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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 31, 2015, 16:14 ForgedReality
 
descender wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 15:58:
Seriously? We've reverted to Win 3.1 days? Wow.

... No?

If you have anything overclocked and you have any problem... if that isn't the first thing you disable you don't know WTF you are doing. Disconnecting unnecessary USB devices during an OS install is just good practice.

This is not necessary unless you are having problems completing the install. I've done the upgrade to 7 machines so far and this wasn't necessary on any of them so far. I have had 1 machine seemingly "hang" during the last part of the installation, but 1 reboot brought it right back into the setup and it completed fine.

My point was, that's something you used to have to do many many many years ago. I've done tons of installs and system builds, and I've never had that issue since like the friggin DOS days.

And if your overclock breaks a software install, your overclock is unstable.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 31, 2015, 15:08 ForgedReality
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 13:44:
I've often thought that Nvidia could be deliberately manipulating their drivers in order to reduce performance in such a way that their cards still outperform AMD but don't take full advantage of the cards so that people are forced or compelled to upgrade more often. People will come back and say that the cards are tacked out at 100% usage on the GPU and VRAM so it would appear that my thoughts are invalid, but how can we be sure that it's all legit and not some kind of bloatware or something in the driver or planted in the games that Nvidia helps the devs with. It's actually a brilliant strategy from a corporate point of view if it's true.

It's really not that far fetched.

Games just get more complex. That has nothing to do with the drivers causing the card to underperform. That does not happen. My videocard is 5 years old, and still performs just as well as it did the day I bought it. It runs tons of games at maximum, 1440p well into the triple digit framerates. Obviously, newer titles won't run as smoothly on older hardware, but that's the nature of technology. This card still runs newer titles impressively well though, so I'd say there is absolutely zero merit to that paranoid delusion of a conspiracy theory. I've heard it told before too. It's simply not true.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 31, 2015, 15:05 ForgedReality
 
descender wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 14:31:
Definitely disable any overclocking you may have in place... and disconnect all peripherals, seems to help get through the install where people have trouble.

Seriously? We've reverted to Win 3.1 days? Wow.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Forcing Windows 10 update Jul 31, 2015, 12:38 ForgedReality
 
Pigeon wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 10:24:
The tool they mentioned from Microsoft worked well for me, seems less hassle than the manual method. I also went the clean install route, which involved upgrading first, verifying that my key had been registered as "genuine", copying down the new key, and then doing the 'clean install from a USB method'. I did notice with the delete everything upgrade choice there were still some files in my base c:\, and I suspect some of the old win 8 drivers were reused. I didn't do anymore digging to see what, if anything else, was left behind.

So far so good, only issue I'm having is firefox crashing when I open a newtab (ctrl+t). If I change the behavior to display a blank page or my home page it works. If I start firefox in safe-mode (firefox's safe-mode) it works. Having addons installed doesn't seem to effect it either way. I'll try to suss out what's going on more later today. Any insights are welcome though.

Set your homepage to http://www.google.com
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming
42. Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming Jul 30, 2015, 11:00 ForgedReality
 
born2expire wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 03:38:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 01:49:
Techie714 wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 19:04:
I agree with many of you, it's an outstanding game but man if you want to finish it all I hope you have like 500+ hours...LOL
143 hours on my first playthrough and that was completing all the side quests, witcher contracts, and treasure hunts. That didn't include exploring everything though, probably another 30+ hours just for that.

i did it all in 142hours to be excat, so many of ? are a waste of time, and lots of them you cant get to until you do the quest attached to it.

Many of them can only be found by running across them accidentally. Just exploring reveals more quests that you wouldn't have otherwise known about. Inconsequential, sure, but still fun, to me.


Krovven wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 00:57:
So much content I'm in no hurry to rush through the game. I'll probably be playing it off and on all year. No problem with that. Ironically, after trying the new movement system I quickly switched back to the default.

I haven't noticed any difference. I'm still not sure how the new movement system changes anything...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 27, 2015, 16:00 ForgedReality
 
Websites block password managers? Firefox has always done a stellar job of remembering my passwords. I never have to type anything in anymore. Why in the fuck would you even need a password manager anyway?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 24, 2015, 10:59 ForgedReality
 
Oh my god. Just stop sucking, cabbies! Stop ripping people off and learn to be fucking competitive, you shitty pieces of human trash. Fucking hell. Most of you fuckers drive like absolute motherfucking shit anyway. I'd be ecstatic to never see another cab-hole on the road again.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patch & Free DLC
31. Re: The Witcher 3 Patch & Free DLC Jul 19, 2015, 22:05 ForgedReality
 
Krovven wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 21:07:
gravity wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 18:45:
Flatline wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 18:28:
Also, the new controls scheme is MUCH better.

*DITTO* on this^ - I'm much happier with enabling alternate controls. I almost wish they had enabled it by default, as it's much improved.

I feel like Geralt is less... confused?

While I didn't really have a problem with the way Geralt moved before, I do like the more responsive alternate system now, which basically feels like Witcher 2.

Framerate hasn't changed that much for me, as I was already sitting at 50fps, but I am able to have hairworks at 8x instead of 4x with everything else maxed. The single biggest boost though is foilage draw distance. Drop that to medium instead of max and I gain 10fps. So with everything maxed except that I'm sitting at an average of 50fps.

Yeah I was fine with the way it was before. I enabled the alternate mode and didn't notice anything different. Can someone point it out for me? Maybe I just play differently than everyone else or something, somehow.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patch & Free DLC
8. Re: The Witcher 3 Patch & Free DLC Jul 19, 2015, 12:41 ForgedReality
 
This game is awesome. Freakin' game of the decade. So glad I pre-ordered the Collector's Edition. XD I never do that, and this is one game that actually lived up to its hype. I'm about 70 hours in, and there's still so much more to do. It says 31% complete. I just got to Skellige. I've been taking my sweet-ass time fuckin around with all the content this beast of a game has to offer.  
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News Comments > TotalBiscuit, Steam, and 30 FPS Lock-Blocking
25. Re: TotalBiscuit, Steam, and 30 FPS Lock-Blocking Jul 17, 2015, 15:07 ForgedReality
 
harlock wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 14:40:
Theo wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 12:20:
your eye is pretty much the most advanced optical device in the world.

this is also wrong.. many animals possess eyes that are much much much more capable than humans at perceiving all kinds of things

I was going to mention this, but I figured I'd let it sit there a bit.
 
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News Comments > TotalBiscuit, Steam, and 30 FPS Lock-Blocking
16. Re: TotalBiscuit, Steam, and 30 FPS Lock-Blocking Jul 17, 2015, 14:22 ForgedReality
 
NKD wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 13:28:
ForgedReality wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 12:36:
Fucking idiots who think biological sensors utilize anything close to resembling a "frame rate" do not belong in any kind of discussion whatsoever, related or not. You lack the grey matter to participate.

Precisely. The maximum "frame rate" you can see is not some fixed fucking number. It depends on a huge number of factors and varies wildly from person to person. For example, sit someone in front of a dark screen and flash a white frame at them at 30fps, 60fps, 90fps, 500fps, they are still going to be able to see that frame. Sit them in front of a white screen and flash a black frame at them. They'll probably not be able to discern that one frame as quickly. Rods vs cones, dark vs light, blah blah blah.

It all depends on how you measure it, the rate of change between the frames, the brightness, the colors involved, the responsiveness of that person's particular non-standard slimy biological optical sensor, and so on.

Anyone trying to give you a maximum FPS eyes can see is a fucking retard who is grossly misinformed. Particularly anyone telling you that you can't see the difference between 30, 60, 120 fps, etc. considering it's trivial to slap 30fps gameplay next to 60fps gameplay and see the difference side-by-side.

I think a lot of it stems from these kids who grew up after super fast displays went out of the norm. Now they game on fucking slow, cheap, shitty LCD monitors that you can't as easily discern a difference in feel between different framerates. I still game on a 13 year old CRT (Sony FW-900), and it's arguably one of the best monitors ever built. No such thing as input lag or even really screen tearing on that badboy at 1440p. I feel like it really helps my competitiveness in twitch shooters.

Had these kids experienced that kind of display, they'd be more open to the concept of higher framerates = better. I'm looking into upgrading soon to one of the new 48" curved 4k quantum dot displays from Samsung, but I'm a little worried about how jarring the transition will be in going to a 60hz display. I'll probably keep both displays side by side, at least for a while. I think (hope) the improvement in immersion would trump any negative effects felt from going from a fast display to a "slow" one.
 
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News Comments > TotalBiscuit, Steam, and 30 FPS Lock-Blocking
13. Re: TotalBiscuit, Steam, and 30 FPS Lock-Blocking Jul 17, 2015, 12:36 ForgedReality
 
Fucking idiots who think biological sensors utilize anything close to resembling a "frame rate" do not belong in any kind of discussion whatsoever, related or not. You lack the grey matter to participate.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2015, 11:11 ForgedReality
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 10:44:
And don't forget the alcohol. That's almost always a factor as well.

Yeah! Never leave home without it!
 
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News Comments > What The Flock? Multiplayer Game Will End When Enough Players Die
3. Re: What The Flock? Multiplayer Game Will End When Enough Players Die Jul 16, 2015, 19:02 ForgedReality
 
Would hate to be the last guy to buy it, then the next day, the game no longer works. What a waste of time.  
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News Comments > Leaked Hitman Footage
2. Re: Leaked Hitman Footage Jul 13, 2015, 13:10 ForgedReality
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 13, 2015, 12:26:
Video was taken down

This may be the same content:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxlqoMeEr_A
 
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Joins EA
6. Re: Jade Raymond Joins EA Jul 13, 2015, 13:08 ForgedReality
 
If her career weren't shot to hell before, it is now.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
5. Re: Morning Patches Jul 8, 2015, 18:20 ForgedReality
 
MajorD wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 11:10:

Hackers galore on the PC, and it has gotten worse the last few times I've played, so I hope that is being addressed in the patch(es). You're pretty much isolated from it when racing, golfing, doing missions, etc., but free mode has become a major circus of hackers.


I've only played online a few times. I fucking hate it. Last time I played, some guy was bombing everyone on the server. Instantly, everyone would be killed in explosions right at their location. I was killed 2 or 3 times in this manner, while no players were anywhere near me. I said something to the perpetrator ("CoolKittyCat" was his name), and he specifically targeted me. He bombed me while I was trying to stick up a liquor store. I found that I suddenly had lost all my weapons and had only a stun gun. I tried to hold up the store using the stun gun, and then I was bombed.

And of course, reporting the incident to Rockstar, you need concrete proof in the form of screenshots or video. Had I known that, I would have found a way to record the screen prior to the event.

Fuckers deserve to be executed.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Gameplay Video
10. Re: No Man's Sky Gameplay Video Jul 7, 2015, 12:43 ForgedReality
 
Guaranteed to get boring after an hour or two of seeing a bunch of the same shit over and over. Hollow, soulless, and ultimately a tech demo full of novelty.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 6, 2015, 11:03 ForgedReality
 
Didn't click any links, but, again, Apple is two years behind.  
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Early Preorders Sold Out
2. Re: Steam Hardware Early Preorders Sold Out Jun 29, 2015, 14:54 ForgedReality
 
You're lying.  
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