Befallen

I b fallen in Super Cloudbuilt.  It makes me anxious and it’s overstimulating on top of being cell-shaded which I have disliked since the days of JetSetRadio.   This one in particular has a lot of thought put into it and I’m not really giving it the due credit nor time it deserves.  I think some people might really like it.  I think I’m finding a trend of solo games as I explore these new ones.  I picked up my weapon and things started crawling on me so I may need to back of some of the settings a little. An…

New Games

I added a few new games to the library, thanks to some steam sales + lack of impulse control. I missed out on my cart full of songs for Rocksmith – 40% off is the cheapest they ever go and they were on sale this weekend. Just as well as I don’t have the $20 I would have spent on them. However with money being no object in virtual land here are the new additions: – RedOut: holy mackerel this first load is killing me! It’s a 7g install so I can’t imagine why it’s taking this long! There was…

Benchmarking Rumble! The 780ti 3G vs the 980ti 6G — both EVGA Classifies, who will win???

Ok, so we know who will win card on card, but what about in SLI? The extra memory is going to make scaling possible, rendering at much higher resolutions (4k? 5k?) and then scaling down for the display resolution of the monitor. Since my monitor was one of the earlier 120hz ones, I’m stuck with 1920 x 1080 but the 2 780ti in SLI have been MORE than enough, except… in VRAM. I am only now feeling the pinch with the draw distance of GTA V being the first indication. I regularly get upwards of 100fps with games cranked, and…

EBAY: USED 2 x EVGA 780ti Classified – 03G-P4-2888-KR

Yes that’s right, 2 780ti Classified cards by the best video card manufacturer! I’m currently selling the 2 of them in separate options up on ebay. Care to take a look? http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/172004536616? http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/172004540448? 5 and 7 days respectively, please share! ** update 2015.1123 ** Current Status: Both cards are up to about $200 currently — 1 day 1 hour left on one, 3 days on the other:

Upgrade Time

This is a developing article, stay tuned for more details. Current System AMD @ 4.1ghz 4 core, 8 thread, 8G DDR3 Dual Channel 1600 New System Intel i7 @ 3.2ghz (4hz turbo) 4 core, 8 thread, 32 G DDR3 Dual Channel 2400 The video card will stay the same, so lets see how the base bits impact performance!

XBOX 360 PC Wireless Gaming Receiver – Drivers for knockoff

I bought the thing on ebay, exactly like this guy did. Essentially here are the steps: – (optional) I already had it installed because I’m replacing the legit receiver but you can: Install the official software: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/d/xbox-360-wireless-controller-for-windows – Start -> Search for “Device Manager” -> Open it – Find the “Unknown Device” -> right click -> properties – Driver -> Update driver -> Browse my computer -> Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer – Double click “All devices” -> Search for “Microsoft” in the left pane and select it -> Search for “XBox 360…

>Computer and General Stuff

>I know I’m going to regret trying to type something out on this laptop. I always hit the touchpad and sometimes even jump up and delete entire paragraphs if I’m not paying attention. In any case I’m writing this on my laptop because I didn’t include my northbridge (MCP) temp on my monitor when I was overclocking. I had pretty good CPU temps but the northbridge got heated up way too high when the computer decided to come out of sleep for whatever reason and sit there baking in a 90 degree room with no A/C turned on. Once I…

>nVidia PhysX Performance using Batman Arkham Asylum

>PhysX has been added to the PC version of Batman with the v1.1 update. It does not ship with PhysX settings out of the box. Once installed you are provided several options for PhysX – Off, Normal, or High with various card recommendations. The nVidia drivers allow you to change the PhysX settings – turning optimization on or off as well as the ability to choose which card handles the PhysX acceleration. I had thought offloading PhysX from my 2 x 285GTX2G cards working in SLi to the built-in 980a/780a would make things faster: However, after applying the v1.1 w/…

>New SLi Comparison

>I picked up another card to do SLi this weekend. I wanted more, I wanted 2560×1600. I priced out what it would cost me to get a 9800GX2 including the trade-in from EVGA and it was going to be like $350+, so I instead spent $170 for another 8800 GTS – which were getting scarce so I moved on it. I tested using 3D Mark Vantage (for VISTA) as my existing 3D Mark 2006 is not working in VISTAx64 because it says OpenAL32.dll is not present (which it is).I’d rather use 3DMark 06 as it’s a more accurate guage given…

>Raflemaffle

>Graff. I’m finally back online.let me just start with the fact that Virtual Machine 2007 started this… wait… maybe MixMan DM2 started this… yeah… I’ve recently gotten a bit of DJ gear. Nothing special, a turntable, then a mixer with the phono on one side and MP3 player or MiniDisk player on the other, followed by a SB Audigy FAT4L1TY. I’m really craving a way to have samples within easy reach. I have the midi keyboard but that was a bit large for what I wanted – here comes sexy DM2 (for XP). Just assign a sound to each little…

>BitComet

>It’s been a long time since I needed to download something I couldn’t find on a web page, and I guess that’s why I’ve stayed away from Torrents. I am digging through my pile of older games now and after trying Gothic 3 again (yes, it did the same stuttering crap – guess it’s not compatible with the 7950GX2) I tried Aliens VS Predator 2.I had the CD along with the insert that has the serial key. Apparently there is also a disk 2, as I was prompted for it when I got about halfway through the install. I checked…

>Digital Nexus

>I’ve been needing to revamp the whole computer situation, and I think I’ve finally got it all in hand for the main PC: WinXP, WinXP64 on my SATA 3G RAID Striping HDs, and VISTA64 on my single SATA 3G. I’ve got to rebuild the VISTA boot menu to include the older choices, but that’s just a matter of indicating which partition they’re on. The motherboard itself is acting wanky in the main machine. I bought an ASUS Crosshair so I could do dual 16x SLI and it appears to be having some sort of short related to the Clear BIOS…

>SLi x 3

>I think I’m done with computer gaming. I just don’t have the money to do it well. I invested for the monitor – and it’s served me well, but I just can’t believe what NVidia just announced – SLi x 3. I have 3 major problems with this: 1.) Cost – If you want 3 8800 GTX Ultra cards you are spending 3 x $700, that’s $3000 just on video cards. I’ve never been one for building a $5000 PC, and this is hands down the way to do it. 2.) Space – Who has room for 3 oversized, extra…

>New Games

>So I had heard about “S.T.A.L.K.E.R.” a while back and was quite excited by it. I looked it up and wow… it was already out, and had been out since March! That meant it was only $30 now, so I went to go pick it up. It ran like crap, and ran even worse at lower resolutions which shouldn’t happen. Every other time I’d run it I’d get really good frame rates in the rendered intro scene and then it would get better rates in the game but still nothing too good.I was rather disappointed by the whole thing… I…

>All I Want for XMAS

>I know this is impossible, but I wish I could get this for XMAS. The reviews show better performance out of 1 of these 8800 GTS cards then 2 7950GTs in SLI. Plus… this one comes with a free copy of Crysis… and Crysis runs natively under XP64.

>For those with an ATI HDTV Wonder and an NVIDIA video card…

>I just spent this afternoon getting my old PC up and running with XP after 1 of my drives in the Raid 0 array went kablooi. I want a PVR PC, and it’s been a long time coming. I had tried VISTA, then XP MCE after VISTA could only access the Digital tuner side of the card. As it turns out MCE uses the same set of drivers, so MCE could only recognize the digital side of the card as well. So it was back to XP! I got all the updated drivers from ATI, I’ve got the official CD…

>3D Glasses for LCD

>Apparently 3D gaming glasses went byebye with the CRT. I found out after cruizing a bit, my interest sparked by a detail line in the nVidia drivers readme. I had a pair of glasses built into my old GeForce3. It was pretty cool, it could turn any 3D game into 3D. Of course it worked better with some games then others. Sometimes you could tell that they only made a sprite where a 3D shape should be, and that just sent things all askew. I’m sure the technology is about where it used to be, but with my 30″ monitor…