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Nickname Aero
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Description Just some guy.
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Signed On Jun 16, 2007, 02:48
Total Comments 758 (Graduate)
User ID 40534
 
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha Mod
5. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha Mod Apr 28, 2014, 11:43 Aero
 
I believe it's a short story called "Roadside Picnic" (or something along those line, I've never read it).

edit: Yeah, this is the one:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roadside_Picnic
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II
24. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II Apr 25, 2014, 03:59 Aero
 
So... I went ahead and bought it anyways because, hell, tomorrow is Frieday.

And, to answer my earlier question, bad news is tjat it does not properly support 21:9 (or 16:10, or anything other than 16:9 for that matter, including triple screen setups). However, so far as I can tell so far the graphics are quite good and so are the controls (using an Xbox360 controller), so the game has promise.

Also, there is apparently a hack in the works for variable aspect ratio support by a fella at wsgf.org, so hopefully that will sort things out.

It doesn't say much about From though. All it takes to support different aspect ratios (if you don't want to bother making sure all your in-game cutscenes and stuff don't get too wonky) is changing the field of view and repositioning the HUD elements--probably a couple hours work for a competent developer... although a competent developer would have built all this in in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Domain Registered
6. Re: Just Cause 3 Domain Registered Apr 24, 2014, 22:28 Aero
 
I haven't heard much about Mad Max lately, is that still on?  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II
10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II Apr 24, 2014, 22:24 Aero
 
I have a 2560x1080 monitor, and I'm kind of waiting to see how that works out. I don't hold out a lot of hope.

Playing at 1920x1080 ain't so bad for older games, but any game by competent developers released in the last four or five years lets you play with any aspect ratio you want, so I'll take forced 16:9 as a bad sign.

Can't get any straight answers on Steam except that the 16:10 folks seem to (sometimes) be having issues.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 1 & Civilization III/IV MP Moving to Steam
6. Re: Borderlands 1 & Civilization III/IV MP Moving to Steam Apr 23, 2014, 14:11 Aero
 
I had a hell of a good time playing MP Vietcong--way ahead of it's time in many ways.

On the other hand, that was 10 years ago.
 
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News Comments > 2D Prince of Persia Rumor
4. Re: 2D Prince of Persia Rumor Apr 18, 2014, 03:18 Aero
 
This sort of brings to mind the Flashback remake that allowed the character animations to be interrupted to make the controls more responsive. It's a small thing, but it spoiled the feel of controls and it just wasn't the same game at all. POP, Flashback and Another World were all about planning your moves out a few steps ahead and then executing it properly.

Of course, that doesn't mean these guys won't find something else that works well on some other level (like the Sands of Time did), but the blurb seems to suggest that they aren't going with the traditional rotoscope control style. You wouldn't need to worry about blending animations in that case because the whole point was pretty much to time your inputs to make the animations work.

 
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News Comments > 37% of Steam Games Never Loaded by Owners
57. Re: 37% of Steam Games Never Loaded by Owners Apr 16, 2014, 16:35 Aero
 
I don't entirely trust Steam's statistics. I looked at my account once with one of those sites and there were close to a dozen games it said I had never played at all, but I had definitely not only played, but completed. They tended to be older games (I created my account whatever day it was HL2 was released).

 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Ending Support for DX10-Generation Cards in 2016
12. Re: NVIDIA Ending Support for DX10-Generation Cards in 2016 Mar 14, 2014, 13:34 Aero
 
Thanks Creston for the power mode suggestion. Hope that works. It isn't a huge deal since Windows can gracefully recover from the graphics driver crashing these days, but it's damn annoying.

There actually probably isn't much reason for me to even be using the latest drivers with a 500 series these days anyways of course.

edit: Actually, I should look into the UPS too. I've got it on one, but a few weeks back I was noticing weird things like when I would get a static shock across the room, Windows would play the USB plugin sound effect. Ditto sometimes when I flicked a light switch. Never quite interested me enough to check the logs though. I blamed it on the Razer mouse being a piece of crap (and it hasn't happened since I switched to the default mouse driver and just put up with the annoying pulsing LEDs--though it has also been warmer and more humid since).

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News Comments > NVIDIA Ending Support for DX10-Generation Cards in 2016
4. Re: NVIDIA Ending Support for DX10-Generation Cards in 2016 Mar 14, 2014, 11:12 Aero
 
I've not been happy with Nvidia drivers for the last several WHQL releases for my 580GTX. The display driver crashes at random every couple days when doing normal desktop things. Though it could be something new on my end, I suspect that the testing of drivers on hardware that's a few generations old has been relegated to the summer intern who won't be back until June.

Of course I don't really believe it, but a part of me also suspects planned obsolescence. I would upgrade if I felt any pressing need, but pretty much every game that's GPU bound is still running fine on max or near max settings. This might not be an uncommon feeling, particularly as the new console generation apparently isn't all that impressive hardware-wise.
 
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News Comments > THIEF Patch & Tips
11. Re: THIEF Patch & Tips Mar 9, 2014, 18:57 Aero
 
I'd actually go so far as to say the windows are an imaginative solution to the loading problem. Granted it shouldn't exist on the PC version, and I would prefer it weren't a button mashing thing (when is that ever a good idea?) but rather just an animation that played.

My biggest gripe with Thief, though, is that despite the fairly nice graphics, the levels feel distinctly like movie sets made of cheap plywood facades. That isn't such a big deal in a game like COD, where there's lots of action, but it really kills a game supposedly based at least a little bit on exploration.
 
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News Comments > Steam Family Library Sharing Live
15. Re: Steam Family Library Sharing Live Mar 1, 2014, 17:43 Aero
 
I would dearly love to be able to "lend" my steam games individually to other friends the same way you can lend some e-books. I can imagine why they wouldn't like this of course, but I believe it should be within my rights to do so.

This whole family thing, on the other hand, is too cumbersome and of limited value to a fairly small audience.
 
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News Comments > Rambo Trailer; Game Release Next Month?
3. Re: Rambo Trailer; Game Release Next Month? Jan 10, 2014, 12:27 Aero
 
Sure, it will probably suck, but at least it will have realistic Hollywood physics that it can play with a straight face.  
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Tightened Up
13. Re: Steam Family Sharing Tightened Up Jan 5, 2014, 15:24 Aero
 
I would be very much down with a system that let me lend or give games to friends. Legally, it should all be on the up-and-up (and you could probably not-unreasonably argue that it is my right to transfer my license to someone else), but god knows they can't have that.

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 12, 2013, 14:46 Aero
 
I'd be inclined to just say I never received it. The only proof they likely have is the shipping records on their end, which clearly aren't trustworthy. Let them try to prove I have it. The best they could do was say that I signed for a package that may have had anything in it.

That said, I'm not an asshole (most of the time), so if they were polite about it and offered to make up for my inconvenience in some reasonable way, I'd send it back.

 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Revealed
16. Re: No Man's Sky Revealed Dec 8, 2013, 17:42 Aero
 
I might not be looking hard enough, but I haven't read anything indicating a release timeframe. Are we talking 2014, 2015, 2016, next month, next Tuesday, no tentative schedule at all?  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Revealed
12. Re: No Man's Sky Revealed Dec 8, 2013, 16:26 Aero
 
Hard to say whether it's too big a game for indie devs. Looked at from a certain point of view, *any* space sim is too big for any developer, and the only answer is clever procedural generation of the universe, events and characters. That said, obviously the more money, people and talent thrown at the problem the better. However, I believe it is possible for four people to pull off something amazing.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 1, 2013, 15:45 Aero
 
Presumably it will just be used as an extra charge against someone they arrest for something else and then find evidence they were printing guns. It could probably also be used to get a search warrant for someone suspected of printing guns.

So no, it won't actually stop anything or make much difference, but it's the obvious and likely only course if Philadelphia doesn't want people printing guns.
 
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News Comments > Open-World Star Wars Game Clues
11. Re: Open-World Star Wars Game Clues Nov 30, 2013, 15:13 Aero
 
In my opinion, the more the Star Wars license gets whored out, the better. After 15 years of being locked up in the tower only to be let out on a leash when it suited the marketing department and the madman Lucas's whims, it needs to get out and explore the world. There will be a lot of mistakes made along the way, but if we get one good title for every three or four disasters, we'll still be doing a lot better than we were.  
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News Comments > State of Decay Breakdown DLC Delay?
12. Re: State of Decay Breakdown DLC Delay? Nov 29, 2013, 17:09 Aero
 
Basically, this seems like a good proof of concept for a bigger budget game to me. I'm probably only going to put a few hours into it, but I hope they follow it up with a more developed sequel.

A bigger game, with better graphics and more detailed game mechanics where you start as a survivor of the zombie outbreak and the ultimate endgame is to restore order/civilization to the open-world seems interesting on a lot of levels.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 24, 2013, 12:49 Aero
 
Weird thing, whenever I exit Rebirth, Rage is selected in Steam for some reason. Must be a sign.

Anyways, I agree that X Rebirth will be good one day. That day is probably pretty far off though--maybe a year or so going off how long it took for X3 to be fixed (2.0).

So, the wise man waits a year and buys it for $10 when it's fixed. Despite it's obvious and sometimes infuriatingly unfished state, though, I have put 18 hours into it, most of which I enjoyed. That's more than I can say for a lot of games I've paid $40-odd for.
 
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