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Signed On Apr 14, 2005, 23:42
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Volume of data darn near indescribable ... without the iPad. Jun 28, 2011, 20:38 SirKnight
 
the amount created or replicated in 2011 will reach 1.8 zettabytes


And about 90% of that is porn.
 
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News Comments > Operation Flashpoint: Red River DLC Tomorrow
2. Re: Operation Flashpoint: Red River DLC Tomorrow Jun 27, 2011, 21:40 SirKnight
 
I hope this is the last time they drag the Operation Flashpoint name through the mud.  
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News Comments > New UDK Beta
2. Re: New UDK Beta Jun 27, 2011, 21:35 SirKnight
 
SECOND!  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jun 27, 2011, 21:32 SirKnight
 
I'm glad I forgot to checkout at Amazon yesterday when I put Alice in my cart. I just saved myself $20 by forgetting. I got the 360 version BTW. I would get the PC version (and I might later on a low steam sale) but I'd rather play it on my huge tv.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2011, 13:32 SirKnight
 
That QRP thing looks pretty good! I really like the normal mapped shots.

I'll have to try this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2011, 12:45 SirKnight
 
w00t!

You can make Darkplaces have the classic Quake look (all pixelated and such) by using NEAREST filtering setting. It's in the options but I think you can also specify this in the console. I know you could in GLQuake. I actually prefer to use that mode so Quake looks authentic like I remember. I also think it looks better than filtering personally.

I also had issues with GLQuake crashing when trying to set resolutions. I thought about fixing this in the code, but there's really no point when there's a number of good ports already.
 
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News Comments > Arma 2 Patch
1. Re: Arma 2 Patch Jun 24, 2011, 00:29 SirKnight
 
It's about damn time they add the -donothing option. I've been wanting an option that does nothing for years.  
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News Comments > Operation Flashpoint Rerelease: Arma: Cold War Assault
4. Re: Operation Flashpoint Rerelease: Arma: Cold War Assault Jun 23, 2011, 16:01 SirKnight
 
Awesome.

Oh and here: http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Arma:_Cold_War_Assault

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2011, 15:53 SirKnight
 
nin wrote on Jun 23, 2011, 15:07:
Icewind wrote on Jun 23, 2011, 14:33:
WinQuake? What are you Blue, a noob?

Try Qrack. Or maybe Dark Places, that shit makes the game look amazing.

Can't even enable mouselook. Jesus, is making an autoexec do fucking hard?


I think this is the second time in about a week where you've slammed Blue. If you're not happy, and don't appreciate the work he does here, you're more than welcome to move along...you won't be missed.





Just his typical nerd rage it seems. He slams everyone about everything.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2011, 11:04 SirKnight
 
The Darkplaces source port for Quake 1 is the way to go for modern systems/OSes.  
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News Comments > Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Patch Monday
12. Re: Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Patch Monday Jun 22, 2011, 19:03 SirKnight
 
Hyatus wrote on Jun 22, 2011, 17:44:
killer_roach wrote on Jun 22, 2011, 17:08:
Give it up already. Windows XP is dead and buried, and mercifully so.

Right. Just ignore the numbers.

By looking at the steam hardware survey, the numbers are showing XP is falling and becoming less and less relevant.

Nearly half are Windows 7, Vista (32 and 64bit together) are a few percent higher than XP (32 and 64 together). XP is in third place and is on the decline.

For me I've been done with XP for quite some time now.
 
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News Comments > QUAKE "Reboot" Possible
18. Re: QUAKE Jun 17, 2011, 12:26 SirKnight
 
Oh I sure hope id does this. I loved Quake 1 and its universe. Of course, Quake 2 was bad ass too.

As long as they keep old school FPS design (not linear on rails, no regen health, fast paced action, lots of weapons - no limit!) but with idTech 5 that would be perfect!

And of course DM, Team DM, CTF and mods!

Oh yes, and music from Trent Reznor.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Changing Windows
16. Re: RAGE Changing Windows Jun 16, 2011, 14:43 SirKnight
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Jun 16, 2011, 14:17:
If the game is running 60fps on a console, why the heck do I need this tech with my highend pc?


Because on a PC you have to develop with APIs (OpenGL/Direct3D/Win32/.NET/etc) with very high overhead. On a console you program it directly so it's much more efficient. So when you want to update a part of a texture for example, you do a direct memory map to the exact spot you want. A simple memcpy() call. On the PC, you have to deal with an API layer that does a TON of extra crap before the actual texture memory is updated. On a PC, you don't have direct memory access to anything. It's all protected by the OS and before you can do any kind of read/write you must ask the OS for permission first through an API which then has to go through a driver that has enormous overhead itself and so on.

The intentional tearing John is talking about is not the conventional vsync off tearing, which looks horrible. His method you won't really notice and it keeps the gameplay tight.

It's too bad that the high overhead of APIs and drivers has made hardware not see its true potential. There's been so much processing capability wasted. A lot more than most people realize. This is why the old hardware of the consoles can do so well against modern PC components which are technically superior.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation Announced
8. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation Announced Jun 16, 2011, 13:11 SirKnight
 
I bought Black Ops on the recent steam sale during the free MP weekend they had. The MP is not all that bad (but still not as fun to me as TF2). Reminds me of CS in a way (MW did too). I had a fairly decent time in MP during that free weekend so I figured what the hell. The thing I do like about it is the server browser. I can't seem to find one in MW2 (which I got in a recent 50% off sale on steam) so joining a MP game there has been lame.

I played some DNF MP last night and while it was kind of interesting overall it was laggy and just didn't feel right. It's shocking for me to say this, but I have a lot more fun in CoD MP. I'm usually very critical of CoD due to the direction its SP has gone and MP is something I don't play that much.

Still, I rarely buy DLC and the few times I did it was on a sale where it was extremely cheap. For the most part though, paying for DLC is just lame. Especially at the prices it's usually set at.
 
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News Comments > EA Didn't Pull Crysis 2 from Steam
43. Re: EA Didn't Pull Crysis 2 from Steam Jun 15, 2011, 19:58 SirKnight
 
What I want to know is, what happens with Crytek releases a patch? Like the DX11 patch. Are us steam buyers going to be shafted?

I don't think it's right for devs/pubs to sell extra stuff (DLC/in-app-purchases) by bypassing the system they are on like what EA wanted to do. Steam's policy, which is similar to Apple's App Store policy, is the right thing. If you want to sell extra stuff, you must go through the service giving a small percentage. I hope valve does not change steam's policy on this, even though it sucks Crysis 2 is no longer on there because of it.

I only want one place for downloadable games and that is steam. I will just not buy a game if it forces me to another client/service. I have made steam my central point for launching almost all of my games, including games I did not buy from there.

Oh BTW, Rage is now on steam for preordering. I noticed that today. I'm not sure I want to download a game that big though. Having the actual case and disks is good but it does take up space. Space I don't have.
 
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News Comments > DNF Review Dust Up
71. Re: DNF Review Dust Up Jun 15, 2011, 14:06 SirKnight
 
eDuke32 FTW!  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Footage
21. Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Footage Jun 14, 2011, 19:31 SirKnight
 
Tumbler wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 11:52:

uh.... i dont know if you nitwits realize this or not.. but... no matter how much mindless profanity you toss into your moronic comments... it doesnt miraculously make them true.

i watched the video, and as expected.. the game looked cool. The graphics are fine, the truck and other vehicles looked fine. Of course i think that Battlefield will be awesome as well.

You brainless twits couldnt make an honest comment about a game if your lives depended on it.

I don't know man...this sure looks like shit to me...


Yeah that video compression does look pretty crappy. I hope you're not saying the game looks bad because of poor flash video compression.

That was some pretty brain dead AI though. It probably was on easy, but even then CoD is not known for their terrific SkyNet AI.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day II
34. Re: Quote of the Day II Jun 14, 2011, 19:23 SirKnight
 
Johny5's posts are prime examples why you do not do drugs then post on the internet.

Seriously wtf?
 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping
11. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Starts Shipping Jun 9, 2011, 22:57 SirKnight
 
Most unlikely headline ever actually is true! Whoa....

I'm still getting my Balls of Steel edition despite the demo making me feel a little worried. I've NEVER expected the game to be the most awesome thing ever given its history anyway. I still want it because it's still a huge deal that it's actually real and shipping.

Honestly I'd be more interested in having the old builds back when it was on the Quake 2 engine and the Unreal engine version from 10 years ago.

I think DNF would have ended up a much better game if the gaming industry itself didn't turn into the steaming pile that it has. Current trends are killing games. It's too bad most have to always follow trends instead of being unique. I hate trends.
 
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News Comments > id on RAGE PC Controls
14. Re: id on RAGE PC Controls Jun 8, 2011, 15:05 SirKnight
 
These low player limits in MP is just sad. We had several times this many in the mid 1990's over a freaking 56K (or less) modem!

I really miss the days of QuakeWorld/Quake2 multiplayer. Sure dial up sucked but it still worked good enough and the matches were just crazy.
 
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