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  1. djoye

    God of War: Ragnarök

    Aside from it basically being a continuation of the last game, I'm enjoying how the game accommodates us lazier gamers. I chose the default/middle difficulty and I've noticed that the bigger fights have checkpoints. Die at a certain point in the fight? Start with full health from the last fight...
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    EAX emulation without a Sound Blaster card is here

    It has actually been a while, but you can now play most (all?) EAX-based games with a combination of OpenAL Soft and DSOAL without a Sound Blaster card. Relevant sites: -- <- DSOAL's...
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    God of War: Ragnarök

    That's some excellent marketing right there. I must resist the urge to buy, but maybe it's worth it. I snagged a PS5 on launch day and then played Forbidden West ASAP... before all of the nice patches, but it looks like Ragnarok has all of those display options on launch. If you buy a PS game...
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    Fallout 4

    I only use FO4SE to run a mod that fixes physics over 60FPS. I'll be surprised if they fix that on PC without just capping the framerate at 60FPS.
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    Resident Evil 4 (remake)

    I'm hoping they've maintained the melee goodness because I don't remember seeing any sweet roundhouse kicks in the trailer. Somewhere between RE4 and RE6 I remember having to abandon ammo because I kept using melee and knife after stunning enemies with a leg or headshot.
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    Is Windows 22H2 officially released already?

    I'm showing 5.4 seconds, my last boot was from being powered down. I don't think my boot speed decreased after 22H2. I did "upgrade" to Windows 11 22H2 from a USB key built using the MS ISO tool. Not a clean install, just didn't want to wait for the update to be pushed through Windows Update...
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    Who come up with this: Shaving CD?

    It's already cold there, those particles aren't escaping anywhere!
  8. djoye

    Overwatch 2 - Official Thread

    I really have to wait in a queue just to get to the title screen? Is there no longer offline training with bots or was that actually online? I did get upgraded from owning OW1 if that matters, but this is pretty dumb.
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    Possible Major Issue with Windows 11 22H2

    +1 for something with Credential Guard.
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    Windows 11 HDR Calibration App

    I guess I haven't played Resident Evil 8 in a long time, because I played yesterday and noticed something wrong with the HDR calibration in the game. I thought that maybe it was affected by this calibration tool, but it looks like it's affected by Auto HDR. RE8 first launches some intro videos...
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    Windows 11 HDR Calibration App

    Wow, this makes HDR usable on the Windows UI. The UI is no longer washed out with HDR enabled.
  12. djoye

    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I'm skeptical of the RTX 40's supposed performance improvement over the 30. Is that theoretical improvement with DLSS 3 or is that real raw power? Can't wait to see real benchmarks. I could probably do a 4080 16GB, but I should try to resist.
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    WSUS Windows Update Downloading stuck at 0% - My Solution

    I'm posting this here because the items I find in a Google search are often related to resetting Windows Update on the workstation/client side, but this was a WSUS server issue. I had a couple Windows updates stuck in the downloading phase at 0%. After having trashed...
  14. djoye

    HTPC - no more?

    Small devices have certainly caught up. I bought a Shield (2019 model I assume, small cylindrical version) and it has been capable of streaming 4K Blu-ray rips over my wired network, Dolby Vision/HDR, Atmos, etc., it's nice and it's small enough to tuck away with the wires so it doesn't take up...
  15. djoye - Newegg's new GPU-only site

    Make Newegg eat it. Weren't they basically forcing people to buy extra items to get a GPU during the supply issues?
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    Are all software platforms going to cloud?

    The future is cloud-only services and subscript-based licensing. This probably lets them charge you a large sum of money without breaking down what you're actually buying.
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    Horizon Forbidden West

    VRR seems to be working nicely. I only played a little bit in each mode and even the 30FPS resolution mode will use VRR appearing to run smoother than pre-VRR, however, I've been playing Breath of the Wild on Switch, so anything that can hold a solid 30FPS is currently impressive to me.
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    Good experience with NZXT pre-built

    The PSU is definitely something I didn't look at because it was nested down there hidden away, so I don't know what it is, however, no proprietary connections on the PSU or motherboard. Next time I'm at the in-laws' I'll have to remember to look at the PSU. I'm just thrilled that everything can...
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    Good experience with NZXT pre-built

    My niece wanted a gaming PC and specified a budget ($1500), I didn't want to even think about or have to deal parts availability, so I considered pre-built. I remembered either JayZTwoCents or LinusTechTips mentioning that NZXT did well with their pre-builts. I referred my niece to NZXT's...
  20. djoye

    Wired Controller for PS5?

    I've had a PS5 since launch and it's super quiet. I'm guessing you might have been traumatized by a PS4; I had a PS4 Pro and its fans would cause it to resonate with the shelf it was on; I could hear it over loud audio. I have not played a disc-based game on PS5, so I can't speak for noise from...
  21. djoye

    Dying Light 2

    I've been enjoying this. I wouldn't say that the graphics are awesome, but I'm mostly impressed with the lighting and shadows. RTX3090 at 1440p, DLSS balanced with everything cranked and I'm probably getting around 90 FPS with rare dips. I took the screenshot below because the lighting feels...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    Based on this video it sounds like there's some internal conflict at Samsung regarding their own branded QD-OLED displays.
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    Horizon Forbidden West

    It's a small required part. There's no underwater combat that I know of, you have to hide to avoid confrontation, but I don't think you can defend yourself under water. I didn't find it frustrating.
  24. djoye

    Alan Wake Remastered

    LOL. I can't wait to forget that Alan Wake 2 was released until someone bumps the thread from a year after its release on the Epic store.
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    I'm interested in the TX-RZ50 or the TX-NR7100, but I like Audyssey Dynamic EQ since it adjusts the EQ settings for the volume level you're listening at. With Dynamic EQ disabled, you basically have to crank the AVR to max to get the full effect. I've read that DIRAC doesn't have a similar...
  26. djoye

    Official PS5 Thread

    There was a Ratchet & Clank update yesterday that appears to have greatly improved the game's VRR performance. I initially played Rift Apart in the 30FPS fidelity mode on a 60Hz TV and the performance was consistent. I now have a 120Hz TV* and I thought that the 120Hz/40FPS mode felt strange in...
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    HDMI 2.1 AVR Recommendations (2021)

    Do you all have any sources for AV receiver news? Seems that Onkyo is still the only one with a 2.1 AVR with more than one proper HDMI 2.1 input on it, surely Denon has something in the works but I'm not seeing any news on what Denon has for 2022. I'm looking for a 9-channel AVR with at least...
  28. djoye

    Help with an older Creative SB X-Fi on Win10

    I've surprisingly not had much resistance from my X-Fi after all these years. When you do a Windows feature update or upgrade (ex: 10 -> 11), you typically have to reinstall the driver packs or you'll lose the EAX functionality (ALchemy won't do its job). However... EAX is now, or is in the...
  29. djoye

    Amnesia: Rebirth

    I'm glad this is free because I can't justify buying scary games I won't play. I'm stuck in that stupid submarine on SOMA.
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    Does HDR impact FPS?

    HDR is fine in Windows with games, press Windows key + ALT + B to enable HDR when you want to play games or watch HDR content, press it again to disable HDR when you want to use basic GUI stuff. Some games will auto-enable HDR, but apparently HDR in an operating system is more complicated than...
  31. djoye

    Horizon Forbidden West

    I finished this in 81 hours on the default difficulty level. I think I got almost everything, but I skipped the arenas and hunting lodges. I enjoyed the story and gameplay, I'll probably buy the DLC (assuming that'll be a thing). I think Aloy comes off as being too nice, .
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    Horizon Forbidden West

    Yeah, those can be used for trading. I sold a friggin pristine skull before and found out it was required to buy something else, I've since stopped selling anything other than statues, jewelry/watches, keys('chimes'), and those electronic eye things. I'm sitting on tons of stuff and I haven't...
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    Horizon Forbidden West

    That crosses my mind often. I understand them not wanting you to skip critical information, but when I'm on mission #199 of X person ran off into machine territory, please retrieve them while fighting Y large machine(s), I think I can afford to speed read and skip some of the dialog. Saw your...
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    Horizon Forbidden West

    I'm definitely beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed by the number of side quests and additional tasks I've accumulated. I'm at a point where I need to head to the coast for the main story, but I want to cleanup side quests, so I'm going to head back east and then sweep to the west because I think...
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    Horizon Forbidden West

    This is funny and welcomed. I could also do with not being reminded of certain gameplay tips when I'm 20+ hours in. Yes, I know I can swipe up to view the full HUD.
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    Horizon Forbidden West

    Are you playing on a harder difficulty? I just gained access to the western area (past the DMZ), but I went back into the DMZ to cleanup because I always end up over-powered when I do that. I'm on the default difficulty and they're not joking around; the amount of tail whipping enemies is too...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    My Samsung C32HG70 is dying (vertical line issue with cold starts), I'd hate to buy another Samsung product, but if Dell is covering it for 4-5 years, I might spring for this. I'm trying to understand its HDR spec "True Black 400". According to VESA, that's peak luminance of 400 cd/m^2, which...
  38. djoye

    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)

    Not at all. It's a 2018 Hisense 58" 4K, it was $300 and has the bare minimum HDR capability (not much). If this is regarding my PC@100FPS comment, I use a 144Hz monitor there.
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    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)

    Completed this today. For a game that has various tethers and some faster-paced action sequences, I screwed up some, but I was never in a situation where I kept dying or felt like they required extreme precision to get past certain areas. The only part I found frustrating was flying Trudy, a...
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    Horizon Forbidden West

    I've been playing in resolution mode with default settings (motion blur still enabled, etc.). I tweaked the brightness a bit, but I have difficulty seeing things in the environment, like everything is too bright. I can tolerate the 30FPS, it appears to be consistent, but I might try the...