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by lethal
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Samsung 840 & 840 EVO Bug
Replies: 309
Views: 63846

Re: Samsung 840 & 840 EVO Bug

Any news on this issue, or the ETA for the firmware? Pulling the article referencing the April 14 date is not a good sign. My drive has once again presented slow reads, but since I already ran the "fix" previously, I can't even run the tool again for a temporary workaround. I fear that Sam...
by lethal
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: best pdf viewer for windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2417

Re: best pdf viewer for windows

You could also try evince.
by lethal
Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: IE/FF rendering css page widths differently
Replies: 9
Views: 5364

Re: IE/FF rendering css page widths differently

try first using a doctype declaration on the html page (i.e. put <!DOCTYPE html> as the first line, before <html>), as IE may try to render in some weird compatibility mode if it isn't sure of what kind of document it is rendering.
by lethal
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2
Replies: 222
Views: 43376

Re: Guild Wars 2

So yesterday during my trot across Tyria I came across some (some being 2 and both were Quaganns) Karma vendors that were disabled in Spark Flyfenn. Curious I sought out an answer why and couldnt find anything. Question, if I already have two professions; Jewelcrafting and Weaponsmith can I pick up...
by lethal
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2
Replies: 222
Views: 43376

Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta!!!

So one question I have are trophies, they are unsalvageable and cannot be sold to NPC vendors are they used for something? Something I havent come across. As of now I am keeping them. On my guardian I just destroyed them. If they don't sell as junk, they are probably part of a heart quest as an ite...
by lethal
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2
Replies: 222
Views: 43376

Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta!!!

JustAnEngineer wrote:
C-space to select the nearest enemy and kill them was simpler. Being able to fall off of a cliff and die in the new game was a shock to discover, too.


You can map target nearest to "c" and try hammering the 1 button :wink:.
by lethal
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam Summer sale is on!
Replies: 117
Views: 13131

Re: Steam Summer sale is on!

picks so far:
The Witcher 2
Bastion
Trine 2
Galactic Civilizations 2
Alan Wake
Beyond Good and Evil
The Longest Journey / Dreamfall
Fallout: New Vegas + DLC

I'm pretty sure I don't even have enough space left to install all of them :lol:.
by lethal
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)
Replies: 51
Views: 17647

Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Another vote for Crysis 1!. Crysis Warhead is good if you want more of Crysis 1. You can safely pretend Crysis 2 doesn't exist. Battlefield 3 SP was very weak IMO, but some people rave about the MP. And it is verrry pretty. Deus Ex Human Revolution was pretty good IMO, but it's not your typical FPS....
by lethal
Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2
Replies: 222
Views: 43376

Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta!!!

This round of sign ups is closed, apparently Anet got over 1 million applications in 48 hours :o :D.
by lethal
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2
Replies: 222
Views: 43376

Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta!!!

Hey guys, long time no chat. I actually started playing Gw1 again (wouldn't mind a CBE invite if you're all still around). The scan is just to get the basics of your machine to them, it doesn't benchmark anything. It doesn't seem to notice more than one drive so I'm sure my SSD OS drive having on 5...
by lethal
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guild Wars 2
Replies: 222
Views: 43376

Guild Wars 2

Sign ups are open at the moment, confirmation emails are taking some time to get through but I suspect their servers are taking a beating right now.

https://beta.guildwars2.com/

:D
by lethal
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 3 demo released!
Replies: 24
Views: 3093

Re: Mass Effect 3 demo released!

Where/when? AFAIK the DLC prices for the PC version have been frozen since release (not a single sale that I know), and 29.99$ is still 3 times what I actually paid for the base game :-?. I think that's part of the reason why the EA vs Valve issue hasn't been resolved yet, since it would mean EA's ...
by lethal
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 3 demo released!
Replies: 24
Views: 3093

Re: Mass Effect 3 demo released!

If anything, I'm looking forward to a massive sale (or any kind of sale honestly) for ME2's DLC before diving in ME3, since its supposed to start after the events of Lair of the Shadow Broker and Arrival. I think I saw it onsale already....29.99 for all of it. Where/when? AFAIK the DLC prices for t...
by lethal
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 3 demo released!
Replies: 24
Views: 3093

Re: Mass Effect 3 demo released!

If anything, I'm looking forward to a massive sale (or any kind of sale honestly) for ME2's DLC before diving in ME3, since its supposed to start after the events of Lair of the Shadow Broker and Arrival.
by lethal
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Enter our Anomaly: Warzone Earth giveaway here
Replies: 161
Views: 12423

Re: Enter our Anomaly: Warzone Earth giveaway here

ohhh free stuff :lol:
by lethal
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: dawn of war 2: retribution any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 2375

Re: dawn of war 2: retribution any good?

I actually liked more the DoW 40k games when they had bases than DoW2, but that's just me. I'm guessing you can get DoW: Dark Crusade pretty cheap and that has the best SP and MP out of the 40k games.
by lethal
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines for $5
Replies: 16
Views: 2501

Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines for $5

I installed the unofficial patch, but none of the intro videos played normally (just black with the audio) and the resolution menu only offers 3 options:

800x600
1024x768
1280x1024

Anyone got a fix for either of those?
by lethal
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Official Mass Effect 2 Discussion Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 22710

Re: Official Mass Effect 2 Discussion Thread

I'm I the only one that thinks that all this DLC is overpriced? On one hand, you have to deal with "Bioware Points", which are basically a way to charge you more (ie this addon costs 320 points but we only sell 400 and up :roll: ). Second, since Bioware is the only one that sell this DLC, ...
by lethal
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Another great Steam sale
Replies: 30
Views: 4159

Re: Another great Steam sale

Steam summer sale going on right now. I picked up a few games tonight including both the bit.trip games for 2.50 each. Go steam go. I'm having a terribly hard time figuring out just what's on sale. Is there a place where I can find a list as opposed to the stupid shenanigans with camp? http://www.r...
by lethal
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: COD series price fixing?
Replies: 32
Views: 3804

Re: COD series price fixing?

Considering that COD sells a bajillion copies at 60$, and a lot of those people buy the 15$ map packs, there's little incentive to drop prices. As far as I can tell Activision is the publisher that is least likely to have a sale/price reduction on steam, their prices are pretty much frozen all year ...
by lethal
Sun May 01, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crysis 2 :(
Replies: 222
Views: 12936

Re: Crysis 2 :(

You can play the game without editing the files, it's just an option for you to tweak if you don't like the default behavior. I did multiple complete playthroughs of Crysis 1 and Warhead without touching those files, but you can toy around with it (which as far as I know isn't possible at all on Cry...
by lethal
Sun May 01, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crysis 2 :(
Replies: 222
Views: 12936

Re: Crysis 2 :(

The action wheel for suit functions remain for those who like that, but the suit abilties now being bound to keys is a far better outcome. Oh boy you're definitely doing it wrong. Do yourself a favor, and go to the options and enable suit shortcuts. crouch + crouch = stealth mode sprint + sprint = ...
by lethal
Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: System SLOWER When Overclocked [Confused]...
Replies: 31
Views: 7418

Re: System SLOWER When Overclocked [Confused]...

Just shooting in the dark here, but are 100% sure your PSU is up to the task?
by lethal
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What are "playable" FPS?
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: What are "playable" FPS?

Playable is a subjective thing, whats playable to someone could be unplayable to another. My personal rule is if the game runs fast enough to not interfere with gameplay, which is usually > 30 fps but that depends on the game. The minimum framerate is decisive, playing a game at steady 30 fps works ...
by lethal
Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: April 1, 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2451

Re: April 1, 2011

by lethal
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crysis 2 :(
Replies: 222
Views: 12936

Re: Crysis 2 :(

I bought it but totally forgot about it being released yesterday. (I've been enthralled with DA2) Anyways even the reveiwers at Ars gives it a 'buy'. http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/03/the-fall-of-new-york-ars-reviews-crysis-2.ars it cant be that bad can it? It's not a bad game, but its rat...
by lethal
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Crysis 2/Demo
Replies: 10
Views: 1419

Re: Crysis 2/Demo

I played the demo and it runs smoothly (40+ fps) on hardcore settings at 1920x1200. Granted, the game looks good but the MP is pretty fast paced so you won't be starting that much at the scenery. The real graphic test will probably be in the SP campaign, which AFAIK still hasn't been shown running a...
by lethal
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay(2009) Low FPS
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Re: Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay(2009) Low

The original game was made for the Xbox 1, back then when single core processors were still the norm and all those fancy multithreaded stuff was "the future", and the PC version has some issues with multicore PCs. There was a patch or something similar that fixes this issue (my google-fu i...
by lethal
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood ditching draconian DRM
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood ditching draconian DRM

I'm still not 100% clear on what's the final DRM on this.

Ping home while installing = acceptable.
Ping home EACH TIME you want to play = eat a ^%$, Ubi.
by lethal
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Should I upgrade my video card?
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Should I upgrade my video card?

The last level also has some rather annoying memory leak issues, running on W7 it sometimes eats all the 4 gigs on my system and massive slowdowns ensue.
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