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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 10, 2016, 21:47 Quboid
 
They're not fine with publishing child porn, he was obviously being flippant. I'm pretty sure this is an imaginary line because the real line is 18.

(Tipsy McStagger, wut? ...why?)
 
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News Comments > Valve Teases Free VR Experiments in The Lab
9. Re: Valve Teases Free VR Experiments in The Lab Mar 7, 2016, 18:44 Quboid
 
AirWreck wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 18:20:
I'm going to give it a shot -- I was pretty impressed by google cardboard, so I don't think I'll be disappointed. My biggest concern is more about having enough content rather than the quality of the experience.

Content is the main thing holding me back too.

VR is happening again now because of smartphones and the technology that it has driven: responsive sensors, physically tiny processing power, most of all the high PPI displays.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 7, 2016, 13:05 Quboid
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 11:16:
A faster board but with closed-source drivers and no free shipping.

The price, the lack of free shipping and the closed-source drivers; the good, the bad and the ugly. I'd rather spend a fistful of dollars on the more open device.
 
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General Discussion > Had a nightmare....
4. Re: I had a different nightmare this mawning... Mar 6, 2016, 23:41 Quboid
 
A nightmare indeed. I've been visiting here for more than half my life.

Ant wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 15:10:
... that my colony's nest members took needle drugs and weren't waking up even with emergency 911 responders. I blame this on recent Breaking Bad episodes.

Is that a euphemistic way of saying that you've been on meth?
 
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News Comments > Hitman DirectX 12 Support
28. Re: Hitman DirectX 12 Support Mar 6, 2016, 12:07 Quboid
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 20:02:
AC = Asynchronous Computing, as mentioned in this article.

Ah, thanks. I was missing something obvious.
 
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News Comments > Hitman DirectX 12 Support
17. Re: Hitman DirectX 12 Support Mar 5, 2016, 19:54 Quboid
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 19:40:
Other than that it seems like some of you guys are pretty wildly mixing up some things here. The whole VSync and borderless fullscreen crap etc. only applies to games that are either exclusive to the Windows store or bought as the Windows store version.
It is not a general problem of DirectX 12. AotS will be available from Steam and will not suffer from any such limitations. Rise of the Tomb Raider will be getting a DirectX 12 patch and not have those limitations as won't Just Cause 3 etc.

The Windows store (DirectX 12) bullshit limitations are and will only be a factor for Microsoft's gloriously shitty Windows store exclusive ports like GoW Ultimate, Quantum Break and Forza.
You can run 3rd party DirectX 12 games without any such retarded concerns as if they were DirectX 11 games.
Remember: DirectX 12 is Windows 10 exclusive but not every game that supports DirectX 12 is a Windows store exclusive (yet?).

That article refers to WDDM, I thought that applied to everything in Windows. Do fullscreen games bypass this and will bypass the new WDDM? I must admit that I don't know very much about this (damn kids, what was wrong with GLide?).

Edit: Oh speaking of not knowing much - what is AC? I feel like I'm missing something obvious here.
 
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News Comments > Hitman DirectX 12 Support
5. Re: Hitman DirectX 12 Support Mar 5, 2016, 16:26 Quboid
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 16:08:
DangerDog wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 15:12:
This article reports that DX12 is forcing vsync on.

What we are seeing is the first implications of a new pipeline for graphics and compositing. WDDM 2.0 (Windows Display Driver Model) is a very big shift from what existed previously with WDDM 1.3. The days of exclusive fullscreen gaming may be on the way out as Microsoft shifts developers and hardware vendors into a standard path through the OS compositor rather than bypassing it. Implications for this change are only beginning to be understood, but let’s see how it affects Ashes of the Singularity today.
[url=http://www.pcper.com/reviews/General-Tech/PC-Gaming-Shakeup-Ashes-Singularity-DX12-and-Microsoft-Store[/url]

If DX12 forces on vsync, I'm extra happy I bought that 144hz monitor.

So all fullscreen games will effectively be borderless windows? I don't entirely follow that article but that's my understanding. That's my preferred display mode when available but luckily I am incapable of detecting the latency that comes from 60hz V-sync.

I wonder what this means for G-Sync and Freesync.

Thanks, CJ_Parker. I have heard that DirectX 12 uses techniques similar to AMD's Mantle so it figures Mantle-ready cards benefit. Now, does this mean that Nvidia has dropped the ball so far with DX12, or that AMD messed up DX11 and older? Market share suggests the later.
 
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News Comments > Hitman DirectX 12 Support
1. Re: Hitman DirectX 12 Support Mar 5, 2016, 14:00 Quboid
 
Have there been any real world performance comparisons between DirectX 11 and DX12? I gather there is potential for decent performance gains but all I've really heard is specific technical tests.  
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News Comments > Black Desert Online Launches
10. Re: Black Desert Online Launches Mar 3, 2016, 22:41 Quboid
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 21:33:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 21:28:
I'll throw my hat in there as well if anyone has a pass.

What he said.

Me too, if there's any left. Contact Quboid on Steam please.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2016, 10:59 Quboid
 
Julio wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 05:32:
Quboid wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 19:02:
Julio wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 16:22:
Where's the jail time and/or multimillion dollar fines for Kanye? Celebrity justice...

Nothing will happen, which is the same as would happen to anyone else. Visiting TPB isn't a crime. He'd face embarrassment that a non-celebrity wouldn't face, if he was capable of that.

Maybe someone should report him to that business software alliance thing where they give you cash for turning in business related piracy

And the suggestion is that he's pirated a particular piece of software, not just visited a website.

Suggestions don't result in jail time and/or multimillion dollar fines.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 2, 2016, 19:02 Quboid
 
Julio wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 16:22:
Where's the jail time and/or multimillion dollar fines for Kanye? Celebrity justice...

Nothing will happen, which is the same as would happen to anyone else. Visiting TPB isn't a crime. He'd face embarrassment that a non-celebrity wouldn't face, if he was capable of that.
 
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News Comments > Bus Simulator 16 Released
8. Re: Bus Simulator 16 Released Mar 2, 2016, 18:37 Quboid
 
Gadzooks wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 15:22:
Over 70 thousand people liked the trailer video on youtube for this.

So either is a giant joint troll going on, or there are there are at least 70k people excited about this game.

Pretty frightening.

Bus simulators have their niche and I can imagine them having a ETS2 vibe to them to some people. I've no idea if Bus Simulator is their thing, I think Omsi is the most popular sim.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Mar 1, 2016, 16:49 Quboid
 
For some reason I thought FCP was going to be a standalone thing like Blood Dragon and I'm definitely going to wait for more word of mouth before splashing out £40.

It's interesting to see an AAA game in this sort of setting. Just not £40 interesting without a good game attached.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2016, 12:51 Quboid
 
rudra wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 12:41:
havent seen Fury Road - i heard that Mad Max is more of a side character compared to Charlize Theron, who is the main... it sounds fucked up

It's about Max's role in someone else's story in a similar way to Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2016, 10:50 Quboid
 
Last year it was Boyhood that people spent much more time talking about how it was made than how good the actual film is. This year it's The Revanant. That worries me, I don't care if an actor lived in the wild with nothing but a loincloth for 18 months or if they sat in a heated studio in front of a green screen, I care about how good the film. These things, like method acting and practical effects, are a very rough indication of quality, not a guarantee.

I thought Fury Road was excellent. There's no hard and fast rule for how to do art but their mix of CG-tweaked practical foregrounds and more heavily CG'ed backgrounds worked superbly.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 26, 2016, 19:27 Quboid
 
So, wait, Apple *didn't* invent the door bolt?!  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Feb 26, 2016, 19:24 Quboid
 
Maximum XP bonus for the parking space, no damage penalty, keep that up and they'll be able to buy their own truck in no time.  
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News Comments > Project Highrise Announced
3. Re: Project Highrise Announced Feb 24, 2016, 09:27 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 24, 2016, 07:13:
Pretty much... let's hope it has more depth though

You mean more basement levels?
 
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News Comments > Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us
18. Re: Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us Feb 23, 2016, 11:19 Quboid
 
Frijoles wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 09:43:
clint wrote on Feb 22, 2016, 23:46:
anyone tried and got results for vr ready or not, and have their specs too would be awesome.

Mine was at the top end and hovered around 110 - 120fps. GTX980, 16 gigs of memory, and an i7-4771 Haswell (3.9GHz). Download size was around 1.5ish gigs, not the full 4 gigs. Does seem rather large for what it does.

I got 120 FPS steady on GTX970, 16GB, i7-3770 3.5Ghz, Win10 so something's holding you back. Running anything else that is intensive?

Thanks ViRGE, that makes sense.
 
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News Comments > Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us
15. Re: Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us Feb 23, 2016, 09:13 Quboid
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 05:41:
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Mine did totally fine. For specs I can say I have 16GB Ram as well.

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