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Signed On Oct 17, 2003, 03:30
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News Comments > Steam Launches Paid Mod Support
94. Re: Steam Launches Paid Mod Support Apr 23, 2015, 22:53 Krovven
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 20:35:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 20:25:
1. Mods in the past could be improved by someone other than the original owner and no one cared. That collaborative freedom will be gone.

I feel like this isn't true at all. That modders and warez groups are two factions often absurdly territorial and possessive over other people putting their names on their work. Like, message board drama dialed up to 12.

It's absolutely true. Mods get abandoned and continued on by others all the time. Many mods are worked on by dozens of people over years. Some come and go. Who gets paid?

Like Greenlight, this looked good on paper but reality is its gonna be a cluster fuck.
Already several mods thy I used for Skyrim are now pay only on Steam and have been removed from Nexus. I only use Nexus as Workshop is a pain to manage more than a handful of mods.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2015, 21:47 Krovven
 
shihonage wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 17:57:
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 17:35:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 13:25:
The only thing that significantly reduced any nagging stutter or hitches occasionally that I saw, was disabling the user radio station. (Deleting or moving all the shortcuts out of the user music folder)

Why aren't you running an SSD?

Because SSDs aren't suitable for massive storage yet. One doesn't just put their Steam library on an SSD.

Call me when 2TB+ SSDs become affordable, commonplace, and reliable.

You don't need every game on one drive. Put the most demanding games on the SSD and the rest on your normal drive.
 
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News Comments > Lost GTA5 Accounts Restoration Within 24 Hours
19. Re: Lost GTA5 Accounts Restoration Within 24 Hours Apr 23, 2015, 21:04 Krovven
 
ViRGE wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 20:13:
Krovven wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 11:50:
Just want to add that if this were indeed a data breach with Rockstar, this would not be limited to PC customers, which is currently seems to be. Console (only) users would be having the same problem in larger numbers. And as I said in one of the other threads, this doesn't seem to be widespread but rather a small number compared to the amount of Social Club users they actually have across 5 platforms.
Would there be any point in stealing console accounts though? PC accounts get you the game, AFAIK console accounts do not.

That's true. But if they already have a copy of the game, then it would still allow them to use your account. Target for hackers that get banned to not have to pay to continue on.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 Account Loss Follow-ups
24. Re: GTA5 Account Loss Follow-ups Apr 23, 2015, 12:02 Krovven
 
NamecaF wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 11:41:
InBlack wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 07:58:
The real question is how many of those that got burned by Rockstar's support (in addition to already having an unplayable product) will turn around and buy (or even worse, preorder) the very next thing Rockstar announces, without batting an eyelid.

I dont think any other industry in the world has better, loyal or more forgetful customers, most of us gamers are ready and willing to buy any old piece of shit in a box (or a digital download) just WOW us and HYPE us and we will give you our soul...

It's quite pathetic, but when you think about the origins of our escapism hobby, it makes a lot of sense.

I saw this coming a mile away and said as much a month or so ago and got poo-pooed by all the fan-boys on here.

Rockstar's arrogance and consistent lack of respect for their paying customers should not be rewarded! Like I said last time they wont ever be seeing another red cent from me.

All you other forgetful/weak-willed enablers either need to vote with your wallets too or else suck it up, stop complaining and realise you're not helping the situation or yourselves by continuing to buy their games and show them that it's ok to treat their customers like this.

Yet I still have gotten more value per dollar with GTA V than almost any other game I own and I've bought the PS3 and PC versions at full price. Rockstar Support sucks. You can see my rants about it going back to when GTA Online first launched on PS3. I knew going in with the PC version there would be some bumps and bruises, but the game is too much fun (especially with friends) to ignore.

For the most part, Rockstar delivered. The game runs well for the majority of people. Unfortunately they seem to be having some random technical issues as most of my friends have unique issues.

This doesn't make me a weak-willed enabler. It means I enjoy playing great games with friends and can make my own choice of what to do with my money.
 
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News Comments > Lost GTA5 Accounts Restoration Within 24 Hours
11. Re: Lost GTA5 Accounts Restoration Within 24 Hours Apr 23, 2015, 11:50 Krovven
 
Just want to add that if this were indeed a data breach with Rockstar, this would not be limited to PC customers, which is currently seems to be. Console (only) users would be having the same problem in larger numbers. And as I said in one of the other threads, this doesn't seem to be widespread but rather a small number compared to the amount of Social Club users they actually have across 5 platforms.

 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Trilogy Announced
18. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Trilogy Announced Apr 23, 2015, 11:38 Krovven
 
Jonjonz wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 07:45:
Given how the whole TW series has been in a downward spiral, I see yet another failure looming here. Warhammer games seemed doomed, companies seem to think that buying the IP is all it takes, and sadly it is enough to sell a few boxes in the short run, at least until word gets out on the street about how bad the game really is. I love the Warhammer IP, its a shame so few titles do it justice.

Why do you consider them a downward spiral?

I think the games have gotten better. I used to hate the early games and have really only started to like them with Shogun 2. But that is still a stretch...I play them very occasionally and usually coop.

The TW games + DLC have just been coming out way too quickly for me to give a crap any more. I've barely played Shogun 2 yet have over 100 hrs played and haven't even touched the DLC that I got for a few $$. I skipped Rome 2 because of the poor launch (but played the free weekend and liked it a lot) and I just got it for free with a new computer build.

Now we have Atilla and Warhammer on the way and who knows what else...they are just coming out way too fast. It's like they expect it's the only game people play and are moving towards yearly releases with tons of DLC stuffed in between.

Over saturation is the easiest way for me to lose interest in an IP.

 
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News Comments > Lost GTA5 Accounts Restoration Within 24 Hours
9. Re: Lost GTA5 Accounts Restoration Within 24 Hours Apr 23, 2015, 11:26 Krovven
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 10:10:
Well Rockstar sent out a email a month or so ago saying that accounts may have been compromised and to change your password.

Can you copy and paste the email? I just searched and I have no such email. I've also tried searching for info on this and only found 1 link to a site I've never heard of before, who cited no sources on their story.

If this did occur you'd think that the flood of recent "me too" articles on this topic, at least one of the stories would reference this from a few weeks ago.

 
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News Comments > Lost GTA5 Accounts Restoration Within 24 Hours
8. Re: Lost GTA5 Accounts Restoration Within 24 Hours Apr 23, 2015, 11:21 Krovven
 
Quinn wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 08:48:
Why is there even any doubt that this isn't a security breach that's on Rockstar? If it was really just customer stupidity, we'd see this problem with STEAM, Uplay, and Origin accounts too. Nonstop. 24/7. For all eternity.

You know, many people had the "GTA 5 launcher has stopped working" error during release and beyond. How did many (like me) manage to "fix" that? Exactly, by turning off our virus scanner. Maybe there's a connection there. Who can tell.

It does happen, all the time, with every service. Steam has their Shield thing, Blizzard has Authenticator, so doesn't happen as often. The amount this occurs is ramped up every time there is a big new release.

 
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News Comments > GTA5 Account Loss Follow-ups
5. Re: GTA5 Account Loss Follow-ups Apr 22, 2015, 20:55 Krovven
 
Rockstar is handling this poorly. It's highly unlikely they had a breach otherwise this would be more widespread. If an individual has a keylogger on their system (or has had at any time), it's not going to matter if it's a unique key.

But hanging up on people? That's just bad. I'm not entirely surprised though as Rockstar has really poor support.

Console accounts are just as much of a target as the accounts can be tested on the websites for those services.

Might be a good idea to turn the Rockstar mobile app into an Authenticator.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 22, 2015, 18:08 Krovven
 
Leper wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 14:06:
I don't understand how this is different from showing sporting events in bars.

The sporting events have advertising. Even with a game like soccer that has few commercials, the advertising is always there on the field. With GoT or a DVD for that matter, revenue needs to be collected in other ways. GoT with commercials anyone?

Seems like a better way for HBO to go about this would be to make agreements with the establishments to have a cover charge that goes straight to HBO ($5?). The establishment benefits from the food and drink sales. HBO gets good PR, probably gains some subs from it, etc, rather than driving fans apart.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V NVIDIA Tweak Guide
32. Re: Grand Theft Auto V NVIDIA Tweak Guide Apr 22, 2015, 17:35 Krovven
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 17:25:
gravity wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 16:54:
siapnar wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 15:31:
I don't have any custom music Quinn, so that can't be the problem.

It's very, very slight, the stuttering.

I think I'll try giving dx 10.1 a go tonight and see what happens. I'll try disabling soft shadows, too.

I run with Nvidia enabled Vsync. Seems to be fine compared to ingame Vsync but I'll try that again


Do let me know what you come across. I highly suggest trying just the DX 10.1 downgrade first. Keep in mind you'll lose ALL grass visuals (entirely). I'm willing to do without, until I can find a better solution, or they discuss a fix/patch.

Shit if 10.1 improves frames, just think how fast a DX9 version would run, right?

On my system I tried 10.1 and it improves a little with other settings down, but not much. I can run it just as well in 11 with a few of those settings turned up.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V NVIDIA Tweak Guide
30. Re: Grand Theft Auto V NVIDIA Tweak Guide Apr 22, 2015, 17:15 Krovven
 
jomisab wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 12:43:
NegaDeath wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 12:38:
siapnar wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 12:00:
Have any of you noticed a specific setting that cause fps drops or judder?

Advanced distance scaling seems to do this for me even if set low on the slider.
Mind you, I have no other advanced options enabled.

GTX 970 here as well

I've only noticed the in-game v-sync cripples performance on my 970 while forcing vsync from the nvidia control panel works fine. Otherwise settings are at or near high.

Very strange. I'm running 970 SLI, and the in-game vsync makes everything extremely smooth.

I'm on an older computer at the moment. 3.0ghz Q9650 with 4gb ram and AMD 6970 2gb and this was my experience. I turned off FXAA and turned on MXAA 2x, turned on vsync and the game is much smoother (including minimal mouse lag) than if I change any of those three settings...until the game runs out of ram.

I can change most graphics settings with little to no FPS change, other than resolution. Changing the resolution has the biggest impact on framerate. The game is still very cpu dependent, just not as much so as GTA IV.

New computer is on it's way...they are just waiting for the back ordered ram.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Patched
37. removed Apr 22, 2015, 16:32 Krovven
 
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News Comments > Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen
32. Re: Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen Apr 21, 2015, 19:16 Krovven
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 18:54:
Krovven wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 14:24:
Actually there is a lot of useful stats tracking, crew management, and at least on consoles for now all the user made jobs are managed from SC. There are plenty more little things, but these are a few of the big ones. I'd no sooner like to remove all of this than remove Steam and all of its features.
The issue is that it's mandatory. I have no doubt that many of those features are useful to a lot of players but when they're forced upon everybody it's a problem. I'm sure a lot of people would like a free blowjob when they buy a dishwasher but those that don't shouldn't have to endure a toothless shemale whore gnawing on their lovestick.

Exaggerated analogy that doesn't really fit. Similar to Battlelog it removes cumbersome database heavy info from the game and puts it in a place that's not going to bloat the client.

Having to sign in to a network to play a game is nothing new and the majority now. While I accept that some don't like that, that's reality now. At least with this there are many benefits to the service that enhance the game.

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video
53. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video Apr 21, 2015, 15:11 Krovven
 
Quinn wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 04:40:
How often can you be the leader of the same heist? 2 days ago I've been leading my very first heist, and my friend and I wanted to do it again the moment we were finished. However, I didn't find any option to do this whatsoever.

It's very hard to find any information about this on the internet. I cannot believe that you can only complete a heist as a leader once. Does each heist has a cooldown, then? Of a few days, maybe?

If someone can shine some light on this, it'd be highly appreciated.

I believe the option is in the Online section of the Esc menu. Host a job, choose Heists.

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News Comments > Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen
28. Re: Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen Apr 21, 2015, 14:24 Krovven
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 11:35:
nin wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 10:24:
I was under the impression it's being used for GTA online. Is that not the case?
Multiplayer games don't require an online account, so that's no excuse. It's only required for marketing (to flog you more shit) or for advertising (whoring out your personal information for their profit).

Actually there is a lot of useful stats tracking, crew management, and at least on consoles for now all the user made jobs are managed from SC. There are plenty more little things, but these are a few of the big ones. I'd no sooner like to remove all of this than remove Steam and all of its features.

And I don't seem to recall ever being flogged shit or even advertised to on SC. So not sure what you are talking about there.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 20, 2015, 00:00 Krovven
 
Caladell wrote on Apr 19, 2015, 23:53:
I'm getting quite frustrated with GTA Online. It always freezes after each mission. First time it happened, the game wouldn't launch afterwards. Not even single player. Had to restart my computer, then it would work again. Did a mission, freeze. Ugh.

That sucks. I know quite a few people that are having issues with stability of the game. Hopefully they get it sorted out soon.

My game has been fairly stable by comparison, but it has crashed now and then...after benchmarks and when 'sky loading' between areas, not just specific to after missions.

I wish they would fix friends and crew members being dumped to different freeroam servers. This was a problem on PS3 at launch and they eventually got it fixed. Haven't seen Armored trucks since day one and have only seen a single ammo crate drop. So I'm guessing they are having problems with their servers.

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
289. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule Apr 19, 2015, 23:39 Krovven
 
Ban me for what? Calling Blue on his bullshit? I really don't care if I do get banned. He'd probably be doing me a favor. But really it would just continue to reinforce exactly what I said. He moderates inconsistently. There has been far worse things said by others here over the years and continue to get away with it. I don't need to be posting for the folks around here to get into a pissing match with each other. It happens all the time. Blue rarely does fuck all about it though. I know because I've reported them and emailed Blue about it before and the posts still remain.

One of the regulars, that people even like, is taking a break from Blues because of the bullshit. I know others that feel the same way. So as I said, you all can point fingers all ya like. I'm not here for a popularity contest.

Rigs, why would you consider apologizing unless you didn't mean what you said? I meant every word I said to you and don't feel sorry about it at all.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 19, 2015, 15:30 Krovven
 
Ordered a new computer yesterday. This has been long overdue.

So I'm getting Witcher 3 with the 970, as others have. I believe it's a GoG only code, ya? Anyone that would like to have the GoG version want to do a trade (when I get the code), by purchasing me the Steam version?

 
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News Comments > Blizzard Killing Diablo III Trial Rifts
10. Re: Blizzard Killing Diablo III Trial Rifts Apr 19, 2015, 01:14 Krovven
 
saluk wrote on Apr 18, 2015, 17:47:
As a complete outsider this sounds like utter nonsense. Why is it so important for a feature to be removed? Why does it take so long to remove it?

Is it more about replacing it with something else?

Because it's tedious, boring and time consuming. Some classes/builds can get keys higher than they are capable of and others can't get keys at the rank they can do. Which means doing trials and lesser rank rifts many times over to upgrade keys.

Removing them has many design consequences, which he talks about in the interview so I won't reiterate.

 
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