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You prompted me to fire up HL2, this time with the MMod which adds some interesting features like using the Combine stun baton, detaching their fixed weapons (can't remember what they're called) that have incredible power and the weapons, in general, feel much more solid.
Loads of graphic options too and I'm racing through it as it still feels fresh after all these years.
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Hell, I've never got into the HL games, and I've been told numerous times that I should. I was purely a Playstation kid when the first one came out, and I didn't have a PC fast enough when HL2 came out. Then I just skipped those. Is HL: Source fine or should I get Black Mesa?
 
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Hell, I've never got into the HL games, and I've been told numerous times that I should. I was purely a Playstation kid when the first one came out, and I didn't have a PC fast enough when HL2 came out. Then I just skipped those. Is HL: Source fine or should I get Black Mesa?
Definitely get Black Mesa, it's the most faithful updated remake of Half-Life I've played.
 
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What a time to be broke. :D
No, not a good time to be broke.
If it's any consolation, HL2 is $10 and Black Mesa $20, both on Steam. Black Mesa used to be free but I think that avenue was closed when it went to Steam.
 
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No, not a good time to be broke.
If it's any consolation, HL2 is $10 and Black Mesa $20, both on Steam. Black Mesa used to be free but I think that avenue was closed when it went to Steam.
I have all the Valve titles but not Black Mesa.
 
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Titanfall II solo campaign done ...

"who was a machine..." *remember BT-7274*
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short, nervous, funny moment (BT's interaction are hilarious ) and nerve wracking (most wallrunner sequences were ... ) but quite fun ... the best chapter was the one with the time travel gizmo, freaking awesome idea and real fun to tinker and try to exploit the time shift to avoid or ambush...

seeing it as a more MP oriented game than SP make me a bit sad, lots of missed opportunity, it could be like Halo series or other "story driven fps with a dash of mp as a side dish" .... but i might dab into frontier MP (since it is a wave PVE type ) ... because i am 100% sure i will not play regular MP (which was why i never got into Titanfall 1 because of an extreme lack of context )

the SP campaign give the Titan a personality that MP would not achieve ... and technically ... i find real player in MP to have less life than a NPC in SP.

other than that .... really enjoyable.


one point made me lift an eyebrow amused ... first time i heard BT full name i stopped at "BT-7" ....
well ... i have 2 in mind ... 1 is a ... hum ... that and the second ... well ... (BEFORE DISNEY GOT IN AND RUINED EVERYTHING! since it's still "Lucas Art" and Bioware in the credit of the game where it appear ) Rendili Hyperworks BT-7 Thunderclap
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which lead me to my next what i will be playing ... errrr World of Tank derping with a BT-7 Art. at low tier .... or just some casual fun in SWTOR ....


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i ought to get in Apex, but ... the idea of seeing all those "KilleurKevin", "OmGIpWnY0oou" and consort is not ... something i rejoice on ... oh well, i got in Overwatch for some time ... maybe Apex is something i can get by ...
Well other than the names, its really hard to play the game out of character or troll in it. All that happens to those people is they die and won't get revived :) Move on with 2/3 of your team and no problems. Or solo. Its pretty flexible like that. But yeah. Those names.. XXROXORZOMG etc ... I suppose it will never die :D
 
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I'm telling you FO4 never ceases to amaze... I thought I had seen all of the crazy bugs this game had but I guess not. When it rains, I have no textures on anything. No interaction with light. No alphas. Just polygons. Without any AO, you can't see anything but a silhouette and a horizon. Also not sure what that trailing is about. Motion blur is definitely off. I'd know if it had been on because it physically hurts me.

Behold as a I mash record and frantically try to understand what is happening in my life. And yes... I play FO4 with a controller even though I know it cripples muh action-packed gaemplae experience what with all of the intense, top-tier shooting action! :rolleyes: FO4 is one of those games that's meant for when you want to sit like you have no skeleton and just stare into a big bright light for awhile. You run around, you grab stuff, you kill a lot of people, you talk to people (before you kill them, to get all of the stuff/go to all the places,) and sometimes you even look at things that are kinda neat in a quaint sort of way. Oh... and you read things that mostly don't mean anything and have no impact. Which is nice... nothing takes me out of a game like having to parse new information to continue. You don't even have to shoot the victims yourself. It has a button that tells the game to do it for you, if you just don't feel like aiming. Just follow the bright green boxy things and use your matrix powers on every moving thing you see. It's basically designed to make you dumb and lazy. A lot of times, I think, "That's not so bad." I mean, look at me! I'm mostly okay and if this game was a minimum-wage job, I'd be roughly $10000 richer. But I digress...


I like how it almost looks like it was meant to look that way with ENB+ReShade. It's like magic! From basically not a game to almost a game and all I have to do is sacrifice a paltry 80ish FPS. I wish I was joking. Fortunately unrestrained the game will run fast enough that I still hit 60, which is as fast as it goes, consistently stable anyway.

Something with the rain occlusion, 'wetness' shader and AO just shits on its own face for no discernible reason. I thought it was my mods, but no, it goes back to 2015, with vanilla games. So at this point it's a classic. One of the great prototypical bugs of the mythical creation engine in its twilight form.

Maybe the mods are agitating it, but usually when that happens, it's in a new place and/or new mods. Not this time. Far from the first time it's rained in this location in this playthrough, but still the first I've even heard of the bug. I was sure it was mods and I was in for a nightmare round of "What fell off of my game files." Say you have this machine that's needed a certain part to run. It's a complex machine with 1000's of parts that you can swap or even remove. But it just can't without that one part. But somehow you've ran it for 10 years flawlessly. Now, it never runs, because it needed that part... meaning you have to figure out where that part was supposed to go, what it did, and where it is. You don't have the box and the manufacturer has gone out of business.

Somehow, you find the part and get it working, but it never runs quite as good as it did without it. The part basically does nothing for you but lower efficiency and... be needed. Simple and logical, right?

That's what I think of randomly needing to turn on the game's AO for it to work right, when I never needed it before, for no direct visual benefit other than being able to see anything at all and a slight performance downgrade. I'm telling you... I can't see the difference with the AO, but I guess it's doing whatever job it does because everything is rendering with textures again. It's like... of COURSE I couldn't see the textures! Everyone knows AO is what makes the textures... exist. I definitely remember everyone ever saying that, now. Weird how I forgot something so basic. I remember when SSAO didn't exist yet and all games were just white polygons.

Normally I'd say something had to have changed... but given this game's otherworldly temperament I'm willing to believe that it just decided it needed something new to continue working on its own. It's like being 10 years into a marriage for me at this point. And I'm over there like "The gameplay is still spicy at times, even if none of it is new or exciting. I still care about you. I just wish you looked better and you wouldn't spontaneously be so difficult with me for no reason."


I'll never get why the fix is to turn them all on or turn wetness off... so SSAO (super-shitty ambient occlusion for the GFXXX noobs,) wetness, and precipitation occlusion (isn't that impressive for this game? Rain doesn't fall through ceilings or trees! :p ) I could just turn the wetness off, I suppose... but for my entire adult life, everything I've done has been to turn the wetness on... I want to keep it GOING, not turn it OFF! If it was moisture then yeah, keep that away from me. I don't like things to be moist much at all, not in my games... or anywhere else for that matter. I don't like for things to be moist.

I'm sorry for this post. I'm very tired. I wish I could say I was dehydrated but I don't drink. I was born this way. Honestly this game is killing me slowly and I needed a distraction before I could go back :laugh:


Weird thing is... I've never run the game with built-in AO, though I always use the other two and I have never seen this bug. Now, any time it rains, it snows.

1000+ hours modding this game to pieces and never had anything remotely like this. Then randomly, wayyyy into a playthrough (level 43 now,) it hits every time. Again, no changes to anything. Been running the same mods the whole time. I guess my job is finally done. I didn't need to break it with mods! The game does it for me, and apparently always has for a few others. See, that's what I like to see. A dev who knows their players :p
 
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Were you getting instant CTD with Weapon Debris turned on with your RTX 2060? I was, also read it's because of the PhysX runtime bundled with FO4, and Bethseda needs to update the runtime.
 
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@robot zombie
Were you getting instant CTD with Weapon Debris turned on with your RTX 2060? I was, also read it's because of the PhysX runtime bundled with FO4, and Bethseda needs to update the runtime.
Not sure, actually. I've never bothered to turn it on because I never use the launcher. I did dig it out of the ini. I'll enable it and try some time tomorrow and let you know. I've decided to put it down for the night. :laugh:
 
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With Control being 33% off at Epic, I couldn't resist. It's intriguing, thoroughly original, with a pace, storyline and style of gameplay that suits me.
I can see me being drawn into this game and I love the abilities of Jesse, with easy to use controls and a subtle hint that reminded me of Max Payne's first aid cabinet, which I wanted to open, of course.
It's a weird storyline, but it sucks you in and the attention to detail is spot-on, although I had to dial it all down to medium because high was only giving me about 44fps, whereas medium runs well at 65+.

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It wasn't just me once I figured out what was going on.
First, I appreciate that you use DDG instead of Google (or as I call them, Foolyou.) I'll just leave that there.

I do get random CTD's with it turned-on. Though I'm a couple of driver updates and one game update behind.

With Control being 33% off at Epic, I couldn't resist. It's intriguing, thoroughly original, with a pace, storyline and style of gameplay that suits me.
I can see me being drawn into this game and I love the abilities of Jesse, with easy to use controls and a subtle hint that reminded me of Max Payne's first aid cabinet, which I wanted to open, of course.
It's a weird storyline, but it sucks you in and the attention to detail is spot-on, although I had to dial it all down to medium because high was only giving me about 44fps, whereas medium runs well at 65+.
You're in for a treat with that one! Control is one of those games that's really hard to compare with other games. Just a one-of-a-kind experience. I really liked it. Easy best of 2019 for me. Hope you enjoy it.

The story only gets weirder. Some people didn't like it but personally I appreciated it. The story, world, and characters have an irreconcilable mystique to them that I guess isn't all that satisfying if you stack it against more conventional stories and how they're usually delivered. I like worldbuilding a ton, so I really enjoyed how it constantly messed with my imagination and made me think. Though if you want open/shut characters and story, Control ain't it! None of it ever really starts making that much sense, outside of some basic plot points, which actually don't matter imo... things that usually get emphasized in a story are there, but in Control they're mostly just used to take you through the layers of this strange, highly-detailed, yet loosely-defined world that they've constructed for you to kind of swim around in. I think people get hung up on the obvious plot points and don't realize that it's one of those stories that plants a seed in your head... or just don't like those kinds of stories. IMO, the plot points are mostly there to make you stop and look around at that world... like, mentally, not in the game itself. You understand the big picture of it less by the end, in the best way possible. The whole experience is like having a strange lucid dream. Some things seem to make sense and are fairly normal to you but on the whole it just is what it is and nobody really knows what it is supposed to mean.

If I say more, I'll spoil it for you. I'll just say that if you're feeling open-minded and don't care so much for where the game ultimately takes you, you'll really like it. And the game basically tells you that's what it's supposed to be from the beginning. It's like when you're a kid at the grocery store and you see those big back room doors or a ladder to the hatch in the ceiling - you wonder what's over there and make a bunch of weird assumptions. Control takes you on a journey that's a lot like what you might imagine is behind those doors or up the ladder. It's not meant to be explainable and the real explanation isn't that interesting anyway. Definitely best treated as a surreal little journey and nothing more. As that, it's a really great game. I could spoil the whole main story and you'd still just have so much to bite into.

Also... that gameplay mid to endgame is just extraordinary. If you like the beginning of it, you'll have a blast as you get to the nitty gritty of the abilities and combat. It's very dynamic and fresh. There are basically a couple of surefire ways to get things done, and then several more ways that are pretty interesting which you can use to keep it fresh without being masochistic. And you can use them all interchangeably, thoughout fights. Honestly, I coulda taken another 20 hours of it and never been bored. Though that's not to say it's too short! It's a pretty dense experience. It took me a while to complete even though I was playing it almost every night because I was trying to take it in.
 
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Damn thats commitment.
I finished Exodus, twas ok, felt like very little was happening (or at least things were progressing slowly) and then bam the 2nd half was relatively short and it was over before i knew it. Big open zones for the first half only to then for some reason ditch that design for a more linear approach in the much shorter 2nd half.
 
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Beyond Two Souls on PS3 :)
You can also get it from the Epic Game Store. It should play pretty well on your PC with the 980 Ti.
 
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