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News Comments > AMD: Battlefield 4 "Up to 45% Faster" Using Mantle
58. Re: AMD: Battlefield 4 Jan 9, 2014, 04:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
DukeLeeto wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 20:03:
My god, it's 3dfx and glide all over again.
For that to be true, you'd need to have AMD cockblocking like nvidia is doing with physx. Which isn't happening at the moment, unless nvidia decides to throw another hissyfit and block their cards from working with mantle then it could happen. Though that might be a huge boon for AMD now wouldn't it?
 
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News Comments > AMD: Battlefield 4 "Up to 45% Faster" Using Mantle
50. Re: AMD: Battlefield 4 Jan 8, 2014, 19:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Creston wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 17:30:

Of course it will work, but if you want the benefits of Mantle, you need to have an ATI card.
Yeah not true, you can have an nvidia card and it'll work just fine.

Unlike nVidia who threw a hissy fit over physx, AMD isn't pulling that BS. Funny thing is...you could even use a nvidia card beside a ati/amd card and have it work. Until nvida threw a super-hissy fit and blocked physx from working if it detected a amd card.
 
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News Comments > AMD: Battlefield 4 "Up to 45% Faster" Using Mantle
46. Re: AMD: Battlefield 4 Jan 8, 2014, 17:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
descender wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 13:34:
You mean exactly what DirectX already does? And OpenGL? Oh.

OGL kinda, DX not really. WTF is mantle and how does it work.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Jan 8, 2014, 17:26 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 16:29:
Mash, what do you mean by desktop mode? So it's a full on OS. I can use Open Office with it and other business apps to do actual work on? Valve really needs to make this well known if they expect people to even want to try it. What's are the pros and cons? Why would I want to use this over another OS? And if I can install it on a PC then why would I buy a Steambox?

Yep, it's a full OS, and you can do whatever you want for it. Can't remember what they're using for desktop mode off the top of my head. As for pros/cons? Besides that it's still in an alpha stage, and you will have errors, well I guess it's for those of us that like to experiment.

As for the increase/desire/catching on? It most likely will, especially with mantle, and OGL coming back into the limelight.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Jan 8, 2014, 13:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 13:08:
Why would I even want to install SteamOS if its just for games?
It's not just for games, it has a desktop mode. And it appears to now have ATI support. Oh and if you want to download it, you can get it here.
 
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News Comments > AMD: Battlefield 4 "Up to 45% Faster" Using Mantle
16. Re: AMD: Battlefield 4 Jan 8, 2014, 13:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
descender wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 13:00:
So you think all major consoles and Windows are going to dump DirectX, and all developers will simultaneously jump on board as well just because ATI wants them to?

Since that appears to be exactly what's happening? I'd say so. Mantle guts the overhead for cross-platform development by a huge amount, meaning you can develop something on one platform and release it on all others in little to no time.
 
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News Comments > More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites
6. Re: More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites Jan 7, 2014, 20:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
slipmat wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 20:40:

The installer is functional. I have on a separate drive, not in the default location with a custom folder.
Sure it's functional, if you do what I said. Using anything else -- unless they've patched the launcher in the last 2 hours, will cause it to hardlock.

An example: Installing to drives
D,E,F,J:\bethseda = hardlock
D,E,F,J:\launcher = hardlock

Installing to drives
D,E,F,J:\Program Files(x86)\... = fine
 
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News Comments > More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites
4. Re: More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites Jan 7, 2014, 20:36 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Got one as well, guess we'll see if it's worthwhile or not.

As a heads up for anyone, the installer is fully fubared if you don't include Program Files(x86)\Bethesda\Launcher\ for your install path, using \bethsda\ or \launcher\ will cause it to hardlock.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 7, 2014, 15:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 12:54:
McAfee rebranded as Intel Security.

Given all the crazy shit John McAfee has been doing lately, I don't blame them.
More like the crazy shit that's attached to the McAfee AV label, it needed a rebranding.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2014, 11:27 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Verno wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 11:19:
Doors frozen solid, hinges would not budge. I finally got his trunk open and he was able to lower the backseats, crawl into there and start the car so it could warm up. Fun times.
Easy way to stop that from happening ever again. Tell him to go to your nearest auto parts supply store and pick up a spray can, tube, or can of silicon emulsion(it's what the material is, actual name varies by brand). Apply to rubber on doors, and that's that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2014, 11:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Around here, that's flash freeze weather. And parts of southern ontario just got hammered by that storm that's on it's way over now. Luckily in my area we only got 9" of snow, and we avoided the massive freezing rain that smacked the toronto and horseshoe areas.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
8. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 5, 2014, 16:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Julio wrote on Jan 5, 2014, 15:37:
Regardless of LG being a small player, that Windows 8 is really working out well for PC makers. I wonder when Microsoft will take over hardware production of the PC and lock Windows to their hardware only.
I didn't know that windows 8 was out 4 years ago when the decline started in the PC market. The problem is we're at a saturation point for PC's, especially for the non-gamer home market. And for businesses rollouts are only just starting for Win7 in a lot of cases to replace XP.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 5, 2014, 14:54 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The problem for LG is that they're being undercut by competitors who are buying their panels, and selling them cheaper. I just picked up a 27" monitor during the boxing week sale, I paid $169 for it. The panel is made by LG, and the equivalent LG monitor is $329.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Jan 5, 2014, 14:51 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Article written by hipster trash.  
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News Comments > December Steam Survey
4. Re: December Steam Survey Jan 5, 2014, 14:46 Mashiki Amiketo
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 5, 2014, 14:10:

That is the wrong question. It is what have they done?
What can you really do with someone's anonymous CPU, GPU and OS stats? There's no real useful information there except for publishers.

What I found interesting was the nearly 0.5% increase in intel integrated graphics, which means there's a lot more people buying laptops.
 
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Tightened Up
11. Re: Steam Family Sharing Tightened Up Jan 5, 2014, 14:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Rhett wrote on Jan 5, 2014, 13:02:
I'd really like to share my library with my brother or cousin, but they're in entirely different states... I guess I could just give them my login info?
My sister is in Alberta, and I'm in Ontario. It works fine for us.
 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
72. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 4, 2014, 11:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Overon wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 11:03:
He got pizza orders, constant phone calls, got swatted, got multiple non swat visits from police as well and every game he streamed got taken down in sequence.
That's not a DDoS, that's plain old harassment and in most instances criminal harassment as it would be called up here in canadaland.
 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
69. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 4, 2014, 06:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
ViRGE wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 16:31:
]Very true. But it does mean they have resources. You can't take down something like Steam with a handful of computers on a residential connection. That requires a fairly large botnot.

So script kiddies or not, they (unfortunately) have power and the means to abuse it.
Last time I went looking around the underbelly of the internet(few years ago for a security project), I could buy 5k-15k machines in a botnet for a couple of hundred bucks. So, if you're dense as a post, have a couple of hundred bucks to throw around you too could DDoS something off, and if you're on the cheap you could steal/build/buy your own "build your own botkit" from the same underbelly and just wait a couple of weeks/months to have a functioning botnet of your very own.

This stuff isn't earth shattering by anymeans anymore, the price probably has gone up after they smashed that ring in eastern europe though.
 
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News Comments > Fallouts Returning to Steam
9. Re: Fallouts Returning to Steam Jan 3, 2014, 16:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
killer_roach wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 15:35:
All the GOG versions ran just fine on Windows 7, although I think that was mostly just because the first two ran in DOSbox.
The first two had windows executables for them as well. And they work fine in 7 and 8.
 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
40. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 16:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
BitWraith wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 12:27:
Calling these guys hackers, or even referring to them as skilled in any way, is a bit of a stretch.
Pretty much. They're nothing but script kiddies using automated tools, which is about the same a 5 year old being able to push the big shiny button on their playskool "it makes noise" go-go car.
 
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