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  1. Embracer Group is Buying Square Enix Montréal, Eidos, and Crystal Dynamics for “Only” 300 Million USD: https://wccftech.com/embracer-group-square-enix-montreal-eidos-crystal-dynamics/

    1. Shadow

      Shadow

      I saw this and immediately wanted them to work on a Thief 5. Pipedream probably. I think Fleetwood Mac has more of a chance letting Lindsay Buckingham back in that we getting a Thief 5.

  2. I don't think there's a link to thedarkmod.com on forums.thedarkmod.com ...

    1. datiswous

      datiswous

      Yeah and the wiki and moddb. It should have those links in the footer I think. Probably easy to add by an admin.

      Edit: And a link to the bugtracker. I'm always searching for a post in the forum that links to that because I can't remember the url.

    2. Petike the Taffer

      Petike the Taffer

      I drew attention to this several times in the last few years. No one payed it any attention, so I just gave up.

    3. duzenko

      duzenko

      Reluctance to improve the forums is matched by reluctance to allow more people to work on it. Talk about trust and power.

  3. What's the console command to show the player coordinates (for beta testing)? I think it used to be using getviewpos like this but it seems to have been improved since? @AluminumHaste

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    2. thebigh

      thebigh

      No, I have no idea how to do that.

    3. jaxa

      jaxa

      Good enough. I'm already taking screenshots with it.

       

    4. AluminumHaste

      AluminumHaste

      I got this from another forum member

       

      bind "F12" "con_noprint 0;wait;wait;wait;getviewpos;wait;wait;wait;screenshot;con_noprint 1"

  4. I should be able to beta test some missions. Built a new 5700G + GTX 970 system.

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    2. jaxa

      jaxa

      Nope. But it seems to work fine, and it should be a little over 3x the performance of the 5700G's Vega 8.

      Rembrandt is expected to double graphics performance over Cezanne. It's possible that the Phoenix iGPU after that could reach desktop GTX 970 performance.

    3. duzenko

      duzenko

      I have a 2011 6850 and it's still faster than 2021 vega 6

      OTOH the IGP is sharing 20W thermals with the CPU, so I'm saving a coffee on every electricity bill LOL

    4. jaxa

      jaxa

      Just going by the charts on TechPowerUp, Vega 8 (Cezanne) should be slightly faster than that 6850. Then in a few months, RDNA2 12 CU (Rembrandt) should double Vega 8 perf, although I think it might be more like a 115% improvement. That APU would be the first one using DDR5 memory which contributes to the improvement. From then on, it's speculation. I would hope to see RDNA3 and an increase to 16 CUs in Phoenix given it would be on TSMC 5nm, and then it beats me what Strix Point would have, other than RDNA4.

      The end result is that in less than 5 years, laptop/desktop APUs are usable at 1440p or even 4K. Intel is not standing still either, and could be tripling/quadrupling the size of their iGPUs (e.g. 320 execution units instead of 80-96).

  5. Behold, the brand new RTX 2060!

    NVIDIA ponders GeForce RTX 2060 re-release with 12 GB VRAM to paper over RTX 30 scarcity

  6. AMD at Computex:

    (discuss in CPU/GPU news thread)
  7. I'm holding out for TDM 3.11 for Workgroups

    1. duzenko

      duzenko

      You mean "for gangs?"

    2. snobel

      snobel

      Cooperative multiplayer?

  8. Would the skyglow amplification caused by falling/fallen snow be a visual factor in TDM missions (or cities from hundreds of years ago)? Or is it only noticeable with today's modern lighting?

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    2. AluminumHaste

      AluminumHaste

      Skyglow is caused by modern lights yes.

    3. STiFU

      STiFU

      The only questions you should ask yourself is: Does it look better with or without skyglow? :-)

    4. chakkman

      chakkman

      In a fantasy setting, i guess it could always be caused by magic. :)

  9. AMD's CES Keynote live:

  10. Beyond Skyrim:

    1. chakkman

      chakkman

      I wished one of those dozens of projects would be finished at some point.

    2. STiFU

      STiFU

      That brings back memories. Not sure though, whether the water is actually better than in morrowind... ;-)

    1. nbohr1more

      nbohr1more

      Very cool! *upvote button click*

    2. jaxa

      jaxa

      Keep an eye on that channel. They have a lot more cool AI/graphics related stuff, some of which could be relevant to TDM.

    3. Bikerdude

      Bikerdude

      This is extremely cool.

  11. I saw the trailer for Robin Hood (2018) and thought it was the Thief movie for a second...

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    2. Anderson

      Anderson

      Also a valid point of view. Unfortunately very few games and game companies try to overcome this dichotomy.

    3. stumpy

      stumpy

      i always thought it was worse for console owners, not only have they got to pay for games and dlc's but they also have to pay a monthly subscription to play and get access to the dlc's they've already paid for.

    4. Anderson
  12. Space ambient gone TDM:

    1. Tarhiel

      Tarhiel

      You mean they used those crickets from TDM?

    2. jaxa
  13. 2018: The Dark Times

    1. Anderson

      Anderson

      Let it Be - The Beatles

  14. On the team page, Dram's link is a parked domain. You could change it to a new site, archive.org link, or just remove it.

    1. Goldwell

      Goldwell

      I just checked archive.org and unfortunately the last working version of his site required a flash plugin and wouldn't display correctly.

       

      So I have removed the link for now, if anyone has a new website link for Dram or an archive link that works please PM me and I will update it.

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    2. jaxa

      jaxa

      Wouldn't a snap to grid option take care of some of the shakiness inherent in VR control?

       

      And it could be pretty precise if your hand movements are recorded... pretty precisely.

    3. Sotha

      Sotha

      ...And I read it initially that "Google blocks (as in "bans") 3D modelers," and thought what the hell, and then got curious how will they do that. XD

    4. peter_spy
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    2. stumpy

      stumpy

      i guess the platform will be flooded with asset flippers.

    3. stumpy

      stumpy

      Be like a large dark hole to useless content. Like opening a plug somewhere and having all the useless stuff get sucked in.

    4. peter_spy

      peter_spy

      So basically Steam Greenlight for mods :)

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