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Skeezix the Cat

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  1. I personally was hoping there would be local co-op and I am absolutely not a fan of unlockables being in a predetermined order, but really that's just nitpicking tbh. I just hope that modding methodologies are at least somewhat familiar, once the scene has matured past infancy of course
  2. I recently bought a 65" Hisense 4k TV to put in my room and start playing some games in my bed with a controller. The TV works great, except if I'm playing a game then at random amounts of time into it the screen instantly goes black and does not come back unless I switch the input to a different port and come back, or restart the TV. Sound will keep playing though, and I know the actual screen itself is not shutting off because I can still open the TV settings menu and also see the backlight on. I did try updating gpu drivers, changing hdmi cable and ports used both on the computer and tv but it still does it. Sometimes it won't do it for 30-40 minutes, other times it will happen within seconds of getting into a game. The TV does not say that it lost the signal when it happens either. I'm pretty sure it's never done it on the desktop with the exception of watching youtube videos, whether fullscreen or not but it's much less common outside of an actual fullscreen game. It has also done it 0 times when using the TV's built in streaming apps to watch full 4k movies, so I'm confident it isn't necessarily the TV itself. Or if it is, it's related to the hdmi ports. My best guess is both my HDMI cables are just shitty ones and even though they technically can do 4k60, they don't like doing it because they're cheap generic ones I either got for free or came with something and they don't even say what version they are on the cable. What supports this is the first night I got the TV set up, my gpu output was set to 30hz instead of 60hz and it never blackscreened once until I changed it to 60hz. I'm gonna go try lowering the resolution and playing Dead Space again, and see if it still does it and add onto this but in the mean time wanted to see if anyone else has had something like this.
  3. This may just be the start of an all new, even bigger modding community!
  4. I've read some other discussions on the whole play anywhere feature and I don't think they're pushing UWP with the intention of it being bad to herd people to xbox. It really seems like they have shifted gears a little since the early xbox one days where it was all about the console and getting people to use it. Now it's more about having a large ecosystem that can target more people easily than it would be with just the xbox. For example, all us diehard PC gaymers are on PC because we like it. To get us to buy xboxes, they have to either do the usual exclusive nonsense and hope we'll just give in (but be bitter about it) OR they could cash in on the fact that Windows is a brand they own just as much as Xbox, if not more so. Either way, the money is there and this is a path of least resistance sort of approach where they just give us what we want for once and whaddya know, we throw money at them. The downside is they're not putting nearly as much effort into this approach as they could be because they don't need to. UWP sucks flaccid peepee. Everybody knows it. But the fact that yeah, it CAN work means that we do have the option to play on Windows and give them money or we can play on xbox and still give them money. And going out of their way to make UWP not suck flaccid peepee is realistically not going to increase xbox OR windows sales so...why bother? I feel like this turned into a bit of a tinfoil rant here at the end but I stand by it.
  5. It wasn't necessarily the games themselves, it was just the microsoft store. Technically speaking a lot of the problems I had initially affected any store apps even though before this point I had never used it. I believe I've repressed a lot of it because I'm not 100% sure if it was just Halo Wars 2, or if it was both 2 and 1 but I genuinely could not install and play them. I don't think I've ever been more frustrated with trying to play a game before. I had downloaded Halo Wars 1 multiple times while I still had a data cap and it would fail at 99% then make me start over. I ended up paying probably between 50-100 dollars in data overage fees :\ Then HW2 I think I got downloaded but wouldn't start because of some error from the store and of course it wouldn't let me bypass it. I tried so many things; cache clearing, permission editing, reinstalling, user accounts you name it. In the end the ONLY way I could play them was by installing windows on another hard drive and dual booting. And even that took two tries because the first time I did it I got the same errors as I originally did. And what was just the icing on the cake is, many months later after I had already played through both and gotten some hours in, for shits and giggles I tried playing HW2 on my main windows install and it just worked. No fuss...no errors...it just...worked. So did HW Definitive Edition. The store was just fucking with me from the very start because it knew this was one of my most anticipated games of all time, on the platform I wanted ;( They won't. Trust me they won't. It has almost nothing to do with whether or not the port of the game itself runs well and is relatively bug free. I mean that's a factor, same as with any game but the fact that it's UWP is an auto loss. I'm sure it'll work for 60% of people and they'll say "I haven't had any problems. I'm fine with it tbh". The shit I dug through and messed with involving the store is vast. It is a convoluted, awful system with horrible control over what happens and why, errors are cryptic and useless, "fixes" rarely do anything, and so on. I pray that when I get this game that I'm one of the lucky ones that can pass the UWP test and go on to see if the game itself is well functioning.
  6. A Samsung 970 Evo 500GB NVMe drive. I'm excited to play with it! I have only ever had/used an Intel 520 120GB SSD I got like five years ago. It has been faithfully serving as my perpetually full boot drive all this time. It works well enough for that, but even when I manage to squeeze 30-50GB of space out of it to use and put a game or something on it, I don't really notice any blazing speeds. It basically performs like 5% better than a really good HDD. Hopefully that will change now.
  7. I was not aware of that and I'll keep it in mind in the future but I'm confused by your salesman-esque post, if I'm being honest
  8. I play el dewrito at like 110? And don't really notice any warping. Which I agree with Shiku, I am not anal about super high FOVs because I can't stand that warping effect. Then again, maybe playing on an ultrawide mitigates the effect
  9. While this will slow us down a little bit, I just played for about an hour and holy shit was it a blast. I missed out on the golden days of halo 3 multiplayer, so server browser or not I'm gonna get people to play this. If we have to host our own parties and connect P2P, we will. Fortunately from the looks of things it's not 100% that the server browser will be taken down, they just can't distribute the halo online files or most likely continue to work on the project very much.
  10. I haven't messed with rainmeter since like what, 2010? I used to hate it because I was dumb and couldn't make anything look nice but always hoped a skin would automatically look as good as the pictures promoting it. I think I'm a little bit better with it now. Probably not gonna win any desktop design awards but I like it
  11. Skyrim VR. May do a lil reviewy-poo on it
  12. I'm not sure but I was connected to my wired connection and to my phone's wifi hotspot at the same time. I'm only supposed to be getting 400 down so can speedtest do link aggregation?
  14. Galaxy S9+. Me likey.
  15. Got my new mobo and 8700k.  Everything working normally with the same PSU as before.  Finally able to run my Dominator Platinums at their now outdated 3GHz, very happy.  My jerry rigged $50 water cooling loop even keeps it at about 60c in the couple minutes of aida64 I tried, and 40-50 in Firestrike Ultra.  Scored 7058

  16. It does seem like a power issue and I'll try that when I have some free time to mess with it. And no, I didn't install any patches related to that unless they were automatically installed without my saying so. Even if they did cause my windows install to bork, I wouldn't think they would prevent a separate bootable USB drive to bork too. I even tried booting from the USB with no other drives connected and it behaved the same way. So there has to be something screwed up with my power delivery or some other hardware fault but I honestly can't see it being the psu because I ran both AIDA64 (on all components except drives because SSD) and Prime95 stress/stability tests for hours. Not both at once, but separately and had no hiccups anywhere. With a 1080ti running full bore at 2GHz, if I had a PSU fault then I think it would have crashed. I feel like I might have somehow shorted or electrostatically shocked part of the VRM on the board, so the CPU is incredibly starved for power which would explain why the RAM has to be lowered too. Haswell-e has a terrible memory controller and I have never been able to run it very high.
  17. So I recently got the Thermal Take Tower 900 case because it's big and awesome, and transferred my system over. At first I got no video out unless I switched the card to a different slot, but that problem is gone now so I think there was just some dust in it. Anyway every time I start the system, it posts perfectly normally, the bios works great, etc. but when Windows starts loading with the black screen and the rotating circle of dots appears, it freezes right at the moment it would usually disappear and go to the sign in screen. Sometimes it would hang completely, other times it would restart. This is all at 100% stock, reset multiple times BIOS settings. 3.3GHz on the cpu, 2133 on the ram. Even when it would try to load startup repair, it would still freeze or reset the same way. I tried booting from a windows 10 usb and the exact same thing happens so it's not the installation itself. The ONLY way I can get it to boot, and this works both for my installed windows and the bootable usb, is to severely underclock both my cpu and ram to 1.2GHz. Even that hasn't always worked. The way it behaves, it acts like stock speeds or even remotely close to stock speeds are a super overzealous overclock when that is clearly not the case. I have reseated my gpu, all power connections, removed every optional device even down to one stick of ram which I tried in different slots and even checked for bent cpu socket pins. Nada. No temp problems either. 28c on the cpu, 34 on the gpu right now. Has anyone heard of anything like this? edit: gonna try the intel overclocking utility and bump my cpu up while I'm already in windows and see what happens
  18. It's the X99 platform, so no iGPU. Besides, I was able to stress test my 1080ti at 2GHz for a good 30 minutes while also "stressing" the cpu and had no crashes. As far as trying to lower it until I can boot instead of rising it from the bottom, it doesn't even seem to want to change from 1.2GHz now. The last time I got it to actually change, I tried 1.5 and it did not start successfully. I've noticed it keeps resetting the cpu voltage to about 0.775. This would explain the severe instability, but raising it to even 1.35 doesn't make a bit of difference. It's almost like my bios is trolling me and only actually applying certain settings when it feels like it. I may try flashing a newer version if there is one
  19. Built my first custom water cooling loop.  CPU stays at a frosty 35C running AIDA64.  UNFORTUNATELY that's only with 3 cores active and at a cap of 1.2GHz...not quite as impressive

  20. Not modular, although the wire sleeve on one of the cables is frayed. I doubt it's the PSU, but I'm gonna find out soon enough. Current update is I can boot consistently with my ram at 1866mhz, and I try raising my cpu clocks but no matter what I set it to in the bios it reports 1.2GHz in task manager and speccy. Intel's extreme tuning utility doesn't let me raise the core multiplier in windows so I couldn't do it there. I made the mistake of browsing new parts and since the i7-8700k is a hexacore and turbos to 4.7GHz stock, it would be a pretty sweet upgrade. It's also on sale. Then I saw the Gigabyte Aorus motherboard is only $160-200 for the Z370 chipset and after many more attempts to get my system to work at even close to stock speeds, I went ahead and ordered them. Now my motherboard and graphics card will match. I'm pissed that shit breaks, but shit breaking is the ultimate excuse to upgrade, amirite? I'll still try suggestions of things I haven't already done or checked though because if it is some incredibly small or stupid thing and not actually a damaged component, then I could make a few bucks off my current board and cpu by selling it to a friend.
  21. Yes. Checked that because I have had problems before from not getting the 24 pin connector all the way down.
  22. Butter makes for a very poor thermal compound. Speaking from experience.
  23. Valentine's day is OC's birthday? That explains a lot
  24. So...what's stopping someone from just making a Chrome or Firefox addon that adds the button back?
  25. I'm thinking of paying off a credit card, mostly. And possibly getting a third hoverboard