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#34651 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25646 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2020 - 05:50 PM

Thirded.  Jurassic Park was the only one of those games that immediately interested me, but my computer doesn't meet the minimum specs.  But I'm going to do my research and make the best of a bad situation...oops, I mean my choices.

Maybe this will help, if you mess w/ the config files?

 



#34652 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1783 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2020 - 06:42 PM

you know whats easier than watching a video about editing config files? Just doing a write up that people can copy and paste with instructions and read in about 15 seconds, god i hate how everything has to be a video now

 

/rant



#34653 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5832 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 30 May 2020 - 07:03 PM

/rant

Don't forget about them paddling the lenght of the video so it can be better monetize their video...

#34654 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10943 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2020 - 07:20 PM

you know whats easier than watching a video about editing config files? Just doing a write up that people can copy and paste with instructions and read in about 15 seconds, god i hate how everything has to be a video now

 

/rant

I especially hate it when trying to get the news.  Pretty much why all mainstream news media websites are worthless now.  Everything has to be a video.



#34655 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7823 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2020 - 08:25 PM

Maybe this will help, if you mess w/ the config files?

 

Thanks, MysterD.  I know you're trying to help.  But if you don't have a magic wand, I still don't think that my potato of an i3 is going to play Jurassic Park.

 

And before anyone else says something snide or snarky about me upgrading my PC, understand that (a) I'm not concerned about upgrading because I have enough stuff to play from the past 35 years of game collecting, (b) I have other things that I need to do with my money, and (c ) I just don't care. 

 

Besides, I usually play Caveblazers, Nuclear Throne, and Spelunky and turn the damn thing off because it's time for bed.  :oldman:



#34656 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11321 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 30 May 2020 - 08:30 PM

I especially hate it when trying to get the news.  Pretty much why all mainstream news media websites are worthless now.  Everything has to be a video.

A video embedded into a page of advertisements, with an extra ad or two tacked on to the start of the video. 



#34657 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25646 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 May 2020 - 08:43 PM

Thanks, MysterD.  I know you're trying to help.  But if you don't have a magic wand, I still don't think that my potato of an i3 is going to play Jurassic Park.

 

And before anyone else says something snide or snarky about me upgrading my PC, understand that (a) I'm not concerned about upgrading because I have enough stuff to play from the past 35 years of game collecting, (b) I have other things that I need to do with my money, and © I just don't care. 

 

Besides, I usually play Caveblazers, Nuclear Throne, and Spelunky and turn the damn thing off because it's time for bed.  :oldman:

You're welcome.

 

To sum this up: basically, all you need to do is turn-down or turn-off through the config files these things AA [Anti-Aliasing] (hmmm, I wonder if it's using a high-end MSAA or SSAA here), Ambient Occlusion, Rain, Water, Shadows, and any of the fancy graphical stuff to get MUCH better performance.

 

Drop those settings in the Shadows Section to Low or 0, where necessary.

 

If you want to go further and tweak more, keep reading.

 

You could also drop texture quality down, if need be - drop it from High down to Medium or Low.

 

You could also lower resolution, if need be. Normally, I try to aim for 900p to 1080p at 60fps...or better. If it's older games (in which they weren't always trying for 60fps) and/or poorly coded games (Dark Souls: PTD Edition) - well, you might really be stuck w/ just aiming for 30fps in some cases.

 

If you're willing - you could try to go for 720p...or even lower. Might not look so hot at that, w/ such a newer title though.

 

If you're getting better performance (i.e. you hit 30fps to 60fps w/out hitches or drops) - you can probably go from there and tweak, turn on back some stuff and experiment...and see if you take enough performance hits, once you turn something back on. It a setting still runs okay to suit you when on - keep it. If it runs poorly - go back and disable it or turn it down.

 

You could always work in reverse too - go High...and then turn off stuff one by one. See once you get to a nice framerate at settings you are happy with - and just stop tweaking.

 

If you have a decent NVidia card or AMD card - you could always disable settings in the config files in-game...and then in turn do stuff via NVidia Control Panel or AMD Panel. You could always force FXAA (Fast Anti-Aliasing) through their respective panels for JW:E's profile (or globally, if you want to force FXAA on everything), as those don't offer much performance hits and can improve image quality still a bit.



#34658 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3272 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 31 May 2020 - 04:02 AM

20200530_222659.jpg Need help and I'm not very tech savy on laptops.I would like to upgrade my ram to either 16gb or 32gb for my 2018 alienware 17 r5 and it currently has 8gb.What are some good recommendations and thanks in advance.

This is whats currently installed.



#34659 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14881 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2020 - 05:54 AM

attachicon.gif20200530_222659.jpgNeed help and I'm not very tech savy on laptops.I would like to upgrade my ram to either 16gb or 32gb for my 2018 alienware 17 r5 and it currently has 8gb.What are some good recommendations and thanks in advance.

This is whats currently installed.

 

Those are laptop SO-DIMM RAM sticks, which stands for "small outline dual inline memory module." Your RAM is 8GB DDR4 2400mhz, which is pretty standard for laptops. If you look up the product specifications on your laptop, you should be able to find out what the max RAM size is. If it's not listed, try looking up the motherboard model. This will detail the max RAM size and clock speed (the highest mhz it's compatible with).

 

You can buy another generic RAM stick that matches and have 2x 8GB DDR4 2400's for a total of 16GB. You'd need to do some research to make sure their cycle timing and CAS latency match up, but it's the cheapest option. Cycle time is the frequency at which commands can be sent, and CAS latency is the delay from sending the request to the data being presented. Keep in mind that faster RAM is trivial without an SSD. All of that info should also be available on Google.

 

You can also buy two completely new sticks from the same manufacturer. This will ensure maximum performance, since the two are theoretically identical and have the same everything. You could buy 2x 16GB for around $120 and get your 32GB.

 

Hell, you could even buy a 16GB and put that in there and have 24GB, but only 16GB will run in "flex mode." This means that 8GB from each RAM stick would communicate to increase speed and efficiency, and the remaining 8GB from the 16GB will perform tasks on its own. RAM isn't very proprietary, though recommended voltage could be different between the two.

 

I suggest going here and checking out some RAM: https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=SO-DIMM

 

I have 2x G.Skill Ripjaw 16GB in my Lenovo Legion, FWIW. Put them in in March 2019 and they've been great. Never had any issues.



#34660 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5004 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2020 - 06:08 AM

Are we talking about PC parts in the Humble thread and Humble in the Steam thread, now?

#34661 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25646 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2020 - 10:46 AM

Are we talking about PC parts in the Humble thread and Humble in the Steam thread, now?

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#34662 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10943 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2020 - 09:24 PM

I'm trying to understand how a 2018 laptop branded for gaming (never mind Alienware is just a junky Dell with another label) only has 8 GB of RAM.



#34663 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3653 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 01 June 2020 - 10:20 PM

I'm trying to understand how a 2018 laptop branded for gaming (never mind Alienware is just a junky Dell with another label) only has 8 GB of RAM.

Must've only been the $1500 version...



#34664 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25646 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2020 - 11:28 PM

I'm trying to understand how a 2018 laptop branded for gaming (never mind Alienware is just a junky Dell with another label) only has 8 GB of RAM.

Alienware isn't the only one skimping on the RAM, these days. I check online at LaptopDeals on Reddit, Best Buy, Microcenter, WalMart's even - and they all are doing it.

 

I'm seeing lots of laptops from $700-1000 even just coming w/ 8 GB of RAM - namely b/c they're shooting for the newest (not cheap) & aiming for moon on the CPU (seeing lots of the new Intel i7 10xxx card, Ryzen 4xxx, and video card (6gb GTX 1660 or RTX 2060).

 

I figured we'd at least be seeing 10GB or 12 GB of RAM more often - yeah, I know, those are oddball numbers. Yeah, and often...I see games right now at 1080p hitting the 8gb to 12GB RAM usage all the time.

 

They probably figure most can just buy more RAM, open up the laptop, and stick it in themselves...since RAM's an easy & cheap upgrade anyways.



#34665 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   255 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 June 2020 - 12:32 AM

attachicon.gif20200530_222659.jpgNeed help and I'm not very tech savy on laptops.I would like to upgrade my ram to either 16gb or 32gb for my 2018 alienware 17 r5 and it currently has 8gb.What are some good recommendations and thanks in advance.

This is whats currently installed.

Crucial.com is good for finding what memory your system can handle. Not usually the best prices though.

 

https://www.crucial....re-17-r5#memory



#34666 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   5338 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 02 June 2020 - 02:02 AM

Alienware isn't the only one skimping on the RAM, these days. I check online at LaptopDeals on Reddit, Best Buy, Microcenter, WalMart's even - and they all are doing it.

 

I'm seeing lots of laptops from $700-1000 even just coming w/ 8 GB of RAM - namely b/c they're shooting for the newest (not cheap) & aiming for moon on the CPU (seeing lots of the new Intel i7 10xxx card, Ryzen 4xxx, and video card (6gb GTX 1660 or RTX 2060).

 

I figured we'd at least be seeing 10GB or 12 GB of RAM more often - yeah, I know, those are oddball numbers. Yeah, and often...I see games right now at 1080p hitting the 8gb to 12GB RAM usage all the time.

 

They probably figure most can just buy more RAM, open up the laptop, and stick it in themselves...since RAM's an easy & cheap upgrade anyways.

Yeah when I was looking for my new laptop I laughed at how much they wanted for them with how pitiful the amount of ram was.  I'm very happy with the 20gb ram one I got from bj's for around 400.



#34667 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3653 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 05 June 2020 - 03:06 AM

On a scale from:

1) very possibly

to

10) undeniably

How likely are we feeling the coming monthly will suck?



#34668 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21125 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 05 June 2020 - 03:58 AM

On a scale from:

1) very possibly

to

10) undeniably

How likely are we feeling the coming monthly will suck?

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#34669 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14881 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 06:18 AM

On a scale from:

1) very possibly

to

10) undeniably

How likely are we feeling the coming monthly will suck?

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#34670 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9975 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 10:46 AM

If it's any monthly it will likely be 1 or 2 wish listed games usually of not the highest value, maybe like 3 or 4 other games I might play once in a blue moon but likely wont, and a bunch of games I own/are old/not wanted at all to round out the value. Somehow I manage to with the wish listed games and maybe 2 others reach value and just maybe like the rest. So likely 50% chance it's not going to be great so 5.



#34671 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1136 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 05 June 2020 - 05:05 PM

Hellblade, The Messenger, Felix The Reaper and The Stillness of the Wind are all on Gamepass, FWIW. Grid base game is still in that Fanatical bundle. Supraland is the one game here I legitimately want.

 

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Supraland

GRID: Ultimate Edition

The Messenger

Barotrauma

Felix The Reaper

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 (Warchest Edition)

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

Remnants of Naezith

Overload

The Stillness of the Wind

The King's Bird



#34672 realbigexplosion   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1739 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

realbigexplosion

Posted 05 June 2020 - 05:05 PM

I'm beginning to suspect they made the change to Humble Choice so they could repeat headliners that were in the Humble Monthly bundles.



#34673 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   5190 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 05:13 PM

Yuck ... somehow even worse than last month.

#34674 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   3287 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

IronChariot

Posted 05 June 2020 - 05:24 PM

Maybe it's because I kept my expectations extremely low after months of disappointment, but I'm actually somewhat pleased for once despite having Hellblade from another bundle and having purchased Grid base game in the fanatical bundle recently. I actually want pretty much all the remaining games, though I'm not sure if the co-op game is any good single player.



#34675 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9975 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 05:46 PM

I actually predicted this with Supraland/The Stillness of the Wind from my wishlist, some games I don't care about Hellblade/Messenger (own it) and Grid. Looks an OK enough value, though honestly still disappointing.



#34676 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4720 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 06:06 PM



Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Supraland
GRID: Ultimate Edition
The Messenger
Barotrauma
Felix The Reaper
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 (Warchest Edition)
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones
Remnants of Naezith
Overload
The Stillness of the Wind
The King's Bird


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#34677 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8808 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 06:09 PM

I want Supraland and it'd be nice to own the messenger but jfc the rest of that is so bad. Hellblade was a headliner before too. Oh well. Like most months if you can pawn some games off in the cesspool it's usually worth it anyway



#34678 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4817 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 06:10 PM

SAD!

 

*downloads Overload immediately*



#34679 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1136 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 05 June 2020 - 06:27 PM

Not sure about anyone else, but when I paused they offered me a $2 coupon to stick around. I accepted it and paused anyways. Coupon expires September 4th.



#34680 Zipomatic2   Really, Really Cheap CAGiversary!   599 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2020 - 06:47 PM

I used to be pro choice, but Humble is making me rethink my position....







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