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  1. Since the 4GB 1050TI is only €20 more, I recently ordered an Zotac 1050TI for €153. DOOM 2016 @ 1920x1200 and ultra setting uses 2.8GB, 3dmark Fire Strike Ultra 3.3GB. TDM COO-BCD set to highest (which lags noticably) uses 1.8GB. So I reckon, the 4GB version was an good investment... Which brings my system spec to: Win7x64 Xeon E3-1245 4x3.3/3.7 GHz + HT 24GB DDR3 RAM Zotac GTX 1050 TI mini 4GB Nvidia 376.33 drivers The card has no external power connector, which is perfect, since this Fujitsu workstation does not offer them anyway.
  2. Well, thanks for the heads up! I secured AC 1 and Chronicles to my main Uplay account - I've forgot, which email I did register the first AC game with Also got my Spendierhosen on, (does this translate?), and spend more, then one $... Downloading China now and looking forward to a break from World of Tanks for the weekend
  3. Speaking of TV monitors and 1360x768 resolution, I never managed to get anything but AMD cards to actually use those natively. I was always stuck with 1280x720 and upscale, or 1920x1080 and downscale with my Toshiba TV. Which is the choice of hanging or shooting, if you want to use the system for anything more than video watching. Did that change with recent Nvidia drivers, or is it an oddity of my TV?
  4. s.urfer

    Happy Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all! Hope you have more festive weather, than I have here. Overcast, light drizzle, 9°C...
  5. I agree, for free, you can't complain much. I loved the early Splinter Cell games, nice to replay the first one without scouting for the DVD With the Crew, I have mixed feelings. Would be nice, to support more wheel hardware, would be nice, to be able to replay it. Those buy "Wild run", buy "Calling all units" nags are a definite put off. FC3 Blood dragon, guess you either like or hate it AC III is something, I already have and like - too bad claiming the free copy destroyed my savegames... Can't tell anything about the others.
  6. Was that a Black Friday special? Price is now 20% higher...
  7. The 1050Ti looks very interesting indeed. So interesting, that I started contemplating replacing the Quadro 2000 in the other workstation with it Only worry would be the 75W, which is stretching the specification to the limit... (GTX750Ti is 60W) Speaking of SSDs, I changed over to them a couple of years ago for the system drives and the only drawback I can see is the price. Most astonishing is, that they not only are much more responsive than an mechanical disk, they also stay that way over time.
  8. The questions are, while the GTX1060 is one of the best offers for 300, do you a ) need it? b ) have the means to use it? How much of an improvement do you need? Two times, five times, ten times? Does your PSU offer the aforementioned additional power connectors? When I converted my Fujitsu workstation to a playstation, I was confronted with an proprietary PSU, offering no additional power connectors whatsoever. I put in an Zotac GTX 750TI, which doesn't need any external power connectors and is relatively quiet. The Dark Mod runs smoothly, as do most current 3d titles, as long as I don't turn the eye candy to maximum. Card was €115 and I'm happy with it. Just another thought
  9. Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag en dank je voor het geschenk! (Happy birthday and thank you for the gift!) What is newdark? kind of a mod for the mod?
  10. Right. On COOBCD the difference is more than noticeable, especially when running 8x AA and AIF. Fortunately, using the high power thingie is just a right click away
  11. It's called Terra Mobile 1590 Gaming. Reportedly based on some international MSI model. The originally installed drivers with the 1511 edition on it seemed to be MS/intel/Nvidia, so I did an clean install with the 1607 edition and waited for Windows update to come up with the drivers. Strangely enough, I can't see a performance hit with TDM when letting it choose the internal HD4600 instead of forcing it to use the GTX970M. Perhaps I should try something more demanding then Closemouthed Shadows Any suggestions for a mission, that is taxing the vidcard?
  12. ^^ OK, that fixed the distortion. The main point seems to be the "Disable Display Scaling on High DPI settings". With that set, I could get rid of all manual manipulations in the Darkmod.cfg. The Game still is running with the intel graphics by default, but that is no real problem. Thanks again for your help!
  13. Thank you very much for your assistance, I really appreciate it! Changed the folder to be fully accessible by all users. Opened system properties and changed visual effects to best performance. Then I got lost, I have a compatibility tab with the desired setting under Win7, but not under Win10... [edit] Found it and changed it ... Created an autoexec.cfg file int the darkmod folder, containing seta r_customHeight "1080" seta r_customWidth "1920" seta r_fullscreen "1" seta r_mode "-1" seta r_aspectRatio "1" seta r_fovRatio "16:9" Starting TDM with those settings now results into OK menues but utterly distorted graphics into the mission. I guess I'll fiddle around with those settings a bit.
  14. Well, edited the Darkmod.cfg file by adding seta r_customHeight "1080" seta r_customWidth "1920" seta r_fullscreen "1" seta r_mode "-1" seta r_aspectRatio "1" to the end of it. Which didn't yield the desired effect. The resolution lines got replaced with seta r_customHeight "1440" seta r_customWidth "2560" for whatever reason. Changing them back to my native resolution and changing seta r_aspectRatio "1" to seta r_aspectRatio "4" did nothing, as did adding seta r_fovRatio "16:9" Added a screenshot, which shows the problem... I would also like to add, that the graphics indicator in blue means the GTX vidcard is not used. Forcing TDM to use the GTX changes nothing but the colour of the indicator, going orange
  15. I recently purchased a used gaming laptop, model Terra 1590, reportedly something of a MSI Ghost derivative. Has a dedicated GTX970M video card, the monitor has full HD resolution. OS is Win10 Pro anniversary edition with the latest Nvidia drivers. Trouble is, I can't get it to use the native resolution. I can run it at 640x480, everything beyond that results in a distorted display, where I can only see the top left part of the "screen". Several searches came up blank, any suggestions?
  16. Is it just me and my monitor settings, or do the blue versions look much darker? I can make out much more details in the regular ambients. Wouldn't this mean, one has to change the gamma/brightness settings specifically for the "blue" maps?
  17. All in all an solid mission, thank you for giving it to us. I'll try it again later without the bodystacking One more question, the statistics show two killed people, even though I only used my BJ?
  18. Just started playing this mission. I did run into an non extinguishable candle in the bar. It is the one next to a guy sitting on a bank. Since other candles behave normal, I reckon this is a small bug?
  19. I'm currently a bit stuck in Yan's Test. Reading this, it occurs to me, that e. g. the non opening doors could be a bug and I shouldn't bother to continue. Am I correct?
  20. Yes. After some reloading and testing, I would say the problem is the random lack of triggering the event. Most times, it works, sometimes nothing happens for several minutes, which is where I usually give up Similar thing happens on the other side of the mirror, I can hear the villain mumbling about, but he won't make an appearance for several minutes. Looks like he gets stuck somewhere. Usually he shows up in less a minute. One more thing, when I stay on the plinth, the king will shine his ray of light on me, alerting the villain. I don't think, this is supposed to happen. Very fun mission anyway, thanks for the updated version!
  21. Graphics seem fine now, but I can't finish the game, because when I align all pumpkins, nothing happens ?!?
  22. This is a definite WOW mission, thank you! There are four gripes, I have with it, though 1- Too short 2- Found a muffin, but couldn’t eat it 3- The pagan seed didn’t do anything 4- Too short I didn’t find all gems, but that only gives me an excuse, to revisit this mission soon
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