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About Hawx

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    You're a big PC
  • Birthday 1997-06-05

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  • Star Citizen

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    Probably Australia


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    Core i7 4970k
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    ASUS ROG Ranger VII
  • RAM
    HyperX 16GB DDR3
  • GPU
    Gigabyte G1 Gaming 980Ti
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    Corsair 760T White
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    Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
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    Seasonic X-series 750W
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    2x Acer Predator 24" 144hz G-sync
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    Corsair H100i GTX
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    Corsair K70 RGB
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    Steelseries Rival 600
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    HyperX Cloud Alpha
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    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Probably the biggest thing is the introduction of Henry Cavill (Superman) as a pilot. Oh, and it was announced today that SQ42 is tech-complete, with a release roadmap to be published in december. Object Container Streaming was the last piece in the technology puzzle as it's required for good performance within a large play area. Said technology was released for testing today with Alpha 3.3, massively improving general performance. In other news, with Alpha 3.3 they're releasing a public portal that'll allow you to see performance data CIG is receiving from client telemetry, showing an FPS spread based on CPU/GPU specifications.
  2. As usual your blanket negativity results in you ignoring the number of benefits that UWP provides, and the future of Windows as a whole. UWP allows for clean installs and uninstalls. Application files are kept in a single location and not scattered around the place. A single click removes all trace of the application from the system. UWP also enforces behaviour consistency, with all UWP games running in a native borderless window that can be exited or minimized at any time. Additionally, UWP allows for simple permission management, with permissions required to be granted explicitly as required, and not just implicitly granted like with Win32. UWP is not bound to the Microsoft store. Adobe already installs UWP apps from its own installer. Performance within UWP is on par or faster than Win32. Microsoft's current major internal project is Windows Core OS/Polaris, essentially stripping legacy support from Windows and moving Win32 to be an optional, isolated component. File Explorer is also set to be replaced by a UWP version in the near future. It might not be within the next 5 years, but Win32 is set to die at some point.
  3. I've been playing 3.0 since the first PTU release. It's a nice patch and all, but CIG was unable to get network bind culling working properly before release (a test run basically resulted in doors deciding not to be apart of the ship they were attached to and floating away), meaning client performance still goes out the window as more people join the universe server. I know a lot of improvements were made, with a 60 player 3.0 server about equalling performance to a 24 player 2.6.3 server, but I'm disappointed they decided to rush out a christmas release with a vital performance feature missing. At least from the schedule report, they're well aware of it: IMO the best part of this patch was the reworked Aurora, so new players have something nice to fly in.
  4. It is. If anything, CIG could argue that both games share the same codebase (SQ42 levels are stripped from the SC build at release, but otherwise are identical in terms of engine/assets), and therefore are separate in name only.
  5. It's a pretty interesting case. Crytek's complaint of course is designed to bolster their position as much as possible. CIG's response to the claims will be important but has yet to happen. Wouldn't really take months, CIG would just do the same thing they did for the Lumberyard move, as in rebase their years of changes on to CE 3.7. The only item to be cut would be the proprietary fog tech they took from lumberyard. The game isn't out so therefore it's a money laundering scheme? lmao. CIG is paying for the operations of 5 studios and over 400 personnel. They also get extensively audited by both the UK and US governments for their tax credits each year, and the co-founder is a well respected entertainment lawyer. What a ridiculous statement. Amazon did a full buyout of CryEngine at the time, to the tune of $75 million. Amazon has full rights to the engine and isn't bound by anything to do with Crytek, nor has to pay Crytek any continuous fees.
  6. I can't reproduce this right now. It's possible that it's already been fixed.
  7. You must be fun at parties. On a serious note, SC has no release date, it's on a release-by-release basis, with progress covered here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/schedule-report As for SQ42, that'll be covered as part of the christmas livestream.
  8. (if you're instantly confused by this post, check what subforum you're in lol) Since I did last year's megathread on these forums, I might as well do this year's as well (it actually serves as a helpful personal reference when I need to find something). CitizenCon is Star Citizen's annual convention. You can see this year's schedule below: https://go.twitch.tv/starcitizen Pre-Show Info Releases: 10 articles regarding ship loadouts and stats were releases over the past 2 weeks in a run-up to the launch of the new ship matrix, part 1 is here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/engineering/16163-The-Shipyard-Careers-And-Roles The updated ship matrix is available here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/ship-matrix A website redesign was also teased: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/media/uwcb22pgvemcbr/source/Website_SneakPeek_Oct24.png The Sabre Raven is an Intel Optane 900p Exclusive, and will be flyable in 3.0: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/ships/sabre/Sabre-Raven https://www.tweaktown.com/news/59654/intel-launches-next-gen-optane-ssd-900p/index.html The CNOU Mustang's redesign is present in the CitizenCon brochure given to attendees and will likely be discussed during the presentations: https://i.redd.it/rijrsfb35duz.png The CNOU Pioneer was revealed as a Outpost builder: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/media/of1es6gu4pa4ir/source/Alderin-Landed-Snow-Shot.jpg The Weather app MyRadar was updated to with a Star Citizen tie-in, showing off Stanton's moons: https://i.redd.it/fhevu74r8duz.jpg During-Show Info Releases: You can now learn the Xi'an language: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/88013?page=1&sort=hot CNOU Pioneer info dump/images/sale: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/16200-Consolidated-Outland-Pioneer PG Cities Demo was performed! Video here:
  9. Source: https://www.tweaktown.com/news/59654/intel-launches-next-gen-optane-ssd-900p/index.html Well, it's certainly fast. The latency is apparently what makes all the difference in general usage though. A Star Citizen game package & ship, the Intel-exclusive Sabre Raven (which will be available to fly in SC's next major patch) is also bundled with the drive, which could potentially be a $170+ cashback if you aren't interested in holding on to it. (this packaging looks really neat!) EDIT: Review is now up: https://www.anandtech.com/show/11953/the-intel-optane-ssd-900p-review Jesus christ this drive is fast EDIT 3: And another good review: https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/Intel-Optane-SSD-900P-480GB-and-280GB-NVMe-HHHL-SSD-Review-Lots-3D-XPoint
  10. Dude nothing is unsupported. Asus was even nice enough to provide updated drivers for the ROG 7 series when W10 came out. Source: my specs are almost identical to yours.
  11. Over the past two days I've had problems whereby my internet connection piles on ~140ms of latency around once an hour and takes a router restart or a 5 minute wait to fix. Websites fail to load and online gaming becomes impossible. I've already tried factory resetting my router and downgraded its firmware to the previous version (as I updated it 3 days ago) but neither had any effect. Doing a traceroute during one of these spikes shows this: While it normally looks like this: For context, I'm on FTTP/PPPoE, so #1 is my router (a Netgear Nighthawk R7000), #2 is (probably) the internal connection box, and #3 is (probably) the external connection box. Networking isn't my area, so I'm unsure what exactly this implies. Could it still be my router's fault? Or is it wiring damage/an issue with the internal connection box?
  12. A scam is taking the money and running. A kickstarter scam is a project like ZNAPS that appears to work on the project but is really just padding for time to eventually run off with the money anyways. If a project made due effort to complete itself with the resources it had available, then it's a failure, not a scam. SC is currently neither of those as it's being actively worked on. It's a massive project and massive projects have a lot of unknowns and take lots of time. Complaining online won't magically fix how fast CIG can pump out content. Be glad that CIG posts a production schedule in the first place so you're not left in the dark for months.
  13. Ah yes, the elaborate scam where you hire 400 developers, start 5 studios, get an advanced mocap technology partnership, and actually work on the game! Brilliant, why didn't I think of this before.
  14. As with the above, I'd wait until 3.0's release. There should be a free flight where you can try the game for free around the same time.
  15. This is some insane over thinking on your part. Instead of CIG having to convert sums of money from USD/EUR to GBP (as their raw GBP income isn't enough to cover UK operations), their financial advisers figured that an early loan against next year's tax rebate would result in a better outcome for the company. They somehow figured out that the interest paid on the loan outweighed the losses in currency conversion fees and value flux they'd have to deal with otherwise. If you want to complain about it, go find their financial advisers and tell them how wrong they are. The majority of the "business" side of CIG is handled by Ortwin (who is an experienced entertainment lawyer) and his legal/finance teams. This decision likely barely involved CR. As pointed out by Ortwin, the real collateral is against next year's tax rebate by the government. F42 as collateral is completely irrelevant, as it's only there due to CIG not having anything else to offer in the multi-million pound repayment bracket to go on the loan paper (as you can't write "The UK Government" as your collateral), and would only come into play if the UK Government didn't bother paying their tax rebate and the UK studio didn't have the assets to repay it. CIG's business department decided this was a smart move and that's that. Creating some convoluted explanation regarding a part of the loan that would likely never be relevant given the current information is just stupid. Don't just take it from me, /u/Abrushing on reddit, who has worked in investment banking, did an analysis of CIG's logic.