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Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
7. Re: Overwatch Trailer Jun 18, 2015, 23:15 jimnms
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 22:31:
I get invited to a Thunderwalker CTF match every so often.. I probably should play!

Oh I miss those days. We used to have weekly LAN parties with 12-20 people and play TWCTF. SPOON!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Kerbal Space Program confirmed for PlayStation 4 Jun 18, 2015, 18:24 jimnms
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 04:41:
Yeah but worse than crashes is imo that they somehow broke the orbit path predictions. I have seen orbits that tell me "AP = 30km" but when the SOI switches into that planets orbit I have suddenly an orbit straight into the ground, with no input from me, just time acceleration.

And stuff like that just should not happen in a release version of a game about space travel.

Also with force d11 fonts break, and with force OpenGL my performance drops by a good 30fps. So it's like choosing between pestilence and hunger.

The game runs better in D3D11 for me, so I can live with the fonts. They're only messed up for me in the contract screen. I heard it looks worse using OpenGL, so I haven't tried that.

I haven't gotten any weird orbit changes when changing SOI either, but I've only been to Mun and Minmus so far since 1.0.x. I'm using a mod called DMagic Science or something, which adds some new science parts for rovers and probes. I didn't want it to make getting science easier so I turned science way down in the difficulty thinking it would balance it out. I didn't realize that the new science parts don't return much to begin with, so it has been a bit of a grind to unlock tech.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Kerbal Space Program confirmed for PlayStation 4 Jun 18, 2015, 04:32 jimnms
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 03:02:
I had to run ActiveTexture at Aggressive to even start KSP without a crash with my base mod set, which is 40% of what I ran with 1.0 ;/

I dunno what else they did but I have had a ton of crashes ever since 1.0.1/1.0.2 :/

I installed ATM, which I never had to do before. Using "-force-d3d11" command line further reduces the memory footprint, but it messes up the fonts on some screens.
 
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15. Kerbal Space Program confirmed for PlayStation 4 Jun 17, 2015, 19:05 jimnms
 
Is this why it's taking so long for them to fix the goddam memory leaks in 1.0.2? I love the game, but they introduced the memory leak bugs with 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 and haven't fixed them yet. I love the game, but this is pissing me off.

If you don't know, there are two major memory leaks in the game. The worst one is with the new temp gauges for overheating parts. If a part starts overheating, a temp gauge gets overlaid on it. When those gauges show up, the game starts eating up about 100MB of RAM per second which will crash the game very fast, especially if you're running a lot of mods that are pushing it to the limit. The other one is the game doesn't release memory when switching scenes. This happens if you switch vessels from the map, or from a vessel back to the space center, each time you enter/exit a building, etc. Each time it eats up a little more RAM and eventually the game runs out of memory and crashes.

The first memory leak can be fixed by disabling the temp gauge overlay by pressing F10, but you have to do this every time you launch or switch vessels. There is a mod that sets them to disable by default though. There is nothing you can do about the second leak though except monitor the memory usage and restart the game before it crashes.

I had to disable some mods just to keep the game from crashing so often. The game crashes when it exceeds about 3.5GB of RAM. The stock game with no mods only takes up about 1.5GB, so it takes it a while to crash. With all of the mods I was using, I was sitting right at 3GB, so it crashed quit often. I disabled some to get the mem usage down to 2.5GB. I can now play it for about 2 hours before I have to restart.
 
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12. Re: etc., etc. Jun 17, 2015, 18:47 jimnms
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 12:00:
Well when you've got an AI as fucking retarded as that in Fallout 3, Boone wouldn't have made it three steps outside Novac without being immortal.

Boon is one of the more lethal companions when he worked, but they broke him in the first or second patch and never properly fixed him. After the patch that broke him, he would not shoot at anything, but keep holstering his gun because his script kept causing him to drop out of compat. There was a patch that claimed to fix him, but he's still broken. He doesn't holster his gun, but he gets rarely shoots and gets up in your face and keeps yelling "come on!" since his script is still causing him to drop in and out of combat several times per second. You have to use a mod or unofficial patch to fix him (I recommend YUP).
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Jun 16, 2015, 22:13 jimnms
 
I don't like it when they make any character unkillable, especially companions. And FFS, come up with a new name, there's only one true dogmeat. Better yet, let us name it. If they went to the trouble of recording thousands of common names so that robot might speak your name, why not let us name the dog and have the stupid voiced character say the dogs name. I really hope you can disable the player voice though.  
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Multiplayer Trailer
3. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Multiplayer Trailer Jun 15, 2015, 23:01 jimnms
 
This has never impressed me since the first video footage of it. It's like the walls are made of Legos because they explode when shot, and it looks stupid. Small teams, small maps, and although there are objectives, the play is just going to end up devolving into team DM 99% of the time.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Fallout 4 PC Mods Available on Xbox One For Free Jun 15, 2015, 21:48 jimnms
 
Bethesda Softworks announced today that all of the mods created on the PC version of Fallout 4 will also be available on Xbox One, for free.
And just how the fuck can they guarantee that? Unless they're going to rip them from the Fallout Nexus, Steam Workshop or other mod sites, then they must be planning on implementing some sort of built in mod hosting and preventing external modding.

I wonder if this also means the game will be even more broken than usual so they can rely on modders to fix the console bugs as well.

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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Announced
6. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Announced Jun 15, 2015, 21:38 jimnms
 
Probably going to require Uplay this time.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 14, 2015, 16:42 jimnms
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 14, 2015, 16:01:
Steam drama alert:

Another hipster indie dev that made a terrible game is sad that steam refunds is doing its job. He left the game page like this right now:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/358480/

Priceless. Just priceless.

Notice how almost all of these indie devs that cry foul are the ones producing some of the shittiest games in steam?

The page seems to have been taken down. Did you get a screenshot?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 14, 2015, 14:54 jimnms
 
GTA V was, maybe still is, 25% off on GMG.  
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News Comments > Dishonored Game Announcement Accidentally Spoiled
7. Re: Dishonored Game Announcement Accidentally Spoiled Jun 14, 2015, 14:53 jimnms
 
I still have yet to play the first one. It keeps getting pushed down my ever growing backlog list. It was up next, but with the hype out about FO4, I'm itching for another FNV play, maybe FO3+FNV with TTW? I gotta finish Wasteland 2 first, one RPG at a time for me. I first have to tear myself away from KSP though.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 10, 2015, 12:58 jimnms
 
I don't own any Apple products. I have family that are always wanting me to fix or do stuff to their iCrap. I still refuse to install iTunes, but I also don't want to listen to them nag me about fixing their shit either. My solution was to install Windows in VirtualBox with iTunes isolated in there.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2015, 11:31 jimnms
 
Julio wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 05:32:
I see why you so strongly are pro-dog shit then.

I'm not pro anything, I'm anti animal cruelty and anti ass hole.

Julio wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 05:32:
It's an animal, if I don't own it I care as much for it as a random cow or pig - which a lot of people eat for dinner. And before you extrapolate it to me eating dogs, no I don't think I'd want to eat one.

So if it's not yours, you don't care about it? What a sad outlook on life you have.

Julio wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 05:32:
No mail itself was interfered with, the box was empty before and too full afterwards for anything but a note telling them that I was returning what they left on my property to them.

It doesn't matter if there was mail in it or not. Tampering with a mailbox is still a crime that carries a 3 year jail sentence and $250,000 fine.

Julio wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 05:32:
What it says about me as a person was that I treated their property exactly how they treated mine.

And I suppose in your twisted mind you see that as a good thing?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2015, 21:12 jimnms
 
Julio wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 18:10:
jimnms wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 10:05:
Why do you shovel it before cutting it? Just mow over it and you'll never know it was there.

Because picking shit out of the treads of your shoes isn't fun.

If you run over it with a mower, there won't be pieces large enough to get in the treads of your shoes. I didn't always pay someone to cut my lawn, I used to do it myself. The shit in my yard is mostly my dog's shit and I never shoveled shit before mowing.

Julio wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 18:10:
It's not my pet. If it gets injured trespassing on my property, that's the owners fault.

It is your fault if you intentionally injured it. That's the problem with the world today. Half of the population doesn't want to take responsibility for their actions and the other half doesn't care about anything unless it affects them. You don't care if someone else's dog gets hurt, but you would if it were your dog.

Julio wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 18:10:
I can't say that I've ever done what the chocolate chip guy did - but I understand where he's coming from and how he ended up there.

I did fill someone's mailbox with their own dog's shit that was left on my lawn - because I knew exactly who it was. And they learned not to do it again as a result.

You don't like getting dog shit on your shoes, but you'll pick it up and put it in someone's mailbox just to get revenge? What does that say about you as a person? Are you one of those "get off my lawn" types that has to get someone back that you feel has wronged you in some way? This is how neighborhood feuds start which usually end up with the law involved. You're lucky your neighbor didn't have you in jail for messing with a mail box.
 
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37. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 8, 2015, 20:22 jimnms
 
Dacron wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 14:19:
Uh, the product still cost something to make. Digital or not. It's very easy to make a loss.

The games are 5 and 7 years old. They've more than recouped their initial development costs. There's no way they can lose money on it now. Just about every time they go on sale they end up in the top 10. I think a lot of people might pass on it at $12 knowing it has regularly been discounted to $5 in the past. They have to decide if it's worth selling less copies at a higher cost or selling more at a lower cost. Even if the net profit turns out to be equal, for example selling 1000 copies at $12 or 2400 copies at $5, it would be better to sell 2400 copies vs. 1000 because you now have 1400 more people that are exposed to your product and might buy your games in the future.
 
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10. Re: etc. Jun 8, 2015, 20:05 jimnms
 
Task wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 13:29:
What they could try doing for one of these FPS fallouts is do a combination. Have a first person perspective and even combat possible like that, but also have tactical pause or turn-based option where it switches to an overhead view so you can queue up attacks and order any followers into appropriate positions, etc. That way one could have a choice to play in real-time, or go with a slower tactical way of approaching a combat situation. I'm not ware of an FPS that has something innovative to switch to something like that.

That would be neat to be able to pause and give orders to your generally useless companions. The combat in the original Fallout games was pretty weak.

I always though it would be neat to see them do larger locations and use a travel map like the first two games. Imagine the city of New Vegas being the size of the entire Mojave wasteland for example, and when you leave it, you're presented with the over-world travel map like the original games. Click a location and you travel like the old games with random encounter chances along the way. They could have other cities and larger settlements instead of just a few houses representing a town or settlement.

Task wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 13:29:
Actually that's what inXile is sort of doing for Bard's Tale 4, but the tactical part isn't an option as far as I'm aware. So you explore in 'corridor' type paths or examining things in first person, but when combat occurs they intend to switch you to a tactical view.

The game that got me into PC games and RPGs was Pool of Radiance. While in cities and dungeons, you had a small window where you explored in first person view, but battles took place from a 2D isometric/isometric view.
 
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2. Re: etc. Jun 8, 2015, 11:33 jimnms
 
I wonder if they could get enough money from a Kickstarter to buy Fallout from Bethesda. I like isometric, turn based RPGs and I loved the first two Fallout games, but I think Fallout works as an FPS RPG. I remember playing Fallout for the first time, and the opening video at the beginning that shows you leaving the vault in first person, I thought that it would be cool to experience the whole world from first person. Although IMO Fallout 3 is the weakest of the series, my fondest memories of any game is leaving the vault for the first time in Fallout 3.  
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34. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 8, 2015, 10:31 jimnms
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 07:18:
I still don't get why this is a big deal. Of course they put the price up a bit, they want to make more money. Is that $7 for a 4 year old game going to bankrupt anyone? Is $12 not a good deal for all of the content involved? Historical lows for a product are just that, it doesn't mean that the price will stay there or go lower just because you want it to. There are so many bad practices in the industry it seems really strange to care about something so minor and innocuous.

It's not a big deal, and I don't care because I already own them. I'm not the one making a fuss over it. FFS, all I said was I'm surprised to see people buying it, especially with the Summer sale so close, it might be cheaper if people just wait.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2015, 10:05 jimnms
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 07:12:
How noble of you when its not your yard covered in shit. Like them or hate them, lawns affect exterior appearance which greatly influences property values. As he also points out in the video they can't water their lawns so the 'fertilizer' is of limited value, they tend to just hang around or become dessicated in that heat. More importantly its his property, not theirs or yours. It's not unreasonable to ask people to respect his property and city bylaws by picking up after their pets. I think his method here is very cruel and disgusting but there are two sides to every story. Maybe this guy was at his breaking point, it looks like he already tried signs and calling the authorities. People ignored him. Well they can't ignore him now.

Dogs come in my yard all the time, it doesn't bother me. Like them or hate them, dogs are people's family or some kids best friend. Poisoning and killing them because they shit in your yard is cruel inhumane. I also don't understand why people have to water their lawn all the time, it's a waste of money and water when rain is free. I understand that it's his property, but that doesn't give him the right to kill someone's dog if it comes on it. There are irresponsible dog owners and there are are irresponsible parents, but it wouldn't be acceptable if he poisoned a kid for coming in his yard.

Julio wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 06:43:
Too bad you don't live next to the chocolate chip guy, you could have a sign saying please have your dogs shit on my lawn, no need to pick it up. The kid who cuts your lawn wouldn't love piles of shit everywhere.

Personally I don't like shoveling shit out of the lawn when I cut it. Not much worse than stepping in a fresh turd from a huge dog.

Why do you shovel it before cutting it? Just mow over it and you'll never know it was there. I'd say having someone poison and murder your pet would be worse than a little shit on your shoes. You can wipe the shit off, you can't bring back a dead pet.

WTF is wrong with you people that put a higher value on a non-sentient weed (grass) over a living, breathing dog?
 
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