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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:51 pm

What? It seeds updates from my computer? Fucking BULLSHIT! ENGAGE BERSERK MODE!

SpeedMOTHERFUCKERs is already installed because it's so small rage uninstalling it is meaningless. I actually vaguely enjoyed it last time we played it.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:42 pm

Excellent, you shall not regret your purchase.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:41 am

It's Thursday, thank fuck for that.

Doom testing last night went well, plently of user maps to go at, some shit, some are really good fun.

Played War Thunder, my account remains, as such I think I jumped into a higher teir game and got raped, not fun. Need to adjust my aircraft to include lower level planes if I recall?

Have got SFIV and BrawlHalla.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:02 am

Indeed. Strange my account is all reset... :| oh well.

I'll have Doom for tonight.

Civ 5.
Brawlhalla.
Toxikk.
BF4.
War Thunder.
Speedrunners.
P Zombiod.

Should find something to play.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:26 am

My account is reset as well. Struggled to do the tutorial on joystick, it's so twitchy! Managed to finally get it reasonable although I'm probably missing some controls, the interface for configuring it is horrendous and the default profile for my exact stick is completely wrong! Also had a problem because you start with 10000 coins and I spent them on another crew then did a mission and got awarded a free premium plane which I needed to spend 150 coins to retrain a crew on, I couldn't get out of the menu without buying more!!

Anyway, plenty of choice for tonight!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:43 am

Doom Deathmatch is perhaps not the PvP we're looking for (Mentions all the crap we mentioned last night, weapon placement, match making), Co-op should last though. A suggestion in that video is ZDoom deathmatch instead.

War Thunder was way better with a team, helping each other get guys off our tails, and getting best squad nearly every round (or was it every round?) was great fun.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Nuttah » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:02 am

I must admit I was extremely disappointed with Doom MP and that utube video only covers part of the issue.

Doom and in extension Quake are fast paced simple FPS games. fast movement, fast weapons. power-ups and great maps. using the iconic Rocket Launcher should have been a joy, but instead felt slow and unwieldy, the SSG was good but coupled with the stupid loadouts and the fact that the higher level you are the better weapons/hacks/bonuses you get are a sure fire way of ruining any fun for anyone who isn't a sadistic fuck.

Why oh why are ledge grabs and finishers (from halo i think) put into DOOM MP?!?!? it just slows things down.

Happy to play some snapmap modes, they are at least controllable and varied to a degree. Not sure how long that will last but should hold some interest for a few sessions

The Campaign is at least glorious
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:27 pm

Fix just called me, his R9 380 has been sent back to Sapphire by Scan as they've verified a fault with the temp sensor. Sadly this might mean a 2-8 week turnaround on him getting a replacement.

Scan wouldn't change it as it isn't under their warranty but the manufacturers.

He's said he might have another card lying about but it'll likely be shit, do you have one chains? (I literally, on Wednesday sold my R9)

This might impact LAN night and we might need to delay it until his replacement arrives :(
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:39 pm

It's true. I couldn't really do that much in Scan other than accept they would process the warranty of the manufacturer... They couldn't just swap it, as they don't sell the model and the equivalent cards they had in are not as good. They also won't let me pay the difference to a newer card.

However saying this by the end of this process I should have a fully working card either way. The problem is timing with LAN night.

I'm pretty sure I have a PCIe card at work but it's basic. I'll be able to load speedrunners maybe Haha.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Kasto » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:44 pm

Alien swarm was rereleased yesterday with more campaigns and now up to 8 player coop.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/563560/
Might be worth a check.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:30 pm

Grabbing this for sure!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:51 pm

I still have my old Radeon 1950(?) I'll see if I can find it, was about to eBay it now my new one is settled in.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:25 am

GG's last night. Apologies for shooting you all in the back. Over and Over.

On tonight, normal time hopefully :-)
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:14 am

Well up for Alien Swarm... good blaster and teamwork orientated.

I may or may not be around tonight, even if I am I'll have a potato PC. Currently have a Dell ATI X300 64MB lying my my desk and an ATI FireMV. Both are wank and one only has a DMS connection so I need to dig out a DMS > VGA / DVI splitter as well... think I have one somewhere around here.

Failing that I'll probably just wallow for the evening.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:46 am

Alien Swarm doesn't need much grunt so if one of those works you should be ok! I think we'll be on this for a while, it's good fun, pretty challenging and 8 player!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:58 am

DMS convertor acquired. Hopefully one of these will work. You might find your CPU with it's extra cores manages to run Alien swarm at least quite acceptably.

You might need to fiddle around to get the card drivers working or using the default driver MS provide (not sure on what resolutions that will give you but if 1024x768+ you'll be fine)
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:12 am

Yes should be sorted for tonight. I can at least join mumble and you can hear me crying... you never know might run alright.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:18 pm

You might have to turn some of the settings down but it should run ok. Graphical detail isn't so important anyway.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:14 pm

Even on max AS looks dated, textures mainly, models when you zoom in and get close. Gameplay is solid though.

Witcher 3 would be less good if it didn't look utterly stunning. Textures especially blow even Doom 3 out the water.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:56 am

Well looks like I won't be around for a while.... :( not to worry I'll find something to do. Probably play Jagged Alliance 2 with mods on expert iron man mode!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:50 pm

Yeah, unless we can think of something older to play MP?

AS fun last night, is a good solid game.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:46 pm

Nah - The card is working in that it displays things but the drivers don't and attempts to install them blue screened my rig... I'm not going down that route again.

There are worse fates than JA2 or the old XCom's!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:05 pm

So Scan still haven't 'sent' the card back to AMD yet... they're doing that this Friday... doesn't appear to be a priority for them as its going back to manufacturer.

Kind of wish I just lived with the problem and saved for a new card but hey ho... if it gets fixed it gets fixed.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:17 pm

Found my old Radeon HD 5770. Not amazing but it's what I was using before my last upgrade a few months ago. It's double width though.

If you want it I'll post it today, email me your work address if that's better for delivery.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:46 pm

The R9 380 is double width - I'll borrow it yeah! Will send you a message.
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