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#117451 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14964 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2020 - 04:49 PM

I appreciate it, buddy.  I will continue working on this project, but I won't keep clogging up the thread with my questions lest we miss any deals. 

 

In other news, my frustration lead me to buy a $40 Asus Tinkerboard this morning. 

 

Since I don't have a wife, I find that I'm just not frustrated enough these days, so I turn to "do-it-yourself" technology projects when I want to upset myself.

I imagine you'd be frustrated in other ways. Though I guess that's what those MLP dakimakura are for?

 

You can always buy a Pi 3 and turn it into a Pi Hole to satiate both needs. Not only is the setup frustrating, but the end result is blocking almost all ads.



#117452 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11168 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 04:51 PM

I won't let being a couple days late to the party prevent me from saying that GTAV holds the title of most overrated game I've ever played. I got through maybe 15 hours of it and it was:
"We're crime guys! Let's go do crimes! Wow, we sure did screw up that crime! Now someone is stealing our lunch money and giving us a wedgie. But we're crime guys! Let's go do crimes!..."
Over and over again, broken up by the hilarity of some middle-aged guy's slutty daughter flipping him off or Trevor breaking comic barriers by banging a stuffed animal and pooping. Total Lulz!!

#117453 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21222 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 09 August 2020 - 05:48 PM

Have had a really great last week in Div 2.  I got a Big Horn drop, finished the last legendarily I hadn't ran, completed the new raid, got a perfect Fox's Prayer to finally drop, perfect providence holster, completed the blue apparel cache (have all current 100 items in it), and finished the recalibration library for gear.  (I have a few needed roll for each weapon type.) 

 

Like I said its been a good week of looting!

I feel like Div 2 is in a good place right now. During the recent apparel cache event I got done with the grind way earlier than before.  I did play more, but I was also doing the events and leagues and stuff so it didn't feel like pointless grinding.

 

Syntax hasn't gotten good enough to carry us through a legendary so no Big Horn here.  I teamed up with some randos to complete the Dark Hours raid twice yesterday but no Eagle Bearer (missed a key box the first time).  I'll keep grinding that one out every week and keep my fingers crossed.  I've got multiples of most every other exotic at this point.



#117454 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25872 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2020 - 06:07 PM

I won't let being a couple days late to the party prevent me from saying that GTAV holds the title of most overrated game I've ever played.

If there's a game that is the most overrated game of all time for me, it's probably this one:

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#117455 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11168 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 06:32 PM

If there's a game that is the most overrated game of all time for me, it's probably this one

That was more overhyped than overrated.  GTAV was boring but people still fawn all over it even today.
 



#117456 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5897 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 09 August 2020 - 07:37 PM

I feel like Div 2 is in a good place right now. During the recent apparel cache event I got done with the grind way earlier than before.  I did play more, but I was also doing the events and leagues and stuff so it didn't feel like pointless grinding.
 
Syntax hasn't gotten good enough to carry us through a legendary so no Big Horn here.  I teamed up with some randos to complete the Dark Hours raid twice yesterday but no Eagle Bearer (missed a key box the first time).  I'll keep grinding that one out every week and keep my fingers crossed.  I've got multiples of most every other exotic at this point.

Yeah, no Eagle Bearer here either. Granted, I don't go out of my way to raid, I just do it when friends want too and with my days off being the normal weekend my buds have usually finished their raiding by then. I think I have 8 or so completions.

I too finished the Apparel Event really early. I randomly matchmake into challenging missions but once I realized I was going to be good I went back to heroic for loot plus XP. (Challenging you often matchmake in the later parts of missions while heroic people wait around for a group to form.)

Skyscraper in TU 11. I'm shocked it's coming so soon.

#117457 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21222 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 09 August 2020 - 07:50 PM

Yeah, no Eagle Bearer here either. Granted, I don't go out of my way to raid, I just do it when friends want too and with my days off being the normal weekend my buds have usually finished their raiding by then. I think I have 8 or so completions.

I too finished the Apparel Event really early. I randomly matchmake into challenging missions but once I realized I was going to be good I went back to heroic for loot plus XP. (Challenging you often matchmake in the later parts of missions while heroic people wait around for a group to form.)

Skyscraper in TU 11. I'm shocked it's coming so soon.

When I was solo grinding I just went with my shield/pistol and did challenging with 4 directives, but lately I've been doing some solo Heroic after watching a few build videos on Youtube.  The bro squad has pretty much gotten heroic down so it's not really a huge challenge like it used to be, but it seems like Legendary is 10x as hard, at least for us.  Wish there was a little more balance in the difficulties.



#117458 zenii   cynical sam CAGiversary!   1278 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2020 - 08:44 PM

I won't let being a couple days late to the party prevent me from saying that GTAV holds the title of most overrated game I've ever played. I got through maybe 15 hours of it and it was:
"We're crime guys! Let's go do crimes! Wow, we sure did screw up that crime! Now someone is stealing our lunch money and giving us a wedgie. But we're crime guys! Let's go do crimes!..."
Over and over again, broken up by the hilarity of some middle-aged guy's slutty daughter flipping him off or Trevor breaking comic barriers by banging a stuffed animal and pooping. Total Lulz!!

I'm not here to tell anyone how to play or enjoy a game, but I don't think very many people approach GTA expecting it to have some masterful, compelling narrative or anything like that. The missions are mainly there to set up action movie-like set pieces, I don't really think they're meant to be taken seriously as part of ongoing character-development arc or anything like that. I mean, there's even a point in the story where Franklin points out that he's still largely doing the same shit (dirty jobs for other people) after meeting Michael and Trevor, than he was before he met them. Besides, did anyone really go into the story thinking any of the characters would "see the error of his ways" and stop doing criminal shit? That would defeat the whole purpose of the game. Since their inception, GTA has always been a crime simulator (it's in the name ffs). The reason I have so many hours in the game is not because of it's amazing story, but because of how fun it is to Fuck around in the open world (which, say what you want about the story,  the world is expertly crafted). Hell, the whole idea of the "open world sandbox" was spawned by the GTA franchise. It's even more fun playing in that sandbox with friends online, which is easy to do with an invite only session. 

 

I see this game in much the same way I see Always Sunny in Philadelphia - it's about terrible people doing terrible things, none of the characters ever learn anything or become better people, and much of the humor can be considered crass or low-brow, but the way it wholeheartedly and unabashedly embraces that is precisely what makes it enjoyable (at least for me). 



#117459 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11168 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 09:10 PM

I'm not here to tell anyone how to play or enjoy a game, but I don't think very many people approach GTA expecting it to have some masterful, compelling narrative or anything like that.

Never said it should be.  However, it failed both as a "masterful, compelling narrative" and as a fun crime romp since each chapter ended with "lol u guys suck so hard u so dumb" rather than feeling as though you, you know, actually pulled off a crime.  If I wanted the first (well "masterful" per the low bar of video games), I'd play Mafia II.  If I wanted a fun crime romp that felt fulfilling, I'd play Saints Row the Third.  GTAV failed to hit either of those marks or even fit in a comfortable intersection.

 

I suppose it has the "open world" thing going on but I'm not especially interesting in playing video golf or video yoga or video rollercoaster.



#117460 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9146 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2020 - 09:13 PM

I've always been more of an immersive sim guy, myself. 



#117461 greendayrulestce   Gayness rules don't fit CAGiversary!   1265 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

greendayrulestce

Posted 09 August 2020 - 11:07 PM

This talk of GTA V got me playing Rez.

 

And all I can think is my crust pie hole wants pi 4 mixed with jam with onboard cooling RAM 8 GB just to play a black and white Gameboy Wario Land.



#117462 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25872 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2020 - 11:45 PM

Never said it should be.  However, it failed both as a "masterful, compelling narrative" and as a fun crime romp since each chapter ended with "lol u guys suck so hard u so dumb" rather than feeling as though you, you know, actually pulled off a crime.  If I wanted the first (well "masterful" per the low bar of video games), I'd play Mafia II.  If I wanted a fun crime romp that felt fulfilling, I'd play Saints Row the Third.  GTAV failed to hit either of those marks or even fit in a comfortable intersection.

 

I suppose it has the "open world" thing going on but I'm not especially interesting in playing video golf or video yoga or video rollercoaster.

I don't think GTA5 had the best narrative, characters, and whatnot of the GTA series - but it might be the best overall game to me. A lot of this game's elements, it ticks the boxes of what players want out of GTA. Big sandbox to do stuff in? Yup, major check. A good lead? Heck, you have three different leads here - just find one that speaks best to you. Michael's another version of Tommy Vecetti, but he has issues with his family; Franklin's another CJ and has his own issues; and Trevor's just every GTA player that wants to do insane, crazy, and off-the-wall stuff in the game-world...but Trevor's insane madness happens in missions too.

 

I dunno, but for me...best narrative and story probably goes to GTA4 (base). Niko, Roman, and Dimitri - man, was all that stuff good. But, for most people - they didn't like that it really didn't have the fun factor that other GTA's had; GTA4 base was meant to be more realistic. The "fun" stuff felt like they got bolted onto each GTA4 DLC more and more - as fans wanted more "fun". TLATD was more fun than GTA4 base; and Tony went hog-wild with crazy over-the-top missions with just the first mission alone, setting the tone...and continuing on that route for the rest of the game.

 

GTA5 took the "kitchen sink" approach and felt like a greatest hits of many GTA's. It also had a lot of the complaints of "long missions" w/ autosaves in the midst of them - so if and when you failed, you didn't have to go back and start over from scratch. My Gosh, seemed like each GTA had a crazy mission that would drive you nuts until you got it right - i.e. VC with the RC Mission; SA with the train mission & one of the Chinatown missions. Pretty much, GTA4 solved this - but GTA5 kept on w/ this.

 

About Mafia - Mafia series, both Mafia 1 and 2, are great; especially w/ the story & character stuff.

 

I wish I could finish up Mafia III, as that game is also great at story, presentation, and narrative - but eh, it's got issues. A bunch of them. Mafia 3 ain't the best running game; it has too much repetitive main and side missions; and a lot of the side stuff can get in the way of doing the main stuff. Mafia 3, for better and worst, got turned into an open-world UbiSoft-style Mafia title - and Mafia series was at it best, being linear and story-focused.



#117463 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25872 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 August 2020 - 11:52 PM

That was more overhyped than overrated.  GTAV was boring but people still fawn all over it even today.
 

I think Black & White was both overhyped and overrated. It was hyped to the moon, before it even came out. Then, critics gave it insane reviews, around release. While the first island was fun and a blast - then you go to the next one. Do it again. Then another. Without much changes or anything, in gameplay, variety, quests, or anything. It's a shame, as B&W1 was one of the most unique and interesting games, for those early hours. But, I dunno - it fell apart, not too long later.

 

B&W2 did a much better job of the variety w/ quests and stuff - but, I didn't finish that either. I really liked the new "War" element & mechanic in that sequel, as you and your creature could basically wage wars. It felt like it added a lot more to the actual game itself.

 

Also, I liked Fable 3 - but that was overrated too. Was good, especially the Being King stuff - but never felt like it lived up to the greatness of the original Fable: TLC. Though, I wish Fable 2 would get a PC port; never played it.



#117464 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4791 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2020 - 01:02 AM

Yeah, no Eagle Bearer here either. Granted, I don't go out of my way to raid, I just do it when friends want too and with my days off being the normal weekend my buds have usually finished their raiding by then. I think I have 8 or so completions.

I too finished the Apparel Event really early. I randomly matchmake into challenging missions but once I realized I was going to be good I went back to heroic for loot plus XP. (Challenging you often matchmake in the later parts of missions while heroic people wait around for a group to form.)

Skyscraper in TU 11. I'm shocked it's coming so soon.

Apparel event... Manly term for fashion show.

Do you guys model your European carryalls?

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#117465 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25872 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:58 AM

Finished-up Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent DLC.

 

Took me about 10 hours.

 

Probably would've been less hours, but...got stuck for a few hours in these Deep Roads as there were some tough sections without allowing for saving (as it's long-winded & a battlefield type of fight with waves of enemies - which can go on for at least 20-30 minutes); and a really tough boss fight.

 

It really seems like...BioWare decided to make DLC's like Jaws of Hakkon and The Descent quite difficult at times to pad them out and to give more of a challenge to their hardcore fans...where both DLC's are each in the 5 hours to 10 hours ballpark, depending on how things go for you in these DLC's and how much of the content you tackle here.

 

Regardless, those two DLC's are solid in the lore, storytelling & character stuff; offer-up some good loot; and of course The Descent has David Hayter (as Renn) - but don't expect a ton of choices/consequences and/or things of that sort in either. Hakkon was basically more open-world DAI similar to that of the Hinterlands; and basically The Descent DLC is a big CRPG dungeon crawl.

 

I've had two good and solid DLC's with DAI, but....I'm hoping Trespasser is great. I'll have to find out for myself, sooner or later.



#117466 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21222 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 10 August 2020 - 03:35 AM

Apparel event... Manly term for fashion show.

Do you guys model your European carryalls?

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I mean, I get pretty fucking excited about my outfit in D2 and I coordinate all my pieces of gear and my gun skins.  And oof, when I get a mask to match, game over, just strutting around like I'm the cock of the walk. 

 

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#117467 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4791 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2020 - 03:55 AM

I mean, I get pretty fucking excited about my outfit in D2 and I coordinate all my pieces of gear and my gun skins. And oof, when I get a mask to match, game over, just strutting around like I'm the cock of the walk.

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#117468 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5897 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 10 August 2020 - 07:34 AM

When I was solo grinding I just went with my shield/pistol and did challenging with 4 directives, but lately I've been doing some solo Heroic after watching a few build videos on Youtube.  The bro squad has pretty much gotten heroic down so it's not really a huge challenge like it used to be, but it seems like Legendary is 10x as hard, at least for us.  Wish there was a little more balance in the difficulties.

I pretty much do random group play...  Not because I like people, far too many people whose solo goal is to block shots, but because more people mean more possible loot drops.  I've created a pistol + shield build but you pretty much need to use the Liberty pistol and I don't really like the kick on it.  I'm pretty positive my normal build (5 red + 1 blue) Focused Classic M1A with composure clears stuff far quicker and with the end of combat XP rewards I get more XP also.  (If I had to guess I average 25-26 headshot kills in a normal 4 man mission.

 

Legendary is about crowd control, knowing whats up ahead, and running away (tactical retreating) when need be.  Each mission is a little different also in which skills you want, my buddy who does the bulk of the healing/crowd control has like 12 different builds and he uses multiple for each mission.  Me?  I just shoot shit in the head.

 

I mean, I get pretty fucking excited about my outfit in D2 and I coordinate all my pieces of gear and my gun skins.  And oof, when I get a mask to match, game over, just strutting around like I'm the cock of the walk. 

 

 

Mine, as I'm sure comes to know surprise to anyone. looks like he just came back out of the battlefield.  The only change is a "Daggers" watchcap to honor the loss of real world sports.  (The Daggers is DC's hockey team within the game's world) So I won't bug people with a picture. 



#117469 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11168 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 10 August 2020 - 01:20 PM

I've created a pistol + shield build but you pretty much need to use the Liberty pistol and I don't really like the kick on it.

I hate D50/Liberty and always use an M45A1 with my shield builds.  I haven't noticed a problem keeping my shield up through 4-man Heroic and Tanking isn't really a Legendary thing anyway.  Can't speak for the raids (maybe in IH?  I understand DH is all about the DPS).  This is with a six blue Bulwark shield build, not trying to tank with a Crusader or anything.



#117470 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1292 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:29 PM

It took me V+ years to finally beat GTAV and the only thing that ever brought me back to the game was just wanting to drive around the map for a while or test out some new hardware. Not a fun game, to say the least. But I beat it, which is more than I will ever be able to say for Red Dead 2.



#117471 lastemp3ror   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1574 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

lastemp3ror

Posted 10 August 2020 - 03:24 PM

Can we all just agree the best game is the game of collecting games?


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#117472 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21222 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 10 August 2020 - 03:40 PM

I hate D50/Liberty and always use an M45A1 with my shield builds.  I haven't noticed a problem keeping my shield up through 4-man Heroic and Tanking isn't really a Legendary thing anyway.  Can't speak for the raids (maybe in IH?  I understand DH is all about the DPS).  This is with a six blue Bulwark shield build, not trying to tank with a Crusader or anything.

I've gotten used to the Liberty but it's shoot, pause, shoot, pause, shoot pause.  Sometimes I run with like a 30 clip bb gun and I put a supressor on it for fun so it's just pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew pew



#117473 BigTime2Play   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   515 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

BigTime2Play

Posted 10 August 2020 - 05:12 PM

With all of this polarizing GTA V talk, I'm glad I went with playing Red Dead Redemption 2 a few weeks ago.  I finished it this weekend and WOW!  I did not want the story to end.  I stayed away from this game for a while because of all the maintenance and chores that I thought needed to be done in order to progress but I think Rockstar did a good job incorporating them - making the small stuff feel as though I was contributing to the gang and not some arbitrary mechanic.

 

The story, narrative, and character development was good and I liked how it was creatively told in a way that is unique to gaming.  How the story is told and the way the world is built between characters is better than the story itself.  I think there were some directions that could have been taken to make it better - especially in the Chapter 6.

 

All in all, I enjoyed my time in the world and hope there comes a time when Rockstar decides to make a PC port of the first RDR.



#117474 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5125 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2020 - 05:52 PM

Apparel event... Manly term for fashion show.

Do you guys model your European carryalls?


You joke, but I see so many men carrying bags these days that I'm beginning to feel like I'm the weird one for NOT carrying a purse.

Would certainly make lugging a damn tablet around easier.

Can we all just agree the best game is the game of collecting games?


I dunno, man, I'm getting tired of that one. I'm just +1ing games I actually want for the most part these days.

Not that I ever play them.

#117475 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2793 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2020 - 06:13 PM

Can we all just agree the best game is the game of collecting games?

I dunno, man, I'm getting tired of that one. I'm just +1ing games I actually want for the most part these days.

I have some limited edition consoles, jrpg LE/CE's, that kind of thing.  Not an impressive collection by most standards, but includes the
 
In my view, a list of quickly-depreciating digital licences for games I will never play isn't a collection.  It's a reminder of my wasted time and/or money.


#117476 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10115 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2020 - 09:09 PM

The chance of stuff getting more worthless as time goes on (value wise) is very high. I'm trying to play stuff more quickly when I acquire it though that's not as easy. Also as my sister told me (she has an ebay store) is it's much easier to acquire stuff than get rid of it for value. I think i'm going to take a really big look at my collection and just get rid of/donate stuff that I know wont get played like low quality RPGs or some random junk I got cheap.



#117477 bhk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   953 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2020 - 09:14 PM

I mean, I get pretty fucking excited about my outfit in D2 and I coordinate all my pieces of gear and my gun skins. And oof, when I get a mask to match, game over, just strutting around like I'm the cock of the walk.

Isyv5El.jpg


This looks awesome.

#117478 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   14964 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2020 - 10:18 PM

You joke, but I see so many men carrying bags these days that I'm beginning to feel like I'm the weird one for NOT carrying a purse.

Would certainly make lugging a damn tablet around easier.

There's a difference between carrying bags for hand tools to do manly things and carrying a phablet bag to one of the COVID-friendly Starbucks to write your novel in public, though. If you actually need to carry more than your keys, your wallet, and your knife/sword/defensive weapon of choice, then you're more than justified and shouldn't care what others think. But when viewed as compulsory to fit despite not being necessary, the act of carrying a man-purse comes off as pretentious.

 

You could also look less pretentious by carrying a backpack instead of a man-purse, but that's also easy to steal. And your choice of backpack could have various consequences: choosing a hiking backpack is fine, but packing it as if you're homeless will get you nasty looks, especially given that some of us PC Master Race neckbeards are even less hygienic than usual during the pandemic; choosing a Hello Kitty, Batman, or Naruto gourd backpack will just result in you getting beaten up and optionally mugged, so my advice there is to open carry a firearm instead of your favorite weeb katana. Non-neckbeard types will want to watch out when wearing a child's backpack as well, since this is most widely-known as the "I'm a drug dealer" look.

 

And of course, carrying your shit around in a briefcase will probably get you shot. Y'all played GTA V so you know how that goes...



#117479 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3722 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 10 August 2020 - 10:51 PM

May CAG's "self-appointed, Mod tattling, deals-only-discussion-posting equivalent of a meter maid" strike me down, but...

Has anyone ever had any problems running older games (mine have all been circa 2012 - 2014), specifically a no sound issue?

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#117480 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25872 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2020 - 12:04 AM

May CAG's "self-appointed, Mod tattling, deals-only-discussion-posting equivalent of a meter maid" strike me down, but...

Has anyone ever had any problems running older games (mine have all been circa 2012 - 2014), specifically a no sound issue?

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What kind audio-card are you running? And how many speakers you got going?

 

While this may be old - Darkness 2 don't support 7.1.

Try 5.1 or 2.1 - https://forums.2k.co...733#post1507733

 

Far Cry 3 also support only up to 5.1 on audio. So, use 2.1 or 5.1 - https://www.pcgaming...Far_Cry_3#Audio

 

Bioshock Infinite - same thing with another older game. Use 2.1 or 5.1 - https://www.pcgaming..._Infinite#Audio

7.1 isn't supported.