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Repeat After Me, RTX CANNOT Do Ray Tracing!
Mar 18, 2019, 20:21
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Repeat After Me, RTX CANNOT Do Ray Tracing! Mar 18, 2019, 20:21
Mar 18, 2019, 20:21
 
RTX cannot to Ray Tracing, it does Ray Casting Ray Tracing, or for short Ray Casting. This is a form of Ray Casting that looks better than the current rasterization techniques, but isn't what is used in TV and movies. Can nVidia stop lying, their RTX cards have no hardware for Ray Tracing, it only had hardware to accelerate Ray Casting and to smooth out the fact that it can't cast every pixel every frame.
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Re: Windows 7 Gets (Some) DirectX 12 Support
Mar 13, 2019, 13:25
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Re: Windows 7 Gets (Some) DirectX 12 Support Mar 13, 2019, 13:25
Mar 13, 2019, 13:25
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 13, 2019, 10:30:
Weird. Kind of surprising this got past the MS hall monitors considering they are shutting down support for Win7 in less than a year.

I don't think it is surprising at all. Most game companies are sticking with DX11, or changing over to Vulkan because a large portion of the hard core gaming user base is still on Windows 7. It is either start supporting DX12 on Windows 7, to a limited extent, or have everyone switch to Vulkan. Microsoft has no control over over Vulkan.
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Re: GOG.com Layoffs
Feb 26, 2019, 02:35
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Re: GOG.com Layoffs Feb 26, 2019, 02:35
Feb 26, 2019, 02:35
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 26, 2019, 01:56:
Soooo... is it time already to download everything I got from GOG just to be sure?
That's just silly!
For an account like mine, that would be like 227 GB to download. It would probably take forever!
Imagine everyone trying to download all those files at one time. Just give it a couple of days, then maybe think about it. Seriously, please everyone give it a couple of days, so I can finish downloading my library. It took forever to queue up all the games and the bonus content *cough* I mean don't be so worried.
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Why is Sony SO STUPID?
Feb 12, 2019, 19:23
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Why is Sony SO STUPID? Feb 12, 2019, 19:23
Feb 12, 2019, 19:23
 
Sony survives mostly off of one business now (gaming) and they put someone in charge of it that has proven to not have a clue about gaming?
Maybe Sony's worst enemy is their CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, because he's proven time and time again he doesn't know what he's doing. Some decisions made under his leadership have almost put the company out of business. This is just another bad decision. Maybe it is time Yoshida gets the sack?
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Re: New AMD Drivers
Jan 11, 2019, 13:39
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Re: New AMD Drivers Jan 11, 2019, 13:39
Jan 11, 2019, 13:39
 
1 year after breaking it, they finally fixed:
-Some systems running multiple displays may experience mouse lag when at least one display is enabled but powered off.

I like to put on my Rift and turn off my main monitor at night, so that the light flickering doesn't bother my kids trying to sleep. The first driver of 2018 caused the computer to be unusable in this mode. About October they partially fixed it where I could kind of use my computer like this, but I'm glad this is finally fixed.
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week
Nov 23, 2018, 19:10
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Nov 23, 2018, 19:10
Nov 23, 2018, 19:10
 
Duke Nukem Forever was in development for 15 years.

GTA V was scheduled to come out on PS3/Xbox and PC in 2012. It took a full extra year for just the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions to come out. Boy were they buggy! The PC version finally came in 2015. We even got the PS4 and Xbox One versions in 2014. This was a development group of 1000 people.

CIG just reached 400 employees. They had 300 last year.
Are they late on SQ42? Yes. Are they late on Star Citizen? Yes.
Are they giving us much more than they originally scoped for? Yes.
Originally we were going to get a Wing Commander 2 type deal and a Freelancer multiplayer. What we are getting is a Wing Commander III and what Chris imagined Freelancer 2 would be like.

They better get SQ42 out next year! As for Star Citizen, I'm already having more fun playing it than many so called finished games.
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Re: New AMD Adrenaline Drivers
Oct 26, 2018, 21:50
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Re: New AMD Adrenaline Drivers Oct 26, 2018, 21:50
Oct 26, 2018, 21:50
 
The one where your computer constantly freezes every few seconds.
I have a DVI monitor, a HDMI monitor and an Oculus Rift.
I can unplug the Rift, turn HDCP off on my HDMI monitor and use that.
I can unplug the HDMI monitor and use my Rift and DVI monitor.
I cannot use all 3 at the same time. I cannot turn off the DVI monitor while using the rift, like I used to, without the freezing.
Up until February of this year I used to used to use my Rift to look at my two monitors while they were off, no problems.

I went back to an older driver for a while, but things required me to downgrade to a newer driver to keep using it. I think it was GTA V and I think video rendering stopped working.
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Re: New AMD Adrenaline Drivers
Oct 26, 2018, 16:40
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Re: New AMD Adrenaline Drivers Oct 26, 2018, 16:40
Oct 26, 2018, 16:40
 
Still no fix for the Fraken DRM?
So I still can't use my two monitors because of the MPAA criminal organization and AMD's incompetence!
It used to work fine, unfortunately I can't go back to the working drivers because some of my games won't work with the old drivers.
It has been almost 10 months, how incompetent are their driver team?
I know finding bugs can be hard if something is hard to reproduce, but they know exactly how to reproduce the problem.
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer
Oct 11, 2018, 15:02
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer Oct 11, 2018, 15:02
Oct 11, 2018, 15:02
 
Normal game play does look like this though. All backers of Star Citizen can login right now and see this level of quality in the Persistent Universe. Yes, it is buggy, yes framerates can be low at time, but what you see in the trailer, is what you get in game.
You can even go see this when they run the free fly weekends without spending a cent.
I don't see any reason why SQ42 which uses the exact same code, shouldn't look as good as what we see in the trailer.

Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2018, 13:56:
I do. My issue is with people claiming this is all "in game footage" with the implication that normal game play with look like this cinematic. It is a good trailer. Blizzard makes good trailers. I'm guessing/assuming, the SC trailer is as representative of actual game play as Blizzard's are...
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer
Oct 11, 2018, 14:55
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer Oct 11, 2018, 14:55
Oct 11, 2018, 14:55
 
Ya, they said we should get a roadmap for SQ42 for last December, then it was January, then it was soon.

I like this project and all, but for the SQ42 roadmap I'm going to have to say, I'll believe it when I see it.

Drayth wrote on Oct 11, 2018, 14:28:
They also stated last night that we should get a roadmap to completion for Sq42 in December.
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer
Oct 11, 2018, 12:28
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer Oct 11, 2018, 12:28
Oct 11, 2018, 12:28
 
Big difference between WOW and this trailer! WOW uses completely different models in their trailers than in game.
This was using almost all in game footage. Logo, transitions and music probably being the only things done in post.
It is true that the game will not look like this when it comes out, but thats only because it will look slightly better. They are still working on the hair technology. They showed off the clothing improvements they just completed in the last week with cloth simulation.
They don't use higher polygon models, or textures for the cutscenes. Chris has even said that most cinematics you can break out of cinematic mode and watch from your character's perspective, where you can walk around.
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2018, 11:42:
Really? I mean it was a quality trailer, they did a good job. But looking at the trailer and hoping the game would be anywhere close to what you see is like watching one of the WoW trailers and thinking WoW would be like that. It just isn't so.
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Re: Bethesda Blocked Game Sale Because of
Aug 13, 2018, 12:49
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Re: Bethesda Blocked Game Sale Because of Aug 13, 2018, 12:49
Aug 13, 2018, 12:49
 
Either you don't know the law, or don't live in tge USA, or Canada. The law specifically allows people to resell items, including games, without the concent of the publisher. The fact that game publisher purposely subverting the law doesn't make what they are doing legal. What they are dping is actually illegal, but you would need someone with deep pockets and lots of time to go after these publishers for tgeir illegal actions.
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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Plans?
Jun 22, 2018, 15:12
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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Plans? Jun 22, 2018, 15:12
Jun 22, 2018, 15:12
 
Didn't they already basically say that they were going to have a PC version by having the double revolver unlock in GTA Online?
Remember the ad for PC also said to unlock stuff in RDR2.
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Re: EA CEO's damage control speech
Jun 11, 2018, 19:55
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Re: EA CEO's damage control speech Jun 11, 2018, 19:55
Jun 11, 2018, 19:55
 
All I heard was Lies, Lies, Lies. Lies, more lies and concluding with a lie.

We have lied to you and screwed you over for decades now, but believe us when we say we are learning how to better trick you into thinking we will somehow change. We will improve our lies and give you less content while monetizing more after already charging you for a full game and not delivering.
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Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July
May 18, 2018, 19:30
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Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July May 18, 2018, 19:30
May 18, 2018, 19:30
 
Don't you mean
No Man's Sky FINALLY

007Bistromath wrote on May 18, 2018, 15:55:
Given that this was supposed to be a key feature from the beginning, I would think a better name for this would be No Man's Sky PREVIOUS.
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Heroes of the Storm Offering Original Price Refunds?
Apr 3, 2018, 22:52
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Heroes of the Storm Offering Original Price Refunds? Apr 3, 2018, 22:52
Apr 3, 2018, 22:52
 
And Blizzard is offering full refunds to those that cannot meet the new requirements right?
I personally have never bought, or played it, but if anyone's computer does not match the new minimum requirements, by law, they are required to to offer a full refund of the price the person paid, or some way to play the game in another way.
There is already case presidence for this.
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That is rather nice of them
Mar 8, 2018, 11:54
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That is rather nice of them Mar 8, 2018, 11:54
Mar 8, 2018, 11:54
 
Most companies, even if you pay a monthly fee, just tell you to suck it up. Even Loot Crate, which seems to be chronically late now, barely offers an apology. Good on you Facebook!
Though on the software front, VR is very much in the early adopters phase, I don't regret buying the Rift and would recommend it to others.
For me, it was a Rift, or a 28 inch 4K monitor and I think I made the right choice. Especially with the exact future of monitors being in flux right now.
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Re: Have they fixed the installer?
Mar 6, 2018, 13:01
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Re: Have they fixed the installer? Mar 6, 2018, 13:01
Mar 6, 2018, 13:01
 
Most of the time the settings application fails to install.
Sometimes Windows 10 seg faults and reboots in the middle of installing the drivers.
I found a 50% success rate if I uninstalled the drivers, deleted the old drivers install directory, ran the AMD clean-up utility, then manually go into the registry and remove any AMD references.
Up until December's driver I could just download and run the installer.
Up until October I could use the built in update button.
I didn't try the February drivers, as I didn't want to fight with my system to get things working again.
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Have they fixed the installer?
Mar 6, 2018, 11:24
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Have they fixed the installer? Mar 6, 2018, 11:24
Mar 6, 2018, 11:24
 
Seriously, doesn't AMD test their installers?
The Adrenaline installer is worse than whatever AMD did to the Radeon installer when they first bought out ATI. The last two times I've installed I was wondering if I had to sacrifice a live chicken to the AMD gods to get things to work.
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Re: CIG Responds to Crytek
Jan 29, 2018, 15:32
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Re: CIG Responds to Crytek Jan 29, 2018, 15:32
Jan 29, 2018, 15:32
 
I agree theyarecomingforyou about the case not being strong. The only problem being that this is a court action in the US, and as we have seen by cases like SCO vs IBM, these things can get drawn out for years. The SCO case going on 15 years now.
The one bit of hope is that CIG is getting sued in California, instead of Texas. Which I find a bit surprising as CIG's original office is in Texas and the Texas court is more likely to draw this out. California is more likely to actually take a look at the documents as presented.

Too bad this isn't Canada. Our courts, though imperfect, would throw this case out with prejudice. The original filing is exploratory, meaning they are trying to find proof of breach of contract, instead of having proof. This is highly frowned on in Canada. Then they purposely misrepresented the contract, which even if they had provided some proof, is grounds for complete dismissal.
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