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Virtualization / Re: Virtual PC
« Last post by BobOzarius on March 01, 2018, 07:07:17 PM »
VM Ware is great because it's the most supported and used I think. Microsoft actually gives away free 90 day virtual machines of pretty much all of their OS software. They are 90 day limited, but have development software and such built in. You can also easily roll them back to fresh by creating a VM snapshot in your favorite software. These work best in VMWare I think, and VirtualBox. VirtualBox actually makes it very simple to create VM snapshots for rolling back also. Just install a VM of choice, install the software you want with it, then create a snapshot to roll back to. And you have a perpetual 90 day activated Windows 7-Windows 10 64 bit preview VM for free. You can also enable the stock Windows VM that comes standard in Windows 7 and get a free Windows XP VM for it also still I think. But it requires some finagling in Windows 10 to get it to work I believe.
Virtualization / Virtual PC
« Last post by gimlet on March 01, 2018, 02:52:37 PM »
So i am interested in what you guys think is the best virtual machine software (free)?

I am currently looking at VM ware player free.
Television/Movies / Re: Vikings.
« Last post by Newsman on December 29, 2017, 05:16:07 PM »
Show remains strong
Programming / Operating Systems / Re: Handmade hero .. how far has Casey gotten ?
« Last post by Hitechs on November 20, 2017, 12:36:40 PM »
im not really program savvy ...
but the way he explains stuff is great, there is a reason why he feels the way he does and does what he does,
He tells you why and it seems to be backed up with experience.

Always great to watch.
Programming / Operating Systems / Re: Handmade hero .. how far has Casey gotten ?
« Last post by TrailMyx on November 20, 2017, 10:54:58 AM »
That guys brain resides at a level far above mine.
Programming / Operating Systems / Re: Handmade hero .. how far has Casey gotten ?
« Last post by Hitechs on November 19, 2017, 11:02:09 PM »
Handmade hero still going ..... latest episode .... he is testing new video hardware so its not the game

Ray casting !

" Handmade Ray 03 - Optimizing with SSE2 and AVX2 "
Dark Age of Camelot / Re: Nevermind, I closed my account!
« Last post by TrailMyx on October 17, 2017, 07:27:14 AM »
A friend of mine talked me into trying Overwatch.  I bought it but haven't tried it yet.  I'll be adding a bit to those number.  Hopefully not too much; games just don't have that effect on me anymore.
Games & Game Systems / What has Ubisoft done now?
« Last post by Gemviper on October 17, 2017, 07:06:14 AM »
I'm seeing a lot of "Ubisoft sucks" chatter on reddit but none are describing what happened much. What did Ubisoft do now?
Dark Age of Camelot / Re: Nevermind, I closed my account!
« Last post by Gemviper on October 17, 2017, 06:56:14 AM »
Update: Blizzard doesn't release actual sub counts anymore and they use "hours played" as a metric, not accounts paid. This is a picture of a slide from one of their investors meetings in May 2017. People spent over 40 BILLION total hours playing Blizzard games in 2016, that's insane. While Blizzard is doing well with all games combined and the last expansion edged out the previous one the concensus is that they are holding onto a lot of accounts via their tokens for gold scheme and the game feels much less played.

UO and DAoC remain my two favorites, DAoC rocks in all the ways UO doesn't and vice versa. Try it out!

edit: 40 billion hours = 1666666666.66666...  days. I told you Blizzard was evil, 666 to the max!
Computer Rigs / Re: My new Ryzen build
« Last post by BobOzarius on August 31, 2017, 01:22:09 PM »
Some observations after having a Ryzen build for a bit. The ram issues seem to have been mostly addressed. It's still picky about what ram it likes, but of the choices you have available, all of them seem to work mostly fine now out of the box.

Ryzen seems to be VERY power efficient. My cpu fan rarely spins up, and very rarely leaves the 40-50 degree range. It helps that it's designed on a 14nm process and the processor I have is a 65watt cpu. I have under volted my cpu and actually gained a bit of cpu performance. While saving power. That's just perfect for me. I love power efficient tech, because heat kills. I have 2 fans in my case not including the cpu cooler and graphics card fans, and it runs at great temps.

The power of this chip after what I had before, doesn't seem to be mind blowingly insane, but it's 3x the cpu I had, and nothing gives it trouble. There's not a game I can't play at max settings 1080p at 60fps. Anything higher and you can start to push it on some games though. Which was a bit of a disappointment. I'm sure the higher end cpus address this though easily. And if I chose to overclock, I'm sure I could easily run anything with high settings at higher frame rates.

I've been completely satisfied with this purchase. The 1600 is about all you need at this time for anything you're doing. It's a great chip all around for anything. I personally might have went with the cheapest 8 core chip if I did it over again. But I'm still completely satisfied. I've always been in the price/performance category when buying computer parts, and this doesn't disappoint for the performance and price point it's at. I highly suggest this, or if you have a little cash to spare, the cheapest 8 core version of Ryzen. I also have a Sapphire RX 470 8 gig video card that helps chew through most anything I throw at it. Those two components will future proof you for a couple years at this point. That's about all I can ask for a 4-500 dollar investment. And well worth every penny. The components I bought all feel really well built too and like they'll last for a long time to come. We'll see.  ;)
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