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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?

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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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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 17, 2015, 03:21 jimnms
 
I didn't even know about it until it was almost over. They could have sent out an email or something. The only reason I knew about it was from here, but I was a day behind on news. By the time I checked the site there was only a few hours left and I didn't see any good deals.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 13, 2015, 14:29 jimnms
 
nin wrote on Jul 13, 2015, 09:28:
He knows he can't get the mileage off that way, right????

I knew what that was going to be before I clicked on it.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. QuakeCon Jul 9, 2015, 21:30 jimnms
 
If I still had family in Dallas I'd go over and check out Fallout 4. I was hoping they would have a playable demo like they did for New Vegas, but since it's just a presentation, it's not worth it.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Jul 3, 2015, 19:33 jimnms
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 22:49:
Dacron wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 21:47:
Silent Bob wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 17:11:
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 13:54:
Well, a huge portion of the game world is clearly there for multiplayer. I never had a reason to visit the wind farm in single player, but then they have you race jets at insanely low altitude through it in multi.

There was one mission in single player on PC where you had to fly through the wind farm with choppers.

A bounty for Trevor is in there as well I believe.

I don't think so. I just recently did all of those on PC and I don't recall going over there.

You might be thinking of the quarry which is nearby.

I thought there was a bounty there as well. If it wasn't a bounty, then it must have been a strangers & freaks or something because I do remember going there for some reason. There also was a heist mission where you had to fly a helicopter through the wind farm to lose the Merryweather helicopters chasing you. Since heists have two ways of completing them, you probably didn't chose that option. I re-played each heist to try both options, but I don't remember which heist it was.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Jul 2, 2015, 20:15 jimnms
 
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
9. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 27, 2015, 20:35 jimnms
 
I wish MS would extend the Win10 upgrade to Vista. I bought Vista waaaaay back when CompUSA was closing down. I went in there a day or two before they closed the doors and got a copy of Vista Home Premium for $15. They had tons of them, and after I got home realized I should had bought a bunch of them and sold them on eBay. I went back the next day to stock up, but all they had left was Vista Basic.

I never even used it though. It's still sitting on my shelf, unopened and shrink wrapped.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Documentary; CE Vote; Free DX Human Revolution with Donation
3. Re: Deus Ex Documentary; CE Vote; Free DX Human Revolution with Donation Jun 27, 2015, 08:52 jimnms
 
NKD wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 19:41:
Man 15 years since Deus Ex. I wonder how many hours I've sunk into Deus Ex and its sequel?

I've only played DX:HR once, DX:IW twice, and I don't remember how many times I played the original. I've bought it at least 5 times.

The first time I got it, I traded another game for it with a friend. My computer at the time couldn't play it maxed out, but I still played it every day until I finished it. He ended up wanting it back, so I swapped it for another game.

After upgrading my system later, I wanted to play it again, so I bought a copy of my own. Even on the new system I remember I couldn't run it on the highest texture setting. I later traded it in at GameStop to buy another game way back when they would let you trade in PC games.

A couple of years later I later saw it in the bargain bin at a Best Buy, bought and played at it again. This was the big box, GOTY, two-disk edition with sound track.

A few more years later I was wanting to play it again, but I don't know what happened to my disks. I still have the box and the cardboard CD case, but I can't find the disks. I ended up buying a copy on eBay. It too was the GOTY edition, but it was the re-release that didn't include the sound track. I still have this disk.

I bought the Deus Ex Collection (DX and DX:IW) on Steam during a sale so I would have a digital backup. I started to play the Steam version, but I never finished.

I was a little disappointed that the Steam version didn't include the sound track, even though they call it the GOTY edition, so I bought it from GOG too since it is the proper GOTY edition with the sound track.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 25, 2015, 19:31 jimnms
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 17:51:
Thoughts on the new Netflix website redesign? Not saying the old one was better, but I'm finding the new one just as annoying to use.

I rarely browse the site and just search for what I want. I have a bookmark to my DVD queue, and when I want to watch something from the instant video I click the link to go to my instant video queue. Those pages don't seem to have changed, but they've decided to make it annoying. When I first click the link to go to the instant queue, or "My List" as they call it, it always takes me to the browse page instead. I have to go back to the DVD queue page and click it again to see my instant queue. I know there's a link on the browse page, but that page seems to rearrange itself every time.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Jun 20, 2015, 19:03 jimnms
 
Axis wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 10:26:
Why anyone would want to waste time on these clicking games is beyond me.

Read the article. They didn't wast time clicking. They created scripts to automate playing the game for them. Then they devised a strategy which basically involved no clicking at all. I was in the last room to reach 100M on the first day it happened. The strategy was to use your badge points to buy wormholes and like new abilities, then in the game only buy health, nothing else, and then don't touch anything. It's odd, but the fastest way to get higher levels is to do as little damage as possible. This lets you stay on bosses (the x00 levels) longer so you can use more wormholes and jump farther.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
7. Re: Overwatch Trailer Jun 18, 2015, 23:15 jimnms
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 22:31:
I get invited to a Thunderwalker CTF match every so often.. I probably should play!

Oh I miss those days. We used to have weekly LAN parties with 12-20 people and play TWCTF. SPOON!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Kerbal Space Program confirmed for PlayStation 4 Jun 18, 2015, 18:24 jimnms
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 04:41:
Yeah but worse than crashes is imo that they somehow broke the orbit path predictions. I have seen orbits that tell me "AP = 30km" but when the SOI switches into that planets orbit I have suddenly an orbit straight into the ground, with no input from me, just time acceleration.

And stuff like that just should not happen in a release version of a game about space travel.

Also with force d11 fonts break, and with force OpenGL my performance drops by a good 30fps. So it's like choosing between pestilence and hunger.

The game runs better in D3D11 for me, so I can live with the fonts. They're only messed up for me in the contract screen. I heard it looks worse using OpenGL, so I haven't tried that.

I haven't gotten any weird orbit changes when changing SOI either, but I've only been to Mun and Minmus so far since 1.0.x. I'm using a mod called DMagic Science or something, which adds some new science parts for rovers and probes. I didn't want it to make getting science easier so I turned science way down in the difficulty thinking it would balance it out. I didn't realize that the new science parts don't return much to begin with, so it has been a bit of a grind to unlock tech.
 
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