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Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2014, 23:51 jimnms
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 17:09:
I assume it is this Saitek keyboard, they are known for really bad USB programming. To the point where you have to disable certain USB drivers in the hardware settings to get games to function.....

I've never had a problem with mine. I'm currently using a Saitek Cyborg, and also have an Eclipse II on another computer. I also have an old Saitek Gamer's Keyboard (the one that had the programmable keypad) that I use when I need a keyboard on my keyboardless home server/dvr/htpc.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 26, 2014, 12:59 jimnms
 
Each week we will be releasing a free camo in-game for all players. This will give you more ways to standout on the battlefield.

That really made me LOL.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 22, 2014, 02:38 jimnms
 
In Chattanooga, Tenn., subscribers of the local government's fiber optic Internet service can get symmetrical speeds of 1 Gbps... for $70 a month.

I want to move to Chattanooga now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 18, 2014, 07:32 jimnms
 
I keep backups of everything.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. VirtualBox 4.3.14 adds Blu-ray support for Mac hosts, squashes more bugs. Jul 17, 2014, 22:02 jimnms
 
...and breaks everything else. I can't get any of my virtual hosts to start, and I'm not alone. There are a lot of angry people posting on their forums right now. They're blaming it on anti-virus software, but I call BS because disabling AV doesn't work and some people are getting the same error and say they're not using AV.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 16, 2014, 00:13 jimnms
 
I guess they should have paid to be in the fast lane.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 15, 2014, 23:59 jimnms
 
nin wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 20:24:
Google+ kills off “real names” policy.

Huh! A little surprising, considering how much push they put into it...

Wonder if they'll do the same for youtube...I still get prompted to use my "real name" or account name.

Really? I think it asked me for my real name once, when YouTube started requiring Google+, and I just told it I didn't want to use my real name and I haven't been asked since.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Patch Introduces AI Personalities
10. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Patch Introduces AI Personalities Jul 15, 2014, 23:55 jimnms
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 21:41:
I wish they'd get the global chat working, yo.

I thought they disabled it because people were being dicks. I understood having it during the alpha and beta so people could discuss bugs and things, but don't really see the point for a SP game now that it's released.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Patch Introduces AI Personalities
9. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Patch Introduces AI Personalities Jul 15, 2014, 23:53 jimnms
 
Icewind wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 21:38:
I can't wait for the new recruitable NPCs they are planning. Lar said they were shooting for an October release, where they plan on adding two new party members.

Where did you hear October? Last I heard was when they announced that the AI personalities and companions wouldn't make release and said it would be patched in a few weeks after launch. I'm not going to use the AI personalities, at least on my first game, but I was waiting for the companions before I started. If it really is going to be October, fuck that, I guess I'll start.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 21:35 jimnms
 
ldonyo wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 10:19:
DLC is why I have stopped buying games anywhere near release. I wait for the 'everything' edition to come out and then I wait for it to go on sale.

DLC is the reason I don't buy games at release anymore. Very few games these days have any replay value, and the last thing I want to do is replay it a few months later with some DLC. I now wait for the finished product and grab it on sale.

I think Borderlands 2 was the last game I bought at release. I loved BL1, I played the crap out of it with two friends. I pre-ordered BL2 with the season pass and one of my friends did the same. For some reason my friend didn't like it and dropped out after a couple of days. I kept playing solo and still had a bit of fun, but it wasn't the same. I did finish it, then played a few of the DLC, but I don't think I finished a single one of them.

I feel a bit cheated for pre-ordering and buying the shitty season pass (this was the first time I ever bought a season pass for a game, and it will be the last time too). Now that the GOTY edition came out, it includes things that I didn't get for giving them more money at release. I'm not missing much though, one of them is just some crappy cosmetic stuff, another is a character I probably won't play, but the other is a mission that I probably would play.
 
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News Comments > Kerbal Space Program Career Mode & 64-Bit Support Coming
5. Re: Kerbal Space Program Career Mode & 64-Bit Support Coming Jul 15, 2014, 00:43 jimnms
 
D4rkKnight wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 19:42:
This game hasn't changed much lately. At this rate it will be finished in 5 years or so.

It doesn't need to change, although the time between updates is getting shorter. After 360 hours and I'm still not bored with it. There are plenty of mods to change the game if you want. I'm running a few mods, but only one part mod (Procedural Fairings). Most of the mods I'm running are to make it look better and make it harder.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 13, 2014, 23:33 jimnms
 
D4rkKnight wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 20:34:
I'm holding off on Divinity, they are still adding features to it. Apparently we are getting a henchmen interaction patch next week - I know they will only add more features and fix some of the complaints people have with the UI. I'm going to give it a go in 4-6 months.

The henchmen and the single player AI were planned features they said wouldn't be finished for release and would be patched in within a few weeks. Other than some other languages I don't believe there is any more planned features, so from then on it should be all bug fixes and minor improvements.

I'm waiting for the patch this week that adds those features before I start playing.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 13, 2014, 19:27 jimnms
 
siapnar wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 19:11:
I supported the Divinity kickstarter and now want to play the game. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to get it over Steam without having to pay for it again.

Maybe I'm just thick, but can someone help?

Login to Larian Vault, click on D:OS Kickstarter, scroll down to find your key.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2014, 10:03 jimnms
 
nutshell42 wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 06:10:
Then you read the wrong articles. This is all FUD by Google to bully Europe. See e.g. here (I'm sorry I linked to the Register. I'm gonna need a shower

Here is the article I read the other day. It shows the different results you get from the US Google and UK Google searches after the removal requests.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 12, 2014, 22:11 jimnms
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 17:11:
So this guy asked for 900k and failed miserably. Now he's asking for 35k?

I watched the first Kickstarter, but I didn't pledge. It sounds great, like Fallout, but a little more serious and realistic. He has written up a lot of detailed back story and interesting things about the game on the forums and the Steam greenlight page, which has me thinking this guy could make a pretty good RPG. However, one thing that has set my warning alarm going off is that after all this time, he has yet to post any new screen shots or footage of the game. It's all the same stuff from the last Kickstarter.

I hope if he gets the funds he needs and shocks everyone with a kick ass game, but I'm still not backing it this time either. There is just too much talk, and not enough to show for it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 12, 2014, 04:04 jimnms
 
Xil wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 01:49:
Cutter wrote on Jul 11, 2014, 16:21:
Aww, poor Google. Life just must be so tough and unfair.

They can never do this right, person X wants something to be forgotten but turns out he is a politician and what he wants to have removed/forgotten is actually how he got caught doing something wrong..... which because he is a politician is actually good for the public to know.

I bet 99% of those 70.000 requests is stuff like that.

I didn't fully read that article, but I read one a few days ago that pretty much said what you said. It's a stupid, fucked up law. Most of the requests Google is getting are from politicians trying to hide shit they did in the past, and shady companies trying to get negative reviews taken down. The fucked up part about it is, it's only hidden from the google.co.uk domain. Europeans can still go to google.com and find the "forgotten" articles.

If I were Google, I'd say fuck your law, put up a notice on the .uk domain telling users that they no longer operate servers in the UK because of this fucked up law and tell them to use the .com domain for their searches.
 
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News Comments > 75 New Steam Greenlights
6. Re: 75 New Steam Greenlights Jul 12, 2014, 03:45 jimnms
 
A lot of this shit is getting greenlit because the devs go on forums and reddit, etc. and get people to vote for their game with the promise of a free Steam key once its released. I'm going to start voting no on every one of those I see.  
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News Comments > MS Flight Simulator X for Steam This Year; "New Concepts" Coming
23. Re: MS Flight Simulator X for Steam This Year; Jul 10, 2014, 11:19 jimnms
 
ochentay4 wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 07:38:
Well, I tried X-Plane 9 (DRM Free by the way, and it comes with several DL DVDs for scenery) patched to latest version last december and fligth simulation felt great, of course I'm not an expert nor a pilot.

As far as I know X-Plane distributes it's software also for commercial simulation and they have released X-Plane 10 (also DRM Free for Home use)a while ago so I suppose it's greater than X-Plane 9.

See for yourself, try it and let us know!:
http://www.x-plane.com

I don't remember what version it was that I tried. It was right around or before FS2002 came out. I was working on my instrument rating, so the most important thing for me was accurate navigation, weather, scenery, cockpit instrumentation and accurate flight performance. The scenery in X-Plane was basically green ground and all but a hand full of airports were generic layout and it didn't have full navaid coverage.

I remember one of the selling points of X-Plane was that it simulated aircraft performance based on physics calculations on the aircraft model instead of using lookup tables like MSFS. However, MSFS had more accurate flight performance than X-Plane. The Cessna 172 (which is the plane I was training in), in MSFS I could use my actual aircraft's performance charts and it would perform almost exactly like it should. X-Plane felt cool to fly, but the actual performance was way off compared to the real plane. The Cessna 172 in X-Plane would climb too fast, cruise too fast and was way to sensitive on the controls.
 
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News Comments > MS Flight Simulator X for Steam This Year; "New Concepts" Coming
16. Re: MS Flight Simulator X for Steam This Year; Jul 10, 2014, 00:19 jimnms
 
ochentay4 wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 22:59:
I don't know why all the fuss on FSX. X-Plane is great, cheaper, and I still don't understand why isn't on Steam.

Unless X-Plane has had some drastic changes the last time I tried it, it was horrible compared to MSFS. Its scenery was bland and generic, the cockpits bland and generic and the flight modeling was a joke.
 
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News Comments > MS Flight Simulator X for Steam This Year; "New Concepts" Coming
11. Re: MS Flight Simulator X for Steam This Year; Jul 9, 2014, 22:12 jimnms
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 20:45:
A serious and 100% accurate (flight model, avionics, weather etc.) civilian flight sim would be the perfect fit for an open source crowdfunded effort since no single company could ever hope to create realistic global terrain and detailed airplanes within any reasonable amount of time.

FlightGear has been around for over 15 years and it's just now catching up graphically to FS2002/4. I don't know about flight models. I tried it way back before its 1.0 release.

FS9 was the last MSFS I bought. Like Windows, I skipped every other version. I had a lot of payware aircraft for FS9, some of which did get FSX patches, and had it heavily modded. I kind of fell out of the hobby, but I had been toying with the idea of picking up FSX, dusting off my flight sim gear and getting back into it. I might pick this up if the price is right.
 
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