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Spike

Member Since 24 Sep 2001
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In Topic: Blizzard announced bringing World of Warcraft Classic at Blizzcon

02 February 2018 - 08:49 PM

Forbes had an interview with Blizzard on WoW Classic:
https://www.forbes.c...raft-interview/

Still looks like its going to be awhile, dang it.

In Topic: macOS 10.13 - High Sierra

25 January 2018 - 06:53 PM

AAR Report.

After 10.13.3 was released, I was going to try it and install on an external drive to check out. To bypass the APFS conversion, I ran the installer in terminal and after agreeing to the licensing, it immediately installed on my internal drive - no drive selection anywhere! No cancel or abort! No Warnings at all! After many swear words at Apple, my internal SSD is now 10.13.3.

First thing I noticed was how much slower everything is. Windows and graphics were slow, and finder copying was dreadfully slow. I switched to CCC to backup and it copied in ¼ the time rate as the Finder. Currently playing Guild Wars 2 and it ran a lot slower with major stuttering. Ran War Thunder and it was unplayably slow, but saw that it defaulted to Metal and I know I have the Nvidia problems so for my 2012 MacBook with Nvidia 650M WT Pacific Day Low graphic settings 1920x1200:
10.11.6 OGL: Ave 83.1, Min 54.7, Rat 19018
10.13.3 OGL: Ave 76.4, Min 46.1, Rat 17491
10.13.3 Metal: Ave 35.3, Min 25.4, Rat 8073

I ended up adding a partition and installing 10.11.6 back on as my main startup partition. So warning again for anyone else thinking they want to install 10.13.3 on an external drive and bypass APFS!

edit: Also 10.13.3 had many crashes last couple days and one crash destroyed my flash drive that now wont format.

In Topic: Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

23 January 2018 - 10:42 AM

Command: Modern Air Naval Operations. Because I want Feral to expand on the types of games they do to ones that I like (simulations and multi-player rpgs).

In Topic: Most missed hardware feature

11 January 2018 - 12:14 AM

PCI expansion in the desktop computers.

In Topic: Cold Waters and Atlantic Fleet now on gog.com

04 January 2018 - 08:04 PM

Just bought today and played some.

Atlantic Fleet is turn based where one gives movement and then fire orders. There are 19 historical Atlantic scenarios such as Graf Spee, Bismarck, HMS Glorious. There is a campaign that has your navy patrol and then get into battle what they find. I found it unrealistic, but interesting. However note that all WWII naval sims are arcade to me.

Cold Waters is a modern sub sim that is real time and better. Ive only gone thru half the training so far, and I do like it so far. It would be top notch if it was multiplayer, but then that would mean sim of surface ships as well.