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  1. I started skateboarding again after a 20 year hiatus. Whish me luck I don't break anything. 😄

  2. I finally got around to play Prey and I truly loved it. It is an incredible homage to System Shock and Deus Ex. While the gameplay is not en par with those two titles, the game makes up for that with its well written lore and story. The whole "world" just feells so authentic and it features a ton of really god environmental story-telling. Recommended for every immersive sim fan, i.e., everyone on this forum.

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    2. Xolvix

      Xolvix

      It's not really a stealth game, or at least the stealth is only there to help you get a better tactical position to take out enemies. There's no reason NOT to kill the Typhon because it's the primary method of getting raw materials for a rather important item. If you don't like the combat, just level up Combat Focus and you'll be completely unstoppable, it's probably the most broken of the powers. Also I feel the gameplay is in some ways superior to Deus Ex if only because of the wide variety of ways you can tackle objectives and explore the station. Someone else explained it here: https://old.reddit.com/r/truegaming/comments/r5ottl/the_amount_of_ways_you_can_work_your_way_around_a/

    3. STiFU

      STiFU

      Oh boy, you could do things in oh so many ways in Deus Ex 1. Aside from that, you had actual stealth there, you had more melee and ranged weapon options and the levels were very open-world like, with tons of options to achieve your goals. Granted, that's not as much the case with the more recent titles, but I specifically meant Deus Ex 1.

    4. STiFU

      STiFU

      @Epifire the DLC is also excellent, but you should have the mechanics of the main game down before trying it. I'll just quote my Steam-Review:

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      The DLC is so different from the main game that it deserves its very own Review. It borrows the gameplay mechanics from Prey and wraps it all in a rogue-lite experience, which somehow works surprisingly well. That is, unless you're looking for a deep story. While each of the 5 playable characters you can unlock has a nice little story quest chain (that you also have to unlock first), there really isn't that much story to tell here. That being said, I still loved the DLC, as the 5 characters with their different skilltrees force you to play the game in other playstyles than what you were used to. The game poses quite a challenge at first, but after some time, you figure out its mechanics and can bend them to your will so that you finally escape with all 5 characters in one run. 🙂

       

  3. We are taking our son on his very first holiday trip to see the sea for the first time. 🙂 Will be back in a week.

    1. Garreth

      Garreth

      My first time was magical, strangely there where not that many ppl on the beach and we had a cooler with lemonade and sanwiches with cheese, best day ever

    2. jaxa

      jaxa

      It's nice to find a nearly abandoned beach... usually when it's winter.

  4. Damn, Sekiro is way too addicting! :D Hopefully, I'll be done with it by the end of the week! ^^

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    2. STiFU

      STiFU

      After Sekiro and my upcoming holiday trip to Crete, I will probably return to coding. I feel that itch again! :-)

    3. STiFU

      STiFU

      Oh my god, I am trying to down the final boss for two days now and I just got him down to one last hit, when he killed me after all. :-(((

    4. Tarhiel

      Tarhiel

      Persevere, you got him :)

  5. Lesson of the day: Spawnargs are stored in the savegame, so adding a new spawnarg, don't expect it to show up when you load up a saved game. :-)

    1. STiFU

      STiFU

      It took me half an hour until I realized what was going wrong!! ^^

    2. demagogue

      demagogue

      You mean your re-load was reverting back before the new spawnarg was added? Yeah.

       

      (I first thought you re-loaded a game saved after the new spawnarg was added, but the saved spanwarg wasn't there like it should have been, which made your sentence very confusing.)

    3. stgatilov

      stgatilov

      Many years ago, savegame also had all "editor" spawnargs stored in them. They took most of the size of save files =)

  6. Finally got some more time again after a mammoth project at work. Time to get working on TDM again! :-)

    1. RPGista

      RPGista

      We are both in the same situation. Changed laptops as well. Been taking a few days to get a hold of all my WIPs I left lying around.

  7. Kinda feel naked without my Doom-Guy-Avatar. :D

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    2. STiFU

      STiFU

      Well, as I recently said, it's kinda weird that you have known all these people for so long, but you know none of their faces. So here we are now! :-)

    3. Petike the Taffer

      Petike the Taffer

      "Habit is an iron shirt" (mail shirt ?), goes an old saying in my country. ;-)

    4. Epifire

      Epifire

      Yeah that always spins me out when people change avatars. Pretty sure as long as my name is Epi, then the Thief font logo shall remain :P

  8. Two things about TDM I learned yesterday: 1) You can look away in the middle of a lock-picking-sequence and continue right where you left off if you keep pressing the frob button. You are not reset to the last tumbler you unlocked when doing that. 2) You can actually cancel bow-draw by pressing the "block"-key. I feel like I knew #2 once, but I must've forgotten. It amazes me that after all these years, you still discover new stuff about the game!! :-D

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    2. jaxa
    3. kano

      kano

      There used to be a funny bug where you could hit yourself with your own sword by swinging it at a specific angle. I told Springheel about it and he fixed it.

    4. chakkman

      chakkman

      @jaxa: Well, now i know that as well. ;)

  9. Didn't we have a download statistic or similar somewhere? A friend of mine asked how many people actually play tdm, so I wanted to show him some statistics. :-)

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    2. freyk

      freyk

      and tell him that we dont have multiplayer and show him the stats of the tdm missions.

       

       

    3. Bienie

      Bienie

      Dem. How does the in game downloader work? Does it have its own server or does it choose a mirror at random? I think it would be cool if the admins would share their stats at some intervals. Maybe in the Internal Development forum, for both missions and downloading the game itself. :)

    4. demagogue

      demagogue

      I don't know. The source code is publicly available, so you could look it up if you're ok at deciphering code (usually not as hard as it sounds). As for the admins, I was thinking someone just PM them periodically to ask and then post the answer. It's just a matter of a big fan taking the initiative really.

  10. NBohr, you must have Bugtracker Wallhack! ;) Thank you for cleaning up!

    1. nbohr1more

      nbohr1more

      Mostly just finding old bugs that grayman fixed inadvertently by improving AI in general. ;)

    2. grayman

      grayman

      Heh! I'm accidentally prolific. Who knew?

  11. Bought Vampyr today. Have to resist to start it right away or I will be sucked in to much and can't help beta testing! ^^

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    2. teh_saccade

      teh_saccade

      I enjoyed it, stealth was ok and the story and "detective" talk was good. Combat too a while to get used to but - in the end - it was far too easy and the massive conversations mean I probably won't be replaying it any time soon. Recommended, but not at full price - 75% off at best. Really nice graphics and ambiance, few scary bits - bit addictive - and somewhere I used to live in on the map. Nice moral choices and AAA mapping errors/zfighting.

    3. STiFU

      STiFU

      I got it because the atmosphere looked awesome... Judging from your comments, my assumption seems to be correct.

    4. teh_saccade

      teh_saccade

      It's a great atmosphere - very absorbing and immersive with excellent attention to detail. You will barely notice any repetition in the location design - it's as impressive in that regard as Alice: Madness Return's version of WW1 London. The story is on par with V:TM bRPG level - really good. Learn to fight before you try to sneak though - you'll need it. Luckily you can respec at any time. I never killed an NPC, but farmed enemies. I wish I did a few things different...

  12. "Happy!". This new TV-Show is so crazily hilarious! :D

    1. Epifire

      Epifire

      Certainly not what I was expecting when I clicked that link xD

    2. Bikerdude

      Bikerdude

      Oh many that looks fucking awesome, this is exactly the best time to have lots of beer and mates over...

  13. Beyond Good and Evil 2: Sooo hyped!! :D

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    2. stumpy

      stumpy

      there's a rumour that its console only probably switch.

    3. Tarhiel

      Tarhiel

      What about other games? I am excited for Dishonored 2 standalone DLC, Wolfenstein: Next Collosus and XCOM 2 datadisk looks so, so sweet :)

    4. Bikerdude

      Bikerdude

      "Dishonored 2 standalone DLC, Wolfenstein: Next Collosus" I like the sound of these two...

  14. Ph.D. defense coming up tomorrow. Getting more nervous every minute... ;-)

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    2. STiFU

      STiFU

      Thanks guys. It worked out great. And my ex-colleagues have put together a really funny laudatio/roast. :-D

    3. Melan

      Melan

      Congratulations! :D ...and welcome to the fold. :)

    4. Obsttorte

      Obsttorte

      Congrats Doktor StiFu :)

  15. To pick the job with shorter work distance and no need to move to a different city or the better paying one with shorter work hours, that is the question! Tough!

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    2. Anderson

      Anderson

      Yeah and you can focus on yourself and whatnot. Moving and settling in with your belongings is like a second job for at least 3-6 months until you dismantle everything.

    3. Obsttorte

      Obsttorte

      Money is worth what you consider it to be worth. I wouldn't overestimate it's usage. I prefer free time and relaxation over bling bling, but that is a subjective decision.

    4. STiFU

      STiFU

      I am exactly the same. I have already chosen the nearby job and I am so happy with that decision. My girlfriend and I will move in together into a new flat very close to work. So that's awesome. :)

  16. Finally started Deus Ex: Mankind Divided the other day (after the Behemoth that was Witcher 3). So far, it is excellent as far as free exploration and oldschoolness is concerned. It feels like a return to the roots. Loving the shit out of it.

    1. freyk

      freyk

      We are working on a cyberpunk fm. Its gonna be like that.

      check this out:

      http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/18512-deus-ex-mod-like-dark-mod-is-to-thief/

  17. While researching an issue with Kodi, I found this guy called Ned Scott (see link). How do you even manage to get banned after accumulating more than 30,000 posts? :Dhttp://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=159067&pid=1572249#pid1572249

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    2. lowenz

      lowenz

      LOL, I have a dejà vu :D (for me 12600 posts and th personal - eufemism - connection to a moderator :D )

    3. stumpy
    4. STiFU

      STiFU

      lowenz, who are you talking about? :)

       

      Thanks stumpy, it almost reads like the assholes are on the kodi team. But who cares, kodi sucks anyway. I am running Emby now! :)

  18. Got a spare key for Magicka 2, a nice 4 player local-coop game, which is currently at 15 € on steam. Anyone want it for 5 €?

    1. STiFU

      STiFU

      I got the spare key from a bundle, just for you interest.

    2. rich_is_bored

      rich_is_bored

      Someone should take you up on that. It's worth every penny.

    1. Bikerdude
    2. SeriousToni

      SeriousToni

      Hm I think they don't look as good as on the screens. If you bought one, Stifu, please make a photo :)

    3. STiFU

      STiFU

      Friends of mine bought some. But they did not arrive yet.

  19. Terror now seems to hit Germany as well... :-/

    1. Sotha

      Sotha

      What has happened? I hear a football game was cancelled?

       

      They are shooting again in Paris: policemen injured in some suburb siege?

       

      Crazy times. :(

    2. STiFU

      STiFU

      Seems like there was only a mockup bomb. But even if it was just a mockup, it's still a bit scary.

    3. SeriousToni

      SeriousToni

      This was an important football game to show everyone of those terrorists that we are free and will not hide. Even Chancellor Merkel and some other high ranked politicians wanted to visit this game (which was the next big thing after the game in Paris) but sadly there were concrete hints on a planned attack and they had to cancel this other than risking peoples lives :-/

  20. How to do a multi-screen setup in TDM? I know there's been a thread somewhere around here, but I can't remember its name. Anyone? I am asking for a friend.

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    2. Xarg

      Xarg

      What part is confusing? I used to run triple monitor and can probably help

    3. nbohr1more

      nbohr1more

      There are links to the forum post in that article too ;)

    4. STiFU

      STiFU

      Ah, right. Thanks! :) Well, I just don't have a multi monitor setup here, so I don't know what settings there actually are in the driverpanel. But I guess he'll figure it out himself.

  21. I was at the IFA the last few days. Quantum Dot LCD is NOT the satisfaction we were promised by the display industry. OLED however still is and LG is increasing its portfolie. I think I'll wait until the next batch of OLED TV releases and then get me a nice new TV. :)

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    2. Vae

      Vae

      Looking at getting either LG EF9500 HDR UHD OLED, or Panasonic CZ950 HDR UHD OLED, for my main monitor...Can't wait :)

    3. jaxa

      jaxa

      The darker blacks of High Dynamic Range (or OLED) make it relevant to The Dark Mod. 4K could be good for big laptops and desktop displays, and some companies claim the optimal resolution for VR is beyond 8K. As for TVs, OLED is thinner than other technologies, which could result in large and cheap displays eventually. The larger it is, the less pixel density, which means... 4K and 8K?

    4. STiFU

      STiFU

      Yeah, for computer monitors 4K makes sense, because you're a lot closer to the screen there relative to the display size.

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    2. SeriousToni

      SeriousToni

      Vor allem für das Geld... eine gute Uhr!

    3. VanishedOne

      VanishedOne

      My wristwatch has exposed workings like that. It's the kind that rewinds itself slightly when you move your arm, so there's a coil inside that winds and unwinds throughout the day.

    4. Bikerdude

      Bikerdude

      All it needs is the logo changed to say "The Darkmod"

  22. Final Fantasy 7 remake announced. Oh Joy! :-)

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    2. AluminumHaste

      AluminumHaste

      FF7 was an average game.

    3. AluminumHaste

      AluminumHaste

      Well I should qualify that; by the time I played it, it had been out for years, and I didn't find anything about it that was great. Just meh.

    4. Melan

      Melan

      Is this going to be the version where Aerith doesn't die? (SPOILERS!)

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