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 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Pascal graphic cards

 Post subject: Re: Pascal graphic cards
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:12 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 94


I use AutoCAD and 3dStudio 2013, but it is just hobby level these days, using the programs since I have them rather than for any particular reason. Since 3dStudio files can be converted into Morrowind scenery, I play with that a bit. Oblivion and Skyrim is not so straight forward. I bought the Titan...

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Pascal graphic cards

 Post subject: Re: Pascal graphic cards
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:05 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 94


I am waiting for the next generation of cards, as my Titan Black is not as powerful as the 1080 for gaming, but was too expensive to replace only two years after I bought it. On the other side of that coin, the Titan Black is markedly more powerful than the 1060/1070/1080 line for CAD work, since it...

 Forum: Skyrim   Topic: It's Autumn and Skyrim returns

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:19 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1634


I started a new Skyrim game on Sunday, so I am tempted to try one of those mods and restart again. I am not that far into the main quest, although I have lucked out on a couple of drops that I hate to lose, as they are making my early game progress easier.

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: No Man's sky

 Post subject: Re: No Man's sky
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:47 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 1606


I check the site daily, but the last five weeks have been working a fairly taxing contract, six days per week, sixteen hour work days, so have not had a lot of time for gaming. Intel graphic chips are a bit of a problem anyways, as the Intel 5000 chip (and the 5500) is three years old, yet not suppo...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: No Man's sky

 Post subject: Re: No Man's sky
Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:07 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 1606


I find the game okay for now with the hope that more content will be added but meantime it is basically a game lacking content but still playable and fun to explore. I have encountered no bugs myself so I suspect many of the problems stem from older graphic cards. As one of the reviewers has report...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: Sorry This Took So Long, Hello!

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:20 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 140


And welcome to our quiet corner of the internet. We are not a large and active population, but some of us have been hanging around here for several years, so if you are fine with slow and (hopefully) insightful conversation, this is a good place to visit.

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:59 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


I had not been able to play Star Citizen in some months, as the weekly need to download several Gb of patches was simply not working, but since there is still no sign of fibre showing up, I changed my internet plan to the highest my ISP offers, and was able to download 20 Gb of patches in six hours....

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 1:42 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


The odd time I can play I am enjoying the changes, but my DSL is just too slow to handle a weekly 3 Gb patch. Fortunately, my ISP's website still says I will get fibre into my area of the city by the end of 2014, at which point I will have ten times my present download speed.

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Blender Open Source

 Post subject: Re: Blender Open Source
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 6:32 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 130


I used Blender until I went to 3dStudio in 2013. It was a powerful program, but my primary gaming need for a 3d modeling program was Morrowind, and Blender did not output the file format I needed for that, requiring a rather grey market conversion program, which I was happy to get rid of. I recall B...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: 7 Days to die

 Post subject: Re: 7 Days to die
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:22 pm 

Replies: 138
Views: 10889


I may finally have some reason to check this game out, as it has been announced it will be offering Oculus Rift support, and so far, there are only nineteen other mainstream games with that claim (and two hundred indie games).

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:08 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


Indeed, but the game is looking great. My connection is slow enough that I often cannot play for a couple days while I am downloading a patch (my ISP assures me though that they will have fibreoptic in my area by the end of 2014, even if their website is claiming 2017), so my play time in Star Citiz...

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Oculus Rift

 Post subject: Re: Oculus Rift
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:06 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 483


It is amazing what technology can do, although only the front of the eye is replaceable. The back is still too complicated. Helps that one of the best two eye surgeons in N America works in this city (the other one is in Calgary).

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Oculus Rift

 Post subject: Re: Oculus Rift
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:45 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 483


The reason I bring this up is because I recently had the chance to see a game (don't even recall the name of the game) using a VR system like the Oculus Rift but this one works with a smart phone. There is an app that connects your smart phone with a controller that is a lot like a typical Playstat...

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Arwen - ever consider building your computer yourself?

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:02 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1867


Apologizes for the slow response to this post, but I have been having problems the last week with this site freezing on me, so attempting to type more than a dozen words runs the risk of losing everything I have said. I am going to pretype this one and hopefully have time to cut and paste it before ...

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Arwen - ever consider building your computer yourself?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:57 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1867


It is one of the first issues of the i7 and there have been many versions since then so perhaps they run cooler now, I don't know. I'm still satisfied however with the one I have and it apparently was state of the art at the time I purchased it. But as we all know, that may only be for a couple mon...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: No Man's sky

 Post subject: Re: No Man's sky
Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:59 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 1606


I have not picked up the game, at least at this point, but every video I have seen so far demo'ing the game has looked very cartoonish, which is a bit disappointing. Lots of bright colours, grass blades ten cms across, ships and cities made of lego. A bit disappointing, but perhaps the game is aimed...

 Forum: Other Flightsims   Topic: X-Plane 10 Global

 Post subject: Re: X-Plane 10 Global
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:29 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 2820


I have been amusing myself the last couple of weeks in X-Plane by flying the space shuttle. It is quite an experience, since the majority of the landing process is done at Mach 3, which leaves very little time for minor mistakes, as raising the nose of the ship too much shakes the craft to pieces, w...

 Forum: Off-Topic   Topic: Happy Birthday Arwen

 Post subject: Re: Happy Birthday Arwen
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:08 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 473


It has been a cold enough winter (-22 C at the moment) that I would have liked to have taken a week off to go skiing, but time, finances, and my knees did not allow it this year. Good to hear you found something enjoyable to do to celebrate your birthday though. It may not be an earth shattering eve...

 Forum: Off-Topic   Topic: Happy Birthday Arwen

 Post subject: Happy Birthday Arwen
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:22 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 473


A time to find a couple of friends and enjoy an evening of laughter and conversation.

 Forum: Off-Topic   Topic: Boyhood (Movie & others

 Post subject: Re: Boyhood (Movie & others
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:47 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 352


I will try to see Foxcatcher today and Wiphlash (which sounds like the first part of Full Metal Jacket) but i wont watch American Sniper, because frankly speaking: it seems to me like a propaganda-type movie. -JB All in your own culture I would assume. I have no interest in seeing American Sniper, ...

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Windoz updates!

 Post subject: Re: Windoz updates!
Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:26 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1038


Microsoft somewhat follows Intel's tick - tock strategy in that they put out a large change to their OS, then follow it with another OS that is essentially the first one with a few minor changes. With Intel, that means a fairly radical improvement to their CPU design, then a second one that handles ...

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Windoz updates!

 Post subject: Re: Windoz updates!
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:52 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1038


And you would probably end up finding one of their programmers saying "I didn't realize anybody used wired connections anymore, so I programmed that out in the update". I have only once had windows update where the computer simply stopped working (which was long enough ago, it could have b...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: 7 Days to die

 Post subject: Re: 7 Days to die
Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:40 am 

Replies: 138
Views: 10889


Kind of the definition of an Alpha though to have constant changes without notice, and an Alpha build is seldom completely stable, or it would be a Beta build, in which typically testers are given advance notice of changes. That is typically why an Alpha is always tested in house, as it very rarely ...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:17 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


Well, you could ask your questions here, where some of us might have some of the answers. Kind of where the problem rises though, since by digging for answers to questions I am asking, I find answers to questions I have not thought to ask yet. As well, in spite of the rather common yowling you get ...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:44 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


Still trying to climb the learning curve here on the specifics of the game, and the climb is getting steeper, since now that I (hopefully) have the basics down, I am trying to learn some of the more esoteric areas, which are mostly hidden in the forum discussions. Unfortunately, there is so much ram...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: Star Citizen Anniversary Sale Week - Nov 21 2014

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:41 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 571


Two ships is definitely a fleet, but just in case, I have fallen to temptation and added an F7C Hornet to my hanger, then added the F7C-S Hornet Ghost package, although I have not figured out the correct procedure to upgrade the ship yet. It is always interesting to see how your playing character de...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:05 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


I haven't heard of your issue with the AC menu not being rendered completely. I did spend some time searching for it, but came up empty. This may be a dumb question, but are you using the Fullscreen option? I hope you can get this working soon. After the patch on Monday it has been working without ...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:00 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


Wish I had run into this before buying ships, since it covers almost literally every aspect one might be curious about. https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/192638/the-big-star-citizen-admirer-s-manual-v2-3-180-pages-40k-words-of-almost-everything-star-citizen A most impressive work ...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

 Post subject: Re: Star Citizen
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:14 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


The Origin 315p has been added to Arena Commander as a flyable ship (unless it was added earlier and I just got the email late), so Arwen is going to be able to play with her own ship for a bit. So far, Arena Commander has not run for me. I start it, the screen resolution goes so large I cannot see ...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

 Post subject: Re: Star Citizen
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:40 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


After some study, it seems my Freelancer is going to be a solid ship for most purposes, but it is most certainly not going to get me into some of the more unpleasant areas of the galaxy, so I have added an Aegis Redeemer gunship to my hanger. It will not carry the cargo of my main ship, but I suspec...

 Forum: Library   Topic: Watcha reading?

 Post subject: Re: Watcha reading?
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:42 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 10996


At present, I am rereading old books on the grounds that I do not have the energy to start unread books from my 'to read' pile. Besides, the books were enjoyable when I read them ten years ago, so I expect they will be enjoyable now. I am working my way through the Death Gate Cycle and intend to sta...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

 Post subject: Re: Star Citizen
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:02 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


In the end, it took a full day and a night to download. Originally, it was supposed to take twenty four hours, but the download speed cut down to a tenth of normal for six hours the first evening, which increased the total download time markedly. I would say it ended up around thirty six hours, plus...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: Dreamfall Chapters

 Post subject: Re: Dreamfall Chapters
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:59 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 736


I did not play either of the previous games (so little time, so many games out there), but they were well received, and this sequel has been anticipated for a very long time.

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: Dreamfall Chapters

 Post subject: Dreamfall Chapters
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:14 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 736


I note that Arwen's anticipated game has finally decided to show up, or at least the first part of it.

Quite an accomplishment, eight years later.

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

 Post subject: Re: Star Citizen
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:26 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


So, maybe you know, why exactly is it that uploading is restricted to slower speeds while downloading is so much faster? It is done for the simplest reason of all, pure economics. The lines used work both directions equally well, and some ISP's do feature symmetrical communication, where upload and...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

 Post subject: Re: Star Citizen
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:33 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


Wow, how big was the original install? So, when you get the final download, if it doesn't error out on you that is, just how much new content did it add? By the way, what is your bandwidth speed? The full game as it stands will likely be around the 20 Gb mark, and I am getting download speeds of ab...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

 Post subject: Re: Star Citizen
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:29 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


Bit of a surprise when I tried to patch the program and it downloaded first a 40 Mb file, patched that, then did an 80 Mb file, patched that, and started on a 10 Gb file, which has been patching for the last twenty four hours and claims it has seven hours to go. Says it has one more patch to downloa...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

 Post subject: Re: Star Citizen
Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:44 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


So am I understanding that you have not yet tried the Arena Commander module? No, I have barely even logged in to look around, and am very behind on reading up on what is new over the last five months. It seemed I had barely decided to invest in the game before spring hit and life became busy, and ...

 Forum: Star Citizen   Topic: About Star Citizen Development

 Post subject: Re: Star Citizen
Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:47 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 8809


Yes, I bought a package myself six months ago, although I have not had time to actually use my Beta account for more than just looking around a bit. I ran across the game when you posted information about it a couple years ago, and have been on their mailing list since that point, but was hesitant t...

 Forum: Recreation   Topic: brewing

 Post subject: Re: brewing
Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:45 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1328


http://www.jointjuice.com/allproducts.asp

Basically a supplement drink.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Morrowind Questions

 Post subject: Re: Morrowind Questions
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:41 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 348


I use a half dozen mods in Morrowind, but all of them fairly simple (Better Bodies, Bitter Coast Sounds, Ice's Robe Replacer, The Crypt of Narhalim (my own mod, and yes, I know the name is presumptive), NPC Replacer). Morrowind does tend to corrupt saves occasionally though, and as a result I have a...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: New Computer Build = Reinstalling great Bethesda games

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:22 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 788


My Fallout 3 is the DVD version.

 Forum: News / Debates   Topic: First World War

 Post subject: Re: First World War
Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:37 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 786


Do you know by any chance, why Quebec was against sending troops to France? Canada was a British colony until 1867. In 1914, when the war started, Britain requested that Canada send troops to Europe. There was always tension between the English and French speaking parts of Canada, and Quebec consid...

 Forum: News / Debates   Topic: First World War

 Post subject: Re: First World War
Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:00 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 786


I cannot say huge amounts for the coverage the First World War gets in the states, but in Canada it is noticeable, although not a huge topic. In spite of there being no living World War 1 veterans remaining in Canada, it is still a matter of discussion that because Canadian troops had become known f...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: TES Online

 Post subject: Re: TES Online
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:28 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 4598


Yep, I played Vanguard to the bitter end, although my intentions of being online when the final breath was taken did not work out. Thoroughly enjoyable game, but just too difficult for the modern crowd who expects online games to hand everything to them without effort, but it made for a population l...

 Forum: Other Flightsims   Topic: X-Plane 10 Global

 Post subject: Re: X-Plane 10 Global
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:01 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 2820


Kind of normal for a lot of skills though, as cars are all set up with essentially identical controls, so once you have learned to drive one, you only need to learn minor modifications with different models (unless you take up travelling overseas of course, in which case you get to learn entirely ne...

 Forum: Other Flightsims   Topic: X-Plane 10 Global

 Post subject: Re: X-Plane 10 Global
Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:08 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 2820


*laughs* When I am a passenger in a jet while flying to wherever I happen to be going, I find it difficult to sleep, since every time the plane changes heading, I wake up reaching for controls or trying to find rudder pedals. I used to sleep quite well while travelling by air before I became licence...

 Forum: Other Flightsims   Topic: X-Plane 10 Global

 Post subject: Re: X-Plane 10 Global
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:56 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 2820


I use a Saitek yoke myself (not sure which one, since it does not say on the wheel itself, and the box is long gone), and Saitek pedals (assume they are anyways; they just say Pro on them, but I bought them at the same time as the yoke), and find it gives virtually the same feel as actually flying a...

 Forum: Other Flightsims   Topic: X-Plane 10 Global

 Post subject: Re: X-Plane 10 Global
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:39 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 2820


Not sure how a stick would work for X-Plane, since the majority of the types of aircraft found in the game would normally be controlled by an airplane style wheel and rudder pedals rather than a fighter plane stick, but I am sure it would still work better than the keyboard would. I have a Logitech ...

 Forum: Other Flightsims   Topic: X-Plane 10 Global

 Post subject: X-Plane 10 Global
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:45 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 2820


Not sure this is the right section for this, but it deals with a flight sim, and in this case, a remarkably good one. X-Plane has been around for quite a few years, with the (technically) first version coming out in 1996. Until 2004, it was fairly limited, with somewhat detailed graphics only for a ...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: New Computer Build = Reinstalling great Bethesda games

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:18 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 788


What about Fallout 3 does not work on your win 7 machine?

I am using win 7 pro 64 and have had no problems either in the installation or operation of Fallout 3. Looking at the shortcut does not show it running in win xp compatibility mode.

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Curiousity about the new build

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 5:16 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1145


Well, that is my input and I wish you good luck with the new system Vena. Xerius, I'm more in line with your thinking here but then we've been around a lot of years working with computers. It's all about personal taste and for the purpose the system is intended. Whatever one is happy with or can af...

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Curiousity about the new build

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 5:44 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1145


I admit fairly freely to having a bias against the AMD (actually, the ATI) video cards, since ATI had such a poor reputation for drivers for so many years. It used to be said that ATI drivers were only useable in even numbered years, since their driver sets in odd numbered years were bug filled. It ...

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Curiousity about the new build

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 4:18 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1145


Don't worry, I couldn't find anything in that post that could even qualify as offensive =p criticism is a good thing, it makes you think twice about a decision. To a point, but I have noted that computers have become a fairly personal and well defended thing for many people, so I try to be careful ...

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: Curiousity about the new build

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:46 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1145


This is largely aimed towards Vena, as she has posted in the Shoutbox about her new build, but I certainly welcome any input or dialogue from the other denizens of this forum. Additionally, I request this not be taken as criticism in any way, since it is not intended as such. I simply am curious as ...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: TES Online

 Post subject: Re: TES Online
Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 12:51 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 4598


Any update of sorts, since I now have one character at level 26, two at 16, and two at 11. I can claim to be experienced at the low level game at this point. Things have not been going badly. Those gold spammers became very prominent after the first couple days, although they seem isolated to the lo...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: TES Online

 Post subject: Re: TES Online
Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:40 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 4598


It depends on the game I think. In Vanguard, you very seldom saw people arguing politics. Topics occasionally came up, but anyone who started ranting too loudly was told by the community to go elsewhere. Everquest started out fairly non political, but with the free to play model now in place, you se...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: TES Online

 Post subject: Re: TES Online
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:05 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 4598


I have not seen any gold spammers so far (five hours played now), and have not been far enough into the higher level zone to see bots.

I put the two people on ignore because I grew tired of their pro-gun ownership tripe.

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: TES Online

 Post subject: Re: TES Online
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:10 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 4598


Oh yes. I played for an hour two days ago and two hours last night, so twenty six hours of setup has been counterbalanced by three hours of play time.

I did have to put two people on ignore within the first few minutes of logging on last night, but that is not exactly uncommon in any online game.

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: TES Online

 Post subject: Re: TES Online
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:54 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 4598


So far, my experiences have not been overly positive. It took three tries to get the game to install, as it shut down the installer twice on the first disk. During this time, I waited at a blank screen for the account creation screen to load for four hours. On the third install attempt, the account ...

 Forum: Library   Topic: Watcha reading?

 Post subject: Re: Watcha reading?
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:26 pm 

Replies: 69
Views: 10996


Guten abend, freut mich sehr, dich kennenzulernen.

Wie lauft's?

My keyboard suffers from a lack of alternate keys, as I am set up only for English and Finnish.

 Forum: Library   Topic: Watcha reading?

 Post subject: Re: Watcha reading?
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:31 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 10996


Its fun written and also very intelligent written in regard of how the Austrian Monarchy and its Bureaucracy could still exist with its (ongoing) stupidity. Nevertheless the world still seems to come to an end as a huge comet is crahsing into earth right near Vienna..Sadly its only in german! By am...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: The secret world

 Post subject: Re: The secret world
Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:48 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1251


Make a lot of time then. The game tends to sweep you in, especially since a number of the puzzles within the game cannot be solved without using the ingame internet browser to find the answer (there are clues to the answer inside the game, but not the answer itself). Add to that the initial zone has...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: Runemaster

 Post subject: Re: Runemaster
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:19 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 660


The background and concept looks interesting, but the preview seems to suggest it is a third person game, which is typically a stop point for me.

Hard to get a willing suspension of disbelief in a rpg when you are looking at yourself from third person.

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: New technology

 Post subject: Re: New technology
Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:44 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 948


So, just who is it that supposedly did the testing for radiation on the west cost? I'm not ready to write off the possibility of increased radiation just because someone said it was tested without seeing some data. Anyway, I'd like to see data and as far as background radiation, I'm well acquainted...

 Forum: Computer Lab   Topic: New technology

 Post subject: Re: New technology
Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:38 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 948


The local Technical Institute has purchased a 3d printer, and has offered a contest where anyone who donates to cover the rather high cost of the thing gets a choice to have one of a number of small items printed for him, and is entered into a contest to win a 3d printed canoe. An interesting way of...

 Forum: Skyrim   Topic: It's Autumn and Skyrim returns

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:27 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1634


Kind of a mixed bag in my view. I have three DLC for Skyrim: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, Dragonborn. It is possible there are others that I have not run across. Dawnguard adds vampires and werewolves to Skyrim, so if that is your style, then you would likely enjoy it. For my play style, I could live with...

 Forum: Off-Topic   Topic: Elephants

 Post subject: Elephants
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:11 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 659


Elephant hunters were once written about by several authors at the beginning of the twentieth century, but they are still out there, even if their techniques have changed. Mathematicians hunt elephants by going to Africa, throwing out everything that is not an elephant, and catching one of whatever ...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: COH "Spiritual Successors"

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:15 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 608


The only one of the three I had heard of was City of Titans, so I have at present no data on the other two, but I would like to see at least one of them pick up the ball that NCsoft dropped by ditching CoH in an attempt to save Guild Wars 2.

 Forum: Library   Topic: Watcha reading?

 Post subject: Re: Watcha reading?
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:55 pm 

Replies: 69
Views: 10996


I got curious as to what books on Quantum I had in my own library, so I dug into my bookcase of old University books to see how many classes I had taken on the subject. I would guess it was only two, as I have An Introduction to Quantum Physics by A.P. French and Edwin F. Taylor, and Quantum Mechani...

 Forum: Library   Topic: Watcha reading?

 Post subject: Re: Watcha reading?
Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:22 pm 

Replies: 69
Views: 10996


I have trimmed my 'to read' pile down from two hundred eighty three books to only two hundred sixty one books, but it will be awhile before I exhaust my supply of available reading material. On the plus side, after a very sparse summer for new books, three books in series I have been reading came ou...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Oblivion in Windows 7

 Post subject: Re: Oblivion in Windows 7
Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:56 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 642


If you are trying to turn with a mouse, from ingame, Esc, Options, Controls, Mouse Sensitivity. I know of no way to make the keyboard less sensitive for turning. I find it amusing that with my i7 and GTX 680, the game still refuses to recognize my video card and sets all graphics to medium every tim...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Differing viewpoints on Elder Scrolls Games

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:35 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1090


I know I started out agreeing on a point or two with the second poster, but I disagreed so vehemently with some of the points he made, and especially the way he made the points, to the degree that I had forgotten what parts I agreed with by the end. He started out trying to make logical arguments, b...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Differing viewpoints on Elder Scrolls Games

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:43 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1090


An interesting set of videos on two individuals with conflicting viewpoints on the progression of the Elder Scrolls games, especially the last three. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JweTAhyR4o0 is from a fellow who believes the Elder Scrolls games have deteriorated over the last eleven years, as they...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: Hi Everyone

 Post subject: Re: Hi Everyone
Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:25 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 724


And welcome from my corner as well.

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Daggerfall

 Post subject: Re: Daggerfall
Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:25 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1417


In my eyes, Morrowind was the height of Bethesda's games. It is the one I still return to once or twice a year, as it struck the perfect balance between game mechanics and storyline, and was the game that allowed for the best immersion, as you were not interrupted by achievement windows, or arrows o...

 Forum: Elder Scrolls I to IV   Topic: Daggerfall

 Post subject: Re: Daggerfall
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:35 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1417


I cannot stress strongly enough to get the patch if you are going to play the game. Daggerfall was like no game before it as far as an open world and a dynamic storyline (at least until you finished the main quest), but the game was shipped with so many bugs as to be completely unplayable, and far t...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: TES Online

 Post subject: Re: TES Online
Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:17 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 4598


@Xit: total agreee with you :-) @Xerius: I remember reading about Secret World but after realizing it is published by EA i lost any interest as i am boycotting them... I had some spare time this week and started to check out Darkfall Unholy Wars. It looks promising but the UI is not as good as it c...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: TES Online

 Post subject: Re: TES Online
Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:44 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 4598


Buying days of access is an excellent idea! I also liked the lifetime subscription of LOTRO at launch. It cost between 100 and 200 Euros (dont remember exactly anymore). Its a good deal as i for sure already play it longer than the 200 euros in monthly subscription terms. I guess this lifetime subs...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: TES Online

 Post subject: Re: TES Online
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:06 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 4598


Ah yes, I also played Ultima Online from Beta until two years later, and have tried Everquest II a few times (due to playing both Everquest and Vanguard, I have a Station Pass that gives me access to all the SOE games, as it is cheaper than subscribing to two games separately). I also played Star Wa...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: TES Online

 Post subject: Re: TES Online
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:43 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 4598


I have been playing Everquest since Beta in 1999, and have played Vanguard off and on (played it in Beta and for three months after Beta, then gave up on it due to the unfinished state and the number of bugs, then picked it up again a year later when enough work was done on it to make it one of the ...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: Review - Dark Messiah Might & Magic

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:50 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1112


Doing a little research, it seems my information is indeed old. Heroes of Might and Magic VI came out two years ago, and got positive reviews, and Might and Magic X is slated to be produced in 2013, at present aimed for computers only (no consoles), but will have no direct association with the exist...

 Forum: Other Games   Topic: Review - Dark Messiah Might & Magic

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:47 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1112


I have played Gothic 3, but it did not really grab me, so I never finished the game. Might and Magic is still making games, but not as the original company, and only the Heroes of Might and Magic line is being continued, with Heroes of Might and Magic 6 either out or coming out shortly (I somewhat g...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: TES Online

 Post subject: Re: TES Online
Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:39 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 4598


I have been following the development somewhat idly, since although I am an online game player (guess I am not too old for them yet *g*), I find myself too old to start another online game, as it would mean losing several years of effort in the games I already play. One only has so much time and I a...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: Hello

 Post subject: Re: Hello
Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:19 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 631


And welcome from this corner of the digital world as well.

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: KOTOR 1 help, please????

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:52 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1113


No anger here. It has simply been so many years since I played the first Knights of the Old Republic, I cannot recall enough details about any part of it to help you with your issue.

 Forum: Off-Topic   Topic: The Hobbit

 Post subject: Re: The Hobbit
Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:35 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2715


I will doubly sympathize with that, as I did enjoy for the most part the Hobbit, aside from finding annoyance in the sections where things were added to the movie that were simply mentioned in passing in the book (the fight of the stone giants was the most noteable, as the book mentions they detour ...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: *pops his head in again*

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:09 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 796


Decent gaming specs, and certainly well within the demesne of somebody working under a budget. My own system would be similar to that (you can read my trials and tribulations in building the thing in the Computer section of the forums), with an i7 3820 instead of the i5 3570k your friend uses, two G...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: *pops his head in again*

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:49 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 796


No way to tell from the screenshots what kind of hardware the fellow is using, outside of a fairly midrange keyboard and the three monitors, or what three video cards he is using (since there has been such a revolution in video cards in the last thirteen months).

 Forum: Forum Games   Topic: The Corrupt a Wish Game

 Post subject: Re: The Corrupt a Wish Game
Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:00 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 938


lose to the wind as you step out your front door.

I wish I had a good cup of coffee...

 Forum: Forum Games   Topic: Ban The User Above You - Game

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:56 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 670


And Xit is banned for his tastes in music.

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: KOTOR 1 help, please????

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:46 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1113


Unfortunately, not much I can offer here. I played the game once, ten years ago, and I could not tell you whether I played light or dark side, much less remember the details of individual missions. I likely made notes, but doubt they survived ten years (although I recently unearthed notes from my fi...

 Forum: Welcome Center   Topic: E'llo, all

 Post subject: Re: E'llo, all
Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:41 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 680


And welcome to our corner of the internet.

We are small, we are quirky, occasionally we do not talk much, but some of us have been around this place a long time.

 Forum: Skyrim   Topic: Nifscope

 Post subject: Re: Nifscope
Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:17 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 511


No help to offer here.

My artistic talents are not exactly noteable, so not something I have tried myself, and so far, have not done any work in Skyrim, so doubly nothing to offer you.

 Forum: Off-Topic   Topic: Quantum Humour

 Post subject: Quantum Humour
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:20 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 503


Every Friday after work, a mathematician goes down to the Ice Cream Parlour, sits in the second-to-last seat, turns to the last seat, which is empty, and asks a girl, who isn't there, if he can buy her an ice cream cone. The owner, who is used to the odd local university types, always shrugs, but ke...

 Forum: Gallery   Topic: Bumpmaps light shade metallic colouring and textures

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:01 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1411


3sStudio is a three dimensional modelling program (the rather buzzword filled description found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autodesk_3ds_Max ). The version I use is a couple years old, before they changed their name, but essentially it is the program most often used to create the 3-D models for ...

 Forum: Gallery   Topic: Bumpmaps light shade metallic colouring and textures

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:17 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1411


Some of those are quite interesting, although as expected, my enjoyment of them grew as they transitioned from the abstract (the earlier ones) to the more concrete (the later). Regrettably, I know nothing about Photoshop (trying to teach myself 3dStudio takes up enough time) and am not even remotely...

 Forum: Other RPGs   Topic: Upcoming game: Project Awakened

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:11 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 610


Hard to say, but if they can do what they claim, it should have a core following, if nothing else. Third person is not my personal style for a game, so doubt I would try it, but it does seem to have some promise, although I note it is in its very early stages, so no way to tell how much of the inten...

 Forum: News / Debates   Topic: Allocating time

 Post subject: Re: Allocating time
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:39 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1060


To speak simply for the purpose of filling space or being heard is a problem for me, as I was raised to only speak when I had something of use to say. I am active on four forums and although I certainly see people who post simply to watch their post count rise, on one forum in particular, I can meas...

 Forum: Skyrim   Topic: TES: VI

 Post subject: Re: TES: VI
Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:00 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1782


There is a rather substantial difference though, since in a single player game, you only affect yourself. You may exploit the game mechanics to get bragging rights, to claim you defeated a difficult enounter at a low character level, or to gain some manner of notoriety in the way in which you manage...
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