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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
23. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched May 21, 2015, 15:30 Drayth
 
Someone posted in another forum that they turn on uber sampling for cutscenes. Slight grain of salt with that one, I haven't had time yet to play much.  
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News Comments > More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy
34. Re: More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy May 19, 2015, 15:03 Drayth
 
Well that was just one of multiple sources, but ok.. There is a direct quote from AMD in what I linked stating it's not open source. And I've read that in multiple places, that was just a quick google search for my reply.

Sorry but I'm not going to bother reading any linus stuff, from what I remember from AMD presentations at the time they blatantly and repeatedly said they intend for it to become open and available to anyone, until they reach the point where they think it's ready for that they will continue working on it (in conjunction with certain partners and developers).

I've never read that AMD intended it to work out that way from the start. I do remember them saying in more marketing orientated presentations that Mantle's is not exclusive to AMD, then in separate smaller posts (like the one I linked originally) saying, oh sorry it's not open. Later, after hearing them say that Mantle is no longer relevant and has done what it's needed to do, and I agree fully with that last part, that now they've helped roll it over to the Kronos Group.

If what you said was their original intent, and my perspective is just the timing of the whole situation, more power to them... but the timing and how it played out is interesting.

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News Comments > More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy
29. Re: More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy May 19, 2015, 14:06 Drayth
 
Simon Says wrote on May 19, 2015, 10:21:
You have no idea how Project Cars works do you? If you do your research, you'll find that PhysX features can't be turned off, without PhysX, the engine can't run and only disabling a few would change the way the cars behave and thus you would have CHEATING. And what's more, in an earlier version, it worked fine, until Nvidia asked them to add more features related to physics into the game, then Amd's performance went to hell.

Seriously, do your research.
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I hastily read this article this morning and thought this was in relation to Witcher 3 (after reading some uproar there yesterday on a different board). So my bad, I was talking strictly in terms of W3.

I did just read about Project Cars now though, and damn. They basically baked PhysX fully into the game (if what I read is accurate). That is a bad situation for AMD owners, no argument. It's unique though, and hopefully no one will follow suit.
 
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News Comments > More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy
23. Re: More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy May 19, 2015, 12:01 Drayth
 
NetHead wrote on May 19, 2015, 11:07:

AMD's track record says otherwise, in regard to both hardware and software and standards.

Well, TruForm comes to mind off the top of my head.

Also, as for Mantle it basically became Vulkan, from what I know it's as open and available as OpenGL. It's also under the Khronos Group of which nvidia is a member.

That doesn't change the fact,
it was AMD only. Don't get me wrong, Mantle was one of the more awesome things AMD's done in recent times. It affected the industry enough to obsolete itself in no time, so yes it got merged. It was also a big factor in getting me to invest in a pair of 290x's, which brings me to...

...their drivers caused a massively bad stuttering problem in Crossfire if there was a dedicated sound card for some of us, so I couldn't use the second card for 4 months.

Along with constant black screens, and twice hearing the card's fans suddenly speed up to 100% (which was scary loud) a second or two after a game's menu screen popped up due to me tweaking display settings in the control panel / enb settings (and me yanking the power cord out of the wall as fast I could), I don't have the best impression of their drivers.

Sold those cards and moved back to nvidia about as fast as I could once the 900 series hit.
 
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News Comments > More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy
13. Re: More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy May 19, 2015, 10:15 Drayth
 
So you have PhysX which only runs off the CPU in this game (I saw a post from an NVIDIA rep stating that even having a dedicated card, it will still only run off the CPU with W3). Everything else is optional, I believe.

So yes, they can't optimize those optional Gameworks features for AMD. Turn all those off and the game should run on the two sets of cards as evenly as anything else.

Also, I firmly believe that AMD is taking this open source route because they have to. It's their best way of competing against NV with their current low market share. If things were more 50/50 I'd bet they'd be a lot more protective of their own tech. Mantle, for example, never actually became open to NV (not that they would have implemented it).
 
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News Comments > Cancelled DOOM Media
1. Re: Cancelled DOOM Media May 18, 2015, 21:02 Drayth
 
haha, scroll down 5 posts in the Doomworld Forum thread (youtube vid).  
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News Comments > NVIDIA Drivers for The Witcher 3
27. Re: NVIDIA Drivers for The Witcher 3 May 18, 2015, 15:37 Drayth
 
If you are one of the peeps who do not get headaches, motion sickness, etc from 3D Vision glasses, it's *very* hard to go back to 2D gaming once you've used it enough.

It took quite a few monitor advancements before I could completely move off it (which was very recent).
 
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News Comments > DOOM Reveal at E3
14. Re: DOOM Reveal at E3 May 18, 2015, 15:31 Drayth
 
Quinn wrote on May 18, 2015, 14:55:
I sometimes feel like I'm one of the few that really liked the last Doom. It was, however, one of the few games that was actually too long :P

For the record, I liked Doom 3 as well. Flawed, yes.. but still fun.
 
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News Comments > Arma III Free Weekend; BIS Sale
9. Re: Arma III Free Weekend; BIS Sale May 8, 2015, 09:28 Drayth
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 8, 2015, 09:07:
I gave this game a try again after I got my GTX970, figured my 760 was not enough to run this game on high settings, but sadly it still runs like a slide show unless I turn most stuff down to medium.

How's your CPU? I think ArmA's pretty CPU dependent too with all the AI stuff it has going on.
 
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News Comments > Arma III Free Weekend; BIS Sale
8. Re: Arma III Free Weekend; BIS Sale May 8, 2015, 09:23 Drayth
 
InBlack wrote on May 8, 2015, 09:07:
Its a free weekend. Give it a go and decide for yourself. I really enjoyed the first Operation Flashpoint, does this game have a comparable single player campaign?

It's the next best campaign since the original Op:Flash by far. You may think it's better, you may not, but either way it's close. What I like is the little optional moments you can skip, or go explore if you want. And the story plays out really well, it's just not quite as cool as having Russian Hinds flying around everywhere (but what is?).

Also, even if you think you don't need it, play the "Boot Camp" missions. They're still pretty fun, and interesting story wise.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Reveal Next Week
9. Re: Assassin's Creed Reveal Next Week May 7, 2015, 20:38 Drayth
 
I'm imagining some Temple-of-Doom-like, programming sweat shop dungeon.

Nothing but cave walls, smoldering lava smoke and a giant, oppressive Assassin's Creed poster hanging on the side they're all forced to face while working their 15 hour daily shift.


...oh and the disobedient workers with the scars and bruises from multiple beatings are off in the darkest corner labeled "Patching Department".
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
13. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer May 7, 2015, 15:31 Drayth
 
Well that escalated quickly.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Includes Batgirl Prequel
16. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Includes Batgirl Prequel May 4, 2015, 17:38 Drayth
 
Yeah, the Arkham series is a showcase for 3D Vision support. Origins is bugged (gets really laggy moving around the city in 3D), but the other two are great.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans
24. Re: Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans Apr 29, 2015, 10:27 Drayth
 
I went looking for a time of day sync mod this morning (having read this, think I'll pass on any mods till things are more clear on what can be used), and came across a working trainer that lets you spawn anything you want: guns, cars, w/e. The author rigged it so it wouldn't work in MP, but reading through the comments, no surprise, the block has already been worked around by others.

Sooooo... yeah. Now there's legitimate cheaters mixed in with the FOV users.

Edit - Well, at least it wasn't nin who beat me..

 
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News Comments > Steam Ending Paid Mods; Providing Refunds
89. Re: Steam Ending Paid Mods; Providing Refunds Apr 28, 2015, 13:10 Drayth
 
They were going to leave the free one up. The new one was to have only new functions added (I think it was just mod menu stuff, mainly something to do with crafting), no changes or improvements over the existing functions of the free one.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $80M; Accepting Subscription Contributions
18. Re: Star Citizen Passes $80M; Accepting Subscription Contributions Apr 27, 2015, 22:50 Drayth
 
As has been pointed out, the subscription deal has been in place this whole time. It's nothing new.  
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News Comments > Steam Ending Paid Mods; Providing Refunds
20. Re: Steam Ending Paid Mods; Providing Refunds Apr 27, 2015, 22:46 Drayth
 
This was all just a publicity stunt. Screw up one of the biggest gaming communities out there, then pretend to reverse it all and gain customer loyalty so everyone pre orders Half-Life 3 in 2034...

Just kidding. Well done, Valve (no seriously, make HL3 already).
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Free Weekend
15. Re: Skyrim Free Weekend Apr 24, 2015, 12:03 Drayth
 
lol

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/65034/?
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Free Weekend
11. Re: Skyrim Free Weekend Apr 24, 2015, 11:25 Drayth
 
Way to screw up the community.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Cinematic
16. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Cinematic Apr 8, 2015, 14:32 Drayth
 
Boom  
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