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by Thad
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 490
Views: 43704

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Yeah, it looks like I can get a smooth and consistent 30fps at Very High settings if I change my system refresh rate to 30 and turn on vsync in the game. There's probably a way to set up a script that'll do that automatically; change the system refresh rate when the game's launched and after it exit...
by Thad
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Game musings and news
Replies: 1108
Views: 89252

Re: Game musings and news

It appears that you can buy Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill on cartridge now.

There was word, during the Kickstarter, about being able to buy it as a ROM download too, but I haven't seen any such release for non-backers yet.
by Thad
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 490
Views: 43704

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Good to know; I'll look into it.

As for the controller issue, I was running the latest Steam beta; I downgraded to the stable version and that fixed it.
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 490
Views: 43704

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Well, my system RAM is above the recommended specs (recommended is 12GB, I've got 16). I think my graphics card's only got 4GB, so that could be it. Could also be the processor, which is only an i3. I fired up GameMode and it's improved the framerate, so that suggests the processor was at least part...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 420
Views: 35613

Re: TV Series On The Television

Gotta say, the most recent Silicon Valley kinda really irritates me the more I think about it. An A-plot about how hard it is to be a Christian and how they're a minority that faces discrimination can kinda fuck completely off, y'know? It didn't offend me, but it was pretty hacky. I don't think the...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Media
Topic: IT IS THE YEAR 2005
Replies: 15
Views: 2916

Re: IT IS THE YEAR 2005

I learned a few new things about the coming Transformers finale. While Barber is writing Unicron #0, the one that's coming out for FCBD, the rest of the series appears to be credited to Roberts (with Milne, who was his artist for most of MTMTE). So I guess I'm picking that up. They got a good long r...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 490
Views: 43704

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Also, Steam has suddenly and bafflingly started blocking Bluetooth connections from my PS4 controllers. If I pair a controller while Steam is open, it will briefly connect and then immediately disconnect. If I pair it when Steam isn't open, it'll pair just fine, but as soon as I open Steam it discon...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Webcomics and
Replies: 218
Views: 23707

Re: Webcomics and

Yeah, the new Nancy is legitimately good. And not just because Olds fucking loathe it with the burning passion of their arthritic joints. Not all of them. I can't find it right now but I saw a good comment the other day to the effect of "Man, I've been reading Nancy since the Bushmiller days a...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1526
Views: 104059

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Ken White's had a couple good posts on Cohen's attempt to stay the civil suit by Stormy Daniels. Lawsplainer: Michael Cohen's Attempt To Delay The Stormy Daniels Litigation Michael Cohen's Motion to Stay The Stormy Daniels Case Deferred, Cohen's Situation Pronounced Ominous Cohen's got a dilemma: hi...
by Thad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 490
Views: 43704

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

I'm enjoying Rise of the Tomb Raider so far, but man, I've never had a framerate this inconsistent. Benchmarking an average 80 FPS on the Very High preset sounds good, but when the variance is a low of 15 and a high of 180, that's pretty fucking janky. I have to kick it down to Low just to consisten...
by Thad
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: MIA: Our Fallen Brontos
Replies: 205
Views: 19369

Re: MIA: Our Fallen Brontos

You can't not find it fucking funny that after all these years, Dogstar still thinks it's everyone else's fault, right? He even frames "Getting mad at a pun made by Mongrel" as "Everyone told me to go fuck myself so I told them how I really feel." About as funny as how after all...
by Thad
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1526
Views: 104059

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

I don't know the internal realpolitick of the FBI, but could Mueller not just tell him to fuck off and carry on going to work like nothing happened? It seems likely that no-one would be keen on enforcing it. Well, presumably what would actually happen mechanically is that the President would order ...
by Thad
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1526
Views: 104059

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Pretty irritated to see Comey treated as a celebrity, and even a hero. Adam Serwer at the Atlantic sums up my feelings pretty well in a piece called James Comey Is No Hero . Not only does Serwer remind us that Comey probably tipped the election to Trump , he also points out that his rationale for se...
by Thad
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 619
Views: 54237

Re: Obituaries

by Thad
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 484
Views: 50313

Re: Hot game deals

I've heard it's better with two players (though perfectly serviceable with just one). I hadn't thought about dialogue trees and plot decisions as a reason why, but now that I think about it it makes a lot of sense.
by Thad
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 484
Views: 50313

Re: Hot game deals

No freebies, but the top 150 most-wishlisted games are on sale.

I just bought a whole lot of isometric RPGs in a Humble Bundle, but I don't have Divinity: Original Sin yet. Hm.
by Thad
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Weather
Replies: 396
Views: 36191

Re: Weather

Weather's all over the place this week. Forecast high of 90 today, 76 tomorrow, then up to 84, then down to 81, then 89, then 93. Obviously the farther out the forecast gets the less reliable it is, but given the variation we've been having over the last few days, I wouldn't be surprised if those nu...
by Thad
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 484
Views: 50313

Re: Hot game deals

They sent an e-mail out yesterday. It's got this in it:

We'll be granting thousands of wishes to active GOG.COM members on Monday, April 16. Awesome, right? We're not mind readers though, so, you know...
by Thad
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1526
Views: 104059

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

That depends. There are exceptions to attorney-client privilege. If you and your attorney are plotting criminal activity together, that's not privileged. It's unclear how much, if any, of what they seized was direct communication between Trump and Cohen; Trump doesn't use e-mail, so none of the e-ma...
by Thad
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 484
Views: 50313

Re: Hot game deals

GOG has introduced a wishlist feature, and implied that if you put some stuff on it before Monday, you might get some freebies. I've put some stuff on mine -- hey, why not? -- but I've been surprised to see how many games are Windows-only on GOG even though they have Linux versions available on Stea...