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Nickname DrEvil
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Signed On May 31, 2000, 05:27
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Legend of Grimrock
117. Re: Ships Ahoy - Legend of Grimrock Apr 12, 2012, 16:52 DrEvil
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2012, 21:05:
Dammit, updating video drivers didn't help, toggling between no vsync, vsync, and triple buffered didn't help either.

Two fuckin games I paid for now with this problem. Wish I knew what it was.

nVidia card here; no problems.

That said, I imagine if you provide as much info as you can to the developers, they can get AMD to fix their damn drivers.
 
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News Comments > Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition OS X Plans & Cross-Platform Gaming
54. Re: Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition OS X Plans & Cross-Platform Gaming Mar 30, 2012, 17:38 DrEvil
 
deqer wrote on Mar 30, 2012, 17:08:
nin wrote on Mar 30, 2012, 16:57:

Seriously, how old are you?

I just think it's sad that companies continue their business by selling patched versions of their previous titles, rather developing new titles. Anything that is considered a patch, is considered free.

Projects like this are often a way for companies to generate enough sales to justify publishers being involved in further projects using the existing IP. Since this is a licensed property, a publisher has to be involved.

From that perspective, it makes perfect sense to "test the waters" with a relatively low-cost, low-risk project before producing more expensive, higher-risk content.
 
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News Comments > Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition OS X Plans & Cross-Platform Gaming
49. Re: Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition OS X Plans & Cross-Platform Gaming Mar 30, 2012, 16:40 DrEvil
 
venomhed wrote on Mar 30, 2012, 15:54:
Mac 6% market share
Linux less than 1% market share
Windows 85% market share

Source: http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=8


WHY FRIGGIN BOTHER WITH MAC OR LINUX WHEN THEY CAN EASILY DUAL BOOT INTO WINDOWS?

Because operating system market share is not reflective of revenue share for games?

Just look at the revenue shares from humble bundle sales:

http://www.humblebundle.com/

My current estimate is that Mac + Linux users make up at least 33% of the revenue of the current bundle. Just in that case alone, that's nearly $200k that would be lost.

Look at Steam; why would they bother porting Steam to the Mac and then push other developers to do the same with their games unless Valve believed that it was worth it?

Do they really get that much $$$ from porting or cross platforming? Are these guys just idiots when it comes to how to run a business?

Pot, meet kettle.

This comment was edited on Mar 30, 2012, 17:37.
 
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News Comments > Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition OS X Plans & Cross-Platform Gaming
34. Re: Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition OS X Plans & Cross-Platform Gaming Mar 30, 2012, 14:29 DrEvil
 
panbient wrote on Mar 30, 2012, 13:12:
Krovven wrote on Mar 30, 2012, 12:59:
Primarily because this is not a polygon game that uses textures.

HAHAHA wow... only polygon based games use textures? WOW.

Just because it's a 2d sprite doesn't mean it doesn't have a texture applied to it. Just because it's a tile based engine doesn't mean those tiles are not textured. Essentially it's the art assets that NEED to be enhanced, the core gameplay mechanics are still solid even if dated, and the story needs no edits.

Yes, I understand it's expensive as hell to redo it, but if you weren't redoing the aspect of the game that can benefit the most from being enhanced... then what is really being sold?

2d engines didn't usually refer to these graphics as "textures"; they were usually known as "bitmaps" or "sprites".

To be fair, when people speak of "textures", they're usually referring to a 3d engine, so the general expectation is you're referring to 3d, and not 2d.

So even if the source material was from rendered materials which did use textures, the end result (the resources actually used in the engine) would not generally be referred to as that.

But this is all just a silly argument over semantics and interpretation.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Online Requirement Clarified/Corrected
65. Re: SimCity Online Requirement Clarified/Corrected Mar 29, 2012, 16:29 DrEvil
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Mar 29, 2012, 10:44:
How is Steam better than a once per session login?

Because I can start Steam on my laptop in offline mode and still play?
 
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News Comments > Linux and OS X Wasteland 2 Funded
17. Re: Linux and OS X Wasteland 2 Funded Mar 24, 2012, 00:32 DrEvil
 
venomhed wrote on Mar 23, 2012, 20:37:
FUCk this is a waste of time.

Linux and OSX? Just tell them to Boot camp their systems, save the money and time for the PC. Linux hates games and Mac's don't care either.

*plonks venomhed on the head*

There's a reason Steam supports gaming on the Mac and that I do as a developer -- it makes me money. I agree with you about Linux though; as a developer I generally feel like "no money is worth this" when it comes to supporting it. Linux distributions still haven't learned the value of things like stable ABIs, etc.
 
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News Comments > Notch's Space Adventure Plans
16. Re: Notch's Space Adventure Plans Mar 18, 2012, 18:48 DrEvil
 
Fion wrote on Mar 18, 2012, 13:04:
How bout at least getting Scrolls out before jumping ship again Notch. Not that I wouldn't enjoy the hell out of that game.

Nevermind that Nothc is not the only person at the company and others are working on the game. Just as someone else is maintaining and improving Minecraft these days.

Notch is hardly the first game developer to work on multiple projects at once.

I rarely work only on a single project where I work as a programmer as well.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near
51. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near Mar 16, 2012, 14:58 DrEvil
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 14:50:
Also technically you don't need to be US citizen per sé - But to have a US bank account you need to be US citizen, it could be done via many ways and does not require the developers themselves being citizens of the US. ^^

No, you don't have to be a US Citizen to have a US Bank account. BS -- like most of your reasoning so far.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near
38. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near Mar 16, 2012, 14:05 DrEvil
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 13:51:
DrEvil wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 13:44:
And that FAQ answer is bullshit. Paypal supports delayed payments where you commit to a charge and the charge is only deducted at a certain time when the vendor authorizes it.

How do i know? The Nexus 2 funding used paypal for the EXACT SAME SYSTEM of funding. And it worked just fine (technically speaking ,p)

Just because Nexus got away with it doesn't mean that Kickstarter when making a formal inquiry about it didn't get rejected by PayPal. Or have you noticed that PayPal has changed how it does business the last few years?

So unless you have access to privileged information, I call BS on your suppositions.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Beta Patch
18. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Beta Patch Mar 16, 2012, 13:48 DrEvil
 
space captain wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 12:57:
more dragons would be good

Are you kidding me? I wish there was an option to turn them off once the main questline is complete. They're just annoying as heck when you're trying to run around and explore.

In fact, I've been attacked by as many as three at the same time!
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near
32. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near Mar 16, 2012, 13:44 DrEvil
 
yuastnav wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 11:34:
Techie714 © wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 11:00:
[...]
It's 15.00 I mean seriously even if you dont like his previous work at least put in to show you support this new model.

I would, if they supported PayPal.
Backing is kind of impossible without a credit card.

[edit - Corrected for clarification.]

Problem is that PayPal doesn't allow these sorts of transactions. kickstarter has a FAQ answer about this. Currently, only Amazon Payments permits this type of transaction where there's no guarantee of a delivered product.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III May 15th
95. Re: Diablo III May 15th Mar 15, 2012, 16:25 DrEvil
 
nin wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 10:48:
Frijoles wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 10:46:
nin wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 10:07:
Yeaa!!!!! My amazon preorder is still locked, it looks like.

If you pre-order with Amazon before they show the same-day shipping, does it switch over to that? I've been thinking about pre-ordering it for a while, but not if they're going to deliver it a week late.



I have Prime, so I should get release date delivery, I believe.


Ask everyone who ordered Skyrim for the PC if they got their release-date delivery. Nope.

When I called customer support, they had no explanation for this and suggested it got lost so were sending me another. I got both several days later.

This was despite Amazon emailing everyone saying they shipped the item the day before release.

I'm currently not planning on buying this anyway though since I'm not much into multiplayer games, and this clearly is no longer a single-player game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Can Windows 8 satisfy desktop and tablet? Mar 5, 2012, 11:02 DrEvil
 
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2012, 10:52:
No.

Creston

Indeed, and it looks like Windows 8 is the new Windows ME / Vista disaster for desktops.

Maybe Windows 9 will actually be suitable for desktops.
 
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News Comments > Steam Breach Follow-up
49. Re: Steam Breach Follow-up Feb 11, 2012, 22:52 DrEvil
 
avianflu wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 13:39:
DrEvil == We actually agree more than disagree if you read my post one more time. Look at the first sentence of my post.

But you are completely absolving _businesses_ of responsibility for consumer data stored on their servers?? Seriously ? That's not kosher for fairly obvious reasons.


No, and nowhere did I say that. But neither can anyone here claim that the business is responsible either without having the full facts in their possession.

*If* valve followed reasonable security procedures and kept their systems up-to-date, that's as much as can be asked for. So far, all indicators are that they did.
 
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News Comments > Steam Breach Follow-up
36. Re: Steam Breach Follow-up Feb 11, 2012, 12:57 DrEvil
 
avianflu wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 12:55:
Let's NOT leave Valve off the hook: every time there is a credit card breach in the news, it _is_ the fault of the company in some manner of lax security with passwords/breadth of access to internal users/encryption.

Bullcrap. If someone manages to hack into your computer, I bet you'd be singing a different tune. Do you know every single security vulnerability of every single component of your system? Do you have a patch for everyone? Guess freaking what; you don't.
 
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News Comments > Double Fine Campaign Update
35. Re: Double Fine Campaign Update Feb 11, 2012, 12:34 DrEvil
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 14:24:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:04:
Can someone explain to me why everyone throws money at a point and click game, and not at Psychonauts 2 or Nexus 2 ?

I am asking honestly. All this money goes NOT to Psychonauts 2. So what , the , hell?

I'd easily invest that - if I had it - for a new Grim Fandango!

Hells yeah! Finally, something we can agree on Crester.
 
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News Comments > Steam Breach Follow-up
34. Re: Steam Breach Follow-up Feb 11, 2012, 12:22 DrEvil
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 07:17:
Say sorry Gabe you fat fuck!

He already did; and seriously, what's with the bile? Did this kill your favourite pet or something? Life is too short to be such a jerk.
 
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News Comments > Steam Breach Follow-up
33. Re: Steam Breach Follow-up Feb 11, 2012, 12:20 DrEvil
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 21:11:
No notice that is has been fixed and it will never happen again. No acknowlgement or apology for their lax security measures and that it won't happen again.

Sorry, but you don't have sufficient information to claim they have "lax security measures". Do you have any idea how many components of a modern system are written by third parties? Valve does not have access to the source code of all those third-party components, and it is unreasonable for them to guarantee 100% security. All any company can do is "best effort".

There will always be someone, somewhere that's capable of hacking a system. That's why you encrypt data and take other measures to mitigate damage when a breach will occur. That's right, *when*, not *if*.

I'll agree that it's *possible* that this was somehow their fault, but to blame them without any justifiable proof of that is irresponsible, disingenuous, and unreasonable.
 
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News Comments > Indie Valentine's Bundle
4. Re: Indie Valentine's Bundle Feb 11, 2012, 12:17 DrEvil
 
I have yet to see a reason to not completely ignore the indie royale bundles. Especially due to their early claims about cross-platform possibilities. Humble bundle for the win!  
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News Comments > Skyrim Creation Kit & "Surprise" Tuesday
35. Re: Skyrim Creation Kit & Feb 4, 2012, 12:02 DrEvil
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 4, 2012, 00:09:
wtf_man wrote on Feb 3, 2012, 21:40:
I'd rather have a full PC UI, like Morrowind, but improved... instead of this flash based menu crap.
Skyrim's UI may be far from perfect but it's a damn-sight better than the spreadsheet clusterfuck that was Morrowind.

Finally, someone I can agree with!
 
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