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#127801 Kyle1022  

Posted 30 November 2022 - 08:39 PM

For the size, price point, and its age, the Switch is still an impressive piece of tech. Don't sweat the manchildren online who just count pixels and don't actually play games

#127802 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   4435 Posts   Joined 19.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2022 - 08:55 PM

One last Steam Deck post.  I was able to upgrade my 64GB unit to a 256GB drive last weekend.  I used the free version of Macrium reflect to make an image of the 64GB drive and applied that to the new 256GB drive (using an NVMe/USB enclosure that I already had.) 

 

Once I put the drive back into the Steam Deck, it expanded the extra free space on the drive and all was good.  I'm kind of kicking myself that I didn't get a 512GB drive, but since I already had a 512GB SD card I figured that I could wait on that next upgrade. 

 

Nice to know that I can upgrade it again later without much of any issues though.    



#127803 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1808 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 30 November 2022 - 09:12 PM

One last Steam Deck post. I was able to upgrade my 64GB unit to a 256GB drive last weekend. I used the free version of Macrium reflect to make an image of the 64GB drive and applied that to the new 256GB drive (using an NVMe/USB enclosure that I already had.)

Once I put the drive back into the Steam Deck, it expanded the extra free space on the drive and all was good. I'm kind of kicking myself that I didn't get a 512GB drive, but since I already had a 512GB SD card I figured that I could wait on that next upgrade.

Nice to know that I can upgrade it again later without much of any issues though.


I also did 64->256 and immediately regretted the small increase and had a 1tb in there within a few weeks. I went with the microcenter 2230 drive for my 1TB. As a warning, make sure you back out your screws when you go to reassemble the second time so you catch the threads correctly. I forgot the second time and I think I stripped two of them. I could use blue loctite, but I also think it's fine.

When I did the 64->1gb I used Linux mint to clone the drive in my desktop. You should have seen the hack to get my 2230 drives to stay down in the 2242 slots --I cut small plastic flaps to screw down into the 2242 screw holes that extended long enough to put pressure on the screw clip surface of the ssds.

#127804 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1691 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 30 November 2022 - 10:43 PM

The Chinese retro handheld space is doing great stuff, too.

My Miyoo Mini has become a fantastic "Picross and Tetris on the toilet" device.



#127805 thadoggfather   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   93 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

thadoggfather

Posted 30 November 2022 - 10:52 PM

I also did 64->256 and immediately regretted the small increase and had a 1tb in there within a few weeks. I went with the microcenter 2230 drive for my 1TB. As a warning, make sure you back out your screws when you go to reassemble the second time so you catch the threads correctly. I forgot the second time and I think I stripped two of them. I could use blue loctite, but I also think it's fine.

When I did the 64->1gb I used Linux mint to clone the drive in my desktop. You should have seen the hack to get my 2230 drives to stay down in the 2242 slots --I cut small plastic flaps to screw down into the 2242 screw holes that extended long enough to put pressure on the screw clip surface of the ssds.

are you sure you arent gonna be itching for a 2tb 2230 soon? :P

 

what size microSD ya got to pair with that?

 

I'm at a 1tb ssd internal and 1tb microsd as well. should be enough and if it aint, im gonna manage! 



#127806 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1808 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 30 November 2022 - 10:57 PM

are you sure you arent gonna be itching for a 2tb 2230 soon? :P

what size microSD ya got to pair with that?

I'm at a 1tb ssd internal and 1tb microsd as well. should be enough and if it aint, im gonna manage!


You find me a deal on the 2TB and I'll probably buy it! I'm dual booting windows with a 300gb partition, so the more space the merrier. :)

Only a 256gb microsd here. I was originally using it only for emulation until I realized that I prefer my actual GBA and 3ds over emulating them.

Sounds like with a combined 2tb you're probably set for a while

#127807 TheKbob   FakeyBro™, Esq. CAGiversary!   2173 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2022 - 11:36 PM

My Miyoo Mini has become a fantastic "Picross and Tetris on the toilet" device.

For a great discussion on the standouts of 2022, to include the Mypoo Mini (Insomniac_34 endorsed!), I recommend this video.  Plus, this content creator is pretty cool.

Spoiler



#127808 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1573 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2022 - 01:45 AM

Speaking of Steam Decks, looks like Valve is planning to give away one 512GB Steam Deck every minute during the Game Awards live show next week:

 

https://store.steamp...eamdeckdrop2022



#127809 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1691 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 01 December 2022 - 01:57 AM

Plus, this content creator is pretty cool.

Spoiler

Yeah, Russ is the reason I bought a Miyoo in the first place. Great channel.



#127810 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7822 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 01 December 2022 - 03:54 AM

The vita is the one that amazes me today still

poor vita sony did everything they could to screw you over. Then no one talks about the vitatv.  So glad I got one when they were on clearance for 20.  I still regret not grabbing the 40$ ones with the controller bundle. 



#127811 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   6433 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2022 - 04:27 AM

Speaking of Steam Decks, looks like Valve is planning to give away one 512GB Steam Deck every minute during the Game Awards live show next week:

https://store.steamp...eamdeckdrop2022


Good thing that Divinity double pack back in September was so good, I almost never buy anything directly from Steam and the contest requires that you bought something in the past year.

#127812 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   7567 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2022 - 04:51 AM

I haven't bought anything in years, but it let me register. Maybe free giveaway key redemptions count.

#127813 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9511 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2022 - 05:34 AM

Anyone know how giveaways during streams like that work?  Do you just have to be "watching" or is there a thing you have to respond to within a set amount of time?



#127814 nny   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   672 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2022 - 03:27 PM

Anyone know how giveaways during streams like that work?  Do you just have to be "watching" or is there a thing you have to respond to within a set amount of time?

I won Battletech a few years ago during the Game Awards. I had the video on in Steam and think I had it muted and the game just went to my library. Not sure if the Steam Deck will be different though.

 

Chances to win this are pretty slim, but thankfully my $3 Vampire Survivors purchase qualifies me at least.



#127815 thadoggfather   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   93 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

thadoggfather

Posted 01 December 2022 - 03:29 PM

Anyone know how giveaways during streams like that work?  Do you just have to be "watching" or is there a thing you have to respond to within a set amount of time?

 

yeah im curious of this too - watching in Steam app itself or where specifically? lol

 

I registered yesterday and went through without issue 



#127816 fullmetal   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   611 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2022 - 03:44 PM

The rules state watching it while signed into steam - they list the Game Awards page or Steam TV. 

https://help.steampo...287C-7548-299D 

 

The Giveaway Broadcast will be accessible on the Steam website (https://store.steampowered.com/sale/thegameawards2022) and on SteamTV (https://steam.tv/).



#127817 mogamer   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1299 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2022 - 03:56 PM

I haven't bought anything in years, but it let me register. Maybe free giveaway key redemptions count.

Key redemptions must count. I didn't purchase anything directly from Steam in that time period. I recently bought the Valve Package (to complete my collection) during the Black Friday sale though.



#127818 MysterD   42 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2022)) CAGiversary!   28174 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2022 - 04:20 PM

Epic Store - Freebies.

 

This Week:

- Fort Triumph

- RPG In a Box

 

Next Week:

- Saints Row IV: Re-Elected

- WildCat Gun Machine



#127819 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9511 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2022 - 06:36 PM

Thanks for the input.  I'll just have it on and if I happen to win and miss it because it requires input, oh well.



#127820 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9511 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2022 - 06:57 PM

Yogcast Jingle Jam started...

 

Donate £35 (about $42) and get keys for 86 Steam items!

Limited to 100,000 bundles.

 

https://jinglejam.tiltify.com/



#127821 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3690 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2022 - 10:41 PM

Great deal on Fanatical bundle this week....also got

STAR WARS Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords

from mystery bundle but already have it, anyone want to trade?



#127822 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10714 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 04:33 AM

Finally, finished Dragon Age: Inquisition. I had completed the base game back in 2015, and just finished all the DLC this past week. I totally forgot how much I enjoyed this game. I also totally forgot most of the plot and all my plot decisions. Kinda feel like this is what dementia will be like. 



#127823 ToddManG   The one with the cape CAGiversary!   429 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 08:22 AM

For those that switched out the steam deck SSD - didn't valve warn against this? I know they said it was physically possible but I remember the main designer saying pretty clearly "don't do this"

#127824 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1808 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 02 December 2022 - 12:25 PM

For those that switched out the steam deck SSD - didn't valve warn against this? I know they said it was physically possible but I remember the main designer saying pretty clearly "don't do this"

No. They said don't upgrade to a larger *physical* size (2242, 2280) ssd that draws more power or generates more heat. The stock drives are 2230 in size. The last two digits are the length in mm, fyi.

They also separately warned that you might compromise structural integrity if you open it for any reason, because the screws holes are plastic and it's possible to cross thread and mess up their grip. So, be careful when reassembling.

#127825 MysterD   42 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2022)) CAGiversary!   28174 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 02:00 PM

The Callisto Protocol.

 

NOTES:

- Reviews from publications & Youtubers are all over the place.

- Steam User Reviews for The Callisto Protocol are at "Mostly Negative" right now.

- Looks like it's got a lot of stuttering issues on PC, given the Steam-reviews.

- VG247 already picked up on the PC stutters - https://www.vg247.co...ews-true-horror

- You can add Rock Paper Shotgun picked up on the PC stuttering issue too - https://www.rockpape...protocol-review

- DSOG has mentioned they believe the PC stutters are from Shader Compilation like other UE4 games: https://www.dsogamin...n-issues-on-pc/

- This game's Season Pass will have New Game Plus Mode, Hardcore Mode, New Story Content & more: https://www.gameinfo...and-more-as-dlc



#127826 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   9511 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 04:25 PM

They also separately warned that you might compromise structural integrity if you open it for any reason, because the screws holes are plastic and it's possible to cross thread and mess up their grip. So, be careful when reassembling.

A common tip about self-tapping screws into plastic... When reassembling, turn the screw CCW until you feel it drop down.  That'll be the screw seating itself in the existing threads.  Then you can tighten it down without (or maybe just with less) risk of cross threading.



#127827 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1619 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 02 December 2022 - 04:44 PM

Despite having the worst title of any game I can think of in the history of gaming I have been cautiously optimistic about "The Callisto Protocol".

 

I will never feel optimistic about anything ever again.



#127828 MysterD   42 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2022)) CAGiversary!   28174 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2022 - 04:48 PM

Probably the best bet for Callisto is like any other game we CAG'ers buy:

Buy cheap way later for base-game or buy Complete Edition way later; and/or wait for patches to fix the issues or for better hardware to be out to run the game on.



#127829 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1691 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 02 December 2022 - 04:50 PM

Despite having the worst title of any game I can think of in the history of gaming...

"The Callisto Protocol" does sound like the name of a taut political courtroom drama.



#127830 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1808 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

walletandgromice

Posted 02 December 2022 - 05:21 PM

A common tip about self-tapping screws into plastic... When reassembling, turn the screw CCW until you feel it drop down. That'll be the screw seating itself in the existing threads. Then you can tighten it down without (or maybe just with less) risk of cross threading.


Yep, exactly! I remembered to do this when I went from 64->256 but on reassembly the second time with 256->1tb, I forgot and by the time I remembered I had already helpfully had all the screws partially in and had only tightened one. Whoops.

At least I finally found a good use for the goofy JSAux grip case. It keeps my deck halves nice and tight :/

Oh, and don't over tighten.