User information for Adam Bryzak

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Adam Bryzak
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Staunch
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September 29, 2005
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Gold, since February 24, 2020
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184 (Novice)
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23868
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 17, 2020, 17:22
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2020, 17:22
Aug 17, 2020, 17:22
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 17, 2020, 13:31:
Unless consoles magically develop that amount of VRAM, it will be wasted. Developers, with rare exception, are going to target Series X and/or PS5 and a vast majority of people are still playing at 1080p. Outside of epeen measurement, it is functionally useless as it will spend a large majority of its life idle. By the time it may become useful this generation of card will be long in the tooth if not outright obsolete.

I'm not sure this is entirely true. I was checking dedicated video RAM usage while playing Horizon: Zero Dawn and it was up at over 10GB, so I think there will definitely be games that check how much is available and throw things into video RAM if there's space available to avoid the transfer from regular RAM/disk.

This could be a way for PCs to compete with Sony's claims to their SSD performance of the PS5 with all the dedicated decompression stuff going on to get things from the SSD into memory, while on PC you could just keep it in memory if you have enough.
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Re: etc.
Jun 14, 2020, 02:41
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Re: etc. Jun 14, 2020, 02:41
Jun 14, 2020, 02:41
 
Sure, I'd love a link.
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Re: Epic Freebies Increase Sales and Epic Games Store Mobile Plans
Jun 2, 2020, 03:31
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Re: Epic Freebies Increase Sales and Epic Games Store Mobile Plans Jun 2, 2020, 03:31
Jun 2, 2020, 03:31
 
It was my understanding Valve's Steam app doesn't let you buy games. However, it does indeed support this.

This has always baffled me with Steam on iOS. Apple has rejected Valve apps in the past that didn't follow some rule, but Steam somehow allows you to purchase games, bypassing Apple Pay, and I can't imagine Apple is getting a cut of those sales.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 24, 2020, 20:23
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2020, 20:23
Feb 24, 2020, 20:23
 
Thanks for getting this set up!

I've set up monthly support on Patreon & made a one time donation on PayPal and both worked great!
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Re: Half-Life: Alyx Next Month
Feb 13, 2020, 22:20
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Re: Half-Life: Alyx Next Month Feb 13, 2020, 22:20
Feb 13, 2020, 22:20
 
I'd love to be able to buy an Index but they haven't been available in Australia, and when I looked to import it myself they're not even available to order at the moment.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 13, 2020, 15:28
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2020, 15:28
Feb 13, 2020, 15:28
 
I'd happily pay $20/month to support this site with no reward necessary. I'd prefer Patreon since I already manage other ongoing donation things there but would be fine with a PayPal button to donate that is click occasionally when I remember.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 2, 2020, 14:42
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2020, 14:42
Feb 2, 2020, 14:42
 
No Groundhog Day celebrations down here in Australia as far as I'm aware.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 28, 2019, 17:27
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2019, 17:27
Nov 28, 2019, 17:27
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 28, 2019, 16:46:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 28, 2019, 13:23:
Blue, please let us show more thanks to you by creating a Patreon (or similar funding tool) account.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Yes, let us throw money at you.

+1
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Re: Blacklist?
Nov 27, 2019, 15:44
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Re: Blacklist? Nov 27, 2019, 15:44
Nov 27, 2019, 15:44
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 27, 2019, 15:06:
I usually blacklist any game that is an "Epic exclusive" because I don't support anti-consumer practices. (Disappointing sometimes, would have loved to play The Outer Worlds)

I wouldn't call The Outer Worlds an Epic Exclusive. It's also available on the Microsoft Store for purchase or with a subscription. Is it an exclusive if it's just not available on Steam?
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Re: Half-Life: Alyx in March
Nov 21, 2019, 18:44
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Re: Half-Life: Alyx in March Nov 21, 2019, 18:44
Nov 21, 2019, 18:44
 
I wish there was a way to buy an Index in Australia without importing it myself...
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Maximum Scale
Nov 7, 2019, 14:21
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Maximum Scale Nov 7, 2019, 14:21
Nov 7, 2019, 14:21
 
I noticed Zil in OotB had an issue with not being able to zoom in on mobile. That should be fixable by removing the maximum-scale part of the viewport meta tag. It looks like that tag is added by JS in bluesnews.js by the viewPortShuffle function.

For more info on why using maximum-scale can be bad: https://a11yproject.com/posts/never-use-maximum-scale/
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 6, 2019, 18:13
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2019, 18:13
Nov 6, 2019, 18:13
 
On a secondary note. I'd love it (and I'm sure some others would) if there was a way to support the site more directly, sans ads. I block advertisements everywhere not because I want sites to die, but because companies that run ad networks can't be trusted to treat people with respect in my opinion.

A login on the site for ad-free viewing would be ideal, but a Patreon or PayPal would also be fine way for those of us that block ads but want to still support the site to do so.
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Re: Small Tweaks
Nov 6, 2019, 17:26
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Re: Small Tweaks Nov 6, 2019, 17:26
Nov 6, 2019, 17:26
 
I do get some issues on different browser sizes with just that setting applied through an extension I use for custom CSS so I had to tweak a few other things to get it to work well for me.

I don't normally browse full screen so I did end up making it a fixed width in my override file as it was a bit narrow normally and some things were wrapping.

I'm a fan of CSS grid for overall page layout but it's not supported on older browsers (older than about 2 years). It also would probably mean a bunch more changes to what's already been done without a huge benefit once some tweaks are done to what's on here now.
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Small Tweaks
Nov 6, 2019, 15:13
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Small Tweaks Nov 6, 2019, 15:13
Nov 6, 2019, 15:13
 
Just loaded it up on desktop.

The sidebar width could be adjusted with this CSS to make it a bit narrower on wide screens:

#left-menu { max-width: 230px; }

That will widen the main content area to fill the extra space.

On desktop it definitely feels more "normal, like the old style" to me at 90% zoom, but I'd definitely get used to the current sizing of text.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 6, 2019, 14:48
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2019, 14:48
Nov 6, 2019, 14:48
 
Works a lot better on mobile now. Yet to check it out on desktop. Thanks Blue & Frans!
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Re: On Sale
Oct 11, 2019, 16:24
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Re: On Sale Oct 11, 2019, 16:24
Oct 11, 2019, 16:24
 
Seems like EA is only available on Humble in some regions - in Australia I see the banner but no games. When I connect my VPN to USA they all appear.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 2, 2011, 16:13
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2011, 16:13
Jun 2, 2011, 16:13
 
It gets an internal server error on companies that have a "." in the name.
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Re: Age of Empires Online Beta Key Giveaway Continues
Apr 27, 2011, 15:18
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Re: Age of Empires Online Beta Key Giveaway Continues Apr 27, 2011, 15:18
Apr 27, 2011, 15:18
 
I would like a key please.
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Re: Impulse Top 10
Apr 12, 2011, 06:36
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Re: Impulse Top 10 Apr 12, 2011, 06:36
Apr 12, 2011, 06:36
 
They also have the issue of region restrictions on a lot of games. Steam has a few but it's usually due to ratings.

I was considering checking out Sims Medieval but not going to touch it until it's on Steam, which I use for most of my games now.
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Re: Portal 2: Lab Rat Comic Part 2
Apr 11, 2011, 22:04
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Re: Portal 2: Lab Rat Comic Part 2 Apr 11, 2011, 22:04
Apr 11, 2011, 22:04
 
Part 2 is now up on the Portal website along with part 1. There is also a download extras link at the bottom of the comic page with a PDF version (part 1 only so far) for anybody that's interested.
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