Out in October
13. Re: Prison Architect Breaks Out in October Jul 30, 2015, 13:13 jimnms
 
Moog wrote on Jul 30, 2015, 11:12:
Steam says I've had 90 hours out of Prison Architect - more than happy with that in terms of value for money!

Haven't played it in quite some time... might well wait until it 'releases' before trying again.

Most addicting game since Civilization. Steam says I have 68 hours. I got it from the Humble Bundle. I decided to fire it up for a quick try one night. I then wondered what the hell that bright light was outside my window, only to realize 12 fucking hours had gone by and it was the day star. I managed to drag myself in the bed, but I couldn't fall asleep because I kept thinking about all the stuff I wanted to do to my prison when I woke up.

I didn't set out building with any plan in mind, I just build things as I needed. Once I ran out of room, I couldn't decide whether to buy more land and keep expanding or sell it and start a new one with plan a more efficient layout.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 30, 2015, 08:54 jimnms
 
Drayth wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 20:48:
From: Win 10 FAQ

"Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded. "


If you're using the ISO I've read that running the setup from within your current OS takes care of the needing a Win 10 key during install (wouldn't mind someone confirming that).

After you get Win 10 installed you make a recovery edition to a USB or DVD that has your product key embedded in it and you can do a clean install from there and still not have to enter a key (so using any method you have to do an express install the first time).

You can get your Win 10 key once it's loaded using SIW and just use the key if you ever change enough hardware that it asks for it during install.

Also if you use a Win 7 / 8.1 home edition to run the Win 10 installer you get the home edition. Use a pro edition and you get Win 10 pro. Got that info from an official MS page somewhere.

That sucks if I have to install twice to get a clean install. Even worse, when I get around to building a new system, I'll have to install Win7, upgrade to Win10 then re-install Win10. SIW discontinued the free version and the last free version doesn't work on Win8/10, so unless there is another way to get the license key, I have to keep backups of install media for each system.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 29, 2015, 19:18 jimnms
 
I'm definitely going to wait, but isn't the time to upgrade for free limited? The article links to where you can download ISO files if you don't want to upgrade through Windows Update, but it doesn't mention how you go about getting a Win10 key. Do you just use your Windows 7 key during the install?

I thought I read a few weeks ago that the initial update had to be done through Windows Update, then after that you could perform a clean install.

I have three copies of Win7, two home and one pro. The pro version is on my HTPC, and I'll need to find a replacement for Windows Media Center for recording TV before I upgrade it. One is on my current gaming system and the other is waiting for me to build a system for it.

Edit: I found this after clicking through several links:
If you upgraded to Windows 10 on this PC by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer and successfully activated Windows 10 on this PC in the past, you won't have a Windows 10 product key, and you can skip the product key page by selecting the Skip button. Your PC will activate online automatically so long as the same edition of Windows 10 was successfully activated on this PC by using the free Windows 10 upgrade offer.

So what happens when you upgrade too much hardware in your PC and it no longer recognizes it as the original PC that you upgraded from?

This comment was edited on Jul 29, 2015, 19:24.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 24, 2015, 16:34 jimnms
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 14:33:
You might want to hold out a bit, people are reporting absent driver support for ethernet hardware on many old mobos. Like LGA 1156's, I for one's got a P7P55D and I don't even have ethernet drivers for Win 8 yet even if its only 5 years old and the CPU on it ( i5-750 ) is as fast as the current mid-end to low-end processors, so Win 10, heh, not a chance, stupid ASUS.

I have the same board and CPU. Don't rely on ASUS (or any mother board manufacturer) for drivers, just go to the source for drivers. Here are LAN Drivers for Win 8 right here.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 16:19 jimnms
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 13:55:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 11:08:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 09:45:
I can barely remember the last time I went into a Wal*Mart. It just kind of sucks for so many reasons. I'd rather go to a Dollar Store.


I go routinely, small town, and I guess I don't have the horror stories people talk about in larger cities, like how people look, the horror. I do watch TV and I eat at Mc Donald's to now and again and get a coffee regularly. Somebody like me has to exists since millions use these services, right?

Their electronics are name brand, movies, candy, deodorant, light bulbs, fertilizer seems as good as anyone else.

The only real issue I have is active checkout lanes, it is their #1 complaint, they go on TV we are fixing it and it remains the same year after year. If it has improved it is like they added a half a person a day into the mix.

I also live in a small town. It doesn't even have a Wal*Mart.

I just order online. The only thing I buy in person now is clothes and groceries.

Small town here too. I rotate between two different grocery stores and Walmart. Shopping at the grocery stores tends to be more expensive but more convenient for quick trips. They each have things the other doesn't.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Website
12. Re: Fallout 4 Website Jul 19, 2015, 21:18 jimnms
 
ventry wrote on Jul 18, 2015, 19:57:
Just finished reading comments in the previous Fallout 4 story.
Wow! What a bunch of whinging, bitching, pissin' & moanin', complaining, crying, grizzling, self-entitled, spoiled rotten BRATS!

Everything we have seen so far has been from console version.
Q: How do you know the PC version will be the same?? (re: textures, lighting, etc.)
A: You don't know shit.

Q: When has Bethesda ever done anything different for the PC than the console?
A: Never
 
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