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#13584407 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 01 January 2017 - 02:23 AM

So my 470 goes to a black screen and the fans go on full blast anytime I try to install a driver. I've tried it on two different pc's so I'm guessing the card is bad. This seems the most fitting way to end 2016 with disappointment.

Wow, that really sucks. :(

Sorry to hear that.

Hope you can find a solution and get this issue resolved soon.

 

EDIT:

Check AMD Reddit boards and do a search.

 

All kinds of issues w/ AMD drivers w/ fans, especially since Crimson drivers.

If you're using those, some suggest disabling Wattman/AMD or using MSI Afterburner to control the fan.

 

Good luck.




#13584191 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 31 December 2016 - 10:06 PM

Yea this is one of the reasons it's MysterD's favorite game of all time. He listens to the Hungarian stations religiously in hopes of hearing his mom in one of their many escort ads that play during ad breaks.

I have zero hours played of ETS2, if anyone looks at my Steam profile + checks my game stats. They are public.

And my favorite game of all time is Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.




#13584008 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 31 December 2016 - 06:50 PM

 y no wen $1.84 on Putingate?

I actually still have the Unreal Anthology in a retail box - which contains Unreal 1 + Na Pali expansion; Unreal 2: Awakening; UT GOTY; and UT 2004.

 

Damn, I wish Unreal Deal Pack was $1.84 on Steam right now - or anywhere else selling Steam keys of the entire Unreal Pack, for that matter - I'd be so all over that.




#13583940 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 31 December 2016 - 05:38 PM

I still don't 100% understand license transfers

 

Zenimax owns ID and Wolfenstein/Doom/Quake as a whole, right? So they get everything ID made and owned, unless activision published it (like Wolfenstein 2009)?

 

Can't activision just sell those games too? What's the point of owning games you can't sell and never will?

 

Edit: That facebook post definitely makes it sound like id owns it now, but I don't see why they wouldn't put it back on steam

Not necessarily.

 

This all is what I'm guessing.

 

If Activision still actually holds distribution rights to distribute the game (which is probably the case) & Zenimax here owns Id + the Quake/Doom/Wolf IP's - then w/ different distribution owner rights + different IP owner rights here are going to cause this thing to be locked-up until Zenimax + Activision settle on some kind or deal. They are going to have to come w/ a deal of who can do what or wait until Activision's distribution license runs out (if there is an expiration date here).

 

There was a situation before in USA w/ Sacred 2: Fallen Angel + its expansions & re-release. Well, Sacred 2: Ice + Blood (expansion) and the later re-release Sacred 2: Gold Edition were all locked-up in USA for quite some time. Deep Silver had Europe distribution rights to anything + everything Sacred 2 over there, but CDV had USA distribution rights for anything and everything Sacred 2 related. Deep Silver eventually bought the IP out - but couldn't do anything w/ releasing Sacred 2: Ice and Blood content & then Sacred 2: Gold Edition here in the USA until they both hammered out some kind of agreement or the distribution license expired.




#13583822 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 31 December 2016 - 02:50 PM

after some brief googling...

 

https://steamcommuni...73760794607599/

https://www.facebook...150448047164311

 

it got delisted after a license transfer. and it's servers are probably dead anyways...

"Bleh" @ dead servers.

I actually liked QW: ET. 

 

I guess, it's good thing I still have my retail-boxed disc copy then...

 

EDIT:

It was one big nasty key.

Still, good to know - but not as tempting.

Would've been better if there was a split TSW base-game key + each DLC had their own actual key.




#13583720 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 31 December 2016 - 07:53 AM

y no quake wars ET in steam quake pak?




#13583670 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 31 December 2016 - 06:26 AM

Somebody talk me out of blowing card money on these:

 

Wolf Pack - lowest recorded price (back to Jan 2013)

Doom Classic Pack - cheapest Steam price since July 2014, but has been frequently discounted on places like GMG

Heretic+Hexen Collection - lowest since July 2013

Doom 3 Pack - lowest recorded price (back to Jan 2013)

Quake Collection - lowest since July 2013

 

If this is a sacrifice trap for the long-anticipated, highly elusive Humble Bethesda Bundle, I'll curse the bundle gods to hell and back.

Reasons against this:

1. Most of these ain't even 75% off here.

2. You might already own some or all of this from retail already.

3. Unreal Deal Pack is 88% off, so all of this Classic Id stuff should also probably be that cheap.

 

Reasons for this:

1. The usual "I must put this all on Steam" rule.

2. "I need and/or want the Steam +1's" rule.

3. Even you said it yourself: that some of this is the cheapest this stuff's been in a while.

 

Pick your poison.




#13582665 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 30 December 2016 - 01:16 PM

Tempted, but I really want that retail box.

 

MysterD, is that you?

This Myster-Disease is spreading....

 

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#13582132 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 29 December 2016 - 10:47 PM

Wasteland 2 PC retail-box = $5 at Gamestop, if you can find it:

http://www.gamestop....teland-2/117805

 

Reddit is saying:

1. Retail box has Steam key for it inside.

2. It also auto-adds to your Steam account the Director's Cut.




#13581105 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 28 December 2016 - 11:46 PM

this sale sucks

Is this really anything new for Steam since they got rid of Flash Sales, though?

 

Much better deals often can be had outside of Steam, these day + age.

 

The only super worthwhile thing coming from Steam Sales of late is more+more games been getting those "Complete A Bundle" Deals. And some of those, they're hard to pass up.




#13580186 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 28 December 2016 - 03:02 AM

Did something happen with The Division recently that made it better? I thought the general consensus was that it was a shitty wannabe MMO, with some rampant exploits (may have been fixed).

http://kotaku.com/th...tter-1788503572




#13579946 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 27 December 2016 - 10:59 PM

On my ultrawide I have to zoom in to even read what people post here. 

Same w/ my 28'' 4K screen.

 

EDIT:

My indecisiveness paid off. A 470 showed up on Newegg for $147

 

Now to find a monitor

y you no bai Samsung 28'' 4K TN-panel from Best Buy on Black Friday or frum Amazon right before Black Friday for $250?




#13579230 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 27 December 2016 - 05:42 AM

Heh heh, his post didn't rub me the wrong way. I, myself, love getting things as cheap as possible through deals. That said, I'll pay higher prices for the things that I enjoy, but saving whatever I can in the process, is a huge plus ;)

It's funny, I have a few titles in my Steam library (via backing games on Kickstarter), and they all vary in performance. Mighty No. 9 demo runs like crap, Bloodstained demo runs... ok I guess, Yooka-Laylee Toybox demo runs fine (like 25-30fps from what I can tell), Sonic All-Stars Racing: Transformed crawls at around 5-10fps (lol), but my Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (review/press code) full game download, runs buttery smooth. Doesn't matter too much, I guess, since 98% of my games are on consoles/handhelds.

If you ain't sure about your in-game framerates, go into Steam Settings/Preferences; Look at In-Game sections; and turn on the In-Game FPS Counter to display somewhere.

 

You could also go download MSI Afterburner and play with on-screen display settings for that, too. You have more control there, as you can even set specific games to have specific FPS caps, if you need them to utilize such a thing.




#13579194 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by MysterD on 27 December 2016 - 05:06 AM

Lol, fair enough. Being new to Steam sales, I jumped on it because I figured that's the lowest it would ever go in the foreseeable future. How low has it went in the past? As far as my PC goes, these are the specs, according to what my system information displayed:

HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC

Version 1607

OS Build 14393.447

Windows edition: Windows 10 Home

© 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Processor: AMD A10-5745M APU with Radeon™ HD Graphics 2.10GHz

Installed memory (RAM): 8.00GB (7.19GB usable)

System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor

Pen and Touch: Touch Support with 10 Touch Points

I have zero clue as to what any of this means, as I'm not a technical guy. I bought it from QVC in late 2014 (during one of the specials they were running at the time), for around $700 after everything. Max resolution it supports is 1600x900p. Originally shipped with Windows 8.1.

First, about your APU on your laptop:

http://www.notebookc...or.92903.0.html

 

It's usually best to avoid any sort of integrated CPU's+GPU's, if you want to do some modern AAA titles - whether on a desktop or laptop. You really want separate pieces for both the CPU+GPU to be dedicated to be doing their own thing in their own full-swing, TBH. 

 

If you're doing titles that are a bit older and less demanding or some not-so-demanding Indie games, you should do just fine w/ those. Give whatever games you got a shot, see what happens - since you've already got your machine. Just find some settings+resolutions that works for you, as long as you're doing console-like 30FPS (or better).

 

These days to play modern AAA stuff - for GPU's, if you're going Nvidia, you really want something in the NVidia GTX 900 series (i.e. probably 950M and above - say 950M, 960M, 970M) or 1000 mobiles series (i.e. 1050 or above) range; or something in the AMD R9 mobile range. I'm not too familiar w/ AMD's R9 mobile cards for GPU's (since I'm pretty much a NVidia guy), so maybe someone else can speak on it.

 

For actual CPU's, if you want to do some serious gaming in the AAA realm - if you're going w/ Intel here, you might want something in Intel's own i5 and i7 line of CPU's. Not really sure what the AMD equiv's would be (since I'm pretty much an Intel guy on CPU's here), so someone else could probably speak on that.

 

EDIT:

Personally, I have a gaming laptop w/ an Intel i7 4720HQ, 4GB 960M, 16 GB RAM, Windows 10 64-bit - and I can run most games at at least 30FPS (frames per seconds) w/ Medium settings at either 900p or 1080p.




#13578357 GOG Deals Thread: FPS Classics $2.99 and Under

Posted by MysterD on 26 December 2016 - 01:28 PM

It's actually cheaper on Steam and with these old games I'm fairly sure you can run it independent of Steam if you care about the DRM free bit.

Granted, I still have this from retail.

 

Not sure if the original Arx Fatalis EXE is DRM-FREE on Steam. Don't have this yet via Steam.

 

Since the game doesn't run so hot natively, you're best off running this w/ Arx Libertatis Source Port on modern systems, which has No DRM w/ that EXE. Go grab it in the link below from the Downloads section:

http://arx-libertatis.org/

 

EDIT:

If you want to run Arx Fatalis w/ Arx Libertatis Source Port (which is how I recommend everyone plays this game on modern OS's) through Steam directly [so it time-tracks and all of that cool Steam-stuff], it looks like you will have to replace the original Arx folder (or rename that original folder to Arx Fatalis Old or something) and make Libertatis's folder the main folder.

 

Instruction on Steam on modding Steam-version of Arx Fatalis w/ Libertatis Source Port directly over on Steam:

http://steamcommunit...es/#scrollTop=0

 

I had to basically do the same thing w/ Steam-version of Arcanum to run the Arcanum Multiverse Edition directly via Steam.

 

Anytime you plan to do a "take original game + replace it" or mod the original game-folder heavily (especially on a Steam-version), I usually store the old-version (clean and unmodded version) for back-up somewhere else (especially for bigger sized games) or even place the old-version within Steam game's actual game-folder (if it's something smaller, like Arcanum). That way, if something goes wrong - you don't have to redownload stuff (in case you got weak Internet or don't feel like blowing-up a data-cap if you have one); it's easy enough to find and grab it.