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  2. BTGBullseye

    General American Politics Thread

    First off, it is the same as murder to a LOT of people... Mainly because it is ending the life of a sapient being just for convenience sake. There's a reason why when someone murders a pregnant woman, they are treated to two counts of murder. Second, if that's the wording in the bill (remember, I mentioned that I have not read them) then the bill is moronic. Miscarriages have nothing whatsoever to do with abortion. Third, you just got done talking about the morality of it, and then try to claim you aren't talking about its morality... Pick one and stick to it, don't be a liar. Fourth, "bodily autonomy" is not stripped from someone just because you won't let them legally murder someone. With a rare few exceptions, that person chose to make that life, and they should have to live with the consequences of that decision. Lastly, where did this "worst culture of excess on the planet" stuff come from, and what has it to do with the abortion stuff?
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  4. cgalves

    Linux gaming technical discussion

    Short answer: yes. Long answer: D9VK operates similarly to what's already built into Wine, by translated D3D9 calls into Vulkan calls. It doesn't require anything special for setup beyond what I delineated in my previous post. If it doesn't take forced AA, it could likely be a bug as it's still in its early days of development. Assuming you're using Lutris, you don't need to mess with the registry, as you can simply use the Anti-Aliasing option under "Runner options".
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  6. Ross Scott

    Linux gaming technical discussion

    Okay, thanks for the advice so far, I'll test it when I get a chance. Question, for D9VK, is the usual method of forcing AA still the same (setting it in the Nvidia control panel + adding the registry setting to the WINE install)?
  7. Annie

    General American Politics Thread

    Also I feel that I should add: Abortion is not a particularly interesting topic of debate, because honestly, I truly feel it's one of those things that just isn't debatable. You can certainly try, you can argue the morality of it for days, but it's honestly futile because there's moral justification both for and against it. What it boils down to is less about morality and ethics and more about pragmatics and how libertarian you are. If you were to look at gun control from a similar standpoint, guns cause more death of fully developed humans than abortion does, and yet conservatives will gladly drop the question of ethics to speak strictly about whether or not gun control is actually effective and what alternative measures could be taken to reduce gun violence (albeit they are rather lazy on this one and typically default to 2nd amendment purism). That same energy simply isn't shared in the abortion debate. If you're anti-choice, you're most likely arguing strictly on ethics and not on whether or not abortion bans are actually effective, and the fact of the matter is, abortion legislation is simply not effective.
  8. Annie

    General American Politics Thread

    Let's get this out of the way first: Abortion is not the same as murder. Let's not muddy the waters by assigning moral equivalence between the two. If they were truly morally equivalent then we would treat them as such, but this largely isn't the case. There are a few exceptions, the Georgia bill for example carries a penalty of life in prison, however even this isn't truly congruent with murder in the same state as that can be anywhere from 10 years to a death sentence depending on the charge. The language the Georgia bill uses also defines miscarriage as an "abortion", so if we're being logically consistent with the language used here, that should probably make a miscarriage carry the same sentence as unintentional manslaughter. If that sounds hyperbolic, then honestly, you might want to re-evaluate what your issue with abortion truly is. Second: I'm not really even speaking on whether or not abortion is morally okay. I'm not "pro-abortion", I don't think anybody truly is except perhaps some odd edgy misanthrope who thinks overpopulation is an issue of concern. However, I'm not in favor of stripping someone of their bodily autonomy (including use of hard drugs, rehabilitation would be more productive than incarceration), and I'm not in favor of creating victims of circumstance. My point is that you shouldn't claim moral authority on a topic like abortion while also being a purveyor of perhaps the worst culture of excess on the planet. Abortion shouldn't even be a discussion in the country that invented the televangelist and megachurch.
  9. danielsangeo

    Ross's Game Dungeon - Apocalyptica

    Yeah, I'll get to them this weekend. Thanks for letting me know!
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  11. BTGBullseye

    Q & A Thread

    Yes, but I charge a fee for my services... You get $0.25. What's your wattage?
  12. BTGBullseye

    General American Politics Thread

    The thing is, abortion is literally killing a person. Just because they haven't left the womb, doesn't make them any less a person. I am unfamiliar with the exact wording of the bills you're referencing, but giving up a baby for adoption is not a difficult process. (it's answering a few questions when delivering the baby) There are also numerous resources to assist with the pregnancy itself, so that shouldn't be an issue either.
  13. BTGBullseye

    Post your setup!

    Ok, so... Final build specs of the system, which I am using right now... Monitor: MSI Optix MAG241C - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824475017 - $200 Case: Antec P5 - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129239 - $60 PSU: Rosewill CAPSTONE 750M - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264 - $75 Motherboard: ASRock B450M Steel Legend - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157868 - $90 CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113480 - $140 RAM: G.SKILL Flare X (for AMD) 16GB DDR4-3200 16-18-18-38 - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232767 - $90 NVMe: HP EX900 1TB - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820326786 - $120 I think I won the silicon lottery with this CPU... It's benchmarking about 5% higher than it should without overclocking. It's also housing the second best Vega 11 ever benchmarked by any decent benchmarking site I can find. (and that appears to be exclusively because I'm not using 3200 ram with 14-14-14 timings) Also, this is exclusively using the stock cooler, not an aftermarket. Here's my benchmark. (the second one, from after I fixed some RAM timing issues) https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/17008147 [EDIT] I've reduced the voltage and overclocking of the Vega 11 until I can get an aftermarket cooler... Seems after about 30 minutes of gaming, it overheats and crashes the system. Even with my reduced settings, I still have to take the side panel off to keep it cool.
  14. roger_duncan_101

    Ross's Game Dungeon - Apocalyptica

    Ok, so I guess then I won't be troubling Ross with this stuff. The're really are piling up and I don't think many people visit forum, so obviously uploading them to Youtube videos would be much appreciated. Thanks again!
  15. danielsangeo

    Ross's Game Dungeon - Apocalyptica

    I'll get them fixed up and hopefully fixed on the YouTube video soon. Thanks for the catch! And I'm so far behind on these, it's not even funny. I'll see if I can get up-to-date on the subtitles soon.
  16. Generic-User

    "Games as a service" is fraud.

    EA Announces New Revenue Model Just Deleting Everyone’s ‘Anthem’ Characters Unless They Send Company $300 In Next Hour Though this article is satire, it almost feels like something not even too far outside the norm in a more dystopian future as far as consumer rights go for games. In either case I still found it funny even though it unfortunately had to remind me of the whole GAAS garbage.
  17. steven8641532

    Manga Recommendation

    I recommended yuan zun manga at yomanga. This is one of the best. AND Anyone Manga Recommendation?
  18. Annie

    General American Politics Thread

    I don't either, but it's been a specific point of frustration for me lately in light of the Georgia and Alabama abortion bills. I feel like there's a particularly frustrating hypocrisy in people seeking to reduce others' civil liberties on moral grounds when they're also proponents of a very immoral system (especially by christian standards). Obviously I'm in no place to say who's really a christian and who isn't, considering I haven't practiced christianity in a decade, but I doubt a lot of these people really take their christian values to heart.
  19. Im_CIA

    General American Politics Thread

    I don't this is restricted to just "Christian" conservatives. Everyone is a hypocrite, but some are more than others.
  20. Annie

    General American Politics Thread

    I can't be alone in being disappointed with the average conservative christian, right? I have no clue how a significant portion of the christian constituency in this country can defend profligate consumerist culture, support a system that rewards greed and exploitation, uphold policies that oppress the needy and marginalized, and vote for violent, xenophobic sociopaths. These are more issues I have with American conservatism than christianity, but honestly, it absolutely baffles me how any christian can claim moral authority over anyone while also being a conservative.
  21. roger_duncan_101

    Ross's Game Dungeon - Apocalyptica

    Hi @danielsangeo! Couple of things I spotted during translation: Word "way" is missing during 00:01:16,167 --> 00:01:21,600 timeline "as" instead of "at" - 00:02:50,767 --> 00:02:53,516 Also I have some questions. Now that Ross have subtitles submitted to Youtube, shall I send them directly to him? And is it okay if I also send him the subs for many previous translations that still yet to be uploaded to youtube videos? What about the compendium, will it be updayed sometime in the future? Thanks.
  22. Im_CIA

    Am I weird for...

    Yes. Am I weird for think Morning Stand Ups are a waste of time?
  23. ScumCoder

    Am I weird for...

    Welcome to the bottom of Maslow's pyramid, my fellow gentlemen. It's cozy here, is it not?
  24. ScumCoder

    Games as a Service is Fraud

  25. NightNord

    "Games as a service" is fraud.

    We've already discussed that above (based on EFF article). Yes, it does allow bypassing DRM, but that's it. But again, I am not a lawyer, I am just plain-reading that stuff. I.e. you can't restore MMO with that, you may only circumvent online DRM (for local play). Can you convert MMO to single-player experience maybe? Well, no, because as you've quoted I.e. you can't use copyrighted material on the server (say quests) and, as per EFF, Library of Congress explicitly disallowed reconstruction of that material. In other words - if you somehow got the server data, you can only use it if you are a library to enable playing the network game only within physical bounds of your library; and if you didn't get server data, you are not allowed to reconstruct it. I.e. unless we are talking about just DRM, but some actual server-side logic you are screwed. Say even Diablo 3 is already out of reach. This is interesting bit, but I can't plain-read it. It's a bit too much legalize here. It does sound like it would allow reversing game protocols to "achive interoperability" with "independently created computer program" (i.e. custom server emulator), but I think the problem of "infringement" still stands - you may create an emulator, legally, but not fill it with contents. Though even if that's it - this is still a loophole - you may create an emulator and then contents will just happen to be created totally independent and who cares if they are illegal - the emulator itself is not. Yet the idea was to somehow force developers expose information required to make process of creating an emulator easier and I do believe that convicing judges to consider that loophole will be problematic. Plus Ross already gave up on US anyway, because US is a land of crony capitalizm and corporation is always right :P
  26. cgalves

    Linux gaming technical discussion

    Hello everyone. It's been a long time since I've used a forum, so forgive me if my etiquette is a little rusty. This post may get a little long, but I'd like to address as much as I possibly can with all the information I have. I'd also like to suggest that we put in explanations on every terminal command that we post on this thread, as that will make it a lot easier for newbies to understand what they're actually doing. I think the best way is to have a commented out part after the command, so we can roughly explain what we're trying to achieve. Now for the actual post... Wine, V-sync, and libstrangle Lutris Forced Anti-aliasing Old games and resolution DXVK and D9VK Phew. I think that's everything so far. Sorry again for the extra long post.
  27. Ross Scott

    Linux gaming technical discussion

    What I'm looking for is almost a flowchart process. In other words, something like Step 1: Try X software with Y settings. Step 2: If X software is unsuccessful, try Z software with X1 settings, etc. Step 3: If game is DirectX 7, try X2 software with Y2 settings, etc. I'm looking for a "general procedure" to follow that I can apply to any random game of the type mentioned (DX5 - DX9, 3D accelerated, possibly too obscure to have existing documentation). So I'm not expecting one piece of software or one setting to work with everything, but I want to be as prepared as possible with my procedure to get the game working. It's fine if you want to list a different process for a game that already is in an existing database v. one that's not. Now beyond that, there's also game-specific fixes, but that's a deeper level I can document elsewhere that people can help with later if you want (I can email about that). For now, I'm just trying to nail down a general process.
  28. qptain Nemo

    Linux gaming technical discussion

    Okay just as I wrote I see nothing wrong with that checklist I found some nitpicking material. I'd modify the kill wine script as follows Rationale: wineserver doesn't have .exe in its name and it's better to make sure it's not still hanging and is killed together with the rest the name of the game's executable might be in all caps so grep without -i won't catch it
  29. qptain Nemo

    Linux gaming technical discussion

    Some preliminary points: the adaptive vsync issue Ross discovered really seems like it could be very well behavior baked into Wine itself. It'd be prudent to test and determine this as soon as possible, possibly by contacting Wine devs and try to get a patch for Wine made that addresses it. I think we should try to categorize all the games we'll be dealing with, because different types of games will require slightly different approaches depending on the graphics API used and other various nuances in the implementation. I imagine we'll have to tackle a lot of games on a case to case basis so it's important that solutions found in such manner will be correctly classified so they can be reused for others. Like for example as Ross mentions, some games actually benefit from going the whole dgvoodoo + DXVK route but a lot probably wouldn't. Regarding the 4:3 thing, I suspect using Proton would be best since it has fullscreen scaling built in, unless vanilla Wine has finally got that upstreamed. Assuming there isn't a game-specific patch on http://www.wsgf.org/ of course. I do think Lutris should be used as the "base of operations" because it has the best per-game configuration options, including an option of easily enabling DXVK. The only thing it misses is an easy way to make prefixes, but it's not like it's hard to make prefixes, even from a terminal. I'll write more when I have time and as I collect my thoughts. Edit: also I see nothing wrong with your checklist so far btw, Ross, seems like a reasonable starting point
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