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  1. Make sure to read the wiki if you want to make an application Welcome back my man.
  2. Xernicus

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    If you have under 20k XP, it's possible they tried to reach you via PM but they were blocked due to this limitation. We have this in place to limit people from "server hopping" and advertising or recruiting for their servers. If you put your PB and silEnT GUIDs in your profile I will look into this for you and see about hooking you up with PM abilities. Tutorial for PB: https://fearless-assassins.com/topic/93070-how-to-submit-your-pb-guid-into-your-profile-enemy-territory/ Tutorial for silEnT: https://fearless-assassins.com/topic/93069-how-to-submit-your-silent-guid-into-your-profile-enemy-territory/
  3. Been a long month- things are starting to wrap up... look forward to seeing everyone again in a few weeks.

    1. daredevil


      Looking forward to see u. When u are visiting East Coast? 

    2. CheepHeep


      Same here. Been an insane month. Its finally over for me though. Excited for your return from being busy haha!

    3. Xernicus


      Heading out to the Midwest in Early July. Was hoping to make it out further East on the same trip, we'll see. :D

  4. The benefits of an AMD card really shine if you were going with an APU- using a AMD graphics card can allow you to tie the graphics portion of the APU and the GPU together using Crossfire. That doesn't apply in this case, so there's no downsides to using an nVidia card on an AMD machine. Those machines are a little mismatched in terms of generations... but an 8700k would perform slightly better than a Ryzen 5 (2600 series). The Ryzen 5 2600 outperforms the 1st generation Ryzen 7 1700 for single threaded workloads and gaming. Graphics wise, the 1070 is the better choice. Some of the benefits you'd get with a Ryzen machine: -CPU Upgrades. Next year when the 7nm Ryzen 2 (3000 series) comes out, you could just pop the new CPU in. Intel changes their chipset support nearly every year (anyone remember Kaby Lake that lasted all of 6 months?) -More PCI lanes. If you're wanting to expand your system in the future with an M.2 SSD, or maybe your workload requires a RAID, soundcard, or SLI/Crossfire setup, more lanes means less bottlenecks- which translates to smoother performance. The normal user shouldn't need to pay too much attention to PCI lanes though. (The above don't matter as much if you're just wanting to use the machine as-is) Some of the benefits you'd get with an Intel machine: -Better game optimization. Developers pretty much abandoned AMD from 2012 through 2016, and it shows. The gears are back in motion, but any game will probably have slightly higher framerates on an Intel chip than a Ryzen. That may change in the future, but something to think of. -Faster overclocking. The clock speeds of the 8700k can be boosted a whopping 25% with a good cooler. (though this reminds me a bit of the FX series aka Bulldozer) Summary: All of the chips are solid, and will probably last you for several years. For single threaded workloads and/or pure gaming, I'd favor to Intel. For multi-threaded workloads and streaming, I'd favor AMD.
  5. Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy your weekend~ 😀

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    2. RedBaird



      A circadian rhythm is a roughly 24 hour cycle in the physiological processes of living beings, including plants, animals, fungi and cyanobacteria. In a strict sense, circadian rhythms are endogenously generated, although they can be modulated by external cues such as sunlight and temperature.


    3. RedBaird





      Originating or produced within an organism, tissue, or cell. Caused by factors within the body.


    4. Vindstot


      Thank you :)

  6. Friend's supposed to be giving back my plate joiner either tmrw or Saturday... I can finally build a new desk!

    1. RedBaird


      plane* joiner? or are you working with metal?

    2. Vindstot


      It means that you will no longer have 2 inches between the mouse and the wall, and the mouse and the keyboard? Thats great ^_^

  7. *cough*Don't forget to post it here as well http://rpggaming.net/forums/ *cough* @DJ aka GDR DJ Let's revive the RPG forums!
  8. Thanks! I'm very glad to hear you like the video. I'm pretty happy with how the video turned out, even as just a test. Guess the third time's the charm! And the game's quite fun indeed, I'm glad to hear you've enjoyed playing it! Have fun on your adventures!
  9. Well the irony of it is that they don't sell DVD's with Office or Windows on them anymore. You just can't buy one officially. They still use some antiquated installer packages that date from 2003/2007 and hence issues like these arise. I can confirm that my installation of Office (I've used O365 for about 5 years now) was not affected by upgrading to v1804, so I'm not sure what happened but I'd assume a registry entry got a little fubar. You could try rolling back the update, and seeing if the entry gets repaired- but if the only thing affected is Office I would download the setup executable from your O365 portal and run a repair installation.
  10. Been testing some Radeon ReLive settings, and I decided to make a video of a Lahn using Nimbus Stride to fly over to the Southern Guard Camp of Serendia. Let me know what you think! Remember to set the quality to 720p60fps Game: Black Desert Online. In-game filter: Evening Mood. Recording Software: Radeon ReLive Edited and rendered in DaVinci Resolve 14
  11. @Anton Chigurh could you provide more details on the Office License and installation method? (IE Digital download, came preinstalled, etc) @RedBaird what were the error codes the Upgrade Assistant gave you?
  12. Wouldn't say that the OS uses less, but rather the integrated graphics asks for less shared memory. This could be good or bad depending on what the workflow for the machine is. Looks like the Lenovo has a soldered on processor so throwing a higher end processor in that machine isn't an option either. Here's what could be done though: Figure out what's going on with the ASUS, and get that fixed up Use the Lenovo for other lighter uses or sell it to have some pocket change. That Seagate model rings a bell w/me though. I think I've seen repeat failures of those in 750GB and 1TB SKUs. The design was iffy from the get go- two platters in a slim notebook hard drive is asking for trouble. I'll have to go through my records. EDIT: 1TB was a failure trend I was tracking on HGST drives. Though looks like I've seen around 13 of the Momentus 7200.4 and 7200.5 drives in for recovery during the past 6 months. Too lazy to keep going back, but from what I've seen they seem to have a specific issue with the platters. This may or may not be related, but thought I'd throw it out there.
  13. One thing (and it's super simple and easy) is record using OBS or similar software while you're playing the demo and hide the ET UI.
  14. For high quality, that'd require some muxing, transcoding and audio track synchronization. A multi-step process requiring more than one program. I'll give you an outline. -You'll need a scratch disk to store TGA files and projects in progress. To keep enough free space, remove the TGA files once you have a raw project file with what you need. -Built in Demo to AVI function. Frame rate of your choosing. (keep in mind what framerate you choose, this is very important!) It will take up tons of space and write thousands of TGA files! -Using a program like DaVinci Resolve (it's free!) import the images, sequencing them as individual frames. (This step will take some time) You will need to specify the framerate you used earlier. -Render those frames into a video (This step could take lots of time) -Tricky part's coming up. Adding audio. Best way to do this is to replay the demo, and have a virtual jack program that you can have the audio playback on. Take that audio and record it. OBS can do the trick, transcode the output as an MP3 ditching the video stream. -Add that audio file as a track in your video editor. -The tricky part. Offsetting the audio. The framerate of your video will be different than ET's. So what you need to do is play it back using the scratch tool in slow motion and adjust the offset while watching the playback until it's just right. Go slow and make sure it's just right. It might seem like a strange and tiny number like "2.355ms", but that's the difference between decent and professional quality. -Render -Add effects if you choose -Export and transcode. There might be a program (In fact there is if I remember correctly) that can automate the demo to avi function. And help you skip the step of doing it using the editor. But I remember having quality issues w/it

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