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Re: On Hello Games' Next Big Project
Sep 3, 2020, 09:49
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Re: On Hello Games' Next Big Project Sep 3, 2020, 09:49
Sep 3, 2020, 09:49
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 3, 2020, 09:01:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 3, 2020, 08:20:
I mean considering what he just pulled on steam for the hopefully really LAST campfire I would say he should get back to shutting up.. and that rather quickly... but maybe I am just getting jaded. Notorious liar doesn't even do it justice, now he is also a Steam scammer

What scam?

https://store.steampowered.com/app/990630/The_Last_Campfire/
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/the-last-campfire/home
https://steamdb.info/app/990630/history/

Notice when they changed the steam release date, and notice when it released on EGS
Now look at the steam discussions and enjoy the drama.

And yea, it seems to be a steam TOS violation given they made it clear just recently they will not let this fly anymore, but maybe steam sees it differently. I doubt it thought.
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Re: On Hello Games' Next Big Project
Sep 3, 2020, 08:20
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Re: On Hello Games' Next Big Project Sep 3, 2020, 08:20
Sep 3, 2020, 08:20
 
I mean considering what he just pulled on steam for the hopefully really LAST campfire I would say he should get back to shutting up.. and that rather quickly... but maybe I am just getting jaded. Notorious liar doesn't even do it justice, now he is also a Steam scammer
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Re: PC DirectX DirectStorage Plans
Sep 3, 2020, 06:12
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Re: PC DirectX DirectStorage Plans Sep 3, 2020, 06:12
Sep 3, 2020, 06:12
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 2, 2020, 22:55:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 2, 2020, 18:36:
I'm not going to get that technical because it would hurt my head and I wouldn't understand it anyways, but don't you start running into an issue with the number of lanes if you have a mongo GPU along with 3 or more nvme drives all vying for the same freeway?

With current systems, yes. I don't give a flying fuck about Intel because they are so far behind so I'll focus on AMD. Current gen 3000 Ryzen systems can support up to 20 lanes (technically 24 but 4 are dedicated to the chipset interconnect so they're non-addressable). However, current gen EPYC CPUs give you 128 lanes per processor. It is not implausible to assume that future platforms within the next 1-5 years will gain some of EPYC's tech and provide more lanes than what is currently available. Most likely due to the future demands of GPUs and storage. We always see server tech filter down to desktops. Multigig NICs, for example.

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eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 2, 2020, 20:53:
I give you a neat hint: Pci-E extension cards for NVMe to PCI-E, cost about $15

You probably should check what games are sized at nowadays ^^ Because RAM DISK isn't a solution to anything. Ram is precious, and also should never be involved in LOADING something to the GPU but that's another issue.

Yeah, an add-in card that takes up a slot unnecessarily and disrupts airflow. I'll pass.

I am well aware of what games are sized at nowadays. The super huge ones are outliers, not median average. A random sample of game sizes I have currently installed:
Control Ultimate Edition - 42GB
Wasteland 3 - 37.8GB
Guild Wars 2 -47.6GB

For the sake of whole numbers, I rounded W3 and GW2 up to the nearest whole number which gives me a mean average of 43GB (again, rounded up to the nearest whole number).

I have VMs and video files that are larger than that.

A ramdisk is very much a solution to many applications. Hell, I have run whole OSes out of ramdisks with desktop environments and applications installed. They're also awesome for cache pools for DB transactions, write caches, read caches, data streaming pools between cluster nodes, etc. Data is just data. Also, in no way is RAM "precious" unless you're using some shithole OS like Windows which has its head shoved way up its ass in how it handles memory. Even monetarily, it isn't precious. I can deck out a system with 64GB of ECC DDR4 3200 RAM for $452USD. It wasn't that long ago that I would spend five times as much on half that much RAM.

Even so, the GPU is almost irrelevant in terms of external transfer speed because data doesn't magically leap off a disk straight to the GPU. It has to go through an engine which is largely processed by the CPU which is a sequential processing unit. We kind of cheat with multiple cores but few games are genuinely multithreaded to the point where processing threads in parallel actually achieves a substantive difference. Let's take our 32GB of ECC RAM. It's maximum theoretical transfer rate is 25GB/s. However, that's not indicative of actual, real world transfer because there's a whole bunch of things going on in the backend that is going to cut that down. So let's be optimistic and say 20GB/s. The fastest NVMe on the planet's maximum theoretical sequential read speed is 6.5GB/s and that NVMe (the Samsung 980 Pro) hasn't even seen the light of day yet. But wait, there's more! The PCI-e 4.0 spec states that an x4 configuration has a theoretical maximum of 8GB/s. So let's quadruple that for an x16 configuration and say the maximum theoretical limit is 32GB/s. Even on its best day, the fastest NVMe on the planet isn't going to be able to max out PCI-e 4,0's theoretical limit at its theoretical limit. What comes closest to filling that pipe the fastest is a ramdisk backed by ECC memory. BUT...we forgot a small detail. We need to deduct around 10% of the RAM's speed because, of course, ECC. So that drops it down to a real world speed of around 18GB/s. Which is bigger? A theoretical maximum of 6.5GB/s or a real world maximum of 18GB/s? And that's all just a really simplified view of just transfer rate. It doesn't take in to account loads of things like preemptive interrupts which is going to degrade speed even further. Things that are going to hit the NVMe a lot harder since it is further down the bus than the RAM.

RAM is there to be used, period. If it's not being used to at least 85% of capacity, it's wasted money and electricity.

It's reply worthy only because you managed to write such an insanely good and well written explanation for SERVERS and their loading and ram and IO requirements, and yet you managed to miss the mark on how games and their engines actually work. A ram disk is never going to give you ANY speed or loading advantage in games. Because RAM DISK gives you CPU overhead which is the actual limiting factor, not throughput, NVME + this new GPU feature will eliminate the CPU bottleneck for NVME <-> GPU transfers. And that means a full 16x pci-e lane for loading with NO cpu overhead. Which is superior, in every instance, to anything you can have on Linux with Ram Disks (or even on Windows, a ramdisk is ALWAYS incuring a CPU overhead penalty)

Not to mention if you played ACTUAL AAA titles you'd know that they are not "43gb on average" ;p Fallout 4 has 90gb (without mods, those come on top) Warhammer 2 has 61GB and many other modern games go way beyond that, like Destiny 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, Red Dead Redemption 2...... a SSD is always going the be the superior choice for game loads. If you could avoid going through the RAM and eleminate any CPU/RAM dependency games could already run way faster than they do now too, because again. CPU = Bottleneck, Not your bandwidth throughput on the PCI-E lanes.
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Re: The Last Campfire Released
Sep 3, 2020, 03:49
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Re: The Last Campfire Released Sep 3, 2020, 03:49
Sep 3, 2020, 03:49
 
Nothing like a Steam TOS violation in the morning
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Re: Evening Patches
Sep 2, 2020, 21:09
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Re: Evening Patches Sep 2, 2020, 21:09
Sep 2, 2020, 21:09
 
The install process will no longer be blocked when a local user account includes non-ASCII characters

Welcome to 2020, Microsoft.
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Re: PC DirectX DirectStorage Plans
Sep 2, 2020, 20:53
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Re: PC DirectX DirectStorage Plans Sep 2, 2020, 20:53
Sep 2, 2020, 20:53
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 2, 2020, 15:58:

Speaking of NVMe, I really wish more motherboards had more than 2 NVMe slots.

I give you a neat hint: Pci-E extension cards for NVMe to PCI-E, cost about $15

You probably should check what games are sized at nowadays ^^ Because RAM DISK isn't a solution to anything. Ram is precious, and also should never be involved in LOADING something to the GPU but that's another issue.
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Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw on Steam This Month
Sep 1, 2020, 20:46
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Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw on Steam This Month Sep 1, 2020, 20:46
Sep 1, 2020, 20:46
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 1, 2020, 20:35:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 1, 2020, 20:16:
Mordhaus wrote on Sep 1, 2020, 18:14:
Full price a year later after pissing off a lot of fans by taking the Epic bag o cash. Have they no shame?

How you know the price? There is no price listed on steam.... and steam gives recommendations for the price, based on gameplay stats FYI so really, maybe you have a valid point, but wait till the 22nd September ;p
From what blue posted
"Double Damage Games is pleased to announce Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is launching on ... PC via Steam on September 22, 2020 for $29.99 USD."

Pretty sure there will be a launch discount on Steam. Given steams history with the title...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 1, 2020, 20:18
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2020, 20:18
Sep 1, 2020, 20:18
 
No idea what you mean Blues, as an Introvert who doesn't like crowds this is literally the best year of.. all of them, so far. ^^
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Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw on Steam This Month
Sep 1, 2020, 20:16
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Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw on Steam This Month Sep 1, 2020, 20:16
Sep 1, 2020, 20:16
 
Mordhaus wrote on Sep 1, 2020, 18:14:
Full price a year later after pissing off a lot of fans by taking the Epic bag o cash. Have they no shame?

How you know the price? There is no price listed on steam.... and steam gives recommendations for the price, based on gameplay stats FYI so really, maybe you have a valid point, but wait till the 22nd September ;p
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Re: Iron Harvest Released
Sep 1, 2020, 20:14
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Re: Iron Harvest Released Sep 1, 2020, 20:14
Sep 1, 2020, 20:14
 
Always a good sign when the first comment I read on GoG is about the game not starting

Holy crap, I guess it shouldn't surprise me after that Open Beta, but reading the steam forums for this is mind-blowing. Literally an unfinished game right now.

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Re: EA Play Live on Steam
Sep 1, 2020, 00:29
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Re: EA Play Live on Steam Sep 1, 2020, 00:29
Sep 1, 2020, 00:29
 
Pay 30€ a year for 10% rebate on sales.. or simply wait to get it for 50% or more off.. decisions decisions
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Re: Ubisoft Changing Tom Clancy Mobile Game Intro After Backlash
Aug 31, 2020, 01:34
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Re: Ubisoft Changing Tom Clancy Mobile Game Intro After Backlash Aug 31, 2020, 01:34
Aug 31, 2020, 01:34
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 20:23:
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 20:19:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 19:45:
This is how you know people have reached a point where they cannot separate fantasy from reality, and EVERYTHING is a conspiracy. The medical community calls that a mental disorder.

It's getting to the point to can't fucking say anything or have any sort of iconography of anything that MIGHT be slightly related to something else. It's becoming insane.

The world has always been insane. There's just a lot more of it today.

Conspiracy theorists and crazies go back 20k years, they just didn't have the internet back then to get organized. I doubt we have more of them, rather we have more that get influenced and lack any critical thinking skills (see Q-ANON)

Also primarily this is not a mental disorder but a coping mechanism for fear and anxiety.

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Re: Anti-maskers might want to check out what just happened when a woman with coronavirus visit
Aug 30, 2020, 21:18
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Re: Anti-maskers might want to check out what just happened when a woman with coronavirus visit Aug 30, 2020, 21:18
Aug 30, 2020, 21:18
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 20:31:
"Do masks really work? Ask the dozens of Starbucks customers who tested positive for COVID-19 in Seoul this month after a woman with coronavirus sat under one of the cafe’s air-conditioners.

According to a local news report, at least 56 coronavirus cases have been linked to that one customer. The kicker: The four masked workers avoided infection."

Hmmm... whenever I go out, I wear a mask and a pair of glasses with PPE characteristic. The above makes me wonder if I need to continue wearing the glasses.

As long as you don't go to any place where people eat, sing or shout you are fine no matter what, and last I heard eyes are not an infection vector.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Aug 30, 2020, 19:05
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Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 30, 2020, 19:05
Aug 30, 2020, 19:05
 
MeanJim wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 18:14:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 16:01:
Come to think of it, a space sim with sub style warfare would be both accurate and awesome.

Like Objects in Space?

Well.. like that, but not "Retro" and with developers who don't have a track record of abandoning 3! games.
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Re: etc.
Aug 30, 2020, 16:53
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Re: etc. Aug 30, 2020, 16:53
Aug 30, 2020, 16:53
 
"a manufacturing error"

Mhhh, I dunno, seems to me the machine built exactly what the people at the factory told it to.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Aug 30, 2020, 16:44
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Aug 30, 2020, 16:44
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 16:01:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 15:57:
I am so glad MSFS is up in top spots, maybe this opens up the room for more sims again... not private flight sims mind you, ship, sub, space...

Please, oh please! I would kill for a good sub sim. My install of Silent Hunter IV is getting worn out.

Come to think of it, a space sim with sub style warfare would be both accurate and awesome.

I never understood why developers of sub games think it's gotta bet set in water, and developers of space games think the high point of gameplay is circle jerking around to slowly reduce shield hp and then hull HP. So yeah, I am right there with you. Putting a sub sim in space (or fantasy space dimension, whatever) would fit the gameplay so much better, allow you to make an interesting campaign out of it too, with a more balanced world map.... maybe allow us to actually go from space combat into "fantasy water" layers or something...

Anyhow, now I am depressed again. Because Ubisoft ruined any chances of anyone doing this for decades. All we got is copy-cat games that try to copy Silent Hunter, because apparently nobody got own ideas anymore.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Aug 30, 2020, 15:58
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 30, 2020, 15:58
Aug 30, 2020, 15:58
 
Do not ever buy a sub 8gb VRAM GPU you will have issues for ever
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Re: Steam Top 10
Aug 30, 2020, 15:57
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Aug 30, 2020, 15:57
 
I am so glad MSFS is up in top spots, maybe this opens up the room for more sims again... not private flight sims mind you, ship, sub, space...
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Re: Project CARS 3 Pulls Out
Aug 28, 2020, 16:20
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Re: Project CARS 3 Pulls Out Aug 28, 2020, 16:20
Aug 28, 2020, 16:20
 
Maybe should be renamed to Drive Club 1.5
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 28, 2020, 12:41
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Aug 28, 2020, 12:41
 
Bill Borre wrote on Aug 28, 2020, 11:58:
Government official caught having sex with Zoom?

Actual head-line (no idea why the news blurb doesn't have this)
Government official caught having sex with secretary during Zoom meeting
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