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    What to do with XB360

    A while ago I posted a thread and I got all I wanted out of the system. The games I didn't finish (including arcade) I cleared. Even the bad ones... So what can I do with this system? I was going to toss it on the curb and let someone take it for free. But if there is a possibility of running...
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    Can't update 2009 Macbook Pro

    Ok, I think fatigue played a role, as it worked this morning first shot. The disk boots, but I get the interdiction sign. Ok, gonna pester the owner if they have the original disks around... this is bonkers and I am tired.
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    Can't update 2009 Macbook Pro

    I am having quite the adventure. So as stated above I have been trying to make bootable disk images. And it looks like I have been doing them wrong from Windows using various apps. Where they DO make a disk image from the DMG correctly, that DMG is not bootable, and needs to be mounted then...
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    Can't update 2009 Macbook Pro

    You are right, I was looking at the graph backwards... had the newest to the left. So with that thinking I should install Mountain Lion, as it was what was installed when purchased, then do the Upgrade Waltz to El Capitan. Then why in the heck does the thing try to install High Sierra, when it...
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    Can't update 2009 Macbook Pro

    It should support, because it was running El Capitan before I wiped it, and I did the OS upgrades via the AppStore to get there. My best best bet is to get access to the disks that came with the device and run from there methinks.
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    Can't update 2009 Macbook Pro

    I have a 2009 Macbook Pro and for the life of me, after wiping it, can't get it to install a fresh copy of the OS (High Sierra or Catalina). I have tried to... install from the OS's built in recovery partition. use Internet Recovery. install Catalina from a USB. Set the date back a month after...
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    Non-HDMI XB360 (looking for VGA to HDMI)

    That looks rather nice, I tried looking for this item on Amazon Japan, no luck (so far, might be listed under a different name...) I got damn lucky as someone listed the ONLY component adapter on Yahoo! auctions recently.
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    Non-HDMI XB360 (looking for VGA to HDMI)

    I'm gonna call up some friends in the city to check out some of the used game hardware stores. Lately a lot of stores started getting rid of PS2/Vita//Xbox hardware and software for space. So it's a bit hard.
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    Non-HDMI XB360 (looking for VGA to HDMI)

    It's been damn near impossible to find one without the huge markup/sold as junk. So pretty much, whichever I find first (for under $15)
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    Non-HDMI XB360 (looking for VGA to HDMI)

    Trying to connect my 360 to my TV and the only connections are HDMI or component. I've tried many VGA to HDMI connectors and they have all failed. Is there a legit option for this? Something from MS? Or am I just out of luck when choosing from the 1000's of "vga to hdmi" adapters from...
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    Strange Desktop glitches w/3090

    Venturi - The glitch issues went away with a driver update (using DDU). So I had pretty much given up as I was under pressure to deliver some assets. After it was finished I went back to looking into the issue. I got the new PSU and set up my other machine with the 3090 and it ran fine. While...
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    Unreal Engine 5 Feature Showcase

    If you have any kind of coding experience (HTML does not count, sorry) I would say C of course. If you have zero coding experience, you can still start with Blueprints to see what you want to do visually, then start replacing that functionality with C.
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    GDC 2022 - Unity tech demo "Enemies"

    For me it's the hands that bug me about the character (reminds me of Seinfeld Manhands :P). Hair, the cloth and look of the environment not at all. Mouth/tongue interactions will always look odd. Even in off-line rendered films. Not sure if there is a game production that is going for this...
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    Returnal (PS5)

    If anyone wants to add me, send me a message. Played with a n00b, it was still a fun.
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    GDC 2022 - Unity tech demo "Enemies"

    For those who like to keep up with these things. In terms of what is visibly displayed, I find this more impressive than the Matrix or Valley of the Ancients demo by Epic Games. This character looks damn near photo-real. Other than a few issues on the skin and lighting, I like this more than...
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    Returnal (PS5)

    My stomach just went crazy..
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    Horizon Forbidden West

    I should get my copy Friday (JPN release date). The game looks amazeballs. PC version for sure is on the way, but not waiting on it, and other than framerate and a few touches here and there, not worth the wait (this time).
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    Strange Desktop glitches w/3090

    This is the most messed up thing ever... On a backup PSU. Been gaming, running UE5 and 3DS Max since Sunday. Games are at max settings and keeping the room nice and warm. Installed Sifu Thursday night and started playing... Crashed to desktop. No clue why it crashed all of a sudden. Started...
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    Strange Desktop glitches w/3090

    RM850x.
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    Strange Desktop glitches w/3090

    I spent the week cleaning my workspace to look for the other 8pin for PCIe for the 750w. Found it and restarted the tests. 850w PS crashed on both the 980ti and the 3090. Peak power is about 350w~351w. The app would crash, logs only peaked at 352w. Once I got a BSOD, but this is rare. Moved to...
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    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    Ran another test. Temps are not 85c anymore... https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/71462095
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    Strange Desktop glitches w/3090

    Been digging into this all weekend with the 980ti... Swapped to a 750w psu. Traced one crash to PhysX. No crashes on Wolfenstine. Moved to swap the GPU to the 3090 (DDU drivers). While swapping the cards, the 750w was missing a 8 pin (had an 8pin and a 6 pin only), so I looked into the box and...
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    Strange Desktop glitches w/3090

    Updating this as I did more tests that make me feel it is not a GPU issue, but acts like a GPU issue. So I did tests (memtest, Win10Mem test, underclocked as noko mentioned, tried another system) and nothing came up, so I held on to the card as it was acting normal. Just recently I played...
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    NZXT - Customer Service and Reactions

    I just finished a new build and the best case (size and layout) available to me was NZXT. NZXT has some nice PC cases even with a few issues with threaded holes. So my case had a fan die within a couple months and I wanted a replacement. Anyone who's ever bought a product outside of Japan (or...
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    I think when I went from a built in ATI card with 16MB to a Ti4400, that blew my mind (Along with Unreal). Since then I have been nVidia only.
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    For the purpose of insurance claim, does a PC game has depreciate value?

    I got robbed in like 2002 ish of my entire game collection. The insurance company offered to pay me out for the hardware and software, which was about $600 (the cost for them to replace), or replace every freakin' game on the list. And replace every game and system they did. Minus a couple of...
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    Returnal (PS5)

    Ok, I got the "True" ending. I have questions. Gonna have to read some websites about peoples opinions about what they think it all means. I grasp the basics, but this stuff seems over my head. But this wraps up all the PS5 exclusives I wanted to play.
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    Returnal (PS5)

    Well first: There is no easy or normal. And once you know the games mechanics, it is actually quite easy, the mistakes that are made are usually fair (Unless you count those damn drones with the rockets from the 3rd biome) Controls: I set up auto-aim for this game. First time ever to use...
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    Returnal (PS5)

    Finished the game in the wee hours of the morning at like 0300. This is the first game in a long time I want to play again and get the "True" ending. My new favorite weapon is the Electropylon Driver. Every freakin' boss melts when you get it going and you use it well. It's way OP... with a...
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    Returnal (PS5)

    I just started this game about two weeks ago. I must say it is a grinders dream. I think I didn't get the hang of it till about 12~15 hours in and I still hadn't gotten to the first boss. I wasn't really paying attention and didn't understand the systems. Running and gunning is not the way to...
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    Strange Desktop glitches w/3090

    Thanks, I did some tests when I got home, it's a card issue. It starts to glitch out after running to 50c. RMA time. Hopefully they can do an exchange, if not I can run my 980ti again while waiting. Thank you both again.
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    Strange Desktop glitches w/3090

    I lately (before the driver and after the recent update) I have been getting this strange glitch on the desktop background. It only affects the background so I won't know until I close an application or window. The glitch is not consistent, because I can go a day or so and not see it, but when...
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    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    Thanks guys, I ran Afterbuner, changed my fan profiles, and kept the temps about 73c. This is about as good as it's gonna get till I finish my house, where there will be plenty of AC. I just need to get through one more summer in Kansai and I will be OK. Right now I am in an apartment and don't...
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    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    Ran the test on my other PC: http://www.3dmark.com/spy/22463426 It's just hot af in this room due to no AC I am sure.
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    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    I'll take a look at the temps right now. Thanks everyone :) My ambient temp in this room is 33~35c. I have no AC.
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    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    Here is mine: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/65379899
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    Unreal Engine 5 Feature Showcase

    My fans kicked on.. my room is now toasty. I made this video to sum up my experience.
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    Unreal Engine 5 Feature Showcase

    Just started downloading the Valley of the Ancient demo/sample. It is not a game and clocks in at 98GB. Those day-one patches are gonna be killer...
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    Unreal Engine 5 Feature Showcase

    UE4 has built in LOD system. It works. But if it mangles up an asset, that is when you will need to manually make one. But I am sure it will work for 95% of the cases, specially level stuff. Marketplace assets are a gamble I am sure.
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    Unreal Engine 5 Feature Showcase

    Making LOD's is trivial for modern games with tools like Simpolygon integrated into the engine pipeline as a pre-process at object import. It's very rare I have to make an LOD, and it's usually a fast (annoying) process. Most of my time is spent on initial high poly. Until I go through the...
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