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Xil
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Xil
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April 29, 2002
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Yes, since February 26, 2020
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485 (Amateur)
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Re: Morning Patches
Jul 9, 2020, 12:51
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Re: Morning Patches Jul 9, 2020, 12:51
Jul 9, 2020, 12:51
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eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 9, 2020, 12:33:
Go to modders page click BLOCK
Problem solved

Why this had to lead to a ban of the entire discussion topic (on the Nexus) is beyond me.. don't like it don't download it, and use the functions the Nexus gives you to moderate your own modding lists. Apparently the discussions on the Nexus got.. quite heated

Ps.: Since I can't post this on the nexus, I post it here. I was just about to write something in the topic there when it was locked. This is the first time I ever saw an entire discussion area locked on the Nexus.. blegh. Modders can do whatever the fuck they want imo. Just in case it wasn't clear.

but but but but but but but but but but but but.... nm....
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 21, 2020, 03:47
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 21, 2020, 03:47
Jun 21, 2020, 03:47
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HoSpanky wrote on Jun 20, 2020, 21:06:
Meh, the linux environments I've tried have been a dumpster fire in terms of user functionality. Here's this file you've downloaded, an installer. It even has a pair of gears as the icon. Double-click it, and....well, nothing happens.

10 minutes later, I've surmised that I have to open a command prompt and execute an embarrassingly long (embarrassing for Linux) string of bullshit to start the installer. How would anyone, ever, guess that? Why do I need to have a goddamn user manual to LAUNCH A FUCKING ICON?

"BUhT ItS MoRe SecUrE n StAbLe!"
Sure is, because it's been designed by people who ONLY care about those things, and completely gloss over that it's about as comfortable as a bed of nails. Which is fine for people who like to feel exclusive. But it'll never, EVER make it to mainstream when you have to use a command prompt to accomplish small, basic tasks. So, fuck you, Linux. Maybe I'll give it YET ANOTHER shot in another 10 years, when I expect they still haven't learned what a goddamn acceptable user interface is.

I switched to Linux (opensuse) about 15+ years ago and yes back then the commandline was needed a lot, using Wine to get Steam to run to play my games. Desktops where not that great.
But these days it really is no longer needed for normal / game use. You download the opensuse leap installer, install it, select KDE (as it's closest to windows desktop and you can customize it so very much that you can even make it look like windows 10), once your in you add the nivida repo (if you got an nvidia card) and install Steam and a truckload of your games will be available (selecting Proton Beta in steam will increase that), some of the new once even. Most standard software (Libreoffice, firefox, thunderbird, media players, krita, digikam etc. etc) are all available via the normal repository, Chrome has its own repo if you want that, no need to download or commandline. If you really really need MS office then codeweavers can help you there, again no commandline needed. Will there be software not available, yup, its a simple case of demand. But if you value what Linux stands for and are willing to adjust and learn then it can get your pretty far.

I mention opensuse as that is what I use but same goes for many of the other distro's out there. Of course if you go off the path and such then yes you going to end up on a commandline, but the whole "you need to be a nerd or crazy long commandlines" stories are in general no longer true.

Is it perfect, nope.
Can it improve, yes.
Does it improve, yes.
Do you need to adjust, yes


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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jun 13, 2020, 05:57
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 13, 2020, 05:57
Jun 13, 2020, 05:57
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 16:36:
I think it's hilarious that Sony didn't anticipate people comparing the design to a budget router. The rest of the design world is moving to simpler, cleaner, utilitarian designs and Sony produces this. Really curious to see what the thermal differences are between the PS5 and the Xbox Series X- the tower design has been iterated on for ages so I expect the Xbox to come out on top.

Tastes differ, I love the new design, maybe because it has a stormtrooper feel to it or I am bored with the black ps4 either way, I like it
I do expect there to be more color combo's in the end en there probably be a black one too
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 6, 2020, 12:21
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2020, 12:21
Mar 6, 2020, 12:21
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@blue

just curious, how is the support the site going ?
does it cover the lack of advert/amazon income ?
does it make the future more secure ?

(don't need amounts or anything, just curious)

-Xil
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Re: Roberta Williams to Receive GDCA Pioneer Award
Feb 27, 2020, 10:16
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Re: Roberta Williams to Receive GDCA Pioneer Award Feb 27, 2020, 10:16
Feb 27, 2020, 10:16
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rv wrote on Feb 27, 2020, 04:08:
Loved this era and loved Robertas story telling.

As an avid Sierra fan check out the Sierra Gaming World on Facebook

loved the era too, just never that much of a sierra games fan, but there was plenty of other good stuff
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 12, 2020, 12:26
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 12, 2020, 12:26
Feb 12, 2020, 12:26
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would gladly donate, but keep it open, no need for tiers or levels.
Maybe option to disable adds as that user in your settings, but I don't mind both adds & patreon
no physical gifts, postage and handling and all that stuff around the world
just put a badge near user so other also see it and can get persuaded
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 7, 2019, 13:27
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2019, 13:27
Nov 7, 2019, 13:27
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RedEye9 wrote on Nov 7, 2019, 11:30:
Xil wrote on Nov 7, 2019, 10:47:
Little issues with fhe site, just unable to zoom in anymore using firefox on my tablet, its an old age dont want to use my glasses thing
Try this fix in FireFox.
Under the Hamburger Menu, Settings, Accessibility: check "Always enable zoom".

Fixed zooming for me in both firefox and google chrome on my mobile devices.

Briliant, thank you redeye
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 7, 2019, 10:47
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2019, 10:47
Nov 7, 2019, 10:47
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Little issues with fhe site, just unable to zoom in anymore using firefox on my tablet, its an old age dont want to use my glasses thing
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Re: Metro Exodus PC Boycott Threat Recanted
Feb 4, 2019, 11:58
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Re: Metro Exodus PC Boycott Threat Recanted Feb 4, 2019, 11:58
Feb 4, 2019, 11:58
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Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2019, 10:41:
No shit. It was a stupid comment to begin with.

don't think it was stupid.
- it was done by someone in a different language and the translation was crap
- it was dome by someone who did not care about marketing
- it was true as it is for every game and every developer, if a game does not sell well on platform X then platform X will get a lot less attention the next time.

and yes he could not help it that koch media/deep silver did what they did.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 3, 2018, 11:32
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Re: Out of the Blue May 3, 2018, 11:32
May 3, 2018, 11:32
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that Floppotron is great
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 8, 2018, 11:01
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2018, 11:01
Apr 8, 2018, 11:01
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El Pit wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 04:57:
Pink Floyd - Animals: Dogs - Pigs (Three Different Ones) - Sheep

my pick too, pretty underestimated album though, which is a shame, its one of their best
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Re: NVIDIA GPP Concerns Linger
Mar 21, 2018, 12:41
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Re: NVIDIA GPP Concerns Linger Mar 21, 2018, 12:41
Mar 21, 2018, 12:41
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VaranDragon wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 12:22:
chickenboo wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 11:18:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 11:14:
I remember back when I was outraged that 3dfx pulled this shit on Nvidia. Apparently we've come full circle. Nvidia, I hope you get cucked equally as hard.

Got a link? I don't remember this.

Thats because he is full of shit. It never happened. 3dfx ruled back in those days because the Glide API was built for their hardware, and much more efficient at the early 3d accelerated rendering than any OpenGL or DirectX general purpose API.

Also apart from the failed banshee, the voodoo chips were built and produced in house on their own cards by 3dfx themseleves. They didn't do 3rd party cards back in those days, which is another reason why the company was destined for eventual downfall.

Sorry but I had a Diamond Monster 3D which was the add-on passthrough card with the 3DFX chips on it, so they did outsource
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Jan 22, 2018, 23:24
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 22, 2018, 23:24
Jan 22, 2018, 23:24
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I am glad he is like he is, its the only way to keep the kernel in proper shape. A huge part of the world is running on it (and no i am mot talking desktops), and if everybody would be able to put their crap code in it without someone like linus telling them straight out its crap we would end up in a lot of troubles over time.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Jan 9, 2018, 10:57
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2018, 10:57
Jan 9, 2018, 10:57
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Actually, appel is the 2nd one, i think Epson is the first.
And why not, this throw away culture is only good for the big companies, not the users and not the planet
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Mar 27, 2017, 11:57
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Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 27, 2017, 11:57
Mar 27, 2017, 11:57
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PHJF wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 10:22:
Nice, according to police the OTHER vehicle was at fault for the collision (shocking), but Uber is suspending testing because of course this will be bad publicity for autonomous cars.

Even if the other driver was at fault, its also a question of determining if a human driver in the uber car would have seen it coming and reduced speed or intervened in any other way. (and yes I know there is a driver in the uber car but I can imagine he will not be as focused on driving as a real driver).
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Re: WWE 2K17 Released
Feb 8, 2017, 11:57
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Re: WWE 2K17 Released Feb 8, 2017, 11:57
Feb 8, 2017, 11:57
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upcoming payable DLC:

Playable WWE Goldberg with Blue and Red tights
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 30, 2017, 11:39
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2017, 11:39
Jan 30, 2017, 11:39
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Slick wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 09:43:
I don't understand how that "game mode" article got published.

There's no system specs, no "how much other shit is running concurrently" specs... no lots of stuff that would make it a compelling article. Instead it's just: "the new feature totally sucks /article".

I'm imagining that if you're running on an already tuned gaming PC, then you're probably not going to see any improvement. However, if you're playing on a bloated system with 40 extra non-system processes running in the background, then this *might* make some difference? Especially (mostly) for RAM-starved systems.

Again, all I care about is if it affects the DPC latency, but I'll just test that myself when it comes out, lest I be seduced by the technical mastery of this article.

Well look at it from another point of view. MS has been hyping this feature as games (some site say mostly windows store games) run faster.

Now if MS would have said it gives you faster games on an old pc or on a new pc with more then 40 services running then I agree with you, but they did not.

Its simply a before and after on the same PC test and it turned out disappointing after all the hype about it.
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Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March
Jan 23, 2017, 12:02
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Re: Dark Souls III Ringed City DLC in March Jan 23, 2017, 12:02
Jan 23, 2017, 12:02
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Enjoyed the first DLC, so all hyped for this one
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Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Plans
Jan 14, 2017, 06:18
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Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Plans Jan 14, 2017, 06:18
Jan 14, 2017, 06:18
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Slick wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 03:28:
Xil wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 02:49:
Avus wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 02:32:
My Windows 10 already has a game mode, it is called Steam. It also has a secondary game modes they are Origin and Uplay...

What I read on other sites it seems this will only work for UWP games. So probably not your steam collection then

Source?

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-reveals-game-mode-windows-10-xbox-one-improvements-and-more

Given the fact we know that Game Mode is a UWP feature, we previously speculated that it might be restricted to games in the Windows 10 Store.
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Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Plans
Jan 14, 2017, 02:49
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Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Plans Jan 14, 2017, 02:49
Jan 14, 2017, 02:49
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Avus wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 02:32:
My Windows 10 already has a game mode, it is called Steam. It also has a secondary game modes they are Origin and Uplay...

What I read on other sites it seems this will only work for UWP games. So probably not your steam collection then
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