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Re: What game are you playing now?

in Milliways
Then I played some ThemeHospital. I played that the first time the other night without VBE, but with it it runs even better, and I managed to basically grow to having 2 wards, 3 GPs, and a handful of Clinics in the span of about the first 30 minutes. The night before I played till I lost. I'd be …

Re: "Too many files in line XXX" error

Reducing the number of files is counter intuitive. No it's not. Those old games certainly aren't going to need 40, 80, 120 files open concurrently - and the reason the "files=" setting exists in the first place is because the memory for it has to be static/reserved rather than allocated dynamically …

Re: Fastest CPU Descent 1 can handle?

Descent doesn't really suffer from desync, clients just update other clients with changes to their status. There's no prediction or sanity checking. You can have a ship that is impervious to damage and moves five times faster than normal and other players won't be able to touch it.

Re: Technological critique

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See this as an example : USB 3.1 Type-C to Type-C full-featured cable DisplayPort, Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), HDMI and Thunderbolt (20 Gbit/s, or 40 Gbit/s with cable length up to 0.5 m) Alternate Mode USB-C ports can be interconnected with standard passive full-featured USB Type-C cables. …

Re: Technological critique

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dnewhous wrote on 2021-03-29, 19:16: Do computers have audio and video out the hdmi output of the video chipset yet? For at least the last 10 years. Unfortunately most monitors still have absolutely terrible headphone output...

Re: Technological critique

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With all due respect, in the context of USB-C, all your statements are wrong, except "Ports can implement different functions" . I suggest that you read : https://www.androidauthority.com/state-of-usb-c-870996/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB-C#Alternate_Mode_partner_specifications https://learn. …

Re: Technological critique

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it is the fact that identical looking USB-C cables (and ports, for that matter, but at least device specs can easily be looked up) can have different functionality (i.e. support or not various alternate modes and power profiles) without any external indication . No. A cable is just a bunch of wires …

Re: Technological critique

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What is USB-C for anyway? USB-C replaces everything USB related (full-size USB, micro USB, mini USB) plus a bit more. Most laptops nowdays come with no external ports except a couple of USB-C, which is used for charging and provides connections to other peripherals (HDMI/DisplayPort, ethernet, full …

Re: Fastest CPU Descent 1 can handle?

No problems for single player but you probably wouldn't want to do that if you ever intended doing any PvP (although I doubt anyone is still using the original builds for that) - viewing the map screen makes your ship visibly stop bobbing for other players so it was considered an AFK/"don't shoot me …

Re: Fastest CPU Descent 1 can handle?

Most of Descent is programmed to handle variable framerates so there was no need to limit the maximum framerate. But unfortunately a few things slipped through and still update per frame instead of per ms, the most notable being the ship bobbing (which gives the sense that the entire game is running …

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