It’s Official: Next Car Game is… Wreckfest.

True to its name — and a wonderful combination of physics and artistry. Tonight I played it with a force feedback wheel and it was amazing. ┬áIt plays wonderfully too, which is more than I can say for Carmageddon but they appear to be holding back so I expect improvements to performance when they roll theirs out. Steam Community: Latest Update (10/02) Announcement

Windows 7 – Don’t Rush It.

Windows 7 – Don’t Rush It. That’s a cautionary statement, a metaphor, and a realization. I had a LOT of issues with this installation and I’m not even at a point where I can benchmark. 3… maybe 4 installations at this point and I think I’ve finally got it. I put in another HD so I could avoid RAID issues and I still run into them. My motherboard has 10 SATA ports 4 on one SATA controller, 6 on nVidia SATA RAID. I avoided trying to bring over the RAID right away, instead having a single HD on the ontroller…

HD Crash

I may be jumping the gun, but there are many many files left to scan so I’ve got to do something. One of my SATA HDs crashed, my first 80Gig Western Digital. It appears the HD is technically OK because S.M.A.R.T. wasn’t triggered but I can’t get anything off it. Normally I just say “oh well” and do without, but this time I really needed to make sure I got all the data off it. My “My Documents” folder happened to be on this particular drive, so there are various cracks, save game files, configuration files, and other bits that…