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Re: Stadia Pro Free Trial With No Payment Info
Dec 21, 2020, 15:52
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Re: Stadia Pro Free Trial With No Payment Info Dec 21, 2020, 15:52
Dec 21, 2020, 15:52
 
I hope this dies a quick and brutal death, but I'm sure they will make billions of dollars and have great success, because hey, streaming! Cloud! .99 in the price !

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Re: Op Ed
Dec 21, 2020, 11:06
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Re: Op Ed Dec 21, 2020, 11:06
Dec 21, 2020, 11:06
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 21, 2020, 02:35:
robdot wrote on Dec 20, 2020, 20:37:
I have the ps5 version. Not only does it look like total ass. But on my way to the first mission in my car. Another car fell out of the sky. And killed me. So yea.theres that.

That's actually hilarious.

Life in Night City is dangerous!

The funniest bug by far that I've encountered; every so often when you are putting down a body that you're carrying, it gets THROWN down at like 2000 mph, and violently explodes and destroys nearby destructible items. Seems to be happening less after the last patch, but still there as far as I can tell.
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Re: Cancelled DOOM 4 Footage
Dec 21, 2020, 11:03
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Re: Cancelled DOOM 4 Footage Dec 21, 2020, 11:03
Dec 21, 2020, 11:03
 
I'm playing DOOM Eternal off and on, and I played all through DOOM. It definitely feels like they recycled at least some of these animations for the Imps and melee kills. Aside from that, it's all practice for whatever final game gets made... a lot of studios 'trash' a ton of work, before they get to their final iteration. Look at old school Blizzard, hell probably even current day Blizzard. Whole games worth of art/animations/sound/levels get locked up in a vault somewhere.
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Re: Corrupted Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Can't be Repaired
Dec 21, 2020, 01:40
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Re: Corrupted Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Can't be Repaired Dec 21, 2020, 01:40
Dec 21, 2020, 01:40
 
TheBigVlad wrote on Dec 20, 2020, 19:45:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 20, 2020, 19:05:
NKD wrote on Dec 20, 2020, 18:36:
I wonder why crafting materials matter? There are only a few types, and it shouldn't require more than a handful of bytes to store how many you have...

If you craft, for example, the Armor Patches for clothing, it can be a random quality, white to legendary yellow, with the 'common' crafting pattern. So craft 10 times, get 2 blue, 3 green, 5 white, etc. Then you get people crafting 500+ times just to level crafting, and their inventory is full of that crap, so they sell all their greens and under to NPCs or the vending shops, and apparently those sold items never get deleted... there goes the save file size, apparently.

If that's true (I haven't been able to confirm yet if sold items do get deleted from vendor inventory after some time) then you could probably stick with selling your loot at a terminal which doesn't have an inventory. It just disappears. That might help. Having said that, I rarely craft and my save files are at 5MB now, only 3MB away from the 8MB limit and I've got a ways to go. This needs to be fixed soon. This is not something that only affects people who dupe items through glitches or hacks. The game runs pretty good for me and I've been having fun with it, but now I'm afraid to continue playing and corrupting my saves.

The Terminal deposit stations don't have an inventory, until you sell a bunch of junk and other items there, then they have a "Buy Back" window, which has all of your stuff. I'm not sure if that times out eventually, but it definitely persists through saves and reloads, I just tested it. Weirdly, after I sold off all my food and junk at a Terminal, my save file went down from 4.38MB to 4.37MB, but all of the items are still in the "Buy Back" area of the terminal. For the record, I've crafted probably 40-50 armor patches, but I have thousands of each component, hundreds of grenades and health sprays from looting, and 7-8 guns, and 3 melee weapons, with some main clothes and a few backup clothing pieces. I destroy most guns and clothes I pick up. I'll be curious to see what exactly their explanation and fix is, whenever it comes out. I don't even want to get to the 6MB slowdown phase for saved games.

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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Dec 20, 2020, 21:49
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 20, 2020, 21:49
Dec 20, 2020, 21:49
 
Wisconsin Republicans selling out their state to Foxconn and now are probably going to settle for an even worse deal in the end, classic.

I don't get how people in these states can think corporations paying zero taxes for 10-20 years is at all good for the state, let alone the population of that state. Of course they didn't build the fucking factory or produce any jobs... ugh.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Dec 20, 2020, 21:40
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Dec 20, 2020, 21:40
Dec 20, 2020, 21:40
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 20, 2020, 19:54:
I thought The Expanse had an ending, since it came from a series of novels.

The Expanse (novels) will have an ending, after the ninth and final novel is published.

The show... I don't see it lasting 9 seasons honestly. It's pretty good, very good really, compared to a lot of TV, but I don't see how they get through the next couple of novels' worth of material with a regular budget. I mean, I guess it's doable, but if they stay true to the source material it'll be some serious CGI and a LOT more characters.
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Re: Get Defense Grid: The Awakening for Free
Dec 20, 2020, 19:06
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Re: Get Defense Grid: The Awakening for Free Dec 20, 2020, 19:06
Dec 20, 2020, 19:06
 
Slashman wrote on Dec 20, 2020, 17:21:
Yeah. Defense Grid and Sol Survivor are the original OG TD games for me.

Then I discovered X-Morph Defense and that took it to another level by having my character represented by a badass alien ship. Good times!

I couldn't really get into X-Morph Defense for some reason... it felt like the towers were too weak and/or the ship was too necessary, or something. I did love the demo of that studio's next game, Riftbreaker, though... I'm really looking forward to that coming out in 2021!
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Re: Corrupted Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Can't be Repaired
Dec 20, 2020, 19:05
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Re: Corrupted Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Can't be Repaired Dec 20, 2020, 19:05
Dec 20, 2020, 19:05
 
NKD wrote on Dec 20, 2020, 18:36:
I wonder why crafting materials matter? There are only a few types, and it shouldn't require more than a handful of bytes to store how many you have...

If you craft, for example, the Armor Patches for clothing, it can be a random quality, white to legendary yellow, with the 'common' crafting pattern. So craft 10 times, get 2 blue, 3 green, 5 white, etc. Then you get people crafting 500+ times just to level crafting, and their inventory is full of that crap, so they sell all their greens and under to NPCs or the vending shops, and apparently those sold items never get deleted... there goes the save file size, apparently.

If they actually mean the generic materials.. that's really crazy, unless the game is just recording the position change on the map for every item you picked up ever (I think it is for some item types), also leading to bigger save file sizes. I don't see any of the teal 'Crime in Progress' encounters respawning, so I think all the item status information for every one of those bottles, guns, materials, etc. at those places are saved in the main save file.

Somewhere, there is going to have to be some garbage collection to keep saves under control.
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Re: CD PROJEKT Facing Possible Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit
Dec 20, 2020, 15:40
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Re: CD PROJEKT Facing Possible Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit Dec 20, 2020, 15:40
Dec 20, 2020, 15:40
 
Sheesh, how do you say "ambulance chaser" in Polish?

I'd say this is without merit, but then again the Polish legal system seems weird as hell, CDPR had to pay out to the Witcher author awhile back, even though in most countries he would have had no case.
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Re: Get Defense Grid: The Awakening for Free
Dec 20, 2020, 15:36
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Re: Get Defense Grid: The Awakening for Free Dec 20, 2020, 15:36
Dec 20, 2020, 15:36
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 20, 2020, 14:24:
Don't get the draw of these games. Do you guys like games like this, They Are Billions, et al? Are people that play these RTS fans too?

I love RTS games, TAB is very good, albeit kinda repetitive eventually once you get the hang of the units/buildings/AI, and I do like some good Tower Defense games every so often. This game, Defense Grid, is one of the better TD games honestly, although TD games (especially DG) are more like puzzle games than a real RTS. Units come out in the same pattern for the level, so if you lose and replay you know exactly how they are going to come out the next time, unlike(*EDIT*) more random RTS games obviously.

Tower Defense, DotA style games, are all RTS lite, nobody is going to argue against that. They can still be fun though!

There's probably a subset of TD fans that actively hate regular RTS games though.

*EDIT* Autocorrect typo.

This comment was edited on Dec 20, 2020, 18:59.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 19, 2020, 22:23
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2020, 22:23
Dec 19, 2020, 22:23
 
MeanJim wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 20:39:
I managed to get a 3070 ordered on Amazon today. I'm not getting my hopes up until it ships after they canceled my 3080 order yesterday.

Holy shit, you were actually able to place an order for a 3080 and a 3070!? And possibly actually receive a 3070!? From Amazon.. amazing. anytime I look(which admittedly, is not often) they are all sold out, even third party sellers.
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Re: Large Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Apparently Corrupted
Dec 19, 2020, 22:08
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Re: Large Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Apparently Corrupted Dec 19, 2020, 22:08
Dec 19, 2020, 22:08
 
Dwarf-Snowninja wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 20:02:
Actually for upgrading spending a ton of money is the easier method, where you craft some lower quality guns (I usually make nekomatas), sell them for a profit, buy all the higher quality (purple/orange) materials and upgrade your gear. I have been doing this a fair bit and my most recent save file is at 4.83, so a smidgen worried if this an issue that I'll run into with a bloated save file through crafting.

So apparently crafting+selling is a no go, currently.

I wonder if picking up random Junk, alcohol, food items, etc. and selling all of that also eventually wrecks your save file. My latest save is up to 4.24 MB, and all I've done today is some random blue encounters, and sold all the crap I picked up. Ideally it'll be fixed before I cross the 6MB threshold.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix Notes
Dec 19, 2020, 22:03
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix Notes Dec 19, 2020, 22:03
Dec 19, 2020, 22:03
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 18:45:
Better wait if your using the in game Console, they are removing it with this patch.

Temporarily, it'll be back. Apparently there is a pretty easy way to break the game via console right now.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Dec 19, 2020, 17:08
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 19, 2020, 17:08
Dec 19, 2020, 17:08
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 16:53:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 16:13:
Are we just going to let Trump go to his grave, without acknowledging as a country, that he is a Russian asset, if not outright Russian agent? I mean, this sort of shit in a movie would be laughable.

Of course he is, but you'd never convince his cult of that. His wife is a straight up honey pot - now that's he been used up she'll be out the door Jan 21st. Regardless, this couldn't have happened without the greed, laziness, and ineptitude of both government and private corporations. This could have happened just as easily on anyone else's watch.


I was talking more about Trump's lack of response, and a lack of a response(nationally) to that lack of response. I can't even imagine the shit that would have been said if certain other presidents acted in this way. As far as inept government agencies and corporations, or at least unwilling to spend IT dollars, yes, not a surprise.
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Re: Large Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Apparently Corrupted
Dec 19, 2020, 17:06
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Re: Large Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Apparently Corrupted Dec 19, 2020, 17:06
Dec 19, 2020, 17:06
 
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 16:56:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 16:10:
This sort of thing sucks, but now we know, at least. I checked my saves, they are all around 4MB, after 60+ hours playing, at the last quest in the main quest line, doing side quests. So it's probably a problem if you try to 100% the game.

Supposedly it's because every item location in game is being saved? I guess we'll find out when they fix it in a few weeks, until then, don't do every quest possible one one character.

I wouldn't worry about doing quests and other normal gameplay. The Reddit poster says that crafting was his main source of money (huge waste of time if you ask me, when hacking minigames and loot are so plentiful), so for that you're probably looking at generating thousands upon thousands of extra items which the game somehow keeps track of, I guess. Someone else quotes a response from support where they basically say not to do that.

Yeah I saw the thing about crafting, but was unclear (at least in the tidbit I read) was whether the saves STILL got large if you destroyed most of those items (or sold them, etc.) The crafting and item systems need an overhaul anyway, but apparently some people are crafting a ton of armor patches to get high end ones (it's semi random) and I guess a lot of lower end ones get made during that. As far as the quests go, I loot everything possible when I do any quest/area, so I was wondering if every pickup is recorded, aka mega save files even without crafting. Looking at my saves, they are actually at 4.2MB as of today.
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Re: Get Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee for Free
Dec 19, 2020, 16:16
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Re: Get Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee for Free Dec 19, 2020, 16:16
Dec 19, 2020, 16:16
 
Shiiit... missed this one.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Developers Frustrated by Management Decisions
Dec 19, 2020, 16:15
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Developers Frustrated by Management Decisions Dec 19, 2020, 16:15
Dec 19, 2020, 16:15
 
Fion wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 13:31:
Props to the developers then. Because despite the crunch and other issues, Save for the plethora of bugs & crashes lots of folks appear to be suffering, the game itself is a masterpiece. Once these issues are solved, the game will go on to be a timeless classic, of that I have zero doubt.

Seriously. I feel quit bad for the console people(especially on older consoles) who are left hanging, but the game itself is impressive now, it'll be amazing in 6 months to a year, even without mods. I do feel like CDPR simply tried to do much in one game though, I'm not sure they could have completed all the initially imagined content in another 2-3 years, really.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Dec 19, 2020, 16:13
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Dec 19, 2020, 16:13
 
Are we just going to let Trump go to his grave, without acknowledging as a country, that he is a Russian asset, if not outright Russian agent? I mean, this sort of shit in a movie would be laughable.
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Re: Large Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Apparently Corrupted
Dec 19, 2020, 16:10
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Re: Large Cyberpunk 2077 Saves Apparently Corrupted Dec 19, 2020, 16:10
Dec 19, 2020, 16:10
 
This sort of thing sucks, but now we know, at least. I checked my saves, they are all around 4MB, after 60+ hours playing, at the last quest in the main quest line, doing side quests. So it's probably a problem if you try to 100% the game.

Supposedly it's because every item location in game is being saved? I guess we'll find out when they fix it in a few weeks, until then, don't do every quest possible one one character.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Developers Frustrated by Management Decisions
Dec 19, 2020, 11:46
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Developers Frustrated by Management Decisions Dec 19, 2020, 11:46
Dec 19, 2020, 11:46
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 11:43:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 11:37:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 18, 2020, 19:51:
There was zero downside and nothing to lose by delaying the release until the game was ready.
And now they're paying the price.
Ehhh.... does that mean delay the game until December 2021?
Yes
That's exactly what i meant.

I am sure you and I, and quite a few people could handle that delay, but I am not sure CDPR could handle being that late to the game after the new consoles launched, especially if the board made stupid promises to Sony and MS. We'll probably never know the full scope of those contracts, but I'm sure they didn't say: "Release the game any year you want, pfft, your choice"
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