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Real Name Thomas Grimes   
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Signed On Apr 14, 2005, 23:42
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 23, 2017, 10:24 SirKnight
 
John was making Nasir his bitch, of course.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Swapping DX12 for Vulkan
35. Re: Star Citizen Swapping DX12 for Vulkan Mar 19, 2017, 21:05 SirKnight
 
Creston wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 11:58:
Squadron 42(41?68?whatever) coming in 2024!

Seriously, someone who knows: How much work is it to switch from one API to another?



I've been programming with both of them for a long time now. I was using Vulkan before it was publicly announced and before it was even called Vulkan.

The two APIs, while they have some slight differences, are VERY similar. Honestly, the two biggest differences are what some things are named and C++ vs C API. Going from one to the other is significantly easier than going from any other API to another. I've been able to create an API wrapper at work that allows me to use either Vulkan or D3D 12 using the same C++ interface and the implementation of this was not hard at all.

There's really no reason to use D3D 12 to be honest. Vulkan supports most OSes, unlike D3D 12 which is stuck to Win10. They both accomplish the same thing and Vulkan has the concept of render passes which was created mainly for mobile, but turns out has good performance wins on desktop as well. Render Passes are something that D3D 12 does not have. Apple's Metal is almost identical to D3D 12 and Vulkan too. Of course this makes sense as Metal and Vulkan both started out as AMD's Mantle.

I am very glad to see these devs go to Vulkan and hope to see more of this. If a developer were to choose which API to use on their own without being bribed (like from MS) they would very very likely choose Vulkan. The only reason anyone would use D3D 12 is because of large bribes from MS.
 
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News Comments > PS4 Games Coming to PCs via PS Now
3. Re: PS4 Games Coming to PCs via PS Now Mar 13, 2017, 21:40 SirKnight
 
I've had really good results from GeForce NOW (aka GRID) on the Shield TV. Not sure about Sony's solution.

But if you have to use a PS4 controller and not have the option for KB+M, then I don't see the point. At least for me.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Will Be Free-to-Play
5. Re: Quake Champions Will Be Free-to-Play Mar 10, 2017, 22:40 SirKnight
 
Well, as long as the $60 pack is all there is and there isn't continuing nickle-and-diming then whatever. Of course, it would not surprise me in the least if there was. At least this way, I can test the game to see if it blows or not.

The thing that worries me about QC is the classes/heros. Fuck that. I want every player to be the same like all the old Quakes were. You can customize your character a little, but you did not have special abilities or weapons. Supposedly though, there's a mode that makes it more classic like that which I feel most people will be playing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 10, 2017, 22:36 SirKnight
 
Oh AMD....LOL

I have NEVER needed a patch to allow my Intel CPU to work like it's supposed to.

As usual, more excuses and smoke-and-mirrors from team red.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. 1942 Mobile Now Available For iOS and Android Devices. Mar 9, 2017, 20:36 SirKnight
 
Nuts, doesn't support the NVIDIA Shield TV. I'd buy it if so.

I guess it's back to emulation. lol
 
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News Comments > John Carmack Sues ZeniMax
2. Re: John Carmack Sues ZeniMax Mar 9, 2017, 20:33 SirKnight
 
$22.5M, dang. I hope Carmack wins it. F ZeniMax. ZeniMax are just a bunch of snakes.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2017, 10:30 SirKnight
 
I got a stack of free pancakes from IHOP yesterday. Maybe today I'll get me a free international woman?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 2, 2017, 13:20 SirKnight
 
My copy of Zelda for the Switch came in yesterday. Should I lick it while I wait for the Switch?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 24, 2017, 13:45 SirKnight
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 11:28:
No lie, it takes 8 minutes for that 'The Story Of The $10,000 Worth Of Missing Super Nintendo Games Has A Happy Ending' article to load on my connection. God I miss the good ol' text days...


=-Rigs-=


Still using a 33.6K modem? The page loaded instantly for me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 9, 2017, 12:37 SirKnight
 
SanDisk is slipping. Back in July, I bought a Patriot USB stick that is 512GB (2x the size of SanDisk's) and has the same speeds for the same price.  
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 This Year
6. Re: etc. Feb 8, 2017, 12:08 SirKnight
 
deqer wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 10:56:
Did anyone ask for a Project CARS 2?

Yeah, didn't think so.

Thanks again to these cheesy companies for taking their unreleased features and using them as an excuse to release another game.

Thanks again for no mod support, where we could've made our own tracks.


That's got to be the most stupid "argument" ever. You clearly don't know how game development, or software development in general, works.

Plus, when one product does well, of course they are going to want to follow up with that. It happens in every industry.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2017, 12:32 SirKnight
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 3, 2017, 09:50:
Automotive safety was bad 20 years ago and that was before we had defective airbags that shoot shrapnel into your neck, chest and face.


Yeah my car has a recall for that very thing. I've never taken it in to get it fixed though. There's nothing like a piece of shrapnel to start ones day.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2017, 12:31 SirKnight
 
Hmm, this Out of the Blue seems oddly familiar.....  
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News Comments > ZeniMax Wins $500M in Oculus Lawsuit
11. Re: ZeniMax Wins $500M in Oculus Lawsuit Feb 1, 2017, 23:18 SirKnight
 
From: http://uploadvr.com/verdict-zenimax-oculus/

Carmack intentionally destroyed data on his computer after he got notice of this litigation and right after he researched on Google how to wipe a hard drive—and data on other Oculus computers and USB storage devices were similarly deleted (as determined by a court-appointed, independent expert in computer forensics); (vii) when he quit id Software, Carmack admitted he secretly downloaded and stole over 10,000 documents from ZeniMax on a USB storage device, as well as the entire source code to RAGE and the id tech® 5 engine —which Carmack uploaded to his Oculus computer;

Damn son. I would have thought Carmack was smarter than this...
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 1, 2017, 20:41 SirKnight
 
Kosumo wrote on Feb 1, 2017, 16:14:
This is a good watch, it wont make you his bitch though.

Dang, guess I'll go put the lube up then...
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
9. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 18, 2017, 13:08 SirKnight
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 11:16:
So, basically, he regrets ever suggesting there would be a third game, and he's pissed that so many people now want one. "GOD DAMMIT! What have I gotten myself into?!" Also, the next game will be Just Another Shooting Gallery Style Game Where You Are Confined To A Small Space Since That's All VR Seems To Be Capable Of And Will Pretty Much Die Out Soon And Be Generally Regarded As A Bad Idea type game called Half-Portal VR.


Did you not read what Gabe said AT ALL? Obviously not.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
8. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 18, 2017, 13:07 SirKnight
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 12:31:
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 11:16:
So, basically, he regrets ever suggesting there would be a third game, and he's pissed that so many people now want one. "GOD DAMMIT! What have I gotten myself into?!" Also, the next game will be Just Another Shooting Gallery Style Game Where You Are Confined To A Small Space Since That's All VR Seems To Be Capable Of And Will Pretty Much Die Out Soon And Be Generally Regarded As A Bad Idea type game called Half-Portal VR.

VR = dying quicker than the last 3D wave


Nope. It's only "dying" for those who, for some odd reason, want it to fail.
 
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News Comments > Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Open Beta Signups
1. Re: Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Open Beta Signups Jan 17, 2017, 21:09 SirKnight
 
I'm greatly looking forward to this. I really liked the previous two games but this one looks like it's taking the open-world feel of Far Cry which I also love. In Far Cry 3/4 my fav thing to do was to take a stealthy approach and snipe as much as possible. So this game is perfect for me.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Jan 17, 2017, 21:06 SirKnight
 
I liked the crazy flash sales, but Gaben does have a point. I'm all for what benefits the most people possible.  
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