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News Comments > Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming
22. Re: Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming May 8, 2015, 16:43 dubfanatic
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 8, 2015, 09:59:
I'm cool with being frank about it and almost assuredly true the support.

But this is still the cart-horse thing for me with dev working with gpu/drivers. You are making a game, the hardware is out, the drivers are out, to me it seems it is up to you, the game developer to figure it out from there. I still don't clearly understand things like "New drivers are released for (insert brand new game)". Did they not develop the entire game with an older released driver? Wasn't it optimized for what was already released? Every other game released had been optimized for the current release or older.

I know indy game devs probably have very little to zero support from either company and they manage. I guess because they look at "well here is what Nvidia and AMD offers, 1000's of games work with them, let us get this working right with what is out there now.".

I get it if drivers suck across the board, but we know there are 1000's of well running games with what both manufactures have released in the past.


If they were using an off-the-shelf rendering engine I'd agree but I'm fairly sure a game like this is using a custom renderer. And if you've never worked directly with a low-level API like D3D or OpenGL it's hard to fathom just how many edge/corner cases these APIs are designed to handle. In many cases it's nearly impossible to reason about what is actually going on behind the scenes which makes debugging performance or visual issues incredibly frustrating. This is what DX12 and previously Mantle are/were supposed to solve.
 
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News Comments > Euro Truck Simulator 2 Scandinavia Friday
8. Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 Scandinavia Friday May 6, 2015, 19:04 dubfanatic
 
The boxed version comes out Friday but it is available on Steam now.

This game is great. Don't be fooled by the "Simulator" name, it is a quality game and surprisingly enjoyable. Also, if I ever need to back up a semi, I at least understand the physics behind it now...
 
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News Comments > Steam Game Bans
33. Re: Steam Game Bans Apr 30, 2015, 13:30 dubfanatic
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 10:21:
In many games devs have had the opportunity to ban.

They weren't immune to a backlash then and won't be now. So nothing really has changed there.

It used to be a lot harder to cultivate an army of fanbois who will play and buy microtransactions in whatever shit you give them just because it's open world zombie survival or a Minecraft ripoff, and will shout down anyone who criticizes.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Apr 29, 2015, 16:07 dubfanatic
 
Task wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 14:01:
In seriousness, I abhor stereotyping anyone, including Middle Easterns. They've been subject to some rather gross, heinous crimes in this Century and the last on behalf of Imperialism. The Prince though, is also from Saudi Arabia, and they have some seriously, deep-rooted societal problems to resolve on their own.

And they've committed plenty of their own. Ever heard of the Barbary slave trade? Probably not, since they don't like to teach that in history classes. Find me a single group of people on this planet who are innocent.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans
50. Re: Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans Apr 29, 2015, 15:21 dubfanatic
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 15:17:
I actually quite enjoy some of the PVP modes. Racing is my favorite, and I tend to do pretty well in those (Currently I have ~80 wins and ~75 losses), but also some of the adversary modes are a riot, with really strange conditions like semis vs bicycles that make things quite fun, as long as there arent any cheaters. Been seeing a lot more cheaters in races the past couple days, unfortunately.. which takes most of the fun out of it.

Racing has been the only real fun I've had in GTA Online, but the shoddy matchmaking ruins it. It's very hard to find a consistent, well-populated game. Either everyone leaves or people vote for Free Mode and the game breaks up. I haven't seen any cheaters yet but I haven't played as much as you.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans
49. Re: Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans Apr 29, 2015, 15:19 dubfanatic
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 15:02:
The bulk of GTA online is PvE with the heists being the main draw, if they're going to single me out for increasing the first person FOV to 90 then I'll just play the single player with a crack file if necessary and then delete the game. The PvP modes in GTA Online are complete crap, it's no wonder why people treat the open world lobby as a never ending deathmatch event.

The online portion is just poorly thought out in general. I would have been much happier with a GTA 4 style lobby system, with better modes, sane defaults and fewer customization options. GTA 4 had some really fun modes that were buried under the options, and some of the game's defaults were really stupid, like All Blips.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Blood Shard Bans
2. Re: Diablo III Blood Shard Bans Apr 25, 2015, 14:05 dubfanatic
 
Zarkov wrote on Apr 25, 2015, 13:48:
Hacks are one thing (network packet or memory manipulation etc.) but bug exploits are the fault of the game developers, no one else.

I can tell you've never worked on a large-scale software project before.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 24, 2015, 11:18 dubfanatic
 
I used to work in a call center. The number of callers I'd get who had chirping smoke detectors in the background was surprisingly high. Some people just tune it out.  
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News Comments > Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen
25. Re: Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen Apr 21, 2015, 13:38 dubfanatic
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 13:35:
The last thing they'll say is it was their mistake. So without a batting of the eye throw out, "Make sure to change your password and don't use the same one everywhere". Deflection. Could be accurate, but they are throwing that out no matter who's fault, point to the other guy, this shit could cost us a lot of $$$.

I don't get it, are you saying R* was hacked and are denying it? Or are you saying it's R*'s responsibility to make sure their users don't do stupid shit like use the same user/pass everywhere, install random programs or download some Torrent because some Reddit post said to?
 
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News Comments > Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen
24. Re: Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen Apr 21, 2015, 13:36 dubfanatic
 
HoSpanky wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 13:10:
Also, I'd read about a piece of software that suppresses the Social Club launcher, which supposedly frees up CPU resources but causes the game to crash after a while. It's possible that software like that is the thing stealing login info.

I'm willing to bet it's either that or a trojan embedded in the torrents some people were using to bypass the R* downloader. Or a GTA forum was hacked and they're keeping it quiet (or just don't know they were hacked)
 
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News Comments > Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen
19. Re: Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen Apr 21, 2015, 12:57 dubfanatic
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 12:04:
InBlack wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 09:51:
Then again the kind of people posting on reddit, are more the tech savy type

Lolwut?

Yeah, that was true years ago but Reddit is pretty mainstream these days.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video
24. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video Apr 20, 2015, 13:10 dubfanatic
 
JeffD wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 12:29:
This always baffles me. If your cpu/gpu are heatsinked properly, they will NEVER overheat. Your gpu will not give enough power to the gpu to overheat it with the stock heatsink unless something was installed wrong at the factory. You should never have to worry about temps under normal use.

My Voodoo3 3500 back in the day would routinely overheat at stock clock with the stock cooler. I had to underclock it to get it stable.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 16, 2015, 12:59 dubfanatic
 
Moral panic over child molesters is so 2002. "To Catch a Misogynist" or "To Catch a Racist" seem much more in tune with the times.  
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V
61. Re: Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V Apr 14, 2015, 20:21 dubfanatic
 
personman145 wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 19:07:
Initial impressions for my i5 3570k, 8GB RAM, GTX 770 2GB, SSD:

It runs better and looks better than GTA4 does to this day. Using the game's defaults I get consistent 59FPS. So far, kick ass.

Also it adds a lot of the sort of the stuff that made Vice City deeper.

edit: The geforce experience settings recommended very high texture for a 2GB card. I submitted feedback on that.

The Vice City comparison is a good one both for the game itself and the port. GTA:VC was a massively better PC port than GTA3.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 GeForce Drivers
8. Re: GTA5 GeForce Drivers Apr 13, 2015, 21:15 dubfanatic
 
Maybe I'm just lucky, but the game was all patched and ready to go when I got home 15 minutes ago. Just ran a quick benchmark, the game seems very well optimized.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 10, 2015, 13:21 dubfanatic
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 12:48:
I don't get why there are so many football/soccer management games when other sports are completely neglected. Seriously, who wants to go up against Football Manager, that game is the mother of all management games. American Football only has one decent offering, that being Front Office Football and that game is monumentally flawed.

I'd like to see more American football, Golf, Tennis and Boxing management sims. Some already exist for those sports, but they are terrible.

Agreed. If I knew more about those sports I'd try my hand at developing one. I'm just glad that Eastside Hockey Manager is back.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V 4K System Requirements
25. Re: Grand Theft Auto V 4K System Requirements Apr 9, 2015, 16:23 dubfanatic
 
My Titan X is on a truck somewhere in the Rocky Mountains right now. Can't wait to see how I can bring it to its knees with this game.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 31, 2015, 18:43 dubfanatic
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 18:35:
Go look up Theodore Bilbo and some of his books if you want to see what kind of trash the "laws based on religious belief" crowd attracts in the US.


You do realize that RFRA is a modern conception and was largely championed by liberals seeking to protect Native American peyote rituals, right? Now that they realize the consequences of religious freedom for all, even KKKhristans, they're trying to retcon it. Kind of like how today's progressives are totally not at all like the ones who used to advocate for eugenics and prohibition.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 31, 2015, 18:36 dubfanatic
 
I am going to sue the teriyaki shop down the street for being closed on Sundays. Your holy day of rest is my inconvenience, and my appetite doesn't observe the Sabbath, shitlords.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 31, 2015, 13:22 dubfanatic
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 12:18:
According to the GLBT alliance, the only group in the US that does not have the right to be offended is the 98%-99% heterosexual majority.

aka the only time anyone from liberal urban centers gives a shit what happens in flyover country
 
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