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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 3, 2020, 09:45 yuastnav
 
Razumen wrote on Apr 3, 2020, 07:45:
yuastnav wrote on Apr 3, 2020, 03:09:
Razumen wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 21:39:
yuastnav wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 07:42:
Pr()ZaC wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 06:48:
yuastnav wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 03:03:
Eh that's kinda true.
Recently I installed a new SSD in my computer. I installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Getting my NVidia video card to work on Ubuntu was actually easier. The installation process was faster and less cumbersome than it was on Windows.
I remember how difficult it was getting video drivers to work on Linux a couple of years ago. A thing I dreaded. Now it's the other way around. Every time I have to install video drivers on Windows I get an uneasy feeling as if I'm expecting it to go wrong any minute.
On ubuntu it's just "go to package manager, install NVidia drivers". Done.

Everything else just works out of the box. With Linux even more so than with Windows.
And thanks to steam getting to play a few, cool games is also easier than before. It's in no way more difficult than on Windows. Even with games that don't necessarily have native ports.

On the other hand every iteration of Windows just gets worse and worse. The menus etc. become more counter-intuitive to use, Linux is actually more user-friendly now than Windows. I'm not sure what exactly they are thinking at Microsoft but I'd wager it's not a lot.

Eh Linux is not without its problems, mind you. Some things are still a pain in the ass to use but it's gotten to a point where you can configure a lot of the system through GUIs, just like in Windows. But, unlike in Windows, you can still revert to the shell for more gritty, difficult stuff. The PowerShell on the other hand is a joke. Seriously, the first thing I do when I get a new Windows machine is install cygwin. I cannot fathom how one could hope to be productive just using cmd/PowerShell.

Visual Studio's debugger is still nice, though, and easier to use than Eclipse. In general I am not too happy with Eclipse. But that's probably because Eclipse is written in Java which I swear is the eleventh plague visited upon mankind.
Windows installs nVidia/AMD/Intel/Realtek/etc. drivers by itself to get you going. They're not the latest ones but they work just fine for games.

Peculiar. This has not been my experience. I installed Windows 10 pro. There were definitely problems until I installed the drivers. Didn't have to install DirectX anymore, though.

I've had far less problems with Win10 than I've had with previous W7, and W7 had far less than those before. Linux *might* be getting easier to use, but there's no way it's better than Windows still for the average user, and definitely not better for gaming. If you choose Linus to be your main gaming system, you are intentionally limiting your game pool with no real benefit.

No, I'm choosing Linux as my main system because I find it easier to use and I don't get the feeling that I'm using someone else's PC, nothing more.
Up until a few months ago I always used Windows as my main gaming system but I was never comfortable doing anything else with that system because it doesn't feel like it belongs to me. Now that I've seen how easy it is to install Ubuntu and the Nvidia drivers and get everything going (and that coming from a long-time Debian user) I'm really considering just ditching Windows completely because it's rather not very stable and pretty buggy for my tastes, not to mention security issues (not that Linux is not buggy, just not as much as Windows).

You can say no all you want, but it doesn't change the fact you're still intentionally limiting your game pool.

If the upside is, among others, a sense of comfort that I am using a PC that is actually a personal computer I am fine with that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 3, 2020, 03:09 yuastnav
 
Razumen wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 21:39:
yuastnav wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 07:42:
Pr()ZaC wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 06:48:
yuastnav wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 03:03:
Eh that's kinda true.
Recently I installed a new SSD in my computer. I installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Getting my NVidia video card to work on Ubuntu was actually easier. The installation process was faster and less cumbersome than it was on Windows.
I remember how difficult it was getting video drivers to work on Linux a couple of years ago. A thing I dreaded. Now it's the other way around. Every time I have to install video drivers on Windows I get an uneasy feeling as if I'm expecting it to go wrong any minute.
On ubuntu it's just "go to package manager, install NVidia drivers". Done.

Everything else just works out of the box. With Linux even more so than with Windows.
And thanks to steam getting to play a few, cool games is also easier than before. It's in no way more difficult than on Windows. Even with games that don't necessarily have native ports.

On the other hand every iteration of Windows just gets worse and worse. The menus etc. become more counter-intuitive to use, Linux is actually more user-friendly now than Windows. I'm not sure what exactly they are thinking at Microsoft but I'd wager it's not a lot.

Eh Linux is not without its problems, mind you. Some things are still a pain in the ass to use but it's gotten to a point where you can configure a lot of the system through GUIs, just like in Windows. But, unlike in Windows, you can still revert to the shell for more gritty, difficult stuff. The PowerShell on the other hand is a joke. Seriously, the first thing I do when I get a new Windows machine is install cygwin. I cannot fathom how one could hope to be productive just using cmd/PowerShell.

Visual Studio's debugger is still nice, though, and easier to use than Eclipse. In general I am not too happy with Eclipse. But that's probably because Eclipse is written in Java which I swear is the eleventh plague visited upon mankind.
Windows installs nVidia/AMD/Intel/Realtek/etc. drivers by itself to get you going. They're not the latest ones but they work just fine for games.

Peculiar. This has not been my experience. I installed Windows 10 pro. There were definitely problems until I installed the drivers. Didn't have to install DirectX anymore, though.

I've had far less problems with Win10 than I've had with previous W7, and W7 had far less than those before. Linux *might* be getting easier to use, but there's no way it's better than Windows still for the average user, and definitely not better for gaming. If you choose Linus to be your main gaming system, you are intentionally limiting your game pool with no real benefit.

No, I'm choosing Linux as my main system because I find it easier to use and I don't get the feeling that I'm using someone else's PC, nothing more.
Up until a few months ago I always used Windows as my main gaming system but I was never comfortable doing anything else with that system because it doesn't feel like it belongs to me. Now that I've seen how easy it is to install Ubuntu and the Nvidia drivers and get everything going (and that coming from a long-time Debian user) I'm really considering just ditching Windows completely because it's rather not very stable and pretty buggy for my tastes, not to mention security issues (not that Linux is not buggy, just not as much as Windows).
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 2, 2020, 07:42 yuastnav
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 06:48:
yuastnav wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 03:03:
Eh that's kinda true.
Recently I installed a new SSD in my computer. I installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Getting my NVidia video card to work on Ubuntu was actually easier. The installation process was faster and less cumbersome than it was on Windows.
I remember how difficult it was getting video drivers to work on Linux a couple of years ago. A thing I dreaded. Now it's the other way around. Every time I have to install video drivers on Windows I get an uneasy feeling as if I'm expecting it to go wrong any minute.
On ubuntu it's just "go to package manager, install NVidia drivers". Done.

Everything else just works out of the box. With Linux even more so than with Windows.
And thanks to steam getting to play a few, cool games is also easier than before. It's in no way more difficult than on Windows. Even with games that don't necessarily have native ports.

On the other hand every iteration of Windows just gets worse and worse. The menus etc. become more counter-intuitive to use, Linux is actually more user-friendly now than Windows. I'm not sure what exactly they are thinking at Microsoft but I'd wager it's not a lot.

Eh Linux is not without its problems, mind you. Some things are still a pain in the ass to use but it's gotten to a point where you can configure a lot of the system through GUIs, just like in Windows. But, unlike in Windows, you can still revert to the shell for more gritty, difficult stuff. The PowerShell on the other hand is a joke. Seriously, the first thing I do when I get a new Windows machine is install cygwin. I cannot fathom how one could hope to be productive just using cmd/PowerShell.

Visual Studio's debugger is still nice, though, and easier to use than Eclipse. In general I am not too happy with Eclipse. But that's probably because Eclipse is written in Java which I swear is the eleventh plague visited upon mankind.
Windows installs nVidia/AMD/Intel/Realtek/etc. drivers by itself to get you going. They're not the latest ones but they work just fine for games.

Peculiar. This has not been my experience. I installed Windows 10 pro. There were definitely problems until I installed the drivers. Didn't have to install DirectX anymore, though.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 2, 2020, 03:03 yuastnav
 
Eh that's kinda true.
Recently I installed a new SSD in my computer. I installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Getting my NVidia video card to work on Ubuntu was actually easier. The installation process was faster and less cumbersome than it was on Windows.
I remember how difficult it was getting video drivers to work on Linux a couple of years ago. A thing I dreaded. Now it's the other way around. Every time I have to install video drivers on Windows I get an uneasy feeling as if I'm expecting it to go wrong any minute.
On ubuntu it's just "go to package manager, install NVidia drivers". Done.

Everything else just works out of the box. With Linux even more so than with Windows.
And thanks to steam getting to play a few, cool games is also easier than before. It's in no way more difficult than on Windows. Even with games that don't necessarily have native ports.

On the other hand every iteration of Windows just gets worse and worse. The menus etc. become more counter-intuitive to use, Linux is actually more user-friendly now than Windows. I'm not sure what exactly they are thinking at Microsoft but I'd wager it's not a lot.

Eh Linux is not without its problems, mind you. Some things are still a pain in the ass to use but it's gotten to a point where you can configure a lot of the system through GUIs, just like in Windows. But, unlike in Windows, you can still revert to the shell for more gritty, difficult stuff. The PowerShell on the other hand is a joke. Seriously, the first thing I do when I get a new Windows machine is install cygwin. I cannot fathom how one could hope to be productive just using cmd/PowerShell.

Visual Studio's debugger is still nice, though, and easier to use than Eclipse. In general I am not too happy with Eclipse. But that's probably because Eclipse is written in Java which I swear is the eleventh plague visited upon mankind.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

10. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 29, 2019, 15:06 yuastnav
 
VoodooV wrote on Nov 28, 2019, 09:29:
Did anyone ever really watch MSTK3K for mike/crow/pearl and their sidebars when the movie wasn't playing?

It was all about the movies and the panning for me. Space Mutiny and The Final Sacrifice were the pinnacle IMO

[...]

Some of the skits they did were really good. I love this one!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

6. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 28, 2019, 05:33 yuastnav
 
Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Nov 28, 2019, 01:49:
I was a fan of the original MST3K, but I just couldn't get into the new show for some reason. I think the humour was more slapstick than witty and most of the jokes just didn't land for me. The original show was hit or miss for me as well though.

Same here. I found out about MST3K pretty late, in 2009, but fell in love with it after the first initial reaction of "wtf is this?"
I backed the revival and was really hyped but for some reason couldn't really get into it once the episodes were released. Still, I was happy that it was picked up and there were going to be new episodes. Unfortunately it looks like it won't be the case anymore.
 
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News Comments > Play Overwatch for Free

14. Re: Play Overwatch for Free Nov 28, 2019, 05:16 yuastnav
 
deqer wrote on Nov 28, 2019, 00:13:
I feel sorry for the new people getting lured into a game like this. It looks so appealing on the outside, but it's terrible on the inside.

It's so sad because all they have to do is make a few changes, that goes against their philosophy, to fix it; but they won't. Therefore, this game is essentially just a "polished turd".

Such great potential. What a waste of good art and assets. What a shame.


What is so bad about it? Honest question. I've never played Overwatch and have no idea what it's about really, but I lived Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. From what I could see these are somewhat similar except you have heroes.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Adds New Map

4. Re: Natural Selection 2 Adds New Map Sep 19, 2019, 16:18 yuastnav
 
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News Comments > Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince in October

4. Re: Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince in October Aug 8, 2019, 15:23 yuastnav
 
So the third one was finished, eh? Guess I'll have to revisit it. I remember that I "finished" the game but that was a few days after it was released.

Anyway, looking forward to part 4.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Footage

38. Re: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Footage Jun 9, 2019, 09:10 yuastnav
 
So this looks a lot more like the Force Unleashed than Jedi Outcast/Academy. What a real shame.  
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News Comments > THQ Nordic Reels In Piranha Bytes

7. Re: THQ Nordic Reels In Piranha Bytes May 22, 2019, 14:58 yuastnav
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 22, 2019, 10:11:
yuastnav wrote on May 22, 2019, 09:47:
Huh? I though Elex 2 was already being developed.

Did you even read the news? If you look at the FAQ section the 'Have a guess' part is obviously a 99.9% confirmation of Elex 2 being in development.

I didn't know that the Gothic brand belonged to Piranha Bytes. I thought it belonged to the now defunct JoWood.

The Gothic IP returned to PB in 2012 after the contract with JoWooD had expired. JoWooD had originally signed the IP with an expiration date of 12/31/2011. The IP returned to PB after that date.

By the way: The Vienna branch of THQ Nordic that acquired PB is effectively the ghost of JoWooD with many former JoWooD employees still working there. The circle is now complete.

I did read the news, that's why I wondered why they dodged a direct answer even though it's quite obvious that they are developing the sequel.
 
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News Comments > THQ Nordic Reels In Piranha Bytes

1. Re: THQ Nordic Reels In Piranha Bytes May 22, 2019, 09:47 yuastnav
 
Huh? I though Elex 2 was already being developed. Piranha Bytes even got some European grant of 400000 or something like that. I liked Elex. My favourite game of all times will always be Gothic and the Risen games were okay but I actually liked Elex.

I didn't know that the Gothic brand belonged to Piranha Bytes. I thought it belonged to the now defunct JoWood.

Too bad KaiRo is not making the music for these games anymore.

It is good to see that Piranha Bytes still has a future though.
 
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News Comments > Arma 3 Free This Weekend

2. Re: Arma 3 Free This Weekend Feb 12, 2019, 15:11 yuastnav
 
Arma 3 is really good. I remember struggling with Operation Flashpoint, never played Arma 2. But Arma 3 is a really good game. The interface is so much better than before and it's a lot less janky.

But like all simulators it requires the player to spend time to get to know the game and you also need to memorise a lot of keys. Liked the good old days.
 
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News Comments > BioWare Wanted to Make KOTOR 3

5. Re: BioWare Wanted to Make KOTOR 3 Jan 21, 2019, 13:04 yuastnav
 
I already gave up hope.

I also don't expect them to make a Jedi Knight 3. Will just have to replay Jedi Knight 2 Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy over and over again. Luckily it's the Quake 3 engines and you can always make your own dedicated servers. Unless the master server gets the plug, I guess.
 
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News Comments > X4: Foundations Multiplayer Beta

10. Re: X4: Foundations Multiplayer Beta Jan 8, 2019, 13:03 yuastnav
 
I like X4. It's an X game. And at that it succeeds.  
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News Comments > Truck Driver Trailer

3. Re: Truck Driver Trailer Dec 6, 2018, 17:50 yuastnav
 
Creston wrote on Dec 6, 2018, 17:42:
I don't get why anyone would play this over ETS or ATS? It's basically the same game from the looks of the trailer, except this looks more sparsely populated.

I love their truck simulators but I'm always open to new games in that genre. Maybe they have a bit more of a dynamic world though it looks like their truck customisation is not as strong.
 
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News Comments > Truck Driver Trailer

2. Re: Truck Driver Trailer Dec 6, 2018, 17:48 yuastnav
 
Looks neat. :>  
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News Comments > etc.

6. Re: etc. Dec 3, 2018, 15:16 yuastnav
 
I hope there will be more Stardew Valley!  
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News Comments > Trine 4 Announced

3. Re: Trine 4 Announced Oct 24, 2018, 14:44 yuastnav
 
Oh cool. Either is fine, though I would prefer 2D.  
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News Comments > X4: FOUNDATIONS Next Month

34. Re: X4: FOUNDATIONS Next Month Oct 3, 2018, 15:23 yuastnav
 
Creston wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 10:05:
yuastnav wrote on Oct 3, 2018, 06:07:
Hmm. Of course it is going to be buggy. I preordered X3 back in the day, it arrived on a Saturday. It was officially release on Friday but there were a few lucky souls who even got it on Thursday. Although I'm not sure if they were really lucky since the game crashed when you tried to leave Argon Prime, the first sector in the game.

Yeah, that was a fun one. Also, their sound engine was absolutely fucked on release, but they patched that within like a day or so. My absolute "favorite" bug of X3, however, was the bug that existed that would keep bloating your universe and savegame until it became absolutely unplayable after about 20 hours or so. It took them like 3 weeks to track that one down, I think I restarted like six times...

Of course I reached the end of the story and THAT was absolutely bugged, too. Left me in the sector just in my suit, 28km away from the next ship or station or something like that. Took some time until that was patched and I had to use a savegame from a few hours before the last mission.

I'd forgotten about that one! That was hilarious. At least until you realized you were literally like 9 hours away from getting back to anywhere.

After all this time X:Rebirth isn't fixed, though I managed to play through that game this year. And it was actually kinda fun.

? I played Rebirth this past January somewhere, and it worked fine? I don't think I ran into any bugs, just a few weird triggers for missions that were pretty finicky.

Yeah, I kinda want to preorder this game although preordering is a big no-no (with a few exceptions).

If you do, let us know how stupidly bugged it is at release.

Sure thing! I just hope that I'll be able to find some time to do so. Will probably play it during Christmas at the latest, since we are forced to take vacation then.

Rebirth was fine for the most part, but there were a few bugs like the video and the audio not in sync (during cutscenes) or friendly/enemy AI behaving strangely (for example not moving when getting shot, either be me or someone else). Stuff like that. It worked for the most part, though. Actually had fun. I do miss the old X2/X3 style of playing, though. When I first played X2 it blew me away (I only played the first X game very briefly).
 
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