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121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What to look forward to in 2015 on: January 24, 2015, 04:17:20 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 24, 2015, 02:00:14 AM

I'm making a concerted effort to buy fewer games in 2015. I'm not so much concerned about the money as I am finishing the things I start. I'm really bad about jumping from hobby to hobby, project to project, game to game, and one of my 2015 resolutions was to be more focused. Not even counting most of my insane Steam backlog, I'm sitting on $200-$300 worth of unfinished games. That's unacceptable.

I tried that. But it didn't end up taking.

But for close to six months I bought very few games and if I did they had to be a super deal.

That all went out the window in the last few months and particularly in the last few weeks were I went crazy buying stuff from GMG due to all their pre-order deals. Yeah, I gotta get control of this too. :/
122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Windows 10 - Xbox One features on: January 22, 2015, 05:29:56 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 21, 2015, 10:46:12 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 21, 2015, 07:31:28 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 21, 2015, 07:23:36 PM

Anyway, Holo-Lens is pretty intriguing

Yeah, looks cool, but if you want to talk about things screaming "Milo" BS, look no further... smile

Wired hands on

Kinda surprised it worked as well as they seemed to indicate in the demo video.

So as I gather the entire thing is done Kinect type camera(s)? Kinda trying to figure out how this would work in an actual home setting. If you need mainly bare walls, a clean room, and few obstructions.

Would be neat if this catches on though and gets really good. Could really transform the way your house looks when using the tech.
123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GoG: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter on: January 21, 2015, 01:37:53 AM
No. They're not updated like that.

They run through an emulator (DOSBox) so you can run the games on the modern machines. The games look, play, and sound like they did back in the day. The benefit with GoG is they've done any tweaking that needs to be done in DOSBox. So you just download, install, and play.

That said, for a lot of popular games, there are various mods you can use. These can be adding additional screen resolutions (or widescreen support), updated graphics, or whatever. But you typically have to download those separately. The GoG community is very good at pointing out the worthwhile mods to get, where to get them, and how to install them if there is any complicated method involved. You can typically see what mods are available by just going to the GoG community forum for the game. The mod information is usually a sticky for the thread.

It looks like GoG has implemented this 30-day back money guarantee. I've never tried using it but there's that too if you find the games are just too old school.
124  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Good 5.1 or 7.1 Headset (w/mic)? on: January 19, 2015, 09:59:00 PM
Ended up picking up the Logitech G430 in the end. Was close to getting the Astro A40 when I found out you need an optical cable hookup. Well I don't have one for my on-board sound and would have to purchase a sound card - so with the extra cost and trouble I was out.

The G430's were $60 at Best Buy and they had a demo setup for that headset. They were comfortable and the simulated 7.1 sound wasn't too bad. After using them for a few days I like them. They sound good, people said they can hear my clear via the mic, and the 7.1 works decently enough.

The major problem I have with them is the comfort level. Initially the headphones are fantastic comfort. They fit over the ear and the pads are very soft. The problem is the memory foam on the headpiece. After about an hour your head hurts. I'm hoping its goes away after I break in the set more but its a concern.

For $60 its a pretty decent deal.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/20) on: January 19, 2015, 09:50:50 PM
GMG had a decent VIP deal on Resident Evil. So picked that up - along with a few other VIP and 23% off games. Think I'm set for the near future big releases.
126  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Good 5.1 or 7.1 Headset (w/mic)? on: January 13, 2015, 07:16:36 PM
Yeah, I did see that the other day and considered the Tiamat but the reviews were somewhat iffy and I may want to pony up for a higher quality headset. I do like the rubbery mic and magnetic foam earpieces though.
127  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Good 5.1 or 7.1 Headset (w/mic)? on: January 13, 2015, 07:01:14 PM
Still mulling this over. For the high-end headphones do you need a dedicated sound card or will the on-board sound suffice? I know my motherboard has 5.1 and 7.1 support. Would I really notice a difference or is it possible that the on-board based sound cards don't offer full 5.1/7.1 support?

Additionally I saw a mini-review for a 7.1 headset where the person had a bunch of sound cables to hook up for the 7.1 sound. If you just hook up via USB that would suffice right? I wouldn't need to connect to all the 5.1 audio ports in the back of my machine in addition to that?

Another question is how is the game support for 7.1 sound? I know a few games I have do support that but really haven't looked closely at all the audio options for all my games since I didn't have to in the past. I'm guessing 7.1 is pretty much going to be supported by any AAA games going forward but looking for some real-world experiences of what support is being offered.

128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: January 03, 2015, 04:22:42 AM
Yeah I opened up all the secret islands with the axe. But can't get past the doors without having the 10 stars. I do love those audio logs so will probably go back and give the stars another try.
129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 01/02/15 on: January 03, 2015, 04:20:54 AM
Finished up Talos Principle so technically I should go back to Dragon Age.

But did an impulse buys on Valkyria Chronicles and Lord of Xulima. Played a bit of both and want to play them for different reasons.

Valkyria Chronicles is, I think, a PS3 port of a hybrid action/turn-based strategy game set in an alternate WW-II style universe. The presentation is pretty fantastic (heavy story elements) and the strategy is actually pretty decent too. Reminds me a bit of a 3rd-person Advanced Wars strategy game.

Lords of Xulima is a RPG throwback. Looks similar to Divinity: OS but plays more like the old Ultima games mixed with turn-based combat where you put your heavies on the front line and squishies on the back.

The start of the game is punishing as you don't have a lot of gold and monsters are pretty tough - just like old school RPGs. I'm enjoying nostalgic trip in this one but man I should really finish Dragon Age first as its supposed to be 40 hours long.
130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: January 03, 2015, 02:36:23 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on January 02, 2015, 05:25:53 PM

Curious, which ending did you get?

Spoiler for Hiden:
I went the tower route. And not sure if it mattered but was able to trap Samsara behind a force field at one point. But at the end I loaded in the Milton Program, he played coy for a bit, then got angry at me. So I basically said "screw you" and logged off. The ending basically had me powering up and the Talos program shutting down (imagine that's standard). I then just walked out of the facility which was a dam. And then during the credits it showed a look out to a city in the distance that was in ruins.

So probably wasn't one of the more interesting endings but happy with what it was.

For the gold star, that makes sense about getting in to the area with the fan. I might have figured that one out. But don't think I would have figured out the laser staff. I was sure it had to be hidden around the level somewhere (which is large) so probably would have just kept looking till I get too frustrated.  But at that point I was really torn between wanting to see the ending and getting a 10th star. Seeing the ending won out after getting frustrated trying to get another star.

Are the "rewards" worth it for the 10 stars? It looks like I can go back to an earlier save and get all those.

I also saw a sword in the stone I really wanted to get but couldn't figure that one out either. I thought I had it too, as I got the blue laser in to the puzzle room, but it didn't seem to do anything.
131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: January 02, 2015, 03:36:52 AM
Awesome game. Beginning to end.

That last section of the game was just great. And more than happy with the ending I got.

I'll have to go back and get all those gold stars. I ended up getting 9 by the end, which wasn't enough for using them anywhere (need 10). Tried so hard to get a 10th one at the end but couldn't figure out how to get them. Either the gold stars left me stumped, or I kinda figured out what I needed to do but was unable to locate all the pieces. The gold star on top of the Egyptian monument was one I tried figuring out forever. I figured out how to get the beam I needed. And I saw the fan I needed but was unable to figure out how to get in there to get it. And then I also needed one of the crystal staffs for the beam but no clue of where that was located.

In any case I finished at 22hrs. Enjoyed the entire 22 hours. One of the top games I've played in 2014 and I'm sure I'm going to remember this one with fondness in a decade looking back at great game experiences.
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: December 29, 2014, 01:37:13 AM
Watched Oculus last night. Was surprised at how good a horror film it was. Like the idea of smart people trying to outwit a ghost but the ghost being just as smart.

Also recently watched Helix. Although I liked it initially it fell apart pretty quickly for me. I did stick with the entire season, and would likely watch the second season, but it wouldn't be a top pick show.

Also been watching some of the ESPN 30 for 30 films. Started with 30 for 30: No Mas - which went over the Roberto Duran / Sugar Ray Leonard rivalry. I had recalled some of it growing up so this brought it back. A really good complete look what happened then and gets both their thoughts on what they think now. 30 for 30: Big Shot was another pretty interesting one I had no memory of, where a fraud ends up buying the NY Islanders. Totally crazy story. And most recently watched the 30 for 30: The Price of Gold, which was the Tonya Harding / Nancy Nancy Kerrigan figure skating rivalry (or hit on Nancy I guess). Crazy stuff but was another good one for a trip down memory lane.
133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: December 29, 2014, 01:21:30 AM
15 hours in and still loving it. This game has really run me through a bit of an emotional gauntlet. Initially just feeling a sense of wonder at the game world and the mystery of piecing together what the heck is going on. Then as the pieces start filling in and the story becomes clearer I get all these conflicting feelings of melancholy but hope as well. It's really a very sad story but damn if there isn't a lot of heroism and joy to go with it. Then all that packed together with the frustration of solving the puzzles along with euphoria when figuring out the most difficult ones.

So this game has really done a fantastic job at running me through an emotional gauntlet.

All that and unexpected philosophical discussions, which are a lot more fun than I thought they could be.

Still undecided on which path I'm going to ultimately follow. And damn if I can figure out how to get those gold stars. I've only managed to get 4. And I've spent a significant amount of time trying to figure out how to get the others without any luck. So far those are the only puzzles that have had me completely stumped. I've managed everything else I've run in to without looking at a single scrap of help.

Oh well, back to the game, have to collect a crap load of red bricks for floor 5.
134  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Buying a new computer on: December 27, 2014, 10:34:49 PM
I'd also recommend spending a bit more for the Nvidia card over the AMD. I've had both over the years and NVidia cards have more to offer. Particularly now where you get stuff like full featured PhysX effects, adaptive sync (which I love), HBAO+ and TXAA which run natively, and most recently Upscaled resolutions which works with no fuss or muss.
135  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam - Christmas Sale - Sale Unannounced on Home page on: December 27, 2014, 10:22:50 PM
Will also mention Pinball Arcade seasons 1 and 2 are 50% off during the sale - $14.99 for each season. This is the most they've been off at any point.

Highly recommend trying out Season 1 if you have any pinball interest. S2 is a mixed bag but there's a few nuggets in there. Season 1 has 21 tables and Season 2 has 19 tables.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 12/26/14 on: December 27, 2014, 10:14:19 PM
Stopped playing Dragon Age in favor of The Talos Principle. This game is just a great puzzler with a loads of atmosphere and a mystery of figuring out what the heck is going on. It's similar in vein to Portal and has the same wonder of exploration and figuring things out on your own that the series has. 7 hours in playing the last two days and must complete this by Monday or its going to be really hard going in to the office.
137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Talos Principle on: December 26, 2014, 09:26:59 PM
Wow, this is a great game. It's making me feel that sense of wonder and discovery that Portal gave me when I initially played it. There's enough in the audio cues, visual changes, emails, and QR Codes to keep you wondering what's going on. The soundtrack for this game is perfect and just oozes the sense of being on some type of ethereal plane. Totally engrossed in what's going on to the point where I was a bit hesitant at entering the tower I was warned about. The puzzles ramp up nicely and am at the point where they're getting more complex but don't feel like I'm out of my depth, and still feel a great sense of accomplishment for completing them.

I've come across a few holograms too. Are those recordings of other players - they certainly move like other players? I also created my first QR Code. Do other people see those or is this all self-contained?

In any case if you liked Portal, Stanley Parable or any of those types of exploration/puzzle games then this is one to get too.
138  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: December 24, 2014, 06:37:49 PM
The last two years I haven't been buying as much from the sales. Mainly as I've bought the stuff previously in the regular ongoing sales they have. But some of the stuff I recently purchased (Borderlands Prequel, Assassins Creed Unity, Telltales Game of Thrones) had some pretty decent sale prices during this sale. I probably only got 10-20% discounts on those games when I initially purchased.

I've also seen quite a few on things on sale I've almost bit on because the prices were really decent (ex. Age of Wonders 3, Grim Dawn, Spintires) but just didn't buy since I know I wouldn't have time to play.

Dunno. To me it seems like a decent sale as usual. Just that I have most of the stuff already or don't have time to play anything else so I pass on them.
139  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Good 5.1 or 7.1 Headset (w/mic)? on: December 21, 2014, 01:42:22 AM
Around $200 is probably my max. If $250 ones are just totally awesome then would consider.
140  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Good 5.1 or 7.1 Headset (w/mic)? on: December 20, 2014, 10:22:21 PM
My old Sennheiser 280 Pro headset is getting a bit long in the tooth. Rather than re-purchasing that I'm eyeing the 5.1 and 7.1 Headsets for something a bit more up to date. What's a good one with a mic I should consider?
141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cinemaware Anthology on: December 18, 2014, 09:02:29 PM

Quote from: Crawley on November 25, 2014, 01:24:29 AM

Quote from: frost on November 25, 2014, 01:20:02 AM

it does not look like their rocket ranger kickstarter is doing very well.  it's been pretty stagnant for a bit, and that's with their goal being pretty low

Yup, I put in for it but don't sense its going to make it.

On the potential bright side the original Wings! kickstarter didn't make it either. They re-worked a few things, put a lower price point on it, and did a new Kickstarter that reached its goal. So may happen here too.

Was surprised to learn that the Kickstarter squeaked by and was successful. Looking forward to the updated game. Hoping they'll think of doing It Came from the Desert or one of the TV Sports games in the next round.
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 18, 2014, 05:16:52 AM
Yeah, its still difficult to tell who to believe but with what we've been given still leaning heavily on Jay. But its such a great true crime story to follow in this manner.

Thing I'll miss most at the end of the season though is the little recap music with the piano at the start of each episode. How can that be so catchy for just a little nothing tune?
143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Day of the Tentacle Special Edition on: December 07, 2014, 03:29:44 AM
Awesome. Been forever since I played it.
144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PC/Ps4] The Crew on: December 06, 2014, 04:32:30 AM
Make sure to update your drivers. The thread won't crash and you'll be able to view posts at 60 fps.
145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 03, 2014, 04:00:10 AM
Put a few hours in to Game of Thrones. It's very classy. Great writing, very good characters, and I like the look of it which has a bit of a water color style going on. I was impressed with what Telltale did with Borderlands, keeping the game fresh with a lot of locations, but this one trumps that.

I also have to say that I actually got nervous when

Spoiler for Hiden:
Cersei was questioning me.

They really got the flavor of GOT just right in this one.
146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 03, 2014, 03:55:36 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on December 02, 2014, 08:44:58 PM

Quote from: Destructor on December 02, 2014, 07:32:06 PM

I bought Dragon Age: Inquisition for way too little (yay for making Origin think that I'm in Mexico instead of the US by using a proxy, thus saving $25 on the 'digital collectors edition'), so I'm off playing that. I'd wish they'd patch it though - the 'cinema scenes' look so jumpy and low FPS.

In the short term, that is fixable with a quick command line switch.  The only known side effects are that you have to add the command line *after* you've finished creating your character, and you'll have to remove it before playing any multiplayer.

-Autistic Angel

Unfortunately it doesn't completely fix the issue. It's still bad enough that I've given up playing till the patch come out.  icon_frown

The only good news about that is it's given me time to play other games.
147  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Marvel Unlimited - 75 cents for 1 month (new/returning users) on: December 01, 2014, 06:30:22 PM
Marvel Unlimited is having a Cyber Monday deal where you can get 1 month of the service for 75 cents with promo code: MARVEL75

This is only for new users or returning users.

For those that don't know this is like Netflix for Marvel comics. Basically have a huge library of comics you can either read on your computer or mobile devices.

I've had Marvel Unlimited for two years (?) now and have really gotten my moneys worth. It was perfect for me since I had stopped reading comics back in the late 80s. This was a great way to revisit some of those old comics and get caught up on the various series.

I basically use the iOS app 100% of the time now. The app has seen improvements since it first came out but even with the improvements its bare bones basic. The thing is it still gets the job done. You can build a library of comics you want to read, download comics for offline mode (think up to 12?), and read them.

They recently added one of the best features to the device which is the Discovery feature. On this tab they highlight various super heroes/villains and Marvel events. So one of them they're highlighting at this time is Ultron. If you select that you're presented with a page showing various key issues with Ultron, along with a nice paragraph or two for each issue talking about it and the history behind it. You read the text, select the issue displayed, and you're reading it. It's a great way to get familiar with the characters and get caught up.

But the absolute best thing on the Discovery page is the Marvel events. For the events they sort everything for you in a suggested reading order. So for instance they have the Civil War event is 97 issues total. But of course the story plays out in various super hero issues (Spider Man, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, She Hulk, etc). It's all organized so you're reading the right issues in the order you should. It's absolutely fantastic.

Previous to this you could see all the comics in a particular event but they were not ordered. So you had to find a suggested reading list on the internet, then navigate through those 97 issues trying to find the next issue to read. It was a pain and when I initially tried to read Civil War like this I gave up after a few issues.

They only have a few events on the Discovery page now but can't wait to dive in to each of them.

One caveat is that there are gaps in various series. The gaps are not as big as when I first joined but they are still there. Marvel does a great job at updating content each week so the gaps are shrinking. And the content, while not immediately current, is pretty recent. They have all the Age of Ultron issues up, which is pretty recent, and I see they're adding some Original Sin issues in now. 

I do the annual subscription, which is $70, rather than the monthly ($9.99) I've always felt I've made my moneys worth. With individual online issues on sale for $1.99-$2.99 it doesn't take much to get back what you put in. So highly recommend checking it out for 75 cents if you're even a little bit interested.
148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 28, 2014, 02:04:52 PM
Ha! That was the scene too. So maybe it's just that particular scene.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4/XB1/PC] Assassin's Creed Unity on: November 28, 2014, 05:17:16 AM
Played a bit on the PC with patch 3. Performance does seem a bit better but nothing earth shattering. I did have a funny moment during a cut sequence where I was talking with Napoleon in a cut sequence when all of a sudden a random npc from the street appeared in the room. He was gesturing and making some comments towards me. But we didn't pay him any heed.

Was kinda a funny glitch but I hope it doesn't happen more.
150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Pinball FX2 on: November 28, 2014, 02:59:55 AM
That's a pretty damn good deal.
151  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / What to get for 3DS on: November 27, 2014, 08:43:19 PM
So I did a bit of an impulse buy and purchased the 3DS XL from Walmart for $150. Thing is I haven't been keeping up too much with the 3DS so not sure what are the must have games.

I am eyeing the following though:

Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Bravely Default
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Are there other stand out 3DS games I should consider? How about accessories?
152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tales from the Borderlands on: November 26, 2014, 04:19:28 AM
Haven't finished the initial episode yet but I do have to mention this is the best looking Telltale game I've played. There's definitely an extra coat of polish on the graphics and all the 3D elements. They also did a great job at adding a lot of different areas. So you don't feel like your sticking around the same place. The problem is most of what I've "played" so far has been choosing dialogue and quick-time events. Really only had time to walk around three times and it was very brief. And 0 puzzles to solve so far.

No huge laugh out loud moments but I've laughed a bit here and there. The story seems ok but nothing great yet. It does seem like its taking its time with introducing the main characters to the player, which is fine given the episodic format.

153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cinemaware Anthology on: November 25, 2014, 01:24:29 AM

Quote from: frost on November 25, 2014, 01:20:02 AM

it does not look like their rocket ranger kickstarter is doing very well.  it's been pretty stagnant for a bit, and that's with their goal being pretty low

Yup, I put in for it but don't sense its going to make it.

On the potential bright side the original Wings! kickstarter didn't make it either. They re-worked a few things, put a lower price point on it, and did a new Kickstarter that reached its goal. So may happen here too.
154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 22, 2014, 04:45:53 PM

Quote from: Scoop20906 on November 20, 2014, 09:48:33 PM

[INFO] PC Community Concerns [ New ]
‎11-19-2014 03:18 PM - last edited on ‎11-20-2014 03:05 AM by  Community Manager   EA_Nils

With the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, we've been hearing a number of concerns from members of our PC community, including:

Driver support
Hitching and frame rate issues in cutscenes
Feedback on keyboard and mouse controls
General user interface optimizations for PC

We've been following these issues closely and are looking into them.

Player experience is a top priority for us. Our goal is to address as many of these as possible in our upcoming patches, including some in our next patch, which is underway. We’ll release further details in the coming days and will continue to monitor your concerns.

Your feedback is important to us, and we appreciate your contribution to making Dragon Age: Inquisition a better overall experience.

Hopefully the fix for the cut-sequences issue comes out soonish. I've stopped playing the game and gone back to AC: Unity in the mien time.

My wife downloaded the game on her computer, which has an AMD 7870, and the cut sequences run flawlessly. So certainly seems like an nVidia specific issue.
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 19, 2014, 06:22:35 PM
I didn't notice an improvement in the outdoor sections with the latest update either but those seemed to run fine before on Ultra (this is on a 780).

One thing I did note is with the 60fps cut-sequence workaround was if I try to use sync (v-sync or adaptive) those cut sequences get really choppy again. Hopefully they can fix the issue soon. Those cut sequences look great and to see the stuttering, or jerky animation is disappointing.
156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 18, 2014, 11:47:45 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 18, 2014, 11:03:01 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on November 18, 2014, 07:37:09 PM

interesting crawley what res are you at? I play 1680x1050 on ultra with an i7 and a 770 with 2gbram, 8 system ram and it all runs smooth at about 35.

I'm seeing the same thing as Crawley: the gameplay runs flawlessly on my GeForce 780 with the newest drivers, but for some reason the in-engine cutscenes that start the game off are significantly more hitchy.

A quick Google search suggests that the symptom is caused by a framerate cap that's built into the game.  This Reddit user uncovered a command line fix that seems to fix the problem, and at least one Bioware employee has retweeted it as a temporary solution.

Quote from: CommandBen
Origin Method:

Step 1: Boot up Origin

Step 2: Right Click on Dragon Age: Inquisition and select Game Properties

Step 3: Paste

-GameTime.MaxSimFps 60 -GameTime.ForceSimRate 60+

Step 4: Click Ok then Click Play and Enjoy!

The downside is that this desynchronizes the multiplayer component, but I'll just remember to remove the command line when I'm ready to play that.  I'll give this a shot to see how it runs and report back....

-Autistic Angel

Well that helps more in the cut-sequences. They're still not butter smooth like I would expect but better than before.

I am also seeing some oddness with the Benchmark utility. When it starts playing there's no sound. It plays like a 10 second silent scene and at the very end the volume blasts and then I see a black loading screen. It then pops up my FPS count. On Ultra it was showing 44 FPS average. On High 55.4.

Ran the integrity verification and that didn't pick up anything or change things.

So something still odd going on with this game. But I think I'll just play on Ultra and deal with the cut-sequences as they are.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: November 18, 2014, 06:59:01 PM
Two to recommend:

StartUp - Really neat Podcast about a podcaster (Alex Bloomberg) who records the process of him trying to launch a Start Up company. He throws it all out there, the good and the bad, and its very interesting on the process. Each podcast is typically a different subject. He records everything. From the pitch to investors, getting a partner, to naming the company. Each episode is full of golden nuggets of radio time.

The first episode is "How Not to Pitch to a Billionaire" which is just great on its own.

Serial - This one is a lot more serious. It basically looks at a murder case from a decade ago where the person convicted of the murder may not have actually done it. It's very in depth reporting and there's such a good cast of characters, including the convict, where you want to try and figure out just what happened. You spend a lot of time going back and forth between thinking they got the right guy to they totally got the wrong person.

So if you like murder mysteries this is a good show to listen to.
158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you use your tablet on: November 18, 2014, 06:38:06 PM
iPad is 80% used as a comic book (Comixology/Marvel Unlimited apps), 15% TV companion, and 5% portable gaming system when I travel.

Used to be 50/50 (comic/gaming) when I took the train in to work - but now I drive. Only recently have I started using it as a TV companion.
159  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New gaming computer? Where to buy? on: November 18, 2014, 06:31:25 PM
That does sound disappointing, particularly from a high-end PC boutique. With the iBuyPower machine I got I accepted that they didn't connect my second hard drive and one of the USB ports on the top of the machine doesn't always work. From places like Falcon NW/Origin PC/Alienware I would expect perfection and if not very quick resolution.

So I would be curious to hear how it goes once you talk to customer support about it.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/360/XB1/Ps3/Ps4] Dragon Age: Inquisition on: November 18, 2014, 06:20:19 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 18, 2014, 11:35:22 AM

Played a bit this morning and I think I should have went PC instead of XB1..  Noticeable stutters at times, but my main issue is controls.  I probably would have preferred PC instead, but I loathe to install Origin. 

Played it a bit last night on PC and the performance wasn't that great in the cut-sequences. Once I got out of those I was fine. But even with a 780 and 16GB of RAM it was having issues on Ultra.

I did see that there are some new Nvidia drivers out today so will have to see if that fixes some/all of the performance issues.

I do have to say the character models, particularly the faces, are amazing looking.
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