Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

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Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Postby beatbandito » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:23 pm

Into the Breach is pretty fun. Advance Wars meet FTL which makes sense because it's the FTL guys. It's turn based combat that only lets you redo turns in a round once per battle, but makes it pretty hard to make a mistake from input as long as you take your time. I don't. But it also gives you a level of progression through campaigns that allows me to power level in a way that makes up for the frustrated over-clicking. Until I over-click the wrong pilot and lose my ubermensch.
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Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Postby Thad » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:32 am

Yeah, looking forward to the Linux release; all the reviews I've seen so far have been glowing.

I have FTL but I haven't gotten around to playing it. I really should.

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Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Postby mharr » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:44 am

It's a thing of beauty that you can still make a serious living creating the games we were all mocking up in Deluxe Paint back in the 90s. The subculture has its problems, but damn does it respect craft.

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Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Postby Thad » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:36 am

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 consistently get above 30, and, well, my graphics card really should be able to do better than Low.

I wonder if the bottleneck could be processor or RAM or what.

...oh right, Feral just released a tool called GameMode that's supposed to be able to toggle system settings to something more game-friendly. Guess I'll try that next time I play.

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Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Postby Thad » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:42 am

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 disconnects. They work fine if I connect them with USB cables.

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Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Postby mharr » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:52 am

That sort of frame rate jank is generally runaway garbage collection due to some memory pool or other being slightly too small, or possibly too big if java is involved. No idea what Steam is playing at.

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