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News Comments > Hard Reset Interview
3. Re: Hard Reset Interview Nov 19, 2011, 17:58 StingingVelvet
 
Super hypocritical considering the game uses Steam no matter where you buy it. Even if you love Steam it is still DRM. Make Steam optional for Hard Reset and then you won't sound like a hypocrite.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Patch After Thanksgiving
35. Re: Skyrim Patch After Thanksgiving Nov 19, 2011, 15:47 StingingVelvet
 
Dades wrote on Nov 19, 2011, 14:31:
As if saying most is any better when you have so little information about the subject.

I have my own 20 years of experience plus detailed evaluation and debate from experienced technicians and developers. I don't know what the fuck else I would need to have an opinion on the subject, but I'm sure you will tell me.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Patch After Thanksgiving
28. Re: Skyrim Patch After Thanksgiving Nov 19, 2011, 12:51 StingingVelvet
 
Dades wrote on Nov 19, 2011, 12:34:
Blaming all errors on user is just as fucking stupid as overclocking to 4.6ghz then whining about crashes. The PC hardware platform has so many different combinations of hardware, drivers and software that there are bound to be problems even with the proliferation of middleware and higher level programming APIs in gaming. Most people are not educated enough to solve their own problems, many of which they don't even cause which in turns leads others to be snobby dicks about the whole thing. Congratulations, you don't crash, I don't either. That doesn't mean other people are doing something wrong if they see one. There are so many different variables involved that it's not even worth getting into it without all of the information. The whole looking down on other users about their machine configurations doesn't do our hobby any favours in the long run.

I like how you changed my "most" into "all" to suit your counterpoint.

Some games are more testy about drivers and such, this is true. And Bethesda games fall under that umbrella, from what I have seen and heard. To me though this is all the more reason to keep your gaming PC as clean as possible. I use a laptop for all my printing, scanning and other such things so that I have can keep my gaming PC super clean.

Not everyone has two computers of course, and maybe games should not be that sensitive, but in the end I think the core tenets are the point. Keep as clean a system as possible, don't introduce errors through overclocking and follow a reliable tech site's user guides. That formula has lead me to a decade or more of hassle-free PC gaming.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Patch After Thanksgiving
23. Re: Skyrim Patch After Thanksgiving Nov 19, 2011, 10:50 StingingVelvet
 
WaltC wrote on Nov 19, 2011, 09:35:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 19, 2011, 04:09:
I think I've been unlucky. I've had around 40 CTDs,...

With that many CTD's, your problem is most likely somewhere in here:

Core i7 2600-K (4.6GHz) | HD5970 2GB (910/1200)

It's literally amazing how many people think that overclocking is some kind of guaranteed function of their cpu or gpu. It's not--the only thing guaranteed by the respective manufacturers is the stock clock speed. It's bizarre how overclockers will "protect" that overclock at all costs--and even convince themselves that their overclocks are fine--just because they can boot OK and "other games" run fine, and will cheerfully conclude that their software is as buggy as a termite mound, instead...;)

The fact is that different games exercise different areas of cpu & gpu circuitry in differing ways, which is why some games run like a top when you're overclocked and other games CTD on a regular basis. Best policy? Don't overclock. In fact, until you run your system at stock clocks from the install of your game forward you simply are in no position to know what's a real bug in the software you run and what's going wrong because you are overclocked that otherwise wouldn't.

A-fucking-men brother. I am so tired of people clogging up tech support forums and spreading rumors about certain games being unstable or buggy when it all comes back to their insane overclocks that they refuse to even look twice at. During my brief overclocking adventure I had more problems with games than I had ever had before or have had since. As a Valve developer said on the Steam forums in a long rant once, as soon as you overclock you introduce calculation errors, and as soon as you introduce errors you start causing problems.

I run a stock speed system, a system clean of unneeded drivers and programs, following the tweakguides.com methodology. I have never had crashing issues with Bethesda games, or to be frank any other game. People on here jumped my shit last time I said that, acting like I must be lying, but I am not. I haven't seen a BSOD in 10 years and I haven't had any issues running games outside of confirmed game issues everyone has.

Just my opinions of course, but I strongly believe most crashing issues are user error.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Patch After Thanksgiving
2. Re: Skyrim Patch After Thanksgiving Nov 18, 2011, 23:54 StingingVelvet
 
I hope they're not sitting on a PC patch until the console ones pass cert. That would be ridiculous.  
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News Comments > Jurassic Park Metacritic Boosting
16. Re: Jurassic Park Metacritic Boosting Nov 18, 2011, 12:01 StingingVelvet
 
The rockpapershotgun commentary article on this is HILARIOUS. Sounds like a truly horrible game, which everyone knew the moment they showed off gameplay a year ago. I thought they delayed it to add in gameplay, but I guess not.

As for the metacritic thing... tacky as hell, and makes Telltale look desperate.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Ships 7M
93. Re: Skyrim Ships 7M Nov 18, 2011, 11:59 StingingVelvet
 
I had to play in offline mode for a bit yesterday and when I loaded through Steam again it did NOT give me the achievements for what I did offline.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Ships 7M
90. Re: Skyrim Ships 7M Nov 17, 2011, 21:23 StingingVelvet
 
avianflu wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 20:14:
got rid of all of those over-used glowy and haze effects

Just turn HDR off, it gets rid of most of that.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Delayed
20. Re: Torchlight II Delayed Nov 17, 2011, 16:13 StingingVelvet
 
I still haven't played Torchlight. Or Sacred 2. I didn't get far in Titan Quest.

I need to stop buying these clicky-clicky loot games because I find them boring.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Ships 7M
86. Re: Skyrim Ships 7M Nov 17, 2011, 16:12 StingingVelvet
 
Ratty wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 14:12:
Silly Rabbit. XBox doesn't have a control key. So of course not.

The Xbox pad only has two hotkeys, so why they stopped at 8 on PC is anyone's guess. The only theory I have is that it was already coded for Oblivion (which had 8 because the Xbox had 8) and they didn't bother changing it.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Ships 7M
18. Re: Skyrim Ships 7M Nov 17, 2011, 00:32 StingingVelvet
 
eunichron wrote on Nov 16, 2011, 23:51:
My friend was hoping that it would go back in time to the height of the Dwemer. I thought that would be cool as fuck.

I always thought they might go back in time and do the founding of the empire with Talos. That would be a great story. The issue there though is the scope... like Star Trek they kind of talk about the amazing stuff they can't really show.

They changed Summerset Isle to Alinor... something tells me that might be because Alinor looks better on a box cover.
 
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News Comments > Capcom, Free Burnout Paradise (U.K.) Join Origin
22. Re: Capcom, Free Burnout Paradise (U.K.) Join Origin Nov 16, 2011, 20:16 StingingVelvet
 
Verno wrote on Nov 16, 2011, 11:50:
Hahaha... you are so funny when it comes to Steam.

If you say so, man. If you say so. I just hold Steam to the same standard as everyone else and it irks me others don't. For example when Valve give away free stuff it's OMG AWESOME but when EA give away free stuff it's OMG THEY SUCK SO BAD THIS IS A TRAP BAN ORIGIN YEAAHHHH!

It's amusing.
 
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News Comments > Capcom, Free Burnout Paradise (U.K.) Join Origin
8. Re: Capcom, Free Burnout Paradise (U.K.) Join Origin Nov 16, 2011, 11:48 StingingVelvet
 
Hahaha... you guys are so funny when it comes to EA.  
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News Comments > Brink Patch Coming
3. Re: Brink Patch Coming Nov 15, 2011, 21:59 StingingVelvet
 
Darks wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 21:43:
You mean people still play this?

Not super cool people like you.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours?
34. Re: Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours? Nov 15, 2011, 12:25 StingingVelvet
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 12:13:
But it gets worse. I then get to the Broom Dungeon and never use my Super Broom of Soul Raping, because I'm worried that just around the next corner I'll need it. 80% of the valuable things in my inventory become too awesome to use.

I think "too awesome to use" is more a sign the game is too easy than anything else. If I am ever in a situation where I am going to die and I really don't want to die I will use my best items, but that situation is really rare in games now-a-days.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours?
33. Re: Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours? Nov 15, 2011, 12:23 StingingVelvet
 
Digital sales are about 50% of the PC market in the US, but I believe Europe is behind that. I would guess if they sold 400k in boxes on the PC they probably sold 600-700k total, which lines up relatively well with 300k being online at once this weekend.

Great game, deserves the success. Happy to see the PC version selling well, even if the Xbox version sells much more.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Versus ThreatFire
28. Re: Skyrim Versus ThreatFire Nov 13, 2011, 23:54 StingingVelvet
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 13, 2011, 23:09:
It's all about experiences, but I have more business customers having huge problems with this one. Many systems I touch, are dog slow, look at the process and this app is just eating the whole processor up. I talk the to the customers and it's always the same. Yeah that system runs like a turd. I talk with them I either make a change there or give them a heads up for their IT team. Good for you, but I've had really poor luck with this one.

Well that's interesting, because right now my processor is probably the oldest part of my machine and I'm always fighting for processor power in games. Maybe I will try to shut it off and see if it matters.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Versus ThreatFire
13. Re: Skyrim Versus ThreatFire Nov 13, 2011, 19:53 StingingVelvet
 
I use Microsoft Security Essentials and always have it running. Never had it cause problems with a game. Not the best AV of course, but I somewhat know what not to click on.  
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News Comments > 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyrim
56. Re: 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyrim Nov 13, 2011, 12:05 StingingVelvet
 
Forcing v=synch off causes a lot of issues, that's why they didn't put it in the menu. For one thing the physics can react VERY badly to higher than 60 framerates, which means indoors can get crazy. Also the mouse movement, especially vertical, can go nuts at high framerates.

Best to leave it on, I think.

As for my performance I have a single 480 and an older quad processor, the Q9550, stock speeds for both, 4GB RAM. On ultra settings with some shadow tweaks in the ini I get a locked 60fps indoors and usually around 40fps outside. In the heart of the big cities though my framerate plummets, which is really annoying. I don't want to lower everything in the game just for cities though, it's playable.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Soars
73. Re: Skyrim Soars Nov 13, 2011, 12:01 StingingVelvet
 
Linksil wrote on Nov 13, 2011, 11:32:
You can't change it without modding, there's no menu option. You can change the binds, dosn't fix the problem. Then it's even worse because you left click for left hand outside of menus and right click for left hand inside. I think it comes down to not being able to put a shield into the right hand. Which seems hard coded into the game.

StingingVelvet: I guess people dont understand complaining vs typing out problems and hoping some one on the forums has a solution for it. It worked on the Fav hot key thing, and people did try to point out a way around it though which is more helpful then some people on here.

I changed it. In the controls menu change left hand to left mouse, right hand to right mouse. Works perfectly.
 
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