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Andytizer

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  1. I am currently running: i5 4670K 16GB DDR3 ASRock Z87E-ITX GPU: Asus 970 Strix 4GB Monitor: Acer XR341CK - 3440x1440 Freesync monitor at 75Hz So I upgraded my monitor from 1080p to a Freesync 3440x1440 after I built the PC in around 2014 - the 970 card never quite cut it at that new high resolution. Since then I've been thinking about getting a new GPU that's faster and supports Freesync. However I'm not sure which one I should get especially as there's some new Nvidia drivers, and new AMD GPUs too. I'm thinking of spending around £300-400 - I just want something good for 3440x1440 gaming and good value for money. On Amazon I can get a 1070 Ti for £309.99 which seems like a fantastic deal. Or possibly a Vega 56 for £380 new on Amazon too. I was wondering what people thought!
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    What GPU should I upgrade to? (Nvidia 970 GTX)

    Just looking at Ray Tracing - doesn't seem worthwhile.
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    What GPU should I upgrade to? (Nvidia 970 GTX)

    Thanks - it saddens me that Nvidia cards have better computational power per £ at the moment, and the 1070Ti is at a great price point. I've just ordered a 1070Ti for £299.99 from Amazon. However, now that the 2060 GTXs are in the wild for a similar price (lowest at £330 new) I'm in a bit of a bind and not sure whether to refund and switch!
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    CSS fixes

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    PCGamingWiki Server Administrator Job

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  6. PCGamingWiki was founded back in 2012 with the aim of fixing PC gaming. We now serve over 8 million pageviews per year and growing. We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented server administrator to help maintain our website, including: MediaWiki - which powers the main wiki where 90% of traffic comes IP Board - which runs our forum, blog and files download system Job specifications: Update and maintain MediaWiki and IP Board Maintain installed MediaWiki extensions such as Cargo/SMW Maintenance of regular automated backup Maintenance of other aspects including the dev site, Matomo (analytics) and ‘sidewikis’ Other bug fixes and requests when required Keeping documentation up to date Provide basic training for a backup secondary administrator Essential technical requirements: Basic Linux knowledge LAMP stack Some MediaWiki experience Desirable technical traits: Experience of hosting other similar projects will be an advantage. To see examples of problems that the server admin might need to address in the future, see our Trello board. Tech stack: “high availability” Ubuntu mySQL/MariaDB Apache PHP Varnish (caching) HAProxy Hetzner (cloud hosting) - the new server admin will inherit a load balancing multi server cloud setup MediaWiki IP Board Person specifications: Have an interest in PC gaming Availability to fix emergency downtime in a timely manner Good problem solving ability Good communication skills Available via email, Discord and Trello Must follow our code of conduct and be professional, courteous and discreet Follow strict best practice for password security Speak or write English well Further details: This role that will begin December 2018/January 2019, with fully completed documentation and a handover from the previous system administrator. This is a part-time contractor role which mostly involves light maintenance of existing systems, with most of the work being concentrated on major updates of MediaWiki and IP Board once a year. We are paying for at a negotiable monthly rate (in the low hundreds of USD per month) depending on experience, please get in touch for more details. Please send either a resume/CV and/or email to andytizer@pcgamingwiki.com Interviews will begin from December 17th onwards. If you have a specific question or would like to discuss further it will most likely be fastest to contact Andytizer on Discord via private message.
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    What GPU should I upgrade to? (Nvidia 970 GTX)

    I think you are probably right - the 1070Ti at £309.99 is too good a deal for £ per performance. It’s a shame AMD aren’t competitive in this particular space at the moment.
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    High Detail Mod for Jedi Knight DF2 & MotS

    I have updated the comparison image slider and tidied up the formatting due to upgrade from IPB3 to IPB4.
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    Unreal Test

  10. Details here: http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=18549.msg260839
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    PCGamingWiki Server Administrator Job

    After a long search, multiple high quality applicants and several interviews later, we have finally hired a new server administrator. Please give a warm welcome to snuxoll, who will be managing our servers from here on out. Going forward we have several projects in the mix, and snuxoll will be implementing new SSO system for wikis/forum in place using Keycloak which we will be testing later this month. Thank you for all the applicants that applied. However due to the quantity and quality of applicants who applied, I'm afraid that not everyone was able to be replied to. And also a heartfelt thank you to Max, the previous server administrator, who has provided many years of server administration as well as content, and is moving on to bigger and better things. Here's to another year of fixing PC games!
  12. This is a big thank you to the community who make PCGamingWiki work - the editors! Who can believe that we are 6 years old now? We are giving away Steam Gift Cards to members who have provide great contributions to PCGamingWiki over the last 2 years (since we last did a big anniversary celebration). The following will receive a £25 Steam Gift Card: Aemony Blackbird Expack3 Garrett (£50) Jigen123 Marioysikax mirh Pridit Silent SirYodaJedi Suicide machine ThatOneReaper Vetle If you are on the list please accept my Steam friend invitation as I'll be sending the gift cards through there. If you feel like there's a notable member who go missed out and deserves recognition, in the shuffle please contact me on Discord and also add me on Steam. Technically the website was founded slightly later in the year, but I've brought this forward because Steam Gift Cards are best spent at the Steam Winer Sale, which is due to start today. Merry Christmas! And thank all of you for bearing with my absence over the last year. I would like to let everyone know that I have returned to active admin duties and will be overseeing PCGamingWiki's development going forward. We are things in the pipeline, including hiring a new server admin, creation of a new screenshot comparison tool, an improved blog format (coming soon), more community features and articles. And one of the major projects I hope to achieve in 2019 will also be a wiki article overhaul. Exciting stuff ahead. Here's to another year of fixing PC games!
  13. Most games don't utilise one of the greatest assets unique to the MacBook - the excellent trackpad. In most games moving the trackpad or two-finger gestures are restricted to 'zoom' functions. However I've noticed that in some games e.g. Baldur Gate Enhanced Edition, the trackpad's two-finger gesture functions as a proper scroll. This is great because with the maps being zoomed way out (due to the high resolution) it's an ideal way to zip around the map quickly. It's a shame that the new set of Infinity Engine style games (Torment, Pillars of Eternity) don't use the trackpad nearly as well!
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    Test - Far Cry 5

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    Test

    Test
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    Cowboy game in the early 90's

    You'll have more luck posting here: https://www.reddit.com/r/tipofmyjoystick/
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    Sound and Windows 10

    I think the rewrite that Aemony wrote will be sufficient. I also believe that there's several issues with the Sound page, it perhaps needs to be subdivided into different OS in the future as the page rather misses the point (who is it for, what problems does it solve, etc.)
  18. I totally agree with these sentiments - our lists are a very powerful resource that are being underutilised. This seems silly as lists can be some of our most visited resources - e.g. the list of local multiplayer games is always in the top3 visited pages every day. If we template them correctly they can also be cached better too. I think we need to do a few things: - Make the template easier to read - is it possible to improve the table for readibility? - Is it possible to have filters within the list - e.g. once the page is loaded can we filter or sort between say, Mac/Windows? Make a list of lists - what kind of lists do we need? - Do we make 1 list per setting? Or do we have 2 lists (1 for Positive/Hackable, 1 for False)? - Do we make lists that will make changes to our template - for example we could make a list of Denuvo DRM games (this would involve editing our template) - We can also link them directly from the settings page e.g. in the Invert Y setting we could make a list there Food for thought!
  19. Can you show me examples of ads on PCGW that run malware? If this has been run through our advertising partner then I will bring it up with them. Also, ads are disabled for logged-in users. Affiliate links generate very little income. We also have additional costs which you might not be aware of: Licensing IP Board Development of the IP Board/MediaWiki bridge (which will need to be contracted out again so that it'll work with current IPB4/MW versions) - our current quote for this is $850+ Server admin contractor costs (new development) Rental of secondary server for IP Board/assignments system/other projects Additional server for off-site backups Load balancing and spinup of additional servers during high load Other previous costs such as the professional animation we used for the advertisement and Patreon videos, as well as payment for the VO artist to narrate both videos Purchase of a large number of games for contributors to write PC Reports/wiki articles Purchase of a large amounts of gift cards for contributors (in previous anniversaries) We rely on volunteers to keep article pages up to date, however PCGamingWiki has never stated that it's a non-profit organisation. Advertisements are my compensation as founder of the website and for the substantial investment of time. This was especially true at the time of founding where I spent thousands of hours building, marketing and developing features for the site to get to the critical mass where it is now.
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    PCGamingWiki Issues Trello Board

    To keep track of all of PCGamingWiki's issues we will be using this Trello board here: https://trello.com/b/Ye88oSRq/pcgamingwiki It is now public so anyone can make comments on cards. If you would need to be added please contact the Development channel on Discord.
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    Green Man Gaming feeds

    I've been given some Green Man Gaming XML feeds - these contain fields. Can we use a bot to insert these into missing pages to fill out all the GMG availability fields. Feeds: USD: https://s3.amazonaws.com/gmg-epilive/US%20Dollar.xml GBP: https://s3.amazonaws.com/gmg-epilive/Sterling.xml EUR: https://s3.amazonaws.com/gmg-epilive/Euro.xml
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    Readability

    Thanks for the feedback. This comes back to debatge for the site to be full-width vs fixed-width. There's a lot of outspoken community members who advocate full-width website. Part of the reason I made the 'fixbox' was to make it the text shorter width and make it more readable. Can you help to suggest the explicit CSS I will experiment and see what works. There also need to be some general improvement in the Glossary pages as they are fairly inconsistent and hard to read.
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    PCGamingWiki turns 3 today

    We've also managed to consolidate our donations and launch a successful Patreon campaign with, at the time of writing, $118 dollars being donated by 47 patrons. Our thanks to everyone who has chosen to donate through the campaign or directly via PayPal - you are helping to support us and to keep the lights on. There's also some exciting news about the PCGamingWiki Browser Extension we'll be publicising and launching this week, as well as work on a new wiki skin which will be announced in the future. Many thanks to Soeb and Nicereddy for their work on this. As a way of showing appreciation to our fantastic contributors, I'd like to carry on the tradition of providing Steam Gift Cards for those who have helped us out the most. These rewards will go to: £50 Steam Gift Card - Garrett, LDK, Nicereddy, Pridit, Soeb £20 Steam Gift Card - Mirh, Ratchet302, Suicide_machine, ThatOneReaper I'd also particularly like to thank Soeb who has taken on the enormous responsibility of server administration, as well as contributing to articles, PR and research and development work. Many thanks for the help from everyone else - the PC Report writers, the moderators, the editors, the anonymous contributors and everyone who tweets and writes and direct people to the site - thank you. Every day new games are being released in a buggy and incomplete state - and older games have issues working on newly released operating systems. My hope is that that PCGamingWiki continues to be the essential resource for the PC gaming community well into the future. Let's fix PC gaming.
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    PCGamingWiki turns 3 today

    Another year has passed and now PCGamingWiki has entered its 3rd year. It's amazing that we've been able to create such a fantastic resource that thousands of PC gamers rely on and trust. In terms of site health, we've seen phenomenal progress with nearly 50% growth in traffic compared to our 2nd year. The impressive visitor statistics, seen below, speak for themselves: We've also managed to consolidate our donations and launch a successful Patreon campaign with, at the time of writing, $118 dollars being donated by 47 patrons. Our thanks to everyone who has chosen to donate through the campaign or directly via PayPal - you are helping to support us and to keep the lights on. There's also some exciting news about the PCGamingWiki Browser Extension we'll be publicising and launching this week, as well as work on a new wiki skin which will be announced in the future. Many thanks to Soeb and Nicereddy for their work on this. As a way of showing appreciation to our fantastic contributors, I'd like to carry on the tradition of providing Steam Gift Cards for those who have helped us out the most. These rewards will go to: £50 Steam Gift Card - Garrett, LDK, Nicereddy, Pridit, Soeb £20 Steam Gift Card - Mirh, Ratchet302, Suicide_machine, ThatOneReaper I'd also particularly like to thank Soeb who has taken on the enormous responsibility of server administration, as well as contributing to articles, PR and research and development work. Many thanks for the help from everyone else - the PC Report writers, the moderators, the editors, the anonymous contributors and everyone who tweets and writes and direct people to the site - thank you. Every day new games are being released in a buggy and incomplete state - and older games have issues working on newly released operating systems. My hope is that that PCGamingWiki continues to be the essential resource for the PC gaming community well into the future. Let's fix PC gaming. Click here to view the article
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    Partnership with StrategyWiki

    We are in discussion with Prod from StrategyWiki about doing a link exchange with their site. This would be similar to the exchange we currently do with SteamDB in our Infobox template. Our sites are very complementary with no real overlap, and it'll be beneficial for us to link to each other. Implementation should be fairly simple - http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Torchlight -> http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Torchlight On StrategyWiki's end, they could link to us in the same way that they currently link their articles to Neoseeker (e.g. Neoseeker Related Pages). We are also thinking about making our own reciprocal links a bit more prominent, as in its current form they are very easy to miss. Please comment if you have any thoughts.
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