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Created 7 years ago2010-12-11 02:04:50 UTC by AJ AJ

Posted 11 months ago2017-07-15 12:04:43 UTC Post #336069
You could simply use the "Options" menu:
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With RT lighting enabled I was getting 50-40 fps, so I had to leave the projectile dynamic lights only. But to make the playthrough more authentic, I turned them off too.
Posted 11 months ago2017-07-15 13:00:59 UTC Post #336074
Oh, I've seen that option for real-time lighting. I thought it only affects stuff like explosions etc.
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 11 months ago2017-07-15 13:12:17 UTC Post #336075
You can turn off all the graphical features Darkplaces offers and play the "vanilla" version of Q1.
Posted 11 months ago2017-07-15 22:29:35 UTC Post #336084
I'm 160 hours into Breath of the Wild. Hard mode is good. Also it's hard.
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Posted 11 months ago2017-07-16 02:14:34 UTC Post #336085
I recently found out about an emulator hack that lets you play Goldeneye and Perfect Dark using keyboard and mouse controls, so I've taken the opportunity to finally try and beat both games on the hardest difficulty, something I've never been able to come close to on the N64.

...Even with the overpowerdness of having precise aiming and quick reaction times, 00 Agent and Perfect Agent are really difficult, especially towards the end of the game. Perfect Dark in particular ramps up the difficulty, with me having my first death in dataDyne Central: Extraction and having to redo Air Force One: Antiterrorism about 12 times.

So really what this proves is that there's no excuse to have bullet-spongey enemies ever. The game can still be challenging, even infuriatingly so, with guys who die after a couple hits.

EDIT: Come to think of it, I never truly beat Goldeneye or Perfect Dark at all on my cartridges - Never unlocked Egyptian through legit means, and I kept dying at the Skedar King boss battle, to say nothing of the secret missions in Perfect Dark.
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Posted 11 months ago2017-07-17 13:12:06 UTC Post #336104
I recently found out about an emulator hack that lets you play Goldeneye and Perfect Dark using keyboard and mouse controls
Intrigued and fully erect
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-21 17:51:31 UTC Post #336211
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Somebody found a rare tree sapling. The sun is gone.
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-21 20:08:08 UTC Post #336214
#PraiseTheSun
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Posted 10 months ago2017-07-22 01:57:23 UTC Post #336218
I assume those structures underneath the left side are part of Eolis.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-22 04:26:41 UTC Post #336220
Started playing Titanfall 2's singleplayer. Fun so far, and it looks gorgeous.
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-22 06:40:34 UTC Post #336221
I assume those structures underneath the left side are part of Eolis.
That is/was our base. We're hoping to remove the tree using an editor or something.
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Mostly burned up, but it's so large that most of it hasn't even started burning yet. Have to move closer first.

It kinda looked like this when it was burning:
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Posted 10 months ago2017-07-22 21:15:56 UTC Post #336242
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It's a world made out of redstone blocks. That brown liquid in that pool is in fact... chocolate milk. User posted image
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Posted 10 months ago2017-07-23 11:58:05 UTC Post #336250
Aw, now I want to launch Min-
Oh snap, I forgot that my laptop will explode if I do. :(
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-24 21:13:34 UTC Post #336324
Do you ever quit complaining about your laptop?
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-24 21:28:25 UTC Post #336331
@The Mad Carrot
I'm so sorry, I just can't help myself. XD
I don't hate my laptop, I don't like it either, I'm just happy that I didn't get anything worse, like an Intel GMA 950 + T2300 laptop with 1GB of RAM.

In fact, I'm going to play Crysis on it again. I'll somehow manage to install it, lol, and take a few screenshots for this thread, and show how much I don't really hate my laptop. :3
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-24 21:30:31 UTC Post #336332
"In fact, I'm going to play Crysis on it again."
And you told me you don't like turn-based strategies...
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-25 11:51:54 UTC Post #336345
@Windawz
Crysis is an exception. A very good one. ;)
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 15:10:11 UTC Post #336462
As I had promised:
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Ahh, 72fps. :D
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Ahhhhhhhh, 272fps!!! >:D
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Ohhh
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OHHHHHHH
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Nope, never mind. 2fps. :P
All hopes about framerates have been lost. xd

So, I really enjoyed Crysis, even though it lagged so much for me.
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Dis gaym haz bettr grefiks den Mainkreft. xd
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I didn't quite enjoy the fact that the dynamic light didn't light up the terrain. :/
But hey, my GPU is older than my brother!
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This game looks pretty even on the lowest graphics. :P

Let's see the frametimes, too:
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So, we have 2, maybe 3 big lag-spikes.
The biggest one (lasting 14 seconds before the next frame) was when the game auto-saved. Probably my laptop's 5400rpm HDD, lol.

Most of the time, I had 6 to 7fps, so that's a good result considering my laptop's age.
At least it's better than what I get in CS:GO. In CS:GO, I got 3 to 4fps. :P
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 15:23:00 UTC Post #336463
"This game looks pretty even on the lowest graphics"
Just like Unreal Tournament 4.
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 15:59:26 UTC Post #336464
Somebody from another website said:
"You can play at 7fps?? I would get a headache and become very irritable."
No wonder you can get headaches at such a high framerate. 6fps is, like, a godsend compared to what I got on cutscenes. >:P
(and you've seen it, 2fps)
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 16:24:16 UTC Post #336466
Well, I have no idea how it feels to play at 7 fps, because I get 45-50 fps in UT4 on lowest settings.
Oh, wait. I remember how I launched S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl on my old laptop a long ago. the average framerate was 2-5 fps.
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 16:49:14 UTC Post #336469
I honestly never saw the fascination with Crysis' graphics. It never looked particularly pretty in my opinion. Not to mention the gameplay which got sooo dull after the first hour or so.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 17:06:05 UTC Post #336470
When I completed Half-Life the 60th time, I stopped seeing any difference between CryEngine 2 and UE4 graphics. Any game with graphics better than in Half-Life is next gen for me.
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 17:09:12 UTC Post #336471
I'll take fun gameplay over graphics any day of the week. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 18:15:06 UTC Post #336474
@Urby
That opinion about Crysis' graphics gets formed when you play it way after its release. It was so good in 2007. :]
But then, CoD4:MW1 also had good graphics, yet it was released in 2007. :P
(but it wasn't even close to Crysis xd)

About fun gameplay over graphics, well, I completely agree.
Sadly, I can't have either because of my GPU. XDDD
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 18:33:57 UTC Post #336477
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
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Recently beaten super Anor Londo bros and great wolf, shots taken at Darkroot Garden bonfire. Next stop: Ruins of New Londo.

This character is fashion souls build, which means that it's mostly centered around character's appearance, but it's still a heavily armed killer machine.
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 18:48:41 UTC Post #336479
Never played DS. Should I? How do you think?
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 19:01:55 UTC Post #336483
Well, if you are fine with dying every single time you try to kill something, then play Dark Souls. :P
It's pretty challenging, as far as I've heard.

I've never played it myself and I never will, simply because I'm not into it for a multitude of reasons.
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 19:13:49 UTC Post #336485
That opinion about Crysis' graphics gets formed when you play it way after its release. It was so good in 2007
I did play it in 2007. It may have been impressive to look at back then, but it's always been a dull ass game. :P

Fallout 3 was out within a year and while it certainly wasn't graphically ground breaking and was downright ugly in places, I've logged literally hundreds of hours over the five or so I spent in Crysis.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 20:02:01 UTC Post #336487
@Urby
Contradictory, I don't like Fallout games, so there. They're boring in my opinion. :|
Well, I only enjoyed Fallout Tactics a little bit. Then I got bored and decided I'll never play Fallout games again.

Hmm...
If I can make things like these in a game I play...
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... then I'll play it, just for the sake of being able to make that stuff in it. It looks like that I only stick to games I can mod, in this particular way.
I don't play games for playing them. I play games to test my maps, as I had said earlier. Most of my hours in CS 1.6 are because of mapping, as well as in Sven Co-op. The same will go for TF2, CS:S etc. and pretty much any game I'll make maps for in the future.

Lastly, and I'm most certain about this:
I like games from specific genres. FPS and racing. Well, it's been FPS-only lately. So, yeah, if it has quick movements, weapons, a first-person view etc. then I'll play it.
I also have a specific taste in games. I like it modern and/or mildly futuristic like Crysis.

Of course, there are 2 honourable exceptions: Grand Theft Auto and Sumotori Dreams.
They just... they just stand out so much that I like them even though I'll never mod them. :]
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 21:06:04 UTC Post #336491
I bounced hard off of Dark Souls the first time I tried to play it, but quite the opposite the second time. It's definitely worth trying, at the very least, because it is a great game.
Depending on how you play, you may want to just look up what the various stats are so forth are, though. I feel like part of why I bounced off of it the first time was because I didn't know anything about the stats, and they don't really tell you in-game; you're expected to parse it yourself. (But there's pretty thorough resources out there these days.)

In other words, yes. Play Dark Souls.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 22:12:10 UTC Post #336496
Well, I'm familiar with KotOR, so all this "stats" stuff doesn't seem difficult to me, even though I've only heard about DS, and never even seen any gameplay of it.
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-27 23:21:46 UTC Post #336499
After talking about Fallout I had to fire it up again. I couldn't even remember what my characters were like.
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There's me. Urby. A man of the people. Mostly travels alone and doesn't lean towards any faction in particular. Gives everyone and everything a chance. Everyone else gets a round between the eyes, from a spec on the nearest hilltop. (He has a sniper rifle for all occasions)

The lady in the background is his traveling companion and current love interest. :heart:
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My wife, Mrs.Morris. Where I roleplay myself as a stealthy sniper, I play my wife as quite the opposite. Serving with the Brotherhood of Steel, she makes little time for anyone but her brothers and sisters in arms. Follows orders without question and vaporises enemies with laser/plasma weapons.
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Ditto, sans helmet. :P

I really must make a 100% evil character. I'd likely make them very high charisma so that they can talk their way in and out of anything. I'm thinking melee/stealth focused, stealing what is needed to survive and slicing up anyone who notices. Hehe... yeah. Gonna need to do that now. :badass:
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-28 15:21:53 UTC Post #336515
I played Crysis again, just to get to some parts I've never gotten to before:
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Poor Jester. :P

Then I decided to increase the graphics quality to medium:
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Looks like the shadows aren't being rendered properly. :P
Well, that's pretty much it. I probably won't play Crysis again until next year...
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-28 15:30:03 UTC Post #336516
At least you won't get exploding laptop crisis.

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Posted 10 months ago2017-07-28 16:22:23 UTC Post #336518
I once melted my old desktop's CPU thermal paste by playing San Andreas all day. Good thing i'd just bought a new one.
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-28 16:57:25 UTC Post #336519
Just finished Crysis some weeks back, thought it was still enjoyable, at some lengths that is. I should play through Crysis 2 Maximum Edition next, but haven't yet.

I'm currently playing Faxanadu Remastered, a remastered version of the NES version.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-28 17:27:09 UTC Post #336520
So... I tried DS 1. The PC port was so terrible I just uninstalled it. Maybe I should try DS 2 or 3?
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-28 21:17:38 UTC Post #336524
Oh yeah, forgot about that. Slap "DSFix" on there, that fixes the technical problems of that. (It won't change the button prompts, IIRC, which in itself is pretty annoying, but can be felt out...)
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-28 21:51:30 UTC Post #336526
@Jessie

Uhh... I will try that, thanks. But still, are DS 2 and 3 worth playing?
Not that I'm a casual gamer, but not a hardcore one too.
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-28 23:34:29 UTC Post #336528
More Fallout! MORELOUT!!

I made my evil character and I dare say she's not too unpleasant to look at.
Here she is just after leaving the vault
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After a couple of hours, she's already starting to blend in...
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And another hour after that.
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Also, despite being statistically weaker, I really like the look of the improvised pipe weapons. The gun in that last shot is a sub-machine gun which started out as a pistol with a 12 round magazine. :P

CRAFTING!
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-29 10:36:49 UTC Post #336533
Finished tonight.
This game. THIS GAME.
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Posted 10 months ago2017-07-29 11:59:21 UTC Post #336534
@Windawz

I play without DSFix and don't have any problems with the clunky PC port. Git gud casul.

Haven't played Dark Souls 2, but played 3, it's definitely worth playing.
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-29 12:28:07 UTC Post #336537
@Snehk

Thanks, I'll try it out.
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-29 18:17:50 UTC Post #336554
Spec Ops: The Line was a trip.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-29 21:02:55 UTC Post #336560
I remember playing the demo of it on my uncle's PC, years ago. It was so laggy, ran at maybe 10fps or so. :D
And once I tried it on my desktop PC (which was alive back then :P), I didn't have such a bad time, lol.
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-29 22:03:54 UTC Post #336569
My evil Fallout 4 character is now an alcoholic... It's going well. :\
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-31 05:12:33 UTC Post #336593
Ugh, I miss fallout so much. I'm limited to less extravagant games while I'm down in London without my desktop.

So far I've gotten about 30 hours into civ 6. It's pretty great
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-31 07:18:34 UTC Post #336594
When you be back home, Archie?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 10 months ago2017-07-31 12:16:02 UTC Post #336600
It seems Jessie is getting an itch that only you can scratch Arch. ;)

Though we did have some HLDM fun times at the weekend. Was good fun. :D

Some more PUBG would be fun though.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
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