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  1. You wouldn't have the "graphics detail" (or somesuch) setting in Star Citizen set to "low", would you, perchance...?
  2. I can't shake this feeling that someone simply found the term "way cool" and slapped it on something with complete disregard of what it normally is supposed to designate. And that sort of thing irks me. Like, a lot.
  3. Yeah okay... I'll have that citizen card back now, please. Don't ask about financials because I could tell you what I did but then I'd have to kill you; but the bottom line is I bribed my way back in with a Ryzen Zen 2 Matisse and 64GB RAM, apparently just in time for the upcoming expo. One must do what one must do, even if it ain't pretty...
  4. Didn't exactly follow the whole race down to the last detail; but I did take a look at the core values/promises of each candidate before the election, finding that I care deeply not at all about any of them except perhaps Addison's. So I voted for her and was utterly perplexed when she actually won. Yay... I guess?
  5. Well, it wasn't the video drivers. I mean those too, because trying to launch the SC executable directly, sans launcher, no longer mentions something about a vulcan dll entry point when it dies. Now it just dies. Guess this is the AVX part. Guess it's also the part where I've just had my Citizenship revoked. I'll go get my hat now. For shame, CIG, for shame...
  6. ...also, I'd really like to know which unpaid intern coded the retarded launcher that just silently crashes the game executable instead of actually putting up a "hahaha, thanks for all your cash and fuck you very much Citizen, you're out!" dialog...
  7. I'm about as much of a pacifist as one can get, but right now I'd just like ten minutes with a chainsaw in a room alone with the guy with "we expect very few of you to be impacted". Just ten minutes! Please?!? It's totally fair, considering they are FORCING me to spend thousands of euros on a new PC, for absolutely just one single app, in a year I can't afford that, basically on a shitty whim. If all these years SC could run fine without "AVX" I'm absolutely sure it could have done so for many more years to come, especially seeing as how nobody at CIG gives half a rat's dick about making things running faster "because alpha". This is just about the shittiest time to suddenly and arbitrarily up one's hardware requirements for absolutely no good reason whatsoever. Anyway, thanks for the video driver tip, I'll try it, maybe it does something useful, but I doubt it - I don't completely replace my PC every few years for no reason whatsoever, so while it could run SC quite ok, it's quite likely it doesn't have this newfangled fancy shit which means CIG just locked me the fuck out of a few hundred euros worth of horribly buggy alternate reality I (used to) use to escape from my even more unbearably shitty real life...
  8. I used to play SC with no problems so far; having downloaded the latest 3.11 patch though, SC (the game) simply won't launch any more. The launcher itself (1.4.4) starts just fine, logs in just fine, but as soon as I click on "launch game" I _instantly_ get a "SC has stopped running unexpectedly" red dialog, no matter how many times I try, or how many times I attempt "verify". This is clearly not a network / CIG servers related issue, as it happens _far_ too fast - there's something in the new patch crashing, but "verify" does nothing to help. That would suggest though that I shouldn't be the only person seeing this happen - anyone...? anyone...? Bueller...?
  9. Pretending to be dead, actually. Haven't loaded anything since before 3.5. Just one of those things where I'm supposed to care but I really really don't anymore...
  10. Is this one of those "well not actually in the PU but hey only suckaaaaz play anything other than the PTU anyway amirite?!?" things...?
  11. These two things are not mutually exclusive you know - I DID back both...
  12. Porcupine

    Drake Corsair

    I'd much prefer something with a smaller crew (1 or 2 tops is fine) but a proper _old_ Mustang Beta vibe, and possibly slightly larger than that used to be...
  13. The problem with that, strictly speaking, is that Dune the book(s) is faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar too introspective material to ever possibly get truly faithfully rendered as a movie. Inevitably, each new attempt will try to latch onto a specific aspect it believes it will do better than its predecessors and therefore "get it finally right this time", when such a thing is impossible by definition. My preferred version (Lynch's) is of course absolutely no exception to this, having failed to commit to film the essence of the books just as thoroughly as any of the later attempts; however, a) it was the first theatrical version of Dune I saw and b) had a hard to describe but definitely present pathos and grandeur (and having been the first, a certain naive innocence) that the later attempts exchanged for a more clinical take (probably hoped to translate to "more faithful", which as noted is doomed to fail nonetheless); and in doing this, (for me at least) it came closest to the books themselves which definitely have the same Grand Epic vibe. It's of course not my place to tell anyone else which Dune movie to like - but I heavily doubt anyone will ever manage to come close to the "original" as far as I'm concerned. I'm not excluding that someone might, mind. I just find it astonishingly unlikely...
  14. Have read all the (original Herbert) books. Films though - there was only one Dune: Lynch's. And that's non-negotiable.
  15. I'm quite on board with the general feeling but... this one thing won't let me sleep at night: how does one drink anything through the glass of a helmet...?!? 😁
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