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by LostCat
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New Dragon Age!
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: New Dragon Age!

I'm basically at the point where I'd have to finish DA:I to give a crap. I think I'll get a lot out of Anthem, but DA and all my other unfinished RPGs....eh.
by LostCat
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Core OS = Windows Lite?
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: Windows Core OS = Windows Lite?

Windows is too heavy for thin and light devices. They'll keep trying. You'll be happy to hear that they're killing edge. The Edge rumor has come around before. Different S rumors have come around before. Maybe they're true maybe not, but the timeframe could still be 2020 or past that for all we know.
by LostCat
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: PhysX Just Went Open Source
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: PhysX Just Went Open Source

Not April Fool's: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-Open-Source-PhysX As usual: OMG THANKS AMD! I mean you say that, but https://gpuopen.com/ ...as far as physics engines go MS owns Havok now and I haven't seen all that many PhysX games released anymore so I'm not sure ...
by LostCat
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X4 Foundations is out!
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: X4 Foundations is out!

DancinJack wrote:
It's not just difficulty though. The game is unplayable. It's a dumpster fire.

As alphas go it was quite playable last time I loaded it up. Just clearly not finished.
by LostCat
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X4 Foundations is out!
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: X4 Foundations is out!

NovusBogus wrote:
Word on the street is that X4 is actually playable at launch. I have to admit, I'm impressed and was not expecting that.

Friend says the tutorial was a little wack.

I'll probably pick this one up after a bit, but with Black Armory and Just Cause 4 around the corner I can wait a bit.
by LostCat
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X4 Foundations is out!
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: X4 Foundations is out!

chuckula wrote:
Who needs Star Citizen!

Given my experience with all the X3 games, X:Rebirth, and Elite: Dangerous...me.

I hope X4 is good, but I'm waiting for my friend to let me know. He was an X3 fan but he knows me well enough to say if I'd dig it.
by LostCat
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 860 Evo 2TB - $299 @ Microcenter
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Samsung 860 Evo 2TB - $299 @ Microcenter

Nice. I just got my first 1TB for my X1X...doubt I'll ever need another one tbh.
by LostCat
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1952

Re: Blizzcon

Waco wrote:
Destiny 2 being free is kinda good

Destiny 2 ranges everywhere from good to amazing. The free campaign is neat, but the expansions (especially Warmind and Forsaken) really bring out the best of it.

My PC friend stopped playing so l probably won't ever see ya on, but who knows.
by LostCat
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Interesting app behaviour change in latest W10.

Suspended apps memory can be released at any time also, they're not really using memory...just reserving it.
by LostCat
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AC:Odyssey requires AVX, won't run on a Pentium Gold
Replies: 31
Views: 1523

Re: AC:Odyssey requires AVX, won't run on a Pentium Gold

It's surprising AVX still isn't considered baseline 7 years after it was introduced. I don't see how this fragmentation helps Intel. BTW, apparently there are server (?) Pentiums that support it (Pentium 140x), as early as 2012. Until a few years ago people were bitching if SSE3 was required, IIRC....
by LostCat
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Replies: 39
Views: 2500

Re: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update

smh -- it's not like other companies don't have to pull updates from time to time, but this one is really bad. Such obvious problems it'd seem insane that they missed them. edit: oh and BTW, those of us that are actually on 1809 just stay here? pretty awful message to send that you have no confiden...
by LostCat
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: iTunes is now available in the Microsoft Store!
Replies: 10
Views: 3889

Re: iTunes is now available in the Microsoft Store!

pink_flower wrote:
I am using HP Z220 Desktop Computer Intel Quad Core i5-3570 3.40GHz 4096MB 250GB HDD with Windows 7

Everything is slow with a 250GB HD. You can try a defrag, but this thread is about the win10 specific version.
by LostCat
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?
Replies: 28
Views: 1327

Re: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?

DancinJack wrote:
virtually zero support.

Yeah if you start having problems with the Store on bigger installs you're pretty much screwed. There is no help, or the help doesn't help...

Pretty sure that isn't the first time Afterburner has caused problems with em though.
by LostCat
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?
Replies: 28
Views: 1327

Re: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?

It's got a continuous rumor stream going and I'd say Andromeda is likely to land before or in 2020.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/3/1793 ... -interview

I've got no crystal ball of course, but it sure seems like it's still coming.
by LostCat
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Android apps now run on Windows 10 - UWP RIP
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: Android apps now run on Windows 10 - UWP RIP

Why would anyone want to do that anyway? I'm not seeing the use case for it. Meh, my monitor is much bigger and cooler than a phone screen. I could actually use it. I doubt I will, but I could. Isn't that what we do with Chromecast/other Google stuff? ___ (also I really like how the video on top of...
by LostCat
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?
Replies: 28
Views: 1327

Re: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?

"S Mode" devices can game to a limited degree (if x86). I've installed Cuphead and a few other games that are very light on resources. You won't be doing steam but you can do some. I actually changed my Go out of S Mode (it was so easy even End User could do it!) and played win32 games on...
by LostCat
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?
Replies: 28
Views: 1327

Re: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?

I mean, look at who made the OP, and you'll understand the leap. I agree that UWP isn't dead, but there's no doubt Microsoft lacks vision. I know. It's not like we haven't dicussed the same thing before. Several times. Overall I think MS has done a pretty fantastic job with all this. It just wasn't...
by LostCat
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?
Replies: 28
Views: 1327

Re: UWP is dead? Wither Surface Andromeda?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/whats-new/windows-10-build-17134 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/whats-new/windows-docs-september-2018 WinRT/UWP are still improving every Windows 10 release, so going from 'Office Mobile apps suspended' to 'UWP is dead' is a bit of a leap. T...
by LostCat
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 818
Views: 111078

Re: What are you playing right now?

I mean, if you really love the gameplay then I think you could get into it solo, but it really is much, much more enjoyable once you get to know some people and hop around as a group. It's a flat out FPS, but in typical Blizzard style there are a lot of pretty in-depth mechanics that make it intere...
by LostCat
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 52
Views: 1470

Re: Reviews that would suit Tech Report

Aside from finding out when the GPU begins to become CPU-bounded. There really isn't that much you'll get of it. Looks like we shouldn't really have that problem much anymore. https://wccftech.com/shadow-of-the-tomb-raider-dx11-vs-dx12-does-ryzen-still-suffer-under-geforce/ I'll never agree with th...
by LostCat
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 52
Views: 1470

Re: Reviews that would suit Tech Report

Those are just the last few major discrete cards that were released (sans the RTX series). So i'm just not sure where you're getting your data. Eh. I guess it's been a while and I didn't remember them all. 4K testing does an excellent job of showing what we need it to show in reviews of powerful gr...
by LostCat
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware
Replies: 28
Views: 1660

Re: NETGEAR and the R6700 Nighthawk - Buyer beware

Are there any firmware updates for the Dlink? I have two access points from them from 2011 and they had the time problem for many years. It was finally fixed when Dlink HAD to issue a firmware update because the year field was unable to go past a recent year. I forget which year it was now that it’...
by LostCat
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 52
Views: 1470

Re: Reviews that would suit Tech Report

I'm fairly certain this isn't the case, but maybe you just don't read some of the other sites that only did 4k testing. I'm not saying it's the case for the 2000 series reviews, because honestly I only looked at a few sites. I have little interest in any generation starting at $500. Every other car...
by LostCat
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 52
Views: 1470

Re: Reviews that would suit Tech Report

Captain Ned wrote:
Given the RTX numbers at 4K, are we really going to learn much by retesting at 1440p??

I wouldn't think most people prefer to make assumptions vs having hard data. *shrug*

This is the only site I've noticed only doing 4K numbers, and with respect to their time and resources I've always hated that.
by LostCat
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 52
Views: 1470

Re: Reviews that would suit Tech Report

I don't necessarily disagree with some of the things you think would be good to cover, but the idea that the RTX series of cards and their reviews are alienating people is....I just don't agree The excess focus on 4K has alienated me for a long time. I'm still obviously a reader but it's hard to ev...
by LostCat
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 818
Views: 111078

Re: What are you playing right now?

More on topic, I'm still playing Overwatch because it's still amazing. They've made so many changes that have made the game so much better, and they continue to make quality of life changes that just make me keep coming back. Is there anything there for a solo player? I could get in on this Humble ...
by LostCat
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 818
Views: 111078

Re: What are you playing right now?

I just took a look at Steam's list of Top 100 games being played and noticed something odd. Not a single Call of Duty game in the top 100. Has COD finally run it's course? COD has steadily gone downhill since COD4 Modern Warfare. IMO of course. A new one comes out soon. Just wait a month. ...which ...
by LostCat
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)
Replies: 16
Views: 1010

Re: Newegg CC Breach Aug-Sept (not a deal but...)

Hmm. I don't Newegg without Paypal , so they wouldn't have been able to get anything as far as I know. Interesting.
by LostCat
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is MS hinting at?
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: What is MS hinting at?

As far as I'm aware they haven't really dropped any solid hints to go off of.
by LostCat
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Suggest Games with 4K graphics
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: Suggest Games with 4K graphics

I don't either, because "game with 4k graphics" to me is any game running in 4k. Pong in 4k has 4k graphics. :p As for reasons to run at higher resolutions, it tends to stand out more if the game has higher detail character models that you see up close or a lot of architecture. (I still su...
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