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Re: What game are you playing now?

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Not using any of the NPCs in Baldur's Gate is missing out on half the game though.. It's weird thinking about it now, but I recall at the time a bunch of Gold Box veterans played almost exclusively that way. It was considered a minor knock against the game that you couldn't natively roll your own …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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AD&D Curse of the Azure Bonds (PC DOS) Finished! Overall, I enjoyed the game, but felt it was quite a step down from Pool of Radiance. I'll get the bad out of the way first. The structure of the game is actually pretty lame. It's "nonlinear" in that you can tackle the middle portion of the game in …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Well, I finally pulled myself away from some C64 assembly and binging Jojo's Bizarre Adventure long enough to finish Doom. With my customary trophy photo. Perhaps not finished , I didn't do Episode 4 which was added later. But that always felt a bit too masochistic for me. Besides, the ending of …

Re: Chia cryptocurrency - Mining on HDD and SSD

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Blockchain is one part of a series of interlocking pieces that are attempting to democratize core parts of our society. Namely those pieces are blockchain, proof of work, and a system of rules that encourages competitive enforcement of the networks rules. So to pick off the blockchain, it's a …

Re: What game series did you stop getting and why?

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It's easy to blame Activision for Blizzard losing it's way. But I think it might be more accurate to blame WoW. Once that was making all the money and basically monopolized the MMO space for a decade, it was going to be Games as a Service forever more. With or without Activision. No more returning …

Re: Elsa Erazor X2 Ghosting Problem

I had a similar problem once. I swapped out a TNT2 for a Geforce 2 MX 400, and the output looked horrible. In fact mine looked way worse. Bright colors were bleeding, windows were ghosting. I turned down the brightness, from max, I believe through the control panel, not the monitor, and it cleared …

Re: What game series did you stop getting and why?

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I loved Command & Conquer, but Generals was where I jumped ship too. My recollection of why is that it just lacked a soul. No cutscenes. The music and unit voices were bland and forgettable. Nothing at all about it stood out, or seemed larger than life or just fucking cool like previous C&C games. …

Re: Chia cryptocurrency - Mining on HDD and SSD

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So Gerry, in some ways you aren't wrong. Crypto is very much a more precarious value proposition than fiat. You are correct in this. The force of government to back the value of fiat is definitely a leg up they have on crypto. But, the argument for crypto's value among believers doesn't come from …

Re: Chia cryptocurrency - Mining on HDD and SSD

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If any of this follows historical trends, it will end quickly in December when the bubble bursts. BTC might climb as high as $150k for all of an hour, then crash back down to the 50's, then perhaps slump as low as the 30's, where it will likely remain for years. Still great returns if you'd been …

Re: These aren't the results you're looking for

Oh wow, what a blast from the past. Pretty sure that was the laptop I was sent off to college with in 2002. When the Doom 3 tech demo was leaked, I made a valiant attempt to play it on that thing. More on topic, I found scattered benchmarks actually putting a Geforce 440 Go in the 5000 range in …

Re: What is your unconscious motive for retro hardware ?

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I only recently started getting into actual retro hardware. Although for a long time I was attempting, with increasing difficulty, to keep my array of sentimental video games in a playable state on my primary, modern PC. Dosbox, dgVoodoo2, occasionally a virtual machine or PCem in the worst case …

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