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Kavawuvi

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About Kavawuvi

  • Birthday 04/10/1995

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Computer Details

  • Name
    Dark Citadel
  • Central Processor
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450M MORTAR
  • Graphics
    MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming 8G
  • Memory
    32 GB [2x 16 GB] G.Skill Ripjaws V Series
  • Storage
    500 GB Samsung 970 EVO
  • Power Supply
    EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3
  • Case
    Fractal Design Node 804
  • Display
    Acer G257HU smidpx 25" 2560x1440 60 Hz
  • Keyboard
    MAX Keyboard Nighthawk X9
  • Mouse
    Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse
  • Operating System
    Ubuntu 18.04.1

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  1. I needed more than four cores, but I had no upgrade path on Z170. The 7700K offers very little my 6700K didn't already have, as I could have just input 42 and 45 into the BIOS for similar results. Therefore, I need a new motherboard. AMD's Ryzen processors have comparable performance to Intel's offerings, but at a far better value, and the motherboards are also a bit cheaper. With Intel, here's what I'm dealing with: Intel Core i7-8700K costs $369.99. MicroATX Z370 boards generally cost around $110 CPU cooler costs $30. Note that reusing my previous cooler is not an option because I still need the older PC. The total price of this is $509.99. With AMD, here's what I got: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 cost me $159.99 MSI B450M Mortar cost me $79.99 No CPU cooler was necessary, because the cooler that comes with AMD Ryzen CPUs are actually not complete garbage. The total price of this was $239.98. I do get slightly worse performance than the Intel Core i7-8700K, but I get significantly better performance than the Intel Core i7-6700K I was using before. I did consider other options from Intel: A locked Intel Core i7-8700 and a cheaper, locked motherboard, dropping the price by around $100 (-$35 for CPU, -$35 for MB, -$30 for cooler) The base performance of the Intel Core i7-8700 is still a bit higher than the base performance of an AMD Ryzen 5 2600, but the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 can be overclocked, negating the difference in performance and then some. Also, it would still be more expensive, and the garbage Intel box cooler might limit performance further. Waiting for 10 nm I'd prefer to not wait until I'm so old that I have too much arthritis just to put the RAM in. Skylake-X, Intel Core i9-9900K, etc. I like my PC when it's not a dumpster fire. Also, Intel's more expensive CPUs have terrible value. Sure, they're technically faster than AMD's offerings, but not enough that justifies the gargantuan price hike. Used CPUs I could potentially match the performance of a Ryzen 5 2600 for much less by buying a decent, used Xeon, but then I am limited in what I can upgrade to, plus I may miss out on PCIe 3.0, DDR4, USB 3.1, M.2, etc. Ultimately, I determined AMD was the better option for me, today.
  2. Hey man, could you do me a huge favor? I need really quick help with my VPS. I'm almost finished with the VPS server. Only problem I have is when I run the server it shows up on the server list, I join then it shows me glitched then disconnects me immediately! I don't know what the problem is. When I get on the terminal this is what it says:

     

    003d:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({5eec90ab-c022-44b2-a5dd-fd716a222a15}, 0x10001123, 0x1001e020, 0x1001e038) stub.
                    003d:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventSetInformation (deadbeef, 2, 0x1001bc10, 43) stub
                                                                                              Using profile path ..
    Failed to read data file header bitmaps
    ### FAILED TO OPEN DATA-CACHE FILE.

    Failed to read data file header sounds
    ### FAILED TO OPEN DATA-CACHE FILE.

    Failed to read data file header loc
    ### FAILED TO OPEN DATA-CACHE FILE.

    0042:fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
                                                                                  0042:fixme:winhttp:WinHttpDetectAutoProxyConfigUrl discovery via DHCP not supported


                                                                 sv_log_rotation_threshold: 16384
    sv_name: {BC} Official Team Server
    sv_maxplayers: 16
    Failed to read MOTD
    sv_motd: motd.txt (FILE NOT FOUND)
    10
    >> beavercreek                    ctf
    >> boardingaction                 team slayer
    >> carousel                       classic rockets
    >> chillout                       team king
    >> damnation                      ctf
    >> deathisland                    ctf
    >> gephyrophobia                  ctf
    >> hangemhigh                     ctf
    >> longest                        ctf
    >> prisoner                       ctf
    >> ratrace                        ctf
    >> wizard                         ctf
    Failed to load sapp.dll!
    sv_name: {BC} Official Team Server
    sv_maxplayers: 16
    sv_public_value: 1
    Dedicated server is running on map beavercreek (0 / 16 players)
    Use the 'sv_end_game' command to stop the game.
    halo(

    1. Kavawuvi

      Kavawuvi

      According to that output, you're missing bitmaps.map, sounds.map, loc.map, and sapp.dll. You're also missing mod.txt, too, but that isn't that essential.

       

      If that isn't the cause, I have had an issue like this occur, but it was due to an issue with networking on the server hosting the VPS rather than anything on the VPS or the VPS itself.

       

      Also, if ye be a pirate o' the seven seas, ye cannot set sail on a vanilla server and will need SAPP workin', ye scurvy landlubber.

  3. I've built a (mostly) new PC. The build was started and completed yesterday. Specs CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Previous PC had an Intel Core i7-6700K MB: MSI B450M MORTAR Previous PC had a Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 5 RAM: 32 GB (2x 16 GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V Series DDR4 @ 2933 MHz Previous PC had 16 GB (2x 8 GB) of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 SSD: 500 GB Samsung 970 EVO Previous PC had a 250 GB Samsung 850 EVO (which used SATA III 2.5" instead of PCIe x4 M.2) Video card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming 8G Previous PC had this same graphics card PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3 Precious PC used an EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 Case: Fractal Design Node 804 Previous PC used a Fractal Design Define R5 Before I put it in the case, it looked like this SSD, RAM, CPU, and CPU cooler are all installed on the motherboard. Inserting everything was easy, though I didn't have a larger Phillips-head screwdriver, so I had to make use with the one on a pocket knife. M.2 drives are easy to install, but for some reason, they put the screws in box in tiny bags where they could be easily lost rather than preinserting them on the motherboard. Second boot attempt (first boot attempt with a GPU inserted; the actual first boot attempt was successful but no GPU was inserted and Ryzen 5 2600 has no integrated GPU, so there was no video output) The RAM supports 3200 MHz, but it isn't enabled by default. Enabling XMP solves this. The motherboard is now in its case, along with the power supply, and it has an OS installed (I also took this with a better camera)
  4. "Setting the standard for food distribution excellence"
  5. Today I bought a bunch of stuff at Newegg and Amazon AMD Ryzen 5 2600 ($159.99) 2x 16 GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series DDR4 @ 3200 MHz ($226.99) 500 GB Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD ($119.98) MSI B450M MORTAR AM4 MicroATX board ($79.99) EVGA SuperNOVA 650 W G3 80+ Gold PSU ($49.99) I'm planning to swap this CPU out for the upcoming 8 core Zen 2 CPU (i.e. a Ryzen 7 3800X) and then sell the Ryzen 5 CPU, but I could use the upgrade today. I'm going to continue using my 6700K-based PC for school work, though.
  6. I'm planning on making future versions of Chimera not work when run as admin. There are a few reasons for this: Chimera supports custom scripts. It's not a good idea to have these have administrator access to your PC. Chimera has various functions that require a network connection. This is dangerous when the program has admin privileges. If you can't play Halo without running it as admin, something is wrong with your installation of Halo Custom Edition and this problem may break the functionality of Chimera. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reply here.
  7. Currently, the way to do this is to spam the console with empty messages (newlines, spaces, etc.) before sending your message, and you'd do this a few times a second to ensure it refreshes on the screen quickly. In Lua, this would look like this: for i = 1,26 do rprint(PlayerIndex, "|n") end rprint(PlayerIndex, "Insert message here") Or in events.txt, you could put this in your event: rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "|n";rprint $n "Message"
  8. Yes. Why are the numbers on the HUD so big as well as outside of where they should be?
  9. Oh yeah I rewrote the update notifier in Python. It is worth noting that each Python module can add a small amount of time to the startup time. However, the startup time has been massively reduced thanks to a custom strings.dll and keystone.dll file, so it should more than make up for any startup time penalty the new Python API may bring, provided that you don't overdo it. Chimera includes only one module, so you have a lot of room to work with this. Also, Python 3.7 is unsupported on Windows XP. Although Chimera has never supported anything below Windows 7, this does mean that if you do want to continue using Chimera on Windows XP, you might have to use an older version.
  10. Chimera development continues.
  11. If you don't want to make a new animation, you could try setting the seat label to something that is compatible for the cyborg's animation tag, such as W-passenger, but it'll look weird.
  12. Really hard to choose between 2 and 6 for me, so I random.org'd that. Plenty of nice screenshots this month.
  13. Yes. I'm still working on it.