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Nickname eRe4s3r
Email Concealed by request
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Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
Total Comments 11207 (Ninja)
User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 10, 2017, 00:49 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 9, 2017, 23:41:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 9, 2017, 21:17:
I still don't get wtf the point of curved screens is.

I just went down to check my wall where my TV is hung against, nope, flat surface. I looked at my couch. No, flat surface, not curved. I looked at my house, all flat surfaces. My desk? Flat surfaces

The way I see it, this is supposed to give you more side vision??? but at 1080p at 49" you will be able to literally count those pixels.

TL;DR, I don't get what curved screens are good for.

What's better? A woman who's flat or with curves?

Well,
too many curves .> heart and joint disease
too few curves .> jail

I like my wall mounted women flat.
 
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News Comments > New AMD ReLive Drivers
2. Re: New AMD ReLive Drivers Jun 10, 2017, 00:41 eRe4s3r
 
It's because this AA is not like another AA... it's actually extremely complicated to explain without confusing you more.

You got basically 4 types of AA, and 2 of em aren't actually AA in the sense.

Post (FXAA/SMAA aka, blurry as shit post filters, they don't reduce jaggies, they blur EVERYTHING)
MS (Smooths EDGES of geometry)
MS TAA (Smooths Edges of geometry AND alpha maps aka transparency)
CS Coverage Sampling - generally considered inferior and slow
SS (Super Sampling, image is rendered at 2x or any other factor higher than your display, and then downsampled with special algo (default is a really shit algo) this is superior to all else. Super sampling works on literally all filter and shader effects in a game, which means SHADER effects are getting AA treatment from this, in a way they could never from normal AA)

Optimally you wanna combine SSx2 or SSx3 with low 2x or 4xMSAA T (transparency) AA but I am not sure you even can do that nowadays.

So to answer your question, 8x MSAA vs 4x MSAA is a waste of GPU, if you got a 1080TI you wanna be super sampling (aka down sampling) because NOTHING beats a 3x super sampling with lanzcos filter. This is limited to some extend, mainly by how the game handles it. Optimally you render the game at the super sampling resolution and have some kind of driver / wrapper handle the reconstruction. SO you'd play a game at 4x the resolution which then gets reconstructed back to your display resolution, basically, this would be the "most" optimal and image perfect way to actually render an image, and if I had a 1080TI this would be what (I) would do with all games.

(filter and what that means -> http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/filter/nicolas/enlarged_sigmoidize.png )

TL;DR, 4x to 8x is impossible to tell, Downsampling is what you want to be doing, also called SSx2 or something. The more SS the better, SS2x MS4x would be optimal image quality afaik. And no, IQ does not improve (much) beyond that. with more SS it improves, with better filter it improves, but performance impact is exponential while IQ gain is nearly zero beyond 3x SS

And really, Witcher 3 with SSAA 2x will look MUCH better than any IQ you could achieve with MSAA 4x or 8x, but the performance impact will be... VERY drastic.

Lacking a GPU that could do it, but if you wanna know more about downsampling you need to look at gedosato or driver settings, afaik nvidia has downsampling in the driver, you need to meddle around and see whether you can convince W3 to run at 2x or 2.5x of your desktop resolution though.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 9, 2017, 22:03 eRe4s3r
 
MattyC wrote on Jun 9, 2017, 21:33:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 9, 2017, 21:17:
I don't get what curved screens are good for.

I don't like them enough to buy one, but after having used a friend's I think they are a pretty nice format for a desktop monitor. I don't want to say it increases immersion (I don't think that is the right word), but it is an effect along those lines.

Now for a TV? Yeah... I don't understand the format there at all. It is watched by multiple people and really only the dead center seat takes advantage of the curve.

For me the primary concern would be reflections though, 1800R sounds so technical, but it doesn't take rocket science to realize that light doesn't escape a diffusion surface at a straight angle only.. especially when it's a dark room and HDR screen.... 1000 nits WILL cause glare. And it is 1 thing to showcase screen at CES or at events, but in a dark room, at night, where you don't sit flat center, and you probably see the downsides of curved screens?

Or maybe not, as I said, would be my concern as I don't have curved screens, but logic would dictate that ANY surface curvature is always bad if you have any errant light sources around you (power LED's...)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2017, 21:36 eRe4s3r
 
MeanJim wrote on Jun 9, 2017, 21:01:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 9, 2017, 18:39:
Let's all just remember that SIN actually was a thing once, had a episodic game made, and promised it's buyers that there'd be 9 episodes

Episodes delivered?
Oh yeah, 1 really buggy mess.

What bugs? I bought it at release and enjoyed it.

Obviously the bugs you didn't have....
Stuttering sound
Texture load issue -> crash on level load
Pathing issues -> AI getting stuck, making the end of the episode not completable

Maybe you were really just damned lucky. I wasn't sadly.
 
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News Comments > DiRT 4 Released
2. Re: DiRT 4 Released Jun 9, 2017, 21:24 eRe4s3r
 
Well this is certainly getting slammed for bad rally physics compared to Dirt Rally, which makes me wonder why to even bother with this one.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 9, 2017, 21:17 eRe4s3r
 
I still don't get wtf the point of curved screens is.

I just went down to check my wall where my TV is hung against, nope, flat surface. I looked at my couch. No, flat surface, not curved. I looked at my house, all flat surfaces. My desk? Flat surfaces

The way I see it, this is supposed to give you more side vision??? but at 1080p at 49" you will be able to literally count those pixels.

TL;DR, I don't get what curved screens are good for.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jun 9, 2017, 20:33 eRe4s3r
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 9, 2017, 15:49:
What the hell? This non-game's trailer is nominated for an Oscar, and that Dead Island trailer wasn't?

Sacrelige.

Or ANY of the Star Wars:The Old Republic trailers, all of which pretty much blew the actual films out of the water.

I mean, I know the Oscars are pretty much a joke anyway, but come on...

1x10 minute Alan Watts monologue that is properly framed with visuals and consistently absurd yet also endearing is worth an Oscar (nomination) though. ^^
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2017, 18:39 eRe4s3r
 
Let's all just remember that SIN actually was a thing once, had a episodic game made, and promised it's buyers that there'd be 9 episodes

Episodes delivered?
Oh yeah, 1 really buggy mess.

 
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News Comments > Deformers Free Weekend
1. Re: Deformers Free Weekend Jun 9, 2017, 03:28 eRe4s3r
 
Bit confused what this game is supposed to be... Rocket League but without a focused game-mode?

Anway, at most 100 players online would make this a barren digital wasteland out of.. no, basically always.

TL;DR, Rocket League was a 1-off success, repeats not possible.
 
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News Comments > Shenmue III Delayed
5. Re: Re: Shenmue III Delayed Jun 8, 2017, 20:13 eRe4s3r
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 8, 2017, 19:28:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 8, 2017, 17:09:
Yeah, that's not how Japanese society works though.

If the vast majority of funds comes from American and European backers, then they better learn fast.

Also, I think it's a stretch to compare a crowdfunded video game to a nuclear disaster.

But only a small stretch... very small. And oh, what is this over here, a cute kitten cafe with kitten maids and actual cats to pet!

Hehe
 
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News Comments > Shenmue III Delayed
3. Re: Shenmue III Delayed Jun 8, 2017, 17:09 eRe4s3r
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 8, 2017, 12:01:
Without the happy talk.

"Greetings, backers. Today, I have something important to announce. We have decided to delay Shenmue III's release until the second half of 2018. Here is the reason. New technologies have provided us with new possibilities. To utilize this, we need more time. We have revised the development schedule and will provide details in our Backer Report later this month. Thank you very much for your patience, understanding, and continued support."

People need to lay off the fluffy pillow talk; especially for crowdfunded projects with other people's money on the line.

Yeah, that's not how Japanese society works though. Often problems are put into so many cover words that you can't even comprehend it if you aren't already aware. Fukushima sadly provided a litany of examples
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jun 8, 2017, 12:16 eRe4s3r
 
They probably mean this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYHp8LwBUzo
 
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News Comments > EVE Valkyrie Price Drop
2. Re: EVE Valkyrie Price Drop Jun 8, 2017, 01:35 eRe4s3r
 
UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on Jun 7, 2017, 20:06:
The price of the game has never been the problem for me.

The price of the gear to play the game...that's the problem.

Ain't that the truth
 
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News Comments > Strange Brigade Announced
4. Re: Strange Brigade Announced Jun 8, 2017, 01:31 eRe4s3r
 
Oh look... another zombie coop shooter  
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News Comments > Writer Jay Pinkerton Leaves Valve
15. Re: Writer Jay Pinkerton Leaves Valve Jun 7, 2017, 13:59 eRe4s3r
 
Desalus wrote on Jun 7, 2017, 13:27:
I'm surprised that Valve even had that many writers. It's not like any of their games were heavy on story or dialogue.

Writers also create settings and that's a lot more work than a single character or dialog.

In fact, none of the writers who created the HL1 setting and story still work at Valve with this exit. And you know what else is funny? Everything that HL1 is was formed by these writers, people whose names you probably never even heard.

 
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News Comments > Writer Jay Pinkerton Leaves Valve
14. Re: Writer Jay Pinkerton Leaves Valve Jun 7, 2017, 13:54 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 7, 2017, 13:03:
Frijoles wrote on Jun 7, 2017, 09:22:
Valve is losing a lot of people lately. Bunch to Oculus. Now this. Maybe they're all bored with nothing to do.

How can one get bored getting rich doing nothing? I wish I had that problem.

The fact you don't know how one gets bored (and even motivated to quit) in such a situation is really why you don't have this particular problem

Highly skilled/trained writers want to *create* and *share* (in the sense that they want to share their creations mostly for $$$), they are always in-fact, creating and sourcing to create. When they are employed, anything they do at work isn't theirs and they can't use that as a source for anything they create.

This is also why the good writers are ALL freelancers. You hire them for a THING and then they move on creating for their own projects. If you hire them full-time they will quit pretty quickly as soon as they find themselves restricted by an unguided aimless corporate culture (which Valve clearly has).

 
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News Comments > Magic: The Gathering RPG Plans
4. Re: Magic: The Gathering RPG Plans Jun 7, 2017, 13:08 eRe4s3r
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 7, 2017, 12:48:
So is it gonna be like Pokemon, wandering around an overworld until you lock eyes with an opponent and engage in a turn-based creature battle?

Pretty sure when they said they push "beyond the table-top" that means beyond the cards/collection system and into the actual lore/RPG (aka, Skyrim)

And something easily forgottem, MTG has a deep lore, if you remove the cards and basically convert it into a living breathing fantasy world it could be an absolutely mind-blowing RPG. But yeah, what are the chances these 2 devs of all the devs manage THAT?
 
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News Comments > Magic: The Gathering RPG Plans
1. Re: Magic: The Gathering RPG Plans Jun 7, 2017, 12:27 eRe4s3r
 
No mention of MMO, forced COOP, MOBA or F2P.. this might actually be good.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jun 7, 2017, 11:52 eRe4s3r
 
If only this had been a SP RPG or even just a clone of Mount and Blade.... soooooooooooooooooooooooo much potential wasted  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 7, 2017, 11:43 eRe4s3r
 
More interesting is that The Intercept literally handed the leaker over on a silver platter to the gov. How fucking stupid you gotta be as Journalist to not know about printer meta data, or at least run a proper OCR over the files to obfuscate the fucking source to be ID'd as a printer source that only 6 people could have been in that time-frame

Yeah, Intercepted for sure.
 
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