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#1 Re: New Game Info » Crossout from Gaijin (aka WarThunder with your own custom built cars) » Fri, Oct 06, 2017 2:04 am

waysa wrote:

This actually sounds cool.

Yeah man, I'm still playing pretty consistently.  My 980ti burned up a few days ago and the game looks like dog shit and moves as smooth as sandpaper stuck to duct tape while playing on my internal graphics but it is still enjoyable. (My EVGA RMA is coming soon)...

My Steam name is wait for it..... Duke Cannon, add me. (I've got a pic of fallout power armor as my avatar)

#2 New Game Info » Crossout from Gaijin (aka WarThunder with your own custom built cars) » Thu, Sep 28, 2017 8:32 pm

Duke_Cannon
Replies: 2

Crossout on Steam

Hey there guys, been a while so I thought I'd toss in an opinion about a game that I started and have been completely hooked on.

I'd say it's like Carmageddon/Twisted Metal/WarThunder/Mad Max had an orgy and no one quite knew who the baby belonged to.

It's good. It's free to play. It isn't pay to win. It's really good. You build your own vehicles (build a chassis, slap on a cabin, weapons and armor) and play on 10v10 matches.  They are far quicker rounds and more action packed than WarThunder.  There is no "battle rank" or vehicle level, instead they go by power score (it's a very small incremental rating based on what you slap on your vehicle) and you get matched up with 1000 above or below your power score.  So far nothing but good things to say about it.  Hit me up and we can try out a match or two in a group.

EDIT: It's actually 500 powerscore higher or lower in matchmaking, and so far they have had fairly even matches. There are some who have higher level weapons but you can still take them out with starter weapons pretty easily.

#3 Re: General Info » Why you should use the Halifax... » Mon, Nov 28, 2016 11:23 pm

Beautiful bombing runs!  Tons of Silver Lions for your war chest there.  Shame the Research Points can't go towards your tanks...

#4 Re: General Info » discord or ventrilo? » Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:25 pm

xPlozion wrote:

It's like the old saying goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

I think we've tried throwing everything and the kitchen sink to migrate away from vent, but somebody's always had something to complain about...

Mumble was the sound quality on earlier releases before they changed codecs, team speak just never took off on here, and I think king tried to migrate to discord a few months back.

But honestly, imo, anything's better than vent, well except for Skype smile


Ps, I've still got my mumble server running if you guys want to give it another shot wink

I've used Mumble recently and I love the 3D positional audio and distance relative audio gain+- it can give to the talkers. Really helps you keep aware of their pos in game.  The sound quality is vastly improved over previous versions.

#5 Re: General Info » BF4 Thermal/INVR Camo help available » Mon, Jul 04, 2016 4:11 pm

There are free apps available that use your phones camera to translate the morse live and solve the logic puzzle for you.  It's just that it's random for everyone and you have to input the initial state of the lights and what each switch does and then the app does the rest.  The first code to generate the individual code is always the same.  The second set of morse is for the person inputting the code ONLY.  That's the stinky part.  But it makes it FAR more exclusive than any of the other phantom unlockables.  I'm gonna be BBQing in a little over an hour from now but I'm go to go before then.

#6 Re: General Info » BF4 Thermal/INVR Camo help available » Mon, Jul 04, 2016 2:53 pm

xPlozion wrote:

Is that the one where you have to play with the lights and morse code?

Yessir.  I strongly believe that there is no way that someone figured that one out on their own.  The logic puzzle is one thing.  But finding out you have to be on a non-ranked server and look for tiny switches (even one inside a tree stump that you have to blow up first) ect... I don't believe it for one second.

It will make things easier if one knows the switches positions beforehand.  But I stand by 3 people can make it go smoothly.

#7 General Info » BF4 Thermal/INVR Camo help available » Sun, Jul 03, 2016 2:57 pm

Duke_Cannon
Replies: 5

I'm sure you've seen the "Invisible" soldiers running around where only their guns are lit up.  It used to be that you could only get it by putting ungodly hours into the CTE and then the developers would "reward" you with the DiCE LA Camo (same stuff).  Well it is an Easter egg now on Dragon Valley 2015 and I can help you get it.  After wasting time yesterday figuring it out unnecessarily (app available and guides online as well) I completed the easter egg in a little over 30 minutes solo.

I am willing to help you guys get it and even if DiCE patches it and makes you visible, it is a very light colored camo that works great in the snow.

I'll need 2 people besides myself to make it go extremely smoothly ~10 minutes or so, but only one of you can get it at a time.

Let me know if this sounds appealing to any of you.

#8 Re: General Info » Battlefield 1 Discussion » Sat, Jun 11, 2016 9:52 pm

I woulda been happier with 2143 honestly.  But I can see how the genre has been saturated with futuristic crap for a while now.  I'm not getting the deluxe version period, but I'm interested in the game.  I haven't found any info if they are doing the premium bullshit this time around though....

#9 Re: General Info » Battlefield 1 Discussion » Sat, May 07, 2016 1:18 pm

As a vehicle whore, I just can't picture myself on a horse all the damn time because going 5mph in a Tank aint' gonna cut it.  I'm assuming that the Blimps are going to be like Titan or, more recently, Carrier Assault mode.  How's the medic reviving people? With photo-voltiac jars filled with pickle juice and wires?!  Maybe they can break an ammonia capsule under your nose and "revive" you.  Support makes sense I've no squabbles there [CHECK].  Snipers existed and had scopes [CHECK].  Assault has automatic weapons and bayonets and pineapple grenades[CHECK].  Engineers should be viable, semi-auto shotguns definitely existed then and gimme back my 'ol wrench [CHECK].  There's hints of there being Arty in this one as well.  So I guess I'm still waiting to hear about Recon, Medics, Heavies (AT) and all the supposed specialized vehicle classes...  Lemme upgrade ma horse with some blinders so it doesn't freak out.....

How will game radar work?  I know there was a rudimentary radar system in game in BF 1942.  Honestly I played without it for so long on hard core it won't count as a negative.

Will they have the .50 cal Browning M2 in the game?  I can get with that, it was made in 1918 and all, maybe as stationary turrets.  If this game is set right at the ending of WWI there are quite a few more weapons that began their existence then that are still used today.

I just can't shake off the dread of most rounds ending up in all out trenches....  Maybe if they don't have trenches near objectives?

I'm warming up to the idea, because Battlefield, but I NEED MOAR INFO!

#10 Re: General Info » Battlefield 1 Discussion » Sat, May 07, 2016 7:35 am

I saw a fucking trench... That aside, how the hell can they give us the shit ton of unlocks and upgrades when there was FAR fewer weapon choices back then? Great I'll have a 1911 and just run around with that I suppose. I didn't think the weapons in WW1 were really known for accuracy. So back to bayonets and trenches.... I'm torn on this one....

#11 Re: For Sale » Parts for sale » Sun, Mar 06, 2016 4:43 pm

Ahh nice.  I too went with a Z170.  I was very close to pulling the trigger on the Sabertooth but for some reason that I can't remember now went with a Maximus VIII Hero.  Oh yeah, massive black Friday deal.  I figured they were close in specs, and I didn't reaaaaly need the extra removable shielding.  Maybe it was the onboard sound that was slightly different too?  Well anyway, haven't had any of the problems that some early adopters had with skylake and the z170.  Cheers!

I too grabbed the gskill memory, but I got the Trident Z.  Took a bit of research to find out the slight differences between the two enthusiast lines with Gskill.  But ultimately came down to availablilty.

And yes, I'm really thinking about the m.2 SSD, but my 840 Evo is still doing fine.

#12 Re: For Sale » Parts for sale » Sun, Mar 06, 2016 9:21 am

What did you go with, if you don't mind me asking here.

#13 For Sale » XFX 5850 Black Edition for free » Mon, Dec 28, 2015 11:30 am

Duke_Cannon
Replies: 1

Was going though some of my old equipment and found this little gem.  Was working last time I used it. I guarantee nothing however.

#14 Re: Just For Laughs » asleepingdog videos » Sun, Sep 13, 2015 2:10 pm

My recent roomate and his brother were CSGO whores from a while back.  Meh gimme Vehicles and Parachutes.  I bet you were jamming on the Spacebar when you fell off that roof to kill that one guy.

#15 General Info » Things to watch out for from the new patch in no particular order. » Wed, Sep 02, 2015 7:20 pm

Duke_Cannon
Replies: 0

1. AA missiles now have wider arc and cannot do a 180 degree turn anymore.

2. All lock-on projectiles will become harmless/useless very quickly if you lose lock and don't regain lock quickly enough.  But now also do more damage...

3. Flashbangs now explode much quicker (shorter fuse) and thus cannot be exploited from on top of buildings.  They also don't affect Friendlies for very long and dead people can no longer be flashbanged.  AND you only carry 2 instead of 3.  Flashbangs no longer effect Tank/LAV/Car drivers but passengers can still be affected.  They also have a narrower cone of effect which is 145 degrees.

4. Turrets and Mounted weapons have a different independent sensitivity now and mine by default was WAY too quick.

5. AA now has even slower but more consistently damaging 30mm, and 20mm overheats quicker and has a higher spread than 30mm.

6. ALL aircraft have a redone interior and are less prone to solar and light glare.

7. Sidestepping is now slower so the "shooting dance" is less effective but less glitchy.

8. Suppression is less effective again.

9. Flir looks better but darker in Tanks,  PLD gets better range,

10. Attack jet is back to Original values for handling.

11. Vaulting over things now won't hurt you more than the regular fall would have.  Stairs are no longer able to kill you by standing on them.

And various other things that may or may not affect you.  These were just some that I thought were fairly major.

EDIT: Oh Yeah TV missiles now work MUCH better!

#16 General Info » Night Operations requires separate download from Origin. » Tue, Sep 01, 2015 1:42 pm

Duke_Cannon
Replies: 0

It's free but annoying to have to "pay" zero dollars to add it to the game...

Just a heads-up.  I did 2 repair installs earlier scratching my head why I couldn't play...  My mistake is your benefit.

#17 Re: General Info » Windows 10 and older hardware » Sun, Aug 30, 2015 10:15 pm

Vai wrote:

I have an I7 930@2.8ghz
10 GB Ram
Two 500 7200 rpm drives in a raid 0 config I believe.

Computer is about four years old.

Do you think it would help for me to upgrade to windows 10

What version of Windows are you using now?  If Vista then yes, please upgrade to 10.  You'll feel better in the morning.  If 7 then why not?  It's got a lot of familiar 7 features plus some of the better 8.1 features.  If you're running 8/8.1 then why not as well?  Like the reasons I mentioned above plus it makes the user experience more 7/XP like.

Also most of the hardware and software manufacturers have recently come out with 10 drivers for old (4-8 years in some cases) hardware and software.

I've also seen a slight performance increase across the board on 10.  And that's without a clean install, I believe it'd be even better by wiping and starting fresh (just backup important stuff first).  Just as an example, my PC booted in ~13 seconds pre-10 and now consistently boots at around ~9 seconds from a cold start.  That's a tiny increase there but still little things like that across the board add up.

I haven't run into any party stoppers in 10 yet as things seem to run smoothly and error free and it's a seamless upgrade.

#19 Re: Just For Laughs » King's BF4 and DayZ Videos » Wed, Feb 25, 2015 1:27 am

Video 7 @ 2:07 See sometimes my crazy driving pays off. twist

Although the excitement made my count off.... 4 roadkills instead of 6.  I saw Kings kill as one and well just wanted it to be more I suppose.

#20 Re: Just For Laughs » lingerie Football.... fuck ya » Tue, Jan 27, 2015 4:00 am

LipSmack? MuffSnuff? ClamSlam? Ohhhhhh Oh oh I got it! ClamDip!!

#21 Re: General Info » Some Geekery about Windows... » Thu, Jan 22, 2015 5:34 pm

xPlozion wrote:

I'm doing it asap.  The full xbox integration and being able to play xbox on my pc makes it worth it for me...

I'm curious about how much lag streaming the XBOX to the PC will cause.  Shouldn't be much but you would also be able to control/stream/play the XBOX on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 if you had one.

#22 Re: General Info » Some Geekery about Windows... » Thu, Jan 22, 2015 5:00 pm

King[USMC] wrote:

I read the free upgrade is only for those who have windows 8.

It's rolling out on 8.1 first then 7 slightly later.  It will also be for mobile devices running 7, and 8.1.  Funny thing though 8.1 is and has been a free upgrade to those running 8... Why are people still running 8? WHY?!

I don't understand how Microsoft can do this.  They are trying to be like Google with Android and the free updates it gets.  Google runs by selling its users info (Email info file info shopping preferences etc) to advertisers (no it ain't free).

Microsoft has always run on greed.  Free doesn't power the greed train.  What? is there going to be "in app purchases"?  If you want your outlook email pay $5 now (in Cortana's voice).

Although there are a couple cool things like Cortana built in, full XBOX integration, "Project Spartan" browser. (See a Halo/Xbox theme here?)  But I see no profit unless they go subscription fee for future updates........

#23 General Info » Some Geekery about Windows... » Thu, Jan 22, 2015 1:07 am

Duke_Cannon
Replies: 7

Drumroll please.......... Microsoft Announced that everyone who runs Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 can upgrade to Windows 10..... FOR..... FREE.....

Honestly tho I'm gonna wait a little bit. 8.1 aint that bad and 10 is bound to have issues. The Free Upgrade is good for 1 year after launch.

Go back to ur business. That is all...

#24 Re: Hardware / PC Help » Battlefield Graphics Settings - Help?!?! » Sat, Dec 27, 2014 6:40 pm

Does it run better without the second monitor hooked up? When you go into Nvidia Control Panel and manage multiple monitors does it show your Acer as no.1? And what does it show you under NCP and under 3D settings, and Multiple Display/Mixed GPU acceleration (should be Multiple Display Performance Mode)? Just curious. Also what Wattage PSU do you have?

It's weird as all of your gear should be more than enough to play the game. Hell my SLI setup still chugs if there is enough smoke and fire on the screen at once, Dropped building Shanghai anyone?

#25 Re: Hardware / PC Help » New Case » Sat, Dec 27, 2014 6:21 pm

Hey, just a thought, is there room under the 5.25" drive? I tuck some of my cables in there as there is no air flow under my Blu-Ray. Gives it a bit more flow.

Nvmd. I see what you did. Nice cable management. It's the part I hate the most about getting a new part for the PC. Takes up the most time.

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