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hoetz
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Flo
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Quake, Quake and more Quake

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Bronze – Founding
Duration
February 25, 2020 – December 25, 2022

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February 14, 2000
Total Posts
1490 (Pro)
User ID
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 27, 2022, 02:48
Flo
 
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 27, 2022, 02:48
Sep 27, 2022, 02:48
 Flo
 
My Steam Deck impressions are here.

I just found out that you can enable FSR from the performance settings menu. This kicks in if you drop the resolution of the game under the native 1280x800 even if the game itself does not support it.
In Days Gone I can now move to a higher quality setting and still get ~ 40 FPS while the scaling really is not that visible on the 7" screen.

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Re: More Early Steam Decks
Sep 20, 2022, 10:16
Flo
 
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Re: More Early Steam Decks Sep 20, 2022, 10:16
Sep 20, 2022, 10:16
 Flo
 
Nice tweak! So are you able to chat while playing games then?
Yes! Played Wreckfest while joined to a voice call in discord.
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Re: More Early Steam Decks
Sep 20, 2022, 07:23
Flo
 
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Re: More Early Steam Decks Sep 20, 2022, 07:23
Sep 20, 2022, 07:23
 Flo
 
I got mine a week ago and I love it. I play all of those games on it that I want to finish but can't be bothered to sit at the desktop.

  • PREY: Mooncrash
  • Days gone
  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Bringing it out of stand-by worked great most of the time (that was important for me). There seems to be an issue with audio stuttering after resuming that's being worked on. Maybe had this once or twice so not a deal breaker.
I've had one issue with Warhammer Space Marine where the resolution was messed up. Had to install another game that brought a certain runtime package with it and then it ran fine (it's still Linux, right

For new releases, the big question is always, will the windows version run on the proton layer. I'm happy that the new Monkey Island ran fine just out of the box.
Still, the entire proton stuff is pure black magic for me and it's scary that it runs a lot of games without any issues.

Also cool: Easy ways to tweak the performance on a per-game basis i.e. I set the TDP to 5 watt for Monkey Island so that the battery life is extended.

I installed Discord in desktop mode and added it to the steam library as a 3rd party "game" and it also works just fine. The microphone is pretty decent from what my friends are telling me.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Sep 1, 2022, 05:44
Flo
 
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Re: Quoteworthy Sep 1, 2022, 05:44
Sep 1, 2022, 05:44
 Flo
 
SMITE wrote on Sep 1, 2022, 01:43:
I remember getting the general impression in the lead-up to this game that it was a successor to the original "Prey," which I still think quite highly of. Why else would they use the same title? And it wasn't like publicity for the game countered that mis-impression. So when I eventually got a chance to play it, I was very disappointed, given that it had absolutely none of the elements I liked about the first game.

If I hadn't been encouraged to think of it as a successor, would I have seen Arkane's effort differently and appreciated it more on its own terms?

Quite possibly.

Really shitty move on Bethesda's part, for all concerned.
Funny, I'm currently playing it again on the Series X (quick resume FTW!) and I love it (again!).
It's basically Arkane's System Shock with a very misleading name.
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Re: Artemis
Aug 30, 2022, 03:40
Flo
 
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Re: Artemis Aug 30, 2022, 03:40
Aug 30, 2022, 03:40
 Flo
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 29, 2022, 12:50:
Over at SpaceX: "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... no, wait... huh... huhuhuh.... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
Related: Watch "For All Mankind" on Apple TV+. Currently the best Sci-Fi show.
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Re: Marvel's Midnight Suns Delayed
Aug 9, 2022, 07:57
Flo
 
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Re: Marvel's Midnight Suns Delayed Aug 9, 2022, 07:57
Aug 9, 2022, 07:57
 Flo
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 9, 2022, 03:13:
I do not touch card games, not even with a ten foot pole. But this is, of course, just my personal opinion on card games/battlers.
EXCEPT Slay the Spire.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Aug 2, 2022, 02:13
Flo
 
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2022, 02:13
Aug 2, 2022, 02:13
 Flo
 
Intel is working on a new type of processor you've never heard of.
The Pontium !?
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 26, 2022, 02:56
Flo
 
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 26, 2022, 02:56
Jul 26, 2022, 02:56
 Flo
 
phinn wrote on Jul 25, 2022, 16:26:
I dunno, my PC cold boots in 10 seconds (granted I have an SN850 nvme and Win11), and games load very quickly too. I feel like it's comparable on a newish PC, especially if you put your PC into sleep instead and just tap the spacebar to turn it on in 6 seconds (just tested it to see).
Putting your PC into sleep mode is an option, however (I think) it uses more power than an Xbox completely turned off.
Furthermore, on a PC you probably only have one game active in sleep mode. Series X/S can have many more games on quick resume which is awesome.
Just yesterday I found out I still had Sekiro ready to go after weeks of not using the Series X
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jul 25, 2022, 14:04
Flo
 
1.
Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 25, 2022, 14:04
Jul 25, 2022, 14:04
 Flo
 
The current cold-boot times are already very good but this is just one more reason not to use the instant-on-mode.
Together with quick resume this is really how a modern console should behave. You can't get this fast into games with a PC.
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Re: Elden Ring Runs Rings Around CoD
May 14, 2022, 11:29
Flo
 
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Re: Elden Ring Runs Rings Around CoD May 14, 2022, 11:29
May 14, 2022, 11:29
 Flo
 
Isshin the Sword Saint, best ending (I used a guide)
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Re: Elden Ring Runs Rings Around CoD
May 14, 2022, 02:03
Flo
 
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Re: Elden Ring Runs Rings Around CoD May 14, 2022, 02:03
May 14, 2022, 02:03
 Flo
 
heroin wrote on May 14, 2022, 01:14:
I think that's awesome. Still haven't beaten Elden Ring, pretty close I think but not there yet and then I started a playthrough of Sekiro and after ER, I was
thoroughly enjoying it. I bounced off of it hard the first time I played it. Which speaks to how good the ER intro is to the From formula. Limgrave
is almost like this decade's sick & depressed Elywnn Forest.
I also beat Elden Ring and started Sekiro again after quitting it on the PC at about 30% a year ago. Bought it again on the Series X - quick resume is a killer feature in this case.
I actually like Sekiro a bit more due to the focused combat system and boss battles that do not so much rely on grinding XP.
Now I'm facing the final boss. Will probably take me another year
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Re: AMD FSR 2.0 Quality & Performance Review - The DLSS Killer - TechPowerUp
May 12, 2022, 03:38
Flo
 
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Re: AMD FSR 2.0 Quality & Performance Review - The DLSS Killer - TechPowerUp May 12, 2022, 03:38
May 12, 2022, 03:38
 Flo
 
I understand that this will also benefit the GPUs inside Xbox Series and PS5, right?
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Re: Morning Patches
Apr 14, 2022, 13:57
Flo
 
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Re: Morning Patches Apr 14, 2022, 13:57
Apr 14, 2022, 13:57
 Flo
 
Elden Ring Easy Mode Is One Of The Most Popular PC Mods ATM.
The game already has an easy mode built in: Play as a ranged combat mage.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Mar 28, 2022, 03:11
Flo
 
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Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 28, 2022, 03:11
Mar 28, 2022, 03:11
 Flo
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 28, 2022, 03:03:
I'm about 8 hours in. I've heard ppl talk about quests and summoning tools. I haven't found one quest yet!? I did find some underground river area which finally made me love the game though. I went down hundreds or meters with an elevator and a HUGE and beautiful almost starry area opened up; an open world under an open world! I was awe struck. In the end I managed to "activate" a horned carcass and ended up fighting that ancients buck. It's reward was a spell to summon ancient dudes. I've also killed an undead Mariner and its reward is summoning undeads. But HOW do I summon them and why doesn't the fucking spell tell me this?! It's stuff like this why I still think the 10/10s are fucking ridiculous. Why do I have to Google that shit?

I'm a Confessor btw and I am still using my starter weapon. It's versatile and upgraded to +2 and I like tje Square Off skill. Also, why can't I use the main hand special skill when I am holding a shield? Also pisses me off. I have to do finger acrobats to go to 2h before I can Square Off.

It's time to head back and try Margret again.

The thin red line between explaining how to use a spell and map fucking
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Re: "New Franchise" ELDEN RING Sells 12M
Mar 16, 2022, 10:51
Flo
 
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Re: "New Franchise" ELDEN RING Sells 12M Mar 16, 2022, 10:51
Mar 16, 2022, 10:51
 Flo
 
If they fix the PC stutter problem it will be perfect.
For me it's mostly on startup but still annoying.
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Re: OotB: Getting there
Mar 7, 2022, 04:41
Flo
 
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Re: OotB: Getting there Mar 7, 2022, 04:41
Mar 7, 2022, 04:41
 Flo
 
Pattinson was fine but the movie felt like a well executed rehash of the Nolan movies. This Polygon review pretty much sums up my experience: https://www.polygon.com/reviews/22951429/the-batman-movie-review-2022
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Re: ELDEN RING Steam Saved Game Warning
Mar 5, 2022, 02:12
Flo
 
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Re: ELDEN RING Steam Saved Game Warning Mar 5, 2022, 02:12
Mar 5, 2022, 02:12
 Flo
 
I actually had a save conflict last week. The re-try sync button would not work so I backed up the local saves right away. At some point the conflict dialog came up. I'm glad that there's finally a sync status indicator on the game page in the steam client.
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Re: Steam Deck Launches
Feb 26, 2022, 06:00
Flo
 
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Re: Steam Deck Launches Feb 26, 2022, 06:00
Feb 26, 2022, 06:00
 Flo
 
Armengar wrote on Feb 26, 2022, 05:12:
Laughing Man wrote on Feb 26, 2022, 03:48:
lol @ comparable to a gaming laptop. Yes, one from 20 years ago.
The problem with gaming laptops is noise. My work laptop runs a rifts (we have training vr apps developed), its an asus tuf 1660ti. But boy is it noisy when the fans spools up So much so that we use display port and usb extension leads.
I have a Zephyrus 15 with a ryzen 5800 / 3080 combo. Silent mode is pretty good even for modern games but one time I tried to run Dying Light 2 on the internal gpu and was surprised that it was really playable with FSR turned on and the fans were completely silent. So my point is, you can not compare the Steam Deck to an old laptop. Modern APUs have really come a long way.
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Re: Elden Ring Reviews
Feb 24, 2022, 03:28
Flo
 
70.
Re: Elden Ring Reviews Feb 24, 2022, 03:28
Feb 24, 2022, 03:28
 Flo
 
Jedi Fallen Order got me into Souls-like games, I even beat it on highest difficulty but that's still easy compared to Dark Souls.
I started Dark Souls a couple of times in the last decade but never really got into it until the switch port came along. I loved Sekiro but never finished it due to other games on my list.
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Re: Dying Light 2 Killing It
Feb 12, 2022, 12:16
Flo
 
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Re: Dying Light 2 Killing It Feb 12, 2022, 12:16
Feb 12, 2022, 12:16
 Flo
 
TheBigVlad wrote on Feb 12, 2022, 11:16:
I wind up skipping most of the dialogue interactions.
+1
Just save the money for most of the cut scenes and dialog and put it into great atmosphere and some key story moments.
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