(PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects

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by Qikz » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:45 pm

Brerlappin wrote:You can probably still get a game, but yeah the population was like a couple hundred players


That's just red orchestra games honestly. RO2 was the most popular and as long as you join a community campaign server you'll get everything you need!

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PostRe: (PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects
by Brerlappin » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:48 pm

Qikz wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:You can probably still get a game, but yeah the population was like a couple hundred players


That's just red orchestra games honestly. RO2 was the most popular and as long as you join a community campaign server you'll get everything you need!


Bridges of Druhzina 24/7 for life 8-) strawberry floating loved that map

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PostRe: (PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects
by Qikz » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:49 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
Qikz wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:You can probably still get a game, but yeah the population was like a couple hundred players


That's just red orchestra games honestly. RO2 was the most popular and as long as you join a community campaign server you'll get everything you need!


Bridges of Druhzina 24/7 for life 8-) strawberry floating loved that map


That map was good before they patched the damage the german anti tank rifle did to the german tanks. I could an 800m insta kill on a tank. I couldn't see anyhing but a tiny shadow in horizon. :lol:

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by Jazzem » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:48 pm

So this is weird, noticed I was getting intermittent stutters recently across all games...

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Notice the timestamps, they're all five minutes (give or take a few seconds) from each other!

So I knew it had to be some sort of software with scheduling routines causing this, cue an afternoon full of troubleshooting...and voila, the culprit right here:

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Yep, Steam in-game downloads of all things was causing the issue :| Rather gutted since...well, it's a handy option! But much relieved all the same. Might be worth turning off if you ever get a similar pattern of stuttering on your end.

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by jawafour » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:52 pm

Jazzem wrote:...But much relieved all the same...

I'm looking forward to even higher quality game streams, Jazzem!

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by Jazzem » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:57 pm

jawafour wrote:
Jazzem wrote:...But much relieved all the same...

I'm looking forward to even higher quality game streams, Jazzem!


:wub: They'll certainly be a bit less grumpy!

though that pendulum will swing back should I ever revisit Bubsy ._.

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PostRe: RE: Re: (PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects
by Death's Head » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:46 am

Jenuall wrote:Seeing the prices on GPUs finally coming down has got me twitchy for an upgrade, but I know I should wait for the new 11 series to be released first before pulling the trigger. It's been 4 years since I built my last PC and I think I'm just getting the urge to do another one...
Because I'm lazy I don't read up on these things but is there likely to be a low powered card that draws power only from the slot like the 1050ti?

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by That's not a growth » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:49 am

If it's anything like the 10 series launches then such a card would be about 6 months from the 1180's release.

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by Death's Head » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:39 pm

Anyone know much about overclocking graphic cards?

I've just been experimenting with my 1050ti and increased GPU speed by 200 MHz. This has resulted in a more than 10fps increase in the Heaven GPU test and also in the quick test I did on Quantum Break.

Seems difficult to believe you can get something for nothing, so is there a risk?

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by Trelliz » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:44 pm

You're pushing the hardware harder, so potentially shortening the lifespan and also upping the power consumption.

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by KjGarly » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:55 pm

Shouldn't shorten the lifespan as long as you can keep the temp below 70 -75 as it's the high temps that will shorten the lifespan due to expanding with heat etc. I use Afterburner to do mine and the temps always stay below 70.

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by Death's Head » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:13 pm

KjGarly wrote:Shouldn't shorten the lifespan as long as you can keep the temp below 70 -75 as it's the high temps that will shorten the lifespan due to expanding with heat etc. I use Afterburner to do mine and the temps always stay below 70.
I've had a look around the internet and some people have increased the speed by a similar amount and also increased memory speed (which I haven't done). Temperature in tests seemed to max out at about 67 so hopefully this is a fairly safe increase.

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by Jenuall » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:59 pm

Overclocking is so easy these days that you'd be silly not to apply at least some increase to your hardware, otherwise you're just missing out for no good reason.

Some cards and CPUs are better suited to it than others but it's worth the little bit of time it costs to find a good balance for your system.

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by Death's Head » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:50 pm

Anyone noticed any issues with Steam recently around controllers? My controller recently wouldn't stop rumbling in Quantum Break so had to go into the game settings to turn it off

Today, same thing happened in Sniper Elite 3 so it probably isn't QB as I thought. When I went into big picture mode that kept crashing with a DLL error. Not sure at the moment if the issue is with Steam or the controller because when I used it in my son's X1 yesterday, no rumbling issues.

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by Jazzem » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:54 pm

Death's Head wrote:Anyone noticed any issues with Steam recently around controllers? My controller recently wouldn't stop rumbling in Quantum Break so had to go into the game settings to turn it off

Today, same thing happened in Sniper Elite 3 so it probably isn't QB as I thought. When I went into big picture mode that kept crashing with a DLL error. Not sure at the moment if the issue is with Steam or the controller because when I used it in my son's X1 yesterday, no rumbling issues.


Yeah I've had the infinite rumble happen a few times here and there, is annoying. I also get weird issues with the Steam overlay sometimes not launching with a game, so my Steam controller is just on the desktop config instead of the game's tailored config.

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by KjGarly » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:13 pm

Death's Head wrote:
KjGarly wrote:Shouldn't shorten the lifespan as long as you can keep the temp below 70 -75 as it's the high temps that will shorten the lifespan due to expanding with heat etc. I use Afterburner to do mine and the temps always stay below 70.
I've had a look around the internet and some people have increased the speed by a similar amount and also increased memory speed (which I haven't done). Temperature in tests seemed to max out at about 67 so hopefully this is a fairly safe increase.


Core clock is set at +200 on mine and just increased Memory clock to +700, I'm sure I read they benefit more from Memory clock, before 700 I had it at +450.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:27 pm

https://store.steampowered.com/app/5946 ... _Showdown/

Crytek's Hunt: Showdown is having a free weekend. Had my eye on this for a while, Left 4 Dead/PUBG inspired online shooter. Looks rad. DLed.

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Just had a quick go: 2 two man teams are let loose on a map and have to hunt down 2 boss monsters. It's co-op competitive, so if you encounter the other hunters it's be or be killed.

It's decent enough, but as with all online team shooters you are severely limited by your partner's skillset, and playing with randos is never going to be all that satisfying.

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by Brerlappin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:51 pm

You had me at L4D, you lost me at PUBG.

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:34 pm

Brerlappin wrote:You had me at L4D, you lost me at PUBG.


It really is a hybrid of the two. As you gather clues to your target's whereabouts the map shrinks (sort of, your inventory map item blacks out sections forcing you close to the target). If both teams are finding clues, it should lead to the L4D equivalent of a Tank fight with real person opposition thrown in for good measure.

It's an interesting idea, but like I say it's no good at all with randos.

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PostRe: (PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects
by Brerlappin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:53 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:You had me at L4D, you lost me at PUBG.


It really is a hybrid of the two. As you gather clues to your target's whereabouts the map shrinks (sort of, your inventory map item blacks out sections forcing you close to the target). If both teams are finding clues, it should lead to the L4D equivalent of a Tank fight with real person opposition thrown in for good measure.

It's an interesting idea, but like I say it's no good at all with randos.


Honestly, imo if your game isnt playable by just jumping in with a bunch of randos, youve failed as a developer. L4D 1 & 2, Killing Floor, and Vermintide are some of my favourites and at highest difficulty you need to communicate properly, but you can still have a blast just joining a game full of random peeps. Anything that requires actually arranging meeting times and loggng on to voip servers and gooseberry fool is too much like work. Another reason why i never bothered with Destinys raids.


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