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Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« on: July 30, 2019, 04:12:01 PM »
13. Metroid Prime



LOOOOOOOOOOOONG time coming, played this when it was new, got to the windwaker part of the game where you have to collect the mcguffins to see the end, quit. Played again in 2008, got to the impact crater, seen the infiniately respawning metroids which are randomly immune to 3/4 of your weapons, said fuckkkkkk that, quit again.

FINISHED, DONE

Either way, great game, one of the best soundtracks in videogame history in my honest opinion, and iunno, who doesn't know metroid prime? It's gud.

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Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« on: July 22, 2019, 11:42:52 PM »
Computer more or less runs fine, although that day 1 issue has crept up again.

New monitor, new game.

Dawn of War II, boot up, it's in an off resolution, works totally fine....alt tab, monitor dies.

Not, monitor turns black, or turns off, monitor dies. Persists after a system reboot, monitor is black unless I physically pull the power and re insert power. To be greeted by some windows boot issue requiring me to go into the boot menu of bios and override whatever.

I beat doom fine, I can play ff14 fine, diablo 3 had that monitor killing issue solved by changing resolution in nvidia menu first, but now Dawn of War II. I get not being able to display something, but killing my display outright, PAST POWERING DOWN MY MACHINE, I've never seen this before, and my google fu has yet to find me a solution.

Any ideas? It aint graphics drivers because that's the first thing I update upon a fresh boot, I know that for a fact.

*edit*

https://steamcommunity.com/app/20900/discussions/0/492379159707383210/

I launched game from folder, and it worked? But I also "optimize all games" from the nvidia thing, and it could have changed to my native 1440p resolution before boot? which wouldn't make sense because despite having the steam location for dawn of war 2 in my nvidia search, the game doesn't show up in my games list, so maybe the application is just bugged for displaying stuff I have yet still optimizes it?

I dont know, sf4 is still shot, but this one works, for now. Still don't know about that boot issue, easy solution, but feels like it randomly comes up on me, requiring a hitting of the restart button, mashing f2, and loading from bios.

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Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« on: July 18, 2019, 08:41:09 PM »
I downloaded it years ago because of this video. RIP one of the better lets players on the internet, probably got a life or something.

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Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:15:08 PM »
Still on that dynasty zelda grind? I honestly don't think ive seen a single dynasty warriors speedrun in my life.

Going back to the old post, doom got me wanting...doom...

I have "The Ultimate DOOM" on the steams, but all I did with it was download decaduple doom (every enemy spawn, spawns 10 of said enemy...1 imp = 10 imps, 3 imps = 30 imps) and enjoyed that, but never had the urge to beat one. Never too late to start...

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Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« on: July 13, 2019, 10:37:46 PM »
12. DOOM (2016)



I feel privileged to have recently came off a kickass castlevania game, to literally...one of my favorite single player fps games...ever?

Not even joking. Half-Life takes the cake, and I'm not counting deus ex games (they're more of a hybrid genre), but after half-life...what other single player fps do I like more than this game?  Even with that, the shooting in doom runs circles around half-life, half-life is just king in level design which I tend to prefer, so apples to oranges.

I am extremely glad I waited until I had a new pc to play this. Now in 1440p on a large monitor.  I pretty much quit the fps genre thinking I didn't even like it anymore, and it's more I just don't like the fps games companies are making anymore. Give me fast movement, no reloading, all the weapons at once, no ducking behind cover to wipe off the raspberry jam, and fast challenging gameplay over those boring stop and pop shooters any day.

DOOM Eternal is a day one buy assuming life things don't get in the way. Fantastic. 11/10 game.

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Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« on: July 11, 2019, 08:00:25 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HHV3LR2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

seems to hit all the notes, literally salivating all shift till I got home to this bad boy. Didn't want curved, but for the price, it's fine.

Will probably report later after some use, but this thing is hueg, never had a monitor this big in my life.

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Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« on: July 09, 2019, 11:12:48 AM »
I'm in monitor hell now. Currently using an old 24inch asus 60hz 1080p thing. IT WORKS FINE, but im a bit too far away from my monitor, and, reading text is challenging, including games ive been playing not called DOOM (DOOM is perfectly fine from any range because DOOM IS FANTASTIC).

So, my specs. ryzen 2700, rtx 2060, 32 gigs ram

I want a 32 inch monitor, because I'm not sure if 27 inches would be big enough from this far away. I'm about  ~6 feet away from my monitor, and in my opinion, it's a bit too close for my 42 inch tv, but I'd wager a 32 inch monitor would be fine.

Problem is now all the kids want high refresh rates ALONG WITH low latency and the newer resolutions, and I found out that the difference between a 60hz and 144hz monitor same size same resoulution, typically over $100-150 more. And it doesnt make matters any easier with curved displays (which I could probably deal with if I got a good deal, but I don't want a curved display) and dead pixels and whatever other wonkey problems  displays get, it's making clicking the buy button scarey. Those dead pixel scares aren't just "ohh it'll never happen to me" because it's happened to me. First new monitor I got in my life, half the entire monitor dead pixels, second one (a samsung) few dead pixels that were annoying to deal with, third one (another samsung...) bad capacitor and I didn't have the soldering skills to repair it (easy fix, if you are half compitent with soldering, of which i wasnt, and still am not, i'll learn some day), and this asus monitor which is perfectly fine, albeit with edge glow and some blurry text, both of which I am more than used to.

tl;dr, mandatory need 32inch, 144hz (i wanna see what the fuss is about, but if i drop it...could save a lot of money), optional but desired 1440p, and a pricepoint of at least under $330 (cheapest I've found em)

Found if I sacrifice 1440p, I really only save like $30-40 depending on brand, but if I sacrifice 144hz in favor of 60 or 75, I could get a $200 monitor. It's tough, I don't really know what to go with at this point, but I want one soon, because my eyes strain reading text at this range, and I cant get closer because, #reclinerpc

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Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« on: July 02, 2019, 10:08:27 PM »
What did I miss, ended up with the RTX 2060, and got 32 gigs ram.  Took a few days but I have it setup in my living room, fairly comfortable using it, although my keyboard is a bit too short of a cable....no issue since im getting a cheap mech tomorrow to replace it.

Do want a new monitor since this 24 inch is a bit too small to read comfortably from as far away from it as I am, but it's functional for now.

Had a few issues so far, nothing MAJOR, but some annoying. mouse/kb turning on my pc when it's off, an issue if the cat steps on it, fixed that. windows not wanting to boot because my boot stuff isnt ordered correctly, fixed that...once, had a windows update which made it come back, fixed it again (i honestly dont know what i did both times, but i did something in the boot part of my bios).

Some games in other resolutions straight up break my pc, AND monitor. Diablo III did this, but the geforce thing autoset it to 4k for some reason and it fixed it somehow. Street fighter 4 did the same thing, only I havent figured out how to fix it yet. Literally breaks everything, my monitor goes black, and CANT POWER OFF, I literally have to unplug the monitor and re plug it back in, and it persists after a system restart. The game works, but as soon as I try to change the resolution TO 1080p, breaks, and the same thing happens if I alt tab, breaks.

Tried civ 6, works fine, bought DOOM, and tried streaming it. Ultra 1080p (I don't have a 1440p monitor....YET!) works like butter, runs like an absolute dream, and my stream feedback (and looking at archive myself) my internet is good enough to show a good quality image at 60fps (at least I assume 60, since that's what my obs is set to), so im happy about that. Only played about an hour to test it, but im very pleased with DOOM. AND THE BEST PART IS PLAYING ON A RECLINER, even with my ghetto ass keyboard in my lap, mouse on the armrest setup, pretty comfortable. Getting a lap desk and a tenkeyless keyboard, so reporting later on how that works when gear arrives.

And figured out my password here so actually have the luxury of typing on a real ass keyboard over some stupid mobile device.

Besides a few annoying issues, and not being used to being on a computer at all anymore, I'm pretty happy with how it's turned out. Not to mention my typing speed hasn't seem to degrade at all, save for my fingers getting tired, but that'll go away with time.

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Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« on: June 27, 2019, 11:47:11 PM »
Well the sonbitch is up and running... And I'm typing this on a phone... because I forget my password for this site and I am too tired to email a new password...

Speaking of, I've been off computers for over a year it seems... You need to make an account for goddamn everything now a days and it's MANDATORY. I couldn't install win10 without an account, I couldn't even install my goddamn Nvidia drivers without a mandatory account. The fuck is this world coming to? I don't want to juggle a notepad with 2,000 different passwords.

Either way more details later, I'm tired, and my setup is...to put it lightly temporary enough to see that the machine works, and get drivers and other things installed.

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Gaming / Re: Music Gaming Accomplishments
« on: June 23, 2019, 05:19:58 PM »
I honestly forgot they added in charge notes. Kinda wish there was an easy way to play more current styles, my cap is iidx15, and beyond that, I don't have anything. I remember getting access to "cough" arcade software "cough" but the hoops to get it running is a bitch, and the lag for me was unplayable. I think after that I pretty well retired from the genre, unfortunately.

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Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« on: June 23, 2019, 12:54:44 AM »
Ever since I changed my mentality, I've had an easier time beating things. Most of it is just not even playing stuff I know I ain't got the time or motivation to finish, and the other part is knowing I've been missing out on a lot of good goddamn games, and as a videogame player I deserve to enjoy more games than I did before I started...so...ahem...

11. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night



I like castlevania, I like metroid, I like "metroidvanias" like...shadow complex...

So, if shadow complex is more on the metroid end of the spectrum, this is more of the castlevania end of the spectrum. Makes since since Koji Igarashi the castlevania guy was the head of this project shows that this is a castlevania ass game. You could call it symphony of the night 2, since it's essentially just that, a sequel to that fantastic game...mechanically speaking, not lore/story. Music, enemies, level design, gameplay, all sotn, even the save menu select music screams castlevania. lets take this bloodstained track compared to "cough" this sotn track, these ninjas know what we wanted, these ninjas don't hide it.

Not sure if im going to platinum trophy this bitch, but I 100% the map, and afiak beat all bosses, including optional bosses.

tl;dr this game is fantastic pay koji his $40.00 usd and experience a videogame ass videogame done well.

now maybe I can paint some damn warhammer minis instead of being addicted to a videogame, NEXT!

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Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« on: June 13, 2019, 11:23:26 PM »
With my games finished, I kinda wanna get this thing built within the month.

I did snag a 650w corsair PSU, samsung 500gig ssd, and some thermal paste. Intending to use stock heat sink for the ryzen since I ain't going to OC, and all of the feedback confirms it's a good heatsink for running that thing at stock settings. Only issue is it has pre applied paste, so I read you can clean it off with some iso alcohol, so I got some of that, but haven't put the time into actually removing it yet. Will get done before I install.

Things I'm missing.

HDD, going to nab a WD black 1tb, shouldn't be an issue
Multi card reader, don't need one, but would be nice to have.  Link
Optical Media Drive, thinking of gutting the dvd drive off my current machine, or getting a shiny new blu ray, undecided yet
Ram, could take the 16 gigs from my current machine, buy new ram? or get 32 gigs which could be stupid overkill, not sure
GPU, pretty lost on this one, under $300 would be nice unless I can see reason to spend more, in that case under $400 might be doable
OS, I just buy win10 from amazon and its easy peazy? or is there a better way? I see some for $85, and some for $100, but they say the same win10 home OEM. I don't quite understand. Should a user like myself even consider pro?

Givin my energy and motivation (tired physically from work and being ill) I would like to nail all of this down and have it ordered within the week. Kinda have the hankerin to play final fantasy 14 for some reason...and It may take some doing to figure out a good physical setup for my living room after this machine is built, requiring more time and $$$, so I aughta get this fucker built already.

Input for the uneducated plz :)


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Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« on: June 13, 2019, 11:12:59 PM »
That's typically what I started avoiding when I started doing this. Can't beat it? Don't play it. I also tried not starting anything I had no intention of finishing. If something was too long and I wasn't feeling a long game (of which probably a majority of the games I want to finish are well over 20 hours long), I'd look for something shorter.

All in all this year, all 10 of those games hours combined was probably less than I played monster hunter world alone last year. I ain't exactly beaming with free time anymore, but somehow can still manage.

Fully intend to add to the list, but maybe I'll touch up on one of those "can't beat this" games, maybe an mmo, or play tekken again or something.

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Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« on: June 10, 2019, 07:20:02 PM »
10. Shining Force Sword of Hajya



Kind of a random entry. I am a big fan of Shining Force II for the genesis, probably my alltime favorite srpg. Not too hot on the first game, but this game comfortably fits in the middle.

No exploration, just 24 battles with some town menu stuff inbetween, but a solid game, and under $5.00 on the 3ds e shop. Recommended.

1. Front Mission 4
2. Paper Mario TTYD
3. Luigis Mansion
4. Zelda Wind Waker
5. Rebel Galaxy
6. Persona Q
7. Eternal Darkness
8. Dragon Quest
9. Strange Journey Redux
10. Shining Force Sword of Hajya

I'll most likely beat more and if/when I do, I'll update, but I set out to do 10 last year and I did it, and I set out to do 10 again this year, and I did it again. That's ~23 games nixed off from my backlog, and a lot of em have been around for a long time.

Out of the lot, Persona Q may be my least favorite of those games,  Eternal Darkness is by far the most fun I've had out of the list, and Front Mission 4 is the game I feel best about completing since I've started and stopped the game many times over the past 15+ years.

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Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« on: May 28, 2019, 09:59:31 PM »
Two games left, and so much time left in 2019...

Any idea what you're going to be playing after you get through those?

A month and some change later, yes...

9. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux



Probably keep this one breif as well.

Fantastic ost, great setting, ok gameplay, frustrating dungeons (albeit not as bad as persona Q...though sometimes worse...), demon fusion is a bit lacking compared to every other smt/persona game I've played.

Worth playing if you like dungeon crawlers, but dungeon design may put people off. Persona Q 2 is out soon, and I might pass on it after this title. I like first person dungeon crawlers, but maybe I've had too much this year.

Game was ok/10.

One left! Depending on how fast it takes me to get my pc built(currently have mobo, cpu, case, psu, ssd, need a gpu, secondary HDD, and OS), maybe the last one will be a pc release, but who knows.

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