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Old 03-12-2017, 05:43 PM   #1726 (permalink)
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:29 PM   #1727 (permalink)
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I didn't really like the changes in the massive update for 7 Days to Die a good while back (maybe a year or more), so I stopped playing it then.

My urge for a survival game made me try it again now and it's ... rather splendid, actually. I kind of do miss the crafting table (and sticks!), but the changes work well and you can do so much in this game.
Terrain generation is more wonky than it used to be, but it's also way more advanced now, so I can live with excessive hills and mountains and the odd elevated road and such. I imagine they're still tweaking it too.

I'm up to day 92, after 82 hours of playing (I started with the default day length of 50 minutes, but later changed it to 60, so the days don't match the time played). No deaths so far.
I am constantly and permanently utterly paranoid in this game. Normally in survival games, you reach a point where you have a safe base, good weapons and armor, steady food supply and enemies are just push overs, but not in 7 Days. I have very good stats and can craft high level weapons and soforth, have a steady-ish food supply, a relatively secure base and ... it just doesn't make me feel safe at all. That's quite an achievement.
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:42 PM   #1731 (permalink)
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For anyone interested in 4x Space Strategy/Simulation games, this week brings us Humble Bundle's Intergalactic Bundle and today Steam put Endless Space on sale for $.99, normally $24.99. Someone, I think Soen, was looking for games of this type a while back, so figured I would post it. I think these games would give someone interested in this type of game untold hours of play.

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Old 04-20-2017, 06:38 PM   #1733 (permalink)
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If you own the Saints Row series on Steam, right now you can use GOG connect to also own them on GOG (all of them including, Gat Out Of Hell). You need to connect your Steam account to your GOG account, and the Steam one has to be public, at least at the time you do it.

Every so often, GOG runs this connect feature for select games. Also, they are giving away Saints Row 2, if you don't own that. For that just go to GOG.com home page and it is right underneath the sale pictures, good for 34 more hours.

To connect your existing Saints Row games, go here:

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And Steam has the series at 75% off right now. Buy the Ultimate Franchise Pack, and it will take another 15% off everything you need to complete the series.
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And Steam has the series at 75% off right now. Buy the Ultimate Franchise Pack, and it will take another 15% off everything you need to complete the series.
Just noted that Saints Row 2 is also free on Steam for a limited time. It doesn't give an end date. So...if someone wants that, they could get it free on Steam, then connect it to GOG, or just get it free wherever they choose, or both.

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Anyone who wants a copy of the original The Witcher: Enhanced Edition can grab it through Ars/GoG for the next couple days.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/...reat-together/
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Anyone who wants a copy of the original The Witcher: Enhanced Edition can grab it through Ars/GoG for the next couple days.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/...reat-together/
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There are a couple of things not obvious about that site. It asks you to do a captcha but none is displayed. It is shown after you click the continue button. You download the game as a bunch of parts. The first part is an .exe which installs all the other parts.
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you can also download through the Galaxy app (completely optional), both as an inplace install, and as a backup (which uses the same split file format as direct downloads).

galaxy is a pretty much steam without the DRM and with the ability to turn off features you don't want or need. the only real integration problem it has is that it doesn't install directly from backups, so you have to manually add those to it's list if you want to use it as a launcher (or you can be lazy and have it d/l a live install)
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i tried playing it twice but it crashed both times during the tutorial. It won't let me save during the tutorial. Oh well.

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Looks like the giveaway was more popular than the site expected, they had to add some anti bot measures and stuff.

And yeah didnt realise there were problems with Win 10, I guess you tried all the arcane solutions the internet suggested eh?
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I've found that it's sometimes easier to get older games running in linux with wine than on Win 10, oddly enough.
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Yeah, when I moved to Win10 I chose the option of making my system 64bit too. Found out I had to give up a lot of old, old CD games I had since I was a kid.
Initially I had the same problem with Windows 10, and was rather disheartened, but have since then found many solutions to non-working older games. The pcgamingwiki site has been invaluable for one. Random other bits of wisdom scattered throughout the web has been another.

Many of the problems stem from the usage of Securom in old games, as that has been deprecated. There are workarounds if you look around. I had that issue with the Sims 2 not running at all initially then running incredibly slowly in the menus. This is the version put out by EA itself via the Origin app. Eventually I found a fix which basically involved uninstalling the securom that the game installs and a few other things including removing references in the registry. It worked and well.

The other one that causes issues is any game that uses directdraw, as that also has been deprecated, causing any game that uses it to run at a glacial fps. There is a generally good fix out there for most games which involves using Linux supplied dll's.

Old cd's can be a bit trickier as the original installs often give the error that said game won't run on the system. Turning it into an iso and running it in compatibility mode will often do the trick, but not always. If they ran in DOS, of course dosbox or the super easy to set up d-fend reloaded will work.

I keep folders of downloaded assorted fixes and mods required to run certain older games by game. As a result, if you are willing to do some research, sometimes even difficult to find answers are out there.

I've been able to get most games working. If you are willing to do some research, sometimes even difficult to find answers are out there. GOG is generally pretty good at getting old games to work, though sometimes you also should visit their forums for game specific fixes on top of their usual install. Steam works generally the same although the number of old games that steam puts out in completely broken form is criminal.
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Yes but I keep threatening to quit. I'll probably take a lengthy break after the event ends.
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Came across this earlier:

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/...sterful-troll/

The more I read, the more familiar it all seems.
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A few months old but an interesting read, nevertheless.

D.va From Overwatch Has Become A Symbol of Hope In Real Life
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