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Real Name James Hinkley   
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Signed On Jun 10, 2000, 12:18
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User ID 5517
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 1, 2014, 18:42 vacs
 
Good riddance and about time for my new system which I keep postponing for 1-2 years. Still using my old system which I built in August 2009 and still using my initial Win7 installation. Only things upgraded are my HDDs (bought SDDs) and my GFX card.

Still working like a charm
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Baits YouTube; Becomes Twitter Quitter
22. Re: Phil Fish Baits YouTube; Becomes Twitter Quitter Jun 19, 2014, 07:06 vacs
 
Just for the record: I love Phil Fish!  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 13, 2014, 02:38 vacs
 
No real news on Act 2, except that it is months away (still writing dialogues, puzzles).

To me, this is the only part where they completely failed. Act 1 is very easy but still very enjoyable... hope they deliver with Act 2.
 
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News Comments > F.E.A.R. Online Beta Next Week
19. Re: F.E.A.R. Online Beta Next Week May 19, 2014, 15:47 vacs
 
oh well, another free-to-play/pay-to-win game... Could those games please all die a horrible death? Thanks.  
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News Comments > Darksiders "Not Dead"
6. Re: Darksiders May 12, 2014, 10:37 vacs
 
Hopefully this will be a worthy successor and not just a quick cash-in...  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 29, 2014, 14:00 vacs
 
8GB is the correct answer, agreed. The question was way too easy

But again, as it has been mentioned at least 24937 times before, do NOT disable the pagefile, not even with 512GB of RAM!

The pagefile does more than only swap out data which doesn't fit into your RAM. It also untrue that the pagefile will slow down your system if you have plenty of RAM.

There is a reason for this file to exist on Windows machines, keep it enabled!
 
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News Comments > AMD Release Candidate Drivers
1. Re: AMD Release Candidate Drivers Apr 22, 2014, 06:09 vacs
 
Full OpenGL 4.4 support just now? Did they not have that before?

Nvidia offers full 4.4 support for all GF 400 series cards and upwards since August 2013...
 
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News Comments > Secret Ponchos PC Plans
10. Re: Secret Ponchos PC Plans Apr 10, 2014, 02:44 vacs
 
Outlaws.. those were the good times in deed. Can't remember how many times I played through the single player campaign, looking for all the fun secrets hidden in the levels... and of course the music. One of the best gaming soundtracks ever, along side with Outcast.

Unfortunately the game's installer is 16-bit, so you won't be able to install it on 64-bit OS'. There is also an issue with strange colors in the cutscenes (at least on any Win7 version and above) but all those problems can be bypassed.
 
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News Comments > DirectX 12 Announced
26. Re: DirectX 12 Announced Mar 21, 2014, 06:46 vacs
 
Lord Tea wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 05:48:
I hope by the end of 2015 there will be plenty of Mantle optimized titles out there, and since Nvidia is now feeling the pressure from AMD, they might even start coding their own NV-optimized API.

I doubt that nvidia is really feeling a lot of pressure because of Mantle because this latest DX12 announcement basically already means the end of Mantle.

After the Mantle announcement months ago, I was surprised that nvidia didn't react to it at all. I first thought, they were just trying to ignore Mantle but that would have been stupid for them.

They don't need to release their own low-level API, that would be a complete waste of time. Mantle is not going anywhere soon and AMD is loosing to much resources on something, which only gives them a certain advantage (whenever all the bugs are ironed out) in one single engine: Frostbite (cryengine to follow soon).

Nvidia knew that Microsoft had to react to it and the solution is DX12. Nvidia will try everything, and without any doubt will achieve in delivering the best DX12 optimized drivers by next year.

Mantle will NOT have invaded the gaming industry by 2015 but nvidia will have the best performance again by that date... and at the same time spend all those resources and API which can be used at the same time by Windows PCs, xbones and Windows phones... it's a win-win situation, there is no reason for nvidia to spend any time on Mantle or whatever other low-level API, except DX12.

Lord Tea wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 05:48:
Competition. I'm loving it.

absolutely, competition is always good for the consumer. This is another fine example.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Resident Evil 4 HD
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Resident Evil 4 HD Mar 1, 2014, 06:52 vacs
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 06:38:
What's wrong with 60 FPS?

What's wrong with 60 FPS? Are you serious?

Some people have screens which have a higher refreshrate then 60Hz. Mine goes all the way up to 144 Hz (or 120Hz with 3d vision, which I intend to use).

There is a hugh difference in fluidity between 60 and 120+ fps, especially in 3D and this for a game which current PCs can easily render at 200-300 fps
 
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News Comments > Moebius: Empire Rising in April
1. Re: Moebius: Empire Rising in April Feb 20, 2014, 16:50 vacs
 
Strange, somehow I believed when I entered this kickstarter project, that it will be released online through Steam...

Hopefully, I won't have to install another online distribution platform to get this adventure game which looks pretty good.
 
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News Comments > EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS
4. Re: EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS Feb 4, 2014, 10:00 vacs
 
You do know that there is a 64-bit version XP Pro available? So XP users can still play this game when it comes out  
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News Comments > Remember Me Developer Bankrupt
19. Re: Remember Me Developer Bankrupt Jan 31, 2014, 17:11 vacs
 
Sad news, it was a promising studio with many good ideas. I really enjoyed the game even if it had its flaws but leveldesign, gameplay, feeling, story, music were all great but it never got the gamer attention it deserved.

@Acleacius: I played through the game with kb&mouse and enjoyed the game very much, no problems.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 30, 2014, 05:04 vacs
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 03:56:
That Twitter story is very interesting...

indeed, I didn't expect much at first when I read the title, especially since I have never used Twitter nor do I read tweets but in the end, it's a very interesting story about how to protect your accounts on the internet and general security...
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Early Access Plans Change
8. Re: Broken Age Early Access Plans Change Jan 15, 2014, 11:29 vacs
 
nin wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 08:44:

Where's that at?


At the same place where you link your HB account to steam:

Log in Humble Bundle --> Settings --> Unlink Steam account (this revoke all rights from within Steam, even if this sounds strange)

 
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News Comments > Broken Age Part 1 This Month; Preorders Underway
3. Re: Broken Age Part 1 This Month; Preorders Underway Jan 15, 2014, 05:56 vacs
 
Great adventure game! Really. At first I wasn't sure if the style of the game fits me but the game is so lovely designed, great voice-actors, funny dialogs and great but not too hard puzzles, I almost can't stop playing it

Hopefully Revolution Software will soon release the HD add-on for Broken Sword 5. Can't wait to get more adventure goodness... it has been a while
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Early Access Plans Change
5. Re: Broken Age Early Access Plans Change Jan 15, 2014, 05:48 vacs
 
nin wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 18:33:
Got mine as well. Really don't like giving humble access to my steam account, but I guess that's the only way to get the steam key?

Yes, it's unfortunately the only way but you can revoke the access after adding the game into your Steam library... which is exactly what I did.
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Early Access Plans Change
3. Re: Broken Age Early Access Plans Change Jan 14, 2014, 15:51 vacs
 
Just for info: the game is available for backers, I just got my Steam code for the first full part a few minutes ago...  
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Clue in AMD Drivers?
16. Re: GTA5 PC Clue in AMD Drivers? Oct 18, 2013, 12:04 vacs
 
Wake me up when someone finds Half-Life 3 clues in the driver...  
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News Comments > Fez II Cancelled
59. Re: Fez II Cancelled Jul 29, 2013, 03:57 vacs
 
Whatever this guy ever said, I still like his game and I'm glad he made... for sake of the whole industry. Gameplay over fancy graphics is always king.  
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