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Jason Smith Spencer
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Wolfen
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 8, 2021, 11:04
Wolfen
 
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 8, 2021, 11:04
Jun 8, 2021, 11:04
 Wolfen
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 8, 2021, 04:37:
Wolfen wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 21:20:
1badmf wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 21:13:
JeffD wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 15:52:
I really liked my ultra wide screen, but MOST games do not give you an improved experience where you get additional FOV, instead they crop the top and bottom REDUCING what you see over 16x9. Also cinematics are often displayed in 16x9. This is because UI elements like rendered weapons/hands/arms are modeled in a 16x9 view port and expanding outside of that could show broken or unintended artifacting of the models. Same with cinematics, they are framed in 16x9 and expanding outside of that could yield disappearing actors, or actors improperly animated because they were not intended to be seen.

not my experience at all. any game that says it supports ultrawide, doesn't stretch or letterbox the image, and that's most games i've played the last few years. in fact every game. i can't think of a single game in recent memory that was stretched or letterboxed dating back at least to 2014's dragon age 3.

Sometimes they mess with the FOV in a bad way. Outer Worlds comes to mind.


very rarely. MOST games, like jeff was saying? that makes no sense to me, that's not even close to the truth.

Like I said. Sometimes. I wouldn't say most either. It's my 32:9 that has more problems than the standard Ultrawides haha.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 7, 2021, 21:20
Wolfen
 
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 7, 2021, 21:20
Jun 7, 2021, 21:20
 Wolfen
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 21:13:
JeffD wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 15:52:
I really liked my ultra wide screen, but MOST games do not give you an improved experience where you get additional FOV, instead they crop the top and bottom REDUCING what you see over 16x9. Also cinematics are often displayed in 16x9. This is because UI elements like rendered weapons/hands/arms are modeled in a 16x9 view port and expanding outside of that could show broken or unintended artifacting of the models. Same with cinematics, they are framed in 16x9 and expanding outside of that could yield disappearing actors, or actors improperly animated because they were not intended to be seen.

not my experience at all. any game that says it supports ultrawide, doesn't stretch or letterbox the image, and that's most games i've played the last few years. in fact every game. i can't think of a single game in recent memory that was stretched or letterboxed dating back at least to 2014's dragon age 3.

Sometimes they mess with the FOV in a bad way. Outer Worlds comes to mind.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 7, 2021, 17:29
Wolfen
 
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 7, 2021, 17:29
Jun 7, 2021, 17:29
 Wolfen
 
I've had a CRG9 (32:9) for a couple years now. It's pretty hit or miss with games using that 32:9 res. Modern games that don't support it really annoy me. I end up just using 16:9 when they don't have proper support. I don't mind having the black bars on the sides. Biggest annoyance is when it's a UI heavy dependent game (like a sim game or something) and I have to turn my head left to click on things or look at things.But since I am also a game dev... I love this thing for that part. No monitor splits, just one giant screen for everything when I am messing with my game dev toys.
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Re: Far Cry 6 in October
May 29, 2021, 18:21
Wolfen
 
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Re: Far Cry 6 in October May 29, 2021, 18:21
May 29, 2021, 18:21
 Wolfen
 
Lord Tea wrote on May 29, 2021, 18:11:
Epic Games store exclusive. Thats great because it means i’ll get the game on Steam for under $10 as soon as available. No buy until these conditions are met.

Yeah. Not a fan of the EGS exclusive stuff.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 6, 2021, 17:50
Wolfen
 
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Re: Morning Metaverse May 6, 2021, 17:50
May 6, 2021, 17:50
 Wolfen
 
Yeah. The liveleak thing threw me for a loop yesterday. I thought my VPN was being hijacked in the middle or something. If anyone is interested in an alternative you can check out leakreality. Just uhhh... you know... it's as bad if not worse than live leak. I tend to avoid the comments section entirely. The racism is sickening. Of course it was also terrible on liveleak.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Apr 10, 2021, 18:36
Wolfen
 
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 10, 2021, 18:36
Apr 10, 2021, 18:36
 Wolfen
 
Bummer on the Harmony remotes. I actually have a few of these and love them. Supposedly they will maintain the software and database... but I just don't see that happening for very long.
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Re: Atari's Game Plan
Apr 7, 2021, 23:47
Wolfen
 
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Re: Atari's Game Plan Apr 7, 2021, 23:47
Apr 7, 2021, 23:47
 Wolfen
 
Silent Bob wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 23:03:
Dev wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 22:20:
Ahhhh blockchain. The magic way to rake in millions from investors

And don't forget Atari Hotels. Coming soon!

The whole thing reeks of so much despiration that you can't help but laugh. Enjoy your trip to bankruptcy guys. Maybe the next owners of the Atari brand will have some better ideas.

Sadly I did LOL when I read this news. I mean really... I would love to see some Atari classics come to life in a new modern way... but it too often fails even with companies that have way more money than these folk.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 3, 2021, 18:29
Wolfen
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2021, 18:29
Apr 3, 2021, 18:29
 Wolfen
 
I appreciate the "The Police" reference.
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month
Mar 25, 2021, 20:54
Wolfen
 
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month Mar 25, 2021, 20:54
Mar 25, 2021, 20:54
 Wolfen
 
Wolfen wrote on Mar 25, 2021, 17:25:
RogueSix wrote on Mar 25, 2021, 17:13:
I don't get it. TW Rome first came out in 2004. Which 2013 version is the newsbit referring to?

Rome 2 it appears.

The report is wonky because yea. You caught that. 2013 was Rome 2 release and 2004 was Rome 1. Anyway, if it's Rome 1... great.
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month
Mar 25, 2021, 17:25
Wolfen
 
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month Mar 25, 2021, 17:25
Mar 25, 2021, 17:25
 Wolfen
 
RogueSix wrote on Mar 25, 2021, 17:13:
I don't get it. TW Rome first came out in 2004. Which 2013 version is the newsbit referring to?

Rome 2 it appears.
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month
Mar 25, 2021, 16:59
Wolfen
 
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month Mar 25, 2021, 16:59
Mar 25, 2021, 16:59
 Wolfen
 
Prez wrote on Mar 25, 2021, 15:39:
Medieval 2 was my personal favorite. Until the plague hit... then I hated it. But once the plague was over it went back to being my favorite.

Yes. Medieval 2 was great. Rome was also pretty good. Probably my two favs that ever came from these guys.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Mar 23, 2021, 19:46
Wolfen
 
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Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 23, 2021, 19:46
Mar 23, 2021, 19:46
 Wolfen
 
Nullity wrote on Mar 23, 2021, 11:48:
Report: Discord is looking for a buyer, price tag could exceed $10 billion.
Nooooooo! Discord was such a breath of fresh air compared to, well, every other similar software (Teamspeak, Ventrillo, Mumble, Skype, etc). Anyone willing to pay that much money for it is guaranteed to restrict it, monetize it to hell, and ultimately ruin it.

That said, I believe the underlying tech is open-source, so hopefully someone would fork it or build an alternative.

They will. And one will become great... and the cycle will begin again until the fad is over and something new comes along.
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Re: Amazon Games Opens Montreal Studio
Mar 23, 2021, 18:28
Wolfen
 
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Re: Amazon Games Opens Montreal Studio Mar 23, 2021, 18:28
Mar 23, 2021, 18:28
 Wolfen
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 23, 2021, 18:12:
Cutter wrote on Mar 23, 2021, 15:05:
You have to be nuts to open a business in K-bec. Though I admit, Montreal bagels do rule.

Why is that? Seriously, I know you are Canadian, but compared to 'tech zones' in the US, land has to be way cheaper, better health care, probably far better housing/commute for the workers, comparable taxes, learn French on the side... not really any downsides, besides maybe the occasional Moose Attack or something.

Also resources of other game devs to pluck away from other studios.
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Re: EU Rust Servers Destroyed by Fire
Mar 11, 2021, 01:26
Wolfen
 
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Re: EU Rust Servers Destroyed by Fire Mar 11, 2021, 01:26
Mar 11, 2021, 01:26
 Wolfen
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 22:44:
Wolfen wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 17:34:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 13:01:
2 datacenter nodes burned down (as in, 2 separate datacenters in 1 building).. I am still laughing.. zero fire protection triggered, zero fire prevention triggered

This is what you get, when you pay for the cheapest hosting.

SBG2 Destroyed (12 of 12 containers destroyed)
SBG1 Damaged (4 of 12 containers destroyed)

And in case you are confused about "building" this is OVH, aka, they host in literal shipping containers
Stacked on top
With no fire suppression

Here a nice image of it

Not quite. But definitely not your top tier facility. haha
Looks like Ready Player One.

Haha... didn't even think about that but yea. It kinda does.
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Re: EU Rust Servers Destroyed by Fire
Mar 10, 2021, 21:56
Wolfen
 
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Re: EU Rust Servers Destroyed by Fire Mar 10, 2021, 21:56
Mar 10, 2021, 21:56
 Wolfen
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 18:32:
Wolfen wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 18:23:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 18:01:
Wolfen wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 17:34:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 13:01:
2 datacenter nodes burned down (as in, 2 separate datacenters in 1 building).. I am still laughing.. zero fire protection triggered, zero fire prevention triggered

This is what you get, when you pay for the cheapest hosting.

SBG2 Destroyed (12 of 12 containers destroyed)
SBG1 Damaged (4 of 12 containers destroyed)

And in case you are confused about "building" this is OVH, aka, they host in literal shipping containers
Stacked on top
With no fire suppression

Here a nice image of it

Not quite. But definitely not your top tier facility. haha

I am sure the customers are really happy all their data is now part of the (smoke) cloud though. Gives a whole new meaning to cloud hosting.

HAHA. Well as you may or may not know I am in China. I use VPN services from a few different companies. One of them was affected by this. I couldn't figure out why my web proxy service I use was acting nuts yesterday. They replied to a service ticket with this news. They aren't happy it seems.
Appears to have take hundreds if not thousands of sites with it.

Painful.
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Re: EU Rust Servers Destroyed by Fire
Mar 10, 2021, 21:55
Wolfen
 
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Re: EU Rust Servers Destroyed by Fire Mar 10, 2021, 21:55
Mar 10, 2021, 21:55
 Wolfen
 
Jivaro wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 21:18:
I know I can be truly na�ve sometimes, but holy shit.....it really is just a stack of shipping containers? I was sure that was a joke.

It's not. Look at the image I linked to. There are a stack of shipping containers NEXT to the building. But the main buildings are those two bigger ones. Granted they have a very slight resemblance to containers but it's really just a bunch of vents.
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Re: EU Rust Servers Destroyed by Fire
Mar 10, 2021, 18:23
Wolfen
 
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Re: EU Rust Servers Destroyed by Fire Mar 10, 2021, 18:23
Mar 10, 2021, 18:23
 Wolfen
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 18:01:
Wolfen wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 17:34:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 13:01:
2 datacenter nodes burned down (as in, 2 separate datacenters in 1 building).. I am still laughing.. zero fire protection triggered, zero fire prevention triggered

This is what you get, when you pay for the cheapest hosting.

SBG2 Destroyed (12 of 12 containers destroyed)
SBG1 Damaged (4 of 12 containers destroyed)

And in case you are confused about "building" this is OVH, aka, they host in literal shipping containers
Stacked on top
With no fire suppression

Here a nice image of it

Not quite. But definitely not your top tier facility. haha

I am sure the customers are really happy all their data is now part of the (smoke) cloud though. Gives a whole new meaning to cloud hosting.

HAHA. Well as you may or may not know I am in China. I use VPN services from a few different companies. One of them was affected by this. I couldn't figure out why my web proxy service I use was acting nuts yesterday. They replied to a service ticket with this news. They aren't happy it seems.
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Re: EU Rust Servers Destroyed by Fire
Mar 10, 2021, 17:34
Wolfen
 
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Re: EU Rust Servers Destroyed by Fire Mar 10, 2021, 17:34
Mar 10, 2021, 17:34
 Wolfen
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 13:01:
2 datacenter nodes burned down (as in, 2 separate datacenters in 1 building).. I am still laughing.. zero fire protection triggered, zero fire prevention triggered

This is what you get, when you pay for the cheapest hosting.

SBG2 Destroyed (12 of 12 containers destroyed)
SBG1 Damaged (4 of 12 containers destroyed)

And in case you are confused about "building" this is OVH, aka, they host in literal shipping containers
Stacked on top
With no fire suppression

Here a nice image of it

Not quite. But definitely not your top tier facility. haha
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Re: Epic Sues Google in Australia
Mar 10, 2021, 17:20
Wolfen
 
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Re: Epic Sues Google in Australia Mar 10, 2021, 17:20
Mar 10, 2021, 17:20
 Wolfen
 
Xil wrote on Mar 10, 2021, 15:05:
While they might have a point with there being no alternative for the apple store, on android it is relatively easy to add other stores, heck they even could start their own....

Just what I wanted to say. Against Apple's iOS it's a bit more realistic with this argument of no alternatives (even though if you jailbreak... there is), but Android? I have two other stores on my other phone that is Android.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Mar 5, 2021, 20:26
Wolfen
 
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Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2021, 20:26
Mar 5, 2021, 20:26
 Wolfen
 
Sluggabed wrote on Mar 5, 2021, 20:22:
Wolfen wrote on Mar 5, 2021, 20:20:
And here we go... digressing into name calling and insults. We don't change minds through this sort of behavior.
Yeh, logic.

I always go back to this one. https://cdn.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1349540867500_9507149.png
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