Rigs wrote on Oct 26, 2021, 10:37:Happy you got the joke, this is the point I was tryin got make. My machine has 32gb of memory with 32 threads. I can run a 3d render that utilizes 10 cores and I won't have a noticable impact on my game's FPS. I used to run several game servers and VMs on my machine and RDR never dropped a frame. Lists like this just create FUD because they are not self serving apps Ubisoft can control.
Some of us are seriously old-school, guys. I, for one, hate having anything running that doesn't >have< to be. Having come from the DOS days of saving conventional memory by the kilobyte (which is why that comment about it down below was so damn funny), finding interesting ways of putting drivers into high memory or loading them down in the conventional hell, you had to work your config.sys and autoexec.bat skills to the max for every new game! I looked down on boot disks though some games just absolutely required them because you couldn't do it any other way. (Pacific Strike and F-15 Strike Eagle III were part of that group...I had to take an entire >weekend< to get F-15 Strike Eagle III to work with a cd-rom, mouse and sound. Until late Sunday afternoon, I could get one or two but not all three. I finally managed it just in time to see the intro cinematic and go to bed for school the next morning...lol) Windows 95 and 98 weren't much different. Hell, neither was XP for the most part. These days you really don't have to worry supposedly. I mean, I have 32gb of RAM and a Core i9-9900k but I still only have at max three tabs open in Chrome at any one time. I cringe when I see some Youtubers that open their Chrome and they have tabs all the way off the right side of the screen! And then they preview games like that! It's painful to watch!
Jonjonz wrote on Oct 17, 2021, 06:27:Sweeny is like Donald Trump in that he's entirely self serving. Sometimes that works out for the greater good, but usually not.
Sweeny is an interesting study, sometimes he leads the charge against modern absurdities like Crapples move to own all microtransactions, other times he just blows total moronic BS he has no clue about.
Some fold confuse secrecy with privacy and security. They are not the same thing, and promoting anonomous secrecy is highly subversive and only serves to nurture evil and chaos.
Hellcinder wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 14:32:I worked for a gambling based gaming company for a couple years. They are all complete scum, and most people running these companies have really shady pasts. Happy I GTFO.
I'm a little perplexed by all the Epic hate here especially since they take their Fortnite cash and actually try to do the right thing like fight the 30% greed that Steam and Apple have been reaping. Blockchain isn't just "nft" or "bitcoin". Gambling games are ok though, no one blinks an eye about texas hold em.
FloodAnxiety wrote on Oct 9, 2021, 15:02:WTF does this even mean? If anything, Epic wants Apple to subsidize their presence on the AppStore.
I hope Apple loses their appeal. If this means Apple will have to sell their phones for a higher price to make up for their lost profits, then I am all for that. The games industry should not have to subsidize non-gamers on Apple platforms.
jdreyer wrote on Oct 6, 2021, 13:56:I really enjoyed Primal, but I had not played FC since the original so everything felt fresh. When I played FC5 I was pretty unimpressed and just wanted to go back to playing Primal.
What did you think of Primal? I was playing 3 the other day, and it's a lot of fun (esp the gliding). I think of all the FC games, Primal appeals to me the most, but it's not in my library.
WaltSee wrote on Oct 5, 2021, 10:28:I agree that some of the complaints are hyperbolic, but to say 30 year old games work fine is just a lie. That goes back to DOS era which requires emulation to play on modern systems... that has nothing to do with your operating system. Most 1997-2009 games will not work reliably and likely crash your machine simply due to display driver resolution issues. Progress is more important than backwards compatibility, but you are completely off with your comments and "bumping to 11" is hardly just a security update.The Relentless wrote on Oct 4, 2021, 20:10:
I've been using Windows 11 for the past 3 or 4 months. It is really VERY similar to 10. I don't have any issues using it for games. I'm not a power gamer trying to eek out every last FPS, but with my i9 9900, GeForce 2080, it plays just fine.
My experience, too--exactly. Runs my 30-year-old 16-bit games without any trouble at all, and of course I've seen no problems with the latest games. It's amusing to hear people complain...;) I'm on build 22468.1000--which you probably are, too, if you're in the Insiders group--it's way ahead of the build released to the masses today. Microsoft only bumped it to "11" because of raising the security baseline requirements just a wee bit. Complaints about that are also amusing, as I've been running the exact same requirements under Win10 for two years now. Only difference is that 11 requires them whereas 10 did not, but fully supported all of them. Upgrading on top of my previous Win10 installation was a snap.
Jonjonz wrote on Oct 5, 2021, 06:26:If you are concerned about these things then try Linux on your gaming machine. I put together a thumbdrive with Pop_OS! and installed Steam with a bunch of games. I was able to test everything out before I committed to wiping my drive. Everything I need/want works great. Proton actually works.
I have yet to see a single ounce of value in Win 11. The only one I can think of is if you buy a new PC it comes installed. Whoop De Doo!
BS personal anecdotes and the raving of bleeding edge addicts aside, there is nothing to see here other than further loss of personal control, less privacy, and a massive new footprint for not an ounce of additional value.
PS: if your really think rounded corners matter, you are in the wrong camp.
Donkey_Punch wrote on Oct 4, 2021, 21:26:Not exactly the answer you want, but I've had a resurgence playing old 9x/XP era games via Lutris in Linux. None of these game work in win10, yet everything I've tried so far has worked beautifully (on my 4k monitor). You can manually set the desktop size and run those old games in window mode, so stuff that's 4:3 640x480 and up works fine with no stretching or crashing.
Has anyone tried playing older legacy games with Windows 11? Windows 10 was crap for older games that uses 16-bit color mode since it only emulated it badly. The result was horrific frame rates.