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  1. I hear these addons make saves incompatible between installations (relevant when swapping saves during beta testing)? That should be noted if accurate.
  2. jaxa

    Free games

    Styx: Shards of Darkness 100% off on GOG, less than 8 hours left https://www.gog.com/en/game/styx_shards_of_darkness https://www.gog.com/giveaway/claim It's supposedly a stealth game but the two trailers are cinematic.
  3. Intel used GIMP plugins to demo Meteor Lake's AI coprocessor capabilities. So hopefully GIMP goes down this path by the time accelerators become common on desktop.
  4. jaxa

    Free games

    Half-Life 100% off on Steam by Nov 20 https://slickdeals.net/f/17072269-half-life-pc-digital-download-free https://store.steampowered.com/app/70/HalfLife/ Apparently this original version of the game receives some updates for the 25th anniversary: https://videocardz.com/newz/half-life-celebrates-25th-anniversary-with-new-update-game-currently-available-for-free
  5. Just yesterday YouTube managed to bust ads through my blocker combo that was working fine. I'll have to tinker with it.
  7. That's what, 25 seconds out of every minute?
  8. jaxa

    Free games

    Project Asteroids, free on Steam until December 2023 https://slickdeals.net/f/17044039-project-asteroids-steam-game-free-price-goes-up-in-december https://store.steampowered.com/app/2405270/Project_Asteroids/
  9. Grayjay is worth a look but it's only on Android for now: https://grayjay.app/ Louis Rossmann given three YouTube community guideline strikes
    1. datiswous


      Anything but VA (and OLED) contrast level.

    2. chakkman


      "Anything but VA (and OLED) contrast level."

      For games like TDM, yep, that's very desirable. Actually, OLED should be the better choice for TDM, as it has better reaction times, which can be very sloppy in VA, which is even worse in dark scenes, as you will experience smearing especially in those. 

  10. jaxa

    Free games

    That's the way it's gonna be with most of the giveaways. If it's something amazing I've played, I'll note it. Even Epic Games giveaways are mainly junk until December. Meanwhile I put like 12 hours of time into the last TDM mission I beta tested.
  11. jaxa

    Free games

    The Whisperer 100% off on GOG https://www.gog.com/en/game/the_whisperer https://www.gog.com/giveaway/claim This is one I already had from a previous giveaway, I think.
  12. I think there's randomness in parts of the game, like NPC reactions. It probably won't work.
  13. jaxa

    Free games

    Blacksad: Under the Skin 100% off on GOG https://www.gog.com/en/game/blacksad_under_the_skin https://www.gog.com/giveaway/claim
  14. Rumble is doing better than Odysee but obviously faces the same problems you mentioned. Odysee may have been derailed by the SEC going after LBRY: https://cointelegraph.com/news/sec-drops-xrp-case-lbry-shuts-down
  15. Bookmark everything you have an interest in. The Algorithm can still be useful for finding related content, but it can't be relied upon. As for the adblocking, I have different setups that are all still effective at blocking ads, and I spent no effort tweaking these. I usually don't use a user account. Maybe YouTube hasn't rolled everything out yet, IDK. YouTube does have alternate sources of revenue, such as taking a 30% cut of superchats, and 50% cut on channel memberships. For the ads it does run, mobile users block ads less often than desktop users and are probably considered more valuable by advertisers from the information that can be extracted about viewership. I don't think YouTube is particularly unprofitable, and Google is probably willing to run it at cost just to have a cultural behemoth in its pocket. Theoretically, the costs of running a video platform can go down if storage, computing, networking, and codec advancements counteract growth. Google also has advantages over upstart competitors, such as the ability to design its own transcoding chips.
  16. It's a staggered rollout probably. My adblockers don't seem to have been affected. I will look at the script if I need it later.
  17. jaxa

    Free games

    Cryptark 100% off on Steam https://store.steampowered.com/app/344740/CRYPTARK/ Ends Oct 21
  18. I think I just heard a tiny sample of TDM music during an Al Jazeera doc on North Korea just now.

    It's the part where they blow up the Inter-Korean Liaison Office


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    2. Xolvix


      That has got to be from a royalty free archive, it would make more sense for the TDM music to have used such sounds rather than someone who's a TDM fan at Al Jazeera taking audio from a track.

      On the other hand if you think it'll help the mod, you can always link it on the front page for publicity! :)

    3. demagogue


      "Al Jazeera approved!" 😃-b

    4. taffernicus


      I bet the aljazeera people visiting this website have a user agent string containing the word "press",as in the word "press" imprinted on journalist safety vest. /s /jk

  19. Does TDM 2.12 add "30" to the list of FPS caps? I accidentally changed mine and had to look up a console command to set it back to 30.

    1. nbohr1more
    2. jaxa


      Thanks. Now it's ready for my junk and Steam Deck. :P

  20. I just tested on the other system. v1.1 didn't seem to change much from v1.0 on the i5-6600T + HD 530 Graphics system, but I delved further into the mission. Interior portions obviously have much better performance. My performance target for this system is basically 720p 30 FPS. I tested the beginning on the 5700G + GTX 970 system for a minute just now and I can get it to hold at as low as 20 FPS at 1080p, e.g. on the starting boat looking out past where the rope is. Wild swings between 20-60 FPS (locked to 60) as I look around. I haven't made adjustments to other settings like AA yet, that could likely boost performance. I'm still on TDM 2.11. I don't want to upgrade to a dev build right now, but I'm interested to see what kind of performance boost 2.12 can bring.
  21. It could change titles to "Elixir, The" or gray out the "The".
  22. jaxa

    Free games

    Trüberbrook 100% off on GOG https://www.gog.com/en/game/truberbrook https://www.gog.com/giveaway/claim
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