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Signed On Oct 14, 2000, 15:47
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: No Windows 10 for me Oct 13, 2015, 20:52 fds
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 18:52:
Enahs wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 18:19 :
Don't like Edge? Do not use it. You still have FireFox and Chrome.You are not really using IE previous versions of Windows, are you?
Actually, IE is what i used. I have to be familiar with it in my job.

I assume you guys then know that IE 11 is still very much included with Windows 10, just mildy hidden. The easiest built-in way to access it is to pick “Open in Internet Explorer” from the … menu in Edge, then you can Pin IE to the taskbar if you'd like or do whatever you want with it.

As I said, I doubt anyone who actually tried Windows 10 doesn't know this, just posting it so others don't get mislead.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2015, 14:59 fds
I'm pleased with Windows 10, but then I'm so crazy I was also fairly pleased with Windows 8.x. Did I mention I used Vista for years before that, and completely skipped over Windows 7?

The only thing I use Windows for is to play video games, and Steam, Origin, UPlay, and like work just as well. I enjoy that the system is speedier and that there's that window management thingie that finally works and looks a lot like MIssion Control on a Mac.

The best part is probably that it is more capable of basic tasks built-in, without requiring a bazillion third-party little utilities. The one most useful to me is the included Microsoft Print to PDF option, so I can archive Steam receipts and the like easily.
The new Edge browser also doubles as a built-in, windowed PDF viewer finally. (Windows 8.x had a built-in PDF viewer, but it was full-screen Metro only.)
Then it can play even MKV format video files built-in, it even supports the upcoming h265 codec out of the box.
If I remember correctly Windows 7 couldn't even mount .iso disk images built-in, could it? That was new in Windows 8 and another really basic thing to have, like when XP added zipping and unzipping finally.

So more and more you can just get along with a base system and don't have to juggle hundreds of third-party crap, all with different licensing, updating, system requirements, limitations.

I'm also looking forward to taking advantage of Direct3D 12 and the built-in support for the forthcoming Xbox One wireless controller for Windows.

What was no fun at all was the whole upgrade process. It took 5 times for me as well before I got it successfully installed. What fixed it was installing a beta BIOS update for my motherboard, one which was not linked to in any way from the official support pages, and was dated well before Windows 10 was even conceived, but still newer than the latest official "stable" BIOS.
It did simply restore and reboot to my previous system on every failed try (it would proceed until 75%-99% complete on installation), but maddeningly had to redownload the whole thing again and again.
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News Comments > Portal Stories: Mel Released
6. Re: Portal Stories: Mel Released Jun 25, 2015, 16:45 fds
Okay, so this is a “community made” mod, with the developer marked as Prism Studios, not something officially done by Valve themselves. Reading Blue's original story didn't make that clear to me.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
15. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 13, 2015, 12:41 fds
RPS seems to have been overwhelmed by all the traffic, the link never managed to load.
But Google's cached copy can be read like this:
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 11, 2015, 19:04 fds
So to be more specific, this Valiant Hearts free copy is the iOS version, which only has the first episode included to start with, with the subsequent episodes available for in-app purchase. Also, the codes they give out is only valid in the US, UK, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Portugal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Algeria, Tunisia, Canada, Egypt, Jordan, Finland, Oman, Austria, France, Netherlands, Chad, Germany, Australia, Taiwan, Norway, Spain, Singapore, Qatar, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, Bahrain, Philippines, Belarus, Armenia, Russia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia or Belgium.

Other than that, it works fine. Free stuff, yay!
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News Comments > Early Steamships Ahoy - Deus Ex: The Fall
7. Re: Early Steamships Ahoy - Deus Ex: The Fall Mar 18, 2014, 12:35 fds
I have enjoyed this on my iPad. It was a competent game, but I was always thinking of it in terms of "this was pretty good for a mobile game."
I think 10 bucks is too much if it's the same.

Most disappointingly, the mobile version just abruptly ended at what felt like a halfway point in the story with a simple COMING SOON promise. I wonder if they changed anything with regards to that in the PC version.

All the music were also just recycled Human Revolution tracks.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode 1
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode 1 Nov 12, 2013, 10:23 fds
It's not showing up for me in Steam yet. I'm a Season Pass owner but no new DLC downloaded. It's also not listed on the page listing available DLC for BioShock Infinite yet.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 New Content & Level Cap Details
21. Re: Borderlands 2 New Content & Level Cap Details Mar 25, 2013, 22:00 fds
No. Maybe i'm not wording this right.
You know how when you beat the game on normal mode and then do true vault hunter mode with the same char, it resets the normal campaign to play through it again?
The DLC (scarlett, torgue, hammerlock) never get reset. You can only play thru the DLC campaigns once per character. You can either start it in playthru 1 (normal mode), playthru 2 (true vault hunter mode) or playthru 2.1. It never resets.

That's totally false.
You can of course play through the DLC content with any given character in both the Normal and True Vault Hunter modes. They "reset" just like the base campaign.
It's been like this from the beginning.
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News Comments > Reckoning DLC Next Month
4. Re: Reckoning DLC Next Month Feb 29, 2012, 12:35 fds
And where are we supposed to put all those new items?

All I wanted to keep in the base game was all the unique and set weapons and armor, and I just barely managed to finish the game with both the 155 stash space and 120 backpack space all used up already.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2011, 13:39 fds
Blue, your “stripped” links don't work because the EU and other sites are independent from the US site, not just mirrors.
They do eventually copy-and-paste repost most articles at a later date but, at the very least, the post ID is different.
So your example article is at
EU site:
US site:
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News Comments > No S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Console Compromises
4. Re: No S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Console Compromises Jan 12, 2011, 10:22 fds
"Since we develop primarily on PC, you won't see any compromises in the PC version. The key difference between the PC and console versions will be the beauty of graphics"

But that's exactly what's so often wrong with multiplatform games and why PC users feel neglected. The key difference should not be simply taking advantage of the better hardware but having a different control/user interface, save system, menus, modding, open multiplayer…

Simplify all those for a console gamer sitting on the couch far away from a TV screen with no mouse and keyboard at hand, and presto, lousy console port. It's not about the graphics.
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News Comments > Stranglehold Patch
4. Re: Stranglehold Patch Jan 26, 2009, 10:19 fds
Actually, this patch was released well over a year ago…
It's not Midway who's late but the news.
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News Comments > Spore DRM Lawsuit
11. uninstalling SecuROM Sep 24, 2008, 12:13 fds
You have to start the SecuROM-wrapped executable with the /uninstall command line parameter.
So, for example, Spore.exe /uninstall

SecuROM installs a permanent Windows Explorer shell extension. Plus supposedly a service if you aren't running the game as administrator.

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News Comments > NVIDIA Drivers & UT3 PhysX Pack
18. Hardware Deceleration Aug 12, 2008, 20:34 fds
All this PhysX stuff is disappointingly slow on my 8800 GT.
Obviously not a hot card these days, but perhaps they shouldn't have even bothered to add this PhysX "acceleration" support for the 8-series then, seeing the end result is this miserable.

Most current games I still find very playable on my lowly 8800 GT. That Great Kulu demo or their UT3 PhysX levels make the poor card seem hopelessly outdated and useless.

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News Comments > Mass Effect Patch & DLC
33. Re: ... Jul 29, 2008, 20:11 fds
I also don't like the fact that when you complete the game you can't keep playing. It was brilliant in Oblivion that it didn't limit you after doing the main quest.

In Mass Effect you can restart from the start with your character, keeping all your stats, cash and equipment, even the equipment you had on your squad.

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News Comments > C&C3: Kane's Wrath Patched (Really)
3. "if you downloaded it yesterday" Jul 9, 2008, 15:46 fds
I compared, it's the exact same file byte for byte as it was yesterday, at least for the English version. Even the readme is unchanged.

Lot of good re-installing the game and the exact same patch would do…

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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
1. 175.19 only? Jun 23, 2008, 21:53 fds
It looks like the 177.35 version is only for the GeForce 200 series.
8 and 9 series list a 175.19 driver only, although that is new as well.

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News Comments > Penny Arcade Episode One Demos
14. Rather bad May 21, 2008, 14:58 fds
I was really hoping for something in the vein of Telltale's Sam and Max episodes, but it's nothing like it.

Terribly annoying control scheme, dull dialog, a weird mixture of 2D/3D graphics, and that stupid combat.
You explore one screen, pick up one item, go to the next - combat! Explore next screen, go to next, combat.
Where by combat they mean you have to click on one icon, then click on an enemy, wait, repeat.

And to boot the demo doesn't even appear to let you save and load, so that's it for me.

Maybe if it starts getting glowing reviews and have a couple more episodes out, I'll give it another chance. Very disappointed. I was hoping for something cool from the company which employs Ron Gilbert of all people.

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News Comments > Morning Q&As
3. Re: Valve on DX10 May 15, 2008, 11:52 fds
What they should do regarding Vista first is to make Steam fit better on it.
Add Steam games to the Vista Games Explorer with ratings info and high resolution icons. Make the Steam application itself look less butt-ugly. Let the window have a shadow like all other windows on Vista, and so on.

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News Comments > Return of the Prince
3. Re: No subject Apr 28, 2008, 15:30 fds
I too have enjoyed the Prince of Persia games and won't mind another, however, what does this mean for an Assassin's Creed sequel?
I'd be more interested in a continuation of that story.

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